Best Belgian Films

by maarten-keirsebilck | created - 15 Sep 2015 | updated - 16 Apr 2018 | Public

The best movies made in Belgium or by Belgian directors.

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1. Hector (1987)

90 min | Comedy

Hector had been in the orphanage for 35 years, until his aunt Ella and uncle Achiel pick him up. They want him to work at their bakery. At his new home he also helps training Achiel's son, ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Urbanus, Sylvia Millecam, Frank Aendenboom, Herbert Flack

Votes: 1,637

2. Mr. Nobody (2009)

R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

63 Metascore

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham

Votes: 196,737 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Loft (I) (2008)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Vanden Broecke

Votes: 19,385

4. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 3,540

5. Bullhead (2011)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 20,643 | Gross: $0.15M

6. The Misfortunates (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx

Votes: 8,780

7. Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

Sort of a low-budget Short Cuts (1993), set in the Flemish port city of Antwerp on a warm day in June. Natalie, her brother Chouki, her boyfriend Walter and his ex Lara, the gallery keeper ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Barman | Stars: Frank Vercruyssen, Diane De Belder, Eric Kloeck, Natali Broods

Votes: 2,294

8. The Memory of a Killer (2003)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.

Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Jan Decleir, Laurien Van den Broeck

Votes: 9,025 | Gross: $0.33M

9. Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot, Sam Louwyck

Votes: 9,111

10. Lijmen/Het been (2000)

110 min | Crime, Drama

Story of two con men, Boorman and his younger assistant Laarmans, who are trying to sell companies their non-existing magazine.

Director: Robbe De Hert | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Mike Verdrengh, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Sylvia Kristel

Votes: 503

11. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance

70 Metascore

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 36,368 | Gross: $0.18M

12. Come as You Are (2011)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to have their first sexual experience. ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Charlotte Timmers, Roos Van Vlaenderen, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Karel Vingerhoets

Votes: 6,700

13. Crimi Clowns: De Movie (2013)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Not so long ago Ronny aka Clowns Norry and his crew were at the top of showbiz. Until he made a mistake that made headlines in the tabloids. Since then he has to struggle with a heap of ... See full summary »

Director: Luk Wyns | Stars: Frank Aendenboom, Silke Becu, Luc Caals, Johnny de Mol

Votes: 580

14. 22nd of May (2010)

88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

A bomb explodes in a shopping mall. Sam the security agent tries to save the victims, but at the end he runs off. Later he encounters all the people he saved. They all think that somehow he is responsible for what happened.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Sam Louwyck, Titus De Voogdt, Wim Willaert, Sebastien Dewaele

Votes: 701

15. L'enfant (The Child) (2005)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 16,423 | Gross: $0.65M

16. Koko Flanel (1990)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

Placide's dad tells him on his deathbed he'll haunt him if he doesn't find a woman soon. When he accidentally enters a photo shoot, Placide meets Sarah.

Directors: Stijn Coninx, Jef Van de Water | Stars: Urbanus, Bea Van Der Maat, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Herbert Flack

Votes: 1,958

17. Flatlife (2004)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The lives and interactions of four neighbours in an apartment building are seen simultaneously in four different rooms.

Director: Jonas Geirnaert

Votes: 635

18. Everybody's Famous! (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten

Votes: 3,016 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Oh Willy... (2012)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

Directors: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels

Votes: 330

20. Ben X (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

Votes: 17,761 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Schellebelle 1919 (2011)

100 min | Drama

After the Great War, traumatized Yser front hero Casimir Van De Velde returns home. He's not amused to see his bitchy sister Coralie turned it into a virtual orphanage and home for other ... See full summary »

Directors: Johan Heldenbergh, Kenneth Taylor | Stars: Raouf Hadj Mohamed, Arne Vereecken, Jan Baeyens, Thomas Bauwens

Votes: 235

22. Moscow, Belgium (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Matty, a 41-year old mother of three with a husband in his midlife-crisis, meets 29-year old Johnny, a truck driver, who takes an interest in her.

