Some of the world's greatest musical movies have come from France. Here are the best French musicals of all time, ranked by your votes. Whether you know French musicals like the back of your hand or you just need another excuse to practice your singing in French, this list of musical movies from France is a great guide to watching all the greats.
8 women, directed by Francois Ozon, is a paradox of a film that perhaps only the French could pull off: It’s a lighthearted musical comedy about murder. French Cancan, directed by Jean Renoir, is a classic French musical that features legendary French singer Edith Piaf.
Which of the best French musicals have that special je ne se quoi? Vote your favorites to the top of the list!
Directed by: Jacques DemyThe Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The music was written by Michel Legrand. The film dialogue is all... more
Directed by: François Ozon8 Women is a 2002 French dark comedy musical film, written and directed by François Ozon. Based on the 1958 play by Robert Thomas, it features an ensemble cast of high-profile French actresses that... more
Directed by: Jacques DemyThe 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 Piccoli, Danielle... more
Directed by: Christophe HonoréLove Songs is a 2007 French musical film directed by Christophe Honoré, starring Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme and Chiara Mastroianni. It was one of the 20 films selected for the... more
A Nous la Liberte
UVahina Giocante, Isild Le Besco
Directed by: Serge ElissaldeU is a 2006 French animated film directed by Serge Élissalde and Grégoire Solotareff. It was at the 2007 Seattle International Film Festival.... more
Directed by: Stéphane Berla, Mathias MalzieuJack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a 2013 French animated musical fantasy film based on the concept album by the French rock band Dionysos, and on the illustrated novel La Mécanique du cœur written... more
Directed by: Jacques DemyPeau d'Âne is a 1970 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy. It is also known by the English titles Once Upon a Time and The Magic Donkey. The film was adapted by Demy from Donkeyskin, a fairy... more
Une chambre en ville
Directed by: Christophe HonoréBeloved is a 2011 French film written and directed by Christophe Honoré, starring Catherine Deneuve, Miloš Forman, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Paul Schneider, Michel Delpech and Chiara... more
Directed by: Christophe BarratierParis 36 is a 2008 French romantic drama film directed by Christophe Barratier. This film is set in 1930s Paris. The song "Loin de Paname", sung by Nora Arnezeder, was nominated for the 82nd Academy... more
Directed by: Terence YoungWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialBlack Tights is a 1961 French anthology film featuring four ballet segments shot in Technirama and directed by Terence Young. The film is also known as Un deux trois quatre! in France.... more
Directed by: Alain ResnaisLife Is a Bed of Roses is a 1983 French film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Jean Gruault. The English-language distribution title of the film is Life Is a Bed of Roses, though it has... more
Directed by: Antonia BirdFace is a British crime drama directed by Antonia Bird and written by Ronan Bennett. It stars Robert Carlyle and Ray Winstone and features the acting debut of singer Damon Albarn.... more
Directed by: Jean RenoirFrench Cancan is a 1954 French musical film written and directed by Jean Renoir and starring Jean Gabin and María Félix. Where Renoir’s previous film Le Carosse d’or had celebrated the 18th century... more
Directed by: René ClairLe Million is a 1931 French musical comedy film directed by René Clair. The story was adapted by Clair from a play by Georges Berr and Marcel Guillemand.... more
Directed by: Alain ResnaisNot on the Lips is a 2003 French musical film directed by Alain Resnais. It is an adaptation of the operetta Pas sur la bouche, written by André Barde and Maurice Yvain, which was first produced in... more
Directed by: Jean-Luc GodardPierrot le Fou is a 1965 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo. The film is based on the 1962 novel, Obsession, by Lionel White. It was Jean-Luc... more
Directed by: Jean-Luc GodardA Woman Is a Woman is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with... more
Directed by: Jacques DemyTrois places pour le 26 is a 1988 musical film written and directed by Jacques Demy.... more
The BandMichael Cornacchia, Michael Sean McGuinness
Directed by: Rawson Marshall ThurberThe Band is a 1999 film written by Darrin Straff and Rawson Marshall Thurbur and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurbur....
Directed by: Serge BozonLa France is a French film directed by Serge Bozon, released in 2007. It stars Sylvie Testud and Pascal Greggory. The film won the Prix Jean Vigo in 2007.... more
Directed by: Patrice LeconteThe Suicide Shop is a 2012 French animated film written and directed by Patrice Leconte and is based on Jean Teule's novel of the same name. It was released on 16 May 2012 in France. As with the... more
Hand in HandValérie Donzelli, Valérie Lemercier
Directed by: Valérie DonzelliHand In Hand is a 2012 musical film written by Valérie Donzelli and directed by Valérie Donzelli....