The Best Movies Directed by Luc Besson

List of all movies directed by Luc Besson ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Luc Besson are listed here and include movie posters and Luc Besson movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Luc Besson as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Luc Besson movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Luc Besson film is can be factored into this list.

From Luc Besson's studio films to Luc Besson's independent films, this Luc Besson filmography keeps tabs on all Luc Besson movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

Movies include everything from Léon: The Professional to The Fifth Element.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Luc Besson direct?” or “who is Luc Besson?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Luc Besson?” and “what's a good selection of good Luc Besson movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Luc Besson films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Luc Besson works.

All Luc Besson director credits are included. This list of every movie that Luc Besson has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Luc Besson movie is and which actors starred in the Luc Besson film.

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Luc Besson has been fortunate enough to work with talented actors, including Natalie Portman and Robert De Niro.

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  • Léon: The Professional
    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno
    109 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film debut of Natalie ...more

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  • The Fifth Element
    Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm
    112 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth ...more

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  • Nikita
    Jean Reno, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud
    62 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    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 sentenced ...more
  • Anna
    Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans
    15 votes
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    Anna is a 2019 English-language French crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. Beneath Anna Poliatova's (Sasha Luss) striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible ...more
  • The Big Blue
    Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne
    47 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    The Big Blue is a 1988 English-language film in the French Cinéma du look visual style, made by French director Luc Besson. The film is a heavily fictionalized and dramatized story of the friendship ...more
  • Angel-A
    Jamel Debbouze, Rie Rasmussen, Gilbert Melki
    31 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Luc Besson
    Contemplating suicide to escape his many debts, a man (Jamel Debbouze) named Andre saves a beautiful blonde (Rie Rasmussen) from killing herself in the Seine. The rescued woman, Angela, is grateful ...more

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