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 atmospheric films and TV shows about / with french foreign legion, soldier, foreign legion, murder, death, flashback, money, fight, hospital and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and War genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french foreign legion: The Unvanquished (1964), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972), Saint Laurent (2014), Lionheart (1990), Operation Leopard (1980), Isabelle Eberhardt (1991), Straight Shooter (1999), Sorcerer (1977), Deserter (2002).

List of french foreign legion movies

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, gunshot wound, female lawyer, french foreign legion, deserter, disobeying orders, car damage, held captive, mercenary, border crossing, honey ...
Time: year 1961, 1960s, year 1959
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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: realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, french, underground fighting, algerian, muslim, independence, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, obsession, infidelity, ex-cop, dishonesty, couples, destructive relationship, forbidden love, parents and children, alcohol abuse, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: munich germany, germany, morocco, bavaria
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, strong sexual content, ambition, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples, gender ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.2
 29K
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: rough, serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, fistfight, drug dealer, foreign legion, on the run, master warrior, rivalry, contests and competitions, parents and children, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, 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, imperialism, french foreign legion, rescue, jungle, parachute, tough guy, beret, firearm, commando raid, 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: female journalist, desert, islam, journalist, foreign legion, woman dressed as man, feminist, radical, colonialism, malaria, flood, cultural difference ...
Place: algeria, morocco
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, nuclear power plant, cancer, vengeance, murder, foreign legion, secret mission, mercenary, daughter, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
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 7.7
 14K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, dynamite, dangerous mission, rope bridge, existentialism, oil company, danger, survival, race against time, redemption, explosive, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, central america ...
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 5.5
 918
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: touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: soldier, innocence lost, war, moral dilemma, friendship, military life, hopes, military, friends, idealism, introspection, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, veteran, money, adventure, greed, coming of age, family, suicidal, attic, adventurer, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, africa, middle east, dungeon ...
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 6.4
 3K
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: epic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, gypsy, foreign legion, desert, adventure, adventurer, soldier, wilderness, obsessive quest, village, rescue, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
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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: sahara, hanged man, desert, biplane, horse riding, horse, bible quote, camel, french foreign legion
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, heroic mission, adventurer, chase, good versus evil, adventure, secret society, nemesis, master villain, master warrior, supernatural ability ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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 7.4
 6K
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, officer, foreign legion, military, recruit, dance, destructive relationship, officers and cadets, military life, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, paris france, ethiopia, marseille, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, french noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: male friendship, chase, heist, rivalry, femme fatale, soldier, friendship, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, intrigue, hostages, master criminal ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, congo
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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: serious, surreal, sexual, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, vengeance, abortion, museum, obsession, romance, couple relations, small town, hockey player, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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