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey | Stars: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh, Anemone Valcke

Votes: 3,652

23. Pauline and Paulette (2001)

PG | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is intellectually disabled and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to ... See full summary »

Director: Lieven Debrauwer | Stars: Dora van der Groen, Ann Petersen, Rosemarie Bergmans, Julienne De Bruyn

Votes: 1,672 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Offline (I) (2012)

115 min | Drama

After seven years in prison, Rudy Vandekerckhove has set himself two clear objectives: get back to work as a washing machine repairman, and - more importantly - become reconciled with the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Monsaert | Stars: Wim Willaert, Anemone Valcke, Mourade Zeguendi, Patricia Goemaere

Votes: 709

25. Blueberry Hill (1989)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of teenagers, unprepared for their final exams due to their indulgence in more pleasurable pursuits, barricade themselves in their school and challenge their despised and sadistic ... See full summary »

Director: Robbe De Hert | Stars: Michael Pas, Babette van Veen, Hilde Heijnen, Frank Aendenboom

Votes: 322

26. The Eighth Day (1996)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin

Votes: 8,390 | Gross: $0.33M

27. Belgica (2016)

127 min | Drama

63 Metascore

The drama follows two brothers who start a bar and get swept up in its success in the midst of Belgium's nightlife scene.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Stefaan De Winter, Dominique Van Malder

Votes: 3,682

28. The Brand New Testament (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens

Votes: 25,721 | Gross: $0.09M

29. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 24,558 | Gross: $1.38M

30. Crimi Clowns (2012– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Wesley Tersago is a student at the movie academy of Amsterdam. When he get suspended after 4 years. Then he goes to his father who is the head of a criminal gang. After a robbery of an ... See full summary »

Stars: Luk Wyns, Manou Kersting, Chris Willemsen, Hilde Uitterlinden

Votes: 958

31. The Sound of Belgium (2012)

85 min | Documentary, History, Music

'The Sound of Belgium' explores the rich but untold story of Belgian electronic dance music. From the grand dance halls with Decap organs to the golden days of Popcorn; From dark and cold ... See full summary »

Director: Jozef Deville | Star: John Flanders

Votes: 368

32. De Applausman (2014)

39 min | Documentary

A documentary about a simple man with an extraordinary passion.

Directors: Ruben Vermeersch, Ruben Vermeersch

Votes: 26

33. Black (III) (2015)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Sanaa Bourrasse

Votes: 3,539

34. Marina (2013)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans

Votes: 3,079

35. Two Days, One Night (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Baptiste Sornin

Votes: 41,183 | Gross: $1.44M

36. Oxygen (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Two young men share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?

Director: Hans Van Nuffel | Stars: Stef Aerts, Wouter Hendrickx, Marie Vinck, Rik Verheye

Votes: 1,140

37. Boerenpsalm (1989)

100 min | Drama

This Flemish heimat-movie after a novel by Felix Timmermans, the title of which translates as "farmers psalm", is about the at first sight idyllic, but actually tragical life of Wortel, a ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Verhavert | Stars: Bert André, Jef Burm, Ludo Busschots, Sabine De Volder

Votes: 138

38. Partouze (2013)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Celine and Brigitte are tired of organizing tupperware parties.

Director: Matthieu Donck | Stars: Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Yoann Blanc, Catherine Salée, Jean-Benoît Ugeux

Votes: 52

39. Solo Rex (2014)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Erik is a solitary woodcutter. Kevin is the young conductor of the village's cycling brass band. Erik never goes out without his old mare. Kevin is keen on the clarinetist. The clarinetist ... See full summary »

Director: François Bierry | Stars: Wim Willaert, Lucas Moreau, Garance Marillier, Soline Billiet

Votes: 62

40. Bedankt & Merci (2010)

80 min | Documentary

Cheers & Cheerio is a documentary about five old local pubs in the Belgian region of Flanders Fields. These local pubs once attracted whole communities. But Time consumed their clientele ... See full summary »

Director: Kat Steppe

Votes: 15

41. JCVD (2008)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets involved in a bank robbery with hostages situation and reflects about his life during it.

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Valérie Bodson, Hervé Sogne, Rock Chen

Votes: 36,141 | Gross: $0.47M

42. Man Bites Dog (1992)

NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert

Votes: 33,303 | Gross: $0.21M

43. Gangsta (2018)

125 min | Crime, Thriller

Antwerp. The lives of four dealer friends, who want to become real life swaggers, spin out of control when they steal a shipment of cocaine. They trigger a full out war between them, an ... See full summary »

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Dimitri 'Vegas' Thivaios, Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito, Eduardo Almeida, Ali B.

Votes: 1,919

44. Image (2014)

87 min | Thriller

When Eva, a young journalist, films a documentary about the mean streets in Brussels she soon gets involved in the life of a young Moroccan guy.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Mounir Ait Hamou, Sanâa Alaoui, Gene Bervoets, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts

Votes: 966



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