The City of Love has always been a creative’s delight, and the Eiffel Tower can be seen as a postcard-worthy backdrop in just about every Parisian-set film, episode, or scene.
To mark the launch of Eiffel, we’ve put together a list of film titles that feature the iconic landmark. From family-friendly animations to some movie classics spanning across genres, the Eiffel Tower has been featured many times on the big screen! We’ve included the ratings info, so that you can choose what’s right for you and your family.
contains mild scenes of danger
Hugo is a film about an orphaned boy who lives between the walls of a Parisian train station, maintaining its clocks and ensuring they run on time.
Mild threat includes a scene in which a boy has a nightmare, imagining he has been run over by a train. He also imagines the train crashing through the station where he lives, causing mayhem and destruction before thinking he has turned into a robot.
There are themes of bereavement and loss as a boy comes to terms with the tragic accidental death of his father.
contains mild language
Le Voyage Du Ballon Rouge - Flight Of The Red Balloon is a film about a young boy and his babysitter, who are followed around Paris by a large red balloon.
There is infrequent use of mild bad language (‘shit’ and ‘bastard’).
comic violence, mild bad language
Ratatouille is the animated tale of a Parisian rat who is also a gourmet cook, and his friendship with a down-on-his luck kitchen help who becomes the talk of Paris' restaurant's thanks to the rat's culinary skills.
There are frequent scenes in which the kitchen staff attempt to kill or capture the rat, although he escapes unscathed through slapstick action sequences that balance humour and threat. There is also a moment when a couple are seen arguing, with the woman then producing a gun followed by a gun shot which occurs off-screen.
There is a single use of mild bad language when a character is assessing a menu and refers to “this bloody town”.
contains infrequent strong language
Ishkq In Paris is a Hindi language romantic drama about two strangers who meet on a train from Rome to Paris.
infrequent strong sex
Eiffel is a biographical period drama following the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
There is a sex scene, with breast nudity. There is also a moderate brief scene of implied oral sex.
After discovering that she is pregnant, a father chases his daughter and inadvertently injures her trying to pull her down from a fence, causing the loss of the baby. There are other scenes of moderate threat. Bad language is infrequent and mild ('shit'). There is brief mild violence.
very strong language
Under The Eiffel Tower is a romantic comedy in which a heartbroken man travels to the French countryside.
There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t'), use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including uses of 'shit', 'ass', 'hell', 'God', 'bastard','bitch', 'balls' and 'son-of-a-bitch'.
There are also moderate sex references including a scene in which a couple are caught in bed together, and a scene of comic violence which results in a man getting a bloodied cut above his eye.