3 Avatars sitting with movie iconHere are some resources to become immersed in language through video and movies. Exploring language and culture through video, films, and movies are great ways to increase your exposure to the target language and keep you motivated to learn. Check out some of the links below and enjoy learning from your computer, couch, or mobile phone!

Free Platforms

Platforms through CU

International Movies & Films @ALTEC on Canvas provides students, staff, and faculty with access to a collection of international films in the 25+ languages that CU Boulder offers. With so many films to choose from, students can transform their language-learning experience by supplementing their education with enjoyable movies in their target languages.

Kanopy is the college equivalent to Netflix. With your CU Boulder email address, you can login and gain access to many movies from popular films to indie documentaries. Furthermore, Kanopy has a sizable collection of films in various languages. You can search for all sorts of different films here! 

External Platforms

50Languages.com hosts a large collection of videos in over fifty languages. The best part? They are absolutely free to watch! These video lessons are short and cover a wide array of material that students can learn from any level. 

BBC contains a wide variety of videos that teach useful expressions in your target language. Interactive video dramas engage you as you take control of your learning experience and master different expressions that are not typically taught in a traditional language course. 

The Fable Cottage contains plenty of popular fables from Snow White to Jack and the Beanstalk in five different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian). Audio and video bring these well known fables to life as you can listen to or watch the stories enacted in your target language. 

Streema is a free website that allows you to access radio and TV programs all over the world! With many live broadcasts, you can enjoy whichever program you would like in another language. 

Paid Platforms

Amazon Prime Video offers a 30 day free trial.

The Criterion Channel offers a 14 day free trial.

Crunchyroll offers a 14 day free trial.

eTVnet offers a 7 day free trial.

Fandor offers a 14 day free trial.

Filmatique offers a 30 day free trial.

HBO Now offers a 7 day free trial.

Hotstar offers a free 30 day trial.

Hulu offers a free 30 day trial.

MHz Choice offers a free 7 day trial.

Mubi offers a free 7 day trial.

This article lists the best foreign language movies available on Netflix, and other common platforms that can help you practice the language you are learning.

Spuul offers a free 30 day trial.

Viki offers a free 7 day trial.

Yabla is popular among language learning students as it contains a collection of videos in six languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Chinese). From TV documentaries to music, Yabla utilizes subtitle technology that allows you to check out the meanings of various words or hide them for natural immersion.