Best French Movies

French Cinema at its Finest

French movies suffer from certain stereotypes: They are artsy, often strange, rarely have happy endings and tend to have a dominant undercurrent of sensuality. Every cliché has a petit grain of truth, yet we admit that we love French cinema precisely for all these said stereotypes.

While there are countless great movies from France, GAYOT has carefully curated this list of the Best French Movies to highlight 10 movies of French cinema that we believe every cinephile should see.

Spanning decades of movie-making history, this guide includes romantic comedies, poignant dramas, suspenseful thrillers and timeless classics. Who knows? You might even learn a little French along the way.