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1. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

8.0
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 404,886 | Gross: $188.37M

2. Paths of Glory (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 146,193

3. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 116,271 | Gross: $78.12M

4. 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: 4,761 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Forces spéciales (2011)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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37 Metascore

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad | Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 16,413 | Gross: $0.01M

6. 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: 45,503 | Gross: $0.06M

7. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.9
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 18,821 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 4,503

9. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 16,972 | Gross: $0.74M

10. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,845 | Gross: $0.17M

11. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

210 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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The chauvinist Alexandre balances relationships with several women, including the maternal Marie and the sexually liberated Veronika, in the post-1968 intellectual scene of Paris.

Director: Jean Eustache | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

Votes: 4,156

12. Taxi for Tobruk (1961)

95 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.

Director: Denys de La Patellière | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Lino Ventura, Maurice Biraud, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 1,238

13. Farewell, Friend (1968)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

Director: Jean Herman | Stars: Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Brigitte Fossey, Olga Georges-Picot

Votes: 2,355

14. Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)

119 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Spaak, Georges Géret, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,038

15. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,120

16. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.1
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Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

Votes: 1,883

17. 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: 2,300

18. Diên Biên Phú (1992)

140 min | Drama, War

6.2
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An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Patrick Catalifo, Jean-François Balmer, Ludmila Mikaël

Votes: 429

19. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 12,984 | Gross: $0.32M

20. L'assaut (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, History, Thriller

6.1
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55 Metascore

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a hijacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

Votes: 3,202

21. Les chevaliers du ciel (2005)

Not Rated | 102 min | Adventure, Action

5.8
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While in an international fair of exhibition of airplanes, a French Mirage 2000 of the last generation vanishes and pilots Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli and Sebastian "Fahrenheit" Vallois are ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Clovis Cornillac, Géraldine Pailhas, Alice Taglioni

Votes: 4,012

22. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 2,579

23. 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: 3,258

24. La 317ème section (1965)

100 min | War

7.5
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In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre, Manuel Zarzo

Votes: 741

25. Captain Conan (1996)

129 min | Drama, War

7.3
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The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich

Votes: 1,648

26. Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie (1973)

95 min | War, Action, Comedy

6.9
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1940: During the chaotic running fights of the French army the 7th company disappears - nobody knows they've been taken captive. Only their scouting patrol, three witty but lazy guys, can ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lamoureux | Stars: Jean Lefebvre, Pierre Mondy, Aldo Maccione, Robert Lamoureux

Votes: 1,491

27. L'ennemi intime (2007)

Not Rated | 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: 2,990

28. A Monkey in Winter (1962)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Suzanne Flon, Gabrielle Dorziat

Votes: 1,933

29. Rape of Love (1978)

115 min | Drama

6.2
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Nicole, nurse in Grenoble, is raped one night by four men. Deeply scarred, emotionally and physically, she thinks she will never recover from the trauma. Following a friend's advice, she ... See full summary »

Director: Yannick Bellon | Stars: Nathalie Nell, Alain Fourès, Michèle Simonnet, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 123

30. The Grand Maneuver (1955)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn't like other girls he's known.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Jean Desailly, Pierre Dux

Votes: 758

31. Les bidasses s'en vont en guerre (1974)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

5.4
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Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Jean-Guy Fechner, Gérard Filipelli, Gérard Rinaldi, Jean Sarrus

Votes: 477

32. Prestige (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

5.7
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A woman travels to a French penal colony in Indo China to be with her fiancée, the commander. She arrives to find that he is now an alcoholic.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas, Ian Maclaren

Votes: 220

33. Sharpe: The Legend (1997 Video)

90 min | Drama, War

8.1
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An overview of Richard Sharpe's career, from being raised in the ranks, to the battle at Waterloo, as depicted by fellow rifleman, Cooper.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: Sean Bean, Simón Andreu, David Ashton, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 427

34. Ciel rouge (2017)

91 min

3.5
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This is thinly veiled state sponsored propaganda from the French government. It has one purpose - erase its brutal colonial atrocities. Shame on France. Instead of learning about its brutal... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Lorelle | Stars: Cyril Descours, Audrey Giacomini

Votes: 31

35. The Secret (1974)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A stranger enters into and forever alters the life of a couple. He claims to be pursued by certain authorities who intend to prevent him from disclosing a secret that only he holds, whence ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marlène Jobert, Philippe Noiret, Jean-François Adam

Votes: 425

36. Le Crabe-Tambour (1977)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.0
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A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Aurore Clément

Votes: 494

37. The Foreign Legion: Tougher Than the Rest (2007– )

180 min | Documentary

6.8
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The documentary series looks beyond the myths and brutal reputation of the Legion, portrays the legionnaires' daily life, and reveals the true face of one of the most famous, mysterious and secretive fighting forces in the world.

Star: Paul McGann

Votes: 42

38. Gueule d'amour (1937)

94 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. He met Madeleine Courtois at Cannes. She is beautiful and lives in luxury. He lends her... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Pierre Etchepare, Henri Poupon

Votes: 417

39. Allons z'enfants (1981)

118 min | War, Drama

7.0
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This is a coming of age drama adapted from the 1952 Yves Gibeau novel of the same title. A young anti-militarist is forcibly sent to military school by his father. He's a bookish pacifist ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Lucas Belvaux, Jean Carmet, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 103

40. 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: 474

41. 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: 197

42. Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès (1972)

100 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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: 150

43. L'affaire Dreyfus (1995 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Gérard Desarthe, Christian Brendel, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Votes: 76

44. Fadhma N'Soumer (2014)

110 min | Drama, History, War

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This film, is about the courage and the determination of a young woman in djurdjur''as mountain in Algeria, fighting for her ancestor land during the earlier years of french occupation.

Director: Belkacem Hadjadj | Stars: Laëtitia Eïdo, Assaad Bouab, Melha Bossard, Melha Maameri

45. 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: 65

46. Flight Into Darkness (1935)

111 min | Drama

6.8
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Charles Vanel and Annabella star respectively as a daring WW I aviator and his loving but neglected wife. Ostracized by the other pilots because of his recklessness and standoffishness, ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Annabella, Charles Vanel, Jean Murat, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 87

47. Les gaîtés de l'escadron (1932)

85 min | Comedy

6.0
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The life of disorderly soldiers in the barracks dealing with daily routines.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Raimu, Jean Gabin, Fernandel, René Donnio

Votes: 131

48. Vive la bombe! (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | History

6.8
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Director: Jean-Pierre Sinapi | Stars: Cyril Descours, Olivier Barthélémy, Matthieu Boujenah, Damien Jouillerot

Votes: 62

49. La guerre sans nom (1992)

240 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 49

50. Le pistonné (1970)

R | 91 min | Comedy

6.2
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Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Guy Bedos, Yves Robert, Rosy Varte, Georges Géret

Votes: 97



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