Thursday, December 15, 2011

Top Ranked Films of Jean-Pierre Melville

Jean-Pierre Melville
4 titles, 79th in points with 10,778

These are all the films of classic French director Melville that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.

1. Army of Shadows (1969) #277 a small masterpiece
2. Le Samourai (1967) #299 Not as compelling for me as this ranking, a bit too slow
3. Le Cercle Rouge (1970) #378
4. Bob le flambeur (1956) #909

Out of the to 1000
5. Les Enfants terribles (1950) #1485
6. Second Breath (1966) #1846

See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition


Stephen Mitchell said...

All of his films are worth several viewings.

Jose Sinclair said...

I think I agree, Stephen.. These films have more depth than is obvious at first. I need to see his entire body of work, then start again with my favorites, Le Cercle Rouge is next on my list.

In my opinion, he's the more talented artist named Melville! (Herman wrote Moby Dick)

.. Jose ..