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French Movies and Shows on Netflix

Best French Movies and Shows on Netflix

The best part about watching French movies is the aesthetic approach towards filmmaking. French movies on Netflix are available in various genres like romantic, family drama, thriller, comedy and so much more. You will find romantic French movies that are saved for a perfect date night, family dramas for a perfect Sunday, and thrillers to turn your boring day into an exciting one. Scroll down to read about some of the best French movies on Netflix.

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French Movies on Netflix

Here are some of the best-curated French movies on Netflix:

  1. A Cop (1972)

Crime, Thriller

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Commissaire Edouard Coleman (Alain Delon) is a depressed Paris police chief whose life has been spent investigating violent murders. After starting an affair with Cathy (Catherine Deneuve), he befriends her boyfriend, Simon (Richard Crenna), the owner of a local nightclub. After discovering Simon’s true identity, Edouard is driven to pursue him. To see what happens in the end switch to Netflix and watch the full movie.

  1. The Apartment (1996)

Drama, Mystery, Romance

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Max (Vincent Cassel) has left for Tokyo. He lives in Paris and enjoys flirting, but he has decided to marry. He seemed to have spotted Lisa (Monica Bellucci), his greatest love, by coincidence in a cafe. Max has forgotten everything, including his trip to Tokyo and his fiance. Obsessed with meeting Lisa, he discovers her address and hides in her apartment. However, a different girl, Alice (Romane Bohringer), discovers Max in the flat. What will Max do now?

  1. The Class (2008)


IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Francois Marin (François Bégaudeau) is a French language and literature teacher at a high school in the heart of Paris. As the school year begins, he introduces himself to his new class and begins the difficult task of reaching out to each of them. Marin has his fair share of difficult students, teen violence, ethnic tensions among classmates, and educational barriers within the group, all of which put his patience and, more importantly, his resolve as an educator to the test.

  1. Goodbye, Children (1987)

Drama, War

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Julien (Gaspard Manesse), a student at a Catholic boarding school, dislikes his new roommate Jean. However, they develop a bond and share secrets when Julien realises that Jean is a Jew and is hiding from the Nazis.

  1. La Vie En Rose (2007)

Biography, Drama, Music

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

The dramatic story of Edith Piaf (played by Marion Cotillard), a victim of poverty during her childhood, ends up attaining global renown as a charming singer. However, despite her many friendships and romances, personal crises ravage her.

  1. The Child (2005)

Crime, Drama, Romance

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

After giving birth, teenage Sonia (Déborah François) returns home to find that her boyfriend, irresponsible petty criminal Bruno (Jérémie Segard), has sublet their apartment. Sonia tracks Bruno down on the street, and after the couple spends the night together, they decide to start a new life with the baby. But the next morning, Bruno sells their child for cash, sending Sonia into shock. Watch the full movie on Netflix to see the climax.

  1. Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (2008)

Biography, Action, Crime

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Mesrine is a two-part 2008 French biographical crime film directed by Jean-François Richet and written by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Richet on the life of French mobster Jacques Mesrine. Mesrine: Killer Instinct was based on Mesrine’s autobiographical book L’instinct de Death, whereas Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One focused on Mesrine’s criminal career. It is one of the best French movies on Netflix.

  1. Tell No One (2006)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Alexandre (François Cluzet) a prime suspect in his wife’s murder eight years ago. When two additional bodies are discovered, the investigation is reopened, despite Alexandre receiving information indicating she is alive. Watch the movie on Netflix to know what happens next.

  1. Point Blank (2010)

Action, Crime, Drama

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Samuel (Gilles Lellouche) begins the hunt for his wife and her kidnappers after she is kidnapped by the gangsters who want their boss released from the hospital. Will Samuel ever find his wife? 

  1. The Snitch (1962)

Crime, Thriller

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Burglar Maurice Faugel has finished serving his term in prison. On being freed, he kills Gilbert Vanovre in order to avenge the murder of his wife. He also endeavours to perpetrate a robbery. Tap on Netflix to get to what happens in the end.

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French TV shows on Netflix

Apart from finding the best French movies on Netflix, you can also find many French TV shows on Netflix as well. Some of them are:

  • Lupin (2021)
  • Spoiled Brats (2021)
  • La Révolution (2020)
  • Marianne (2019)
  • Black Spot (2019)
  • Osmosis (2019)
  • Marseille (2018)
  • Inhuman Resources (2020)
  • Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil (2023)
  • Represent (2023)

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