Best French films

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1. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 64,261 | Gross: $4.66M

2. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 79,285 | Gross: $6.74M

3. The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.5
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In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is ... See full summary »

Director: Erick Zonca | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Natacha Régnier, Grégoire Colin, Patrick Mercado

Votes: 6,841 | Gross: $1.73M

4. 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: 206,918 | Gross: $44.67M

5. 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: 603,262 | Gross: $33.23M

6. Irreversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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51 Metascore

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 97,548 | Gross: $0.75M

7. 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, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 602,583 | Gross: $13.18M

8. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 34,045

9. 13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse

Votes: 15,614 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Caché (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot

Votes: 60,449 | Gross: $3.63M

11. Le passé (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 38,119 | Gross: $1.33M

12. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 55,203 | Gross: $2.06M

13. The Apartment (1996)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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A recently engaged man sees a former lover and becomes obsessed with meeting her again.

Director: Gilles Mimouni | Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 12,257

14. Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 18,568 | Gross: $3.17M

15. Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 26,446 | Gross: $1.26M

16. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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92 Metascore

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.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 95,305 | Gross: $5.99M

17. Lemming (2005)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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65 Metascore

After developing a flying web-cam Alain has his boss and wife over for dinner. She turns up to be very rude, and the same night Alain finds a live rare Scandinavian lemming clogging up the kitchen sink. The night things start going wrong.

Director: Dominik Moll | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,621 | Gross: $0.08M

18. La tourneuse de pages (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

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 »

Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Clotilde Mollet

Votes: 6,389 | Gross: $0.21M

19. L'écume des jours (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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54 Metascore

Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy

Votes: 13,223 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoé Félix, Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret

Votes: 34,119 | Gross: $1.48M

21. Mon fils à moi (2006)

79 min | Drama

6.8
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Tragedy strikes a young boy and his over-protective mother.

Director: Martial Fougeron | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Victor Sévaux, Olivier Gourmet, Marie Kremer

Votes: 671

22. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 66,152 | Gross: $6.17M

23. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 71,649 | Gross: $1.79M

24. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 59,282 | Gross: $1.51M

25. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 26,519 | Gross: $4.54M

26. To Be and to Have (2002)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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87 Metascore

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

Votes: 7,003 | Gross: $0.78M

27. Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 2,305 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 22,736 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Under the Sand (2000)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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86 Metascore

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 7,220 | Gross: $1.45M

30. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.5
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92 Metascore

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

Votes: 31,211 | Gross: $3.77M

31. L'adversaire (2002)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

Director: Nicole Garcia | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, François Cluzet, Emmanuelle Devos

Votes: 2,640

32. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 7,751 | Gross: $0.12M

33. Innocence (II) (2004)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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78 Metascore

A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 5,059

34. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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58 Metascore

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones

Votes: 8,608 | Gross: $0.23M

35. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 59,202 | Gross: $0.34M

36. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.0
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85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 70,751 | Gross: $1.32M

37. 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: 25,499 | Gross: $0.35M

38. 8 femmes (2002)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.1
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64 Metascore

One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 25,648 | Gross: $3.08M

39. La tête en friche (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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59 Metascore

A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 5,995

40. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 77,424 | Gross: $4.44M

41. 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: 84,509 | Gross: $2.08M

42. Time of the Wolf (2003)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau

Votes: 8,270 | Gross: $0.06M

43. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 25,486 | Gross: $0.28M

44. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 28,766 | Gross: $0.55M

45. Toto le héros (1991)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

Votes: 4,640 | Gross: $1.23M

46. Little Nicholas (2009)

91 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Maxime Godart, Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Victor Carles

Votes: 10,455

47. Playtime (1967)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

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Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly

Votes: 14,989

48. Les femmes du 6e étage (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

7.1
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52 Metascore

In 1960s Paris, a conservative couple's lives are turned upside down by two Spanish maids.

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura

Votes: 8,608 | Gross: $0.72M

49. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 9,652 | Gross: $0.10M

50. 5x2 (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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62 Metascore

Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss, Françoise Fabian, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 8,012 | Gross: $0.13M

51. Little Nicholas (2009)

91 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Maxime Godart, Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Victor Carles

Votes: 10,455

52. Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 66,009 | Gross: $4.86M

53. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 37,592 | Gross: $10.11M

54. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 18,781 | Gross: $0.05M

55. The Tree (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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58 Metascore

After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.

Director: Julie Bertuccelli | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Marton Csokas, Christian Byers

Votes: 4,029 | Gross: $0.07M

56. Le voyage du ballon rouge (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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86 Metascore

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song

Votes: 3,576 | Gross: $0.46M

57. Populaire (2012)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.9
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58 Metascore

1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.

Director: Régis Roinsard | Stars: Romain Duris, Féodor Atkine, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo

Votes: 9,972 | Gross: $0.18M

58. Jour de Fête (1949)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

7.4
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Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

Votes: 6,199

59. Time Out (2001)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet, Jean-Pierre Mangeot

Votes: 4,348 | Gross: $0.45M

60. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Jessica Errero, Christiane Blum

Votes: 2,591 | Gross: $0.02M

61. 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: 49,067 | Gross: $3.64M

62. Ensemble, c'est tout (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Guillaume Canet, Laurent Stocker, Françoise Bertin

Votes: 10,607

63. Les émotifs anonymes (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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69 Metascore

What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie

Votes: 9,380

64. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.4
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68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 9,052 | Gross: $1.62M

65. L'héritage (2006)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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Three French hipsters and their translator travel through rural Georgia to claim a remote, ruined castle that one of them has inherited. En route, they encounter an old man and his grandchild who are on a journey to carry out a mysterious, morbid ritual designed to end a conflict between warring clans.

Directors: Géla Babluani, Temur Babluani | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Stanislas Merhar, Olga Legrand, Pascal Bongard

Votes: 540

66. Les beaux jours (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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57 Metascore

The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $0.01M

67. Read My Lips (2001)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Olivier Perrier

Votes: 11,932 | Gross: $1.36M

68. 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: 2,395 | Gross: $0.06M

69. Barakat! (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.4
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Set amidst the civil war of Algeria in the 1990s, Enough! is the story of two women. Emel is a Westerner whose husband, a journalist, is missing - perhaps kidnapped or even killed for articles he's written.

Director: Djamila Sahraoui | Stars: Rachida Brakni, Fattouma Ousliha Bouamari, Zahir Bouzerar, Malika Belbey

Votes: 122

70. Les beaux jours (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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57 Metascore

The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $0.01M

71. Priceless (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff

Votes: 27,854 | Gross: $1.50M

72. Cherchez Hortense (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.

Director: Pascal Bonitzer | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Carré, Marin Orcand Tourrès

Votes: 727