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Amélie

Amélie

2001
Romance
Comedy
2h 2m
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love. (imdb)
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Amélie

2001
Romance
Comedy
2h 2m
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Rated 04 Mar 2010
2
15th
I barely made it through to the end, and then when I did, I wish I hadn't bothered. I'll admit I'm a moody prick who's incapable of enjoying light and optimistic movies, but this is such fucking overkill that they might as well have replaced Amelie with a talking golden retriever wearing a colorful party hat and given it a party whistle for it to blow each time it did something WHIMSICAL.
Rated 01 Dec 2008
100
99th
The best movie I've seen in years. Touched my heart in a way only a few others did before. Audrey Tautou plays brilliant and counts with her charme to the best european actors. Amelie will left a smile upon your face long after you switched of your TV.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
100
99th
A beautiful movie that gets better every time I see it. It's a romance but it's very off beat and original and the supporting characters help give the film a great sense of humor.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
98th
A modern masterpiece of wit, whimsy, romance and warmth. In typical Jeunet fashion, the film's visual style is jaw-dropping, with a fistful of clever tricks, gorgeous splashes of bright colors, and a dynamic camera that keeps you on your toes. Audrey Tatou is charming, but really the entire cast is excellent. I also like the blink-and-you'll-miss-it clip from Jules et Jim, and the movie as a whole has a general New Wave-y feel to it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
91st
Very charming and warm. A very well made film, it has a great pace, exploring quite a bit but it never drags. The ending is great too, it's hard not to feel good inside after watching Amelie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
95th
The movie whisks along charming you at every moment with its childlike awe at the world. The film manages to capture the essence of a dreamer's imagination without resorting to artificial and cliched images. The Tierson soundtrack is also excellent.
Rated 07 Aug 2014
86
83rd
Today I put my 2 year old son's socks on his stuffed cow. He didn't laugh, but he knew it was silly and he liked it. He kept it close to him and would stop playing from time to time to just look at it and enjoy the silliness. That's kind of how I feel about this movie. I'm not laughing out loud, but I want to be around silliness like this.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
94th
On a few occasions it's a bit too quirky for its own good. Other than that it's a joy to watch from beginning to end.
Rated 06 Aug 2008
97
99th
Has one of my favorite scenes ever filmed, it fills my heart past bursting with joy when she walks the blind man along the busy road and describes all the sights. I wish I were able to spend time bringing such happiness to strangers.
Rated 31 Aug 2008
95
98th
Incredibly enchanting, Audrey Tautou matches perfectly and even just listening to the soundtrack cheers me up every time.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
94th
Utter magic. There is so much charm in this movie it could end wars.
Rated 14 Dec 2011
85
97th
I loved it. Typically French and an ideal example of how good foreign films can be. The quirky humour went down a treat, the acting is great, espcially Tautou, and the concept and execution was so bizarre, but it all came together and worked. Thoroughly recommend it.
Rated 06 Dec 2006
60
4th
one of the most overrated movies, there is nothing special about this movie...
Rated 23 Oct 2008
100
99th
whoaaaaa.. great Great GREAT movie, funny, witty, loving, a new sensation, and easily absorbable music was wonderful too, Yann Tiersen did a splendid job on this one. See "chocolat" too, same style. Other french movie I like: Les choristes (the chorus 2004)
Rated 28 Jan 2007
7
84th
A ridiculously cute and charming movie. My inner cynic is a pretty big asshole, so it says a lot that this movie shut up my scoffing and eye rolling within minutes. Audrey Tautou is as cute as a button. Unless your significant other is too dumb to read subtitles, this is an awesome date movie that everyfuckingbody can enjoy.
Rated 02 May 2007
25
20th
Calculatedly and exhaustingly whimsical.
Rated 17 Sep 2009
98
99th
You don't have to speak french to love this movie. You just have to speak awesome.
