My favorite French movies - mes films français préférés

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1.
Raw (2016)
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When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. (99 mins.)
Director: Julia Ducournau
 
2.
Two Is a Family (2016)
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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... (118 mins.)
Director: Hugo Gélin
 
3.
Divorce French Style (2016)
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Two years have passed. After missing their separation, the Leroy seem perfectly successful in their divorce...
 
4.
Back to Mom's (2016)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Eric Lavaine
 
5.
Roommates Wanted (2016)
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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... (97 mins.)
 
6.
Blind Date (2015)
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He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence.... (90 mins.)
 
7.
A Perfect Man (2015)
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A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life. (104 mins.)
Director: Yann Gozlan
 
8.
Daddy or Mommy (2015)
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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... (85 mins.)
 
9.
The Connection (2014)
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A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings. (135 mins.)
Director: Cédric Jimenez
 
10.
Gemma Bovery (2014)
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Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker... (99 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
11.
The Finishers (2013)
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Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfill... (86 mins.)
Director: Nils Tavernier
 
12.
Diplomacy (2014)
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A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling. (84 mins.)
 
13.
Beauty and the Beast (2014)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
 
14.
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
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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. (117 mins.)
 
15.
Fanny (2013)
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"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius... (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
 
16.
Marius (2013)
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"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius... (93 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
 
17.
It Boy (2013)
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins... (92 mins.)
Director: David Moreau
 
18.
Les gamins (2013)
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A young, frustrated musician finds unexpected kinship with his girlfriend's father. (95 mins.)
 
19.
Love Is in the Air (2013)
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Antoine is a lawyer living in New York. On his way back to France for the final round of a job interview... (96 mins.)
 
20.
Bicycling with Molière (2013)
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Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre? (104 mins.)
“ Excellent ! ” - Aimjie
 
21.
In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
22.
Un plan parfait (2012)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
23.
What's in a Name? (2012)
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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. (109 mins.)
 
24.
Possessions (2011)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Eric Guirado
 
25.
Les papas du dimanche (2012)
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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. (86 mins.)
Director: Louis Becker
 
26.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
27.
The Lady (2011)
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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. (132 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
28.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
29.
Special Forces (2011)
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A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban. (109 mins.)
 
30.
R.I.F. (2011)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Franck Mancuso
 
31.
You Will Be My Son (2011)
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A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son... (102 mins.)
Director: Gilles Legrand
 
32.
Little White Lies (2010)
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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. (154 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
33.
A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
34.
Paris (2008)
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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... (130 mins.)
 
35.
LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Lisa Azuelos
 
36.
Avenue Montaigne (2006)
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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. (106 mins.)
 
37.
Tell No One (2006)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
38.
Anthony Zimmer (2005)
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In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent... (89 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Salle
 
39.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
40.
The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
41.
Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra. (107 mins.)
Director: Alain Chabat
 
42.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
43.
Winged Migration (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. (98 mins.)
 
44.
Amélie (2001)
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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. (122 mins.)
 
45.
The Taste of Others (2000)
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Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel... (112 mins.)
Director: Agnès Jaoui
 
46.
The Dinner Game (1998)
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To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime... (80 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
47.
Didier (1997)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Alain Chabat
 
48.
La vérité si je mens! (1997)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Thomas Gilou
 
49.
Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
50.
Family Resemblances (1996)
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... (110 mins.)
 
51.
The Three Brothers (1995)
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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... (105 mins.)
 
52.
Les visiteurs (1993)
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer... (107 mins.)
 
53.
The Lover (1992)
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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. (115 mins.)
 
54.
Le zèbre (1992)
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Can one ensure immortal love? Hippolyte, an eccentric notary, sees his marriage to Camille as his one great success... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Poiret
 
55.
Indochine (1992)
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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... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
56.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
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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... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
57.
Auntie Danielle (1990)
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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... (112 mins.)
 
58.
My Mother's Castle (1990)
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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... (98 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
 
59.
My Father's Glory (1990)
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father... (105 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
 
60.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
 
61.
The Bear (1988)
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters. (96 mins.)
 
62.
The Big Blue (1988)
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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. (168 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
63.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
64.
Jean de Florette (1986)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
66.
So Long, Stooge (1983)
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Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking... (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
67.
One Deadly Summer (1983)
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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... (133 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
68.
Le père Noël est une ordure (1982)
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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. (88 mins.)
 
69.
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: Daniel Vigne
 
70.
Garde à vue (1981)
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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. (86 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
71.
Quest for Fire (1981)
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This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source. (100 mins.)
 
72.
The Last Metro (1980)
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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. (131 mins.)
 
73.
Les bronzés font du ski (1979)
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Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
74.
Un papillon sur l'épaule (1978)
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Mystery film about a man who finds there is another world to the one we know. (95 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
 
75.
Le chat (1971)
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus... (86 mins.)
 
76.
Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
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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... (108 mins.)
Director: Gérard Oury
 
77.
Donkey Skin (1970)
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A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
78.
Atlantic Wall (1970)
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A gentle restaurant owner inadvertently got involved in World War II after delivering a confidential document to an English pilot. (107 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
79.
This Man Must Die (1969)
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Single father obsessed with murdering the hit&run driver who killed his only child, poses as a screenwriter... (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
80.
Army of Shadows (1969)
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An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
 
81.
La Grande Vadrouille (1966)
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A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help... (132 mins.)
Director: Gérard Oury
 
82.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
83.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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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. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
84.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
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A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau