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Favourite French-language films

Which are your favourite films in French?

May 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Vernal_has_art

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.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/K.Price

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.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EveJean2

Oui!!!!!!!!!

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

Without a doubt: "Jean de Florette" and its sequel "Manon of the Spring."

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/was_ist_das

Yes, and Gloire de mon Pere, Fannie, & Marius

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

« La Gloire de mon père » was good. The four books in that series were marvelous.

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Basilpratique

Which site do you use to watch them with subtitles?

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardOMainnin

Classics. :)

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alan..G

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.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372824/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhYtVMoWFNQ

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardOMainnin

I liked Les Choristes too. :)

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristineC961860

I loved Intouchable; it's about a wealthy french aristocrat paralyzed from an accident who hires a poor parolee as his caretaker. SEE IT!

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chellard

ohhh i totally forgot that was in french...will have to rewatch

May 22, 2018

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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!

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

I saw L'Auberge Espagnole and the Diving Bell and the Butterfly; there movies are cute and incredible, respectively.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchy414696

these sound like my type of films! :)

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/superswede11

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

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sammakko

les aventures d'adele blanc-sec

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardOMainnin

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! :)

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexDisko

Le Diner de Cons is one of the best comedy of errors film ever made!

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Susheen

Le Gardere

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

"The African Doctor" which you can find on Netflix.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jim277669

"Priceless" and "Delicacy". Both with Audrey Tautou. Both very well done.

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/langkatie

Ma Vie de Courgette/Blue is the Warmest Color!

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchy414696

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

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sydney602248

The only French movie I've ever watched is Blue Is The Warmest Colour, but I'll definitely check some more out.

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Xolani237946

Elle (2017) with Isabelle Huppert is good

Fun fact: My name comes from the Khoi-Sans

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren280711

les diaboliques, la gloire de mon pere/le chateau de ma mere, populaire, les choristes, la boum

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Blithn4

La famille Belier et Les choristes!

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

Loved La Famille Belier!!! Je l'ai vu quelque fois.

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

This is such a great thread - full of useful movie recommendations!!!

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zallx

La cité des enfants perdus

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/was_ist_das

Betty Blue

Nikita

Being 17 on Netflix

Madame bovary also on Netflix

May 19, 2018

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Dans la maison

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Haven't seen all that many, but my favorite was « L'Argent de poche », by François Truffaut, even if the ending was a little preachy.

May 20, 2018

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L'armoire volante 1948, Le Chômeur de Clochemerle. Comedy is the best way to learn a language because they use double entendres

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JoaquinMur14

"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!

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeTrev2

'Delicatessen', 'Amelie' , 'Nikita' and 'Man Bites Dog' for now :-)

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

J'aimais Amélie tellement que j'ai acheté l'affiche de film.

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Babette415040

J'aimais "Je t'aime moi non plus". Je suis allé voir ce film à Paris, 1975 (!!!), oh la, la, la.

May 21, 2018

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    c'est absurde mais,,, Les Comperes

    May 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/TylerStewa640323

    If you watch Cars in French Lighting McQueen's name is Flash McQueen

    May 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/nostromer

    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

    May 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/NickSmale1

    Subway, Delicatessen, Amélie, Jules et Jim, Diva, Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, Alphaville...

    May 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/VikaIsakov1

    La Haine is a personal favorite of mine

    May 22, 2018
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