The Best French Films on Netflix

FrenchFlicks gives you the ultimate list of the 10 best French-language films to watch on Netflix. Get ready for thrillers, dramas, comedies, documentaries and biopics in the only language that matters!

Blue is the Warmest Color

We're talking about a movie that caused a titillating stir among audiences all over, and I am not using that adjective lightly. Childhood. First love. Sexual discovery. The beauty of Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adèle) is that it's about all of that first. Read our review.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Time to go back in time this evening with the intriguingly beautiful period drama, Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre, 2015). Lea Seydoux is enchanting as the embittered Célestine, a young chambermaid sent to work for the wealthy Lanlaire couple in Normandy. Read our Review.


Xavier Giannoli finds the perfect tone in this tragicomedy about denial, lies and loneliness. Supported by an all-around impressive cast, Marguerite is moving yet funny, cruel yet inspiring. Read our review.

My Golden Days

It could have been the classic coming-of-age story Hollywood makes every year, but Arnaud Despeschin, in the style of François Truffaut and the New Wave, has an amazing talent of capturing the tourment of teenagers in the late 80’s. Read our review


If you haven't heard of Julia Ducournau 's eerie tale of a family of vegetarians (or are they?), you haven't done your inner horror fan justice. Shocking image after creepy twist will have you convinced that the French know scary in this coming-of-age story that turns bloody. Read our review.


If you liked Blue is the Warmest Color, Girlhood, 17 Girls, and... Gone Girl, you will love this new take on adolescence. Read our review.

Wedding Unplanned

Sometimes you just need a classic situational comedy to lift your spirits and tickle your funny bone. Read our review.

Standing Tall

A brave and daring story of painful childhood and abandonment, but also of complicated parenthood graced our screens on Netflix this week. Read our review.

The World is Yours

For the Tarantino fans, Farès' (Leklou) is a small time dealer who dreams of getting away from his life of crime and corruption, meeting a nice girl and beginning his own ice cream exporting business. A modern day Cinderella. Read our review

Call My Agent!

Think Entourage with more cigarettes and less girls in bikinis…The show follows four agents in one of the top talent agencies of Paris and the starlets they represent. Crises abound with contracts, egos and last minute production changes. Read our review

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