MRQE Ranks: Best French Thrillers

Best French Thrillers

In France there's nothing we like more than a good crime serial book and cinema. Combine the two and voila: Films policiers, otherwise known as French film noir. The grand tradition of French thrillers favors dark humor, morally dubious characters, and twisted plot developments. We round up 35 of our favorites.
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Army of Shadows (1969) - MRQE Metric: 95 Rate it! 95
Wages of Fear, The (1953) - MRQE Metric: 89 Rate it! 89
Diabolique (1955) - MRQE Metric: 85 Rate it! 85
Eyes Without a Face (1960) - MRQE Metric: 85 Rate it! 85
Le Cercle rouge (1970) - MRQE Metric: 84 Rate it! 84
Le Samouraï (1967) - MRQE Metric: 83 Rate it! 83
Le Doulos (1962) - MRQE Metric: 81 Rate it! 81
Leon: The Professional (1994) - MRQE Metric: 81 Rate it! 81
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) - MRQE Metric: 80 Rate it! 80
Z (1969) - MRQE Metric: 80 Rate it! 80
Caché (Hidden) (2005) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Diva (1981) - MRQE Metric: 78 Rate it! 78
Tell No One (2006) - MRQE Metric: 77 Rate it! 77
Read My Lips (2001) - MRQE Metric: 76 Rate it! 76
Purple Noon (1960) - MRQE Metric: 76 Rate it! 76
Son, The (2002) - MRQE Metric: 75 Rate it! 75
Swimming Pool (2003) - MRQE Metric: 72 Rate it! 72
Roman de gare (2007) - MRQE Metric: 72 Rate it! 72
Farewell (2009) - MRQE Metric: 71 Rate it! 71
Beat That My Heart Skipped, The (2005) - MRQE Metric: 70 Rate it! 70
Lemming (2005) - MRQE Metric: 70 Rate it! 70
13 Tzameti (2005) - MRQE Metric: 70 Rate it! 70
Crimson Rivers, The (2000) - MRQE Metric: 69 Rate it! 69
Amer (2009) - MRQE Metric: 69 Rate it! 69
Irréversible (2002) - MRQE Metric: 68 Rate it! 68
"La Femme Nikita" (1997) - MRQE Metric: 66 Rate it! 66
Inspector Bellamy (2009) - MRQE Metric: 63 Rate it! 63
Anything for Her (2008) - MRQE Metric: 63 Rate it! 63
Criminal Lovers (1999) - MRQE Metric: 61 Rate it! 61
Demonlover (2002) - MRQE Metric: 59 Rate it! 59
Feux rouges (2004) - MRQE Metric: 57 Rate it! 57
Boarding Gate (2007) - MRQE Metric: 46 Rate it! 46
Anthony Zimmer (2005) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!
Arsène Lupin (2004) - MRQE Metric: Rate it!