5 French Movies You Should Watch



5 French Movies You Should Watch

To celebrate the premiere of Dark Desire, we profile five iconic French movies of the modern era which you should watch.

Amelie (2001)
Amelie (Audrey Tautou), bursting with creativity and having witnessed her fair share of tragedy and fantasy, is not like the other girls. She works as a waiter at a Montmartre pub run by a former dancer. Amelie is content with simple pleasures until she realizes that her life's purpose is to serve others. To that goal, she devises a variety of ruses that allow her to infiltrate other people's lives invisibly, including an inebriated concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor. Nino Quicampoix, a lonely sex store employee who collects images abandoned at coin-operated photobooths, turns out to be Amelie's most challenging case.

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos), 15, has no doubts: a girl goes out with the boys. However, she has reservations about her sexuality. The night she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux), a young lady with blue hair, her world is flipped upside down. Emma will help her explore desire and establish herself as a woman and an adult. Adele develops, searches, loses, and reclaims herself in front of others.

The Chorus (2004)
Clement Mathieu, a music professor, becomes the supervisor at a residential school for minors' recovery in 1948. What he learns is alarming: the existing environment is oppressive. Clement will attempt to transform the students via the power of singing.

The Artist (2011)
The year is 1927 in Hollywood. George Valentin is a well-known silent film actor. His career would come to an end with the introduction of talking pictures. Peppy Miller, a young extra, blossoms into a great film star.

The Intouchables (2011)
Philippe, a wealthy nobleman, is confined to his home following a paragliding accident. He hires Driss to help him around the house. Driss is a young man from the projects who has recently been released from prison. In other words, the individual who is least suited to the job. When Vivaldi and Earth, Wind, and Fire collide, as do good language and slang, suits and jogging outfits, a conflict is unavoidable. Two worlds encounter and fall in love, resulting in an unlikely friendship that is as wacky, humorous, and fierce as it is surprising. Philippe and Driss have a one-of-a-kind bond that will cause sparks to fly and render them untouchable.

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