My Favorite Agnes Varda Films

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

1.   Faces Places (2017)
(co-directed with JR)
(Documentary)

2.   The Gleaners and I (2000)
(Documentary)

3.   Vagabond (1985)

4.   Daguerreotypes (1976)
(Documentary)

5.   Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

6.   Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

7.   The Beaches of Agnes (2008)
(Documentary)

8.   Happiness (1965)
(no relation to the 1998 film)

9.   Cinevardaphoto (2004)
(Documentary)

10. Far from Vietnam (1967)
(co-directed with Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais)
(Documentary Anthology)

11. Mur murs (1981)
(Documentary)

12. La Pointe Courte (1955)

13. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)

14. Documenteur (1981)

15. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

16. Kung-Fu Master! (1988)

17. The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
(Documentary) 

18. The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
(Documentary)

19. The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002)
(Documentary)

20. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

21. Lions Love (and… Lies) (1969)

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

1.   Cleo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes (2005)

2.   La cocotte d’azur (1958)
(Documentary Short)

3.   Ydessa, the Bears and etc. (2004)
(Documentary Short)

4.   Ulysse (1983)
(Documentary Short)

5.   Salut les Cubains (1971)
(Documentary Short)

6.   Along the Coast (1958)
(Documentary Short)

7.   Black Panthers (1968)
(Documentary Short)

8.   Uncle Yanco (1967)
(Documentary Short)

9.   The So-called Caryatids (1984)
(Documentary Short)

10. Elsa la rose (1966)
(Documentary Short)

11. 7p., cuis., s. de b., …a saisir (1984)

12. Diary of a Pregnant Woman (1962)

13. Women Reply (1975)
(Documentary Short)

14. You’ve Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (1986)

15. Le lion volatil (2003)

16. The Pleasure of Love in Iran (1976)
(Documentary Short)

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.

My Favorite Jacques Tourneur Films

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

1.   Stars in My Crown (1950)

2.   Cat People (1942)

3.   Night of the Demon (1957)

4.   I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

5.   The Leopard Man (1943)

6.   Out of the Past (1947)

7.   Wichita (1955)

8.   Canyon Passage (1946)

9.   The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

10. Great Day in the Morning (1956)

11. Anne of the Indies (1951)

12. Nightfall (1957)

13. Stranger on Horseback (1955)

14. Way of a Gaucho (1952)

15. Appointment in Honduras (1953)

My Favorite Jacques Tati Films

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

1.   Playtime (1967)

2.   Parade (1974)

3.   Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

4.   Jour de Fete (1949)

5.   Mon Oncle (1958)

6.   Trafic (1971)

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

1.   Forza Bastia (1978/2002)
(finished by Sophie Tatischeff)
(Documentary)

2.   School for Postmen (1947)

3.   Gai dimanche (1935)
(co-directed with Jacques Berr)

My Favorite Eric Rohmer Films

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

1.   An Autumn Tale (1998)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

2.   The Green Ray (1986)
(a.k.a. Summer)

3.   My Night at Maud’s (1969)

4.   Claire’s Knee (1970)

5.   Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

6.   Love in the Afternoon (1972)

7.   A Tale of Winter (1992)

8.   Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

9.   Full Moon in Paris (1984)

10. La Collectionneuse (1967)

11. Pauline at the Beach (1983)

12. A Tale of Summer (1996)

13. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

14. A Good Marriage (1982)

15. The Aviator’s Wife (1981)

16. Suzanne’s Career (1963)

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

1.   The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)

2.   Veronica and Her Dunce (1958)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Marquise of O (1976)

My Favorite Jacques Rivette Films

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

1.   Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

2.   Out 1 (1971)

3.   L’amour fou (1969)

4.   La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

5.   Joan the Maiden (1994)

6.   Duelle (1976)

7.   The Nun (1966)

8.   Up, Down, Fragile (1995)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

9.   Gang of Four (1989)

10. Secret Defense (1998)

11. Le Pont du Nord (1981)

12. Noroit (1976)

13. The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)

14. Va Savoir (2001)

15. Paris Belongs to Us (1960)

16. Merry-Go-Round (1981)

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

1.   Fool’s Mate (1956)
(I watched it on Vimeo)

2.   Lumiere and Company (1995)
(Segment: “Jacques Rivette/Paris”)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Duchess of Langeais (2007)

