Good French Movies

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1.
The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)
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Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmand and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a... (104 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
2.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
I... For Icarus (1979)
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Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it. (120 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
36th Precinct (2004)
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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... (111 mins.)
Director: Olivier Marchal
 
14.
The Eighth Day (1996)
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An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum. (118 mins.)
 
15.
Colonel Chabert (1994)
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Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate... (110 mins.)
Director: Yves Angelo
 
16.
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
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Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married... (103 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
La Chevre (1981)
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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed... (95 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
19.
The Annuity (1972)
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Doctor Galipeau has a brother, Emile, whose wife has just given birth to a baby boy and who dreams of owning a house... (101 mins.)
Director: Pierre Tchernia
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
My New Partner (1984)
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Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail... (107 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
 
23.
French Fried Vacation (1978)
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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. (87 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
24.
Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
25.
Any Number Can Win (1963)
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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability... (118 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
26.
Marius (1931)
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Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves. (130 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Korda
 
27.
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
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Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican"... (105 mins.)
Director: Georges Lautner
 
28.
La Piscine (1969)
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Deray
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988)
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Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families... (90 mins.)
 
31.
Live and Become (2005)
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
32.
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
 
33.
Of Gods and Men (2010)
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Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. (122 mins.)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
 
34.
The Sucker (1965)
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In this Franco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car... (111 mins.)
Director: Gérard Oury
 
35.
The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
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In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist... (107 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
36.
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
 
37.
La crise (1992)
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When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids... (95 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau