Best directors / Directors to see

This is a list of my favorite directors and directors i want to see

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Best Director: Michael Moore
Movies AVG: 7.88 (8 Movies)
Final Score: 8.3
Best Film: Bowling For Columbine, Sicko (9)
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1.
Michael Moore
Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry. Moore studied journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint...
“ Last Movie: Capitalism: A Love Story, 2009

Movies AVG: 7.78 (9/10 Movies)
Final Score: 8.22
Best Film: Bowling For Columbine, Sicko (9) ” - kmarkak
 
2.
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ Last Movie: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 2016
Movies AVG: 7.41 (11 Movies)
Final Score: 7.93
Best Film: Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai (10) ” - kmarkak
 
3.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
“ Last Movie: Nymphomaniac II, 2014

Movies AVG: 7.27 (12 Movies)
Final Score: 7.82
Best Film: Dogville (9) ” - kmarkak
 
4.
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising....
“ Last Movie: The Zero Theorem, 2013

Movies AVG: 7.25 (12 Movies)
Final Score: 7.8
Best Film: The Holy Grail, Life Of Bryan (9) ” - kmarkak
 
5.
Costa-Gavras
Director, Missing
“ Last Movie: The Capital, 2012

Movies AVG: 7.17 (12/18 Movies)
Final Score: 7.74
Best Film: The Confession, Mad City, Amen (9) ” - kmarkak
 
6.
Mel Gibson
Actor, Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ Last Movie: Hacksaw Ridge, 2016

Movies AVG: 8.4 (5 Movies)
Final Score: 7.72
Best Film: Braveheart (10) ” - kmarkak
 
7.
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ Last Movie: The BFG, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.97 (29 Movies)
Final Score: 7.67
Best Film: AI, Schidler's List, Indiana Jones, The Color Purple (9) ” - kmarkak
 
8.
Tony Kaye
Tony Kaye was born in London, United Kingdom. He has made several well-known music videos, including the video for "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, which won a Grammy Award, "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "What God Wants" by Roger Waters, and "Help Me" and "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash...
“ Last Movie: Detachment, 2011

Movies AVG: 9 (2 Movies)
Final Score: 7.6
Best Film: American History X (10) ” - kmarkak
 
9.
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 before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ Last Movie: Avatar, 2010

Movies AVG: 8.0 (8 Movies)
Final Score: 7.6
Best Film: Avatar, Titanic, Terminator 2, Alien (9) ” - kmarkak
 
10.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, 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)...
“ Last Movie: Big Eyes, 2014

Movies AVG: 7.0 (15 Movies)
Final Score: 7.6
Best Film: Alice In Wonderland, Big Fish, Sleepy Hollow (9) ” - kmarkak
 
11.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ Last Movie: Snowden, 2012

Movies AVG: 6.84 (20 Movies)
Final Score: 7.57
Best Film: Born On The 4th Of July (10) ” - kmarkak
 
12.
Rob Reiner
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
“ Last Movie: LBJ, 2016 (NEW)

Movies AVG: 6.89 (18/19 Movies)
Final Score: 7.51
Best Film: The Bucket List, Stand By Me (10) ” - kmarkak
 
13.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ Last Movie: Cafe Society, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.51 (45 Movies)
Final Score: 7.51
Best Film: Midnight In Paris (9) ” - kmarkak
 
14.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Last Movie: Interstellar, 2014
Movies AVG: 7.13 (9 Movies)
Final Score: 7.5
Best Film: Memento (9) ” - kmarkak
 
15.
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ Last Movie: Eyes Wide Shut, 1999

Movies AVG: 6.85 (13 Movies)
Final Score: 7.48
Best Film: Full Metal Jacket, Shining, Dr. Strangelove, Spartacus, Paths Of Glory (8) ” - kmarkak
 
16.
Barry Levinson
Producer, Sleepers
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ Last Movie: What Just Happened, 2008

Movies AVG: 6.81 (16/23 Movies)
Final Score: 7.45
Best Film: Rain Man (9) ” - kmarkak
 
