Une histoire du cinéma français V - Today years 80-2000by limguela | created - 04 Sep 2015 | updated - 07 Sep 2015 | Public
An exhaustive history of French cinema coordinated by Claude Beylie.
5th part Today years 80-2000
The 6 chapters: Une histoire du cinéma français I - The pioneers years 1880-1918 Une histoire du cinéma français II - Les "années folles" and the magnificent years 19-39 Une histoire du cinéma français III - The noir years and grey years 40-59 Une histoire du cinéma français IV - The breakdown years 60-79 Une histoire du cinéma français V - Today years 80-2000 Une histoire du cinéma français VI - Short films & Animated films
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3. So Long, Stooge (1983)
100 min | Crime, Drama
Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »
4. Marius and Jeannette (1997)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,539 | Gross: $0.28M
5. Human Resources (1999)
TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,514 | Gross: $0.12M
9. It All Starts Today (1999)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,354 | Gross: $0.01M
10. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.
Votes: 39,741 | Gross: $1.64M
11. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Votes: 436,228 | Gross: $63.54M
12. The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)
G | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Knight Godefroy has to return to our time from 1023 to get back the sacred jewels that Jacquouille has taken to the 20th century.
Votes: 11,049 | Gross: $0.15M
13. Taxi 2 (2000)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.
Votes: 51,426 | Gross: $0.73M
14. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Famed swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane. He has never expressed his love for her as he his large nose undermines his self-confidence. Then he finds a way to express his love to her, indirectly.
Votes: 22,631 | Gross: $15.14M
15. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Votes: 5,665 | Gross: $1.88M
16. Colonel Chabert (1994)
110 min | Drama, History, Romance
Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »
Votes: 1,699 | Gross: $0.73M
17. Germinal (1993)
R | 160 min | Drama, Romance
In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.
Votes: 4,795 | Gross: $0.38M
18. Uranus (1990)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,166 | Gross: $0.34M
19. On Guard (1997)
TV-14 | 128 min | Drama, Adventure
The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,309 | Gross: $0.10M
20. The Lover (1992)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
Votes: 19,407 | Gross: $4.90M
21. The Name of the Rose (1986)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Votes: 102,543 | Gross: $7.15M
22. Une femme française (1995)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,190 | Gross: $0.17M
23. East/West (1999)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In June 1946, Stalin invites the Russian exiled from the 1917 Revolution to return home. When the ships comes ashore in Odessa, the passengers are divided in two groups and one of them is ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,607 | Gross: $2.78M
24. Camille Claudel (1988)
R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History
Camille Claude impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and she also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow.
Votes: 6,231 | Gross: $0.20M
25. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
Votes: 64,178 | Gross: $14.28M
"Le meilleur film de Besson"...
26. Mélo (1986)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who's the wife of an old friend. Romaine instigates the affair with Marcel, and carries it ... See full summary »
27. A Few Days with Me (1988)
PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
Martial's mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent ... See full summary »
28. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
105 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Votes: 9,059 | Gross: $1.67M
29. Queen Margot (1994)
R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Votes: 16,403 | Gross: $2.02M
30. Lacenaire (1990)
120 min | Biography, Drama
On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks ... See full summary »
31. Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed (1989)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman, who always seems to be at the right place at the right time.
Votes: 1,469 | Gross: $0.50M
32. Ménage (1986)
84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,676 | Gross: $0.93M
35. Marche à l'ombre (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends, one a musician the other constantly depressed wander around Greece and France till they get to Paris without a penny to their name. Here they spend nights in the underground, ... See full summary »
36. Dead Tired (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy
What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $0.55M
38. The Last Woman (1976)
X | 112 min | Drama
Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.
39. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.
42. A Good Marriage (1982)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »
43. Love on the Ground (1984)
125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur.