Director discussion list

by puuu-jeee | created - 08 May 2015 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Average points of (my opinion) watched movies of director.

I watched at least 5 movies for include director in this list.

1. Mamoru Hosoda

Director | Toki o kakeru shôjo

Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films...

One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005) 8/10 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) 9/10 Summer Wars (2009) 10/10 Wolf Children (2012) 9/10 The Boy and the Beast (2015) 7/10

Average Score ..... 8.6/10

2. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Ran

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sugata Sanshirô (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him ...

Rashomon (1950) 10/10 Ikiru (1952) 6/10 Seven Samurai (1954) 10/10 Dreams (1990) 8/10 Rhapsody in August (1991) 8/10

Average Score ..... 8.4/10

3. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8/10 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 9/10 A Clockwork Orange (1971) 8/10 The Shining (1980) 8/10 Full Metal Jacket (1987) 8/10

Average Score ..... 8.2/10

4. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

The Iron Giant (1999) 8/10 The Incredibles (2004) 9/10 Ratatouille (2007) 10/10 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) 8/10 Tomorrowland (2015) 6/10 Incredibles 2 (2018) 8/10

Average score ..... 8.166/10

5. 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 ...

Goodfellas (1990) 8/10 Gangs of New York (2002) 8/10 The Departed (2006) 9/10 Shutter Island (2010) 7/10 Hugo (2011) 8/10 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 8/10 Silence (2016) 9/10

Average Score ..... 8.142/10

6. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 7/10 Castle in the Sky (1986) 7/10 My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 10/10 Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) 8/10 Porco Rosso (1992) 9/10 Princess Mononoke (1997) 9/10 Spirited Away (2001) 9/10 Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 7/10 Ponyo (2008) 7/10

Average score ..... 8.111/10

7. 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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Following (1998) 7/10 Memento (2000) 8/10 Insomnia (2002) 6/10 Batman Begins (2005) 8/10 The Prestige (2006) 9/10 The Dark Knight (2008) 10/10 Inception (2010) 10/10 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 9/10 Interstellar (2014) 7/10 Dunkirk (2017) 7/10

Average score ..... 8.1/10

8. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

Back to the Future (1985) 9/10 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 8/10 Back to the Future Part II (1989) 9/10 Back to the Future Part III (1990) 7/10 Forrest Gump (1994) 9/10 Contact (1997) 10/10 The Polar Express (2004) 6/10 Beowulf (2007) 7/10 A Christmas Carol (2009) 6/10 The Walk (2015) 9/10

Average Score ..... 8/10

9. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

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 ...

Pi (1998) 6/10 Requiem for a Dream (2000) 10/10 The Fountain (2006) 7/10 Black Swan (2010) 9/10 Noah (2014) 8/10 Mother! (2017) 8/10

Average Score ..... 8/10

10. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

Prisoners (2013) 7/10 Enemy (2013) 8/10 Sicario (2015) 8/10 Arrival (2016) 9/10 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) 8/10

Average Score ..... 8/10

11. Taika Waititi

Actor | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing.

Two Cars, One...

Eagle vs Shark (2007) 7/10 Boy (2010) 8/10 What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 8/10 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 8/10 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 9/10

Average Score ..... 8/10

12. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

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...

Reservoir Dogs (1992) 9/10 Pulp Fiction (1994) 8/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 9/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 8/10 Death Proof (2007) 7/10 Inglourious Basterds (2009) 6/10 Django Unchained (2012) 8/10 The Hateful Eight (2015) 8/10

Average score ..... 7.875/10

13. 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 (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

Layer Cake (2004) 7/10 Stardust (2007) 8/10 Kick-Ass (2010) 8/10 X-Men: First Class (2011) 9/10 Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) 9/10 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) 6/10

Average score ..... 7.833/10

14. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

Shaun of the Dead (2004) 7/10 Hot Fuzz (2007) 8/10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 7/10 The World's End (2013) 9/10 Baby Driver (2017) 8/10

Average Score ..... 7.8/10

15. 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).

28 Days Later... (2002) 8/10 Sunshine (2007) 8/10 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 8/10 127 Hours (2010) 8/10 Trance (2013) 7/10

Average Score ..... 7.8/10

16. 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 (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

Alien (1979) 8/10 Blade Runner (1982) 8/10 Gladiator (2000) 9/10 Hannibal (2001) 5/10 Prometheus (2010) 7/10 The Martian (2015) 9/10 Alien: Covenant (2017) 7/10

Average Score ..... 7.571/10

17. 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 Blood Simple (1984). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.

Miller's Crossing (1990) 7/10 Fargo (1996) 8/10 The Big Lebowski (1998) 9/10 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 8/10 The Ladykillers (2004) 6/10 No Country for Old Men (2007) 8/10 True Grit (2010) 7/10

Average score ..... 7.571/10

18. 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 ...

The Terminator (1984) 7/10 Aliens (1986) 8/10 Terminator 2 (1991) 8/10 Titanic (1997) 7/10 Avatar (2009) 7/10

Average Score ..... 7.4/10

19. Ron Clements

Writer | Hercules

Ron Clements was born on April 25, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA as Ronald Francis Clements. He is a writer and director, known for Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992) and Vaiana (2016). He has been married to Tamara Lee Glumace since February 25, 1989.

Aladdin (1992) 7/10 Hercules (1997) 8/10 Treasure Planet (2002) 7/10 The Princess and the Frog (2009) 7/10 Moana (2016) 7/10

Average Score ..... 7.2/10

20. 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).

The Usual Suspects (1995) 9/10 X-Men (2000) 6/10 X-Men 2 (2003) 7/10 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 7/10 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 7/10

Average Score ..... 7.2/10

21. Jay Oliva

Art_department | Wonder Woman

Jay Oliva is an American storyboard artist and Director. He resides in Los Angles, California where he began his career in animation working on Fox's animated series "Spider-Man" in 1996.

