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The Most Romantic Movies Set In Paris, The City Of Love

Updated August 13, 2019 219 votes 73 voters 7.8k views17 items

List RulesVote up your favorite romantic movies that are primarily set in Paris.

Most people think of romance when they think of the "City of Light," so romantic movies based in Paris are a no-brainer. The city's elegant streets, world-famous landmarks, and natural beauty are the perfect setting for stories about people falling in love. The visual majesty of romantic films showing Paris heightens the emotions of the stories being told. In some cases, viewers might even feel inspired to hop on a plane and go there, just to visit the sites where certain movie scenes take place. Some of these films are romcoms while others are dramas but they are the best romance movies set in Paris. So if you are looking for more movies like 2 Days in Paris, you've come to the right place and might we suggest Forget Paris or Before Sunset?

You get to vote on the best romantic movies set in Paris. Vote up the ones that touch your heart the most. If you have a favorite romantic Paris movie, chances are it is on this list. But if it is not, feel free to add it so that other users can weigh in. Then be sure to check back to see where you selections and additions end up on the list.

If you like your movies with a little more bite, we also have a list of horror movies set in Paris.

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  • Photo: French Kiss / 20th Century Fox
    French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Written by Adam Brooks, the film is about a woman who flies to France to confront her straying fiancé and gets into trouble....  more
    • Actors: Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Timothy Hutton, Renée Humphrey
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
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  • Photo: Gigi / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Gigi is a 1958 American Metrocolor musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette. The film features songs with lyrics by Lerner; music by Frederick Loewe, arranged and conducted by André Previn. In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The American Film Institute ranked it #35 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions. The film is considered the last great MGM musical and the final great achievement of the Freed Unit, headed by producer Arthur Freed,...  more
    • Actors: Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Cecil Beaton, Pat Sheehan
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
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  • Photo: Ninotchka / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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    • Actors: Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Rolfe Sedan
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
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  • Photo: Love in the Afternoon / Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
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    • Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver, Van Doude
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
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