My 10 Favourite French-Language Films

Modern era and in no particular order:

1. La Haine (Hate) (1995)

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2. Indochine (Indochina) (1992) 

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3. Intouchables (Untouchable) (2011)

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4. Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) (2004)

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5. L’ Appartement (The Apartment) (1996)

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6. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie) (2001)

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7. Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (2007)

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8. Les Choristes (The Chorus) (2004)

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9. 37°2 le Matin (Betty Blue) (1986)

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10. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

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11 Responses to My 10 Favourite French-Language Films

  1. keith7198 says:

    Hey, nice write up. It’s funny, I’m finishing up a similar list. We shall have a tiny bit if overlap me thinks!

  2. Daniel Nava says:

    Good list. I’d recommend Cache, Certified Copy, along with the Dardenne Brother’s filmography, particularly Rosetta.

  3. Nice list! I absolutely love Amelie and A Very Long Engagement (maybe it’s an Audrey Tatou thing!). I also like Tell No-One and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Also, for a bit of harmless nonsense, District 13 isn’t bad. There’s plenty here I haven’t seen that I’ll look into though.

    • dbmoviesblog says:

      Thanks. I don’t think I’ve seen ‘Tell No-One’ and am intrigued by it. I also heard about District 13, but haven’t watched it yet. The other two new films I think I would have considered including are ‘The Kid with a Bike’ and ‘Amour’, the latest ‘masterpiece’ from Michael Haneke. I should really get them on my list of ‘must-watch’.

  4. Dan says:

    Interesting top 10. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Untouchable so I’m looking forward to checking that out very soon. Can’t argue with La Haine at the top of the list.

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  6. Fergal Casey says:

    Great to see Monsieur Lazhar on that list.
    It could have been terribly mawkish but it’s handled so well it becomes almost overwhelmingly sad.

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