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16 Must Watch French Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

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Amazon Prime has amassed a big library of excellent films from around the world. Every day, Amazon adds to its collection of amazing cinematic experiences, regardless of language restrictions. France has long been seen as the Mecca of art cinema, so it’s no surprise that the streaming service boasts a large selection of French films. Because the list is too large for an easy catch, here is a list of 16 incredibly good French movies available to stream right now on Amazon Prime Video. ‘Bon visionnage!’ says the narrator. French love films, French drama films, and even French horror films are in the list.

Aliyah (2012)

Amazon Prime has amassed a big library of excellent films from around the world. Every day, Amazon adds to its collection of amazing cinematic experiences, regardless of language restrictions. France has long been seen as the Mecca of art cinema, so it’s no surprise that the streaming service boasts a large selection of French films. Because the list is too large for an easy catch, here is a list of 16 incredibly good French movies available to stream right now on Amazon Prime Video. ‘Bon visionnage!’ says the narrator. French love films, French drama films, and even French horror films are in the list.

Avida (2006)

The French dark comedy ‘Avida’ explores the amusing and ridiculous events that occur after a ‘rich’ dog’s kidnapping goes wrong. The loose gang has no idea what’s in store when a deaf-mute teams up with two ketamine addicts to abduct a billionaire’s puppy for ransom. The clever billionaire lady devises a plan for the kidnappers in order to complete her bucket list before she dies! ‘Avida,’ starring Benoît Delépine and Albert Dupontel, has some funny moments that will have you laughing for days after you’ve seen it.

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Cold War (2018)


‘Cold War,’ while technically a Polish film, is a Polish-French co-production that swept the 2018 film festival circuit. The film depicts a passionate love story set in postwar Poland. A meeting between a man and a woman from different origins ends in dissatisfaction and criticism. It may appear that a relationship between the two is nearly impossible. But they fall in love, and what follows is a heartbreaking and poetic love story set in war-torn Poland in the 1950s.

Dreams of Dust (2008)


‘Dreams of Dust,’ directed by Laurent Salgues, is a critically praised drama that follows the life of an African gold-mining town through all of its intricacies. Members of the community work as miners in the neighboring mine, digging vast tunnels in the sand for tiny nuggets. They do this for days or months until the tunnels collapse, at which point they restart. The film’s central theme is a horrific loop of impotence and miserable existence. Through the two key characters, Nigerian farmer Mocktar and his female counterpart, Coumba, the director reminds us of the futility of existence and the significance of life’s dignity. Both of them are grieving from the loss of a loved one who died suddenly and unexpectedly, and they show remarkable will and fortitude to overcome the sorrow and suffering.

Frantz (2016)


François Ozon’s World War I film ‘Frantz’ depicts the touching story of a German and a French soldier’s relationship. When the French combat veteran Frantz visits a German hamlet still reeling from Germany’s defeat, the locals begin to interrogate him. Because of his visit to the grave of a martyred German soldier, the strange French man becomes the talk of the town. While the rest of the villagers are skeptical of his motives, Frantz becomes a companion to the fallen German soldier’s fiancee, a young German woman. The film examines wartime love and loss, as well as the lives of those who survive the conflict.

Intimate Enemies (2007)


‘Intimate Enemies,’ a war film directed by Florent Emilio Siri, portrays the extraordinary story of a young French officer posted to war-torn Algeria. He befriends an Algerian youngster while serving at a French outpost in the country. He also encounters a military veteran who is disillusioned. While Algeria battles for independence from France, his moral and nationalistic credentials are put to the test by his newfound connections. ‘Intimate Enemies’ is a thought-provoking film for war movie fans.

Irreversible (2002)


Alex, a gorgeous Parisian woman, is viciously raped and assaulted by a stranger in the underpass on an ordinary-looking night. ‘Irreversible’ begins with a dizzying rewind of events that began with the attack. The film follows events in reverse chronological order, with Alex’s lover hiring two criminals to track down the rapist. Gaspar Noé wrote and directed the film, which stars Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel as an unhappy marriage. The viewer’s philosophical sense of time is evoked by the non-linear storyline and circular structure of occurrences. The irrevocable, on the other hand, never indulges in introspection and instead culminates in a magnificent retribution scenario.

Laurence Anyways (2012)


This is a decade-long chronicle of hopeless love between a lady named Fred (Frédérique) and a transgender woman named Laurence (then living as a guy) who expresses her inner longing to become her true self; a woman, set in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While the film’s central focus is on Lawrence’s struggle to embrace her true self in the face of ridicule and disgust, the generous focus on Fred, striving for breath and coexistence when her world is equally shattered by the decision made by the man she loves, is a more thoughtful and unconventional angle. A sad melodrama that is well worth the slightly longer running duration.

Little White Lies (2010)


A group of friends decides to continue on their yearly vacation despite a terrible accident involving one of their friends. Their buried secrets and suppressed personal pain begin to pour out as they begin to celebrate their off-days at a beach with alcohol and fun. Every one of them is affected by the tragic occurrence that occurred to their friend, and the unforeseen developments put their relationships, convictions, friendship, and moral ambiguity to the test. As each person has their own sack to empty, an underworld of little white lies emerges in front of the gathering. François Cluzet and Marion Cotillard star in the film ‘Little White Lies.’

Paris, Je T’Aime (2006)


‘Paris, Je T’Aime’ is a great film in which twenty internationally renowned directors collaborated. They took a variety of approaches to Paris, the city, and directed 18 short stories, each expressing a love for the city of lights. Each of the 18 shorts takes place in a different region of Paris and is directed by a different individual. In ‘Faubourg Saint-Denis,’ Tom Tykwer directs Natalie Portman, who plays an American actress, and Melchior Belson, a blind student who plays her devetoed fan.

