These are his major works:
- Jour De Fete (1949): Features more dialogue than in his other films; though the humor is still mostly visual.
- Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953): The first of Tati's works starring Hulot. Later remade in English as Mr. Bean's Holiday.
- Mon Oncle (1958): Another Hulot outing, and Tati's first film in color.
- Playtime (1967): Which not only dispenses with meaningful dialogue, but also with lead actors (although Hulot does pop up intermittently).
- Trafic (1971): The swan song of Hulot.
- Parade (1974)
- The Illusionist (2010): An animated film made 25 years after Tati's death, based on one of his scripts, by fellow Frenchman Sylvain Chomet. It is notable for its autobiographical elements concerning Tati and his daughter.