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List of Irene Papas Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Z (1969)
46
10
Z
PG
46
10

A prominent politician is assassinated during a demonstration, and soon, things get even more complicated when it seems that the government as well as the military is trying to hide something.

Role:
Hélène (as Irène Papas)
Starring:
Yves Montand, François Périer, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
2. The Lion of the Desert (1980)
30
7
The Lion of the Desert
PG
30
7

This war drama film takes us to 1929, and it revolves around the story of Omar Mukhtar, a Libyan leader and his resistance against the Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who wants to conquer the former’s nation.

Role:
Mabrouka
Starring:
John Gielgud, Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Raf Vallone
Directed By:
Moustapha Akkad
3. The Message (1976)
68
16
The Message
PG
68
16

This historical drama film chronicles the life of Prophet Mohammed, who is the founder of Islam. The film shows how his life changed after receiving a visit from Angel Gabriel, who had encouraged him to lead the people of Mecca towards worship of God (Allah). However, uniting the several tribes of the entire region becomes a challenge for him.

Role:
Hind
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest
Directed By:
Moustapha Akkad
4. Iphigenia (1977)
12
3
Iphigenia
12
3
Role:
Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
Starring:
Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou, Christos Tsagas
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
5. Zorba the Greek (1964)
35
11
Zorba the Greek
35
11

Zorba the Greek is a comedy drama film which tells the story of an aimless and uptight English writer, who learns about an inheritance on a Greek island. He sets out on a journey, and his joyless life is changed after meeting Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a real lust for life. He soon finds his views on life changing.

Role:
Widow
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Lila Kedrova, Alan Bates, Giorgos Foundas
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
6. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
12
3
Christ Stopped at Eboli
12
3
Role:
Giulia Venere
Starring:
Alain Cuny, Lea Massari, Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli
Directed By:
Francesco Rosi
7. Electra (1962)
11
3
Electra
11
3
Role:
Elektra
Starring:
Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli, Theano Ioannidou, Notis Peryalis
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
8. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
67
22
The Guns of Navarone
67
22

The Guns of Navarone is a war adventure film, which takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a British team of soldiers who are sent to cross-occupied Greek territory to destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key channel. 

Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
9. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
17
6
Anne of the Thousand Days
PG
17
6

King Henry VIII of England discards his wife Catharine of Aragon, after she fails to provide him with a male heir. He chooses a young and beautiful woman named Anne Boleyn, but even she is unable to give him a male child. Her daughter Elizabeth is a disappointment to Henry, but eventually he claims that he will make Elizabeth the next Queen, if Anne can find Jane Seymour, her former maid, whom she had banished as the King was attracted to her.

Role:
Queen Catherine of Aragon
Starring:
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Quayle, Geneviève Bujold, John Colicos
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott
10. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
18
7
Don't Torture a Duckling
18
7
Role:
Dona Aurelia Avallone
Starring:
Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan, Marc Porel, Barbara Bouchet
Directed By:
Lucio Fulci
11. The Trojan Women (1971)
9
4
The Trojan Women
GP
9
4

After the defeat of Troy in Trojan War, Hecuba, Queen of Trojans, who has lost her son Hector, is left with ruins of her city and family. Hector’s widow, Andromache, dreads for her son Astyanax’s life, because the Greeks have ordered extermination of royal linage. Hecuba’s daughter, Cassandra suspects that she would be enslaved; whereas Helen of Troy fears possibility of execution.

Role:
Helen
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Vanessa Redgrave, Katharine Hepburn, Geneviève Bujold, Patrick Magee
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
12. Sutjeska (1973)
8
4
Sutjeska
PG
8
4
Role:
Borina majka
Starring:
Orson Welles, Richard Burton, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Milena Dravic
Directed By:
Stipe Delic
13. The Unfaithfuls (1953)
6
3
The Unfaithfuls
6
3

The Unfaithfuls is a comedy drama film which tells the story of an industrialist who gets his wife followed. He hopes that she is cheating on him, as he needs a reason to divorce her, so that he can marry the model whom he has fallen for.

Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, May Britt, Carlo Romano, Pierre Cressoy
Directed By:
Mario Monicelli, Steno
14. Um Filme Falado (2003)
8
4
Um Filme Falado
8
4
Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, Stefania Sandrelli
Directed By:
Manoel de Oliveira
15. The Moon-Spinners (1964)
10
5
The Moon-Spinners
G
10
5
Role:
Sophia
Starring:
Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Joan Greenwood, Peter McEnery
Directed By:
James Neilson
16. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
9
4
Tribute to a Bad Man
9
4
Role:
Jocasta Constantine
Starring:
James Cagney, Lee Van Cleef, Stephen McNally, Don Dubbins
Directed By:
Robert Wise
17. A Dream of Kings (1969)
7
4
A Dream of Kings
R
7
4

A Dream of Kings is a drama film which revolves around a Greek American man who decides to take his son to Greece, so that the latter can be cured by breathing the clean air of his ancestors, as he is dying of an illness. However, due to financial problems, he is forced to gamble to raise money for the trip.

