My list of best " The Count of Monte Cristo " films and TV adaptions

by budwiser_uk | created - 22 Jul 2017 | updated - 22 Jul 2017 | Public

These are my favorite adaptions of The Count of Monte Cristo story written by Alexandre Dumas.

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1. The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)

400 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 5,720

This 4 part TV mini-series is the very best adaption of The Count of Monte Cristo. Derard Depardieu simply plays the part tremendously. You have to suspend belief as no disguise could hide Depardieu.

2. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Passed | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 2,274

The best film adaption.

3. The Count of Monte Cristo (1943)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vernay | Stars: Pierre Richard-Willm, Michèle Alfa, Aimé Clariond, Marcel Herrand

Votes: 139

4. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Votes: 122,644 | Gross: $54.23M

The best colour Cristo film.

5. The Count of Monte Cristo (1954)

183 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vernay | Stars: Jean Marais, Lia Amanda, Daniel Ivernel, Folco Lulli

Votes: 714

6. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 3,831

7. The Count of Monte Cristo (2004– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Trying to escape his uneventful life, Albert, the son of a renowned general from Paris, makes a journey with his friend Franz. During his travels, he meets an immensely wealthy nobleman ... See full summary »

Stars: Jôji Nakata, Johnny Yong Bosch, Beau Billingslea, Karen Strassman

Votes: 2,078

8. The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Yvonne Furneaux, Pierre Mondy, Bernard Dhéran

Votes: 370

9. The Count of Monte Cristo (1942)

165 min | Adventure, Drama

Based on the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo tells the story of a man who is unjustly imprisoned with an old man who, before dying, reveals the place where a treasure is buried.

Directors: Roberto Gavaldón, Chano Urueta | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Mapy Cortés, Anita Blanch, Consuelo Frank

Votes: 49

10. Monte Cristo (1922)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, Robert McKim, William V. Mong

Votes: 314 | Gross: $0.17M

11. Monte Cristo (1929)

223 min | Adventure

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them

Director: Henri Fescourt | Stars: Jean Angelo, Lil Dagover, Gaston Modot, Jean Toulout

Votes: 104

12. Uznik zamka If (1988– )

236 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Viktor Avilov, Evgeniy Dvorzhetskiy, Aleksey Petrenko, Nadira Mirzayeva

Votes: 404

13. The Return of Monte Cristo (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama

Edmond Dantes is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned. After 14 years ,He escapes and gets great wealth under the help of the Abbé Faria. Revitalised as the name of Monte Cristo,is to destroy the designs of corrupt and evil men.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Louis Hayward, Barbara Britton, George Macready, Una O'Connor

Votes: 65

14. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)

Passed | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Edmund Dantes (Martin Kosleck), The Count of Monte Cristo, rides again in 1832, this time accompanied by (or stood in for) his countess wife, Haydee (Lenore Aubert. He is out for vengeance ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Loder, Lenore Aubert, Fritz Kortner, Charles Dingle

Votes: 75

15. The Count of Monte Cristo (1950)

165 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Hinri Barakat | Stars: Anwar Wagdi, Samia Gamal, Madihah Yusri, Kamal El-Shinnawi

Votes: 154

16. The Count of Monte Cristo (1979– )

60 min | Drama, History

A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jacques Weber, Carla Romanelli, Jean-François Poron, Christiane Krüger

Votes: 96

17. The Secret of Monte Cristo (1961)

95 min | Adventure

In 1815 England, Col. Jackson hires Adam Corbett to serve as armed escort for himself and his daughter as they travel to the isle of Monte Cristo. It seems the Colonel has part of a map showing the site of the fabled Monte Cristo treasure.

Directors: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Patricia Bredin, John Gregson, Peter Arne

Votes: 92

18. The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In 1865, General Gurko Lanen is dictator of "Lichtenburg" in the Balkans. Rightful ruler Zona hopes to get aid from Napoleon III of France. The visiting Count of Monte Cristo falls for Zona... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, Florence Bates

Votes: 615

19. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1991 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Family, Adventure

Edmond Dantes is wrongfully imprisoned by his dastardly friends. A dancing priest gives him a magic emerald which he can use to have his revenge.

Stars: David Baldwin, Rachel King, Lee Perry, Patrick Phillips

Votes: 33

20. The Count of Monte Cristo (1953)

102 min | Adventure, History

Edmundo Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Jorge Mistral, Elina Colomer, Santiago Gómez Cou, Nelly Meden

Votes: 33

21. The Count of Monte Cristo (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure

Cartoon adaptation of the classic of world literature by Alexandre Dumas, which tells the dramatic odyssey of Edmond Dantes since he's unjustly accused and sentenced for life.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Elizabeth Crosby, Tim Elliott, Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick

Votes: 29

22. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956)

30 min | Adventure, Family

A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 28

23. The Count of Monte Cristo (1913)

69 min | Drama, History

A French sailor, imprisoned for years on false charges of conpiring against the king, escapes and exacts revenge on his accusers.

Directors: Joseph A. Golden, Edwin S. Porter | Stars: James O'Neill, Nance O'Neil, Murdock MacQuarrie

Votes: 35

24. Monte Cristo (1912)

Short, Adventure

Part One. The first reel opens with the departure of the ship Pharaon from Marseilles, with Dantes and Danglars, the man who later incomes his deadly rival, as supercargo. During the voyage... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Tom Santschi, Herbert Rawlinson, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 10

25. The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance

In 1858 France, Emperor Louis Napoleon sends Captain Renault of the Royal Dragoons, Minister La Roche and Major Nicolet to Normandy in search of the members of a group of rebels. A Masked ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Geraghty | Stars: George Montgomery, Rita Corday, Berry Kroeger, William Conrad

Votes: 112

26. The Return of Monte Cristo (1968)

90 min | Adventure

Edmond Dantès, who was active in the resistance against the Nazis, is accused for being a Nazi collaborator and is imprisoned in the fortress of Sisteron.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Paul Barge, Claude Jade, Anny Duperey, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 154



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