French Movies to watchby StaceyGiannopoulou | created - 1 month ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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2. Joyeux Noel (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.
Votes: 26,103 | Gross: $1.05M
4. The Innocents (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History
1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.
Votes: 8,361 | Gross: $1.06M
5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Votes: 34,711 | Gross: $0.20M
6. A Man and a Woman (1966)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A widow and a widower find their relationship developing into love, but their past tragedies prove hard to overcome, causing them to proceed with utmost delicacy.
9. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Votes: 31,712 | Gross: $0.17M
10. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Votes: 99,674 | Gross: $5.99M
11. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Votes: 128,260 | Gross: $2.20M
12. Dheepan (2015)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Votes: 12,784 | Gross: $0.25M
14. 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: 32,720 | Gross: $3.77M
15. Of Gods and Men (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
Votes: 14,176 | Gross: $3.95M
16. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
PG | 104 min | Drama, War
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Votes: 28,820 | Gross: $4.54M
17. Day for Night (1973)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Votes: 18,412 | Gross: $0.02M
18. White Material (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War
Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.
Votes: 6,307 | Gross: $0.30M
23. Breathless (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Votes: 66,716 | Gross: $0.34M
24. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.
Votes: 18,963 | Gross: $0.11M
26. The Wages of Fear (1953)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
32. Romantics Anonymous (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Romance
What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »
33. Chinese Puzzle (2013)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.
Votes: 12,596 | Gross: $0.34M
34. Hunting and Gathering (2007)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
When Camille (Audrey Tautou) falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck (Guillaume Canet). A moving trio story.
37. Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Votes: 10,577 | Gross: $0.72M
38. Frantz (2016)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Votes: 11,325 | Gross: $0.88M
39. The Dancer (2016)
Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.
40. Saint Laurent (2014)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.
Votes: 4,960 | Gross: $0.43M
41. Farewell, My Queen (2012)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance
A look at the platonic relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her female readers during the first days of the French Revolution.
Votes: 7,671 | Gross: $0.07M
42. Camus (2010 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography
A romantic, a scoundrel, a private man... The touching and absurd story of the philosopher Albert Camus as seen through they eyes of the many women in his life.