List of Belgian films of the 2000s

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A list of films produced in Belgium ordered by year of release. For an alphabetical list of Belgian films see Category:Belgian films

2000[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
The Captive
(La Captive)
French Chantal Akerman Olivia Bonamy, Sylvie Testud Drama
Everybody's Famous
(Iedereen Beroemd!)
Dutch Dominique Deruddere Marc Didden Comedy-drama Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nominee

2001[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
Lijmen/Het been Dutch Robbe De Hert Willeke van Ammelrooy, Sylvia Kristel, Jan Decleir Crime Based on the short stories by Willem Elsschot
Olivetti 82 Dutch Rudi Van Den Bossche Dirk Roofthooft, Hilde Heijnen, Hans De Munter Crime
Haunted Castle English Ben Stassen Animation IMAX film
No Man's Land English Danis Tanović Branko Đurić, Filip Šovagović War film Belgian-Bosnia-Herzegovina-Slovenian-Italian-French-British co-production; Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner (representing Bosnia-Herzegovina); Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner (representing Bosnia-Herzegovina); winner of Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)
Pauline & Paulette Dutch Lieven Debrauwer Ann Petersen, Dora Van Der Groen Family Belgian-Dutch-French co-production; Belgium's official entry for the 74th Academy Awards

2002[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
Alias Dutch Jan Verheyen Hilde De Baerdemaeker, Geert Hunaerts, Hilde Van Mieghem Horror
(Giallo)
Le fils (The Son) French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Olivier Gourmet Social drama Palme d'Or nominee at Cannes; Belgium's official entry for the 75th Academy Awards

2003[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
The Alzheimer Case/The Memory of a Killer
(De Zaak Alzheimer)
Dutch Erik Van Looy Jan Decleir Thriller Belgium's official entry for the 77th Academy Awards; based on the novel by Jef Geeraerts
Any Way the Wind Blows Dutch, English, French Tom Barman Ensemble film
Après la vie (Three: After Life) French Lucas Belvaux Dominique Blanc, Gilbert Melki Melodrama Belgian-French co-production; part three of Lucas Belvaux' "Trilogy"
Cavale (One: On the Run) French Lucas Belvaux Lucas Belvaux, Catherine Frot Thriller Belgian-French co-production; part one of Lucas Belvaux' "Trilogy"
Jeux d'enfants French Yann Samuell Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard Comedy / Drama / Romance 3 wins & 2 nominations
Misadventures in 3D English Ben Stassen Stuart Pankin Science fiction film IMAX film; sequel to Encounter in the Third Dimension
Un couple épatant (Two: An Amazing Couple) French Lucas Belvaux Ornella Muti, François Morel Comedy Belgian-French co-production; part two of Lucas Belvaux' "Trilogy"
Les triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville) French Sylvain Chomet Animation French-Belgian-Canadian co-production; Academy Award for Best Animated Feature nominee
Verder dan de maan (Sea of Silence) Dutch Stijn Coninx Huub Stapel Drama Belgian-Danish-Dutch-German co-production; Belgium's official entry for the 76th Academy Awards

2004[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
The Ordeal
(Calvaire)
French Fabrice Du Welz Laurent Lucas Horror
Ae Fond Kiss... English Ken Loach Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle Drama Belgian-British-German-Italian-Spanish co-production
Le cou de la girafe French Safy Nebbou Sandrine Bonnaire, Darry Cowl Drama Belgian-French co-production
Steve + Sky Dutch Felix Van Groeningen Titus De Voogdt Drama
Sweet Jam
(Confituur)
Dutch Lieven Debrauwer Comedy-drama Belgian-Swiss co-production

2005[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
The Intruder
(De Indringer)
Dutch Frank Van Mechelen Koen De Bouw, Maaike Neuville, Filip Peeters, Axel Daeseleire Thriller Based on true events
El abrazo de la tierra Spanish José Luis Peñafuerte Documentary Belgian-Spanish co-production
Le couperet (The Ax) French Costa-Gavras José Garcia, Olivier Gourmet Comedy Belgian-French-Spanish co-production
Een ander zijn geluk (Someone Else's Happiness) Dutch Fien Troch Johanna ter Steege, Josse De Pauw, Jan Decleir Drama Belgian-Dutch co-production; Belgium's official entry for the 79th Academy Awards
L'enfant (The Child) French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Olivier Gourmet Social drama Palme d'Or winner; Belgium's official entry for the 78th Academy Awards
Free Zone English Amos Gitai Natalie Portman Drama Israeli-Belgian-French-Spanish co-production; Palme d'Or nominee
Hell (L'Enfer) Danis Tanović Emmanuelle Béart, Marie Gillain, Carole Bouquet Drama Belgian-French-Italian-Japanese co-production; the second of the Heaven-Hell-Purgatory trilogy written by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Het paard van Sinterklaas (Winky's Horse) Dutch Mischa Kamp Jan Decleir Children's film Belgian-Dutch co-production

2006[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
The Flemish Vampire Dutch R. Kan Albay Sven De Ridder Horror
Stormforce
(Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue)
Dutch Hans Herbots Kevin Janssens, Veerle Baetens, Koen De Bouw, Eric Godon Action
The Hell of Tanger
(De Hel van Tanger)
Dutch Frank van Mechelen Filip Peeters, Axel Daeseleire Drama Based on true events: the arrest of bus drivers Pierre Stukken and Jan Dierick in Tanger, Morocco
Azur et Asmar French Michel Ocelot Animated film Belgian-French-Italian-Spanish co-production
Dennis Van Rita (Love Belongs to Everyone) Dutch Hilde Van Mieghem Els Dottermans, Matthias Schoenaerts Drama
Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek (Crusade in Jeans) Dutch Ben Sombogaart Emily Watson, Jan Decleir, Josse De Pauw Adventure Belgian-Dutch-German co-production; based on the novel by Thea Beckman
La Raison du plus faible French Lucas Belvaux Entered into the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
Mr. Average French Pierre-Paul Renders Entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival
Sounds of Sand French Marion Hänsel Drama Belgian-French co-production

2007[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
Missing Persons Unit
(Vermist)
Dutch Jan Verheyen Koen De Bouw, Kevin Janssens, Joke Devynck, Filip Peeters Crime
Ben X Dutch Nic Balthazar Drama Belgium's official entry for the 80th Academy Awards; based on the novel by Nic Balthazar
Ex Drummer Dutch Koen Mortier Drama Based on the novel by Herman Brusselmans
Dagen zonder Lief Dutch Felix Van Groeningen
Man Zkt Vrouw (A Perfect Match) Dutch Miel Van Hoogenbemt Jan Decleir Comedy

2008[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
Vinyan English Fabrice Du Welz Rufus Sewell, Emmanuelle Béart, Julie Dreyfus Horror Belgian-British-French co-production
Left Bank
(Linkeroever)
Dutch Pieter Van Hees Matthias Schoenaerts, Eline Kuppens, Sien Eggers, Tom Dewispelaere Horror
Largo Winch English Jérôme Salle Tomer Sisley, Mélanie Thierry, Bojana Panic, Karel Roden, Kristin Scott Thomas, Miki Manojlovic Thriller Belgian-French co-production; based on the comic book series by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme
Loft Dutch Erik Van Looy Matthias Schoenaerts, Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Koen De Graeve, Bruno Vanden Broecke, Jan Decleir Thriller
JCVD French Mabrouk El Mechri Jean-Claude Van Damme Crime Belgian-French-Luxembourgian co-production
Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium) Dutch Christophe Van Rompaey Barbara Sarafian Romantic comedy
Eldorado French Bouli Lanners Bouli Lanners, Philippe Nahon Road movie Belgian-French co-production; Belgium's official entry for the 81st Academy Awards
Fly Me to the Moon English Ben Stassen Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley, Jr., Buzz Aldrin Animation First Belgian feature-length CGI-animated film; Europe's first digital 3D film; only picture to date to receive an exclusively digital 3D release in the U.S.; also released as an IMAX film
Max & Co Samuel Guillaume, Frédéric Guillaume Animated film Stop-motion animated; Belgian-British-French-Swiss co-production
Le silence de Lorna (Lorna's Silence) French Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Arta Dobroshi Social drama Belgian-British-French co-production; Palme d'Or nominee; winner of Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)

2009[edit]

English title
(original title)
Original language Director Cast Genre Notes
Dossier K. Dutch Jan Verheyen Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, R. Kan Albay, Blerim Destani Thriller Based on the novel by Jef Geeraerts
Amer French Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
De helaasheid der dingen (The Misfortunates) Dutch Felix Van Groeningen Belgium's official entry for the 82nd Academy Awards; based on the novel by Dimitri Verhulst
Mr. Nobody English Jaco Van Dormael Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham Science fiction Belgian-Canadian-French-German co-production; most expensive Belgian film to date; Golden Lion nominee; winner of Golden Osella
Panique au village (A Town Called Panic) French Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar Animated film Stop-motion animated; Belgian-French-Luxembourgian co-production
The Secret of Kells English Tomm Moore Animation Belgian-French-Irish co-production; nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
Soeur Sourire French, Dutch Stijn Coninx Cécile De France, Sandrine Blancke, Jan Decleir Biopic Belgian-French co-production; based on the life of Jeanine Deckers aka The Singing Nun
Suske en Wiske: De Texas-Rakkers (Luke and Lucy: The Texas Rangers) Dutch Mark Mertens, Wim Bien Animation Belgian-Dutch-Luxembourgian co-production; most expensive Flemish film to date; based on the comic book series by Willy Vandersteen

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