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1. Welcome (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

61 Metascore

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi

Votes: 6,852 | Gross: $0.01M

2. La journée de la jupe (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years.

Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Khalid Berkouz, Yann Ebonge

Votes: 2,232

3. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 6,322

4. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 94,411

5. The Soft Skin (1964)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 6,156

6. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 24,904 | Gross: $1.38M

7. The Concert (2009)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitriy Nazarov, François Berléand

Votes: 16,773 | Gross: $0.66M

8. Certified Copy (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson

Votes: 18,775 | Gross: $1.34M

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: 2,982

10. Nothing to Declare (2010)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy

A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Dany Boon, Christel Pedrinelli, Karin Viard

Votes: 12,298 | Gross: $0.18M

11. The Troops & Aliens (1979)

96 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

In St. Tropez, French gendarme Cruchot and his men battle petroleum-drinking, human-looking, metallic aliens.

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Michel Galabru, Maurice Risch, Jean-Pierre Rambal

Votes: 6,869

12. 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: 79,953 | Gross: $1.32M

13. A Gang Story (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval, Lionnel Astier

Votes: 7,218

14. Potiche (2010)

R | 103 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard

Votes: 9,649 | Gross: $1.62M

15. 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, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 12,667 | Gross: $0.17M

16. Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)

97 min | Comedy

A Catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun

Votes: 35,357

17. The Measure of a Man (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

74 Metascore

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

Votes: 5,214 | Gross: $0.11M

18. Do Not Disturb (2014)

79 min | Comedy

Having just unearthed a precious vinyl record, a middle-aged dentist needs one hour of peace to enjoy the rare album; however, his distraught wife; his activist son, and a maladroit plumber have other plans. Will he ever listen to it?

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Christian Clavier, Carole Bouquet, Valérie Bonneton, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 2,034

19. Supercondriaque (2014)

G | 107 min | Comedy

Romain Faubert is a 39 year old, single, medical photographer.. and a raging hypochondriac. His doctor and only friend Dr. Dimitri Zvenka, thinks he knows a cure for Romain: dating. But ... See full summary »

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol, Jean-Yves Berteloot

Votes: 7,123

20. Standing Tall (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

Votes: 2,997 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Le Samouraï (1967)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Votes: 40,352 | Gross: $0.04M

22. The Hedgehog (2009)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents ... See full summary »

Director: Mona Achache | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Anne Brochet

Votes: 8,020

23. Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoé Félix, Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret

Votes: 37,102 | Gross: $1.48M

24. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 663,074 | Gross: $33.23M

25. The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Gendarme Ludovic Cruchot is re-assigned to the French Riviera seaside resort town of Saint-Tropez where petty criminals and his own daughter give him a hard time.

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Geneviève Grad, Michel Galabru, Daniel Cauchy

Votes: 10,099

26. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 17,088

27. Masculin Féminin (1966)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

92 Metascore

A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert, Michel Debord

Votes: 11,323 | Gross: $0.20M

28. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

A day in the life of a Parisian housewife/prostitute, interspersed with musings on the Vietnam War and other contemporary issues.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Raoul Lévy

Votes: 5,925 | Gross: $0.10M

29. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 949,732 | Gross: $19.50M

30. 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: 32,607 | Gross: $3.77M

31. Manon of the Spring (1986)

PG | 113 min | Drama

A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 19,384 | Gross: $3.94M

32. Jean de Florette (1986)

PG | 120 min | Drama

A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu

Votes: 22,615 | Gross: $4.94M

33. Eyjafjallajökull (2013)

92 min | Comedy

For travelers around the world, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull is a downer. For Alain and Valerie, it's a catastrophe. For if they are to make it in time to the tiny... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Coffre | Stars: Valérie Bonneton, Dany Boon, Denis Ménochet, Albert Delpy

Votes: 3,410

34. One Man and His Cow (2016)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.

Director: Mohamed Hamidi | Stars: Fatsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debbouze, Hajar Masdouki

Votes: 1,925

35. The Last Mistress (2007)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute

Votes: 3,212 | Gross: $0.79M

36. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 48,042 | Gross: $0.06M

37. R.A.I.D. Special Unit (2016)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A clumsy girl dreams about joining to an elite special forces team.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Alice Pol, Dany Boon, Michel Blanc, Yvan Attal

Votes: 2,902

38. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is 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: 63,829 | Gross: $5.02M

39. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 17,930 | Gross: $1.02M

40. One Wild Moment (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two friends bring their daughters with them on a beach vacation and find themselves in an awkward situation. A remake of the 1977 film "Un moment d'égarement".

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, François Cluzet, Lola Le Lann, Alice Isaaz

Votes: 7,124

41. La maîtresse du président (2009 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama

Marguerite Jeanne Japy Steinheil, Lady Abinger

Director: Jean-Pierre Sinapi | Stars: Cristiana Réali, Didier Bezace, Serge Riaboukine, Canis Crevillén

Votes: 51

42. Un village presque parfait (2014)

98 min | Comedy

"Saint-Far-la-Mauderne", a small village hit hard by the crisis and desertification. His last hope: revive the salmon smoking factory. Only problem, insurance require the presence of a ... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Meunier | Stars: Didier Bourdon, Lorànt Deutsch, Lionnel Astier, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 633

43. Back to Mom's (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Stéphanie, a French architect in her early forties, has to return to her mother after loosing her job. Conflicts with her mother and her siblings ensue.

Director: Eric Lavaine | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Alexandra Lamy, Mathilde Seigner, Philippe Lefebvre

Votes: 1,705

44. The New Girlfriend (2014)

R | 108 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco

Votes: 7,007 | Gross: $0.13M

45. Épouse-moi mon pote (2017)

92 min | Comedy

To avoid deportation, Yassine asks his best friend Fred to marry him.

Director: Tarek Boudali | Stars: Tarek Boudali, Philippe Lacheau, Charlotte Gabris, Andy Raconte

Votes: 2,258

46. 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: 59,721 | Gross: $2.06M



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