Do you watch movies in foreign langugages?

Hong Kong
December 31, 2008 10:52pm CST
I think mostly we watch movies in our own languages and in English. What about other languages? I usually watch movies in French and I would read the subtitles! It's because I learned French before. What about you? What are your reasons for watching movies in other languages?
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 09
Hello wondericequeen, I do watch movies in foreign languages. I am really bad at learning new language and the only reason I like to watch movies in foreign languages because I like the story or the casts (well, the actor actually!) I watch Korean, Japanese, Thai, Russian, Philippines movies and as long as I love the story, I will watch. Sometimes, there is no subtitles provided and I still watch!
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@fairydew (180)
• United States
4 Jan 09
In the Indiana, United States, I rarely see a movie done in another language besides English.
@cripfemme (7714)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I like foreign movies, but only watch them when I can actually pay attention to movies. If the movie or TV show is English, I mufti-task, mylotting, writing emails, free writing...
• United States
3 Jan 09
bonjour, comment cava? I love Chinese movies. I watch that a lot. English, of course that too. But then I live in the United State, probably doesn't count. But I am a foreigner here though.
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• United States
2 Jan 09
I also like french films. They are really good most of the time.
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@uditpanda (1023)
• India
2 Jan 09
most of the movies for me is Hindi(indian) & english. But i have watched some movies in korean,japanese,german & french. All of them with english subtitles. Why miss any master piece when you have the aid of subtitles...??
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• India
1 Jan 09
if it is supported by a good english subtitle otherview i think you should be near me in the sofa to explain the proceeding of the movie.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
I love foreign movies!! I currently have Raise the Red Lantern to watch that I got from Netflix. I do not know why I love foreign films I just do.
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@murderistic (2279)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I love watching movies with subtitles, but I have to be very devoted to watching a movie to do it. I hate when they sub over the vocals in English. Like "Life Is Beautiful," one of my favorite movies, is so much better in Italian!
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• United States
1 Jan 09
I used to hate watching movies with subtitles because I felt it was annoying because you had to try to focus on the movie and then read the words at the bottom. But then I watched a French movie called "400 Blows" and it was so good that I didn't mind reading the subtitles.
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@jesbellaine (4156)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
Hi There! Welcome year 2009! Well other than English films, I watch other foreign movies like Chinese movies as long as they have subtitles of course… I am a big fan of Jackie Chan and Jet Li so I bought their DVD’s but it was not translated in English version so I would have to watch it with English subtitles… lolz… If there is one addict in our family, it is my younger sister who is animie addict fanatic… every weekends, we buy a DVD for her to watch… it is Japanese anime series which has an English subtitles… lolz… she is planning to study Niponggo or other language so that she can understand what she is watching without reading the subtitles. Thanks for the discussion! Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
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• United States
1 Jan 09
I've watched a few movies in foreign languages. At first, I was a little intimidated by subtitles but once I got into the films, the subtitles kind of disappeared. Like they became part of the movie instead of being distracting. I have tried to explain that to my mom because I think she would really like Guillermo del Toro's El Orfanto (The Orphanage). But she doesn't want to have to read the whole movie. The first subtitled foreign movie I watched was Day Watch, which is the second in a Russian vampire trilogy. I watched the first one, Night Watch, dubbed but I wasn't able to find a dubbed version of Day Watch so it was either endure the subtitles or miss out on the second part of the trilogy. And something I figured out... sometimes the subtitles catch bits of the conversation that are not loud enough to hear at regular volume.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
I have watched several movies in other languages, such as French, Spanish, and Arabic. I've even seen movies in English with foreign subtitles to help me study another language. My favorite movie that is not in my native language (English) is Pan's Labyrinth. It is in Spanish with English subtitles. It is a great movie!
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• China
1 Jan 09
Ha, I watch movies in English, because I'm studying English, I think watching English movies will help me to improve my English.
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
1 Jan 09
Hi, besides English movies, I watch Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay movies, which I understand. I also enjoy watching horror movies in Korean, Thai and Japanese, as their horror movies are really good, even though I don't understand a word they say - I'd rely on the subtitles.
@zhangw (145)
• China
1 Jan 09
I like movies in foreign languages. I mean if I want to watch a foreign movie,I would like to read the subtitles and listen to the soundtrack.I have watched some movies that are translated to my own language,it sounded really strange and lost the feeling .The most foreign movies I watched are English movies,the 2nd most are korean movies.
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@drannhh (15238)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Absolutely and I don't care whether it is in a language I know or not. I just love subtitles. I read better than I listen.
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@jeiyah_12 (1041)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
I've watched some foreign movies before, French and Spanish in particular. I must say these films are great even if I can't understand what they're saying the subtitles help me a lot, and I found out that even without using the subtitle menu you can understand the story because of the flow of the scenes and the story itself. It identifies the movie. I enjoyed Spanish and French Films because I've been always wanting to learn these languages especially Spanish since a lot of our words (common) are originated from it and it would be great if I will learn it.