Drama

The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris  

Ranker Film
40 votes 8 voters 18 items

List Rules The drama movie must be primarily set in Paris.

A beautiful location is always a great place for dramatic things to happen, as the best drama films set in Paris prove. The city has a rich history to accompany its unique look, which movies have long taken advantage of. Drama films showing Paris come in many forms, including historical recreations, socially conscious tales, and intimate human stories. A number of our most important filmmakers have based their work in the city, as the titles on this list prove.

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Les Miserables is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman
Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 ...more
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Camille is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Joan Leslie
Camille is an American romantic drama film directed by George Cukor and produced by Irving Thalberg and Bernard H. Hyman, from a screenplay by James Hilton, Zoë Akins and Frances Marion. ...more
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Le Week-End is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan
Le Week-End is a 2013 British-French drama film directed by Roger Michell and written by Hanif Kureishi. The film is the fourth collaboration between Michell and Kureishi, who both began ...more
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Amour is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva
Amour is a 2012 French-language drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative ...more
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Belle de Jour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
Belle de Jour is a 1967 French drama film directed by Luis Buñuel. A frigid young housewife (Catherine Deneuve) decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American film starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg. The supporting cast includes Patsy Ruth ...more
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The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean Piere Leaud
The Dreamers is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay is by Gilbert Adair, based on his own novel The Holy Innocents. An international co-production by ...more
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The Double Life of Véronique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Irène Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas
The Double Life of Véronique is a 1991 French and Polish-language drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Irène Jacob. Written by Kieślowski and Krzysztof ...more
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The 400 Blows is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy
The 400 Blows is a 1959 French drama film, the debut by director François Truffaut; it stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of ...more
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Henry & June is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Gary Oldman
Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, and Uma Thurman. It is loosely based on the book of the same name ...more
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La Haine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Vincent Cassel, Saïd Taghmaoui, Benoît Magimel
La Haine is a 1995 French black-and-white drama/suspense film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. It is commonly released under its French title in the English-speaking world, ...more
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Three Colors: Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Emmanuelle Riva
Three Colors: Blue is a 1993 French drama film written, produced, and directed by the acclaimed Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski. Blue is the first of three films that comprise The Three ...more
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Hugo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of ...more
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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat
Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who begins an anonymous relationship with a young ...more
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Rififi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein, Carl Möhner
Rififi is a 1955 French crime film adaptation of Auguste Le Breton's novel of the same name. Directed by American filmmaker Jules Dassin, the film stars Jean Servais as the aging gangster Tony ...more
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Dangerous Liaisons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves
Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play Les liaisons dangereuses, which in turn was a theatrical adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les ...more
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Cleo from 5 to 7 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Anna Karina, Michel Legrand, Jean-Claude Brialy
Cléo from 5 to 7 is a 1962 Left Bank film by Agnès Varda. The story starts with a young singer, Florence "Cléo" Victoire, at 5pm on June 21, as she waits until ...more
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BPM (Beats per Minute) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drama Movies Set in Paris
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
BPM (Beats per Minute) is a 2017 French drama film directed by Robin Campillo. Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat ...more