I have a few movies in my mind.
1-The most obvious of course is Amelie “Le fabuleux destin d’amélie Poulain” with Audrey Tautou.
In Amelie, we can just enjoy the atmosphere in Paris.
Also the culture. It is a very nostalgic film. Nostalgic of the good times. A raspberry on each finger, the roast chicken cutting, skimming stones… It’s all in the movie, and it speaks to the child I once was.
2- Hotel du Nord (1938) from director Marcel Carné
A pure French classic film.With Arletty and her famous quote:
Atmosphère!Atmosphère! Est-ce que j’ai une gueule d’atmosphère? “
3-My favorite sci-fi movie Ever: La Jetée A short film of 28 minutes, in 1962 made by Chris Marker.
It’s not necessarily a real movie.
But it does take place in Paris. And it’s breathtaking. It is also available on YouTube .
4- Paris je t’aime (2006): This film is the icing on the cake.
This is made of 18 short films.
It is a complete ode to Paris. Each short film was filmed in a different arrondissement of Paris.
My favourite is the very last: 14th arrondissement. If the American post lady sits on this couch in Paris, I cry my eyes out.
Only when I see this image, I already have tears in my eyes. This movie is a must-see.
Ah, Céline has the best already mentioned in my opinion.But I have to say that after the fire of Notre Dame I once again watched a film from my childhood, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and I really was pleasantly surprised again (often those children’s films are less beautiful than you remember them).
I know it’s not the strongest of the Disney musicals, but these two songs I still find Beautiful:
Frollo is one of the most threatening and terrifying bad guys I can remember from a children’s movie.
He gets obsessed with a woman, and is willing to burn the whole of Paris flat to find her.. He even lets buildings light up with families still in it. He blames her for his obsession, argues that she must be sent by the devil, even holds a very argument that he will have her, or will see her on the stake… And he sees himself quite right in his actions with his church and faith behind him.
The main characters are outsiders in society, and the whole film is a plea not to judge people on their background or appearance, to show understanding and compassion.. It also has interesting commentary on misuse of power, and religion.
Not bad for a Disney movie.
I know that a lot of people find this film less beautiful, but I can still really enjoy it.
As I understand it, the original book by Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris, was still a lot darker and more cynischer.
He wrote it to make sure that the cathedral was preserved, many Gothic architecture was demolished in 19th century Paris to make way for new buildings, and the cathedral was only ruined. The stained glass was even removed and replaced by ordinary glass, because it was found that more light had to fall inside. [1
Hugo found that neglect and undervaluation so much that he wrote the book to bring this to the attention of his audience.The film is far from the book, but what they do have in common is the loving description of Notre Dame, the attention that is devoted to it, so much that it has become a character in itself.
Ronin from 1998.
A group of old spies is hired to steal a suitcase from a rival group.The car pursuits in Paris are super.
Les Misérables (2012) [1 I find a beautiful film, which takes place in Paris around 1830 – 1840 to the book of the same name by Victor Hugo.I find this film a successful filming of the musical anyway. Not only the costumes, but also the setting I find very beautiful.
My criticism of this film is that the French version of the film is not completely dubbed. There is nothing wrong with English speaking songs, but I also want to say instead of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” “À la volonté du peuple” .I am in possession of a Blu-ray version of this movie in several languages, including French. However, in French, the dialogues have been translated, but not the numbers.
Do You Hear The People Sing (2012 film) [2
À la volonté du peule from a musical performance [3
I hope this has answered your question.
There are many but my favorite is Midnight in Paris (2011) from Woody Allen.
It takes place in Paris in 1920 ‘s where people of the art world come together to discuss ideas, drink together and just chill. It was nice to see them all in one place and to examples how great the music and poetry were.