French Foreign Legion Army Movies

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1. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

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: 6,555 | Gross: $0.25M

2. Il deserto dei tartari (1976)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem

Votes: 1,650

3. March or Die (1977)

PG | 107 min | Drama, War, Adventure

During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's unit is protecting an archaeological dig, but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow

Votes: 2,604 | Gross: $1.00M

4. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 20,802

5. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)

TV-G | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The adventures of the archaeological treasure hunter in his youth as related by an elderly Indiana Jones.

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Ronny Coutteure

Votes: 6,418

6. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 4,869

7. Beau Geste (1926)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce

Votes: 303 | Gross: $1.71M

8. Beau Geste (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1906, two American brothers join the French Foreign Legion and, led by a sadistic Sergeant-Major, they defend a fort against Berber and Tuareg attack.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Doug McClure, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas

Votes: 435

9. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

An aging Sir Hector Geste takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 1,962

11. Adventure in Sahara (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Paul Kelly, C. Henry Gordon, Lorna Gray, Robert Fiske

Votes: 153

12. Beau Geste (1982– )

204 min | War, Action, Adventure

Three brothers of a well-to-do English family join the French Foreign Legion.

Stars: Benedict Taylor, Anthony Calf, Jonathon Morris, John Forgeham

Votes: 83

13. Beau Ideal (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Romance, War

An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Frank McCormick, Ralph Forbes, Lester Vail, Otto Matieson

Votes: 128

14. China Gate (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 570

15. Desert Hell (1958)

82 min | Adventure, War

French Foreign Legion Captain Edwards, is returning to his post with his desert patrol that is ambushed by an Arab tribe, with Edwards and his sergeant, Benet, the only survivors. Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Brian Keith, Barbara Hale, Richard Denning, Johnny Desmond

Votes: 10

16. Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (1955– )

30 min | Adventure

A captain in the French Foreign Legion in North Africa tries to keep the peace and battle bandit tribes while also taking care of his son, who lives with him at the Foreign Legion fort.

Stars: Buster Crabbe, Fuzzy Knight, Cullen Crabbe, Gilles Quéant

Votes: 77

17. Desert Sands (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Romance

The French Foreign Legion battles rebellious Arabs in North Africa.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Marla English, J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

Votes: 220

18. Desert Legion (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure

Paul Lartal of the Foreign Legion meets the princess of a lost city in the Algerian mountains.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Alan Ladd, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 203

19. The Devil's in Love (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Unjustly convicted of murdering the major who transferred him to another outpost, a doctor makes good his escape then sets out to prove his innocence using another identity.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Victor Jory, Loretta Young, Vivienne Osborne, David Manners

Votes: 86

20. Drums of the Desert (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure

On his way to a post as special adviser of the new parachute troops of the French Foreign Legion in Morocco, Paul Dumont meets the beautiful Helene on the ship. A romance ensues, but the ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lorna Gray, George Lynn, Willy Castello

Votes: 54

21. The Desert Song (1943)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Musical, War

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Irene Manning, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman

Votes: 191

22. The Desert Song (1929)

123 min | Musical

The Desert Song is a 1929 American Pre-Code operetta film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring John Boles, Louise Fazenda, and Myrna Loy.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur

Votes: 62

23. The Desert Song (1953)

Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance

Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs, whose secret leader, The Red Shadow, is Paul Bonnard, a professor... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gordon MacRae, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey

Votes: 392

24. Fort Algiers (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama

In northwest Africa, a tribal leader tries to stir up a rebellion against the ruling powers.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Raymond Burr, Leif Erickson

Votes: 124

25. I due della legione (1962)

97 min | Comedy

Ciccio and Franco flee Naples because they are wrongly accused of having murdered a local camorra boss and enlist in the Foreign Legion. They are inept but are mistaken for brave people by ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Alighiero Noschese, Rosalba Neri

Votes: 52

26. Le grand jeu (1934)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Pierre (Pierre Richard-Willm), a young lawyer, has enormous debts due to his mistress Florence (Marie Bell), and her whims of luxury life. Pierre has gone too far and put the family firm in... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marie Bell, Pierre Richard-Willm, Charles Vanel, Georges Pitoëff

Votes: 311

27. Zhan long zai ye (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Thriller

Fire is betrayed by his triad bosses after carrying out a hit for them and ends up in prison.

Director: Blackie Shou Liang Ko | Stars: Dave Wang, Man Cheung, Danny Lee, Ka-Yan Leung

Votes: 30

28. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,695

29. Jump Into Hell (1955)

G | 93 min | Drama, War

Four young French Army officers volunteer to join the Foreign Legion to fight in Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam) in 1954.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Jacques Sernas, Kurt Kasznar, Arnold Moss, Peter van Eyck

Votes: 140

30. The Legion of the Condemned (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Four young men from various walks of life sign up for the Lafayette Escadrille, known as "The Legion of the Condemned"

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Barry Norton, Lane Chandler

Votes: 32

31. Commando (1962)

101 min | Action, War

A French Foreign Legion commander is told to assemble a unit and capture an Algerian rebel leader. He gathers in his old unit, most of whom are no longer in top form. One is having ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Stewart Granger, Dorian Gray, Carlos Casaravilla, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 55

32. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 4,692

33. Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure

After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, John Litel

Votes: 322

34. Renegades (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Four one-for-all and all-for-one privates in the French Foreign Legion are all in jail for disorderly conduct, but they break out and rejoin their regiment and fight off a band of marauding... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Gregory Gaye

Votes: 209

35. Ten Tall Men (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, War

During the Rif War in Morocco, the French Foreign Legion's outpost of Tarfa is threatened by Khalif Hussein's tribes but Sergeant Mike Kincaid devises a plan of survival until the arrival of French reinforcements.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jody Lawrance, Gilbert Roland, Kieron Moore

Votes: 714

36. Deserter (2002)

90 min | Drama, War

Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.

Director: Martin Huberty | Stars: Paul Fox, Tom Hardy, Kate Maberly, Aitor Merino

Votes: 936



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