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1
Provide the French movie title of the following film:

Twilight

La Fascination

The noun fascination carries several meanings in French, including "infatuation." Note that the Twilight series was also called Twilight in France, but that the first film in the franchise was called La Fascination.

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

In France, the title remained the same. In Quebec, however, it became La Princesse Bouton d'or, which literally means "The Golden Button Princess." In French, Bouton d'or both refers to a yellow-gold color and to a flower of this color.

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Star Wars

La Guerre des étoiles

 

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Back to the Future

Retour vers le futur

 

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Meet the Parents

Mon beau-père et moi

Recall that the French word beau-père means "father-in-law." In French Canada, the film's title was translated to La belle-famille.

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Jaws

Les Dents de la mer

A rather significant departure from the original English title, the French title for the film Jaws translates as "Teeth of the Sea."

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Home Alone

Maman, j'ai raté l'avion

In English, the French title for Home Alone means "Mommy, I missed the plane," which, of course, refers to the problem at the heart of the film.

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The Life of Pi

L'Odysée de Pi

 

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Airplane!

Y a-t-il un pilote dans l'avion?

Unlike their English equivalents, French movie titles are very often complete sentences. Thus, Airplane translated into French as "Is there a pilot on the plane?"

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Bridesmaids

Mes meilleures amies

In Quebec, the movie title was translated more literally: Demoiselles d'honneur.

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Saving Private Ryan

Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan

 

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Ghostbusters

S.O.S Fantômes

 

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Les Aventuriers de l'arche perdue

 

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It's a Wonderful Life

La vie est belle

 

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Toy Story

Toy Story

In Quebec the movie was called Histoire de jouets.

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Although the title to this film remained unchanged in France, it was changed in Quebec to Le Pouilleux millionnaire. Pouilleux can be used as both an adjective or a noun to describe a person in extreme poverty, roughly meaning "bum" or "hobo."

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers

 

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Scary Movie

Scary Movie

In Quebec the film was called Film de peur.

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When Harry Met Sally

Quand Harry rencontre Sally

 

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Sleepless in Seattle

Nuits blanches à Seattle

The French term nuit blanche is used to refer to a "sleepless night." In Quebec the movie was called La Magie du destin.

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Roman Holiday

Vacances romaines

 

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The Wizard of Oz

Le Magicien d'Oz

 

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Groundhog Day

Un Jour sans fin

 

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001, L'Odyssée de l'espace

 

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A Clockwork Orange

Orange mécanique

Note that the French word mécanique can be used as a noun and as an adjective, meaning both "mechanism" and "mechanical." As a noun, mécanique also refers to the study of "mechanics."

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The Godfather

Le Parrain

In addition to meaning "godfather," parrain can also more broadly mean "sponsor" or "supporter." It is derived from the French verb parrainer, meaning "to sponsor."

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Goodfellas

Les Affranchis

The adjective affranchi literally means "freed" or "unfettered" and can be used in French to refer to someone who acts without regard to norms or expectations. It comes from the verb affranchir which means "to free" or "to liberate."

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Twelve Angry Men

Douze hommes en colère

 

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Du silence et des ombres

 

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Gone with the Wind

Autant en emporte le vent

Autant en emporte le vent literally means "as much as the wind carries away."