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List of Yves Montand Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Django Reinhardt (1957)
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12
Django Reinhardt
9
12
Starring:
Henri Crolla, André Ekyan, Hubert Fol, Raymond Fol
Directed By:
Paul Paviot
2. The Wages of Fear (1953)
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15
The Wages of Fear
77
15
Role:
Mario
Starring:
Folco Lulli, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Véra Clouzot,
Directed By:
Henri-Georges Clouzot
3. Z (1969)
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8
Z
PG
43
8

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:
Z
Starring:
Irene Papas, François Périer, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
4. Jean de Florette (1986)
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8
Jean de Florette
PG
38
8
Role:
Cesar Soubeyran dit 'Le Papet'
Starring:
Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Margarita Lozano, Elisabeth Depardieu
Directed By:
Claude Berri
5. Manon of the Spring (1986)
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11
Manon of the Spring
PG
29
11
Role:
Cesar Soubeyran dit 'Le Papet'
Starring:
Daniel Auteuil, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuelle Béart, Margarita Lozano
Directed By:
Claude Berri
6. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
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8
Le Cercle Rouge
38
8

Le Cercle Rouge is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Corey, a French criminal who gets released from prison. He resolves to never return to the world of crime, but he is pulled back into the underworld, after having a chance encounter with an escaped murderer named Vogel. They plan a jewel heist along with a former cop and an alcoholic.

Role:
Jansen
Starring:
Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Paul Crauchet
Directed By:
Jean-Pierre Melville
7. I... For Icarus (1979)
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10
I... For Icarus
12
10
Role:
Le procureur Henri Volney
Starring:
Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Georges Beller, Jean-Pierre Bagot
Directed By:
Henri Verneuil
8. The Confession (1970)
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3
The Confession
GP
20
3
Role:
Gérard
Starring:
Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Jean Bouise, Michel Vitold
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
9. State of Siege (1972)
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4
State of Siege
15
4
Role:
Philip Michael Santore
Starring:
O.E. Hasse, Renato Salvatori, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Weber
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
10. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
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27
Kelly's Heroes
GP
52
27

This war adventure comedy film, takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a group of US soldiers who obtain information about gold worth millions hidden on enemy soil, from a drunk German officer. Therefore, they come up with a plan to steal the treasure for themselves. 

Directed By:
Brian G. Hutton
11. César and Rosalie (1972)
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7
César and Rosalie
R
16
7
Role:
César
Starring:
Isabelle Huppert, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Bernard Le Coq
Directed By:
Claude Sautet
12. The War Is Over (1966)
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3
The War Is Over
22
3
Role:
Diego Mora
Starring:
Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold, Jean Dasté, Dominique Rozan
Directed By:
Alain Resnais
13. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974)
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7
Vincent, François, Paul and the Others
9
7
Role:
Vincent
Starring:
Serge Reggiani, Michel Piccoli, Stéphane Audran, Gérard Depardieu
Directed By:
Claude Sautet
14. Compartiment tueurs (1965)
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3
Compartiment tueurs
17
3
Starring:
Simone Signoret, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Perrin
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
15. Grand Prix (1966)
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11
Grand Prix
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11

The most courageous drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. However, due a wreck in the first race, Pete Aron, an American race car driver is dropped by his sponsor.  As he does not want to quit, he decides to join a Japanese racing team. Meanwhile, he is also having problems in his personal life, as he is having a love affair with the wife of an ex-teammate.

Role:
Jean-Pierre Sarti
Starring:
James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune, Toshirô Mifune, Brian Bedford
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
16. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
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6
Delusions of Grandeur
PG
18
6
Role:
Blaze
Starring:
Louis de Funès, Alberto de Mendoza, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert
Directed By:
Gérard Oury
17. Goodbye Again (1961)
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4
Goodbye Again
17
4
Role:
Roger Demarest
Starring:
Diahann Carroll, Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Anthony Perkins, Jessie Royce Landis, Ingrid Bergman
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
18. La grande strada azzurra (1957)
14
3
La grande strada azzurra
14
3

Squarcio is a fisherman who lives with his family on a small Italian island. He is struggling against harsh living conditions, and things only get worse due to scarcity of fish. Although the other fishermen use nets for fishing, he fishes illegally with bombs. This angers the villagers as well as the other fishermen.