Rated 31 Jul 2007
89
84th
The simple, beautiful, funny and sad story of a shy Parisian girl named Amelie, and how her father has affected her life. An odd girl, Amelie floats through life, trying to make the best of every situation, until she comes across a man shares a lot of her same whimsical views on life. This is modern French cinema at its finest.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
81
74th
It's a beautiful film for sure, full of wit and lovably odd characters. My only complaint is the movie seemed to drag for the final half hour due to Amelie's own insecurity, instead of simply talking her crush she keeps avoiding him. I understand this is part of her character and is the result of her sheltered upbringing however I still find conflict that could be solved by two people being honest with one another frustrating. This film is still a must see, even if you have that gripe like I do.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
90th
Hilarious, touching, Lead character is lovable x2. Top of the line romance. Who didn't want her to succeed??
Rated 02 Mar 2009
60
29th
I'm not a big fan of quirky and whimsical so I couldn't get into it, but Audrey Tautou is a pleasure to look at.
Rated 14 Aug 2008
62
36th
Twee, cutesy horseshit loved by lonely white people. I mean its sweet, slickly made and comes from a sincere place at least but ugh. It could be worse though, it could be made by Americans and starring Zooey Deschanel.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
97th
I'm not really into these "feel-good" films, but Amélie is an exception. Jeunet's directing is awesome, with lots of clever tiny ideas and details you will notice only after repeated viewings. Very pleasant to watch.
Rated 31 Mar 2008
100
99th
Simply the best movie. So many nice details, so much flow, so sad, so charming, so heartwarming. It can't get any better. And the soundtrack is excellent.
Rated 25 Nov 2014
75
29th
A socially retarded woman scurries around Paris, and inspires countless angsty teenagers to keep on truckin.
Rated 23 Feb 2011
23
4th
This exercise in cutesy-wootsyness would have benefitted greatly if this starred, instead, Courtney Love, and only on the conditon that she was constantly strung out on meth for the entire shoot, her hair all askew, eyes insanely bugged out, mascara constantly running down her greasy, pock-marked face, and a constant stream of the most profane invective issuing forth from a mouth with a couple blacked-out teeth. Maybe she could break into the odd chicken dance. THEN I would reappraise this.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
100
98th
The ultimate feel-good film. You'll love it. It ranks among my top favourites.
Rated 02 Feb 2011
35
23rd
LOOK HOW QUIRKY I AM
Rated 16 Feb 2011
71
51st
Good for the first half hour or so, but soon after it begins to wear out its welcome and becomes absurd. Kind of hard to sympathize when you realize all this whimsy and charm is hiding how much of a manipulative creep Amelie is being. Tautou does bring some great charm though, and the cinematography is excellent - but it stumbles after a great start.
Rated 19 Aug 2007
100
98th
What a charming film. I had no idea where this was going during it, such a nice break from so many predictable films. One of my absolute favorites.
Rated 12 Sep 2007
98
99th
I was unprepared for how enjoyable and suspenseful this turned out to be. The twists just kept unfolding. It is a wonderful movie and the kind you can watch again and again.
Rated 18 Feb 2015
60
15th
I just don't care. Like I really just don't care about anyone. The acting is very good, and the art direction/cinematography have some nice touches. Its just the script is so full of itself. It thinks it can pass off a few quirks as character development and the narration is very overbearing. Overall though, it would probably at the very least be watchable if the pacing wasn't so slow and drawn out. Shame because it is packaged rather nicely.
Rated 30 Oct 2013
54
32nd
Nothing really memorable about this.
Rated 17 Mar 2013
40
33rd
Jeunet's style here is, as it elsewhere, Gilliam on amphetamines except now it's centered around a MPDG before the term existed. I have noticed that non-American filmmakers get cut a lot of slack when it comes to forced quirkiness or edginess and this is one of the foremost examples (also see: Lars von Trier). If this positive bias didn't exist Amelie would probably have been reassessed 5-10 years later, like the backlash Donnie Darko, Juno and others faced.
