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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense and epic films and TV shows about / with french foreign legion, military, soldier, desert, war, heroes, murder, danger, death and battles plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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french foreign legion movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as french foreign legion: March or Die (1977), Deserter (2002), Good Work (1999), Operation Leopard (1980), The Lighthorsemen (1987), Straight Shooter (1999), 15 Minutes of War (2019), Lion of the Desert (1980), Savior (1998), Lost Command (1966).

List of french foreign legion movies

March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
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, tense, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, foreign legion, french foreign legion, military, obsessive quest, world war one, rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, heroic mission, war, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: morocco, sahara, africa, middle east
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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, serious, touching, tense
Plot: military, war, french foreign legion, rebellion, introspection, military life, moral dilemma, soldier, hopes, rivalry, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, 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, 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 ...
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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 ...
Style: cult film
Plot: foreign legion, french foreign legion, military, parachutist, combat, heat wave, soldier, french, paratrooper, tough guy, french soldier, jungle ...
Place: africa, congo
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The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, tense, epic
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, battles, war, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, basic training, military life, wartime life, world war two ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, ottoman empire, turkey, melbourne australia ...
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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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french foreign legion, sniper, terrorism, soldier, foreign legion, cancer, secret mission, mercenary, daughter, undercover, dealing with death, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: sniper, hostage, terrorism, terrorist, french foreign legion, child hostage, suspense, hostage situation, terrorist attack, kids in trouble, war on terror, saving a life ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: somalia, africa
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Libya
Duration: 173 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which ...
Style: epic, exciting, inspirational, controversial, sad ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muslim, desert, bedouin, arab, rebel, battles, military, world war two, resistance, imperialism, italian history, tank ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: libya, africa, middle east, italy, north africa ...
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Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, terrorism, rape, redemption, mercenary, war crime, breast feeding, soldier, hopes, pregnancy, life is a bitch, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, algerian war, terrorism, vietnam war, cold war, french foreign legion, soldier, heroes, rebelliousness, state affairs, rebellion, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954
Place: africa, vietnam, asia, algeria
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Fort Saganne (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1911, a willful and determined man from peasant stock named Charles Saganne enlists in the military and is assigned to the Sahara Desert under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh.
Style: feminist film, epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: foreign legion, military, world war one, war, french foreign legion, imperialism, colonialism, colonization, love, revenge, nurse, world war two ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, sahara, france, europe, paris france ...
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The Desert of the Tartars (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: military, desert, french foreign legion, lieutenant, fortress, isolation, battles, soldier, destiny, military life, anti war, village life ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, turn of the century
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Beau Geste (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight, Lady Brandon is forced to sell her most treasured jewel ...
Plot: french foreign legion, foreign legion, jewel theft, military, gay subtext, gay interest, sibling relationship, homosexual subtext, male male relationship, soldier, brother, fort ...
Time: 20th century
Place: north africa
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The Vultures (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Plot: foreign legion, world war two, war, military life, dishonesty, heroic mission, couple relations, cons and scams, anti war, heist, military, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
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A Man Called Sarge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of WWII, a group of half-witted soldiers lead by a slightly smarter sergeant, battle the Germans and especially Von Kraut in the desert.
Style: parody, humorous, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, military, french foreign legion, battles, suspense, disorder, military life, desert, heroes, escapades, war, soldier ...
Time: year 1942
Place: africa
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The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Digby Geste (Feldman) and his ‘identical’ twin brother Beau (York) compete with their stepmother (Ann-Margeret) over possession of a priceless family heirloom.
Style: parody, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: foreign legion, desert, disorder, farce, slutty attitude, goofy hero, siblings relations, french foreign legion, jewel theft, brother brother relationship, camel, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: morocco, sahara, north africa
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, sentimental, buddy movie ...
Audience: manly, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, on the run, heroes, drug dealer, bet, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, opponent, family relations, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, africa, california, usa ...
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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: french foreign legion, explorer, women, military, female journalist, desert, islam, journalist, captain, military officer, foreign legion, arab ...
Place: algeria, morocco
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Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, women, love story, politics, adoption, colonialism, sexual content, war, interracial relations, beautiful scenery, naval officer, vietnam war ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: vietnam, indochina, southeast asia, france, asia ...
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China Gate (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: After witnessing the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to Colonel Krishnakant Puri and asks for his assistance in bringing an end to Jageera's rule in the Devdurg ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: military, french foreign legion, mission, mexican standoff, mercenary, bandit, courage, evil man, colonel, cowardice, honor, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: punjab, asia, india
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, older man younger woman relationship, vietnam war, journalism, war, cia, moral ambiguity, spy, love triangle, intrigue, tragedy, complex characters ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, 20th century
Place: vietnam, london, indochina, iraq, england ...
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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: intense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, escape, chase, french, organized crime, mafia, prison, heist, character study, suspense, against the rules, notoriety ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, basic training, anti war, politics, military life, imperialism, political unrest, moral dilemma, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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Mesrine: 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: bleak, tense, realistic, intense, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, rise to the top, against the rules, prison, robbery, prison escape, romancing a criminal, heist, character study, gang ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, canada, africa, montreal ...
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Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, multicultural ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, fear, soldier, survival, village, isolation, supernatural, confined, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural ability, secret ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, north africa
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The Rat Patrol (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Englishman — who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: military, tank, french foreign legion, mission, luftwaffe, soldier, mouse, battles, escapades, rivalry, heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: africa
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, breathtaking, epic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, treasure, artifact, nazi, chase, escapades, villain, adventurer, desert, journey ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, 20th century
Place: egypt, south america, nepal, africa, himalaya ...
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: entertaining, breathtaking, exciting, epic, dieselpunk ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, holy grail, map, artifact, adventurer, father son relationship, treasure, courage, escapades, husky dog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1938, 1910s
Place: germany, israel, egypt, venice, san francisco ...
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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of UNCW. The series was an Amblin ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunter, heroes, escapades, youth, french, german, rivalry, travel, spy, superhero, french foreign legion ...
Place: europe, ottoman empire
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Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: military, french foreign legion, bad father, family relations, murder, mental illness, family problems, estrangement, youth, prostitute, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, indochina, algeria, alps
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