French algerian war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french algerian war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough and bleak films and TV shows about / with french algerian war, death, politics, algerian war, soldier, torture, murder, female nudity, gun and french plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in France, Italy, Algeria and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french algerian war: Lover for a Day (2017), Lost Command (1966), The Kick of Sirocco (1979), Inch'Allah Sunday (2001), A Captain's Honor (1982), The Colonel (2006), The Question (1977), The Names of Love (2010), The Nada Gang (1974), The Witnesses (2007).

List of french algerian war movies

Lover for a Day (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of a father, his 23-year-old daughter who goes back home one day because she has just been dumped, and his new girlfriend, who is also 23 and lives with him.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: age difference, father daughter relationship, infidelity, betrayal, lover, lovers, lie, love, french algerian war, teacher student relationship, older man younger woman relationship, couples ...
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Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: rough, tense, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: romancing a criminal, robbery, mafia, rise to the top, crime, organized crime, gangsters, against the rules, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, prison life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: france, paris france, montreal, europe, canada ...
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 6.4
 2K
Lost Command (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, revolution, culture clash, rebelliousness, military life, terrorism, anti war, political unrest, basic training, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, battles ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia, algeria
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The Kick of Sirocco (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A shady Parisian tries to take advantage of a family of French-descended Algerians forced to move to France.
Plot: grocer, business deal, jealous husband, undressing, bombing, mediterranean, old friends, depression, new life, business partner, champagne, shyness ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: algeria, paris france, montmartre paris
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Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, feminism, dysfunctional family, human spirit, self discovery, estrangement, injustice, society, isolation, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, wartime life, false accusation, military life, couple relations, state affairs, righting the wronged, deadly, fighting the system, rebellion, military, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany
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 7.0
 493
The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: military, murder, algerian war, torture, military life, investigation, state affairs, deadly, crimes, uncover truth, love affair, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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 7.0
 73
The Question (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 1957. For several months, Henri Charlègue, the ex-director of the newspaper "Alger democratic", banned, has been living in hiding. Suspected of belonging to the FLN, he is actively sought by paratroopers.
Plot: french military, idealist, journalist, violence, lawyer, prison, torturer, dissident, archive footage, wanted man, torture, independence ...
Time: 1960s, year 1957, 50s, 60s, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria
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The Names of Love (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all ...
Style: melancholic, talky, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: politics, social activist, society, romance, lifestyle, seduction, casual sex, political activist, painting, sex, storytelling, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: france, paris france, algeria, berlin germany
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 6.8
 956
The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 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: clever, rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrender, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), hostage, scapegoat, kidnapping, terrorism, countryside, anarchist, track down, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, belgium
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The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, opera singer, love and romance, siblings relations, sexual promiscuity, gender, childbirth, infidelity, family relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, munich germany ...
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 7.4
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, gay sex, politics, coming out, boarding school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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 7.2
 7K
Far from Men (2014)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, journey, teacher, danger, on the run, misfit partners, political unrest, on the road, mountain, survival, rebellion, forced into action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.6
 29K
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: lovers on the run, on the road, infidelity, couple relations, couples, road trip, crime, crimes, romance, betrayal, tragic love, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa, mediterranean sea
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, young lovers, couple relations, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, love, mother daughter relationship, first love, class differences, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, tokyo
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Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, military, society, family relations, battles, injustice, eviction, soldier, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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 6.4
 785
The Inheritor (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his father is killed in a plane crash, Bart Cordell returns back home to France to claim his inheritance: to lead the industrial empire his father built. But when a prostitute tries to set him up for a drug smuggling charge, he is forced to ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: airport, frame up, assassination, private detective, murder, uncover truth, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, political intrigue, vengeance, fascism, intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: paris france, france, harvard university
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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, london ...
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 6.6
 566
Fire and Ice (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The charismatic, surly son of a wealthy industrialist, Clément (Jean-Louis Trintignant) leads a double life as a member of a right-wing extremist organization. When he’s ratted out after a failed assassination attempt on a prominent politician, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, french noir, eurospy ...
Plot: politics, assassination, terrorism, state affairs, mentally unstable, fascism, battles, gory, society, deadly, racism, new wave ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, argentina
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, chaos, rebel, capture, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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 7.4
 8K
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, touching, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: foreign legion, military, soldier, officers and cadets, battles, power relations, resentment, life turned upside down, military life, destructive relationship, obsession, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, paris france, ethiopia, marseille, france ...
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 6.6
 1K
The Nark (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe Léotard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, crimes, crime, good versus evil, drug dealing, police investigation, undercover, uninhibited rivalry, working undercover, police corruption, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil
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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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
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A View of Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: missing person, dishonesty, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, investigation, couples, childhood love, teenage crush, repressed memory, romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: algeria, france, europe, nice france
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