French action flicks

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1. Dobermann (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Dobermann is the world's most ruthless bank robber and with his gang rob bank after bank, now in Paris. What can the police do but to let the mad, morally bankrupt police commissioner loose on him?

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler

Votes: 15,948

2. The Nest (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Alliances change when an armored car with an Albanian mafia boss prisoner escapes a mafia army by driving inside a warehouse, which is being robbed by a French gang stealing laptops etc.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Samy Naceri, Benoît Magimel, Nadia Farès, Pascal Greggory

Votes: 5,119

3. Taxi (I) (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

Votes: 72,099 | Gross: $0.27M

4. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 48,046 | Gross: $0.73M

5. Taxi 3 (2003)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy, Bai Ling

Votes: 37,778 | Gross: $0.50M

6. Taxi 4 (2007)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Daniel, the driver of a very special taxi in Marseille, gets a famous soccer player to the stadium in time and later helps his clumsy police friend Émilien catch the dangerous Belgian after he escaped on Émilien's guard.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy, Emma Wiklund

Votes: 24,970

7. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

In the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and an ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

Votes: 63,294 | Gross: $1.20M

8. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Director: Patrick Alessandrin | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval

Votes: 41,348 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Yamakasi (2001)

90 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7 guys from Paris' suburbs like challenges like climbing tall buildings and doing parkour - especially with cops/flics chasing them. When a kid fan urgently needs a heart the Yamakasis try to find a way.

Directors: Ariel Zeitoun, Julien Seri | Stars: Châu Belle Dinh, Williams Belle, Malik Diouf, Yann Hnautra

Votes: 10,529

10. The Great Challenge (2004)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Six parkour adepts open a gym in Bangkok. When the new gym starts to attract the area's kids, a local gang feels challenged. Their Eurasian leader Kien attacks the foreigners while they are training on a scaffold.

Director: Julien Seri | Stars: Williams Belle, Châu Belle Dinh, Malik Diouf, Yann Hnautra

Votes: 2,061

11. Samurai (2002)

R | 90 min | Action

Half a century ago, a Japanese family summoned a demon known as Kodeni to dispose of its adversaries. Once the killing was done, the family was cursed. Now, Tokyo Police Inspector Fujiwara ... See full summary »

Director: Giordano Gederlini | Stars: Cyril Mourali, Maï Anh Le, Yasuaki Kurata, Saïd Serrari

Votes: 654

12. Mea culpa (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Franck and Simon are both good cops and partners. Simon has been troubled since he killed three in a drunk driving accident, but when Simons son witnesses a murder, and is hunted by ruthless killers, he's efficiently back.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 2,488

13. The Assault (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, History, Thriller

55 Metascore

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a hijacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

Votes: 3,369

14. 36th Precinct (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

2 cops are promised by the retiring chief of the Paris police that the one, getting the violent gang robbing armored trucks, will get his job. The 2 will do whatever it takes to get the promotion, even if it means breaking the law.

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 15,566

15. Bangkok Revenge (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Drama

After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, a young boy is raised by a martial arts master who grooms him to be a lethal killer. Some 20 years later, it's time to take revenge on the assassins who destroyed his childhood.

Director: Jean-Marc Minéo | Stars: Jon Foo, Caroline Ducey, Michaël Cohen, Aphiradi Phawaphutanon

Votes: 650

16. 22 Bullets (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 30,601

17. The Sweeney: Paris (2015)

92 min | Action, Drama

A French police unit that try to stop a group of criminals.

Director: Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Jean Reno, Alban Lenoir, Caterina Murino, Oumar Diaw

Votes: 3,108

18. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 52,939

19. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 26,878 | Gross: $0.28M

20. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 30,367 | Gross: $0.55M

21. Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello

Votes: 71,089 | Gross: $19.98M

22. Colt 45 (2014)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Joey Starr, Alice Taglioni, Ymanol Perset

Votes: 1,826

23. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 10,972

24. Point Blank (2010)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, Elena Anaya

Votes: 12,831 | Gross: $0.71M

25. The Panther Squad (1984)

R | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A squad of female mercenaries take on an organization called Space Clean, which is dedicated to stopping space exploration.

Director: Pierre Chevalier | Stars: Sybil Danning, Jack Taylor, Karin Schubert, Jean-René Gossart

Votes: 138

26. Off-Piste (2016)

91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An ex-military recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those whose lives he has destroyed.

Director: Glen Kirby | Stars: Nathan Bevan-Stewart, Lily Caines, Antony Meadley, Neil Attridge

Votes: 493

27. Enter the Warriors Gate (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A teenager is magically transported to China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.

Director: Matthias Hoene | Stars: Mark Chao, Ni Ni, Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory

Votes: 3,762

28. Taxi 5 (2018)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A police officer who's transfered in the police of Marseille gets assigned to take down a group of Italian robbers who drive the powerfull Ferrari's with the older niece of Daniel, a terrible driver who gets the legendary white taxi.

Director: Franck Gastambide | Stars: Franck Gastambide, Malik Bentalha, Bernard Farcy, Salvatore Esposito

Votes: 6,294

29. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime

40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Goûchy Boy

Votes: 37,790 | Gross: $20.29M

30. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

53 Metascore

A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 34,847 | Gross: $0.08M

31. The Bouncer (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who's taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sami Bouajila, Sveva Alviti, Sam Louwyck

Votes: 3,308

32. Chrysalis (I) (2007)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the near future Paris, a cop is searching for his wife's killer. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Marthe Keller, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 2,697

33. Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 181,223 | Gross: $43.10M

34. The Transporter (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.

Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand

Votes: 271,271 | Gross: $25.30M

35. Transporter 3 (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand

Votes: 148,587 | Gross: $31.72M

36. Unleashed (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, Kerry Condon

Votes: 94,491 | Gross: $24.52M

37. The Wolf's Call (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Action, Thriller

In the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation.

Director: Antonin Baudry | Stars: François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz, Reda Kateb

Votes: 6,314

38. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Votes: 407,203 | Gross: $134.52M

39. Cop's Honour (1985)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Retired police officer Daniel Pratt's teenage daughter is killed by a gang of hooded men. Pratt begins his own investigation to find the killers and who ordered them to do it - and take personal revenge out of the judicial system.

Director: José Pinheiro | Stars: Alain Delon, Jacques Perrin, Fiona Gélin, Éva Darlan

Votes: 961

40. 1 chance sur 2 (1998)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two legends of the past have an equal chances of becoming the father of a young beautiful girl. But before they find out which one exactly, they are forced to join efforts for saving her from the Mob.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Vanessa Paradis, Eric Defosse

Votes: 2,204



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