Top Directors

My personal ranking of directors with more than two films already seen. In average movie rating order.

~ = all full length movies seen

I started rating movies in January 2012, so I only rated movies I've seen since that time.
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1.
Matt Reeves
Writer, Let Me In
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War of the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director J.J.Abrams...
“ 9.0
Let Me In: 9/10
Cloverfield: 9/10 ” - Andre Te
 
2.
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...
“ 8.5
Carnage: 9/10
The Ghost Writer: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
3.
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4...
“ 8.5
The King's Speech: 7/10
Lés Misérables: 10/10 ” - Andre Te
 
4.
“ 8.5
District 9: 10/10
Elysium: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
5.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films-Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful (2010), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), and The Revenant (2015)-have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins...
“ 8.5
Birdman: 10/10
The Revenant: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
6.
Cameron Crowe
Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market. Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. Crowe...
“ 8.4
Vanilla Sky: 10/10
We bought a Zoo: 9/10
Almost Famous: 9/10
Jerry Maguire: 8/10
Aloha: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
7.
Christopher Nolan
Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
“ 8.1
Inception: 10/10
Memento: 8/10
Batman Begins: 8/10
The Dark Knight: 7/10
The Dark Knight Rises: 6/10
The Prestige: 9/10
Interstellar: 9/10 ” - Andre Te
 
8.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets (1973), the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver (1976), the biographical sports drama Raging Bull (1980), the black comedy The King of Comedy (1983), and the crime films Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995), all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro...
“ 8.0
Shutter Island: 10/10
Hugo: 9/10
The Aviator: 5/10
Gangs Of New York: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
9.
“ 8.0
The Other Boleyn Girl: 7/10
The First Grader: 9/10 ” - Andre Te
 
10.
“ 8.0
The Woman In Black: 9/10
Eden Lake: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
11.
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...
“ 8.0
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: 8/10
Cloud Atlas: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
12.
“ 8.0
Another Earth: 9/10
I Origins: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
13.
“ 8.0
Prisoners: 8/10
Sicario: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
14.
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...
“ 7.8
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 10/10
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: 10/10
The Social Network: 7/10
The Game: 7/10
Alien 3: 6/10
Se7en: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
15.
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...
“ 7.8
Inglourious Basterds: 8/10
Django Unchained: 7/10
Kill Bill 2: 6/10
The Hateful Eight: 10/10 ” - Andre Te
 
16.
“ 7.8
The Fighter: 7/10
Silver Linings Playbook: 8/10
American Hustle: 7/10
Joy: 9/10 ” - Andre Te
 
17.
“ 7.6
Tangled: 9/10
Bolt: 7/10
Zootopia: 7/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
18.
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ 7.6
Sucker Punch: 9/10
Watchmen: 8/10
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole: 8/10
300: 8/10
Dawn of the Dead: 6/10
Man Of Steel: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
19.
Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ 7.6
Lost In Translation: 10/10
Somewhere: 7/10
Marie Antoinette: 7/10
The Virgin Suicides: 7/10
The Bling Ring: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
20.
Ben Affleck
Producer, Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ 7.6
Argo: 9/10
The Town: 7/10
Gone Baby Gone: 7/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
21.
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...
“ 7.6
Match Point: 8/10
Vicky Cristina Barcelona: 7/10
Scoop: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
22.
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...
“ 7.6
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 8/10
Children of Men: 6/10
Gravity: 9/10 ” - Andre Te
 
23.
Spike Jonze
Producer, Her
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under...
“ 7.6
Where The Wild Things Are: 8/10
Being John Malkovich: 7/10
Her: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
24.
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...
“ 7.5
Black Swan: 9/10
The Fountain: 7/10
The Wrestler: 7/10
Requiem for a Dream: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
25.
“ 7.5
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 7/10
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 8/10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: 8/10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
26.
Wilson Yip
Director, Yip Man
“ 7.5
Yip Man: 8/10
Yip Man 2: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
27.
Andrew Stanton
Writer, Finding Nemo
Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton was raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was educated at The California Institute of the Arts (or "CalArts") in Los Angeles, where he studied character animation. After graduation, Stanton began working as a writer on the TV series Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures. In 1990, he became only the second animator and ninth employee to join Pixar Animation Studios...
“ 7.5
John Carter: 6/10
Wall-E: 9/10 ” - Andre Te
 
