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1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 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, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 48,062 | Gross: $0.06M

2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 21,065 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Far from Men (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

7.2
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74 Metascore

Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder.

Director: David Oelhoffen | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Djemel Barek, Vincent Martin

Votes: 6,047

4. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 30,533 | Gross: $0.55M

5. Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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51 Metascore

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Director: Jalil Lespert | Stars: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet

Votes: 10,509 | Gross: $0.72M

6. Lover for a Day (2017)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

6.8
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69 Metascore

A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Éric Caravaca, Esther Garrel, Louise Chevillotte, Paul Toucang

Votes: 1,611

7. The Names of Love (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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62 Metascore

A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director: Michel Leclerc | Stars: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem, Carole Franck

Votes: 7,187 | Gross: $0.51M

8. Le parfum d'Yvonne (1994)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958 ?

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandra Extercatte, Richard Bohringer

Votes: 960

9. Deserter (2002)

90 min | Drama, War

5.3
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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.

Director: Martin Huberty | Stars: Paul Fox, Tom Hardy, Kate Maberly, Aitor Merino

Votes: 997

10. Le Petit Soldat (1963)

Not Rated | 88 min | War, Drama

7.3
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97 Metascore

During the Algerian War, a man and woman from opposing sides fall in love with one another.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais

Votes: 5,371 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Lost Command (1966)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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French Army Colonel Raspeguy leads his paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh in Indochina and against Algerian guerrilla during the Algerian War.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan

Votes: 1,523

12. Outside the Law (2010)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.6
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59 Metascore

A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa

Votes: 3,481

13. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.3
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In the seaside town of Boulogne, no one seems to be able to cope with their past, least of all Hélène, an antique furniture saleswoman, her stepson Bernard, and her former lover Alphonse.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

Votes: 2,486

14. L'ennemi intime (2007)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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61 Metascore

A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Albert Dupontel, Aurélien Recoing, Marc Barbé

Votes: 3,095

15. The Unvanquished (1964)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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1961. Luxemburger Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion during the Algiers Putsch. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 583

16. Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)

177 min | Drama

7.8
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The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant.

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna, Cheikh Nourredine

Votes: 430

17. Le pont du diable (2018 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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André Savignac, mayor of Saint-Guilhem-Le-Désert has been found hanged on the Bridge of the Devil.Marina Fazergues, comes back to her home village for the criminal investigation.

Director: Sylvie Ayme | Stars: Elodie Frenck, David Kammenos, Patrick d'Assumçao, Myriam Bourguignon

Votes: 19

18. Stranded (2010)

103 min | Horror, Mystery

5.1
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A platoon of French soldiers on a rescue mission in North Africa confront invisible evil creatures.

Directors: Hugues Martin, Sandra Martin | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Thierry Frémont, Saïd Taghmaoui, Aurélien Wiik

Votes: 809

19. Plot 35 (2017)

67 min | Documentary

7.3
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French actor Éric Caravaca confronts a mystery what happened to his parents' first child, Christine, who died at age three in Algeria before the director was born?

Director: Éric Caravaca | Stars: Angela Caravaca, Gilberto Caravaca, Olivier Caravaca, Baltasar Caravaca

Votes: 177

20. L'opium et le baton (1969)

135 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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An Algerian doctor decides to leave the troubles in Algiers and goes back to his hometown, a small village lost in the mountains. There, however, the situation is explosive as well, as the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Marie-José Nat, Sid Ali Kouiret, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Claude Bercq

Votes: 71

21. Fadhma N'Soumer (2014)

110 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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This film, is about the courage and the determination of a young woman in djurdjur''as mountain in Algeria, fighting for her ancestor land during the earlier years of french occupation.

