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, rough, captivating, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with french military, soldier, military, french soldier, war, french army, gun, battles, heroes and danger plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, Italy, Belgium and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as french military: An Officer and a Spy (2019), Captain Conan (1996), Sky Fighters (2005), Days of Glory (2006), The Assault (2010), Intimate Enemies (2007), To the Ends of the World (2018), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), The Crab-Drum (1977), The 317th Platoon (1965).

List of french military movies

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: art film, political, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: spy, lawyer, courtroom, manipulation, espionage, french army, miscarriage of justice, french history, french military, french politics, colonel, officer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: paris france, france
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, brutality, society, heroism, insubordination, suspense, interwar period, heroes, soldier ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, post world war one
Place: macedonia, bulgaria, romania, europe, brittany ...
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Sky Fighters (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Germany
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, aviation, military, betrayal, heroic mission, false accusation, rescue, rivalry, race against time, undercover, save the day, aerial combats ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, alps
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Days of Glory (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Algeria, France, Morocco, Belgium
Duration: 120 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, emotional, rough, serious, sexy ...
Plot: war, battles, world war two, algerian, politics, justice, military, survival, muslim, brutality, racism, self esteem ...
Time: year 1944, 50s, 1940s, post world war two, 20th century ...
Place: france, africa, algeria, paris france, germany ...
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The Assault (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, hostage, military, confined, terrorism, law enforcement, negotiation, murder, swat team, terrorist group, airport, islamic terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: france, algeria, 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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To the Ends of the World (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Indochina, 1945. Robert, a young French soldier, witnesses the Japanese executing his family. Hungry for revenge, he enlists in the fight alongside the French soldiers, but his encounter with an Indochinese prostitute will turn his beliefs and his ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, rough, retro
Plot: prostitute, death, war, wartime life, sole survivor, suspense, survival, prostitution, violent, lgbt, military, unsimulated sex ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1946
Place: vietnam, indochina
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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, lyrical, romantic, colourful, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, love triangle, young lovers, marriage, unfulfilled love, separation, pregnancy, relationships, first love, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1963 ...
Place: france, tokyo, paris france, normandy, europe
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The Crab-Drum (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, french military, doctor, veteran, french soldier, french army, courtroom, battles, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s
Place: algeria, france, atlantic ocean, indochina, newfoundland ...
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The 317th Platoon (1965)
Genre: War
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, soldier, jungle warfare, tropics, cold war, dying man, platoon, opium, behind enemy lines, french soldier ...
Time: year 1954, 50s
Place: indochina, vietnam, southeast asia, asia, laos ...
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Bruc, the Manhunt (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, perverse, realistic ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, military, on the run, rebellion, vengeance, escapades, rebelliousness, folk hero, rivalry, war crime, suspense ...
Time: 19th century
Place: catalonia, spain, europe
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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, psychological, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: sex scene, prostitute, friendship, infidelity, obsession, cafe, love and romance, introspection, tragic love, love affair, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, new york, europe, hamburg germany ...
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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: harsh, talky, disturbing, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, napoleonic wars, battles, military, war, haunted by the past, homecoming, aristocracy, life is a bitch, dishonesty, infidelity, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, london
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Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: harsh, exciting, realistic, factual, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: war, airplane, world war one, aerial combat, aviation, fighter pilot, german, zeppelin, vengeance, biplane, fight scenes, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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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: harsh, factual, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, holocaust, war, resistance, moral ambiguity, suspense, moral dilemma, totalitarianism, rescue, wartime life, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, warsaw poland
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Farewell, Friend (1968)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, female nudity, trapped, friendship between men, safecracker, chase, rivalry, soldier, femme fatale, friendship, manipulation ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, congo, marseille
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The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
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: political, sexy, melancholic, art house, witty ...
Plot: spy, assassination, politics, fighting the system, espionage, revolution, death, hotel, torture, assassin, protest, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1958, 50s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, middle east, europe, algeria ...
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Skies Above (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 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: space, fighter jet, officer, ufo sighting, unknown, spy, french soldier, aircraft carrier, radioactivity, ufo, french military, flying saucer ...
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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: interracial romance, soldier, male nudity, nude, ping pong, treason, female prisoner, raft, love, french soldier, butterfly, torture ...
Time: year 1946
Place: indochina, vietnam
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, war, battles, soldier, battlefield, heroic mission, military life, death, wartime, justice, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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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, french revolution, battlefield, french, british, army, sword fight, french soldier, french army, pub, military officer, infantry ...
Time: 19th century
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The Secret (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: mysterious, gloomy, eurospy
Plot: escape, doubt, roadblock, murder disguised as suicide, isolation, farmhouse, prison escape, isolated house, strangled to death, torture, escaped prisoner, secret ...
Time: 70s
Place: south of france, france
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A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: military, courtroom, righting the wronged, obsessive quest, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, heroes, false accusation, couple relations ...
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: military, torture, algerian war, murder, investigation, military life, uncover truth, state affairs, love affair, brutality, nosy, power relations ...
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: electric torture, french algerian war, political violence, wanted, writing a book, dissident, torturer, prison, violence, torture, journalist, lawyer ...
Time: year 1957, year 1956, 60s, 50s
Place: france, 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: world war two, wartime, submarine, kriegsmarine, war, french army, priest, death, seaside, boat, airplane, church ...
Time: year 1940
Place: france, dunkirk, flanders, english channel
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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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: couples, alcohol abuse, buddies, friendship, partners, small town life, alcoholic, world war two, post war, drug addiction, drunk, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
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Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, lone wolves, french revolution, historical event, napoleonic era, battles, heroes, military, british army, war hero, couples, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: belgium, 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, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, police brutality, french algerian war, resistance, revenge, war crime, political unrest, family relations, military, society, world war two, algerian war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
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Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: military, hostage, politics, rebellion, political unrest, culture clash, injustice, disorder, confined, state affairs, moral dilemma, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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