Favourite French Movies

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Heartbreaker (2010)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
5.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
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An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. (107 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. (120 mins.)
 
8.
99 francs (2007)
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love. (100 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
9.
The Valet (2006)
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A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage. (85 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
10.
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
 
11.
Toi et moi (2006)
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In Paris, Ariane and Lena are sisters. Ariane writes photo novellas for the magazine "Toi et Moi." She's emotional and her long-time boyfriend... (90 mins.)
 
12.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. (105 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
13.
Le divorce (2003)
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French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris. (117 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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The life story of singer Édith Piaf. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
16.
I Do (2006)
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At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes... (90 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
17.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
 
18.
Love Lasts Three Years (2011)
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage. (98 mins.)
 
19.
Love Songs (2007)
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A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. (91 mins.)
 
20.
Dans Paris (2006)
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Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan... (92 mins.)
 
21.
Mood Indigo (2013)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
22.
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
 
23.
Days of Glory (2006)
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During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
 
24.
Days of Glory (2006)
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During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
 
25.
The Hedgehog (2009)
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Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday... (100 mins.)
Director: Mona Achache
 
26.
Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: James Huth
 
27.
It Boy (2013)
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins... (92 mins.)
Director: David Moreau
 
28.
Le Chef (2012)
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy. (84 mins.)
Director: Daniel Cohen
 
29.
Bon voyage (2003)
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An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city. (114 mins.)
 
30.
A Happy Event (2011)
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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... (107 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
 
31.
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
 
32.
House of Tolerance (2011)
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings... (122 mins.)
 
33.
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
 
34.
...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)
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Is the love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men. (100 mins.)
Director: Yvan Attal
 
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Love Is in the Air (2013)
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Antoine is a lawyer living in New York. On his way back to France for the final round of a job interview... (96 mins.)
 
37.
Jules and Jim (1962)
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
 
38.
Living on Love Alone (2010)
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Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real... (85 mins.)
Director: Isabelle Czajka
 
39.
Domestic Life (2013)
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Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area... (93 mins.)
Director: Isabelle Czajka
 
40.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
41.
The Apartment (1996)
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Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance... (116 mins.)
Director: Gilles Mimouni
 
42.
Fanfan (2003)
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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. (97 mins.)
 
43.
Love Me If You Dare (2003)
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A love story between two psychopaths that turns into a dare-or-not-dare game. (93 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
 
44.
Bed & Board (1970)
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Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers... (100 mins.)
 
45.
Pas son genre (2014)
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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... (111 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
46.
A Castle in Italy (2013)
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A family is forced to sell their Italian home. (104 mins.)
 
47.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
48.
Love Like Poison (2010)
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left... (92 mins.)
 
49.
The Things of Life (1970)
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Pierre, a successful engineer in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded,... (89 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
50.
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
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A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well. (117 mins.)
 
51.
The Clink of Ice (2010)
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An alcoholic writer is visited by an incarnation of his cancer. (87 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
52.
Il ne faut jurer... de rien! (2005)
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Paris, 1830. Valentin loses himself in alcohol, gambling and women. He does not believe in life and especially not in love... (101 mins.)
Director: Eric Civanyan
 
53.
My Life to Live (1962)
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
54.
Molière (2007)
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Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise. (120 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
 
55.
The Girl Cut in Two (2007)
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A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her. (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
56.
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired,... (106 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
57.
Paris (2008)
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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... (130 mins.)
 
58.
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
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The once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frederic and his movie-star wife Angele hits the rocks when another couple joins them on a Roman holiday. (95 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
59.
Angel-A (2005)
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A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together. (91 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson