Best Catherine Deneuve movies

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Best Catherine Deneuve movies

TOP 25:
On My Way
On My Way
Original Title: Elle s'en va
Character: Cathy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2013
Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she hardly knows and reconnects with her past as former Miss Brittany through a reunion for former beauty queens.

TOP 24:
Lovers Like Us
Lovers Like Us
Original Title: Le sauvage
Character: Nelly
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1975
A young Frenchwoman fleeing her Italian fiancé in Caracas thrusts herself and those around her into madcap events.


TOP 23:
The Brand New Testament
The Brand New Testament
Original Title: Le tout nouveau testament
Character: Martine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 2015
God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she decides to revolt against her dad...

TOP 22:
Beloved
Beloved
Original Title: Les bien-aimés
Character: Madeleine
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 2011
From Paris in the 1960s to London in the first decade of the third millennium, Madeleine and her daughter Véra flit from one amorous adventure to the next, living for the moment and taking all the opportunities that life offers. But not every love affair is without its consequences, its upsets and its disappointments. As time goes by and gnaws away at one’s deepest feelings, love becomes a harder game to play.

TOP 21:
Mississippi Mermaid
Mississippi Mermaid
Original Title: La sirène du Mississipi
Character: Julie Roussel/Marion Vergano
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Release: 1969
Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.


TOP 20:
Choice of Arms
Choice of Arms
Original Title: Le choix des armes
Character: Nicole Durieux
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1981
Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and Mickey, a menacing hothead, demands money of Noel. A few days later, Mickey returns to the estate, shoots up a dinner party and threatens them again. Noel sends Nicole to an hotel and goes to his old gang to help him hunt down the dangerous Mickey. Mickey has other problems, too, including heartache for a daughter he hardly knows. Young, eager cops tail Nicole, and all are on a complicated collision course.

TOP 19:
A Christmas Tale
A Christmas Tale
Original Title: Un conte de Noël
Character: Junon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2008
When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in many years, their intricate, long denied resentments and yearnings emerge again.

TOP 18:
Un Flic
Un Flic
Character: Cathy
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1972
Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. Unbeknownst to Edouard, however, Simon is also a ruthless bank robber and drug smuggler who is planning one final heist. Edouard is forced to pursue Simon after learning his true identity.


TOP 17:
8 Women
8 Women
Original Title: 8 femmes
Character: Gaby
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2002
Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.

TOP 16:
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Character: Herself (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2002
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans, based on his famous 1994 autobiography.

TOP 15:

East/West

East/West
Original Title: Est - Ouest
Character: Gabrielle Develay
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1999
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step.


TOP 14:

Beach House

Beach House
Original Title: Casotto
Character: Donna del sogno
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1977
Summer Sunday at a small beach house at the coast of Rome. Many people and stories: women's basketball team, two sports-obsessed soldiers, two men with their girlfriends and the priest with a big secret, an elderly couple with their pregnant granddaughter, and engagemented couple wanting to have sex for the first time.

TOP 13:

Indochine

Indochine
Character: Eliane Devries
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1992
Eliane Devries is the seemingly repressed owner of a prosperous rubber plantation in French Indochina, circa 1930. Her steely exterior, however, is only a mask intended to hide her torrid love affairs from upper class society

TOP 12:

Donkey Skin

Donkey Skin
Original Title: Peau d'âne
Character: la princesse "Peau d'âne"
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Release: 1970
A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry her father.

TOP 11:

The Last Metro

The Last Metro
Original Title: Le Dernier Métro
Character: Marion Steiner
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 1980
In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.


TOP 10:

Tristana

Tristana
Character: Tristana
Genre: Drama
Release: 1970
Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio. Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos.

TOP 9:

Kings and Queen

Kings and Queen
Original Title: Rois et reine
Character: Mme Vasset
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2004
Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship is not going well, and she is soon to marry a businessman, while Elias is becoming increasingly withdrawn. A parallel storyline follows her former lover and second husband, Ismaël Vuillard, a musician, with whom she had lived for seven years. He is given to strange behaviour, and as a result he has been committed to a mental hospital, from which he is planning to escape. Nora learns that her father's digestive problems are actually cancer, and facing her father's death, Nora desperately seeks out Ismaël to ask that he reconnect with Elias, but he has mixed feelings about adopting her son. Moreover, he has met Arielle, another patient.

TOP 8:

Standing Tall

Standing Tall
Original Title: La Tête haute
Character: Le Juge
Genre: Drama
Release: 2015
The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.

TOP 7:

Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour
Original Title: Belle de jour
Character: Séverine Serizy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1967
Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.

TOP 6:

Repulsion

Repulsion
Character: Carole Ledoux
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 1965
In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.


TOP 5:

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Original Title: Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Character: Geneviève Emery
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1964
This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

TOP 4:

The Young Girls of Rochefort

The Young Girls of Rochefort
Original Title: Les demoiselles de Rochefort
Character: Delphine Garnier
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 1967
Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. They are both looking for love, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close...

TOP 3:

Persepolis

Persepolis
Character: Mère de Marjane (voice)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Release: 2007
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.

TOP 2:

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark
Character: Kathy
Genre: Drama, Crime, Music
Release: 2000
Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

TOP 1:

Bad Seeds

Bad Seeds
Original Title: Mauvaises herbes
Character: Monique
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2018
Wael, a former street child, makes a living from small scams with his adoptive mother and partner-in-crime Monique. When this unconventional duo swindles the wrong guy, Victor, an old acquaintance of Monique now in charge of a support organization for troubled teens, they have no choice but to become his interim secretary and educator in order to redeem themselves.