directors that make me watch a movie

by corinmelody | created - 06 Jul 2011 | updated - 21 Nov 2011 | Public

if u cant find your favourite directors, like coen brothers, standley kurbrick, woody allen and so on, im sorry for that. i didnt mean i dont like them, its only because i still have a lot of movies to watch and i havent watched their movies yet, so i cant really say i like their directing. so, the directors in the list are only those have productions in recent years! btw, i dont really find steven spielberg and james cameron's movies are attractive...

1. Christopher Nolan

Writer | The Prestige

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.


for his inception, batman, dark knight, dark knight rises, memento and prestige......aghhhhhhh yea i know thats almost all of his works lol thats why i place him on top of my list:) i love the movies because of his talent to deal with complex timeline, his insistence on using as little CG as he can, his ability to write memorable quotes, his choice of cast and, of course, his directing. such a genius!

2. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

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 ...

he is also a talented director, especially his ability to create thrilling scenes through his camera, editing and the story, instead of only using intensive violent scenes. i think both requiem for a dream and black swan are excellent examples of his directing and presentation, while pi and wrestler are also impressive. i love'em all.

3. Tom Ford

Director | A Single Man

Tom Ford is an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He gained fame as the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. In 2006, Ford launched his own "Tom Ford" label.

Ford directed the films A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016), both films were...

this fashion designer stunned us movie lovers. his only directing, a single man, was so beautiful, so attractive. some may not enjoy the slow pace of the movie, but i just found it impossible to refuse watching. the colour and the closeups are so amazing, u can understand the story and the emotion of the characters by the graphics only.

4. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

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...

5. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England as Daniel Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

he is the very first director im into! i first noticed him at slumdog millionaire, it was entertaining, impressive and of my all-time favourties. then 127hours released, it impressed me with the remarkable editing. for "remarkable", i mean the scenes which show the lust for water, getting out and so on, as well as the framing at the beginning. and then i watched trainspotting, and found that he used similar editing of 127 hours in it too, which is also impressive.

6. Paul Thomas Anderson

Director | Punch-Drunk Love

Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making...

7. Duncan Jones

Director | Moon

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Warcraft (2016). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have one child.

son of david bowie, a talented new-comer to the world of directing. i rated two (and the only two!) of his movies 9 without knowing he was the director of both of them. both movies include some mysteries to be revealed, and he revealed both mysteries step by step in an alluring way. but please notice that, this two highly rated movies, are the first two movies he ever directed.

8. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Gran Torino

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...

9. Gus Van Sant

Director | Elephant

Gus Van Sant was born on July 24, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Gus Greene Van Sant Junior. He is a director and producer, known for Elephant (2003), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).