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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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  • 1

    The Train

    Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau
    25
    6

    Released1964

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn

    The Train is a 1964 black-and-white film directed by John Frankenheimer from a story and screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis, based on the non-fiction book Le front de l'art by Rose Valland,...  more

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  • 2

    Eva

    Virna Lisi, Jeanne Moreau
    25
    7

    Released1962

    Directed byJoseph Losey

    Eva, released in the United Kingdom as Eve, is a 1962 Italian-French drama film directed by Joseph Losey and starring Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker and Virna Lisi. Its screenplay is adapted from James...  more
  • 3

    La Notte

    Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau
    19
    4

    Released1961

    Directed byMichelangelo 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...  more
  • 4

    Elevator to the Gallows

    Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura
    15
    2

    Released1958

    Directed byLouis Malle

    Ascenseur pour l'échafaud is a 1958 French crime film directed by Louis Malle. It was released as Elevator to the Gallows in the USA and as Lift to the Scaffold in the UK. It stars Jeanne Moreau and...  more
  • 5

    Ever After

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston
    18
    8

    Released1998

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The...  more

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  • 6

    Map of the Human Heart

    John Cusack, Jeanne Moreau
    16
    6

    Released1993

    Directed byVincent Ward

    Map of the Human Heart is the title of a 1993 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. It was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. The film, set mostly before and during...  more
  • 7

    The Yellow Rolls-Royce

    Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif
    16
    7

    Released1964

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    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. Apparently...  more
  • 8

    Nikita

    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau
    16
    7

    Released1990

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Nikita, also called La Femme Nikita, is a 1990 Franco-Italian action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Nikita is a teen who robs a pharmacy and takes out a policeman. She is sentenced...  more

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  • 9

    Until the End of the World

    Tom Waits, William Hurt
    14
    5

    Released1991

    Directed byWim Wenders

    Until the End of the World is a 1991 drama science fiction film by the German film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and Solveig...  more

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  • 10

    I Love You, I Love You Not

    Claire Danes, Jude Law
    16
    8

    Released1997

    Directed byBilly Hopkins

    I Love You, I Love You Not is a 1996 romantic drama film directed by Billy Hopkins and written by Wendy Kesselman....  more
  • 11

    The Trial

    Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins
    11
    3

    Released1962

    Directed byOrson Welles

    The Trial is a 1962 film directed by Orson Welles, who also wrote the screenplay based on the novel of the same name by Franz Kafka. Welles stated immediately after completing the film: "The Trial is...  more
  • 12

    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles, John Gielgud
    10
    2

    Released1965

    Directed byOrson Welles

    Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John...  more
  • 13

    The Proprietor

    Sean Young, Sam Waterston
    12
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byIsmail Merchant

    The Proprietor is a 1996 film. It is a U.S.-French co-production Merchant Ivory film, directed by Ismail Merchant for Jeanne Moreau's request....  more
  • 14

    The 400 Blows

    Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud
    11
    4

    Released1959

    Directed byFrançois 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...  more
  • 15

    Going Places

    Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert
    12
    5

    Released1974

    Directed byBertrand Blier

    Going Places is a 1974 French comedy-drama film directed by Bertrand Blier, adapted from a novel by Blier, and starring Miou-Miou, Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere. The French title translates...  more

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  • 16

    Five Branded Women

    Vera Miles, Jeanne Moreau
    9
    2

    Released1960

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Five Branded Women is a 1960 film directed by Martin Ritt. It featured an international cast including Richard Basehart, Silvana Mangano, and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during the...  more
  • 17

    The Last Tycoon

    Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro
    12
    6

    Released1976

    Directed byElia Kazan

    The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon,...  more
  • 18

    Bay of Angels

    Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann
    8
    2

    Released1963

    Directed byJacques Demy

    La baie des anges is a 1963 French film directed by Jacques Demy. Starring Jeanne Moreau and Claude Mann, it is Demy's second film and deals with the subject of gambling....  more
  • 19

    Carmel

    Jeanne Moreau, Samuel Fuller
    10
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byAmos Gitai

    "Amos Gitaï's new film is made much in the mode of last year's extraordinary Plus tard, tu comprendras. It is carefully composed and orchestrated, highly self-aware and sculpted from both collective...  more
  • 20

    La Mariée était en noir

    Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy
    11
    6

    Released1968

    Directed byFrançois 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...  more
  • 21

    Hands Off the Loot

    Jeanne Moreau, Jean Gabin
    10
    4

    Released1954

    Directed byJacques Becker

    Touchez pas au grisbi is a 1954 French crime film directed by Jacques Becker and starring Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura, Dora Doll, Delia Scala, René Dary, and Miss America 1946, Marilyn...  more
  • 22

    The Fire Within

    Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet
    7
    2

    Released1963

    Directed byLouis Malle

    The Fire Within is a 1963 French drama film directed by Louis Malle. It is based on the novel Will O' the Wisp by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle which itself was inspired by the life of Jacques Rigaut. The...  more
  • 23

    The Lovers

    Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny
    5
    0

    Released1958

    Directed byLouis Malle

    The Lovers is a 1958 French drama film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, and Jean-Marc Bory. Based on the novel Point de Lendemain by Dominique Vivant, the film is about...  more
  • 24

    Catherine the Great

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Omar Sharif
    8
    4

    Released1995

    Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith

    Catherine the Great is a 1995 television movie based on the life of Catherine II of Russia. It stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Catherine, Jeanne Moreau as Empress Elizabeth and Omar Sharif as Alexis...  more

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  • 25

    Time to Leave

    Jeanne Moreau, Melvil Poupaud
    8
    4

    Released2006

    Directed byFrançois Ozon

    Time to Leave is a French film directed by François Ozon, released in 2005. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival....  more