IMDb Polls

Poll: Best Directorial Debut?

Which of these outstanding first feature films would you rank as the best you've seen? (Oscar winners first on the list):

Discuss at: http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000088/thread/219748391

Make Your Choice

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    Marty (1955)

    Delbert Mann
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    West Side Story (1961)

    Jerome Robbins (with Robert Wise)
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    Ordinary People (1980)

    Robert Redford
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    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    James L. Brooks
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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Kevin Costner
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    American Beauty (1999)

    Sam Mendes
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    Citizen Kane (1941)

    Orson Welles
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    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    John Huston
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    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    Charles Laughton
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    12 Angry Men (1957)

    Sidney Lumet
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

    Mike Nichols
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    The Producers (1967)

    Mel Brooks
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    Easy Rider (1969)

    Dennis Hopper
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    Play Misty for Me (1971)

    Clint Eastwood
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    Blood Simple. (1984)

    Joel and Ethan Coen
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    This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

    Rob Reiner
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    Reservoir Dogs (1992)

    Quentin Tarantino
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    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Frank Darabont
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    Bottle Rocket (1996)

    Wes Anderson
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    Donnie Darko (2001)

    Richard Kelly
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    District 9 (2009)

    Neil Blomkamp