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1. Les salauds (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Michel Subor

Votes: 2,813 | Gross: $0.01M

2. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

78 Metascore

1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 7,749 | Gross: $1.06M

3. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas

Votes: 47,297 | Gross: $7.00M

4. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 29,825 | Gross: $0.55M

5. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 26,406 | Gross: $0.28M

6. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 87,351 | Gross: $2.08M

7. The Last Deadly Mission (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Olivia Bonamy, Catherine Marchal, Francis Renaud

Votes: 5,362

8. Ultimate Heist (2009)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tuel | Stars: Jean Reno, Gaspard Ulliel, Vahina Giocante, Sami Bouajila

Votes: 3,022

9. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 24,317 | Gross: $1.38M

10. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Votes: 129,783 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 74,324 | Gross: $1.79M

12. Les Lyonnais (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval, Lionnel Astier

Votes: 7,002

13. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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: 70,644 | Gross: $0.27M

14. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 46,978 | Gross: $0.73M

15. Taxi 3 (2003)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy, Bai Ling

Votes: 36,872 | Gross: $0.50M

16. Supercondriaque (2014)

G | 107 min | Comedy

Romain Faubert is a 39 year old, single, medical photographer.. and a raging hypochondriac. His doctor and only friend Dr. Dimitri Zvenka, thinks he knows a cure for Romain: dating. But ... See full summary »

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol, Jean-Yves Berteloot

Votes: 6,747

17. La Rafle (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

Votes: 7,566

18. Point Blank (2010)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, Elena Anaya

Votes: 12,590 | Gross: $0.71M

19. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 10,725 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Secret défense (2008)

100 min | Thriller

In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Haïm | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Mehdi Nebbou

Votes: 3,110

21. Mea culpa (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Franck and Simon are both good cops and partners. Simon has been troubled since he killed three in a drunk driving accident, but when Simons son witnesses a murder, and is hunted by ruthless killers, he's efficiently back.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 2,409

22. 36th Precinct (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 15,344

23. Diamant 13 (2009)

98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.

Director: Gilles Béhat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Olivier Marchal, Asia Argento, Anne Coesens

Votes: 1,203

24. Carbone (2017)

104 min | Crime, Thriller

Danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Gringe, Idir Chender, Laura Smet

Votes: 1,292

25. The Connection (2014)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey

Votes: 8,799

26. Tueurs (2017)

86 min | Thriller

While Frank Valken makes a fabulous break, a killer squad goes into action and executes all the witnesses. Among the corpses there is that of the magistrate who is investigating the Mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-François Hensgens, François Troukens | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Lubna Azabal, Kevin Janssens, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 604

27. Les saisons (2015)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud | Star: Pascal Tréguy

Votes: 1,248 | Gross: $0.12M

28. Loin des hommes (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 5,676

29. Fleuve noir (2018)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The disappearance of a boy sends an alcoholic cop on the track of a suspicious teacher while falling for the grieving mother.

Director: Erick Zonca | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain, Élodie Bouchez

Votes: 996

30. Black (2009)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is getting over a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.

Director: Pierre Laffargue | Stars: MC Jean Gab'1, Carole Karemera, François Levantal, Anton Yakovlev

Votes: 326

31. L'immortel (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 29,934

32. Empire of the Wolves (2005)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A disgraced policeman helps a young detective to hunt down a serial killer who targets Turkish women in Paris.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jean Reno, Arly Jover, Jocelyn Quivrin, Laura Morante

Votes: 10,472

33. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 904,027 | Gross: $19.50M

34. À l'aveugle (2012)

94 min | Action, Thriller

A police inspector must solve two grisly murders. The problem is that his only suspect is a blind man.

Director: Xavier Palud | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Lambert Wilson, Raphaëlle Agogué, Arnaud Cosson

Votes: 992

35. Au revoir là-haut (2017)

117 min | Crime, Drama

November 1919. Two soldiers - a disfigured but brilliant artist and an ex-accountant - start a memorial con. But in the France of the Roaring Twenties, their adventures soon turn dangerous.

Director: Albert Dupontel | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 5,385

36. Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director: Edouard Deluc | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini

Votes: 1,014 | Gross: $0.20M

37. The Crew (2015)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Work-life balance breaks down for Paris's most gifted armed robbers when a grave mistake forces them to work for a crime boss in a high-stakes heist.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Guillaume Gouix, Youssef Hajdi, Redouane Behache

Votes: 2,672

38. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 26,780 | Gross: $3.43M

39. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

57 Metascore

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 58,005 | Gross: $11.26M

40. Normandie nue (2018)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

A French mayor has to convince his villagers to pose naked for an American photographer.

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: François Cluzet, François-Xavier Demaison, Julie-Anne Roth, Pili Groyne

Votes: 429

41. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 61,084 | Gross: $1.51M

42. Winter War (2017)

140 min | War

January 1945. The first French regiment of paratroopers to fight with an American unit to liberate Alsace in France. An Allied Division must take the forest bordering the town of Jebsheim, ... See full summary »

Director: David Aboucaya | Stars: Manuel Gonçalves, Laurent Guiot, Laurent Cerulli, Benoit Davin

Votes: 180

43. The Crimson Rivers (2000)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sanda

Votes: 53,823 | Gross: $0.63M

44. Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Camille Natta

Votes: 18,193

45. Paris pieds nus (2016)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard, Emmy Boissard Paumelle, Céline Laurentie

Votes: 2,159 | Gross: $0.69M



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