My top 10 favorite films (tagged by filmurray)

1. American History X (1998)

2. Almost Famous (2000)

3. Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1998)

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

5. Into the Wild (2007)

6. Laurence Anyways (2012)

7. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) (2007)

9. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

10. Submarine (2010)

I tag anyone interested in posting their favorite films! Let me know if you choose to do it, I’d love to know.

Note: It’s always difficult to choose top 10 of anything but I thought of 10 films I can watch over and over and never get tired of and these were some of them (there are a lot more).

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:


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • Stromae
  • Louise Attaque
  • Dionysos
  • Coeur de Pirate
  • Yelle
My Top Six French Film Recommendations

Persepolis (x) – One of the best graphic novel adaptations of all time, this autobiographical animated feature follows the early life of Marjane Satrapi as she grows up in revolutionary Iran.

La Vie en Rose (x) – The César-winning biopic is about the surprisingly tragic and short life of France’s all-time most beloved songstress, the lovely Edith Piaf. This is Marion Cotillard’s best performance by far.

Les Intouchables (x) – The most modern recently made entry on the list, this film was voted to be THE French cultural event of 2011. It has a lot to say about some complicated subjects but at its core is still a great story about people.

La Grande Illusion (x) – It might be impossible to understate the cultural impact of this 1930’s drama about French prisoners during WWI. It’s a masterful piece of art and it’s responsible for the creation of the Cannes Film Festival. That said, it does feel dated at times. The action scenes that would have thrilled Depression-era audiences are rather dull by today’s standards.

A Bout de Souffle (x) – The quintessential French New Wave movie. It’s very good if you know a little about the historical context, i.e. how many generally accepted rules about cinema this movie was breaking, and try to appreciate it as a piece of art. However, it does feel slow at several spots.

Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (x) – This movie is the adaptation of an autobiography written in the last days of a man’s life as he succumbs to Locked In Syndrome. It’s very powerful and always leaves me thinking about life and human interaction.

anonymous asked:

Can you recommend some french movies? But a bit newer, not older than 10 years:) Also, you have a great blog, one of my favourite!

Thank you very much:) I hope this list works for you there’re so many great french movies so this is just a small personal selection:)

  • Jeune et Jolie
  • Amelie 
  • J’ai toue ma mere
  • 8 woman
  • Les Amours imaginaires
  • Blue is the warmest colour
  • L’écume des jours
  • Ensemble c’est tout
  • De rouille et d’os
  • La môme
  • Saint Laurent
  • Amour
  • Paris je t’aime
  • Le scaphandre et le papillon
  • Coco avant Chanel
  • Starbuck
  • Un été brûlant
  • La belle personne
  • Les amants réguliers
  • Les chansons d’amour
  • Les rivières pourpres
  • La délicatesse
  • LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ( not the Miley Cyrus version of course)
  • Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
  • Au revoir les enfants
  • Paris-Manhatten
  • Paulette
  • Entre les murs
  • Dans Paris
  • Les Adoptés
  • Les émotifs anonymes
  • Pieds nus sur les limaces


If anyone has more suggestions feel free to share I would love to get to know some new french movies:)

Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu? Is also a really nice and funny movie.