Éric Rohmer, Ranked

The pleasures of Éric Rohmer are evident even when first encountering his filmography, but only with time and increased exposure does his full genius come into view. Beneath those pretty but ostensibly simple surfaces are the vision of one of cinema's great totalizing artists, one every bit as cinephiliac and indebted to broader art history as his other Cahiers chums but who transmuted his love of Hitchcock and Hawks into a wholly unique aesthetic.

Mixing Impressionism, 18th-century theater, classic literature and cinema into gorgeously arranged dramedies, Rohmer fills these sunny canvases with moral dilemmas cooked up entirely in the neuroses of his pretentious pseud protagonists, whose endless pontification barely obscures how little they actually know. In his film cycles, he…

  • The Green Ray

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  • The Aviator's Wife

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  • My Night at Maud's

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  • An Autumn Tale

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  • Claire's Knee

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  • A Tale of Winter

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  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends

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  • Perceval

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  • Pauline at the Beach

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  • The Lady and the Duke

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  • A Summer's Tale

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  • Love in the Afternoon

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  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

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  • The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

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  • The Marquise of O

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  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

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  • La Collectionneuse

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  • Triple Agent

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  • Full Moon in Paris

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  • Rendezvous in Paris

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  • A Good Marriage

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  • Suzanne's Career

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  • A Tale of Springtime

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  • Place de l'Étoile

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  • Sign of the Lion

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  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

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  • Changing Landscapes

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  • The Kreutzer Sonata

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  • Catherine de Heilbronn

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  • A Modern Coed

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  • Nadja in Paris

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  • Le Trio en mi bémol

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  • Fermière à Montfaucon

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  • Bérénice

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  • On Pascal

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  • Véronique and Her Dunce

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  • Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak

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