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can anyone help me find French movies

can anyone help me find French movies, possibly free? I need something beginner. Animated is okay. Possibly a link from YouTube. Thank you!

September 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaLouG

Anything with Louis de Funes! (except Fantomas, don't watch any movie with Fantomas in the title)

This site has (I think) every French movie you could want, as long as you know the title. http://www.hds.to/films/la-soupe-aux-choux-1981-streaming.php I love Louis de Funes because he is funny, even if you don't understand hardly any french, and there are good context clues so you can follow the plot without having to understand the dialogue. La Loi C'est La Loi (Fernandel) was made for both a French and Italian audience, so the French is slower than usual and easier to follow. I really enjoyed it.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/par_la_baie

You may wish to take a look at http://filmfra.com/ and see if it fits your needs.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

These aren't movies, but they are easy and helpful: Slow French, French in Action (for any individual episode click on its "VoD" button), bookbox.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hidden-Ninja

Hmm. In school we watched a movie called 'Divines'. You will probably like it.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelaChen14572

maybe the hunchback of Notre Dame or Belle et Sebastien with English subtitles.

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaLouG

I just found Belle et Sebastien online! I'm going to watch it sometime this week. Thanks!

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/apex59
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When I read "Animated is okay", I immediately thought of Les Triplets de Belleville, then I remembered that it does not have a lot of dialogue. It is still worth watching though!

(Just watched the first few minutes on youtube and I don't remember seeing that intro before, I think it may have been cut from the copy I have. As I don't think it would be appropriate for all, I have removed the link)

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TellTheSeal

I would not recommend any of these for children (of course), but personally, I enjoy the films of Jeunet et Caro, such as City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, and MicMacs. I have yet to see a bad movie with Dominique Pinon in it; he was in Amelie, Diva, City of Lost Children, and Delicatessen, among others. I enjoy Jean Cocteau's surreal version of Beauty and the Beast (1946), that was made several decades before Disney's version.

As for animation, "Fantastic Planet" aka "La Planete Sauvage" is an animated science fiction film that was produced as a joint effort of French and Czechoslovakian studios in 1973. There is at least one dvd version that features both the French audio and the English dub, along with English subtitles.

Perhaps none of these are the "something beginner" that you have requested, but any of these (and probably whatever others you find) will contain lines that are accessible to beginners.

Tuvalu (1999), directed by Veit Helmer, has such minimalist dialog that it is very nearly a silent film (albeit, with an excellent sound track). What dialog there is, is in a variety of European languages (including French and English), and as such, may be of interest to others on DuoLingo, except, there really is not much dialog in that one at all: maybe half a dozen lines? Wonderful film, though.

Again, many of the films I mention in this post are weird, and many of them contain material that some viewers would find disturbing. I am guessing we are all adults, here, as minors are not allowed to post or access discussions on DuoLingo, right? Nevertheless, use good sense and discretion.

At the time of this post, 07Sep2018, both Delicatessen and Diva are streaming for free and without commercials or other advertisements on the Tubi channel, available via Roku (and maybe elsewhere).

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/studykin

Hello! In my first French class, we watched a movie called Jean de Florette. It was a pretty interesting movie, and understandable for a beginner! It also has a sequel, Manon des Sources, but I haven't watched that yet. Hope this helped! :)

September 19, 2018
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