Most Popular "French Shock Cinema" Titles
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1. Irreversible (2002)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
Votes: 94,411 | Gross: $0.75M
2. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
3. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
Votes: 58,248 | Gross: $3.65M
5. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
6. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 93,837 | Gross: $59.59M
7. Rape Me (2000)
Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.
Votes: 15,179 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Pola X (1999)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée
Votes: 3,733 | Gross: $0.17M
10. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 30,310 | Gross: $0.21M
11. I Stand Alone (1998)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Votes: 15,379 | Gross: $0.05M
12. Choses secrètes (2002)
Unrated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,894 | Gross: $0.10M
14. Trouble Every Day (2001)
Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama
Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,657 | Gross: $0.01M
15. Le pornographe (2001)
Unrated | 108 min | Drama
Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and '80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. ... See full summary »
16. Twentynine Palms (2003)
Unrated | 119 min | Drama
David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a... See full summary »
Votes: 3,658 | Gross: $0.05M
17. Ex Drummer (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.
19. La vie nouvelle (2002)
102 min | Drama
The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.
21. Survivant(s) (2010)
26 min | Short, Action, Horror
France, 2014. 8 condemned to death prisoners are the contestants of a real TV show. They must find the exit of a disused military experiment factory infested with mutant zombies within 2 hours. Only the last survivor can win the game.