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.

Marguerite

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

Raw

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.

Breathe

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.

The African Doctor

While America has been going through a period which can only be described as astonishing these past couple of months, FrenchFlicks has discovered a small nugget of humanity in cinema... on Netflix! Read our review.

Women at War

During this educational profile, be prepared to learn all about the genius of Marie Curie, the compassion of Edith Wharton, and the generosity of Anne Morgan. Of course, there are a few stories of French and German spies thrown in, so rest assured you'll be given a bit more information than your ninth grade history class. Read our review of Part 1 (1914-1918) and Part 2 (1939-1945).

Dior and I

Frédéric Tcheng takes us into the creative, gifted, and anxious mind of Raf Simons, who took over as artistic director of the prominent fashion house in 2012 (and has since left). 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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