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French Crime Cinema

The best in French Crime Movies and Series.

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Movie: The Connection ( 2014 )
A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country's most powerful drug rings.
Movie: Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart ( 2014 )
For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.
Movie: A Prophet ( 2009 )
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.
Movie: Rififi ( 1955 )
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...
Movie: The Sicilian Clan ( 1969 )
A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.
Movie: Le Cercle Rouge ( 1970 )
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
Movie: A Cop ( 1972 )
After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist.
Movie: Borsalino ( 1970 )
During the 1930s, in Marseilles, France, two small time crooks work for local crime bosses until they decide to go into business for themselves.
Movie: Le Samouraï ( 1967 )
After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.
Movie: Tell No One ( 2006 )
An accidental discovery near a doctor's estate stirs up some painful memories eight years after his wife's hideous murder, and now, things are bound to take a turn for the unexpected. Does the good doctor know more than he's letting on?
Movie: 36th Precinct ( 2004 )
2 cops are promised by the retiring chief of the Paris police that the one, getting the violent gang robbing armored trucks, will get his job. The 2 will do whatever it takes to get the promotion, even if it means breaking the law.
TV Show: Braquo ( 2009 )
A dark realistic cop series from world-famous filmmaker Olivier Marchal. Braquo follows a squad of Paris cops who exist in the blurred boundaries at the very edge of the law, often using violence and intimidation to get the job done. The lives of these officers change radically when their squad leader, falsely accused of corruption, commits suicide. Determined to clear his name they start an investigation of their own, only to find that the police department itself stands in their way. Driven by adrenaline and a thirst for justice, they must turn their backs on the laws they're sworn to enforce if they are to uncover the truth. Facing constant danger from all sides - and with the two most likely outcomes being imprisonment or death – the stakes couldn't be higher, but that merely serves to crank up the tension in this acclaimed series.
Movie: The Beat That My Heart Skipped ( 2005 )
Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?
Movie: Mesrine ( 1984 )
Mesrine was the foremost criminal, public enemy N°1, the man most wanted in France, guilty of 39 crimes. "In the police or newspaper history, Mesrine broke all records". The film begins with his escape on May 8, 1978. Mesrine was the only man to escape from La Santé. We relieve the 18 crazy months he spent on the run and his encounter with Sylvia who is swept into his madness.
Movie: Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 ( 2008 )
The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.
Movie: Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct ( 2008 )
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
Movie: The Crew ( 2016 )
Work-life balance breaks down for Paris's most gifted armed robbers when a grave mistake forces them to work for a crime boss in a high-stakes heist.
TV Show: The Last Panthers ( 2015 )
The Last Panthers delves into the dark heart of Europe, where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and banksters now rule. A daring diamond heist sees British loss adjuster Naomi, charged with recovering the stolen diamonds, whatever the cost. Her manager Tom, has a nefarious reputation. Khalil, a French-Algerian policeman is also on the trail of the stolen diamonds.
Movie: Outside the Law ( 2010 )
A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.
Movie: Free Men ( 2012 )
Paris, occupied France, 1942. Younes, an uneducated Algerian immigrant, ekes out a very modest living on the black market. When the police catches him they set him free provided he infiltrates the Paris Mosque and spies on the rector. Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit is indeed suspected not only of providing false papers to Jews but of harboring some of them as well. Once within the precincts of the Mosque, Younes proves a poor secret agent, which displeases the police inspector in charge of him. In fact, at the mosque, Younes becomes every day more alert to the great tragedy in progress because of the Nazis. He also develops a deep friendship with a singer named Salim Halali. To his amazement, he discovers that Salim is both Jewish and homosexual...
TV Show: La Mante ( 2017 )
In Paris, police search for a psychopath whose murders are inspired by Jeanne Deber, known as "The Mantis", a famous serial killer who terrorised the country 20 years ago. Believing it takes one to know one, the police asks Jeanne Deber to help hunt the copycat. Placed in solitary confinement since her arrest, "The Mantis" agrees on one condition: to deal only with Detective Damien Carrot, her estranged son. Damien has no choice, for a serial killer is on the loose and could strike anytime, anywhere in Paris.
TV Show: Les Rivières pourpres ( 2018 )
Old-school police detective Pierre Niemans and his free-spirited former student Camille Delaunay specialise in solving complex murder cases that involve an unusual brutality far beyond the capacity of regular police departments to understand.
Movie: The Crimson Rivers ( 2000 )
A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.
TV Show: Zone Blanche ( 2017 )
Villefranche is a small town with no phone reception on the edge of a mysterious forest. The number of inhabitants is dwindling but there's a sharp rise in crime. Police inspector Laurène, once the victim of a crime herself, keeps on discovering fresh corpses.