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. 17 new

    Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution

    1965 — a.k.a. Alphaville, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 28 new


    1988, in 1 top list Check
  3. 30 new

    Trois couleurs: Bleu

    1993 — a.k.a. Three Colors: Blue, in 16 top lists Check
  4. 35 new


    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 11 top lists Check
  5. 42 new


    2005, in 14 top lists Check
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Last updated on Mar 2, 2014; source