So you’re all caught up on Brooklyn Nine Nine - what do you watch now? Or maybe the kids have finally finished Harry Potter and are clamoring for more - or maybe it’s your first time in a French library and you just don’t know where to start!

If you’re looking for your next book or TV show, check out our new recommendation lists in the fiction section, by the DVDs, and in teen fiction. These posters pair popular English-language books and movies with French-language titles in our collection that are presque pareils. So if you liked one, we bet you’ll like the other!

Si vous aimez...

Essayez...

Pourquoi ?

FILMS ET TV

For more, check out our full guide!
Freedom Writers Entre les murs Emotional movies about struggling students and their teachers.
Love Actually Paris, je t'aime Love-themed anthology movies, one set in London, the other in Paris.

BOOKS FOR KIDS & TEENS

Divergent by Veronica Roth Interfeel d'Antonin Atger Teenage outsiders rebel against dystopian futuristic societies.
Check out more of our YA recs.
Harry Potter Oksa Pollock Fantasy fans will love Oksa Pollock, a heroine caught between the ordinary and magical worlds. You can find even more children's book pairings here.

ADULT NOVELS

Find more novel recommendations here!
Game of Thrones Les rois maudits de Maurice Druon George R.R. Martin cited Maurice Druon's historical saga Les rois maudits as an inspiration for his own hit series A Song of Ice and Fire, calling it "the original game of thrones."
Gone Girl Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani These bestselling psychological thrillers about violent women will keep you on the edge of your seat!


Not quite what you’re looking for? Ask a librarian! We're here to help you find your perfect match. What have you read or watched lately that you think has a presque pareil pairing? Let us know your favorites in the comments section!



Elizabeth Taft

Library Assistant

Elizabeth has a B.A. in French with a minor in English from Wellesley College and plans to pursue a degree in Library and Information Science. During a year of study at Aix-Marseille Université, she hiked Mont Sainte-Victoire, volunteered at a short film festival, and attended France's largest book fair. Her work at the French Cultural Center combines her love of language and libraries.

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