My favourite French movies

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1. 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: 6,834 | Gross: $1.73M

2. 36th Precinct (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 14,826

3. Nos enfants chéris (2003)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Benoît Cohen | Stars: Mathieu Demy, Laurence Côte, Romane Bohringer, Mathias Mlekuz

Votes: 384

4. 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: 6,068

5. Enfermés dehors (2006)

90 min | Comedy

6.3
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The story of a glue-sniffing homeless person who stumbles upon a policeman committing suicide and decides to put his abandoned uniform to good use. Initially this means using it to steal ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Dupontel | Stars: Albert Dupontel, Claude Perron, Nicolas Marié, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 1,717

6. Serial Lover (1998)

83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Four men meet one woman. Not a balance of power.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Michèle Laroque, Albert Dupontel, Elise Tielrooy, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 1,341

7. Happiness Is in the Field (1995)

106 min | Comedy

7.0
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Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Michel Serrault, Eddy Mitchell, Sabine Azéma, Carmen Maura

Votes: 2,353 | Gross: $0.41M

8. Look at Me (2004)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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79 Metascore

A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Marilou Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 4,841 | Gross: $1.74M

9. Monsieur Gangster (1963)

105 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

7.9
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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 »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche, Claude Rich

Votes: 4,446

10. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 833,549 | Gross: $19.50M

11. 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: 8,187 | Gross: $0.64M

12. 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: 602,819 | Gross: $33.23M

13. 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: 32,445 | Gross: $4.07M

14. French Fried Vacation (1978)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Luis Rego, Marie-Anne Chazel, Michel Blanc

Votes: 5,292

15. The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)

G | 95 min | Comedy

7.5
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A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Miou-Miou, Suzy Delair, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 9,966

16. Le premier jour du reste de ta vie (2008)

114 min | Drama

7.6
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Five key days in a family's life.

Director: Rémi Bezançon | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Déborah François, Marc-André Grondin

Votes: 8,075

17. 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: 43,217 | Gross: $6.18M

18. 99 francs (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Jocelyn Quivrin, Patrick Mille, Vahina Giocante

Votes: 16,780

19. L'auberge espagnole (2002)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou

Votes: 36,418 | Gross: $3.90M

20. L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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71 Metascore

Paul Exben is a success story - partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Lartigau | Stars: Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Niels Arestrup, Branka Katic

Votes: 3,046 | Gross: $0.16M

21. 2 Days in Paris (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl, Marie Pillet

Votes: 28,237 | Gross: $4.43M

22. 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: 4,347 | Gross: $0.45M

23. Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)

122 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Pascal Greggory, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Charles Berling, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 1,678 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Prête-moi ta main (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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 »

Director: Eric Lartigau | Stars: Alain Chabat, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bernadette Lafont, Wladimir Yordanoff

Votes: 5,201

25. La vie promise (2002)

93 min | Drama

6.0
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52 Metascore

A prostitute and her teenager daughter, will have to run away after the girl stabs her mother's pimp. The woman will try to find her son, which she hasn't seen in 8 years.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget, Fabienne Babe

Votes: 640

26. Go Fast (2008)

110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Van Hoofstadt | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Olivier Gourmet, Jocelyn Lagarrigue, Julie Durand

Votes: 1,581