Most Promising Directors

I know that they are already famous directors but in my opinion these guys will make the greatest movies in the next 20 years

They need to have less than 50 years and maximum 6 movies

Future looks bright with these directors
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1.
“ Star Trek Into Darkness 2013
Super 8 2011
Star Trek 2009
Mission: Impossible III 2006

Next movie : Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ” - Pocepko
 
2.
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...
“ Man of Steel 2013
Sucker Punch 2011
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 2010
Watchmen 2009
300 2006
Dawn of the Dead 2004

Next movie : Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ” - Pocepko
 
3.
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...
“ Noah 2014
Black Swan 2010
The Wrestler 2008
The Fountain 2006
Requiem for a Dream 2000
Pi 1998 ” - Pocepko
 
4.
Rian Johnson
Director, Looper
Rian Johnson was born in Maryland. At a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from High school, he went on to attend University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film "Brick" was released in 2005 and was the building block (no pun intended) that launched his career...
“ Looper 2012
The Brothers Bloom 2008
Brick 2005

Next movie : Star Wars: Episode VIII ” - Pocepko
 
5.
Gareth Edwards
Director, Rogue One
Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) Film...
“ Godzilla 2014
Monsters 2010

Next movie : Rogue One ” - Pocepko
 
6.
James Gunn
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in a large Irish Catholic family. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age of 12. Many of these were comedic splatter films featuring his brothers being disemboweled by zombies...
“ Guardians of the Galaxy 2014
Super 2010
Slither 2006

Next movie : Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ” - Pocepko
 
7.
Colin Trevorrow
Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Colin Trevorrow started making short films when he was 12 years old. He studied film and dramatic writing at New York University. After graduation, he wrote and directed "Home Base" a digital short that became one of the early viral successes on the internet...
“ Safety Not Guaranteed 2012

Next movie : Jurassic World ” - Pocepko
 
8.
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...
“ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014
Let Me In 2010
Cloverfield 2008
The Pallbearer 1996

Next movie : Untitled Planet of the Apes Sequel ” - Pocepko
 
9.
Matthew Vaughn
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...
“ Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015
X-Men: First Class 2011
Kick-Ass 2010
Stardust 2007
Layer Cake 2004 ” - Pocepko
 
10.
Duncan Jones
Director, Moon
“ Source Code 2011
Moon 2009

Next movie : Warcraft ” - Pocepko
 
11.
Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie is an acclaimed producer, director and an Academy Award® winning writer. McQuarrie grew up in Princeton Junction, New Jersey and in lieu of college, he spent the first five years out of school traveling and working at a detective agency. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film...
“ Jack Reacher 2012
The Way of the Gun 2000

Next movie : Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ” - Pocepko
 
12.
“ Chappie 2015
Elysium 2013
District 9 2009

Next movie : Untitled Alien Project ” - Pocepko
 
13.
“ The Maze Runner 2014

Next movie : Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials ” - Pocepko
 
14.
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...
“ Her 2013
Where the Wild Things Are 2009
Adaptation 2002
Being John Malkovich 1999 ” - Pocepko
 
15.
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...
“ Les Misérables 2012
The King's Speech 2010
The Damned United 2009
Red Dust 2004

Next movie : The Danish Girl ” - Pocepko
 
16.
Joseph Kosinski
Director, TRON: Legacy
Joseph Kosinski received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University before graduating from Columbia University with a graduate degree in Architecture. He is a director whose uncompromising visual style has quickly made a mark in the filmmaking zeitgeist. His feature film debut...
“ Oblivion 2013
TRON: Legacy 2010

Next movie : Untitled Tron: Legacy Sequel ” - Pocepko
 
17.
“ Now You See Me 2013
Clash of the Titans 2010
The Incredible Hulk 2008
Transporter 2 2005
Unleashed 2005
Transporter 2002

Next movie : Grimsby ” - Pocepko
 
18.
“ 12 Years a Slave 2013
Shame 2011
Hunger 2008 ” - Pocepko
 
19.
Rupert Wyatt
Writer, Director and Producer Rupert Wyatt was born and raised in the South of England. He is the founding member of the film collective Picture Farm that along with its prolific Commercial output has produced numerous Documentaries and Feature Films including the multi-award winning DARK DAYS (2001)...
“ The Gambler 2014
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011
The Escapist 2008 ” - Pocepko
 
20.
“ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012
(500) Days of Summer 2009 ” - Pocepko
 
21.
Bennett Miller
Director, Moneyball
Bennett Miller is an American film director, best known for Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He began his film career directing the 1998 documentary The Cruise. In 2006 Miller directed the Bob Dylan music video "When the Deal Goes Down" starring Scarlett Johansson. Miller has directed 6 actors to Oscar nominations: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener for Capote...
“ Foxcatcher 2014
Moneyball 2011
Capote 2005
The Cruise 1998 ” - Pocepko
 
22.
Shane Carruth
Composer, Primer
Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ Upstream Color 2013
Primer 2004 ” - Pocepko
 
23.
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...
“ Whiplash 2014
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench 2009 ” - Pocepko
 
24.
Benh Zeitlin
Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film...
“ Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 ” - Pocepko
 
25.
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...
“ Total Recall 2012
Live Free or Die Hard 2007
Underworld: Evolution 2006
Underworld 2003 ” - Pocepko