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Ranking All Of Director Agnès Varda’s Movies

“What are Agnès Varda’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Varda’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Agnès Varda and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 4 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Viewing!



The Top Film’s Of Agnès Varda



24 ) Lions Love

	Lions Love

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

Three actors in Hollywood live and love together. A director comes from New York to make a movie about actors and Hollywood.



24 ) Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier

	Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A documentary film directed by French Agnès Varda as an extension of the exhibition ‘L’île et elle’. The installation ‘Les veuves de Noirmoutier’ (or ‘The Widows of Noirmoutier’) had various women filmed by Varda, young and old, who spoke about their widowhood and their residence on the island of Noirmoutier. The film is a montage of these meetings, which are both simple and melancholic.



22 ) One Hundred and One Nights

	One Hundred and One Nights

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 21

Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of life – but amongst them there are also some young students only striving after his money for the realization of their film projects. The two stories – Monsieur Cinema’s and the young people’s life – are told in parallel until they come together in the end when the old man plays a role in the film made by the students.



22 ) The Creatures

	The Creatures

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 22
  • Letterboxd User Score: 21

After a road accident, a writer, Edgar, and his wife, Mylène, take up residence on an island off the coast of France to recuperate. Edgar soon recovers from his injuries and begins writing his next novel, seeking inspiration from the local people. His wife, however, has lost her voice and can only communicate through written notes. The islanders grow suspicious of the reclusive couple, their unease soon turning to aggression. Edgar is equally anxious about his neighbors, particularly a solitary widower, Ducasse, who has taken charge of a large consignment of crates. What secret project is Ducasse engaged in – and can it explain the strange behavior of the islanders?



20 ) Nausicaa

	Nausicaa

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A television film made by Agnès Varda. Very much based on her own life, the film follows a girl, whose father is from Greece, studying ancient art in France. The film was never broadcast for political reasons related to its portrayal of Greeks, and is now only available in reconstructed form.



20 ) The Young Girls Turn 25

	The Young Girls Turn 25

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

Agnes Varda’s documentary of the celebrations arising from the 25th anniversary of her husband Jacques Demy’s film Les demoiselles de Rochefort.



19 ) Documenteur

	Documenteur

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

After separating from the father of her son, a young French woman tries to find lodging and a fresh start in L.A. for herself and her son.



18 ) The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

	The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Agnéz Varda enjoyed making her scavenger film so much she went out with her handi-cam and did it again. The whopping great distribution can’t have slowed her down either. One of the subjects says she shouldn’t have been in the first one so much, so she minimises her presence – ineffectively because the winning, quirky first person author is still the star. Detail of the character who lives off garbage and runs in the Paris marathon is particularly intriguing. The insets of the first film, the hand made movie from the early years or the withered heart shape potato that got a mutter of recognition when I saw it, all liven up the film.



17 ) La Pointe-Courte

	La Pointe-Courte

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

The troubled relationship of a married couple on vacation brushes beside the ongoing conflict between fishing families and the authorities in La Pointe-Courte, Sète.



16 ) Cinévardaphoto

	Cinévardaphoto

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 19

A theatrically-released compilation of three Varda shorts: “Salut les Cubains,” “Ulysse” and “Ydessa, les ours et etc.”



15 ) Kung-Fu Master!

	Kung-Fu Master!

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

A lonely 40-year old woman finds herself shattering taboos by falling in love with the 14-year old Julien – but is it romance, or a desperate attempt to turn back time in the face of middle age?



14 ) The World of Jacques Demy

	The World of Jacques Demy

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Agnès Varda’s documentary portrait of her late husband, Jacques Demy. A companion piece to her Jacquot de Nantes.



12 ) One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

	One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

In this story of friendship and reproductive rights, 14 years in the relationship between two very dissimilar women are chronicled. Pauline is a middle-class city girl, at odds with her very conventional family. Suzanne is several years older, a country girl with two illegitimate children and another (whom she cannot support) on the way. Pauline loans Suzanne money for an (illegal) abortion. At this point, the two separate and communicate mainly through postcards. Some years later, they meet at an abortion rally, and they have many adventures and stories to share with one another.



12 ) Varda by Agnès

	Varda by Agnès

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s next film sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing,” traveling from Rue Daguerre in Paris to Los Angeles and Beijing.



11 ) Agnès Varda: From Here to There

	Agnès Varda: From Here to There

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

A cultural travelogue miniseries from Agnès Varda.



10 ) Jane B. by Agnès V.

	Jane B. by Agnès V.

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A portrait of actress Jane Birkin.



9 ) Le Bonheur

	Le Bonheur

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker.



7 ) Mur murs

	Mur murs

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Agnès Varda’s documentary on murals in Los Angeles.



7 ) Daguerréotypes

	Daguerréotypes

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

An intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers of the Rue Daguerre in Paris, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker’s home for more than 50 years.



6 ) Jacquot de Nantes

	Jacquot de Nantes

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film… An evocation of French cineast Jacques Demy’s childhood and vocation for the cinema and the musicals.



5 ) The Gleaners & I

	The Gleaners & I

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Varda focuses her eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris, following those who insist on finding a use for that which society has cast off, whether out of necessity or activism.



4 ) Vagabond

	Vagabond

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking odd jobs and staying with whomever will offer her a place to sleep. Mona is fiercely independent, craving freedom over comfort, but it is this desire to be free that will eventually lead to her demise.



3 ) Faces Places

	Faces Places

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Director Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.



2 ) The Beaches of Agnès

	The Beaches of Agnès

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Filmmaking icon Agnès Varda, the award-winning director regarded by many as the grandmother of the French new wave, turns the camera on herself with this unique autobiographical documentary. Composed of film excerpts and elaborate dramatic re-creations, Varda’s self-portrait recounts the highs and lows of her professional career, the many friendships that affected her life and her longtime marriage to cinematic giant Jacques Demy.



1 ) Cléo from 5 to 7

	Cléo from 5 to 7

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.



Agnès Varda’s Best Movies



Agnès Varda Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Cléo from 5 to 7 6 3 2 1 1
The Beaches of Agnès 6 5 2 1 2
Faces Places 5 3 4 3 3
Vagabond 1 9 5 4 4
The Gleaners & I 9 8 6 4 5
Jacquot de Nantes 11 6 8 4 6
Mur murs 13 1 13 4 7
Daguerréotypes 1 11 10 9 7
Le Bonheur 13 12 6 4 9
Jane B. by Agnès V. 13 2 17 9 10
Agnès Varda: From Here to There 13 18 1 12 11
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t 10 6 20 9 12
Varda by Agnès 1 18 13 13 12
The World of Jacques Demy 13 10 10 13 14
Kung-Fu Master! 1 12 21 13 15
Cinévardaphoto 8 14 8 19 16
La Pointe-Courte 13 14 15 13 17
The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later 13 18 15 13 18
Documenteur 13 18 17 13 19
Nausicaa 13 18 12 24 20
The Young Girls Turn 25 13 18 17 19 20
One Hundred and One Nights 13 16 24 21 22
The Creatures 13 18 22 21 22
Lions Love 12 17 25 23 24
Quelques veuves de Noirmoutier 13 18 22 24 24

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