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List of Yves Montand Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Django Reinhardt (1957)
9
7
Django Reinhardt
9
7
As:
Cast, Narrator
Director:
Paul Paviot
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Henri Crolla, André Ekyan, Hubert Fol, Raymond Fol
2. The Wages of Fear (1953)
72
15
The Wages of Fear
72
15
As:
Cast
Role:
Mario
Director:
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Folco Lulli, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Véra Clouzot,
3. Z (1969)
38
8
Z
PG
38
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Z
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Irene Papas, François Périer, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin
4. Jean de Florette (1986)
35
8
Jean de Florette
PG
35
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Cesar Soubeyran dit 'Le Papet'
Director:
Claude Berri
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Margarita Lozano, Elisabeth Depardieu
5. Manon of the Spring (1986)
29
8
Manon of the Spring
PG
29
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Cesar Soubeyran dit 'Le Papet'
Director:
Claude Berri
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Auteuil, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuelle Béart, Margarita Lozano
6. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
34
8
Le Cercle Rouge
34
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jansen
Director:
Jean-Pierre Melville
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Paul Crauchet
7. I... For Icarus (1979)
12
5
I... For Icarus
12
5
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Le procureur Henri Volney
Director:
Henri Verneuil
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Georges Beller, Jean-Pierre Bagot
8. The Confession (1970)
15
3
The Confession
GP
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gérard
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Thriller, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti, Jean Bouise, Michel Vitold
9. State of Siege (1972)
14
4
State of Siege
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Philip Michael Santore
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
O.E. Hasse, Renato Salvatori, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Weber
10. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
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23
Kelly's Heroes
GP
52
23

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. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Brian G. Hutton
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, War
11. César and Rosalie (1972)
13
6
César and Rosalie
R
13
6
As:
Cast
Role:
César
Director:
Claude Sautet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Bernard Le Coq, Isabelle Huppert
12. The War Is Over (1966)
17
3
The War Is Over
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Diego Mora
Director:
Alain Resnais
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold, Jean Dasté, Dominique Rozan
13. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974)
9
6
Vincent, François, Paul and the Others
9
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent
Director:
Claude Sautet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Serge Reggiani, Michel Piccoli, Stéphane Audran, Gérard Depardieu
14. Compartiment tueurs (1965)
14
3
Compartiment tueurs
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Simone Signoret, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Perrin
15. Grand Prix (1966)
15
9
Grand Prix
15
9

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean-Pierre Sarti
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune, Toshirô Mifune, Brian Bedford
16. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
16
6
Delusions of Grandeur
PG
16
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Blaze
Director:
Gérard Oury
Genres:
History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Louis de Funès, Alberto de Mendoza, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert
18. La grande strada azzurra (1957)
12
3
La grande strada azzurra
12
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Giovanni Squarciò
Director:
Maleno Malenotti, Gillo Pontecorvo
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Terence Hill, Alida Valli, Umberto Spadaro, Peter Carsten, Francisco Rabal
19. Police Python 357 (1976)
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6
Police Python 357
11
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Inspecteur Marc Ferrot
Director:
Alain Corneau
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Simone Signoret, François Périer, Stefania Sandrelli, Mathieu Carrière
20. Choice of Arms (1981)
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4
Choice of Arms
15
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Noel Durieux
Director:
Alain Corneau
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Michel Galabru, Gérard Depardieu, Gérard Lanvin
21. The Law (1959)
8
4
The Law
8
4

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Matteo Brigante
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni, Pierre Brasseur, Melina Mercouri
23. Le Sauvage (1975)
15
4
Le Sauvage
PG
15
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin
Director:
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Dana Wynter, Luigi Vannucchi, Tony Roberts
24. Tout va bien (1972)
14
5
Tout va bien
14
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Him, Jacques
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin, Castel Casti
25. My Geisha (1962)
7
5
My Geisha
7
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Robaix
Director:
Jack Cardiff
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Cummings, Yôko Tani
26. Mr. Freedom (1968)
6
10
Mr. Freedom
6
10

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.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
William Klein
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Simone Signoret, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Claude Drouot
27. Womanlight (1979)
14
3
Womanlight
14
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?

As:
Cast
Role:
Michel Follin
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Reno, Romy Schneider, Roberto Benigni, Lila Kedrova, Romolo Valli
30. All Fired Up (1982)
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6
All Fired Up
6
6

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Victor Valance
Director:
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Isabelle Adjani, Lauren Hutton, Jean-Luc Bideau, Alain Souchon
31. Sanctuary (1961)
10
3
Sanctuary
10
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Candy Man
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Remick, Harry Townes, Bradford Dillman, Odetta
32. Paris Is Always Paris (1951)
5
7
Paris Is Always Paris
5
7
As:
Cast
Director:
Luciano Emmer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Guisol, Aldo Fabrizi, Ave Ninchi, Hélène Rémy
33. Napoléon (1955)
5
6
Napoléon
5
6

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Sacha Guitry
Genres:
Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Erich von Stroheim, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale
34. Tempi nostri - Zibaldone n. 2 (1954)
5
8
Tempi nostri - Zibaldone n. 2
5
8

