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List of the best movies like The Toy (1976): The Specials, My Piece of the Pie, The Italian, Paulette, The Ideal, Made in China, The African Doctor, Le Havre, Samba, My Old Lady.

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Autistic
PlotFriendship
PlaceFrance, Metro, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. It’s an exceptional partnership, outside of traditional settings, for some quite extraordinary characters.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:49
CharactersModels, Maids, Single mothers
PlaceFrance, London
StyleTo cry

France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at the home of a rich man, Steve, whose world is radically different from her own. As their paths keep crossing, she discovers that her employer played a part in closing the factory in Dunkirk...

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:42
PlaceFrance
StyleTouching

Dino Fabrizzi is the number one seller of the Maserati dealership in Nice. At 42, he arrives at a turning point in his life, the position of director is openly proposed and his companion for a year, Helen, has the firm intention to marry her. For Dino, life is great, except that this perfect life was built on a lie. Dino is actually called Mourad Ben Saoud. Neither his boss nor Helen and even less his parents are aware of this false identity. In ten days begins Ramadan and Mourad who passes every year will this time assume the promise made to his sick father. Taking part in Ramadan, For Dino - the Italian - it will not be easy.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:27
PlotOn real events
PlaceGhetto, France

Paulette lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. With her meager pension, she can no longer make ends meet.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:50
CharactersModels
PlotAdventure, Jealousy
PlaceRussia, France
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Octave Parango, the former concept creator/editor of 99 francs has become a model scout in Moscow. This cynical hedonist leads a very pleasant life in the arms of young Russian models and in the private jets of his oligarch friends... until the day that he is contacted by The Ideal, the world's leading cosmetic's firm, embroiled in a huge media scandal. Our antihero has seven days to find a new muse by traveling through the confines of post-Communist Russia, under the orders of Valentine Winfield, a hard and authoritarian visual director.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceFrance
StylePsychological problems, Soulful

François, a young thirty-year-old Asian, has not been back in his family for 10 years after a violent dispute with his father Meng. Since then, he has always tried to avoid questions about his origins, until he lies to believe that he has been adopted. But when he learns that he is going to be a father, he realizes that he will have to reconnect with his past and his origins. Pushed by his companion Sophie, he decides to reconnect with his family and returns to his XIIIth native district to announce the good news, accompanied by his best friend Bruno. François is welcomed with open arms by his family, with the exception of his father and his younger brother. The return to his community is not going to be so simple .

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
CharactersAngels, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Soccer, Adventure, Fight
PlaceVillage, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Seyolo Zantoko is a doctor from Congo who wants to get away from dictatorship and he is hired by the mayor of a small village in the north of France. The locals fear Seyolo and his family as they have never seen African people before, and Seyolo and his family struggle to adapt to this new life. But Seyolo is determined to succeed and to win the trust of the villagers.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFinland, France, Germany
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends, Losers, Poor, Good people, Refugees
PlotFriendship
PlaceFrance
StyleTwisted plot, To cry, Atmospheric, Fancy, Makes me think

Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa, who needs Marcel's help to hide from the police.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Brothers
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Loneliness, Fate, Justice
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeachers, Writers
PlotMoney
PlaceParis, France
StyleTo cry

Mathias Gold is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard, who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Neighbors, Actors
PlotLove, Passion, Friendship, Art, Youth
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersTaxi drivers
PlaceParis, France

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends
PlotTravel, Music, Obsession, KGB, Music group
PlaceFrance, Concerts
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once directed. One day, he intercepts an official invitation from the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet. Through a series of mad antics, he reunites his old orchestra, now composed of old alcoholic musicians, and flies to perform in Paris and complete the Tchaikovsky concerto interrupted 30 years earlier. For the concerto, he engages a young violin soloist with whom he has an unexpected connection.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersMusicians, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
PlaceUSSR, France
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:33
CharactersGay, Fathers
PlotSupernatural
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Action, Touching, Cyberpunk, By manga

They were the perfect loving couple, well, almost. Emmanuel wanted a child but Philippe didn't. One day, however, Emmanuel decides to take the plunge, at the risk of losing Philippe. But how do you make a child when you are gay?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersNurses
PlotOn real events, Wedding, Friendship, Birthday, Snow
PlacePrison, Mountains, France, Hospitals
StyleFascinating, Touching

An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersTerrorists
PlotRevolution, Political, Uprising
PlaceParis, France
StyleSmart, Makes me think

A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg
Duration02:00
CharactersActors
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favourite of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and the mistress of the celebrated Racine, who wrote roles especially for her; but her fate, in the end, is a tragic one.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
PlotInvestigation, Death, Weapon, Missing people, Lost memory
PlaceNature, France
StyleFancy, Black humor

An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory of committing the crimes. His confusion lead him to confess to his neighbour, Inspector Morvandieu. Alphonse and Morvandieu become the axis around which murders occur.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Writers, Losers, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:39
CharactersVampire, Lesbians, Thieves, Cats
PlotKung Fu, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
StyleSmart, Fancy, Makes me think

A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersStewardesses
PlaceFrance
StyleTo cry, Touching

Adeline's Chinese housekeeper suddenly disappears, leaving behind a little boy who doesn't speak a word of French. Helped by her sister, she takes care of the child and proceeds to locate the mother.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:49
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Mystery
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating, Smart, Makes me think

Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the prenatal examination of his and his wife Anna's unborn son. The name chosen by the soon-to-be parents strongly offends the others for many reasons. The dispute between the guests quickly escalates and before long the resurgence of old grudges and hidden secrets is unavoidable ...

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:40
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Seduction, Elections
PlaceFrance
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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
PlotPassion, Motorcycles, Death, Snow
PlaceFrance
StyleExplicit scenes

Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
CharactersPregnant
PlotLove, Relationship, Investigation
PlaceFrance
StyleSerious, For single girls, Disturbing

Aurore has separated, just lost her job and learns that she is going to be a grandmother.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRomania, USA, Italy, Poland, France
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Military
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Dancing, Bank robbery, Money
PlacePrison
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersModels, Beautiful girls
PlotOn real events, Contests
PlaceEngland
StyleWomens in main roles

A group of women involved in the Women's Liberation Movement hatched a plan to invade the stage and disrupt the live broadcast at the 1970 Miss World competition in London, resulting in overnight fame for the newly-formed organization. When the show resumed the results caused an uproar, turning the Western ideal of beauty on it's head.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:49
CharactersMonkeys, Babies
PlotLove, Money, Intrigue
PlaceParis, France, Zoos
TimeNight

One night to change everything. One night to save a theater, one night to change one's perspective about life. Luigi will push and pull Faeza with him everywhere around Paris an entire night to save his theater.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:26
CharactersHorses, Gay
PlotDancing, Passion
PlaceFrance
StyleTo cry, Touching

How to become a man when your mother and your closed circle have decided otherwise? This is the challenge Guillaume took up. The film recounts Guillaume's tragicomic battle from the young age of eight, as he adopts the role of a girl then of a homosexual... until, aged 30, he meets the woman who, after his mother, will become the other woman in his life. Beyond this story of a heterosexual coming-out, the film tells the tale of an actor who never stopped loving women, maybe even a little too much.





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