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1. Grand Central (2013)

94 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 2,282

2. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, go on epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 14,412

3. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,591

4. A Secret (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Cécile de France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,851 | Gross: $0.62M

5. Une vie à t'attendre (2004)

105 min | Drama, Romance

A married Frenchwoman living in Brazil returns to her native country to visit her ailing elderly mother. There, she ends up rekindling a love affair with a man whom she hadn't seen in twelve years.

Director: Thierry Klifa | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Patrick Bruel, Géraldine Pailhas, Anouk Grinberg

Votes: 402

6. My Father's Guests (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Le Ny | Stars: Karin Viard, Flore Babled, Michel Aumont, Fabrice Luchini

Votes: 723

7. The Girl from Paris (2001)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 1,833 | Gross: $0.18M

8. Le maître d'école (1981)

95 min | Comedy

After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Josiane Balasko, Jacques Debary, Charlotte de Turckheim

Votes: 839

9. Those Happy Days (2006)

103 min | Comedy

A genuine and often funny depiction of the relationships between monitors and children in a summer vacation camp. From romance to friendship, dancing to fighting, this French movie bring back good souvenirs of childhood.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Marilou Berry, Omar Sy, Lannick Gautry

Votes: 2,945

10. Peppermint Soda (1977)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Puterflam

Votes: 861

11. All Our Desires (2011)

120 min | Drama

Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

Votes: 758

12. Welcome (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

61 Metascore

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana, Derya Ayverdi

Votes: 6,852 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 117,527 | Gross: $22.00M

14. The Swimming Pool (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin

Votes: 6,730 | Gross: $0.03M

15. For Sasha (1991)

114 min | Drama, Romance, War

Israel, 1967. Sacha and Laura have been living in a kibbutz near the Syrian border for two years. They are visited by Simon, Michel and Paul, three friends from Paris who have come to celebrate Laura's twentieth birthday. Simon is obsessed by the death of the girl he loved and during the birthday evening, attempts to find someone to blame amongst his friends. Laura alone knows that the young girl... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Richard Berry, Fabien Orcier, Niels Dubost

Votes: 342

16. Belle maman (1999)

102 min | Comedy

On his wedding day, Antoine falls madly in love with Léa, his mother-in-law.

Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Lindon, Mathilde Seigner, Line Renaud

Votes: 822

17. The Man of My Life (2006)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.

Director: Zabou Breitman | Stars: Bernard Campan, Charles Berling, Léa Drucker, Jacqueline Jehanneuf

Votes: 964 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Metro Manila (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega, Erin Panlilio

Votes: 7,509

19. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 11,584

20. Saint Ralph (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

51 Metascore

Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Kanev

Votes: 5,626 | Gross: $0.80M

21. Tellement proches (2009)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

Ever heard your mother say, "Be careful, honey, when you marry, you also marry the family"? When Alain married Nathalie, he wasn't quite aware of the extra baggage that came along in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Isabelle Carré, François-Xavier Demaison, Audrey Dana

Votes: 1,289

22. Les bronzés font du ski (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

Eight tourists who met in a holiday camp on the Ivory Coast are reunited for a skiing holiday.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier

Votes: 6,791

23. Love Me No More (2008)

85 min | Drama, Romance

The back story is a marvelous and gorgeous social commentary on the type of generous actions we could all take - to enrich our often-solitary elder-citizens' lives.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Albert Dupontel, Marie-Josée Croze, Pierre Vaneck, Cristiana Réali

Votes: 2,725

24. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 404,098 | Gross: $54.58M

25. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 380,967 | Gross: $95.86M

26. Camille Rewinds (2012)

TV-14 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Camille was only sixteen and still in high school when she fell in love with Eric, another student. They later married and a child and were happy for a while. But now twenty-five years have... See full summary »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky | Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Judith Chemla, India Hair

Votes: 2,496

27. My Best Friend's Girl (1983)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

Isabelle Huppert plays an attractive Parisienne out looking for some fun during her vacation on the ski slopes of Courchevel in the Alps when she starts up a relationship with a ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Coluche, Isabelle Huppert, Thierry Lhermitte, François Perrot

Votes: 841

28. A Better Life (2011)

110 min | Drama

Yann (Guillaume Canet) and Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) fall in love. Nadia has acquired a crumbling building in a Paris suburb and the couple decide to renovate it to launch a restaurant. But ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Khettabi, Abraham Belaga

Votes: 1,576

30. La nostra vita (2010)

98 min | Drama

Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Elio Germano, Raoul Bova, Isabella Ragonese, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 2,002

31. Loup (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

Sixteen year old Sergei is the son of Boris, the head of the Batagi clan of reindeer breeders. Awarded the title of herdsman, with the clan's largest herd, he joins the Evenk tribe for the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Vanier | Stars: Nicolas Brioudes, Pom Klementieff, Min Man Ma, Vantha Talisman

Votes: 507

32. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 330,099 | Gross: $11.29M

33. East/West (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History

61 Metascore

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 4,412 | Gross: $2.78M

34. So Long, Stooge (1983)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral, Mahmoud Zemmouri

Votes: 2,240

35. Élisa (1995)

115 min | Drama

Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Sekkou Sall

Votes: 1,829 | Gross: $0.11M

36. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 18,814 | Gross: $0.28M

37. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 44,267 | Gross: $3.49M

38. West (2013)

R | 102 min | Drama

65 Metascore

She Can See Her Future, But Can't Escape Her Past.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Jacky Ido, Anna Antonowicz

Votes: 837

39. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance

70 Metascore

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 36,994 | Gross: $0.18M

40. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Votes: 253,205 | Gross: $169.11M

41. Les Cowboys (2015)

R | 104 min | Drama

67 Metascore

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.

Director: Thomas Bidegain | Stars: François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe Dronne, Ellora Torchia

Votes: 1,831 | Gross: $0.07M

42. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

Votes: 409,169 | Gross: $27.30M

43. The Nightingale (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Family

The story of an elderly man and his granddaughter who walk together through China with a bird in a cage.

Director: Philippe Muyl | Stars: Baotian Li, Xiaoran Li, Hao Qin, Xin Yi Yang

Votes: 497

44. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,651 | Gross: $1.34M

45. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 10,162 | Gross: $0.46M

47. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 187,889 | Gross: $51.74M

48. After (III) (2012)

83 min | Romance

Paris, at night, a woman meets a man. Julie is beautiful, married, on rails. Guillaume is seductive, impulsive, free. They are clumsy and embarrassed, he does too much, she is scathing, ... See full summary »

Director: Géraldine Maillet | Stars: Julie Gayet, Raphaël Personnaz, Gen Shimaoka, Min Man Ma

Votes: 35



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