28.
“ 7.5
In Bruges: 8/10
Seven Psychopaths: 7/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
29.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ 7.5
The Hurt Locker: 7/10
Zero Dark Thirty: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
30.
Derek Cianfrance
Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied, won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best film...
“ 7.5
Blue Valentine: 8/10
The Place Beyond The Pines: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
31.
Jeff Nichols
Writer, Mud
“ 7.5
Take Shelter: 8/10
Mud: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
32.
“ 7.5
The East: 8/10
Sound of My Voice: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
33.
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.
“ 7.5

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: 8/10
The Reader: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
34.
Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ 7.4
Moonrise Kingdom: 8/10
Fantastic Mr. Fox: 8/10
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: 7/10
The Darjeeling Limited: 8/10
The Grand Budapest Hotel: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
35.
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 advertisement...
“ 7.2
Monty Python And The Holy Grail: 6/10
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas: 8/10
Twelve Monkeys: 8/10
The Fisher King: 7/10
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
36.
Joe Wright
Director, Atonement
“ 7.0
Hanna: 7/10
Atonement: 9/10
Pride & Prejudice: 8/10
The Soloist: 5/10
Anna Karenina: 6/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
37.
Matthew Vaughn
Producer, Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake, the fantasy epic, Stardust, the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass, and the superhero film, X-Men: First Class...
“ 7.0
Stardust: 10/10
Kick-Ass: 6/10
X-Men: First Class: 6/10
Layer Cake: 6/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
38.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his...
“ 7.0
Matchstick Men 8/10
Prometheus 7/10
Alien: 6/10
The Martian: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
39.
“ 7.0
The Young Victoria: 8/10
C.R.A.Z.Y.: 5/10
Wild: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
40.
Paul Feig
Actor, Spy
“ 7.0
Bridesmaids: 7/10
The Heat: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
41.
“ 7.0
Limitless: 8/10
The Illusionist: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
42.
“ 7.0
Robot & Frank: 7/10
Paper Towns: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
43.
“ 7.0
Wreck-It Ralph: 7/10
Zootopia: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
44.
“ 6.7
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: 9/10
Sinister: 7/10
Deliver Us From Evil: 4/10 ” - Andre Te
 
45.
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 stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ 6.7
Invictus: 6/10
Letters From Iwo Jima: 8/10
Flags Of Our Fathers: 6/10
Changeling: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
46.
“ 6.7
50/50: 8/10
The Wackness: 6/10
Warm Bodies: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
47.
“ 6.7
Adventureland: 7/10
Paul: 7/10
Superbad: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
48.
Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ 6.5
Rango: 8/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: 8/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: 7/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End: 7/10
The Lone Ranger: 4/10 ” - Andre Te
 
49.
Len Wiseman
Filmmaker Len Wiseman's career began through his work in the art department on the blockbuster hits like Godzilla, Men in Black, and Independence Day. His design talents soon got him behind the camera directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel, and Activision, and quickly lead to work in music videos...
“ 6.5
Underworld: Evolution: 7/10
Underworld: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
50.
“ 6.5
Hunger: 6/10
Shame: 7/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
51.
Shawn Levy
Producer, Real Steel
Shawn Levy was born on July 23, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Stranger Things (2016), Real Steel (2011), and the Night at the Museum franchise. He is the founder and principal of 21 Laps Entertainment. He is married to Serena Levy and they have four daughters.
“ 6.5
Real Steel: 7/10
Date Night: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
52.
“ 6.5
The Road: 7/10
Lawless: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
53.
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...
“ 6.5
The Avengers: 7/10
Serenity: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
54.
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...
“ 6.5
The Descendants: 8/10
Sideways: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
55.
“ 6.5
Up in the Air: 8/10
Juno: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
56.
Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
“ 6.5
Before Sunrise: 6/10
Before Sunset: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
57.
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)...
“ 6.5
A Dangerous Method: 5/10
eXistenZ: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
58.
“ 6.5
Tron: Legacy: 6/10
Oblivion: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
59.
“ 6.5
Toy Story: 6/10
Toy Story 2: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
60.
“ 6.5
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen: 7/10
Dear John: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
61.
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...
“ 6.5
The Magic of Belle Isle: 7/10
The Bucket List: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
62.
Baltasar Kormákur
Producer, Everest
Baltasar Kormákur is an actor, producer and director whose work spans theater, movies and television. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, he graduated as an actor from Iceland's National Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He was immediately signed on by the National Theatre of Iceland, where he worked as one of the leading young performing artists until 1997...
“ 6.5
Contraband: 7/10
Everest: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
63.
“ 6.3
21 Jump Street: 6/10
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: 8/10
The Lego Movie: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
64.
“ 6.3
21 Jump Street: 6/10
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: 8/10
The Lego Movie: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
65.
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...
“ 6.3
The Tree of Life: 7/10
The New World: 7/10
To The Wonder: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
66.
“ 6.3
X-Men: 7
X2: 7
Jack The Giant Slayer: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
67.
Lilly Wachowski
Writer, The Matrix
Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Emerson College in Boston, but dropped out...
“ 6.3
The Matrix: 8/10
The Matrix Reloaded: 3/10
Cloud Atlas: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
68.
Lana Wachowski
Writer, The Matrix
Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as 'The Wachowskis') are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix and Cloud Atlas. Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight creative relationship with her sister Lilly...
“ 6.3
The Matrix: 8/10
The Matrix Reloaded: 3/10
Cloud Atlas: 8/10 ” - Andre Te
 
