Most Popular French Countryside Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Monuments Men (2014)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
Votes: 120,288 | Gross: $78.03M
2. Suite Française (2014)
107 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
3. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror
During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.
4. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 54,375 | Gross: $3.64M
5. 8 Women (2002)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
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!
Votes: 27,857 | Gross: $3.08M
7. And Soon the Darkness (1970)
PG | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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?
8. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
9. The Beast (1975)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
10. Satan (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
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.
12. Forbidden Games (1952)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 10,481 | Gross: $0.01M
13. The Advocate (1993)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 1,789 | Gross: $0.67M
14. Madame Bovary (2000 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
15. The Last Horror Film (1982)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
16. Jour de Fête (1949)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy
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 »
17. My Father's Glory (1990)
G | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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 »
Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $1.71M
18. The Gleaners & I (2000)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.
Votes: 5,451 | Gross: $0.15M
19. The Ideal Palace (2018)
105 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
20. Two Men in Town (1973)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama
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.
23. Autumn Tale (1998)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A widow's best friend tries to find her a new husband, but the ad posted in the newspaper attracts more than one possibility.
Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $2.08M
24. Wild Side (2004)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 962 | Gross: $0.02M
25. The Hussy (1979)
90 min | Drama
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.
26. A Day in the Country (1946)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
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.
28. Maniac (1963)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
29. Face the Music (1993)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
30. 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 »
31. The Children of the Marshland (1999)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 2,679 | Gross: $0.32M
32. La veuve Couderc (1971)
TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Action, Romance
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 »
33. The Devil by the Tail (1969)
M | 90 min | Comedy
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
34. The Room Upstairs (1946)
115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
35. That Night in Varennes (1982)
R | 150 min | Drama, History
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 »
37. The Girl from Paris (2001)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,847 | Gross: $0.18M
38. So Dark the Night (1946)
Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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?
39. To Paint or Make Love (2005)
100 min | Drama
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.
40. Silent Summer (2013)
89 min | Drama, Family, Romance
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.
41. La maison des bois (1971– )
52 min | Drama
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.
42. Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959)
101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
43. The Foreman Went to France (1942)
Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
44. A Crime in Paradise (2001)
89 min | Comedy
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 »
45. An Orphan's Tale (1981– )
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 »
47. Souvenir (1989)
R | 93 min | Drama
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 »
48. Liebmann (2016)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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 »
49. Le chignon d'Olga (2002)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
50. Salut les frangines (1975)
78 min | Comedy
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 »