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The Best Movies Directed by Luc Besson

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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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    Léon: The Professional
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    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman

    Released1994

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Fifth Element
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and... more on Wikipedia

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    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

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    The Big Blue
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    The Big Blue

    Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

    Released1988

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Big Blue is a 1988 English-language film in the French Cinéma du look visual style, made... more on Wikipedia

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    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
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    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

    Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric

    Released2010

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, released as Adèle: Rise of the Mummy in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Arthur and the Invisibles
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    Arthur and the Invisibles

    Madonna, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film... more on Wikipedia

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    Subway
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    Subway

    Jean Reno, Isabelle Adjani

    Released1985

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Subway is a 1985 French comedy drama film directed by Luc Besson and starring Isabelle Adjani... more on Wikipedia
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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1999

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc is a 1999 French historical drama film directed by Luc... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Anna
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    Anna

    Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren

    Released2019

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Anna is a 2019 English-language French crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson.... more on Wikipedia
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    Don't Know
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    Don't Know

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    The Family
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    The Family

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

    Released2013

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Family is a 2013 crime comedy film directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro,... more on Wikipedia
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    L'avant dernier
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    L'avant dernier

    Jean Reno, Luc Besson

    Released1981

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 13
    Le Dernier Combat
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    Le Dernier Combat

    Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

    Released1983

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Le Dernier Combat is a 1983 French film. It was the first feature-film to be directed by Luc... more on Wikipedia

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    Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
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    Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds

    Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg

    Released2010

    Directed byLuc Besson

    This film is a French and American film with live action and animation co-written, co-produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
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    Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard

    Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg

    Released2009

    Directed byLuc Besson

    "In "Revenge of Maltazard", Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia. Going back... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Atlantis
    Atlantis is a 1991 documentary film about oceans, filmed over a two-year period by Luc Besson.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Angel-A
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    Angel-A

    Rie Rasmussen, Gilbert Melki

    Released2005

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Angel-A, directed by Luc Besson, is a 2005 French fantasy and romantic drama film featuring... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lady
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    The Lady

    Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis

    Released2011

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Lady is a French-British biographical film directed by Luc Besson, starring Michelle Yeoh... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button