17.
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire, The Name of the Rose, The Lover, Seven Years in Tibet and Wolf Totem. Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, one David di Donatello Award, and one National Academy of Cinema Award...
“ Last Movie: The Last Wolf, 2015

Movies AVG: 6.8 (10/14 Movies)
Final Score: 7.44
Best Film: The Name Of The Rose (9) ” - kmarkak
 
18.
Kenneth Branagh
Actor, Valkyrie
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter, and Frances (Harper), both born in 1930. He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. (born 1955) and Joyce Branagh (born 1970). When he was nine, his family escaped The Troubles by moving to Reading...
“ Last Movie: Cinderella, 2015

Movies AVG: 6.8 (11/14 Movies)
Final Score: 7.44
Best Film: Frankenstein, Much Ado About Nothing, Peter's Friends (8) ” - kmarkak
 
19.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music and mechanics...
“ Last Movie: Sully, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.67 (34/35 Movies)
Final Score: 7.44
Best Film: Letters From Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, The Bridges Of Madison County (9) ” - kmarkak
 
20.
Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ Last Movie: Inferno, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.67 (21/24 Movies)
Final Score: 7.44
Best Film: A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 (9) ” - kmarkak
 
21.
Paul Verhoeven
Director, Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris, about a medieval knight...
“ Last Movie: Elle, 2015

Movies AVG: 6.79 (14/15 Movies)
Final Score: 7.43
Best Film: Flesh+Blood (9) ” - kmarkak
 
22.
“ Last Movie: Basic, 2003

Movies AVG: 7.0 (9/11 Movies)
Final Score: 7.4
Best Film: Predator, The Hunt Of Red October, Medicine Man, 13th Warrior (8) ” - kmarkak
 
23.
“ Last Movie: The Comedian, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.75 (10/12 Movies)
Final Score: 7.4
Best Film: Blood In, Blood Out, (9) ” - kmarkak
 
24.
“ Last Movie: 16 Blocks, 2006

Movies AVG: 6.72 (19/20 Movies)
Final Score: 7.38
Best Film: Scrooged (9) ” - kmarkak
 
25.
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ Last Movie: Venus In Fur, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.7 (18/19 Movies)
Final Score: 7.36
Best Film: The Pianist (9) ” - kmarkak
 
26.
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
“ Last Movie: Gone Girl, 2014

Movies AVG: 6.7 (10 Movies)
Final Score: 7.36
Best Film: Seven (9) ” - kmarkak
 
27.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ Last Movie: Before The Devil Knows You're Dead , 2007

Movies AVG: 6.7 (17/42 Movies)
Final Score: 7.36
Best Film: Running On Empty, Deathtrap, Network, Murder On The Orient Express, Serpico, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Failsafe, 12 Angry Men (8) ” - kmarkak
 
28.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ Last Movie: Madadayo, 1993

Movies AVG: 6.56 (28/30 Movies)
Final Score: 7.35
Best Film: Many (8) ” - kmarkak
 
29.
Marc Forster
Producer, World War Z
Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013). His breakthrough film was Monster's Ball (2001)...
“ Last Movie: World War Z, 2013

Movies AVG: 7.43 (8/10 Movies)
Final Score: 7.34
Best Film: Machine Gun Preacher, Kite Runner, Stranger Than Fiction, Finding Neverland (8) ” - kmarkak
 
30.
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...
“ Last Movie: The Hobbit, 2014

Movies AVG: 6.67 (13 Movies)
Final Score: 7.34
Best Film: Lord Of The Rings (9) ” - kmarkak
 
31.
Fatih Akin
Director, Head-On
Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. He began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. His collaboration with Wueste Film also dates from this time. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin - You're The One!" ("Sensin - Du bist es!")...
“ Last Movie: Tschick, 2016

Movies AVG: 7.13 (8 Movies)
Final Score: 7.3
Best Film: Head-On, The Cut (8) ” - kmarkak
 
32.
“ Last Movie: Inside Llewyn Davis, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.63 (16 Movies)
Final Score: 7.3
Best Film: The Big Lebowski (9) ” - kmarkak
 
33.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to...
“ Last Movie: Alien: Covenant, 2017

