Best Daniel Auteuil movies

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Best Daniel Auteuil movies
We present our ranking of the best Daniel Auteuil movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Daniel Auteuil.

TOP 25:
Lucie Aubrac
Lucie Aubrac
Character: Raymond Aubrac
Genre: Drama
Release: 1997
A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...

TOP 24:
Vajont - La diga del disonore
Vajont - La diga del disonore
Character: Nino Biadene
Genre: Drama
Release: 2001
On October 9th, 1963, at 10:39 pm, 260 million cubic meters of rock fell down from Mount Toc to the artificial lake formed by the Vajont dam, the higher dam in the world. The landslide formed a 250-meters wave and 50 million cubic meters of water completely destroied all the below towns, killing more than 2000 people. Planned by engineer Semenza, Vajont dam (263 meters) had to carry the electricity in all the houses of the country. Tina Merlin, a journalist from 'L'Unitá', tried for years to denounce the danger to build a dam near the Mount Toc and expecially to denounce all the omissions by the corrupted politicians and workers in charge of the dam construction. They preferred to trust in old geologist Dal Piaz instead to hear engineer Semenza young son's alarming analysis. No one seemed to understand the high danger until that October fatal night.


TOP 23:
The Widow of Saint-Pierre
The Widow of Saint-Pierre
Original Title: La veuve de Saint-Pierre
Character: Jean, le capitaine
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release: 2000
In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small that it has neither a guillotine nor an executioner. While those are sent for Auguste is placed under the supervision of army Captain.

TOP 22:
The Last Deadly Mission
The Last Deadly Mission
Original Title: MR 73
Character: Schneider
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 2008
A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.

TOP 21:
Conversations with My Gardener
Conversations with My Gardener
Original Title: Dialogue avec mon jardinier
Character: Peintre
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2007
A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. The gardener happens to be a former schoolfriend. A warm, fruitful conversation starts between the two men.


TOP 20:
The Under-Gifted
The Under-Gifted
Original Title: Les sous-doués
Character: Baptiste Laval, dit "Bébel"
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1980
The story centers around a graduating class of "less-gifted" students in a private Versailles high school. Only a miracle has brought the students this far along, and after a practical joke misfires and the whole school is dynamited, the students are in deep trouble. They have to present themselves in court for their punishment and it could not be worse: If they don't pass their high-school graduation exams, they go to prison!

TOP 19:
My Favorite Season
My Favorite Season
Original Title: Ma saison préférée
Character: Antoine
Genre: Drama
Release: 1993
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be depicted both Berthe's destiny and the strange relationship between Emilie and Antoine.

TOP 18:
In Her Name
In Her Name
Original Title: Au nom de ma fille
Character: André Bamberski
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2016
In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.


TOP 17:
On Guard
On Guard
Original Title: Le Bossu
Character: Lagardère
Genre: Adventure
Release: 1997
France, 17th century, during the reign of Louis XIII. When a dear friend, the Duke of Nevers, is treacherously assassinated by a powerful relative, a skilled swordsman, the noble Henri de Lagardère, seeks his rightful vengeance as he tries to protect the innocent life of the duke's last heir.

TOP 16:
The Adversary
The Adversary
Original Title: L'Adversaire
Character: Jean-Marc Faure
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Crime
Release: 2002
Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film L'Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

TOP 15:

The Well Digger's Daughter

The Well Digger's Daughter
Original Title: La Fille du puisatier
Character: Le puisatier
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2011
It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, Jacques, the son of Mazel, owner of the shop where her father buy his material. He's handsome and teasing. Her father's friend, Felipe, would love to marry her, and he invites her to an aviation show. She accepts his invitation only because she knows Jacques is a pilot and will be there. Soon, she'll carry his child, and he'll be gone, and the family will have to deal with this out-of-wedlock pregnancy...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Astrid Bergès-Frisbey movies?


