Watching Netflix in French is a great way to practise your listening skills and fine-tune your ear to the specific sounds of French,
while also improving your spelling and developing your ability to read in French (if you watch with subtitles on). Beyond this,
it's a great way to enrich your cultural knowledge too.
There's a great range of French language movies and TV shows available on the Australian Netflix catalogue, as well as many shows that can
be dubbed or subtitled in French (although we tend to prefer the former).
Our teachers suggest watching your program multiple times: once with English subtitles; then with French subtitles; and a third time
without any subtitles at all.
Whether you're a casual viewer, someone who enjoys winding down to the odd movie or TV series, or a certified binge-watcher, we've compiled a short list of our top French-language picks on Netflix for your viewing - and learning - pleasure.
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Already seen this series? Read the original literature on Culturetheque.
Chef's Table, French edition, goes inside the lives and kitchens of some of the world's most renowned French chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.
1960: the French intelligence service hires the 23-year-old André Merlaux. Handsome, well raised, intelligent but impressionable, Merlaux has much to learn to serve and defend the interests of France. Three officials must adequately train him to execute delicate and sometimes outlandish operations, as Merlaux discovers the intricacies of government and navigates diplomatic incidents.
A reality series about the family Kretz who sells apartments to rich customers in France and the rest of the world.
When their 4-year-old son is murdered, a young couple fights a twisting and arduous battle to identify a frustratingly elusive killer.
Hilarity and insight abound as Fary riffs on growing up in two cultures, travelling abroad while French and rocking the boat at the Molière Awards.
Tintin, a young Belgian reporter, gets involved in various mysteries and adventures with his dog Snowy, his friends Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus, and the bumbling detectives, Thomson and Thompson.
Parisian police are faced with a psychopath whose murders are inspired by Jeanne Deber, known as "The Mantis", a famous serial killer who terrorised the country 20 years earlier. Believing it takes one to know one, the Police asks Jeanne Deber to help hunt the copycat. Placed in solitary confinement since her arrest, "The Mantis" agrees on one condition: that she deals only with detective Damien Carrot, who happens to be her son. Despite having distanced himself from his mother many years ago, Damien has no choice: a serial killer is on the loose and could strike anytime, anywhere in Paris.
In Paris, France, a group of movie-star agents go about their lives and work, and they'll have to figure out how to carry on with the agency after the passing of their fearless leader.
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