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1. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 31,688 | Gross: $16.06M

2. 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, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 42,653 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Votes: 22,136

4. 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: 28,426 | Gross: $0.55M

5. Loin des hommes (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

7.2
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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: 5,121

6. L'amant d'un jour (2017)

76 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Éric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte, Paul Toucang

Votes: 332

7. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Africa.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Votes: 5,895 | Gross: $0.25M

8. Carré 35 (2017)

67 min | Documentary

7.2
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French actor Éric Caravaca confronts a mystery what happened to his parents' first child, Christine, who died at age three in Algeria before the director was born?

Director: Éric Caravaca

Votes: 56

9. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,429 | Gross: $0.92M

10. Hors la loi (2010)

Unrated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.6
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59 Metascore

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,170

11. Le Petit Soldat (1963)

Not Rated | 88 min | War, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

During the Algerian War, a man and woman from opposing sides fall in love with one another.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais

Votes: 4,498 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch | Stars: Angelo, Nadine Ballot, Régis Debray, Jacques

Votes: 1,829

13. 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: 6,714 | Gross: $0.51M

14. Un balcon sur la mer (2010)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Garcia | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Marie-Josée Croze, Toni Servillo, Sandrine Kiberlain

Votes: 1,083

15. Les témoins (2007)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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75 Metascore

Paris, 1984: A group of friends contend with the first outbreak of the AIDS epidemic.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Michel Blanc, Emmanuelle Béart, Sami Bouajila, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,412 | Gross: $0.08M

16. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,351 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Nada (1974)

110 min | Thriller

6.7
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A group of anarchist leftist called "Nada" and led by the terrorist Buenaventura Diaz abducts the American ambassador Richard Poindexter in a brothel in Paris and brings him to a farm in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel, Mariangela Melato, Fabio Testi

Votes: 723

18. The Inheritor (1973)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Carla Gravina, Jean Rochefort, Charles Denner

Votes: 618

19. La balance (1982)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Philippe Léotard, Richard Berry, Maurice Ronet

Votes: 893

20. Le combat dans l'île (1962)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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The son of a French industrialist, Clément is a right wing extremist who belongs to a secret militant right wing organization that uses whatever means necessary, including violence, to ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Henri Serre, Diane Lepvrier

Votes: 432 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Inch'Allah dimanche (2001)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the ... See full summary »

Director: Yamina Benguigui | Stars: Fejria Deliba, Rabia Mokeddem, Amina Annabi, Anass Behri

Votes: 447

22. Mon colonel (2006)

110 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.1
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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: 470

23. La trahison (2005)

80 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During the Algerian War of Independence, mistrust abounds between the drafted local Algerians and metropolitan French forming a French army platoon.

Director: Philippe Faucon | Stars: Vincent Martinez, Ahmed Berrhama, Cyril Troley, Walid Bouzham

Votes: 184

24. A Captain's Honor (1982)

117 min | War

6.5
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In einer TV-Sendung bezeichnet Professor Paulet den im Algerienkrieg gefallenen Capitaine Caron als Folterer und Mörder. Dessen Witwe zieht mit der in Kriegsprozessen unerfahreren Anwältin ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Nicole Garcia, Charles Denner, Georges Wilson

Votes: 192

25. R.A.S. (1973)

110 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Three French conscripts with diverse political motives, are sent to a disciplinary battalion in the midst of the Algerian war. Major Lecoq is to build an elite unit with these wayward soldiers who are exposed to war, torture and death.

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

Votes: 115

26. La question (1977)

112 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Director: Laurent Heynemann | Stars: Jacques Denis, Nicole Garcia, Jean-Pierre Sentier, Françoise Thuries

Votes: 64

27. Le coup de sirocco (1979)

102 min | Drama

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Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Roger Hanin, Marthe Villalonga, Michel Auclair, Jacques Duby

Votes: 208

28. L'honneur de la tribu (1993)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.2
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Director: Mahmoud Zemmouri | Stars: Saïd Amadis, Magid Bouali, Marianne Caron, Djamel Dekkar

Votes: 20

29. La guerre sans nom (1992)

240 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary on the French-Algerian conflict 1954-1962 which was never officially called a "war", including interviews with some of the survivors.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Patrick Rotman, Bertrand Tavernier

Votes: 47

30. Le rossignol de Kabylie (1962)

21 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Georges Régnier | Stars: Djelloul Bachdjarah, Philippe Camus, Jeanne Sartre, Amezziane

31. Tes cheveux démêlés cachent une guerre de sept ans (2017)

74 min | Documentary

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Director: Fatima Sissani

32. Woman Is Courage (2003)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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This fascinating and emotionally gripping documentary by director Amine Rachedi narrates the story of Louisette Ighilahriz, a young Algerian woman who joined the national liberation ... See full summary »

Director: Amine Rachedi

33. Man of the World (1962– )
Episode: Death of a Conference (1962)

Crime, Drama

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In the final phases of the Algerian war, Strait is caught between the French generals and the Algerian revolutionaries as peace negotiations grow ever more dangerous and complicated.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Craig Stevens, Tracy Reed, Warren Mitchell, John Phillips