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List of Robert Bresson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Man Escaped (1956)
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A Man Escaped
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Fontaine is a prisoner spending his days at a Nazi prison. However, he is devising an elaborate escape plan, despite the fact that he sees another prisoner getting executed after a failed escape attempt. He soon receives a cellmate, a 16 year old who had joined the German army. Fontaine is not sure whether he can trust him with the escape plan.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
François Leterrier, Roland Monod, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Jacques Ertaud
2. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
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2
Diary of a Country Priest
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nicole Maurey, Claude Laydu, Rachel Bérendt, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel
3. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
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Au Hasard Balthazar
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2

In the French countryside, a baby donkey is adopted by few young children, Jacques and his sisters, who live on a farm. They care for him, and even baptize the animal, but when one of them dies, their family vacates the farm, and the donkey’s life turns upside down as he is given away to local farmhands who ill-treats him, and forces him to work very hard.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Philippe Asselin
4. Mouchette (1967)
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2
Mouchette
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert, Jean Vimenet
5. Pickpocket (1959)
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2
Pickpocket
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2

Pickpocket is a crime drama film about a young boy who develops pick-pocketing as a hobby, and is soon arrested by the cops. His friend Jeanne offers him support so that he can quit this habit, but it seems too late.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal, Pierre Leymarie
6. A Gentle Woman (1969)
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A Gentle Woman
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3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jeanne Lobre, Claude Ollier, Jacques Kébadian
7. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
10
2
Four Nights of a Dreamer
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer, Giorgio Maulini, Lidia Biondi
8. Angels of Sin (1943)
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2
Angels of Sin
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sylvie, Mila Parély, Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Marie-Hélène Dasté
9. L'Argent (1983)
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2
L'Argent
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2

A fake 500-Franc note passes through the hands of several people and eventually reaches the hands of an innocent man. The man soon finds himself in trouble as he does not realize that the note is not genuine.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet
10. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
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The Trial of Joan of Arc
10
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier, Jean Gillibert
11. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
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2
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert, Jean Marchat
12. The Devil, Probably (1977)
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2
The Devil, Probably
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano, Nicolas Deguy
13. Southern Carrier (1937)
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2
Southern Carrier
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Pierre Billon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond Aimos, Alexandre Rignault, Pierre Richard-Willm, Jany Holt, Roger Legris
14. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
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2
Lancelot of the Lake
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Humbert Balsan, Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek, Patrick Bernhard
15. Les jumeaux de Brighton (1936)
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2
Les jumeaux de Brighton
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2
As:
Writer
Director:
Claude Heymann
Star Cast:
Michel Simon, Suzy Prim, Raimu, Pierre Finaly, Charlotte Lysès