La Vie d’Adèle

French Movies

Hey guys! Movies helped me a lot to improve my French. I love French movies and French cinema and now I wanna share a few of my favorite movies and must-sees with you! I hope they’ll help you!

  • La peau douce (a bit older, about a man who has an affair with a young girl, black&white, a bit dramatic)
  • La vie d’Adèle (LESBIANS!)
  • Sur mes lèvres (a very nice thriller about a deaf girl and a criminal)
  • Dans la maison (a high school student writes stories about the mother of his buddy and it escalates)
  • 8 femmes (lesbians, bisexuals, drama, a dead man, nice clothes, takes place in the 50ies)
  • Swimming Pool (you see boobs sometimes, a British writer spends a few days in the South of France and writes about mysterious things that happen there)
  • Sagan (a biopic about Françoise Sagan, dramatic and a bit gay)
  • Le placard (a guy pretends to be gay so he doesn’t lose his job)
  • Poltergay (gay disco ghosts from the 70ies mess up a man’s life and relationship)
  • Une nouvelle amie (great movie about a trans woman)
  • Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (y’all know this one)
  • Belles familles (family drama about a house and feelings, a man falls for his very young step sister)
  • La femme d’à côté (a man discovers that his new neighbour is his ex girlfriend, a lot of amour fou, sad film, dramatic)
  • Le dernier Métro (a Jewish theater director hides in his theater and his wife falls for an actor, during WW2, nice clothes, 2 gay characters (not main characters but still…))
  • L’enfer (1994 version) (a jealous man turns his wife’s life into a real nightmare, very interesting film)
  • L’homme qu’on aimait trop (based on a true story, takes place in Nice, crime, mystery)
  • Lila dit ça (drama, 2 teenagers living in Marseille, sad love story, a bit nsfw, about a writer)
  • La belle saison (Lesbians in the 70ies, unshaved arm pits for the win, cute yet sad, takes place on a farm)
  • Rien à déclarer (a very funny film about French and Belgian ppl and stereotypes)
  • Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (y’all should know this one!!! a classic! watch it with French subtitles!!!!)
  • Persepolis (animation film, an Iranian girl tells us about her life in Iran, France and Austria, very moving, based on real events)
  • Les innocents aux mains sales (older movie, with Romy Schneider!! a woman kills her husband but he’s not as dead as she thinks he is)
  • A la folie… pas du tout! (You think this is a cute romatic lil film? you are SO wrong!!)
  • Les intouchables (y’all know that one I guess)
French sources (for intermediate or advanced learners)!

Hi :)
Some time ago I asked my followers to suggest me some films/books/tv series/general sources to improve my French, and a lot of you (more than I excpected) answered.
If you have other suggestions, please reblog this post and spread the knowledge!
So, here you are the list of all the books/films/singers you suggested, I hope it will help some of you, too:

Books:

  • L'étranger, Camus
  • Si c'était vrai…, Marc Levy
  • Comment je suis devenu stupide, Martin Page
  • Huis clos, Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Mateo Falcone, Prosper Mérimée
  • Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, Éric-Emmanuel Schmidt
  • Le blé en herbe, Colette
  • Le petit prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Le petit Nicolas, René Goscinny
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand

Grammar book: “Action Grammaire” (for any level)

Films:

  • Les intouchables (2011)
  • Entre les murs (2008)
  • Amélie (2001)
  • Un Prophète (2009)
  • La Règle du Jeu (1939)
  • Des Hommes et des Dieux (2010)
  • Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (2007)
  • Au Revoir, les Enfants (1987)
  • Le passé (2013)
  • La vie d'Adèle (2013)
  • Les choristes (2004)
  • Jeune et jolie (2013)
  • L'Auberge Espagnole (2002)
  • Ne le Dis à personne (2006)
  • Chaos (2005)
  • Delicatessen (1991)

TV series:

  • RIS police scientifique
  • Les revenants
  • Extra French avec sous-titres (YouTube)

Music:

  • Stromae
  • Louise Attaque
  • Dionysos
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Yelle