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.

Lady J

Spring is in the air, and that means plenty of sunshine, fruit salad, delicate tulips, and of course an Emmanuel Mouret costume dramedy featuring royal gardens, cascading 18th century wardrobes, and delicious aristocratic gossip. Read our review.


Films have come before Uda Benyamina's Divines that capture the troubled youth in the outskirts of Paris, the unfortunate souls that have been dealt a bad hand in life. The unexpected surprise of this Camera d'or winner is that the intensity put forth by the anguishing protagonists are female. Young women run the show in this story of drug pushing, the ambition to get rich quick, and being miserably failed by the system. Read our review


French police authorities described it as "the heist of heist of the century". Ex-cop turned crime thriller specialist Olivier Marchal takes on the true story of the Carbon Connection scandal. Read our review.

The African Doctor

It follows the true story of Seyolo Zantoko, a doctor who uproots his family from what is now Congo to start his medical practice in Marly-Gomont, a northern French village that hosts more activities for the cows than for its human residents. 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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