With Cinémathèque Française (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 112,278 | Gross: $2.53M

2. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 161,829 | Gross: $1.24M

3. Playtime (1967)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy

7.9
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Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly

Votes: 19,652

4. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 673 | Gross: $1.37M

5. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 3,105 | Gross: $9.20M

6. The Golden Coach (1952)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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Three men of varying social standing - a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a soldier - vie for the affections of an actress in 18th-century Peru.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante

Votes: 2,696

7. The Joyless Street (1925)

125 min | Drama

7.2
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In post-WWI Vienna, Greta (Greta Garbo), her kid sister, and retired dad try to make it through tough times.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Ágnes Eszterházy, Werner Krauss

Votes: 1,405

8. Rabbit's Moon (1950)

7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Pierrot waxes romantic, entranced by the moon. Harlequin appears and bullies him, then uses a magic lantern to project an image of Columbine. Pierrot tries to court the illusory Columbine ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Claude Revenant, André Soubeyran, Nadine Valence

Votes: 1,717

9. Vacances portugaises (1963)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Françoise and her husband Jean-Pierre invite some friend couples to spend a weekend in their large villa on the Portuguese coast. What follows is a romantic intrigue, with each character discovering a little more about himself.

Director: Pierre Kast | Stars: Françoise Arnoul, Michel Auclair, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Marc Bory

Votes: 90

10. The Matinee Idol (1928)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 523

11. Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

7.6
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The international documentary is presenting - besides a lot of funny clips from the best Laurel and Hardy movies

Director: Andreas Baum | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Chuck McCann, Tyler St. Mark

Votes: 177

12. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

Votes: 383

13. Truffaut au présent: Actrices (2014 TV Short)

13 min | Short

5.5
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Truffaut au présent is a film divided in three shorts; throughout "Acteurs", "Actrices" and "Couples" we explore François Truffaut's legacy and influence on contemporary French cinema.

Director: Axelle Ropert | Stars: Anne Azoulay, Agathe Bonitzer, Laetitia Dosch, Julia Faure

Votes: 6

14. The Birth of the Tramp (2013 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A look back at Charlie Chaplin's early life and career, from his rough childhood and music hall success in England to his early Hollywood days and the development of his enormously popular "Little Tramp" character.

Directors: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange | Stars: Peter Hudson, Kate Guyonvarch, David Robinson, Kevin Brownlow

Votes: 289

15. Poil de carotte (1925)

108 min | Drama

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François' mother, Mme Lepic, hates him and she nicknames him "Poil de Carotte" (Carrot hair). His father is more interested in politics and hunting that he is in him. In spite of the ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Henry Krauss, Charlotte Barbier-Krauss, André Heuzé, Fabien Haziza

Votes: 196

16. Paris Was a Woman (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

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Female artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers are settled in Paris between the wars.

Director: Greta Schiller | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Maureen All, Gillian Hanna, Margaret Robertson

Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Cinema Sex Politics: Bertolucci Makes 'The Dreamers' (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: David Thompson | Stars: Zoë Wanamaker, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Pitt, Eva Green

Votes: 44

18. Louis Lumière (1968 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary

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Eric Rohmer leads a conversation with Jean Renoir and Henri Langlois on the art of filmmaker Louis Lumière. The cinematographic pioneer Lumière produced thousands of documentaries in the ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean Renoir, Henri Langlois, Éric Rohmer

Votes: 378

19. Coster Bill of Paris (1922)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama

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A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Maurice de Féraudy, Félix Oudart, Jean Forest, Marguerite Carré

Votes: 353

21. Spatiodynamisme (1958)

6 min | Short

5.2
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Directors: Tinto Brass, Nicolas Schoeffer

Votes: 50

22. Mammame (1986)

65 min | Fantasy, Music

7.1
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A Ruizian adaptation of Jean-Claude Gallotta's iconic wordless ballet choreography.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Eric Alfieri, Mathilde Altaraz, Muriel Boulay, Christophe Delachaux

Votes: 96

23. Life of the Jews of Palestine (1913)

78 min | Documentary

5.8
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The Life of the Jews in Palestine: 1913 is an extraordinary look at the pioneers of the First and Second Aliyah in Palestine.

Director: Noah Sokolovsky

Votes: 25

24. Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film (1999 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Follows the life and work of animator Lotte Reiniger.

Director: Katja Raganelli | Stars: Jenny Evans, Hillary Owers, David Kehoe, Louis Hagen

Votes: 32

25. Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven (2016)

54 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Elisabeth van Zijll Langhout | Stars: Antoinette Beijen-van den Steenhoven, Derek de Lint, Dolf de Vries, Michael Douglas

Votes: 71

26. Tribute to Éric Rohmer (2010)

3 min | Short

6.3
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Brief, fragmented memories of Rohmer spoken by Godard, while the screen shows various titles of articles Rohmer wrote for Cahiers du Cinema.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Star: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 111

27. Barefoot in the Kitchen (2013)

83 min | Documentary

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A trip all along the Spanish cinema that analyzes the sexist point of view offered in many films about women. The documentary includes scenes from the times of the Spanish republic to the present.

