A Conflict in the French New Wave

Varda vs. Godard vs. Melville vs. Resnais vs. Truffaut ranking list — the two Jeans + Agnès, Alain, and François tussle it out! Get your snobby French film noir caps on, fellas!

And yes, there is an argument to be made that Melville isn’t New Wave, but other sources do say that he was technically a major player in the movement.

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  • Night and Fog

    1

  • Le Samouraï

    2

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    3

  • Pierrot le Fou

    4

  • Army of Shadows

    5

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    6

  • Breathless

    7

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    8

  • Day for Night

    9

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    10

  • Contempt

    11

  • Le Doulos

    12

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    13