To complete our list of French movies on Netflix, Below is our list of French series available on Netflix in May. Some are 100% French, some are in collaboration with French… Enjoy.
(* means that the series has been added to the list since previous month)
*Ad vitam (2018) Sci-Fi – In an age of medical technology that allows people to live forever young, a cop and a rebellious 20-something investigate a mass suicide of seven teenagers.
A Very Secret Service (2015) – Series – 1960: the French intelligence service hires the 23-year-old André Merlaux. Handsome, well raised, intelligent but impressionable, Merlaux has much to learn to serve and defend the interests of France. Three officials must adequately train him to execute delicate and sometimes outlandish operations, as Merlaux discovers the intricacies of government and navigates diplomatic incidents.
*Age of Tanks (2017) – Documentary – A look at how tanks, the most iconic weapon of the 20th century, were designed, built, and operated as monstrous war machines.
Black Spot (2017) – Series by Mathieu Missoffe – a French-Belgian television thriller that premiered on France 2, following its debut at Festival des créations télévisuelles de Luchon. A police inspector investigates a string of murders in a town where the murder rate is six times higher than the rest of the country.
Call My Agent (2015) Series by Florence Herrero – All 3 seasons available – Mixing comedy and drama, the series describes the life of a prestigious talent agency. On each episode, a movie star plays her own role with some self-mockery; From Jean Dujardin to Isabelle Adjani, Marion Cotillard, Monica Bellucci and so may more famous French actors. A classic now!
Criminal France (2019) – Series – Set within the confines of a police interrogation room, French investigators engage in intense games of psychological cat-and-mouse with their accused suspects to find the answers they need in order to solve their cases. This is a French-language police procedural anthology series created by Kay Smith and Jim Field Smith and starring Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier and Sara Giraudeau. Criminal: France is part of Netflix’s Criminal, an anthology series consisting of twelve episodes, with three episodes set in each of four countries, filmed in local languages – France, Spain, Germany and the UK.
Deep (2016) – Series – Condemned by an incurable disease,a police investigator decides to infiltrate the dangerous networks of drug traffickers, tracking the explosion of a new synthetic drug on the streets of Paris.
* EinsatzGruppen – The Nazi Death Squads (2009) Documentary Series – Nazi mobile killing squads, led by highly-educated officers and aided by local collaborators, systematically murdered over a million Jews. Explores who the men who carried out mass murder at close range were.
Family Business (2019) – Series – In this comedy series, a Paris family decides to turn its declining kosher butcher shop into the first French marijuana coffee shop. Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon, Julia Piaton, Liliane Rovere
*Fary Hexagon (2020) – French comedy phenom Fary puts a playful spin on questions of identity, culture and more in the first half of an epic two-part stand-up special.
Grizzy and the Lemmings (2015) – Animated Series for kids – Set in the distant future, an 7-feet tall grizzly bear named Grizzy, has broken into a park ranger’s home, finding himself contending with a group of trouble-making lemmings in a forest in Canada. In the cabin he does not do anything except sleeping on Sofa , watching TV or eating.
* Inhuman Ressources aka Derapages will be released on May 15th) – Alain Delambre (Eric Cantona), unemployed and 57 is lured by an attractive job opening. But things get ugly when he realizes he is a pawn in a cruel corporate game.
*Islands of the Future (2014) – An intriguing documentary series on how the islands off the coast of Spain, Scotland and other European countries are creating their own solutions to the world’s energy crisis.
La Mante (2017) Series – A serial killer, nicknamed ‘La Mante’ decides to collaborate with the police when a string of murders that copycat her style suddenly appear. Avec Carole Bouquet, Fred Testot, Manon Azem
Mortel (2019) – Teens Series – Empowered by a voodoo spirit, seemingly incompatible high school students Sofiane, Victor and Luisa join forces to flush out the person who killed Sofiane’s brother.
Mythomaniac (2019) Series – Burned out and taken for granted, a working mom suspects her partner is cheating, so to win back his attentions, she feigns a medical diagnosis. Maria Hands
*November 13 – Attack on Paris (2018) Documentary Series – Filmmakers Jules and Gédéon Naudet direct this three-part documentary that explores the human stories behind the Paris terrorist attacks of Nov. 13, 2015. “November 13” follows the chronology of the events, sharing testimony of people who were brought together by tragedy — from survivors to first responders and the leaders of the French government. Among the stories told are those of concertgoers at the packed Bataclan theater who sought refuge when caught in a harrowing scene. Following the attacks, the city comes together.
