Welcome to the world of French cinema

Since the birth of cinema, French films have always had an enormous global appeal, and few countries can match France for the diversity and quality of its cinema.  On this site, not only will you be able to keep up to date with recent releases, but you can also explore France's rich legacy of film and find out about the people who have made French cinema such an enduring phenomenon.  You can also test your knowledge with our quiz and obtain books and DVDs from our online shops.  Bienvenue dans le monde fabuleux du cinéma français!

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Browse French films by genre

One of the attractions of French cinema is its incredible diversity.  Outside France, French films have a reputation for being intellectual and demanding, more concerned with style than substance.  Whilst there are certainly many French filmmakers who support the auteur tradition, tackling complex themes in new and challenging ways, there are just as many who apply their talents to commercial cinema, across a wide range of genres, from good old-fashioned policiers and comedies to action-adventure films and historical dramas.

Browse French films by decade

Cinema was invented in France in 1895 and ever since the French have embraced it as their Seventh Art, so that it now occupies an essential place in French culture. Watching these films not only allows you to improve your understanding of the French language, it also provides valuable insights into the nuances of life in France and the French psyche. Despite changing fashions and major political upheavals, France's film industry has thrived for over a hundred years and remains one of the strongest and most vibrant in the world today. The history of French cinema is fascinating and reveals how France, indeed the world, has changed over the past century.

Browse the best films from other countries

And of course we have not overlooked the cinema from other countries than France in our movie and dvd reviews.  From the timeless movie classics of Hollywood to the great celluloid masterpieces of Russia, India and Japan, filmsdefrance.com includes a comprehensive look at world cinema over the past century

Films by director

Read our biographies to find out more about some of the world's greatest filmmakers.

Films by actor

Discover some of the most iconic actors in the history of French cinema.

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