https://www.duolingo.com/JoshWilkinson

French Movies w/ English Subtitles

Hey!

Great to be learning languages with you guys, do you know any good french movies that i could watch with english subtitles or vice versa? Ive heard it can assist with the process in a fun way.

Thanks

April 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

I hope this works. It is a playlist with 155 French videos with English subtitles. Good luck, and happy learning!

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cherub721

Wow, thanks! Any in particular you recommend?

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bluesky192

What works for one may not work for all, but I've found that watching English TV shows that have been dubbed in French is better than watching original French movies with subtitles. The readers have to speak a little more slowly to match the lips of the actors, so for me it's easier to understand. Not that I get every word, mind you :) YouTube has Inspecteur Barnaby (English title "Midsomer Murders") in almost its entire run. It's good for learning French because there's lots of action to help you understand the dialogue. Also 'Zorro' dubbed in French is fun. Also on YouTube. I agree also that documentaries are good practice. The 'Bear Grylls' adventure series is dubbed in French on YouTube.

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorg.Ancrath

You can use Popcorn Time.

It has an entire library of movies and series with subtitles for more than 5 languages including French.

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorg.Ancrath

However, I would recommend you to start by watching documentaries on YouTube, there are lots of them in French.

Documentaries are better since they don't speak really fast.

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshWilkinson

Thanks and thanks! Any suggestions? Im assuming I just search french documentaries and put english subtitles correct?

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorg.Ancrath

Well, yes you search for french documentaries with English subtitles, or simply just watch them without subtitles, will help you with comprehension.

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

My two favourite French movies - with the disclaimer that I haven't watched hundreds - would be Mon père ce héros (which was remade in English, but for some reason in French it's hilarious and in English it makes me cringe and hide behind my hands) and Le Placard. Both comedic, both feature Gerard Depardieu. The latter also has Daniel Authieul (whose surname I've just tried to spell about four different ways and not one of them looks right) who is also very good. Haven't watched either of them in quite a long time, I must admit, but I have fond memories of both.

Watching stuff you know dubbed into French can be quite good, as you don't have to concentrate so hard on catching every last detail, and can spend more time just kind of immersing yourself.

ETA: oh, and Amelie! How could I forget. In French I think it goes by Le destin fabuleux d'Amelie Poulin, or something. Also the Tricolore movies.

April 11, 2015
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