- 1898 : Moulin Rouge Dancers (1&2)
Silent film about the Moulin Rouge
- 1925 : Le Fantôme du Moulin Rouge
Directed by René Clair
With Sandra Milowanoff, Georges Voltier A French MP who is in love asks a medium to separate his soul from his body during an experiment at the Moulin Rouge.
Germany (silent film)
Directed by Ewald André Dupont
With Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray and Jean Bradin
Eve Gray, daughter of a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, is in love with Jean Bradin. Unfortunately, Jean is in love with someone else: Eve’s mother.
Filmed in Paris and London, the film was an international success and caused a certain amount of scandal in the United States because of the risqué dance scenes and characters in flimsy costumes.
- 1922 : Queen of the Moulin Rouge
Directed by Ray C Smallwood and Peter Milne
With Joseph Striker, Martha Mansfield, Henry Harmon
Louis Rousseau believes that the excellent musical technique of his violin student, Tom, lacks soul because Tom has never really suffered. He persuades Rosalie, Tom’s girlfriend, to dance at the Moulin Rouge to help the young student pay for his studies. When Tom finds out that Rosalie has demeaned herself by becoming a dancer, he pours all his anger and suffering into his music.
- 1934 : Moulin Rouge (also entitled L’étoile du Moulin Rouge)
Directed by Sydney Lanfield
With Constance Bennett
Helen Hall, a cabaret singer, decides to return to the stage. As her husband is against the idea, she decides to take the place of another actress.
- 1937/1938 : La Chaste Suzanne
Directed by André Berthomieu
With Raimu and Henri Garat
M. Des Aubrais, an important member of the Academy of Moral Sciences, is asked to send a letter to the winner of a prize for virtue. He makes a mistake and sends it to a married woman whom he is pursuing. Her husband, M Pomarel, learns about it and asks Des Aubrais for an explanation. Des Aubrais, captivated by Mme Pomarel, makes up a story and arranges to meet her the same evening at the Moulin Rouge.
- 1939/1940 (released in France in 1941 and in the USA in 1944) : Moulin Rouge
Directed by André Hugon and Yves Mirande
With Lucien Baroux, René Dary, Annie France, Pierre Larquey, Josephine Baker
Two destitute friends want to find a way out of their poverty but only by honest means. One of them manages to become a star and employs the other as his manager.
- 1945 : La P’tite femme du Moulin Rouge
Directed by Benito Perojo
With Alberto Bello, Héctor Calcaño, Homero Cárpena, Tilda Thamar
Based on “La Chaste Suzanne”
Directed by John Huston
With José Ferrer, Suzanne Flon and Zsa Zsa Gabor
Set in the Belle Epoque, about the life of the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Montmartre. His paintings, whose models are dancers from the Moulin Rouge, girls from the surrounding houses and ordinary people, become famous among the Paris smart set.
France/Italy - Directed by Jean Renoir
With Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Maria Félix, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Gianni Esposito, Philippe Clay, Michel Piccoli Danglard is the manager of The Paravent Chinois, a music hall in Montmartre. His mistress is its star. To try and attract more middle class clients, he decides to relaunch an old-fashioned dance, the cancan, and to build a new establishment, the Moulin Rouge.
- 1957 : Une Nuit au Moulin Rouge
Directed by Jean-Claude Roy
With Tilda Thamar, Noël Roquevert, Armand Bernard, Jean Tissier
An American wants to give money to his nieces on the condition that they appear for an evening at the Moulin Rouge, where one of them already performs. Everyone does their utmost to help the girls put on a number, to trick the cabaret manager and to ensure that they win the money – which will be doubled if they manage to marry.
Directed by Luis César Amadori
With Armand Mestral, Noël Roquevert and Frédéric Duvallès
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
With Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh At the end of the 19th century, in Belle Epoque Paris, Christian, a poor young poet, comes to live in Montmartre. He gets to know the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and is employed by the Moulin Rouge to write the words for a revue. He falls in love with a dancer, Satine, who is also pursued by the Duke, a wealthy aristocrat who finances the show.
Directed by Cédric Klapisch
With Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, François Cluzet, Karin Viard, Gilles Lellouche, Mélanie Laurent, Zinedine Soualem Pierre, a dancer at the Moulin Rouge, is seriously ill. No longer able to dance, he loses the will to live and spends his days watching anonymous Parisians from his balcony.