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The Best Movies That Are Based in Paris

Updated January 17, 2020 846 votes 130 voters 9.2k views

List RulesMovies 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. There are also several horror movies set in Paris.

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

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    Midnight in Paris

    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
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    Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
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    French Kiss

    Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline
    French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring...  more

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    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart
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    Les Enfants Terribles

    Jean Cocteau, Nicole Stéphane
    Les Enfants Terribles is a 1950 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and based on Jean...  more
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    Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and...  more

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    Gigi

    Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron
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    Funny Face

    Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire
    Funny Face is a 1957 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and...  more
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz
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    Anastasia

    Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan
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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi
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    Broken English

    Parker Posey, Justin Theroux
    Broken English is a 2007 American romance film written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes,...  more
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    Night on Earth

    Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez
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    Caché

    Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot
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    The Bourne Identity

    Matt Damon, Clive Owen
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence
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    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne
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    Henry & June

    Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey
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    Ronin

    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean
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    Breathless

    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard
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    Frantic

    Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner
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    The Devil Wears Prada

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum
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    The Da Vinci Code

    Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen
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