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1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 38,760 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Loin des hommes (2014)

101 min | Drama, War, Western

7.3
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74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 4,384

3. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 27,055 | Gross: $0.55M

4. Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Director: Jalil Lespert | Stars: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet

Votes: 8,391 | Gross: $0.72M

5. Lost Command (1966)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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French Army Colonel Raspeguy leads his paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh in Indochina and against Algerian guerrilla during the Algerian War.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan

Votes: 1,208

6. The Names of Love (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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62 Metascore

A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director: Michel Leclerc | Stars: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem, Carole Franck

Votes: 6,410 | Gross: $0.51M

7. L'ennemi intime (2007)

111 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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61 Metascore

A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Albert Dupontel, Aurélien Recoing, Marc Barbé

Votes: 2,846

8. Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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In the seacoast town of Boulogne, Hélène sells antique furniture, living with her step-son, Bernard, who's back from military duty in Algiers. An old lover of Hélène's comes to visit - ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

Votes: 1,996

9. Le parfum d'Yvonne (1994)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ?

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandra Extercatte, Richard Bohringer

Votes: 871

10. Djinns (2010)

103 min | Horror, Mystery

5.1
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A platoon of French soldiers on a rescue mission in North Africa confront invisible evil creatures.

Directors: Hugues Martin, Sandra Martin | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Thierry Frémont, Saïd Taghmaoui, Aurélien Wiik

Votes: 742

11. Mon colonel (2006)

110 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Herbiet | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Robinson Stévenin, Cécile De France, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 453

12. Liberté, la nuit (1984)

82 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In the mist of the Algerian events, a man finds a fugitive happiness beside a local woman.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Maurice Garrel, Christine Boisson, László Szabó

Votes: 125

13. Le paria (1969)

102 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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Traumatized by the War of Algeria and by the accidental death of his wife and his son, Manu left the right road. His last caper was the attack of the Antwerp-Tangiers Express, carrying a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Carliez | Stars: Jean Marais, Marie-José Nat, Horst Frank, Jacques Stany

Votes: 24

14. Cooking History (2009)

88 min | Documentary

7.5
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Interviews with military cooks from various European armies.

Director: Péter Kerekes | Stars: Vassily Nikolaevich Logunov, Franz Weinhart, Klavdia Matveevna Lobanova, Franz Wienhart

Votes: 214

15. L'adieu (2003 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Director: François Luciani | Stars: Thomas Jouannet, Mélanie Doutey, Catherine Jacob, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 66

16. La belle vie (1963)

105 min | Drama, War

6.4
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After twenty-seven long months spent in Algeria, Frédéric Simon, a young photographer is determined to forget this time of trouble. Now that the Army has finally discharged him he wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Frédéric de Pasquale, Josée Steiner, Odile Geoffroy, Françoise Giret

Votes: 20

17. R.A.S. (1973)

110 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Jacques Villeret, Jacques Weber, Claude Brosset

Votes: 107

18. Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès (1972)

100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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How to become a killing machine in Algeria when, at the start, you are a Pacifist Breton. Let Lieutenant Perrin deal with this bunch of rebels and make them "true soldiers", who know how to... See full summary »

Director: René Vautier | Stars: Alexandre Arcady, Hamid Djellouli, Philippe Léotard, Jacques Canselier

Votes: 142

19. Vivre au paradis (1998)

105 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, Living In Paradise is a thought-provoking examination of the lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe.

Director: Bourlem Guerdjou | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Fadila Belkebla, Omar Bekhaled, Farida Rahouadj

Votes: 129

20. Lotfi (2015)

Biography, History, War

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The film relates the career of Colonel Lotfi, whose real name is Benali Boudghene, since his beginnings as an activist in Tlemcen where, with his classmates from high school, he posted the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Youcef Sehairi, Ahmed Rezzak, Hassan Kachach, Adel Bakri

21. Le porteur de cartable (2003 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Caroline Huppert | Stars: Alika Del Sol, Hammou Graïa, Yannis Belal, Pablo Valero

Votes: 28

22. Moudjahidate (2008)

75 min | Documentary

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Through interviews with former women combatants, this documentary recounts women's involvement and commitment to the struggle for Independence in Algeria.

Director: Alexandra Dols | Star: Danièle Djamila Amrane Minne

23. Les déracinés (1972)

90 min | Drama

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Director: André Teisseire | Stars: Edmée Deniau, Guy Di Rigo, Dora Doll, Alain Doutey

24. Claudia Love Forever (2010)

69 min | Documentary

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Director: Jérôme Marichy | Star: Claudia Bonnin

25. Un combat singulier (2004)

52 min | History

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Director: Xavier Villetard | Stars: Henri Alleg, Simone De Bollardière, Germaine Tillion

26. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: In Camera (1964)

85 min | Drama

7.7
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Three people, a man convicted of cowardice, a lesbian and a self obsessed blonde are put in a small, stark room with a few garish modern artworks and three benches. All have died and are in... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Harold Pinter, Jane Arden, Katherine Woodville, Jonathan Hansen

Votes: 32