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Top 10 French Romantic Comedy Movies

by chadverzosa|September 3, 2013|in Best & Worst Lists, News|

Top 10 French Romantic Comedy Movies

France is considered by many to be one of the most romantic countries, and it just makes sense that some of the best romantic movies to ever come out are from the country. The French seem to have a very intimate understanding of the ins and outs of romance.

Another thing that the French are really good at is comedy. Combining comedy and romance in movies has resulted in one of the best international romantic comedy films the world could ever ask for. Here are Movie Hunger’s Top 10 Best French romantic comedy films.

Top 10 French Romantic Comedy Movies

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Prete-moi ta main (2006)

Known as “I Do” in international theaters, Prete-moi ta main is the French equivalent of the American movie The Wedding Date. It is about a successful perfumer (Alain Chabat) who asks his bestfriend's sister to pretend as his bride-to-be (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and eventually ends up falling in love with her.

Heartbreaker (2010)

Starring Roman Duris and Vanessa Paradis, Heartbreaker is a story about a man whose business is to break up relationships for his affluent clients. On his next job in Monaco, he finds himself falling in love with a woman he's supposed to break up with her fiance.

Un Plan Parfait (2012)

Starring Diane Kruger and Dany Boone, Un plan parfait is about an engage woman who tries to break her family curse of every marriage ending in divorce. She decides to take a stranger to the altar before marrying her boyfriend.

Les Nuits de la pleine lune (1984)

Also known as Full Moon in Paris, directed by Eric Rohmer and stars Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, and Fabrice Luchini, Les Nuits de la pleine lune is about a woman in a relationship who craves for the freedom of being single. Despite staying in a relationship with her boyfriend, she gets another apartment away from him so she could keep partying.

Hors de Prix (2006)

We cannot have this list without Audrey Tatou. Hors de Prix (Priceless) tells the story of a social climber who mistakes a waiter as a rich man and tries to seduce him. When she finds out about his real job, she is forced to re-examine her perspective in life.

Populaire (2012)

Getting its title from a typwriter brand, Populaire tells the story of a woman who is persuaded by her boss to enter speedtyping competitions after learning her ability to type at exceptional speeds. Populaire stars Belgian actress Deborah Francois and Romain Duris.

L'Ami de mon ami (1987)

Also known as Boyfriends and Girlfriends, it stars Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, and Anne-Laury Meury. L'Ami de Mon Ami tells the story of a girl named Blanche in a town close to Paris where she meets her new friend, Lea. Blanche and Lea exchange boyfriends and all sorts of complications ensue.

Une Femme est une femme (1961)

Directed by the legendary French auteur Jean-Luc Godard, known as A Woman Is a Woman, follows the relationship between an exotic dancer named Angela, and her boyfriend, Emile. Angela decides that she wants a baby, but Emile doesn't seem to be ready, yet. Emile's bestfriend Alfred tells Angela that he's ready to take the responsibility, resulting in a funny rivalry.

Amelie (2001)

Directed by the renowned French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Aurey Tautou, the film follows the life of a highly imaginative girl named Amélie. She helps her neighbors and friends without telling them, and eventually finds herself looking for a mysterious stranger that could very well be the man of her life.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Based upon the life of the French dramatist, in Cyrano de Bergerac, Gerard Depardieu plays a poet and a swordsman who falls in love with a woman named Roxane. His large nose, however, keeps him from wooing her so he decides to help his fellow swordsman Christian de Neuvillette courting the love of his life.


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