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French TV and Movies

Postby darlia » 2014-07-09, 23:41

Hello,

I would like to watch french TV shows and movies so I keep up with my french. I don't live anywhere where many people speak french so I don't use it on a regular basis.

My french is not great but I found I was able to enjoy and understand the TV show "The Returned" because they didn't talk particularly fast or in a strange dialect.

Can anyone recommend any other really good french TV shows or movies? I recently tried a comedy movie but they spoke too fast for me.

Thank you! :)

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Postby Meera » 2014-07-15, 15:24

darlia wrote:Hello,

I would like to watch french TV shows and movies so I keep up with my french. I don't live anywhere where many people speak french so I don't use it on a regular basis.

My french is not great but I found I was able to enjoy and understand the TV show "The Returned" because they didn't talk particularly fast or in a strange dialect.

Can anyone recommend any other really good french TV shows or movies? I recently tried a comedy movie but they spoke too fast for me.

Thank you! :)


My favorite French Film is Amélie. It's a really a cute romantic comedy. I liked The Intouchables too which was based on a true story. These are probably my two favorite French movies. Also Jean Dujardin has a series of movies that make fun of spy/james bond films called OSS. I've only seen OSS 117 but I liked it. :mrgreen: You might want to watch La vie en rose which is about Edith Pilaf's life.

I don't know much about French movies, but these are some of the ones I liked. I don't know any French tv shows :(
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Postby Marah » 2014-07-15, 19:51

Meera wrote: I liked The Intouchables too which was based on a true story. These are probably my two favorite French movies. Also Jean Dujardin has a series of movies that make fun of spy/james bond films called OSS. I've only seen OSS 117 but I liked it. :mrgreen: You might want to watch La vie en rose which is about Edith Pilaf's life.

OSS 117? Which one? Le Caire, nid d'espion or Rio ne répond plus? They're funny indeed. :)
Bienvenue chez les ch'tis is kind of funny too, maybe you'll like it.

You can also try to find American movies dubbed in French.
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Postby md0 » 2014-10-25, 4:57

TV5MONDE is actually a great channel. It has a mix of programming from all major French-speaking broadcasters (from France, Canada, Belgium, Suisse and Françafrique). I watch that when I'm staying over with my only friend who has cable TV.
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Postby Meera » 2015-01-10, 0:50

Marah wrote:
Meera wrote: I liked The Intouchables too which was based on a true story. These are probably my two favorite French movies. Also Jean Dujardin has a series of movies that make fun of spy/james bond films called OSS. I've only seen OSS 117 but I liked it. :mrgreen: You might want to watch La vie en rose which is about Edith Pilaf's life.

OSS 117? Which one? Le Caire, nid d'espion or Rio ne répond plus? They're funny indeed. :)
Bienvenue chez les ch'tis is kind of funny too, maybe you'll like it.

You can also try to find American movies dubbed in French.


Bonjour Marah. I'm sorry I didn't see this until now. I saw Le Caire the one that took place in Cairo :D The Brazil one is on Netflix maybe I should watch it :P I have been trying to find English movies and tv shows dubbed in French online but I haven't found them :(
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Re: French TV and Movies

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-01-31, 8:22

Meera wrote:
darlia wrote:Hello,

I would like to watch french TV shows and movies so I keep up with my french. I don't live anywhere where many people speak french so I don't use it on a regular basis.

My french is not great but I found I was able to enjoy and understand the TV show "The Returned" because they didn't talk particularly fast or in a strange dialect.

Can anyone recommend any other really good french TV shows or movies? I recently tried a comedy movie but they spoke too fast for me.

Thank you! :)


My favorite French Film is Amélie. It's a really a cute romantic comedy.

Yeah, Amélie was good. I've seen a few other French movies before (all in French class, and no, not the ones you'd expect! :lol:), but most of them weren't that great. :P One of them was Danton (1983, I think). I guess that one really was pretty good (especially in comparison to the rest...) but still not as good as Amélie IMHO. Another one I saw was Diva, which honestly is only good if you're into that sort of thing. :P If you're not (like I wasn't), it just looks really, really bizarre. :lol: There's also La Ballade des Dalton, but I can't honestly say I actually saw it, because everybody else in class was being so goddamn noisy! :P

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Re: French TV and Movies

Postby harhakuva » 2015-05-13, 10:47

Has anybody been watching a TV series "Fais pas ci, fais pas ça"? :) I find it really funny and it's good for getting familiar with everyday French as the topic is pretty simple - lives of two different families.

Honestly I haven't been really motivated to improve my French but watching this series has been a huge help!
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Re: French TV and Movies

Postby Meera » 2015-07-21, 20:04

I don't know if it is too late to post here but I just got done watching a mini-series called "Witnesses" in French which was absolutely amazing, I just wished it wasn't so short.
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Postby SnakeMenUnite » 2018-02-14, 5:19

md0 wrote:TV5MONDE is actually a great channel. It has a mix of programming from all major French-speaking broadcasters (from France, Canada, Belgium, Suisse and Françafrique). I watch that when I'm staying over with my only friend who has cable TV.

it's your best bet, really. lol

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Re: French TV and Movies

Postby SM11 » 2018-08-31, 8:24

Here's a top 10 of my favorite French movies:

1 - Intouchables
2 - Astérix et Obélix Mission Cléopâtre
3 - Un Prophète
4 - Le Prénom
5 - Le Dîner de Cons
6 - Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
7 - Indigènes
8 - OSS 117 : Rio ne répond plus
9 - Léon
10 - Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu ?

Regarding TV Shows, I don't know much about them, maybe:
Fais pas ci, fais pas ça
Un gars une fille
Les revenants
Scènes de Ménages

But you can always watch American series dubbed in French, it's actually more efficient for learning French because you already know the story, so you can just focus on what the characters say in French. The bad side is that there's no suspens... ^^'

But if I say this, it's because French series are usually pretty bad compared to American ones I think.
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Re: French TV and Movies

Postby Luís » 2018-10-01, 9:34

I've just finished watching Le Chalet on Netflix. It's great for anyone who enjoys a good thriller. There are way too many characters to keep track of at the beginning, but then you get used to it (and half of them will die anyway :P )
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