Best French Movies of 2021

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best French Movies of 2021" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful and feel good. Plot: female protagonist, female nudity, friendship, bare breasts, love, lgbt, lesbian, hospital, woman and male nudity. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Adventure. Country: France, Belgium and USA.
Best French Movies of 2021
Best French Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Benedetta (2021), Spoiled Brats (2021), The Vault (2021), Madame Claude (2021), Happening (2021), Vicky and Her Mystery (2021), Everything Went Fine (2021), A Boy Called Christmas (2021), CODA (2021), Sing 2 (2021), Haute Couture (2021), Petite Maman (2021), Werewolves Within (2021), Paris, 13th District (2021), Three Floors (2021), Full Time (2021), The Young Lovers (2021), Titane (2021), The Wolf and the Lion (2021), The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021).

List of Best Movies

 6.8
 20K
Benedetta (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, a 15th century nun who was hailed as a visionary but later accused of fabricated miracles, homosexuality and other charges, and imprisoned for 35 years.
Style: sexy, lgbt cinema, psychological, erotic, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbian, nun, lgbt, lesbianism, catholicism, lesbian romance, convent, catholic, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, crucifix, lesbian sex ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century
Place: italy, europe, florence
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Spoiled Brats (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The billionaire is tired of the whims of his own children and decides to teach them a lesson. He announces to them that he has become bankrupt. Now spoiled teenagers will have to do what they have never done: go to work, learn to love and value life.
Style: light, absurd, entertaining, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: billionaire, high society, money, greed, upscale, rich man, society, irresponsible, family disapproval, happy ending, employer employee relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.4
 26K
The Vault (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When an engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside while the whole country is distracted by Spain's World ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: heist, bank, bank robbery, master criminal, perfect crime, safecracking, plan, burglar, engineer, assault, secret plan, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010, year 2009 ...
Place: spain, madrid, london
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Madame Claude (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paris, the late 1960s. Madame Claude is at the head of a flourishing business dedicated to prostitution that gives her power over both the french political and criminal worlds. But the end of her empire is closer than she thinks.
Style: erotic, tense, captivating, feminist film
Plot: sex, prostitute, lesbian sex, female nudity, prostitution, madam, criminal, woman, bondage, women, outlaw gang, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france
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The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young journalist in London becomes obsessed with a series of letters she discovers that recounts an intense star-crossed love affair from the 1960s.
Style: romantic, emotional, sincere, captivating, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, love letter, extramarital affair, love affair, love, journalist, journalism, love story, male female relationship, love and romance, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1969, 2020s
Place: french riviera, london
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 7.4
 7K
Happening (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adaptation of Annie Ernaux's eponymous novel, looking back on her experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.
Style: cult film
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, feminism, sexuality, woman, summer, post war, illegal abortion, female protagonist, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, sea ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
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Vicky and Her Mystery (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stéphane decides to move to the beautiful mountains of Cantal in order to reconnect with his 8-year-old daughter, Victoria, who has been silent since her mother's disappearance. During a walk in the forest, a shepherd gives Victoria a puppy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, sweet, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, human animal relationship, animals, countryside, father daughter relationship, single father, wildlife, loss of mother, friendship, win over, family, goodhearted ...
Place: france
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Everything Went Fine (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?
Plot: lgbt, elderly, sea, father daughter relationship, notary, male nudity, doctor, man in a wheelchair, beach, suicide, subway, dysfunctional family ...
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A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, destiny, search for father, boy, magical, magic, adventure, never give up, direction and purpose, adventure hero, magical creature ...
Place: finland
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 8.0
 131K
CODA (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Style: thought provoking, sad, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, mute or deaf, family relations, teenager, coming of age, family, deafness, women, parents and children, female singer, moral dilemma ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts
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 7.4
 69K
Sing 2 (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Buster and his new cast who now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run ...
Style: inspirational, sweet, humorous, visually appealing, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: anthropomorphic animal, anthropomorphism, gorilla, creativity, pig, koala, dancing, porcupine, elephant, iguana, animals, destiny ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 647
Haute Couture (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 years old girl, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade. She sees in her ...
Plot: fashion designer, dressmaker, fashion, model, theft, restaurant, perfume, friendship, love, transvestite, diabetes, diabetic ...
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 7.4
 12K
Petite Maman (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mother used to play and where she built the fort Nelly has ...
Style: talky, psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, forest, mother daughter relationship, death of grandmother, female protagonist, grief, pyramid, father daughter relationship, female bonding, birthday, lake, little girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Werewolves Within (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a proposed pipeline creates hostilities between residents of a small town, a newly-arrived forest ranger must keep the peace after a snowstorm confines the townspeople to an old lodge. But when a mysterious creature begins terrorizing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, humorous, psychotronic, bleak ...
Plot: werewolf, murder, supernatural, monster, blizzard, isolation, game, hunting, lycanthrope, forest ranger, characters in danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Paris, 13th District (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy – They’re friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: male female relationship, teacher, bisexuality, friendship, bisexual woman, female nudity, gay interest, university, alzheimer's disease, tower, love, lgbt ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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 6.3
 2K
