Best French Movies of 2020

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Best French Movies of 2020
Best French Movies of 2020
TOP Movies: The Father (2020), The Stronghold (2020), Wolfwalkers (2020), Misbehaviour (2020), Summer of 85 (2020), Bye Bye Morons (2020), Skylines (2020), Meander (2020), Uncorked (2020), Love Affair(s) (2020), Lost Bullet (2020), Rogue City (2020), The Swarm (2020), Simply Black (2020), Cuties (2020), De Gaulle (2020), The Owners (2020), Teddy (2020), How I Became a Super Hero (2020), New Order (2020).

List of Best Movies

 8.3
 103K
The Father (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages and, as he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, caregiver, father daughter relationship, elderly, memory loss, dementia, elderly man, old man, alone in the world, terminal illness, doubts and hesitations, dreams ...
Time: year 1937
Place: london
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The Stronghold (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police brigade working in the dangerous northern neighborhoods of Marseille, where the level of crime is higher than anywhere else in France.
Style: unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police, police officer, chase, crimes, partners against crime, danger, law enforcement, death, who done it, track down, friends, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: marseille, france
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 8.1
 25K
Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, stylized
Plot: friendship, wolf, lone wolves, celtic, father daughter relationship, folklore, family relations, happy ending, hunter, good versus evil, legends and myths, human animal relationship ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century
Place: ireland
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 6.3
 7K
Misbehaviour (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
Style: stylized, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: beauty pageant, feminist, rehearsal, commune, gender, farce, contests and competitions, feminism, against the odds, rivalry, deception, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: europe, england, london, los angeles, united kingdom
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 6.9
 7K
Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, non-linear, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt teen, teenage boy, teenager, gay, death, summer, motorcycle, friendship, accidental death, lgbt, teenage protagonist, male nudity ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: normandy, france
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Bye Bye Morons (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet finds out that she's seriously ill, she decides to go looking for a child she was forced to abandon when she was only 15. On her madcap bureaucratic quest she crosses paths with JB, a 50-year-old man in ...
Style: humorous, visually appealing, captivating, feel good, entertaining
Plot: terminal illness, car accident, in love, travel, friendship, youth, love, friends, elevator, shot through a wall, mirror does not reflect reality, coughing blood ...
Place: france
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 4.7
 7K
Skylines (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what's left of humanity.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, surprise ending
Plot: evil alien, alien encounter, alien invasion, space battle, alien, space travel, vaccine, mutation, survival, monster, brutality, creature ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 5.7
 5K
Meander (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After getting a car ride from an unknown man, Lisa wakes up in a tube. On her arm is strapped a bracelet with a countdown. She quickly understands that every 8 minutes, fire burns an occupied section. She has no choice but to crawl into safe ...
Style: psychological, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: claustrophobia, survival, trap, maze, deadly, sadism, danger, trapped, psychopath, escape attempt, violence, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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 6.3
 5K
Uncorked (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations that he carry on the family's Memphis BBQ joint.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, wine, father son relationship, father son conflict, family problems, rivalry, tradition, perfectionist, parents and children, stereotypes, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Love Affair(s) (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Vacations in the French countryside. Daphne, three months pregnant, finds herself alone to welcome Maxime, her boyfriend François’ cousin. François had to leave in a hurry for Paris to cover for a sick colleague. For four days, while waiting ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: tourism, love, pregnant woman, love affair, romantic relationship, love and romance, in love, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, south of france
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 6.2
 8K
Lost Bullet (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small time delinquent, turned police mechanic for a go fast task force, is forced to defend his innocence when his mentor is killed by dirty cops.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police corruption, one man army, drug traffic, police, frame up, murder, con artists, french police, corrupt cop, one against many, murder witness ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: france, marseille
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 6.1
 8K
Rogue City (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Caught in the crosshairs of police corruption and Marseille’s warring gangs, a loyal cop must protect his squad by taking matters into his own hands.
Style: suspense, tragic ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: french police, con artists, police corruption, police detective, sniper, italian mafia, police shootout, police officer killed, betrayal, police brutality, mafia, violence ...
Time: 2020s
Place: marseille, france, paris france
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 5.3
 5K
The Swarm (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Virginie lives on a farm with her children Laura (15) and Gaston (7) and raises locusts as a high-protein crop. Life is hard: money worries and practical problems are piling up, tensions with her kids and neighbors are running high. But everything ...
Style: tense
Plot: grasshopper, farm, single mother, insect, climate change, family business, animal horror, business, survival horror, dog, family crisis, soccer ...
Place: france
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 6.3
 2K
Simply Black (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A failed 40 year old comedian wants to organize the first Black protests in France but meeting with other French celebrities of the Black community will make it a whole new adventure.
Style: humorous, entertaining, parody, absurd
Plot: culture clash, farce, racial stereotype, african american, dark humor, silly humor, stupidity, satire, leader, prejudice, rules and policies, racial issues ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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 3.2
 29K
Cuties (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: pedophilia, teenager, dancing, menstruation, femininity, dancer, dancehall girl, child, competition, coming of age, brother sister relationship, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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 6.0
