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Your Favorite Directors of All Time

Hi! This is kind of an extension of the "Your Favorite Movie of All Time" thread. Instead of your favorite films, name your favorite directors! If possible, name some films that person has done so others get an idea who that person is. You get "Greg Points" for putting names out there of directors people don't know as well.

(Note: Don't do obscure for the sake of obscure. That's just dickish.)

In no real order:

Stanley Kubrick - Every film he's made was fantastic. My favorite is Barry Lyndon, although I do love Eyes Wide Shut and Dr. Strangelove almost as much.

David Fincher - From Fight Club to The Social Network, he's done some quality stuff.

Nicolas Winding Refn - Probably my favorite working director. His Pusher trilogy is almost as good as Bronson or Drive (his best). I can't wait for Only god Forgives!

Quentin Tarantino - People have said as much about him as possible, probably. My favorite is Kill Bill, followed by Death Proof, then Django, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Jackie Brown, and Reservoir Dogs.

Wes Anderson - Such a loveable film-maker! So much quirkiness! Moonrise Kingdom or The Darjeeling Limited is my favorite.

Paul Thomas Anderson - All of his films have problems (aside from Boogie Nights; that's perfect), but they're all perfectly shot and directed. There Will Be Blood and The Master are his most recent, but Punch-Drunk Love is probably my favorite.

Zack Snyder (so sue me!) - I haven't seen all of his films, I recognize that Sucher Punch was just plain bad, but I love Watchmen and Dawn of the Dead enough to get over it.

David Lynch - The king of surrealism. Blue Velvet and Inland Empire are fantastic.

David Cronenberg - Super-isolated style, I love him. Cosmopolis was phenomenal, so was Eastern Promises, Videodrome, Crash, and many more by him!

Kevin Smith - I've enjoyed every film he's done, especially Chasing Amy. Clerks is good too, though.

Noah Baumbach - Five Words: The Squid and the Whale.

Shane Carruth - A mind-bending film like Primer and fantastic experimental film like Upstream Color makes me want more.

Rian Johnson - Looper and Brick are phenomenal. Can't wait for his next one.

The Coen Brothers - No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Inside Llewyn Davis...

Darren Aronofsky - Pi, Black Swan, The Fountain.

Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now is the best film ever made. Oh, yeah, The Godfather is pretty good too.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu - 21 Grams and Babel are depressing as fuck yet fantastic.

Danny Boyle - Trance I never saw, but heard good things about. Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later are great.

Steven Soderbergh - One of my favorite directors. Bubble is his masterpiece. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Behind the Candelabra, Side Effects, Magic Mike... He's done a lot. He's great.

Spike Jonze - Where The Wild Things Are made me cry tears of nostalgia.

Richard Linklater - Before Midnight, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset are enough for me to adore this director.

Robert Rodriguez - Just a good 'ol time with him! Sin City, Machete, El Mariachi, From Dusk Til Dawn...

Park Chan-Wook - Oldboy was fantastic. Stoker was okay. Some good other stuff too.

Guillermo Del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy.

Sam Raimi - Evil Dead (original), Evil Dead 2, and Darkman are great.

Edgar Wright - I love Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Joe Wright - Atonement has what is possibly the best shot of all time.

Terry Gilliam - Brazil, Time Bandits, and more make him one of the best.

David O. Russell - I heart i <3 huckabees. Super funny existential comedy. I really like The Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter too.

Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and Near Dark are great.

Now, how 'bout you? Do you agree with my choices? Why or why not?

Also, read my reviews at the website I write for: YouWonCannes.com.
Greg Dinskisk
06-2-2013 05:27 PM

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Branden M.

Branden Mata

Thinking more now, I'm gonna change my order for my favorites.

1) Christopher Nolan
2) David Fincher
3) J.J. Abrams
4) James Cameron
5) Martin Scorsese

Aug 14 - 01:40 AM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

In case people are wondering...Nolan is my favorite because TDK is my favorite film. I also love the rest of TDK Trilogy, Inception and The Prestige. Still need to see Memento though.

David Fincher because The Social Network is one of my favorite films and I love Seven, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Fight Club. Still need to see Zodiac.

J.J. because Star Trek(09) and ST:ID are two of my favorite films. I also really like Super 8 and find MI3 to be very entertaining and fun.

Cameron cause I love Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar. I also really like his Terminator films. The Abyss is also a movie I find entertaining by Cameron.

Scorsese because I love The Departed, Taxi Driver, and GoodFellas. I also really like Gangs of New York, Casino, and Shutter Island. I also think Hugo is an enjoyable film. Still need to see Raging Bull and The Aviator surprisingly.

Aug 14 - 01:58 AM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Every time I see one of my favorite films I always change things around. Switch Abrams with Scorsese and I think were golden now.

Oct 20 - 10:16 AM

Swishalicious29

Patrick Pillow

Tim Burton is easily my favorite. He has proven that he can make blockbusters (Batman, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), kids movies (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), horror (Beetlejuice), and heartfelt movies (Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish). He doesn't stick to one genre and has very unique material. Spielberg also has to be up there because he has made so many classic films. Quentin Tarantino hasn't released enough material to be the BEST, but he's one of my favorites. If you look at his work as a overall movie person, in terms of writer, director, producer, and actor hes one of the best.

Aug 12 - 02:15 PM

The Dude

The Dude Bond

Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained.
Christopher Nolan: The Dark Knight, Inception, Memento.
Steven Spielberg: Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Martin Scorcese: The Departed, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas.
J.J. Abrahms: Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Super 8.
David Fincher: Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network.
Stanley Kubrick: The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut.

Aug 9 - 09:43 AM

DO NOT FORGET MY NAME

Jesus Christ

In order: Stanley Kubrick, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Terry Gilliam, pre-1999 George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis

Aug 4 - 04:28 AM

Cole Bailey

Cole Bailey

Christopher Nolan(The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, The Prestige, Memento, Insomnia, Following). Alfred Hitchcock(Psycho, Family Plot, North By Northwest, The Birds, Strangers On A Plane, Topaz, Frenzy). Terence Young( Dr.No, From Russia with Love, Thunderball,Wait Until Dark). Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Trilogy, the Conversation, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Apocalypse Now, Dementia 13). Clint Eastwood ( Mystic River, Play Misty For Me, Unforgiven, The Gauntlet). Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Casino, Goodfellas, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Gangs Of New York, Shutter Island, The Aviator, Raging Bull).


This List Is In No Particular Order

Jul 30 - 09:38 AM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

1) Christopher Nolan
2) David Fincher
3) James Cameron
4) Martin Scorsese
5) J.J. Abrams

Jul 23 - 09:24 PM

Magnus Grant

Magnus Grant

1. George Lucas - I will defend the poor man to his grave. Is he flawless? No. I didn't like him tinkering with the original trilogy but I still love what he gave us with Star Wars and I will always defend the prequels to my grave. Episodes I and II are not as good as the original trilogy but I still think they're worth-defending movies. Episode III is just as great as the original trilogy in my opinion and American Graffiti is terrific as well

2. Ridley Scott - he occasionally makes a terrible movie in recent years but he was in his prime with Alien and Blade Runner (my second favourite movie of all time). I also thought Prometheus was a great film and can also be defended from haters like the SW prequels. A Good Year and Robin Hood were failures but he's overall a terrific director.

3. Christopher Nolan - Every single film he's made is at least a merely good film. The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Memento rank alongside my all time favourite movies. They some of the few blockbusters nowadays that actually challenge the mind and be compelling films unlike whatever crap Michael Bay puts out.

4. David Fincher - very versatile director. I love his directing style and the themes he puts out in his movies. Fight Club and The Social Network rank as his best films in my opinion.

4. Zack Snyder - Sucker Punch was awful but Watchmen and Man of Steel are underrated as hell and two of the best superhero films out there. Unlike what most people say, he isn't completely style over substance.

Jul 14 - 01:26 PM

Magnus Grant

Magnus Grant

Here's a few other favourite directors of mine (the comment above was long enough).

Stanley Kubrick - Incredibly influential. I will confess that he's not my all time favourite filmmaker but I won't deny that he is a visionary genius. His best films for me are Dr. Strangelove, 2001 and A Clockwork Orange (they tend to be everybody's).

Steven Spielberg - Surprisingly, his best movies to me are ones that people don't really mention very often. Munich and Minority Report. They were critically acclaimed on their original release but they hardly get any notice nowadays. I thought they were great movies and have many provocative themes. My other favourite movie by him is Raiders of the Lost Ark but that's one of his more revered films.

Quentin Tarantino - His films are a great mix between dramatically hard-core and laugh-out loud hilarious. I actually think his recent films; Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained are his best though Pulp Fiction is still a terrific masterwork.

Rian Johnson - I've only seen two of the three films he's directed; Brick and Looper. They're both awesome especially the latter and I hope he goes onto become a successful director with more hits.

Jul 14 - 02:26 PM

Magnus Grant

Magnus Grant

forgot to mention Akira Kuwosara. Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Rashomon and Yojimbo are all great works. I must credit him for influencing George Lucas as well. Without his innovation, they may have been no Star Wars.

Jul 14 - 03:24 PM

Spencer Thompson

Spencer Thompson

Alfred Hitchcock, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, The Coen Bros., Danny Boyle, David Fincher,
David O. Russell, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, John Hughes, Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, Robert Zemeckis, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder.