Role:
Giovanni Squarciò
Starring:
Terence Hill, Alida Valli, Umberto Spadaro, Peter Carsten, Francisco Rabal
Directed By:
Maleno Malenotti, Gillo Pontecorvo
19. Police Python 357 (1976)
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10
Police Python 357
11
10
Role:
Inspecteur Marc Ferrot
Starring:
Simone Signoret, François Périer, Stefania Sandrelli, Mathieu Carrière
Directed By:
Alain Corneau
20. Choice of Arms (1981)
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4
Choice of Arms
19
4
Role:
Noel Durieux
Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, Michel Galabru, Gérard Depardieu, Gérard Lanvin
Directed By:
Alain Corneau
21. The Law (1959)
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5
The Law
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5

Originally released in the USA as Where the Hot Wind Blows, this French-Italian movie is set in an Italian fishing village ruled by a petty crook. At the center of the story is a pretty girl called Marietta, who is desired by all. The tale takes a different turn when Enrico Tosso, an engineer from Milan, comes to the village to drain out the marshes. 

Role:
Matteo Brigante
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni, Pierre Brasseur, Melina Mercouri
Directed By:
Jules Dassin
22. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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8
Is Paris Burning?
PG-13
11
8
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Leslie Caron, George Chakiris, Charles Boyer, Glenn Ford, Kirk Douglas
Directed By:
René Clément
23. Le Sauvage (1975)
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4
Le Sauvage
PG
18
4
Role:
Martin
Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, Dana Wynter, Luigi Vannucchi, Tony Roberts
Directed By:
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
24. Tout va bien (1972)
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5
Tout va bien
18
5
Role:
Him, Jacques
Starring:
Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin, Castel Casti
Directed By:
25. My Geisha (1962)
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6
My Geisha
7
6
Role:
Paul Robaix
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Cummings, Yôko Tani
Directed By:
Jack Cardiff
26. Mr. Freedom (1968)
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14
Mr. Freedom
6
14

Mr Freedom is a satirical superhero film which tells the story of Mr Freedom, a vigilante superhero sanctioned by the US government, who is assigned on a mission to prevent a Communist takeover of France, and at the same time solve the murder of a French superhero.  

Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Simone Signoret, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Claude Drouot
Directed By:
William Klein
27. Womanlight (1979)
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3
Womanlight
18
3

Michel and Lydia, two middle-aged strangers, both facing extreme losses in their personal lives, meet each other by chance. As they exchange notes, they realize the similar circumstances they both are in, and try to offer support to each other. Will they be able to overcome their sorrows of the moment and form a bond for a future of togetherness?

Role:
Michel Follin
Starring:
Romy Schneider, Jean Reno, Roberto Benigni, Lila Kedrova, Romolo Valli
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
28. Let's Make Love (1960)
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6
Let's Make Love
15
6

Let’s Make Love is a musical romantic comedy film which tells the story of Jean Marc Clement, a billionaire, who learns that he is being satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda Dell rehearing a song. When the director mistakes him to be an actor, Jean decides to play along, as he finds himself attracted to Amanda.

Role:
Jean-Marc Clement / Alexander Dumas
Starring:
Milton Berle, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Randall, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Directed By:
29. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
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5
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
G
11
5
Role:
Dr. Marc Chabot
Starring:
Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart, Jack Nicholson, Simon Oakland, Larry Blyden
Directed By:
30. All Fired Up (1982)
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8
All Fired Up
6
8

A daughter who is suspicious of her father’s activities, messes up his gambling plans, when he returns home in order to take more money from his family. However, after she realizes that gangsters are trying to rob her father, her attitude changes. 

Role:
Victor Valance
Starring:
Lauren Hutton, Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Luc Bideau, Alain Souchon
Directed By:
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
31. Sanctuary (1961)
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3
Sanctuary
13
3

Sanctuary is a drama film which revolves around the story of Nancy, a maid who receives the death penalty for murdering the infant son of her employer, Mrs Gowan Stevens. However, it eventually appears that Nancy committed the murder to save Mrs Stevens from a predicament.

Role:
Candy Man
Starring:
Lee Remick, Harry Townes, Bradford Dillman, Odetta
Directed By:
32. Paris Is Always Paris (1951)
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9
Paris Is Always Paris
5
9
Starring:
Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Guisol, Aldo Fabrizi, Ave Ninchi, Hélène Rémy
Directed By:
Luciano Emmer
33. Napoléon (1955)
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8
Napoléon
5
8

This biographical war drama film revolves around the life of Napoleon Bonaparte from 1769 to 1821, seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, who was the Minister of Foreign Affairs under Napoleon. The film chronicles how Napoleon had risen to power using his guile and courage, eventually becoming the Emperor.

