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The Best Yves Montand Movies

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

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

List features films like Jean de Florette, The Red Circle and more!

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  • 1

    Live for Life

    Candice Bergen, Annie Girardot
    18
    2

    Released1967

    Directed byClaude Lelouch

    Live for Life is a 1967 French film directed by Claude Lelouch starring Yves Montand, Candice Bergen and Annie Girardot. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated...  more
  • 2

    The Crucible

    Simone Signoret, Mylène Demongeot
    16
    1

    Released1957

    Directed byRaymond Rouleau

    The Crucible is a 1957 joint Franco-East German film production directed by Raymond Rouleau with a screenplay adapted by Jean-Paul Sartre from the 1953 play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. The film...  more
  • 3

    The Red Circle

    Yves Montand, Bourvil
    15
    2

    Released1970

    Directed byJean-Pierre Melville

    Le Cercle Rouge is a 1970 crime film set in Paris, France. It was directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and stars Alain Delon, Andre Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté and Yves Montand. It is known for its...  more
  • 4

    Is Paris Burning?

    Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles
    14
    2

    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
  • 5

    Jean de Florette

    Gérard Depardieu, Yves Montand
    13
    2

    Released1986

    Directed byClaude Berri

    Jean de Florette is a 1986 French period drama film directed by Claude Berri, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol. It is followed by Manon des Sources. The film takes place in rural Provence, where two...  more
  • 6

    The Sleeping Car Murders

    Simone Signoret, Michel Piccoli
    12
    1

    Released1965

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    The Sleeping Car Murders is a 1965 French mystery film directed by Costa Gavras from the novel by Sébastien Japrisot. It stars Simone Signoret, Michel Piccoli, Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant,...  more
  • 7

    Manon des Sources

    Emmanuelle Béart, Yves Montand
    13
    2

    Released1986

    Directed byClaude Berri

    Manon des Sources is a critically acclaimed and commercially successful 1986 French language film. Directed by Claude Berri, it is the second of two films adapted from the 1966 two-volume novel by...  more
  • 8

    Lovers Like Us

    Catherine Deneuve, Dana Wynter
    10
    1

    Released1975

    Directed byJean-Paul Rappeneau

    Le Sauvage is a 1975 French film starring Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve. The film was a commercial success with a total of 2,373,738 admissions in France and was the 12th highest grossing film...  more
  • 9

    Z

    Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand
    10
    3

    Released1969

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Z is a 1969 Algerian French language political thriller directed by Costa-Gavras, with a screenplay by Gavras and Jorge Semprún, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos. The...  more
  • 10

    The Wages of Fear

    Yves Montand, Darío Moreno
    10
    2

    Released1953

    Directed byHenri-Georges Clouzot

    The Wages of Fear is a 1953 French-Italian thriller film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, and based on a 1950 novel by Georges Arnaud. When a South American oil well owned by...  more
  • 11

    The War Is Over

    Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Bujold
    10
    3

    Released1966

    Directed byAlain Resnais

    The War is Over is a French drama film about a leftist in Franco's Spain, directed by Alain Resnais and starring Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, and Geneviève Bujold....  more
  • 12

    My Geisha

    Shirley MacLaine, Edward G. Robinson
    10
    4

    Released1962

    Directed byJack Cardiff

    My Geisha is a 1962 American comedy film directed by Jack Cardiff, starring Yves Montand, Shirley MacLaine, and Edward G. Robinson, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was produced by...  more
  • 13

    The Confession

    Simone Signoret, Yves Montand
    8
    1

    Released1970

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    The Confession is a 1970 French-Italian film directed by Costa Gavras and stars Yves Montand and Simone Signoret. It is based on the true story of the Czechoslovak communist Artur London, a defendant...  more
  • 14

    Let's Make Love

    Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby
    9
    4

    Released1960

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman Krasna,...  more
  • 15

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

    Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand
    7
    2

    Released1970

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a 1970 musical/romantic fantasy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is adapted from his book for the 1965 stage production of...  more
  • 16

    Grand Prix

    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint
    6
    3

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Grand Prix is a 1966 American action film with an international cast. The picture was directed by John Frankenheimer with music by Maurice Jarre and stars James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand,...  more

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  • 17

    Tout Va Bien

    Jane Fonda, Yves Montand
    5
    2

    Released1972

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin

    Tout va bien is a 1972 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin and starring Jane Fonda and Yves Montand. The film's title means "everything goes well." It was released in...  more
  • 18

    La Menace

    Carole Laure, Yves Montand
    6
    1

    Released1977

    Directed byAlain Corneau

    La menace is a 1977 French-Canadian film directed by Alain Corneau and starring Yves Montand, Carole Laure and Marie Dubois....  more
  • 19

    Three Tickets for the 26th

    Yves Montand, Catriona MacColl
    6
    2

    Released1988

    Directed byJacques Demy

    Trois places pour le 26 is a 1988 musical film written and directed by Jacques Demy....  more
  • 20

    The Devil by the Tail

    Yves Montand, Maria Schell
    4
    0

    Released1969

    Directed byPhilippe de Broca

  • 21

    The Law

    Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni
    4
    1

    Released1959

    Directed byJules Dassin

    The Law is a 1959 Italian film directed by Jules Dassin....  more
  • 22

    Letter to Jane

    Yves Montand
    4
    2

    Released1972

    Directed byJean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin

    Letter to Jane is a postscript film to Tout va bien directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin and made under the auspices of the Dziga Vertov Group. Narrated in a back-and-forth style by both...  more
  • 23

    The Wide Blue Road

    Terence Hill, Alida Valli
    4
    2

    Released1957

    Directed byMaleno Malenotti, Gillo Pontecorvo

    The Wide Blue Road is a 1957 Italian romance drama film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and Maleno Malenotti....  more
  • 24

    Marguerite of the Night

    Yves Montand, Michèle Morgan
    2
    0

    Released1955

    Directed byClaude Autant-Lara

    Marguerite de la nuit is a 1955 French language motion picture fantasy drama directed by Claude Autant-Lara, and written by Ghislaine Autant-Lara and Gabriel Arout, based on novel by Pierre...  more
  • 25

    Gates of the Night

    Yves Montand, Pierre Brasseur
    2
    0

    Released1946

    Directed byMarcel Carné

    Gates of the Night is a 1946 film directed by Marcel Carné....  more