Jul 1 - 05:35 PM

Jérémie Amsallem

Jérémie Amsallem

Spielberg: Jurassic Park, Georges Lucas: Star Wars, Stanley Kubrick: 2001 A Space Odyssey, Martin Scorcece: The Departed, Robert Zemeckis: Back To The Future, Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather, Peter Jackson: The Return Of The King Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Christopher Nolan: The Dark Knight, Ridley Scott: Gladiator, Coen Brothers: True Grit

Jun 28 - 12:38 PM

Jérémie Amsallem

Jérémie Amsallem

for me: 1. Steven SPielberg 2. Georges Lucas 3. Stanley Kubrick 4.Martin Scorcese 5.Robert Zemeckis 6.Francis Ford Coppola 7.Peter Jackson 7.Quentin Tarantino 8.Christopher Nolan 9.Ridley Scott 10.Coen Brothers

Jun 28 - 12:34 PM

Chase R.

Chase Riser

Ridley Scott: Gladiator, Prometheus
James Cameron: Titanic, T2, Aliens
Quentin Tarantino: Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction
Christopher Nolan: The Dark Knight Trilogy
Tim Burton: Batman Returns(gorgeously shot)
David Fincher: Seven, Panic Room, The Social Network
Martin Scorsese: The Departed, Shutter Island, Gangs Of New York

Jun 22 - 12:07 AM

Hans Aeschbacher

Hans Aeschbacher


Top 5000
Ridley Scott
-Bladerunner
-Alien
-Gladiator
-Welcome to The Punch
-Prophets of Science Fiction
-American Gangster
-Black Hawk Down
-G.I. Jane
-Body of Lies
-Legend
-Alien

Jun 18 - 07:32 PM

Teenage Movie Expert

andres delgado

Probably the best are:
1. Stanley Kubrick: 2001 A Space Odyssey
2. Ingmar Bergman: The Seventh Seal
3. Alfred Hitchcock: North By Northwest
4. Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull
5. Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction (Some people might say that he is too early to tell, but you have to admit that (most) of his movies are beautifully crafted; with style)

P.S., if you thought Django Unchained was racist, then you obviously don't undestand how the South was pre-civil war.

Jun 17 - 10:52 AM

John Tyler

J *

Kathryn Bigelow, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin McDonagh, Neill Blomkamp, David Cronenberg, Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, Rian Johnson, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright, Terry Gilliam, and more.

Jun 17 - 10:07 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

*Applause* Magnificent list!

Jun 17 - 10:09 AM

John Tyler

J *

Wow, I'm on a roll this afternoon.

Jun 17 - 10:10 AM

Jim Barr

James Barr

Stanley Kubrick - "2001: A Space Odyssey", "Clockwork Orange", "Eyes Wide Shut"
Alfred Hitchcock - "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Psycho"
Martin Scorsese - "Taxi Driver", "Raging Bull", "Goodfellas"
David Lynch - "Eraserhead", "Blue Velvet", "Mulholland Drive"
Woody Allen - "Annie Hall", "Manhattan", "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Orson Welles - "Citizen Kane", "The Magnificent Ambersons", "Touch of Evil"
Francis Ford Coppola - "The Godfather Parts 1 & 2", "The Conversation", "Apocalypse Now"
The Coen Brothers - "Fargo", "The Big Lebowski", "No Country For Old Men"
Terry Gilliam - "Brazil", "The Fisher King", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Terrence Malick - "Badlands", "Days of Heaven", "The Tree of Life"
David Cronenberg - "The Fly", "Dead Ringers", "Naked Lunch"
Sidney Lumet - "Dog Day Afternoon", "Network", "Running on Empty"
Roman Polanski - "Repulsion", "Chinatown", "The Ghost Writer"
Billy Wilder - "Double Indemnity", "Sunset Boulevard", "The Apartment"
Federico Fellini - "La Dolce Vita", "8 1/2", "Amarcord"
David Fincher - "Se7en", "Fight Club", "Zodiac"
Richard Linklater - "Dazed and Confused", "Before Sunrise", "Waking Life"
Oliver Stone - "Platoon", "Wall Street", "JFK"
Steven Spielberg - "Jaws", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "Boogie Nights", "Magnolia", "There Will Be Blood"
Gus Van Zant - "Drugstore Cowboy", "My Own Private Idaho", "Last Days"
Darren Aronofsky - "Pi", "The Fountain", "Black Swan"
John Hughes - "Breakfast Club", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
Ridley Scott - "Alien", "Blade Runner", "Black Hawk Down"
Bernardo Bertolucci - "The Conformist", "The Last Emperor", "The Sheltering Sky"

Jun 17 - 10:05 AM

Judge Nikhil

nikhil bhardwaj

JAMES CAMERON,SATYAJIT RAY,ORSON WELLES,SERGIO LEONE,quentin tarantino,CHRISTOPHER nolan,john woo,sam peckinpah,fritz lang,alfred hitchcock,martin scorcese,william friedkin,john carpenter,sam raimi,ridley scott,stanley kubric,akira kurosawa,michael mann,steven spielberg,richard attenborough,guy hamilton,joss whedon,sidney lumet,raju hirani,ramesh sippy

Jun 16 - 08:58 PM

Judge Nikhil

nikhil bhardwaj

FRED ZINNEMANN

Jun 16 - 09:08 PM

Kyle Meisch

Kyle Meisch

Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman are at the top of my list. For each of them, most (if not all) of their entire filmography is worth seeing.

For Kubrick, my favorites are "2001," "Paths of Glory," & "The Shining."

For Bergman, my favorites are "Persona," "Winter Light," & "Wild Strawberries."

Other film directors worth checking out [for me at least] are as follows:

Krzysztof Kieslowski ("The Three Colors Trilogy")
Andrei Tarkovsky ("Solaris")
Akira Kurosawa ("Dreams" & "The Seven Samurai")
Ridley Scott ("Alien" & "Blade Runner")
Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream" & "The Fountain")
Christopher Nolan ("Memento" & "Batman Begins")

Short film directors worth seeing:

Arthur Lipsett ("Very Nice, Very Nice" & "21-87")
Chris Marker ("La Jetée")
Maya Deren ("Meshes of the Afternoon")

Jun 16 - 12:11 AM

John Abella

John Abella

Favorite director? Then you post a dozen directors? LOL...
For me, the best director is Peter Jackson.

Jun 16 - 12:09 AM

Kyle Meisch

Kyle Meisch

Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman are at the top of my list. For each of them, most (if not all) of their entire filmography is worth seeing.

For Kubrick, my favorites are "2001," "Paths of Glory," & "The Shining."

For Bergman, my favorites are "Persona," "Winter Light," & "Wild Strawberries."

Other film directors worth checking out [for me at least] are as follows:

Krzysztof Kieslowski ("The Three Colors Trilogy")
Andrei Tarkovsky ("Solaris")
Akira Kurosawa ("Dreams" & "The Seven Samurai")
Ridley Scott ("Alien" & "Blade Runner")
Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream" & "The Fountain")
Christopher Nolan ("Memento" & "Batman Begins")

Short film directors worth seeing:

Arthur Lipsett ("Very Nice, Very Nice" & "21-87")
Chris Marker ("La Jetée")
Maya Deren ("Meshes of the Afternoon")

I have other favorites but generally they are one-offs by their respective directors ("Lost In Translation," "Groundhog Day," "The Empire Strikes Back," etc).

Jun 16 - 12:05 AM

Kyle Meisch

Kyle Meisch

Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman are at the top of my list. For each of them, most (if not all) of their entire filmography is worth seeing.

For Kubrick, my favorites are "2001," "Paths of Glory," & "The Shining."

For Bergman, my favorites are "Persona," "Winter Light," & "Wild Strawberries."

Other film directors worth checking out [for me at least] are as follows:

Krzysztof Kie?lowski ("The Three Colors Trilogy")
Andrei Tarkovsky ("Solaris")
Akira Kurosawa ("Dreams" & "The Seven Samurai")
Ridley Scott ("Alien" & "Blade Runner")
Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream" & "The Fountain")
Christopher Nolan ("Memento" & "Batman Begins")

Short film directors worth seeing:

Arthur Lipsett ("Very Nice, Very Nice" & "21-87")
Chris Marker ("La Jetée")
Maya Deren ("Meshes of the Afternoon")

I have other favorites but generally they are one-offs by their respective directors ("Lost In Translation," "Groundhog Day," "The Empire Strikes Back," etc).

Jun 16 - 12:04 AM

god z.

god zilla

Christopher Nolan, QT.

Jun 15 - 07:48 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Wow never heard of those guys. I'll check them out for sure!

Jun 15 - 09:21 PM

Oscar Lozoya

Oscar Lozoya

Quentin Tarantino
Christopher Nolan
Ang Lee
Steven Spielberg
David O. Russell
Peter Jackson

Jun 15 - 07:17 PM

Michael P.

Michael Mackenzie

Not to say that I like all of their films (and in no particular order):

Alfred Hitchcock
David Lean
William Wyler
Frank Capra
Akira Kirosawa
Fred Zinnemann
Andrzej Wajda
Roman Polanski
Ang Lee
Tom Hooper (although he hasn't done that many films yet)

Don't more people watch classic cinema? Or are most of us just Nolan worshipers and admirers of whoever else? Nolan's good, but he's close to being a one-trick pony. And that one trick (all the cynical darkness and bad-assery) appeals to 20-something dudes who like their heroes just a little on the evil side because it connects with their sense of skepticism toward authority and traditionalism.

