Best Movies of Josiane Balasko

Un beau soleil intérieur (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: null

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.


Le hérisson (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: null

Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents ...


Le père Noël est une ordure (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.


Les bronzés font du ski (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.


Les bronzés (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.


Ruby Blue (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An elderly man's innocent friendship with an eight year old girl is tarnished by the assumptions of a community when the little girl goes missing.


Trop belle pour toi (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.78M

A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ...


Un heureux événement (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't...


Un crime au paradis (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 65 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed ...


Gazon maudit (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.40M

After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.


Grosse fatigue (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.55M

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ...


Cette femme-là (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago. In one way or another she feels guilty for his ...


Le libertin (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ...


L'an 01 (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity. The population decides on a number of resolutions beginning with "We stop ...


Cliente (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A married construction worker leads a double life as a male prostitute serving rich ladies.


L'auberge rouge (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 59 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

In the 19th century Pyrénées, a stagecoach stops for the night at an isolated inn run by a couple of murderous thieves. The husband wants to kill and rob them all, but one of them is a priest whom the wife refuses to see harmed.


Nuit d'ivresse (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Jacques Belin, presenter of a silly TV show, gets drunk after receiving an award and misses the train bringing his TV-soap-star fiancée. He meets up with Frède, just out of prison after a ...


Le maître d'école (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.


Retour chez ma mère (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Stéphanie, a french architect in her early forties, has to return to her mother after loosing her job. Conflicts with her mother and her siblings ensue.


Beaux-parents (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 57 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

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