French movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, interesting, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with french, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, culture clash, runaway, destiny and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, Belgium and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french: Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), The Intouchables (2011), Reign (2013), Love Me If You Dare (2003), The Dreamers (2003), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), La Vie en Rose (2007), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), Allied (2016), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).

List of french movies

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: touching, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, explicit sex, lgbt, youth, sexuality, french, lovers, lesbian couple, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, california
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, nepal, africa ...
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, loneliness, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.5
 41K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: queen, royal court, royal family, aristocracy, love triangle, intrigue, female protagonist, state affairs, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, historical character, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might ...
Style: heartbreaking, surreal, dark humor, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, french, prank, love story, best friends in love, friendship, destiny, romance, game, best friends, contests and competitions, love hate relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
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 7.2
 106K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, sexuality, male nudity, desire, strong sexual content, sexual relations, friends, lovers, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, fish out of water, friendship, french, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town, post office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, southern france, flanders, argentina
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 7.6
 80K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, french, star, music, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, lifestyle, legendary ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, california ...
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The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
Plot: french, singer, polish, self discovery, music, lookalikes, romance, encounter, false identity, young woman, double life, storytelling ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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 7.1
 134K
Allied (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Style: suspense, emotional, intense, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: spy, betrayal, resistance, french, love, femme fatale, undercover, investigation, rescue, deception, intrigue, danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, england, morocco, london ...
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, treasure, vengeance, false accusation, adventure, prison, frame up, confined, treason, lone hero, mentor, convict ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
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 7.0
 74K
Taxi (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, taxi, chases and races, heist, police investigation, french, bank robbery, friends, crimes, crime, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, suspense, talky ...
Plot: french, espionage, secret service, secret agent, russian, spy, parody, adventure, farce, secret agents, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, egypt, middle east, europe, usa ...
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, rescue, mad scientist, island, escape, french, girl, good versus evil, street kid, adventure, imaginary kingdom, children ...
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 7.3
 38K
Euro Pudding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: roommate, friendship, youth, college life, infidelity, prejudice, french, student, travel, lifestyle, love triangle, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain ...
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 7.5
 61K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: french, tragic event, disability, single parent, romance, redemption, opposites attract, family relations, unlikely couple, human spirit, accident, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, europe, riviera ...
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 8.0
 611K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, mouse, cooking and food, cooking, food, rat, rise to the top, odd couple, restaurant, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Dinner Game (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will steal the show.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: french, farce, mistress, ambition, nothing goes right, misfit, disorder, goofy hero, profanity, friends, plan gone awry, snobbism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, light, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, revolution, french, rescue, danger, partners, rebelliousness, heroes, rivalry, gunslinger, gunfight, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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 6.9
 29K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, model, confession ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain
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 8.3
 678K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle change, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, existentialism, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: princess, little girl, boarding school, orphan, reunion, servant, british, fantasy life, imagination, attic, private school, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: new york, india, usa, london, england
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, sport competition, french, farce, stupidity, championship, teamwork, comeback, uninhibited rivalry, accident, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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 7.0
 14K
Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: battles, war, french, algerian, heroes, society, politics, self esteem, prejudice, justice, nazi, dying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, dark fantasy, perfume, insanity, dangerous attraction, corpse, woman in danger, deadly, killings, orgy ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The King's Daughters (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free ...
Style: epic, captivating, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: nobility, boarding school, women's rights, french, hysteria, mistress, human spirit, idealism, society, obsessive quest, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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 7.9
 64K
Charade (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, feel good, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, murder, cia, search, funeral, french, romance, chase, mystery, divorce, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, paris france, alps
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, historical character, french history, royal family, princess, royal court, french revolution, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, politics, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, austria, paris france, europe ...
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 7.2
 246K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, captivating, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, battles, rebellion, american revolution, human spirit, freedom, daring rescue, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 6.8
 65K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, slasher, home invasion, massacre, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, bound and gagged, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france
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