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List Rules Movies about or set in Paris

The Eiffel Tower, romantic cafes, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Versailles Palace, Moulin Rouge – these are just some of the cultural icons associated with Paris, France, also known as the “City of Love.” Paris is a huge tourist attraction and so beautiful that it's used as the setting for movies and films, like those on this list.

Since Paris is such a large city and is home to some of the most influential, iconic landmarks in Europe it makes sense that movies like Moulin Rouge, Hugo and Midnight in Paris would feature this famous place.

This list has the best movies about Paris including: Cache, Everyone Says I Love You, Last Tango in Paris, Casablanca, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, French Kiss, and Forget Paris.

Vote up your favorite of these Parisian-set films or add one that isn't on the list.

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies That Are Based in Paris
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton

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Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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Funny Face Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies That Are Based in Paris
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat

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The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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clash1977 added Frantic Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, John Mahoney

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Breathless Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo

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clash1977 added The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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clash1977 added Les Enfants Terribles Jean Cocteau, Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermithe

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clash1977 added The Sun Also Rises Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power

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French Kiss Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno

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The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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clash1977 added Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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clash1977 added Night on Earth Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni

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Clark Benson added Before Sunrise Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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Caché Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot, Daniel Auteuil

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clash1977 added Tropic of Cancer Ellen Burstyn, Rip Torn, Phil Brown

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clash1977 added Henry & June Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Gary Oldman

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clash1977 added Broken English Parker Posey, Justin Theroux, Drea de Matteo

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Tom Islava added Anastasia Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

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RobLein added Paris When It Sizzles Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich

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RobLein added The Dreamers Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean Piere Leaud

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The Da Vinci Code Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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Gigi Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan

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Hugo Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

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From Paris with Love John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Before Sunset Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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Everyone Says I Love You Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore

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Forget Paris Billy Crystal, Rush Limbaugh, Debra Winger

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Big Fish Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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clash1977 added The Tourist Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany

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clash1977 added Killing Zoe Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Delpy

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The Train is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies That Are Based in Paris
RobLein added The Train Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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Rififi Jules Dassin, Robert Hossein, Carl Möhner

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clash1977 added The Truth About Charlie Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins

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Camille Claudel Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, François Berléand

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La Cage aux Folles Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru

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The Dressmaker from Paris Leatrice Joy

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It Happened in Paris John Loder, Margaret Yarde, Esme Percy

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The Dancer of Paris Dorothy Mackaill

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An American Werewolf in Paris Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott