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1. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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48 Metascore

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 374,980 | Gross: $155.25M

2. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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52 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 49,748 | Gross: $41.41M

3. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 30,915 | Gross: $24.08M

4. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Alain is a boxer in 1925 Marseille, France. When he doesn't take the dive paid to take by a mob boss, he has to split. He joins the Foreign Legion and is sent to Morocco. He makes 3 friends and they watch each other's backs.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 21,717

5. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,199

6. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

7.4
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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: 7,360 | Gross: $0.25M

7. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

8.0
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Claude Laydu, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel

Votes: 8,831

8. Savior (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster

Votes: 9,903 | Gross: $0.01M

9. March or Die (1977)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's (Gene Hackman's) unit is protecting an archaeological dig, but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow

Votes: 2,824 | Gross: $1.00M

10. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 5,168

11. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.2
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An aging Sir Hector Geste (Trevor Howard) takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire, but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 2,050

12. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem - she's very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 4,384

13. Soul Music (1997– )

172 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett, Andy Hockley

Votes: 937

14. Farewell, Friend (1968)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

Director: Jean Herman | Stars: Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Brigitte Fossey, Olga Georges-Picot

Votes: 2,700

15. Beau Geste (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 1906, two American brothers join the French Foreign Legion and, led by a sadistic Sergeant-Major, they defend a fort against Berber and Tuareg attack.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Doug McClure, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas

Votes: 478

16. Sankarialokas (1955)

82 min | Comedy

4.6
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Young record store clerk and aspiring writer Esko has just finished his first novel and wants to marry a colonel's daughter. To get the father's permission, Esko has to join the military. ... See full summary »

Director: Aarne Tarkas | Stars: Lasse Pöysti, Leo Jokela, Jussi Jurkka, Tuulikki Suomela

Votes: 53

17. Ten Tall Men (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.2
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During the Rif War in Morocco, the French Foreign Legion's outpost of Tarfa is threatened by Khalif Hussein's tribes but Sergeant Mike Kincaid devises a plan of survival until the arrival of French reinforcements.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jody Lawrance, Gilbert Roland, Kieron Moore

Votes: 804

18. The Vultures (1984)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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In 1943 in Tunisia, a unit of the French Foreign Legion fights the Germans over possession of a bank treasure in gold bars.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacques Villeret, Michel Constantin, Michel Creton

Votes: 1,485

19. Van Gogh (1991)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life are examined.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq, Gérard Séty

Votes: 2,498 | Gross: $0.14M

20. Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A bogus legionnaire proves his mettle during an Arab attack.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,991

21. How I Unleashed World War II (1970)

224 min | Comedy, War

8.0
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The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Marian Kociniak, Janina Boronska, Adam Cyprian, Wirgiliusz Gryn

Votes: 2,515

22. Secret of the Sahara (1988– )

90 min | Adventure

7.0
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This mini-series production is about the quest of archaeologist Desmond Jordan to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain of the Sahara desert, and find the secret that it hides.

Stars: Michael York, Ben Kingsley, James Farentino, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 596

23. Fort Saganne (1984)

180 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau

Votes: 809

24. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,612

25. The Three Musketeers (1933)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Francis X. Bushman Jr., John Wayne

Votes: 344

26. Beau Geste (1926)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce

Votes: 319 | Gross: $1.71M

27. Beau Geste (1982– )

204 min | War, Action, Adventure

8.3
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Three brothers of a well-to-do English family join the French Foreign Legion.

Stars: Benedict Taylor, Anthony Calf, Jonathon Morris, John Forgeham

Votes: 97

28. The Sad Sack (1957)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy

5.9
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Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Kirk, David Wayne, Peter Lorre

Votes: 565

29. Walpurgis Night (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Lena Bergström works in an office and is unhappily in love with her boss, Johan Borg. She decides to quit. Borg's wife won't have any children, and when she becomes pregnant she has an ... See full summary »

Director: Gustaf Edgren | Stars: Lars Hanson, Karin Kavli, Victor Sjöström, Ingrid Bergman

Votes: 237

30. Lea (1996)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Fíla | Stars: Lenka Vlasáková, Christian Redl, Hanna Schygulla, Miroslav Donutil

