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1. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 633,504 | Gross: $188.37M

2. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 140,197 | Gross: $78.12M

3. Barry Lyndon (1975)

PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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89 Metascore

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 164,247

4. Casino Royale (1967)

Approved | 131 min | Comedy

5.0
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48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 29,937

5. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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90 Metascore

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 193,622

6. Colette (I) (2018)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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74 Metascore

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Director: Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh

Votes: 23,058 | Gross: $5.14M

7. Sharpe (1993–2008)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A series of stories starring Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars as he fights both Napoleon's forces and the strong prejudice of British aristocracy.

Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 1,095

8. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 120,529 | Gross: $37.92M

9. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

In the aftermath of France allowing Algeria's independence, a group of resentful military veterans hire a professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" to kill President Charles de Gaulle.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 40,569 | Gross: $16.06M

10. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 73,578 | Gross: $6.17M

11. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 10,309 | Gross: $3.05M

12. An Officer and a Spy (2019)

132 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.2
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56 Metascore

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Louis Garrel, Christophe Maratier, Pierre Poirot, Stéfan Godin

Votes: 17,738

13. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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96 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 59,181 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.0
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62 Metascore

Nun Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan (Clint Eastwood), who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Votes: 27,549 | Gross: $11.50M

15. Le chant du loup (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation.

Director: Antonin Baudry | Stars: François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz, Reda Kateb

Votes: 17,393

16. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

7.3
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91 Metascore

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Votes: 10,774 | Gross: $0.25M

17. Sentinelle (2021)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Marilyn Lima, Michel Nabokoff, Martin Swabey

Votes: 7,749

18. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 30,618 | Gross: $1.00M

19. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.7
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70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 29,681 | Gross: $1.05M

20. Napoleon (1927)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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A film about the French general's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële, Alexandre Koubitzky

Votes: 7,783

21. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 6,484 | Gross: $0.05M

22. See You Up There (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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In November 1919, two soldiers--a disfigured but brilliant artist and an ex-accountant--start a memorial con. But in Roaring Twenties France, their adventures soon turn dangerous.

Director: Albert Dupontel | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 9,581

23. Napoléon (2002)

380 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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A masterful soldier, tactician and statesmen, Napoleon Bonaparte's courage and love for his country sees him rise from an unpaid general consumed with ambition to the most powerful man in Europe, then his fall, and exile

Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, Gérard Depardieu, John Malkovich

Votes: 4,439

24. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

Votes: 7,050

25. Joan of Arc (1948)

Approved | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.4
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The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Selena Royle, Robert Barrat

Votes: 3,312

26. Disorder (2015)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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66 Metascore

Vincent is an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility in Maryland, Vincent perceives an external threat.

Director: Alice Winocour | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant

Votes: 6,315 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Diên Biên Phú (1992)

140 min | Drama, War

6.1
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An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Patrick Catalifo, Jean-François Balmer, Ludmila Mikaël

Votes: 783

28. Is Paris Burning? (1966)

Unrated | 173 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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August 1944. The Allies are approaching Paris and resistance groups within the city start to plan an uprising against the Germans. However, Hitler wants the city destroyed if it looks like the Allies will take it.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 4,694

29. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.9
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58 Metascore

The true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.

Director: Richard Lanni | Stars: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jordan Beck

Votes: 2,188 | Gross: $3.14M

30. Germinal (1993)

R | 160 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet

Votes: 5,233 | Gross: $0.38M

31. Port of Shadows (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a foggy, French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 9,126 | Gross: $0.03M

32. White Material (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

6.9
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81 Metascore

Amidst turmoil and racial conflict in a Francophone African state, a white French woman fights for her coffee crop, her family and ultimately for her life.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 7,684 | Gross: $0.30M

33. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 14,600 | Gross: $0.32M

34. Love at First Fight (2014)

Unrated | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.6
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63 Metascore

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies.

Director: Thomas Cailley | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Roüan

Votes: 5,840 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Our Men (2021)

106 min | Drama

5.7
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Nika, a woman in her early twenties who leaves Ukraine to follow her boyfriend Vlad, a young soldier based in a military camp in Corsica. While there, she meets Céline, the wife of Commander Maxime.

Director: Rachel Lang | Stars: Louis Garrel, Camille Cottin, Ina Marija Bartaité, Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Votes: 172

36. Hitler: A career (1977)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.

Directors: Joachim Fest, Christian Herrendoerfer | Stars: Gert Westphal, Stephen Murray, Artur Axmann, General Bergeret

Votes: 2,432

37. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Louis Napoleon III (Claude Rains) takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg (Brian Aherne) to add Mexico to his empire.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 2,368

38. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi, François Cluzet

Votes: 6,047 | Gross: $1.88M

39. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Passed | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfus Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 8,179

40. The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

122 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron

Votes: 788

41. China Gate (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

6.2
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In 1954, during the French Indochina War, an Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries, infiltrate the enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat 'King' Cole, Paul Dubov

Votes: 827

42. Fraulein Doktor (1969)

M | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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During the First World War, female German spy Fraulein Doktor and her team of saboteurs plan to kill Lord Kitchener, obtain the Allied defense plans, and steal the new French mustard-gas formula.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Kenneth More, Nigel Green, Alexander Knox

Votes: 469

43. Mercenary for Justice (2006 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.0
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A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most well guarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord, Roger Guenveur Smith, Luke Goss

Votes: 4,148

44. Adiós, Sabata (1970)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, War, Western

5.9
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Sabata helps a band of Mexican revolutionaries steal a wagon-load of gold from the occupying Austrian forces of Emperor Maximilian I.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Yul Brynner, Dean Reed, Ignazio Spalla, Gérard Herter

Votes: 2,053 | Gross: $0.55M

45. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,819

46. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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A look at 18th-century France, when the authorities depravity contributed to social oppression, and the uprisings flared up one after another.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 1,570

47. The Housemaid (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Romance

5.7
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61 Metascore

When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the... See full summary »

Director: Derek Nguyen | Stars: Nhung Kate, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, Svitlana Kovalenko

Votes: 821

48. Fanfan (2003)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Vincent Perez, Penélope Cruz, Didier Bourdon, Hélène de Fougerolles

Votes: 5,249 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Regular Lovers (2005)

183 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

1968 and 1969 in Paris during and after the student and trade-union revolt. 20-year-old François is a poet dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas, Eric Rulliat

Votes: 2,852

50. Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)

119 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Spaak, Georges Géret, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,656



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