Leon / The Professional
1994
****
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Ellen Greene

A tough professional hitman develops a soft spot for a young girl whose family has just been slaughtered. It’s no secret that Luc Besson has great visual skills, but this time he has also written a strong script, which contains some unexpected and uncomfortable sexual chemistry between the two main characters, especially in the long version of the film. Gary Oldman gives a juicy Ott performance as a corrupt cop.