French Moviesby sins1984 | created - 14 Oct 2013 | updated - 27 May 2019 | Public
10 Must-see French movies of the millenium
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1. Amour (2012)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Votes: 89,980 | Gross: $6.74M
3. Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.
Votes: 38,326 | Gross: $1.48M
5. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 55,503 | Gross: $3.64M
6. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
7. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 727,015 | Gross: $13.18M
8. To Be and to Have (2002)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.
Votes: 7,436 | Gross: $0.78M
9. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 33,314 | Gross: $3.77M
10. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of French gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
Votes: 31,339 | Gross: $0.55M
13. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Famed swordsman and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane. He has never expressed his love for her as he his large nose undermines his self-confidence. Then he finds a way to express his love to her, indirectly.
Votes: 21,797 | Gross: $15.14M
14. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »
Votes: 36,198 | Gross: $4.07M
15. Babysitting (I) (2014)
85 min | Comedy
What was supposed to be a quiet night of babysitting a boy, turns into a complete chaos after a few babysitter's friends arrive.
16. Babysitting 2 (2015)
93 min | Comedy
Franck and his girlfriend Sonya, plus some of their friends go on holiday in Brasil. Franck, his friends, two girls and Sonya's grandmother leave to visit a cave, but everything goes wrong and their crazy adventures begin.
17. Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)
88 min | Comedy
Two neurotics, working for a suicide hotline on the night of Christmas Eve, get caught up in a catastrophe when a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and a transvestite visit their office.
20. Lolo (2015)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.
Votes: 3,506 | Gross: $0.02M
21. Inch'Allah dimanche (2001)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama
The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the ... See full summary »
23. The Visitors (1993)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A medieval knight and his servant ask a familiar wizard to move them back in time to prevent father-in-law's accidentally killing. Instead, they fly away to the 20th century.
Votes: 31,187 | Gross: $0.70M
24. Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
One prisoner tells to another that he hid a very large amount of money before the arrest. Together they manage to escape, but this is where their adventures are just beginning.
26. The Fugitives (1986)
95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jean is taken hostage at a bank by a foolish bank robber. As Jean left prison an hour earlier, the police assume he's the robber. Everything goes comically wrong. The robber's little daughter joins the fugitives.
27. The Three Brothers (1995)
105 min | Comedy
Three half-brothers are reunited at their mother's funeral. After being told of their inheritance they quickly spend the money, only to find out that they will not receive it after all. The... See full summary »
28. Le pari (1997)
100 min | Comedy
Deux beaux-frères, Didier et Bernard se lancent un défi: chacun ne doit pas fumer pendant quatorze jours. Ce pari, qui se prolongera ultimement sur beaucoup plus longtemps, bouleversera ... See full summary »
29. La vérité si je mens! (1997)
100 min | Comedy, Romance
The sentimental and comedic adventures of Eddie, a non-Jew trying to pass as Jewish though totally ignorant of Jewish traditions, as he works in a Jewish community.
30. Do Not Disturb (2014)
79 min | Comedy
Having just unearthed a precious vinyl record, a middle-aged dentist needs one hour of peace to enjoy the rare album; however, his distraught wife; his activist son, and a maladroit plumber have other plans. Will he ever listen to it?
31. Le missionnaire (2009)
91 min | Comedy
A recently released convict goes to a small village to lay low for a while. His contact is the local priest. Unfortunately, the priest suddenly dies and the villagers all think that the con is their new village priest.
PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Family
An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
33. Bernie (1996)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
A 30 year old orphan finds his life's official version hard to swallow. His parents couldn't possibly have abandoned him in a trash can as a baby. No, they were victims of a mafia plot and today, if they're still alive, they need his help.
34. De père en flic 2 (2017)
117 min | Comedy
A few years after they infiltrated a therapy program for fathers and sons, Marc Laroche is having some issues with his girlfriend Alice and Jacques is experiencing intense denial towards the fact that he is growing older.
35. LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship heats up.
37. La fête des mères (2018)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
They are possessive, benevolent, clumsy, absent, omnipresent, overwhelmed, guilty, indulgent, loving, fragile, in full possession of their wits or losing their heads. Alive or already a memory. They are mothers, and it's their party.