8 Beautiful Films Set in Paris

With summer at its peak and autumn quickly approaching, I've been---as usual---dreaming about Paris. To honor this, here are eight beautiful films set in Paris that will either hold you over until your next visit or that will make you ache to visit even more. I'd like to note that these aren't necessarily my favorite films set in Paris. They're simply the ones that I believe capture the city best.

Midnight In Paris (2011)
A screenwriter visiting Paris magically travels to the 1920s where he befriends Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, the Fitzgeralds, and Picasso.

Midnight In Paris

Midnight In Paris

Before Sunset (2004)
The second film in the Celine + Jesse trilogy follows the couple along a walk through Paris.

The Boy with the Red Balloon (1956)
A boy finds a balloon.

Funny Face (1957)
Audrey Hepburn's literary intellectual finds herself taken into the world of high-fashion and Parisian hipsters.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
A beautifully animated, darker view of Paris and the story of cycling, the French mafia, and bohemian musicians told through pantomime. 

Amelie (2001)
The OG manic pixie dream girl.

Paris, Je T'aime

Paris, Je T'aime

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)
Eighteen vignettes, each set in different arrondissements starring actors such as Gaspard Ulliel, Marianne Faithfull, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Elijah Wood, Natalie Portman, and more.

Hugo (2011)
A boy lives in the clock tower of a Paris train station and becomes fascinated by the origins of film.