Favorite movies by each Director

by ace86-633-177197 | created - 10 Sep 2011 | updated - 29 Sep 2011 | Public

These are in order of how I like them....just something fun for me to do lol...if the director directed the sequel I only used the one...

1. Adam McKay

Producer | The Other Guys

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 ...

1.Step Brothers 2.Anchorman 3.Talladegga Nights

2. Adam Shankman

Director | A Walk to Remember

Adam Shankman was born on November 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Adam Michael Shankman. He is known for his work on A Walk to Remember (2002), Hairspray (2007) and The Pacifier (2005).

1.Bedtime Stories 2.A Walk to Remember 3.The Wedding Planner 4.The Pacifier

3. Alexandre Aja

Director | Haute tension

Alexandre Aja was born on August 7, 1978 in Paris, France as Alexandre Jouan Arcady. He is a producer and director, known for High Tension (2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Piranha 3D (2010). He is married to Laïla Marrakchi.

1.The Hills Have Eyes 2.Mirrors 3.Piranha

4. Andrew Davis

Director | The Fugitive

Director/Producer/Writer) Andrew Davis is a filmmaker with a reputation for directing intelligent thrillers, most notably the Academy Award-nominated box-office hit The Fugitive (1993), starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best ...

1.The Fugitive 2.Holes 3.Collateral Damage 4.Chain Reaction 5.The Guardian

5. Andrzej Bartkowiak

Cinematographer | Falling Down

Andrzej Bartkowiak was born on March 6, 1950 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Falling Down (1993), Doom (2005) and Romeo Must Die (2000). He was previously married to Diane Venora.

1.Cradle 2 the Grave 2.Romeo Must Die 3.Exit Wounds 4.Doom 5.Street Fighter:Legend of Chun-Li

6. Andy Tennant

Director | Fool's Gold

Andy Tennant was born on June 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Andrew Tennant. He is a producer and director, known for Fool's Gold (2008), Hitch (2005) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He has been married to Sharon Johnson since February 13, 1993. They have four children.

1.It Takes Two 2.Hitch 3.Sweet Home Alabama 4.Fool's Rush In 5.Fool's Gold

7. Antoine Fuqua

Director | The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.

He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...

1.Training Day 2.Shooter 3.Tears of the Sun 4.Brooklyn's Finest 5.King Arthur

8. Barry Levinson

Director | Rain Man

Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...

1.Rainman 2.Bandits 3.Envy 4.Sphere 5.Man of the Year

9. Barry Sonnenfeld

Director | Men in Black

Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple. (1984). This film began his ...

1.Men In Black 2.The Addams Family 3.Big Trouble 4.Wild Wild West

10. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry (she converted to Judaism).

It's not surprising that Ben has ...

1.Tropic Thunder 2.Zoolander 3.The Cable Guy 4.Reality Bites

11. Betty Thomas

Self | Howard Stern

Betty Thomas was born July 27, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from Ohio University with a BA in fine arts. Initially sidetracked, Betty first taught school in Chicago but found herself restricted and needing more of an open forum for self-expression than a classroom. She found herself drawn...

1.Doctor Dolittle 2.I Spy 3.Private Parts 4.The Brady Bunch Movie 5.28 Days 6.John Tucker Must Die

12. Brad Silberling

Director | City of Angels

Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Bradley Mitchell Silberling. He is a producer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Moonlight Mile (2002). He has been married to Amy Brenneman since ...

1.Casper 2.City of Angels 3.10 Items or Less 4.Land of the Lost

13. Brett Ratner

Director | Red Dragon

Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years...

1.Rush Hour 2.X-Men 3 3.The Family Man 4.Money Talks 5.Red Dragon 6.After the Sunset 7.New York I Love You

14. Brian Levant

Director | The Flintstones

Brian Levant was born on August 6, 1952 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as Brian Michael Levant. He is a producer and writer, known for The Flintstones (1994), The New Leave It to Beaver (1983) and Jingle All the Way (1996).

