The Best Jeanne Moreau Movies

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

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The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Seven Days... Seven Nights and The Trout.

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Jeanne Moreau has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Orson Welles and François Truffaut. Is Jeanne Moreau your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Anna Magnani and Simone Signoret films lists too.

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  • La Notte
    Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti
    19 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
    La Notte is a 1961 Italian drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, and Monica Vitti. Filmed on location in Milan, the film is about a day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their deteriorating relationship. In 1961 La Notte received the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the David di Donatello Award for Best Director. La Notte is considered the central film of a trilogy beginning with L'Avventura and ending with L'Eclisse.
  • Elevator to the Gallows
    Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Jean Wall
    13 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Louis Malle
    Restless femme fatale Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) recruits her lover, Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet), to murder her wealthy husband, Simon (Jean Wall), in his office and make it appear like a suicide. Tavernier does the dirty deed eagerly, but becomes trapped in an elevator when he returns to remove a key piece of evidence he had accidentally left behind. Tavernier's unfortunate oversight sets into motion a dark ripple of events that bloodies the cold Paris night.

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  • La Mariée était en noir
    Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michael Lonsdale
    12 votes
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: François Truffaut
    The Bride Wore Black is a 1968 French film directed by François Truffaut and based on the novel of the same name by William Irish, a pseudonym for Cornell Woolrich. It stars Jeanne Moreau, Charles Denner, Alexandra Stewart, Michel Bouquet, Michael Lonsdale, Claude Rich and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a revenge film in which a widowed woman hunts down the five men who killed her husband on her wedding day. She methodically kills each of the men using various methods and dressing only in white, black or both.
  • Chimes at Midnight
    Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, John Gielgud
    10 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
    Henry IV (John Gielgud) usurps the English throne, sets in motion the factious War of the Roses and now faces a rebellion led by Northumberland scion Hotspur (Norman Rodway). Henry's heir, Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), is a ne'er-do-well carouser who drinks and causes mischief with his low-class friends, especially his rotund father figure, John Falstaff (Orson Welles). To redeem his title, Hal may have to choose between allegiance to his real father and loyalty to his friend.

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  • The Trial
    Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider
    14 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
    When police officers arrive at his home to tell him that he's under "open arrest," unassuming bureaucrat Josef K. (Anthony Perkins) can't imagine what kind of crime he might have committed. He consults first his neighbor (Jeanne Moreau) about the incident, then the courts, then a pompous law advocate (Orson Welles), all to no avail. Ironically, Joseph is able to learn of his sentence -- he is to be put to death -- but the nature of the charge against him remains elusive.

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  • The 400 Blows
    Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy
    14 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: François Truffaut
    The 400 Blows is a 1959 French drama film, the debut by director François Truffaut; it stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who is thought by his parents and teachers to be a troublemaker. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character. The 400 Blows received numerous awards and nominations, including the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director, the OCIC Award, and a Palme d'Or nomination in 1959. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing in 1960. The 400 Blows had a total of 4,092,970 admissions in France, making it Truffaut's most successful film in his home country. It is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time; in their 2012 poll of all-time classics, Sight & Sound ranked the film 39th.