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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

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
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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/)
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Histoire d'O

Les visiteurs

La Totale!

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Old 14.11.2014, 10:47
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Il y a longtemps que je t'aime. Bring tissues.

Entre les murs.

Le gamin au vélo.
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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
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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"

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Old 14.11.2014, 10:54
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Amelie

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sECzJY07oK4
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Old 14.11.2014, 10:58
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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".
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

ooh La La La - oops, sorry wrong lanuage.
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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.
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Old 14.11.2014, 11:08
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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.
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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
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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
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Re: Your favourite French language movie

Irreversible - dark, violent movie. But very good.
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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.
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Man Bites Dog - "C'est arrivé près de chez vous"
This short film was additional content on the DVD:
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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/
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by far my favorite french movie-

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

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also most films by jaques tati-
i like mon oncle

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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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