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Top Films from Medium-Sized French Studios

Argos Films

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Wings of Desire 1987 Wim Wenders 197
2 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
3 Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Alain Resnais 328
4 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
5 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders 379
6 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 Robert Bresson 398
7 Night and Fog 1955 Alain Resnais 399
8 In the Realm of the Senses 1976 Nagisa Oshima 498
9 Sans soleil 1983 Chris Marker 550
10 The Tin Drum 1979 Volker Schlöndorff 712
11 The Vanishing 1988 George Sluizer 720
12 Fantastic Planet 1973 René Laloux 933
13 Mouchette 1967 Robert Bresson 1132
14 Two or Three Things I Know about Her 1967 Jean-Luc Godard 1308
15 Chronicle of a Summer 1961 Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch 1391
16 Masculine Feminine 1966 Jean-Luc Godard 1599
17 Muriel 1963 Alain Resnais 2231

Les Films du Carrosse

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut 48
2 Jules and Jim 1962 François Truffaut 167
3 Day for Night 1973 François Truffaut 356
4 My Night at Maud's 1969 Eric Rohmer 697
5 Two or Three Things I Know about Her 1967 Jean-Luc Godard 1308
6 Yeelen 1987 Souleymane Cissé 1321
7 Stolen Kisses 1968 François Truffaut 1505
8 The Last Metro 1980 François Truffaut 1967
9 The Wild Child 1970 François Truffaut 2082

Gaumont

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 L'Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo 165
2 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman 212
3 The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock 281
4 The Professional 1994 Luc Besson 324
5 A Man Escaped 1956 Robert Bresson 450
6 The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson 626
7 Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 Werner Herzog 830
8 Les Vampires 1915 Louis Feuillade 944
9 La Femme Nikita 1990 Luc Besson 1090
10 Histoire(s) du cinéma 0 Jean-Luc Godard 1190
11 À nos amours 1983 Maurice Pialat 1206
12 Betty Blue 1986 Jean-Jacques Beineix 1349
13 The Lovers on the Bridge 1991 Leos Carax 1522
14 The Dinner Game 1998 Francis Veber 1622
15 Possession 1981 Andrzej Zulawski 1784
16 The Intouchables 2011 Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano 1944
17 Fantomas 1913 Louis Feuillade 2027
18 Sabotage1 1936 Alfred Hitchcock 2159

1 Produced or co-produced by Gaumont British Picture Corporation.

Pathé

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini 100
2 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné 147
3 The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti 265
4 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais 279
5 Thelma & Louise 1991 Ridley Scott 334
6 Nanook of the North 1922 Robert J. Flaherty 402
7 Rififi 1955 Jules Dassin 472
8 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 Danny Boyle 559
9 My Life to Live 1962 Jean-Luc Godard 607
10 Chicken Run 2000 Peter Lord and Nick Park 947
11 Touching the Void 2003 Kevin Macdonald 962
12 The Descent 2005 Neil Marshall 1221
13 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 Julian Schnabel 1243
14 Ratcatcher 1999 Lynne Ramsay 1303
15 Quatermass and the Pit 1967 Roy Ward Baker 1476
16 The Queen 2006 Stephen Frears 1831
17 Read My Lips 2001 Jacques Audiard 2265
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