These are just some of my favorite films that Luc Besson, the director of the new film The Family, has made over the years that I believe best epitomizes his immense talent as a filmmaker and helps solidify him as one of the best directors working today.
Don't be surprised if you know him more by his writing credits (he currently has over 54) which include such hits as Taken, Unleashed (aka Danny the Dog), The Transporter and District B13 (and some stinkers such as From Paris With Love, Taken 2 and Taxi). If this were to be comprised of his screenplays, it would be much more difficult to nail down a top 5, but that isn't meant to detract from his few directorial efforts.
Few directors could hope for the level of quality that Luc Besson has achieved with such a small filmography. Despite falling off the radar (as a director) after the release of his 1999 film, The Messenger for nearly a decade, his films still never fail to resonate or capture the imagination of all who see them. Long labeled the most American French filmmaker of all time and a man who loved his leading ladies (4 of the 5 films listed here have women in the lead role), here are my picks for the top 5 films directed by Luc Besson.