5 best French films you should watch.

Here are 5 best French films which should be in your watch list.

1. The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (1959)


Directed by François Truffaut, this iconic film is part of the French New Wave movement and follows the story of a young boy named Antoine Doinel as he struggles with adolescence and his troubled home life.

2. Amélie (2001)


Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, this whimsical romantic comedy tells the story of Amélie Poulain (played by actress Audrey Tautou), a shy waitress in Paris who decides to improve the lives of those around her while grappling with her own isolation and desires for love. It is one of the best French films and one of the biggest international successes for a French film as well.

3. La Haine (1995)


Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, this gritty drama explores themes of race, class, and police brutality in the suburbs of Paris. It follows the lives of three friends from different ethnic backgrounds over the course of 24 hours after a riot erupts in their neighborhood.

4. The Intouchables (Intouchables) (2011)


Directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, this heartwarming comedy-drama is based on the true story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic man and his caregiver, a young man from the Parisian suburbs with a troubled past.

5. Breathless (À bout de souffle) (1960)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, this influential film is another hallmark of the French New Wave. It follows the story of a young car thief who impulsively kills a police officer and seeks refuge with an American girl in Paris while awaiting his fate.