French army movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french army movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, tense, stylized and exciting films and TV shows about / with french army, soldier, military, french soldier, gun, war, battles, rifle, violence and army plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
french army
french army movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as french army: Captain Conan (1996), An Officer and a Spy (2019), Soldat blanc (2014), Good Work (1999), Sharpe's Waterloo (1997), Weekend at Dunkirk (1964), Germinal (1993), Toussaint Louverture (2012), Max & Leon (2016), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970).

List of french army movies

Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, brutality, society, heroism, insubordination, suspense, interwar period, heroes, soldier ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, post world war one
Place: macedonia, bulgaria, romania, europe, brittany ...
Is relevant ?
An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.
Style: art film, political, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: spy, lawyer, courtroom, manipulation, espionage, french army, miscarriage of justice, french history, french military, french politics, colonel, officer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: paris france, france
Is relevant ?
Soldat blanc (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A muggy Saigon, late 1945. Stationed at a military camp in French Indochina, two young men--Robert and André--become close friends as they share the boredom and excitement of waiting for their first mission. But when they discover that instead of ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: soldier, french army, battles, pow, fight, resistance fighter, suspense, moral dilemma, friends, resistance, mortal combat, military ...
Place: vietnam, indochina
Is relevant ?
Good Work (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in ...
Style: surreal, meditative, harsh, realistic, touching ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, gay, french foreign legion, soldier, desert, military training, obsession, transformation, lgbt, battles, discipline ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, france, paris france, tokyo, japan ...
Is relevant ?
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, lone wolves, french revolution, historical event, napoleonic era, battles, heroes, military, british army, war hero, couples, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, europe
Is relevant ?
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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. - from IMDB
Plot: world war two, wartime, submarine, kriegsmarine, war, french army, priest, death, seaside, boat, airplane, church ...
Time: year 1940
Place: france, dunkirk, flanders, english channel
Is relevant ?
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: political, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Plot: revolution, mining, art, politics, labor union, working class, fighting the system, anarchist, unemployment, nude, love, justice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, tokyo, europe, flanders
Is relevant ?
Toussaint Louverture (2012)
Genre: History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Toussaint opposes the Spanish army and joins the French troops. On Saint-Domingue he succeeds to push the English back. He proclames himself as the gouvernor of Saint-Domingue. To restore the economy he takes a bold descision. He calls for the ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: slavery, colonialism, french colonialism, slave trader, french revolution, slave, fighting the system, slave trade, slave labor, historical event, social problems, civil rights ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, haiti
Is relevant ?
Max & Leon (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this WW2 epic comedy – in the vein of “La Grande Vadrouille” – our two heroes, Max and Léon, two lazy and partier pals, will try by all possible means to avoid going in the battle zone… This will lead the duo to demented and wild ...
Style: captivating, humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: world war two, french army, german soldier, french soldier, soldier, war, aviation, boat, hashish, desert, cowardice, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: france, syria, vichy, london
Is relevant ?
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: light, entertaining, stylized, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nun, gunfight, french, cowboy, cowboys and outlaws, rescue, heroes, partners, gunslinger, rivalry, rebelliousness, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
Is relevant ?
Fanfan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, tense, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, fight scenes, escapades, wooing, love and romance, soldier, chase, dishonesty, training camp, fencing, swashbuckler, satire ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
Is relevant ?
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.
Style: factual, captivating, emotional, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war one, chase, soldier, rescue, dog, army, animal rescue, battles, friendship, hopes, human spirit, war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, yale university
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
See You Up There (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: November 1918. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt saves Albert Maillard's life. These two men have nothing in common but the war. Lieutenant Pradelle, by ordering a senseless assault, destroys their lives while binding them as ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, disturbing, fairy tale ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, swindle, sculptor, saving a life, death, scam, banker, corruption, battlefield, cemetery, world war two ...
Time: year 1918, 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, year 1919
Place: paris france, france, morocco
Is relevant ?
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: world war two, military, survival, war, soldier, evacuation, military officer, beach, wartime, air attack, rescue mission, army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, los angeles ...
Is relevant ?
Love at First Fight (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arnaud, facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine, who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, light, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: military, teenage love, coming of age, family business, forest, love and romance, fall in love, couples, survival, disorder, parents and children, summer ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
Is relevant ?
Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, battles, rise and fall, imperial russia, conquering, megalomaniac, rise to the top, ambition, leadership, politics, military ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s ...
Place: europe, france, prussia
Is relevant ?
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: political, art house, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: revolution, torture, military, muslim, bomb, protest, resistance, terrorism, freedom, french algerian war, war, politics ...
Time: year 1957, 50s, year 1954, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, algeria, france, italy, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, mutiny, execution, platoon, anti war protest, military training, idealist, deserter, french army, pacifist, communist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, france
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: military, hostage, politics, rebellion, political unrest, culture clash, injustice, disorder, confined, state affairs, moral dilemma, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Is relevant ?
The Crab-Drum (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, french military, doctor, veteran, french soldier, french army, courtroom, battles, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s
Place: algeria, france, atlantic ocean, indochina, newfoundland ...
Is relevant ?
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, war, battles, soldier, battlefield, heroic mission, military life, death, wartime, justice, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
Is relevant ?
Waterloo (1970)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, battles, british army, military, war, destiny, state affairs, politics, military life, napoleon, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, england, france, new zealand ...
Is relevant ?
Mata Hari, agent H21 (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This French version of the notorious spy's life centers less on her romantic escapades, and more on those that reveal the person she actually was during WW I when her German superiors ordered her to seduce the French captain Trintignant so she ...
Plot: world war one, exotic dancer, secret service, secret agents, femme fatale, execution, marriage proposal, seduction, chauffeur, spy, death sentence, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: paris france
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
The Boy Soldier (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the 1930s a young fellow, Simon Chalumet, is sent to a military school by his overbearing father, an ex-soldier who has little sympathy for his son's more gentle temperament, or for his interest in films.
Plot: world war two, traumatic childhood, cadet, military officer, french soldier, french army, military school, french military, anti war, border, killed in action, teenage boy ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939
Is relevant ?
The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: political, erotic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anarchism, criminal, anarchist, countryside, kidnapping, scapegoat, politics, terrorism, hostage, nude, surrender, police corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, europe, france, belgium
Is relevant ?
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: romantic, touching, atmospheric, epic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, war, love, love and romance, love story, wartime, private detective, investigation, obsession, tragedy, sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, marseille ...
Is relevant ?
The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, talky, scenic, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, civil war, friendship, horse, mexican revolution, military, desert, gunfight, betrayal, camp, revolution, bandit ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 80s
Place: mexico, california, latin america, los angeles, usa ...
Is relevant ?
St. Ives (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: prison, fall in love, adventurer, haunted by the past, soldier, escapades, battles, captivity, military, napoleonic wars, napoleon bonaparte, escape ...
Time: 19th century, regency period, 18th century, 1810s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, france
Is relevant ?
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, gothic, entertaining, dark ...
Audience: family outing, adult
Plot: supernatural, medieval, magic, fantasy world, wizards, curses spells and rituals, witch, brothers, evil queen, creativity, fairy, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, regency period, 1790s, 1810s
Place: europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany, germany
Is relevant ?
Bruc, the Manhunt (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, perverse, realistic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, military, on the run, rebellion, vengeance, escapades, rebelliousness, folk hero, rivalry, war crime, suspense ...
Time: 19th century
Place: catalonia, spain, europe
Is relevant ?