French resistance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french resistance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful and dramatic films and TV shows about / with french resistance, world war two, nazi, war, soldier, wartime life, nazi occupied france, german, death and resistance plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french resistance: Plenty (1985), Memoir of Pain (2017), Das Boot (2018), The Army of Shadows (1969), D-Day 6.6.1944 (2004), Diplomacy (2014), The Last Mitterrand (2005), Calm at Sea (2011), Suite Fran?aise (2014), The Train (1964).

List of french resistance movies

 6.0
 3K
Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, haunted by the past, society, introspection, innocence lost, family problems, wartime life, homecoming, soldier, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
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 6.2
 883
Memoir of Pain (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: realistic, romantic, compassionate, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: french resistance, female writer, gestapo, nazism, world war two, concentration camp, nazi occupation, nazi occupied france, sea, female protagonist, beach, end of war ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 7.4
 5K
Das Boot (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: submarine, french resistance, world war two, nuclear threat, gestapo, navy, insubordination, nazi occupation, underwater scene, leadership, save the day, danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, espionage, underground, rescue, resistance, intrigue, government agency, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
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 7.1
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D-Day 6.6.1944 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On June 6th, 1944 the largest military invasion and defence the world has ever seen occurred. D-Day tells the epic story of the preparation and execution of the Allied invasion of Normandy. It tells the story of the defence of the Western Front by ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, military training, war hero, french resistance, self sacrifice, invasion, d day, war correspondent, soldier, interview, execution, nun ...
Time: 1940s
Place: normandy
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 7.1
 5K
Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, diplomacy, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, death, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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The Last Mitterrand (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young journalist (Lespert) helps the French President compile his memoirs.
Style: captivating, serious, talky, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, betrayal, head of state, state affairs, journalism, elderly, political intrigue, ambition, haunted by the past, aging, obsession, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
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 6.7
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Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: disturbing, complex, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: german soldier, concentration camp, repression, world war two, assassination, hostage, retribution, wehrmacht, french resistance, communist, nazi soldier, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, love and romance, german soldier, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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 7.8
 14K
The Train (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Plot: world war two, painting, train ride, train, german, french resistance, art theft, train crash, war, nazi germany, escape, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe, poland ...
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Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, soldier, nazi occupation, war, danger, rescue, farce, french resistance, british, military, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, nazi occupation, danger, rescue, war, heroic mission, anti heroes, heroes, anti hero, military, monastery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france
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 5.7
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, catholic church, nun, german occupation, love affair, wartime life, forbidden love, life is a bitch, fall in love, dishonesty, society, clergy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 8.3
 23K
'Allo 'Allo (1982)
Genre: Comedy, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: 'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. The story is set up in a small town café in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: parody, cafe, farce, world war two, painting, affair, soldier, german army, german, french, captain, homosexual ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe
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 7.3
 1K
Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, social differences, life is a bitch, concentration camp, rebellion, family in danger, on the run, rebelliousness, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
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The Last Butterfly (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, France, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Stage mime Antoine Moreau is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross observers that the camp is truly what it seems. Reluctant at first, Moreau ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: concentration camp, orchestra, gestapo, mime, oven, song, world war two, red cross, ashes, french resistance, nazi propaganda, star of david ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, berlin germany, paris france, czechoslovakia
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Silence of the Sea (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in the West of France, during the German Occupation, a room is requisitioned by a Wehrmacht captain, Werner von Ebrennac. The house where he now stays is inhabited by young Jeanne, who makes a living by giving piano lessons, and by ...
Plot: german soldier, nazi, grandfather granddaughter relationship, french girl, world war two, french resistance, pianist, female protagonist, german occupation, piano, orphan, cousin ...
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 6.6
 1K
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, graphic violence, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), wartime life, political unrest, rescue, love and romance, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century
Place: lyon, france, england, california
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The Network of Freedom (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: France, beginning of World War II. Hélène Studler is a nun who has been dedicated to the care of orphans and the abandoned people. But the times have changed, the people are living a whole revolt, the Germansoldiers have entered their city and the ...
Plot: heroes, nazi officer, french resistance, concentration camp, resistance, nun, convent, daughter, religion
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Undercovers Hero (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier's ...
Plot: brothel, world war two, french resistance, female nudity, male nudity, priest, catholic priest, convent, undercover, chaplain, soldier, agent ...
Place: paris france
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, freedom, prison escape, pow, optimism, desperation, soldier, officer, escape attempt, capture, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
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 6.1
 2K
Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: sister sister relationship, walking in the woods, world war two, french resistance, train station, torture
Time: year 1943, year 1938, year 1939, year 1941, year 1945
Place: swiss alps
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 5.1
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Allies (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: August 1944 two months after D-Day, the Allies are advancing across France. A team of British and American commandos are dropped behind enemy lines on a secret mission to ambush a German Officer and steal maps charting the location of the enemy ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, ambush, secret mission, danger, battles, friendship, survival, vomiting, explosion, american soldier ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
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The Savior (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is rural France. It's the summer of 1943, the weather is fine and sunny and life is sweet. On one of these beautiful days, Nanette, a fourteen-year-old peasant girl, meets a slightly injured young man near the farm she lives on. Her life ...
Style: neurotic
Plot: sunbathing, unrequited love, reunion, barefoot male, sociopath, shooting, manipulation, taking off clothes, hiding, teenage protagonist, cruelty, lie ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, france
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In the Shadow of Women (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Pierre and Manon are poor. They make documentaries with nothing and they live by doing odd jobs. Pierre meets a young intern, Elisabeth, and she becomes his mistress. But Pierre will not leave Manon for Elisabeth; he wants to keep both.
Plot: church, archive footage, metro, paris metro, marital separation, funeral, cafe, broken heart, dysfunctional couple, subway, cheating wife, french resistance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
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 6.7
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, nazi occupied france, evacuation, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1944, year 1940, year 1978 ...
Place: paris france, russia, vichy, germany, france ...
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 6.7
 27K
Victory (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, stadium, sport, soccer, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, captivity, world war two, life is a bitch, pow ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, france, europe, paris france, england ...
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The Return of Monte Cristo (1968)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: return, accusation, repayment, wrongful arrest, treasure, false identity, beauty, world war two veteran, post war, french resistance
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: france
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 6.4
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Our Patriots (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the French defeat of summer 1940, Addi Ba, a young Senegalese rifleman escapes and hides in the Vosges. Aided by some villagers, he gets false documents that allow him to live openly.
Plot: resistance, kiss, food, teacher, camera, school, explosion, classroom, school teacher, bar, world war two, racism ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Plot: world war two, art theft, war, nazi germany, military, painting, rescue, treasure hunt, architect, heroic mission, hunt down, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 70s, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, new york, austria, paris france ...
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