After seeing somewhat of a dry spell when it comes to French content on Netflix the last few years, the extraordinary has happened. Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, has opened a new French headquarters in the heart of Paris -- home to 40 employees, calling it a space for the entire creative community. Netflix will significantly increase its investment in France -- with 20 new French productions, and partnerships with leading French creative institutions.
Famous for being our hippest president, Obama began a yearly tradition during his time in office of releasing a comprehensive list of favorite books, songs, movies and TV shows that have made a powerful and engaging impact on him throughout the year. This year, we were excited to spy a couple French flicks that made the list!
Why 35? Because we just couldn't include less than these 35 masterpieces from the past 10 years, with some that will surely become cult classics. What should we remember from the past decade when we look at French cinema? That it started off with massive box-office hits that took over America like The Artist and The Intouchables and ended with much more personal films that still managed to touched many French and Americans like Faces Places (Visages, Villages), Les Misérables or BPM, Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute). Here is our, obviously subjective, list of the best French movies from 2010 to 2019, and where to stream those 35 must-see French films.