1.The Flintstones 2.Beethoven 3.Jingle All the Way 4.Snow Dogs

15. Brian De Palma

Director | Dressed to Kill

Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...

1.Scarface 2.Mission:Impossible 3.Snake Eyes 4.Mission to Mars 5.Femme Fatale

16. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

1.The Usual Suspects 2.X-Men 3.Superman Returns

17. Cameron Crowe

Writer | Almost Famous

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. ...

1.Jerry Maguire 2.Elizabethtown 3.Vanilla Sky

18. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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, "...

1.Home Alone 2.Mrs Doubtfire 3.Rent 4.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 5.Nine Months 6.Stepmom

19. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Dunkirk

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.

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1.Batman Begins 2.Inception 3.Momentum

20. Chuck Russell

Director | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Chuck Russell was born on May 9, 1958 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and director, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), The Blob (1988) and The Mask (1994). He has been married to Ania Zeyne since November 29, 2007.

1.The Mask 2.Eraser 3.The Scorpion King

21. Curtis Hanson

Director | L.A. Confidential

After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was ...

1.L.A. Confidential 2.8 Mile 3.Lucky You

22. D.J. Caruso

Director | I Am Number Four

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his ...

1.Disturbia 2.Eagle Eye 3.Taking Lives 4.I Am Number Four 5.Two For the Money

23. 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).

1.127 Hours 2.28 Days Later 3.Sunshine 4.A Life Less Ordinary 5.The Beach

24. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

1.Duplex 2.Matilda 3.Death To Smoochy

25. 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, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

1.A History of Violence 2.Eastern Promises 3.The Fly

26. David Dobkin

Producer | The Judge

David Dobkin was born on June 23, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Judge (2014), R.I.P.D. (2013) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017). He is married to Megan Wolpert. They have one child.

1.Wedding Crashers 2.Clay Pigeons 3.Shanghai Knights 4.Fred Claus

27. David R. Ellis

Assistant_director | The Matrix Reloaded

Began as child actor in Kurt Russell-Disney Films in 1974. Made the switch to the Stunt world following a successful career as a junior pro surfer. Born, bred, and continues to reside in Malibu. Many, many stunts later, David made the promotion to Stunt Coordinator in 1978 on Invasion of the Body ...

1.Final Destination 2 2.Cellular 3.Snakes on a Plane 4.Homeward Bound 2

28. 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...

1.Fight Club 2.Zodiac 3.The Social Network 4.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5.Panic Room 6.Alien 3

29. David Twohy

Writer | The Arrival

David Twohy was born on October 18, 1955 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as David Neil Twohy. He is a writer and director, known for The Arrival (1996), The Fugitive (1993) and Below (2002).

1.Pitch Black 2.The Arrival 3.A Perfect Getaway

30. David Zucker

Writer | Airplane!

David Zucker was born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984) and The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991). He has been married to Danielle Zucker since May 1997. They have two children.

1.My Boss's Daughter 2.Scary Movie 3 3.BASEketball

31. Dean Parisot

Director | Galaxy Quest

Dean Parisot was born as Aldo Luis Parisot. He is a director and producer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), RED 2 (2013) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). He was previously married to Sally Menke.

1.Galaxy Quest 2.Fun With Dick And Jane 3.Home Fries

32. Dennis Dugan

Actor | Happy Gilmore

Dennis Dugan was born on September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA as Dennis Barton Dugan. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Gilmore (1996), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Big Daddy (1999). He is married to Sharon Dugan. He was previously married to Joyce Van Patten.

1.Big Daddy 2.Happy Gilmore 3.Saving Silverman 4.I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry 5.Just Go With It 6.The Benchwarmers 7.You Don't Mess With the Zohan 8.Grown Ups 9.National Security

33. Donald Petrie

Director | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Donald Petrie was born on April 2, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and actor, known for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Miss Congeniality (2000) and Grumpy Old Men (1993).