Rated 20 Jan 2011
100
95th
This is one of those movies that I've watched so many times I can now put it on and use it as a comforting background noise while I go about the rest of my life. Heck, sometimes when I can't sleep I even use it as a grown-up sort of mobile (the kind you see over a baby's bed, not the phone kind). It's full of pretty things, it emits soothing sounds that are only half-recognizable as words, and has an overall feeling of comfort and happiness.
Rated 16 Nov 2011
93
97th
It's not easy to come up with new adjectives for Amélie, so may as well stick with the cliches - it's whimsical, it's charming, it's warm, it's funny, and Audrey Tautou is utterly adorable. All the characters' stories are remarkably fun and interesting, and the visual style is wonderfully stylised and frantic. First time I saw this I think I felt it dragged its heels somewhat towards the end (oh no! she got the wrong end of the stick!) but this time I was completely swept up in the journey.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
89
92nd
Amazing, quirky romance film. Few films have made me feel so good after watching it. Along with the fun story and characters, the visual style adds so much to the joyousness of this film.
Rated 02 Nov 2010
100
96th
Apparently I like girl's movies, because I adored this. It's incredibly sweet, and charming, and funny, and all that good stuff. Audrey Tautou is off the hook. She's got an Audrey Hepburn thing going on. Screw that, she's got more of it going on than Hepburn did.
Rated 30 Jul 2009
95
84th
Who knew the French could be kooky and fun?
Rated 01 Mar 2007
85
64th
I didn't think I would like this, as it is not the type of movie i'm usually interested in. I was pleasantly surprised, its actually very good.
Rated 15 Jul 2014
90
94th
When I saw this I was deep in my super realism, tell it like it is, and the way it is is that life will chew you up and spit you out phase of my teenage years. I thought I knew everything and that the world was bullshit. If you had told the premise of this movie to me I would have rolled my eyes and scoffed at the thought of liking it. I watched it, I loved it. It didn't change my views but it certainly showed how great of a movie it is if I didn't think it was bullshit as an asshole 19 year old
Rated 20 Jun 2016
75
65th
A bit overrated. Maybe it just hasn't aged well. In 2016 this is full to the brim of overused hipster film tropes, to the point where it is almost insufferably quirky. The side effects of being a benchmark.
Rated 26 Mar 2007
91
94th
It's cute, or whatever. I think it's highly overrated, but it is a great film, regardless.
Rated 11 Dec 2010
3
45th
Some of its more dramatic aspects are a little undercut by the sheer whimsy, and the quirkiness borders on overindulgence, but in the end its charm won me over. A virtuoso piece of editing, this.
Rated 21 Jul 2010
85
44th
Strange and quirky. A cult movie. But a fun-loving film with a positive thematic message. Very colourful and idiosyncratic characters.
Rated 17 Sep 2011
65
59th
Although the Kitch and Cliche rule "Amélie" with a rod of iron, it is a great movie. It is great because of the hope it succeed to maintain; hope that exists even though you aren't as cute and pretty as Amélie is; exists even though there no single similarity between you and Amélie; exists even though the journey you're about to have is harder. You just know love is going to find you eventually.
Rated 28 May 2007
9
90th
A lyrical and visual feast.
Rated 02 Mar 2008
100
97th
It makes you happy while making you think. Perfect to watch when you're feeling down about life and love. Tatou is utterly charming.
Rated 13 Jun 2007
100
99th
The best feel-good movie ever made. A young introverted girl who has a sincere desire to help people. Mischievous, shy, kind. Simply missunderstood. Audrey Tautou is adorable.
Rated 18 Apr 2012
80
81st
A lovely movie and beautifully filmed and sometimes quite funny too. Audrey Tautou is also really easy to rest your eyes on. Only real drawback is that I didn't care as much for the romance as I would have liked.
Rated 02 Jun 2010
90
97th
Beautiful and heartwarming. An unpredictable tale of two eccentric outsiders who eventually find their own place in the world.
