Best French TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best French TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful, semi serious and humorous. Plot: crimes, danger, police investigation, friendship, police, police detective, escapades, friends, law enforcement and family relations. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Crime. Country: France, USA and UK.
Best French TV shows
Best French TV shows
TOP TV Shows: Call My Agent! (2015), The Missing (2014), Candice Renoir (2013), Gone (2017), The Bureau (2015), Minuscule (2006), Spiral (2005), Doug (1991), Taken (2017), Death in Paradise (2011), Highlander (1992), Family Business (2019), Taxi Brooklyn (2014), The Hook Up Plan (2018), Assassin's Creed: Lineage (2009), Lupin (2021), Balthazar (2018), Muppets Tonight (1996), Shaun the Sheep (2007), The Garfield Show (2008).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.3
 12K
Call My Agent! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: TV mini-series about a French talent agency
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, life turned upside down, rivalry, friendship, society, satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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 8.2
 24K
The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, police detective, child abduction, child abuse, crimes, family relations, police, journalist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
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Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, feel good, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female detective, crime, policewoman, police investigation, workplace situations, police detective, family relations, law enforcement, police, crimes, workplace, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
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 7.2
 2K
Gone (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The survivor of a famous child-abduction case joins a special task force dedicated to solving abductions and missing person cases.
Style: captivating, suspense, compassionate, social, serious
Plot: police investigation, fbi, strong female lead, crimes, legal, trial, female protagonist, justice, workplace situations, court, nobody believes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 10K
The Bureau (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Within the DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), a department called the Office Of Legends (BDL) forms and remote pilot the most important agents of the French intelligence services: Clandestine. Immersion in hostile country, their ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, political thriller ...
Plot: undercover agent, spy, secret service, espionage, terrorism, danger, investigation, characters in danger, national security, secret identity, mission, obsession ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, israel, iran, syria, russia ...
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 8.3
 1K
Minuscule (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: Minuscule—the private life of insects is a French-made series of short video animations giving "a bird's eye view of insects' day to day existence, distorted through a burlesque, yet poetic lens". The characters are ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nature, everyday life, escapades, real world, danger, insect, dangerous animal, prank, animal life, heroes, family, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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 8.5
 6K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, lawyer, uncover truth, double life, police detective, legal, deadly, crimes, murder, mystery, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 7.4
 18K
Doug (1991)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins and co-produced by his studio, Jumbo Pictures. The show's plotline centers around the surreal and imaginative exploits of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: crush, school, family relations, dog, neighbor, social relations, friends, elementary school, bully, diary, everyday life, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 10K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: suspense, harsh, exciting, brutal
Plot: cia agent, lone hero, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, father, organized crime, divorced parents, protective parent, human trafficking ...
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Plot: island, police investigation, police detective, crimes, lifestyle change, whodunit, murder investigation, law enforcement, coworker, multiple suspects, suspicion, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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 7.2
 15K
Highlander (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the Highlander. It was an offshoot and another alternate sequel of the 1986 feature film with a twist: ...
Style: exciting, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: immortality, healing power, warrior, heroes, good versus evil, duel, one on one, chase, deadly, danger, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Family Business (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
TV show
Story: After learning France is about to legalize pot, a down-on-his-luck entrepreneur and his family race to turn their butcher shop into a marijuana café.
Style: captivating, funny, unusual plot structure, buddy movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannabis, family relations, business partner, drugs, drug dealer, marijuana, family business, big business, society, mentor, parents and children, danger ...
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Taxi Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Caitlin "Cat" Sullivan is an NYPD detective working in Brooklyn. After her driving privileges are suspended, she relies on Leo Romba, a highly skilled Brooklyn cab driver from France. Leo becomes Cat's driver and a consultant on her ...
Style: not serious, realistic, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female detective, law enforcement, chase, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, odd couple, crimes, car chase, murder investigation, friends, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Hook Up Plan (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: In a misguided attempt to build up perpetually single Elsa's confidence, her friends hire a male escort. A comedy series set in Paris.
Style: feel good, light, semi serious, romantic, realistic
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, male female relationship, love, male escort, fall in love, dating, city life, best friend, friend
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Assassin's Creed: Lineage (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 36 min.
