The best thing about learning French is that you can call staying in and watching movies “studying”. Doesn’t that Netflix binge seem productive now?
So, what’s in the study queue this month? These great French movies on Netflix are all streaming now!
The Chorus (2004) PG-13
Music teacher, Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot) starts a boys choir at a strict boarding school for boys in France. One child in particular, Pierre, is an aimless troublemaker, but his music teacher sees promise in his budding abilities. 68% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Nun (2013) R
In this film based on a novel by Denis Diderot, young Suzanne is forced to become a nun because she is an illegitimate child. Suzanne struggles with the strict discipline of the nuns and considers breaking her vows. 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Diplomacy (2014) Unrated
Set in World War II, this riveting drama follows two diplomats whose negotiations played a pivotal role in the war as they debate the future of Paris. 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In The House (2013) R
A precocious student inserts himself into his classmate’s family, giving his writing teacher voyeuristic thrills and new inspiration. 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Haute Cuisine (2012) PG-13
A cook from a truffle farm in Périgord played by Catherine Frot becomes the personal chef of France’s president. Based on a true story, this film serves up a slice of French life as well as glimpses of fabulous food. 68% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Holy Motors (2012) Unrated
In this mind-bending French movie, actor Denis Lavant plays a mysterious man who himself dresses in costumes to play many odd, improvised roles. Accompanied by his loyal driver, he travels around Paris to take part in a number of unusual (and sometimes violent) scenes. 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Tomboy (2011) Unrated
10-year-old Laure moves with her family to a new neighborhood, where she begins a new life as a boy, Mikäel. Lead actress Zoé Héran received warm critical acclaim for her role as a transgender child. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Yves Saint Laurent (2014) R
This drama follows the turbulent and glamorous life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. After being fired from the House of Dior, Saint Laurent and his partner built their own formidable fashion house. 45% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Have you seen any great French movies on Netflix lately? Let us know about them in the comments below, check back with us each month to find more great French movies!