Paris is a city that shines so gracefully through it’s elegant architecture, cultural richness and typical marvels it is often called not only the “City of Lights” but also the “City of Love”. This, filmmakers are certainly aware of, not to mention it is cinema’s place of birth with the Brothers Lumière and their undoubting importance in history being rooted in this french capital. With its extensive artistic scenery possibilities and a divergent atmosphere where creativity can be limitless, Paris simply carries a special flavour that is impossible to resist. From love to hatred, reality to fantasy, here is the list of famous movies set in Paris. You can watch some of these movies set in Paris on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Many of these are romantic movies, whereas others are action. You will find both American and English movies on the list.
13. Frantic (1988)
This Roman Polanski mystery thriller starring Harrison Ford and shot in Paris relates the story of Richard Walker, a medical surgeon that flies to the french capital with his wife in order to attend a conference. However they soon realise that they brought the wrong suitcase from the airport, a mistake that will lead to his wife’s sudden disappearance. This solid enigmatic plot, combined with a great leading performance by Ford, brings out the obscure and secretive atmosphere of a darker and more suspenseful Paris than we are usually accustomed to see on screen. It’s another absorbing film noir stylised movie with Polanski’s look and feel written all over it.
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12. La Boum (1980)
Colourful lights flashing in circles in a crowded room, nostalgic disco music playing, sweat and emotion levitating in the stuffy air. This beautiful french movie covered by an honest realism brings you back to your 13-year-old self, or perhaps Sophie Marceau’s. Translated into “The Party”, this French box-office hit was the popular actress’ first ever film experience and there couldn’t have been a better person for this role. With an exceptional performance, she incorporates Vic, the new kid in high school living in Paris with her affectionate but rigorous parents and experiencing love and heartbreaks for the first time. It’s an amusing and light-spirited visual engagement that sucks you into these character’s conflicts and joys and will leave you with a good after-feeling of french coming-of-age classic cinema.