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Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain
2001 / 122m - France
Comedy, Fantasy
Amelie poster

Jeunet delivers 120 minutes of fine-tuned awe and wonder, wrapped up in an extremely appealing package. Required viewing for everyone who is getting serious about cinema.


1991 / 99m - France
Comedy, Mystery
Delicatessen poster

Caro and Jeunet make an excellent team and while Jeunet has the skills to put out a great film by himself, Caro's magic touch is dearly missed in his later work.

The City of Lost Children

La Cite des Enfants Perdus
1995 / 112m - France
The City of Lost Children poster

If you're a fan of Delicatessen and you haven't seen The City of Lost Children it's really a no-brainer.


Micmacs a Tire-Larigot
2009 / 105m - France
Micmacs poster

Think Amélie but with a darker, more adventurous and boyish edge. It's a good 100 minutes of fun in a recognizable but still outlandish version of Paris, hosted by a gang of endearing weirdos.

A Very Long Engagement

Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles
2004 / 133m - France
Romance, War
A Very Long Engagement poster

Jeunet had a lot to prove with this film, coming right after the success of Amélie. A Very Long Engagement isn't quite at the same level, not as joyous or creative as his most famous work, but it is a lovely film that combines war and romance in the best way possible. The cinematography is warm and polished, the soundtrack is moody and stylish, and the cast is a real who's who of the French acting world. Jeunet's quirky style gives the film a welcome dose of flair, and even though it's a tad long, there is so much beauty here that I didn't mind the extra padding. A Very Long Engagement hasn't aged a bit, still as fine as the first time I watched it.

Big Bug

2022 / 111m - France
Comedy, Sci-fi
Big Bug poster

Big Bug is Jeunet by way of Verhoeven. A sci-fi pastiche, but with a quirkier and softer edge. It's an odd film that never really finds its footing, at the same time it's a one of a kind project and a welcome alternative to many other sci-fi films that fail to deliver a more serious take on the subject.

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A ragtag group of characters finds themselves locked inside a house, while androids are seizing control over the country. Escape proves impossible, and their situation becomes more troublesome with every passing minute. No matter what they try to better their situation, the computers have them beat every time.

A Robocop-like bad guy and cynical adverts reference the work of Verhoeven, the kitsch styling feels more like a sci-fi take on Ozon's 8 Women. It's nice to see Jeunet return with a new film and Big Bug certainly has its moments, but it's a bit too safe and pleasant to leave a strong impression. Some nice designs and quirky plot twists make this a worthwhile watch, just don't expect prime Jeunet.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

L'Extravagant Voyage du Jeune et Prodigieux T.S. Spivet
2013 / 105m - France
Comedy, Adventure
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet poster

Alien: Resurrection

1997 / 109m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
Alien: Resurrection poster