First rate French movie listby jmbuyle | created - 23 Nov 2012 | updated - 11 Aug 2016 | Public
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1. Nothing to Declare (2010)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy
A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s.
Votes: 12,256 | Gross: $0.18M
2. Dead Weight (2002)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy
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.
3. Podium (2004)
95 min | Comedy, Music
Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married, with a son. He used to have another profession: look-a-like of French star Claude François. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming... See full summary »
4. Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.
5. Little Nicholas (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family
Nicholas has every reason to keep things in life unchanged; however, when he accidentally overhears mum and dad talking about a new baby brother, his world will turn upside down. Will they abandon him to make room for the little stranger?
6. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Votes: 16,874 | Gross: $0.30M
9. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 660,201 | Gross: $33.23M
11. Vidocq (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Paris, 1830: Vidocq is killed by a mirror masked man. A thief turned investigator, he was working on a case of men hit by lightning, burning up. A beautiful woman was involved. After Vidocq's death, his biographer tries to solve the case.
Not a comedy, but a good one anyway.
12. Janis and John (2003)
105 min | Comedy
Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".
13. Adventures of Arsene Lupin (2004)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
As the daring thief Arsène Lupin (Duris) ransacks the homes of wealthy Parisians, the police, with a secret weapon in their arsenal, attempt to ferret him out.
Not a comedy, but a good one anyway.
14. Wasabi (2001)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy
A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.
Votes: 35,001 | Gross: $0.08M
15. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.
Votes: 45,392 | Gross: $3.12M
16. Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.
Votes: 25,479 | Gross: $1.00M
17. 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.
Votes: 133,813 | Gross: $0.31M
Not a comedy, but a very good one anyway.
Debut: Vincent Cassel (Joan of Arc, Le pacte des loups, Ocean's Twelve, L'ennemi public n°1, Black Swan,..), Hubert Koundé and Saïd Taghmaoui (Three Kings, Crime Spree, Vantage Point, Traitor, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,..)
19. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 59,438 | Gross: $11.26M
21. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
Votes: 30,446 | Gross: $0.55M
23. 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.
Votes: 72,325 | Gross: $0.27M
24. 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.
Votes: 48,210 | Gross: $0.73M
25. 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.
Votes: 37,917 | Gross: $0.50M
26. Taxi 4 (2007)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Daniel, the driver of a very special taxi in Marseille, gets a famous soccer player to the stadium in time and later helps his clumsy police friend Émilien catch the dangerous Belgian after he escaped on Émilien's guard.
27. The Concert (2009)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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 »
Votes: 16,728 | Gross: $0.66M
28. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 943,536 | Gross: $19.50M