Director: Belkacem Hadjadj | Stars: Laëtitia Eïdo, Assaad Bouab, Melha Bossard, Melha Maameri

Votes: 12

22. Liberté, la nuit (1984)

82 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In the mist of the Algerian events, a man finds a fugitive happiness beside a local woman.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Maurice Garrel, Christine Boisson, László Szabó

Votes: 186

23. Diamond Rush (1969)

102 min | Action, Crime

6.2
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Traumatized by the War of Algeria and by the accidental death of his wife and his son, Manu left the right road. His last caper was the attack of the Antwerp-Tangiers Express, carrying a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Carliez | Stars: Jean Marais, Marie-José Nat, Horst Frank, Jacques Stany

Votes: 33

24. Nothing to Report (1973)

110 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Three French conscripts with diverse political motives, are sent to a disciplinary battalion in the midst of the Algerian war. Major Lecoq is to build an elite unit with these wayward soldiers who are exposed to war, torture and death.

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Jacques Villeret, Jacques Weber, Claude Brosset

Votes: 145

25. The Colonel (2006)

110 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Herbiet | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Robinson Stévenin, Cécile de France, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 486

26. Zabana! (2012)

107 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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Algeria's entry for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, "Zabana" chronicles the life of Ahmed Zabana, a man who fought for Algerian freedom in the Battle of Algiers. This film chronicles ... See full summary »

Director: Saïd Ould Khelifa | Stars: Imad Benchenni, Khaled Benaïssa, Abdelkader Djeriou, Nicolas Pignon

Votes: 37

27. October 17, 1961 (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

7.3
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A string of events lead up to the bloody confrontation between a peaceful, 20,000 strong FLN-demonstration and a bloodthirsty police mob in the streets of Paris, on the night of October 17, 1961.

Director: Alain Tasma | Stars: Clotilde Courau, Florence Thomassin, Vahina Giocante, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 162

28. Buamama (1985)

178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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The story of the film revolves around the epic of Sheikh Bouamama, a leader of the national resistance in Algeria during the French colonial era. The events are taking place in southwestern... See full summary »

Director: Benamar Bakhti | Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Athmane Ariout, Mahmoud Aziz, Robert Bazil

Votes: 67

29. Living in Paradise (1998)

105 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, Living In Paradise is a thought-provoking examination of the lives of North African immigrants trying to find a place in the social system of Western Europe.

Director: Bourlem Guerdjou | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Fadila Belkebla, Omar Bekhaled, Farida Rahouadj

Votes: 137

30. L'adieu (2003 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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Director: François Luciani | Stars: Thomas Jouannet, Mélanie Doutey, Catherine Jacob, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 67

31. To Be Twenty in the Aures (1972)

100 min | Drama, War

7.0
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How to become a killing machine in Algeria when, at the start, you are a Pacifist Breton. Let Lieutenant Perrin deal with this bunch of rebels and make them "true soldiers", who know how to... See full summary »

Director: René Vautier | Stars: Alexandre Arcady, Hamid Djellouli, Philippe Léotard, Jacques Canselier

Votes: 152

32. For Djamila (2011 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Djamila Boupacha ,who lives in Algiers in her parents house, has been arrested for act of terrorism and has been tortured by the soldiers in charge of her interrogatory.Gisèle Halimi will defend her.

Director: Caroline Huppert | Stars: Marina Hands, Hafsia Herzi, Dominique Reymond, Thomas Jouannet

Votes: 38

33. Lotfi (2015)

170 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.6
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The film relates the career of Colonel Lotfi, whose real name is Benali Boudghene, since his beginnings as an activist in Tlemcen where, with his classmates from high school, he posted the ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Youcef Sehairi, Ahmed Rezzak, Hassan Kechache, Boulem Zeblah

Votes: 5

34. The Good Life (1963)

105 min | Drama, War

6.3
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After twenty-seven long months spent in Algeria, Frédéric Simon, a young photographer is determined to forget this time of trouble. Now that the Army has finally discharged him he wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Frédéric de Pasquale, Josée Steiner, Odile Geoffroy, Françoise Giret

Votes: 23

35. The Betrayal (2005)

80 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During the Algerian War of Independence, mistrust abounds between the drafted local Algerians and metropolitan French forming a French army platoon.

