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1. What's in a Name? (2012)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte | Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquédec

Votes: 13,940

2. War of the Buttons (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Family

41 Metascore

Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Jean Texier, Ilona Bachelier

Votes: 1,901 | Gross: $0.05M

3. 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: 53,269 | Gross: $3.64M

4. 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: 2,978

5. The Names of Love (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director: Michel Leclerc | Stars: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem, Carole Franck

Votes: 7,176 | Gross: $0.51M

6. My Father's Guests (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Le Ny | Stars: Karin Viard, Flore Babled, Michel Aumont, Fabrice Luchini

Votes: 722

8. Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)

92 min | Drama

Lili returns from holidays and learns that her twin brother left the house after a violent argument with their father.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Kad Merad, Isabelle Renauld, Julien Boisselier

Votes: 9,421

9. Paris (I) (2008)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A ex-dancer has a heart problem and even with a transplant, he may still only have a few months to live. Time's spent looking at people/life in Paris from his balcony. His single mom sister moves in with her 3 kids to look after him.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Romain Duris, Joffrey Platel, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 11,223 | Gross: $1.01M

10. Le péril jeune (1994)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Vincent Elbaz, Nicolas Koretzky, Julien Lambroschini

Votes: 2,579

11. Un air de famille (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 4,131 | Gross: $0.32M

12. Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988)

90 min | Comedy

Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Valérie Lalande, Tara Römer, Jérôme Floch

Votes: 3,670 | Gross: $0.19M

13. 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: 3,096 | Gross: $0.60M

14. Don't Die Too Hard! (2001)

92 min | Comedy

Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that he has a date set up with beautiful executive Marie-Joelle (who in reality hates his guts... See full summary »

Director: Charles Nemes | Stars: Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia, Marina Foïs, Serge Riaboukine

Votes: 4,236

15. Paris 36 (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Music, Musical

40 Metascore

A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year's Eve, 1935, when he ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 2,581 | Gross: $0.85M

16. French Fried Vacation (1978)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

Holidaymakers arriving in a Club Med camp on the Ivory Coast are determined to forget their everyday problems and emotional disappointments. Games, competitions, outings, bathing and sunburn accompany a continual succession of casual affairs.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Luis Rego, Marie-Anne Chazel, Michel Blanc

Votes: 5,850

17. Le Film de les Nuls (1994)

93 min | Comedy

A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian | Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia, Gérard Darmon

Votes: 7,490

18. Les bronzés font du ski (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 6,763

19. Chaos (2001)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

81 Metascore

A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Catherine Frot, Rachida Brakni, Line Renaud

Votes: 2,148 | Gross: $0.21M

20. A Place on Earth (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Antoine is a joyful but disenchanted photographer. His only true friend, Mateo, is 7 years old and the son of his neighbor, who is often absent. One day, he hears a piano sonata coming from... See full summary »

Director: Fabienne Godet | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Ariane Labed, Max Baissette de Malglaive, Julie Moulier

Votes: 497

21. La crise (1992)

95 min | Comedy, Music

When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Zabou Breitman, Maria Pacôme

Votes: 1,149

22. Cuisine et dépendances (1993)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

Martine and Jacques knew their friend before he became an important television personality, but have not seen him for over ten years. They are hospitable people - witness the fact that they... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Muyl | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Laurent Benoît, Zabou Breitman, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 1,227

23. Same Old Song (1997)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri, André Dussollier

Votes: 3,717 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Not on the Lips (2003)

115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 1,424

25. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

In the seaside town of Boulogne, no one seems to be able to cope with their past, least of all Hélène, an antique furniture saleswoman, her stepson Bernard, and her former lover Alphonse.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

Votes: 2,479

26. The War Is Over (1966)

121 min | Drama, War

Diego is one of the chiefs of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold, Jean Dasté

Votes: 1,778

27. Stavisky... (1974)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

Irrestisible charm and talent help Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even the most influential members of the French industrial and political elite ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Périer, Anny Duperey

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Hunter Will Get You (1976)

110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bruno Cremer, Jean Négroni, Patrick Fierry

Votes: 1,612

29. Monsieur Gangster (1963)

105 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche, Claude Rich

Votes: 4,868

30. Pasha (1968)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dany Carrel, Jean Gaven, André Pousse

Votes: 1,045

31. The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)

98 min | Comedy, Crime

"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Martine Carol, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Blier

Votes: 916

32. The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 3,362 | Gross: $0.34M

33. Jacquou le croquant (2007)

Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama

Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.

Director: Laurent Boutonnat | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Léo Legrand, Marie-Josée Croze, Albert Dupontel

Votes: 1,587

34. Strayed (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

70 Metascore

Emmanuelle Béart stars as a widowed schoolteacher who flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children. A teenaged boy comes to their rescue by leading them into the forest -- their best shot at survival.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Clémence Meyer

Votes: 2,960 | Gross: $0.48M

35. Thieves (1996)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte, Benoît Magimel

Votes: 1,864 | Gross: $0.94M

36. I Don't Kiss (1991)

R | 115 min | Drama

A young man leaves his native town in southern France to discover Paris. Being too unexperienced and too naive, he drops into the reality of Paris 1991. He soon gives up his dream of ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Emmanuelle Béart, Manuel Blanc, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 1,106

37. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,811 | Gross: $0.92M

38. Full Speed (1996)

85 min | Drama, Romance

A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his ... See full summary »

Director: Gaël Morel | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau, Pascal Cervo, Meziane Bardadi

Votes: 776

39. Our Paradise (2011)

Unrated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple ... See full summary »

Director: Gaël Morel | Stars: Stéphane Rideau, Dimitri Durdaine, Béatrice Dalle, Didier Flamand

Votes: 1,214

40. Last Known Address (1970)

105 min | Crime, Thriller

Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Lino Ventura, Marlène Jobert, Michel Constantin, Paul Crauchet

Votes: 1,121

41. The Judge and the Assassin (1976)

128 min | Crime, Drama, History

An unstable former French Sergeant commits many atrocities. A judge considers how this case could benefit or damage his career.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 1,442

42. A Sunday in the Country (1984)

G | 90 min | Drama

An elderly painter whose son visits with his family on the weekends, is also surprised by a visit from his still-single daughter.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Louis Ducreux, Michel Aumont, Sabine Azéma, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $2.41M

43. Coup de Torchon (1981)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A pathetic police chief, humiliated by everyone around him, suddenly wants a clean slate in life - and resorts to drastic means to do so.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 4,538

44. L.627 (1992)

R | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Didier Bezace, Jean-Paul Comart, Charlotte Kady, Jean-Roger Milo

Votes: 1,583

45. Fresh Bait (1995)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama

Three teenagers plan to steal the nessecary funds to open their dream shop in the US, but things get messy.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Marie Gillain, Olivier Sitruk, Bruno Putzulu, Richard Berry

Votes: 1,745 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, War

France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 1,216

47. A Week's Holiday (1980)

102 min | Drama

Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald, Michel Galabru

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