1.Richie Rich 2.Miss Congeniality 3.Grumpy Old Men 4.My Favorite Martian 5.How to Loose a Guy In 10 Days

34. Doug Liman

Producer | Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Swingers (1996) and Fair Game (2010).

1.The Bourne Identity 2.Go 3.Mr. and Mrs. Smith 4.Swingers 5.Jumper

35. Edward Zwick

Producer | Thirtysomething

Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory (1989), and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall (1994). Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer.

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1.Blood Diamond 2.Love and Other Drugs 3.The Siege 4.The Last Samurai 5.Glory 6.Courage Under Fire 7.About Last Night

36. Emile Ardolino

Director | Dirty Dancing

Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.

1.Sister Act 2.Chances Are 3.Dirty Dancing

37. F. Gary Gray

Director | Set It Off

F. Gary Gray was born on July 17, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Gary Gray. He is a director and actor, known for Set It Off (1996), The Italian Job (2003) and The Negotiator (1998).

1.The Negotiator 2.The Italian Job 3.Law Abiding Citizen 4.A Man Apart

38. Frank Coraci

Director | The Wedding Singer

Frank Coraci is an American film Director, Writer and Actor best know for his work with Adam Sandler.

Coraci was born in Shirley, New York on Long Island. Coraci graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Film. He has directed a number of ...

1.The Waterboy 2.Wedding Singer 3.Click 4.Zookeeper

39. Frank Marshall

Producer | Congo

Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...

1.Arachnophobia 2.Congo 3.Eight Below

40. Frank Oz

Actor | The Muppet Show

Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...

1.What About Bob? 2.Bowfinger 3.Indian In the Cupboard 4.Little Shop of Horrors 5.The Score

41. Gary Fleder

Producer | Impostor

Gary Fleder was born on December 19, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Impostor (2001), Runaway Jury (2003) and Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995).

1.Runaway Jury 2.Imposter 3.Dont Say A Word

42. Garry Marshall

Director | Pretty Woman

Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

1.Pretty Woman 2.Valentine's Day 3.Exit To Eden 4.Runaway Bride 5.The Princess's Diary

43. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

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 (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

1.Pirates of the Caribbean 2.Rango 3.Mouse Hunt 4.The Mexican 5.The Ring

44. Greg Mottola

Director | Adventureland

Greg Mottola was born on July 11, 1964 in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York, USA as Gregory James Mottola. He is a director and producer, known for Adventureland (2009), Superbad (2007) and The Daytrippers (1996).

1.Superbad 2.Paul 3.Adventureland

45. 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).

1.Good Will Hunting 2.Psycho 3.Finding Forester

46. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghost Busters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

1.Caddyshack 2.Groundhog Day 3.The Ice Harvest 4.Multiplicity 5.Bedazzled 6.Year One

47. Howard Deutch

Director | Pretty in Pink

Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Pretty in Pink (1986), The Great Outdoors (1988) and My Best Friend's Girl (2008). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.

1.The Replacements 2.Getting Even With Dad 3.Grumpier Old Men 4.The Whole Ten Yards 5.My Best Friends Girl

48. Ivan Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), which introduced ...

1.Ghostbusters 2.Evolution 3.No Strings Attached 4.Kindergarten Cop 5.My Super-Ex Girlfriend 6.Junior 7.Six Days Seven Nights

49. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

1.Titanic 2.Avatar 3.The Terminator 4.Aliens 5.True Lies

50. James Mangold

Producer | Logan

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).

Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...

1.Identity 2.3:10 to Yuma 3.Walk the Line 4.Cop Land 5.Kate & Leopold

51. Jason Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Jason Reitman was born on October 19, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Up in the Air (2009), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and Juno (2007). He was previously married to Michele Lee.

1.Up In the Air 2.Juno 3.Thank You For Smoking

52. Jay Chandrasekhar

Director | Super Troopers

Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Beerfest (2006) and Club Dread (2004). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.