Jun 15 - 07:02 AM

Judge Nikhil

nikhil bhardwaj

good points about nolan

Jun 15 - 07:14 AM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

I like you points about Nolan. He's one of my favorite directors but the type of praise he's getting on this thread is ridiculous same with Quentin Tarantino to an extent as well.

Jun 15 - 02:52 PM

Michael P.

Michael Mackenzie

^

Jun 15 - 09:12 PM

Mr k.

Mr khan

Nolan strives to keep a theme to his movies that convey a sense of being iconic. This always needs the presence of idea to found the film that will conflict with the viewer's mind. Examples are time-discontinuity in Memento. If you break it down, none of Nolan's film are actually that complex when you take a step back. It's the manner in which they are told, and the questions he can pose using certain formats (Memento and Inception being the best examples here) that make them so interesting and incredible. Works better with actors than the set what i mean is that there is no doubt that The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises have stunning set pieces, but the characters are the core of it. All of his films to date have focused on some sort of obsessive tendencies of characters and how it affects those around them and that is another talent that Chris has. He wants his audiences to consistently impute that they are looking at something larger than life and this is where all the previous points I made tie in through the amazing filmmaker that is Nolan. The characters he presents to us are deep and well thought out to the tiniest detail. The fact that they are major players in industry even in small roles Nolan makes us believe even more in the fact that we're watching something special. There are no details that are too small to be tied together in his projects. This is the world of Christopher Nolan and in time more will understand it. By than people can continue to use the word "fanboy" to descibe his fans lol.

Jun 15 - 07:38 PM

Michael P.

Michael Mackenzie

Nice of you to cut and paste this from another post you made.

But seriously, I never said Nolan was a bad filmmaker. I said that his range is limited. And some of your comments bear this out.

Jun 15 - 09:16 PM

Michael P.

Michael Mackenzie

Not to say that I like all of their films (and in no particular order):

Alfred Hitchcock
David Lean
William Wyler
Frank Capra
Akira Kirosawa
Fred Zinnemann
Andrzej Wajda
Roman Polanski
Ang Lee
Tom Hooper (although he hasn't done that many films yet)

Don't more people watch classic cinema? Or are we really all just Nolan worshipers and admirers of whoever else? Nolan's good, but he's close to being a one-trick pony. And that one trick (all the cynical darkness and bad-assery) appeals to 20-something dudes who like their heroes just a little on the evil side because it connects with their sense of skepticism toward authority and traditionalism.

Jun 15 - 06:58 AM

Michael P.

Michael Mackenzie

Not to say that I like all of their films (and in no particular order):

Alfred Hitchcock
David Lean
William Wyler
Frank Capra
Akira Kirosawa
Fred Zinnemann
Andrzej Wajda
Roman Polanski
Ang Lee
Tom Hooper (although he hasn't done that many films yet)

Doesn't anyone watch classic cinema?

Jun 15 - 06:51 AM

Victor Speller

Victor Speller

Not in order....instead for Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
Quentin Tarantino
Coen Brothers
Tom DeSimone (Exploitation B-film director of the 80s like The Concrete Jungle and Reform School Girls, which is one of the best WIP exploitation films of all times.)
Penny Marshall (Underrated director who's got snubed of Oscar nominations)
Michael Cimino
William Friedkin
Barry Levinson
Patty Jenkins (I know she only directed Monster, but Monster is a masterpiece.)
Brian DePalma
Francis Ford Coppola

Jun 13 - 12:26 PM

Natalia Silva

Natalia Silva

1. Christopher Nolan
2. Martin Scorsese
3. Ridley Scott
4. Wes Anderson
5. David Fincher

Jun 13 - 08:59 AM

Shritan Varma

Shritan Varma

1.christopher nolan

from now not in order....

steven spielsberg
ang lee
george lucas for startwars
jj abrahams
quentin

Jun 13 - 07:37 AM

Veronica Gorosito

Veronica Gorosito

My classic favorites:
Hitchcock
Buñuel
Huston
Tarkovski
Lumet

And now Hanek, Lynch, Wes Anderson, Cantet, Vinterberg, Joon-ho, Wong Park, Payne, Koreda, Martel, Lisandro Alonso, Paul Thomas Anderson. And I like too Aronofsky.

Jun 13 - 06:49 AM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

I have to admit, I can't stand Sidney Lumet's movies. His directing style is so bland, there is no personality to it.

Jun 14 - 01:35 PM

David Jones

David Jones

Michael Mann: Heat, Manhunter, Collateral,Thief. The one Director that will draw me to a movie, regardless of what it is.....Chris Nolan: every film he has made so far is good. Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas, The Departed, and his other classics. Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan. Paul Thomas Anderson, There will be Blood. Stanely Kubrick, every film. Ridley Scott, Alien,Gladiator and many of his other's, including G.I Jane! And believe it or not, I have loved every fim directed by Mel Gibson, including Apocalypto.The Coen Brothers also make my list. Oh Brother where art thou being my favorite.

Jun 13 - 05:14 AM

Benedict M.

Benedict McQuarrie

Shawn Levy, motherfuckers. He is better than all those hacks.

Jun 12 - 09:43 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Obvious troll. Shawn Levy is terrible and you know it.

Jun 12 - 09:53 PM

Benedict M.

Benedict McQuarrie

FUCK YOU, BITCH! The Internship is hilarious!

Jun 12 - 09:55 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Haven't seen it. Never will. Except maybe when it comes on basic cable in a year. Also, are you Carlos Lo?

Jun 13 - 04:03 AM

Victor Speller

Victor Speller

Man, McQuarrie, shut the fuck up! You don't know shit about movies, stupid cocksucker!

Jun 13 - 12:10 PM

Benedict M.

Benedict McQuarrie

GO SUCK YOUR OWN COCK, SPELLER!

Jun 13 - 01:43 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

Has anyone here ever heard of Luc Besson? Francois Truffaut?

Jun 12 - 01:15 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Yeah.. I'm not a big Besson fan, find his stuff too... I don't know... Truffaut is fine.

Jun 12 - 01:32 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

Fine? FINE?! You bite your own tongue! I'll wait..

Jun 12 - 01:41 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

I like that you gave props to Death Proof though, Tarantino said it was his worst and I completely disagree. You should see Ms. 45 if you haven't based on your interests I think you'd love it.

Jun 12 - 02:07 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Hahaha sorry!!! I don't know him THAT well, but I've liked what I've seen... And Death Proof I adore.

I'll look up Ms. 45!!

Jun 13 - 07:08 AM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

I just love La Femme Nikita and Leon: the Professional, the music and cinematography and pacing are really unique.

Jun 13 - 11:38 AM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

Did you forget Trainspotting in Danny Boyle's section?

Jun 12 - 02:10 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Haven't seen it yet, so I couldn't include it. It's on my list of films to watch, though!

Jun 13 - 03:48 AM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

I like Francois Truffaut, but French New Wave was never really my thing. Their style is a little too sporadic for me. The only director of that I era that I can say I "loved" was Jean-Pierre Melville. "Le Samourai" and "Army of Shadows" some ridiculously cool movies.

Jun 12 - 07:39 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

I liked how interactive the New Wave was. It invested a lot in character. The worst sporadic stuff came out of the 90s dogma films that I always thought was a pretty weird evolution of the FNW. Le Samourai is incredible, I really like Andre Bazin and La Regle du Jeu. The 400 blows is in my top 3 worldwide films forever though.

Jun 12 - 09:41 PM

Veronica Gorosito

Veronica Gorosito

yess I love Jean-Pierre Melville, Le Samourai is a really cool movie

Jun 13 - 06:38 AM

Ricardo Padilla Herrera

Ricardo Padilla Herrera

Christopher Nolan - Inception is a perfect movie

Jun 12 - 12:54 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

In what sense is it perfect?

Jun 12 - 01:16 PM

Benedict M.

Benedict McQuarrie

More like, the worst movie ever made.

Jun 12 - 01:17 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

In the technical sense it's good, but the script has some problems and it's kinda hole-ey. I thought The Prestige was Nolan's best. You watch it a second time with more knowledge and its actually BETTER than the first time! You can't say that about much.

Jun 12 - 01:18 PM

Michael P.

Michael Mackenzie

Inception is a slick and clever movie. That's it. It is "frickin awesome" and fanboys worship it, but its range is limited and its premise a bit gimmicky.

Jun 15 - 06:53 AM

Jevon Adams

Jevon Adams

Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kill Bill 1&2)
Martin Scorcese - (Goodfellas, The Departed, Taxi Driver)
Christopher Nolan - (Memento, Insomnia, Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception)
Steven Soderbergh - (Traffic, Ocean's Trilogy, Side Effects, Magic Mike)
Ben Affleck (Even though he is relatively new he has hit three homeruns so far , hope he keeps it up) - (Gone , Baby Gone, The Town, Argo)

Steven Spielberg - (Schindler's List, A.I., Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan, )

Jun 12 - 06:31 AM

All-Knowing Panda

The Panda

Director and top 3 movies (Not in Order)

Orson Welles - Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Othello

Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest (So many good ones, really hard to pick 3)

Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather (add Part 2 in also), Apocalypse Now, The Conversation

Charles Chaplin - The Great Dictator, Monsieur Verdoux, A King in New York

Frank Capra - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's A Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night

Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love

Quentin Tarentino - Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds

Michael Curtiz - Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Life With Father

David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Great Expectations

Ridley Scott - Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator

Milos Forman - Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The People Vs. Larry Flynt

Michael Bay - Pearl Harbor, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys 2

Ok, ok the last one is a joke

Jun 11 - 10:55 PM

All-Knowing Panda

The Panda

I tried to add in a few of my favorite directors that are still making movies, also.

