Feature Film, French (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jeanne du Barry (2023)
113 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Jeanne Bécu who was born as the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished seamstress in 1743 and went on to rise through the Court of Louis XV to become his last official mistress.
Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Maïwenn, Johnny Depp, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud
2. Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom (2023)
112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The only daughter of the Chinese emperor Han Xuandi, escapes from a strict prince and seeks help from the Gauls and the two brave warriors Asterix and Obelix.
Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Cassel, Jonathan Cohen
3. AKA (2023)
TV-MA | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A steely special ops agent finds his morality put to the test when he infiltrates a crime syndicate and unexpectedly bonds with the boss's young son.
Director: Morgan S. Dalibert | Stars: Alban Lenoir, Eric Cantona, Thibault de Montalembert, Sveva Alviti
4. Incendies (2010)
R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel
Votes: 184,012 | Gross: $6.86M
5. The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan (2023)
121 min | Action, Adventure, History
D'Artagnan arrives in Paris trying to find his attackers after being left for dead, which leads him to a real war where the future of France is at stake. He aligns himself with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three musketeers of the King.
Director: Martin Bourboulon | Stars: François Civil, Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Pio Marmaï
6. 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 an underpass tunnel.
Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Nahon
Votes: 140,691 | Gross: $0.75M
7. Close (I) (2022)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi's mother. "Close" is a film about friendship and responsibility.
Director: Lukas Dhont | Stars: Eden Dambrine, Gustav De Waele, Émilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker
8. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing
Votes: 157,177 | Gross: $2.20M
9. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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: 881,495 | Gross: $13.18M
10. Romance (1999)
R | 84 min | Drama, Romance
Frustrated by the lack of intimacy in her relationship, a young schoolteacher goes through a series of intimidating and often violent sexual partners.
Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévenin, François Berléand, Rocco Siffredi
Votes: 11,409 | Gross: $1.28M
11. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Despite being caught in her imaginative world, Amelie, a young waitress, decides to help people find happiness. Her quest to spread joy leads her on a journey where she finds true love.
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta
Votes: 769,597 | Gross: $33.23M
12. Curiosa (2019)
18+ | 107 min | Biography, Drama, History
A passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom, loosely based on the relationship between 19th-century authors Pierre Louÿs and Marie de Régnier.
Director: Lou Jeunet | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camélia Jordana
13. Climax (I) (2018)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile
Votes: 73,408 | Gross: $0.80M
14. Anatomy of a Fall (2023)
150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.
Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz
15. 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 to the Gevaudan province at the king's behest to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel
Votes: 68,679 | Gross: $11.26M
16. Asterix & Obelix: Mission 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.
Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci
Votes: 55,467 | Gross: $3.12M
17. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
R | 122 min | Drama
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Votes: 98,822 | Gross: $3.76M
18. Young & Beautiful (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.
Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat
Votes: 36,654 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Desire (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance
In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.
Director: Laurent Bouhnik | Stars: Déborah Révy, Hélène Zimmer, Gowan Didi, Johnny Amaro
20. The Piano Teacher (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama, Music
A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.
Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar
Votes: 67,677 | Gross: $1.90M
21. Benedetta (2021)
Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson
22. Revenge (II) (2017)
R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.
Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède
Votes: 45,686 | Gross: $0.10M
23. Last Summer (2023)
104 min | Drama, Thriller
Follows Anne, a brilliant lawyer who lives with her husband Pierre and their daughters. Anne gradually engages in a passionate relationship with Theo, Pierre's son from a previous marriage, putting her career and family life in danger.
Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Léa Drucker, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Courau, Samuel Kircher
24. What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)
95 min | Comedy
A teenager returns home to spend his summer vacation. However, in a mansion full of women, he will have no choice but to expand his education in titillating ways.
Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Serena Grandi, Claudine Auger, Marina Vlady, Fabrice Josso
25. Titane (2021)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years.
Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh
26. The Five Devils (2022)
103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Vicky lives with her mother Joanne and father Jimmie, a man struggling to find his place. When Vicky's aunt Julia arrives after being released from prison, her presence brings back the past in a violent, magical way.
