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1. Odette Toulemonde (2006)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a ... See full summary »
2. Le silence de Lorna (2008)
R | 105 min | Drama
Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »
Votes: 7,386 | Gross: $0.34M
3. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Votes: 15,096 | Gross: $0.30M
4. Mademoiselle (2001)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.
5. Ce soir, je dors chez toi (2007)
84 min | Comedy, Romance
Alex (Jean-Paul Rouve) feels as if he's sitting on top of the world -- he's enjoying a successful career as a writer, and he's in love with a beautiful woman, Laeticia (Melanie Doutey) who ... See full summary »
6. Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (2001)
PG-13 | 154 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.
Votes: 2,142 | Gross: $0.91M
8. Cavale (2002)
R | 117 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno escapes and heads back to Grenoble, France. His plan? Settle some old scores, hook up with his foxy ex-lover, and avoid the... See full summary »
Votes: 1,072 | Gross: $0.06M
11. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?
Votes: 16,722 | Gross: $1.02M
12. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 25,960 | Gross: $3.43M
13. Afterwards (2008)
R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a ... See full summary »
14. Les enfants de Timpelbach (2008)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer.
15. LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
16. Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,147 | Gross: $0.44M
17. Le missionnaire (2009)
91 min | Comedy
A recently released convict goes to a small village to lay low for a while. His contact is the local priest. Unfortunately, the priest suddenly dies and the villagers all think that the con is their new village priest.
18. Nos jours heureux (2006)
103 min | Comedy
A genuine and often funny depiction of the relationships between monitors and children in a summer vacation camp. From romance to friendship, dancing to fighting, this French movie bring back good souvenirs of childhood.
19. With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Votes: 8,847 | Gross: $3.82M
20. Prête-moi ta main (2006)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family ... See full summary »
21. Si Paris nous était conté (1956)
130 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. Among others you will meet King Charles VII ... See full summary »
22. Priceless (2006)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.
Votes: 27,620 | Gross: $1.50M
24. Jacquou le croquant (2007)
Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama
Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.
25. Hail Mary (1985)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama
In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel ... See full summary »
26. Le roi danse (2000)
115 min | Drama, History, Music
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »
27. Je vous trouve très beau (2005)
97 min | Comedy, Romance
When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. In quest of a new spouse, he goes to Romania where he meets Elena.
28. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 48,445 | Gross: $3.64M
29. Les morsures de l'aube (2001)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Antoine is a social wannabe who drops an elusive aristocrat's name to get into an exclusive party. The name - Jordan - gets him whisked by two burly bodyguards into the office of the host, ... See full summary »
31. La veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.
Votes: 4,955 | Gross: $3.06M
32. My Friends, My Love (2008)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
Mathias and Antoine become a modern-day odd couple when they move in together in London. But while establishing house rules is easy, handling relationships with the opposite sex is another matter!
33. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 289,924 | Gross: $11.29M
34. Notre univers impitoyable (2008)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
Victor and Margot are both lawyers in a major consulting firm and form a solid couple in private. Yet one day they find themselves competing for the same job promotion. How will their relationship stand up to the outcome?
36. Daddy Cool (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy
Philippe Le Tallec, a scientist living in the USA, has to come back to France to look after his young girl Eglantine. But it seems Eglantine cares more about parties and boyfriends than her uncool dad ...
37. La jeune fille et les loups (2008)
110 min | Drama, Family
At the end of World War I, 20 year-old Angèle is determined to become the first woman veterinarian. Her life is an adventurous one and she becomes the object of ruthless rivalry between the... See full summary »
38. Secret défense (2008)
100 min | Thriller
In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »
39. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)
107 min | Documentary
A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.
Votes: 5,027 | Gross: $0.20M
40. Tell No One (2006)
Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 42,638 | Gross: $6.18M
41. Le deuxième souffle (2007)
155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...
42. Le grand Meaulnes (2006)
97 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story set in France in the years leading up to World War I. Two teenage boys experience love, loss, anguish and betrayal in a rural setting of great beauty.
44. Un couple épatant (2002)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
In the first installment in director Belvaux's trilogy, Alain's eccentric behavior causes his wife, Cecile, to hire a detective to follow his every move -- which yields unexpected results.
Votes: 972 | Gross: $0.05M
45. Le libertin (2000)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, History
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 ... See full summary »
46. A Pure Formality (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,892 | Gross: $0.20M
47. Le lièvre de Vatanen (2006)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
A reporter who's soon to receive the Journalist of the Year Award hits a young hare on his way home. He gets out of the car to see if it's ok, but the hare runs off deeper into the forest, taking him on adventure of self-discovery.
48. Vatel (2000)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.
Votes: 6,661 | Gross: $0.05M
50. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 594,536 | Gross: $33.23M
51. Ultimate Heist (2009)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son ... See full summary »
52. My Father's Glory (1990)
G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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 »
Votes: 5,227 | Gross: $1.71M
54. Peek-a-boo (1954)
95 min | Comedy, Musical
A small-town policeman is informed that "naked women" are dancing in a revue at a local variety theater. Being the guardian of public morals that he is, he decides to stroll on down there and check it out for himself.