Jun 11 - 11:05 PM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

That's a cool list. You should try watching some foreign directors works.

Jun 12 - 07:37 PM

Shritan Varma

Shritan Varma

yea i know but almost no one is interested....i know the feeling to be indian soham

Jun 13 - 07:39 AM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

I like yours a lot. Though I'd put on Terrence Malick for sure. Tree of Life is one of my favorites and all of his others are good.

Jun 11 - 06:44 PM

Diego Tutweiller

The Artist Formerly Known as Tutweiller

Uwe Boll
Adam Sandler
Michael Bay
William Shatner
Tommy Wiseau

Jun 11 - 05:34 PM

Max M.

The Dude

You forgot Roland Emmerich and Rob Cohen.

Jun 13 - 03:52 AM

Diego Tutweiller

The Artist Formerly Known as Tutweiller

ROLAND EMMERICH IS GOD. HE DIRECTED INDEPENDENCE DAY.

Jul 3 - 09:14 AM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

My 10 Greatest (with 3 fav movies of each):

Akira Kurosawa (Yojimbo, Seven Samurai, Sanjuro)
Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, The Circus, The Great Dictator)
David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive, The Straight Story)
Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service)
Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, Boogie Nights)
Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in America)
Satyajit Ray (The Chess Players, Pathar Panchali, Days and Nights in the Forest)
Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan)
Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life)

Jun 11 - 05:21 PM

Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

This is a smart list. A lot of the people listing Nolan could learn a thing or two from watching a handful of these.

Jun 12 - 01:20 PM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

Thanks! I like Chris Nolan, but it is more than obvious that the people who are listing him have barely watched any movies at all!

Jun 12 - 07:29 PM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

My 10 Greatest (with 3 fav movies of each):

Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, The Circus, The Great Dictator)
David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive, The Straight Story)
Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service)
Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, Boogie Nights)
Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in America)
Satyajit Ray (The Chess Players, Pathar Panchali, Days and Nights in the Forest)
Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan)
Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life)
Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Into the Abyss)

Jun 11 - 05:19 PM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

I'll give you 5:

Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times, The Kid)
Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Throne of Blood)
Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line)
Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Jaws, Schindler's List)
Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service)

Jun 11 - 05:06 PM

Caleb Paasche

Caleb Paasche

Christopher Nolan- Everything

Jun 11 - 02:18 PM

cinematografo

Lore G.

Classic Orson Wells and Hitchcock, down to Scorcese and Bigelow, but, Joel Coen up, up there.
With a separate list for foreign directors

Jun 11 - 01:33 PM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Goodfellas
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood, Magnolia
Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining
Christopher Nolan - Memento, The Dark Knight
Steve Mcqueen - Shame, Hunger

Jun 11 - 12:57 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Nice! Another Steve McQueen fan!

Jun 11 - 01:02 PM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

Yep! He makes such powerful cinematic experiences and is such a smart individual. I can't wait to see 'Twelve Years a Slave' it has such a great cast.

Jun 11 - 01:23 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Definitely. Shame is a masterpiece and one of my all time favorite films. Hunger was fantastic as well. And I am also greatly anticipating Twelve Years a Slave.

Also, nice favorite movie list. You have good taste.

Jun 11 - 01:27 PM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

Shame is such a horrific film (in the best way) and I love the ambiguity of the ending of it. And the Riot officer scene in Hunger is one of the most powerful scenes in a film I have seen in recent years.

Thank you, I have so much yet to see so I am quite sure my list will fluctuate more and more! :)

Jun 11 - 01:36 PM

santosh p.

santosh patnaik

Have you unintentionally left out nolan??

Jun 11 - 08:23 AM

Caleb Paasche

Caleb Paasche

That's what I thought too

Jun 11 - 02:08 PM

BobHarris

Rich Aurillia

Nolan troll thread

Jun 11 - 02:20 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

No, it was intentional... I'm not a huge Nolan fan. I mean, I'll watch his stuff, and it's fine, but I only find Memento to be 'great.'

Jun 12 - 01:33 PM

pitvipersg

Soham Gadre

Nolan is good, but he's not all-time great. I mean, the guy has barely completed even 1/4 of the amount of "great" films that guys like Hitchcock, Scorsese, Chaplin and others have done. He has 2 "great" movies (The Dark Knight, Memento), and a few ok ones.

Jun 12 - 07:43 PM

Teddy Turecki

Teddy Turecki

David Lean and Bernardo Bertolucci are untouchable in my opinion. They transcend the cinema and have a very special place in my heart. God bless the masters of craft; where would we be without them?

Jun 10 - 11:00 AM

Tommy South

Zack Snyder

Terrence Malick-Days of Heaven, Badlands, the thin red line
David Lynch- The Elephant man, Mulholland Drive
Martin Scorsese- Taxi Driver, raging bull
Orson Welles- citizen Kane, the Trial
Hayao Miyazaki-Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away

Jun 10 - 10:03 AM

Judge Nikhil

nikhil bhardwaj

Orson Welles:CITIZEN KANE,TOUCH OF EVIL Stanley Kubrick:The Killing,2001: A Space Odyssey James Cameron:Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator John WOO:Face/Off, Hard Boiled,The Killer Quentin Tarantino:PULP FICTION, Reservoir Dogs Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in the West, For a Few Dollars More Satyajit Ray:Shatranj Ke Khilari,The World of Apu

Jun 10 - 09:43 AM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Christopher Nolan - My favorite film is The Dark Knight; he's also made other great films like Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises and The Prestige.

Steven Spielberg - Schindler's List, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, ET, Minority Report....the list goes on and on

James Cameron - Aliens, Avatar, Titanic, Terminator 1 & 2. The first three movies I listed are in my top 15.

David Fincher - The Social Network is my second favorite film of all time and is a modern classic. Fight Club, Seven, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Zodiac are all great films as well.

Quentin Tarantino - A very entertaing director who can also write crazy good. I love Django Unchained, Inglorious Bastards, Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2, and also like Pulp Fiction.

J.J. Abrams - Both Star Trek 09 and Into Darkness are in my top ten favorite of all time. I just love the characters, actors, action, effects, humor - there just the pretty much perfect entertainment films in my opinion. I also like Super 8 and MI3.




Jun 10 - 08:13 AM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

what do you think of Insomnia and Memento?

Jun 11 - 08:28 AM

All-Knowing Panda

The Panda

The Social Network and The Dark Knight are good, but really number one and two?

This list is pretty much the majority of the popular directors right now.

Jun 11 - 11:01 PM

David Watkins

David Watkins

Stanley Kubrick
Quentin Tarantino
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorsese
Christopher Nolan
Nicholas Winding Refn

Jun 10 - 03:59 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Great list!

Jun 10 - 04:20 AM

Gimhana Fernando

Gimhana Fernando

Take out Nicholas Winding Refn and place Francais Ford Coppola and you get my list.

Jun 11 - 06:39 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Seriously? Why take out Refn?

Jun 11 - 08:13 AM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

I can see where you're coming from. That's a tough switch even though Coppola has all the awards and classic films to back it up. Refn has a good body of work but Coppola has a greater body of work.

Jun 11 - 08:30 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Coppola has made what I consider to be the best film ever made (Apocalypse Now) but he also has a lot (LOT) of flops... I wouldn't take out Refn... Probably take out Nolan or Spielberg instead...

Jun 12 - 01:34 PM

Gimhana Fernando

Gimhana Fernando

Just my opinion man.I prefer Coppola anyways,and I see I'm in the minority here.

Jun 11 - 08:24 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Alright, just curious.

Jun 12 - 01:35 PM

TheMovieGuy

Robbie Moore

Ok the greatest movie director of all time is STEVEN SPIELBERG

Jun 10 - 03:28 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I agree more with the guy who said Tommy Wiseau than with you

Jun 10 - 09:08 AM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Then, quite simply, you are a fool. Spielberg has directed some of the best movies of all time

Jun 11 - 01:08 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

That's purely subjective. So no.

Jun 11 - 02:26 PM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Subjective, yes, but Spielberg is still widely considered to be one of the best directors of all time

Jun 11 - 02:52 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

George Bush was widely considered to be a good president.

Jun 11 - 07:32 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Bwahahahahahahahaha!

Jun 12 - 09:54 PM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

*Sci-fi director

Jun 11 - 08:30 AM

All-Knowing Panda

The Panda

Not greatest, that goes to either Welles, Hitchcock, or Chaplin. Maybe Coppola but he isn't as consistent as the above three.

Jun 11 - 11:02 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

*Kubrick

Jun 12 - 01:35 PM

EntertainMeOrDie

Liam Neeson Trollfighter

The only real director there is:
Tommy Wiseau.

Jun 9 - 11:10 AM

John Tyler

J *

230 comments FTW.

