French movies

List of the best French movies selected by visitors to our site: Only the Animals, On the Other Side of the Tracks, The Lookout, Ismael's Ghosts, Pauline et François, Cherry on the Cake, Le Brio, A Burning Desire, Rabid Dogs, The Marquis.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Only the Animals (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Germany
CharactersDogs, Scammers
PlotMoney, Snow, Missing people
PlaceAfrica, France, Hotels
StyleTense, Sad ones

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.

On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy
StyleExciting, Tense

Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.

The Lookout (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
CharactersSnipers, Police
PlotWar, Robbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlacePrison, Paris, France
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.

Ismael's Ghosts (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama

The film tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away.

Pauline et François (2010)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Happiness

Pauline, 28, hopes that by moving to the countryside she will be able to come to terms with the recent death of her husband. Here, she meets François, an introverted man of about her age whose emotional wounds run much deeper than her own. Forever scarred by a childhood tragedy, François lives a prisoner-like existence, guarded night and day by his authoritarian father and intrusive sister. Pauline and François discover a common bond in the fact that they both desperately want to start a new life, but lack the confidence to do so. At first, they find it hard to communicate with one another. But, gradually, they find the words to express their feelings and begin to realise that each has the power to set the other free...

Cherry on the Cake (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
CountryFrance, Italy
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating, Touching

Amanda believes men are too complicated and has lost faith finding the perfect one. Her friend and a psychoanalyst have a plan how to make her fall in love.

Le Brio (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeachers, Students

Neïla Salah grew up in Créteil, a tower block suburb on the outskirts of Paris, and dreams of becoming a lawyer. She has been accepted into a major university in Paris and on her first day there she is confronted by Pierre Mazard, a professor known for his provocative behavior and blunders. To make amends for an incident, he accepts to help Neïla prepare for a prestigious competition in courtroom eloquence. Both cynical and demanding, Pierre could become the mentor who she needs... But first both must overcome their prejudices.

A Burning Desire (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
StyleTo cry

Yann and Rose are young, they love and want to have a child. Nine months later ... still no baby in sight. They then show great imagination and try everything ... no matter what it is. But they wish so hardly to be three that, is not likely they finish all alone?

Rabid Dogs (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersCriminals, Fathers
PlotRobbery, Travel, Abduction, Hostage, Weapon
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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 Marquis (2011)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, crime

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.

10 more movies
The Ideal Palace (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersJournalists, Widows
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Wedding, Obsession
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating

Follows Joseph Ferdinand Chavel a French postman who built a palace in the French countryside over 33 years.

Among the Living (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersTeens, Clowns
PlaceSchool, France, Cemetery, Small cities
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Three teenagers skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch sight of a woman being dragged by a masked man.

Comme les 5 doigts de la main (2010)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Five brothers similar yet different, raised by a mother widowed too early. One of them had left the family when he returns, pursued by a gang of smugglers, he find shelter in his family while reveling them a dark secret. The five brothers, together, will find the energy to defend themself and the means to avenge the memory of their murdered father...

After Love (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotDancing, Friendship, Breakup, Divorce, Fate
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
StyleLight, Fascinating, Touching, For men

Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Tensions rise when cash-strapped Boris must continue to live with Marie and the two children while trying to figure out how to divide the assets.

You Will Be My Son (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
PlotIntrigue, Family life, Adoption, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, Estate
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Emilion, is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul esteems in a wine-maker: persistence, creative insight and technical prowess matched with passion for the job and the product, and Paul frequently reminds him of this, whether explicitly or in subtle gestures. When Philippe, the son of his manager, appears at the vineyard, Paul leaps at the chance to name him as his successor, neglecting the wishes of his own son...

Big is Beautiful (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
StyleTo cry, Touching

A resort for individuals who want to lose weight is helps several women discover friendships, acceptance with body image and hard truths.

Disorder (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersRich, Bodyguards, Soldier, Directors, Veterans
PlotLove, Weapon
PlaceAfghanistan, Party, France, Beach, Mansions
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.

22 Bullets (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Chase, Justice
PlaceFrance, Cemetery
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in Marseille's Old Port, with 22 bullets in his body. Against all the odds, he doesn't die...

The Guardians (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Luxembourg
CharactersHorses, Family, Orphans
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Snow
PlaceFrance, Cemetery
TimeWorld War I, Winter
StyleTense, Touching, Depressive, For men

In this ensemble drama set in rural France, the women of the Paridier farm are left to run it by themselves while their men are off fighting in World War I. But things become complicated with the arrival of American troops.

In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Obsession, Intrigue, Inheritance
PlaceFrance, Hotels, Casino
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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