The BEST Canal+ shows of all time

Every Canal+ show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Canal+ show to compile this list of best shows!

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9.06
279 votes

#1 - Mafiosa

By the will of her dead uncle who was murdered Sandra Paoli (Hélène Fillières), is propelled to the head of a powerful mafia clan. She becomes a respected, but also hated, woman in a world of men, murder and criminality. Backed up by her brother, she learns how to assert herself in a very violent world. To rise to the occasion, the young woman will have to seduce, manipulate, and reinvent the clan in its own way. According to several media sources, the character Sandra is actually an adaptation of the current life of the Corsican widow Sandra Casanova-Germani whose brother Jean-Luc Germani is the most wanted man in France. The series contains violence and political schemes.

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8.67
233 votes

#2 - The Wakos

Nervous breakdowns will spare no one. Even not the characters of our childhood. To such a point that some people of them even became socially disadvantaged persons. Fortunately for them, all is not lost and a brave social worker decided to deal with their case. Come in his office and assist its confidential interviews with Aspegix and Grodebilix, Zizimir, Sandy, Proumfs, Mr Patatos, Marius and Gigi, the Tortoises Tramps and all Kassos which suffer in the biggest indifference.

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8.63
1108 votes

#3 - The Bureau

Le Bureau des légendes is a French political thriller television series, which revolves around the lives of agents of the DGSE (General Directorate of External Security), France's principal external security service. "Malotru", a French intelligence officer, undercover in Syria for 6 years, is called back home. He will face the difficulty to forget his undercover identity, the disappearance of a colleague in Algeria, and the training of a young woman.

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8.38
103 votes

#4 - Calls

Sound recordings, taken from the black box of an airplane, testify to the tragedy that occurred on board the flight from the perspective of different passengers, but who are all interconnected to each other and may indicate the impending Apocalypse.

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8.36
152 votes

#5 - Homiez

The mishaps of young men living in a district, rife with hip-hop culture.

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8.23
325 votes

#6 - Bloqués

Two guys chat on a sofa while waiting for something to happen. Created by the team at Bref, this short program speaks of boredom.

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8.09
745 votes

#7 - Spiral

French police series in which a public prosecutor, an investigating judge and a no-nonsense police chief have to deal with political intrigue. Public prosecutor Pierre Clement works closely with the no-nonsense police chief Laure Berthaud and investigating judge François Roban. In the criminal world of Paris, full of drugs and prostitution, they are forced to navigate a web of political affairs during their work. The different members of the investigation team also have a different vision of justice and each of them struggles with their own personal demons.

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8.06
2744 votes

#8 - The Returned

In a small Alpine village, a group of men, women and children is in a state of confusion as they try to return to their homes after years of being away. What they don't know is that no one is expecting their arrival because they have been dead for several years. Upon returning, they realize that their friends and family have moved on to the next stages of their lives since the now-returning souls passed on. Coinciding with their reappearance is a series of murders that bears a chilling resemblance to those of a serial killer from the past.

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8.03
302 votes

#9 - Baron Noir

French politician Philippe Rickwaert thirsts for revenge against his political enemies. Philippe’s political career is in shambles after he is sacrificed by the presidential candidate from the Left, Francis Laugier, in order to save his election. Step by step, Philippe plots against him and forges an alliance with his closest advisor, Amélie Dorendeu.

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7.93
222 votes

#10 - Hard

Written and directed by actress Cathy Verney, follows the misfortunes of Sophie, a middle-class housewife from a French Catholic bourgeois upbringing. Following the sudden death of her husband, Sophie uncovers a dark secret about his lifestyle.

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7.92
132 votes

#11 - Guyane

Vincent, a 20-year old geology student from Paris, goes to French Guyana to do an internship at a gold mining company. Taken under the wing of local gold lord Antoine Serra, Vincent quickly falls into the much more lucrative and dangerous world of gold trafficking. From Serra, who acts like a father to him, Vincent learns everything there is to know about the business. Newcomers aren't welcome - Louis, Serra's right hand, makes it clear that he does not trust him. Vincent and Serra start building a camp to explore a gold mine, but tensions rise to a full-fledged war between them and their Brazilian competitors. And things get even more complicated when Vincent discovers that the mythical Sarah Bernhard mine is not a legend. The Guyanese jungle is a world where businessmen, gangsters, geologists and soldiers collide, and men kill and are killed for a few grams of the precious metal.

