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    Default French Movies you like

    Can anyone suggest French films I can watch. I'm taking French classes and listen to French music which is great. I've seen Jean de Florette and Manon de Source, I ordered The Intouchables, but I need more suggestions of this type of French movie.

    Obviously must be in French with subtitles.

    Merci beaucoup!
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    The two you mentioned are my all-time favorites, but I also really liked Chocolat, Le Retour de Martin Guerre, the original La Cage aux Folles, and Le Placard (The Closet), which is absolutely hilarious.
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    The Intouchables was a great film but be forewarned, I found that accents virtually incomprehensible.

    Red, White, and Blue are also great films.
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    Jesus of Montreal is an amazing, amazing film. But, again, accents. Although I find Montreal accents way more accessible than Moroccan or whatever the one character had in The Intouchables.
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    I loved the Intouchables also. The Count of Monte Cristo was one we watched in French class. Not the American version of course.
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    The Artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluvinel View Post
    OP wanted subtitles.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne



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    Agree that Jesus of Montreal is a great film.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne



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    The oldie: A Man and a Woman. In French it's so good.


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    Adieux à la Reine. The French is beautiful.



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    Haute Tension (absolutely terrifying but superb- the French do horror really well) and Brotherhood of the Wolf
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    I LOVE French movies.My favorite Director is Erich Rohmer. One of my all time favorites is Le Genou[?] de Claire. or in English, Claire's knee. {I know I probably spelled that wrong, but I do not speak French. He used the same actresses for about 30 years. They were teens in Claire's knee. By the time they made A winter's tale, they were in their 40s. Pauline at the beach is great. Another thing about these movies, there is a LOT of dialogue, They are usually light sexual, Pauline a little more.
    Cyrano de Bergerac. with Gerard DePardieu. I have watched this over and over.
    No one has mentioned Amelie? I usually do not care for the music in French movies but this one is great. I loved it too. It is told in narration. I am glad I can speed read.

    Entre nous. An oldie but a goodie.
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    I rented this on iTunes the other day, and I thought is was an intensely emotional film.

    But be aware that it's a lesbian romance story with explicit love scenes.

    "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278871/



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    It depends what kind of movies you like! But some of my favorite French / francophone movies are:
    - Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulin Amélie
    - Un long dimanche de fiançailles (same director as Amélie, same actress Audrey Tautou) - A very long engagement
    - C.R.A.Z.Y
    - Monsieur Lazhar
    - Banlieue 13 District B13 (action)
    - Trois hommes et un couffin (3 men and a baby - the French original)
    - Le diner de cons The Dinner Game
    - Intouchables
    - les émotifs anonymes (Romantics Anonymous)
    - Mission Cléopâtre (probably too "Franco-French", but it cracks me up every time)
    - Ensemble c'est tout (Hunting and Gathering)
    - À la folie pas du tout (He loves me, he loves me not)
    - Ne le dis à personne (Tell no one - great thriller!)
    - L'auberge espagnole (The Spanish Appartment)
    - Le papillon (the butterfly)
    - La doublure (The Valet)
    - La môme (La vie en rose? The story of Edith Piaf, with Marion Cotillard)
    - De rouille et d'os (Of rust and bones)
    - Les femmes du sixième étage (The women on the 6th floor)
    - Les choristes (The Chorus)

    ...and many many more but I'll stop here!
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    Breathless! Or anything by Godard, really. Bande à part, Vivre sa vie, etc. There are so many wonderful French films.



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    Amelie, yes! Very clever, great character development. A man and a woman is achingly sensual.



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    I didn't see your list until I posted: thanks sophie!



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    SMALL CHANGE!! Wonderful! About kids and their families! AWESOME movie!
    Did someone mention Diabolique?

    Agree that the original Cage aux Folles but what about the ORIGINAL cousin cousine! SO MUCH BETTER than anything American!

    ANd... Le Hussard sur le toit! GREAT! Romantic! Gorgeous!

    And yes, of the red white and blue series RED is definitely my favorite!



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    Anything Truffaut.
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    The Red Balloon
    Le Chevre
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