Watching Movies in French

I have a bad habit of watching my favorite movies over and over again.

Some, like Star Wars, Rocky, Limitless, and Casablanca, I know word for word.

I recently had the idea of choosing French (the language I'm working on learning) in the settings of the DVDs to these movies.

Has anyone else tried this yet?

If not: 1. Give me a thumbs up for the idea (gotta get those lingots). 2. Try it sometime. It is amazing what you can pluck out of the conversations when you already know them in English.

June 30, 2015


Yess I love watching movies, reading, listening to music, watching youtube videos and playing video games in french.

Great learning tool, and very fun! Why do what I do all the time in english when I could work on my language of choice at the same time?

I sing all the Frozen songs in French and it drives everyone nuts

Je voudrais un bonhomme de neige! Oh viens jouer avec moi! :P

July 1, 2015

If you have Netflix or a similar subscription there are also easy ways to get VPNs and log on to those sites as if you were in France or another French speaking country.

Try 'hola! internet' extension for Chrome

July 1, 2015
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Lots of Netflix content has French subtitles even if you are not faking a French IP address. In addition there are a few things which have original French dialog eg: Spirals, Braquo, Les Revenants and Asterix

July 1, 2015

Yep I do it for Italian. Inspector Rex in Rome... and Montalbano....haven't turned off the subtitles yet.

July 1, 2015

Si vous aimez regarder des films francais, regarder 'les intouchables'. C'est ma film préféré.

July 1, 2015

J'ai vu le film Deux Jours, Une Nuit. C'est la sorte de films qui reste avec vous pour longtemps.
Et en plus, la langue était facile à comprendre. Je crois que j'aie compris environ de 25% du film.

July 1, 2015
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