Director Filmography Rankings, Movie Ranking

Ranking All Of Director Catherine Breillat’s Movies

Catherine Breilats Filmography Ranking Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Catherine Breillat and looked at her Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic 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 6 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. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Catherine Breillat is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Catherine Breillat



14 ) Anatomy of Hell (Anatomie de l’enfer)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She’ll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He’s reluctant, but agrees. As the four nights progress, they become more intimate with each other, and a mutual fascination/revulsion develops. By the end of the four-day “contract”, these two total strangers will have had a profound impact on each other.

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13 ) Nocturnal Uproar (Tapage nocturne)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

A filmmaker engages in a routine series of sexual encounters to pass the time while editing her latest film. When one man refuses to play by her rules, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.

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12 ) Romance (Romance X)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend – and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him – a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster.

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11 ) Dirty Like an Angel (Sale comme un ange)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Georges Deblache is a police inspector who is past middle age and who is so despondent about his life that he refuses to have a medical check-up, even though he suspects he has cancer. His partner is Didier Theron, who has recently married a woman whom he has worshipful feelings for — feelings which don’t stop him from routinely bedding the many women of color he encounters while doing his job. Georges takes a keen interest in his partner’s unrealistically appreciated wife and pushes his way into her not entirely unwilling arms.

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10 ) A Real Young Girl (Une Vraie Jeune Fille)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Bored and restless, Alice spends much of her time lusting after Jim, a local sawmill worker. When not lusting after him, Alice fills the hours with such pursuits as writing her name on a mirror with vaginal secretions and wandering the fields with her underwear around her ankles. And, in true teenaged tradition, she spends a lot of time writing in her diary.

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9 ) Sex Is Comedy

Review Website Ranks:

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

A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can’t stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.

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8 ) Sleeping Beauty (La belle endormie)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

On the heels of the mesmeric “Bluebeard” comes this wonderfully idiosyncratic, heady and erotic exploration of another classic Charles Perrault fairy tale by French cinema’s endlessly probing and brilliant provocateuse. Time-tripping with a truly precocious heroine, we follow a once-cursed six-year-old princess as she awakens a century later at the ripe old age of 16.

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7 ) Perfect Love (Parfait amour!)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

A teenage girl helps investigators reconstruct her mother’s (Isabelle Renauld) murder.

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6 ) Virgin / Junior Size 36 (36 Fillette)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Lili, a pouty and voluptuous 14-year-old, is caravan camping with her family in Biarritz. She’s self-aware and holds her own in a café conversation with a concert pianist she meets, but she has a wild streak and she’s testing her powers over men, finding that she doesn’t always control her moods or actions, and she’s impatient with being a virgin. She sets off with her brother to a disco, latching onto an aging playboy who is himself hot and cold to her. She is ambivalent about losing her virginity that night, willing the next, and determined by the third. The playboy’s mix of depression and misogyny ends their unconsummated affair, so Lili has to hunt elsewhere.

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5 ) Brief Crossing (Brève traversée)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarrily pathetic or trivial. A brief crossing, perhaps an initiatory trip. Filming a guy’s “first time”, filming him like a girl. Gut level skin deep… Nostalgia for vast ocean liners, for places “beyond the law” where you can venture outside of life, safe within an interlude. Describing a passion while respecting classical tragedy’s unity of time and place, setting the stage for the eternal play of Masculine/Feminine. A hot-blooded Latin temperatment versus an apparently cool English one. A ship – one night – Sudden intimacy between an Englishwoman whose complexion is frosted by bitterness and a teenager whose gaze glows like ardent coals.

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4 ) Bluebeard (Barbe bleue)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

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3 ) Abuse of Weakness (Abus de faiblesse)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

After a brain hemorrhage, Maud, a filmmaker, wakes up one morning in a half-dead body that has left her hemiplegic and facing inevitable solitude. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she discovers Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. He is arrogant, magnetic and mesmerizing. Maud wants him for her new film. They meet. He sticks around. He swindles her, too, borrowing astronomical sums of money. He takes everything but gives her joy, a family. This film tells the story of the abuse of weakness to which Maud falls victim.

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2 ) The Last Mistress (aka An Old Mistress) (Une vieille maîtresse)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

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1 ) Fat Girl (À ma sœur!)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, but harboring jealousy and similar desires. Their actions, however, have unforeseen tragic consequences for the whole family.

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Catherine Breillat’s Best Movies



Catherine Breillat Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Fat Girl (À ma sœur!) 6 3 2 5 2 1 1
The Last Mistress (aka An Old Mistress) (Une vieille maîtresse) 4 4 1 1 4 8 2
Abuse of Weakness (Abus de faiblesse) 1 6 2 2 8 4 3
Bluebeard (Barbe bleue) 3 7 4 4 5 4 4
Brief Crossing (Brève traversée) 11 2 10 10 1 2 5
Virgin / Junior Size 36 (36 Fillette) 2 5 10 10 6 4 6
Perfect Love (Parfait amour!) 11 1 10 10 3 3 7
Sleeping Beauty (La belle endormie) 5 8 5 6 9 8 8
Sex Is Comedy 8 8 6 8 9 8 9
A Real Young Girl (Une Vraie Jeune Fille) 7 8 7 7 11 8 10
Dirty Like an Angel (Sale comme un ange) 11 13 10 10 7 4 11
Romance (Romance X) 9 11 8 3 13 13 12
Nocturnal Uproar (Tapage nocturne) 11 14 10 10 11 8 13
Anatomy of Hell (Anatomie de l’enfer) 10 12 9 9 14 14 14

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