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List of the best Alain Delon movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alain Delon's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Alain Delon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alain Delon movies will be at the top of the list. Alain Delon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alain Delon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alain Delon films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier Le Samouraï is a 1967 French-Italian crime film directed by French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Alain Delon as Jef Costello.

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Two Men in Town is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alain Delon Movies
Two Men in Town Alain Delon, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Gabin Two Men in Town is a 1973 Franco-Italian film directed by José Giovanni.

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Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Annie Girardot Rocco e i suoi fratelli is a 1960 Italian film directed by Luchino Visconti, inspired by an episode from the novel Il ponte della Ghisolfa by Giovanni Testori. Set in Milan, it tells the story ...more

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Romy Schneider, Marie Laforêt, Ave Ninchi Purple Noon is a 1960 film directed by René Clément, based on the 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars Alain Delon in his first major film, ...more

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Adieu l'ami Charles Bronson, Alain Delon, Brigitte Fossey Adieu l’ami is a 1968 French-Italian film directed by Jean Herman; producer Serge Silberman, screenplay by Sebastien Japrisot. The film was released in the United States in 1973 under the title ...more

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Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon The Leopard is a 1963 Italian film by director Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel of the same name.

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Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski Death of a Corrupt Man is a 1977 French crime film directed by Georges Lautner and starring Alain Delon. Film is based on the novel by Raf Vallet.

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Borsalino and Co. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alain Delon Movies
Borsalino and Co. Alain Delon, Anton Diffring, Reinhard Kolldehoff Borsalino & Co. is a 1974 French crime film directed by Jacques Deray and starring Alain Delon, Riccardo Cucciolla and Daniel Ivernel. It is the sequel to the 1970 film Borsalino, which ...more

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Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Michael Lonsdale Monsieur Klein is a 1976 French film directed by Joseph Losey, with Alain Delon starring in the title role.

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Catherine Deneuve, Alain Delon, Richard Crenna Un flic is a 1972 French film, the last directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It stars Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, and Richard Crenna. Delon had previously worked with Melville on 'Le Samourai' ...more

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La Tulipe noire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alain Delon Movies
La Tulipe noire Alain Delon, Virna Lisi, Akim Tamiroff La Tulipe noire is a French-Italian-Spanish film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. It is, essentially, a star vehicle for the popular French actor Alain Delon.

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Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabal L'Eclisse is a 1962 Italian drama film written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti. Filmed on location in Rome and Verona, L'Eclisse is about a young ...more

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Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Camille de Casabianca The Unvanquished is a 1964 film noir directed by Alain Cavalier and starring Alain Delon opposite Lea Massari. The film's background is the Algerian War and Alain Delon plays Thomas Vlassenroot, ...more

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Catherine Deneuve, Alain Delon, Jean-Louis Richard Le choc is a 1982 French crime thriller film directed by Robin Davis and starring Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, and Philippe Léotard. Based on the novel La position du tireur ...more

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Alain Delon, Senta Berger, Claude Piéplu Diabolically Yours is a 1967 French-German film starring Alain Delon and Senta Berger.

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Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price Histoires extraordinaires, dubbed Spirits of the Dead for English and Tre Passi Nel Delirio for Italian, is an "omnibus" film comprising three segments. In the UK the film was released ...more

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Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, George Gaynes Joy House is a 1964 black-and-white mystery/thriller film starring Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, and Lola Albright. It is based on the 1954 novel by Day Keene. It was Clement's second film for MGM.

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Yves Montand, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté Le Cercle Rouge is a 1970 crime film set in Paris, France. It was directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and stars Alain Delon, Andre Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté and Yves Montand. It is known ...more

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Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin La Piscine is a 1969 Italian-French film directed by Jacques Deray, starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet and Jane Birkin. Set in summertime on the Côte d'Azur, it is a drama ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Alain Delon, Ornella Muti Swann in Love, is a 1984 Franco-German film directed by Volker Schlöndorff. It is based on volume 1 of Marcel Proust's 1919 novel In Search of Lost Time, typically translated as Swann's ...more

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Alain Delon, Claudine Auger, Jean-Louis Trintignant Flic Story is a French crime thriller released on October 1, 1975, based on the autobiography of the same name written by French police detective Roger Borniche. Both film and book portray ...more

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Alain Delon, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy The Concorde ... Airport '79 is a 1979 American disaster film. The film was the fourth and final installment of the Airport series. Panned by critics, the film also flopped at the box office. ...more

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Ann-Margret, Alain Delon, Jack Palance Once a Thief is a 1965 film directed by Ralph Nelson and starring Alain Delon, Ann-Margret, Van Heflin and Jack Palance. It was written by Zekial Marko, based on his novel Scratch A Thief. The ...more

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Alain Delon, Stanley Baker, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Zorro is a 1975 Italian/French film based on the character created by Johnston McCulley. Directed by Duccio Tessari, it stars famous French actor Alain Delon as Zorro. Filmed in Spain, this ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 dramatic composite film written by Terence Rattigan, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith, the trio responsible for The V.I.P.s. ...more