Director: Diego Galán | Stars: Carlos Hipólito, Ángel de Andrés López, Imperio Argentina, Aurora Bautista

Votes: 104

28. Over There, 1914-18 (1963)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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A French documentary film about World War I.

Director: Jean Aurel

Votes: 21

29. The Swallow and the Titmouse (1924)

80 min | Drama

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A bargeman, his wife and sister-in-law navigate the canals of northern Belgium in their two vessels, the eponymous "L'Hirondelle et la Mésange," taking the time to appreciate the sites and ... See full summary »

Director: André Antoine | Stars: Maguy Deliac, Pierre Alcover, Louis Ravet, Jane Maylianes

Votes: 173

30. Un tournage à la campagne (1994)

80 min | Documentary

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This program is put together from the rushes of the original 1936 shooting, which had been stored for almost sixty years at the French Cinematheque in Paris.

Director: Alain Fleischer | Stars: Jean Renoir, Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, André Gabriello

Votes: 45

31. Dimanche après-midi (1967)

27 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Votes: 13

32. Infinite Dreamers (2015)

82 min | Music

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Director: Marc Hurtado | Stars: Martin Rev, Alan Vega

33. L'après-midi d'un jeune homme qui s'ennuie (1968)

33 min | Short

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Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Star: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Votes: 19

34. À la recherche de Jean Grémillon (1969)

96 min | Documentary

7.0
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Documentary investigation of a classic French film director features interviews with some of those who knew him.

Director: Solange Peter | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Pierre Brasseur, René Clair, Henri Langlois

Votes: 6

35. Citizen Langlois (1995 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky | Stars: Henri Langlois, Niels Arestrup, Bernard Boursicot, Freddy Buache

Votes: 44

36. Montage de films muets français (1974)

162 min | Documentary

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Montage of short french silent films made by Henri Langlois for an exceptional screening in march 1974.

Director: Henri Langlois

37. Jim the Cracksman (1926)

77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Philibert Bretonneau signs novels which are actually written by Moluchet, his secretary, secretly in love with Bretonneau's charming wife, Pauline... One day, Jim la houlette, the king of ... See full summary »

Directors: Pierre Colombier, Roger Lion, Nicolas Rimsky | Stars: Nicolas Rimsky, Gaby Morlay, Louis Vonelly, Camille Bardou

38. Leçon de cinéma (2017–2020)

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Stars: Zhangke Jia, Brian De Palma, Jane Fonda, Malcolm McDowell

39. Gaston Méliès and his Wandering Star Film Company (2015)

60 min | Documentary

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Gaston Méliès' filmmaking voyage through Asia-Pacific between 1912 and 1913, from California to Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java, Singapore, Cambodia and Japan.

Director: Raphaël Millet | Star: Gaston Méliès

40. Mort dans l'après-midi (1968)

43 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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A young man with a knife wound in the stomach remembers the events leading to it.

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Star: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Votes: 15

41. Programme Nadar (1896)

7 min | Short

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Six films by photographer Paul Nadar in 1896 were combined into a program in 1970 by the Cinemathèque Francaise. It contains four dance routines and two Paris-based actualities.

Director: Paul Nadar | Stars: Loie Fuller, Carlotta Zambelli

Votes: 33

42. Tartuffe. the Lost Film (2004 Video)

41 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Director: Luciano Berriatúa | Stars: Helene Luckow, Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Lil Dagover

Votes: 18

43. Der letzte Mann - Das Making of (2003 Video)

41 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Luciano Berriatúa | Stars: Helene Luckow, Emil Jannings, Georg John, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 28

44. Jean Zay, ministre du cinéma (2015 TV Movie)

61 min | Documentary

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Assassinated during WWII, Jean Zay (1904-1944) nevertheless left a lasting legacy in French political history. A great reformer, he particularly helped to structure the French film industry to ensure its sustainability and its influence.

Directors: Francis Gendron, Alain Tyr | Stars: Jean Zay, Nicolas Bourriaud, Alain Braun, Bernard Brochand

45. Cinematógrafo 1900 (1979)

99 min | Documentary, Biography

6.0
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Director: Juan Gabriel Tharrats | Stars: Jesús Guzmán, Inma de Santis, Ana Mariscal, Luis Gómez Mesa

Votes: 7

46. Orson Welles à la cinémathèque (1983 TV Movie)

80 min

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Directors: Pierre-André Boutang, Guy Seligmann | Stars: Orson Welles, Henri Behar, Serge Daney

Votes: 9

47. Black Hair (2011)

Short, Drama

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Director: Nobuhiro Suwa | Stars: Hitomi Katayama, Takuji Suzuki

49. The Origins of Scientific Cinematography: Early Applications (1993)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Virgilio Tosi

Votes: 7

50. Ailleurs (1990)

3 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Marie Borrelli


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