The Namesake: A movie about a Bengali man who changes his name to Gogol after moving from India.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding: The story of Toula, a woman whose family is as crazy and big as her hair!
French Kiss: Falling in love with the French language can be hard enough without falling for someone along the way, too.
Jeux d’enfants (Games of Children): This film follows two high school students on their first day back at school since being victims of an accident that killed some friends. They spend time together trying to make sense out what happened before they left off – but will it help them understand?
Amélie: A shy waitress Amélie sets out to find love and, armed with her own sense of style and quirky personality, she will not be denied.
Le Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain): After discovering the joys of helping others restore old objects in a junkyard, Amélie is soon led down an unexpected path that turns into one fabulous adventure after another!
Les Choristes: This movie tells the story of a teacher who tries to build his choir from nothing but rowdy boys by using their talent for singing classical music.
Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar: In this film, Asterix and Obelix are up against their toughest challenge: outsmarting the wily Roman General Julius Caesar.
Asterix & Obelix Meet Cleopatra (Astérix et Cléopâtre): This time around, our heroes find themselves in Egypt where they meet a beautiful queen who is determined to learn how to resist her rivals’ magic tricks!
Les Choristes: The sequel continues on from the first movie as Pierre grows restless with his teaching job at Saint Michel’s school for boys. He wants more responsibility so he takes an opportunity that will take him away from Paris. Meanwhile, Marion has been taking care of Louise while trying not run into any of her
Nathalie: This is a list of French films with one common theme – the name Nathalie.
In this post, I’ll be discussing movies that are about girls who go by the name “Nathalie,” which can apply to any nationality or ethnicity due to its ubiquity in France and other areas of Europe.
For those who don’t know me, my name is also Nathalie! 🙂
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
A movie exploring duality as well as two women named ‘Veronique’ living at opposite ends of town but whose lives are actually very similar. Interestingly enough, they never meet each other in person during the film
Le Petit Prince: a French book about an imaginative little boy who travels to various planets.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: the tragedy of Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer
of the infamous cathedral in Paris.
Amélie Poulain: the story of a shy waitress and her “crazy love” for those around her.
Intouchables: this film is about Phillipe Devereux, caregiver to millionaire Philippe Pozzo di Borgo’s paralyzed son; what ensues are discussions on race, class and society through their unlikely friendship.
Julie et Julia: Based off both cookbook authors’ memoirs that detail challenges with cooking and other struggles, the film shows Julie Powell’s journey of cooking her way through Julia Childs’ cookbook in a year.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: Jean-Dominique Bauby is paralyzed from head to waist after suffering a stroke that leaves him with what he calls “locked-in syndrome.” He dictates his memoir by blinking his left eye when prompted on screen.
Les Miserables: A French musical based off Victor Hugo’s novel about protagonist Jean Valjean being imprisoned for 19 years because of stealing bread for starving family members; it follows how he rises above society’s expectations and finds redemption.
All About Eve: This 1950 Academy Award winning movie is set in New York City and is about Eve Harrington, a young woman who insinuates herself into the career of aging Broadway star Margo Channing.
Amélie: A story set in Paris with Montmartre as its backdrop, it follows an innocent and naive girl named Amelie whose life takes a sudden turn when she decides to put her own personal happiness before everything else.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg): This 1964 musical drama film tells the tale of two lovers from different social classes who are forbidden to be together because they don’t share the same religion; their love for one another endures despite family pressures that threaten to tear them apart.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) tells the tale of two lovers from different social classes who are forbidden to be together because they don’t share the same religion; their love for one another endures despite family pressures that threaten to tear them apart.
Cyrano De Bergerac: This classic play is set in 17th century France and follows a young man with a large nose, an exuberant personality, as he fights his way through society’s judgments. He has been exiled by his own appearance on Earth, but when he falls for someone outside himself the lovely Roxanne he agrees to help her woo another man she loves named Christian so that she might have some happiness instead of being stuck with the one she can’t have.
Amelie: This is a whimsical story of a young woman who finds joy in helping others despite her rather bizarre methods at times! in order to help herself find happiness amidst difficult circumstances. You won’t be bored watching this French film! The music and cinematography make it an alluring tale that you’ll want to watch again as soon as it’s over.
Monsieur Hire: In this short but memorable movie, every day Monsieur Hire takes his dog for walk in the park where he spies on women through their windows across the street from him; when two murders happen there, he becomes entangled in finding out what happened to the girls. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat, and though it’s a short movie (only an hour long) it’s worth watching!
Coco: This is lauded as one of Pixar’s greatest movies–and for good reason! It tells the story of Miguel, who would rather be a musician than follow in his family’s shoemaking footsteps; when he accidentally summons up some dead relatives during Día de los Muertos celebrations and finds himself transported into their world instead, he goes on an adventure to find out where his talent really lies. A fun film that explores creativity and different kinds of skills/pathways to success.
Amélie: In this French caper about a shy waitress who decides to go on the offensive when she realizes her life is dull and predictable, Amélie will not be denied. Her efforts to make people pay for their crimes against society are wildly entertaining.
The Ladykillers: A group of criminals seeks refuge in an old woman’s house while they plan out a heist; before long, they find themselves being driven around by the indomitable Mrs. Wilberforce–who has them under surveillance from her armchair! It’s a fun film that balances moments of comedy with suspenseful scenes like never before seen twists and turns as you finally learn how these guys really got caught…
Lola Versus: When Lola gets dumped via text, she decides to live life on her own terms for a change. She quits her job and sets off across the American Southwest in search of herself and learns that maybe some things are worth not knowing so you can do what feels right in your heart. La Vie en Rose: In this captivating biopic, young actress Marion Cotillard portrays French chanteuse Édith Piaf who rose from abject poverty to international stardom before succumbing to heroin addiction at age 47. Her love affairs with men were all doomed by death or abandonment; similarly, her two marriages both ended badly with tragic consequences for those around her. Funny Face: This iconic 1957 musical was part of Audrey