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1. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 59,473 | Gross: $3.64M

2. 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: 724,561 | Gross: $33.23M

3. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 1,080,612 | Gross: $19.50M

4. Train of Life (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

62 Metascore

In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

Votes: 9,051 | Gross: $0.15M

5. Purple Noon (1960)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Votes: 15,424

6. 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: 10,448

7. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 7,676 | Gross: $3.00M

8. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)

PG-13 | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

Director: Claude Barras | Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 23,401 | Gross: $0.29M

9. 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: 796,101 | Gross: $13.18M

10. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

PG-13 | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas

Votes: 53,169 | Gross: $7.00M

11. Le Samouraï (1967)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Votes: 48,352 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

A few friends have a weekly fools' dinner, where each brings a fool along. Pierre finds a champion fool for next dinner. Surprise.

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

Votes: 40,041 | Gross: $4.07M

13. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Votes: 23,990 | Gross: $0.37M

14. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

88 Metascore

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 the top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 32,576 | Gross: $4.54M

15. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 25,542 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

53 Metascore

In Japan for the funeral of his long-lost love, a tough French detective learns that he also has a teenage daughter and that her life is in danger from the Yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 38,850 | Gross: $0.08M

17. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal plan to murder him with what they believe is the perfect alibi.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 63,838

18. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 111,267

19. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

Votes: 34,739 | Gross: $3.77M

20. Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Convicted felon, Nikita, isn't going to jail; she's given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

Votes: 69,682 | Gross: $5.02M

21. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

95 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 77,063 | Gross: $3.76M

22. The Bélier Family (2014)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.

Director: Éric Lartigau | Stars: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera

Votes: 25,548

23. He Even Has Your Eyes (2016)

95 min | Comedy

When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.

Director: Lucien Jean-Baptiste | Stars: Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Aïssa Maïga, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 2,839

24. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

Several ordinary Frenchmen go on an epic voyage through the occupied country to the free zone as they help British pilots avoid Nazi captivity.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 16,931

25. Supercondriaque (2014)

G | 107 min | Comedy

Fanatical need for cleanliness of a raging hypochondriac is severe tested when he is mistaken for a war hero preparing for revolution.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol, Jean-Yves Berteloot

Votes: 8,272

26. A Cop (1972)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate and risky second heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 8,986 | Gross: $0.05M

27. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 40,896 | Gross: $0.20M

28. La Cage aux Folles (1978)

R | 97 min | Comedy

The manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment, and his star attraction, are a gay couple. Madness ensues when his straight son brings home a fiancée and her ultra-conservative parents to meet them.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent

Votes: 10,385 | Gross: $20.42M

29. The Chef (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

Director: Daniel Cohen | Stars: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier

Votes: 16,761 | Gross: $0.34M

30. The Restaurant (1966)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Comedy

Top-notch french restaurant owner Monsieur Septime is involved into crime when one of his famous guests disappears.

Director: Jacques Besnard | Stars: Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Maria-Rosa Rodriguez, Venantino Venantini

Votes: 5,518

31. The Concert (2009)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Thirty years ago Bolshoi Orchestra conductor Andreï Filipov was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a lowly janitor, an opportunity arises to gather his old musicians to go and pose as the official Buolshoi orchestra in Paris.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitriy Nazarov, François Berléand

Votes: 17,776 | Gross: $0.66M

32. On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.

Director: David Charhon | Stars: Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Sabrina Ouazani, Lionel Abelanski

Votes: 4,928 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Princes and Princesses (2000)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Six old-style funny silhouetted fairy tales for not so-old-style people.

Director: Michel Ocelot | Stars: Arlette Mirapeu, Philippe Cheytion, Yves Barsacq, François Voisin

Votes: 2,121

34. The Suicide Shop (2012)

79 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Bernard Alane, Isabelle Spade, Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Giami

Votes: 7,577

35. Zarafa (2012)

TV-PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

64 Metascore

After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.

Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie, Muhammad Omar Faruk | Stars: Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, Abraham Adesoye, Sjaak Caderyn

Votes: 1,691

36. The Corsican File (2004)

G | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Rémi François is a detective who is hired to find Ange Leoni, a Corsican who apparently has inherited a 2 million euros house.

Director: Alain Berbérian | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Caterina Murino, Didier Flamand

Votes: 3,808

37. Plan de table (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Romance

A man messes up the name cards/table plan of one table at a wedding, changing the futures of the people sitting there. He's in a time loop - reliving different table plans.

Director: Christelle Raynal | Stars: Elsa Zylberstein, Franck Dubosc, Audrey Lamy, Arié Elmaleh

Votes: 791

38. 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: 10,999

39. Belle & Sebastian (2013)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Director: Nicolas Vanier | Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 4,779

40. The Nun (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

51 Metascore

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 1,702

41. Haute Cuisine (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 6,206 | Gross: $0.21M

42. My Summer in Provence (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, it is not... See full summary »

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Anna Galiena, Chloé Jouannet, Hugo Dessioux

Votes: 3,609

43. Mais qui a re-tué Pamela Rose? (2012)

G | 90 min | Comedy

When he receives a call from Bornsville sheriff, telling him Pamela Rose' coffin has been stolen, agent Douglas Riper sees a good occasion to meet again with his former partner Richard ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Baroux, Kad Merad | Stars: Kad Merad, Olivier Baroux, Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte

Votes: 1,354

44. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 82,898 | Gross: $1.79M

45. 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: 84,831 | Gross: $10.30M

46. Knock (I) (2017)

113 min | Comedy