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Famous Movies Filmed in France

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List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in France

List of movies that were filmed in France, including trailers of the films when available. France has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in France is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in France, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Intimate Strangers and The Sucker.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in France?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in France?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in France are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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  • 1

    Amélie

    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet

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  • 2

    An American in Paris

    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

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    #1 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#20 of 110 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

  • 3

    Midnight in Paris

    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

    Released2011

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    #102 of 115 The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms#790 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • 4

    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Donen

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    #573 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#180 of 232 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

  • 5

    Ronin

    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    #20 of 92 The Most Rewatchable Action Movies#15 of 90 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives

  • 6

    Breathless

    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard

    Released1960

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

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    #97 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time#86 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

  • 7

    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Bendelack

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    #55 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows#188 of 246 The Best Movies For Kids

  • 8

    The Tourist

    Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp

    Released2010

    Directed byFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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    #1 of 32 Blockbusters With No Cultural Impact Whatsoever, Ranked#259 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

  • 9

    Paris, je t'aime

    Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Olivier Assayas, Christopher Doyle, Ethan Coen

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    #72 of 327 The Best Free Movies On YouTube, Ranked#166 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • 10

    Passport to Paris

    Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

    Released1999

    Directed byAlan Metter

  • 11

    La Jetée

    William Klein, Etienne Becker

    Released1962

    Directed byChris Marker

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    #170 of 460 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History#10 of 14 Underrated Sci-Fi Movies Where There’s Only One Person Left Alive

  • 12

    Yamakasi

    Charles Perrière, Malik Diouf

    Released2001

    Directed byAriel Zeitoun, Julien Seri

  • 13

    The Dinner Game

    Alexandra Vandernoot, Jacques Villeret

    Released1998

    Directed byFrancis Veber

  • 14

    Paris When It Sizzles

    Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra

    Released1964

    Directed byRichard Quine

  • 15

    Band of Outsiders

    Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina

    Released1964

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

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    #41 of 66 The Best Romance Movies of the 1960s#18 of 27 The Best '60s Dance Movies

  • 16

    Read my Lips

    Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos

    Released2001

    Directed byJacques Audiard

  • 17

    The Lovers on the Bridge

    Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant

    Released1991

    Directed byLeos Carax

  • 18

    The Young Girls of Rochefort

    Catherine Deneuve, Gene Kelly

    Released1967

    Directed byJacques Demy

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    #144 of 360 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#50 of 135 The Best French Movies That Are Absolute Masterpieces

  • 19

    I've Loved You So Long

    Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein

    Released2008

    Directed byPhilippe Claudel

  • 20

    Since Otar Left

    Dinara Drukarova, Esther Gorintin

    Released2003

    Directed byJulie Bertucelli

  • 21

    Chéri

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates

    Released2009

    Directed byStephen Frears

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    #43 of 72 The Best Romantic Movies Based on Books#47 of 48 The Best British Romantic Comedies

  • 22

    Intimate Strangers

    Sandrine Bonnaire, Gilbert Melki

    Released2004

    Directed byPatrice Leconte

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    #55 of 81 The Best Movies On Paramount+#159 of 185 The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies

  • 23

    Avenue Montaigne

    Sydney Pollack, Laura Morante

    Released2006

    Directed byDaniele Thompson

  • 24

    The Man in the Hat

    Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Dillane

    Released2020

    Directed byJohn-Paul Davidson, Stephen Warbeck

  • 25

    La Soufrière

    Werner Herzog

    Released1977

    Directed byWerner Herzog