 1K
De Gaulle (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, mentally challenged, husband wife relationship, world war two, bbc, politician, politics, political unrest, political leader, world politics, reading a letter, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, london
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 4.9
 7K
The Owners (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score - an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: abduction, trapped in a building, heist gone wrong, breaking and entering, attempted robbery, kidnapping, home invasion, violence, survival, danger, pursuit, escape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 830
Teddy (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: France, Pyrénées. Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that ...
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: werewolf, massacre, death, strange behavior, monster, violence, chase, deadly, peril, rescue, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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How I Became a Super Hero (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Paris 2020. While superheroes have assimilated into the Parisian society, they discover a new drug that gives themselves personal superpowers to mere mortals. Lieutenants Moreau and Schaltzmann are investigating the case with the support of two ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting
Plot: superhero, masked superhero, showdown, supernatural power, supernatural ability, battles, fight, fighting crime, good versus evil, life, superheroine, magic ...
Place: paris france
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 6.4
 5K
New Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, a popular uprising in Mexico City interrupts a wedding held at the home of a wealthy family. After the riots have been quashed, they discover the bride has gone missing and plea with the military to help locate her.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: revolution, class differences, social relations, class struggle, social problems, class distinction, class conflict, group shower, middle class, marital problem, troubled marriage, family problems ...
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The Last Journey of Paul W.R (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared.
Style: sad, touching, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: hopes, disappearance, ecology, fate of humanity, apocalypse, unfulfillment, alone in the world, workplace, asteroids and comets, loneliness, runaway, life is a bitch ...
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 6.5
 5K
Undine (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. When the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. But falling in love anew, Undine reworks the myth of the mysterious water spirit as a modern ...
Style: mystical, emotional, serious, romantic, lyrical ...
Plot: love affair, murder, female protagonist, underwater scene, mysterious woman, love triangle, mermaid, female ghost, vengeance, redheaded woman, aquarium, diving ...
Place: berlin germany
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A Mermaid in Paris (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.
Style: sweet, unusual plot structure, light, captivating, disturbing
Plot: mermaid, interspecies romance, love, rebelliousness, impossible love, fish out of water, fall in love, mysterious girl, danger, power of love, magic, curiosity ...
Place: paris france
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 5.1
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Divorce Club (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After 5 years of marriage, Ben is still madly in love. Until the day he discovers in public that his wife is cheating on him: humiliated and dumped in the process.
Style: touching, sweet, feel good, light, humorous
Plot: looking for sex, lovers, singleness, mentor, love and romance, infidelity, friends, crumbling relationship, crumbling marriage, family drama, couples, midlife crisis ...
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 6.4
 6K
Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love, french, secret, archive footage, occupied france, escape, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, bravery, murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1939, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, switzerland, munich germany, berlin germany, alps ...
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Bigfoot Family (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bigfoot, Adam's father, wants to use his fame for a good cause. Protecting a large wildlife reserve in Alaska sounds like the perfect opportunity! When Bigfoot mysteriously disappears without a trace, Adam and his animal friends will brave ...
Style: light, semi serious, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: young heroes, bigfoot, family, escapades, save the day, friendship, family relations, animal life, help, sasquatch, imaginary, super strength ...
Place: alaska
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 5.0
 802
30 Days Max (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rayane is a scared and clumsy young cop who is constantly mocked by other cops. The day his doctor wrongly tells him that he has only thirty days to live, he understands that this is his last chance to become a hero within his police station and ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, inspirational
Plot: police, relationships, desire, self discovery, terminal illness, life & death, adventure, human spirit, hopes, eccentricity, dignity, dying ...
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10 Days Without Mum (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Antoine is the Head of HR of a big company. Managing people is his thing, so when his overwhelmed wife suddenly decides to go on holiday and leave him with the responsibility of the house and their four kids, he knows it will be a piece of cake for ...
Style: funny, light, feel good, colourful, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: vacation, family relations, family, household, family home, parents and children, family life, brat, father and son, father and daughter, family problems, children ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.5
 467
Kandisha (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While working on their graffiti pieces in a condemned apartment building, best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana discover a name scribbled on one of the walls — Kandisha. Morjana recognises the name as that of a powerful demon found in Moroccan ...
Style: scary, disturbing, bleak, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: demon, vengeance, violence, hunting, paranormal, chase, death, deadly creature, supernatural, deadly, danger, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Rosa's Wedding (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rosa is about to turn 45 and realises that she's always lived her life to serve everyone else. So she decides to leave it all behind and take charge of her life and fulfil her dream of starting her own business
Plot: grieving widower, female protagonist, midlife crisis, sibling relationship, sewing, workaholic, female director, translator, running, video call, sister, brother ...
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