Best French movies

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1. 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: 8,032

2. 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: 598,776 | Gross: $33.23M

3. L'arnacoeur (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens

Votes: 22,759 | Gross: $0.50M

4. Un plan parfait (2012)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol

Votes: 6,489

5. 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: 48,731 | Gross: $3.64M

6. Love Me If You Dare (2003)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe, Joséphine Lebas-Joly

Votes: 60,326 | Gross: $0.55M

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, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 596,309 | Gross: $13.18M

8. Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (2012)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Sophie Marceau, Maurice Barthélémy, François Berléand

Votes: 4,162

9. Fanfan (2003)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Vincent Perez, Penélope Cruz, Didier Bourdon, Hélène de Fougerolles

Votes: 4,423 | Gross: $0.03M

10. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

Votes: 66,645 | Gross: $0.27M

11. Un heureux événement (2011)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't... See full summary »

Director: Rémi Bezançon | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marmaï, Josiane Balasko, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 3,764

12. L'amour dure trois ans (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage.

Director: Frédéric Beigbeder | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Gaspard Proust, Joey Starr, Jonathan Lambert

Votes: 3,916

13. L'art d'aimer (2011)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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The Art of Love (L'art d'aimer) is composed of several chapters following several Parisian couples. Isabelle (Julie Depardieu) has not had sex in a year. She declines an offer from her ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Mouret | Stars: Emmanuel Mouret, Pascale Arbillot, Ariane Ascaride, Frédérique Bel

Votes: 1,367

14. La vie d'une autre (2012)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A young woman falls in love, then wakes up a decade later as the mother of a young boy who is also in the middle of a divorce.

Director: Sylvie Testud | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Kassovitz, Aure Atika, Danièle Lebrun

Votes: 1,982

15. 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: 9,916 | Gross: $0.18M

16. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 17,211 | Gross: $2.01M

17. 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: 8,554 | Gross: $0.23M

18. Cloclo (2012)

148 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Benoît Magimel, Monica Scattini, Sabrina Seyvecou

Votes: 2,296

19. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 72,691 | Gross: $10.30M

20. 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: 11,891 | Gross: $1.36M

21. 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: 54,808 | Gross: $2.06M

22. 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: 36,291 | Gross: $3.90M

23. Je reste! (2003)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A wife fully devoted to her husband decides to live her dreams with a lover. Her husband doesn't give up and stays in their flat.

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Charles Berling, Pascale Roberts

Votes: 643

24. L'étudiante (1988)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Three months before her final examinations, the ambitious teachership student Valentine concentrates herself completely on learning. When Jazz musician Edouard wooes her, she agrees on a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon, Élisabeth Vitali, Jean-Claude Leguay

Votes: 1,472

25. Les sous-doués (1980)

92 min | Comedy

6.5
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Baptiste 'Bebel' Lavalle and his classmates in Versailles' private high-school Louis XIV enjoy their carefree life enough to deliberately fail the exams, a national record of zero ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Michel Galabru, Maria Pacôme, Daniel Auteuil, Philippe Taccini

Votes: 2,569

26. Ma vie en l'air (2005)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Will the fear of flying rob a man of his second chance for love?

Director: Rémi Bezançon | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Elsa Kikoïne

Votes: 2,030

27. La fille sur le pont (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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75 Metascore

One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frédéric Pfluger, Demetre Georgalas

Votes: 11,734 | Gross: $1.71M

28. 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: 9,329

30. Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 16,616 | Gross: $1.34M

31. Le boulet (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy

6.0
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It is the story of two types: Moltes a criminal in prison and Reggio one of the guards. Crazy adventures happen when following a winner ticket to Africa, they competes in a rally and are chased by the Turk, a sworn enemy of Moltes.

