Top 12 Best Directors of All Times

MY FAVORITE DIRECTORS


Honorable Mentions:


Guillermo Del Toro - Blade II...
Robert Rodriguez - Predators...
James Mangold - Knight and Day...
Joel Schumacher - Phone Booth...
Stephen Sommers - Van Helsing...
Jon Favreau - Iron Man...
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1.
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ Eastern Promises
History of Violence
Fly
Dead Ringers
Spider
Dangerous Method
Rabid
Dead Zone
M. Butterfly
eXistenZ
Videodrome
Scanners

I became fan after History of Violence. Strong style with violence and blood. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
2.
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
“ The Lord of the Rings trilogy: (Not in order, last was best)
Return of the King
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers

Hobitt trilogy:
Desolation of Smaug
Battle of Five Armies
Unexpected Journey

Frightners
Lovely Bones
Brain Dead
Bad Taste
King Kong (This one sucks)

Lord of the Rings is all you need. Greatest fantasy/book adaptation. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
3.
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ STAR WARS
I: Phantom Menace
III: Revenge of the Sith
IV: New Hope
II: Attack of the Clones

(He should have directer episodes V & VI, I bet results would have been much better)

Scifi in its best. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
4.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ Batman
Batman Returns
Corpse Bride
Mars Attacks
Sleepy Hollow
Beetlejuice
Alice in Wonderland
Dark Shadows
Edward Scissorhands
Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber From Fleet Street
Vincent
Ed Wood
Big Fish
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (not that good)
Planet of Apes (not that good)

He took Batman and made Dark Knight. Batman became what he is these days.

But he also has very cool style. Gothic, grim, dark, cool... in most of the movies. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
5.
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood finished high school at the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked odd jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ Gran Torino
Space Cowboys
Unforgiven
Million Dollar Baby
Mystic River (Bad ending ruins it all)
Hereafter
Rookie
Bloodworks
Gauntlet
Perfect World
The Outlaw Josey Wales
High Plains Drifter
Bronco Billy
Firefox
Bridges of Madison County
Changeling
Invictus (this sucks)
True Crime (this sucks)
Absolute Power (this sucks)
Flags of Our Fathers (this sucks)
White Hunter, Black Heart (this sucks)
Bird (this sucks)
Letter from Iwo Jima (this sucks)
Play Misty For Me

Older Eastwood becames, better he becomes. Some of the movies suck but some are very good. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
6.
Christopher Nolan
After The Dark Knight's success, Warner Bros. signed Nolan to direct Inception. Nolan also wrote and co-produced the film, described as "a contemporary set within the architecture of the mind". Before being released in theaters, critics like Peter Travers and Lou Lumenick wondered if Nolan's faith in moviegoers' intelligence would cost him at the box office...
“ Dark Knight
Dark Knight Rises
Insomnia (ending sucks)
Memento
Batman Begins
Inception
Prestige (this was ruined by end)

Without Joker & Bane, he would be pretty much nothing.
Same time he screwed up Batman, and made it very good. Actually, he made very bad Batman, but great villains. He often makes too complicated to himself. There is too much holes.
But Dark Knight is one of the best movies ever.
His legacy is modern Batman, with modern suit. It is pretty cool, since it sucks and looks pretty good, same time. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
7.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (its ok)
Snatch (its ok)
Rockenrolla (its pretty good, but not that good)
Revolver (this one sucks)

I like him mostly because of Sherlock Holmes movies. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
8.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
“ T2: Judgement Day
True Lies
Avatar
Terminator
Aliens
Abyss
Piranha II (Not so good)
Titanic (This sucks) ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
9.
Alfred Hitchcock
Director, Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ Psycho
Rope
Vertigo
Rear Window
...
(a lot...) ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
10.
“ Predator
Die Hard
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Basic (this sucks)
Nomads
13. Warrior
Last Action Hero
Hunt for Red October (this sucks)
Thomas Crown Affair

Good movies with many well made scenes. ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
11.
Joss Whedon
Writer, The Avengers
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon...
“ Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers
Serenity ” - The_Lord_ZXV
 
12.
“ X-Men
X2
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Last Standing
Operation Valkyrie
Usual Suspects
Superman Returns (this sucks)
Jack the Giant Slayer (nah)
Apt Pupil

Mostly X-Men films are excellent. ” - The_Lord_ZXV