Favourite French-language films
Which are your favourite films in French?
Amélie, Blue Is the Warmest Color, that's all I can think of; you could watch movies with the French Dub if you can find them.
Blue is the Warmest Color was recently added to Netflix, at least the Canadian one. It's a long movie. One of the leads kind of reminds me of Scarlett Johansson.
Mine would have to be "The Chorus / Les Choristes". It's about a French boarding school for troubled kids after the second world war, and a new music teacher that gets them singing.
Doesn't sound the best but honestly I loved it when we saw it in a French lesson at school, and have since bought the DVD.
I loved Intouchable; it's about a wealthy french aristocrat paralyzed from an accident who hires a poor parolee as his caretaker. SEE IT!
L'Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment), Les Poupees Russes (Russian Dolls), Casse-tête Chinoi (Chinese Puzzle), Monsieur Lazhar, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Bon Cop, Bad Cop and Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 are on Netflix and they are really good, too!
I saw L'Auberge Espagnole and the Diving Bell and the Butterfly; there movies are cute and incredible, respectively.
M. Hulot's Holiday by Jacques Tati, Pickpocket by Robert Bresson, Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard, Duelle by Jacques Rivette, Cleo From 5 to 7 by Agnes Varda, Pepe Le Moko by Julien Duvivier and so so so much more! French film is full of endless riches
My favourite French film of all-time is Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis. I believe it's the best selling French film ever. I have the poster framed on my wall. A lot of people said non-French speakers wouldn't understand the ch'tis humour but actually I understood it all. Maybe I just had good subtitles. It's my favourite comedy in any language. Dany Boon is awesome. Or should I say 'aweshome'? Apart from the jokes about the dialect, the story could be set in any country as we all have a 'divide' (north/south or east/west). It's really just about the stereotypes of where you live.
Other French films I like are: Le Diner de Cons, L'Amour Dure Trois Ans, Le Premier Jour du Reste de Ta Vie, Moliere, L'Armée des Ombres, Intouchables, Un Long Dimanche de Fiancailles... too many to mention! :)
la mome (la vie en rose) 2007, is a must watch . i recently saw in the cinema ; jeune femme(Montparnasse Bienvenüe) 2017, i loved it but not for everyone i'd say! Coco before chanel is also pretty good. I would love to see spanish appartement (L'Auberge Espagnole) but will have to rent out the dvd sometime. I personaly prefer french tv shows. So far i've watched ; engrenages(spiral, season 1-5), mafiosa, les hommes de l'ombre(spin), vanished by the lake(Le mystère du lac 2015 )(, paris (tv series 2015) and les oublies 2007
The only French movie I've ever watched is Blue Is The Warmest Colour, but I'll definitely check some more out.
Elle (2017) with Isabelle Huppert is good
Fun fact: My name comes from the Khoi-Sans
les diaboliques, la gloire de mon pere/le chateau de ma mere, populaire, les choristes, la boum
L'armoire volante 1948, Le Chômeur de Clochemerle. Comedy is the best way to learn a language because they use double entendres
"La Grande Illusion" is fun to watch because there are several types of French spoken by the various characters, some slangy and blue-collar, others educated and aristocratic. There's even a German aristocrat who speaks French, German and (I think) English (Erich von Stroheim). There is a lot of joking and banter as well as very serious intellectual discussions, even some singing and dancing. It's also one the best movies ever made in any language!
J'aimais "Je t'aime moi non plus". Je suis allé voir ce film à Paris, 1975 (!!!), oh la, la, la.
c'est absurde mais,,, Les Comperes
If you are into horror films, some of the most legendary films are French. Warning though, not for the faint of heart.
Le pacte des lupes (more of an action flick, but a good mention), Martyrs, High Tension, Irreversible