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The Best Jean-Paul Belmondo Movies

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

If you think the best Jean-Paul Belmondo role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jean-Paul Belmondo performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The Dreamers and Dr. Popaul are included in this list.

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  • 1
    Jean Seberg, Jean-Luc Godard
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    Released1960

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

    Breathless is a 1960 French film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard about a wandering wrong doer and his American girlfriend. It was Godard's first feature-length work and represented Belmondo's  ...more

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  • 2
    Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo
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    4

    Released1969

    Directed byFrançois Truffaut

    Mississippi Mermaid is a 1969 French romantic drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Adapted from the 1947 novel Waltz into Darkness by  ...more
  • 3
    Jeanne Moreau, Anna Karina
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    10

    Released1961

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

    A Woman Is a Woman is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with  ...more
  • 4
    Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo
    33
    5

    Released1965

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard

    Pierrot le Fou is a 1965 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo. The film is based on the 1962 novel, Obsession, by Lionel White. It was Jean-Luc  ...more
  • 5
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Piccoli
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    11

    Released1962

    Directed byJean-Pierre Melville

    Le Doulos is a 1962 French crime film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It was released theatrically as The Finger Man in the English-speaking world, but all video and DVD releases have used the  ...more
  • 6
    Claudia Cardinale, Jean-Paul Belmondo
    24
    6

    Released1962

    Directed byPhilippe de Broca

    Cartouche is a 1962 French film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale.  ...more
  • 7
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva
    24
    9

    Released1961

    Directed byJean-Pierre Melville

    Léon Morin, Priest is a 1961 film directed and scripted by Jean-Pierre Melville, and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Emmanuelle Riva. Belmondo was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor.  ...more
  • 8
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Françoise Dorléac
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    6

    Released1964

    Directed byPhilippe de Broca

    That Man From Rio is a 1964 adventure film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac. It was the first film to be made by the French subsidiary of United  ...more
  • 9
    Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo
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    4

    Released1960

    Directed byVittorio De Sica

    Two Women is a 1960 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a woman trying to protect her young daughter from the horrors of war. The film stars Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul  ...more
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  • 10
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Robert Hossein
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    21

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorges Lautner

    Le Professionnel is a 1981 French action thriller film directed by French director Georges Lautner, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly and Robert Hossein, based on the award-winning 1976  ...more
  • 11
    Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Paul Belmondo
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    2

    Released1960

    Directed byPeter Brook

    Seven Days... Seven Nights is a 1960 French drama film directed by Peter Brook. It was entered into the 1960 Cannes Film Festival, where Jeanne Moreau won the award for Best Actress. It is based on  ...more
  • 12
    Jacqueline Bissett, Jean-Paul Belmondo
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    6

    Released1973

    Directed byPhilippe de Broca

    Le Magnifique is a French movie released in 1973, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Le Magnifique is a slapstick spoof of B-series espionage movies and novels.  ...more
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  • 13
    Claudia Cardinale, Gérard Depardieu
    18
    7

    Released1972

    Directed byJosé Giovanni

    La Scoumoune is a 1972 French film directed by José Giovanni, starring Jean Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale and Michel Constantin. It is an adaption of Giovanni's novel L'Excommunié. La Scoumoune is  ...more
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  • 14
    Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo
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    7

    Released1970

    Directed byJacques Deray

    Borsalino is a 1970 gangster film directed by Jacques Deray and starring Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Rouvel. It was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009  ...more
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  • 15
    Charles Boyer, Jean-Paul Belmondo
    14
    5

    Released1974

    Directed byAlain Resnais

    Stavisky... is a 1974 French film drama based on the life of the financier and embezzler Alexandre Stavisky and the circumstances leading to his mysterious death in 1934. This gave rise to a  ...more
  • 16
    Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles
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    11

    Released1966

    Directed byRené Clément

    Is Paris Burning? is a 1966 film directed by René Clément, starring an ensemble cast, about the liberation of Paris in August 1944 by the French Resistance and the Free French Forces during WWII. The  ...more
  • 17
    Woody Allen, Ursula Andress
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    18

    Released1967

    Directed byVal Guest, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes

    Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an ensemble cast of directors and actors. It is loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. The  ...more
  • 18
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Paolo Bonacelli
    10
    1

    Released1980

    Directed byGeorges Lautner

    Le Guignolo is a 1980 French-Italian comedy film directed by Georges Lautner.  ...more
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  • 19
    David Niven, Eli Wallach
    10
    3

    Released1969

    Directed byGérard Oury

    The Brain is a 1969 French comedy film directed by Gérard Oury, about a second train robbery by the brains of the Great Train Robbery.  ...more
  • 20
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Annie Girardot
    11
    5

    Released1995

    Directed byClaude Lelouch

    Les Misérables is a 1995 film written and directed by Claude Lelouch. Set in France during the first half of the 20th century, it concerns a poor and illiterate man Henri Fortin who is introduced to  ...more
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  • 21
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura
    11
    6

    Released1960

    Directed byClaude Sautet

    Classe Tous Risques is a 1960 French Italian International co-production black-and-white gangster film directed by Claude Sautet and starring Lino Ventura, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Sandra Milo. Now  ...more
  • 22
    Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon
    11
    6

    Released1971

    Directed byHenri Verneuil

    Le Casse is a 1971 movie directed by French director Henri Verneuil, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon and Robert Hossein. It is based on the 1953 novel by David Goodis and  ...more
  • 23
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Antonella Lualdi
    8
    2

    Released1959

    Directed byClaude Chabrol

    Web of Passion is a 1959 French suspense thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel The Key to Nicholas Street by American writer Stanley Ellin. It was Chabrol's first film in  ...more
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  • 24
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura
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    3

    Released1964

    Directed byHenri Verneuil

    Greed in the Sun is a 1964 French-Italian adventure film directed by Henri Verneuil. The film was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.  ...more
  • 25
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Richard Anconina
    7
    1

    Released1988

    Directed byClaude Lelouch

    Itinéraire d'un enfant gaté is a French film directed by Claude Lelouch in 1988.  ...more
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