Jun 9 - 08:36 AM

Jamie Edwards

Jamie Edwards

1. quinten tarantino
2 . matin scorscese
3. steven speilberg
4. christopher nolan
5. ridley scott

Jun 9 - 02:31 AM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

I'd replace Ridley Scott for Alfred Hitchcock, but the rest is exactly how I'd put it.

Jun 9 - 06:08 AM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

I'd switch Tarantino and Scorscese

Jun 11 - 08:31 AM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Tarantino is more of a daring director than Scorsese

Jun 11 - 01:09 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

To a certain extent yes.

Jun 11 - 01:38 PM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

Tarantino may be more bold than Scorsese right now but Scorsese's filmography still trumps over Tarantino's.

Jun 11 - 01:46 PM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Scorsese has made some great movies (Raging Bull being his best, in my opinion), but he's yet to create a film as smart and as mind-blowing as Pulp Fiction

Jun 11 - 02:05 PM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

Yeah I suppose the dialogue in Pulp Fiction is some of the best in cinematic history, one of my favorite films for sure but I still think something like Taxi Driver is such a heartier film. There's much more going in within it. And Pulp Fiction is Tarantino's best but not much else I think really of his puts anything from Scorsese's line of work to the test. They're a tad hard to measure up against each other.

Jun 11 - 02:17 PM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

I think some of his movies are better, like Taxi Driver and The Departed, and some his style works for his movies, but they shouldn't be compared because they're completely different directors.

Jun 13 - 04:21 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

1. Tim Burton - All of them, though Dark Shadows was the closest he's ever gotten to disappointing me. His best are definitely Edward Scissorhands, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Beetljuice, & Batman Returns.

2. Guillermo Del Toro - Anything he directed.

3. Hayao Miyazaki - Anything he directed (and anything that Ghibli has done in general [have yet to see Tales of Earthsea])

4. John Musker & Ron Clements - Anything they directed, best ones are definitely The Little Mermaid, The Princess & the Frog, & Aladdin. (and also any director that directed the good Disney animated movies that have nothing to do with the garbage CGI & Pixar stuff (save for Tangled)

5. David Yates - Anything he's directed that was Harry Potter.

6. Alfonso Cuaron - Anything he's directed.

7. Frank Oz - Little Shop of Horrors, The Great Muppet Caper

8. Ridley Scott - Alien, Promtheus, Blade Runner

9. Sam Fell & Chris Butler - ParaNorman

10. Henry Selick - Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James & the Giant Peach

11. Gary Ross - The Hunger Games, Pleasantville

12. James Cameron - Terminator 2, Avatar, Terminator, Titanic

13. Craig Brewer - Footloose, Black Snake Moan

14. Stephen Speilberg - Too many to mention & to pick very little of.

15. Ang Lee - Hulk, Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain

16. Adam Shankman - Hairspray, Rock of Ages

17. Brad Bird - The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

18. Nathan Greno & Byron Howard - Tangled

19. Zack Snyder - 300, Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead

20. Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bil 1 & 2, Django Unchained, Sin City

21. Don Bluth - Anastasia, The Land Before Time

22. Robert Zemeckis - Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forest Gump, Cast awa, Back to the Future

Jun 8 - 10:15 PM

Market Man

Eric Shankle

Nice choice with Burton, although I would swipe out Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Batman Returns for Big Fish and Ed Wood when naming his best, but that's just my opinion. Still all very good films.

Jun 8 - 10:42 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Charlie & the chocolate Factory is one of his masterpieces, so it's not happening; as beautiful & genius as Big Fish was.

Jun 10 - 11:57 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Not sure you can count the two minutes Tarantino directed in Sin City as something he did, but... okay...

Jun 10 - 06:05 AM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

Is this in order?

Jun 11 - 08:32 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Only the first 3. The rest, no.

Jun 11 - 02:18 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

I'm actually mad at myself for overlooking Hayao Miyazaki. The man is absolutely brilliant. Spirited Away is also one of my favorite films of all time.

Jun 13 - 12:51 PM

Trenton Ledford

Trenton Ledford

Quentin didn't direct sin city. He only directed one small scene .

Jun 12 - 02:10 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Makes no difference to me.

Jun 13 - 12:47 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

uh huh...

Jun 13 - 12:50 PM

Veronica Gorosito

Veronica Gorosito

Alfonso Cuaron, yeah... "The children of men" is awesome

Jun 13 - 06:54 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Children of Men, & A Little Princess are his best.

Jun 13 - 12:49 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

1. Tim Burton - All of them, though Dark Shadows was the closest he's ever gotten to disappointing me. His best are definitely Edward Scissorhands, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Beetljuice, & Batman Returns.

2. Guillermo Del Toro - Anything he directed.

3. Hayao Miyazaki - Anything he directed (and anything that Ghibli has done in general [have yet to see Tales of Earthsea])

4. John Musker & Ron Clements - Anything they directed, best ones are definitely The Little Mermaid, The Princess & the Frog, & Aladdin. (and also any director that directed the good Disney animated movies that have nothing to do with the garbage CGI & Pixar stuff (save for Tangled)

5. David Yates - Anything he's directed that was Harry Potter.

6. Alfonso Cuaron - Anything he's directed.

7. Frank Oz - Little Shop of Horrors, The Great Muppet Caper

8. Ridley Scott - Alien, Promtheus, Blade Runner

9. Sam Fell & Chris Butler - ParaNorman

10. Henry Selick - Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James & the Giant Peach

11. Gary Ross - The Hunger Games, Pleasantville

12. James Cameron - Terminator 2, Avatar, Terminator, Titanic

13. Craig Brewer - Footloose, Black Snake Moan

14. Stephen Speilberg - Too many to mention & to pick very little of.

15. Ang Lee - Hulk, Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain

16. Adam Shankman - Hairspray, Rock of Ages

17. Brad Bird - The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

18. Nathan Greno & Byron Howard - Tangled

19. Zack Snyder - 300, Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead

20. Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bil 1 & 2, Django Unchained, Sin City

21. Don Bluth - Anastasia, The Land Before Time

Jun 8 - 10:11 PM

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Jun 8 - 01:23 PM

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Jun 8 - 01:23 PM

Kristina Havenhand

Kristina Havenhand

Two good films......momento and dark knight. Rest not so good. Mediocre but not great.

Jun 8 - 01:36 PM

John Tyler

J *

First, you hate Last Crusade and now, you don't like the majority of Chris Nolan's work. I don't wanna live in this fucking word anymore!

Jun 8 - 01:39 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

*World

Jun 8 - 01:44 PM

John Tyler

J *

Spelling errors are common.

Jun 8 - 03:48 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

*Memento. If you're gonna be a bitch, go to bitchtopia.

Jun 8 - 01:43 PM

Kristina Havenhand

Kristina Havenhand

Why all the spelling gimps on here. Who cares. And I stand by.....memento is amazing. Dark knight is amazing. Apart from that, everything else just standard fare. Look at the others I mention and each of there work pisses all over the rest of nolans. As much I love memento and dark knight.

Jun 8 - 02:39 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Inception is one of the finest Sci-Fi films in YEARS. And my 4th favorite Sci-Fi film of all time.

Jun 8 - 03:36 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

Why all the dumb bitches think they have rights like us real humans (men)

Jun 8 - 03:57 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

I happen to think Inception is very overrated.

Jun 8 - 04:45 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Meh...kinda true.

Jun 8 - 10:31 PM

santosh p.

santosh patnaik

you didnt like the prestige,insomnia,following??....its time you switch off the TV showing cartoon network since yesterday!!!

Jun 11 - 08:26 AM

Travis

Brian Hamilton

Insomnia was such a bore. The pacing of the movie wasn't good--Robin Williams was the only reason I finished it because he was so good in it. Not a great movie but an ok one.

Jun 11 - 01:26 PM

scifimark

scifi mark

omg!! someone doesnt like ALL the nolan movies. Prestige was weak but i like all his other works for the most part.

Jun 14 - 08:23 PM

Jakub Gronowski

Jakub Gronowski

Looking at these lists..apparently no one has seen any films before 1980

Jun 8 - 04:08 PM

John Tyler

J *

I saw Dr. Strangelove and Clockwork Orange.

Jun 9 - 05:36 AM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

I'm a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, so I've seen plenty of films before 1980.

Jun 9 - 06:10 AM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Goldfinger is one of my favorite films.

Jun 11 - 01:39 PM

Phillip P.

Phil Payton

You're probably already aware but i feel i have to say this come on Greg Scorsese - not a criticism just surprised to not see him listed.

1.Scorsese - My top choice without a doubt. Taxi Driver is my favourite film of all time. Goodfellas is in my eyes the best gangster film of all time same goes for Raging Bull in the boxing genre.

The rest in no order.

Fincher - Se7en, social network and of cause Zodiac which is massively overlooked.
Ang Lee - Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger.
Coen Brothers - true Grit, No country for old men, Fargo.
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, The Master.
Tarantino - Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained
Kubrick - Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket
Hitchcock - Psycho, Vertigo
Zemeckis - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Flight, Back to the Future.
Hayao Miyazaki - My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso.

Affleck, Shane Black and Zack Snyder are probably the next few but they need more films under their belt for me to consider.

and as final note since you asked about your choices. in my view Edger Wright is probably most disliked director - beside the obvious Boll. And i know this won't be a popular view but Shaun of the Dead is the worst film i have ever seen.

