Time Out's 50 Best Films Set in Paris

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Romance blooms on a belle époque street corner. A dark-eyed girl in Montmartre runs her hand through a bag of dried beans. In the suburbs, Arabs square up to skinheads. Nicotine-stained tales of sexual misadventure unfold in beds all over the city, while gangsters commit crimes and cartoon rats cook up a storm. Paris, which boasts a higher concentration of picture houses than any other city, has been the inspiration and the backdrop for countless films. Below, we present 50 of the best, organised by era. Be they Nouvelle Vague masterpieces or populist comedies, the capital is always in the starring role...

-Time Out Paris

This list is organized chronologically.

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  1. 3 new

    Boudu sauvé des eaux

    1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning, in 9 top lists Check
  2. 7 new

    La traversée de Paris

    1956 — a.k.a. Four Bags Full, in 3 top lists Check
  3. 9 new

    Funny Face

    1957, in 5 top lists Check
  4. 10 new

    Gigi

    1958, in 11 top lists Check
  5. 13 new

    Cléo de 5 à 7

    1962 — a.k.a. Cleo from 5 to 7, in 14 top lists Check
  6. 16 new

    The Pink Panther

    1963, in 4 top lists Check
  7. 18 new

    What's New Pussycat

    1965, in 0 top lists Check
  8. 20 new

    Playtime

    1967, in 19 top lists Check
  9. 25 new

    Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies...

    1974 — a.k.a. Celine and Julie Go Boating, in 9 top lists Check
  10. 32 new

    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

    2001 — a.k.a. Amélie, in 25 top lists Check
  11. 33 new

    Va savoir

    2001 — a.k.a. Va Savoir (Who Knows?), in 1 top list Check
  12. 37 new

    Les triplettes de Belleville

    2003 — a.k.a. The Triplets of Belleville, in 8 top lists Check
  13. 44 new

    Paris, je t'aime

    2006 — a.k.a. Paris, I Love You, in 0 top lists Check
  14. 45 new

    Ratatouille

    2007, in 11 top lists Check
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Last updated on Mar 2, 2014; source