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French films and series on Netflix

 

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80994082

 

At a top Paris talent firm, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy -- and their business afloat -- after an unexpected crisis. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80133335

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In Paris, police search for a psychopath whose killings are inspired by Jeanne Deber, aka ‘The Mantis’; a notorious murderer who terrorised the city 25 years earlier.

In true Silence Of The Lambs style, the now-incarcerated Deber (Carole Bouquet) offers her expertise to the police in order to help them hunt the copycat. https://www.netflix.com/title/80208337

If you like BBC mysteries like Broadchurch, you’ll enjoy this critically-acclaimed six-part miniseries. In the coastal town Le Tréport, someone has been digging up recently buried bodies and posing them in show houses, recreating family scenes. To solve the crimes, Inspector Sandra Winckler teams up with Paul Maisonneuve, a renowned cop who retired after the death of his wife. The beloved comic French actor Thierry Lhermitte plays Paul, but in this show his role is much more serious and his acting is splendid. http://www.allocine.fr/series/ficheserie-17006/saison-23030/

A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city of Marseille. Robert Taro, Marseille's mayor of 25 years, is opposed by his young, ambitious former protégé. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80037278

When a teen girl disappears from a village near the Ardennes Forest, local police and a concerned teacher begin to uncover a web of unsettling secrets. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80240691

Eager to reconnect with his son, French comedy star Gad Elmaleh moves to LA, only to discover that he's left all his fame and celebrity perks behind. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80211621

 

French comic Gad Elmaleh regales a Montreal crowd with tales of awkward mix-ups and baffling customs he's encountered since moving to the U.S. (language: French) https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80124680
In his first English-language special, comedian Gad Elmaleh gleefully digs into America's food obsessions, dating culture, slang and more (language: English). https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80170187

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(English title: Blind date)

A passionate pianist and a soulful puzzle maker who treasures silence aren't the best neighbors, but things get interesting when they start to date.  https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80123744

Troubled by his past, a scam artist who runs a petty racket with his adoptive mom finds redemption while mentoring a group of difficult students. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80999643

After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.

Note that the first episode is very tense.