Movies AVG: 6.5 (24 Movies)
Final Score: 7.3
Best Film: Kingdom Of Heaven (9) ” - kmarkak
 
34.
“ Last Movie: Urban Hymn, 2015

Movies AVG: 6.6 (10 Movies)
Final Score: 7.28
Best Film: Shooting Dogs (9) ” - kmarkak
 
35.
Tim Robbins
Born in West Covina, California, but raised in New York City, Tim Robbins is the son of former The Highwaymen singer Gil Robbins and actress Mary Robbins (née Bledsoe). Robbins studied drama at UCLA, where he graduated with honors in 1981. That same year, he formed the Actors' Gang theater group...
“ Last Movie: Cradle Will Rock, 1999

Movies AVG: 8.33 (3 Movies)
Final Score: 7.26
Best Film: Dead Man Walking (9) ” - kmarkak
 
36.
Terry Jones
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show for television, which was his first success...
“ Last Movie: The Wind In The Willows, 1996

Movies AVG: 7.8 (5/6 Movies)
Final Score: 7.24
Best Film: The Holy Grail (9) ” - kmarkak
 
37.
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ Last Movie: Flight, 2012

Movies AVG: 6.54 (13 Movies)
Final Score: 7.23
Best Film: Forrest Gump (9) ” - kmarkak
 
38.
Tony Scott
Director, Top Gun
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British military...
“ Last Movie: Unstoppable, 2010

Movie AVG: 6.78 (9/16 Movies)
Final Score: 7.22
Best Film: Top Gun (8) ” - kmarkak
 
39.
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ Last Movie: The Mist, 2007

Movies AVG: 8.0 (4 Movies)
Final Score: 7.2
Best Film: The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption (9) ” - kmarkak
 
40.
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ Last Movie: Django Unchained, 2012

Movies AVG: 7.0 (8 Movies)
Final Score: 7.2
Best Film: Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs (8) ” - kmarkak
 
41.
Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ Last Movie: Lucy, 2014

Movies AVG: 6.5 (10 Movies)
Final Score: 7.2
Best Film: Leon, The Fifth Element, Lucy (8) ” - kmarkak
 
42.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Last Movie: Silence, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.49 (24 Movies)
Final Score: 7.19
Best Film: Goodfellas, Casino (9) ” - kmarkak
 
43.
Alan Parker
Director, Evita
Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent)...
“ Last Movie: The Life Of David Gale, 2003

Movies AVG: 6.45 (11/15 Movies)
Final Score: 7.16
Best Film: Mississippi Burning (9) ” - kmarkak
 
44.
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ Last Movie: Side Effects, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.42 (19/24 Movies)
Final Score: 7.14
Best Film: The Good German, Ocean's Eleven, Eric Brockovich, Kafka (8) ” - kmarkak
 
45.
Mike Nichols
Director, Closer
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ Last Movie: Charlie Wilson's War, 2007

Movies AVG: 6.38 (15/18 Movies)
Final Score: 7.1
Best Film: Silkwood (8) ” - kmarkak
 
46.
Wolfgang Petersen
Director, Das Boot
This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies. Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees. Both films had the military and scientists clash, also both had choppers all over the place...
“ Last Movie: Poseidon, 2006

Movies AVG: 6.36 (11/12 Movies)
Final Score: 7.09
Best Film: Das Boot, Outbreak (8) ” - kmarkak
 
47.
“ Last Movie: Trainspotting 2, 2017

Movies AVG: 6.36 (11/12 Movies)
Final Score: 7.09
Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting (8) ” - kmarkak
 
48.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
“ Last Movie: Passion, 2012

Movies AVG: 6.35 (17/29 Movies)
Final Score: 7.08
Best Film: Carlito's Way, The Untouchables, Scarface (9) ” - kmarkak
 
49.
Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
Amenábar was born in Santiago Chile, on the eve of Pinochet's 1973 coup-de-état, such that his mother, who had already gone through the Spanish Civil War, uprooted the whole family and fled back to Spain. He grew up in Madrid and entered the Sciences Information Faculty at Madrid's Complutense University...
“ Last Movie: Agora, 2009