69.
“ 6.3
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: 6/10
Hot Fuzz: 6/10
The World's End: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
70.
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)...
“ 6.25
Alice In Wonderland 7/10
Dark Shadows 5/10
Big Fish: 8/10
Frankenweenie: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
71.
Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
“ 6.0
Zathura: A Space Adventure: 6/10
Iron Man: 7/10
Iron Man 2: 6/10
Chef: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
72.
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...
“ 6.0
The Girlfriend Experience: 8/10
Haywire: 5/10
Contagion: 4/10
Side Effects: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
73.
“ 6.0
127 Hours: 6/10
28 Days Later...: 6/10
Trance: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
74.
Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York, none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez...
“ 6.0
Sin City: 8/10
Machete: 4/10 ” - Andre Te
 
75.
Josh Radnor
Josh Radnor was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Carol Radnor, a high school guidance counselor, and Alan Radnor, a medical malpractice lawyer. Radnor has two sisters, Melanie Radnor and Joanna Radnor Vilensky. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio, a small city nested inside Columbus. Radnor attended Orthodox Jewish day schools (including the Columbus Torah Academy) and was raised in Conservative Judaism...
“ 6.0
Liberal Arts: 5/10
Happythankyoumoreplease: 7/10
~ ” - Andre Te
 
76.
Paul Thomas Anderson
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 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ 6.0
The Master: 6/10
Inherent Vice: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
77.
Nima Nourizadeh
Director, Project X
Nima is the son of Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh, who is an Iranian scholar, journalist and a Political Commentator for Voice of America and Deutsche Welle radio channels. Nimas' brother is the music producer, Omid Nourizadeh. Nima got his degree from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and meanwhile he constituted the art gallery Miller Terrace in London...
“ 6.0
Project X: 6/10
American Ultra: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
78.
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...
“ 5.5
War Horse: 7/10
The Terminal: 6/10
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: 3/10
Lincoln: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
79.
Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ 5.5
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: 6/10
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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 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. These include the Academy Award-winning Babe and Happy Feet film series...
“ 5.5
Mad Max: 5/10
Mad Max 2: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
81.
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...
“ 5.5
In Time: 6/10
The Host: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
82.
Adam McKay
Producer, Step Brothers
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions...
“ 5.3
Stepbrothers: 5/10
Anchorman: 5/10
The Big Short: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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Chris Renaud
Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a heavyweight in the world of animation following the phenomenal box office success of recent movies Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). Along with Pierre Coffin and Eric Guillon, he also co-created the iconic Minion characters featured in the Despicable Me films and the global smash Minions (2015)...
“ 5.0
The Lorax: 6/10
Despicable Me: 5/10
Despicable Me 2: 4/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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“ 5.0
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: 4/10
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2: 6/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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“ 5.0
Zombieland: 5/10
30 Minutes Or Less: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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“ 4.8
Due Date: 5/10
The Hangover Part II: 4/10
The Hangover Part III: 3/10
Old School: 7/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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Til Schweiger
Actor, producer, writer, and director Til Schweiger is Germany's best-known actor and also the country's most successful director. With more than 51 Million admissions no other German filmmaker drew more people to cinemas. He runs his own production company Barefoot Films based in Berlin, Germany...
“ 4.5
Der Eisbär: 4/10
Keinohrhasen: 7/10
Zweiohrküken: 2/10
Kokowääh: 5/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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“ 4.5
Despicable Me: 5/10
Despicable Me 2: 4/10 ” - Andre Te
 
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“ 4.5
World War Z: 5/10
Quantum Of Solace: 4/10 ” - Andre Te