Best French War TV Shows

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Best French War TV Shows
Best French War TV Shows
TOP TV Shows: Versailles (2015), The White Queen (2013), Corto Maltese: The Celts (2004), Lines of Wellington (2012), The Boat (1985), A Tale of Two Cities (1989), Spies of Warsaw (2013), War and Peace (2007), The Mahabharata (1989), Hostile Waters (1997), Mussolini and I (1985), Karl der Grosse (1993), Napoleon (2002), Once Upon a Time... Man (1978).

List of Best TV Shows

Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea (2003)
Genre: Animation
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: In 1913, laconic sea captain Corto Maltese, adrift in the Pacific, gets rescued by his bandit friend Rasputin who's taking two rich shipwrecked teens to an island where his boss the Monk will hold them for ransom. WWI complicates things.
Plot: native, captain, world war one, piracy, giant squid, adrift, castaway, wealthy family, court martial, tribe, murder, german ...
Time: 1910s
Place: pacific ocean
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Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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Corto Maltese: La maison dorée de Samarkand (2004)
Genre: Animation
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
TV show
Story: Hugo Pratt's famous comics adventurer, Corto Maltese while sojourning in Adana, Turkey, discovers a map to the treasure of Cyrus, an ancient king of Persia. To assist him in his quest, he enlists his old friend/nemesis the unbelievable ...
Plot: historical figure, armenian genocide, army, prison, suicide, red army, lost treasure
Time: 1920s
Place: turkey
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: aristocracy, queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, love and romance, young woman, seduction, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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Corto Maltese: The Celts (2004)
Genre: Animation
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology of four Corto Maltese shorts set in WWI Europe. In 1915, World War I has spread throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Maltese-born laconic adventurer Corto Maltese is not bothered by it, however, since he's preoccupied with ...
Style: anthology, suspense, tense, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: save the world, spy, world war one, corruption, coast, legend, gold, stolen gold, adventuress, battles, myth, historical event ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: england, europe, france
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Lines of Wellington (2012)
Genre: War
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: In the autumn of 1810, the French forces of Marshal Masséna are invading Portugal and are temporarily halted by the Anglo-Portuguese army under Viscount Wellington at the Battle of Bussaco. As winter approaches, Wellington withdraws his troops ...
Style: epic
Plot: troops, battles, fort, british army, invasion, battle, napoleonic wars, french army
Place: portugal
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, submarine, navy, ocean or sea, battles, adventure, soldier, military, underwater scene, nazism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
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A Tale of Two Cities (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.
Style: epic
Plot: charles dickens, family relations, alcohol abuse, male female relationship, self sacrifice, love triangle, criminal, city, french revolution, guillotine
Time: 18th century
Place: paris france, london, france
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Spies of Warsaw (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
Style: tense, captivating, romantic, suspense
Plot: spy, nazi, espionage, soviet spy, world war two, intrigue, nazi soldier, military, nazism, couple relations, male female relationship, spy mission ...
Time: 1930s
Place: warsaw poland, czechoslovakia
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War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, social differences, romance, true love, wartime life, napoleon bonaparte, betrayal, invasion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Mahabharata (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium, Australia, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 318 min.
TV show
Story: One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook. This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) ...
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: battles, legends and myths, battle, mythology, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, heroic mission, society, state affairs, family feud ...
Time: ancient history
Place: india, asia
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Hostile Waters (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, politics, rescue, state affairs, save the day, heroic mission, government agency, danger, race against time, military, cold war ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, soviet union, ussr, usa
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Mussolini and I (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A compelling drama/documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce himself, from his days as a terrorist to his alliance with Hitler to the betrayal of his son-in-law and untimely demise.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak
Plot: fascism, world war two, political unrest, downfall, against humanity, rise and fall, life is a bitch, society, leadership, rebellion, state affairs, war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: italy, europe
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Karl der Grosse (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Young Charlemagns is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire.
Plot: medieval, pope, death of wife, battle, loss of wife, death of friend, battles, loss of son
Time: 8th century, middle ages
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 380 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, politics, society, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, prussia
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Once Upon a Time... Man (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Once Upon a Time… Man is a French animated TV series from 1978 directed by Albert Barillé. It is the first in the Once Upon a Time... franchise. The series explains world history in a format designed for children. The action focuses around one ...
Style: witty, serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: society, dedicated educator, imaginary, elderly, escapades, family, wisdom of life, wise man, human nature, european history, evolution, religion
Time: middle ages, 1910s, 20th century, 18th century, 15th century ...
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