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FuriousRose 14.11.2014 10:41

Your favourite French language movie
 
I have been brushing up my French proficiency (haven't really used it for a while) and for this purpose I have been relying, among other things, on one of my hobbies: watching movies :D

I have been so far referring to some lists on IMDB for French language movies, but would like to know your recommendation or your favourite ones. My preference would be something that has comedy, family drama, or reality drama (not really into the cheesy or corny ones) in it (would preferably avoid horror and thriller for this matter). It could be the most recent ones, but I also enjoy some old school stuffs ;)

The_Love_Doctor 14.11.2014 10:45

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
One's I came across from the top of my head:

Intouchables (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/)
La Haine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113247/)

st2lemans 14.11.2014 10:46

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Histoire d'O ;)

Les visiteurs

La Totale!

Tom

Village Idiot 14.11.2014 10:47

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime. Bring tissues.

Entre les murs.

Le gamin au vélo.

Anthony1406 14.11.2014 10:53

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
rien a declare
bienvenue chez les shti
la maison de bonheur
les bronzee (several)
The color blue

some of the top of my head

Patxi 14.11.2014 10:54

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Man Bites Dog - "C'est arrivé près de chez vous"




and:

The Barbarian Invasions - "Les invasions barbares"

"Le Havre"

"Indochine""

"Olivier, Olivier"

hannah'sauntie 14.11.2014 10:54

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Amelie

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sECzJY07oK4

PaddyG 14.11.2014 10:58

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
If you like surrealism, try something by Luis Bunuel; "Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie" or "Le fantôme de la liberté".

SOBEIT 14.11.2014 11:06

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
ooh La La La - oops, sorry wrong lanuage.

Anjela 14.11.2014 11:07

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
'La Fête des Pères' with Thierry Lhermitte and Alain Souchon.
'L'année des Méduses' with Bernard Giraudeau.
'Daddy Nostalgia' with Dirk Bogarde and Jane Birkin.
'Petite Vacance à Knokke-le-Zoute'. Largely filmed in the countryside around Geneva.

Clumsy Maman 14.11.2014 11:08

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
My childhood has been much richer with gems like
Le Grand Chemin
Any movie starring Louis de Funes (especially the series of Le Gendarme)
Rabin Jacob

I second Les Intouchables et Bienvenue chez les ch'tis. LOL guaranteed.

Right now you have "Qu'est ce au-on a fait au bon Dieu" (in Deutsche it is Monsieur Claude und seine Tochter) in the cinemas in CH, you may give it a try. We saw it yesterday and it was a nice little movie (there is a rather funny reference to Rabin Jacob). As my OH said, nothing to discuss about (unlike Amelie), but it was a nice way to unwind.

Ramtin[e] 14.11.2014 11:33

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
La grande vadrouille
Le Gendarme de St-Tropez (several)
Fantômas (several)
Le grand restaurant
Les tontons flingueurs
Le dîner de cons
Le Père Noël est une ordure
La vie est un long fleuve tranquille
Paris brûle-t-il?
Le cerveau
Touchez pas au grisbi
Le cercle rouge
Le clan des Siciliens

prof. taratonga 14.11.2014 11:55

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
French Georgian Movie
13 Tzameti

Canadian
Léolo

Films by Jean-Luc Godard
Pierrot le fou
Le mépris
Vivre sa vie

Amanda D 14.11.2014 12:04

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Irreversible - dark, violent movie. But very good.

Belgianmum 14.11.2014 12:04

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramtin[e] (Post 2281957)
La grande vadrouille
Le Gendarme de St-Tropez (several)
Fantômas (several)
Le grand restaurant
Les tontons flingueurs
Le dîner de cons
Le Père Noël est une ordure
La vie est un long fleuve tranquille
Paris brûle-t-il?
Le cerveau
Touchez pas au grisbi
Le cercle rouge
Le clan des Siciliens

All of these plus Bienvenue chez less Ch'tis would have been on my list.

Les Bronzées are all a bit corny but quite amusing nonetheless.

prof. taratonga 14.11.2014 12:21

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Patxi (Post 2281927)
Man Bites Dog - "C'est arrivé près de chez vous"

This short film was additional content on the DVD:

mirfield 14.11.2014 12:24

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
I really liked The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon). It's not the most cheerful movie in the world, though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401383/

amaraya 14.11.2014 12:33

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
by far my favorite french movie-

37°2 le matin in english it's called betty blue. amazing


amaraya 14.11.2014 12:35

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
also most films by jaques tati-
i like mon oncle


Village Idiot 14.11.2014 12:42

Re: Your favourite French language movie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 2281980)
Les Bronzées are all a bit corny but quite amusing nonetheless.

I think you have to be French to enjoy les Bronzées. My better half thinks they're the funniest films in the world whenever they're shown on TV. I'd rather stab my eyes out with toothpicks.


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