Movies about France

Movies about France
List of the best movies about France, selected by visitors to our site: Just a Breath Away, Burn Out, Transit, Miserere, BPM (Beats per Minute), Sweet Evil, The Young Karl Marx, Special Treatment, The Day I Saw Your Heart, Nobody Else But You.

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

Just a Breath Away (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersDogs, Family
PlotSurvival, Earthquake, Death, Fog
PlaceAircraft, Paris, France
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Disturbing

A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter... But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

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

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

Transit (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryGermany, France
PlotLove, War, Relationship, Death, Pursuit
PlaceTrains, Paris, France, Hotels
StyleAction, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria, a young woman searching for her missing husband.

Miserere (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany
CharactersPartners, Orphans
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive

Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a secret organization specializing in kidnapping children.

BPM (Beats per Minute) (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersTeens, Gay, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Investigation, Death
PlaceSea, School, Paris, France, Beach
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Makes me think

Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of saving their lives as well as the ones of future generations.

Sweet Evil (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlaceFrance, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Fifteen-year-old Céline knows more about life than is appropriate for her age. She wanders the streets, surviving, with the help of her boyfriend Romain, thanks to her defiance and ruthless practicality. She secretly sleeps in the garden house of a luxury villa, where one evening she is discovered by the owner, Judge Henri van Eyck. Despite his wife Nathalie's reticence, he takes the girl in and Céline gradually gains their goodwill and affection. The fragile balance of their mutual trust, however, comes in serious jeopardy when the web of lies the girl has told her protectors begins to unravel, revealing her real motives.

The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Belgium
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Poor
PlotMoney, Political, Creation
PlaceForest, Paris, France, London
Time19th century

26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx’s new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police’s repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.

Special Treatment (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Belgium
PlotOn real events, Political, Elections
PlaceEngland, France, London
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne Labrune's drama stars Isabelle Huppert and Bouli Lanners as, respectively, Alice, a disaffected call girl and Xavier, a shrink with a crumbling domestic situation.

The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotCancer, Adoption, Funeral
PlaceFrance, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, To cry

Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her temporary happiness is thrown when her neurotic 60-year-old Jewish father (Michel Blanc) suffers a delayed midlife crisis and announces that his young second wife is expecting a baby. Justine and her half-sister Dom, who is trying to adopt, are rather annoyed at the news. Coupled with resentment about her father’s absence when she was growing up, causes her to spiral into self-doubt. Overflowing with French charm, Justine gets by with the help of her family, friends, and newly discovered muse.

Nobody Else But You (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Writers, Models, Photographers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Border, Snow, Hypnosis
PlaceFrance, Hotels, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

The ambiguous suicide of a local beauty, weathergirl, cheese model, and Marilyn Monroe look-a-like finds an eager sleuth in David Rousseau, best-selling crime novelist. When Rousseau visits a remote Alps village for the reading of his friend's will he unwittingly, but irresistibly, gets caught in the tangled web of murder and small town politics in this off-beat mystery.

The Fairy (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersDogs, Bartenders
PlotDancing, Poker, Fulfillment of desires
PlacePrison, Sea, France, Beach, Hotels
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fancy

A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.

Low Cost (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
PlaceAircraft, Africa, France

Passengers on a low cost flight from Djerba to Beauvais have their patience tested to destruction when their departure is delayed for eight hours because of a fault with the plane's air-conditioning. In the end, they are so fed up that they will do almost anything to get back home.

The Names of Love (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Seduction, Elections
StyleRomantic, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating

Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, history
CountryCanada, USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom
CharactersScientists, Artists
PlotArt, Mystery
PlaceCaves, France, Antarctica
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Battle of the Year (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, music
PlotDancing, Music, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceFrance, USA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersArtists, Writers, Artists
PlotTime travel, Magic, Vacation, Fate, Dreams
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Cute

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

Maximilian - Das Spiel von Macht und Liebe (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, history
CountryAustria, Germany, Hungary
PlotDeath, Confrontation
PlaceFrance, Castle
TimeMiddle Ages

In 1477 Charles the Bold dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule without a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.

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...

An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersSpy, Jews, Lawyers, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Weapon, Pads
PlaceIslands, Court, France
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.

Lost Paradise (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
CountryFrance, Belgium
StyleTouching, Serious

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.