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7 Sexy French Movies to Watch This Valentine's Day

February 06, 2023
The French really know how to turn people on. From their sexy accent to how they dress, they can seduce you before you even know it. Even their movies are enough to get you in the mood. There are the classics like “And God Created Woman” (1956) and “Belle de Jour” (1967) as well as more modern flicks like “Blue Is the Warmest Colour” (2013). These are just some of the sexiest French films ever made. And they're perfect to watch when you want to inspire some intimacy with your special someone on Valentine's Day.

7 Sexy French Movies to Watch This Valentine's Day

And God Created Woman (1956)

Any film starring Brigitte Bardot in it is bound to be sexy. That's just how much of a bombshell this screen icon is! But it was because of the Saint Tropez-set flick, “And God Created Woman” (1956) that the actress rose to superstardom. In it, she plays Juliette Hardy, an 18-year-old orphan whose sensual looks and high sexual energy puts men in a daze. She has no qualms lying on the beach in the nude, dancing barefoot on atop diner tables, and seducing men out of whimsy. Some of those men eventually include Antoine and Michel Tardieu, a pair of brothers who fight for her love.
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Belle de Jour (1967)

From one icon to another, Catherine Deneuve became a worldwide sensation when she starred in 'Belle de Jour' in 1967. Her ethereal beauty was enough to draw people to the cinema, but it was the film's intriguing and perhaps even a little taboo plot that got them in the mood. The movie tells the story of Séverine Seriz, a young housewife of a fairly successful doctor. Despite how charming their bourgeoisie married life in Paris is, they're unable to be physically intimate with each other. And it's the absence of that intimacy that leads Séverine to moonlight as a sex worker at a high-class brothel.
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My Man (1996)

Speaking of sex work, this controversial topic is another major plot point in “My Man” (1996). Anouk Grinberg stars as Marie, a prostitute who, despite the nature of her work, actually likes her job. She enjoys the company of her clients and can afford to live in a nice apartment in Paris. All was going fine until a homeless man named Jeannot (played by Gérard Lanvin) ends up outside her home. He invited him inside, cleans him up, and they proceed to make love. Marie then falls in love with this strange but sexy man, not knowing how their encounter will change her life forever.
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Swimming Pool (2003)

Another screen icon, Charlotte Rampling, stars in this sexy 2003 thriller, “Swimming Pool,” alongside Charles Dance and Ludivine Sagnier. Rampling stars as Sarah Morton, a middle-aged mystery author who has a string of successful hits in her career. Her publisher, John (Dance), offers his vacation villa in Lacoste, France for her to have some peace and relaxation. She happily accepts and lives an idyllic retreat in the French countryside. Then comes Julie, (Sagnier), a beautiful young woman who moves in next to Morton. Her various trysts and thrilling sexual activities become great content for Murton to write her next novel.
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Lila Says (2004)

Set in the beautiful Marseille city on the French Riviera, 'Lila Says' (2004) is one sexy French movie you shouldn't miss! It tells the story of Chimo (played by Moa Khouas), a 19-year-old self-professed loser living in the Arabic quarter of the city. His life is forever changed when the beautiful blond Lila (played by Vahina Giocante) moves into the same neighborhood. Unfortunately for the two of them, Mouloud (played by Karim Ben Haddou) also sets his sights on Lila and harasses her every chance he gets. This annoys Chimo, who then takes it upon himself to come to her rescue.
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A Burning Hot Summer (2011)

Never has a film's title so perfectly described what it's all about. 'A Burning Hot Summer' is a 2011 French film starring Monica Bellucci and Louis Garrel, actors who are also known for their fine looks and on-screen sensuality. They both play a married couple who goes on a holiday in Rome. Their marriage has been fine till then, but when another couple, played by Céline Sallette and Jérôme Robart, intrudes on their vacation, some trouble ensues. Tensions arise as both couples get lost in each other's own affairs, revealing that perhaps the marriage that seemed idyllic at first wasn't that ideal at all.
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Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

And finally, there's the much-beloved 'Blue is The Warmest Color' from 2013. Not only is this one of the sexiest French movies out there, but it's also one of the most romantic. And it just so happened to win the coveted Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival too. So if not for the main couple's on-screen chemistry, you ought to watch this for the fine filmmaking instead. Still, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos nail it out of the park as a lesbian couple whose personalities and values couldn't be farther apart from each other.
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This Valentine's Day, a sexy French movie might just do the trick in putting you and your special someone in the mood. Who knows? You might not even finish the movie with what you and your partner would get into!