Director: Léa Mysius | Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Swala Emati, Sally Dramé, Moustapha Mbengue
27. Athena (2022)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.
Director: Romain Gavras | Stars: Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon, Ouassini Embarek
28. 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: 181,419 | Gross: $0.31M
29. Raw (2016)
R | 99 min | Drama, Horror
A young woman, 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: 82,974 | Gross: $0.51M
30. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | 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.
Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun
Votes: 74,657 | Gross: $3.68M
31. The Beasts (2022)
137 min | Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged French couple moves to a local village, seeking closeness with nature where their presence inflames two locals to the point of outright hostility and shocking violence.
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Stars: Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Luis Zahera, Diego Anido
32. The Pot au Feu (2023)
145 min | Drama, History, Romance
It tells the story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet she has been working for over the last 20 years.
Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Pierre Gagnaire, Benoît Magimel, Jean-Marc Roulot
33. Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)
181 min | Comedy, Romance
A teen boy comes back to his hometown during summer vacation in 1994, searching for love.
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau
34. No Limit (2022)
TV-MA | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Roxana Aubrey decides to drop her studies and escape her life in Paris for a free diving course in the south of France. She is quickly pulled into a life that reaches new depths brought by the weight of an ocean's descent.
Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Camille Rowe, Sofiane Zermani, César Domboy, Laurent Fernandez
35. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.
Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu, Roberto Benigni, Michel Galabru
Votes: 43,821 | Gross: $1.64M
36. The Night of the 12th (2022)
115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
It is said that every investigator has a crime that haunts them, a case that hurts him more than the others, without him necessarily knowing why. For Yohan that case is the murder of Clara.
Director: Dominik Moll | Stars: Bastien Bouillon, Bouli Lanners, Théo Cholbi, Johann Dionnet
37. Mommy (I) (2014)
R | 139 min | Drama
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard
Votes: 59,144 | Gross: $3.49M
38. One Fine Morning (2022)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
With a father suffering from neurodegenerative disease, a young woman lives with her eight-year-old daughter. While struggling to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into an unavailable friend with whom she embarks on an affair.
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud, Nicole Garcia
39. The Innocent (2022)
99 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
When Abel learns that his mother is about to marry a man in prison, he freaks out. With the help of his best friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect her. But meeting his new stepfather may well offer him a new perspective.
Director: Louis Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Roschdy Zem, Noémie Merlant, Anouk Grinberg
40. Elle (I) (2016)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling
41. Bilitis (1977)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.
Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen, Bernard Giraudeau, Mathieu Carrière
42. Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019)
212 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
It's the end of summer vacation for Amin, the young photographer. He spends cozy evenings with Charlotte, the ex-girlfriend of Tony, his Casanova cousin. She talks to him about literature, ... See full summary »
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Alexia Chardard
43. Cuties (2020)
TV-MA | 96 min | Drama
Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named "the cuties" at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity - upsetting her mother and her values in the process.
Director: Maïmouna Doucouré | Stars: Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas
44. Crisis (2021)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, stories of an undercover cop, a professor and a grieving mother collide.
Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear
45. Petite Maman (2021)
PG | 73 min | Drama, Fantasy
Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her age building a tree-house.
Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne
46. Emmanuelle (1974)
Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.
Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky
Votes: 10,601 | Gross: $8.72M
47. Belle de Jour (1967)
R | 100 min | Drama, Romance
A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.
Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page
Votes: 46,578 | Gross: $0.03M
48. Nikita (1990)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Convicted felon, Nikita, isn't going to jail; she's given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière
Votes: 74,053 | Gross: $5.02M
49. The Big Blue (1988)
PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar
Votes: 53,168 | Gross: $3.50M
50. The Story of O (1975)
NC-17 | 97 min | Drama
Photographer O's lover takes her to a Château, where she is, like other women there, naked, humiliated by whipping, sexual abuse by men etc. When O leaves, her lover gives her to his much older step-brother.
Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven