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Best of the French New Wave Filmmakers

by Justine Smith
Best of the French New Wave Filmmakers by Justine Smith
A ranking of the best films of the filmmakers who emerged during the French New Wave. I am focusing exclusively on the core members from the Cahiers du cinema and Left Bank for now, though I might eventually expand to include contemporaries who made French New Wave films. This list does not just include films made during the short period of the New Wave but encompasses the filmmakers’ entire careers. This is a work in progress, I am working my way through these filmmakers’ filmographies. Included filmmakers Claude Chabrol Jean-Luc Godard Jacques Rivette Éric Rohmer François Truffaut Jacques Demy Chris Marker Alain Resnais Agnès… Read more

A ranking of the best films of the filmmakers who emerged during the French New Wave. I am focusing exclusively on the core members from the Cahiers du cinema and Left Bank for now, though I might eventually expand to include contemporaries who made French New Wave films. This list does not just include films made during the short period of the New Wave but encompasses the filmmakers’ entire careers. This is a work in progress, I am working my way through these filmmakers’ filmographies.

Included filmmakers
Claude Chabrol
Jean-Luc Godard
Jacques Rivette
Éric Rohmer
François Truffaut
Jacques Demy
Chris Marker
Alain Resnais
Agnès Varda

Highest Priority of films to watch:
The Butcher (1970)
Story of Women (1988)
Week End (1967)
First Name: Carmen (1983)
Hail Mary (1985)
Made in USA (1966)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Up, Down, Fragile (1995)
La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
La Religieuse (1966)
Love on the Ground (1984)
THe Duchess of Langeais (2007)
L’Amour Fou (1969)
An Autum’s Tale (1998)
Summer (1986)
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
A Summer’s Tale (1996)
The Aviator’s Wife (1981)
The Lady and the Duke (2001)
Perceval le Gallois (1978)
The 400 Blows (1959)
Lola (1961)

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