10 French Romantic Movies

Tuesday, February 15 by sameerah blue

Grab a box of tissue, your favorite cuddle partner and plan a romantic evening with this list of 10 French romantic movies. The films that made our list of ten French romantic movies deal with every aspect of love; from the dizzying highs of first love to the tragic lows of love lost and unfulfilled. The films on this list of ten French romantic movies can set the perfect stage for some cuddle time on the couch with the one you love.

  1. “Cyrano de Bergerac” While this story has been told time and time again, few tell it better than Gerard Depardieu as the romantic poet with the big nose in this one of ten French romance movies.
  2. “The Return of Martin Guerre” This entry on the list of ten French romance movies starts out as a tale of mistaken identity, but as the movie goes on it turns into a tender tale of two people learning to love each other for the second time.
  3. “Children of Paradise” Shot during the German occupation of France, this entry on the list of ten French romance movies is as heart breaking as it is hopelessly romantic. It’s the story of unrequited love between a mime and an actress.
  4. “Beauty and the Beast” If the Disney interpretation is the only version of this movie that you know, you need to take some extra time to watch this entry on our list of ten French romance movies. This story of true love transcending fear and repulsion was a special effects masterpiece when it was released.
  5. “Stolen Kisses” This entry on the list of ten French romance movies is a story of love lost. After returning from the army a young man finds his girlfriend indifferent to him, but she quickly changes her mind when he begins to fall for another woman.
  6. “Boyfriends and Girlfriends” This entry on the list on the ten French romance movies is part romantic comedy and part tale of morality. Away for a weekend three couples explore the world of couple swapping with hilarious and disastrous results.
  7. “An Affair of Love” A movie that was a bit ahead of its time, this entry on the list of ten French romance movies looks at the relationship that develops between a couple looking for anonymous sex.
  8. “The Story of Adele H” This entry on the list of ten French romance movies tells the heartbreaking story of Adele Hugo– the daughter of renowned poet Victor Hugo–and how her obsessive love for a British solider drives her to madness.
  9. “Jules and Jim” Somewhere in between love and madness falls this entry on out list of ten French romance movies. When two friends meet a woman who is the living image of a woman in their favorite sculpture, the three of them begin a relationship that is as  passionate as it dysfunctional.
  10. “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” The final entry on the list of ten French romance movies is made more heart wrenching because it deals with the kind of unrequited love we all experience at least once in life. After her  true love is drafted into the service a young woman marries a wealthy gem dealer. And while she is happy with her new life she spends her time pining for her lost love.
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