Director's Trademarks and Their Films

by Dr-Faustus | created - 11 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

A list of all the movies of the directors referenced in the IMDb-produced "Director's Trademarks" television series... and much more.

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1. Director's Trademarks (2017– )

Not Rated | Reality-TV

Filmmakers often thread their films with bold visuals, unique characters, creative color schemes, and more to create one-of-a-kind movie-going experiences for audiences everywhere. IMDb takes a closer look at the signature trademarks of the world's greatest film directors.

Stars: Luca Guadagnino, Kevin Smith

Votes: 237

2. Director's Trademarks (2017– )
Episode: Luc Besson (2017)

Not Rated | Reality-TV

From his breathtaking visuals to his comic-book influences, take a closer look at the trademarks of Luc Besson's directorial style.

Votes: 31

3. IMDb Originals (2015– )
Episode: Director's Trademarks: A Guide to the Films of Luc Besson (2017)

Not Rated | News

From his breathtaking visuals to his comic-book influences, take a closer look at the trademarks of Luc Besson's directorial style.

Votes: 61

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4. Anna (II) (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

40 Metascore

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 31,120 | Gross: $7.74M

5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 147,280 | Gross: $41.19M

6. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

61 Metascore

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

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

Votes: 412,240 | Gross: $126.66M

7. The Family (I) (2013)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

42 Metascore

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 habits die hard.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

Votes: 104,430 | Gross: $36.92M

8. The Lady (2011)

R | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse

Votes: 9,850 | Gross: $0.36M

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

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

With Maltazard now seven feet tall and Arthur still two inches small, our hero must find a way to grow back to his normal size and stop the Evil M once and for all, with the help of Selenia and Betameche.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Robert Stanton, Penny Balfour

Votes: 7,418

10. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 18,864

11. Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Selena Gomez, Mia Farrow, Fergie

Votes: 7,528 | Gross: $0.35M

12. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

39 Metascore

Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

Votes: 31,038 | Gross: $15.13M

13. Angel-A (2005)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine

Votes: 30,553 | Gross: $0.20M

14. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 61,884 | Gross: $14.28M

15. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 411,257 | Gross: $63.54M

16. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 955,801 | Gross: $19.50M

17. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

Votes: 64,042 | Gross: $5.02M

18. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 45,504 | Gross: $3.50M

19. Subway (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

On improvising a burglary at a shady tycoon's home, Fred takes refuge in the hip and surreal universe of the Paris Metro and encounters its assorted denizens, the tycoon's henchmen and his disenchanted young wife.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Adjani, Richard Bohringer, Michel Galabru

Votes: 13,178 | Gross: $0.39M

20. Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

Votes: 5,175

21. Director's Trademarks (2017– )
Episode: James Cameron (2017)

Not Rated | Reality-TV

From fierce female characters to groundbreaking visual FX, take a closer look at the trademarks of James Cameron's directorial style.

Votes: 63

22. The Informationist

Thriller | Announced

An information specialist is hired by a Texas oil billionaire to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago.

Director: James Cameron

(announced)

23. Avatar 5 (2027)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Sequel of Avatar 4 (2025) and last movie of the "Avatar" saga. The plot is unknown.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Cliff Curtis, Sam Worthington, Michelle Yeoh

(pre-production)

24. Avatar 4 (2025)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Sequel of Avatar 3 (2023). The plot is unknown.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Cliff Curtis, Sam Worthington, Michelle Yeoh

(pre-production)

25. Avatar 3 (2023)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

Sequel of Avatar 2 (2021). The plot is unknown.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Cliff Curtis, Sam Worthington, Michelle Yeoh

(filming)

26. Avatar 2 (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

A sequel to Avatar (2009).

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Cliff Curtis, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel

(filming)

27. So Far (2018– )
Episode: 'Avatar 2' (2019)

Not Rated | Short, News

After more than a decade, the Na'vi are back, and this time they're bringing Kate Winslet along for the ride. Here's what we know about 'Avatar 2' ... so far.

Votes: 8

28. The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back

Drama, History | Delayed

A documentation of the unknowing survivors as they recount their last thoughts about Hiroshima before witnessing its destruction.

Director: James Cameron

(delayed)

29. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,067,017 | Gross: $760.51M

30. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 981,130 | Gross: $659.33M

31. Casting Calls (2018– )
Episode: 'Titanic' (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary, Talk-Show

'Titanic' was massive on every level, and that included the casting process. From Matthew McConaughey to Angelina Jolie, dozens of A-listers were considered. Who else missed out on the role of a lifetime?

Votes: 7

32. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 224,377 | Gross: $146.28M

33. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 935,403 | Gross: $204.84M

34. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Votes: 154,189 | Gross: $54.46M

35. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 614,580 | Gross: $85.16M

36. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

In 1984, a human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 752,185 | Gross: $38.40M

37. Casting Calls (2018– )
Episode: The Terminator Franchise (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary, Talk-Show

'The Terminator' is one of the biggest action franchises of all time, featuring several stars as the various cyborgs and Connor family - but even more mind-blowing are the many, many A-listers who almost got their Skynet on.

38. Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

15 Metascore

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Directors: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake | Stars: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky Paull Goldin

Votes: 7,178

39. Director's Trademarks (2017– )
Episode: Steven Spielberg (2018)

Not Rated | Reality-TV

IMDb takes a closer look at the trademarks of Steven Spielberg's directorial style, including shooting stars, striking silhouettes, reflective perspectives, tracking shots, and more.

Votes: 58

40. Untitled Indiana Jones Project (2021)

Action, Adventure | Announced

The plot is said to be based on one of the other books in the series.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Star: Harrison Ford

(announced)

41. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Drama, History | Pre-production

The treatment of a young Jewish boy, forcibly raised as a Christian in 19th century Italy, creates a furor which pits the Papacy itself against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Isaac Eshete

(pre-production)

42. West Side Story (2020)

Crime, Drama, Musical | Post-production

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Maddie Ziegler

(post-production)

43. So Far (2018– )
Episode: 'West Side Story' (2019)

Not Rated | Short, News

The 1957 Broadway musical, inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", is being revived by none other than Steven Spielberg. Here's what we know about 'West Side Story' ... so far.

Votes: 6

44. Ready Player One (2018)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe

Votes: 320,408 | Gross: $137.69M

45. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 113,888 | Gross: $81.90M

46. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 71,140 | Gross: $55.48M

47. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 268,897 | Gross: $72.31M

48. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 232,657 | Gross: $182.21M

49. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

72 Metascore

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 138,996 | Gross: $79.88M

50. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 205,650 | Gross: $77.59M

51. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 401,183 | Gross: $317.10M

52. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 201,473 | Gross: $47.40M

53. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 395,005 | Gross: $234.28M

54. The Terminal (2004)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance