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Ranking All Of Director Éric Rohmer’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by Éric Rohmer 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.

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The Top Film’s Of Éric Rohmer



30 ) Les Jeux de société (1989)

Les Jeux de société (1989)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 30
  • Letterboxd User Score: 28

Cut into six parts, this film Rohmer gives us the opportunity to discover a foultitude of pledges to be made between friends (the famous kiss to the Capucine or that of hare that, not dog , I give you pictures), hairy anecdotes on the Colin Maillard with small children, verbal exercises of high fly such as I love my lover by A. where you have to fiddle the brain to find words … In “a”, the game of the Fly where poor Alexandra Stewart finds herself surrounded by actors whom Rohmer had to find in a retirement home, the game of Kings and Queens adapted from the unavoidable Game of Robin and Marion d ‘ Adam de la Halle, who should bring back good memories to friend Gols (I, who in my time was a demi-god in old French, I had to poke a word out of twelve … everything is lost, by God ) Or the mega bamboche charades game with a Pascal Greggory under acid



29 ) Catherine de Heilbronn (1980)

	Catherine de Heilbronn (1980)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 28

In the Middle Ages, the earl Wetter von Stahl is accused of having bewitched Catherine, the daughter of the gunsmith of Heilbronn, the earl tries to be exonerated by proceeding himself to the interrogation of the young woman. —Wikipedia



28 ) Celluloid and Marble (1966)

Celluloid and Marble (1966)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 26
  • Letterboxd User Score: 28

Celluloid and Marble is based on Rohmer’s own articles published in “Cahiers du cinéma”, discussing film in relation to the other arts, maintaining that, in an age of cultural self-consciousness, cinema was “the last refuge of poetry” – the only contemporary art form from which metaphor could still spring naturally and spontaneously.



26 ) Triple Agent (2004)

Triple Agent (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 28
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace the aging Général Dobrinsky soon. Fiodor’s Greek wife, Arsinoé, paints and stays away from politics, befriending Communist neighbors. Her health declines; the attentive Fiodor arranges care and, against the backdrop of Stalin’s Great Purge, considers his options. He plays a chess game in which love of country, love of Arsinoé, ideology, petty jealousies, and the machinations of power roil in matters of life and death.



26 ) The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

In an enchanted forest, back in the time of the Druids, the shepherd Céladon and the shepherdess Astrée share a pure and chaste love. Fooled by a suitor, Astrée dismisses Céladon, who throws himself into a river out of despair. She thinks he’s dead, but he’s been secretly rescued by some nymphs. Faithful to the promise he made to Astrée to never appear before her again, Céladon must overcome many obstacles to break the curse. Mad with love and despair, coveted by the nymphs, surrounded by rivals, and obliged to disguise himself as a woman to be near the one he loves, will he manage to make himself known without breaking his oath? A romance filled with doubt, hazards, and delicious temptations.



25 ) Six in Paris (1965)

Six in Paris (1965)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d’Etoile (Rohmer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs.



23 ) The Lady and the Duke (2001)

The Lady and the Duke (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

This breathtaking, visually experimental film from New Wave director Eric Rohmer tells the true story of Grace Dalrymple Elliot (Lucy Russell), a British aristocrat trapped in Paris during the French Revolution. Determined to maintain her stiff upper lip and pampered life despite the upheaval, Grace continues her friendship with the Duke of Orléans (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) while risking her life and liberty to protect a fugitive.



23 ) Cinéastes de notre temps : Carl Th. Dreyer (1965)

Cinéastes de notre temps : Carl Th. Dreyer (1965)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

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22 ) Suzanne’s Career (1963)

Suzanne's Career (1963)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

In the second of Rohmer’s moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as part of Rohmer’s attempt to more easily simulate the mindscape quality of literature within a film.



20 ) Sign of the Lion (1962)

Sign of the Lion (1962)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

An American in Paris lives by sponging off his working friends, and throws a party using borrowed money when his rich American aunt dies, believing firmly in his horoscope.



20 ) Perceval (1978)

Perceval (1978)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

The film chronicles Perceval’s knighthood, maturation and eventual peerage amongst the Knights of the Round Table, and also contains brief episodes from the story of Gawain and the crucifixion of Christ.



19 ) A Good Marriage (1982)

A Good Marriage (1982)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 20

Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not seem very interested.



18 ) The Marquise of O (1976)

The Marquise of O (1976)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.



17 ) Rendezvous in Paris (1995)

Rendezvous in Paris (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Three stories of love and coincidence around the theme of dates in Paris.



16 ) A Tale of Springtime (1990)

A Tale of Springtime (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

Conte de printemps (A Tale In Springtime) is the story of an introverted young girl just reaching adulthood who takes a liking to an older woman she meets at a party and determines to match her off with her father, despite the latter’s already having a lover of his own. There is a certain absurdity to this, apparent to both adults, who though both reluctantly attracted to each other resent Darel’s attempts at matchmaking. Nevertheless, both of them are intelligent enough to understand that there is no ‘proper’ way to meet, and are alive to the possibilities that life brings them. Darel, for her part, is a persistent catalyst.



