my favourite filmsby pierre filmon | created - 09 Jun 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
From 1 to 476, films are listed following the chronological order of the name of the director. From 478 to 495, films by Charles Chaplin. From 496 on, films last seen and enjoyed... Further visiting if curious at www.pierrefilmon.com FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER : @pierrefilmon
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1. Vera Cruz (1954)
Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.
2. Too Late the Hero (1970)
GP | 145 min | Action, War, Drama
A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.
3. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
R | 146 min | Drama, Thriller
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of ... See full summary »
4. Manèges (1950)
91 min | Drama
After having spent all his money to fullfill the smallest wish of his wife Dora, Robert is still madly in love with her. Now, she is at agony, and her mother comes. She will reveal to ... See full summary »
5. Whatever Works (2009)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.
Votes: 64,016 | Gross: $5.31M
6. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 333,805 | Gross: $56.82M
8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
R | 120 min | Drama, Western
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
9. Nashville (1975)
R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
Votes: 19,477 | Gross: $9.98M
11. It Happens in Roma (1955)
89 min | Comedy
Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They first quarrel but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Renata agrees but on one condition: ... See full summary »
12. Il ladro di bambini (1992)
114 min | Drama
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,121 | Gross: $0.93M
13. This Sporting Life (1963)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport
Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.
14. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 421,799 | Gross: $40.22M
16. Coup de tête (1979)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also ... See full summary »
17. L'hirondelle et la mésange (1924)
80 min | Drama
A bargeman, his wife and sister-in-law navigate the canals of northern Belgium in their two vessels, the eponymous "L'Hirondelle et la Mésange," taking the time to appreciate the sites and ... See full summary »
19. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
20. Le Amiche (1955)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.
Votes: 2,000 | Gross: $0.05M
21. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 26,031 | Gross: $3.43M
23. Being There (1979)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Votes: 56,486 | Gross: $30.18M
25. Billy Boy (1954)
Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy
A farmer is initially delighted to get a baby goat, but this soon turns to apprehension when he discovers that it eats literally anything (including, at one point, the animation artwork).
26. Cinderella Meets Fella (1938)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A partial updating of the Cinderella story. When the fairy godmother is late, Cinderella calls the police, who put out an APB and find her in a bar. Her first attempt at turning the pumpkin... See full summary »
27. La virgen de los sicarios (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,275 | Gross: $0.53M
29. Desperate Measures (1998)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.
Votes: 14,594 | Gross: $13.81M
30. Sparrows (1926)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama
Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.
Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.97M
31. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
Votes: 13,363 | Gross: $3.95M
32. Casque d'Or (1952)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs ... See full summary »
33. Diva (1981)
R | 117 min | Thriller
Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.
Votes: 10,099 | Gross: $0.11M
34. A Leap in the Dark (1980)
120 min | Drama, Romance
Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from ... See full summary »
36. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.
37. Je vous aime (1980)
105 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times.
38. He Ran All the Way (1951)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.
39. La commare secca (1962)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they ... See full summary »
40. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Votes: 40,970 | Gross: $36.14M
41. Luna (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama
While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
42. The Weight of Water (2000)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,087 | Gross: $0.10M
43. 4 passi fra le nuvole (1942)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
A family man travelling for work, Paolo Bianchi, meets on a train a lonely girl, Maria. He sees her again on a bus and she reveals him that she's in troubles: she's pregnant, her baby's ... See full summary »
45. Too Beautiful for You (1989)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,137 | Gross: $1.78M
46. Ride Lonesome (1959)
Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western
A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.
48. Per le antiche scale (1975)
R | 110 min | Drama
A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to ... See full summary »
49. Giovani mariti (1958)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
A movie about the mixed feelings of young adulthood. Main characters rather casually enter into marriage, never intending true fidelity to their spouses. When they realize that they're ... See full summary »
50. Bell' Antonio (1960)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »
51. Deliverance (1972)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
52. Moonrise (1948)
Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.
53. Three Comrades (1938)
Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »
56. The Exterminating Angels (2006)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy
A filmmaker holds a series of boundary-pushing auditions for his project about female pleasure.
Votes: 2,619 | Gross: $0.02M
58. In Cold Blood (1967)
R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.
59. The Blackbird (1926)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.
60. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
62. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
Votes: 151,004 | Gross: $5.89M
63. No Sex Last Night (1996)
76 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
French Artist Sophie Calle and American Photographer Greg Shephard's autobiographical account of their road trip across America. Both hide behind their cameras as they make the mythical ... See full summary »
64. Preferisco il rumore del mare (2000)
Luigi è dirigente di un' industria di Torino ed è originario della Calabria, dove torna per le vacanze. Durante uno di questi viaggi conosce Rosario, quindicenne orfano di madre e con il ... See full summary »
65. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Votes: 68,944 | Gross: $40.16M
66. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
67. American Madness (1932)
Passed | 75 min | Drama
Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.
68. Dark of the Sun (1968)
Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.
70. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members.
72. Starman (1984)
PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Votes: 36,300 | Gross: $28.70M
73. L'insoumis (1964)
115 min | Drama, Thriller
1961. Luxemburger Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion during the Algiers Putsch. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he ... See full summary »
74. Le combat dans l'île (1962)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
The son of a French industrialist, Clément is a right wing extremist who belongs to a secret militant right wing organization that uses whatever means necessary, including violence, to ... See full summary »
Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.05M
75. Nous sommes tous des assassins (1952)
115 min | Drama
Rene is not a bright guy. He was taught to kill by the Resistance. But the WW2 is over and he keeps on killing. He is condemned to death. In jail, expecting the presidential pardon, he mets... See full summary »
76. Le Boucher (1970)
GP | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
79. Gervaise (1956)
116 min | Drama
Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »
80. The Truth (1960)
127 min | Drama
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ... See full summary »
81. Les nuits fauves (1992)
126 min | Biography, Drama
Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis (he is ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,942 | Gross: $0.66M
86. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 896,981 | Gross: $57.30M
87. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
R | 162 min | Crime, Drama
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
Votes: 301,937 | Gross: $66.67M
88. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 500,847 | Gross: $83.47M
89. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.
Votes: 126,918 | Gross: $4.86M
90. House of Usher (1960)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror
Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.
92. Section spéciale (1975)
PG | 110 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.
93. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 201,149 | Gross: $31.49M
94. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Votes: 45,279 | Gross: $2.04M
95. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Votes: 207,400 | Gross: $153.95M
96. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 397,946 | Gross: $35.55M
97. Let's Make Love (1960)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
Votes: 5,454 | Gross: $6.54M
99. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Votes: 432,975 | Gross: $1.02M