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Top 5 French Movies of 2023

Top 5 French Movies of 2023

Here is a new selection of the best French movies for the year 2023. We have prepared a selection of the five excellent French films that we enjoyed watching this year.

The selection goes from French absurd movies to real-story movies. There is something for everyone in this article on French movies 2023.


Let’s start this list of the best French movies of 2023! 

  1. Yannick
Yannick
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Another movie from our favorite French movie director, Quentin Dupieux. He is a specialist in absurd movies. We would recommend you to watch “Fumer fait tousser” from 2022 or the excellent “Mandibules”. His movies are always short with a length between one hour to one hour and twenty.

In Yannick, the main actor, Raphaël Quenard, delivers an amazing acting performance that will captivate you until the end. Other famous French actors are part of this good French movie with Pio Maramï and Blanche Gardin. 

Synopsis: During the performance of “Le Cocu“, a play considered to be of mediocre quality, Yannick suddenly gets up to interrupt the show and take control of the evening. 

Read also: Top 5 French Movies of 2022


  1. Anatomie d’une chute

French drama film 2023, l’Anatomie d’une chute was in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and won the prestigious Palme d’Or! A French movie not to be missed. 

Synopsis: For the past year, Sandra, Samuel, and their 11-year-old son Daniel, visually impaired, have been living in isolation in the mountains. Everything changes the day Samuel is discovered dead at the foot of their house. A suspicious death investigation is launched, and despite uncertainties about the nature of the death – was it suicide or murder? – Sandra is accused. A year later, Daniel attends his mother’s trial, an event that dissects the reality of their relationship.


  1. Le Règne animal

The film is driven by the duo of Romain Duris and Paul Kircher, who play off each other perfectly. There is also the excellent French actress Adèle Exarchopooulos, Le Règne animal is a well-made science fiction French movie, for once.

Synopsis: In a world in upheaval, where mutations are gradually transforming certain individuals into animal creatures, François strives to protect his wife, who is affected by this mysterious phenomenon. As new creatures populate the region, he drags Emile, their 16-year-old son, into an adventure that will irrevocably change the course of their lives.


  1. Le Procès Goldman
Le Procès Goldman
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This film is based on a true story, the outcome of which is known to some viewers. Another constraint was that the film had to be shot in an enclosed space, a courtroom. Nevertheless, the movie director manages to make the movie entertaining. 

Synopsis: April 1976 saw the start of the second trial of Pierre Goldman, a far-left activist who had been sentenced in the first trial to life imprisonment for four armed robberies, one of which resulted in the death of two pharmacists. He maintained his innocence in the latter case, and quickly became an emblematic figure of the intellectual left. Georges Kiejman, a young lawyer, takes up his defense. However, their relationship quickly deteriorates. The enigmatic and provocative Goldman faces the death penalty, making the outcome of the trial highly uncertain.


  1. Omar la fraise

The French film 2023, which was part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, is a comedy-drama. You will be able to discover the face of Alger accompanied by two French actors, Benoît Magimel and Reda Kateb.

Synopsis: Omar, also known as Omar la Fraise, is a classically styled criminal. Forced into hiding in Algeria, he survives on small-time schemes, always accompanied by his faithful accomplice Roger. Having dominated the criminal world in France for many years, they must now adapt to a new reality, having previously lived in an environment marked by debauchery and violence.


We hope you enjoyed discovering those new French movies and that you will watch some of them (or all of them). Are there some French movies of 2023 you liked and are not on this list? Tell us in the comments of this article. We would be happy to answer you!