Top 10 Directors of All Time in order per me

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1.
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...
“ No doubt the best ever. Uniqueness and originality matter on my list and no one was more unique and original then Kubrick. Signature shots and always beautifully directed. You can always freeze frame any portion of any Kubrick film, print it out, frame it and it would be considered a valuable piece of art. The best and no one better argue about it. ” - Rockey1976
 
2.
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...
“ Every single movie this man has made doesn't compare to every other movie released the same year. Plup Fiction should have won Best Picture as well as Inglorious Bastards but until the olds in the Academy die off we will still get Best Picture winners like Forest Gump and The Kings Speech ” - Rockey1976
 
3.
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...
“ His films are visually stunning, well paced and always entertaining. Se7en and Fight Club are his masterpieces but all his other films are top notch. ” - Rockey1976
 
4.
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...
“ The pure volume of amazing films he has produced has to put him in the top 3 if not really #1 but he has had a few misses lately. If you've made as many films has he has though your bound to have a few. Saving Private Ryan was robbed and is my favorite from him. That plus Raiders of the Lost Ark. ” - Rockey1976
 
5.
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)...
“ The man simply changed directing for everyone. ” - Rockey1976
 
6.
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...
“ Again the Academy needs to get younger so the films we all love and fell are the best of the year actually get nominated or win. Case in point, The Dark Knight was not just the greatest super hero movie of all time but the movie itself was one of the best crime dramas ever as well. ” - Rockey1976
 
7.
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...
“ I had to put Marty 1 ahead of Coppola even though I feel The Godfather is the best movie ever made but Goodfellas is right there and Marty has simply produced more great movies the Coppola by far. ” - Rockey1976
 
8.
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...
“ The man made the greatest saga in film history. That alone puts him in the top 10 but then add Apocalypse Now on top of that. Amazing stuff. ” - Rockey1976
 
9.
Milos Forman
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz...
“ 2 of his films won him best director and best picture. Pretty damn good I'd say... ” - Rockey1976
 
10.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ Talk about uniqueness and signature shots. If your watching a Malick film you know. He has a style all to his own. ” - Rockey1976