Rated 20 Jul 2007
65
30th
Some parts are very cute and funny, and it's visually beautiful. However, I got really tired of Amelie's ridiculously contrived shyness, especially after it was obvious to her that Nino liked her. Also, some of her meddling tactics were just nasty - the grocer didn't ever realize that things were going wrong because someone was retaliating against him for being an ass, so what was the point?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
94
94th
I never seen movie where is so much love for life bottled in such a lovely story. Simple beautiful. Best recommendation for this movie came from my friend: "While exiting from cinema, everyone was smiling". I went and watched it, and came out smiling.
Rated 14 May 2011
73
75th
Can't base a whole movie about your main actress being cute.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
66
18th
Vastly overrated. Audrey Tautou is cute.
Rated 24 Oct 2010
81
75th
Intriguing, lovely, different. Amelie is an unordinary girl with great setting, million tiny details and billion ordinary life stories, great acting and a wonderful sound score. She's just too cute too miss!
Rated 22 Jun 2015
5
26th
Amélie is a well-made romp that's sure to divide viewers based on how much whimsy they can stomach.
Rated 16 Dec 2008
87
96th
Very Great
Rated 18 Jun 2012
90
97th
Amélie might not be a perfect film, but none of its flaws really matter while your watching it -- or after you watch it. It's a film you watch and feel incredible after watching. Every moment is imbued with love, and love and joy is what you feel after it finishes. It doesn't need conflict! It has Audrey Tautou playing a charismatic role in a spectacularly joyous movie. Do you need than that? No. The answer you want is an emphatic "no."
Rated 27 Jan 2010
90
83rd
A sweet clever little movie. The screenplay is a little post-modernist for my taste, but it is still a charming film.
Rated 20 Oct 2010
20
41st
"Fresh from the Jeunet quirk factory comes Amélie, a self-indulgent Montmartre-set fairy tale that's the cinematic equivalent of a dribbling lump of caramel taffy." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 14 Aug 2007
89
92nd
One of the best feelgood movies there is. Full of color both literally and metaphorically and leaves a warm feeling behind.
Rated 21 Jan 2010
76
66th
I want to like it more, but I find its whimsy quirk mostly gaudy.
Rated 18 Aug 2023
96
90th
As wholesome and heartwarming a film ever was! Such a hard one to categorize or describe. It just kind of needs to be seen to be believed. It took me a sec to tune in to its wavelength, but once I did (fairly early on), I was having a good time. Plenty of laughs and great visual gags, some genuinely great performances, and some of the best cinematography I’ve maybe ever seen in a movie. A very important film as well. The little things count and a good deed can change a person’s life. Beautiful.
Rated 26 Jun 2010
65
18th
overrated
Rated 01 Sep 2010
75
61st
The film seemed unsure whether it wanted to be surreal, light-hearted or semi-serious slice-of-life sort of stuff. With this directionless feeling it came off mildly frustrating on the whole.
Rated 26 Jul 2009
35
19th
I confess I could never watch this through. It annoys and irritates me to no end with its flamboyant stylishness and incessant demands that you love Amélie cuz she's so adorable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
76
78th
A very pretty movie with a take-it-or-leave-it story. Worth to check atleast once.
Rated 09 Dec 2009
90
95th
Never fails to make me smile.
Rated 11 May 2013
5
97th
Altruistic mastermind in fabulous movie.
Rated 03 Nov 2010
78
31st
Heavily mannered love story/fairytale that walks the fine line between charming and sickly, and just about stays on its feet.
Rated 26 Jul 2009
38
16th
This movie begs for me to enjoy the finer things in life, but as I witnessed Amelie please other characters in the most retardedly roundabout ways, I just couldn't give in to that message. Just ask the guy out already!

I enjoyed the Travelocity gnome's role more than anything.
Rated 08 Nov 2007
83
79th
Surrealism mixed with a great story told woth warmth and humour.
