Feature Film, French (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)

95 min | Comedy

5.6
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A teenager returns home to spend his summer vacation. However, in a mansion full of women, he will have no choice but to expand his education in titillating ways.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Serena Grandi, Claudine Auger, Marina Vlady, Fabrice Josso

Votes: 3,197

2. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 150,516 | Gross: $2.20M

3. Irreversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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 an underpass tunnel.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Nahon

Votes: 133,047 | Gross: $0.75M

4. Vortex (2021)

142 min | Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

The last days of an elderly couple stricken by dementia.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Dario Argento, Françoise Lebrun, Alex Lutz, Kylian Dheret

Votes: 2,478

5. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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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: 837,317 | Gross: $13.18M

6. Benedetta (2021)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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73 Metascore

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 17,014

7. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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: 173,598 | Gross: $6.86M

8. Desire (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.

Director: Laurent Bouhnik | Stars: Déborah Révy, Hélène Zimmer, Gowan Didi, Johnny Amaro

Votes: 7,328

9. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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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: 746,528 | Gross: $33.23M

10. Titane (2021)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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75 Metascore

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh

Votes: 41,431

11. Irma Vep (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

A Hong Kong actress, Maggie Cheung playing a fictional version of herself, is cast in France to star in a remake of Les vampires (1915), but petty intrigues and clashing egos plague the production.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

Votes: 7,335 | Gross: $0.19M

12. Climax (I) (2018)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music

6.9
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67 Metascore

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile

Votes: 66,352 | Gross: $0.80M

13. Happening (2021)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

An adaptation of Annie Ernaux's eponymous novel, looking back on her experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.

Director: Audrey Diwan | Stars: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro

Votes: 4,028

14. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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95 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 87,371 | Gross: $3.76M

15. Raw (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

7.0
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81 Metascore

A young woman, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 75,533 | Gross: $0.51M

16. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 63,554 | Gross: $1.90M

17. Young & Beautiful (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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63 Metascore

After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat

Votes: 35,034 | Gross: $0.05M

18. The Takedown (2022)

TV-MA | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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43 Metascore

Diakité and Monge as police officers who are the complete opposite, and get paired together to uncover an unexpectedly big criminal case.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Omar Sy, Laurent Lafitte, Izïa Higelin, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 5,623

19. Curiosa (2019)

107 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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A passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom, loosely based on the relationship between 19th-century authors Pierre Louÿs and Marie de Régnier.

Director: Lou Jeunet | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camélia Jordana

Votes: 2,302

20. MILF (2018)

TV-MA | 101 min | Comedy

4.8
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Three best friends in their forties start a relationship with younger men while on vacation.

Director: Axelle Laffont | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Virginie Ledoyen, Axelle Laffont, Waël Sersoub

Votes: 6,205

21. Lost Illusions (2021)

149 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

Story of the rise and the fall of a young man in Paris who dreamed to be a writer and became a journalist.

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan

Votes: 2,909

22. Belle de Jour (1967)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page

Votes: 44,193 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Paris, 13th District (2021)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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76 Metascore

Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy - They're friends, sometimes lovers and often both.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant, Jehnny Beth

Votes: 4,335

24. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Votes: 169,805 | Gross: $0.31M

25. Petite Maman (2021)

PG | 73 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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93 Metascore

Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

Votes: 9,717

26. Between Two Worlds (2021)

106 min | Drama

6.9
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58 Metascore

It is based on French journalist Florence Aubenas's bestselling non-fiction work Le Quai de Ouistreham, investigating rising precarity in French society through her experiences in the northern port city of Caen.

Director: Emmanuel Carrère | Stars: Hélène Lambert, Louise Pociecka, Steve Papagiannis, Aude Ruyter

Votes: 793

27. Oxygen (2021)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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67 Metascore

A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she's running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah

Votes: 37,618

28. The Story of O (1975)

NC-17 | 97 min | Drama

5.3
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Photographer O's lover takes her to a Château, where she is, like other women there, naked, humiliated by whipping, sexual abuse by men etc. When O leaves, her lover gives her to his much older step-brother.