Starring:
Orson Welles, Erich von Stroheim, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale
Directed By:
Sacha Guitry
34. Tempi nostri - Zibaldone n. 2 (1954)
5
10
Tempi nostri - Zibaldone n. 2
5
10

This comedy film tells us five different stories. The first one is the story of a poverty-ridden couple who feels that they already have enough children, and therefore they think of leaving their newborn at a church.  The second story is about a depressed old woman; the third one is about an elderly actor and actress, who discover that they are old friends, during a shoot. The fourth film is about a bus driver, and the final story is about a woman who is after a camera.

Starring:
Sophia Loren, Marcel Marceau, Vittorio De Sica, Marcello Mastroianni, Memmo Carotenuto, Elisa Cegani, Guido Celano
Directed By:
Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot
35. Chance and Violence (1974)
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3
Chance and Violence
13
3

Laurent Bermann is a victim of aggression, who is looked after by the attractive substitute of his doctor. While writing a text on violence, he also begins to develop feelings for her.

Role:
Laurent Bermann
Starring:
Katharine Ross, Sergio Fantoni, Catherine Allégret, Antonio Casagrande
Directed By:
Philippe Labro
36. Special Section (1975)
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6
Special Section
PG
9
6
Starring:
Michael Lonsdale, Louis Seigner, François Maistre, Ivo Garrani
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
37. Gates of the Night (1946)
12
3
Gates of the Night
12
3
Role:
Jean Diego
Starring:
Serge Reggiani, Pierre Brasseur, Saturnin Fabre, Nathalie Nattier
Directed By:
Marcel Carné
38. The Crucible (1957)
16
3
The Crucible
16
3
Role:
John Proctor
Starring:
Simone Signoret, Jean Debucourt, Pierre Larquey, Alfred Adam, Simone Signoret
Directed By:
Raymond Rouleau
39. One Night... a Train (1968)
7
3
One Night... a Train
7
3
Role:
Mathias
Starring:
Anouk Aimée, François Beukelaers, Hector Camerlynck, Adriana Bogdan
Directed By:
André Delvaux
40. The Devil by the Tail (1969)
7
3
The Devil by the Tail
M
7
3
Role:
Le baron César Maricorne
Starring:
Madeleine Renaud, Maria Schell, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean Rochefort
Directed By:
Philippe de Broca
41. La menace (1977)
7
3
La menace
7
3
Role:
Henri Savin
Starring:
Marie Dubois, Carole Laure, Marc Eyraud, Jean-François Balmer
Directed By:
Alain Corneau
42. Heroes and Sinners (1955)
6
6
Heroes and Sinners
6
6
Role:
Michel Rivière
Starring:
María Félix, Jean Servais, Gert Fröbe, Elisabeth Manet
Directed By:
Yves Ciampi
43. Marguerite de la nuit (1955)
6
6
Marguerite de la nuit
6
6
Role:
M. Léon
Starring:
Michèle Morgan, Jean Debucourt, Paul Demange, Jacques Clancy
Directed By:
Claude Autant-Lara
44. Men and Wolves (1957)
11
3
Men and Wolves
11
3
Role:
Ricuccio
Starring:
Pedro Armendáriz, Giulio Calì, Silvana Mangano, Irene Cefaro,
Directed By:
Leopoldo Savona, Giuseppe De Santis
45. Lost Souvenirs (1950)
6
6
Lost Souvenirs
6
6
Starring:
Edwige Feuillère, Gérard Philipe, Danièle Delorme, Pierre Brasseur, Suzy Delair
Directed By:
Christian-Jaque
46. Live for Life (1967)
9
3
Live for Life
9
3
Role:
Robert Colomb
Starring:
Irène Tunc, Annie Girardot, Candice Bergen, Anouk Ferjac
Directed By:
Claude Lelouch
47. Premier mai (1958)
6
6
Premier mai
6
6
Role:
Jean Meunier
Starring:
Nicole Berger, Georges Chamarat, Yves Noël, Bernadette Lange
Directed By:
Luis Saslavsky
48. Waiter! (1983)
6
3
Waiter!
6
3
Role:
Alex
Starring:
Rosy Varte, Jacques Villeret, Nicole Garcia, Dominique Laffin
Directed By:
Claude Sautet
49. IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)
6
3
IP5: L'île aux pachydermes
6
3
Role:
Leon Marcel
Starring:
Olivier Martinez, Sekkou Sall, Géraldine Pailhas, Colette Renard
Directed By:
Jean-Jacques Beineix
50. Three Seats for the 26th (1988)
5
5
Three Seats for the 26th
5
5
Role:
Yves Montand
Starring:
Françoise Fabian, Mathilda May, Patrick Fierry, Jean-Claude Bouillaud
Directed By:
Jacques Demy
51. Star Without Light (1946)
5
3
Star Without Light
5
3
Starring:
Marcel Herrand, Mila Parély, Serge Reggiani, Jules Berry
Directed By:
Marcel Blistène
52. Saluti e baci (1953)
5
5
Saluti e baci
5
5
Starring:
Georges Guétary, Nilla Pizzi, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Line Renaud
Directed By:
Giorgio Simonelli, Maurice Labro
53. Le fils (1973)
7
3
Le fils
7
3
Role:
Ange Orahona
Starring:
Lea Massari, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale, Germaine Delbat
Directed By:
Pierre Granier-Deferre
54. Roads to the South (1978)
6
3
Roads to the South
6
3
Role:
Jean Larréa
Starring:
Miou-Miou, José Luis Gómez, Laurent Malet, France Lambiotte
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
55. The Big Operator (1976)
4
3
The Big Operator
4
3
Role:
Morland
Starring:
Claude Brasseur, Adolfo Celi, Aldo Maccione, Agostina Belli
Directed By:
Claude Pinoteau
56. Netchaïev est de retour (1991)
4
3
Netchaïev est de retour
4
3
Role:
Pierre Marroux
Starring:
Mireille Perrier, Carolina Rosi, Vincent Lindon, Patrick Chesnais
Directed By:
Jacques Deray
57. The Idol (1948)
5
3
The Idol
5
3
Role:
Fontana
Starring:
Albert Préjean, Danielle Godet, Yves Deniaud, Suzanne Dehelly
Directed By:
Alexander Esway
58. Paris Still Sings! (1951)
3
3
Paris Still Sings!
3
3
Role:
Yves Montand
Starring:
Georges Guétary, Luis Mariano, Les Compagnons de la Chanson, André Dassary
Directed By:
Pierre Montazel