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marcello Mastroianni, Memmo Carotenuto, Elisa Cegani, Guido Celano
35. Chance and Violence (1974)
10
3
Chance and Violence
10
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Laurent Bermann
Director:
Philippe Labro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Ross, Sergio Fantoni, Catherine Allégret, Antonio Casagrande
36. Special Section (1975)
9
5
Special Section
PG
9
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
History, War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Lonsdale, Louis Seigner, François Maistre, Ivo Garrani
37. Gates of the Night (1946)
11
3
Gates of the Night
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Diego
Director:
Marcel Carné
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Serge Reggiani, Pierre Brasseur, Saturnin Fabre, Nathalie Nattier
38. The Crucible (1957)
14
3
The Crucible
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
John Proctor
Director:
Raymond Rouleau
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Simone Signoret, Jean Debucourt, Pierre Larquey, Alfred Adam
39. One Night... a Train (1968)
7
3
One Night... a Train
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mathias
Director:
André Delvaux
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anouk Aimée, François Beukelaers, Hector Camerlynck, Adriana Bogdan
40. The Devil by the Tail (1969)
7
3
The Devil by the Tail
M
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Le baron César Maricorne
Director:
Philippe de Broca
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Madeleine Renaud, Maria Schell, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean Rochefort
41. La menace (1977)
7
3
La menace
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Henri Savin
Director:
Alain Corneau
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Marie Dubois, Carole Laure, Marc Eyraud, Jean-François Balmer
42. Heroes and Sinners (1955)
6
6
Heroes and Sinners
6
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Michel Rivière
Director:
Yves Ciampi
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
María Félix, Jean Servais, Gert Fröbe, Elisabeth Manet
43. Marguerite de la nuit (1955)
6
6
Marguerite de la nuit
6
6
As:
Cast
Role:
M. Léon
Director:
Claude Autant-Lara
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Michèle Morgan, Jean Debucourt, Paul Demange, Jacques Clancy
44. Men and Wolves (1957)
9
3
Men and Wolves
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ricuccio
Director:
Leopoldo Savona, Giuseppe De Santis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pedro Armendáriz, Giulio Calì, Silvana Mangano, Irene Cefaro,
45. Lost Souvenirs (1950)
6
6
Lost Souvenirs
6
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Christian-Jaque
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Edwige Feuillère, Gérard Philipe, Danièle Delorme, Pierre Brasseur, Suzy Delair
46. Live for Life (1967)
9
3
Live for Life
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Colomb
Director:
Claude Lelouch
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Irène Tunc, Annie Girardot, Candice Bergen, Anouk Ferjac
47. Premier mai (1958)
6
5
Premier mai
6
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Meunier
Director:
Luis Saslavsky
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicole Berger, Georges Chamarat, Yves Noël, Bernadette Lange
48. Waiter! (1983)
6
3
Waiter!
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex
Director:
Claude Sautet
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rosy Varte, Jacques Villeret, Nicole Garcia, Dominique Laffin
49. IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)
6
3
IP5: L'île aux pachydermes
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Leon Marcel
Director:
Jean-Jacques Beineix
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Olivier Martinez, Sekkou Sall, Géraldine Pailhas, Colette Renard
50. Three Seats for the 26th (1988)
5
5
Three Seats for the 26th
5
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Yves Montand
Director:
Jacques Demy
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Françoise Fabian, Mathilda May, Patrick Fierry, Jean-Claude Bouillaud
51. Star Without Light (1946)
5
3
Star Without Light
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Marcel Blistène
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marcel Herrand, Mila Parély, Serge Reggiani, Jules Berry
52. Saluti e baci (1953)
5
5
Saluti e baci
5
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Giorgio Simonelli, Maurice Labro
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Georges Guétary, Nilla Pizzi, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Line Renaud
53. Le fils (1973)
7
3
Le fils
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ange Orahona
Director:
Pierre Granier-Deferre
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lea Massari, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale, Germaine Delbat
54. Roads to the South (1978)
6
3
Roads to the South
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Larréa
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Miou-Miou, José Luis Gómez, Laurent Malet, France Lambiotte
55. The Big Operator (1976)
4
3
The Big Operator
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Morland
Director:
Claude Pinoteau
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Claude Brasseur, Adolfo Celi, Aldo Maccione, Agostina Belli
56. Netchaïev est de retour (1991)
4
3
Netchaïev est de retour
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pierre Marroux
Director:
Jacques Deray
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Mireille Perrier, Carolina Rosi, Vincent Lindon, Patrick Chesnais
57. The Idol (1948)
5
3
The Idol
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Fontana
Director:
Alexander Esway
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Albert Préjean, Danielle Godet, Yves Deniaud, Suzanne Dehelly
58. Paris Still Sings! (1951)
3
3
Paris Still Sings!
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Yves Montand
Director:
Pierre Montazel
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Georges Guétary, Luis Mariano, Les Compagnons de la Chanson, André Dassary

Narrator/Dubbing

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

TV Shows

Une minute pour une image
11
5
Une minute pour une image
11
5
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (unknown episodes)
Director:
Agnès Varda
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Marguerite Duras, Maurice Pialat, Hervé Guibert

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. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
German Sturmbannführer (uncredited)
Director:
Brian G. Hutton
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, War
Special Section (1975)
8
3
Special Section
PG
8
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Un milicien (uncredited)
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
History, War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Lonsdale, Louis Seigner, François Maistre, Ivo Garrani
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.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Capt. Formidable (uncredited)
Director:
William Klein
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Simone Signoret, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Claude Drouot
Saluti e baci (1953)
5
3
Saluti e baci
5
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Self (uncredited)
Director:
Giorgio Simonelli, Maurice Labro
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Georges Guétary, Nilla Pizzi, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Line Renaud