TOP 14:

Marius

Marius
Character: César
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, a young and pretty seafood peddler, has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny. One day, a sailor drops by La Marine and offers him a job on an exploratory ship. Trying to hold him off and to make him jealous, Fanny confesses his love to him and provokes a fight between Marius and one of César's old friends, Panisse, a boat merchant, who despite his old age, has been courting Fanny for a while. Torn between the call of the sea and his love for her, Marius abandons his dream to be with Fanny who gives herself to him. As César and Honorine, Fanny's mother, are getting ready for the wedding, Marius changes his mind, drawn back to the call of the sea.

TOP 13:

Fanny

Fanny
Character: César
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her mother and Marius's father, César, persuade her to accept the romantic advances of a much older man. To save face, Fanny accepts to marry Honoré Panisse, a rich merchant of the Vieux Port, 30 years her senior who will recognize her son.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Peter Stormare movies?

TOP 12:

36th Precinct

36th Precinct
Original Title: 36 Quai des Orfèvres
Character: Leo Vrinks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2004
The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years with the french police before creating this story, which in part is taken from real facts that happened during the 1980s in France.

TOP 11:

Jappeloup

Jappeloup
Character: Serge Durand
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound career of legendary equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider, locked in a tense relationship with his horseman father and forever uncertain of his own skills as an equestrian
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tchéky Karyo movies?


TOP 10:

Le Brio

Le Brio
Character: Pierre Mazard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2017
Neïla Salah grew up in Créteil, a tower block suburb on the outskirts of Paris, and dreams of becoming a lawyer. She has been accepted into a major university in Paris and on her first day there she is confronted by Pierre Mazard, a professor known for his provocative behavior and blunders. To make amends for an incident, he accepts to help Neïla prepare for a prestigious competition in courtroom eloquence. Both cynical and demanding, Pierre could become the mentor who she needs... But first both must overcome their prejudices.

TOP 9:

Caché

Caché
Character: Georges Laurent
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2005
A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.

TOP 8:

The Girl on the Bridge

The Girl on the Bridge
Original Title: La Fille sur le pont
Character: Gabor
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1999
It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor, a knife thrower who needs a human target for his show. The girl, Adele, has never been lucky and nowhere else to go. So she follows him. They travel along the northern bank of the Mediterranean to perform.

TOP 7:

Queen Margot

Queen Margot
Original Title: La Reine Margot
Character: Henri de Navarre
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1994
The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Asia Argento movies?

TOP 6:

A Heart in Winter

A Heart in Winter
Original Title: Un cœur en hiver
Character: Stéphane
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1992
Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.


TOP 5:

The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day
Original Title: Le huitième jour
Character: Harry
Genre: Drama
Release: 1996
Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two children with her. This weekend his children came by train to meet him, but Harry, working as always, forgot to pick them up. Neither his wife or his children want to see him again and he is driving around on the country roads, anguished and angry. He almost runs over Georges, on the run from the institution since everybody else went home with their parents except him, whose mother is dead. Harry tries to get rid of Georges but he won't leave his new friend. Eventually a special friendship forms between the two of them, a friendship which makes Harry a different person.

TOP 4:

Manon of the Spring

Manon of the Spring
Original Title: Manon des Sources
Character: Ugolin
Genre: Drama
Release: 1986
In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.

TOP 3:

Remi, Nobody's Boy

Remi, Nobody's Boy
Original Title: Rémi sans famille
Character: Vitalis
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Family
Release: 2018
The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn the harsh life of acrobat and sing to win his bread. Accompanied by the faithful dog capi and of the small monkey Joli-Coeur, his long trip through France, made for meetings, friendships and mutual assistance, leads him to the secret of its origins.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Virginie Ledoyen movies?

TOP 2:

La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque
Original Title: La belle époque
Character: Victor
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2019
Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Penélope Cruz movies?

TOP 1:

Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette
Character: Ugolin
Genre: Drama
Release: 1986
In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter's hearts, they think only of getting the water.



If you like the best Daniel Auteuil movies, then you will also like the best Astrid Bergès-Frisbey movies, where many of their films coincide.