1.Super Troopers 2.The Dukes of Hazzard 3.Beerfest 4.Club Dread

53. Jay Roach

Director | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Trumbo (2015) and Blown Away (1994). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two ...

1.Austin Powers 2.Meet the Parents 3.Dinner For Schmucks 4.Mystery, Alaska

54. Jerry Zucker

Producer | Airplane!

Jerry Zucker was born on March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Airplane! (1980), Ghost (1990) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Janet Zucker since May 1987. They have two children.

1.Rat Race 2.Ghost 3.First Knight

55. Joe Dante

Director | Innerspace

Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a ...

1.Small Soldiers 2.Gremlins 3.Looney Tunes:Back In Action

56. Joel Coen

Writer | Fargo

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for Fargo (1996), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

1.Fargo 2.The Big Lebowski 3.No Country For Old Men 4.O, Brother Where Art Thou 5.True Grit 6.Raising Arizona 7.Intolerable Cruelty

57. Joel Schumacher

Director | The Phantom of the Opera

Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and 8MM (1999).

1.A Time to Kill 2.Phone Booth 3.The Lost Boys 4.Batman Forever 5.8MM 6.Tigerland 7.The Client 8.Bad Company 9.The Number 23

58. John Hughes

Writer | The Breakfast Club

John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as John Wilden Hughes Jr. He was a writer, known for The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Uncle Buck (1989). He was married to Nancy Ludwig. He died on August 6, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...

1.Ferris Bueller's Day Off 2.The Breakfast Club 3.Plains, Trains, and Automobiles 4.Curly Sue

59. John Landis

Director | The Blues Brothers

John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "...

1.Animal House 2.The Blues Brothers 3.Coming to America 4.Three Amigos

60. John McTiernan

Director | Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Last Action Hero (1993) and Predator (1987). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, ...

1.Die Hard 2.Last Action Hero 3.Predator 4.Basic 5.Rollerball 6.The 13th Warrior 7.Medicine Man

61. John Moore

Director | Max Payne

John Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1970, a small town situated about 60 miles from the country's capital Dublin. Moore attended a technical college in Dublin where he studied filmmaking and after completing the school he went on to direct and write a series of short films all produced in ...

1.Behind Enemy Lines 2.Flight of the Pheonix 3.Max Payne

62. John Pasquin

Director | The Santa Clause

John Pasquin was born on June 8, 1945. He is a director and producer, known for The Santa Clause (1994), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) and Home Improvement (1991). He has been married to JoBeth Williams since March 14, 1982. They have two children.

1.The Santa Clause 2.Jungle to Jungle 3.Joe Somebody

63. John Singleton

Writer | Boyz n the Hood

Son of mortgage broker Danny Singleton and pharmaceutical company sales executive Sheila Ward and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three writing ...

1.Four Brothers 2.Boyz In the Hood 3.2 Fast 2 Furious 4.Shaft 5.Baby Boy

64. John Whitesell

Director | The Guiding Light

John Whitesell is a director and producer, known for Guiding Light (1952), The John Larroquette Show (1993) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006).

1.Malibu's Most Wanted 2.Big Mamma's House 2 3.Deck the Halls

65. John Woo

Director | Ying hung boon sik

Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...

1.Face/Off 2.Broken Arrow 3.Mission Impossible 2 4.Windtalkers 5.Paycheck

66. Jon Amiel

Director | Copycat

After studies in English literature, Jon Amiel graduated from Cambridge University and ran the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, which often toured the USA. He became the Hampstead Theatre Company's literary manager and began directing there, relocating to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

...

1.The Core 2.Copycat 3.Entrapment

67. Jon Turteltaub

Producer | National Treasure

Jon Turteltaub was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Charles Turteltaub. He is a producer and director, known for National Treasure (2004), The Meg (2018) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007). He has been married to Amy Eldon since July 6, 2006. They have ...

