Jean Renoir was a fine director in his own right.by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 5 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Before French cinema underwent radical changes in the 1950s, there was a fine talent by the name of Jean Renoir. Here is a list of some of his films throughout the years.
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1. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Votes: 31,716 | Gross: $0.17M
2. Backbiters (1924)
84 min | Drama
About the conflict between social classes through the life of the unhappy Catherine Ferrand, an orphan girl, who is a victim of the jealousy of women and the greed of men.
3. Whirlpool of Fate (1925)
TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance
After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She is accepted by a family of bohemians but a quarrel between the bohemians and the ... See full summary »
4. Nana (1926)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance
When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men.
5. Marquitta (1927)
70 min | Drama
Street singer Marquitta is Prince Vlasco's mistress. He overlooks her humble origins until an expensive jewelry disappears and she gets blamed. He throws her out. Some time later, Vlasco ... See full summary »
8. Le bled (1929)
104 min | Adventure
A young French woman who inherits her uncle's property in Algeria finds herself schemed against by her envious cousins, and romanced by a handsome but previously irresponsible young man who works for his uncle on a neighbouring farm.
10. Night at the Crossroads (1932)
75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.
12. Chotard and Company (1933)
François Chotard , wholesale grocer , gives his daughter in marriage to Julien Collinet , a writer who prefers dreaming to working - a situation conducive to quarrels between the son and ... See full summary »
13. Madame Bovary (1934)
101 min | Drama
Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »
14. Toni (1935)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »
15. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The boss of a publishing company is a womanizer and a jerk, but what would happen if he suddenly disappeared?
Votes: 2,734 | Gross: $0.04M
16. The Lower Depths (1936)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.
17. La Marseillaise (1938)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Music
A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, ... See full summary »
18. La Bête Humaine (1938)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama
In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.
20. Swamp Water (1941)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Attempting to find his lost dog in a vast Georgia swamp, Ben Ragan stumbles upon wanted murderer Tom Keefer who convinces Ben he was framed for the murder by the real killer.
21. This Land Is Mine (1943)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, War
A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.
23. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance
Celestine, the chamber-maid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man, but Mr. Lanlaire is not a right choice: the house is ... See full summary »
24. The Woman on the Beach (1947)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.
26. The Golden Coach (1952)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Three men of varying social standing - a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a soldier - vie for the affections of an actress in 18th-century Peru.
27. French Cancan (1955)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.
28. Elena and Her Men (1956)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Polish countess Elena falls in love to a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her.
29. Picnic on the Grass (1959)
91 min | Comedy, Romance
Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (... See full summary »
30. The Elusive Corporal (1962)
TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940. Assisted and accompanied by characters as diverse as a morose dairy farmer, a waiter, a myopic... See full summary »
32. The Little Match Girl (1928)
40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.
34. A Day in the Country (1946)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.
35. Experiment in Evil (1959 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mr. Joly, doctor Cordelier's lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people's behavior can be adjusted at will...
36. The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1970 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Made for television, this film consists of four parts: Part One, "The Last Christmas Dinner," is about the relationship between an old man and an old woman, both homeless. Part Two, "The ... See full summary »