The 100 best French films

Time Out's definitive countdown of the finest French films – as chosen by industry experts


  • Buffet froid

    Buffet froid
  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void
  • La Haine

    La Haine
  • La Piscine

    La Piscine
  • La Règle du jeu

    La Règle du jeu
  • Le Trou

    Le Trou
  • Loulou

    Loulou
  • Mouchette

    Mouchette
  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket
  • Pierrot le fou

    Pierrot le fou

Buffet froid

Here they are: the 100 best French films as chosen by a panel of film industry experts, including directors Marc Caro (‘Delicatessen’, ‘La Cité des enfants perdus’) and Zabou Breitman (‘Se souvenir des belles choses’), actors Serge Hazanavicius (‘The Artist’, ‘OSS 117’) and John Malkovich (erm, 'Being John Malkovich'), newspaper and magazine critics and the heads of France's major cultural organisations.


Click here to start exploring the list or here to read how we did it.