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Vive La France

A Listmania! list by Taylor Carmichael (Charlotte, NC)
The list author says: ""In 2010 I published My Absolutely Insane Attempt To Rank All Cinema. In that book I rank every movie I've seen, with ad hoc commentary. Here are my favorite films from France."
Breathless (The Criterion Collection)
1.  Breathless (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jean-Paul Belmondo
The list author says:
  "Godard's French kiss to America."
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Red
2.  Red DVD ~ Irène Jacob
The list author says:
  "Irene Jacob is amazing beautiful.  This is like watching your destiny come to life."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

The 400 Blows (The Criterion Collection)
3.  The 400 Blows (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jean-Pierre Léaud
The list author says:
  "Truffaut's first feature and still his best."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Band of Outsiders (The Criterion Collection)
4.  Band of Outsiders (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Anna Karina
The list author says:
  "I love the Madison.  Snap!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Shoot the Piano Player (The Criterion Collection)
5.  Shoot the Piano Player (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Charles Aznavour
The list author says:
  "Truffaut's film noir gangster comedy.  Beautiful."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Cleo from 5 to 7 (The Criterion Collection)
6.  Cleo from 5 to 7 (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Corinne Marchand
The list author says:
  "Varda's contribution to the French New Wave."
$49.99   Used & New from: $22.52
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

La Jetee/Sans Soleil (The Criterion Collection)
7.  La Jetee/Sans Soleil (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Étienne Becker
The list author says:
  "La Jetee is amazing.  Marker stops all motion and tells his story through freeze frames.  Brilliant and sad."
$26.60   Used & New from: $14.92
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Forbidden Games (The Criterion Collection)
8.  Forbidden Games (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Georges Poujouly
The list author says:
  "This one makes me cry.  It's so pure and heartfelt."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Le Million (The Criterion Collection)
9.  Le Million (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Annabella
The list author says:
  "In 1950, Sight and Sound ranked this as one one of the greatest films in the world.  I guess they've forgotten it, but it's still awesome."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Stolen Kisses
10.  Stolen Kisses DVD ~ Jean-Pierre Léaud
The list author says:
  "Truffaut is so damn charming."
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M. Hulot's Holiday (The Criterion Collection)
11.  M. Hulot's Holiday (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jacques Tati
The list author says:
  "Brilliant sight gags."
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
12.  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg DVD ~ Catherine Deneuve
The list author says:
  "A sad musical."
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The Soft Skin
13.  The Soft Skin DVD ~ Jean Desailly
The list author says:
  "Truffaut riffing on adultery."
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Director's Series, Vol. 3 - The Work of Director Michel Gondry
14.  Director's Series, Vol. 3 - The Work of Director Michel Gondry DVD ~ Akhenaton
The list author says:
  "Gondry's short film, Le Lettre, is amazing cool."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

White (Three Colors Trilogy)
15.  White (Three Colors Trilogy) DVD ~ Zbigniew Zamachowski
The list author says:
  "Funny and wistful."
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Mon Oncle (The Criterion Collection)
16.  Mon Oncle (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jacques Tati
The list author says:
  "Tati is brilliant."
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Confidentially Yours
17.  Confidentially Yours DVD ~ Fanny Ardant
The list author says:
  "Truffaut's last movie, an ode to Hitch."
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Diabolique (The Criterion Collection)
18.  Diabolique (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Simone Signoret
The list author says:
  "Hitchcock tried to buy the rights, but he was too late."
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Bed & Board: Domicile Conjugal
19.  Bed & Board: Domicile Conjugal DVD ~ Jean-Pierre Léaud
The list author says:
  "Truffaut riffs on adultery (again)"
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Amelie
20.  Amelie DVD ~ Audrey Tautou
The list author says:
  "Funny!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,671 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Bob le Flambeur (The Criterion Collection)
21.  Bob le Flambeur (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Gerard Buhr
The list author says:
  "Not a huge fan of Melville, but his first movie is awesome.  Big inspiration for the French New Wave."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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A Man and a Woman
22.  A Man and a Woman DVD ~ Pierre Barouh
The list author says:
  "Nice little love story"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (The Criterion Collection)
23.  Hiroshima Mon Amour (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Emmanuelle Riva
The list author says:
  "Resnais can be pretentious, but this is a haunting work."
$27.96   Used & New from: $12.74
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

My Night At Maud's
24.  My Night At Maud's DVD ~ Jean-Louis Trintignant
The list author says:
  "Rohmer's first and his best, I think."
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A Woman is a Woman (The Criterion Collection)
25.  A Woman is a Woman (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Anna Karina
The list author says:
  "One of the more playful and fun Godard movies."
$124.98   Used & New from: $39.88
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Who Killed Bambi
26.  Who Killed Bambi DVD ~ Sophie Quinton
The list author says:
  "Ambiguous and mysterious.  I really enjoyed it."
$12.99   Used & New from: $1.67
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Le Bonheur [VHS]
27.  Le Bonheur [VHS] VHS Jean-Claude Drouot
The list author says:
  "Beautiful, haunting, strange."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Masculin Feminin (The Criterion Collection)
28.  Masculin Feminin (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jean-Pierre Léaud
The list author says:
  "Gunshots.  Pow!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Rififi (The Criterion Collection)
29.  Rififi (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jean Servais
The list author says:
  "Poetic gangster flick."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Elevator to the Gallows (The Criterion Collection)
30.  Elevator to the Gallows (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jeanne Moreau
The list author says:
  "Beautiful jazz score"
$34.99   Used & New from: $12.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Day for Night
31.  Day for Night DVD ~ Jacqueline Bisset
The list author says:
  "Truffaut's movie about a movie."
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Belle de Jour
32.  Belle de Jour DVD ~ Catherine Deneuve
The list author says:
  "Bunuel bores me, except for this one.  Provocative, dark, fascinating."
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Le Trou (The Criterion Collection)
33.  Le Trou (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ André Bervil
The list author says:
  "Great prison escape movie."
$54.99   Used & New from: $21.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies
34.  OSS 117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies DVD ~ Jean Dujardin
The list author says:
  "Fun riff off James Bond."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Love Me If You Dare
35.  Love Me If You Dare DVD ~ Guillaume Canet
The list author says:
  "Oh they are so stubborn!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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The Bride Wore Black
36.  The Bride Wore Black DVD ~ Jeanne Moreau
The list author says:
  "Truffaut riffs off Hitchcock (again)."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Touchez Pas au Grisbi (The Criterion Collection)
37.  Touchez Pas au Grisbi (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jean Gabin
The list author says:
  "Nice gangster flick."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Small Change
38.  Small Change DVD ~ René Barnerias
The list author says:
  "Truffaut riffs off childhood (again)"
$14.88   Used & New from: $4.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Eyes Without a Face (The Criterion Collection)
39.  Eyes Without a Face (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Georges Hubert
The list author says:
  "Haunting, beautiful score."
$19.99   Used & New from: $8.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

My Absolutely Insane Attempt To Rank All Cinema
40.  My Absolutely Insane Attempt To Rank All Cinema by Taylor Carmichael
The list author says:
  "This is my book."
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"400 Blows" Criterion Blu-ray NOT Out Of Print. So why is it so hard to find? 0 Dec 4, 2013
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