*Osmosis (2019) – In Paris of the near future, a dating app matches singles with their soul mates by mining their brain data, but decoding true love comes at a price.
Rabbids Invasions (2013) – Animated series for kids – Based on a popular video game series by Ubisoft, “Rabbids Invasion” features a mysterious breed of rabbit like creatures that have come from another planet and that cause havoc everywhere they go in the human world. The uncontrollable — and indestructible — creatures don’t respect society’s rules.
*Spotless (2016) – In London, Jean Bastière has been leading a quiet family life with his wife and two children for fifteen years. Perfectly integrated, he manages a crime scene cleaning business. The balance of the harmonious existence is disrupted, however, when the brother, Martin, whom he has not seen for years, reappears. With this bulky brother, the secrets and wounds of Jean’s past resurface. Faced with old demons he had chosen to bury, Jean will also face other problems. When Martin arrives with the body of a woman hidden in his van, neither one suspects a year with serious consequences is about to start.
The Bonfire of Destiny (2019) – Series – Amid a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women see their destinies turned upside down by forbidden love, identity theft, betrayal and emancipation. Based on a true event.
The Break (2016) – Belgium Series – A police detective mourning a painful loss moves back to his hometown, only to be drawn into a murder case that alludes to dark secrets.
*The chalet (2018) – When friends gather at a remote chalet in the French Alps for a summer getaway, they become caught in a deadly trap when a dark secret from the past comes to light. Following a series of accidents, the group becomes paranoid upon realizing that they must be related. Thierry sets out on foot to find help. Grisly discoveries lead the friends to distrust one another. Manu reveals news that pushes the survivors to their breaking point. Flashbacks throughout the series show what happened when the family disappeared from the chalet 20 years earlier.
*The Eddy (released on May 8) – A jazz club owner deals with the everyday struggles of running a live music venue in Paris. Original music is written by Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber. By Damien Chazelle.
The Forest (2019) – Series – Police investigate after a teenaged girl, Jennifer Lenoir, disappears in a forest in the Ardennes, France, and are assisted by her teacher, who had a traumatic experience in the same forest when she was young.
*The Frozen Dead (2017) – A dark mystery stirs a small town in the French Pyrenees, after a group of workers discover a headless body of a horse. Commandant Martin Servaz dives into the investigation and begins to unravel a dark story with years of history.
The Hook up Plan (2018) – Series – Comedy – Perpetually single Elsa can’t seem to figure out why she is so unlucky in love, and her friends want to rally around her. In a misguided attempt to build up Elsa’s confidence, they hire a male escort — who Elsa knows as schoolteacher Julies — to renew her faith in dating, relationships and finding love. Elsa comes unglued upon discovering that her friends have been hiding big news from her. Longtime friendships reach a boiling point as Elsa wrestles with growing doubts about Jules.
Transfers (2017) Series – Five years after drowning in a boating accident, ordinary man Florian Bassot wakes up in policeman Sylvain Bernard’s body, with scientists having found a way to transfer his consciousness. This sci-fi serieS won the International Press Jury Award for Best Actor and Best French-Language Series at the Series Mania
Unit 42 (2017) – Belgium Series – While having to raise his three children on his own, Inspector Sam Leroy joins Brussels’ Cyber Crime Unit. Confronted with new codes, he must collaborate with Billie Vebber, a former hacker who covertly pursues objectives of her own.
Versailles (2015) – Series – Franco-Canadian historical fiction; In the wake of the Fronde in 1667, the French nobility have begun to defy and disobey the monarchy. Young King Louis XIV (George Blagden) decides to move the court from the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris to his father’s former hunting lodge near the hamlet of Versailles as a means to force their submission. As Louis renovates and expands his new Palace of Versailles, the nobles—displaced from their usual surroundings but compelled to surround the king—become embroiled in increasingly dangerous intrigues.
and in time of French local election… Marseille (2016) Series – 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. Gérard Depardieu, Benoit Magimel, Nadia Farès, Stephanie Caillard.
Enjoy our French Netflix series selection for May 2020!