Rated 14 Feb 2011
98
99th
Possibly the best movie ever made, and quirky romance most definitely isn't my kind of thing. Everything about this movie, the story, the directing, the performances, comes together to create something truly spellbinding. If you don't like this you have no soul. It has a few minor flaws on repeat viewings, but the enjoyment never fades. Should be in every guy's collection as a date/night-in movie.
Rated 07 Dec 2009
96
97th
A sheltered and overprotected child, she doesn't really understand love and fears she'll never know the meaning of life. In her anti-social approach, Amelie decides to enrich the lives of those around her by anonymously acting out kind gestures. However, in her task, she begins to fall in love with a man she has only met through a photo journal. The finest romantic comedy in recent memory also has a sublime soundtrack; helping it to become one of the most enjoyable films of the decade.
Rated 10 May 2015
63
62nd
Never before have I seen such divide in my Kumpels as to whether this, as described by Holden, constitutes a barrage of crap the patience and resilience of a marathon runner is required for to deal with, or, as described by those who I'd imagined would not like the film at all--eg the often serious drudges and the one with the barren heart, Zewe--is joyous 'n fun. I conclude Amelie is that quantum slit experiment, in which it's shit or fun depending on what state you happened to be and measure i
Rated 14 Aug 2012
60
64th
Some good, some bad. Fuck manic pixie dream girls though for real. Amelie is a fucking annoying twat in this movie that is saved by fantastic visual work.
Rated 22 Sep 2007
99
95th
I absolutely loved this movie! The storyline, as well as the cinematography, pleased every human sense. Humorous, sad, touching and playful, all at the same time. Simply fantastic.
Rated 24 Sep 2009
83
82nd
The word saccharine is defined as sickeningly sweet. This movie is saccharine.
Rated 14 Jul 2008
100
97th
A classic - can't get tired watching it, surprised/inspired by the creativity/insight/wit every time I watch it. Top-notch creativity achievable with human characters shot live (non-animated) :)
Rated 30 Nov 2006
96
90th
Of course the best French movie of the last years and one of the most original films ever made. Impossible not to laugh at all those little ideas that the writers came up with. Beautiful.
Rated 09 Jan 2007
78
83rd
Deserving of all awards and recognition.
Rated 03 Jan 2008
90
95th
Uncomplicated storyline wrapped up in a sophisticated bundle of camera loving magic. It's simplicity is almost daring but it works without in my opinion degenerating into a romantic comedy formula. Worth watching several times. Imaginative camera work, amazing use of colour and enough twists in the plot to keep you on your toes. Spell-binding simplicity and a delight to watch.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
94
98th
Unique, funny, and extremely charming.
Rated 19 May 2007
100
91st
The most adorable movie ever made.
Rated 05 Sep 2008
95
70th
Amazing movie. You'll walk away feeling better about life !
Rated 09 Jun 2008
100
99th
No words to discribe. Only watching to get it.
Rated 29 Apr 2008
87
93rd
so goddam sweet it kills me.
Rated 24 Feb 2008
95
98th
A romantic, beautiful and happy film
Rated 14 Aug 2007
93
89th
I hate French, but I adore this movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
96th
Beauty
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
99th
As good as it gets.
Rated 24 Jun 2008
50
27th
I didn't really like this film - though I was only 16 when I watched it so maybe I need another go
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
93rd
I liked it, I really liked it, but I could have loved it. I thought it was perfect until Amélie got caught up in her own feelings for someone. By that point, I actually felt like she was above such things, oddly enough. Am I nitpicking? It's not a dig on the film - just my own feelings/interpretation. It's still a wonderful film.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
80
91st
absolutely charming!
Rated 15 Aug 2007
95
89th
One of my favorite movies. It makes me believe in random acts of kindness.
Rated 29 Nov 2008
90
73rd
Shallow but sweet
Rated 31 Aug 2007
90
73rd
Awesome. It's so well done, and the charecters are great.
Rated 15 Jul 2008
92
97th
beautifully made movie. really inspiringly cute
Rated 20 Sep 2007
85
79th
Very fun movie. A non-traditional romance with an excellent focus on interpersonal relationships.

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