When setting up our website we noticed a lot of incoming searches for ‘watch french movies for free online with English subtitles’. We of course understood that most people were looking for ways to watch these free French movies online illegally. We, as a website that supports the national film industries, can naturally not go along with that. But fortunately there is another option! There are a pretty large amount of very good full French films that you can just watch completely on Youtube. For some you will have to watch it in parts, but for a lot of them you can watch the complete full French movie at once. We have made a list of the very best one’s. Check it out below! You can also download them.
Our Free French Movies list – Made possible by Youtube!
You can watch these French movies with subtitles by turning it on in the options menu. You can also often also watch them with Turkish, Portugese, French or Spanish subtitles. That depends per film.
Watch Amelie online for free!
Our absolute number one French film is available to watch online for free! Here you can also setup the English subtitles. The ‘Fabulous life of Amelie Poulain’ is our best rated French movie. You can check the review out in our Best French Movies list. Now also on Youtube with Spanish subtitles.
Watch La Passion de Jeanne D’Arc in English
Youtube now allows you to watch this acclaimed silent movie and other silent movies for free in English. This classic film by Carl Theodor Dreyer narrates the story of the trial and prosecution of female French legend Joan of Arc.
Watch Les Choristes online for free!
This heartwarming and charming French movie from 2004 is now also available. It is perhaps not the strongest film storywise, but every romantic will love it. It is about a teacher who has to teach at a strict boys school. He ends up teaching them love for music, and changes their lives. We very pleasently surprised to find it among the free French movies!
A romantic movie from the nineties online for free – The Hairdresser’s husband
Recently more and more French language movies, and movies taking place in France, are uploaded to Youtube. A new one was put on there in 2012/2013: the romantic comedy ‘Le mari de la coiffeuse’. It comes with Spanish subtitles.
Watch this Italian French spoken war movies about the Bloody Battle of Algiers with subtitles.
This is one of the most bloody and terrible battles of all time. About the Algerian war between French government and guerilla warriors. It received three Oscar nominations. This Arabic/Italian/French war movie can be watched for free with English subtitles via Youtube. It is a full movie of about 2 hours.
Lila Says (2004)
Great movie that is based on the novel that goes by same name. It is about a 19-year old boy who despite having potential as a writer, decides to spend his life doing nothing. Be aware that this is a 18 + film. You will have to login on your Youtube account.
A great full French Comedy movie from 2010. This one also comes with several different subtitles you can choose from. One of the complete French movies that is worth your while.
Hiroshima mon Amour
A golden oldy from 1959. An acclaimed French film by director Alain Resnais that has won many awards. It is about a French and Japanese couple having a very personal conversation.
These are the best Free French movies we have found so far. We will add some more French films that you can watch for free very soon!