French crime movies

List of the best French crime movies selected by visitors to our site: Dheepan, See You Up There, Midnattssol, Divines, Mon pote, Perfect Nanny, Bastille Day, Deadfall, Above the Law, The Forest.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Dheepan (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:48

Three people who have lost everything, a soldier tired of fighting, a young woman and a little girl, pose as a family to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. They emigrate to France and settle in a chaotic neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris, where apparently the law no longer exists; but they, who barely know each other, struggle to survive there, even when the ghosts of war begin to haunt them again.

See You Up There (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:46

In November 1918, a few days before the Armistice, when Lieutenant Pradelle orders a senseless attack, he causes a useless disaster; but his outrageous act also binds the lives of two soldiers who have nothing more in common than the battlefield: Édouard saves Albert, although at a high cost. They become companions in misfortune who will attempt to survive in a changing world. Pradelle, in his own way, does the same.

Midnattssol (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, France
Duration04:41

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

Divines (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Qatar
Duration01:52

In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.

Mon pote (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:45

The story of a friendship between Victor, owner of a magazine, and Bruno, a car thief.

Perfect Nanny (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance

When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides, despite the reluctance of her husband to resume his activity in a law firm, the couple is looking for a nanny. After a severe casting, they engage Louise, who quickly conquers the affection of children and gradually occupies a central place in the home. Gradually the trap of mutual dependence will close, until the tragedy.

Bastille Day (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration02:25

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

Deadfall (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:35

A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.

Above the Law (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryBelgium, France
Duration01:42

Frank Valken, high-flying robber, has just made a final masterful break. At least that’s what he believes… Ideal suspects, Valken and his gang find themselves involved in a criminal case of thirty years. It seems that the crazy killers are back.

The Forest (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance

In a small quiet village in the Ardennes, a sixteen-year-old girl disappears into the forest after calling her teacher in the middle of the night. Captain Gaspard Deker, a former soldier and newly arrived single father is conducting the investigation with Virginie Musso, the local cop. Also helping is the teacher, Eve Mendel, a solitary young woman with a mysterious past: she was found as a child by the villiage doctor wandering silently in the same forest.

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City Hunter (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryFrance

Nicky Larson is tasked to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make anyone who uses it irresistible.

11.6 (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:42

In November 2009, French security van driver Toni Musulin makes off with nearly 12 million euros, then turns himself over to the authorities a week later.

Made in France (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance

Sam, a freelance journalist, decides to investigate the growing phenomenon of disaffected youth joining extremist groups. He infiltrates a group of four young people who have been tasked with the creation of a jihadist cell and whose mission is to destabilise the city centre of Paris.

The Informant (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryFrance, Canada

A story centered on a man who works as an informant for the French border patrol.

Lost Bullet (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, crime
CountryFrance

A small time delinquent, turned police mechanic for a go fast task force, is forced to defend his innocence when his mentor is killed by dirty cops.

Point Blank (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:24

Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade the cops and the criminal underground and deliver his beloved to safety?

Black Tide (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:00

When a teenager suddenly disappears without a trace, the case is assigned to an alcoholic police officer who maintains a complicated relationship with his own troubled teenage son, suspected of drug trafficking.

Mortel Été (2013)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecrime
CountryFrance

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The Prey (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:45

A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number One. As the protagonists are driven to their limits, it becomes increasingly unclear who is the hunter and who is the prey.

Headshot (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryThailand, France

A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.

Burn Out (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium

Tony, a promising young motorcycle racer, is forced to do perilous drug runs to save the mother of his child from a dangerous mobster.

In Her Name (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:40

In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

The Family (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:51

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Our Day Will Come (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:30

Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, Patrick, also a redhead. Patrick looks upon Remy’s sullen insolence with both sympathy and disdain and decides to toughen him up...

Armed Hands (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:45

Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.

In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:56

In 1976 in Nice, Agnes, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with an older lawyer.

A Cat in Paris (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration01:10

A thrilling mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops of the French capital, Paris, over the course of one adventurous evening.

Polisse (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:07

Paris, France. Fred and his colleagues, members of the BPM, the Police Child Protection Unit, dedicated to pursuing all sorts of offenses committed against the weakest, must endure the scrutiny of Melissa, a photographer commissioned to graphically document the daily routine of the team.

La Planque (2011)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance

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Nox (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryFrance

A mother, herself retired from the police, embarks on an underground exploration of Paris to find her daughter, a missing investigator on a mission.




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