Movies AVG: 7.33 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 7.07
Best Film: Agora (9) ” - kmarkak
 
50.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films - Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Revenant - have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director...
“ Last Movie: Birdman, 2014

Movies AVG: 7.33 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 7.07
Best Film: Biutiful (9) ” - kmarkak
 
51.
Jim Jarmusch
Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
“ Last Movie: Paterson, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.3 (11/12 Movies)
Final Score: 7.04
Best Film: Ghost Dog (8) ” - kmarkak
 
52.
“ Last Movie: Trespass, 2011

Movies AVG: 6.29 (17/23 Movies)
Final Score: 7.04
Best Film: The Number 23, 8MM, A Time To Kill, Falling Down (8) ” - kmarkak
 
53.
“ Last Movie: The Way Back, 2010

Movies AVG: 6.3 (10/13 Movies)
Final Score: 7.04
Best Film: Dead Poets Society (10) ” - kmarkak
 
54.
John Landis
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
“ Last Movie: Burke and Hare, 2010

Movies AVG: 6.29 (14/16 Movies)
Final Score: 7.03
Best Film: Trading Places, Coming To America (8) ” - kmarkak
 
55.
Andrew Niccol
New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
“ Last Movie: In Time, 2011

Movies AVG: 7.75 (4 Movies)
Final Score: 7.0
Best Film: Lord Of War, In Time (9) ” - kmarkak
 
56.
“ Last Movie: Avellaneda's Moon, 2004

Movies AVG: 7.75 (4/6 Movies)
Final Score: 7.0
Best Film: Avellaneda's Moon, The Secret In Their Eyes, Son Of The Bride (8) ” - kmarkak
 
57.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ Last Movie: Public Enemies, 2009

Movies AVG: 7.0 (8/10 Movies)
Final Score:7.0
Best Film: The Insider, The Last Of The Mohicans (9) ” - kmarkak
 
58.
Sam Mendes
Director, American Beauty
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ Last Movie: Spectre, 2015

Movies AVG: 7.17 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.94
Best Film: American Beauty (9) ” - kmarkak
 
59.
Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
“ Last Movie: Dream House, 2011

Movies AVG: 7.17 (6/8 Movies)
Final Score: 6.93
Best Film: In The Name Of The Father (9) ” - kmarkak
 
60.
Iain Softley
Director, K-PAX
Softley was educated at St Benedict's School, Ealing, London, and Queens' College, Cambridge University, where he was a member of the college's dramatic society, the BATS, and directed a number of highly-praised theatrical productions. He worked for Granada TV and the BBC before becoming a director of music videos and...
“ Last Movie: Inkheart, 2008

Movies AVG: 7.17 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.93
Best Film: K-PAX (9) ” - kmarkak
 
61.
Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ Last Movie: Noah, 2014

Movies AVG: 7.17 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.93
Best Film: Requiem For A Dream (9) ” - kmarkak
 
62.
Ivan Reitman
Producer, Ghostbusters
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House, which introduced John Belushi to American filmgoers...
“ Last Movie: No Strings Attached, 2011

Movies AVG: 6.15 (13/16 Movies)
Final Score: 6.92
Best Film: Ghost Busters, Kindergarden Cop (8) ” - kmarkak
 
63.
Tom Tykwer
Composer, Cloud Atlas
Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working as a film projectionist and then becoming head of programming at the Moviemento Theater...
“ Last Movie: Cloud Atlas, 2014

Movies AVG: 6.63 (8/10 Movies)
Final Score: 6.9
Best Film: Perfume, The International (10) ” - kmarkak
 
64.
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ Last Movie: After Earth, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.63 (8/10 Movies)
Final Score: 6.9
Best Film: The Sixth Sense (9) ” - kmarkak
 
65.
James Mangold
Producer, Logan
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine, and Logan. Mangold also wrote and directed Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
“ Last Movie: Wolverine, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.63 (8/9 Movies)
Final Score: 6.9
Best Film: Copland (9) ” - kmarkak
 
66.
“ Last Movie: The Tiger And The Snow, 2005

Movies AVG: 6.86 (7/8 Movies)
Final Score: 6.89
Best Film: The Tiger And The Snow, Life Is Beautiful (9) ” - kmarkak
 
