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1. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Not Rated | 202 min | Drama

A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Votes: 5,832 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)

101 min | Drama

Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

Votes: 2,219

3. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet | Stars: Bravo, Jean Genet, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais

Votes: 2,797

4. Mademoiselle (1966)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

In a French village, Manou is an Italian logger, virile, with a broad laugh. He can't say no to women's sexual invitations, and jealous villagers blame him for recent fires and a flood. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Keith Skinner, Umberto Orsini

Votes: 933

5. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 18,416 | Gross: $0.11M

6. The Green Room (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama

A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, Jean Dasté, Patrick Maléon

Votes: 2,426

7. Beau Pere (1981)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 2,315

8. Diva (1981)

R | 117 min | Thriller

Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer, Thuy An Luu

Votes: 10,935 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Love at Sea (1964)

73 min | Drama

A sailor has a brief affair with a young secretary.

Director: Guy Gilles | Stars: Daniel Moosmann, Geneviève Thénier, Josette Krieff, Guy Gilles

Votes: 96

10. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 25,359 | Gross: $0.92M

11. Captive of the Desert (1990)

96 min | Drama

A Frenchwoman is taken hostage by an African tribe for months - can she escape ?

Director: Raymond Depardon | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Dobi Koré, Fadi Taha, Dobi Wachinké

Votes: 155

12. La journée de la jupe (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years.

Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Khalid Berkouz, Yann Ebonge

Votes: 2,210

13. Kings & Queen (2004)

Unrated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Geoffrey Carey, Thierry Bosc, Olivier Rabourdin

Votes: 3,517 | Gross: $0.29M

14. La discrète (1990)

94 min | Drama, Romance

There is an author who has been dumped by his girlfriend and has no inspiration for a next novel. In an attempt to find a solution to both crises, he, along with his publisher friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Judith Henry, Maurice Garrel, Marie Bunel

Votes: 759 | Gross: $0.23M

15. Les ogres (2015)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives. They are ogres, giants. They've devoured the theater and ... See full summary »

Director: Léa Fehner | Stars: François Fehner, Marion Bouvarel, Marc Barbé, Adèle Haenel

Votes: 583

17. Turk's Head (2010)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough suburb throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.

Director: Pascal Elbé | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Pascal Elbé, Ronit Elkabetz, Samir Makhlouf

Votes: 403

18. Liberté, la nuit (1984)

82 min | Drama, War

In the mist of the Algerian events, a man finds a fugitive happiness beside a local woman.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Maurice Garrel, Christine Boisson, László Szabó

Votes: 182

19. A Kid (2016)

98 min | Drama

Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand. One morning, in his Parisian flat, he receives a call from Quebec telling him his ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan, Marie-Thérèse Fortin

Votes: 1,057

20. Imagine (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Votes: 2,211

21. 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: 9,003

23. Louise (Take 2) (1998)

115 min | Drama

A shaky camera takes us through Paris: the winding tunnels where the Metro trains run; the glittering neon-lit city streets; on shopping trolleys through stores; up onto abandoned roofs; ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Roschdy Zem, Gérald Thomassin, Antoine du Merle

Votes: 255

24. La crise (1992)

95 min | Comedy, Music

When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Zabou Breitman, Maria Pacôme

Votes: 1,145

25. Aaltra (2004)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, Michel de Gavre, Gérard Condejean

Votes: 2,618

26. Eldorado (2008)

TV-MA | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

Yvan finds a burglar in his house. He doesn't call the police and decides to give the young man a lift home to his parents.

Director: Bouli Lanners | Stars: Bouli Lanners, Fabrice Adde, Philippe Nahon, Didier Toupy

Votes: 1,976 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine (1981)

85 min | Comedy

Guy is fired from is job, and asks to stay with his friend and his girlfriend in their apartment. The longer he stays, the more disaster he creates.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Michel Blanc, Bernard Giraudeau, Thérèse Liotard, Anémone

Votes: 1,088

30. The French Detective (1975)

91 min | Crime, Drama

When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 1,237

31. Home (II) (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

Director: Ursula Meier | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux, Madeleine Budd

Votes: 3,623

32. The Names of Love (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director: Michel Leclerc | Stars: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem, Carole Franck

Votes: 7,151 | Gross: $0.51M

33. Paris Was a Woman (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Female (many of them lesbian) artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France, some developed an ex-pat culture, and most... See full summary »

Director: Greta Schiller | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Maureen All, Gillian Hanna, Margaret Robertson

Votes: 136 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Of Gods and Men (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 14,020 | Gross: $3.95M

35. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 17,803 | Gross: $1.02M

36. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 98,771 | Gross: $5.99M

37. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

94 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, JR, Jeannine Carpentier, Clemens Van Dungern

Votes: 8,508 | Gross: $0.95M

38. L'été (1969)

82 min | Drama

After the May 1968 uprisings in France, a young woman named Graziella moves to a remote house in the Norman countryside to contemplate the events.

Director: Marcel Hanoun | Stars: Graziella Buci, Pierre-Henri Deleau

Votes: 78

39. L'été en pente douce (1987)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

Fane wants nothing but a quiet countryside life with the woman and the sweet, brain damaged brother he loves. Envious neighbours however have plans of their own.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pauline Lafont, Guy Marchand

Votes: 455

40. Il a suffi que maman s'en aille... (2006)

92 min | Drama

Olivier's wife has left him. He needs to take custody of his daughter.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Jean-François Stévenin, Marie Féret, Charlotte Duval, Vanessa Dane

Votes: 24



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