I Love French Films

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    Les enfants du paradis

    wow--this movie is awesome.  i highly recommend it!  in france it is considered a classic on a par with say Gone With the Wind in america.  anyway, it's a very beautiful movie..plus, the main character is a mime, which totally rocks my world. aaahh..good stuff.  
    natasha9 natasha9
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    My Favorite Film Was Called "Diva"

    It's about an American Opera singer who doesn't want to be on tape or hear herself sing. A black market tape is made, lost and recovered. Lots of mayhem ensues, it's a beautiful movie. If you're looking for laughs, go with OSS:117 - a James Bond spoof. There are 2 movies now and...
    RawRedhead RawRedhead
    41-45, F
    Nov 8, 2010

    LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT directed by,

    written by, produced by and starring Jacques Tati. This is probably the best known of Tati's films but all are well worth watching. The list includes Jour de Fete, Mon Oncle, Trafic, and Playtime. In my opinion Tati is a great comic genius but I must reluctantly admit there...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 14, 2014

    CELINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATEAU Directed by

    Jacques Rivette. 1974 Almost certainly the greatest film you've never heard of. The title, translated as Celine and Julie go boating, is, I think slang for 'get caught up in someone else's story. The film lasts for more than 3 hours and is unlike anything else I've seen...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 6, 2014

    1. LA REGLE DU JEU. (The Rules of the Game).

    directed by Jean Renoir 1939. This film is often included in critics lists of the 10 best films ever made. The film, made in black and white, is set almost entirely at a weekend shooting party in a country chateau. The guests are mostly rich, aristocratic and charming...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 5, 2014

    LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR directed by

    Henri-George's Clouzot. 1953 Volunteers are needed to carry a cargo of nitro-glycerine in two old trucks over rough and dangerous roads. Only the desperate will apply. This famous thriller (English title 'The wages of fear') follows the four men in the two trucks as they face...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    LE BOUCHER. ( the butcher ) directed by

    Claude Chabrol. 1970 Set in the beautiful village of Tremolat overlooking a spectacular loop of the Dordogne river the film begins with a summertime wedding and the hint of a possible romance between two of the guests, the village schoolteacher (played by Stephane Audran...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 7, 2014

    3. JULES ET JIM directed by Francois

    Truffaut. 1961 Probably Truffaut's best known film and famous for its style as much as its subject matter. The story is set in the period just before and just after the First World War. Two young men, close friends, living a bohemian lifestyle, one French and one German...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 6, 2014

    A BOUT DE SOUFFLÉ directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

    1959 Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, this was Godard's first and perhaps most famous feature film. On the face of it a simple story of a French gangster and his girlfriend, the film was revolutionary in its time because of its free-wheeling, jump-cutting...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

    Le GoûT Des Autres (2000)

    I loved this film! Castella was such a funny man. Although he was a jerk, there were so many moments through out the film where I couldn't help but to feel sorry for him. I did like him. He's one of those people who are not good at or have no inkling that they should think a...
    outofthebleu outofthebleu
    36-40, F
    Mar 30, 2013

    They Suck You In

    I've only seen a few but I love how they are so personal and cover day to day things and relationships. Not the typical hollywood big budget stuff, which are great but sometimes miss some personal touch. The ones I've seen I happen to just get sucked into. Like I plan on...
    cuckyboy4u cuckyboy4u
    31-35, M
    Nov 9, 2010

    Oui, Beaucoup!

    my current favorite is 8 femmes. god i love this movie!
    natasha9 natasha9
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    I have watched les choristes

    and le papillon and they're both lovely! Can anyone recommend any other great french films? I would also appreciate it if they weren't too inappropriate. Thanks!
    harvestmoon94 harvestmoon94
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    I Love French Short Films

    I love french short films. They're very stylish, beautiful and especially well-made and subtle. They make you think, and the way they make you think is amazing. They take you through a number of emotional states, if this was directed in it's masterful. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 2, 2011

    2. LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS directed by Marcel

    Carne. 1945 Voted the best French film ever made by the French Film Academy, this film runs for more than 3 hours and is usually shown in two parts. It is set in Paris in the 1840s and deals in spectacular fashion with the thriving and competitive theatre world of that time...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 5, 2014

    L'ARMEE DES OMBRES Directed by Jean-Pierre

    Melville. 1969 English title 'the army of shadows ' Melville's film is probably the best and most realistic film about the French resistance in the 2nd world war. No over- glamourised heroics, an austere but gripping account of the risks and realities. Lino Ventura and...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    Nov 9, 2014

    French films are erotic

    and emotionally inspiring!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 16, 2015

    There are many depending on the type of film

    you like. However. If you are new to French cinema and want a good movie to watch where you can follow what's going on easily. My two suggestions would be 'Amelie' which is a fantastic third person narrated story of a young lonely woman dealing with life. Or her perception of it...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Nov 6, 2014

    The other day I watched Persepolis (that is

    actually an irani-french movie) and I couldn't help being deeply moved by the beautiful film!
    EPNachoman EPNachoman
    31-35, M
    Feb 10
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