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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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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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Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti

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 ...more
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Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider

Released: 1962

Directed by: Orson 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: ...more
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Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton

Released: 1965

Directed by: Louis Malle

Viva Maria! is a 1965 comedy-adventure film starring Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau as two women named Maria who meet and become revolutionaries in the early 20th century. It also starred ...more
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Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura, Maurice Ronet

Released: 1958

Directed by: Louis 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 ...more
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Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau

Released: 1965

Directed by: Orson 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

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Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud, Jean-Claude Brialy

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 ...more

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Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

Released: 1964

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Virna Lisi, Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker

Released: 1962

Directed by: Joseph 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 ...more
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Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Michel Subor

Released: 1962

Directed by: François Truffaut

Jules and Jim is a 1962 French film directed by François Truffaut. Set around the time of World War I, it describes a tragic love triangle involving French Bohemian Jim, his shy Austrian ...more

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Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Claude Carrière

Released: 1964

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Diary of a Chambermaid is a 1964 drama film. It is one of several French films made by Spanish-born filmmaker Luis Buñuel but lacks the surrealist imagery and plot twists of his other ...more
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Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Hubert Deschamps

Released: 1963

Directed by: Louis 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 ...more
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Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers

Released: 1963

Directed by: Jacques 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.
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Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michael Lonsdale

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 ...more
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Vera Miles, Jeanne Moreau, Barbara Bel Geddes

Released: 1960

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more
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Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

Released: 1990

Directed by: Luc 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 ...more

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Gérard Depardieu, Virna Lisi, Jeanne Moreau

Released: 1999

Directed by: Josée Dayan

Balzac: A Life of Passion is a 1999 film directed by Josée Dayan.
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Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Michael Lonsdale

Released: 1976

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Monsieur Klein is a 1976 French film directed by Joseph Losey, with Alain Delon starring in the title role.
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John Cusack, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud

Released: 1993

Directed by: Vincent 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 ...more
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Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau

Released: 1974

Directed by: Bertrand 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 ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 1964

Directed by: Anthony 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. ...more
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Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Dimitris Poulikakos

Released: 1991

Directed by: Theo Angelopoulos

The Suspended Step of the Stork is a 1991 Greek film directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos. It was entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.
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Tom Waits, William Hurt, Sam Neill

Released: 1991

Directed by: Wim 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 ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andy 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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Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1976

Directed by: Elia 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
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Sean Young, Sam Waterston, Nell Carter

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ismail 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.