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1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 856,019 | Gross: $2.83M

2. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 66,635 | Gross: $0.34M

3. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 80,885 | Gross: $3.31M

4. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 3,600

5. Les Enfants Terribles (1950)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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The dangerously obsessive relationship between a psychologically manipulative brother and sister who isolate themselves and draw others into their mind games.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermithe, Renée Cosima, Jacques Bernard

Votes: 3,372

6. Le Samouraï (1967)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Votes: 40,760 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 18,545 | Gross: $0.74M

8. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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91 Metascore

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Votes: 19,800 | Gross: $0.37M

9. Orpheus (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.

Director: Jean Cocteau | Stars: Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares, Marie Déa

Votes: 9,463

10. Un Flic (1972)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 6,900 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Le Doulos (1962)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre

Votes: 8,123 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Bob le Flambeur (1956)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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80 Metascore

After losing big, an aging gambler decides to assemble a team to rob a casino.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble

Votes: 9,696 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Le Deuxième Souffle (1966)

Not Rated | 150 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A gangster escapes jail and quickly makes plans to continue his criminal ways elsewhere, but a determined inspector is closing in.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin, Christine Fabréga

Votes: 4,763

14. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,699 | Gross: $3.52M

15. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel

Votes: 3,440 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Magnet of Doom (1963)

102 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel Maudet becomes bodyguard for the fugitive corrupt banker Ferchaux.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Vanel, Michèle Mercier, Malvina Silberberg

Votes: 1,130

17. Two Men in Manhattan (1959)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Pierre Grasset, Christiane Eudes, Ginger Hall, Colette Fleury

Votes: 1,374

18. Bluebeard (1963)

115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Follows a family-man who meets women through lonely hearts ads.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Danielle Darrieux, Hildegard Knef, Juliette Mayniel

Votes: 756

19. Le signe du lion (1962)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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A French-American in Paris lives by sponging off his working friends, and throws a party using borrowed money when his rich American aunt dies, believing firmly in his horoscope.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jess Hahn, Michèle Girardon, Van Doude, Paul Bisciglia

Votes: 1,515

20. Coup de Grâce (1976)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Matthias Habich, Margarethe von Trotta, Rüdiger Kirschstein, Marc Eyraud

Votes: 1,084

21. When You Read This Letter (1953)

104 min | Drama

6.6
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Therese is a nun-in-training who returns to "civilian" life to care for her young sister Denise.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Philippe Lemaire, Juliette Gréco, Yvonne Sanson, Irene Galter

Votes: 366 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Dark Hearts (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 180 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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After going missing a month earlier, Melissa Strogue returns home.

Director: Neal Edelstein | Stars: Jasmine Berg, Jenna Berman, Don Bland, Rohan Campbell

Votes: 81

23. Le combat dans l'île (1962)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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The son of a French industrialist, Clément is a right wing extremist who belongs to a secret militant right wing organization that uses whatever means necessary, including violence, to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Henri Serre, Diane Lepvrier

Votes: 520 | Gross: $0.05M

24. The Red Circle

Action | Announced

Plot unknown.

Director: Tarik Saleh

25. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)

Documentary

8.4
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In-depth documentaries about the greatest filmmakers from around the world, all in the form of candid face-to-face interviews, conducted, created and produced by former critics for Les Cahiers du Cinéma, Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe.

Stars: André S. Labarthe, Jacques Rivette, Michel Simon, Jean Renoir

Votes: 54

26. 24 heures de la vie d'un clown (1946)

18 min | Short

6.4
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A day in the life of Beby the clown. Filmed between shows at Circus Medrano, at home and in the streets of Paris, with his faithful partner and friend the clown Maïss.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Beby, Maïss

Votes: 496

27. Girl in His Pocket (1957)

82 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A professor experimenting in suspended animation accidentally shrinks his dog and later, his female lab assistant, when she drinks the liquid by accident and shrinks to 3 inches tall. The ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Kast | Stars: Jean Marais, Geneviève Page, Jean-Claude Brialy, Agnès Laurent

Votes: 42

28. New Reports from France (1964–1978)

26 min | Documentary

6.3
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Stars: Frédéric Rossif, Léon Zitrone, Jean Marais, Alain Delon

Votes: 6

29. Cinéma (1965–1968)

Documentary

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Stars: François Chalais, Bourvil, Delphine Seyrig, François Truffaut

31. Nel cuore della notte (2002)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Full of more or less conscious references and tributes to the classic crime movies, "Nel Cuore della notte" tells about a complicated hold-up.

Director: Primo Giroldini | Stars: Luca Magri, Bruno Stori, Roberto Abbati, Francesca Abbati

Votes: 23

33. Genau (2011)

Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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After a rough breakup, Stewart goes on an adventure, arriving at an inexplicable crossroads between himself and the character he is portraying.

Director: Alexis del Banco | Stars: Alexis del Banco, Sebastian Beacon, Will Blomker, Sanam Erfani

Votes: 6

34. Only Human (II) (2009)

73 min | Romance

8.2
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Visual story of five different couples and their environment.

Director: Rouzbeh Rashidi | Stars: Farzad Fahim, Dean Kavanagh, Mark Leung, Nathalia Novaes Alves

Votes: 30

35. Histoire du cinéma français par ceux qui l'ont fait (1974– )

Documentary

8.9
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Stars: Armand Panigel, Christian-Jaque, Marcel Carné, Marcel L'Herbier

Votes: 17

36. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

Votes: 37

37. Ouvrez les guillemets (1973–1975)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Bernard Pivot, André Bourin, Gilles Lapouge, Jean Daniel

38. For Jean-Pierre Melville (2015)

6 min | Short, Action, Mystery

9.3
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The hit man is in a dangerous hurry to get to his next victim.

Director: Ira Flowers | Stars: Teo Guardino, Kevin T. McCarthy, Tisa Zito

Votes: 10

39. Monsieur Cinéma (1967–1980)

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Stars: Pierre Tchernia, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 6

40. Les échos du cinéma (1961–1962)

27 min | Short, Talk-Show

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Stars: Normand Champoux, Claude Le Gac, René-Louis Lafforgue, Alain Delon

41. Les drames du Bois de Boulogne (1948)

19 min | Short

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Jacques Loew takes us for a walk in the Bois de Boulogne. Will we, thanks to him, learn everything about life in a forest ? Well, not really. Just do not expect a "Call of the Wild" ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Loew | Stars: Luc Andrieux, Maurice Baquet, Joëlle Bernard, Liliane Bert

43. The Darkest White (2008)

12 min | Short

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Director: Ashkin Heydarypour | Stars: Antwan Brown, Dan Collett, Kendra Donoho, Smith Patrick

45. New Reports from France (1964–1978)
Episode: Chroniques de France N° 47 (1969)

Documentary

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Directors: Yves Allain, Jean Bacqué, Jacques Dupont | Stars: Henry de Monfreid, Jean-Pierre Melville

46. Les échos du cinéma (1961–1962)
Episode: Episode #1.50 (1962)

26 min | Short, Talk-Show

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Director: Jean Guillon | Stars: Normand Champoux, Claude Le Gac, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly

48. Septième art septième case (1966– )
Episode: Episode dated 17 March 1967 (1967)

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Stars: Pierre Tchernia, Jean-Pierre Melville

49. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)
Episode: Episode dated 18 April 1959 (1959)

Documentary

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Stars: François Chalais, Jacques Charrier, Juliette Mayniel, Jean-Pierre Melville

50. Monsieur Cinéma (1967–1980)
Episode: Episode dated 22 September 1969 (1969)

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Stars: Pierre Tchernia, Jean-Pierre Melville



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