The best movies with Louis de Funès

List of the 10 best movies starring Louis de Funès, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Fantomas
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Fantomas

Role in movie: Commissaire Juve
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e journaliste Fandor invente une interview avec le mystérieux Fantomas. Fantomas s'indigne et enlève le journaliste pour le contraindre à dire la vérité et comme Fandor ne fait pas cela, il se déguise en Fandor et avec son visage il réalise un sensationnel vol de bijoux. Le Commissaire Juve arrête Fandor, croyant qu'il est Fantomas, mais il est à son tour arrêté quand Fantomas fait un autre coup, cette fois-ci déguisé en Juve. Mais les deux sont libérés par Fantomas lui-même. Le célèbre voleur n'a-t-il pas une raison cachée pour son acte de générosité ?

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Rob the Bank (Faites sauter la banque!)
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Rob the Bank (Faites sauter la banque!)

Role in movie: Victor Garnier
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hopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he considers himself shamelessly robbed by the bank; it seems only fair to him to return the 'favor' and rob the bank, teaming up with the whole family as they were all duped. Even for professionals such an enterprise -he decides to dig a tunnel- is quite demanding, but for simple commoners it's daunting, as they also have their personal downsides; thus Victor's wife has a most unwelcome tendency to blurt out the truth, even to the grumpy local copper: a crazy risk when you need to keep a criminal plan secret.

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Neither Seen Nor Recognized (Ni vu, ni connu)
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Neither Seen Nor Recognized (Ni vu, ni connu)

Role in movie: Blaireau
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n a small French village, everything would be quiet if the local wildlife cop was not being ridiculed by a smart poacher.

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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob)
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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob)

Role in movie: Victor Pivert/Rabbi Jacob
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n this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.

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Four Bags Full (La traversee de Paris)
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Four Bags Full (La traversee de Paris)

Role in movie: Jambier
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wo men, a painter and a poor guy have to cross over Paris by night during world war II and nazi occupation to delivery black market meat. As they walk along dark parisian streets they encounter various characters and adventures until they are arrested by German police.

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Delusions of Grandeur
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Delusions of Grandeur

Role in movie: Don Salluste de Bazan
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on Sallust (Louis de Funès) is minister of the King of Spain. It is a being disingenuous, hypocritical and greedy that collects the taxes himself, he turns in part to his advantage. He is hated by the people he oppresse.Accusé by Queen, a beautiful princess Bavarian, of having an illegitimate child to one of her maids of honor, he was stripped of his duties and ordered to retire to a monastery. Decided to revenge, it comes in contact with his nephew seducing Caesar ...

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Oscar
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Oscar

Role in movie: Bertrand Barnier
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his film originated as a play in Paris. The story focuses on the one-day adventures of Bertrand Barnier played with a genius of French cinema, Louis de Funes. In the same morning he learns that his daughter is pregnant, an employee stole a large amount of money from his company, his maid is about to resign in order to marry a wealthy neighbor and his body builder is interested in marrying his daughter. The seemingly complicated story-line is full of comedy or errors and some of the most hilarious mime scenes of the French cinema.

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The Sucker (Le corniaud)
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The Sucker (Le corniaud)

Role in movie: Leopold Saroyan
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n this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it happens to be filled with such contraband as stolen money, jewelry and drugs, the involuntary and unwitting companions in crime soon attract all but recreational attention from the "milieu".

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Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At (La grande vadrouille)
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Don't Look Now: We're Being Shot At (La grande vadrouille)

Role in movie: Stanislas Lefort, chef d'orchestre
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uring World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must avoid German troops - and the consequences of their own blunders.

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The Gendarme Takes Off (The Troops on Vacation)
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The Gendarme Takes Off (The Troops on Vacation)

Role in movie: Ludovic Cruchot
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he whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the clique suffers from amnesia after an accident, all of the others reunite and kidnap him, to take him on a tour to their old working places and through their memories. In their old uniforms they turn St. Tropez upside down.

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Louis de Funès

Louis de Funès, born Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza, was a popular French actor of Spanish origin and one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel.
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