Jun 8 - 01:10 PM

All-Knowing Panda

The Panda

I don't think Snyder is going to end up as one of the best directors out there.

Jun 11 - 11:04 PM

Kyland Heuvel

Kyland Heuvel

My top ten directors(bear with me these aren't in my favorites order)

Martin Scosese- The Departed, Raging Bull
Ang Lee- Sense and Sensibility, Brokeback Mountain
David O. Russell- Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter
The Coen Brothers- No Country For Old Men, True Grit
Wes Anderson- The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited
Steven Spielberg- Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, E.T.
Paul Thomas Anderson- There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights
Christopher Nolan- Dark Knight Trilogy, Memento, The Prestige
Guillermo Del Toro- Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy
Francis Ford Coppola- The Godfather(nuff said!)


Jun 8 - 02:02 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

My top ten in no particular order including my favorite film by each director...

David Lynch- Eraserhead
Stanley Kubrick- A Clockwork Orange
David Cronenberg- Naked Lunch
Roman Polanski- Repulsion
Martin Scorsese- Raging Bull
Darren Aronofsky- Requiem for a Dream
David Fincher- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Takashi Miike- tie between Audition and Ichi the Killer
John Carpenter- The Thing
Wes Anderson- tie between The Life Aquatic and The Royal Tenenbaums

Jun 7 - 11:30 AM

hollis m.

hollis mills

raging bull...man thats a great movie

Jun 7 - 02:42 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Of all the movies I've seen, I've probably seen Raging Bull most frequently. I love that movie.

Jun 8 - 07:41 AM

Kristina Havenhand

Kristina Havenhand

Fincher, Spielberg, Boyle, tarrintino, Kubrick and Scorsese. Every film these guys have ever made. Apart from the abomination that was The Last Crusade.

Jun 7 - 10:39 AM

Shaun D.

Steven Harris

Of all the directors, why mistype Tarantino?

Jun 8 - 03:26 AM

John Tyler

J *

The Last Crusade was fucking awesome. And you spelled Tarantino wrong.

Jun 8 - 07:59 AM

Kristina Havenhand

Kristina Havenhand

Didn't know it was a spelling test, and last crusade was shit......

Jun 8 - 12:31 PM

John Tyler

J *

In what world is Kingdom of the Crystal Skull better than The Last Crusade?

Jun 8 - 01:05 PM

Kristina Havenhand

Kristina Havenhand

Neither. They are both shit in fairness

Jun 8 - 01:16 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

I may be out of my element here but I didn't like Crystal Skull or The Last Crusade either.

Jun 8 - 04:46 PM

John Tyler

J *

What was bad about Last Crusade?

Jun 9 - 05:39 AM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

Well, Chase, there's a difference between disliking something and calling it a piece of shit.

Jun 9 - 06:11 AM

John Tyler

J *

Disliking Indy 3 --> Opinion respected
Calling Indy 3 a POS --> Opinion condemned

Jun 9 - 06:38 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Ah, point taken. John, I don't think I'm being very fair about Last Crusade. I saw it once many years ago, didn't care for it, and never watched it again. Perhaps I should I pick it up again. You gave Martyrs another chance.

Jun 9 - 08:28 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Shut the fuck up, Chase, you're out of your element. You're out of your element, Chase. Shut the fuck up. Jesus. This reminds me of one time, back in 'nam, with some stooge named Tex... kept fucking it up with Charlie. Know why? He was out of his fucking element, like you, Chase, so shut the fuck up.

Jun 9 - 10:02 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I may be far out of my element but Shpielberg himself is overrated as fuck

Jun 8 - 10:08 PM

Kristina Havenhand

Kristina Havenhand

Each to there own I say. Some of my favourite films have been done by directors that have done nothing before or since. Oh, and Greg calm down kid.....no need.

Jun 9 - 10:09 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Lol it's no big deal. It's a reference from The Big Lebowski. Thank you, though.

Jun 9 - 10:13 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Lol I appreciate it but it's no big deal. Greg is using a reference from The Big Lebowski.

Jun 9 - 10:14 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Sorry, but Chase was out of his element.

(I LOVE that movie... such a fun flick.)

Jun 12 - 01:36 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Lol me too, man.

Jun 12 - 01:44 PM

Daniel Slanicz

Daniel Slanicz

My Top 10 filmmakers, also the most stylish directors

Quentin Tarantino- Pulp Fiction, Kill-Bill, Django Unchained
Christopher Nolan- Memento, Dark Knight Trilogy, The Prestige
David Fincher- Fight Club, Seven, The Game
Nicolas Winding Refn- Pusher Trilogy, Drive, Bronson
Stanley Kubrick- A Clockwork Orange, Shining, Spartacus
Luis Bunuel- An Andalusian Dog, The Exterminating Angel,
Alfred Hitchcock- Vertigo, Rear Window, Rope, The Birds
Guy Ritchie- Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels, Snatch
Zack Snyder- Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen
Woody Allen- Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris

Jun 7 - 04:53 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Although they are all stylish, many of them shouldn't be considered one of the most 'stylish.' Tim Burton is damn stylish, as is Park Chan-Wook, Don Coscarelli, Terry Gilliam... Chris Nolan isn't all that stylish with his filmmaking...

Jun 7 - 02:16 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Dario Argento is the king of style over substance

Jun 7 - 07:46 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Although I really do like your list, I was just pointing that out....

Jun 7 - 02:17 PM

Daniel Slanicz

Daniel Slanicz

My Top 10 filmmakers, also the most stylish directors

Quentin Tarantino
Christopher Nolan
David Fincher
Nicolas Winding Refn
Stanley Kubrick
Luis Bunuel
Alfred Hitchcock
Guy Ritchie
Zack Snyder
Woody Allen

Jun 7 - 04:45 AM

Daniel Slanicz

Daniel Slanicz

My Top 10 filmmakers/Most stylist directors

Quentin Tarantino
Christopher Nolan
David Fincher
Nicolas Winding Refn
Stanley Kubrick
Luis Bunuel
Alfred Hitchcock
Guy Ritchie
Zack Snyder
Woody Allen

Jun 7 - 04:44 AM

Vedant Naik

Vedant Naik

Top 10 filmmakers:
Number 5: Nicolas Winding Refn- Amazing director who really makes amazing stories and fills it with pure attitude and muscle. Would have been higher but I dislike his penchant for violence, blood and gore....its a bit disturbing really.

Number 4: Tony Scott- This man has made some of the most action-packed adrenaline pumping films ever. I loved Top gun and Unstoppable in particular. He makes a popcorn flick with loads of effects and stunts yet still keeps the story in mind. At number 4 because he has not made THAT many CLASS films.

Number 3: J.J Abrams- Again an amazing director who founded bad robot productions and directed films like MI:2 or 3 and rebooted the Star Tred movies (which I absolutely love) He brings out great performances and is an actor's director. Would have been higher but two main things that pull him down is that he has not been around for long and that he prefers to be a producer even though he is a top notch director.

Number 2: Clint Eastwood- What a man! That's all I can say. Pure Class fits in perfectly too. Amazing Actor and Director and a lot of his methods of making film more efficient has influenced me as a film-maker.

Number 1: Christopher Nolan- An amazing writer, An amazing director. Re-booted Batman but brought the ENTIRE superhero genre back to life. His work on Inception was marvellous and his methods of filming are what I follow a lot.

Jun 6 - 07:21 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Actually John Woo directed MI:2.
Solid list though, brother

Jun 6 - 07:23 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Actually John Woo directed MI:2.
Solid list though, brah

Jun 6 - 07:24 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I'm really loving the number of people throwing Nicolas Winding Refn out there... I adore his work. While I get how someone doesn't enjoy watching the violence in his films, I feel it usually adds something to it. It's rarely unnecessary.

Jun 6 - 07:48 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Same here.

Jun 7 - 01:26 AM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Christopher Nolan are probably my top five in no order

Jun 6 - 05:43 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Nice.

Jun 6 - 06:12 PM

Ricardo Pizzi

Ricardo Pizzi

Scorsese is amazing, The Departed. But Spielberg.

Man his movies are near to perfection (the exception being the last Indiana Jones). It's just almost always a guarantee with Steven Spielberg.

Also, he would have been great if he was the director's helm of the new Star wars movies.

Jun 6 - 03:59 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Gonna put it out there that this is the second most commented thread on the Man of Steel forum. Preeeetty cool. I did this, ladies. I did this!!! I STARTED A POPULAR THREAD ON A FORUM ON A WEBSITE I DON'T CARE MUCH FOR!!!!!

Jun 6 - 12:45 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

You know, the mark of a true hero is humility. But yes, you did do awesome.

Jun 6 - 02:31 PM

Shaun D.

Steven Harris

Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction
Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
Steven Spielberg - Close Encounters
David Fincher - Fight Club
Sergio Leone - Once Upon a Time in the West/The Good, The bad & The Ugly
Terrence Malick - Badlands/The Thin Red Line
The Coen Brothers - The Big Lebowski
Stanley Kubrick - Paths of Glory
Guillermo Del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth

Jun 6 - 03:09 AM

Ed Snyder

Ed Snyder

If you didn't put the "300" on your list and haven't seen "Man of Steel",perhaps you should wait before you complete your thought process.And "Dawn of the Dead" was the same.An old story with a brand new look!!...Zack's got to be included..!!