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7.89
1334 votes

#12 - Versailles (2015)

Born strategist, mischievous manipulator, Louis will use every resource at his disposal to keep the Noblesse on a short leash, while feeling bitter resentment in his private life, even paranoia. The man is also capable of romantic passion. But how to live them when you're the greatest king in the world?

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7.68
413 votes

#13 - The Collapse

In France, as civilization collapses, everyone tries to survive. The food is lacking, the essence is becoming scarce, the most fragile are abandoned.

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7.66
388 votes

#14 - Carlos

The story of the Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez known as "Carlos", who was, for almost twenty years, one of the most wanted terrorists in the world.

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7.66
354 votes

#15 - Platane

After a year of coma, and while his comedy partner Ramzy is enjoying a success in ' HP' , a follow up of their smash hit ' H' , Eric, slightly frustrated has a revelation : he will make a serious movie. Despite the global skepticism, he decides to write the new "La Môme" : "La Môme 2.0 Next Generation".

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7.63
118 votes

#16 - UFOs

As the dreams of Didier Mathure, a brilliant space engineer, literally go up in smoke when his rocket explodes on take-off, he is transferred to head GEPAN, a unit specializing in UFOs. He is tasked with coming up with scientific explanations for the UFO sightings that are currently dominating the headlines. This is a nightmare job for a die-hard rationalist like him, and he is determined to find a way out as soon as he can.

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7.63
376 votes

#17 - Kaboul Kitchen

Afghanistan 2005. George Bush is the President of the United States, Jacques Chirac is the president of France and Jacky (Gilbert Melki), patron of the restaurant "Kitchen Kabul." All expatriates in Kabul come here to party. When his daughter arrives, Jacky does not recognize her because he has not seen her for 20 years. She came to do humanitarian work. It is there to make money ...

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7.63
107 votes

#18 - Interns

A public hospital on the outskirts of a large city. Following health measures, doctors in the internal medicine department are confined to their homes for 48 hours. Three inexperienced interns and a forensic doctor, who do not yet know each other, will have to work together to manage the department and the patients alone. But the quarantine lasts longer....

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7.50
134 votes

#19 - Marie-Antoinette (2022)

The story of the famed queen, who was the last queen of France before the French Revolution.

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7.41
176 votes

#20 - Oscar's Oasis

When you’re a lonely lizard in an unforgiving environment, life can be tough. It can seem the entire world is against you. In the case of Oscar, a rather forlorn desert denizen, it often is. He is beset on all sides. The arid landscape offers little relief, while his fellow inhabitants are anything but neighbourly. The chickens bring a whole new meaning to hen-pecked and attack Oscar with bloodthirsty relish should he stray near them. The mischievous meerkats are no help at all. Then there’s the terrible trio – Popy, Buck and Harchi – who are the bane of Oscar’s life. Anything he has, they take.

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7.33
310 votes

#21 - Burning Love (FR)

Life gave him everything... except a co-pilot. For nine weeks in a sublime villa, thirteen women will compete to seduce Marc, airline pilot, and try to light in him... La Flamme. So, arm the slides, check the opposite door... Marc will take his suitors to the seventh heaven!

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7.26
899 votes

#22 - Borgia

The story of one of the most powerful families of the Renaissance period, which became known as one of its members, Rodrigo Borgia, came to occupy the throne of San Pedro.

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7.19
132 votes

#23 - Validé

A talented young rapper, supported by his two childhood friends, finds himself overnight "validated" by one of the stars in the business. Only, this alliance quickly turns into a dangerous rivalry ...

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7.00
1982 votes

#24 - War of the Worlds (2019)

When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction. This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realize, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.

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6.98
707 votes

#25 - XIII: The Conspiracy

Based on a Belgian comic book and a Ubisoft video game, this action mini-series is about a massive governmental conspiracy involving the assassination of the first female U.S. president. A man is found washed up on a beach with his memory gone. When elite special ops forces detect his location and track him down, he instinctively kills them one by one. Driven by the need to recover his memory...

