Top French Movies


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81. My Afternoons with Margueritte ( tête en friche, La )

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jean Becker
Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Patrick Bouchitey
Plot: In a small, French town the nearly illiterate Germain - considered by many to be a village idiot - happens to sit at a park bench next to Margueritte, an intelligent, articulate older woman who like to read aloud. The two form a bond that will change both of their lives.

82. Mr. Hulot's Holiday ( vacances de Monsieur Hulot, Les )

Year of Release: 1954
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jacques Tati
Actors: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax
Plot: Monsieur Hulot is ready for a pleasant seaside vacation but the well-intentioned man causes havoc wherever he goes.

83. Certified Copy ( Copie conforme )

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Actors: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson
Plot: An author and French antiques dealer meet in Tuscany about his latest book and the two set off on a journey that explores their relationship.

84. Contempt ( mépris, Le )

Year of Release: 1964
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Actors: Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Giorgia Moll
Plot: A man attempts to write a script for Ulysses in order to make it more commercial. But in order to get the best deal, he throws his wife into the mix resulting in disaster for all involved.

85. This Man Must Die ( Que la bête meure )

Year of Release: 1970
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Claude Chabrol
Actors: Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne, Anouk Ferjac
Plot: A single father will stop at nothing to avenge the hit and run death of his daughter. When he learns an actress was in the car - he poses as a screenwriter to get close to her - willing to kill her if she was the driver. But as he get more and more involved with her life, his empathy causes him to change his outlook.

86. Boy Meets Girl

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Leos Carax
Actors: Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, Carroll Brooks, Elie Poicard
Plot: Two broken individuals find comfort in each other: an aspiring filmmaker who has just lost her lover and a suicidal woman who has just ended a failed romance herself. Directorial feature debut of Leon Carax.

87. He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not... ( À la folie... pas du tout )

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Romance/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Laetitia Colombani
Actors: Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Clément Sibony

88. Alphaville, a Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution ( Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution )

Year of Release: 1965
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Mystery/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Actors: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff
Plot: A American detective is sent to a distant planet where logic rules but emotion and freedom has been suppressed. His intrusion threatens to bring Alphaville down.

89. Class, The ( Entre les murs )

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Laurent Cantet
Actors: François Bégaudeau, Laura Baquela, Dalla Doucoure, Damien Gomes
Plot: François Bégaudeau, teacher and novelist, plays a version of himself in this drama about a year in a racially-mixed classroom in a rough Parisian neighborhood. Both students and teacher will be tested as class, race, ethics all come into play.

90. Twelve Tasks of Asterix, The ( douze travaux d'Astérix, Les )

Year of Release: 1976
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Adventure/Animation
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Albert Uderzo, Pierre Watrin
Actors: Roger Carel, Jacques Morel, Pierre Tornade, Henri Labussière
Plot: The great Ceasare realizes he will never be able to take the Gaul's village, led by Asterix and his friends, through force - but he comes up with a novel plan - he sets 12 tasks for them to complete. Should they succeed, the Roman empire in all its glory will be theirs - should they fail, they will submit to him.

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