He became a Director on the CGI series "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles"in 1998 and worked on "...

Doctor Strange (2007) 6/10 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) 8/10 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) 8/10 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) 8/10 Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) 8/10 Justice League Dark (2017) 5/10

Average Score ..... 7.166/10

22. 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...

Alien³ (1992) 6/10 Se7en (1995) 6/10 The Game (1997) 4/10 Fight Club (1999) 9/10 Panic Room (2002) 8/10 Zodiac (2007) 7/10 The Social Network (2010) 8/10 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 8/10 Gone Girl (2014) 8/10

Average score ..... 7.111/10

23. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

Duel (1971) 8/10 Jaws (1975) 9/10 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7/10 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8/10 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 8/10 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 7/10 Empire of the Sun (1987) 7/10 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 9/10 Jurassic Park (1993) 8/10 Schindler's List (1993) 7/10 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 7/10 Saving Private Ryan (1998) 9/10 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 5/10 Minority Report (2002) 8/10 Catch Me If You Can (2002) 8/10 The Terminal (2004) 7/10 War of the Worlds (2005) 5/10 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 4/10 The Adventures of Tintin (2011) 5/10 The BFG (2016) 6/10 Ready Player One (2018) 6/10

Average score ..... 7.047/10

24. Lars von Trier

Writer | Dancer in the Dark

Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, Forbrydelsens element (1984). A highly ...

Dogville (2003) 9/10 Antichrist (2009) 6/10 Melancholia (2011) 6/10 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) 7/10 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) 7/10

Average score ..... 7/10

25. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

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 ...

Elf (2003) 6/10 Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) 7/10 Iron Man (2008) 7/10 Iron Man 2 (2010) 4/10 Chef (2014) 8/10 The Jungle Book (2016) 9/10

Average Score ..... 6.833/10

26. David Yates

Director | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

David Yates was born on October 8, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 7/10 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) 7/10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) 7/10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 7/10 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 6/10

Average Score ..... 6.8/10

27. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 10/10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 9/10 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 10/10 King Kong (2005) 6/10 The Lovely Bones (2009) 6/10 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 5/10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 4/10 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) 3/10 They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) 8/10

Average score ..... 6.777/10

28. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

Toy Story (1995) 8/10 A Bug's Life (1998) 7/10 Toy Story 2 (1999) 7/10 Cars (2006) 7/10 Cars 2 (2011) 4/10

Average Score ..... 6.6/10

29. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, 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 ...

Beetlejuice (1988) 6/10 Edward Scissorhands (1990) 7/10 Sleepy Hollow (1999) 7/10 Big Fish (2003) 10/10 Corpse Bride (2005) 6/10 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) 5/10 Frankenweenie (2012) 5/10

Average score ..... 6.571/10

30. 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 ...

Flesh+Blood (1985) 6/10 RoboCop (1987) 7/10 Total Recall (1990) 8/10 Basic Instinct (1992) 5/10 Starship Troopers (1997) 6/10 Elle (2016) 7/10

Average score ..... 6.5/10

31. 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 ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 7/10 The Weather Man (2005) 7/10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 7/10 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) 6/10 Rango (2011) 6/10 A Cure for Wellness (2016) 6/10

Average score ..... 6.5/10

32. Ron Howard

Actor | 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 ...

Far and Away (1992) 6/10 Apollo 13 (1995) 8/10 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 7/10 A Beautiful Mind (2001) 7/10 The Da Vinci Code (2006) 4/10 Rush (2013) 7/10 In the Heart of the Sea (2015) 6/10 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 6/10

Average Score ..... 6.375/10

33. 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, "...

Home Alone (1990) 8/10 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) 6/10 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) 7/10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) 6/10 Pixels (2015) 4/10

Average Score ...... 6.2/10

34. 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.

Airplane! (1980) 8/10 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) 7/10 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) 6/10 Scary Movie 3 (2003) 5/10 Scary Movie 4 (2006) 5/10

Average score ..... 6.2/10

35. 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 ...

The Sixth Sense (1999) 7/10 Unbreakable (2000) 9/10 Signs (2002) 8/10 The Village (2004) 7/10 Lady in the Water (2006) 3/10 The Happening (2008) 3/10 After Earth (2013) 4/10 The Visit (2015) 6/10 Split (2016) 8/10

Average score ..... 6.111/10

36. Makoto Shinkai

Writer | Kimi no na wa.

Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese director, writer, producer, animator, editor, cinematographer, voice actor, manga artist and former graphic designer.

Shinkai studied Japanese literature at Chuo University where he was a member of juvenile literature club where he drew picture books. In 1999, Shinkai ...

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004) 5/10 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) 9/10 Journey to Agartha (2011) 3/10 The Garden of Words (2013) 4/10 Your Name (2016) 8/10

Average Score ..... 5.8/10

37. 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 ...

Dawn of the Dead (2004) 5/10 Watchmen (2009) 7/10 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) 8/10 Sucker Punch (2011) 6/10 Man of Steel (2013) 4/10 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) 5/10 Justice League (2017) 5/10

Average score ..... 5.714/10

38. 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, ...

Event Horizon (1997) 7/10 Resident Evil (2002) 6/10 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) 4/10 Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) 2/10 Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) 4/10 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) 3/10

Average Score ..... 4.333/10

Date Movie (2006) 2/10 Epic Movie (2007) 2/10 Meet the Spartans (2008) 4/10 Disaster Movie (2008) 1/10 Vampires Suck (2010) 5/10 The Starving Games (2013) 2/10

Average Score ..... 2.666/10



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