The French aren't usually known for their sense of humor, but this list of the best French comedy movies proves that the French can drum up a laugh or two when the occasion calls for it. If your're unfamiliar with French comedies, then get ready for avant-garde takes on the beloved genre. This list features the funniest French comedies of all time, ranked by other fans of French cinema. If tragedy plus time equals comedy, then leave it to the French to get a little wonky with their math.
Edouard Molinaro directed La Cage aux Folles, was a French film about a gay couple attempting to hide their lifestyle from their son’s fiancée and her parents. The film was later remade into The Birdcage, which starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
Delicatessen was co-directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, a dark comedy set in a dystopian future where human meat is served in a deli. Jeunet later directed Amelie, a rather more lighthearted comedic film.
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