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1. The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.1
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52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 120,288 | Gross: $78.03M

2. Suite Française (2014)

107 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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63 Metascore

During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Lieutenant Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Eric Godon

Votes: 21,518

3. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.

Director: Joël Séria | Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran, Gérard Darrieu

Votes: 1,956

4. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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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: 54,375 | Gross: $3.64M

5. 8 Women (2002)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.1
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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: 27,857 | Gross: $3.08M

6. Loss of Innocence (1961)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Sensitive story of a British girl's awakening from childhood into life and love on vacation in France.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Danielle Darrieux, Susannah York, Claude Nollier

Votes: 456

7. And Soon the Darkness (1970)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton

Votes: 2,634

8. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

Votes: 5,902

9. The Beast (1975)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumours that cloud the family's name.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, Pierre Benedetti

Votes: 4,002

10. Satan (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

Director: Kim Chapiron | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthélémy, Roxane Mesquida, Nico Le Phat Tan

Votes: 8,192

11. Requiem for a Vampire (1971)

R | 65 min | Horror

5.5
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Two girls on the run get lost in the French countryside, and wind up in a haunted chateau occupied by an ailing vampire and his servants.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gasté, Dominique

Votes: 1,587

12. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 10,481 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Advocate (1993)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Megahey | Stars: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Jim Carter, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,789 | Gross: $0.67M

14. Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent.... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Greg Wise, Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 814

15. The Last Horror Film (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director: David Winters | Stars: J'Len Winters, John Kelly, Joe Spinell, Simone Overman

Votes: 1,455

16. Jour de Fête (1949)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy

7.3
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Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

Votes: 7,011

17. My Father's Glory (1990)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $1.71M

18. The Gleaners & I (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.7
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83 Metascore

Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: François Wertheimer, Agnès Varda, Jean La Planche, Bodan Litnanski

Votes: 5,451 | Gross: $0.15M

19. The Ideal Palace (2018)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Cheval is a postman who travels every day along the Drôme. He meets the woman of his life, Philomena and from their union Alice was born. He then throws himself into a crazy gamble: to build her with his own hands, an incredible palace.

Director: Nils Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Laetitia Casta, Florence Thomassin, Bernard Le Coq

Votes: 432

20. Two Men in Town (1973)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer, Victor Lanoux

Votes: 3,510

21. The Grapes of Death (1978)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.2
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A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marie-Georges Pascal, Félix Marten, Serge Marquand, Mirella Rancelot

Votes: 1,986

22. Seraphine (2008)

Unrated | 125 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 5,629 | Gross: $0.88M

23. Autumn Tale (1998)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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81 Metascore

A widow's best friend tries to find her a new husband, but the ad posted in the newspaper attracts more than one possibility.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Marie Rivière, Béatrice Romand, Alain Libolt, Didier Sandre

Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $2.08M

24. Wild Side (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A transgender woman who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Stéphanie Michelini, Yasmine Belmadi, Edouard Nikitine, Josiane Stoléru

Votes: 962 | Gross: $0.02M

25. The Hussy (1979)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Misfit François kidnaps young Mado and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. A strange relationship evolves till the police comes upon them.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Claude Hébert, Madeleine Desdevises, Paulette Lahaye, Juliette Le Cauchoix

Votes: 446

26. A Day in the Country (1946)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, André Gabriello

Votes: 5,348

27. Sombre (1998)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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A sexually frustrated serial killer takes a liking to a woman he comes across.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn, Géraldine Voillat, Coralie

Votes: 1,412

28. Maniac (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Liliane Brousse

Votes: 913

29. Face the Music (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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Lisa and Charlie Hunter, a divorced couple and former song writing team, spend a weekend in the French countryside in order to write one last song together. But Charlie's fiancée isn't too ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Wiseman | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Patrick Dempsey, Lysette Anthony, Rebecca Potok

Votes: 305

30. Conversations with My Gardener (2007)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: 2,998

31. The Children of the Marshland (1999)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Jacques Gamblin, André Dussollier, Michel Serrault

Votes: 2,679 | Gross: $0.32M

32. La veuve Couderc (1971)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Action, Romance

7.0
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Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo, Jean Tissier

Votes: 1,210

33. The Devil by the Tail (1969)

M | 90 min | Comedy

7.0
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A Marquise who lures motorists to her hotel by sabotaging their cars gets more than she bargains for when one guest turns out to be a bank robber on the run

