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LA MANTE on Netflix

Has anyone else watched the show "La Mante" on Netflix? It's about a French copycat killer. It's a very good drama and listening to the actors speak French is really interesting. Another good show is "A Very Secret Service" set in the 1960's about the French intelligence service. It's a wonderful comedy! Are there any other French shows or movies you would like to recommend? What about musicians/songs?

January 30, 2018



Another french show on Netflix is 'The Break' ... it's french language, but a Belgian show. It's decent. The thing I like about watching french shows on netflix, especially ones produced by netflix, is that you can watch them with FRENCH subtitles. It's an excellent learning tool. Les Revenants IS on netflix as 'The Returned' but I haven't watched that yet. I have to agree that Marseille is not very good, but I kept with it just for the french practice.


Here's a catalogue of movies/series on Netflix with good subtitles, sorted by language: http://languagelearningwithnetflix.com/catalogue.html

Also, here's a free extension that adds bilingual subs, pop-up dictionary, and improved playback control: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lln-language-learning-wit/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm


Films que j'ai aimé: La Bête du Gévaudan, Les Vacances de Ducobu, Les Vacances du Petit NIcolas.


Movies: Intouchables and L'Etudiante et Monsieur Henri

Musicians: Louane and ALMA


There's a show called Les Revenants that I liked but not sure about being on NetFlix. One that is (or was) on Netflix that I couldn't watch b/c it was so bad is Marseille (bad script, bad acting). Thanks for the recommendations.


I watched all episodes of "La Mante", it was really interesting and catchy, I added French subtitles instead of English, so that helped a lot, since only listening is too much for me still... However, I highly recommend that show!


Don't miss Dix Pour Cent, translated as Call My Agent on Netflix. Very amusing comedy with guest appearances by heavyweights of French cinema. It is one of the most entertaining French language shows I have found there. If you like much darker policier sorts of things try Spiral (Engrenages) with the wonderful Audrey Fleurot among others.

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