'Twenty Years of French Cinema: the Best French Films since the Liberation' top 40 - 1965

Ranked list of the best French films released after the war till 1965 published in " Les Cahiers du Cinéma" 164 - March 1965

ex-aequo: 7-8 / 25-26 / 32-33 / 35-36-37

  • Pickpocket

    1

  • Lola Montès

    2

  • The Golden Coach

    3

  • Testament of Orpheus

    4

  • The Doctor's Horrible Experiment

    5

  • Les Carabiniers

    6

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    7

  • Le Plaisir

    8

  • Muriel, or the Time of Return

    9

  • Adieu Philippine

    10

  • Breathless

    11

  • The Human Pyramid

    12

  • Elena and Her Men

    13

  • The Good Girls

    14

  • Casque d'Or

    15

  • Poison

    16

  • Lola

    17

  • The Trial of Joan of Arc

    18

  • A Woman Is a Woman

    19

  • Le Petit Soldat

    20

  • Orpheus

    21

  • Contempt

    22

  • The Elusive Corporal

    23

  • The Virtuous Scoundrel

    24

  • Children of Paradise

    25

  • Wise Guys

    26

  • Jules and Jim

    27

  • Paris Belongs to Us

    28

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    29

  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    30

  • Moi, un Noir

    31

  • Band of Outsiders

    32

  • Sign of the Lion

    33

  • Diary of a Country Priest

    34

  • Les Enfants terribles

    35

  • The 400 Blows

    36

  • Shoot the Piano Player

    37

  • The Last Vacation

    38

  • Night and Fog

    39

  • Picnic on the Grass

    40