My favorite French movies - mes films français préférés

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1. C'est la vie! (2017)

117 min | Comedy

7.1
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A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 1,778

2. Grave (II) (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 32,437 | Gross: $0.51M

3. Demain tout commence (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Samuel parties hard in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. She drives off leaving him with a wailing infant; he gives chase ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 11,656

4. Papa ou maman 2 (2016)

Comedy

6.2
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Two years have passed. After missing their separation, the Leroy seem perfectly successful in their divorce. But the entrance of two new lovers in the life of Vincent and Florence will set ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Bourboulon | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Marina Foïs, Alexandre Desrousseaux, Anna Lemarchand

Votes: 744

5. Retour chez ma mère (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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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.

Director: Eric Lavaine | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Alexandra Lamy, Mathilde Seigner, Philippe Lefebvre

Votes: 1,275

6. Adopte un veuf (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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When is recently widowed, it is difficult to get used to his new life - This is the case of Hubert Jacquin, who spends most of his time in his huge apartment to depress front of his TV. One... See full summary »

Director: François Desagnat | Stars: André Dussollier, Bérengère Krief, Arnaud Ducret, Julia Piaton

Votes: 849

7. Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément! (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence. She is an accomplished pianist working on her big-break concert. To her, music and sound ... See full summary »

Director: Clovis Cornillac | Stars: Mélanie Bernier, Clovis Cornillac, Lilou Fogli, Philippe Duquesne

Votes: 3,659

8. Un homme idéal (2015)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.

Director: Yann Gozlan | Stars: Pierre Niney, Ana Girardot, André Marcon, Valéria Cavalli

Votes: 2,300

9. Papa ou maman (2015)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Florence and Vincent Leroy are successful in business, marriage and children. Today, it's their divorce they want to succeed in. But when they both receive the promotion they've always ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Bourboulon | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Marina Foïs, Alexandre Desrousseaux, Anna Lemarchand

Votes: 3,166

10. The Connection (2014)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey

Votes: 8,102

11. Gemma Bovery (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier

Votes: 4,567 | Gross: $0.19M

12. De toutes nos forces (2013)

G | 86 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfill. To do so, Julien challenges his father to compete with him in the "Ironman" triathlon in... See full summary »

Director: Nils Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud, Sophie de Fürst

Votes: 801

13. Diplomatie (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

7.1
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72 Metascore

A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner, Robert Stadlober

Votes: 3,959 | Gross: $0.23M

14. La belle et la bête (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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39 Metascore

An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega

Votes: 16,363

15. Casse-tête chinois (2013)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 11,415 | Gross: $0.34M

16. Fanny (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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47 Metascore

"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Raphaël Personnaz

Votes: 869

17. Marius (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Raphaël Personnaz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Victoire Bélézy

Votes: 846 | Gross: $0.01M

18. 20 ans d'écart (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the... See full summary »

Director: David Moreau | Stars: Virginie Efira, Pierre Niney, Charles Berling, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 7,104

19. Les gamins (2013)

95 min | Comedy

6.2
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A young, frustrated musician finds unexpected kinship with his girlfriend's father.

Director: Anthony Marciano | Stars: Alain Chabat, Max Boublil, Sandrine Kiberlain, Mélanie Bernier

Votes: 2,535

20. Amour & turbulences (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

Antoine is a lawyer living in New York. On his way back to France for the final round of a job interview, Antoine finds himself sitting right next to his ex-girlfriend Julie. With a ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Castagnetti | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen, Arnaud Ducret

Votes: 3,879 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Bicycling with Molière (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy

Votes: 2,384 | Gross: $0.06M

Excellent !

22. Dans la maison (2012)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 25,357 | Gross: $0.35M

23. Un plan parfait (2012)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol

Votes: 6,500

24. What's in a Name? (2012)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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66 Metascore

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte | Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquédec

Votes: 12,291

25. Possessions (2011)

98 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Bruno and Maryline move into a small town of the French Apls, chasing their dream for a better life. But their primary enthusiasm becomes disappointment, anger and jealousy.

Director: Eric Guirado | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Julie Depardieu, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Alexandra Lamy

Votes: 317

26. Les papas du dimanche (2012)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.

Director: Louis Becker | Stars: Thierry Neuvic, Hélène Fillières, Olivier Baroux, Marilyne Canto

Votes: 108

27. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 205,930 | Gross: $44.67M

28. The Lady (2011)

R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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43 Metascore

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

Votes: 9,325 | Gross: $0.36M

29. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 597,320 | Gross: $13.18M

30. Forces spéciales (2011)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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37 Metascore

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad | Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 16,088 | Gross: $0.01M

31. R.I.F. (Recherches dans l'Intérêt des Familles) (2011)

90 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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A policeman takes his family on a holiday, and after almost hitting a wild hog, the car won't start. They get hike with a guy scrutinizing his pretty wife. Shortly after, she disappears.

