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1. 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: 26,201 | Gross: $0.28M

2. 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: 53,480 | Gross: $0.63M

3. 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: 29,594 | Gross: $0.55M

4. Astérix aux jeux olympiques (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.

Directors: Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon

Votes: 24,207 | Gross: $1.00M

5. The Ax (2005)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A chemist (Garcia) loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: José Garcia, Karin Viard, Geordy Monfils, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 6,913

6. Amen. (2002)

Not Rated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 12,378 | Gross: $0.27M

7. 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: 18,025

8. 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: 128,265 | Gross: $0.31M

9. La disparue de Deauville (2007)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?

Director: Sophie Marceau | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sophie Marceau, Nicolas Briançon, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 591

10. Lucky Luke (2009)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

Fearless gunslinger, Lucky Luke, is ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Michaël Youn, Sylvie Testud, Daniel Prévost

Votes: 3,460

11. La loi du marché (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

74 Metascore

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

Votes: 4,853 | Gross: $0.11M

12. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 24,910 | Gross: $1.05M

13. La Promesse (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 6,318 | Gross: $0.45M

14. Sauf le respect que je vous dois (2005)

90 min | Drama

Disheartened after a shocking event that took place in his firm, a compliant and committed employee loses the ground under his feet and revolts.

Director: Fabienne Godet | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Dominique Blanc, Julie Depardieu, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 311

15. Partisan (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

Director: Ariel Kleiman | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara, Esther Blaser-Tokarev

Votes: 3,523

16. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 75,822 | Gross: $10.30M

17. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 213,389 | Gross: $44.67M

18. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 646,093 | Gross: $13.18M

19. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 633,968 | Gross: $33.23M

20. 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: 889,089 | Gross: $19.50M

21. Le fils (2002)

99 min | Drama, Mystery

86 Metascore

A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart, Nassim Hassaïni

Votes: 8,164 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 18,055 | Gross: $0.61M

23. Rosetta (1999)

R | 95 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 11,097 | Gross: $0.26M

24. Le grand partage (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Leclère | Stars: Karin Viard, Didier Bourdon, Valérie Bonneton, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 699

25. Mammuth (2010)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A retiree battles to obtain his rightfully due pension.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani, Miss Ming

Votes: 3,275

26. Les cowboys (2015)

R | 104 min | Drama

67 Metascore

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.

Director: Thomas Bidegain | Stars: François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Ellora Torchia

Votes: 1,687 | Gross: $0.07M

27. Grave (II) (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 45,919 | Gross: $0.51M

28. Réparer les vivants (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with a critical degenerative heart condition and a team of compassionate doctors; all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected.

Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 2,130 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

67 Metascore

A look at the platonic relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her female readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 7,337 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 82,791 | Gross: $6.74M



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