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List of Irene Papas Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Z (1969)
45
10
Z
PG
45
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hélène (as Irène Papas)
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
François Périer, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Jacques Perrin
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mabrouka
Director:
Moustapha Akkad
Genres:
History, Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Rod Steiger, Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Raf Vallone
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hind
Director:
Moustapha Akkad
Genres:
Adventure, History, Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest
4. Iphigenia (1977)
11
3
Iphigenia
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou, Christos Tsagas
5. Zorba the Greek (1964)
34
11
Zorba the Greek
34
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Widow
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Lila Kedrova, Alan Bates, Giorgos Foundas
6. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
11
3
Christ Stopped at Eboli
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Giulia Venere
Director:
Francesco Rosi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alain Cuny, Lea Massari, Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli
7. Electra (1962)
10
3
Electra
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elektra
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli, Theano Ioannidou, Notis Peryalis
8. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
66
22
The Guns of Navarone
66
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
J. Lee Thompson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, War, Action
Star Cast:
9. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
16
6
Anne of the Thousand Days
PG
16
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Queen Catherine of Aragon
Director:
Charles Jarrott
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Quayle, Geneviève Bujold, John Colicos
10. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
17
7
Don't Torture a Duckling
17
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Dona Aurelia Avallone
Director:
Lucio Fulci
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan, Marc Porel, Barbara Bouchet
11. The Trojan Women (1971)
8
4
The Trojan Women
GP
8
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Helen
Director:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Blessed, Vanessa Redgrave, Katharine Hepburn, Geneviève Bujold, Patrick Magee
12. Sutjeska (1973)
8
4
Sutjeska
PG
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Borina majka
Director:
Stipe Delic
Genres:
War
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Richard Burton, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Milena Dravic
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Mario Monicelli, Steno
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gina Lollobrigida, May Britt, Carlo Romano, Pierre Cressoy
14. Um Filme Falado (2003)
8
4
Um Filme Falado
8
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Manoel de Oliveira
Genres:
War, Drama, Comedy, History
Star Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, Stefania Sandrelli
15. The Moon-Spinners (1964)
9
5
The Moon-Spinners
G
9
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Sophia
Director:
James Neilson
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Family
Star Cast:
Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Joan Greenwood, Peter McEnery
16. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
8
4
Tribute to a Bad Man
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jocasta Constantine
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Western, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Cagney, Lee Van Cleef, Stephen McNally, Don Dubbins
17. A Dream of Kings (1969)
6
4
A Dream of Kings
R
6
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Caliope
Director:
Daniel Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Inger Stevens, Anthony Quinn, Sam Levene, Val Avery
18. Into the Night (1985)
18
10
Into the Night
R
18
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Drama
19. The Brotherhood (1968)
6
4
The Brotherhood
M
6
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ida Ginetta
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Luther Adler, Susan Strasberg
20. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
36
25
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
R
36
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Drosoula
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Music, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
21. Attila (1954)
5
4
Attila
TV-14
5
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. 

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

TV Shows

Short Cuts
8
2
Short Cuts
8
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Bruce Spence, Damien Bodie, Angus Sampson, Gemma Bishop
Moses the Lawgiver
5
3
Moses the Lawgiver
PG
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Zipporah (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
Director:
Gianfranco De Bosio
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Burt Lancaster, Marina Berti, Aharon Ipalé, Mariangela Melato

Special Appearance/Cameo

One of Those (1953)
11
4
One of Those
11
4
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Monica (uncredited)
Director:
Aldo Fabrizi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peppino De Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Nando Bruno, Lea Padovani, Totò