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1. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 149,634 | Gross: $6.86M

2. Populaire (2012)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

58 Metascore

1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.

Director: Régis Roinsard | Stars: Romain Duris, Féodor Atkine, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo

Votes: 11,507 | Gross: $0.18M

3. The Past (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet

Votes: 44,962 | Gross: $1.33M

4. Dissonances (2003)

107 min | Crime, Drama

Nat drives on the interstate with his two young daughters in the back seats, when a car drives by and an unknown guy shoots one of his daughters dead for no reason. Nat's life is shattered.... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Cornuau | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Didier Flamand, Bérénice Bejo, Françoise Viallon

Votes: 120

5. Sans Soleil (1983)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

A woman narrates the contemplative writings of a seasoned world traveler, focusing on contemporary Japan.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Florence Delay, Arielle Dombasle, Riyoko Ikeda, Charlotte Kerr

Votes: 9,582 | Gross: $0.03M

6. La première étoile (2009)

90 min | Comedy

Jean-Gabriel, married and father of three, lives odd jobs and spends his time at the local PMU bar. One day, to please his daughter, he quickly promises the whole family to take them on a ski vacation.

Director: Lucien Jean-Baptiste | Stars: Firmine Richard, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Anne Consigny, Jimmy Woha Woha

Votes: 842

7. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

56 Metascore

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 111,461 | Gross: $39.12M

8. The Horde (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 15,079

9. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 13,410 | Gross: $0.13M

10. The Returned (2012–2015)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, the dead begin to inexplicably return as if their death never happened. Forcing the townsfolk to confront their difficult past as they seek to understand this phenomenon.

Stars: Anne Consigny, Clotilde Hesme, Frédéric Pierrot, Céline Sallette

Votes: 19,475

11. The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

87 Metascore

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

Director: Paul Grimault | Stars: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

Votes: 4,573 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is 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: 67,294 | Gross: $5.02M

13. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 64,829 | Gross: $1.51M

14. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 70,891 | Gross: $6.17M

15. Micmacs (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 28,891 | Gross: $1.26M

16. The Story of the Fox (1937)

63 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice.

Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

Votes: 1,165

17. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 6,489

18. Some Like It Veiled (2017)

88 min | Comedy

Armand, the bookish son of Iranian immigrants who's completely smitten by Leila, an Arab girl from the banlieue enrolled with Armand in Paris' prestigious Sciences Po university. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Sou Abadi | Stars: Félix Moati, William Lebghil, Camélia Jordana, Anne Alvaro

Votes: 810

19. Orpheline (2016)

111 min | Drama

A young woman moves to Paris with a disastrous past. When she becomes a woman and thinks she's finally free from her past's shadows, some characters show up and she gets the chance to become a unique heroine.

Director: Arnaud des Pallières | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Solène Rigot, Vega Cuzytek

Votes: 838

20. Irreversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 120,013 | Gross: $0.75M

21. 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: 82,710 | Gross: $10.30M

22. A Girl Is a Gun (1971)

100 min | Western

Despite most Cahiers du cinéma critics admired many western authors, when they themselves became filmmakers few dared to overtly revisit that genre. One year after Alejandro Jodorowsky's El... See full synopsis »

Director: Luc Moullet | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Rachel Kesterber, Jean Valmont, Bruno Kresoja

Votes: 132

23. Merci la vie (1991)

117 min | Drama

A story of hot and desperate bond between two girls.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Michel Blanc, Jean Carmet

Votes: 1,102

24. Passionnément (2000)

104 min | Drama, Romance

Faustine,now an adult ,wants to know all about her father's death;she learns he was once in love with a fifteen-year-old girl ,Alice .

Director: Bruno Nuytten | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Eric Ruf, Tania Da Costa

Votes: 71

25. La bûche (1999)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

Christmas, family, and infidelity. Yvette's husband has died, and her grown daughters join her at the grave: Sonia, wealthy, bourgeois, and generous; Louba, living with their dad Stanislas,... See full summary »

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Claude Rich

Votes: 1,671 | Gross: $0.15M

26. Felix and Lola (2001)

89 min | Drama, Romance

Félix, operator of dodgem cars in a fairground, becomes obsessed by one of his customers, a mysterious young woman named Lola.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Philippe Torreton, Alain Bashung, Philippe du Janerand

Votes: 384

27. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 67,627 | Gross: $4.66M

28. La science des rêves - Film B (2007 Video)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Presentation of the "Film B" of "The Science of Sleep" Max Linder cinema in Paris. In the presence of its director, Michel Gondry, and some people from the film crew.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Sacha Bourdo, Emma de Caunes, Alain Chabat, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Votes: 794

29. Persécution (2009)

98 min | Drama, Romance

The solitary Daniel and Sonia share an uneasy love/hate relationship. Daniel's life is disrupted by the appearance of a stranger that proceeds to insinuate himself in his life. The man's ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 960

30. 3 Hearts (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A tax inspector, his new bride and her sister become entwined in a love triangle.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 2,259 | Gross: $0.15M

31. Promise at Dawn (2017)

131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Barbier | Stars: Pierre Niney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 2,440

32. Ismael's Ghosts (2017)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

65 Metascore

The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel

Votes: 2,237 | Gross: $0.10M

33. The Jews (2016)

111 min | Comedy

A French-Jewish actor seeks counseling and discusses a number of stereotypes concerning Jewish people. Told in the form of short stories that accompany each stereotype.

Director: Yvan Attal | Stars: Yvan Attal, François Bureloup, Tobie Nathan, Benoît Poelvoorde

Votes: 1,360

34. Une chance de trop (2015– )

52 min | Drama, Thriller

A doctor is shot in the back in her home, her husband is murdered and her infant daughter kidnapped. Faced with inept police, who at times suspect her, she begins her own hunt for her baby and the culprits.

Stars: Alexandra Lamy, Pascal Elbé, Lionel Abelanski, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 1,045

35. Time of the Wolf (2003)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror

71 Metascore

When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau

Votes: 9,886 | Gross: $0.06M

36. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi

Votes: 7,814 | Gross: $1.90M

37. School Life (2019)

TV-MA | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

The daily life of a school located in Saint Denis.

Directors: Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade | Stars: Zita Hanrot, Liam Pierron, Soufiane Guerrab, Moussa Mansaly

Votes: 2,022

39. 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: 23,650 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 138,593 | Gross: $2.20M

41. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, François Damiens, Khalid Maadour, Youssef Hamid

Votes: 18,555 | Gross: $0.30M



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