Cahiers du Cinema: Top Ten Lists (1951-2018)

by pb88 | created - 21 Oct 2011 | updated - 11 Dec 2018 | Public

Cahiers du Cinéma Top Ten lists in anti-chronological order from the magazine creation in 1951.

Sources: Wikipedia: Cahiers du cinéma Eric C. Johnson: Cahiers du Cinema Cahiers du Cinéma

There was no top ten between 1952 and 1954, between 1969 and 1981, and in 2003.

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1. The Wild Boys (2017)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

64 Metascore

At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamored with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Mandico | Stars: Pauline Lorillard, Vimala Pons, Diane Rouxel, Anaël Snoek

Votes: 1,945

#1 2018

2. Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (2018)

52 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Quinquin is now a grown-up and goes by the nickname CoinCoin. He hangs out on the Côte D'Opale and attends meetings of the Nationalist Party with his childhood friend Fatso. His old love, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alane Delhaye, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Lucy Caron

Votes: 327

#2 2018

3. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 96,989 | Gross: $21.02M

#3 2018

4. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 35,531 | Gross: $0.72M

#4 2018

5. Paul Sanchez Is Back! (2018)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

The reappearance of notorious criminal Paul Sanchez becomes an obsession for a young police officer who will do anything to catch him.

Director: Patricia Mazuy | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Zita Hanrot, Philippe Girard, Idir Chender

Votes: 262

#5 2018

6. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 120,263 | Gross: $81.90M

#6 2018

7. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017)

101 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Young-hwa Seo, Jae-yeong Jeong, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 2,733 | Gross: $0.04M

#7 2018

8. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 47,794 | Gross: $0.09M

#8 2018

9. Leto (2018)

126 min | Biography, Music, Romance

69 Metascore

A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Anton Adasinsky

Votes: 4,799

#9 2018

10. Treasure Island (2018)

97 min | Documentary

A summer on a leisure island in the Paris region. Land of adventure, drag and transgression for some, place of refuge and escape for others. From its fee-paying beach to its hidden recesses... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Brac

Votes: 99

#10 2018

11. Twin Peaks (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Michael Horse, Chrysta Bell

Votes: 48,890

#1 2017

12. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017)

TV-PG | 105 min | History, Musical

60 Metascore

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre

Votes: 768

#2 2017

13. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

82 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 10,997 | Gross: $1.03M

#3 2017

14. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 445,294 | Gross: $176.04M

#4 2017

15. The Day After (2017)

92 min | Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

The married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan's wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yunhee Cho, Ki Joabang, Taeu Kang, Min-hee Kim

Votes: 1,617 | Gross: $0.02M

#5 2017

16. Lover for a Day (2017)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Éric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte, Paul Toucang

Votes: 1,687

#6 2017

17. Good Time (2017)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress

Votes: 67,043 | Gross: $2.03M

#7 2017

18. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 391,748 | Gross: $138.29M

#8 2017

19. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 69,139 | Gross: $13.96M

#9 2017

20. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee

Votes: 20,088 | Gross: $1.72M

#10 2017

21. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 40,697 | Gross: $1.48M

#1 2016

22. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 57,405

#2 2016

23. The Neon Demon (2016)

R | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman

Votes: 77,456 | Gross: $1.33M

#3 2016

24. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

88 Metascore

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 16,499 | Gross: $0.29M

#4 2016

25. Slack Bay (2016)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Fantasy

66 Metascore

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Luc Vincent

Votes: 3,892 | Gross: $0.11M

#5 2016

26. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 26,607 | Gross: $1.49M

#6 2016

27. Staying Vertical (2016)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

A film maker has to raise a child by himself whilst looking for an inspiration for his new film.

Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry, Christian Bouillette

Votes: 1,932 | Gross: $0.01M

#7 2016

28. Struggle for Life (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

Marc Châtaigne (Vincent Macaigne), a trainee of the Ministry of the Standard, is entrusted with a delicate mission by the minister's cabinet director: to go to Guyana to monitor the upgrade... See full summary »

Director: Antonin Peretjatko | Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Vimala Pons, Pascal Légitimus, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 890

#8 2016

29. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 106,891 | Gross: $12.71M

#9 2016

30. Le bois dont les rêves sont faits (2015)

144 min | Documentary

The Woods is a deep investigation of both people and place. Whether it's Gary men crossings for sex in the rain, out a hermit who makes his home deep in a remote section of the park, everywhere humans are busily going about their business

Director: Claire Simon

Votes: 71

#10 2016

31. Mia Madre (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini, Nanni Moretti

Votes: 6,437 | Gross: $0.30M

#1 2015

32. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi

Votes: 3,882 | Gross: $0.05M

#2 2015

33. In the Shadow of Women (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

Pierre and Manon are a pair of poor documentary makers, who scrape by with odd jobs. When Pierre meets young trainee Elisabeth, he falls for her, but wants to keep Manon at the same time. ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam, Vimala Pons

Votes: 1,253 | Gross: $0.05M

#3 2015

34. The Smell of Us (2014)

92 min | Drama

A story centered around a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Lukas Ionesco, Diane Rouxel, Théo Cholbi, Hugo Behar-Thinières

Votes: 1,296

#4 2015

35. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 821,439 | Gross: $154.06M

#5 2015

36. Jauja (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western

77 Metascore

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi

Votes: 3,616

#6 2015

37. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 88,721 | Gross: $8.11M

#7 2015

38. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff, Bruno Bravo

Votes: 1,926 | Gross: $0.01M

#8 2015

39. Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz, Pedro Caldas

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.01M

#8 2015

40. Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The final trilogy of adaptation of Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014 in three chapter.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Amar Bounachada, Lionel Franc

Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $0.00M

#8 2015

41. The Summer of Sangaile (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

17 years old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at a summer aeronautical show. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly.

Director: Alante Kavaite | Stars: Julija Steponaityte, Aiste Dirziute, Jurate Sodyte, Martynas Budraitis

Votes: 2,440 | Gross: $0.00M

#9 2015

42. Journey to the Shore (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu, Mika Muraoka

Votes: 1,223

#10 2015

43. Li'l Quinquin (2014)

Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery