Favourite French Films


I recently asked a question in a group of Incomparables on Facebook – the members of the We live Purposeful, Meaningful and Fulfilling Lives Group. My question was, “I would like to do a blog post about everyone’s favourite French films – could you possibly tell me which French films are your favourites?”

Today is Sunday. Sundays can sometimes become long days, especially if you live/find yourself on your own. To help you make this Sunday special, to make it a day to remember, you’ll find the list of our group’s favourite French films below – in no specific order.

If you do not live in France and you want to escape for a couple of hours to this part of the world, my favourite is the first one, The 100-foot Journey. Watching French films can also improve your French. In our French conversation group, we have found that we learn more when we watch without English subtitles, but the choice is yours.

  • The hundred-foot Journey with Helen Mirren
  • 8 femmes with Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, and Firmine Richard
  • Jean de Florette with Gérard Depardieu
  • Manon des Sources with Emmanuelle Béart
  • Les Petits Mouchoirs/Little White Lies with Jean Dujardin
  • The Swimming Pool with Alain Delon
  • La Gloire de mon Père/Le Château de ma Mère with Nathalie Roussel
  • Intouchables with François Cluzet and Omar Sy
  • Les Choristes with Gérard Jugnot
  • La Cage aux Folles with Michel Galabru
  • War of the Buttons based on the French novel La Guerre des boutons, by Louis Pergaud
  • Le Professionel with Jean-Paul Belmondo
  • Ensemble, c’est tout Audrey Tatou
  • Le Bonheur est dans le Pré with Eddie Mitchell
  • Les Demoiselles de Rochefort with Catherine Deneuve
  • Amélie with Audrey Tatou
  • Plein Soleil with Alain Delon
  • The Lacemaker with Isabelle Huppert
  • Camille Claudel with Isabelle Adjani
  • Les Parapluies de Cherbourg with Catherine Deneuve
  • Auberge Espagnol with Audrey Tatou
  • Coup de Foudre/Entre Nous with Isabelle Huppert

There is an intentional spelling mistake in the list. Can you find it?

I hope you’ll find one or more film on here to brighten up your Sunday. If you can’t find it on Netfix, Apple tv or Amazon, you can probably rent it on Youtube or Canal Plus.

If you still feel a bit lonely, you are welcome to join our group We Live Purposeful, Meaningful and Fulfilling Lives where we talk about whatever makes our lives meaningful – just click on this link and ask to join.

There are, of course, many more excellent French films – you can add your favourites in the comments below – who knows, you may be able to brighten someone else’s day by recommending one or more films.

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