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6.98
55 votes

#26 - Savages

On the verge of an historic election victory, an Arabic candidate for the French presidency sees his ambitions threatened by a perfect storm of religious, cultural, and family politics.

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6.89
56 votes

#27 - Serge The Myth

The story of a guy who tells stories.

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6.87
41 votes

#28 - Désordres

When she is not on stage, Florence Foresti is a woman like the others. Worse. A public figure, she is also a mother in joint custody, a drifting bachelor, an artist in search of inspiration, and a chronic anguish. DÉSORDRES invites you to enter the daily life of Florence Foresti, every other week, when she does not have her daughter to support, during the creation of her show "Epilogue", in 2017. Like her dual life, where the routine rubs shoulders with glamour, laughter flirts with the serious, and parody invites itself into reality. A beautiful mess.

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6.71
127 votes

#29 - Infiniti

The ISS, the International Space Station has gone silent. The crew is in distress. Simultaneously, a decapitated and waxed body is found on a roof in Kazakhstan. Positive identification leaves no room for doubt: the body belongs to an American astronaut currently on a mission on the ISS. A French astronaut, dismissed from the space program, and a Kazakh cop, disowned by his ranking hierarchy, set out to solve this mysterious paradox.

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6.70
328 votes

#30 - Spotless

Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.

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6.62
128 votes

#31 - Paris Police

Paris, France, 1899. The corpse of an unknown woman is found in the river Seine. The investigation will push a young ambitious inspector to discover a heavy state secret.

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6.60
88 votes

#32 - Nox

When her daughter Julie disappears in the basements of Paris without leaving a trace, Catherine Suzini is convinced that she alone can find it. Former cop, retired as well as drifting, she will have to resolve to team up with Raphael, the teammate of his daughter. Together, they will leave the surface and sink into the depths of Paris to embark on a terrifying and frenzied race to the descent into hell ...

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6.33
96 votes

#33 - Section Zéro

Set in the near future, multi-national corporations are Europe’s new leaders. One of the most powerful, Promethee, wishes to further secure their growing dominance by replacing the police force with their own private militias, the Black Squad, led by Henry Munro. Following the shooting of his daughter, his life in shambles and darkest secrets exposed, an idealistic law enforcement officer, Sirius, with nowhere to turn, aligns himself with an old cop Franck Varnove. Sirius takes charge of Franck’s clandestine, elite squadron, Section Zéro, to battle these dark, violent militias, promising a return to traditional law enforcement before the world they’ve known disappears forever.

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6.29
55 votes

#34 - B.R.I.

Saïd leads a team of young elite cops and will have to find his place within his group while preventing a gang war from breaking out between Eric's family and that of the El Hassani brothers.

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6.23
52 votes

#35 - Vernon Subutex

Vernon Subutex, the unemployed former owner of legendary record shop Revolver, is evicted from his apartment. In his search for a place to stay, Vernon contacts his former friends who were involved in the music world with him in the 1990s. One of them is rock star Alex Bleach, who dies of an overdose shortly after they reunite, leaving behind three mysterious video tapes. Vernon collects them and slips anonymously into the city, where he soon becomes the most wanted man in Paris.

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5.92
129 votes

#36 - Maison Close

Paris, 1871. This is a story of the women trapped in a luxury brothel, 'Paradise'. The very young Rose came to Paris in search of her mother, former prostitute. She is trapped and forced to enroll in Paradise. Vera is 35 years. She knows that the end of her career as a prostitute is near. She is betting everything on the Baron Du Plessis, her main client and the only one able to redeem her debt. Hortense is the owner of Paradise. She must take care her girls and resist pressure from a thug from the suburbs who is charging her money

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5.54
129 votes

#37 - Django

Haunted by the murder of his family, but believing his daughter is still alive, a man goes looking for her.

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5.48
48 votes

#38 - Possessions

A young French woman living in Israel is accused of the murder of her husband on the day of their wedding. As the bride struggles to prove her innocence, mysterious happenings surround her. Is she guilty or could she be the victim?

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