City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise. Ah Paris, you’ve really done something to me! With its energy, culture, and gorgeous scenery, it’s easy to fall in love with the city itself. Haven’t visit Paris yet? To get you in the mood for a trip to Paris, we have rounded some movies set there. Cinema and Paris go well together and the camera loves Paris. What better location for a movie is there than Paris with its splendid architecture and romantic aura?
Paris has been the scene for great cinema classics for years. There is everything from romance to comedy and drama — wonderful to watch and get into the Paris mood.
‘Moulin Rouge’ will you make you laugh, cry, and dream. This is a story about life. And about the artists who congregated in Paris in 1900, living a bohemian lifestyle and giving the world the fruits of their labor, of their art, for which they would gladly bleed and die. But mostly this is a story about love. The messages is about the power of true love, which is a great message. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGreggor are the most passionate on-screen couple; entirely convincing as their voices meld them together into one.
‘Funny Face’ is notable as a colorful ’50s-era music teaming the talents of two of the best-known stars of all time, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. Filmed in part on location in Paris, “Funny Face” beautifully conveys its story of romance with elegance and charm. Smart fashion costumes, photography and choreography combine to make this a hit.
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. Amélie explores the trivial things in life and it brings you to some realisations of your own in that our lives are so simple and we only need the simplest of things to keep us happy. Amélie is a must for anyone. On her way, she will meet many characters, always with Yann Tiersen music as the original soundtrack, and she will go through many places in Paris you must visit.
The cafe where Amélie was filmed in
Midnight in Paris
This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. Paris in the morning is beautiful! Paris in the afternoon is charming! Paris in the evening is enchating! It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others. A Woody Allen masterpiece!
This is the story of two American sisters in Paris. Roxy (Naomi Watts) is getting a divorce, while the other Isabel (Kate Hudson) becomes the mistress to a prominent politician. A very pleasant and enjoyable movie with a great American cast. Paris is well photographed. The restaurant scenes gives us some insight on the French artfulness of food.
Sabrina is a 1995 romantic film, It is a remake of the Sabrina starring Audrey Hepburn. “Sabrina” is still a sweet story. A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but it’s his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. An amusing romantic comedy with great dialogue and a sweet Cinderella feel to it. ‘Sabrina’ was nominated for six Academy Awards. This is a classy romantic comedy, well worth watching.
Paris, Je t’aime
Paris, je t’aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. In this film we also have one of the best cast ever seen in a movie including such great actors like Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Gerard Depardieu and many more each one with great performances. In conclusion, this movie is a compilation of stories of happiness, separation, unexpected encounters and love.
“Before Sunrise” was one of the most beautiful independent love stories of the 90’s. In Paris, the American writer Jesse Howard (Ethan Hawk) is in the end of an European tour, promoting his novel about the one night stand he had with a young French woman nine years ago. He finds Celine (Julie Delpy). They walk around Paris this time and talk about love, life, reality, what might have been–and it’s all fascinating. Along the moments together, they realize that they are still in love for each other.
The Devil Wears Prada
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. True star in here is Meryl Streep, who gives a devilish and glamorous performance, but also at parts with a human touch. This movie is worth to watch!
Yves Saint Laurent
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge. This movie gives an in depth look into Yves Saint Laurent life, which had its ups and downs throughout his successful career in the fashion industry. The movie is beautiful in every detail and the acting is exceptional throughout.
Written by: Irini Meçe