Role:
Caliope
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Anthony Quinn, Sam Levene, Val Avery
Directed By:
Daniel Mann
18. Into the Night (1985)
19
10
Into the Night
R
19
10

After discovering that his wife has been cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer named Ed Okin drives to an airport on the suggestion of his friend. However, his life takes a turn when a beautiful jewel smuggler named Diana jumps into his car and asks him to drive her to various locations.

Starring:
Michelle Pfeiffer, David Cronenberg, Dan Aykroyd, Jonathan Demme, Jeff Goldblum, Roger Vadim, Carmen Argenziano
Directed By:
John Landis
19. The Brotherhood (1968)
7
4
The Brotherhood
M
7
4

Vince Ginetta marries Emma, daughter of mob boss, Dominick Bertolo. Vince’s brother, Frank, is also a Mafia Don. Dominick dies of heart attack when he realizes Frank wants to kill him as revenge for betraying the mob. Now the new board of organized crime has sent Vince to kill Frank who is hiding in Sicily. 

Role:
Ida Ginetta
Starring:
Hal Holbrook, Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Luther Adler, Susan Strasberg
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
20. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
37
25
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
R
37
25

A fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek Army against the Italians, during the Second World War. However, during this time, his fiancée starts to fall in love with the local Italian commander.

Role:
Drosoula
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, John Hurt, Penelope Cruz, Christian Bale, Penélope Cruz
Directed By:
John Madden
21. Attila (1954)
6
4
Attila
TV-14
6
4

Based on the life of Attila the Hun, the film begins with Attila leading his soldiers towards the Italian peninsula. Meanwhile Roman emperor Valentinian III is busy with parties while the court ladies are busy conspiring against him. It now falls upon his mother, Galla Placidia, and his trusted general, Flavius Aetius, to save Rome from total destruction. 

