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Subject: Top 5 French Movies of all Time.
The Lizard King    2/27/2007 1:25:38 PM
Which movies are on your list?
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JIMF       2/27/2007 3:13:10 PM
#1 La Grande Illusion - 1937 - English Translation: The Grand Illusion (GOG I bet you're impressed) 
Great movie, with great actor Jean Gabin.
2  through 4 any movies with Sophie Marceau
5 La Samouri
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french stratege       2/27/2007 10:09:00 PM
It depends what kind of movies
La Grande illusion,  Cyrano de bergerac, Au revoir les enfants, les valseuses, les Tontons flingueurs, Le salaire de la peur, le crabe tambour ,  Touchez pas au Grisbi, Un Singe en Hiver, Le Pianiste, le cercle rouge, le clan des siciliens,  Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Cesar et Rosalie, A bout de soufle,Un homme une femme, La guerre du feu , trois hommes et un couffin, L'armée des ombres , 100000 dollars au soleil...
Comical (and genious): le Père Noel est une ordure, Les bronzés font du ski, Papy fait de la resistance
Action : le pacte des loups
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french stratege       2/27/2007 10:19:40 PM
In war : La 317 ème Section  from Pierre Schoendoerffer
Les Centurions
You can see battle of Algier of Pontecorvo (not really french as done by an Italian)
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sentinel28a       2/28/2007 4:31:24 AM
Germinal was good, though not as good as the book (I love Zola's stuff; he makes even the most boring and mundane come alive).  I also liked Brotherhood of the Wolf, and the Grand Illusion was pretty powerful.
There was another French film I watched recently that involved a man raising his noble friend's daughter to adulthood; they both become gypsies (or something along those lines) and getting revenge on the man who killed the girl's father.  Pretty good swashbuckling flick, though I can't remember the name, and there was a distinctly creepy subplot about the girl falling in love (well, lust) with her adopted father.
I have also been looking for a DVD version of the Rose of Versailles, but no luck.
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JIMF       2/28/2007 11:28:37 AM
"Danton" with Depardieu also quite good. Recent comedies "The Dinner Game" and "The Closet" with Thierry L'Hermite and Daniel Auteil, may not qualify as great, but are very entertaining. 
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EssexBoy       2/28/2007 2:41:38 PM
Anything featuring Emmanuelle Devos.
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verdunjp    French movies   3/5/2007 12:14:16 AM
Not a big fan of french cinema but Jean de Florette (drama), L'appartement (suspense with Monica Belluci), La chèvre (comedie) and Les Choristes (drama) are excellent.   And yes the movie Battle for Alger featuring french actors is quite good.
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Nanheyangrouchuan       3/5/2007 1:05:08 AM
Do western movies with French author/directors count?  Two movies in that style that I liked were "5th element" and that assassin one with a very young Natalie Portman.

Other than that, Brotherhood of the Wolf rocked. 
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Barca       3/15/2007 9:57:21 AM

Which movies are on your list?

Off the top of my head:
La Femme Nakita
Queen Margot
I will have to give this some thought.
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Godofgamblers       3/21/2007 6:36:22 AM
best film ever: LE GRAND BLEU.
Les invasions barbares (actually Quebecois), Le declin de l'empire americain (same), Leon, Nikita, Les quatre cent coups (great film), BLEU, BLANC, ROUGE (actually, a Polish director but I think DANTON had one too -- Andrzej Wajda?).
I have a weakness too for those old films with Jacques Brel and Louis Funes that I watched as a kid (FANTOMAS). 
There was a great film I once saw and I can never remember the title. It starred Depardieu and Roman Polanski who is an incredible actor and his French is fantastic. My thanks to anyone who can tell me the title.
Best film experience ever: LE GRAND BLEU.... quelle plongée !
Funniest film ever: LES APPRENTIS... omigod... this one has to be seen to be believed!
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