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1. Sky (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Romy (Diane Kruger) is on holiday in the USA with her French husband, Richard (Gilles Lellouche). But the journey quickly turns into a settling of old scores for this worn out couple. After an ultimate fight, Romy decides to break free. She cuts off her ties to a stable and secure life that has become alienating and escapes to the unknown.

Director: Fabienne Berthaud | Stars: Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouche, Q'orianka Kilcher

Votes: 2,018

2. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 726,906 | Gross: $13.18M

3. Möbius (2013)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

An FSB officer falls in love with his agent, an American woman, who works as a trader in a Russian bank.

Director: Eric Rochant | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Cécile de France, Tim Roth, Émilie Dequenne

Votes: 5,049

4. Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.

Directors: Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon

Votes: 26,784 | Gross: $1.00M

5. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 58,648

6. Les misérables (2000– )

90 min | Drama, History

The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 4,093

7. The Wing or The Thigh? (1976)

104 min | Comedy, Family

Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and the publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against fast-food entrepreneur Tricatel to save the French art of cooking. After ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Louis de Funès, Coluche, Ann Zacharias, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 9,379

8. War of the Buttons (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Family

In the countryside of France, two groups of boys from the rural villages of Longeverne and Velran are in constant war against each other. Their war is a tradition that passes from father to... See full summary »

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Mathilde Seigner, Fred Testot, Alain Chabat

Votes: 1,700

9. Lolo (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard

Votes: 3,505 | Gross: $0.02M

10. A Secret (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Cécile de France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,907 | Gross: $0.62M

11. Gad Elmaleh: Part En Live (2017 TV Special)

57 min | Comedy

Netflix stand-up special that the well known comedian performed in Montreal in English

Director: Mario Rouleau | Star: Gad Elmaleh

Votes: 314

12. Two Is a Family (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A bachelor enjoys his sweet life on the French Riviera until a one-night stand tells him, he's dad to Gloria and leaves her with him. He moves to London with Gloria. Mom turns up 8 years later.

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 20,649

13. Les seigneurs (2012)

97 min | Comedy, Sport

A former footballer living in Brittany enlists his old teammates to help the local fisherman to win some games in order to raise money and save jobs.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: José Garcia, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Franck Dubosc, Gad Elmaleh

Votes: 3,291

14. Au nom de ma fille (2016)

87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances. After 27 years of investigation to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch, Marie-Josée Croze, Christelle Cornil

Votes: 2,235

15. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

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 »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Daniel Prévost

Votes: 36,196 | Gross: $4.07M

16. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière

Votes: 14,582

17. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu, Roberto Benigni, Michel Galabru

Votes: 38,375 | Gross: $1.64M

18. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 47,483 | Gross: $3.12M

19. 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.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 8,181

20. Heartbreaker (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens

Votes: 24,796 | Gross: $0.50M

21. Crime Spree (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A French gang of thieves flies over to Chicago for a one time job. However, things seem to get out of hand soon.

Director: Brad Mirman | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Johnny Hallyday, Renaud

Votes: 5,214

22. RRRrrrr!!! (2004)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A tribe of prehistoric people is puzzled - a murder has happened. The first ever one.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Marina Foïs, Gérard Depardieu, Damien Jouillerot, Samir Guesmi

Votes: 12,769

23. La Vie En Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

66 Metascore

Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 80,615 | Gross: $10.30M

24. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 26,912 | Gross: $1.05M

25. All Together (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.

Director: Stéphane Robelin | Stars: Guy Bedos, Daniel Brühl, Geraldine Chaplin, Jane Fonda

Votes: 2,740 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)

97 min | Comedy

A Catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun

Votes: 37,513

27. French Fried Vacation 3: Friends Forever (2006)

97 min | Comedy

Movie about friends who reunite after 20 years and a lot of things have changed.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 2,994

28. French Fried Vacation 2 (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 7,196

29. Water Lilies (2007)

85 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel, Warren Jacquin

Votes: 9,122 | Gross: $0.08M

30. Requiem for a Killer (2011)

91 min | Thriller

Lucrèce, the best killer in the business, accepts a final job: eliminate an opera singer who threatens the interests of a corporation. She's hired as a contralto for a festival her target is singing in, but things don't happen as planned.

Director: Jérôme Le Gris | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Clovis Cornillac, Tchéky Karyo, Xavier Gallais

Votes: 1,165

31. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 41,973

32. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

In 1970s Germany, a 50-year-old businessman falls in love with a 20-year-old man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi, Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Thomson

Votes: 5,992 | Gross: $0.09M

33. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 9,854 | Gross: $1.62M

34. 5x2 (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss, Françoise Fabian, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 8,701 | Gross: $0.13M

35. 8 Women (2002)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

64 Metascore

One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 28,335 | Gross: $3.08M

36. French Fried Vacation (1978)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Luis Rego, Marie-Anne Chazel, Michel Blanc

Votes: 6,174

37. Podium (2004)

95 min | Comedy, Music

Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive, married, with a son. He used to have another profession: look-a-like of French star Claude François. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming... See full summary »

Director: Yann Moix | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Paul Rouve, Julie Depardieu, Marie Guillard

Votes: 3,752

38. My Way (2012)

148 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Benoît Magimel, Monica Scattini, Sabrina Seyvecou

Votes: 2,622

39. Love Me If You Dare (2003)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe, Joséphine Lebas-Joly

Votes: 65,839 | Gross: $0.55M

40. Romantics Anonymous (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

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 »

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie

Votes: 10,260

41. Lucky Luke and the Daltons (2004)

86 min | Comedy, Western

Four dimwitted brothers (Éric Judor, Ramzy Bédia, Saïd Serrari) try to impress their criminal mother by robbing a ban.

Director: Philippe Haïm | Stars: Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia, Saïd Serrari, Romain Berger

Votes: 3,177

42. 2 Days in Paris (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Brühl, Marie Pillet

Votes: 29,639 | Gross: $4.43M

43. The Countess (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca

Votes: 7,530

44. 2 Days in New York (2012)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau

Votes: 13,688 | Gross: $0.63M

45. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 683,693 | Gross: $33.23M

46. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance