French people are supposed to be some of the most romantic people in the world. So, what about their movies? If you want to learn French while dreaming in front of a beautiful film, here are 15 romantic French movies to watch. And for best results, try to watch these romantic movies in French, with or without subtitles.
1Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964)
That’s a classic. If you’re looking for romantic French movies to watch, you should begin with an oldie but goodie! The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 musical romantic drama film directed by Jacques Demy and starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. In this movie, we meet Guy and Geneviève, two young people in love. But when Guy has to go to war, he abandons a sad and pregnant Geneviève. Will they be able to meet again?
If you liked this movie, you might want to check out another movie from Jacques Demy : The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967).
2La Fille sur le Pont (1999)
Don’t be fooled by the fact that this French movie was shot in black and white. It isn’t that old! But the black and white is perfect for the dramatic atmosphere and the meeting of two people: a knife thrower named Gabor and a girl called Adèle, who intends to kill herself by jumping from a bridge. After saving her, Gabor offers Adèle to become the target girl in his knife-throwing act. Travelling through Europe, the duo evolves for better and for worse.
3Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)
Probably one of the most famous romantic French movies, Amélie won four César Awards in 2002, two BAFTA Awards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards. In this movie, we follow the quiet life of Amélie (played by Audrey Tautou), a shy waitress who tries to take care of the people around her. Not only is the story lovely, but it also offers some beautiful scenery of Paris.