My Favorite Francois Truffaut Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Jules and Jim (1962) 

2.   The 400 Blows (1959)

3.   The Green Room (1978)
(no relation to the 2015 film)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

4.   The Woman Next Door (1981)

5.   Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

6.   The Soft Skin (1964)

7.   Stolen Kisses (1968)

8.   The Wild Child (1970)

9.   Small Change (1976)

10. The Story of Adele H. (1975)

11. Two English Girls (1971)

12. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

13. The Last Metro (1980)

14. Day for Night (1973)

15. The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

16. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

17. The Bride Wore Black (1968)

18. Bed and Board (1970)

19. Confidentially Yours (1983)

20. Love on the Run (1979)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Antoine and Colette (1962)

2.   The Mischief Makers (1957)

3.   A Story of Water (1958)
(co-directed with Jean-Luc Godard)

Note: The reason you do not see 1971’s Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me on here is because it has been available to see on Blu-Ray/DVD here in the United States. Therefore, I have never seen it.


11 thoughts on “My Favorite Francois Truffaut Films

  1. Sorry, I mis-typed that. It should have read “agree with the list generally, but I would have Les Quatre Cent Coups as my number one”. Typing too fast, and not reading it before pressing ‘Post Comment’. Oops!

  2. The 400 Blows is on of my favorite films; it’s in my top 20, I would say. My heart breaks for the young man. So many just like him fill our prisons. Is this his fate? Do I care only because I’ve come to know him? What will I do because I do care? This is the power of brilliant cinema.

  3. The 400 Blows is just great stuff. As for the fate of Antoine Doinel (the lead character), watch the four following films in the series to see where he goes from there because you get to know even more about him as he grows older. The second film is a short entitled Antoine and Colette (1962), the third, fourth and fifth films are feature films and they are in chronological order: Stolen Kisses (1968), Bed and Board (1970) and Love on the Run (1979). I hope the Criterion Collection renews the rights to those last three films because that is how I saw all of the films in the series through a Criterion DVD set entitled “The Adventures of Antoine Doinel” Anyway, thanks for dropping by and keep those comments coming 🙂

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