Directors: Alain Berbérian, Frédéric Forestier | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Benoît Poelvoorde, José Garcia, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 4,195

32. 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: 27,724 | Gross: $1.50M

33. À la folie... pas du tout (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Romance, Thriller

7.2
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Laetitia Colombani | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 17,119 | Gross: $1.01M

34. Paris (I) (2008)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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68 Metascore

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, he has nothing better to do than look at the ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Romain Duris, Joffrey Platel, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 10,658 | Gross: $1.01M

35. 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: 65,830 | Gross: $4.86M

36. Décalage horaire (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López, Scali Delpeyrat

Votes: 5,306 | Gross: $0.54M

37. 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: 10,390

38. Ruby & Quentin (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean Reno, Richard Berry, André Dussollier

Votes: 23,509

39. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.7
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53 Metascore

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 32,136 | Gross: $0.08M

40. 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: 5,179

41. La délicatesse (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos | Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier

Votes: 11,220

42. Aïcha (2008– )

96 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Sofia Essaïdi, Amidou, Rabia Mokeddem, Biyouna

Votes: 65

43. Tout ce qui brille (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

6.1
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Who has never been ashamed of Mom's new hairdo, Dad's bad jokes, that velvet couch in the living room, a childhood friend who obviously doesn't get it? Lila and Ely live just the other side... See full summary »

Directors: Hervé Mimran, Géraldine Nakache | Stars: Leïla Bekhti, Géraldine Nakache, Virginie Ledoyen, Linh Dan Pham

Votes: 1,672

44. Love Songs (2007)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 7,909 | Gross: $0.10M

45. 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: 5,969

46. 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: 13,138 | Gross: $0.30M

47. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 44,587 | Gross: $1.90M

48. 20 ans d'écart (2013)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the... See full summary »

Director: David Moreau | Stars: Virginie Efira, Pierre Niney, Charles Berling, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 7,101

49. 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: 94,950 | Gross: $5.99M

50. A Monster in Paris (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer.

Director: Bibo Bergeron | Stars: Matthieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis, Gad Elmaleh, François Cluzet

Votes: 17,228

51. 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: 31,095 | Gross: $3.77M

52. Les petits mouchoirs (2010)

Not Rated | 154 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Jean Dujardin

Votes: 20,473 | Gross: $0.21M

53. Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas (2006)

92 min | Drama

7.4
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Lili returns from holidays and learns that her twin brother left the house after a violent argument with their father.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Kad Merad, Isabelle Renauld, Julien Boisselier

Votes: 8,759

54. Le concert (2009)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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60 Metascore

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitriy Nazarov, François Berléand

Votes: 15,903 | Gross: $0.66M

55. Young & Beautiful (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat

Votes: 26,174 | Gross: $0.05M

56. La Vénus à la fourrure (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 14,198 | Gross: $0.34M

57. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 18,081 | Gross: $0.02M

58. 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: 33,892 | Gross: $1.48M

59. 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: 25,325 | Gross: $0.35M

60. The Returned (2012– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Consigny, Clotilde Hesme, Frédéric Pierrot, Céline Sallette

Votes: 17,481

61. 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: 25,496 | Gross: $3.08M

62. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 110,365 | Gross: $2.20M

63. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 11,749 | Gross: $0.17M

64. Le placard (2001)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.1
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72 Metascore

A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Michèle Laroque

Votes: 14,980 | Gross: $6.67M

65. 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: 58,727 | Gross: $0.34M

66. Poulet aux prunes (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 7,873 | Gross: $0.25M

67. Jack et la mécanique du coeur (2013)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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56 Metascore

A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. The situation dictates that he should avoid feeling strong emotions -- love, most of all -- but he just can't keep his feelings under wraps.

Directors: Stéphane Berla, Mathias Malzieu | Stars: Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz, Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 4,871

68. Sous les jupes des filles (2014)

116 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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A story about 11 women living in Paris. Each of them has her own problems: career, love life, children. Every woman has her complexes and virtues. They always look elegant, hiding their ... See full summary »

Director: Audrey Dana | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Alice Belaïdi, Laetitia Casta, Audrey Dana

Votes: 1,666

69. Two Days, One Night (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Baptiste Sornin

Votes: 38,053 | Gross: $1.44M

70. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.2
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80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 102,666 | Gross: $6.86M

71. 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: 77,012 | Gross: $4.44M

72. Pas son genre (2014)

111 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Clément, a young philosophy teacher from Paris is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair-stylist, who becomes his lover. They're free in their hearts and bodies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake, Charlotte Talpaert

Votes: 1,510

73. Notre-Dame de Paris (1999 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music, Musical

9.0
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A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier Phoebus.

