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, interesting, melancholic, serious, talky and intense films and TV shows about / with french, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, culture clash, beautiful scenery, destiny, vengeance and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french: Reign (2013), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Love Me If You Dare (2003), The Dreamers (2003), Welcome to the Sticks (2008), The Intouchables (2011), La Vie en Rose (2007), The Double Life of Veronique (1991), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Taxi (1998).

List of french movies

 7.5
 40K
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, serious, stylized, tense, realistic ...
Plot: queen, royal family, royal court, intrigue, love triangle, aristocracy, rivalry, palaces castles and temples, female protagonist, state affairs, politics, historical character ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, 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, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, love affair, french, gays and lesbians, lovers, teenage love, sexuality, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, kindergarten, 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, sincere, psychological, depressing, inspirational ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, nepal, hong kong ...
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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: dark humor, sexy, heartbreaking, surreal, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: youth, french, prank, friendship, destiny, romance, best friends, contests and competitions, competition, love hate, game, music box ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, belgium
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 7.2
 102K
The Dreamers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy
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: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: incest, strong sexual content, sexuality, sexual relations, friends, lovers, male nudity, rebelliousness, rebellion, protest, desire, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, friendship, french, fish out of water, dialect, foe turned friend, social satire, social relations, family, small town, mining town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, southern france, flanders, argentina
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, disability, culture clash, lifestyle change, friends, human relationship, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.6
 78K
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, realistic, biting, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: french, singer, poverty, musician's life, childhood, loss of loved one, cabaret, accident, manager, death, national anthem, performer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1960s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, manhattan new york city ...
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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, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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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, secret, treasure, false accusation, prison, confined, treason, adventure, mentor, convict, frame up, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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 7.0
 72K
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, exciting, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, chases and races, taxi, french, bank robbery, police investigation, crime, friends, heist, chase, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, marseille, seaport, europe, marseille provence
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 8.0
 589K
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: chef, friendship, mouse, follow your dream, cooking and food, cooking, rise to the top, restaurant, disney, odd couple, kitchen, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: french, farce, mistress, disorder, ambition, goofy hero, nothing goes right, misfit, rivalry, humiliation, contests and competitions, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: revolution, french, rescue, adventure, partners, danger, rebelliousness, heroes, rivalry, gunslinger, gunfight, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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 6.9
 28K
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, french, life is a bitch, rape, period piece, prison, arrest, society, model, confession, father daughter relationship, wound ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: spain, dungeon
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 8.3
 660K
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, inspirational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, life, hopes, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, quebec, montmartre paris
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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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: boarding school, reunion, british, princess, imagination, attic, servant, rescue, fantasy life, french, little girl, rich poor ...
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, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, sport competition, french, farce, stupidity, championship, uninhibited rivalry, teamwork, comeback, accident, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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 7.0
 13K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: french, algerian, prejudice, muslim, sergeant, military, soldier, infantry, army, battles, nazism, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, italy, algeria, france, europe ...
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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: captivating, touching, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, women's rights, mistress, hysteria, french, human spirit, idealism, obsessive quest, teaching the ways of the world, youth, feminism, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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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, royal court, royal family, princess, historical character, french history, french, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french revolution, politics, siblings relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
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 7.2
 240K
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: rough, captivating, uplifting, sentimental, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revolution, battles, rebellion, freedom, daring rescue, human spirit, american revolution, heroic mission, parents and children, war, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 6.8
 64K
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, massacre, home invasion, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, slasher, serial killer, chase, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, southern france, europe
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 7.1
 30K
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: semi serious, philosophical, melancholic, intellectual, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, romance, french, fall in love, gangsters, supernatural romance, disorder, loneliness, suicide attempt, low self esteem, pimp, love story ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
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 7.2
 32K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
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, sexual, sexy, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, destructive relationship, obsession, passionate interest, love affair, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
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 7.1
 128K
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, bilingual, tragic ending, surprise ending, romantic ...
Plot: spy, french, resistance, betrayal, love, war, undercover, commander, double agent, investigation, rescue, gunfight ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, north africa, morocco, london, england ...
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 6.7
 24K
Heartbreaker (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Monaco
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, fall in love, wooing, seduction, couples, cons and scams, bodyguard, french, love and romance, love, engaged couple, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, monte carlo, morocco, england
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 6.5
 40K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: aerial combat, war, military, airplane, adventure, german, french, danger, heroes, vengeance, heroic mission, biplane ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, anti hero, partners, danger, hotshot hero, chase, spy, heroic mission, cia, one man army, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, pakistan
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, oppression, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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