Director: Philippe Faucon | Stars: Vincent Martinez, Ahmed Berrhama, Cyril Troley, Walid Bouzham

Votes: 187

36. La guerre sans nom (1992)

240 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary on the French-Algerian conflict 1954-1962 which was never officially called a "war", including interviews with some of the survivors.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Patrick Rotman, Bertrand Tavernier

Votes: 51

37. Cooking History (2009)

88 min | Documentary

7.4
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Interviews with military cooks from various European armies.

Director: Péter Kerekes | Stars: Vassily Nikolaevich Logunov, Franz Weinhart, Klavdia Matveevna Lobanova, Franz Wienhart

Votes: 238

38. The Crazy Years of the Twist (1985)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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"Any cause,as just as it can be ,spawns scheming,cowardice,fright and treason"

Director: Mahmoud Zemmouri | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Mustapha El Anka, Malik Lakhdar-Hamina, Fawzi B. Saichi

Votes: 31

39. Patrouille à l'Est (1971)

115 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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A patrol of the National Liberation Army must convoy a French soldier taken prisoner to the Tunisian border.

Director: Amar Laskri | Stars: Hacène Benzerari, Mohamed Hadj Smaïn, Brahim Hadjadj, Mohamed Hamdi

Votes: 46

40. Road to Freedom: Women in the Algerian Secret Services (2012)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Untold life stories of young Algerian girls who volunteered to work in the Secret Services (MALG) and to support the independence war from colonial France (1954-1962).

Director: Amine-Kais | Stars: Leila Boutaleb, Khadidja Brikci-Sid, Yamina Chellali, Malika Hadjadj

41. L'évasion de Hassan Terro (1976)

115 min | Comedy

7.5
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Hassan Terro is released from the prison of the French forces to lead them to Algerian rebels, because the authorities see him as an important man responsible for the revolution. Indeed, he... See full summary »

Director: Mustapha Badie | Stars: Rouïched, Sid Ali Kouiret, Chafia Boudraa, Paul Mercey

Votes: 16

42. The Book-Bag Boy (2003 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Caroline Huppert | Stars: Alika Del Sol, Hammou Graïa, Yannis Belal, Pablo Valero

Votes: 28

43. Krim Belkacem (2014)

180 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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the story of the heroic path of Krim Belkacem, one of the leading figures of the Algerian revolution.

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Sami Allem, Mustafa Laribi, Ahmed Rezzak, Bahia Rachedi

44. Mostefa Ben Boulaid (2008)

163 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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The film revolves around the life of the martyr Mustapha Ben Bouleid (1917-1956), who was a member of the Algerian National Movement, who worked with his comrades to explain the idea of the... See full summary »

Director: Ahmed Rachedi | Stars: Djamel Allam, Sami Allem, Fares Ben Hachani, Ahmed Benaissa

Votes: 21

45. Un combat singulier (2004)

52 min | History

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Director: Xavier Villetard | Stars: Henri Alleg, Simone De Bollardière, Germaine Tillion

46. France Algerie: Une affaire de famille (2018)

Documentary

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More than half a century after independence, the Algerian question remains a taboo subject in France and arouses passions. Whatever the words, whatever the decisions, there will always be a... See full summary »

Directors: Frederic Martin, Dominique Fargues, Isabelle Quintard | Stars: Hacène Arfi, Patrick Baudouin, Mohammed Bedjaoui, Azouz Begag

47. Les déracinés (1972)

90 min | Drama

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Director: André Teisseire | Stars: Henri Marteau, Alain Doutey, Christian Toma, Robert Vidalin

48. An Unhealed Wound - The Harkis in the Algerian War (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Isabelle Clarke | Stars: Saïd Taghmaoui, Hocine Bouares, Jean-Pierre Gaildraud, Jean-Jacques Jordi

Votes: 10

49. Algeria: Women at War (1992 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Algerian women recall their experiences during the French-Algerian War, reflecting also on how the roles and perceptions of women in Algeria have changed in the decades since.

50. Tes cheveux démêlés cachent une guerre de sept ans (2017)

74 min | Documentary

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Your untangled hair hides a 7 year war. Cross-look of three women engaged alongside the FLN on colonization and the Algerian war of independence. They will know the clandestine, the prison,... See full summary »

Director: Fatima Sissani



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