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1. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 29,387

2. OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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58 Metascore

Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 - he's been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot, Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Lutz

Votes: 9,699 | Gross: $0.09M

3. The French Minister (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy

6.4
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65 Metascore

Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Bruno Raffaelli

Votes: 2,410 | Gross: $0.00M

4. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 2,696

5. The Minister (2011)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoeller | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker

Votes: 1,976

6. Outside the Law (2010)

Unrated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.6
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59 Metascore

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,002

7. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 915

8. Special Section (1975)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.9
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In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Louis Seigner, Roland Bertin, Michael Lonsdale, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 610

9. Elena and Her Men (1956)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer, Jean Richard

Votes: 1,192

10. Stavisky... (1974)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer, Anny Duperey

Votes: 1,244

11. Les guignols de l'info (1988– )

8 min | Animation, Comedy

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Stars: Yves Lecoq, Daniel Herzog, Jean-Eric Bielle, Nicolas Canteloup

Votes: 275

12. The Conquest (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography

6.3
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62 Metascore

A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

Director: Xavier Durringer | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 1,385 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,315 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec (2008)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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October 1980. Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche, is the French people's favorite comedian. He performs every night to a packed house at the Théâtre du Gymnase. One day, always ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: François-Xavier Demaison, Léa Drucker, Olivier Gourmet, Laurent Bateau

Votes: 559

15. The President (1961)

110 min | Thriller

7.2
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At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Renée Faure, Henri Crémieux

Votes: 515

16. Des lendemains qui chantent (I) (2014)

94 min | Comedy

5.7
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During 80s and 90s,Noemie is unable to choose between Olivier and Léon who came to Paris to make a fortune for themselves.

Director: Nicolas Castro | Stars: Pio Marmaï, Laetitia Casta, Ramzy Bedia, Gaspard Proust

Votes: 216

17. Pater (2011)

105 min | Drama

6.0
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Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier are pals. Like father and son. They sip port in bars dreaming of a film they might make. Together. Then just once in a while, they don suit and tie. Play ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier, Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong

Votes: 389

18. Paris 1919: Un traité pour la paix (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.5
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A film about the Paris Peace Conference that negotiated the end of World War I with the Versailles Treaty.

Director: Paul Cowan | Stars: David Lowe, Paul Bandey, Yan Brian, Jean-Gabriel Nordmann

Votes: 100

19. Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution (2009 TV Movie)

Drama

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In 1794, French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre produced the world's first defense of "state terror" - claiming that the road to virtue lay through political violence. This film ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Stephen Hogan, Vasile Albinet, David Andress, Martin Hancock

Votes: 34

20. L'école du pouvoir (2009 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama

7.6
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A retelling in two parts, from 1977 to 1986, of the education and the rise to power of a group of young graduates of the prestigious ENA school.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Robinson Stévenin, Élodie Navarre, Céline Sallette, Thibault Vinçon

Votes: 134

21. The Last Mitterrand (2005)

116 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Jalil Lespert, Philippe Fretun, Anne Cantineau

Votes: 904

22. De Gaulle (2006– )

210 min | Biography, History

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Stars: Bernard Farcy, Danièle Lebrun, David Ryall, Grégoire Oestermann

Votes: 107

23. L'affaire Dreyfus (1995 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Gérard Desarthe, Christian Brendel, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Votes: 69

24. Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre (1989)

Biography, Drama

6.2
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France experienced one of the most chilling winters in 1954.It was during that harsh weather that a catholic priest L'Abbé Pierre wrote an open letter to minister of housing to provide shelter to numerous homeless people.

Director: Denis Amar | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Hirsch, Antoine Vitez

Votes: 170

25. Chateaubriand (2010 TV Movie)

102 min | Biography

6.0
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The film is based on real events in the life of the famous French writer and politician François-René de Chateaubriand.

Director: Pierre Aknine | Stars: Frédéric Diefenthal, Armelle Deutsch, Annelise Hesme, Aurélia Petit

Votes: 31

26. Who Is Bernard Tapie? (2001)

PG | 56 min | Documentary

5.8
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This documentary tells two stories simultaneously: it's a profile of Bernard Tapie, a wealthy man who rises and falls spectacularly in French society and may be on the rise again; and, it's... See full summary »

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Claude Lelouch, Marina Zenovich, Bernard Tapie, Anne-Laure Plante

Votes: 56

27. Is There a Frenchman in the House? (1982)

106 min | Comedy, Crime

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Horace Tumelat,a powerful politician was raised by his uncle Eusèbe.He has to find a letter written by his uncle who committed suicide.

Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky | Stars: Victor Lanoux, Jacques Dutronc, Jacqueline Maillan, Michel Galabru

Votes: 110

28. Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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Directors: Michel Royer, Karl Zéro | Stars: Didier Gustin, Edouard Balladur, François Baroin, Raymond Barre

Votes: 265

29. Pétain (1993)

132 min | Drama, History

6.4
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During second world war,Philippe Pétain gets absolute powers.The war ends with the arrival of allied forces by Petainism has not been put on trial.

Director: Jean Marboeuf | Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 77

30. Vive la France (1974)

84 min | Documentary

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Director: Michel Audiard | Stars: Michel Audiard, Jacqueline Kennedy, Yves Montand, Philippe Pétain

Votes: 27

31. 20 heures le journal (1981– )

40 min | News

5.8
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Stars: David Pujadas, Laurent Delahousse, Julian Bugier, Claude Sérillon

Votes: 23

32. Farewell De Gaulle, Farewell (2009 TV Movie)

95 min | History

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May 1968. Charles de Gaulle is 77. His great career is behind him. Obsessed by France's prestige, he's looking with distance to the student demonstrations. An intimate portrait of the General through the tale of 68'events.

Director: Laurent Herbiet | Stars: Pierre Vernier, Didier Bezace, Frédéric Pierrot, Catherine Arditi

Votes: 44

33. 1974, une partie de campagne (1974)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Raymond Depardon | Stars: Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Chirac, Philippe Clay

Votes: 123

34. La guerre sans nom (1992)

240 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary on the French-Algerian conflict 1954-1962 which was never officially called a "war", including interviews with some of the survivors.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Patrick Rotman, Bertrand Tavernier

Votes: 47

35. Le bébête show (1982– )

Comedy

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Stars: Stéphane Collaro, Jean Roucas, Eric Gindre

Votes: 20

36. The Rainbow Warrior (2006 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, History

6.8
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July 10, 1985. The Rainbow Warrior, a ship belonging to Greenpeace is docked in the port of Auckland, New Zealand when it sinks after an explosion. The incident claims the life of Fernando ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Boutron | Stars: Niels Arestrup, Julie Gayet, Pascal Elbé, Grégori Derangère

Votes: 40

37. Le président (2010)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Yves Jeuland | Stars: Georges Frêche, Laurent Blondiau, Frédéric Bort, Gilles Cohen-Solal

Votes: 64

38. Munich or Peace in Our Time (1967 TV Movie)

172 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Édouard Daladier, André Francois-Poncet, Pierre Cot, Jacques Duclos

Votes: 11

39. Mai 68, l'autre côté des barricades

Documentary | Announced

May 1968: France is in turmoil and on the brink of a revolution. This documentary focuses on showing us from the lesser known authorities' perspective how it was perceived and disaster was averted.

Director: Dominique Beaux | Stars: Dominique Beaux, Jean-Baptiste Evette, Maurice Grimaud, Edouard Balladur

40. 7 sur 7 (1981–1997)

55 min | News

5.2
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Stars: Anne Sinclair, Jean Lanzi, Alain Juppé, François Léotard

Votes: 12

41. Chirac (2006 TV Movie)

220 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: Michèle Alliot-Marie, Claude Allègre, Martine Aubry, Edouard Balladur

Votes: 35

42. Paris à tout prix (2001 TV Movie)

150 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Yves Jeuland | Stars: Claude Rich, Bertrand Delanoë, Philippe Séguin, Jean Tiberi

Votes: 19

43. Les gens du Monde (2014)

82 min | Documentary

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Director: Yves Jeuland | Stars: Didier Pourquery, Abel Mestre, Thomas Wieder, Raphaëlle Bacqué

Votes: 35

45. L'Elysée au pied du mur (2009 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

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Director: Patrick Barberis | Stars: Jacques Attali, Joachim Bitterlich, Sophie-Caroline de Margerie, Roland Dumas

Votes: 5

46. Philippe Pétain (2010 TV Movie)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Directors: Paule Muxel, Bertrand de Solliers | Stars: Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Dominique Blanc, Ulrich Herbert, Gerd Krumeich

47. Le pouvoir (2013)

105 min | Documentary

5.7
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Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: François Hollande, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Raymond Depardon, Laurent Fabius

Votes: 34

48. De Gaulle: My Father (2005 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

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Director: René-Jean Bouyer | Star: Jean Rochefort

49. Evasion fiscale: Le hold-up du siècle (2013 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

7.5
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Directors: Xavier Harel, Rémy Burkel | Stars: Xavier Harel, Mathilde Dupré, Lionel Verrière, Michel Bouvignies

Votes: 19

50. I Have Understood You: De Gaulle 1958-1962 (2010 TV Movie)

95 min

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Director: Serge Moati | Stars: Patrick Chesnais, Hubert Saint-Macary, Mathias Mlekuz, Pierre-Alain Chapuis

Votes: 9