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12 French Romances You Can Stream Tonight

Jul 8 2016 - 4:30pm

If you're feeling the love for the country [1] of berets and baguettes, we've got some French romance movie [2] recommendations for you. From the serious to the lighthearted — with some witty and passionate thrown in — here are 12 romantic French movies you can stream [3] on Netflix and Amazon.

Mademoiselle Chambon

The subtle drama Mademoiselle Chambon [4] follows a shy violin-playing schoolteacher's unexpected romance with a married construction worker.

I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (Prete-moi ta Main)

A single man feeling pressure from his family to marry decides to arrange a fake relationship and marriage to appease them in I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (Prete-moi ta Main) [5].

The Names of Love (Le Nom des Gens)

The Names of Love (Le Nom des Gens) [6] is about the relationship between a young left-wing activist who converts her political enemies with sex and a middle-aged veterinarian who typically takes the safe road.

Shall We Kiss? (Un Baiser S'il Vous Plait)

Shall We Kiss? (Un Baiser S'il Vous Plait) [7] explores the ins and outs of love and the complications of romance between friends.

Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur)

In Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur) [8], a man who breaks up couples for a living falls for one of his clients' daughters and must decide if he'll go through with preventing her wedding [9].

Paris Je T'aime

Several stories are told in Paris Je T'aime [10], and they involve complicated romance. Natalie Portman [11], in particular, shines.


Juliette Binoche stars in Paris [12] as the sister of a young man about to undertake a risky heart transplant surgery. The pair become intrigued with the lives of strangers they watch in the streets of Paris.


Catherine Deneuve is a trophy wife in the '70s who must take over her husband's umbrella factory when he has a heart attack in Potiche [13].

Beloved (Les Bien-Aimés)

Catherine Deneuve stars in '60s-set Beloved [14] about a woman whose daughter is following in her troubled marriage footsteps. The romantic drama explores how different generations of women deal with breaking up and falling in love.

The Fairy

The Fairy [15] is a whimsical, absurd romantic comedy about a woman who claims she's a fairy and then suddenly disappears.

Cafe de Flore

Starring Vanessa Paradis, Cafe de Flore [16] is an emotional romantic drama that follows two stories, decades apart, in Paris and in Montreal — one about a mother and son, the other about a divorced couple.

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color [17] is a sexual coming-of-age story about two teen girls falling in love.

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