Top French Films To Watch In Lockdown

Wondering what to watch in lockdown?

Look no further… check out our favourite French films from across the years. The ones we are inspired by, the all time greats, and the ones we love watching over and over again!

Le Mépris

Starring Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 drama is full of love, creativity and tragedy. Check out our Founder, Caroline’s take on the iconic opening bed scene wearing the Sienna skirt and Stella scarf.

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La Piscine

Set in the Côte d'Azur, this 1969 psychological thriller is drama full of sexual jealousy and possessiveness. 

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The Artist

The 5-time Oscar winner, The Artist (2012) is a silent film that explores a romance between two actors. If you haven’t watched it already, now is the time!

The Artist (2012) Oscar Winning SKIIM Paris Lockdown Film

Un Homme et Une femme

A Man and a Woman (1966) is about a young widow and widower who meet through their children and get involved in a complicated relationship. The film is known for its wonderful photography and memorable music.

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Cléo from 5 to 7 

Exploring existentialism and the way that women are perceived in French society at the time, Cléo from 5 to 7 (1967) is an iconic film with some wonderful fashion. A must watch.

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Little White Lies

'Les Petits Mouchoirs' in French, is a 2010 French comedy-drama. Written and directed by Guillaume Canet, it has a star-studded cast including Marion Cotillard - it won't disappoint! 

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A Bout de Souffle

Also known as 'Breathless' (1960) in English, The first of Jean-Luc Godard’s feature-length work, this French crime classic stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as a criminal, and Jean Seberg as his girlfriend. Considered to be one of the best films of all time - you will love it!

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Set in Montmarte, Amélie (2001) is a fantastic romantic-comedy. A feel good film with a happy ending. Something we all need at the moment, right?

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This 1940 romantic thriller is based on Daphne du Maurier's novel. It takes us from Monte Carlo to Cornwall, with a beautiful depiction of the French Riviera. The 2020 version is also fantastic starring Lily James! 

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What to wear for a movie night?

Cosy up and settle in with our Gaby Jogger and Roe Knit, the perfect movie night outfit before we start layering up with trench coats and accessories next week, once restrictions in the UK are lifted!

Gaby Jogger, Movie Night, SKIIM Paris

You can stream all the films online through Amazon Prime or Netflix.