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1. 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: 31,919 | Gross: $4.54M

2. I Don't Kiss (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive, he drops into the reality of Paris 1991. He soon gives up his dream of ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Emmanuelle Béart, Manuel Blanc, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 1,198

3. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Jerry Mayer

Votes: 4,399 | Gross: $1.75M

4. Farinelli (1994)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of castrato opera singer Carlo Broschi, who enthralled 18th century European audiences under his stage name Farinelli.

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein, Caroline Cellier

Votes: 6,472 | Gross: $2.12M

5. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

81 Metascore

The fates of two homosexual partners are divided.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 5,368 | Gross: $0.92M

6. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 7,263 | Gross: $2.50M

7. A Summer in La Goulette (1996)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

Summer, 1967. La Goulette, the touristic beach of Tunisia, is the site where three nice seventeen-year-old girls live: Gigi, Sicilian and Catholic; Meriem, Tunisian and Arab; Tina, French ... See full summary »

Director: Férid Boughedir | Stars: Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan, Sarah Pariente, Mustapha Adouani

Votes: 689

8. 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: 6,206 | Gross: $0.09M

9. Far (2001)

120 min | Drama

In Tangier, intercontinental truck driver Serge is in love with Sarah, but is in some trouble of his own. Film generally concerns Moroccans with various relationships with the country: ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Stéphane Rideau, Lubna Azabal, Mohamed Hamaidi, Yasmina Reza

Votes: 520

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: 29,753 | Gross: $3.08M

11. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 43,225 | Gross: $10.11M

12. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 8,637 | Gross: $0.12M

13. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A young French Canadian, one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging identity with his father's values.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 31,708

14. Days of Darkness (2007)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Jean-Marc Leblanc (Labrèche), a desperate civil servant, escapes reality as we all know it, to imagine himself as the hero in imaginary adventures.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard, Caroline Néron

Votes: 2,942

15. A Girl Cut in Two (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Benoît Magimel, François Berléand, Mathilda May

Votes: 3,467 | Gross: $0.41M

16. The Secret of the Grain (2007)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama

83 Metascore

In southern France, a Franco-Arabic shipyard worker along with his partner's daughter pursues his dream of opening a restaurant.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche

Votes: 7,048 | Gross: $0.09M

17. 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: 34,322 | Gross: $3.77M

18. Comme les autres (2008)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

They were the perfect loving couple, well, almost. Emmanuel wanted a child but Philippe didn't. One day, however, Emmanuel decides to take the plunge, at the risk of losing Philippe. But how do you make a child when you are gay?

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pilar López de Ayala, Pascal Elbé, Anne Brochet

Votes: 1,286

19. The Girl on the Train (2009)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc, Mathieu Demy

Votes: 1,495 | Gross: $0.21M

20. Hideaway (2009)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

61 Metascore

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 2,707 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 19,489 | Gross: $2.01M

22. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, JoeyStarr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 13,633 | Gross: $0.17M

23. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 65,046 | Gross: $2.06M

24. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 5,365 | Gross: $2.29M

25. 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: 30,680 | Gross: $0.35M

26. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 52,494 | Gross: $3.49M

27. Le retour de Casanova (1992)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After many years of rambling across Europe the aging Giacomo Casanova is impoverished. He wants to return to Venice but he doesn't dare going there directly, because he was a fugitive when he left.

Director: Edouard Niermans | Stars: Alain Delon, Fabrice Luchini, Elsa Lunghini, Wadeck Stanczak

Votes: 511

28. Me, Myself and Mum (2013)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy

A young man named Guillaume finds out that own personality is not such a simple thing.

Director: Guillaume Gallienne | Stars: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Nanou Garcia

Votes: 7,369

29. Carnets d'ado (2001–2003)
Episode: You'll Get Over It (2002)

Unrated | 86 min

52 Metascore

When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.

Director: Fabrice Cazeneuve | Stars: Julien Baumgartner, Julia Maraval, Jérémie Elkaïm, François Comar

Votes: 2,026 | Gross: $0.04M

30. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 5,961 | Gross: $0.05M

31. A Love to Hide (2005 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old... See full summary »

Director: Christian Faure | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Louise Monot, Bruno Todeschini, Nicolas Gob

Votes: 2,945

32. Les Enfants Terribles (1950)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

The dangerously obsessive relationship between a psychologically manipulative brother and sister who isolate themselves and draw others into their mind games.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermithe, Renée Cosima, Jacques Bernard

Votes: 3,712

33. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet | Stars: Bravo, Jean Genet, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais

Votes: 3,188

34. The Spanish Apartment (2002)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou

Votes: 39,922 | Gross: $3.90M

35. Tom at the Farm (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 16,751

36. The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

62 Metascore

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 5,940 | Gross: $0.13M

37. 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: 13,950 | Gross: $0.13M

38. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

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.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Votes: 14,206 | Gross: $0.88M

39. La veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 5,328 | Gross: $3.06M

40. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Antoine has always been fascinated with a hairdresser's delicate touch, the beguiling perfume and the figure of a woman with an opulent bosom, moreover, he knew that he would marry one, fulfilling his dream of a perfect and idealised love.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit

Votes: 9,205 | Gross: $1.16M

41. Under the Sand (2000)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery

86 Metascore

When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 8,432 | Gross: $1.45M

42. Departure (III) (2015)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A nuclear family unravels in the South of France.

Director: Andrew Steggall | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther, Phénix Brossard, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 2,171

43. Who You Think I Am (2019)

101 min | Drama, Romance

Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young blonde and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?

Director: Safy Nebbou | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, François Civil, Marie-Ange Casta

Votes: 4,638

44. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Votes: 4,266 | Gross: $0.82M

45. 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: 58,665 | Gross: $3.64M

46. A Brother (2018 Video)

82 min | Drama