2.   Around a Small Mountain (2009)

3.   Wuthering Heights (1985)

My Favorite Alain Resnais Films

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

1.   Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

2.   You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! (2012)

3.   Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

4.   Melo (1986)

5.   Providence (1977)

6.   Muriel (1963)

7.   Mon Oncle D’Amerique (1980)

8.   Wild Grass (2009)

9.   Not on the Lips (2003)

10. Private Fears in Public Places (2006)

11. Stavisky… (1974)

12. The War Is Over (1966)

13. Je t’aime, Je t’aime (1968)

14. Life of Riley (2014)

15. Same Old Song (1997)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

16. Love Unto Death (1984)

17. Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983)

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

1.   Night and Fog (1956)
(Documentary Short)

2.   Toute la memoire du monde (1957)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it on youtube)

3.   Statues Also Die (1953)
(co-directed with Chris Marker and Ghislain Cloquet)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it on youtube)

4.   Far from Vietnam (1967)
(Segment: “Claude Ridder”)
(Anthology Documentary)

5.   Guernica (1950)
(co-directed with Robert Hessens)
(Documentary Short)

6.   Le chant du Styrene (1959)
(Documentary Short)
(I watched it on Vimeo)

P.S. I have not added the documentary short Van Gogh (1948) on here because every version in circulation online (based on my knowledge) is not subtitled in English.

My Favorite Jean Renoir Films

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

1.   The Rules of the Game (1939)

2.   The Golden Coach (1952)

3.   The Woman on the Beach (1947)

4.   French Cancan (1954)

5.   Grand Illusion (1937)

6.   Picnic on the Grass (1959)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

7.   La Chienne (1931)

8.   La Bête Humaine (1938)

9.   The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

10. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

11. Toni (1935)
(I watched it on Vimeo)

12. A Day in the Country (1936)
(Short Film)

13. The River (1951)

14. The Southerner (1945)

15. Elena and Her Men (1956)

16. The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1969)
(French/German/Italian TV Film)

17. The Elusive Corporal (1962)

18. La Marseillaise (1938)

19. The Lower Depths (1936)

20. The Little Match Girl (1928)
(Short Film)

21. Nana (1926)

22. The Whirlpool of Fate (1925)

23. The Testament of Doctor Cordelier (1959)
(French TV Film)

24. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)

25. On purge bebe (1931)

26. Charleston Parade (1927)
(Short Film)

27. Madame Bovary (1934)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   This Land Is Mine (1943)

2.   Swamp Water (1941)

My Favorite Roman Polanski Films

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

1.   Cul-de-sac (1966)

2.   Bitter Moon (1992)

3.   The Tenant (1976)

4.   The Ghost Writer (2010)

5.   Repulsion (1965)

6.   Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

7.   Knife in the Water (1962)

8.   Chinatown (1974)

9.   The Pianist (2002)

10. Macbeth (1971)

11. Tess (1979)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Venus in Fur (2013)

2.   The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

3.   Carnage (2011)

4.   What? (1972)

5.   Death and the Maiden (1994)

6.   The Ninth Gate (1999)

My Favorite Jean-Pierre Melville Films

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

1.   Le Samouraï (1967)

2.   Bob le Flambeur (1956)

3.   Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

4.   Army of Shadows (1969)

5.   Le Doulos (1963)

6.   Leon Morin, Priest (1961)

7.   Le Deuxième Souffle (1966)

8.   Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

9.   Un Flic (1972)

10. Les Enfants Terribles (1950)