67.
“ Last Movie: On The Road, 2012

Movies AVG: 6.86 (7/8 Movies)
Final Score: 6.89
Best Film: Abril Despedaçado, Diaros De Motocicleta (8) ” - kmarkak
 
68.
“ Last Movie: Phelomena, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.1 (10/21 Movies)
Final Score: 6.88
Best Film: Dirty Pretty Things, Phelomena (8) ” - kmarkak
 
69.
Ang Lee
Director, Life of Pi
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ Last Movie: Life Of Pi, 2012

Movies AVG: 6.08 (12 Movies)
Final Score: 6.87
Best Film: Life Of Pi (8) ” - kmarkak
 
70.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ Last Movie: The Ward, 2010

Movies AVG: 6.06 (18 Movies)
Final Score: 6.85
Best Film: Mouth Of Madness, Escape From New York, The Fog (8) ” - kmarkak
 
71.
Alexander Payne
Producer, The Descendants
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ Last Movie: Nebraska, 2013

Movies AVG: 7.0 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.8
Best Film: About Schmidt, Nebraska (8) ” - kmarkak
 
72.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ Last Movie: Into The Wild, 2007

Movies AVG: 7.5 (4 Movies)
Final Score: 6.8
Best Film: Into The Wild (10) ” - kmarkak
 
73.
David O. Russell
David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and survival; the family home as nexus of love...
“ Last Movie: American Hustle, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.71 (7 Movies)
Final Score: 6.77
Best Film: Many (7) ” - kmarkak
 
74.
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...
“ Last Movie: Star Wars III, 2006

Movies AVG: 7.2 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.76
Best Film: Star Wars IV (9) ” - kmarkak
 
75.
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, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories...
“ Last Movie: Cosmopolis, 2012

Movies AVG: 5.93 (15/19 Movies)
Final Score: 6.75
Best Film: The Fly (8) ” - kmarkak
 
76.
“ Last Movie: 12 Years Slave, 2013

Movies AVG: 7.67 (3 Movies)
Final Score: 6.73
Best Film: Shame, 12 Years A Slave (8) ” - kmarkak
 
77.
Fernando Meirelles
Director, City of God
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil. He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals...
“ Last Movie: 360, 2011

Movies AVG: 7.67 (3/7 Movies)
Final Score: 6.73
Best Film: The Constant Gardener, City Of God (8) ” - kmarkak
 
78.
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ Last Movie: Gravity, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.57 (7 Movies)
Final Score: 6.66
Best Film: Children Of Men (9) ” - kmarkak
 
79.
Alex Proyas
Director, Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and Radio School along with Jane Campion and Jocelyn Moorhouse...
“ Last Movie: Gods Of Egypt, 2016

Movies AVG: 6.8 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.64
Best Film: I Robot, Dark City (8) ” - kmarkak
 
80.
George Miller
George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller has been involved in a wide range of projects...
“ Last Movie: Happy Feet 2, 2011

Movies AVG: 7.0 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.6
Best Film: Mad Max, Lorenzo (8) ” - kmarkak
 
81.
Stephen Daldry
Director, The Reader
In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the Old Red Lion in London.
“ Last Movie: Trash, 2014

Movies AVG: 7.0 (5 Movise)
Final Score: 6.6
Best Film: The Reader (8) ” - kmarkak
 
82.
Guillermo del Toro
Writer, Hellboy
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, Del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film ; El espinazo del diablo (2001)_, and El laberinto del fauno (2006)_, and more mainstream American action movies...
“ Last Movie: Crimson Peak, 2015

Movies AVG: 6 (9 Movies)
Final Score: 6.6
Best Film: El Laberinto Del Fauno, El Espinazo Del Diablo, Cronos (7) ” - kmarkak
 
83.
Michael Haneke
A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world cinema...
“ Last Movie: Amour, 2013

Movies AVG: 5.73 (10/11 Movies)
Final Score: 6.58
Best Film: Amour (8) ” - kmarkak
 
84.
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera...
“ Last Movie: Oz, 2013

