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
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 »
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 »
3. Phantom Thread (2017)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 96,989 | Gross: $21.02M
4. Burning (2018)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 35,531 | Gross: $0.72M
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.
6. The Post (2017)
PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 120,263 | Gross: $81.90M
7. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017)
101 min | Drama
An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.
Votes: 2,733 | Gross: $0.04M
8. The House That Jack Built (2018)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 47,794 | Gross: $0.09M
9. Leto (2018)
126 min | Biography, Music, Romance
A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.
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
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.
12. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (2017)
TV-PG | 105 min | History, Musical
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 »
13. Certain Women (2016)
R | 107 min | Drama
The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Votes: 10,997 | Gross: $1.03M
14. Get Out (I) (2017)
R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 445,294 | Gross: $176.04M
15. The Day After (2017)
92 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,617 | Gross: $0.02M
16. Lover for a Day (2017)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama
A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age.
17. Good Time (2017)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 67,043 | Gross: $2.03M
18. Split (IX) (2016)
PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 391,748 | Gross: $138.29M
19. Jackie (V) (2016)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 69,139 | Gross: $13.96M
20. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 20,088 | Gross: $1.72M
21. Toni Erdmann (2016)
R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 40,697 | Gross: $1.48M
22. Elle (I) (2016)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
23. The Neon Demon (2016)
R | 117 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 77,456 | Gross: $1.33M
24. Aquarius (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 146 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 16,499 | Gross: $0.29M
25. Slack Bay (2016)
Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 3,892 | Gross: $0.11M
26. Julieta (2016)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.
Votes: 26,607 | Gross: $1.49M
27. Staying Vertical (2016)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
A film maker has to raise a child by himself whilst looking for an inspiration for his new film.
Votes: 1,932 | Gross: $0.01M
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 »
29. Carol (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Votes: 106,891 | Gross: $12.71M
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
31. Mia Madre (2015)
R | 106 min | Drama
Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Votes: 6,437 | Gross: $0.30M
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.
Votes: 3,882 | Gross: $0.05M
33. In the Shadow of Women (2015)
Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 1,253 | Gross: $0.05M
34. The Smell of Us (2014)
92 min | Drama
A story centered around a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris.
35. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 821,439 | Gross: $154.06M
36. Jauja (2014)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Western
A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.
37. Inherent Vice (2014)
R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Votes: 88,721 | Gross: $8.11M
38. Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.
Votes: 1,926 | Gross: $0.01M
39. Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.01M
40. Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
The final trilogy of adaptation of Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014 in three chapter.
Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $0.00M
41. The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,440 | Gross: $0.00M
42. Journey to the Shore (2015)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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.
43. Li'l Quinquin (2014)
Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery