In recent decades we are becoming increasingly surrounded by different types of audio-visual media without this new reality being entirely translated into and taught by the school system. In order to become critical and responsible citizens of the world, it is important that students become media literate. While all teachers should therefore include media education into their classrooms, foreign language teachers will find additional benefits by doing so. This MA dissertation aims at determining the benefits of using film in foreign language teaching and the ways film can be exploited for teaching different aspects of a foreign language. The theoretical part begins with pointing out the importance of media literacy and film in the education system, continues with a presentation of the basic film theory and finishes by putting forward the benefits of using film in teaching of foreign languages as well as suggesting the way the film clips could be integrated in foreign language classrooms. The practical part firstly proposes a number of selected film-related exercises for the teaching of different language systems and skills and secondly, it offers two film-based pedagogical sequences – one for the English class and another for the French class. The results indicate that there are numerous benefits to the inclusion of film into teaching foreign languages and that film can be used for teaching all language systems and skills.