These French Films Made Obama's Favorite Movie List of 2019

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!

First up is Mati Diop's boundary breaking supernatural romance, AtlanticsThe Senegalese drama is a Cannes Grand-Prix winning film which can be found now on Netflix! It's also playing this month in theaters in New York, Portland, Durham, Columbia, Palm Springs and others cities.

The other French favorite former POTUS chose is a WWII refugee experience transposed in present time directed by Christian Petzold, Transit. It will be in theaters in New York and Boston in January.

And that's Obama out.

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Showtimes for Atlantics

Showtimes for Transit

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