Best Gérard Depardieu movies

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Best Gérard Depardieu movies
We present our ranking of the best Gérard Depardieu 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 Gérard Depardieu.

TOP 25:
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Original Title: Préparez vos mouchoirs
Gérard Depardieu as: Raoul
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1978
Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book arranged in alphabetical order, Stephane fails to cheer Solange. She knits. She does housework. Everyone, including their neighbor a vegetable vendor, agrees that she needs a child, yet she fails to get pregnant by either lover. The three take a job running a kids' summer camp where they meet Christian, the precocious 13-year-old son of the local factory manager. It is Christian who restores Solange to laughter

TOP 24:
Two Men in Town
Two Men in Town
Original Title: Deux hommes dans la ville
Gérard Depardieu as: un jeune truand
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1973
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.


TOP 23:
36th Precinct
36th Precinct
Original Title: 36 Quai des Orfèvres
Gérard Depardieu as: Denis Klein
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Daniel Auteuil movies?

TOP 22:
Carbone
Carbone
Gérard Depardieu as: Aron Goldstein
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Release: 2017
In danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.

TOP 21:
Fahim
Fahim
Gérard Depardieu as: Sylvain
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 2019
Fahim Mohammad, a Bangladeshi immigrant, becomes a world junior chess champion in France.


TOP 20:
All the Mornings of the World
All the Mornings of the World
Original Title: Tous les matins du monde
Gérard Depardieu as: Marin Marais
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Release: 1991
It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his two young daughters Madeleine and Toinette, avoiding the outside world. Rumor about him and his music is widespread, and even reaches to the court of Louis XIV, who wants him at his court in Lully's orchestra, but Monsieur de Sainte Colombe refuses. One day a young man, Marin Marais, comes to see him with a request, he wants to be taught how to play the violin.

TOP 19:
Going Places
Going Places
Original Title: Les Valseuses
Gérard Depardieu as: Jean-Claude
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1974
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeoisie holds dear, whether it’s cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She’s on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.

TOP 18:
Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others
Vincent, Francois, Paul and the Others
Original Title: Vincent, François, Paul... et les autres
Gérard Depardieu as: Jean Lavallée
Genre: Drama
Release: 1974
Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming Vincent, everyone's favorite, faces bankruptcy, his mistress leaves him, and his wife, from whom he's separated, wants a divorce. The strains on the men begin to show particularly in François and Paul's friendship and in Vincent's health. A younger man, Jack, becomes attractive to Lucie, François's wife. Another young friend, the boxer Jean, who's like a son to Vincent and whose girlfriend is pregnant, has taken a bout with a merciless slugger. Has happiness eluded this circle of friends?


TOP 17:
My Afternoons with Margueritte
My Afternoons with Margueritte
Original Title: La tête en friche
Gérard Depardieu as: Germain
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2010
An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.

TOP 16:
Danton
Danton
Gérard Depardieu as: Georges Danton
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1983
Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. Danton, well known as a spokesman of the people, had been living in relative solitude in the French countryside, but he returned to Paris to challenge Robespierre's violent rule and call for the people to demand their rights. Robespierre, however, could not accept such a challenge, even from a friend and colleague, and he blocked out a plan for the capture and execution of Danton and his allies.

TOP 15:

Knock on Wood

Knock on Wood
Original Title: La Chèvre
Gérard Depardieu as: Campana
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Release: 1981
When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.


TOP 14:

My American Uncle

My American Uncle
Original Title: Mon oncle d'Amérique
Gérard Depardieu as: René Ragueneau
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1980
Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a textile factory and must face the anxiety caused by corporate downsizing. Janine is a self-educated actress/stylist who learns that the wife of her lover is dying and must decide to let them reunite. Jean is a controversial career-climbing writer/politician at a crossroads in life.

TOP 13:

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Original Title: La Femme d'à côté
Gérard Depardieu as: Bernard Coudray
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release: 1981
Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde, who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings.

TOP 12:

Buffet froid

Buffet froid
Gérard Depardieu as: Alphonse Tram
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1979
An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory of committing the crimes. His confusion lead him to confess to his neighbour, Inspector Morvandieu. Alphonse and Morvandieu become the axis around which murders occur.

TOP 11:

Unfair Competition

Unfair Competition
Original Title: Concorrenza sleale
Gérard Depardieu as: Professor Angelo
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2001
Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the neighborhood. But they leave differences aside when the rise of Fascism places Anti-Semitic politics which rigidly control business like the one conducted by the Jewish Leone, and those new regulations are viewed by Umberto as completely unfair. The long rivalry soon becomes a great friendship.


TOP 10:

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac
Gérard Depardieu as: Cyrano de Bergerac
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Release: 1990
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

TOP 9:

The Last Metro

The Last Metro
Original Title: Le Dernier Métro
Gérard Depardieu as: Bernard Granger
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Catherine Deneuve movies?

TOP 8:

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
Original Title: Astérix & Obélix Mission Cléopâtre
Gérard Depardieu as: Obélix
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Release: 2002
The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tom Kenny movies?

TOP 7:

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct
Original Title: L'Instinct de mort
Gérard Depardieu as: Guido
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Release: 2008
Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cécile de France movies?

TOP 6:

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Gérard Depardieu as: Cook
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release: 2012
The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Irrfan Khan movies?


TOP 5:

Hamlet

Hamlet
Gérard Depardieu as: Reynaldo
Genre: Drama
Release: 1996
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Troughton movies?

TOP 4:

La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose
Original Title: La Môme
Gérard Depardieu as: Louis Leplée
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2007
From the mean streets of the Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New York's most famous concert halls, Edith Piaf's life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in her grandmother's brothel, Piaf was discovered in 1935 by nightclub owner Louis Leplee, who persuaded her to sing despite her extreme nervousness. Piaf became one of France's immortal icons, her voice one of the indelible signatures of the 20th century.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Marion Cotillard movies?

TOP 3:

A Pure Formality

A Pure Formality
Original Title: Una pura formalità
Gérard Depardieu as: Onoff
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1994
Onoff is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to establish the events surrounding a killing, to reach a startling resolution.

TOP 2:

Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette
Gérard Depardieu as: Jean Cadoret, le bossu, fils de Florette
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.

TOP 1:

1900

1900
Original Title: Novecento
Gérard Depardieu as: Olmo Dalco
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Release: 1976
Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Sutherland movies?



If you like the best Gérard Depardieu movies, then you will also like the best Daniel Auteuil movies, where many of their films coincide.