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel, Jean Gaven

Votes: 6,350

29. Delicious (2021)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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France, 1789, just before the Revolution. With the help of a surprising young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first restaurant.

Director: Éric Besnard | Stars: Grégory Gadebois, Isabelle Carré, Benjamin Lavernhe, Guillaume de Tonquédec

Votes: 2,398

30. The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)

Unrated | 238 min | Drama

7.5
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The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Béart, Marianne Denicourt

Votes: 8,267 | Gross: $0.41M

31. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 56,379 | Gross: $3.49M

32. Arthur, malédiction (2022)

87 min | Horror

3.2
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Alex is an 18 year old young man. He has been a big fan of the Arthur and the Minimoys fantasy film saga for years. It was then that his group of friends offered him to go to the abandoned ... See full summary »

Director: Barthélémy Grossmann | Stars: Vadim Agid, Lola Andreoni, Mathieu Berger, Thalia Besson

Votes: 70

33. Revenge (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

Votes: 42,847 | Gross: $0.10M

34. Original Sin (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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33 Metascore

A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson

Votes: 56,681 | Gross: $16.25M

35. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.7
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42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 71,920 | Gross: $3.68M

36. La Piscine (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin

Votes: 10,236 | Gross: $0.03M

37. Eiffel (2021)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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46 Metascore

The government is asking Eiffel to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair, but Eiffel simply wants to design the subway. Suddenly, everything changes when Eiffel crosses paths with a mysterious woman from Arun's past.

Director: Martin Bourboulon | Stars: Romain Duris, Emma Mackey, Pierre Deladonchamps, Armande Boulanger

Votes: 3,925

38. Lux Æterna (2019)

51 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

Two actresses, Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg, are on a film set telling stories about witches - but that's not all. 'Lux Æterna' is also an essay on cinema, the love of film, and on-set hysterics.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Abbey Lee, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull

Votes: 4,832

39. Restless (2022)

TV-MA | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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After going to extremes to cover up an accident, a corrupt cop's life spirals out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness.

Director: Régis Blondeau | Stars: Franck Gastambide, Simon Abkarian, Michaël Abiteboul, Tracy Gotoas

Votes: 4,064

40. Beau-père (1981)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 3,127

41. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

In 18th-century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent to the Gevaudan province at the king's behest to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 66,506 | Gross: $11.26M

42. Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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56 Metascore

Convicted felon, Nikita, isn't going to jail; she's 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: 71,930 | Gross: $5.02M

43. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 9,903 | Gross: $0.35M

44. Black Box (2021)

129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A young and talented black box analyst is on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft.

Director: Yann Gozlan | Stars: Pierre Niney, Lou de Laâge, André Dussollier, Sébastien Pouderoux

Votes: 7,742

45. Fat Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.4
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77 Metascore

Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 11,713 | Gross: $0.72M

46. Secret Things (2002)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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55 Metascore

Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Coralie Revel, Sabrina Seyvecou, Roger Miremont, Fabrice Deville

Votes: 5,030 | Gross: $0.10M

47. Cuties (2020)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama

3.4
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67 Metascore

Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named "the cuties" at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity - upsetting her mother and her values in the process.

Director: Maïmouna Doucouré | Stars: Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou, Ilanah Cami-Goursolas

Votes: 30,460

48. Tender Cousins (1980)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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With Adolf Hitler threatening Europe, against the backdrop of the deceptively peaceful summer of 1939, 14-year-old Julien experiences the intoxicating effects of first love, smitten with his beautiful 16-year-old cousin Julia.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas, Évelyne Dandry

Votes: 1,790

49. Bilitis (1977)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen, Bernard Giraudeau, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 2,034

50. I Stand Alone (1998)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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77 Metascore

A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to break down as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

Votes: 23,514 | Gross: $0.05M


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