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Under Two Flags (1936)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Romance

6.5
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Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 353

32. Beauties of the Night (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.9
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A young composer has vivid dreams of the past that reflect, yet conflict with his waking life.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Martine Carol, Gina Lollobrigida, Magali Vendeuil

Votes: 539

33. The Desert Song (1953)

Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance

6.2
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Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs, whose secret leader, The Red Shadow, is Paul Bonnard, a professor... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gordon MacRae, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey

Votes: 410

34. Desert Legion (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure

5.6
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Paul Lartal of the Foreign Legion meets the princess of a lost city in the Algerian mountains.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Alan Ladd, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 239

35. Isabelle Eberhardt (1991)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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Story of a young woman journalist who becomes enmeshed in the politics of the annexation of Morrocco from Algeria at the turn of the twentieth century. The focus is on her hardships because... See full summary »

Director: Ian Pringle | Stars: Mathilda May, Tchéky Karyo, Peter O'Toole, Richard Moir

Votes: 78

36. Beau Hunks (1931)

Passed | 37 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him. They wilt under the scorching desert sun and under the harsh ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James W. Horne, Charles Middleton

Votes: 1,391

37. Fort Algiers (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama

5.5
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In northwest Africa, a tribal leader tries to stir up a rebellion against the ruling powers.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Raymond Burr, Leif Erickson

Votes: 138

38. Renegades (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.1
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Four one-for-all and all-for-one privates in the French Foreign Legion are all in jail for disorderly conduct, but they break out and rejoin their regiment and fight off a band of marauding... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Gregory Gaye

Votes: 211

39. L'Atlantide (1932)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Antinea. the Queen of Atlantis, rules her secret kingdom hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. One day two lost explorers stumble into her kingdom, and soon realize that they haven't really ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, John Stuart, Tela Tchaï

Votes: 21

40. Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure

5.3
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After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, John Litel

Votes: 342

41. A Day to Remember (1953)

92 min | Drama

6.9
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A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Joan Rice, Odile Versois, Donald Sinden

Votes: 136

42. Donald's Diary (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Donald is writing in his diary and narrating (in a rather sophisticated voice) about his romance with Daisy. She was able to snare him into a relationship in which they got to know each ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Leslie Denison, Vivi Janiss, Clarence Nash

Votes: 362

43. Beau Sabreur (1928)

70 min | Adventure, Romance

6.3
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Add a Plot

Director: John Waters | Stars: Gary Cooper, Evelyn Brent, Noah Beery, William Powell

Votes: 41

44. Rogues' Regiment (1948)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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A post World War 2, US Army agent is assigned to join the Foreign Legion in search of high ranking Nazi war criminal who may have also enlisted.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dick Powell, Märta Torén, Vincent Price, Stephen McNally

Votes: 109

45. Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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"Citizen" Hogan, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple.

Director: John Ford | Stars: June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Earle Foxe

Votes: 382

46. Under Two Flags (1922)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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An English nobleman, known only as Victor, arrives in Algiers and joins the French Foreign Legion as a private without revealing his true identity. He attracts and is loved by Cigarette, a ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Priscilla Dean, James Kirkwood, John Davidson, Stuart Holmes

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.12M

47. Meet Me After the Show (1951)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.3
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Delilah Lee is the star of husband Jeff Ames' Broadway show when she starts to suspect he has been exchanging more than contracts with the show's vampish backer. Alimony and amnesia become the order of the day.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Betty Grable, Macdonald Carey, Rory Calhoun, Eddie Albert

Votes: 152 | Gross: $2.61M

48. La bandera (1935)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Annabella, Jean Gabin, Robert Le Vigan, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 547

49. Beau Ideal (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Romance, War

5.4
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An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Frank McCormick, Ralph Forbes, Lester Vail, Otto Matieson

Votes: 135

50. Under Two Flags (1916)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Lewis Victor of the French Foreign Legion is actually Bertie Cecil, a British nobleman hiding from dishonour for a crime actually committed by his brother. He is loved by Cigarette, a camp ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Herbert Heyes, Stuart Holmes, Stanhope Wheatcroft

Votes: 10



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