Jun 7 - 01:01 AM

Shaun D.

Steven Harris

I don't know, man. I just didn't feel like putting him in the list. Even though 'Man of Steel' is my most anticipated movie of the year. 300 was epic, no doubt about that.

Jun 8 - 03:05 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Surprised people havn't mention Sergio Leone, Tobe Hooper or Stephen Chow. All awesome directors that I kinda forgot about.

Jun 5 - 07:28 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

I really like Stephen Chow. Kung Fu Hustle was great, but CJ7 was only alright. God of Gamblers 3: Back to Shanghai was fun though.

As for Sergio Leone, the only movie I really loved was Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with the other two "man with no name" films being just okay in my opinion.

Tobe Hooper is good, but the only movie that stands out to me is TCM.

Jun 5 - 07:38 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

I need to watch more of Leone's stuff.

Jun 5 - 07:40 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

I really like Stephen Chow. Kung Fu Hustle was great as was Shaolin Soccer, but CJ7 was only alright. God of Gamblers 3: Back to Shanghai was fun, even though he was just the star of the show.

As for Sergio Leone, the only movie I really loved was Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with the other two "man with no name" films being just okay in my opinion.

Tobe Hooper is good, but the only movie that stands out to me is TCM.

Jun 5 - 07:46 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

I really like Stephen Chow. Kung Fu Hustle was great as was Shaolin Soccer, but CJ7 was only alright. God of Gamblers 3: Back to Shanghai was fun, even though he was just the star of the show.

As for Sergio Leone, the only movie I really loved was Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with the other two "man with no name" films being just okay in my opinion. I need to see more of his stuff, though.

Tobe Hooper is good, but the only movie that stands out to me is TCM.

Jun 5 - 07:47 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

You don't need to see Once Upon a Time in the West, it's fucking terrible. Pretty much all his other movies are great though.

Jun 5 - 07:56 PM

Max M.

The Dude

Really? I heard it was kinda the greatest Western of all time. Then again, you wouldn't trust the people who said that because on their list of the 500 greatest movies of all time, Jaws was in fifth place.

Jun 6 - 04:46 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Holy fuck, how could I forget Sergio Leone?? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is one of my favorite films of all time. For a Few Dollars More and A Fistful of Dollars are two of my favorite westerns of all time.

Jun 7 - 11:21 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Sergio Leone I don't know well enough to comment on, only having seen the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I don't like Tobe Hooper, and I don't know Stephen Chow at all, so... That's why.

Jun 5 - 07:48 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

You don't like TCM or Poltergeist?
For Stephen Chow, check out Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer...they're definitely something different

Jun 5 - 08:47 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I'll check those out! I enjoy different.
And no, those aren't my kinda movies.

Jun 6 - 12:40 PM

Alex M.

Alex Mueller

Snyder, Nolan, Wheddon, Abrams, Spielberg, Lucas

Jun 5 - 07:27 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

List for kids with ADD

Jun 6 - 09:26 AM

Andre-Loit Valli

Andre-Loit Valli

Don't remember asking for your opinion, reject.

Jun 6 - 10:30 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I did. Although he was a dick, so...

Jun 6 - 12:40 PM

williamstormer95

William Costigan

Scorsese - The Departed

Jun 5 - 06:25 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Greg have you seen Richard Linklater's other movies? Just wondering because he's made a lot of awesome ones and you only listed that romantic trilogy. Not that I have anything against romantic drama's but...c'mon. We're MEN. And he's made a handful of other awesome movies. Even Bernie last year was awesome...and who could forget Dazed and Confused..and SChool of Rock...and A Scanner Darkly...THE LIST GOES ON

Jun 5 - 02:43 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Yeah, I've seen some of his other films. Slacker is pretty great. Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Bernie, Me and Orson Welles, Waking Life, a few more...

I think his romance trilogy is the best. Possibly the best trilogy ever, in my opinion, actually. Why does the fact that we're men matter?

Jun 5 - 07:42 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Well they do have a certain target audience...if you're into that sort of thing that's cool. But I personally don't find romantic relationships to be the most interesting topic...
I think if I walked into the theater for one of those 3 movies pretty much everyone there would either be:
a) A woman
b) A man dragged there by a woman
c) A guy gay

Jun 5 - 09:31 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

There's a difference between a Katherine Heigl/Nicolas Sparks/Stephanie Meyer Chick-flick and a romance movie. The 'real romance' films are fantastic, especially when done right. Ever see Blue Valentine or Like Crazy? Those are great, great romance films. Not the kind you may be used to.

Also, what's with the stereotyping?

Jun 6 - 12:42 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I wouldn't call it stereotyping, that's kind of just the main demographic for those movies

Jun 6 - 02:32 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

And I've seen Blue Valentine...I don't think it falls into the same category as Richard Linklater's trilogy though. A great romance directed towards men is Chasing Amy.

Jun 6 - 02:35 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Oh man, I LOVE Chasing Amy... Kevin Smith's best, in my opinion. Blue Valentine is a real romance movie, as are those in the trilogy. One is lighter than the other (which is one of the most depressing films ever), but they're still the 'real' kinds of romance.

I wouldn't say his trilogy is directed at either gender... Many men I know that have seen it love the films. Same with women.

Jun 6 - 07:42 PM

Andrew Targaryen

Andrew Targaryen

1) Steven Spielberg Best movie: Jaws
2) Christopher Nolan Best movie: Inception
3) JJ Abrams Best movie: Super 8
4) Robert Zemeckis Best movie: Back to the Future
5) James Cameron Best movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Jun 5 - 06:50 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I disagree with every movie you chose for those director's best movie, and in most cases you chose their worst.

Jun 5 - 02:20 PM

hollis m.

hollis mills

jaws? back to the future? are you stupid?

Jun 5 - 05:25 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

you're 12

Jun 5 - 05:54 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Also Back to the Future is one I agree with (although probably not his best). Awesome movie. Jaws however is the worst piece of shit ever to disgrace the big screen as I have already said.

Jun 5 - 06:41 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Actually Back to the Future is one I agree with (although probably not his best). Awesome movie. Jaws however is the worst piece of shit ever to disgrace the big screen as I have already said.

Jun 5 - 06:41 PM

Alex Maverick

Alex Maverick

You obviously haven't seen Skyline, Batman & Robin, The Hangover 2, etc.

Jun 5 - 08:58 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

None of those 5 people directed any of those. And I've seen 2/3

Jun 5 - 09:33 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

But you called Jaws the worst movie ever. God you're a queef

Jun 6 - 09:24 AM

hollis m.

hollis mills

you seriously need help picking your movies jake, jaws defined steven spielberg and scared the shit out of people for years...

Jun 6 - 11:31 AM

Alex Maverick

Alex Maverick

You said that Jaws was, "The worst piece of shit ever to disgrace the big screen." And I listed three movies that are far worse than Jaws.

Jun 6 - 01:56 PM

Max M.

The Dude

I fuckin' hated Jaws so much because it scared the shit out of me. I do not like to get scared shitless.

Jun 11 - 11:06 PM

Alex Maverick

Alex Maverick

Seriously, dude? I'm guessing Avatar is your favorite James Cameron movie.

Jun 5 - 08:57 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

He said Aliens. It's a few posts down.

Jun 5 - 09:09 PM

Alex Maverick

Alex Maverick

T2 is better.

Jun 6 - 01:56 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

T2 is awesome, but I prefer the director's cut of Aliens.

Jun 6 - 02:51 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

T2 is very good, not as good as Aliens IMO. It was the first 3 on his list that made me shake my head.

Jun 6 - 03:32 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I really prefer The Terminator to T2... Don't know why I'm the only one here...

Jun 7 - 02:19 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Out of those directors, I'd change it to:
1. AI
2. Memento
3. Rock solid, man, nice choice!
4. Forrest Gump or Polar Express (nostalgia for me)
5. The Terminator without a doubt.

Just me, though.

Jun 5 - 07:43 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

I would say:

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan are on another level obviously, but I prefer Spielberg first and foremost as an entertainer. In any case it's my favorite of his).
2. The Dark Knight (then Memento/Inception, difficult to choose)
3. Star Trek Into Darkness
4. Back to the Future (no argument here, Forrest Gump, Roger Rabbit and Flight runners up for me)
5. ALIENS

Jun 5 - 08:31 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Alright, alright, fair choices. I like all of them but Star Trek Into Darkness, which I felt had a LOT of problems...

And I need to rewatch Back to the Future, it's been a good five years since I've seen it.

Jun 6 - 12:43 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

1. Temple of Doom
2. Memento
3. Star Trek into Darkness (I hated Super 8)
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
5. Aliens

Jun 5 - 08:51 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

1. Temple of Doom
2. Memento
3. Star Trek into Darkness (I hated Super 8)
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
5. Aliens

Jun 5 - 08:52 PM

Stuart Macpherson

Stuart Macpherson

Martin Scorcese - Goodfellas, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver. all great movies. Goodfellas is also my favourite film.

David Fincher - Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network. The Social Network is my second favourite movie.

Steven Spielberg - Lincoln, E.T, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park.

JJ Abrams - Super 8, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction, Resevoir Dogs.

Paul Thomas Anderson - There will Be Blood, The Master, Boogie Nights.

