Directors with 3 or more films I like of their filmography

by reynaldo_n | created - 12 Dec 2012 | updated - 09 Jun 2018 | Public

A list of the directors that had made at least 2 great films. Every director on the list is going to have in each description a list of those movies. Since I haven´t seen every movie they have done in their lives (I hope) the list will be updated with the missing Good-Movies after watching them. By the way, since this list its based on my personal opinion every director have in their description the movies that I have seen but that I hate or that I feel are just forgettable.

1. Stephen Sommers

Producer | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout ...

Good Ones:

The Mummy The Mummy Return Deep Rising Van Helsing G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

Forgettable Ones:

Odd Thomas

2. Peter Hyams

Director | 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Peter Hyams was born in New York on July 26, 1943, and attended Hunter College Elementary School. He studied art and music at the Art Students League and the High School of Music and Art as well as at Syracuse University, where he majored in music and art. Before he became a CBS News news anchor in...

Good Ones:

End Of Days Sudden Death Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Timecop

Bad Ones:

2010 The Sound of Thunder Stay Tuned

Forgettable Ones:

Outland Star chamber The Musketeer

3. 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...

Good Ones:

Fight Club The Social Network The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button The Game Se7en

Bad Ones:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Zodiac

Forgettable Ones:

Panic Room Alien 3

4. 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 ...

Good Ones:

Eagle Eye Paranoia Taking Lives

Bad Ones:

I Am Number Four

Forgettable Ones:

The Salton Sea XXX Return of Xander Cage

5. 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...

Good Ones:

The Island Transformers Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen Transformers Age of Extinction Transformers The Last Knight Armageddon Pain & Gain The Rock

Bad Ones:

13 Hours Pearl Harbor Transformers Dark Of The Moon

Forgettable Ones: Bad Boys Bad Boys II

6. Ben Stiller

Producer | Zoolander

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 was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real...

Good One:

The Cable Guy Tropic Thunder

Bad Ones:


Fogettable Ones:

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

7. 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 ...

Good Ones:

Titanic Avatar The Terminator Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Bad Ones:

Aliens The Abbys

Forgettable Ones:

True Lies

8. Marcus Nispel

Director | Friday the 13th

Marcus Nispel was born on May 26, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for Friday the 13th (2009), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and Pathfinder (2007).

Good Ones:

Conan The Barbarian The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Bad Ones:

Pathfinder Friday The 13th

9. Joel Schumacher

Director | The Phantom of the Opera

Joel Schumacher was an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and fashion designer from New York City. He rose to fame in the 1980s for directing the coming-of-age drama "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), and the vampire-themed horror film "The Lost Boys" (1987). In the 1990s, he worked on two ...

Good Ones:

8MM Phone Booth The Number 23 Flatliners

Bad Ones:

Twelve Trespass Blood Creek The Lost Boys

Forgettable Ones:

Bad Company Batman Forever Batman & Robin

10. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo

Writer | Azuloscurocasinegro

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo was born on June 24, 1970 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a writer and director, known for Dark Blue Almost Black (2006), Traumalogía (2007) and Fat People (2009).

Good Ones:

Gordos Primos

Bad Ones: AzulOscuroCasiNegro

11. 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 ...

Good Ones:

Face/Off Broken Arrow Paychek

Bad Ones:

Mission: Impossible 2

12. Jeff Wadlow

Producer | Truth or Dare

After Quentin Tarantino saw Jeff Wadlow's latest writing and directing effort, Kick Ass 2, he named it one of the 2013's best films, stating it demonstrated a "real auteur approach." While prepping that movie, Jeff developed and executive produced the worldwide hit, Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson. ...

Good Ones:

Cry Wolf Never Back Down Kick Ass 2

Bad Ones

Blumhouse´s Truth or Dare

Forgettable ones

True Memoirs of an International Assassin

13. Jaume Collet-Serra

Producer | The Shallows

Jaume Collet-Serra was born on March 23, 1974 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. At the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles and attended Columbia College Hollywood, working as an editor on the side. Upon graduation, he began shooting music videos and caught the eye of several production ...

Good Ones:

The Orphan Unkown Non-Stop Run all Night The Commuter

Forgettable Ones:

House of Wax Gol 2

14. Christopher Nolan

Producer | Tenet

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.


Good Ones:

Inception Batman Begins The Dark Knight The Prestige

Bad Ones:

The Dark Knight Rises Interstellar Insomnia Following

Forgettable Ones:


15. Rodrigo Cortés

Editor | Buried

Rodrigo Cortés was born in 1973 in Pazos Hermos, Ourense, Galicia, Spain. He is an editor and director, known for Buried (2010), Love Gets a Room (2021) and Red Lights (2012).

Good Ones:

Concursante= The Contestant Red Lights

Bad Ones:


16. Roland Emmerich

Writer | Independence Day

Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original ...

Good Ones:

2012 White House Down Independence Day The Day After Tomorrow The Patriot Stargate Godzilla

Bad Ones:

Independence Day Resurgence

Forgettable Ones:

10000 BC Universal Soldier

17. Renny Harlin

Producer | Driven

Born in 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola, he is the most successful Finnish film director in the history of Hollywood.

Harlin started his career in film business in the beginning of 1980s when he was directing commercials and company films for companies like Shell. Later he worked as a ...

Good Ones

The Legend of Hercules Deep Blue Sea Mindhunters The Cleaner 12 Rounds Skiptrace

Bad Ones

The Exorcist The Beggining The Covenant 5 Days of War Cliffhanger Die Hard 2

Forgettable Ones:

The Dyatlov Pass Incident Driven

18. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer is an American film director and producer who got his start by directing The Usual Suspects. He was hired by 20th Century Fox to direct X-Men, which kick-started the superhero renaissance. He later directed three sequels. He went to direct Superman Returns, a revival of the Superman ...

Good Ones:

X-Men X2 The Usual Supects Superman Returns Jack The Giant Slayer

Bad Ones:

Valkyrie Apt Pupil X-Men Apocalypse X-Men Days of Future Past

19. Raja Gosnell

Director | Big Momma's House

Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...

Good Ones: Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo Monsters Unleashed The Smurfs

Forgettable Ones: The Smurfs 2

20. Ron Howard

Producer | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

Good Ones

Rush Ransom Apollo 13 The Dilemma A Beautiful Mind The Da Vinci Code Solo: A Star Wars Story

Bad Ones

Willow Grinch The Missing Angels & Demons

Forgettable Ones:

21. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom ...

Good Ones

Prometheus Gladiator Robin Hood

Bad Ones

Alien Covenant Blade Runner Exodus: Gods & Kings Kingdom of Heaven Body of Lies American Gangster Black Hawk Down Matchstick Men Thelma & Louise

Forgettable Ones:

Alien Hannibal The Martian All the Money in the World

22. 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, ...

Good Ones

Event Horizon Resident Evil Soldier Pompeii Alien Vs Predator Resident Evil: Retribution

Bad Ones

Death Race Three Musketeers Resident Evil: Afterlife

Forgettable Ones:

23. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

Good Ones

Enemy of the State Deja Vu Unstoppable

Bad Ones

Spy Games Man on Fire The Fan

Forgettable Ones:

24. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

Good Ones

Pacific Rim Crimson Peak Hellboy

Bad Ones

Mimic El Laberinto del Fauno

Forgettable Ones:

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

25. Stephen Hopkins

Producer | Lost in Space

Stephen Hopkins was born on November 1, 1958. He is a producer and director, known for Lost in Space (1998), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) and Predator 2 (1990).

Good Ones

Lost in Space The Reaping A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child

Bad Ones

Predator 2

Forgettable Ones:

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