TV show
Story: Giovanni is an assassin living during the Renaissance in 15th century Italy. At this dawn of a new era, a conspiracy is being plotted by one corrupt family to overthrow the powerful Medici family and destroy a unified Italy. As an assassin, Giovanni ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassin, video game, assassination, secret identity, injustice, danger, adventure, undercover, deadly, family secrets, family secret, conspiracy ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, florence italy, florence
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 7.5
 91K
Lupin (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Style: tense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, father son relationship, thief, revenge, missing person, police, theft, escapades, dishonesty, society, chase, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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 7.6
 1K
Balthazar (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Facing a series of complex murder cases, new police commander Hélène Bach must learn to work with the brilliant yet exasperating Raphaël, who can make the dead speak like no-one else.
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police, murder, police detective, crimes, mystery, murder investigation, riddles and clues, crime scene, investigation, pathologist, danger, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: france
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Muppets Tonight (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight was a continuation of The Muppet Show, ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: puppet, dancer, escapades, nothing goes right, media, buddies, ambition, workplace, performer's life, musician, star, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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Shaun the Sheep (2007)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Finland, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated children's television series produced by Aardman Animations, and commissioned by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Westdeutscher Rundfunk, a constituent member of the consortium of German ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: countryside, animal life, farm, friendship, animals, dog, sheep, farmer, pets, friends, security guard, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Garfield Show (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Garfield Show is a French/American CGI animated television series that premiered in France on France 3 on December 22, 2008. English-language episodes started airing on Boomerang UK on May 5, 2009. It premiered in the United States on Cartoon ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: pets, best friends, friends, mischievous children, partners, disorder, family relations, cartoon cat, cartoon dog, computer animation, talking animals, cat ...
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 7.9
 37K
The Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, mossad, spy, secret mission, israeli palestinian conflict, national security, arab, politics, arab israeli conflict, period piece, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: middle east, syria, israel
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 6.5
 5K
Babar (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Babar is a Canadian/French/Japanese animated television series produced in Quebec, Canada by Nelvana Limited and The Clifford Ross Company. It premiered in 1989 on CBC and HBO, subsequently was rerun on HBO Family and Qubo. The series is based on ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animal life, family relations, royal family, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, imaginary, wisdom, jungle, imaginary kingdom, disorder, supportive parent ...
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 6.6
 1K
Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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Total Drama Island (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Total Drama Island is a Canadian animated television series which premiered in Canada on Teletoon on July 8, 2007 and on June 5, 2008 in the U.S. on Cartoon Network. This is the first season of the Total Drama series and has 27 episodes, each 22 ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, parody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young people, contests and competitions, best friends, rivalry, summer camp, competition, youth, survival, reward, island, isolation, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ontario canada, canada
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 7.6
 14K
Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 334 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, revolutionary, murderer, terrorist, gunfight, crimes, danger, mission, wanted, radical, leader, hostage situation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, sudan, europe, africa ...
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 7.4
 426
Falco (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In 1991, 24-year-old Detective Alexandre Falco has it all, a loving wife, a new-born daughter and his dream job. But one day out in the field, he is shot in the head. Falco opens his eyes again 22 years later to a changed world, where everything he ...
Style: suspense, mind bending, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, honesty, life & death, coma, true love, life philosophy, choice, danger, peril, police investigation, doubts and hesitations, dying ...
Place: france
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 7.4
 319
Cherif (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Police Captain Kader Cherif knows the city like the back of his hand, and, as someone could say, never leaves his duty, because his apartment located on the first floor of the building opposite to the police station. He is assigned to investigate ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: police, police investigation, crime, crimes, police detective, crime investigation, workplace situations, murder investigation, killings, heroes, serial murder, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 13 min.
TV show
Story: Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim, is an animated series set in the world of the Dofus MMORPG. Unlike its sister series, Wakfu, there is no great overarching adventure to be had, nor any powerful villain to thwart. In fact, the central premise of the ...
Style: entertaining, stylized, captivating, intense, whimsical
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, obsessive quest, friendship, courage, peril, mythology, fantasy world, team, characters in danger, magical, good versus evil ...
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You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sexual, sincere, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, gay, high school life, gay teenager, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.9
 136
Gigantosaurus (2019)
Genre: Animation
Country: France
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Four curious young dinosaur friends explore the mystery of Gigantosaurus, the largest, fiercest dinosaur of all, facing their individual fears and working together to solve problems during their many adventures.
Style: captivating, entertaining, tense
Audience: kids
Plot: dinosaur, animal life, prehistoric animal, prehistoric creature, friends, adventure, group of friends, giant creature, giant monster, friendship, obsessive quest, teamwork ...
Time: 2010s
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