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Yves Montand, Madeleine Renaud, Maria Schell, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 642

34. The Room Upstairs (1946)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The local building-contractor Martin Roumagnac is fascinated by the fashionable Blanche Ferrand. To impress Blache, Martin presents her with a villa. However, this ruins him financially. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lacombe | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jean Gabin, Jean d'Yd, Daniel Gélin

Votes: 297

35. That Night in Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,900

36. Roman de gare (2007)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, Audrey Dana, Michèle Bernier

Votes: 2,338 | Gross: $1.85M

37. The Girl from Paris (2001)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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64 Metascore

Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 1,847 | Gross: $0.18M

38. So Dark the Night (1946)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Paris police detective Cassin has a well needed vacation at a rural inn, where the owners' adult daughter shows interest in him but she has a jealous boyfriend. Will Cassin need his skills?

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Steven Geray, Micheline Cheirel, Eugene Borden, Ann Codee

Votes: 959

39. To Paint or Make Love (2005)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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An affluent, middle-aged couple's uneventful lives are forever changed when they move into an isolated house in the country and befriend an odd, younger couple.

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Daniel Auteuil, Amira Casar, Sergi López

Votes: 1,231

40. Silent Summer (2013)

89 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.9
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The movie focuses on Kristine, an art historian. Kristine's personal life take a dramatic twist when the whole family is gathering together and the secrets of the past are being revealed at her gracious mansion in the French countryside.

Director: Nana Neul | Stars: Dagmar Manzel, Ernst Stötzner, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Marie Rosa Tietjen

Votes: 54

41. La maison des bois (1971– )

52 min | Drama

8.5
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Realistic chronicle of everyday life during the Great War. A ranger collects in his family several Parisian children refugees because of the conflict. All share the life of the country village, the school, the news from the front.

Stars: Pierre Doris, Jacqueline Dufranne, Agathe Natanson, Fernand Gravey

Votes: 149

42. Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Auclair, Valentine Tessier, Jacques Morel

Votes: 1,008

43. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.9
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In 1940, a British engineer goes to France to retrieve specialized armaments machinery, loaned to the French, before the invading Nazi armies can capture it.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

Votes: 302

44. A Crime in Paradise (2001)

89 min | Comedy

6.5
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In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Josiane Balasko, André Dussollier, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 1,672

45. An Orphan's Tale (1981– )

Drama

8.7
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Remi's quiet childhood in chevegnon is interrupted one day as his father comes home after 7 years in Paris, telling him they're not his real parents, and that they can no longer afford to ... See full summary »

Stars: Fabrice Josso, Petula Clark, François Pinat, Gérard Darrieu

Votes: 79

46. Devil Story (1986)

72 min | Horror

3.5
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A zombie wearing a Nazi SS uniform terrorizes the French countryside.

Director: Bernard Launois | Stars: Véronique Renaud, Marcel Portier, Catherine Day, Nicole Desailly

Votes: 266

47. Souvenir (1989)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1944, a dashing German soldier and a beautiful French girl fell deeply in love while World War II raged on. More than forty years later, Ernest Kestner, retired and recently widowed, ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Reeve | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Catherine Hicks, Michael Lonsdale, Christopher Cazenove

Votes: 67

48. Liebmann (2016)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.3
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The teacher Antek Liebmann moves to the French countryside to leave his former life in Germany behind. He soon gets a job and finds himself in a new relationship. But the strange energy of ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Herrmann | Stars: Godehard Giese, Adeline Moreau, Fabien Ara, Bettina Grahs

Votes: 148

49. Le chignon d'Olga (2002)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A bereaved young man falls in love with a shop assistant he glimpses in a window and secretly tries to get to know her better.

Director: Jérôme Bonnell | Stars: Hubert Benhamdine, Nathalie Boutefeu, Florence Loiret Caille, Serge Riaboukine

Votes: 409

50. Salut les frangines (1975)

78 min | Comedy

4.1
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Denis spends a holiday at his friend's home, Marc. Staying with the family for several days, even though the Chotards have other things in mind than sex, he will have nice encounters with ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Gérard | Stars: Frédéric Duru, Laure Cottereau, Régis Porte, Jacqueline Jehanneuf

Votes: 12



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