Drumroll, please... This is your go-to guide to the 100 best French movies of all time. Perhaps you already know your Malle from your Melville, and are fluent in the language of the Nouvelle Vague. Or maybe your knowledge of French cinema is pretty much limited to ‘Amélie’ – or ‘Untouchable’ at a stretch. Either way, you’ll find plenty to tickle your Francophile fancy in this countdown of the best French films released between 1902 and 2019.
The French, particularly Parisians, are big into cinema, so if you’ve got longer than a weekend in the City of Light, grab a drink at one of the city's cinema bars, before getting comfy at an indie cinema. And if you want to do some real-life location scouting during your trip, check out the 50 best films shot in Paris.
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