French language films

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1. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in her community when she dresses in girls clothes and insists she's a girl.

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 8,081 | Gross: $2.28M

2. Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne

Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $1.94M

4. Indochine (1992)

PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance, War

Elaine adopts Camille, whose Vietnamese parents were friends. In 1930, a French navy officer is interested in Elaine (owns 60km2 plantation) and later in Camille. There's an uprising in Vietnam against French colonial power.

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne

Votes: 8,520 | Gross: $5.73M

5. Betty (1992)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

A drunken self-destructive woman called Betty wanders through bars and meets a man that drives her to a restaurant outside Paris called Le Trou (The Hole). She meets the middle-aged ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Stéphane Audran, Jean-François Garreaud, Yves Lambrecht

Votes: 1,205

6. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 20,716 | Gross: $15.14M

7. Family Pack (2000)

98 min | Drama

July 1969 . After two years spent in Canada, Sacha is back in her small Belgian town. She has two disturbing news to break to her family : the first one is that instead of being married - ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Vander Stappen | Stars: Marie Bunel, Hélène Vincent, Tsilla Chelton, Mimie Mathy

Votes: 136

8. Auntie Danielle (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Auntie Danielle, supposedly in ailing health but in reality just a nasty old bitch, lives with a paid housekeeper who she regularly abuses. When the housekeeper dies falling off a ladder, ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Isabelle Nanty, Neige Dolsky

Votes: 3,052 | Gross: $0.60M

9. Monsieur Batignole (2002)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Jugnot | Stars: Jules Sitruk, Gérard Jugnot, Michèle Garcia, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 2,959

10. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Daniel Buain, Klaus-Michael Grüber

Votes: 10,827 | Gross: $0.12M

11. Comedy of Power (2006)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, François Berléand, Patrick Bruel, Marilyne Canto

Votes: 2,622 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Home (II) (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

Director: Ursula Meier | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux, Madeleine Budd

Votes: 3,609

13. 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: 32,282 | Gross: $3.77M

14. News from the Good Lord (1996)

100 min | Comedy

When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God. Because ... See full summary »

Director: Didier Le Pêcheur | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Maria de Medeiros, Christian Charmetant, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 464

15. 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: 27,027 | Gross: $3.08M

16. Donkey Skin (1970)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle

Votes: 3,561

17. Serial Lover (1998)

83 min | Comedy, Crime

Four men meet one woman. Not a balance of power.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Michèle Laroque, Albert Dupontel, Elise Tielrooy, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 1,378

18. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

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 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: 28,199 | Gross: $4.54M

19. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 5,936 | Gross: $3.09M

20. Camille Claudel (1988)

R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 5,655 | Gross: $0.20M

21. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 56,481

22. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

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

Votes: 49,374 | Gross: $1.90M

23. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | 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: 52,442 | Gross: $3.64M

24. Private Property (2006)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A divorced mother of two boys reaching adulthood decides to sell their house, find love and get on with her life away from her husband and sons; a decision that will lead to an escalating fraternal dispute.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jérémie Renier, Yannick Renier, Kris Cuppens

Votes: 1,585 | Gross: $0.06M

25. The Libertine (2000)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, History

The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Vincent Perez, Fanny Ardant, Josiane Balasko, Michel Serrault

Votes: 1,483

26. He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Romance, Thriller

63 Metascore

A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear.

Director: Laetitia Colombani | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 17,723 | Gross: $1.01M

27. Nathalie... (2003)

100 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation." She is engaged in this unusual and secretive task by a professional, upper-middle-class ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu, Wladimir Yordanoff

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Portraits chinois (1996)

111 min | Comedy, Romance

54 Metascore

Ada and Lise are both costume designers, the first is around 20, the other around 30. Both are working hard on their break through. There are also jobs for the movies. This is where Lise ... See full summary »

Director: Martine Dugowson | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Romane Bohringer, Marie Trintignant, Jean-Philippe Écoffey

Votes: 423 | Gross: $0.02M

29. The Double Life of Véronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

86 Metascore

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 36,279 | Gross: $2.00M

30. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 77,975 | Gross: $1.32M

31. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 79,935 | Gross: $4.04M

32. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 55,564 | Gross: $1.46M

33. The Cat (1971)

86 min | Drama

Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal

Votes: 1,569

34. Delicatessen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 75,003 | Gross: $1.79M

35. 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: 61,533 | Gross: $1.51M

36. After Sex (1997)

97 min | Drama, Romance

The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

Director: Brigitte Roüan | Stars: Brigitte Roüan, Patrick Chesnais, Boris Terral, Nils Tavernier

Votes: 541 | Gross: $0.34M

37. Story of Women (1988)

108 min | Drama, Romance

Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from German captivity, too weak to ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier

Votes: 3,487 | Gross: $0.44M

38. Entre Nous (1983)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Bacri

Votes: 1,380

39. La Cérémonie (1995)

Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A newly hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk who encourages her to rebel against her employers.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 8,773 | Gross: $0.08M

40. Pédale douce (1996)

100 min | Comedy

The film discusses how to save a marriage when one is surrounded by heterosexual as well as homosexual people ?

Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Patrick Timsit, Fanny Ardant, Richard Berry, Michèle Laroque

Votes: 1,519

41. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 6,693 | Gross: $2.50M

42. 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: 8,299 | Gross: $1.16M

43. The Best Job in the World (1996)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Gerard Depardieu is a new teacher in a lower class school. He has a hard time with a special eighth grade class, and in his building.

Director: Gérard Lauzier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Michèle Laroque, Souad Amidou, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 928 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Runaways (1995)

95 min | Drama

Two girls meet on a train: Prune is looking for her father whom she has not seen since she was a little girl, Marina is looking for the mother she has never had. Prune learns that her ... See full summary »

Director: Nadine Trintignant | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Irène Jacob, Nicole Garcia, Stefano Dionisi

Votes: 34

45. 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: 77,282 | Gross: $10.30M

46. Tanguy (2001)

108 min | Comedy

Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Éric Berger, Hélène Duc

Votes: 6,435

47. Revenge of the Musketeers (1994)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy