films The Best French Movies On Netflix Instant  

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Ooh la la, it’s time to look at the best French language movies on Netflix. When it comes to cinema, the French have a word for films like these and that word is unique. Since you might need a compass to actually find these French movies on Netflix, we’ve put together this tres magnifique list for you featuring the best of the best.

Whether it’s the whimsical Amelie or action-packed District 13 or sexy road picture Going Places, these Netflix French movies deliver a healthy dose of joie de vie. To mention just a few of these not-to-be-missed gems, we have the classic L’Age d’Or by acclaimed director Luis Bunel, the historical bloodbath, Queen Margot, and The Closet, an inverted comedy about a straight man pretending to be gay in order to keep his job at a condom factory.

This list of movies in French on Netflix features some of the most important talents in French Cinema including, director Bertrand Tavernier The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay), Gerard Depardieu (The Closet, Going Places and Viktor), director Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur, and French Mega-star Daniel Auteuil (Queen Margot and The Closet). 

So whether you plan to parle-vous Francais or speed read the subtitles dig into this list of the French-language films and let us know whether it’s mais oui or mais non!

 

 

 

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Amélie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in ...more

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Le Chef

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Stranger by the Lake François-Renaud Labarthe, Pierre Deladonchamps, Patrick D'assumçao Stranger by the Lake is a 2013 French drama-thriller film written and directed by Alain Guiraudie. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where ...more

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Lenny Kravitz, Max von Sydow, Emmanuelle Seigner The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a 2007 biographical drama film based on Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir of the same name. The film depicts Bauby's life after suffering a massive stroke, on 8 ...more

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring ...more

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L'Age d'Or Max Ernst, Lya Lys, Gaston Modot L’Age d’or, The Golden Age is a French surrealist comedy directed by Luis Buñuel about the insanities of modern life, the hypocrisy of the sexual mores of bourgeois society and the value ...more

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District 13 Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle District 13, is a 2004 French action film, directed by Pierre Morel and written and produced by Luc Besson. The film is notable for its depiction of parkour in a number of stunt sequences that ...more

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The Closet Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Jean Rochefort The Closet is a 2001 French comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber. It is about a man who pretends to be homosexual to keep his job, with absurd and unexpected consequences.

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War of the Buttons Laetitia Casta, Guillaume Canet, Kad Merad War of the Buttons is a 2011 adventure film written by Christophe Barratier, Stéphane Keller, Thomas Langmann and directed by Christophe Barratier.

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Tell No One Kristin Scott Thomas, Harlan Coben, Guillaume Canet Tell No One is a 2006 French thriller film directed by Guillaume Canet and based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. Written by Canet and Philippe Lefebvre and starring ...more

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The French Minister Jane Birkin, Julie Gayet, Niels Arestrup The French Minister is a 2013 French comedy film directed by Bertrand Tavernier. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. In January ...more

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Point Blank Elena Anaya, Gérard Lanvin, Roschdy Zem Point Blank is a 2010 French action-thriller film directed by Fred Cavayé and starring Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, and Elena Anaya.

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I Killed My Mother Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Johanne Marie Tremblay I Killed My Mother is a 2009 Quebec biographical drama film written and directed by Xavier Dolan. It is an exposé on the complexity of the mother and son bond. The film attracted ...more

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Tomboy Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani, Christel Baras Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Tomboy is a 2011 French drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma. The story follows a 10-year-old tomboy, Laure (Zoé Héran), who moves during the summer holiday ...more

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Populaire Bérénice Bejo, Romain Duris, Déborah François Populaire is a 2012 French romantic comedy film directed by Régis Roinsard. It was co-written by Roinsard, Daniel Presley and Romain Compingt. Populaire was released in France on 28 ...more

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The Barbarian Invasions Denys Arcand, Marie-Josée Croze, Macha Grenon The Barbarian Invasions is a 2003 French-Canadian comedy-drama film written and directed by Denys Arcand. It is the sequel to Arcand's earlier film The Decline of the American Empire and is ...more

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The Chorus Kad Merad, Jacques Perrin, Didier Flamand The Chorus is a 2004 French drama film directed by Christophe Barratier. Co-written by Barratier and Philippe Lopes-Curval, it is an adaptation of the 1945 film A Cage of Nightingales, which in ...more

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Ridicule Fanny Ardant, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Giraudeau Ridicule is a 1996 French film set in the 18th century at the decadent court of Versailles, where social status can rise and fall based on one's ability to mete out witty insults and avoid ...more

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Chinese Puzzle Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly, Sandrine Holt Chinese Puzzle is a French comedy-drama film directed by Cédric Klapisch released in 2013. It is the third chapter of the Spanish Apartment trilogy, after L'Auberge Espagnole and Les

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Special Forces Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Tchéky Karyo Forces spéciales is a 2011 French war adventure film directed by Stéphane Rybojad and starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Mehdi Nebbou, and Tchéky ...more

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District 13: Ultimatum Elodie Yung, Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli District 13: Ultimatum, also known as D13-U, is a 2009 sequel to the 2004 French parkour-filled action film District 13. The film, directed by Patrick Alessandrin and written and produced by Luc ...more

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Queen Margot

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Belphegor: Phantom of the Louv... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Movies On Netflix Instant
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The Well-Digger's Daughter Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad The Well-Digger's Daughter is a 2011 French romantic comedy drama film. Daniel Auteuil makes his directorial debut as he stars alongside Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Kad Merad, Sabine ...more

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Holy Motors Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli, Denis Lavant Holy Motors is a 2012 Franco-German fantasy drama film written and directed by Leos Carax, starring Denis Lavant and Édith Scob. Lavant plays Mr. Oscar, a man not unlike an actor who ...more

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The Visitors

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Dark Portals: The Chronicles o... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best French Movies On Netflix Instant
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How Much Do You Love Me? Monica Bellucci, Gérard Depardieu, Édouard Baer How Much Do You Love Me? is a 2005 French romantic comedy film written and directed by Bertrand Blier. It was released on 26 October 2005 in France and Belgium, and had a limited United States ...more

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Going Places Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Going Places is a 1974 French comedy-drama film directed by Bertrand Blier, adapted from a novel by Blier, and starring Miou-Miou, Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere. The French title ...more

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Starbuck Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Julie Le Breton, Patrick Huard Starbuck is a 2011 Canadian comedy film directed by Ken Scott and written by Scott and Martin Petit. It stars Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, and Julie LeBreton as the main character, his ...more

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Venus in Fur Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric Venus in Fur is a 2013 French drama film directed by Roman Polanski. It is based on the play of the same name by American playwright David Ives, which itself was inspired by Leopold von ...more

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A Monster in Paris Catherine O'Hara, Vanessa Paradis, Ludivine Sagnier A Monster in Paris is a 2011 French 3D computer-animated musical comedy fantasy adventure film directed by Bibo Bergeron, produced by Luc Besson, written by Stéphane Kazandjian, ...more

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Heartbeats Xavier Dolan, Louis Garrel, Sophie Desmarais Heartbeats is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan. It follows the story of two friends who both fall in love with the same man. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of ...more

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The Kid with a Bike Cécile de France, Olivier Gourmet, Jérémie Renier The Kid with a Bike is a 2011 drama film written and directed by the Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, starring Thomas Doret and Cécile de France. Set in Seraing, it tells ...more

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The Young Girls of Rochefort Catherine Deneuve, Gene Kelly, Michel Piccoli The Young Girls of Rochefort is a 1967 French musical film written and directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve, her sister Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Michel ...more

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Hiam Abbass, Riff Cohen, Jean-Philippe Écoffey Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is a 2011 drama directed by Thierry Binisti. The film, an international co-production shot in French, Hebrew and Arabic, is based on the French young adult novel Une ...more

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OSS 117: Lost in Rio Jean Dujardin, Ludovic Bource, Fritz Wepper OSS 117: Lost in Rio, in the original French OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus is a 2009 French comedy film directed by Michel Hazanavicius. It is a parody of the spy film genre. The film ...more

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Augustine Chiara Mastroianni, Soko, Vincent Lindon Augustine is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Alice Winocour.

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Capital Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Gad Elmaleh Capital is a 2012 French drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, about ruthless ambition, power struggle, greed and deception in the international world of finance.

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On My Way Catherine Deneuve, Mylène Demongeot, Camille On My Way is a 2013 French drama film directed by Emmanuelle Bercot. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

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With a Friend Like Harry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best French Movies On Netflix Instant
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Haute Cuisine Arly Jover, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot Haute Cuisine is a 2012 biographical, comedy film written by Etienne Comar and Christian Vincent and directed by Christian Vincent.

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Abuse of Weakness Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Daphné Baïwir Abuse of Weakness is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Catherine Breillat.

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Renoir Romane Bohringer, Carlo Brandt, Michel Bouquet Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Renoir is a 2012 French drama film based on the last years of Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer during World War I. The film was directed by Gilles Bourdos and competed in the Un Certain Regard section ...more

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Diplomacy

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Sister Gillian Anderson, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston Sister is a 2012 Swiss drama film directed by Ursula Meier. The film competed in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Special Award, the Silver Bear. The ...more

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17 Girls Noémie Lvovsky, Carlo Brandt, Florence Thomassin 17 Girls is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin.

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Laurence Anyways Nathalie Baye, Melvil Poupaud, Denise Filiatrault Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Laurence Anyways is a 2012 Canadian romantic drama film written, edited, and directed by Xavier Dolan. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where ...more

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Camille Claudel 1915 Juliette Binoche, Armelle Leroy-Rolland, Sandra Rivera Camille Claudel 1915 is a 2013 French biopic written and directed by Bruno Dumont. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

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Café de flore Vanessa Paradis, Jean-Marc Vallée, Évelyne de la Chenelière Café de flore is a 2011 drama romance film written and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.