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The best way to learn a language is, I believe, to completely immerse yourself in it. This can be difficult if you are not actually living, working or studying in a country where that language is spoken. I always wanted to speak French and despite quite a few years of lessons at school I never quite grasped it. For me the turning point came when I actually moved to live in France and I lived with a family who encouraged me to learn. One of the things I did was to watch a lot of French TV series and French movies. I also enjoyed listening to French music too. As well as having the opportunity to speak a lot of French I was able to pick up vocabulary.

I no longer live in France so the opportunity to practice is not easy. The next best thing for me is to watch French movies (there is always the opportunity to use the subtitles if necessary) and there are lots of great ones to choose from on Netflix. You may also  interested in this post on the best French TV series too!

Obviously the different movies available on Netflix is subject to change (and availability depending where in the world you live) but these are my top choices for 2019. I have included the link to Amazon Prime Video too so if the movies are no longer available on Netflix do check on Amazon!

Happy viewing!

Top 6 Best French Movies on Netflix


AMELIE


 

If you are visiting Paris you will love this film which showcases the French capital! This whimsical film centres around a young woman named Amelie. A romantic comedy and an absolute classic – if you haven’t seen Amelie add it straight to your must-see movie list!

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH AMELIE ON NETFLIX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON AMAZON 

 


BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (LA VIE D’ADELE CHAPITRES 1 & 2)


 

A moving love story about a French teenager Adele who discovers desire and freedom when blue haired art student Emma comes into her life. This film won the Palme d”Or at the Cannes film festival in 2013.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR ON NETFLIX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR ON AMAZON

 


THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (LE SCAPHANDRE ET LA PAPILLON)


 

The true story of Jean-Dominique Beauby who at the age of 43 had a stroke which left him with locked-in syndrome. Unable to move or communicate except through blinking his left eye for yes or no this film is based on the book dictated by him letter by letter.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY ON NETFLIX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH “The Diving Bell and The Butterfly” ON AMAZON

 

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INTOUCHABLES


A feel-good movie about the friendship that develops between a wealthy quadriplegic man and his carer. This was a huge box-office hit in France and is an easy to watch movie.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTOUCHABLES ON NETFLIX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTOUCHABLES ON AMAZON

 

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BLIND DATE (UN PEU BEAUCOUP AVEUGLEMENT)


 

A French romantic comedy – an inspiring pianist moves next to a puzzle inventor who can only work in silence! What could possibly go wrong!

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH BLIND DATE ON NETFLIX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Blind date ON AMAZON

 


BREATHE (RESPIRE)


 

A tale of how toxic friendships can be when they go wrong. A great French drama based on the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme Breathe will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH BREATHE ON NETFLIX

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Breathe ON AMAZON

 


FURTHER INFORMATION FOR VISITING PARIS/FRANCE


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Author: Tracy

Over the last 50 years I have lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to many more. I enjoy exploring and learning about new places and meeting people on my travels. History, reading, photography, nature and wildlife are my interests and I am ALWAYS researching and planning my next trip (preferably by train)

With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, I share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help YOU travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

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