Most Popular French Colonialism Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 48,663 | Gross: $0.06M
2. Indochine (1992)
PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance, War
Eliane adopts Camille, whose Vietnamese parents were friends. In 1930, a French navy officer is interested in Eliane (owns 60km2 plantation) and later in Camille. There's an uprising in Vietnam against French colonial power.
Votes: 8,736 | Gross: $5.73M
3. Wild Reeds (1994)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »
Votes: 4,917 | Gross: $0.92M
4. Of Gods and Men (2010)
PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.
Votes: 14,180 | Gross: $3.95M
5. Dilili in Paris (2018)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In Belle Époque Paris, accompanied by a young scooter deliveryman, little Kanak Dilili investigates mysterious kidnappings of girls. She meets extraordinary men and women who give her clues... See full summary »
8. The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.
Votes: 3,009 | Gross: $0.02M
9. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, War
France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »
10. The Unvanquished (1964)
115 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »
11. China Gate (1957)
Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
12. Black Shack Alley (1983)
PG | 103 min | Drama, History
Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »
13. Le joli mai (1963)
Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary
Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »
Votes: 630 | Gross: $0.02M
14. Terror's Advocate (2007)
Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.
Votes: 1,438 | Gross: $0.04M
15. Isabelle Eberhardt (1991)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
16. Le bal du gouverneur (1990)
98 min | Drama, Romance
A French civil servant throws The Governor's Party when his daughter comes of age regardless of colonial unrest and her parents' stormy marriage.
17. Lotfi (2015)
170 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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 »
18. La baie d'Alger (2012 TV Movie)
The writer Louis Gardel remembers his youth in Algerie.In 1955 Louis is 15 years old and he lives with his grandmother Zoe.Zoe is friend with the president Steiger, leader of the French ... See full summary »
19. The Brides of Bourbon Island (2007 TV Movie)
190 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In the seventeenth century , beautiful women of Madagascar are unwillingly sent beyond the seas to distant French colonies and married off to wealthy French colonials.
20. A Captain's Honor (1982)
117 min | War
During a televised debate on the Algerian war in the early 1980s, Professor Paulet denounced the methods of Captain Caron, killed in action in 1957. The widow of the captain, Patricia, decided to file a defamation suit.
23. Mostefa Ben Boulaid (2008)
163 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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 »
74 min | Documentary
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
30. The Change: History Through Guineans' Eyes (2010)
70 min | Documentary, History, News
What's happening in Tunisia, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, Lybia, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire? Guinea has experienced these same events in 200, but its story has been hidden, ... See full summary »
34. L'amitié noire (1946)
18 min | Documentary, Short
"Black Friendship" - The commentary recalls that Radio Brazzaville was, from June 18, 1943, the contact of the French settlements and the metropolis, bush stations participate in the organization of the resistance.
The Vietnam War (2017)
Déjà Vu (1858-1961)
TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, History, War
After nearly a century of French colonial rule, Vietnam emerges independent, but divided.
Au service de la France (2015– )
Un peu de soleil
23 min | Comedy
When an African state demands independence, Merlaux gets his first big assignment and discovers a passion for politics.