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1. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 589,964 | Gross: $13.18M

2. House of Tolerance (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca

Votes: 4,937 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 25,269 | Gross: $0.28M

4. 36th Precinct (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the Police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies. Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking promotion, ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 14,708

5. Dose mortelle (1993 TV Movie)

84 min

6.3
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Director: Joyce Buñuel | Stars: Ludmila Mikaël, Frédéric van den Driessche, Valérie Mairesse, François Chaumette

Votes: 6

6. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

6.8
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 31,914

7. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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53 Metascore

A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, escapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett

Votes: 13,719 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 28,518 | Gross: $0.55M

9. Ruby & Quentin (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean Reno, Richard Berry, André Dussollier

Votes: 23,364

10. Armored (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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50 Metascore

A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Columbus Short, Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno

Votes: 27,414 | Gross: $15.99M

11. La Rafle (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

Votes: 7,149

12. In Praise of Love (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny

Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $0.25M

13. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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58 Metascore

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

Director: Joann Sfar | Stars: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones

Votes: 8,529 | Gross: $0.23M

14. Jimmy P. (2013)

Unrated | 117 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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58 Metascore

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Larry Pine

Votes: 2,292 | Gross: $0.02M

15. 22 Bullets (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 27,950

16. Marquis (1989)

R | 83 min | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling... See full summary »

Director: Henri Xhonneux | Stars: François Marthouret, Valérie Kling, Michel Robin, Isabelle Wolfe

Votes: 942

17. Jappeloup (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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A horse with amazing courage and a big heart.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marina Hands, Daniel Auteuil, Lou de Laâge

Votes: 1,241

18. La pirogue (2012)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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74 Metascore

A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them.

Director: Moussa Touré | Stars: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malaminé 'Yalenguen' Dramé, Balla Diarra

Votes: 316

19. De force (2011)

96 min | Action

4.3
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Director: Frank Henry | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Eric Cantona, Simon Abkarian, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 157

20. War of the Buttons (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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40 Metascore

Occupied France; Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but a girl he likes, who's Jewish, is in danger of being discovered by local Nazi sympathisers. Lebrac and the village must now respond to the reality of what's happening.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Jean Texier, Ilona Bachelier

Votes: 1,738 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Braquo (2009– )

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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Four police officers of the SDPJ Hauts-de-Seine, Eddie Caplan, Walter Morlighem, Theo Wachevski and Roxane Delgado have their lives turned upside down when their colleague, Max, committed ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Joseph Malerba, Karole Rocher, Geoffroy Thiébaut

Votes: 2,850

22. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 79,655

23. L'enfant (2005)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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87 Metascore

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 15,563 | Gross: $0.65M

24. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.1
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The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 47,853

25. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 58,320 | Gross: $0.34M

26. Dior and I (2014)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Christian Dior, Omar Berrada, Raf Simons, Pieter Mulier

Votes: 2,817 | Gross: $1.03M

27. Gemma Bovery (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier

Votes: 4,530 | Gross: $0.19M

28. Of Gods and Men (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 13,304 | Gross: $3.95M

29. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 44,053

30. Incendies (2010)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.2
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80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 101,149 | Gross: $6.86M

31. La séparation (1994)

88 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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One night at the cinema, Pierre reaches for out to take Anne's hand. She is annoyed and rebuffs him. He feels rejected. This moment begins the story of the disintegration of a couple... ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Daniel Auteuil, Jérôme Deschamps, Karin Viard

Votes: 843 | Gross: $0.09M

32. Navodneniye (1993)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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This is 1920: Sophia and Trofim Ivanytch have been living on Vassilievski Island, which is part of Petrograd, for thirteen years. In their house, which looks like a ship wreck, the ... See full summary »

Director: Igor Minaiev | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Boris Nevzorov, Svetlana Kryuchkova, Mariya Lipkina

Votes: 80

33. Les possédés (1988)

116 min | Drama

6.4
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This story begins in 1870 at a little town somewhere in Russia. It processed the real "Nyecsajev story". A group of young revolutionists wanna ruin the system with violence. They think this... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jutta Lampe, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Bernard Blier

Votes: 395

34. Entre Nous (1983)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Bacri

Votes: 1,310

35. Coup de torchon (1981)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A worn-out, ineffective police chief humiliated by everyone around him decides one day to improve his life, by any means.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 3,984

36. Keep It Quiet (1999)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama

6.3
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In this low key satirical farce, a CEO is released from prison and rejoins his family, who have a difficult time with his complete change in character, moving from a captain of industry to an eccentric innocent.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lindon, Vahina Giocante

Votes: 413

37. The Swindle (1997)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,775 | Gross: $0.23M

38. Les palmes de M. Schutz (1997)

106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A humoristic view of the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and their discoveries around radioactivity.

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling, Christian Charmetant

Votes: 347

39. The King's Daughters (2000)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls.

Director: Patricia Mazuy | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 558

40. Comedy of Power (2006)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, François Berléand, Patrick Bruel, Marilyne Canto

Votes: 2,495 | Gross: $0.08M

41. Home (II) (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

Director: Ursula Meier | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux, Madeleine Budd

Votes: 3,437

42. My Worst Nightmare (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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52 Metascore

Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Dussollier, Virginie Efira

Votes: 2,322 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Special Treatment (2010)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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49 Metascore

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, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Labrune | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners, Sabila Moussadek, Richard Debuisne

Votes: 451 | Gross: $0.01M

44. The Scapegoat (2013)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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There is something strange - some would even say abnormal - about the Malaussène family. But if you take a closer look, no one could be happier than this cheerfully chaotic family, even ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Bary | Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Bérénice Bejo, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Emir Kusturica

Votes: 844

45. The Nun (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

6.5
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51 Metascore

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 1,248

46. Dead Man Down (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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39 Metascore

In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is helped by a woman seeking retribution.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Terrence Howard

Votes: 58,362 | Gross: $10.88M

47. Things to Come (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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88 Metascore

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Votes: 7,886 | Gross: $0.28M

48. Maelstrom (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stephanie Morgenstern, Pierre Lebeau

Votes: 3,765 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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92 Metascore

A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, René Clément | Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

Votes: 20,685 | Gross: $0.30M