Director: Franck Mancuso | Stars: Yvan Attal, Pascal Elbé, Valentina Cervi, Armelle Deutsch

Votes: 605

32. Tu seras mon fils (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Legrand | Stars: Niels Arestrup, Lorànt Deutsch, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Marivin

Votes: 915 | Gross: $0.25M

33. Les petits mouchoirs (2010)

Not Rated | 154 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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50 Metascore

A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Jean Dujardin

Votes: 20,488 | Gross: $0.21M

34. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 84,226 | Gross: $2.08M

35. Paris (I) (2008)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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68 Metascore

Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Romain Duris, Joffrey Platel, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 10,662 | Gross: $1.01M

36. LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship heats up.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christa Théret, Jérémy Kapone, Marion Chabassol

Votes: 7,228

37. Avenue Montaigne (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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64 Metascore

A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Cécile De France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Claude Brasseur

Votes: 3,776 | Gross: $2.04M

38. Tell No One (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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82 Metascore

After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 42,971 | Gross: $6.18M

39. Anthony Zimmer (2005)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Yvan Attal, Sami Frey, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 7,066

40. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,718 | Gross: $77.44M

41. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 48,775 | Gross: $3.64M

42. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 41,448 | Gross: $3.12M

43. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 573,011 | Gross: $32.57M

44. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,800 | Gross: $10.76M

45. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 599,527 | Gross: $33.23M

46. The Taste of Others (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 8,167 | Gross: $0.64M

47. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

7.7
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73 Metascore

To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost

Votes: 32,329 | Gross: $4.07M

48. Didier (1997)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sport

6.2
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Jean-Pierre, a frazzled sport agent, has better things to do than to look after his friend's labrador Didier. An amazing discovery will lead him off on an amazing adventure.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Elliot, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pascal Gennesseaux

Votes: 2,855

49. La vérité si je mens! (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community.

Director: Thomas Gilou | Stars: Richard Anconina, Richard Bohringer, Amira Casar, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 3,247

50. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 9,792 | Gross: $1.57M

51. Family Resemblances (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 3,821 | Gross: $0.32M

52. Les trois frères (1995)

105 min | Comedy

7.2
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Three half-brothers are reunited at their mother's funeral. After being told of their inheritance they quickly spend the money, only to find out that they will not receive it after all. The... See full summary »

Directors: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan | Stars: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan, Pascal Légitimus, Antoine du Merle

Votes: 4,956

53. Les visiteurs (1993)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 27,375 | Gross: $0.70M

54. The Lover (1992)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti

Votes: 16,380 | Gross: $4.90M

55. Le zèbre (1992)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Can one ensure immortal love? Hippolyte, an eccentric notary, sees his marriage to Camille as his one great success. He also believes that love doesn't last, and this flummoxes him as they ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Poiret | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Caroline Cellier, Christian Pereira, Annie Grégorio

Votes: 504

56. Indochine (1992)

PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne

Votes: 7,971 | Gross: $5.73M

57. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 5,527 | Gross: $3.09M

58. Tatie Danielle (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses. When the housekeeper dies falling off a ladder, ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Isabelle Nanty, Neige Dolsky

Votes: 2,816 | Gross: $0.60M

59. My Mother's Castle (1990)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain

Votes: 4,082 | Gross: $1.48M

60. My Father's Glory (1990)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 5,261 | Gross: $1.71M

61. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.6
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 19,507 | Gross: $15.14M

62. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

7.7
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 14,202 | Gross: $31.75M

63. The Big Blue (1988)

R | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

7.6
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35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 41,522 | Gross: $3.50M

64. Manon of the Spring (1986)

PG | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 18,110 | Gross: $3.94M

65. Jean de Florette (1986)

PG | 120 min | Drama

8.1
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu

Votes: 21,223 | Gross: $4.94M

66. Three Men and a Cradle (1985)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

6.6
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44 Metascore

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Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Votes: 2,888 | Gross: $2.05M

67. Tchao pantin (1983)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral, Mahmoud Zemmouri

Votes: 2,025

68. One Deadly Summer (1983)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon, Jenny Clève

Votes: 3,517

69. Le père Noël est une ordure (1982)

88 min | Comedy

7.6
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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.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 6,958

70. The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)

122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army.

Director: Daniel Vigne | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Votes: 3,425 | Gross: $2.38M

71. Garde à vue (1981)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider, Guy Marchand

Votes: 3,346

72. Quest for Fire (1981)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Votes: 17,817 | Gross: $20.96M

73. The Last Metro (1980)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 10,174

74. Les bronzés font du ski (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

7.5
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Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 6,043

75. Un papillon sur l'épaule (1978)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Mystery film about a man who finds there is another world to the one we know.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Lino Ventura, Claudine Auger, Paul Crauchet, Jean Bouise

Votes: 528

76. Le chat (1971)

86 min | Drama

7.7
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal

Votes: 1,396

77. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, History

7.3
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Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert

Votes: 5,198

78. Donkey Skin (1970)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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70 Metascore

A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle

Votes: 3,180

79. Le mur de l'Atlantique (1970)

107 min | War, Comedy

5.8
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A gentle restaurant owner inadvertently got involved in World War II after delivering a confidential document to an English pilot.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Bourvil, Peter McEnery, Sophie Desmarets, Jean Poiret

Votes: 602

80. This Man Must Die (1969)

GP | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A man asserts himself within the life of an actress he believes is somehow responsible for his son's death.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne, Anouk Ferjac

Votes: 3,284

81. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 16,437 | Gross: $0.74M

82. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 12,739

83. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 18,105 | Gross: $0.02M

84. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 9,260 | Gross: $0.01M

85. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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92 Metascore

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément | Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

Votes: 20,801 | Gross: $0.30M