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.


Year Film Credited as Rotten Tomatoes Notes
Director Screenwriter Producer
1981 L'Avant Dernier Yes Yes Yes
1983 Le Dernier Combat Yes Yes Yes
1985 Subway Yes Yes Yes 86%
1986 Kamikaze No Yes Yes
1988 The Big Blue Yes Yes No 63% Co-producer (uncredited)
1990 Nikita Yes Yes Yes 88%
1991 Atlantis[I] Yes Yes Yes
Cold Moon No No Yes
1994 Léon: The Professional Yes Yes Yes 71% Co-producer (uncredited)
1997 Nil by Mouth No No Yes 65%
The Fifth Element Yes Yes No 71%
1998 Taxi No Yes Yes
1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Yes Yes Yes 30% Co-producer
2000 Taxi 2 No Yes Yes
The Dancer No Yes Yes
2001 15 August No No Yes
Kiss of the Dragon No Yes Yes 51%
Wasabi No Yes Yes 43%
Yamakasi No Yes No
2002 Chaos and Desire (La Turbulence des fluides) No No Yes 56%
The Transporter No Yes Yes 54%
2003 Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior No No Yes 86% Executive producer (uncredited)
I, Cesar No No Yes Co-producer (uncredited)
Cheeky No No Yes
Fanfan la Tulipe No Yes Yes 17%
Les Côtelettes No No Yes
Michel Vaillant No Yes Yes Co-producer (uncredited)
Taxi 3 No Yes Yes
2004 District 13 No Yes Yes 80%
À ton image No No Yes Associate producer (uncredited)
Taxi No Yes Yes 10%
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse No Yes No
2005 La Boîte noire No No Yes Executive producer (uncredited)
Angel-A Yes Yes Yes 44%
Bunker Paradise No No Yes
Colour Me Kubrick No No Yes Executive producer
Imposture No No Yes
Revolver No Yes Yes 17%
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada No No Yes 85%
Transporter 2 No Yes Yes 51%
Unleashed No Yes Yes 65%
Ze film No No Yes
Au suivant! No No Yes
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Yes Yes Yes 21%
Bandidas No Yes Yes 62%
Love and Other Disasters No No Yes 20%
Nuovomondo No No Yes 72%
When I Was a Singer No No Yes 94% Executive producer
Dikkenek No No Yes Executive producer
Tell No One No No Yes 94%
2007 Michou d'Auber No No Yes
L'Invité No No Yes
Si j'étais toi No No Yes
The Secret No No Yes
Taxi 4 No Yes Yes
Hitman No No Yes 14%
Frontier(s) No No Yes 55% Co-producer
2008 Taken No Yes Yes 58%
Transporter 3 No Yes Yes 37%
2009 District 13: Ultimatum No Yes Yes 74%
Home No No Yes 0% Co-producer
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard Yes Yes Yes 14%
I Love You Phillip Morris No No Yes 72% Executive producer
Staten Island No No Yes 22%
2010 From Paris with Love No Yes Yes 37%
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%
22 Bullets No No Yes 42%
2011 The Lady Yes Yes Yes 33%
Colombiana No Yes Yes 27%
The Source No No Yes 63%
A Monster in Paris No No Yes 85%
2012 Lockout No Yes Yes 38%
Taken 2 No Yes Yes 21%
2013 Collision No No Yes
The Family Yes Yes Yes 29%
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart No No Yes
2014 3 Days to Kill No Yes Yes 32%
Brick Mansions No Yes Yes 27%
The Homesman No No Yes 81%
Lucy Yes Yes Yes 66%
Taken 3 No Yes Yes 11%
2015 The Transporter: Refueled No No Yes 16%
Save Kids Lives[1] Yes No No
2016 The Warriors Gate[2] No Yes Yes 43% Co-writer
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Yes Yes Yes 53%
Renegades No Yes Yes 6%
2019 Anna Yes Yes Yes 37%
  1. ^ Also credited as cinematographer and film editor.
  2. ^ Credited as camera operator.


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


  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.
  • Hayward, Page 117

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