The most beautiful French movies

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1.
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.)
 
2.
The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
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In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids. (102 mins.)
 
3.
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
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A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear. (92 mins.)
 
4.
Quartier lointain (2010)
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A grown man wakes up to discover he is a teenager again. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Garbarski
 
5.
Je l'aimais (2009)
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Someone I loved (Je L'Aimais) is based on the best-selling novel by Anna Gavalda. It's the story of Pierre (Daniel Auteuil)... (113 mins.)
Director: Zabou Breitman
 
6.
Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)
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Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day... (88 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
7.
Regrets (2009)
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After the death of his mother, fortysomething introvert Mathieu enters into a second relationship with his high-school girlfriend, Maya. (104 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
8.
Leaving (2009)
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Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office. (85 mins.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
The Beautiful Person (2008 TV Movie)
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias... (97 mins.)
 
13.
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
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A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. (117 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Let it Rain (2008)
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Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in... (110 mins.)
Director: Agnès Jaoui
 
16.
Malèna (2000)
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Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town. (109 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Lily Sometimes (2010)
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Clara is happily married to a promising lawyer and lives in Paris. After the sudden death of her mother, Clara has to assume responsibility for her younger sister Lily, whose extreme sensitivity makes her vulnerable. (103 mins.)
 
19.
Priceless (2006)
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Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor. (106 mins.)
 
20.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
21.
Little Lili (2003)
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A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
22.
Hunting and Gathering (2007)
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When Camille (Audrey Tautou) falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck (Guillaume Canet). A moving trio story. (97 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
23.
A Single Girl (1995)
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Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child... (90 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
24.
Second Chance (2011)
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Ever since he can remember, Julien is bad luck to every woman he dates, with disastrous results. But just when he accepts he'll never find true love, he meets the beautiful, sexy Joanna. And much to her expense, he just can't help himself. (87 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Cuche
 
25.
Delicacy (2011)
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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker. (108 mins.)
 
26.
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
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In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. (107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
 
27.
Little Nicholas (2009)
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun... (91 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
 
28.
The Names of Love (2010)
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A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match. (100 mins.)
Director: Michel Leclerc
 
29.
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
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Five key days in a family's life. (114 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
 
30.
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
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Goodbye First Love (2011)
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A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world. (110 mins.)
 
34.
L'auberge espagnole (2002)
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A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. (122 mins.)
 
35.
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
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As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another. (93 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
 
36.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
 
37.
Beautiful Lies (2010)
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A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her mother. (105 mins.)
 
38.
The Butterfly (2002)
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This is the story of a young girl named Elsa who was raised by a single mother (Isabelle) in the city... (85 mins.)
Director: Philippe Muyl
 
39.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
40.
Russian Dolls (2005)
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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. (125 mins.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
Four Lovers (2010)
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What are adult love affairs ? Two couples meet and fall in love, lose sight of each other in the confusion and end up pulling through. (103 mins.)
Director: Antony Cordier
 
43.
Q (2011)
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In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire. (103 mins.)
Director: Laurent Bouhnik
 
44.
Love Lasts Three Years (2011)
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage. (98 mins.)
 
45.
Copacabana (2010)
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Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions... (107 mins.)
Director: Marc Fitoussi
 
46.
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
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What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René... (80 mins.)
 
47.
No et moi (2010)
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Thirteen-year-old Lou Bertignac is a gifted but lonely child. At high school she is already in fifth grade... (105 mins.)
Director: Zabou Breitman
 
48.
Me and You (2012)
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An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement. (103 mins.)
 
49.
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
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In this delightful comedy Justine (Inglourious Basterds' Mélanie Laurent) flits from one boyfriend to the next while her immature father secretly befriends them all. (98 mins.)
 
50.
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
 
51.
Populaire (2012)
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1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Régis Roinsard
 
52.
Renoir (2012)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste... (111 mins.)
Director: Gilles Bourdos
 
53.
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
 
54.
Just a Sigh (2013)
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Alix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film... (104 mins.)
 
55.
Young & Beautiful (2013)
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After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. (95 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
56.
Nothing to Declare (2010)
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A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s. (108 mins.)
Director: Dany Boon
 
57.
La Famille Bélier (2014)
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing. (106 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau