French movies

List of the best French movies selected by visitors to our site: Leon: The Professional, Only the Animals, The Intouchables, Dalida, Now You See Me, Taken 3, The Fifth Element, Lucy, The Professional, Non-Stop.

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:13

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

Only the Animals (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Germany

A woman has disappeared. The day after a snowstorm, her car is found on a road leading to a plateau with with nothing but a few scattered farms. The gendarmes have nothing to go on, while five individuals well know they have something to do with the woman's disappearance. They all keep their secrets to themselves, but no one suspects that the whole story began far from these windswept wintry peaks: on another continent, in the burning sun, where poverty doesn't stop desire from taking the law into its own hands.

The Intouchables (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Dalida (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:22

Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième Jour", and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwide.

Now You See Me (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:55

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Taken 3 (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA, Spain
Duration01:49

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer and exact his unique brand of justice.

The Fifth Element (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:06

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Lucy (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration01:29

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

The Professional (1981)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:48

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

Non-Stop (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Canada
Duration01:46

Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New York to London, he receives a series of mysterious text messages ordering him to have the government transfer $150 million into a secret account, or a passenger will die every 20 minutes.

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Legend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

The Pianist (2002)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military, music, biography
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:29

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

From Paris with Love (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:29

James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with Charlie Wax. Trigger-happy Charlie soon has James crying for his desk job, but when he learns that the same guys they're trying to catch are after him, James realizes that Charlie may be his only hope of survival.

The Others (2001)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, USA, France, Italy
Duration01:44

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Taxi (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:26

In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job.

Love Actually (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09

Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Lost Paradise (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium

Lucie and her father Hugo have grown closer since Lucie's mother left unexpectedly a year prior. When her mother returns, Hugo becomes jealous and angry.

The Marquis (2011)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:28

Thomas Gardesse, a traveling alarm systems salesman, is arrested for a minor offense and sentenced to six months imprisonment. To win the respect of his fellow inmates, he claims he is "The Marquis," a brilliant robber whose identity has remained a mystery. Two weeks before his release, an armed robber named Quentin Tasseau helps him escape and takes him to Manila so he can take part in a robbery whose mastermind requires the talents of the Marquis.

The Tuche Family (2011)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:35

Everyone in the village of Bouzolles knows the Tuche family, who live by the philosophy "Man is not made to work." Despite their lack of money, they strive to be happy... that is, until their hand-to-mouth existence is turned on its head. After winning the lottery, the Tuches get rich beyond their wildest dreams and move to Monaco. And while attempting to fit in in their swanky new homeland, they struggle to stay true to the same principles by which they've always lived.

Requiem for a Killer (2011)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller
CountryFrance
Duration01:31

Lucretia is a killer for hire. Specialised in poisoning and passionate about opera, she'll have to fulfill a difficult contract in the heart of the Swiss alps. Posing as a singer, Lucretia will have to appear on the scene of the higly exclusive Festival d'Ermeux and try to kill one of her partners: British bariton Alexander Child. Having recently acquired a Scottish distillery, he remains the only obstacle to a strategic pipeline project with considerable economic stakes; having recently won a tough legal battle against British Oil, their last resort is to eliminate him. Complicating everything is Rico, sent by the French contra-espionage, who tries to infiltrate the orchestra and stop the plot against Alexander Child.

The Volcano (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:32

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull causes major disruptions to travelers' plans around the world. For Alain and Valérie, it's a catastrophe. Because to make it to the small Greek village in time for their daughter's wedding, this divorced couple, whose mutual hatred knows no bounds, will be obliged to set out on the road together.

The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:42

Paris, in the early 1960s. Jean-Louis Joubert is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne, a starchy class-conscious woman and father of two arrogant teenage boys, currently in a boarding school. The affluent man lives a steady yet boring life. At least until, due to fortuitous circumstances, Maria, the charming new maid at the service of Jean-Louis' family, makes him discover the servants' quarter on the sixth floor of the luxury building he owns and lives in. There live a crowd of lively Spanish maids who will help Jean-Louis to open to a new civilization and a new approach of life. In their company - and more precisely in the company of beautiful Maria - Jean-Louis will gradually become another man, a better man.

Second Chances (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
CountryFrance
Duration01:35

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Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
Duration02:35

Disaster strikes when a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. The secret service can now rely on only one man - Johnny English. Currently teaching at a minor prep school, Johnny springs back into action to find the mysterious hacker. For this mission to succeed, he’ll need all of his skills - what few he has - as the man with yesterday’s analogue methods faces off against tomorrow’s digital technology.

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration01:56

The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.

Second Chance (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:27

Julien Monnier has a serious problem. Though he's a brilliant couples counselor, he can't keep a woman in his life for more than two weeks. Indeed, ever since his childhood, Julien jinxes every woman who falls in love with him. But it's not just any small jinx. It's the kind that sends you to the hospital several times a week, that destroys your professional life or that turns your friends into enemies. Julien is strictly speaking a true black cat for women. Joanna Sorini will soon learn this at her expense the day she meets him. A career that's just taking off, a love life that finally seems to be taking a good turn, all that may just change.

Blind Man (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryFrance
Duration01:34

A police inspector must solve two grisly murders. The problem is that his only suspect is a blind man.

Rabid Dogs (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryFrance, Canada

After a bank job goes badly wrong, three desperate criminals take a young woman and a father and child hostage - it's the beginning of a frantic and violent road trip that not all of them will survive.

The Adulteen (2013)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:27

Arnaud Mustier, lawyer and brilliant philosopher, arouses the annoyance of his younger brother Jules, age sixteen. One day, Arnaud is a victim of a late adolescent crisis. Helped by Jules, he is going to catch up this phase of the life which he did not live.




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