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The Best Action Movies Set in Paris

Updated July 30, 2019 97 votes 16 voters 1.2k views14 items

List RulesThe 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.

Vote up the action movies based in Paris that you think are the most thrilling. If you have a personal favorite that's not already here, please add it. Keep checking back to see how other users are voting. 

  • 1
    The Bourne Identity
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    The Bourne Identity

    Matt Damon, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byDoug Liman

    The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's... more on Wikipedia
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    Ronin
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    Ronin

    Robert De Niro, Sean Bean

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Ronin is a 1998 American spy thriller action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Taken
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    Taken

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Released2008

    Directed byPierre Morel

    Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    District 13
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    District 13

    Dany Verissimo, Cyril Raffaelli

    Released2004

    Directed byPierre Morel

    District 13, is a 2004 French action film, directed by Pierre Morel and written and produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Frantic
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    Frantic

    Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner

    Released1988

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Frantic is a 1988 American-French mystery thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and... more on Wikipedia
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    3 Days to Kill
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    3 Days to Kill

    Amber Heard, Kevin Costner

    Released2014

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    3 Days to Kill is a 2014 French-American action thriller film directed by McG and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Diva
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    Diva

    Brigitte Lahaie, Vladimir Cosma

    Released1981

    Directed byJean-Jacques Beineix

    Diva is a 1981 French thriller film directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, adapted from the novel... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Femme Fatale
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    Femme Fatale

    Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Killing Zoe
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    Killing Zoe

    Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou

    Released1993

    Directed byRoger Avary

    Killing Zoe is a 1994 American-French crime film written and directed by Roger Avary and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Kiss of the Dragon
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    Kiss of the Dragon

    Bridget Fonda, Jet Li

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Nahon

    Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 English-language French action thriller film directed by Chris... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Nikita
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    Nikita

    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau

    Released1990

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Nikita, also called La Femme Nikita, is a 1990 Franco-Italian action thriller film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Rush Hour 3
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    Rush Hour 3

    Sarah Shahi, Jackie Chan

    Released2007

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Rush Hour 3 is a 2007 martial arts/action-comedy-Adventure film, and the third and final... more on Wikipedia
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    The Truth About Charlie
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    The Truth About Charlie

    Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton

    Released2002

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 classic film Charade. It is also an... more on Wikipedia
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    From Paris with Love
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    From Paris with Love

    John Travolta, Kelly Preston

    Released2010

    Directed byPierre Morel

    From Paris with Love is a 2010 French-American action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan... more on Wikipedia