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Last updated December 18, 2018

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The Intouchables

2011 | NR | 4.4 out of 5 Stars

Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat's world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. This unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other.
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Amelie

2001 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to return the items to their original owner, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts.
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Haute Cuisine

2013 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Based on real characters and lives, this food-rich drama recounts Hortense Laborie's experiences as personal chef for the president of France. After reluctantly accepting the job, Hortense braves the intimidating atmosphere of the Elysee Palace.
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Romantics Anonymous

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Love and chocolates may yet win the day in this delightful romantic comedy, which follows the slow-burn romance of talented chocolatier Angélique and chocolate-factory owner Jean-René, lonely souls who secretly share a debilitating anxiety disorder.
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Populaire

2013 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In this romantic comedy set in the 1950s, a smooth-talking insurance agent is so impressed with his secretary's skills that he encourages her to enter speed-typing competitions. He also invites her to live in his mansion, and romance slowly blooms.
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The Women on the 6th Floor

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

When their maid unceremoniously quits, stodgy French businessman Jean-Louis and his socialite wife replace her with a vivacious Spanish lass who, along with her spirited friends, shows Jean-Louis a world beyond his circumscribed bourgeois life.
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The Artist

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."
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The Concert

2009 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Russian maestro Andrey seizes a chance to reunite his orchestra and reclaim his life 30 years after politics destroyed his career. After intercepting an invitation sent to the Bolshoi, he gathers a ragtag band of ex-colleagues to realize his dream.
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The Day I Saw Your Heart

2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Two sisters are shocked when their father, who is about to turn 60, announces that he is expecting a baby with his new wife. One sister is trying to adopt a child, while the other blames her commitment-phobic ways on her relationship with her dad.
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A Woman Is a Woman

1961 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Striptease artist Angela (Anna Karina) is desperate to have a child, but her boyfriend, Emile (Jean-Claude Brialy), isn't as anxious. Although he cares for Angela and wants to keep their relationship going, he's not ready for that kind of responsibility. Instead, he suggests that she get together with his buddy Alfred (Jean-Paul Belmondo) -- a proposal Angela ultimately accepts, to Emile's shock and dismay. Frenchman Jean-Luc Godard directs.
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All Together

2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Instead of living in a retirement home, five aging friends decide to move in together after one of them suffers a heart attack. The two couples and one widower are joined by a young caregiver, an ethnology student who is studying the group.
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I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single

2006 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Successful perfume executive Luis (Alain Chabat) is happily single, but his mother and sisters want him to settle down. After they arrange a string of disastrous blind dates, Luis concocts a crazy scheme that will make his family happy without his getting married. All he needs to do is hire a girl to act as his fiancée and then dump him at the altar. But when Luis meets Emmanuelle, the plan takes a turn he never anticipated in this French comedy.
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Heartbreaker

2010 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Alex -- along with his sister, Melanie, and her husband, Marc -- earns money by breaking up relationships. But when Alex falls for a client's daughter, Juliette, he must decide if he'll bust up her wedding to Jonathan, who's truly perfect for her.
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The Closet

2000 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

A milquetoast accountant (Daniel Auteuil) is about to get fired from his job for literally being a bore. But at the last minute, a helpful neighbor (Michel Aumont) concocts a "new life" for him as an out-of-the-closet (read: intriguing) homosexual, and suddenly everything changes. Gérard Depardieu co-stars as a homophobic officemate who might be masking a few feelings of his own in writer-director Francis Veber's foreign language comedy.
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Ridicule

1996 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Charles Berling stars as a cash-poor nobleman during the reign of Louis XVI. When his village is invaded by mosquitoes, he travels to Versailles to beg for the king's help. But his plans are soon diverted when he's swept into a love triangle. To survive Versailles and solve his problem, he must rely on his wit and smarts. Nominated for a 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Ridicule co-stars Fanny Ardant and Judith Godreche.
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Little White Lies

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When Max and Vero's friend is seriously injured in an accident, they choose to go ahead with a planned birthday celebration at their beach house -- an event that usually draws a convivial and happy crowd of friends.
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La Chevre

1981 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Gerard Depardieu and Pierre Richard team up in this comedy (later remade in America as Pure Luck) as incompetent cops Campana and Francois, who are searching for the accident-prone daughter of a filthy-rich business titan. Their investigation takes them from the boardrooms of a huge multinational conglomerate all the way to the tropics of Mexico.
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Ca$h

2008 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Seeking revenge for his brother's murder, small-time con artist Cash gets a shot at the heist of a lifetime when he teams up with one of Monte Carlo's most cunning criminals. But to pull it off, they'll need to use every trick in the book.
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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

2006 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

This parody of the original "OSS 117" series of the mid-20th century follows OSS agent 117 as he is sent to investigate the disappearance of fellow agent Jack Jefferson, along with a Russian cargo ship, from Cairo.
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Russian Dolls

2005 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Although he hates the way his life has turned out, would-be writer Xavier (Romain Duris) has no one to blame but himself. So when an opportunity comes along that could change his luck, he knows he'd better not blow it. Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly, Cecile De France, Kevin Bishop, Evguenya Obraztsova, Irene Montale and Gary Love round out the ensemble cast in Cedric Klapisch's sequel to his romantic comedy L'Auberge Espagnole.
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The Visitors

1993 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A senile sorcerer accidentally transports a medieval nobleman (Jean Reno) and his squire (Christian Clavier) to contemporary times. Afraid of getting stuck in the future for good, the nobleman enlists the aid of his descendant to find a way to send him back to the 12th century. Meanwhile, he tries to cope with the technological and cultural changes of the 20th century. An all-out assault on his former castle -- now a luxury hotel -- follows.
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The Rabbi's Cat

2011 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

This wacky and surreal animated feature, adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, relates the saga of Rabbi Sfar and his eccentric companions. Setting out from Algiers, the group conducts a search for an elusive African tribe and its capital.
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Change of Plans

2009 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

A Parisian dinner party sets the stage for this comedy of manners about a group of acquaintances and their strained, dysfunctional romantic relationships. As the guest list grows, a simple outing unravels into chaos.
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Happily Ever After

2005 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Writer, director and actor Yvan Attal trains his lens on the vicissitudes of love, marriage and monogamy in this crisp romantic comedy. Married with children, Vincent (Attal) is cheating on his wife, Gabrielle (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who's having thoughts of infidelity herself. Meanwhile, Georges (Alain Chabat) dreams of release from his constrictive marriage, and bachelor playboy Fred (Alain Cohen) longs for a committed relationship.
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OSS 117: Lost in Rio

2009 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When outrageously chauvinistic French secret agent OSS 117 (Jean Dujardin) journeys to Cold War-era Rio de Janeiro to recover a top-secret microfilm, gorgeous Israeli Nazi-hunter Dolorès Koulechov (Louise Monot) joins in the quest. But as the pair zero in on their quarry, the hapless Frenchman's disdain for Koulechov's gender and nationality threaten their mission. Michel Hazanavicius directs this delightful parody of James Bond-esque films.
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