Fatima

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix. Fatima was the unforeseen best picture winner of the 2016 César Award, France's equivalent of our very own Oscars. It's the kind of low-key, unpretentious movie that still has a lot to say.

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They Are Everywhere (Ils sont partout)

In They Are Everywhere, César award-winning actor and director Yvan Attal expresses his take on anti-semitism, as well as his general malaise of being Jewish in a country with a strong sense of cultural pride. The Israeli-born Attal explores the question of what it means to be Jewish, and plays with Jewish stereotypes through anti-semite eyes.

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Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans)

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD.  This week, FrenchFlicks relished in André Téchiné's gem, Being 17, (Quand on a 17 ans)Featured on Netflix, the film portrays a young love that is raw and rocky, and is most importantly, not the typical romance you've seen 100 times before.

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The African Doctor (Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont)

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

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Divines

With the Golden Globes hoopla fresh in our minds, and the alluring scent of the Oscars in the air, standards for good cinema are at an all time high. What's more, with dreary winter weather trudging on, we can't help but stay indoors and watch another life changing award-winner, this time a Cannes favorite, now available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.

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Blind Date (Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément)

Although Blind Date (Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément) is not a holiday movie per se, it is a warm, feel-good experience, and let's face it: No one does the ingenue like the French. 

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Serial Killer 1 (L'affaire SK1)

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Frédéric Tellier’s gripping thriller proves that car chases and gunfights are not a necessity in creating tension and keeping the spectators on the edge of their seats, especially when a movie, is based on true events. 

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Marguerite

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. Before you run out to the nearest theater to see Meryl Streep's latest romp as a gaudy socialite from the 1920's in Florence Foster Jenkins, you must consider the more genuine and authentic French version on Netflix, Marguerite, directed by Xavier Giannoli and starring the endearing and delicious Catherine Frot in the title role.

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Lolo

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. For her sixth feature, Julie Delpy (Two Days in ParisTwo Days in New York) went full on comedy and embraced her inner Woody Allen, filling her latest feature film with her talent for witty dialogue and… her signature neurosis.

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My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse)

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.

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