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1. Priceless (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

72 Metascore

Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender, thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff

Votes: 29,284 | Gross: $1.50M

2. Delicacy (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos | Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier

Votes: 11,969

3. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 36,967 | Gross: $6.11M

4. Welcome to the Sticks (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: 36,908 | Gross: $1.48M

5. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

92 Metascore

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 98,984 | Gross: $5.99M

6. 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: 53,062 | Gross: $3.64M

7. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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: 687,195 | Gross: $13.18M

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8. 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: 658,621 | Gross: $33.23M

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9. Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A scheming servant works for a wealthy couple in France during the late 19th century.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 2,310 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Me, Myself and Mum (2013)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy

Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Gallienne | Stars: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Nanou Garcia

Votes: 6,900

11. Angélique (I) (2013)

113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.

Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Lanvin, Tomer Sisley, David Kross

Votes: 1,359

12. The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

74 Metascore

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino

Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Lulu femme nue (2013)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch. She premeditated nothing; it all happened quite simply. She ... See full summary »

Director: Sólveig Anspach | Stars: Karin Viard, Bouli Lanners, Claude Gensac, Pascal Demolon

Votes: 600

14. The French Minister (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy

65 Metascore

Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the land of enlightenment: France. With ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Bruno Raffaelli

Votes: 2,940 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Ernest & Celestine (2012)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

86 Metascore

The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 16,207 | Gross: $0.29M

16. Love Lasts Three Years (2011)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

A look at the dissolution of a marriage.

Director: Frédéric Beigbeder | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Gaspard Proust, Joey Starr, Jonathan Lambert

Votes: 4,297

17. The Dandelions (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

Rachel, shy little 9 year old, loved by her father and stifled by a possessive mother, meets Valérie, a fearless and shameless girl of her age. With her new friend, she engages to profanity, indecency and nonsense, and opens up to life.

Director: Carine Tardieu | Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Carré, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 922

18. Venus in Fur (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 16,108 | Gross: $0.34M

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: 6,005 | Gross: $3.09M

20. 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: 6,885 | Gross: $0.13M

21. The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

74 Metascore

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino

Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $0.02M

22. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 6,781 | Gross: $2.00M

23. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 88,623 | Gross: $2.08M

24. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 45,015 | Gross: $3.50M

25. 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: 2,976 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Antarctica: Ice & Sky (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

61 Metascore

A documentary about global warming.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Claude Lorius, Michel Papineschi, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Votes: 450

27. Dheepan (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 12,517 | Gross: $0.25M

28. Les Cowboys (2015)

R | 104 min | Drama

67 Metascore

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.

Director: Thomas Bidegain | Stars: François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Ellora Torchia

Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $0.07M

29. Marie's Story (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Ariana Rivoire, Brigitte Catillon, Noémie Churlet

Votes: 1,476 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Pas son genre (2014)

111 min | Drama, Romance

Clément, a young philosophy teacher from Paris is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair-stylist, who becomes his lover. They're free in their hearts and bodies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake, Charlotte Talpaert

Votes: 1,646

31. Bright Days Ahead (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Saint Amour (2016)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

Chaos ensues when a father and son travel to a farm festival via the Wine Trail in a Parisian taxi.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette

Votes: 1,063

33. One of a Kind (2013)

123 min | Drama

Fredi got a raw deal: epileptic fits ,a daughter who sees her parents constantly tearing each other apart,no steady job,people interested in him only when they can use him.

Director: François Dupeyron | Stars: Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie Payen

Votes: 191

34. Irréversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 108,478 | Gross: $0.75M

35. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

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: 133,421 | Gross: $0.31M

36. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 65,413 | Gross: $0.34M



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