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November 22, 2016 4:59 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for recommendations of programs/movies available on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the U.S. that are in French with English subtitles. It can be for any age audience. Thanks!
posted by LilithSilver to Education (17 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think Les Revenants is available on Netflix. Atmospheric French zombie film with a Mogwai soundtrack.
posted by vunder at 5:10 PM on November 22, 2016 [9 favorites]


Amelie is on Netflix currently - super cute romantic comedy with some interesting stylistic choices. Populaire was there too until just recently, perhaps its available streaming elsewhere -- a bit of a Pygmalion-esque story about a secretary who trains to win a typing competition.
posted by cubby at 5:11 PM on November 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Blind Date! <3
posted by Sassyfras at 5:12 PM on November 22, 2016


'Tell No One' "marks that rare thrill ride that also manages to incorporate a healthy level of emotionally rich drama." No guarantees expressed or implied.
posted by mr. digits at 5:17 PM on November 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


The hilariously dark (French) Belgian film Man Bites Dog is on Netflix DVD and Amazon video (not Prime, alas).
posted by BlahLaLa at 5:29 PM on November 22, 2016


Netflix: If you go to Netflix via your internet browser, run a search for "French Language Movies." Here in the US, about 40 of them currently pop up. Click on the down arrow for each, and then details, and then the right arrow for language info. Every one I've clicked on so far has had English subtitles.
posted by mochapickle at 5:40 PM on November 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


(Oh, and I'd go with War of the Buttons)
posted by mochapickle at 5:45 PM on November 22, 2016


Farewell my Queen is streaming on Amazon Prime. I thought it was great, even though historical dramas are not my usual thing.
posted by ejs at 5:50 PM on November 22, 2016


Les Revenent is so good!

Never seen it myself but I've heard good things about the gritty cop show Spiral.
posted by forkisbetter at 5:51 PM on November 22, 2016 [2 favorites]


Instantwatcher is your friend!
posted by Clustercuss at 6:06 PM on November 22, 2016


A Very Secret Service (Au Service de la France) is a satire about 1960s-era French spies, especially focused on Algeria.

Marguerite is on there as well, the French version of Florence Foster Jenkins.

L'Auberge Espagnole is a classic; its sequel Chinese Puzzle is skippable though.

The first two parts of the Marseille Trilogy (Fanny, Marius) are available in made-for-TV-like adaptations. I don't think they ever remade Cesar (the original is from the 1930s, I think)

Le Chef is an amusing Ratatouille-like romp.

Les Visiteurs was on Netflix for a really long time, but I just looked and seems like they took it off. It was hilarious. I don't know if it's on Amazon Prime, but it's worth searching for.
posted by basalganglia at 6:18 PM on November 22, 2016




Spiral (Engrenages) is amazing.
posted by bquarters at 7:30 PM on November 22, 2016 [4 favorites]


Amazon Prime French Films
Two of the most successful recent French films at the French box office, have been Intouchables and Bienvenue chez le Ch'Tis - I'd recommend both of those if you haven't seen them.

And don't forget Belgian films in French. I liked Le Tout Nouveau Testement for example.
posted by rongorongo at 11:11 PM on November 22, 2016


2nding Amelie and L'Auberge Espagnole.

2 Days, One Night (starring Marion Cotillard) is an interesting movie and available streaming on Netflix.
posted by Shadow Boxer at 6:48 AM on November 23, 2016


I said that Les Revenants was a film, but it's a TV series. I think 2 seasons?
posted by vunder at 4:47 PM on November 23, 2016


Merci! I knew you beautiful people wouldn't let me down!
posted by LilithSilver at 11:03 PM on November 24, 2016


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