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Ranking All Of Director François Ozon’s Movies

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

We took all of the movies directed by François Ozon and looked at their 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.

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The Top Film’s Of François Ozon



18 ) Angel (2007)

 Angel (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters an aristocratic brother and sister, both of whom have cultural ambitions, and both of whom fall in love with her.



17 ) Ricky (2009)

 Ricky (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

When Katie meets Paco they fall in love. From this an extraordinary child is born; Ricky, who quickly develops into something wonderful and not so normal.



16 ) Criminal Lovers (1999)

 Criminal Lovers (1999)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, they chance upon a dilapidated cottage where a hulking man takes them prisoner and proceeds to feed Luc’s sexual appetite.



15 ) Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)

 Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 14
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she’s pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis’ brother joins her in her refuge.



14 ) Double Lover (2017)

 Double Lover (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 16

Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.



13 ) Sitcom (1998)

 Sitcom (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 15
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother’s discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister’s suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband… And it all started with the arrival in the family of an innocent looking rat…



12 ) Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

 Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

The film is based on a German play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tropfen auf heisse Steine. A 50-year-old business man Léopold arrives home with 20-year-old Franz, whom he has just met. Franz is not quite sure why he agreed to come home with Léopold as he is supposed to be meeting his fiancée Anna, but he accepts drinks from Léopold and they begin to get to know each other.



11 ) Potiche (2010)

 Potiche (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

A housewife takes over her husband’s umbrella business after his illness.



10 ) 5×2 (2004)

 5x2 (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles is elsewhere; Gilles and Marion’s joyous wedding; and, finally, the fateful moment when they meet as acquaintances at an Italian beach resort, and their love affair begins.



9 ) Young & Beautiful (2013)

 Young & Beautiful (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.



8 ) The New Girlfriend (2014)

 The New Girlfriend (2014)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.



7 ) Swimming Pool (2003)

 Swimming Pool (2003)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of psychological imagery and an erotic exploration of the female body.



6 ) By the Grace of God (2018)

 By the Grace of God (2018)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the priest, to “release their word” on what they suffered.



5 ) 8 Women (2002)

 8 Women (2002)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.



4 ) Time to Leave (2005)

 Time to Leave (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He’s cruel: facing death, he pushes people away – what’s the point? He visits his grandmother to tell her; on the way, he chats briefly with a waitress. He looks at old photos, visits a childhood tree house. He takes pictures. Returning from his grandmother’s, he stops for food and sees the waitress, Jany, again. She makes a request. He returns to an empty flat – his lover has left. Can Jany’s proposition give him a way to move past self-pity?



3 ) In the House (2012)

 In the House (2012)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.



2 ) Under the Sand (2000)

 Under the Sand (2000)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.



1 ) Frantz (2016)

 Frantz (2016)

Review Website Ranks:

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

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.



François Ozon’s Best Movies



François Ozon Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Frantz (2016) 2 1 4 1 2 1 1
Under the Sand (2000) 1 3 1 2 4 3 2
In the House (2012) 3 1 6 3 3 1 3
Time to Leave (2005) 10 4 10 3 5 6 4
8 Women (2002) 9 5 11 7 5 4 5
By The Grace of God (2019) 5 17 2 13 1 4 6
Swimming Pool (2003) 5 8 7 10 8 7 7
The New Girlfriend (2014) 8 9 3 7 12 11 8
Young & Beautiful (2013) 11 9 12 5 8 7 9
Five Times Two (2004) 14 6 13 7 10 7 10
Trophy Wife (2010) 5 9 9 11 14 14 11
Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000) 18 17 4 12 7 7 12
Sitcom (1998) 13 6 15 13 10 11 13
Double Lover (2017) 12 14 7 6 16 16 14
Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009) 4 13 14 13 14 14 15
Criminal Lovers (1999) 15 12 15 13 12 11 16
Ricky (2009) 16 15 15 13 18 17 17
Angel (2007) 17 16 15 13 17 18 18

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