There is something about France. It is the centre of romance, sophistication, fashion, good wine and delicious food. French movies always seem to transport us to a world a little bit glitzier than our own, and a little bit more open to the unexpected. Go on a journey without leaving the couch with these excellent French films currently available on Netflix.

10 Jours En Or (2012)

IMDB Score 5.8/10

We meet bachelor Mark Bajau (Franck Dubosc), who loves travelling around the country representing his clothing brand. One day, a one-night stand disappears, leaving him in charge of her 6-year-old son Lucas. Taking Lucas on the road with him starts changing his perspective on many things, and potentially changing his life.

The African Doctor (2016)

IMDB Score 7/10

This film tells the story of Seyolo Zantoko (Marc Zinga), a French man of Congolese descent who has recently qualified as a doctor. He and his family struggle to find their place in a small village as he tries to establish himself as the local doctor. The movie was co-written by the doctor’s son, musician Kamini.

Bad Seeds (2018)

IMDB Score 7.3/10

A former street kid makes his living from small scams with his adoptive mother. When they scam the wrong guy, they unexpectedly find themselves managing a support organisation for troubled teens. Now they must turn their unique skills to gaining the trust and respect of six wilful kids.

The Boss’ Daughter (2015)

IMDB Score 5.6/10

A 40-year-old workshop foreman (Olivier Loustau) of a textile factory falls in love with his boss’ daughter (Christa Theret) when she asks him to help her with an ergonomic study. Their relationship attracts the disapproval of everyone, her father and the factory workers. Will this be enough to break them apart?

Carbon (2017)

IMDB Score 6.6/10

In danger of losing his business, a business man Anthony Roca, played by Benoit Magimel, develops a scam that slowly evolves into the heist of the century. He quickly finds himself much deeper in the world of crime that he could ever have imagined. How will he deal with betrayal and murder? Nice cameo from Gerard Depardieu.

The Climb (2017)

IMDB Score 6.9/10

Written and directed by Ludovic Bernard, it stars Ahmed Sylla as a young man from the suburbs who has no mountaineering experience, but decides to climb Mount Everest in order to show a woman that he would do anything for her. The result is a rather exciting comedy experience.

Divines (2016)

IMDB Score 7.4/10

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down. Written and directed by Houda Benyamina, Oulaya Amamra gives a great performance in this French answer to the American dance movie.

He Even Has Your Eyes (2016)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

A French-African couple Paul (Lucien Jean-Baptiste) and Sali (Aissa Maiga) have always wanted a baby. They finally find themselves matched with a baby to adopt, but discover that the baby is white. Naturally they fall in love with their new baby at first sight, but family chaos and confrontation ensue.

I am not an Easy Man (2018)

IMDB Score 6.4/10

Vincent Elbaz stars as a shameless chauvinist in this Eleonore Pourriat film. He gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world turned on its head and dominated by women. He quickly locks horns with a powerful female author (Marie-Sophie Ferdane), who teaches him some unexpected lessons.

Lolo (2015)

IMDB Score 5.7/10

Written, directed and starring Julie Deply, she is Violette, a 40-year-old woman with a sophisticated career in fashion. She unexpectedly falls for a computer gook, Jean-Rene (Dany Boon), who starts to make her question what she thought was important. They must also contend with the disapproval of her son.

Marguerite (2015)

IMDB Score 7/10

Catherine Frot stars as Margueriite Dumont, a wealthy woman in 1920s Paris. A lover of music and the opera, she enjoys singing for friends, who are too nice to tell her that she is not a good singer. The friends that have been keeping her secret are faced with a challenge when she decides to sing for a real audience.

Nothing to Hide (2018)

IMDB Score 6.9/10

Another excellent screenplay by Filippo Bologna, we meet three couples and their single friend that get together for dinner. After dinner, they decide to play a game where they share text, calls and email, placing their cell phones on the table. Naturally, secrets are revealed. Starring Berenice Bejo, Suzanne Clement, Stephane De Groodt and Vincent Elbaz, what person would ever think that was a good idea?

The Price of Success (2017)

IMDB Score 5.8/10

A comedian finds his world, and particularly his relationship with his family, falling apart when he reaches huge success in his career. Starring Tahar Rahim, this film combines the right level of comedy and deep commentary on fame to make it highly enjoyable.

Qu’Est-Ce Wu’On A Fait Au Bon Dieu (2014)

IMDB Score 7/10

A traditional French Catholic couple, played by Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby, have had their old-fashioned beliefs thrown into question when three of their four daughters each decide to marry a man from a different religion. When their final daughter decides to marry a Catholic, they think it will be easy.

Standing Tall (2015)

IMDB Score 7/10

Written and directed by Emanuelle Bercot, it follows the story of a juvenile judge and special educator that are convinced that they can save a young delinquent from himself and his violent ways. Newcomer Rod Paradot does a great job as the young delinquent alongside established actresses Catherine Deneuve and Sara Forestier.

They Are Everywhere (2016)

IMDB Score 6.3/10

This film written, directed and starring Yvan Attal explores the impact of stereotypes about Jews in French society. It is presented as a series of vignettes that take on each stereotype differently. Just the right level of humour and serious social commentary.

To Each Her Own (2018)

IMDB Score 5.2/10

Simone, played by Sarah Stern, finally gets up the guts to tell her conservative Jewish family that she is a Lesbian. However, as soon as she does, she encounters a man, played by Jean-Christophe Folly, and finds herself falling for him. She must now try and understand who she is, while explaining it all to her bewildered family.

Une + Une (2015)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

A famous French film score composer (Jean Dujardin) goes to India to compose the score for the Indian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. While there, he meets the wife of the French ambassador to India (Elsa Zylberstein), and a complicated relationship ensues. All with a Bollywood background.

Wedding Unplanned (2017)

IMDB Score 6.2/10

Alexia is thrilled when she finds the business card of a wedding planner in her partner’s things. She thinks he is going to propose, which he does to cover his secret, and she says yes. His secret is of course that the wedding planner is his mistress, who must now plan his wedding. Written, directed and starring Reem Kherici, this is far from serious, but a lot of fun.

The World is Yours (2018)

IMDB Score 6.4/10

A small time drug dealer dreams of a better life, but instead he finds himself increasingly pulled down into a world of criminality. He agrees to do one last job in order to try and free himself. He finds himself in an unexpected situation involving Spain, drugs, the Illuminati, and his mother.

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