Search results for "Luc Besson"


The Fifth Element (1997) RT 71% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 1997

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

Angel-A (2005)

A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jamel Debbouze  •  Rie Rasmussen  •  Gilbert Melki  •  Serge Riaboukine

Léon: The Professional (1994)

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello

Nikita (1990)

A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Anne Parillaud  •  Marc Duret  •  Patrick Fontana  •  Alain Lathière

The Big Blue (1988) RT 63% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr  •  Jean Reno  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Paul Shenar

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) RT 30% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  John Malkovich

Le Dernier Combat (1983)

The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation. Pierre Jolivet stars as the main character (identified only as "The Man" in ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Pierre Jolivet  •  Jean Bouise  •  Fritz Wepper

Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Mia Farrow  •  Ron Crawford  •  Penny Balfour

Lucy (2014) RT 67% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Jan 2015

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Scarlett Johansson  •  Analeigh Tipton  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Amr Waked

The Family (2013) RT 29% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Dec 2013

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dianna Agron  •  John D'Leo




L'avant dernier (1981)

A man wanders through a wrecked, dystopian city, finding violence everywhere he turns.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Pierre Jolivet  •  Jean Reno  •  Fabrice Roche

The Lady (2011) RT 33% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2012

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Michelle Yeoh  •  David Thewlis  •  Jonathan Raggett  •  Jonathan Woodhouse

Atlantis (1991)

Atlantis is more visual art than nature film and a 'must see' for any Luc Besson fan. The film captures the feel of what it's actually like to swim underwater better than any ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST: 

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Louise Bourgoin  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Philippe Nahon

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)

Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Mia Farrow  •  David Gasman

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)

Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Freddie Highmore  •  Fergie  •  Jimmy Fallon

Subway (1985) RT 86% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Christopher Lambert  •  Richard Bohringer  •  Michel Galabru

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Dane DeHaan  •  Cara Delevingne  •  Clive Owen  •  Rihanna