Luc Besson filmography

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Luc Besson is a French film director, writer and producer. He has contributed to many projects as either writer, director, producer, or a combination of the three.


As director[edit]

Year Film Credited as Rotten Tomatoes Notes
Director Writer Producer
1981 L'Avant Dernier Yes Yes Yes
1983 Le Dernier Combat Yes Yes Yes
1985 Subway Yes Yes Yes 75%
1988 The Big Blue Yes Yes No 63% Co-producer (uncredited)
1990 La Femme Nikita Yes Yes Yes 88%
1991 Atlantis[I] Yes Yes Yes
1994 Léon: The Professional Yes Yes Yes 74% Co-producer (uncredited)
1997 The Fifth Element Yes Yes No 71%
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Yes Yes Yes 30% Co-producer
2005 Angel-A Yes Yes Yes 44%
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Yes Yes Yes 21%
2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Yes Yes Yes 14%
2010 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Yes Yes Yes 83% Associate producer
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds Yes Yes Yes 20%
2011 The Lady Yes No No 33%
2013 The Family Yes Yes Yes 29%
2014 Lucy Yes Yes Yes 66%
2015 Save Kids Lives[1] Yes No No
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Yes Yes Yes 53%
2019 Anna Yes Yes Yes 37%
  1. ^ Also credited as cinematographer and film editor.
  2. ^ Credited as camera operator.

As writer and producer[edit]

Year Film Credited as Rotten Tomatoes Notes
Writer Producer
1986 Kamikaze Yes Yes
1991 Cold Moon No Yes
1997 Nil by Mouth No Yes 65%
1998 Taxi Yes Yes
2000 Taxi 2 Yes Yes
The Dancer Yes Yes
2001 15 August No Yes
Kiss of the Dragon Yes Yes 51%
Wasabi Yes Yes 43%
Yamakasi Yes No
2002 Chaos and Desire (La Turbulence des fluides) No Yes 56%
The Transporter Yes Yes 54%
2003 Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior No Yes 86% Executive producer (uncredited)
I, Cesar No Yes Co-producer (uncredited)
Cheeky No Yes
Fanfan la Tulipe Yes Yes 17%
Les Côtelettes No Yes
Michel Vaillant Yes Yes Co-producer (uncredited)
Taxi 3 Yes Yes
2004 District 13 Yes Yes 80%
À ton image No Yes Associate producer (uncredited)
Taxi Yes Yes 10%
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Yes No produced by Luc Besson's company (EuropaCorp)
2005 La Boîte noire No Yes Executive producer (uncredited)
Bunker Paradise No Yes
Colour Me Kubrick No Yes Executive producer
Imposture No Yes
Revolver Yes Yes 17%
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada No Yes 85%
Transporter 2 Yes Yes 51%
Unleashed Yes Yes 65%
Ze film No Yes
Au suivant! No Yes
2006 Bandidas Yes Yes 62%
Love and Other Disasters No Yes 20% Executive producer
Nuovomondo No Yes 72%
When I Was a Singer No Yes 94% Executive producer
Dikkenek No Yes Executive producer
Tell No One No Yes 94%
2007 Michou d'Auber No Yes
L'Invité No Yes
Si j'étais toi No Yes
The Secret No Yes
Taxi 4 Yes Yes
Hitman No Yes 14%
Frontier(s) No Yes 55% Co-producer
2008 Taken Yes Yes 58%
Transporter 3 Yes Yes 37%
2009 District 13: Ultimatum Yes Yes 74%
Home No Yes 0% Co-producer
I Love You Phillip Morris No Yes 72% Executive producer
Staten Island No Yes 22%
2010 From Paris with Love Yes Yes 37%
22 Bullets No Yes 42%
2011 Colombiana Yes Yes 27%
The Source No Yes 63%
A Monster in Paris No Yes 85%
2012 Lockout Yes Yes 38%
Taken 2 Yes Yes 21%
2013 Collision No Yes
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart No Yes 77%
2014 3 Days to Kill Yes Yes 32%
Brick Mansions Yes Yes 27%
The Homesman No Yes 81%
Taken 3 Yes Yes 11%
2015 The Transporter Refueled Yes Yes 16%
2016 The Warriors Gate[2] Yes Yes 43% Co-writer
2017 Renegades Yes Yes 6%
2018 Taxi 5 Yes Yes 0%
2022 Arthur, malédiction Yes Yes
  1. ^ Credited as camera operator.


Years Series Credited as Ratings Notes
Start End Writer Producer
2012 2014 Transporter: The Series No Yes
2012 2015 No Limit Yes Yes


  • Hayward, Susan (1998). Luc Besson. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-5076-6.
  • "Luc Besson > Filmography". Allmovie. Retrieved 17 October 2008.
  • "Luc Besson Official Website". Archived from the original on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  • Hayward, Page 117
  1. ^ "Director's cut: Luc Besson leads campaign to reduce child road deaths". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. ^ Kevin Ma (20 April 2015). "Luc Besson readies Warrior's China shoot". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 27 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.

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