10 Must See Movies Before You Go to Paris

A SuperShe lives a life on-the-go. Many times, we need a day to rest off our jet-lag & power up for our next great exploration. Paris, anyone?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a backpacker or a big spender, Paris will cast its spell on you as you walk the winding streets, snack on a baguette, delicate macaroons, and see the Eiffel Tour sparkle by night. This city is classic and cliché in every way. We’ve selected a few films you must see to put you in the Parisian spirits. Bon film!

10 Must See Movies Before You Go to Paris

Amelie

Lead French actress Audrey Tautou is a quirky Parisian that stumbles onto bits of her past sending her on an adventure that, of course, leads her to love. This film is enchanted, capturing the true magic of Paris. Set classically in Montramarte at the Cafe des Deux Moulins, add this movie scene to your itinerary.

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen has done it again, taking Owen Wilson on a wild evening out with the rich and famous of Parisian history – Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and more. Beautiful scenes that take you on a tour of the city through day and night, as well as past and present.

The Intouchables

This film is a heart throb. Winning several awards world-wide such as the Goya Award for Best European Film in 2013. You’ll be pleased to know that it is a true story about friendship, classicism, and genuine human connection.

An American in Paris

A romance of song and step. “Just about everything in this happily dance-drunk show moves with a spring in its step, as if the newly liberated Paris after World War II were an enchanted place in which the laws of gravity no longer applied.” – Charles Isherwood

Funny Face

“A timeless musical treat and the most fun you can have with really elegant clothes on.” -Empire

Paris, Je t’Aime

“Paris Je T’Aime,” a mosaic of 18 miniatures, each set in a different location in the City of Light, is a cinematic tasting menu consisting entirely of amuse-bouches. After two hours of such tidbits the palate is sated. But if there is no need for a main course, you still leave feeling vaguely disappointed at not being served one.” -New York Times

Moulin Rouge

“The film is constructed like the fevered snapshots created by your imagination before an anticipated erotic encounter.” -Robert Ebert

Ratataouille

Remy has ambitions to become a great French chef, but is set back by one small thing, he’s a rat! A dazzling animation full of lightheartedness and feel good.

The Pink Panther

Steve Martin, enough said.

Breathless

“There is a direct line through “Breathless” to “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Badlands” and the youth upheaval of the late 1960s. The movie was a crucial influence during Hollywood’s 1967-1974 golden age.” -Robert Ebert

If you’re a lover of the film scene be sure to visit Wes Anderson’s Prop Department located at Les Fleurs 5 Rue Trousseau, Paris.