15 ) The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)

The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

The socialist mayor of a small village in France dreams of building an arts center but he runs up against some opposition.



14 ) Louis Lumière (1968)

Louis Lumière (1968)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Eric Rohmer leads a conversation with Jean Renoir and Henri Langlois on the art of filmmaker Louis Lumière.



13 ) A Tale of Winter (1992)

A Tale of Winter (1992)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Felicie and Charles have a whirlwind holiday romance. Due to a mix-up on addresses they lose contact, and five years later at Christmas-time Felicie is living with her mother in a cold Paris with a daughter as a reminder of that long-ago summer. For male companionship she oscillates between hairdresser Maxence and the intellectual Loic, but seems unable to commit to either as the memory of Charles and what might have been hangs over everything.



12 ) La Collectionneuse (1967)

La Collectionneuse (1967)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.



11 ) Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

“He who has two women loses his soul, he who has two houses loses his mind.” So it goes with Louise played by Pascale Ogier who is dissatisfied with her mundane life in a bleak Parisian new-town. She rents a pied-à-terre in the city so she can experience independence.



10 ) Autumn Tale (1998)

Autumn Tale (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Magali (Béatrice Romand), forty-something, is a winemaker and a widow: she loves her work but feels lonely. Her friends Rosine (Alexia Portal) and Isabelle (Marie Rivière) both want secretly to find a husband for Magali.



9 ) Pauline at the Beach (1983)

Pauline at the Beach (1983)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Fifteen year old Pauline and her older cousin, model-shaped Marion, go to the emptying Atlantic coast for an autumn holiday . Marion ignores the approaches of a surfer and falls for Henri, a hedonist who is only interested in a sexual adventure and drops her soon. Pauline’s little romance with a young man (Sylvain) is also spoiled by Henri.



7 ) A Summer’s Tale (1996)

A Summer's Tale (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.



7 ) Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Middle-class Parisian suburbs: Blanche and Lea, office worker and student, meet and become friends. Lea is going out with Fabien, but is thinking of leaving him. Blanche falls for Lea’s handsome and witty friend Alexandre, but is tongue-tied whenever she meets him. Lea goes on holiday and Blanche, still smitten with the dashing Alexandre, begins to get to get know Fabien. A classic Rohmer moral tale.



6 ) Love in the Afternoon (1972)

Love in the Afternoon (1972)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The last of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma.



3 ) Claire’s Knee (1970)

Claire's Knee (1970)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

On the eve of his wedding, on holiday on the Lake Annecy shore, a career diplomat visits an old acquaintance, perhaps a former girlfriend. Through her he meets an intense teenager, Laura, and then lusts after her sister, Claire. Whilst Laura attempts to flirt with him, his fantasy becomes focused on wanting to caress Claire’s knee.



3 ) The Green Ray (1986)

The Green Ray (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.



3 ) The Aviator’s Wife (1981)

The Aviator's Wife (1981)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

A student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her airline pilot lover. Then he sees the pilot with a blonde woman and he begins to follow them…



2 ) Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Two young girls meet, Reinette from the countryside and Mirabelle from Paris, and decide to take a flat together in Paris where they attend University. Four successive stories about their daily lives illustrate the very different views, characters and relation to the world of these two friends.



1 ) My Night at Maud’s (1969)

My Night at Maud's (1969)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.



Éric Rohmer’s Best Movies



Éric Rohmer Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
My Night at Maud’s (1969) 7 2 2 1 1
Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987) 1 6 3 5 2
Claire’s Knee (1970) 7 6 3 5 3
The Green Ray (1986) 11 6 3 1 3
The Aviator’s Wife (1981) 1 10 7 3 3
Love in the Afternoon (1972) 14 1 3 5 6
A Summer’s Tale (1996) 6 10 7 3 7
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987) 1 13 7 5 7
Pauline at the Beach (1983) 1 5 15 10 9
Autumn Tale (1998) 10 4 10 10 10
Full Moon in Paris (1984) 1 15 10 10 11
La Collectionneuse (1967) 12 6 10 10 12
A Tale of Winter (1992) 7 12 13 14 13
Louis Lumière (1968) 22 26 1 5 14
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993) 22 2 19 14 15
A Tale of Springtime (1990) 12 19 15 17 16
Rendezvous in Paris (1995) 19 17 13 17 17
The Marquise of O (1976) 17 16 19 17 18
A Good Marriage (1982) 15 17 19 20 19
Sign of the Lion (1962) 22 14 15 23 20
Perceval (1978) 15 22 23 14 20
Suzanne’s Career (1963) 22 21 19 23 22
The Lady and the Duke (2001) 20 22 24 20 23
Cinéastes de notre temps : Carl Th. Dreyer (1965) 22 26 18 20 23
Six in Paris (1965) 22 19 25 26 25
Triple Agent (2004) 18 24 28 26 26
The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007) 21 25 27 23 26
Celluloid and Marble (1966) 22 26 26 28 28
Catherine de Heilbronn (1980) 22 26 28 28 29
Les Jeux de société (1989) 22 26 30 28 30

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