Director: Gilles Amado | Stars: Hélène Ségara, Daniel Lavoie, Bruno Pelletier, Garou

Votes: 1,198

74. Roméo & Juliette: De la haine à l'amour (2002 Video)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

8.9
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Directors: Redha, Gilles Amado | Stars: Damien Sargue, Cécilia Cara, Grégori Baquet, Philippe Da Villa

Votes: 232

75. The Last Metro (1980)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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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.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 10,153

76. Mon meilleur ami (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.7
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65 Metascore

Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet, Julie Durand

Votes: 5,590 | Gross: $1.42M

77. La famille Bélier (2014)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.

Director: Eric Lartigau | Stars: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera

Votes: 19,611

78. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

G | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.7
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Two sisters leave their small seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. Hired as carnival singers, one falls for an American musician, while the other must search for her ideal partner.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 5,923 | Gross: $0.09M

79. Shall We Kiss? (2007)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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70 Metascore

When Gabriel and Emilie meet by chance, he offers her a ride, and they spend the evening talking, laughing and getting along famously. At the end of the night, Emilie declines Gabriel's ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Mouret | Stars: Julie Gayet, Michaël Cohen, Virginie Ledoyen, Emmanuel Mouret

Votes: 2,144 | Gross: $0.54M

80. À trois on y va (2015)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Lille, France. The affairs between a young couple living a tense period of their relationship, and a long term friend of theirs who cannot decide which one she likes the most.

Director: Jérôme Bonnell | Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Félix Moati, Sophie Verbeeck, Patrick d'Assumçao

Votes: 790

81. Le temps de l'aventure (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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58 Metascore

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, having just left Calais where she had performed in an ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Bonnell | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne, Gilles Privat, Aurélia Petit

Votes: 792 | Gross: $0.07M

82. Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

Director: François Dupeyron | Stars: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Isabelle Renauld

Votes: 9,976 | Gross: $2.82M

83. Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément! (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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He is a dedicated workaholic who lives and breathes his work. He prefers nothing more than silence. She is an accomplished pianist working on her big-break concert. To her, music and sound ... See full summary »

Director: Clovis Cornillac | Stars: Mélanie Bernier, Clovis Cornillac, Lilou Fogli, Philippe Duquesne

Votes: 3,644

84. Le tout nouveau testament (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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70 Metascore

Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens

Votes: 22,200 | Gross: $0.09M

85. Les héritiers (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.0
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The fact based story of a class of schoolchildren, teenagers, in a, from the look of it, mixed ethnic district of Paris, who's teacher decides to enter them in a competition to examine the ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Ahmed Dramé, Noémie Merlant, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 1,204

86. Un homme idéal (2015)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.

Director: Yann Gozlan | Stars: Pierre Niney, Ana Girardot, André Marcon, Valéria Cavalli

Votes: 2,295

87. Nice and Easy (2014)

93 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sebastian has one ambition in life: to do nothing. His horizon is his couch. His life he does not want to live but contemplate. But today, if you do nothing - You are nothing. So driven by ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Guedj | Stars: Baptiste Lecaplain, Charlotte Le Bon, Félix Moati, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 928

88. Le goût des merveilles (2015)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Louise, a widow with two children, almost crushes a stranger with her car. She takes care of him, even if he's not really wounded. It turns out that he has mental disorders and that they can help each other much more than they thought.

Director: Éric Besnard | Stars: Virginie Efira, Benjamin Lavernhe, Lucie Fagedet, Léo Lorléac'h

Votes: 1,631

89. Chocolat (2016)

119 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originality.

Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Omar Sy, James Thierrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 4,606

90. Demain tout commence (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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. She drives off leaving him with a wailing infant; he gives chase ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 11,561

91. Double Lover (2017)

107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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64 Metascore

Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset, Myriam Boyer

Votes: 3,306