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, unusual plot structure, realistic, melancholic, interesting and weird films and TV shows about / with french, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, friendship, catastrophe, vengeance, love, suprisingly clever and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
french movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as french: The Intouchables (2011), The Dreamers (2003), Love Me If You Dare (2003), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Reign (2013), Allied (2016), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Taxi (1998), The Spanish Apartment (2002).

List of french movies

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: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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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, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, sexuality, sex, french, youth, brother sister incest, love triangle, rebellion, protest, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, 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: feel good, heartbreaking, surreal, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: french, youth, best friends in love, love hate relationship, friendship, game, first love, friends, love story, friends in love, love, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, belgium
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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, funny, witty, inspirational, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: french, village life, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, postman, happy ending, family, foe turned friend, prejudice, adaptation, post office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, provence, argentina, south of france, flanders ...
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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: erotic, sexy, sexual, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lesbian teen, lesbianism, sex, coming of age, youth, sexuality, strong sexual content, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: royal family, queen, female protagonist, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, power struggle, love triangle, historical character, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, french, paralysis, hospital, human spirit, courage, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, africa, nepal ...
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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, sexy, emotional, scenic, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: spy, world war two, nazi, espionage, betrayal, love, french, double agent, military, secret mission, female agent, female spy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, future
Place: france, england, london, berlin germany, paris france ...
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, USA
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, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, adventure, betrayal, sword fight, vengeance, treasure, prison escape, treason, revenge, lone hero, french, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: france, marseille, ireland, europe, paris france
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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, entertaining, exciting, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car chase, taxi, heist, taxi driver, french, police investigation, bank robbery, police, driver, racecar driver, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, paris france, europe, provence
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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, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, french, travel, infidelity, roommate, prejudice, youth, lesbian, college life, relationships, student, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, paris france, barcelona, germany ...
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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, buddy movie, entertaining, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prison, unlikely partners, prison escape, unlikely friendships, on the run, crimes, odd couple, buddy, crazy, revenge plot, chase ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, poland, argentina, europe
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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, touching, inspirational, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: loneliness, love, existentialism, optimism, life philosophy, social relations, life, fall in love, young woman, weirdo, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france, montmartre paris, europe, quebec
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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, suspense, light, stylized ...
Plot: spy, espionage, french, farce, adventure, secret agents, james bond spoof, secret service, russian, undercover, state affairs, villain ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: france, cairo egypt, paris france, egypt, africa ...
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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, satirical, talky, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christmas, dysfunctional family, lesbian, estate, eccentric family, french, multiple suspects, murder, who done it, maid, women, mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, argentina, paris france, europe
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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, gloomy, disturbing, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, french, singer, life philosophy, death, destiny, love story, rising to stardom, loss of child, fame, frenchwoman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
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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, surreal, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, literature, bohemian life, writers, painter, writer's life, nostalgia, magic realism, fall in love, life philosophy, french, art history ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, montmartre paris
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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: surreal, humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, french, kidnapping, adventure, mafia, tour de france, chase, friendship, escapades, rescue, old woman, very little dialogue ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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The City of Lost Children (1995)
Genre: Drama, 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, gothic, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: steampunk, distopia, friendship, good versus evil, mad scientist, adventure, french, children, cloning, cyberpunk, island, clones ...
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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: sexy, emotional, touching, realistic, sad ...
Audience: date night
Plot: french, disability, love, depression, romance, redemption, killer whale, illegal fistfight, ex boxer, character study, complex characters, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, cote d'azur, french riviera, riviera, europe ...
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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, factual, intense, realistic, bad ending ...
Plot: rape, french, artist, prison, prostitute, art, lifestyle, life is a bitch, spanish history, spanish inquisition, painter, painting ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era
Place: spain, madrid
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Angel-A (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?
Style: philosophical, intellectual, melancholic, emotional, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, life philosophy, loneliness, love story, gangsters, french, low self esteem, supernatural romance, romance, disorder, immortality, redemption ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, france, argentina, europe
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High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
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, disturbing, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, home invasion, kidnapping, brutality, survival, psycho killer, killing spree, torture, massacre, split personality, homicidal maniac, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france
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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, sexy, artsy, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: french, culture clash, romance, parenthood, photographer, fish out of water, society, lifestyle, sexual relations, relationship problems, male nudity, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, venice
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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: feel good, funny, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: french, misfit, screwball, farce, ambition, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, mistaken identity, destiny, greed, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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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, sexual, psychological, breathtaking ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, bdsm, femme fatale, sexual relations, destructive relationship, s&m, sexual perversion, dangerous attraction, explicit sex, love affair, ship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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: colourful, light, humorous, touching, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: disney, notre dame cathedral, church, gypsy, french, judge, cruelty, unfulfilled love, clergy, fall in love, cathedral, music ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: philosophical, emotional, sexy, thought provoking, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chance meeting, destiny, tourist, romance, fall in love, train, relationships, french, coincidence, love, teenage girl, one night stand ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, paris france, europe, madrid ...
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Paris Can Wait (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: travel, life, wine, on the road, french, love, food, husband wife relationship, film producer, fall in love, romance, relationships ...
Place: france, paris france
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Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, neo noir, depressing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, lust, french, masturbation, sex, voyeur, female nudity, rape victim, orgasm, factory, strike, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders, europe
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