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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

7 Incredible Films in Paris

With the absolutely horrendous and tragic events that happened in Paris over the weekend I thought I would put some focus on 7 incredible films (some of them all time favourites of mine) which are set or have a very big link to Paris in the film. It is an incredible city which I was lucky to visit on a school trip but did not fully appreciate all of the culture and buildings at 15 years old, I am sure I would appreciate it all a lot more now. The key thing about Paris by the films I have picked seems to be romance.

Casablanca – Review

One of my all time favourite films which gets better with each viewing. As I type this I am actually sat with a vest on that says “We’ll always have Paris”. They had an incredible time in Paris and even though it ends in heartbreak for Rick that was their special place with amazing memories.

Mrs ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Review

An absolute hidden gem as I doubt many people have experienced the brilliant Angela Lansbury as she saves up her savings for years to be able to head to Paris to buy a Dior dress. Not only that though as she ends up spending a bit of time and explores a few places whilst on her visit.

French Kiss

When her fiancé suddenly leaves her for a French woman Kate is not going to put up with that as she travels from Canada to try to win her man back. Little did she know the man she was sat with on the plane would change everything. So fantastic scenes as she constantly misses the Eiffel Tower.

Before Sunset – Review

After an incredible night in Vienna, nine years later the pair meet again in a book store in Paris and they realise that they still have that very strong connection and spark. Even though those nine years had passed nothing had really changed between them.

Midnight in Paris – Review

Considering I am not a massive Owen Wilson fan I totally fell in love with this film, showing that Paris is an incredible place to be. Although I know you can’t really travel back in time but this does show how beautiful the city is at night.

Moulin Rouge 

A musical with some very well-known songs and a very tragic romance which is all set in the very famous Paris club the Moulin Rouge. That school trip I mentioned? Some how we ended up just over the road from the place, I don’t think that was planned though.

The Aristocats 

Had to include this animated Disney film, as it does have a few special inside jokes with a friend. All set in Paris which is very good to see as only a couple of animated films (that I know of) are set in Paris. Not forgetting that it gets into the differences in class and how unimportant it can really be.

What films do you love about or with links to Paris?

My thoughts go out to everyone who was involved in the terrible attacks at this very difficult time.

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20 responses

  1. Paris was just so dreadful, so horrific. I’ve been wondering about doing a post for it, but haven’t known what to say.

    November 16, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    • Caz

      That’s why I ended up putting this one together as thought it focused on more good than the evil that did it all. Hope it doesn’t appear in bad taste at all, as did hesitate posting it. Those films quickly came into my mind this morning thinking about it though.

      November 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      • People won’t think that. Everyone is thinking of different ways to show how much they care about Paris and what it is representing right now.

        November 16, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        • Caz

          It’s just so scary to what might happen next 😦

          November 16, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  2. Great post!

    Thought you’d put Ratatouille on the list.

    November 17, 2015 at 12:26 am

    • Caz

      I’ve never actually seen it (I did know it was in Paris though)

      November 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

  3. Great way to pay tribute. Some others I’m fond of:

    Girlhood
    A Cat in Paris (animated)
    The 400 Blows
    Amour

    November 17, 2015 at 12:36 am

    • Caz

      I’ll have to check those out 🙂

      November 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

  4. What a beautiful way to salute the City of Light! This is awesome!

    November 17, 2015 at 2:53 am

    • Caz

      Thanks, what are your favourites?

      November 17, 2015 at 7:41 am

  5. This is lovely, I love films set in Paris and your list is fantastic, I would add: Amelie, Une Femme Est Une Femme (and the entire French New Wave) & An American in Paris

    November 18, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    • Caz

      Thanks for adding your own favourites. I have tried to watch Amelie before but didn’t manage to get into it. I really feel like I need to watch An American in Paris as well!

      November 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      • Amelie is hit or miss with a lot of people 🙂 I am a visual person so Jeunet really resonates with me. but An American in Paris is grand, now I want to see it again, too.

        I normally don’t self promote on other people’s action, but if you are into French Films, you should check out the roster for my France on Film Blogathon I have a stellar event lined up for January. 🙂

        November 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

        • Caz

          I will check that out! I have seen that a cinema not far from where I live is showing the French Film Festival 🙂

          November 18, 2015 at 10:10 pm

  6. Okay good, you included Before Sunset.

    What about Inglorious Basterds, showing occupied Paris?

    November 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    • Caz

      Ah never even thought about that! Really didn’t enjoy that film though so possibly a reason it didn’t come straight to mind

      November 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

  7. Great list!!!! I almost forgot about Moulin Rouge–how could I though!?

    November 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    • Caz

      Haha I will let you off with that one 😉 but pleased this post helped remind you!

      November 21, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  8. You pretty much nailed 3 of my faves that links to Paris 😉 Some other ones might be Hugo, Amelie and Ratatouille 🙂

    December 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    • Caz

      I need to watch those three that you mentioned! I have started watching Amelie but couldn’t get into it. Hugo I saw the start off but it was on very late haha.

      December 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm

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