French foreign legion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french foreign legion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with french foreign legion, soldier, foreign legion, flashback, desert, murder, adventure, death, hospital and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and War genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french foreign legion: The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972), The Sands of Time (1998), Secret of the Sahara (1988), 15 Minutes of War (2019), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The Unvanquished (1964), Saint Laurent (2014), Lionheart (1990), Operation Leopard (1980), Isabelle Eberhardt (1991).

List of french foreign legion movies

The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, infidelity, alcohol abuse, couples, dishonesty, embezzlement, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: morocco, munich germany, bavaria, germany
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The Sands of Time (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Despite her friends' warnings, a woman travels to the Sahara, determined to find her missing archaeologist father and the magical tower he was searching for. Aided by a mysterious prince, she battles outlaws and the desert's harsh ...
Plot: french foreign legion, sahara, bible quote, hanged man, horse, biplane, horse riding, camel, desert
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Secret of the Sahara (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Switzerland, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 357 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: desert, sahara, french foreign legion, adventure, secret, bandit, treasure, foreign legion
Time: 1920s
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15 Minutes of War (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: terrorism, french history, hostage situation, french foreign legion, sniper, bus, kidnapping, rescue mission
Place: somalia
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, resistance, military, bomb, french, rebellion, freedom, torture, capture, chaos, oppression, rebel ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, year 1960, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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The Unvanquished (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this drama that alludes to the Algerian War with France of the 1960s, Thomas is a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from authorities. He helps damsel in distress Dominique, who has been taken hostage by a group of ...
Style: french noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, heat, female lawyer, cuckold, hotel, treason, french soldier, siren, train ride, driving in the rain, firearm ...
Time: 1960s, year 1959, year 1961
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Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, gender, couples, strong sexual content, couple relations, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1971 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Lionheart (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, on the run, fistfight, drug dealer, foreign legion, heroes, opponent, rivalry, bet, ambition, master warrior ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, north africa, paris france ...
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Operation Leopard (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In May 1978, the mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby Angola. The Europeans who work for the Belgian mining ...
Plot: war, foreign legion, rescue, jungle, tough guy, parachute, uniform, french, firearm, imperialism, french soldier, military uniform ...
Place: congo
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Isabelle Eberhardt (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century.
Plot: flood, female journalist, captain, islam, lieutenant, cultural difference, arab, foreign legion, woman dressed as man, colonialism, radical, feminist ...
Place: morocco, algeria
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Straight Shooter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his daughter died of cancer, former French foreign legionnaire "Straight Shooter" alias Volker Bretz threatens those who financed, built, favoured and now work the nuclear power plant Atar II to kill one of them each day until the ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, cancer, state affairs, chases and races, dealing with death, crimes, crime, rivalry, immigrants, murder, undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
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Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, dangerous mission, dynamite, oil company, rope bridge, existentialism, low lives, escapades, adventure, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, new jersey, jerusalem, latin america, central america ...
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: infantrymen, wartime life, friends, introspection, moral dilemma, innocence lost, rebellion, idealism, war, hopes, basic training, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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Secondhand Lions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: greed, suicidal, attic, money, veteran, fish out of water, coming of age, adventure, family, adventurer, gold, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, africa, france, dungeon ...
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March or Die (1977)
Genre: Drama, War, Adventure, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, foreign legion, desert, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, heroic mission, danger, rescue, adventurer, military, adventure, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life -- No one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change.Free -spirited archaeologist Danny Fremont (Casper Van Dien, Sleepy Hollow) is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, chase, adventurer, treasure hunt, heroic mission, good versus evil, deadly, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, heroes, danger, race against time ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, military, recruit, soldier, foreign legion, officer, officers and cadets, life turned upside down, destructive relationship, power relations, battles, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, paris france, marseille, ethiopia, france ...
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Farewell, Friend (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited and become involved with a caper involving millions in a high-security safe. The two men become ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, french noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rivalry, soldier, friendship, femme fatale, heist, male friendship, criminal heroes, master criminal, disorder, heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, congo, paris france, marseille
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Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Story of Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Maroons, and son of a local hairdresser/abortion doctor. Guy tries to overcome his own cowardice (and multiple head-knocks) as he navigates through a dream-like Winnipeg.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: pregnancy, murder, museum, abortion, vengeance, ice hockey, gender bending, addiction, investigation, social relations, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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