French military movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant french military movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with french military, french soldier, soldier, military, war, battles, french army, uniform, gun and world war two plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in France, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french military: Dunkirk (2017), An Officer and a Spy (2019), Aces High (1976), Is Paris Burning? (1966), Colonel Chabert (1994), Farewell, Friend (1968), Taxi for Tobruk (1961), The Little Soldier (1963), Happy Christmas (2005), Skies Above (1965).

List of french military movies

Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: world war two, british history, wartime, war, evacuation, rescue mission, british army, warship, survival, soldier, rescue, german army ...
Time: year 1940, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, england, english channel, flanders
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An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: lawyer, arrest, manipulation, spy, courtroom, duel, french history, dishonesty, police investigation, frame up, society, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france
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Aces High (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, contemplative, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, air disaster, pilot, aerial combat, fighter pilot, officers and cadets, heroes, alcohol abuse, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, europe, france
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, rescue, against the odds, totalitarianism, resistance, heroic mission, insubordination, anti heroes, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, arc de triomphe paris ...
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Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: serious, sentimental, harsh, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, betrayal, military, haunted by the past, homecoming, war, romance, life is a bitch, missing person, infidelity, wartime life, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo, london
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, french noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, femme fatale, manipulation, storage unit, chase, friendship, soldier, rivalry, friendship between men, male friendship, crime gone awry, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, congo, paris france, marseille
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Taxi for Tobruk (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, desert, battles, military, soldier, hostage, danger, unlikely partners, escapades, hostages, confined ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: libya, africa, paris france, north africa
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, dishonesty, political corruption, deadly, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, algeria, europe, paris france, brazil ...
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, world war one, idealism, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, glasgow scotland, oslo norway, brussels belgium ...
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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: spy, soldier, scientist, french, french military, army, fighter jet, radioactive, radioactivity, military, aircraft carrier, french army ...
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Red Sky (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vietnam - 1946. Philippe is committed to pacifying an unknown country made of dense forests and spectacular mountains. His ideals collapse when he realizes that he must torture and kill a young vietnamese who is fighting for his independence. He ...
Plot: war, campfire, sex scene, cobweb, bleeding, pow, female prisoner, lake, attack, night, jungle, barefoot ...
Time: year 1946
Place: vietnam
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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, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, battles, heroes, war, wartime life, death, ambush, explosion, battle zone ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, journalist, soldier, taliban, danger, daring rescue, tough heroes, confined, adventure, heroic mission, military, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
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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: teenage boy, french army, anti war, cadet, killed in action, world war two, military officer, border, french military, french soldier, uniform, military school
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939
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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, sniper, battlefield, violence, english, battles, battle, gun, rifle, french military, army, british ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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The Secret (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: refugee, escape, patient, paranoia, friendship, digging a grave, murder disguised as suicide, prison escape, isolation, tank, french military, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
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Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship, battles, military life, military, adventure, rescue, danger, couples, treason, ship captain, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, rebellion, righting the wronged, wartime life, military, military life, society, couple relations, crimes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: military, murder, torture, algerian war, investigation, military life, crimes, love affair, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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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: prison, violence, lawyer, french algerian war, archive footage, torturer, dissident, writing a book, assassination, police violence, french military, torture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1956, 60s ...
Place: algeria
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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, soldier, steel helmet, french military, beach, sand, french soldier, uniform, car accident, shore
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
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A Monkey in Winter (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, buddies, friendship, small town life, partners, alcoholic, drinking, world war two, post war, nightlife, marines ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, lone wolves, escapades, battle zone, war, master and servant, military life, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: europe, belgium
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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, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, love, first love, class differences, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, paris france, tokyo
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The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, sexual relations, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, introspection, tragic love, love and romance, love affair, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, china ...
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Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? (1973)
Genre: War, Action, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1940: During the chaotic running fights of the French army the 7th company disappears - nobody knows they've been taken captive. Only their scouting patrol, three witty but lazy guys, can escape and now wanders around behind the German lines. ...
Plot: french military, disguise, tow truck, uniform, french soldier, german occupation, wehrmacht, world war two, pow
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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, serious, rough, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, battles, war, self esteem, french, algerian, heroes, society, politics, prejudice, nazi, justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: france, africa, italy, algeria, europe ...
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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, family relations, society, battles, politics, injustice, eviction, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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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, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, anti war, racism, politics, basic training, military life, political unrest, danger, imperialism, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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Sky Fighters (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Les Chevaliers du ciel (English: Sky Fighters) is a 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. It is based on Tanguy et Laverdure, a comics series ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, betrayal, heroic mission, adventure, one man army, rescue, undercover, danger, rivalry, military, false accusation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, alps
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