55. Bébés à gogo (1956)
86 min | Comedy
France,late fifties:the baby boom was not over ...at least in " Bébés A Gogo'(=baby galore).The family's daughter and her husband (supposedly still student) are still living with dad and mom ,and they gave birth to seven children .
56. Bonjour sourire! (1956)
A small European Kingdom wants to make a frowning Princess smile for the upcoming Royal photo to be done. A mischievous Prime Minister goes to Paris to kidnap three famous comics to force ... See full summary »
60. Dandelions by the Roots (1964)
95 min | Comedy
Jockey Jack has a bill open with a gangster just released from jail. He somehow manages to parry the gangster's knife attack backstage at a theatre and the latter ends up dead being put ... See full summary »
61. Let's Rob the Bank (1964)
88 min | Comedy, Crime
Shopkeeper 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... See full summary »
62. Fantomas (1964)
G | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Adventure
Criminal mastermind Fantômas, a man of a thousand faces, is unhappy with Fandor, a journalist whose written a fictive interview of him. He kidnaps Fandor, threatens to kill him, but first ... See full summary »
63. Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (1967)
104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Fantomas wants to collect money from scottish rich' for letting them live. The French inspector (Louis de Funes) comes to a scottish castle to protect the owner, and to catch Fantomas. ... See full summary »
64. Fantômas se déchaîne (1965)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When Professor Marchand, a famous scientist, mysteriously disappears, the commissioner, Juve, immediately suspects Fantomas.
65. I tartassati (1959)
105 min | Comedy
Il maresciallo Topponi si presenta una mattina nel grande negozio di tessuti del cavalier Pezzella, per un accertamento fiscale. Su consiglio del consulente fiscale, il negoziante tenta di ... See full summary »
66. Hibernatus (1969)
82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His... See full summary »
67. L'aile ou la cuisse (1976)
104 min | Comedy, Family
Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tri-Catel to save the French art of cooking. After ... See full summary »
68. The Band (1970)
85 min | Comedy, Musical
Manager of female dance group and his cousin leads the group on a tour in the Rome and prohibit them to socialize with men. Problems occur when we see that one of the girls has a baby in Rome.
69. The American Beauty (1961)
104 min | Comedy
Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertible by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband's secretary/... See full summary »
70. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, History
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 »
71. The Discord (1978)
97 min | Comedy
Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, ... See full summary »
72. Le capitaine Fracasse (1961)
108 min | Action, Adventure
The ruined Baron Philippe de Sigognac, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors. Attracted by Isabelle, and by the enthusiasm of his acting companions, he joins the troupe.
73. The Sucker (1965)
111 min | Comedy, Crime
In this Franco-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 ... See full summary »
74. In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles!... (1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime
Paul fishes out of the water the body of his greatest enemy. To avoid accusations that he is a killer, taking steps that will clear his good name.
75. The Troops in New York (1965)
102 min | Comedy
After being chosen to represent France in an international congress, Cruchot and his troops must go to New York, and adapt to its social and cultural aspects.
76. The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
90 min | Comedy, Crime
The ambitious police officer Cruchot is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with persistent nude swimmers, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich ... See full summary »
77. The Troops on Vacation (1970)
100 min | Comedy
The 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 ... See full summary »
78. The Troops & Aliens (1979)
96 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people,... See full summary »
79. The Troops & Troop-ettes (1982)
102 min | Comedy, Crime
Cruchot's police office moves into a new building. They do not only get high tech equipment, but also four young female police officers to educate. All of them scramble to work with them --... See full summary »
80. Le gendarme se marie (1968)
92 min | Comedy
The gendarme Cruchot meets the widow Josepha. They quickly fall in love but Cruchot's daughter doesn't like Josepha and is determined to prevent the wedding by all means necessary.
82. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)
G | 132 min | Comedy, War
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 »
83. Le petit baigneur (1968)
96 min | Comedy
Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires... See full summary »
85. The Exchange Student (1967)
84 min | Adventure, Comedy
Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked ... See full summary »
90. Pouic-Pouic (1963)
86 min | Comedy
Léonard Monestier has made his fortune trading on the stock exchange. His eccentric wife Cynthia almost bankrupts him by selling some of his shares to buy an oil concession in South America... See full summary »
92. Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito (1959)
99 min | Comedy
When the swindler La Spada and his accomplice José come out of jail in Madrid, they decide to pull a really great swindle: nothing less than to discover and sell a third picture of the ... See full summary »
95. L'emmerdeur (1973)
PG | 85 min | Comedy
Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.
96. 600 kilos d'or pur (2010)
G | 100 min | Adventure
A group of adventurers make off with 600 kilograms of gold in Guyana, but when their helicopter crashes in the jungle, gold fever takes over.
97. La boîte noire (2005)
90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Images flash through Arthur's brain, voices buzz in his mind, uttering disjointed words and sentences. Arthur Seligman seems to have had an accident but did he run over a little boy or not?... See full summary »
98. Monsieur Gangster (1963)
105 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »
100. La tourneuse de pages (2006)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller
The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During... See full summary »
Votes: 6,368 | Gross: $0.21M