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Have You Seen These French Films?

Learning a new language is a journey, and the best part of that journey is engaging with another culture, especially when that speeds your learning along. Cinema can be a great snapshot of culture, not just helping you get to grips with listening to spoken French, but a view into French style, music, and art. French film is famously wonderful, but with that comes an intimidating amount of choice and options to start watching. That’s why we put together this little shortlist of spectacular, French-language movies, giving you a fun starting point with French cinema.

Amelie (2001) – 8.3/10 IMDb Rating

“Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.”

La Vie En Rose (2007) – 7.6/10 IMDb Rating

“Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.”

Le Passé (2013)7.7/10 IMDb Rating

“An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.”


Cinema can be a fun way to reinforce your French language skills, but if you’re wanting to really get those skills down, take a look at our online classes, suitable for any age group or learner level.


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