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2. 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: 79,514 | Gross: $10.30M

3. 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: 673,532 | Gross: $33.23M

4. Priceless (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

72 Metascore

Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender, thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff

Votes: 29,723 | Gross: $1.50M

5. Conversations with My Gardener (2007)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Fanny Cottençon, Alexia Barlier

Votes: 3,001

6. 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: 972,541 | Gross: $19.50M

7. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 222,364 | Gross: $44.67M

8. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 88,092 | Gross: $6.74M

9. The Crimson Rivers (2000)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sanda

Votes: 55,837 | Gross: $0.63M

10. 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: 27,875 | Gross: $3.08M

11. The Closet (2001)

R | 84 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Michèle Laroque

Votes: 16,068 | Gross: $6.67M

12. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in his community when he dresses in girls clothes and insists he's a girl.

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 8,193 | Gross: $2.28M

13. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier, Elizabeth Bourgine

Votes: 8,498 | Gross: $1.67M

14. 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: 26,619 | Gross: $1.05M

16. Female Agents (2008)

TV-MA | 117 min | Drama, War

London, 1944: SOE's section for French ops parachute 4 women into France, plus a woman there, to free an English geologist and kill SS colonel Heindrich.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Gillain

Votes: 6,596

17. Farewell (2009)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

74 Metascore

The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 6,157

18. 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: 710,988 | Gross: $13.18M

19. Paris (I) (2008)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A ex-dancer has a heart problem and even with a transplant, he may still only have a few months to live. Time's spent looking at people/life in Paris from his balcony. His single mom sister moves in with her 3 kids to look after him.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Romain Duris, Joffrey Platel, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 11,360 | Gross: $1.01M

20. The Concert (2009)

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

60 Metascore

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 16,923 | Gross: $0.66M

21. The Adventures of Felix (2000)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot

Votes: 1,698 | Gross: $0.36M

22. 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: 46,514 | Gross: $3.12M

23. 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: 37,607 | Gross: $1.64M

24. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

Votes: 73,659 | Gross: $0.27M

25. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 49,156 | Gross: $0.73M

26. 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 Levine

Votes: 5,875 | Gross: $0.09M

27. Aliyah (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score, while balancing a new romance, a past lover, a lifelong friendship ... See full summary »

Director: Elie Wajeman | Stars: Pio Marmaï, Cédric Kahn, Adèle Haenel, Guillaume Gouix

Votes: 422

28. Captive (I) (2012)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity.

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta, Rustica Carpio

Votes: 686

29. The Players (2012)

R | 109 min | Comedy

43 Metascore

A series of short films set around the theme of infidelity.

Directors: Emmanuelle Bercot, Fred Cavayé, Alexandre Courtès, Jean Dujardin, Michel Hazanavicius, Jan Kounen, Eric Lartigau, Gilles Lellouche | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Géraldine Nakache, Priscilla de Laforcade

Votes: 7,580 | Gross: $0.01M

30. 99 francs (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Jocelyn Quivrin, Patrick Mille, Vahina Giocante

Votes: 18,172

31. The Brice Man (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

A wannabe surfer parties on the French Riviera while awaiting the perfect wave.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Clovis Cornillac, Élodie Bouchez, Bruno Salomone

Votes: 6,233

32. Adieu Paris (2013)

97 min | Drama

Investment bank manager FRANK BERNDSSEN (c. 40), based in Berlin, believes life to be just a matter of careful advance planning. Currently, he works for a Swiss investor group keen on ... See full summary »

Director: Franziska Buch | Stars: Jessica Schwarz, Hans Werner Meyer, Sandrine Bonnaire, Gérard Jugnot

Votes: 207

34. A Winter in Paris (2006)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

Georges (Eddy Mitchell) and Pierrot (Sagamore Stévenin) are two thiefs working in a team. Their last coup hasn't worked out, but when Georges goes free after five years in prison, Pierrot ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jacques Bral | Stars: Eddy Mitchell, Sagamore Stévenin, Pierre Santini, Pascale Arbillot

Votes: 184

35. 3 petites filles (2004)

102 min | Comedy

Two teenage girls try to help their best friend who is being forced into an arranged marriage in Algiers. They want Johnny Depp (!!!) to support their cause, so they steal an elderly ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Loup Hubert | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Adriana Karembeu, Morgane Cabot, Sabrina Ouazani

Votes: 125

36. Monsieur Batignole (2002)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Jugnot | Stars: Jules Sitruk, Gérard Jugnot, Michèle Garcia, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 3,038

37. Marthe (1997)

121 min | Drama, Romance, War

(Translated from TV5 description) A soldier wounded during WWI falls in love with a young school teacher.

Director: Jean-Loup Hubert | Stars: Clotilde Courau, Guillaume Depardieu, Bernard Giraudeau, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 144

38. Dougal (2005)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor, the evil wizard Zeebad.

Directors: Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham | Stars: Robbie Williams, Ian McKellen, Bill Nighy, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $7.42M

39. In the House (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 28,136 | Gross: $0.35M

40. Venus in Fur (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 16,743 | Gross: $0.34M

41. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 100,260 | Gross: $5.99M

42. Jarden ensoleille (2013)

64 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Story set in the 20th century,follows young woman and her magic dreams that will become reality.

Director: Faustine Molyneux | Stars: Corina Desmarais, Franco Aucoin, Jack Lefevre, Filip Osojnjak

Votes: 17

43. ...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

Is the love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.

Director: Yvan Attal | Stars: Johnny Depp, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sébastien Vidal, Yvan Attal

Votes: 4,595 | Gross: $0.25M

44. All Our Desires (2011)

120 min | Drama

Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

Votes: 846

45. Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her ... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Aure Atika, Jean-Marc Thibault

Votes: 2,530 | Gross: $0.53M



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