The 25 Greatest Cult Classics

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17. Amelie (2001 – Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Amelie (also known as the ‘Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain’ in French) is an enchanting and eccentric tale of romance set in Paris – the capital of love. The film is known for its light-hearted, playful dialogue, its grotesque costumes and décor, and Audrey Tautou’s perfect performance as Amelie. This movie is one of the most critically celebrated films in French cinematographic history. It immerses the audience in a fairy-tale-like depiction of Paris, a temptress who functions as a character of its own. Meanwhile, the magical symphony the famous pianist Yann Tiersen created for the movie is among the most-played modern classical pieces.

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