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Old Apr 25th 2019, 11:32 pm
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We spend too much time trying to find any good & relatively recent(not interested in old french classics) french films to watch on Amazon & Netflix. So I'm looking for the alternative solutions that probably we are simply not aware of.
Can anyonle advise please:
1) Is there any streaming service in France to watch French movies ?
2) I can see on my Orange box that it's possible to subscribe to Canal+. Is it worth doing? Do they have only there own programms & films ?
3) Are there any TV channels/film production companies/film institute websites that provide access to their film DBs & allow to watch those films online.

Thank you
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Old Apr 26th 2019, 8:49 am
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We spend too much time trying to find any good & relatively recent(not interested in old french classics) french films to watch on Amazon & Netflix. So I'm looking for the alternative solutions that probably we are simply not aware of.
Can anyonle advise please:
1) Is there any streaming service in France to watch French movies ?
2) I can see on my Orange box that it's possible to subscribe to Canal+. Is it worth doing? Do they have only there own programms & films ?
3) Are there any TV channels/film production companies/film institute websites that provide access to their film DBs & allow to watch those films online.

Thank you
Hi, can't help on the 1) and 3) fronts, but I've got French Satellite TV ("Canal", ex TPS), and Canal+ often urges me to subscribe, offering me a couple of months' free viewing. I've always declined, all the more so as I've taken out the "Cinema" option with Canal. Those channels don't show recent films, but if I couldn't wait to see a recent French film, I'd go to the cinéma.... From reading the TV Magazine, the proportion of recent French films proposed by Canal+ is very small and I wouldn't think it worthwhile for you to pay extra each month for so little.... Google "Programmes Canal+" to have an idea....
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I don't know how youtube works, but they seem to have French films.

https://www.senscritique.com/liste/F..._ou_VO/1252854

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We spend too much time trying to find any good & relatively recent(not interested in old french classics) french films to watch on Amazon & Netflix. So I'm looking for the alternative solutions that probably we are simply not aware of.
Can anyonle advise please:
1) Is there any streaming service in France to watch French movies ?
2) I can see on my Orange box that it's possible to subscribe to Canal+. Is it worth doing? Do they have only there own programms & films ?
3) Are there any TV channels/film production companies/film institute websites that provide access to their film DBs & allow to watch those films online.

Thank you
If you haven't watched it then I highly suggest "Jean de Florette" followed by "Manon des Sources" if you have ever lived in a French village and know how they love a proverbial game of risk with the land around them and the bickering that goes on with it it makes a entertaining watch at an easy pace.
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We spend too much time trying to find any good & relatively recent(not interested in old french classics) french films to watch on Amazon & Netflix. So I'm looking for the alternative solutions that probably we are simply not aware of.
Can anyonle advise please:
1) Is there any streaming service in France to watch French movies ?
2) I can see on my Orange box that it's possible to subscribe to Canal+. Is it worth doing? Do they have only there own programms & films ?
3) Are there any TV channels/film production companies/film institute websites that provide access to their film DBs & allow to watch those films online.

Thank you
You didn't state whether you have a preference for French films in VO or sub-titled.
I'm surprised that you state, "not interested in old french classics." Can we assume that you have seen all the old French classics (which would surprise me). If simply no interest whatesoever, imho you are doing yourself an injustice as there are so many French classics that I could mention that are a 'must-see'.
Many are not available on YTube due to copywrite issues, but with a bit of research one can find several that are. Have you seen the 50's film Les Diaboliques? One of Clouzot's most famous works, constantly under tension and psychologically violent, with superb actors. As a rule of thumb, any rating on IMDb over 7/10 is well worth watching, and Les Diaboliques is rated over 8/10, an exceptional score. And it's one that is still available on YTube.
I've been an ardent film fan for many years (including French), and if you wish I could mention some of my more recent favourites over the last 15 years or so.

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If you haven't watched it then I highly suggest "Jean de Florette" followed by "Manon des Sources" if you have ever lived in a French village and know how they love a proverbial game of risk with the land around them and the bickering that goes on with it it makes a entertaining watch at an easy pace.
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Good evening . For French Films i would recomend Arte channel.
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Good evening . For French Films i would recomend Arte channel.

The only French film on Arte at prime-time this last week was "A Bout de Souffle", going back to the 60s, and a quick check on this week's programmes shows one French tele-film....
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Hi
Can I ask what your logic is for wanting to watch french films?
Is it to improve your french or to improve your cultural knowledge of french life or other?
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If you were in Australia – or could connect to the Internet via Australia – you might want to look at SBS's French Connections collection. The national broadcaster offers streaming, modern, French languages movies on-demand.
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Just clicking on the link that graham supplied, and fwiw I note that there are two of my 'Top-10' French films listed. Namely Delicatessen, and The City of Lost Children. For those who love really dark comedy, these are a 'must'. Also enjoyed 'La Vie en Rose'. Can't say the same for 'Victoria' which we unfortunately paid to see at our local cinema.
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Just clicking on the link that graham supplied, and fwiw I note that there are two of my 'Top-10' French films listed. Namely Delicatessen, and The City of Lost Children. For those who love really dark comedy, these are a 'must'. Also enjoyed 'La Vie en Rose'. Can't say the same for 'Victoria' which we unfortunately paid to see at our local cinema.
Le Chef made me chuckle and Amélie is one of my favourite films
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Hi
Can I ask what your logic is for wanting to watch french films?
Is it to improve your french or to improve your cultural knowledge of french life or other?
Both actually. Learning French (thus better if the film is in french + fr (or english) subtitles) whilst watching some entertaining movie with an interesting plot

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Good evening . For French Films i would recomend Arte channel.

Thank you. Yes, my fav channel here too and France 3 has a lot of good documentaries
Unfortunately programms&movies there are catch-up on demand so if you don't watch if within a week or so you miss it.
(a bit like with BBC - the episodes of the documentaries are available for the limited time only)

It's an off-top , but maybe you know some subscription service that allows to access them any time later on ?

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Originally Posted by Annetje View Post
I don't know how youtube works, but they seem to have French films.

https://www.senscritique.com/liste/F..._ou_VO/1252854
Thank you! Will give it a try

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