1.National Treasure 2.Cool Runnings 3.3 Ninjas 4.While You Were Sleeping 5.Instinct 6.The Sorcerer's Apprentice

68. Judd Apatow

Producer | Girls

Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.

1.The 40 Year Old Virgin 2.Knocked Up 3.Funny People

69. Keenen Ivory Wayans

Writer | White Chicks

The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling African-American family of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who was the first to achieve national prominence by successfully creating, launching and hosting a ...

1.Scary Movie 2.White Chicks 3.Little Man

70. Kevin Reynolds

Director | Waterworld

Raised as an Air Force brat, Kevin Reynolds' love for cinema inspired him to forsake his law school degree and move to Los Angeles to enroll in the University of Southern California's legendary film school. Reynolds' graduate thesis film "Proof" became the basis for "Fandango" starring Kevin ...

1.The Count of Monte Cristo 2.Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves 3.Waterworld

71. Kevin Smith

Producer | Clerks

Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.

His ...

1.Clerks 2.Zach and Miri Make A Porno 3.Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back 4.Chasing Amy 5.Dogma 6.Cop Out 7.Jersey Girl

72. Lee Tamahori

Director | Once Were Warriors

Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature ...

1.Die Another Day 2.Along Came a Spider 3.xXx:State of the Union

73. Les Mayfield

Director | Blue Streak

Les Mayfield was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Blue Streak (1999), Flubber (1997) and Encino Man (1992).

1.Encino Man 2.Flubber 3.Blue Streak 4.American Outlaws 5.Miracle On 34th Street 6.The Man

74. Luis Mandoki

Director | Voces inocentes

Luis Mandoki was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Innocent Voices (2004), La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas (2012) and Message in a Bottle (1999).

1.Trapped 2.Message In A Bottle 3.When A Man Loves A Woman 4.Angel Eyes

75. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

1.The Village 2.Signs 3.The Sixth Sense 4.The Happening 5.Lady In the Water

76. Marc Forster

Producer | World War Z

Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013).

His breakthrough film was Monster's...

1.Monter's Ball 2.Stranger Than Fiction 3.Finding Neverland 4.Stay

77. Mark Steven Johnson

Director | Finding Steve McQueen

Mark Steven Johnson was born on October 30, 1964 in Hastings, Minnesota, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Finding Steve McQueen (2018), Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Ghost Rider (2007). He was previously married to Susie Johnson.

1.Simon Birch 2.Daredevil 3.Ghost Rider

78. Mark Waters

Producer | (500) Days of Summer

Mark Waters was born on June 30, 1964 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA as Mark Stephen Waters. He is a director and producer, known for (500) Days of Summer (2009), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) and Vampire Academy (2014). He has been married to Dina Spybey-Waters since November 10, 2000.

1.Mean Girls 2.Head Over Heels 3.Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past

79. Martin Campbell

Director | Casino Royale

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...

1.Green Lantern 2.Vertical Limit 3.No Escape 4.Golden Eye 5.The Mask of Zorro 6.Edge of Darkness

80. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

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 ...

1.Taxi Driver 2.The Departed 3.Gangs of New York 4.Casino 5.Shutter Island

81. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

1.Armageddon 2.Bad Boys 3.Pearl Harbor 4.Transformers 5.The Rock 6.The Island

82. Michel Gondry

Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...

1.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2.Be Kind Rewind 3.The Green Hornet

83. Michael Mann

Producer | The Insider

A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release,...

1.Collateral 2.Public Enemies 3.Miami Vice

84. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) and King of the Hill (1997).

1.Office Space 2.Beavis and Butthead Do America 3.Idiocracy 4.Extract

85. Neil LaBute

Writer | In the Company of Men

Acclaimed and highly discussed filmmaker Neil LaBute has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch. With his true-to-life cynical and self-absorbed characters and all-too-true social themes, he has firmly established himself as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human ...

1.Nurse Betty 2.Lakeview Torrace 3.Death At A Funeral

86. Nick Cassavetes

Actor | Face/Off

Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the...

