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List of famous film directors from France, listed alphabetically with photos when available. France has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best French directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of France and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List is made up of many different items, including Gérard Blain and Pascal Thomas.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best French directors?" and "Which directors are from France?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of France in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented French directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Abbas Fahdel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Abdelkrim Bahloul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Abdellatif Kechiche is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Abel Gance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Abel Gance Died at 92 (1889-1981)

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Adonis Kyrou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Adonis Kyrou Died at 62 (1923-1985)

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Agnès B. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Agnès B. age 76

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Agnès Delahaie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Agnès Jaoui is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Agnès Jaoui age 53

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Agnès Varda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Agnès Varda age 89

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Agnès Merlet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Agnès Merlet age 58

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Akhenaton age 49

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Alain Beigel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Beigel age 53

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Alain Berbérian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alain Cavalier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alain Chabat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Chabat age 59

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Alain Corneau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Corneau Died at 67 (1943-2010)

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Alain Cuny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Cuny Died at 86 (1908-1994)

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Alain Delon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Delon age 82

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Alain Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alain Fresnot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Fresnot age 66

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Alain Gagnol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Gagnol age 50

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Alain Gomis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Gomis age 45

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Alain Guiraudie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alain Jessua is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Jessua age 85

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Alain Levent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Levent Died at 74 (1934-2008)

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Alain Maline is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Maline age 70

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Alain Payet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Payet Died at 60 (1947-2007)

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Alain Resnais is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Resnais Died at 92 (1922-2014)

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Alain Robbe-Grillet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alain Robbe-Grillet Died at 86 (1922-2008)

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Albert Band is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Albert Band Died at 78 (1924-2002)

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Alexandre Michon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alexandre Michon Died at 63 (1858-1921)

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Albert Capellani is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Albert Capellani Died at 57 (1874-1931)

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Albert Dieudonné is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Albert Dieudonné Died at 87 (1889-1976)

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Albert Dupontel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Albert Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Albert Lamorisse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Albert Lamorisse Died at 48 (1922-1970)

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Albert Uderzo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Albert Uderzo age 90

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Albert W. Hale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Albert W. Hale Died at 65 (1882-1947)

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Aleksandar Petrović is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Aleksandar Petrović Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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Alex Chan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alex Chang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alex Joffe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alex Joffe Died at 77 (1918-1995)

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Alex Ranarivelo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alexandre Aja is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from France
Alexandre Aja age 40

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Alexandre Arcady is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alexandre Astier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alexandre Astruc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alexandre Gavras is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from France

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Alexandre Ginnsz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from France