Movies AVG: 5.72 (14/15 Movies)
Final Score: 6.58
Best Film: The Gift, A Simple Plan (8) ” - kmarkak
 
85.
“ Last Movie: Stonehearst Asylum, 2014

Movies AVG: 6.67 (6/9 Movies)
Final Score: 6.54
Best Film: The Machinist, Session 9, Happy Accidents, The Call, Eliza Graves (7) ” - kmarkak
 
86.
Alfred Hitchcock
Actor, 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)...
“ Last Movie: Family Plot, 1976

Movies AVG: 5.67 (19/54 Movies)
Final Score: 6.54
Best Film: Psycho (9) ” - kmarkak
 
87.
“ Last Movie: Jack The Giant Slayer, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.67 (6/8 Movies)
Final Score: 6.53
Best Film: Usual Suspects (10) ” - kmarkak
 
88.
Gregory Hoblit
Producer, Frequency
Gregory Hoblit was born in Texas but moved to Northern California at a young age because of his father's job in law enforcement, a hint at what might have attracted the mystery/courtroom plots of his movie/TV credits. After graduating from UCLA, he worked as a TV co-producer with Steven Bochco until directing the 80s series...
“ Last Movie: Untraceable, 2008

Movies AVG: 6.66 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.53
Best Film: Primal Fear (8) ” - kmarkak
 
89.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director, Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
“ Last Movie: Micmacs, 2009

Movies AVG: 6.66 (6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.53
Best Film: Micmacs, Long Engagement, Amelie, Delicatessen (7) ” - kmarkak
 
90.
“ Last Movie: Curly Sue, 1991

Movies AVG: 6.13 (8 Movies)
Final Score: 6.5
Best Film: Ferris Bueller, Weird Science, Breakfast Club, She's Having A Baby (7) ” - kmarkak
 
91.
“ Last Movie: The Raven, 2012

Movies AVG: 7.33 (3 Movies)
Final Score: 6.47
Best Film: V For Vendetta (9) ” - kmarkak
 
92.
Yorgos Lanthimos
Director, The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays. Kinetta, his first feature film...
“ Last Movie: Lobster, 2015

Movies AVG: 7.33 (3/5 Movies)
Final Score: 6.47
Best Film: Dogtooth, Lobster (8) ” - kmarkak
 
93.
“ Last Movie: L'ordre Et La Morale, 2011 (NEW)

Movies AVG: 7.33 (3/6 Movies)
Final Score: 6.47
Best Film: Les Rivieres Pourpres (8) ” - kmarkak
 
94.
“ Last Movie: Secretariat, 2010

Movies AVG: 7.33 (3 Movies)
Final Score: 6.47
Best Film: The Iron Mask (8) ” - kmarkak
 
95.
Duncan Jones
Director, Moon
“ Last Movie: Warcraft, 2016

Movies AVG: 7.33 (3 Movies)
Final Score: 6.47
Best Film: Moon (8) ” - kmarkak
 
96.
“ Last Movie: A Royal Affair, 2012

Movies AVG: 7.3 (4 Movies)
Final Score: 6.47
Best Film: A Royal Affair (9) ” - kmarkak
 
97.
George Clooney
Actor, Gravity
George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and game show host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney spent most of this youth in Ohio and Kentucky...
“ Last Movie: Monuments Men, 2013

Movies AVG: 6.8 (5 Movies)
Final Score: 6.44
Best Film: The Ides Of March (8) ” - kmarkak
 
98.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ Last Movie: Twixt, 2011

Movies AVG: 5.53 (15/24 Movies)
Final Score: 6.43
Best Film: Dracula, Apocalypse Now (8) ” - kmarkak
 
99.
Rob Epstein
Producer, Howl
“ Last Movie: Lovelace, 2013

Movies AVG: 7.5 (2 Movies)
Final Score: 6.4
Best Film: Howl (8) ” - kmarkak
 
100.
Damien Chazelle
Writer, Whiplash
Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins Professor of computer science at Princeton University...
“ Last Movie: Lala Land, 2016

Movies AVG: 7.5 (2 Movie)
Final Score: 6.4
Best Film: Lala Land (8) ” - kmarkak