Narrator/Dubbing

Django Reinhardt (1957)
9
2
Django Reinhardt
9
2
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Henri Crolla, André Ekyan, Hubert Fol, Raymond Fol
Directed By:
Paul Paviot
The Red Inn (1951)
18
7
The Red Inn
18
7
Role:
Singing Commentator (voice)
Starring:
Françoise Rosay, Fernandel, Nane Germon, Jean-Roger Caussimon,
Directed By:
Claude Autant-Lara
Une minute pour une image
6
3
Une minute pour une image
6
3
Role:
 Narrator
Starring:
Marguerite Duras, Maurice Pialat, Hervé Guibert
Directed By:
Agnès Varda

TV Shows

Une minute pour une image
11
5
Une minute pour une image
11
5
Role:
Narrator (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Marguerite Duras, Maurice Pialat, Hervé Guibert
Directed By:
Agnès Varda

Special Appearance/Cameo

Kelly's Heroes (1970)
25
8
Kelly's Heroes
GP
25
8

This war adventure comedy film, takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a group of US soldiers who obtain information about gold worth millions hidden on enemy soil, from a drunk German officer. Therefore, they come up with a plan to steal the treasure for themselves. 

Role:
German Sturmbannführer (uncredited)
Starring:
Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, Harry Dean Stanton, Gavin MacLeod, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor
Directed By:
Brian G. Hutton
Special Section (1975)
8
3
Special Section
PG
8
3
Role:
Un milicien (uncredited)
Starring:
Michael Lonsdale, Louis Seigner, François Maistre, Ivo Garrani
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
Mr. Freedom (1968)
6
3
Mr. Freedom
6
3

Mr Freedom is a satirical superhero film which tells the story of Mr Freedom, a vigilante superhero sanctioned by the US government, who is assigned on a mission to prevent a Communist takeover of France, and at the same time solve the murder of a French superhero.  

Role:
Capt. Formidable (uncredited)
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Simone Signoret, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Claude Drouot
Directed By:
William Klein
Saluti e baci (1953)
5
3
Saluti e baci
5
3
Role:
Self (uncredited)
Starring:
Georges Guétary, Nilla Pizzi, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Line Renaud
Directed By:
Giorgio Simonelli, Maurice Labro