Role:
Grune
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal, Claude Laydu
Directed By:
Pietro Francisci
22. Beyond the Mountains (1967)
5
4
Beyond the Mountains
5
4
Role:
Ajmi
Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Raf Vallone, Theodore Bikel, Maria Perschy
Directed By:
Alexander Ramati
23. Bloodline (1979)
5
5
Bloodline
R
5
5
Role:
Simonetta Palazzi
Starring:
Michelle Phillips, Omar Sharif, Romy Schneider, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Audrey Hepburn, Claudia Mori
Directed By:
Terence Young
24. The Steps (1966)
8
3
The Steps
8
3
Starring:
Umberto Orsini, Spiros Focás, Takis Emmanuel, Oufa Bedix
Directed By:
Leonard Hirschfield
25. Dead City (1951)
9
3
Dead City
9
3
Role:
Lena (as Eirini Pappa)
Starring:
Giannis Argyris, Eleni Zafeiriou, Hristina Kalogerikou, Nikos Tzogias
Directed By:
Frixos Iliadis
26. Witness Out of Hell (1966)
7
3
Witness Out of Hell
7
3
Role:
Lea Weiss
Starring:
Daniel Gélin, Werner Peters, Heinz Drache, Jean Claudio
Directed By:
Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic
27. Sarâb (1982)
7
3
Sarâb
7
3
Role:
Mamluk's Mother
Starring:
Bekim Fehmiu, Yorgo Voyagis, Jozef Kroner, Miroslav Machácek
Directed By:
Abdelhafidh Bouassida
28. Antigone (1961)
9
3
Antigone
9
3
Role:
Antigone
Starring:
Manos Katrakis, Maro Kodou, Nikos Kazis, Ilia Livykou
Directed By:
Yorgos Tzavellas
29. We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
9
4
We Still Kill the Old Way
9
4
Role:
Luisa Roscio
Starring:
Laura Nucci, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Scaccia
Directed By:
Elio Petri
30. Anxiety (1998)
8
3
Anxiety
8
3
Starring:
Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Diogo Dória
Directed By:
Manoel de Oliveira
31. Fallen Angels (1948)
8
3
Fallen Angels
8
3
Role:
Liana (as Eirini Papa)
Starring:
Hristos Tsaganeas, Smaroula Giouli, Anna Hristoforidou, Mimis Fotopoulos
Directed By:
Nikos Tsiforos
32. Blood Wedding (1977)
8
3
Blood Wedding
8
3
Role:
La mère
Starring:
Laurent Terzieff, Doghmi Larbi, Djamila, Miloud Habachi
Directed By:
Souheil Ben-Barka
33. Roma bene (1971)
8
3
Roma bene
8
3
Starring:
Franco Fabrizi, Mario Feliciani, Senta Berger, Philippe Leroy
Directed By:
Carlo Lizzani
34. Un bambino di nome Gesù (1987)
7
3
Un bambino di nome Gesù
7
3
Role:
Old Maria
Starring:
Bekim Fehmiu, Alessandro Gassman, Matteo Bellina, María del Carmen San Martín
Directed By:
Franco Rossi
35. Trap for the Assassin (1966)
7
3
Trap for the Assassin
7
3
Role:
Julia de Noirville (as Irène Papas)
Starring:
Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean Topart, Georges Géret, Sabine Sun
Directed By:
Riccardo Freda
36. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)
8
4
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
8
4
Role:
Angela's mother
Starring:
Ornella Muti, Lucia Bosé, Gian Maria Volontè, Rupert Everett
Directed By:
Francesco Rosi
37. Eréndira (1983)
7
3
Eréndira
7
3
Role:
Grandmother Amadis
Starring:
Michael Lonsdale, Claudia Ohana, Oliver Wehe, Rufus
Directed By:
Ruy Guerra
38. Jacob (1994)
8
4
Jacob
8
4
Starring:
Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Bean, Joss Ackland, Christoph Waltz, Giancarlo Giannini, Lara Flynn Boyle
Directed By:
Peter Hall
39. Vortice (1953)
7
3
Vortice
7
3
Starring:
Anita Durante, Franco Fabrizi, Giorgio Capecchi, Gualtiero De Angelis
Directed By:
Raffaello Matarazzo
40. Le banquet (1989)
6
3
Le banquet
6
3
Starring:
Jean Benguigui, Marc Berman, Farid Chopel, Lucas Belvaux
Directed By:
Marco Ferreri
41. The Lake of Sighs (1959)
7
3
The Lake of Sighs
7
3
Role:
Frosyni
Starring:
Theano Ioannidou, Andreas Barkoulis, Andreas Zisimatos, Dimitris Kallivokas
Directed By:
Grigoris Grigoriou
42. The King's Musketeers (1957)
7
3
The King's Musketeers
7
3
Starring:
Jeffrey Stone, Paul Campbell, Sebastian Cabot, Domenico Modugno, Dawn Addams
Directed By:
Joseph Lerner
43. Man of Corleone (1977)
6
3
Man of Corleone
6
3
Starring:
Gabriele Ferzetti, Adolfo Celi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Andréa Ferréol
Directed By:
Duilio Coletti
44. Party (1996)
6
3
Party
6
3
Role:
Irene
Starring:
Michel Piccoli, Leonor Silveira, Rogério Samora, Sofia Alves
Directed By:
Manoel de Oliveira
45. Bouboulina (1959)
7
3
Bouboulina
7
3
Role:
Laskarina Bouboulina (as Eirini Pappa)
Starring:
Andreas Barkoulis, Koula Agagiotou, Gikas Biniaris, Giorgos Foras
Directed By:
Kostas Andritsos
46. An Ideal Place to Kill (1971)
7
4
An Ideal Place to Kill
7
4
Role:
Barbara Slater
Starring:
Ornella Muti, Jacques Stany, Ray Lovelock, Michel Bardinet
Directed By:
Umberto Lenzi
47. N.P. (1971)
5
3
N.P.
5
3
Role:
Housewife
Starring:
Ingrid Thulin, Francisco Rabal, Edy Biagetti, Takis Emmanuel