In his part named ‘Porte de Choisy,’ Christopher Doyle follows a salesman, played by Barbet Schroeder, through the allies of Chinatown. Nick Nolte and Ludivine Sagnier play father and daughter in Alfonso Cuarón’s “Parc Monceau.” Gurinder Chadha tells the story of an interracial relationship set against the romantic splendor of Paris. Sylvain Chomet, an animator and filmmaker, relates the story of a pair of living and breathing mimes in the Eiffel Tower. Gus Van Sant directs Gaspard Ulliel, who falls in love with a charming gentleman played by Elias McConnell in ‘Le Marais.’ ‘Bastille,’ directed by Isabel Coixet, portrays the problem of a married man who must choose between his wife, Miranda Richardson, and his girlfriend, Leonor Watling. Juliette Binoche plays a bereaved mother in Nobuhiro Suwa’s ‘Place des Victoires,’ who is consoled by Willem Dafoe’s cowboy. In Richard LaGravanese’s ‘Pigalle,’ a married man (Bob) has a desperate wife (Fanny Ardant). In ‘Quartier Latin,’ Gérard Depardieu and Frédéric Auburtin direct Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara as a couple in their final pre-divorce encounter. Steve Buscemi plays a man who gets a lesson about local manners in the Paris Metro in Joel and Ethan Coen’s film ‘Tuileries.’ ‘Loin du 16ème,’ directed by Walter Salles, depicts a domestic, played by Catalina Sandino Moreno, who yearns for a child but fills her maternal void by caring for her boss’s kid. For the vampire story ‘Quartier de la Madeleine,’ Elijah Wood teams up with director Vincenzo Natali. In Wes Craven’s fantasy short ‘Père-Lachaise,’ an engaged young man (Rufus Sewell) receives romantic anecdotes from Oscar Wilde’s ghost (Alex Payne). Margo Martindale plays a postal worker from Colorado who expresses her ideas on her trip to Paris in Alexander Payne’s comedy ’14th Arrondissement.’ The omnibus film also includes Oliver Schmitz’s ‘Place des Fêtes,’ Bruno Podalydès’ ‘Montmartre,’ and Olivier Assayas’ ‘Quartier des Enfants Rouges.’ When it premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, ‘Paris, Je T’Aime’ won critical acclaim.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)


The German-French film ‘Perfume: The Narrative of a Murderer’ is set in 18th century Paris and depicts the terrible story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an olfactory prodigy. The film, directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Ben Whishaw, chronicles Jean-rise Baptiste’s and fall, culminating in a startling climax. Jean becomes obsessed with the concept of creating the world’s finest perfume, and in his pursuit for the ultimate perfume, he tries to preserve fragrances. He discovers his raw material in the scent of young womanhood, and 12 young ladies are murdered in the city under strange circumstances. As terror spreads among parents of daughters, Jean remains steadfast in his search for the final component of his masterpiece.

The Auction (2013)

‘The Auction,’ a family drama directed by Sébastien Pilote, follows Gaby, a sheep farmer played by Gabriel Arcand. Gaby is one of Canada’s remaining experienced farmers, clinging to his land despite the oncoming economic disaster. He is adamant about not selling the land. However, things take a turn for the worse when Gaby’s daughter contacts him from Montreal, pleading for assistance in keeping her home. Gaby must choose between his daughter and his lone property, the family farm, from the options open to him. ‘The Auction’ takes us on a poetic and poignant journey through the layers of a father-daughter relationship set against the backdrop of changing social and economic realities.

The Guardians (2017)


‘The Guardians,’ set in the ashes of France during World War I, depicts the story of a group of French peasant women. They volunteer to operate the Paridier farm in the village while their men are gone fighting in distant regions. However, with the entrance of the US Army, the village life is turned upside down, with fresh incidents and rumor upsetting the French Village’s pastoral serenity. Nathalie Baye and Laura Smet star in ‘The Guardians,’ which has been praised as one of the best World War I films.

The Intouchables (2012)


Based on a true incident, ‘The Intouchables’ recounts the complicated relationship that develops between a wealthy paraplegic and an ex-con who has fallen on hard times. The subtle humorous scenarios encompass the complexities of interpersonal communication and interaction between two individuals with vastly different personas. By the end of the film, both of their lives have been irreversibly altered. ‘The Intouchables’ is the kind of film that makes you laugh out loud while also making you ponder about human vulnerabilities after a hard day.

Three Worlds (2012)


The story centres around a soon-to-be married young man, an accident victim, and an unwitting witness in ‘Three Worlds.’ Al is a driven young guy who aspires to rise in both his social and professional circles. He was in a hit-and-run accident on the night of his wedding to his boss’s affluent daughter. The next morning, he feels bad and tries to find out more about the accident victim. However, he discovers the startling truth that a woman named Juliette has watched his conduct from her balcony the night before.

Wolves in the Snow (2002)


‘Wolves in the Snow’ is a gripping family drama that evolves into a crime thriller as the story progresses. The film stars Marie-Josée Croze and Jean-Philippe Écoffey and is set in Montreal. Antoine dies at the end of ‘Wolf in the Snow,’ which begins with a marital altercation between the couple Antoine and Lucie. Lucie finds herself caught inside Antoine’s maze of lies after his body inexplicably vanishes. Her life is disrupted by criminals, money laundering mafia, and horrific bloodshed as she investigates Antoine’s secret life. By the time the film reaches its climax, Lucie has mastered the art of surviving in a wilderness of hunters and preys, even to the point of enjoying the adrenaline rush that comes with it.

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