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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, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 42,085 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Indochine (1992)

PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne

Votes: 7,837 | Gross: $5.73M

3. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 13,180 | Gross: $3.95M

4. L'ordre et la morale (2011)

136 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger

Votes: 2,202

5. China Gate (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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In 1954, during the French Indochina War, an Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries, infiltrate the enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat 'King' Cole, Paul Dubov

Votes: 502

6. 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: 3,142

7. 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: 4,392 | Gross: $0.92M

8. Rue cases nègres (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 704

9. Le chat du rabbin (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino

Votes: 2,576 | Gross: $0.02M

10. 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: 1,345 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 1,007

12. Le joli mai (1963)

Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary

8.1
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Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme | Stars: Chris Marker, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Alain Resnais

Votes: 490 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Isabelle Eberhardt (1991)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The focus is on her hardships because... See full summary »

Director: Ian Pringle | Stars: Mathilda May, Tchéky Karyo, Peter O'Toole, Richard Moir

Votes: 63

14. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)

Action, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The story of an Indian Freedom fighter who fought the French even before the British could establish their authority in India

Director: Narayana Rao Dasari | Stars: Krishnamraju, Mohan Babu, Pran, Jayasudha

Votes: 70

15. L'empire du milieu du sud (2002)

86 min | Documentary, History, War

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Directors: Eric Deroo, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 14

16. 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

17. 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

18. Le bal du gouverneur (1990)

98 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A French civil servant throws The Governor's Party when his daughter comes of age regardless of colonial unrest and her parents' stormy marriage.

Director: Marie-France Pisier | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Didier Flamand, Laurent Grévill, Jacques Sereys

Votes: 66

19. Vive la France (1974)

84 min | Documentary

5.9
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Director: Michel Audiard | Stars: Michel Audiard, Jacqueline Kennedy, Yves Montand, Philippe Pétain

Votes: 32

20. L'amitié noire (1946)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Germaine Krull, François Villiers | Star: Jean Cocteau

21. The Change: History Through Guineans' Eyes (2010)

70 min | Documentary, History, News

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What's happening in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, Lybia, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire? Guinea has experienced these same events in 200, but its story has been hidden, ... See full summary »

Director: Chiara Cavallazzi | Stars: Moussa Dadis Camara, Kaba Saran Daraba, Rabiatou Diallo, Thierno Sow

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

74 min | Documentary

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Director: Fatima Sissani

23. Arcole ou la terre promise (1981– )

52 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Stars: Pierre Malet, Jean-Marc Thibault, Pierre Tornade, Stéphane Bouy

24. 70 ans de présence française (1951)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

25. Dakar, un siècle (1950)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

26. Autour de Brazzaville (1943)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Germaine Krull | Stars: Richard Francoeur, Charles de Gaulle, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque

27. Docs interdits (2011– )
Episode: La France est Notre Patrie (2015)

Documentary

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Director: Rithy Panh

Votes: 27