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 serious, realistic, captivating, epic, dramatic and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with french army, soldier, french soldier, battles, battle, heroes, violence, gun, rifle and death plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french army: Captain Conan (1996), Soldat blanc (2014), We Were Soldiers (2002), Max & Leon (2016), Waterloo (1970), Fanfan (2003), The Wolf's Call (2019), Weekend at Dunkirk (1964), The Fighter (1995), The Cisco Kid (1994).

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: serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, society, heroism, murder, heroes, soldier, insubordination, battles, alcohol abuse ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, bucharest, bulgaria, europe ...
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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 ...
Plot: soldier, french army, battles, pow, gun, skinny dipping, period piece, male nudity, pubic hair, battle
Place: vietnam, indochina
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
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: factual, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, battles, military, war, military life, heroes, battlefield, wartime life, u.s. army, army, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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Max & Leon (2016)
Genre: 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: humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative, captivating
Plot: storytelling, french soldier, world war two, soldier, german soldier, french army, nazi uniform, dancing, escape, orphan, radio, hashish ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: france, london, syria, vichy
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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, destiny, state affairs, military, politics, military life, betrayal, tragic hero, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium, france, england, new zealand ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: adventure, fencing, fight scenes, heroes, wooing, love and romance, military, soldier, heroic mission, escapades, family, swashbuckler ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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The Wolf's Call (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Thriller set in the milieu of French nuclear submarines.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric
Plot: submarine, sonar, sea, army, underwater scene, nuclear missile, french army, danger, investigation, romance, entrapment, bug ...
Time: near future, frogman
Place: france
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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: french army, world war two, beach, shore, steel helmet, uniform, french military, sand, car accident, soldier, french soldier
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
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The Fighter (1995)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, he offers them his "Savate" (French kickboxing) ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kickboxing, one man army, master warrior, soldier, martial arts, fighting style, western town, vigilantism, vengeance, dishonesty, escapades, military ...
Place: texas
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The Cisco Kid (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This update of the 1950 western TV series changes Cisco and Pancho from wandering heroes of the old west to somewhat anti-"gringo" Mexican revolutionaries.
Plot: french army, french girl, gatling gun, attempted rape, sword fight, mercenary, kiss, mine, church, confederate soldier, love, battle ...
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The Housemaid (2016)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: Vietnam, South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife... who is out for blood.
Style: suspense, serious, enigmatic, scary
Plot: revenge, police investigation, murder, ghost story, seduction, servant, orphan, plantation, ex wife, ghost, fall in love, vietnamese ...
Place: indochina, vietnam
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Skies Above (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The crew of an aircraft carrier discovers that it is being pursued by a UFO that turns out to be a radioactive probe from outer space. They appeal to the warring countries of Earth to stop fighting and help it to repel the invaders.
Plot: ufo, radioactive, radioactivity, military, spy, officer, ufo sighting, fighter jet, unknown, french, soldier, flying saucer ...
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, France, USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
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: captivating, factual, emotional, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: world war one, chase, soldier, rescue, dog, animal rescue, army, battles, baseball, adventure, friendship, battlefield ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century
Place: paris france, yale university
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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, secret service, exotic dancer, secret agents, romance, secret agent, execution, femme fatale, photo album, secret code, archive footage, death of title character ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: paris france
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The Boy Soldier (1981)
Genre: War, Drama
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: military school, french army, french soldier, world war two, military officer, teenage boy, cadet, killed in action, border, french military, uniform, anti war
Time: year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s
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Sharpe: The Legend (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, french accent, adventure hero, british, french, flintlock rifle, legendary hero, fictional biography, battle, flintlock pistol, english, rifle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell (1999)
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: August, 1917. Using the name 'Henri Defense', 17 year old Indiana Jones has enlisted in the Belgian army to fight in the Great War. After all his commanding officers have been wiped out during combat in Flanders, Corporal ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: helmet, frenchman, french soldier, world war one, army, battlefield, infantry, german army, french army, fedora, trench warfare, battle ...
Time: 1910s
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Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The second film covers Joan's trial and the end of her life.
Plot: battle, religion, martyr, politics, trial, faith, medieval, battles, joan of arc, execution, teenage girl, stake ...
Time: 15th century
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Thomas the Impostor (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the First World War, when Paris is expected to fall to the Germans, the attractive widow, Princesse de Bormes, organises a convoy of cars to evacuate the wounded from the front, and bring them back to her villa in Paris to recuperate. The ...
Plot: red cross, love letter, compulsive liar, trench warfare, death by gunshot, city in ruins, mother daughter relationship, nurse, french army, widow, convoy, aristocrat ...
Time: year 1914
Place: paris france, france
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The Buddies (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seven pals decide to take a few days'holidays to free up the time necessary to pull three enormous pranks. Their aim is to ridicule three established bodies: the army, the church and the administration. Quite arbitrarily, they set their hearts ...
Plot: hedonism, small town, cinema, toilet, bugle, archive footage, hallucination, childhood friend, sermon, practical joke, french army, seine river ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france
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Lines of Wellington (2012)
Genre: War
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 170 min.
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Story: In the autumn of 1810, the French forces of Marshal Masséna are invading Portugal and are temporarily halted by the Anglo-Portuguese army under Viscount Wellington at the Battle of Bussaco. As winter approaches, Wellington withdraws his troops ...
Style: epic
Plot: fort, battle, invasion, napoleonic wars, british army, french army, troops, battles
Place: portugal
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Being 17 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, lgbt teen, lgbt, gay sex, first love, bullying, gay son, depression, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, world war one, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, brussels, prussia ...
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: battles, war, world war two, self esteem, algerian, heroes, society, politics, army, prejudice, nazi, justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
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The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cholera, arson, quarantine, provence, horse, exile, romance, adventure, hiding place, couples, political unrest, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, italy, europe, paris france, milan italy
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, spanish inquisition, heresy, french, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rape, prison, period piece, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, politics, passion, tyranny, aristocrat, duchess, exile, miraculous event, royal family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, france, europe
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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: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, hopes, politics, family relations, labor union, injustice, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, strong female presence, righting the wronged, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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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, realistic, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, soldier, battles, military life, destructive relationship, resentment, life turned upside down, power relations, obsession, father son relationship, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, paris france, marseille, ethiopia, france ...
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