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1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 388,433

2. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 97,173 | Gross: $53.27M

3. The Lover (1992)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti

Votes: 14,951 | Gross: $4.90M

4. 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: 7,351 | Gross: $5.73M

5. White Material (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.0
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81 Metascore

Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in Africa, a French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 4,612 | Gross: $0.30M

6. Rebellion (2011)

136 min | Action, Drama

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: 2,034

7. 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: 1,923

8. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

7.6
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On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 3,413

9. Battle of the Brave (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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In the mid-18th Century, as England and France battle over control of Canada, an epic romance between a peasant woman and a trapper unfurls.

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Noémie Godin-Vigneau, David La Haye, Juliette Gosselin, Sébastien Huberdeau

Votes: 1,057

10. Coup de torchon (1981)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 3,670

11. The Rabbi's Cat (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, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Karina Testa

Votes: 2,298 | Gross: $0.02M

12. 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: 1,309 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Aventure malgache (1944)

32 min | Short, War

5.5
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The Moliere players are in their dressing room, getting ready to go on set. One actor mentions to another that his face reminds him of an opportunist turncoat he knew when he was in the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Bonifas, Paul Clarus, Jean Dattas, Andre Frere

Votes: 1,080

14. Missing Husbands (1921)

136 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Angelo, Stacia Napierkowska, Georges Melchior, Marie-Louise Iribe

Votes: 231

15. Equator (1983)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Novel-based crime drama about naive Timar, who goes to Gabon, French Equatorial Africa in the 1950s with dreams of making fortune. He's seduced by Adele, a shady owner of a local hotel, Libreville, who uses him to commit murder.

Director: Serge Gainsbourg | Stars: Francis Huster, Barbara Sukowa, Reinhard Kolldehoff, François Dyrek

Votes: 70

16. Immortal France (1943)

113 min | Drama, War

6.2
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The story of how the people of Paris cope with the strains and struggles of war, from the siege of the city by the Prussians during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the invasion by the Germans in World War II.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Raimu, Michèle Morgan, Louis Jouvet, Suzy Prim

Votes: 52

17. Mission of Danger (1960)

80 min | Adventure, Western, War

5.3
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Digest of 3 "Northwest Passage" (1958) 30-minute episodes: 2 by director George Waggner, and the central episode, 'The Break-Out' (first aired 19 October 1958), by Jacques Tourneur.

Directors: Jacques Tourneur, George Waggner | Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Taina Elg

Votes: 51

18. Tomahawk (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, Family, History

7.6
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The adventures of the French explorer and fur trader, Pierre Esprit Radisson.

Stars: Jacques Godin, René Caron, Pierre Boucher, Boudha Bradon

Votes: 10

19. Escape from Devil's Island (1935)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Johanna Harrington waits eagerly at her cottage on the edge of the jungle that flanks the Devil's Island penal colony for the arrival of her father Steve Garrington, her sweetheart Dario, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Victor Jory, Florence Rice, Norman Foster, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 5

20. Afrique, je te plumerai (1992)

88 min | Documentary, History

6.6
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A documentary examining political repression in Cameroon, Central Africa.

Director: Jean-Marie Téno | Stars: Jean-Marie Téno, Narcisse Kouokam, Marie Claire Dati, Essindi Mindja

Votes: 64

21. Arcole ou la terre promise (1981 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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

22. Bethsabée (1947)

97 min | Drama

5.7
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Arabella, a beautiful woman with a turbulent past, joins her lover, Captain Dubreuil, in a remote place of Morocco. Another officer, Captain Sommerville, who happens to be her former lover,... See full summary »

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Georges Marchal, Jean Murat, Paul Meurisse

Votes: 25

23. Dreams of a Land (1987)

8 min | Animation, Short, History

6.6
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The story of Samuel de Champlain's futile search for a passage to China in North America and his later founding of Quebec.

Director: Robert Doucet | Star: Vlasta Vrana

Votes: 7

24. Wanderlust: Pondicherry

Short, Adventure | Completed

A beautiful city which takes you back in time. The French colonial Heritage with a blend of Tamil culture and the quiet streets of the city gives you a peaceful and memorable stay. In-depth journey of the city will unwind your mind.

Director: Neha Anand | Stars: Neha Anand, Pushkar Vijay

25. Ils étaient tous des volontaires (1954)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: François Villiers | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Claude Dauphin

26. C'était le premier champ (1957)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Carlos Vilardebó | Star: Jean-François Calvé

27. 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

28. Les planteurs du Mungo (1956)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Carlos Vilardebó

29. La Grande Case (1949)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jacques Dupont | Star: Louis Arbessier

30. L'amitié noire (1946)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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

31. L'Afrique noire française (1944)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Stars: Charles de Gaulle, René Pleven, Félix Éboué

32. L'agronomie au Maroc (1934)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy

33. Dakar, un siècle (1950)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

34. L'ébénisterie (1930)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean Benoît-Lévy

35. La piste (1956)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Carlos Vilardebó

36. C'est un village d'Algérie... (1949)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

37. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)
Episode: Attack at Ras El Ma (1957)

30 min | Adventure

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While in Algers working for an oil company, Tim and Toubo are caught in a revolt of Arab tribesmen against the French colonial government.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, Ted de Corsia, Susan Cummings