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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  • Jane (Leslie Caron) is young, French, pregnant and unmarried. Bucking convention, she is uninterested in settling with her baby's father or getting an abortion. After renting a room in a dingy London ...more
  • Gigi
    Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with Gigi (Leslie Caron), a precocious younger friend learning the ways of high ...more
  • Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the ...more
  • Three passengers aboard an ocean liner reminisce about past loves. In "The Jealous Lover," an acclaimed ballet choreographer (James Mason) remembers his tragic relationship with a talented young ...more
  • Lili
    Traveling with little more than her naïveté, sunny teenager Lili (Leslie Caron) arrives in a new town and is befriended by a circus troupe. Though she becomes infatuated with the dashing magician, ...more
  • Fanny
    Young lovers Fanny (Leslie Caron) and Marius (Horst Buchholz) seem made for each other, but he also wants to set out to sea. Eventually, Marius departs and, after years, they are finally reunited, ...more
  • In this musical, American millionaire Jervis Pendleton (Fred Astaire) becomes taken with an orphan named Julie (Leslie Caron) while vacationing in France. Determined to improve the quality of Julie's ...more
  • 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
  • In this highly fictionalized take on the Hollywood legend, immigrant Rudolph Valentino (Rudolf Nureyev) begins his stay in the United States humbly, working for minimum wage before becoming a New ...more
  • On an island in the South Seas, Walter Eckland (Cary Grant) lives a quiet life. That changes when he's persuaded to serve as a lookout for the Allies, watching for enemy ships. Eckland, whose main ...more
  • Notorious womanizer and oil baron Paul Chadwick (Rock Hudson) wins a legal case in Paris by charming the female judge, which infuriates the opposing lawyer, Michel Boullard (Charles Boyer). Boullard ...more
  • In this film adaption of George Bernard Shaw's play, Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron), a devoted wife of a skilled painter (Dirk Bogarde), dedicates herself to saving him from the tuberculosis he has ...more
  • In a retelling of the "Cinderella" tale, young orphan Ella (Leslie Caron) lives with her unpleasant stepmother (Elsa Lanchester) and stepsisters (Amanda Blake, Lisa Daniels), essentially working as ...more
  • Gaby
    In this adaptation of the play "Waterloo Bridge," Gaby (Leslie Caron) is an elegant French ballerina who is performing in World War II-era London. There, a chance encounter introduces her to Gregory ...more
  • Chocolat
    When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on the community ...more
  • Aging Soviet chess champion Akiva Liebskind (Michel Piccoli) arrives in Geneva to face off against his former student Pavius Fromm (Alexandre Arbatt) in a World Championship match. Pavius is a ...more
  • In the 1840s, Madeline Minot (Leslie Caron) travels from France to America to visit Charles Theverner (Louis Calhern), her lover's wealthy, aging relative. Her boyfriend is fighting in the French ...more
  • British plantation owner Tom Jordan (David Niven) finds Latin American president Rivera (David Opatoshu) on his property. Heavily injured, the recently deposed president of Tribulacion convinces Tom ...more
  • 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.
  • Just before a big boxing match, Socks Barbarrosa (Ralph Meeker) decides not to fight. After bidding goodbye to girlfriend Angela Evans (Leslie Caron), he enlists in the military, ending up in the ...more
  • 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.
  • Kontrakt is a 1980 drama film written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi.
  • Michele O'Brien (Leslie Caron) recently lost her husband, so she moves, along with her infant son, from her suburban home to a New York City apartment. After contemplating her son's fatherless ...more
  • The Man Who Loved Women is a 1977 French comedy/drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey and Nelly Borgeaud. In 1983, it was remade in Hollywood under the ...more
  • The Ring is a 1996 film, directed by Armand Mastroianni, written by Danielle Steel and starring Nastassja Kinski and Michael York.