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Top 5 amazing French movies to watch to learn French!

Top 5 amazing French movies to learn French!

  1. Do you wish to work on your newly learned French language?
  2. Do you want to watch French movies to learn the language? 
  3. Are you tired of all the English and Hindi movies?
  4. Want to watch something interesting and learn french at the same time?

Well then, all you have to do is do what you love doing most, watch French movies!

Here’s a list of the top 5 French movies that would definitely help you learn French in a fun way and prevent you from just wasting your time.

1. La Marche de l’empereur

About the story 

The documentary depicts the yearly journey of the emperor penguins of Antarctica.                                                In autumn, all the penguins of breeding age i.e. five years old and over leave the ocean, which is their normal habitat, to walk inland to their ancestral breeding grounds. There, the penguins participate in a courtship that, if successful, results in the hatching of a chick.

For the chick to survive, both parents must make multiple arduous journeys between the ocean and the breeding grounds over the ensuing months.

Why watch this French movie?
  • It has everything the beginning French student needs.
  • A relatively simple story, clear narration, and one voice at a time. 
  • You can spend some time with each narrator, letting your ear get used to it.

2. Les Intouchables

About the story 

To give you a brief gist, the French movie is about a Parisian aristocrat, a quadriplegic since a paragliding accident, who hires a young man to be his live-in caretaker. Despite the fact that they are very different, the two men bond and develop a close friendship.

It’s a heartfelt and hilarious story about a young guy whose anger at “the system” doesn’t prevent him from applying for a position just to get a little unemployment insurance.

Why watch this French movie?
  • Whether or not you’re ready to fall off the couch giggling, cry a bit on the inside, or all-out water your neighbors’ sweater sleeve with your tears, the French film “Les Intouchables” will likely do the job. 
  • However it isn’t only the tale that is so compelling, the language too is full of the delightful contrast that characters from two quite disparate socio-economic circles. 
  • The protagonist’s nearly crass manner of speaking without a doubt gives a feel of what French sounds like in the streets, among buddies, and in heated conversations. 
  • But his friend’s superb vocabulary, clear and right articulation and formal expressions reveal some other side of the rich French language.

3. Banlieue 13 Movie Posters Banlieue 13 Ultimatum - 11 x 17: Posters & Prints

About the story

In this thrilling French movie, Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city’s secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Why watch this French Movie?
  • There’s been a boom in French action films over the last couple of years, partly driven by media enthusiasm for parkour, the hyperkinetic French sport/artform, and by the achievement of director/producer Luc Besson. 
  • 2004’s “Banlieue 13,” a dystopian action thriller with a rather idealistic finishing.
  • Coupling a breathtaking action movie and an ultimate way to learn a language what more could anybody ask for?

4. Les visiteurs

Les Visiteurs' (1993) | Movie posters, Movies, Film

About the story

A medieval knight and his servant ask a familiar wizard to move them back in time to prevent their father-in-law’s accidental killing in this French movie. Instead, they fly away to the 20th century!

Why watch this French Movie?
  • It’s an absolute insurrection to watch those two courageous, however slightly smelly and unkept men, the battle to stand the horrors and silliness of contemporary times. 
  • Pay attention additionally to the distinct way the two medieval characters speak in comparison to the other French characters.
  •  You’ll no doubt encounter some splendidly outrageous medieval expressions and conflict, right along with the characters, to figure out what they are talking about! 
  • The next time you’re in France, you won’t have much problem finding someone who will recognize quotes from a movie like this!

5. La grande vadrouille

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About the story

Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, go on an epic voyage through the occupied country to the free zone. This story of international camaraderie in wartime is one that many, who knew France at the time, connect with.                                                      

It characterizes the particular way in which some French people think about Americans and the English.

Why watch this French movie?
  •  You’ll learn a lot from the characterizations of the different nationalities and the interactions between them, though perhaps considerably less about how to be inconspicuous in an occupied war-zone!


The French movies mentioned above are a mix of various genres and would definitely not only be something that will help you with understanding and speaking French but would also be so gripping and interesting that you won’t feel like leaving your couch without finishing it.

Could learning get any more enjoyable and engrossing?  I don’t think so!

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