I'm an English speaker, but I watch both movies and as much TV as possible in either German
(and sometimes Italian if I can find it.) No, I don't speak either language, but I have read books in both. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite a lot of fun. And even if you don't know anything about these languages, you'll be surprised at how much of the story line you'll understand. For example, watching the show The King of Queens
in German is so much better than mere English!
Perhaps the Europeans and Brits among us don't understand that we in the US are sadly self-isolated when it comes to other languages. We're sometimes bombarded by Spanish, but I don't live in the US Southwest where it is prevalent. The only place I've been too in a while where I've had a blast is Quebec, Canada.
PS: V for Vendetta
is one of the better movies I've seen in a long while. If you haven't seen it, make sure you do! Natalie Portman's British accent will make you cringe, but the story is Batman
meets Phantom of the Opera
meets George Orwell's 1984
, and Hugo Weaving — the bad guy from The Matrix
— is awesome as 'V'.
Here's the Guy Fawkes backstory
to the plot.