I am a big fan of old films and I wanted to make you discover a part of French culture, so here are some French films that I recommend you to see :)

A nos amours, 1983

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Suzanne doesn't know what to do with her life. She lets it go on during her vacations, which she spends rehearsing scenes from Musset's "On ne badine pas avec l’amour", and sailing with her brother, Robert. When she sleeps with boys, it is by choosing them carefully from strangers, without especially wanting to burn herself in the breath of feelings. Her parents are furriers in Paris. The father can't take it anymore. He violently lets his wife know, overwhelms his daughter with reproaches, then takes the door to never come back. And while the mother continues the process of destroying her family, Suzanne, distraught, no longer knows who to love, who not to love ...

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, 1964

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Madame Emery and her beautiful 16-year-old daughter Geneviève have a tiny, struggling umbrella boutique in the coastal town of Cherbourg in Normandy, France. Guy (is a handsome young auto mechanic who lives with and cares for his sickly aunt and godmother Elise. Though Geneviève's mother disapproves, Guy and Geneviève are deeply in love; they plan to marry and name their first child "Françoise". At the same time Madeleine (Ellen Farner), a quiet young woman who looks after Guy's aunt, is secretly in love with Guy. Guy is drafted to serve in the Algerian War. The night before he leaves, he and Geneviève pledge their undying love and have sex, perhaps for the first time…

La grande Vadrouille, 1966

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In 1942, an English plane was shot down by the Germans over Paris. The three pilots parachute and land in different places in the capital. They are helped by two French civilians, a conductor and a house painter who agree to lead them into the free zone; they thus become, in spite of themselves, actors of the Resistance. (it is a comedy with an actor very known in France "Louis de funes")

Les demoiselles de rochefort, 1967

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In the seaside town of Rochefort, a caravan of trucks arrives, bringing the fair that is coming to the town square over the weekend. The story centers on twin sisters Delphine and Solange. Delphine teaches ballet classes and Solange gives music lessons, but each longs to find her ideal love and a life outside of Rochefort. When the fair comes to town, Delphine and Solange meet two smooth-talking but kind-hearted carnies, Étienne and Bill.

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble, 1972

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Jean, in his forties, is an eternal child and a failed filmmaker. Married for many years, he cannot bring himself to leave his wife for his young mistress whom he has been working with for six years: Catherine. Yet in love with her mistress, her behavior and their violent arguments distance them a little more each day. Until Catherine announces her marriage to another man. Jean helpless in the face of this situation, has no other choice but to see her go out of his life ...

Le grand bleu, 1988

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Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a long time. Their friendship started in their childhood days in the Mediterranean. They were not real friends in these days, but there was something they both loved and used to do the whole day long: diving. One day Jacques' father, who was a diver too, died in the Mediterranean sea. After that incident Enzo and Jacques lost contact. After several years, Enzo and Jacques had grown up, Johanna, a young clerk in an insurance office, has to go to Peru. There she meets Jacques who is being studied by a group of scientists. He dives for some minutes into ice-cold water and the scientists monitor his physical state that is more like a dolphin than human. Johanna can not believe what she sees and gets very interested in Jacques but she's unable to get acquainted with him. Some weeks later back in her office, she finds out that Jacques will be competing in a diving championship that takes place in Taormina, Sicily. In order to see Jacques again she ...

Nikita 1990

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After a pharmacy robbery that turns into carnage, Nikita finds herself in front of the judges who put her in prison for life. Bob works for the French secret service. He sees in Nikita a future element. Bob gives her a poisoned second chance. It's that or nothing else. She's going to have to learn.

Subway, 1985

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Having stolen some compromising documents from a powerful and successful entrepreneur/gangster at a party, a man known as Fred escapes from the police and takes refuge in the underground world of the Paris Métro stations and tunnels. There he joins the dwellers and befriends several colourful characters, including others who are living under the subway to avoid police arrest. While the gangster's henchmen try to find Fred, he develops a romance with the gangster's young trophy wife, Héléna. She had originally invited Fred to the party featured at the opening of the film, and is bored with her gilded-caged life.

Belle de jour, 1967

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Very reserved wife of Pierre, Séverine is plagued by masochistic fantasies revealing her sexual dissatisfaction. Driven by curiosity, Séverine discreetly goes to a meeting house and soon becomes, unbeknownst to Pierre, "Belle de jour", the third resident of Mme Anaïs. She seems to find her balance by satisfying the desires of her clients but the adventure turns badly when Marcel, a regular thug of the house, falls in love with Séverine ...

Quais des brumes, 1938

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On a foggy night, Jean , an army deserter, catches a ride to the port city of Le Havre. Hoping to start over, Jean finds himself in a lonely bar at the far edge of town. But, while getting a good meal and civilian clothes, Jean meets Nelly , a 17-year-old who has run away from her godfather, Zabel, with whom she lives.

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