Netflix, HBO Max or Amazon Prime? It doesn't really matter how many of the streaming services we subscribe to because at some point we all have a queue filled with movies we already watched or skipping endlessly.
If you are on the hunt for something interesting to watch this weekend, then here are 7 popular movies set in “France” that you can rent or purchase for your enjoyment.
2021, Drama/Comedy, 1h 52
France, 1789, just before the Revolution. With the help of a surprising young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first restaurant.
AROUND THE SUN ( French château )
22019, Drama, 1h 19m
A vacant French château of unique astronomical pedigree is toured by two strangers whose flirtatious chemistry and daylong conversation yields unexpected discoveries about their place in the cosmic scheme.
WHO YOU THINK I AM (Juliette Binoche)
2019, Drama/Comedy, 1h 41m
Ghosted by her hunky twenty-something lover, Ludo, 50 year-old professor and divorced single mother, Claire Millaud (Juliette Binoche), creates a fake profile on social media in order to do a little undetected spying on him.
The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
2021, Drama/Comedy, 1h 47m
From the visionary mind of Wes Anderson, THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in the fictional 20th-century French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé. THE FRENCH DISPATCH is filled with the intriguing, visually rewarding, complex, detailed and funny elements audiences have come to expect from writer-director Wes Anderson.
The Sense of Wonder (Provence)
2015, Drama/Comedy, 1h 40m
In Provence, Louise struggles to raise two kids and save her late husband’s fruit tree business. When she accidentally hits a stranger named Pierre with her car, it seems like the last straw. But Pierre is unlike anyone Louise has ever met. A withdrawn genius with a unique sense of wonder and logic, he is under scrutiny by the state, for possibly being a danger to himself. Intrigued by his eccentric personality and candid innocence, Louise’s kids are drawn to Pierre, yet despite her attraction to this odd and brilliant man, Louise tries to keep him out of her already complicated life and broken heart.
French Exit (Michelle Pfier)
2020, Drama/Dark Comedy, 1h 53m
An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER (French Countryside)
2018, Comedy/Romance, 1h 27m
Under the Eiffel Tower is a coming-of-middle-age tale that follows stalled bourbon salesman Stuart (VEEP's Matt Walsh) on a journey across the French countryside after a heart-crushing break up in Paris. Just when a life crisis threatens, a possible romance blooms with a local wine saleswoman (Cesar-nominated actress, Judith Godrèche).Also featuring a notable ensemble cast including Reid Scott (VEEP), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), Gary Cole (Talladega Nights), Michaela Watkins (Casual), and Dylan Gelula (Flower).
The Sweet Escape (Adventure)
2015, Comedy, 1 hr 44 min
A mid-life crisis propels graphic designer Michel into a newfound passion for kayaking and a pastoral adventure sparkling with good humor and lighthearted charm.
2021,Documentary, 1 hour 35 min
Julia brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's 12-year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey.
Faces Places (Documentary)
2017, Documentary, 1h 29 min
89-year-old Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.