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1. Colette (I) (2018)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh

Votes: 14,498 | Gross: $5.14M

2. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

7.6
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 15,388 | Gross: $3.75M

3. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,667 | Gross: $3.27M

4. Jules and Jim (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

Votes: 34,062

5. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.0
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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: 28,644 | Gross: $4.54M

6. Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Mylène Demongeot

Votes: 4,021

7. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 3,540

8. Madame Bovary (1949)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 2,203

9. The Silence of the Sea (2004 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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In a small town in the West of France, during the German Occupation, a room is requisitioned by a Wehrmacht captain, Werner von Ebrennac. The house where he now stays is inhabited by young ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Boutron | Stars: Julie Delarme, Michel Galabru, Thomas Jouannet, Marie Bunel

Votes: 845

10. My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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59 Metascore

A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 6,384

11. The Three Musketeers (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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The young Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris, his heart set on joining the king's Musketeers. He is taken under the wings of three of the most respected and feared Musketeers, Porthos, ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Walter Abel, Paul Lukas, Margot Grahame, Heather Angel

Votes: 298

12. Les amants du Flore (2006 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Biographical film about French writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre and their relationship.

Director: Ilan Duran Cohen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Lorànt Deutsch, Caroline Silhol, Kal Weber

Votes: 514

13. Jean de La Fontaine - Le défi (2007)

100 min | Biography, History

4.8
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Biography of the French poet Jean de la Fontaine, who lived in the times of Louis XIV.

Director: Daniel Vigne | Stars: Lorànt Deutsch, Philippe Torreton, Sara Forestier, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 117

14. Maestro (I) (2014)

81 min | Comedy

6.8
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Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.

Director: Léa Fazer | Stars: Pio Marmaï, Michael Lonsdale, Déborah François, Alice Belaïdi

Votes: 539

15. Sartre, Years of Passion (2006 TV Movie)

165 min | Biography

7.0
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Biographical film about French writer Jean-Paul Sartre, concentrating on his passionate affairs with women.

Director: Claude Goretta | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Anne Alvaro, Maya Sansa, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 122

16. Nous, princesses de Clèves (2011)

69 min | Documentary

7.0
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Has 1558 anything in common with 2009 ? Have nobles of King Henri III's court anything to do with today's young people from poor neighborhoods, most of whom immigrants'children ? Is there ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Sauder | Stars: Abou Achoumi, Laura Badrane, Morgane Badrane, Manel Boulaabi

Votes: 24

18. Ah! Vous écrivez? (1976–1980)

25 min | Short, Talk-Show

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Stars: Bernard Pivot, François-Régis Bastide, Jean Cau, Michèle Perrein

19. Variations (1962–1967)

Biography

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Stars: Simone Cendrar, Bachir Touré, Hubert Deschamps, Robert Etcheverry

20. Magdalenice gospe Radojke Vrancic (1997 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Helena Kordas | Stars: Boris Ostan, Radojka Vrancic

21. Ah! Quels titres (1994–1996)
Episode: Episode dated 21 September 1995 (1995)

57 min | Talk-Show

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Director: Jérôme Revon | Stars: Philippe Tesson, Françoise Chandernagor, Didier Decoin, François Nourissier

22. Secrets d'histoire (2007– )
Episode: La Marquise de Sévigné, l'esprit du Grand Siècle (2015)

Biography, History

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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, an important figure in 18th century French literature, best known for the letters she wrote to her daughter.

Directors: Dominique Leeb, Xavier Lefebvre | Stars: Stéphane Bern, François Audoin, Anne Bernet, Philippe Bertin



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