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The Best Action Movies Set in Paris  

Ranker Film
50 votes 12 voters 14 items

List Rules The action movie must be primarily set in Paris.

What do Harrison Ford, Kevin Costner, and Liam Neeson have in common? They've all made some of the best action movies set in Paris. The city has many different locales in which to set action sequences, not to mention some world-class landmarks. Filmmakers love showing the natural beauty of Paris -- and sometimes appearing to destroy parts of it in the process. Having films full of mayhem based in such a luxurious city makes for something that's a visual treat.

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Ronin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy
Ronin is a 1998 American spy thriller action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan ...more
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The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles
The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more
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District 13 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle
District 13, is a 2004 French action film, directed by Pierre Morel and written and produced by Luc Besson. The film is notable for its depiction of parkour in a number of stunt sequences that ...more
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Frantic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, John Mahoney
Frantic is a 1988 American-French mystery thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Harrison Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner. The theme was written, arranged and performed by Simply Red. ...more
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Taken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative (Liam Neeson) sets about tracking down his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her best friend ...more
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Diva is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Brigitte Lahaie, Vladimir Cosma, Dominique Pinon
Diva is a 1981 French thriller film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, adapted from the novel Diva by Daniel Odier. It is one of the first French films to let go of the realist mood of 1970s ...more
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Kiss of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Bridget Fonda, Jet Li, Tchéky Karyo
Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 English-language French action thriller film directed by Chris Nahon, written and produced by French filmmaker Luc Besson, and starring an international cast of Jet ...more
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Rush Hour 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Sarah Shahi, Jackie Chan, Roman Polanski
Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 martial arts/action-comedy-Adventure film, and the third and final installment in the Rush Hour series, starring Jackie Chan as Inspector Lee and Chris Tucker as Detective ...more
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3 Days to Kill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Amber Heard, Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld
3 Days to Kill is a 2014 French-American action thriller film directed by McG and written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak. The film stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie ...more
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Killing Zoe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Delpy
Killing Zoe is a 1994 American-French crime film written and directed by Roger Avary and starring Eric Stoltz, Jean-Hugues Anglade, and Julie Delpy. The story details a safe cracker named Zed ...more
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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud
Nikita, also called La Femme Nikita, is a 1990 Franco-Italian action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Nikita is a teen who robs a pharmacy and takes out a policeman. She is ...more
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The Truth About Charlie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins
The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 classic film Charade. It is also an homage to François Truffaut's 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player complete with that film's star, ...more
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From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
From Paris with Love is a 2010 French-American action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel. The screenplay was co-written by Luc Besson. The film was ...more
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Femme Fatale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Movies Set in Paris
Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, John Stamos
Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Rebecca Romijn and Antonio Banderas. It was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes ...more