French Movies

Another way to become familiar with the French language is to watch their movies. The Cinema of France contributions to it’s culture. Turn on the subtitles and it’s an exercise in French immersion. (actually, that would entail turning off the subtitles, or choosing french subtitles – not a bad idea)

French Video Streaming

Best Foreign Language Films (France) Academy Awards

AlloCiné French Movie Listings

Top French Language Films of All Time (IMDB):

  1. Jules and Jim (François Truffaut)
  2. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
  3. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
  4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel)
  5. Day for Night (François Truffaut)

Most Successful Films at the French Box Office:
Intouchables
Welcome to the Sticks
Amélie

Movie Clubs:
Nos Jours Heureux (Bande annonce)
Clotaire devant le médecin
La Boum
Oscar et la dame rose (Oscar and the lady in pink)
Le Caire, nid d’espion (OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies)
Pourquoi tu pleures?
Bande annonce (My little princess)
Paris, je t’aime

Top French Directors
Trufaut
Godard
Louis Maille

Top French Actresses
Julliette Binoche
Audrey Tatou
Sarah Bernhardt
Isabelle Huppert
Marion Cotillard

Top French Actors
Gerard Depardeu
Jean Reno

10 of the Best Films set in Paris
Les Enfants du Paradis, Marcel Carné, 1943-45 (3e, 11e)
An American in Paris, Vincente Minnelli, 1952 (1e)
Rififi, Jules Dassin, 1955 (2e)
Funny Face, Stanley Donen, 1957 (5e)
Bande à Part, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964 (1e)
La Maman et la Putain, Jean Eustache, 1973 (6e)
Last Tango In Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972 (16e)
Three colours: Blue, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993 (5e)
Everyone Says I Love You, Woody Allen, 1996 (5e)
Caché, Michael Haneke, 2005 (13e)
-Paris City Guide (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/jun/03/top-10-films-on-paris

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