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The Best Leslie Caron Movies

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

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

List films range from James Dean: The First American Teenager to Austerlitz.

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    Fanny

    Leslie Caron, Charles Boyer

    Released1961

    Directed byJoshua Logan

    Fanny is a 1961 American drama film directed by Joshua Logan. The screenplay by Julius J. Epstein is based on the book for the 1954 stage musical of the same title by Logan and S.N. Behrman, which in...  more
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    The L-Shaped Room

    Leslie Caron, Brock Peters

    Released1962

    Directed byBryan Forbes

    The L-Shaped Room is a 1962 British drama film, directed by Bryan Forbes, which tells the story of a young French woman, unmarried and pregnant, who moves into a London boarding house, befriending a...  more
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    Father Goose

    Cary Grant, Leslie Caron

    Released1964

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's character. The...  more
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    Daddy Long Legs

    Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron

    Released1955

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Daddy Long Legs is a Hollywood musical comedy film set in France, New York City, and the fictional college town of Walston, Massachusetts. The film was directed by Jean Negulesco, and stars Fred...  more

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    Chocolat

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench

    Released2000

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Chocolat is a 2000 American-British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Joanne Harris, and was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs,...  more

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    Gigi

    Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron

    Released1958

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Gigi is a 1958 American Metrocolor musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette. The film...  more

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    An American in Paris

    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and Nina Foch,...  more

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    #1 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#886 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    The Story of Three Loves

    Kirk Douglas, Zsa Zsa Gábor

    Released1953

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt

    The Story of Three Loves, also known as Equilibrium, is a 1953 romantic anthology film made by MGM. It consists of three stories, "The Jealous Lover", "Mademoiselle", and "Equilibrium". The film was...  more
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    The Glass Slipper

    Leslie Caron, Keenan Wynn

    Released1955

    Directed byCharles Walters

    The Glass Slipper is a musical film adaptation of Cinderella, made by MGM, directed by Charles Walters and produced by Edwin H. Knopf from a screenplay by Helen Deutsch. The music score is by...  more
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    Is Paris Burning?

    Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles

    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
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    The Man with a Cloak

    Barbara Stanwyck, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byFletcher Markle

    The Man with a Cloak is a drama film directed by Fletcher Markle and starring Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, and Leslie Caron, and based on "The Gentleman from Paris", a short story...  more
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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter

    Released2001

    Directed byCarl Schenkel

    Murder on the Orient Express is a 2001 made-for-television movie, based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, featuring Hercule Poirot. This version is set in the present...  more
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    Lili

    Zsa Zsa Gábor, Leslie Caron

    Released1953

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Lili is a 1953 American film released by MGM. It stars Leslie Caron as a touchingly naïve French girl, whose emotional relationship with a carnival puppeteer is conducted through the medium of four...  more

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    Courage Mountain

    Charlie Sheen, Leslie Caron

    Released1990

    Directed byChristopher Leitch

    Courage Mountain is a 1990 independent drama film sequel to Johanna Spyri's novel Heidi. It was directed by Christopher Leitch and stars Charlie Sheen, Leslie Caron, Juliette Caton and Jan Rubes....  more
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    Guns of Darkness

    David Niven, Leslie Caron

    Released1962

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    Guns of Darkness is a 1962 British drama film directed by Anthony Asquith which stars David Niven, Leslie Caron and James Robertson Justice. It is based on the novel Act of Mercy by Francis Clifford....  more
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    Funny Bones

    Jerry Lewis, Oliver Reed

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Funny Bones is a 1995 British-American comedy-drama film from Disney's Hollywood Pictures. It was written, directed and produced by Peter Chelsom, co-produced by Simon Fields, and co-written by Peter...  more
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    Released2000

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    The Last of the Blonde Bombshells is a 2000 British-American television film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. The script by Alan Plater focuses on the efforts of a recently widowed woman to reunite the...  more
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    The Doctor's Dilemma

    Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde

    Released1958

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Doctor's Dilemma is a 1958 British comedy drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim, Robert Morley and Terence Alexander. It is based on the...  more
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    A Very Special Favor

    Rock Hudson, Leslie Caron

    Released1965

    Directed byMichael Gordon

    A Very Special Favor is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Gordon, and starring Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron....  more
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    Dangerous Moves

    Leslie Caron, Liv Ullmann

    Released1984

    Directed byRichard Dembo

    Dangerous Moves is a 1984 French-language film about chess, directed by Richard Dembo and starring Michel Piccoli and Alexandre Arbatt. Its original French title is La diagonale du fou. The film was...  more
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    Valentino

    Leslie Caron, Carol Kane

    Released1977

    Directed byKen Russell

    Valentino is a 1977 American biographical film directed by Ken Russell and starring Rudolf Nureyev as Rudolph Valentino. The film is very loosely based on the life of Valentino as recounted in the...  more
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    Gaby

    Leslie Caron, Cedric Hardwicke

    Released1956

    Directed byCurtis Bernhardt

    Gaby is a 1956 drama film made by MGM. It is the third version of the play Waterloo Bridge, previously made into films in 1931 and 1940. It is the only version of the play made in color, and the...  more
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    Three Fables of Love

    Leslie Caron, Monica Vitti

    Released1962

    Directed byLuis García Berlanga, Alessandro Blasetti, René Clair, Hervé Bromberger

    Three Fables of Love is a 1962 French-Italian-Spanish comedy film starring Anna Karina. It was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival....  more
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    Promise Her Anything

    Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron

    Released1965

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Promise Her Anything is a 1965 British romantic comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller. The screenplay by William Peter Blatty is based on a story by Arne Sultan and Marvin Worth....  more
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    Glory Alley

    Louis Armstrong, Leslie Caron

    Released1952

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Glory Alley is a 1952 film directed by Raoul Walsh. It stars Ralph Meeker and Leslie Caron....  more