Best French Movies of All-time

What is your favorite movie from France, maybe the best moviemaker country after USA.

The Top Ten

1 Amelie

A Movie whit a girl who appreciates the little things what make life what it is and in the process help's people to discover what they can't discover
Beside this there are some cool statistics to from the narator,for example did you know that the No. of the connections in the human brain is bigger than the No of the atoms in the whole universe? - MatrixGuy

I love this film, it's truly French.. you know.. the atmosphere is French)I do admire Audrey.

Best non English film I ever watched. It is really heart warming to watch. Great movie!

I have only seen the movie one time but it was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen

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2 The Passion of Joan of Arc
3 Irréversible
4 Contempt
5 Chimes at Midnight
6 The City of Lost Children
7 Hiroshima Mon Amour
8 The Fifth Element
9 Les Vampires
10 Crimson Rivers

The Contenders

11 Les Visiteurs

Best french comedy.


12 Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-sec
13 Wages of Fear
14 8 Femmes
15 L'annee Dernière À Marienbad
16 The Rules of the Game
17 Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources

Gerard Depardeiu was awesome in Jean De Florette.

18 Pickpocket
19 Intouchables

So amazing! be this one

Moving and very funny with a sad subject

What the Hell?! Why isn't that #1? - BillGross97

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

20 La Haine

Excellent dialogues. Heavy symbolism, excellent directing, breathtaking storyline. The closing scene leaves you with goosebumps for hours.
"Ce qui compte, c'est pas la chute. C'est l'atterissage." - JoLeKosovo

La Haine défonce tout! The movie is cult, beautiful and it has a message. Everything in this movie is awesome, the storyline, the acting, the dialogues. This is the best French movie after Les Enfants du Paradis. You want to see modern French cinema at his finest, this is THE MOVIE you want to watch.

21 Delicatessen
22 Children of Paradise
23 Breathless

Arguably the greatest of the new wave -

24 Au Hasard Balthazar
25 Asterix at the Olympic Games
26 Point Blank
27 La Femme Nikita
28 Gazon Maudit
29 Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia
30 Eyes Without a Face
31 L'atalante
32 Le Retour de Martin Guerre
33 The 400 Blows

One of the only 2 French movies I've seen, and it's better out of the two. -

34 The Triplets of Belleville
35 Sex Is Comedy
36 Fat Girl
37 Bon Cop Bad Cop

How can you not like the joual of Quebecers and a from the book French speaker from Ontario. The story line is great and the acting does the plot justice. I think this film could have done well in the US with the right backers. Too bad that time has passed.

38 Cyrano de Bergerac

The version with Gerard Depardieu - Gaspar

39 Welcome to the Sticks
40 L'appartement
41 Anatomy Of Hell
42 Three Colors: Red
43 Germinal

Based on the novel of Emile Zola - Gaspar

44 Le Voyage dans la lune
45 Masculin Féminin
46 Jules et Jim
47 The Crimson Rivers
48 The Science of Sleep
49 Jeux D'enfants
50 La Fille sur le Pont
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Top Remixes (4)

1. La Proie
2. Point Blank
3. Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-sec
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
2. The City of Lost Children
3. Irréversible
1. Au Hasard Balthazar
2. The Passion of Joan of Arc
3. Contempt

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