Best French Movies


  • Amélie

    Amélie (R, 2001)

    Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau, Artus de Penguern
    One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming... read more and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Her mother Amandine (Lorella Cravotta) died in a freak accident when Amelie was eight, and her father Raphael (Rufus) had limited contact with her, since his presence seemed to throw her heart into high gear. Despite all this, Amelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer of 1997, Amelie is reminded that life can be fleeting and she decides it's time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbors and the regulars at the cafe. Amelie starts by bringing together two lonely people -- Georgette (Isabelle Nanty), a tobacconist with a severe case of hypochondria, and Joseph (Dominique Pinon), an especially ill-tempered customer. When Amelie finds a box of old toys in her apartment, she returns them to their former owner, Mr. Bretodeau (Maurice Benichou), sending him on a reverie of childhood. Amelie befriends Dufayel (Serge Merlin), an elderly artist living nearby whose bones are so brittle, thanks to a rare disease, that everything in his flat must be padded for his protection. And Amelie decides someone has to step into the life of Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely adult video store clerk and part-time carnival spook-show ghost who collects pictures left behind at photo booths around Paris. Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain received unusually enthusiastic advance reviews prior to its French premiere in the spring of 2001, and was well received at a special free screening at that year's Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb100001513380747: While "Seven Samurai" is the best foreign film, you'll get the most fun out of a foreign film in th
      Reviewed 23 days days ago
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      fb643895004: You know a film is good when it's in French and you still love it!!!!!!!!
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb574631418: Fantastical French poise. Beautiful cinema. Heart warming.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Taxi

    Taxi (PG-13, 2004)

    Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Esposito, Ann-Margret
    An inept cop suddenly gets a new partner in the person of a cabbie with attitude in this high-rollin... read moreg comedy. Washburn (Jimmy Fallon) is a police officer who becomes the laughingstock of the department after a series of traffic accidents cause him to lose his driver's license. One day, Washburn gets an urgent call to head out to the location of a bank robbery; unable to drive himself there, he hails a cab. As it happens, the taxi is being driven by Belle (Queen Latifah), a single mom who, after making a name for herself as the fastest pizza delivery person in New York, has moved up to driving a hack. What begins as a wild ride to the scene of the crime gets even wilder as Washburn and Belle become unexpected allies while following the trail of a team of beautiful but reckless female bank robbers led by Vanessa (Gisele Bundchen). Adapted from a popular French action comedy with the same name, Taxi was Jimmy Fallon's first big-screen vehicle after leaving the cast of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • FahadAlhamed
      FahadAlhamed: Good one but I think the French version is better.
      The hot chicks on the BMW are mind blowers.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • getshort78
      getshort78: An inept cop suddenly gets a new partner in the person of a cabbie with attitude in this high-rolli
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • tinamrs
      tinamrs: Funny...yes, but the original French movie is way better
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Land of Shtis) (Welcome to the Sticks)

    Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Land of Shtis) (Welcome to the Sticks) (Unrated, 2008)

    Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoé Félix, Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret, Anne Marivin
    A man born and raised on France's Southern coast is exiled to the Northern territories in this comed... read morey from actor, director and screenwriter Dany Boon. Philippe Abrams (Kad Merad) helps run the post office in a picturesque small town in the South of France, Salon de Provence. Philippe's wife Julie (Zoe Felix) has been down in the dumps, and he thinks one way to lift her spirits would be to relocate to the more glamorous surroundings of the Cote d'Azur. However, Philippe's attempts to finagle a transfer (by pretending that he is handicapped) fail, and when the ruse is discovered, he ends up being punished with a forced relocation to Bergues, a village in Northern France that lies stuck between Belgium and the English Channel. In this area, the indigenes speak a language known as Picard - an amalgam of French, Flemish and Latin - and Philippe essentially perceives the region as the "Siberia of France." With misery in his heart, he dons extreme winter clothing and trudges off to his new post, saying goodbye to Julie and their son, who opt to stay behind. To make matters worse, not long after arriving in Bergues, Philippe nearly runs over a man while driving home drunk -- who turns out to be one of his new colleagues at the post office, But Philippe eventually finds to his surprise that he enjoys life in Bergues, and begins to love the community and its people, even growing infatuated with Annabelle (Anne Marivin), a beautiful letter carrier. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • zombiereptile
      zombiereptile: never liked french movies... and while there are some good laughs in this movie, the overall plot is undeveloppe
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • acneto
      acneto: A french movie about the northern France accent. Advisable to the french speakers (of course). Funny a
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • xavier33
      xavier33: The funniest french movie I've seen in a long time.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Martyrs

    Martyrs (R, 2008)

    Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin, Patricia Tulasne
    Tells the story of Anna, once a missing little girl, found wandering a year later on a country road ... read morevirtually catatonic after suffering some sort of physical abuse. She grows into a comely young woman, but she's got serious issues. She also has a close friend, Lucie, who she ultimately calls after she finds herself in an unusual house in the middle of the forest. There's something very disturbing about the Bauhaus-esque home, something Anna can't quite put her finger on.
    • xobabygreekox
      xobabygreekox: The french have started to peek my interest a lot more these days. Every french movie I have seen has be
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb581511021: This French horror makes the saw series look like Alice in wonderland. Its not nice, it's not enjoy
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb567385822: Amazingly effective and horrific, I feel like I need to shower. One of the most disturbing films I
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Renaissance

    Renaissance (R, 2006)

    Daniel Craig, Patrick Floersheim, Laura Blanc, Catherine McCormack, Virgine Mery
    Set in the year 2054, a policeman investigates the kidnapping of a young scientist through the jungl... read morees that are the militia-governed districts of Paris.
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      fb1044840536: Stright-forward dystopian-future cell-shaded French Blade Runner knock-off - in other words: trés
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • SilentWarProductions2009
      SilentWarProductions2009: . The voice acting (or the redo, seeing as the film is originally french) is poor for the most part, Daniel Craig does do well with what he has and he comes across as
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • thrusz
      thrusz: . What I can praise about the movie, besides the visuals, is the voice acting. This is a french movie and these are English actors technically dubbing. But the voices and the lip syncing a
      Reviewed 6 years days ago