Best films in Dutch?
Hi all Dutch learners, I want to develop listening skills. Can you recommend good films in Dutch?
I'd start out with children's programs on YouTube like Peppa Pig Nederlands and Nijntje. They speak pretty clearly and slower than usual, and it's good for easing into listening, at least for me. Some Dutch films I like though are "Spijt!" and "Bon Bini Holland". Nijntje De Musical is a pretty enjoyable musical you can find on YouTube as well.
Thanks! I watched Spijt after your recommendation. Good but very sad film. I'm going to watch "Bon Bini Holland" next.
Perhaps I need to clarify my reaction a bit. My reaction is a quite commonly held opinion here in the Netherlands (I am a native). Many of us never watch movies in Dutch, almost on principle. Nor do we ever dub movies except for kids (we subtitle everything). For some reason, Dutch in movies just sounds wrong.
Since most of us are perfectly fluent in English anyway, there is no way that the Dutch movie industry can compete to that of the US. As a result there is a very small and largely low quality offering of Dutch movies. I am sure that some of them are somewhat ok, but I would not be able to name any of them.
Don't be surprised to find Dutch people to be the harshest critics of their own movie industry.
"we subtitle every movie except the ones for kids"
theyre years ahead of us
Hoi Masha! Don’t know if you’re still looking for some films. These are some of the ones I grew up with, or that are just well liked in the country.
Put some links in for the ones that are on Youtube. ;)
Abeltje / The Flying Liftboy (Ben Sombogaart, 1998)
Ja zuster, Nee Zuster / Yes, Nurse! No, Nurse! (Pieter Kramer, 2002)
Minoes / Miss Minoes (Vincent Bal, 2001)
Lang leve de Koninging / Long live the Queen (Esmé Lammers, 1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220DHc0Ii2I&t=2806s
Het paard van Sinterklaas / Winky’s Horse (Mischa Kamp, 2005)
Some Dutch Classics:
Ober / Waiter (Alex van Warmerdam, 2006)
De Noorderlingen / The Northerners (Alex van Warmerdam, 1992) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vzlDqYmGbc
Zusje / Little Sister (Robert Jan Westdijk, 1995)
Turks Fruit / Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven, 1973) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scB0Dvw3gFo
Simon (Eddy Terstall, 2004)
Some popular ones:
Shouf Shouf Habibi / Hush Hush Baby (Albert Ter Heerdt, 2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmnFpJAT15I&t=1105s
Antonia / Antonia’s Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WAvK4oKcEE
Zwartboek / Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, 2006)
Oorlogswinter (Martin Koolhoven, 2008)
Terug naar de Kust / Back to the Coast (Will Koopman, 2009)
Try "Michiel de Ruyter". in my opinion the best Dutch movie there is. I'm not sure if you are ready for the movie because the Dutch is to complicated. (I'm a native speaker).
Succes met het kijken van de films!