1.John Q 2.The Notebook 3.Alpha Dog

87. Nimród Antal

Director | Kontroll

Antal was born in Los Angeles, California of Hungarian ancestry. He moved to Hungary in 1991 to study at the Hungarian Film Academy. After graduating, he went on to work in the film and television industry. In 2005, he moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles to pursue success in Hollywood.

He is ...

1.Armored 2.Predators 3.Vacancy

88. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

1.Mixed Nuts 2.Sleepless In Seattle 3.Lucky Numbers 4.You've Got Mail 5.Bewitched

89. Oliver Stone

Producer | JFK

Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.

William Oliver Stone was ...

1.Natural Born Killers 2.Any Given Sunday 3.Born On the Fourth of July 4.Wall Street 5.World Trade Center

90. P.J. Hogan

Writer | Muriel's Wedding

P.J. Hogan was born on November 30, 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Paul John Hogan. He is a writer and director, known for Muriel's Wedding (1994), The Dressmaker (2015) and Peter Pan (2003). He is married to Jocelyn Moorhouse.

1.Peter Pan 2.My Best Friends Wedding 3.Murriel's Wedding

91. Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, ...

1.Resident Evil 2.Mortal Kombat 3.Event Horizen 4.AVP

92. Paul Verhoeven

Director | RoboCop

Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval ...

1.Starship Troopers 2.Hollow Man 3.Total Recall 4.RoboCop 5.Showgirls

93. Paul Weitz

Writer | About a Boy

Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma (2015), About a Boy (2002), and Mozart in the Jungle (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, ...

1.American Pie 2.About A Boy 3.Down to Earth 4.Little Fockers 5.American Dreamz

94. Peyton Reed

Director | Ant-Man

Peyton Reed was born on July 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Bring It On (2000) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). He has been married to Sheila Reed since 2013. He was previously married to Beth LaMure.

1.Yes Man 2.Bring It On 3.The Break Up

95. Penelope Spheeris

Director | Suburbia

Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'.

In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the ...

1.Wayne's World 2.The Beverly Hillbillies 3.The Little Rascals 4.Black Sheep 5.Senseless

96. Peter Berg

Writer | Very Bad Things

Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday (1989). He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear (1992). Roles in Fire in the Sky (1993) and Cop Land (1997) followed, and the Tom Cruise films ...

1.Hancock 2.Very Bad Things 3.Friday Night Lights 4.The Kingdom 5.The Rundown

97. Peter Farrelly

Producer | There's Something About Mary

Peter Farrelly was born on December 17, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter John Farrelly. He is a producer and writer, known for There's Something About Mary (1998), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Movie 43 (2013). He has been married to Melinda Farrelly since December 31, 1996. They have ...

1.Dumb and Dumber 2.There's Something About Mary 3.Kingpin 4.Me, Myself, and Irene 5.Fever Pitch 6.Stuck On You 7.Shallow Hal 8.Hall Pass 9.Osmosis Jones 10.The Heartbreak Kid

98. Peter Hewitt

Director | Thunderpants

Peter Hewitt was born in 1962 in England. He is a director and writer, known for Thunderpants (2002), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and The Candy Show (1989).

1.Tom & Huck 2.Bill & Ted's Bogus Adventure 3.The Barrowers 4.Garfield

99. Peter Howitt

Actor | Sliding Doors

Peter Howitt was born on May 5, 1957 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Sliding Doors (1998), Johnny English (2003) and Dangerous Parking (2007). He has been married to Lorraine since August 5, 2001.

1.Sliding Doors 2.Johnny English 3.Antitrust

100. Peter Segal

Director | Get Smart

Peter Segal was born in 1962. He is a director and producer, known for Get Smart (2008), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Grudge Match (2013). He is married to Linda.

1.Tommy Boy 2.The Longest Yard 3.Anger Mangagement 4.50 First Dates 5.Nutty Professor 2 6.Get Smart 7.My Fellow Americans



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