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 visually appealing, realistic, unusual plot structure, melancholic, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with french, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, friendship, runaway, culture clash, vengeance and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in France, USA, Belgium and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french: Love Me If You Dare (2003), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Reign (2013), The Intouchables (2011), Midnight in Paris (2011), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), The Dreamers (2003), OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Taxi (1998).

List of french movies

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: feel good, heartbreaking, humorous, sexy, mad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: french, youth, best friends in love, love hate relationship, first love, prank, friends, love hate, friendship, destiny, challenge, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium, paris france
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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: sexual, atmospheric, touching, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lovers, explicit sex, lgbt, coming of age, gender, sexuality, youth, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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 7.5
 45K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, aristocracy, royal court, female protagonist, royal family, historical character, love triangle, intrigue, rivalry, king, state affairs, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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: uplifting, feel good, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, caregiver, friends, starting over, lifestyle change, culture clash, disability, loneliness, handicapped, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Midnight in Paris (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
Style: feel good, witty, stylized, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, literature, writer's life, bohemian life, painter, french, nostalgia, painting, weirdo, writers, fall in love, midnight ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 19th century, contemporary, 1920s ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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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, paralysis, coma, disability, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, patient, writing, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
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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, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, treason, adventure, treasure, false accusation, sword fight, prison, french, lone hero, aristocracy, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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 7.2
 115K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, 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, strong sexual content, rebelliousness, desire, brother sister incest, friends, sexual relations, male nudity, rebellion, protest, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: parody, humorous, not serious, light, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, french, spy, secret agents, farce, secret service, secret agent, russian, adventure, undercover, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, usa ...
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: culture clash, village life, french, fish out of water, friendship, postman, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, provence, europe, southern france, south of france ...
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 7.0
 80K
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: humorous, light, exciting, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi, taxi driver, car, heist, french, police investigation, chases and races, getaway driver, bank robbery, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, marseille provence, paris france ...
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 7.6
 85K
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, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, new york ...
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 8.3
 722K
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: touching, feel good, inspirational, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, surrealism, looking for love, existentialism, optimism, fall in love, weirdo, social relations, life philosophy, love, shyness, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 1990s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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 7.2
 37K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, sexual, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, s&m, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual perversion, infidelity, destructive relationship, bdsm, love affair, passionate interest, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Quasi defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.
Style: touching, humorous, colourful, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, judge, church, french, notre dame cathedral, friendship, fall in love, clergy, festival, family, physical appearance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: surreal, atmospheric, gothic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, distopia, rescue, mad scientist, island, clones, escape, french, steampunk, good versus evil, street kid, adventure ...
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 6.8
 70K
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, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, bound and gagged, sadism, evil man, massacre, insanity, brutality, homicidal maniac, sadistic horror, gore, kidnapping, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, southern france, south of france, europe
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The Spanish Apartment (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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: roommate, friendship, college life, infidelity, prejudice, french, travel, lifestyle, love triangle, youth, group of friends, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, france, paris france, europe ...
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 7.5
 66K
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, family relations, tragic event, single parent, romance, redemption, security guard, human spirit, unlikely couple, opposites attract, accident, animal training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
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Liberty's Kids (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Liberty's Kids is an animated educational historical fiction television series produced by DIC Entertainment, originally broadcast on PBS Kids from September 2, 2002 to April 4, 2003, although PBS continued to air reruns until August 2004. The ...
Style: educational, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: american revolution, journalism, slavery, french, idealism, adventure, leadership, native americans, revolution, native, patriotism, americana ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: philadelphia
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, napoleonic wars, battles, ocean or sea, adventure, naval battle, heroic mission, leadership, escapades, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 666K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, inspirational, sweet, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, chef, food, cooking, cooking and food, rat, talking animals, unlikely friendships, mouse, odd couple, rise to the top ...
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, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: french, farce, misfit, snobbism, mistress, disorder, ambition, nothing goes right, goofy hero, party, naivete, indoor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.1
 28K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, funny, captivating, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, on the run, french, prison, henchman, odd couple, mob boss, escape, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
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 6.9
 30K
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, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, prison, period piece, heresy, spanish inquisition, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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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, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: little girl, boarding school, orphan, princess, servant, reunion, fantasy life, imagination, rescue, french, private school, presumed dead ...
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, farce, sport competition, french, stupidity, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, championship, teamwork, comeback, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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2 Days in Paris (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adam Goldberg delivers "an uproarious study in transatlantic culture panic" as Jack, an anxious, hypochondriac-prone New Yorker vacationing throughout Europe with his breezy, free-spirited Parisian girlfriend, Marion. But when they make a ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, artsy, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: photographer, culture clash, french, fish out of water, romance, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, profanity, relationship problems, vacation, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, venice, new york, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 31K
8 Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, humorous, satirical, feel good ...
Plot: estate, who done it, christmas, maid, murder, dysfunctional family, family relations, crime, family gatherings, suicide, eccentric family, who to trust ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
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The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada, UK, Latvia, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Style: offbeat, surreal, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, dog, adventure, chase, french, mafia, friendship, escapades, rescue, danger, riding a bicycle, friends ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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