The 10 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!

1. The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent masterpiece with Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo became an instant classic honored in Cannes as well as Hollywood. Watch the trailer

2. Atlantics

This supernatural romantic drama by Mati Diop was awarded the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. No synopsis can give justice to the unforgettable journey Atlantics embarks you in, as it perfectly blends stunning visuals, social commentary, romance, and extravagant lyricism. Watch the trailer

3. 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 and watch the trailer

4. Divines

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 and watch the trailer


5. Carbon

French police authorities described it as "the 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 and watch the trailer

6. The African Doctor

This 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 and watch the trailer

7. 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 complex contracts, egos and last minute production changes. Read our review and watch the trailer


8. Un + une

A bit like Eat, Pray, Love for romance addicts, this is absolutely the perfect choice for a steamy Netflix & chill session and for any fan of Claude Lelouch (A man and a Woman). Read our review and watch the trailer

9. Wedding Unplanned

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

10. 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 and watch the trailer

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And of course, check out our listing of French films currently in theaters!


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