The Best Irene Papas Movies 

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List of the best Irene Papas movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Irene Papas'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 Irene Papas movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Irene Papas movies will be at the top of the list. Irene Papas has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Irene Papas movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Irene Papas films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin

Released: 1969

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Z is a 1969 Algerian French language political thriller directed by Costa-Gavras, with a screenplay by Gavras and Jorge Semprún, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis ...more


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Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1961

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson, Alexander Mackendrick

The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 British-American action/adventure film directed by J. Lee Thompson. The screenplay by producer Carl Foreman was based on Alistair MacLean's 1957 novel The Guns of ...more

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Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Anthony Quayle

Released: 1969

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Anne of the Thousand Days is a 1969 British costume drama made by Hal Wallis Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Charles Jarrott and produced by Hal B. Wallis. ...more

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Irene Papas, Kostas Karras, Kostas Kazakos

Released: 1977

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Iphigenia is a 1977 Greek film directed by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the Greek myth of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who was ordered by the goddess Artemis to be ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

Released: 1971

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

The Trojan Women is a 1971 film, directed by Michael Cacoyannis and starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The film was made with the minimum of changes to Edith Hamilton's translation ...more
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Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

Released: 1964

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Zorba the Greek is a 1964 British-Greek drama film directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character. It is based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos ...more

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Anthony Quinn, Michael Ansara, Irene Papas

Released: 1977

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

The Message is a 1976/1977 film and Quranic epic directed by Moustapha Akkad chronicling the life and times of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Released in Arabic and English, The Message serves ...more
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Christopher Lee, Bernadette Peters, Isabella Rossellini

Released: 1997

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

The Odyssey is a 1997 Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated British-American fantasy–adventure television miniseries based on the ancient Greek epic poem by Homer, The Odyssey. Directed ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Madden

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a 2001 epic film directed by John Madden and based on Louis de Bernières' 1994 novel of the same name. It stars Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz. The ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Susan Strasberg, Alex Cord

Released: 1968

Directed by: Martin Ritt

The Brotherhood is a 1968 crime drama film, directed by Martin Ritt. It stars Kirk Douglas, Irene Papas, Alex Cord, and Luther Adler. The script was by Lewis John Carlino. Released by Paramount ...more
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James Cagney, Lee Van Cleef, Vic Morrow

Released: 1956

Directed by: Robert Wise

Tribute to a Bad Man is a 1956 western film starring James Cagney about a rancher whose harsh enforcement of frontier justice alienates the woman he loves. It was directed by Robert Wise and ...more
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Gian Maria Volonté, Irene Papas, Paolo Bonacelli

Released: 1979

Directed by: Francesco Rosi

Christ Stopped at Eboli is a 1979 film adaptation of the book of the same name by Carlo Levi. It was directed by Francesco Rosi and stars Gian Maria Volonté as Carlo Levi, with Paolo ...more
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Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan

Released: 1972

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Don't Torture a Duckling is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is significant within Fulci's filmography as it is one of the first in which he began using violent gore ...more
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Irene Papas, Takis Emmanuel, Kostas Kazakos

Released: 1962

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Electra is a 1962 Greek film based on the play, Electra, written by Euripides. It was directed by Michael Cacoyannis, as the first installment of his "Greek tragedy" trilogy, followed ...more
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Oliver Reed, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1981

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Lion of the Desert is a 1981 Libyan historical action film starring Anthony Quinn as Libyan tribal leader Omar Mukhtar, a Bedouin leader fighting the Italian army in the years leading up to ...more
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Eli Wallach, Hayley Mills, John Le Mesurier

Released: 1964

Directed by: James Neilson

The Moon-Spinners is a 1964 American Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach and Peter McEnery in a story about a jewel thief hiding on the island of Crete. The ...more

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Jacqueline Bissett, Kenneth Branagh, James Fox

Released: 1988

Directed by: Clare Peploe

High Season is a 1987 British romantic comedy film directed by Clare Peploe. It is a comedy about tourism, set on the Greek island of Rhodes; vacationers from rich countries taking over the most ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, Omar Sharif, Romy Schneider

Released: 1979

Directed by: Terence Young

Bloodline is a thriller film picture released in 1979. Based upon the novel Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon, it was produced by Paramount Pictures and directed by Terence Young with music by Ennio ...more
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David Bowie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Landis

Into the Night is a 1985 American comedy-thriller film directed by John Landis, starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is notable for a large number of cameo appearances made by ...more

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Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis

Released: 1961

Directed by: Yorgos Javellas

Antigone is a 1961 Greek film adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. It stars Irene Papas in the title role. The film follows the story of the play closely, but ends ...more

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John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Stefania Sandrelli

Released: 2003

Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira

A Talking Picture is a 2003 Portuguese film written and directed by Manoel de Oliveira. It stars Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Irene Papas, Stefania Sandrelli and Leonor Silveira.
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Virna Lisi, Senta Berger, Michèle Mercier

Released: 1971

Directed by: Carlo Lizzani

Roma Bene is a 1971 Italian comedy-drama film starring Virna Lisi, Nino Manfredi, Irene Papas and Senta Berger.
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Michael Lonsdale, Irene Papas, Cláudia Ohana

Released: 1983

Directed by: Ruy Guerra

Eréndira is a 1983 drama film directed by Ruy Guerra. The film script was written by Gabriel García Márquez. The original script actually preceded his novella The Incredible ...more
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Richard Burton, Irene Papas, Günter Meisner

Released: 1973

Directed by: Stipe Delić

The Battle of Sutjeska is a 1973 partisan film directed by Stipe Delić, and made in SFR Yugoslavia. It tells the story of the famous Battle of Sutjeska, the greatest engagement of the Yugoslav ...more
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Michel Piccoli, Irene Papas, Rogério Samora

Released: 1996

Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira

Party is a 1996 dramatic comedy film Manoel de Oliveira and Agustina Bessa-Luís directed by Manoel de Oliveira.