Three Floors (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the lives of three families who live in a three-story building in a Roman neighbourhood.
Plot: death, bourgeoisie, childbirth, car accident, obsession, pregnant woman, little girl, judge, baby, neighbor neighbor relationship, hallucination, released from prison ...
Place: rome italy
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 7.4
 2K
Full Time (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie finally gets an interview for a job where she can raise her children better only to run into a national transit strike.
Plot: child care, chambermaid, running, luxury hotel, job interview, hitchhiking, taxi, hotel room, birthday, bus, train station, single mother ...
Time: 2020s
Place: paris france, france
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The Young Lovers (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Elegant, retired architect Shauna (70) crosses paths with Pierre, a happily married doctor in his 40s, who first made an impression on her in a brief meeting 15 years previously. Both are quite troubled to meet again and begin an affair. While ...
Plot: taxi, elevator, older woman younger man relationship, skateboard, cancer, hospital, train, architect, doctor, older woman younger man, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2006
Place: lyon, paris france, ireland
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 6.6
 46K
Titane (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Following a series of unexplained crimes, a former firefighter is reunited with his son who has been missing for 10 years.
Style: suspense, disturbing, surreal, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: female serial killer, body horror, serial killer, machismo, car accident, pretending to be someone else, killing spree, violence, psycho killer, delusional man, injection, father son relationship ...
Place: france
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The Wolf and the Lion (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After her grandfather's death, 20-year-old Alma decides to go back to her childhood home - a little island in the heart of the majestic Canadian forest. Whilst there, she rescues two helpless cubs: a wolf and a lion. They forge an inseparable ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, captivating, disturbing, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, animals, lion, dangerous animal, human animal relationship, animal human communication, friendship, human animal friendship, friends, animal lover, animal training, animal that acts human ...
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The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her family decides to use this opportunity to drive Katie to school as a road trip. When their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising, the Mitchells realize that they must work ...
Style: funny, entertaining, light, feel good, road movie ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, robot, dog, family relations, parents and children, pug, road trip, adventure, husband, wife, family life, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
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 6.5
 39K
Oxygen (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there, and must find a way out before running out of air.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, apocalyptic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: isolation, oxygen, space travel, virus, escape, pandemic, trapped in space, memory loss, locked in, computer, cryogenics, repressed memory ...
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Parallel Mothers (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two unmarried women who have become pregnant by accident and are about to give birth meet in a hospital room: Janis, middle-aged, unrepentant and happy; Ana, a teenager, remorseful and frightened.
Style: sincere, dramatic, suspenseful, tear jerker, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: motherhood, spanish civil war, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, pregnancy, single mother, lgbt, child, lesbian, friendship, lovers apart, justice, breaking up with girlfriend ...
Time: year 2016
Place: spain, madrid
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The Mad Women's Ball (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Eugenie has a unique gift: she hears and sees the dead. When her family discovers her secret, at the end of the 19th century, she is taken by her father and brother to the neurological clinic at La Pitié Salpêtrière with no possibility of ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: rape, psychological manipulation, psychiatry, neurology, self sacrifice, female nudity, medical malpractice, pickpocket, father daughter estrangement, brother sister relationship, dead sister, mental institution ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: paris france
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 6.6
 1K
The Divide (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Raf and Julie, a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an emergency ward bordering on collapse on the evening of a Parisian Yellow Vest protest. Their encounter with Yann, an angry and injured demonstrator, will shatter each ...
Plot: lgbt, woman, lgbtq, politics, hospital, emergency room, anger, lesbian, police violence, psychiatric patient, working class, old friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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Pil's Adventures (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pil, a little vagabond girl, lives on the streets of the medieval city of Roc-en-Brume, along with her three tame weasels. She survives of food stolen from the castle of the sinister Regent Tristain. One day, to escape his guards, Pil disguises ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: medieval, princess, witch, orphan, female protagonist, witchcraft, prince, magic, forest, turned into an animal, adventure, teamwork ...
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 6.4
 629
Promises (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Clémence, the fearless mayor of a town near Paris, is completing the final term of her political career. With her faithful right-hand man Yazid, she has long fought for this town plagued by inequality, unemployment and slumlords. However, when ...
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: politics, political unrest, political intrigue, political leader, ambitious woman, political party, political activism, political campaign, political candidate, politician, female protagonist, political activist ...
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 5.4
 11K
The Deep House (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While diving in a remote French lake, a couple of YouTubers who specialize in underwater exploration videos discover a house submerged in the deep waters. What was initially a unique finding soon turns into a nightmare when they discover that the ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, lake, haunted house, travel, found footage, couples, violence, death, paranormal phenomena, evil, hunting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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The Worst Person in the World (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.
Style: art house, disturbing, psychological, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: female protagonist, love, oral sex, male female relationship, magic mushroom, breakup, female photographer, existential crisis, flirting, infidelity, drug trip, fear of death ...
Place: oslo norway, norway
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 5.9
 4K
Friendzone (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hopeful romantic Thibault believes his luck could change when sparks fly between him and Rose. But can he go from bestie to boyfriend?
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, romantic
Plot: friend, friends in love, fall in love, love and romance, romantic friendship, love story, love affair, teenage love, relationships, couples, in love, love interest ...
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