Directed By:
Silvano Agosti
48. Psit... koritsia! (1959)
5
3
Psit... koritsia!
5
3
Role:
Eleni (as Eirini Pappa)
Starring:
Andreas Barkoulis, Michalis Nikolinakos, Giorgos Kabanellis, Dora Yannakopoulou
Directed By:
Alkis Papas
49. Yerma (1998)
5
3
Yerma
5
3
Role:
Vieja pagana
Starring:
Juan Diego, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, María Alfonsa Rosso, Mercedes Sanz-Bernal
Directed By:
Pilar Távora
50. Bambina (1974)
5
4
Bambina
R
5
4
Role:
Raimonda Spina
Starring:
Isa Miranda, Gigi Proietti, Teresa Ann Savoy, Mario Scaccia
Directed By:
Alberto Lattuada
51. Island (1989)
5
3
Island
5
3
Role:
Marquise
Starring:
Chris Haywood, François Bernard, Eva Sitteová, Anoja Weerasinghe
Directed By:
Paul Cox
52. The Assisi Underground (1985)
5
4
The Assisi Underground
PG
5
4
Role:
Mother Giuseppina
Starring:
Alessandra Mussolini, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, Ben Cross, Karlheinz Hackl
Directed By:
Alexander Ramati
53. Theodora, Slave Empress (1954)
5
4
Theodora, Slave Empress
5
4
Role:
Faidia
Starring:
Renato Baldini, Carlo Sposito, Georges Marchal, Gianna Maria Canale
Directed By:
Riccardo Freda
54. Ecce Homo (1968)
5
3
Ecce Homo
5
3
Role:
Anna
Starring:
Philippe Leroy, Frank Wolff, Gabriele Tinti, Marco Stefanelli
Directed By:
Bruno Gaburro
55. ...And the Train Goes to the Sky (2001)
5
3
...And the Train Goes to the Sky
5
3
Starring:
Michael Ebanointze, Mihalis Evlogimenos, Alexis Ioannou, Maria Kavardjikova
Directed By:
Yannis Ioannou
56. Returning in Autumn (2001)
4
3
Returning in Autumn
4
3
Starring:
Vlastimil Brodský, Jirí Bartoska, Vilma Cibulková, Zdena Herfortová
Directed By:
Georgis Agathonikiadis
57. The Man from Cairo (1953)
4
4
The Man from Cairo
4
4
Role:
Yvonne Lebeau
Starring:
George Raft, Massimo Serato, Guido Celano, Gianna Maria Canale
Directed By:
Ray Enright, Edoardo Anton
58. High Season (1987)
4
4
High Season
R
4
4
Role:
Penelope
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Kenneth Branagh, Sebastian Shaw, James Fox
Directed By:
Clare Peploe
59. Pano, kato kai plagios (1993)
4
4
Pano, kato kai plagios
4
4
Role:
Maria (as Eirini Pappa)
Starring:
Stratos Tzortzoglou, Panos Mihalopoulos, Giannis Bezos, Christos Efthimiou
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
60. Pete, Pearl and the Pole (1973)
4
4
Pete, Pearl and the Pole
R
4
4
Starring:
Richard Conte, Tony Anthony, Adolfo Celi, Lucretia Love
Directed By:
Luigi Vanzi
61. L'assistente sociale tutto pepe (1981)
3
4
L'assistente sociale tutto pepe
3
4
Role:
'La Signora'
Starring:
Fiorenzo Fiorentini, Nadia Cassini, Yorgo Voyagis, Renzo Montagnani
Directed By:
Nando Cicero
62. Sweet Country (1987)
3
4
Sweet Country
R
3
4
Starring:
Franco Nero, Randy Quaid, Jane Alexander, John Cullum, Joanna Pettet
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
63. Ring of Darkness (1979)
3
4
Ring of Darkness
3
4
Starring:
Valentina Cortese, Anne Heywood, Marisa Mell, Frank Finlay
Directed By:
Pier Carpi
64. Lettera da Parigi (1992)
3
3
Lettera da Parigi
3
3
Role:
Gina
Starring:
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Stefano Dionisi, Felice Andreasi, Roberto De Francesco
Directed By:
Ugo Fabrizio Giordani
65. The Missing Scientists (1955)
2
3
The Missing Scientists
2
3
Role:
Gina
Starring:
Kurt Kreuger, Paul Campbell, Friedrich Joloff, Gordon Howard
Directed By:
Steve Sekely

TV Shows

Kraft Television Theatre
9
2
Kraft Television Theatre
9
2
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, George C. Scott, Cliff Robertson, Steve Allen, Joanne Woodward, Jack Klugman, Sessue Hayakawa
Directed By:
Short Cuts
8
2
Short Cuts
8
2
Starring:
Bruce Spence, Damien Bodie, Angus Sampson, Gemma Bishop
The Odyssey
26
11
The Odyssey
PG-13
26
11
Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Eric Roberts, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Christopher Lee, Armand Assante, Bernadette Peters
Directed By:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
Climax!
6
3
Climax!
6
3
Starring:
William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Charlton Heston, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Anne Bancroft
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
Moses the Lawgiver
5
3
Moses the Lawgiver
PG
5
3
Role:
Zipporah (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Starring:
Burt Lancaster, Simonetta Stefanelli, Marina Berti, Aharon Ipalé, Mariangela Melato
Directed By:
Gianfranco De Bosio

Special Appearance/Cameo

One of Those (1953)
11
4
One of Those
11
4
Role:
Monica (uncredited)
Starring:
Peppino De Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Nando Bruno, Lea Padovani, Totò
Directed By:
Aldo Fabrizi