It was a contentious call, but we've narrowed down the most 5 must-see French films

Like with most things, the French have a style of cinema completely of their own. Bold, daring and sexually liberated when it comes to things like nudity and violence, there's many films that we could have included on this list - but in the interests of time, we went with the best five. Here, we've narrowed it down to stylish cult classics across all genres from the '60s through to today - write them down, commit them to memory and save them for your next night in.

5 classic French films to see before you die