James Cameron - Avatar, Terminator, Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Titanic.

Christopher Nolan - Memento, Inception, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Trilogy

Sam Mendes - American Beauty, Jarhead, The Road To Perdition, Skyfall.

Tom Hooper - The Damned United, The Kings Speech, Les Miserables.

Jun 5 - 01:56 AM

Diego Tutweiller

The Artist Formerly Known as Tutweiller

1) The Coen Brothers. The Big Lebowski was the funniest movie ever, and their resume includes Fargo, Raising Arizona, and O Brother Where Art Thou.

2) Quentin Tarantino, for Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Django Unchained, and Inglorious Basterds. Quentin's the man, and I am quite impressed with his uncompromising vision for unnecessary violence.

3) Steven Spielberg: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park... Spielberg's the man. He used to be my favorite, but then came... (shudder)... Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

4) Woody Allen. Yeah, he's kind of creepy, but he's made Bananas, Manhattan, Sleeper, Midnight in Paris, and Annie Hall.

5) John McTiernan: DIE HARD DIE HARD DIE HARD and that's all I'm gonna say.

6) Danny Boyle. I didn't like Slumdog Millionaire very much, but 28 Days Later and Sunshine were friggin' spectacular.

7) Joss Whedon, although not for film, but for his ingenious TV show Firefly, which was cancelled long before its time had come. But it did spawn the almost equally fantastic film adaptation, Serenity. Plus, he directed The Avengers. So... there's that.

It seems like everybody has put Christopher Nolan on their lists, which I do not get. Yes, The Dark Knight was good, but all his films have similar feels and lack cohesive character development. He's a good director, but not THE GREATEST, like some people make him out to be.

Jun 4 - 09:33 PM

Mr k.

Mr khan

Christopher Nolan

Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012.

ALSO MY FAVORITE FILM THE DARK KNIGHT.

Jun 4 - 08:34 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Well this is a shocker

Jun 4 - 09:10 PM

James Corriveau

James Corriveau

Oh boy. I have alot. Here's my current top 6.

1.Christopher Nolan
2.Martin Scorsese
3.Quentin Tarantino
4.David Fincher
5.Steven Spielberg
6.Danny Boyle

Jun 4 - 07:44 PM

Market Man

Eric Shankle

These are my top 3 favorite directors:

James Cameron - The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, T2, The Abyss, Avatar
Tim Burton - Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Peewee's Big Adventure, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd, Ed Wood
Coen Brothers - Fargo, Burn After Reading, O Brother, No Country, Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski, so on...

Jun 4 - 07:28 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

...and don't even get me STARTED on fucking Tim Burton....
The other 2 are pretty decent

Jun 4 - 07:31 PM

Market Man

Eric Shankle

I will admit that Burton has some awful films but I love the ones I mentioned above.

Jun 4 - 07:44 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I found Mars Attacks! pretty fun and Nightmare Before Chrismas definitely fit his style, but you didn't mention either of those

Jun 4 - 07:59 PM

Market Man

Eric Shankle

Well he didn't direct Nightmare... and Mars Attacks! is okay, I don't consider it his best.

Jun 4 - 08:07 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Oh yeah he didn't....well that explains why it didn't suck.
Mars Attacks! was a B-movie that will really only appeal to B-movie fanatics

Jun 4 - 09:06 PM

Market Man

Eric Shankle

lol what's the problem with Burton? Hell, I even liked his take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his Batman films are entertaining too. Not to mention Corpse Bride (which got good reviews but I thought it was ok). Alright, Dark Shadows, Alice, and Planet of the Apes, I know, but it's not like they were panned by critics. I really enjoy most of his films, I think he's unique, versatile, and that's why he's one of my favorites.

Jun 5 - 01:33 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Yeah critics seem to love him. A lot of people I know seem to love him as well (mostly girls). I just can't stand his style. It's almost as if he can take any cool idea, then add a lot of stupid costumes, annoying music and overall cheesiness to make it the most uncool movie possible.
But this is just like, my opinion man.

Jun 5 - 02:22 PM

Market Man

Eric Shankle

I hear ya Lebowski. Each to their own but I'm a fan :D

Jun 5 - 02:37 PM

Ahmed Gonzaga

Ahmed Gonzaga

Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
Woody Allen
Clint Eastwood
Christopher Nolan

Jun 4 - 07:22 PM

John Tyler

J *

Tommy Wiseau: The Room
Edgar Wright: Scott Pilgrim, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead
Steven Spielberg: Duel, Jaws, Close Encounters, ET, Twilight Zone, Raiders, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, Color Purple, 1941, Empire of the Sun, Hook, Jurassic Park, Lost World, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, AI, Minority Report, Terminal, War of the Worlds, Munich, Crystal Skull, Tintin, Lincoln
Robert Zemeckis: Christmas Carol, Used Cars, Death Becomes Her, Back to the Future Trilogy, Romancing the Stone, Polar Express, Forrest Gump, Flight, Beowulf, Contact, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Roger Rabbit
Katheryn Bigelow: Near Dark, Strange Days, Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty
Guillermo del Toro: Mimic, Hellboy 1 & 2, Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, Blade II
Peter Jackson: Braindead, LOTR Trilogy, King Kong, Frighteners, Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, Heavenly Creatures, Lovely Bones, Hobbit
David O. Russell: Three Kings, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook
Ruben Fleischer: Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less, Gangster Squad
Chris Nolan: Inception, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Dark Knight Trilogy, Prestige
Quentin Tarantino: Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained

Just to name a few.

Jun 4 - 05:21 PM

Bradley Ashworth

Bradley Ashworth

I like most of your choices though the only one I have a big problem with is Ruben Fleischer. I enjoyed Zombieland but I really didn't like 30 Minutes or less. Gangster Squad was dumb fun but by no means a great movie. But it's your opinion so fair enough.

Jun 6 - 09:45 AM

John Tyler

J *

I actually felt Gangster Squad was pretty entertaining and could've been a contender for a great movie. I thought 30 Minutes or Less was pretty damn witty.

Jun 6 - 05:03 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I don't blame the directing for Gangster Squad's mediocrity. That script was fucking garbage.
"Find him and kill him!" "Sir yes sir!"

Jun 6 - 05:15 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

It seems no one likes Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino.

Nor George Miller's Mad Max.

Or Kim Ji-Woon's I Saw The Devil

Or William Friedkin's Killer Jay-sorry- Joe

Jun 4 - 04:33 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Love Mad Max trilogy(hope the new one turns out well), Happy Feet not so much. But yeah Miller isn't a favorite of mine in any case. The Road Warrior is a favorite film of mine though, certainly.

I Saw the Devil was amazing, saw it on netflix awhile back. Not familiar with the director's other work though, sanz wikipedia of course. I did neglect Takashi Miike and Chan Wook Park (speaking of Asian cinema) though, but they were mentioned a couple times by others.

Never seen Killer Joe, will look into it. But Friedkin was listed by David Tanny.

As for Eastwood, yeah, Mystic River, Unforgiven, Bird (great jazz biopic), Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima, Gran Torino (I do believe his habit of not taking multiple takes worked against the film and it's novice cast here here though a couple times), Play Misty for Me, and Flags of Our Fathers--definitely should've listed him. That being said, his last couple haven't really blown my skirt up. Ha. But no matter, he's Clint fucking Eastwood and has absolutely nothing to prove and has sired at least couple, if not several masterpieces (Mystic and Unforgiven immediately come to mind), and has a truly distinct style and approach. Definitely.

Jun 4 - 05:05 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

Fuck you for hating Happy Feet!

Jun 4 - 05:08 PM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

If you're going to be Clarence Boddicker, then have your profile pick be him.

Jun 5 - 03:51 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Good idea.

Jun 5 - 05:18 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

And I almost forgot my favorite actor, director, writer, Adam Fuckin Sandler.

Jun 4 - 05:10 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

HA!

Jun 4 - 05:15 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

What you laughing at you clown faced fag.

Jun 4 - 05:17 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

I'm laughing at my worthless balls.

Jun 4 - 05:22 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

Before your boyfriend gets to it? Faggot.

Jun 4 - 05:26 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

http://youtu.be/tfw4ivW8kPw

Jun 4 - 05:24 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

God your gay

Jun 5 - 12:16 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Apfffft

Jun 5 - 03:28 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

It's true

Jun 5 - 06:22 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

and it's "you're", in this case, not "your"

Jun 5 - 06:18 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

Grammar Fag-Nazi

Jun 5 - 06:22 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Very unpredictable response.

Jun 5 - 06:55 PM

Killer Jay

Jay Catler

Grow a pair..... Oh wait your lover ate them

Jun 5 - 07:19 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Just because someone didn't mention any of those people/films doesn't mean they don't like them... I like Gran Torino and Killer Joe just fine. Clint Eastwood isn't one of my favorite directors though. I don't know Friedkin as well as I should, so I can't include him.

Jun 5 - 12:39 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

You should see Bug. Great Friedkin movie.

Jun 5 - 02:51 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Will sometime soon, probably. Planning on going through his films sometime this year, probably in winter. There's a lot I'm planning on seeing, but some others first.

Jun 5 - 07:45 PM

Mark Angelini

Mark Angelini

Gran Torino was a masterpiece! Criminally underrated and underseen film

Jun 6 - 05:53 PM

hollis m.

hollis mills

too many to count haha

Jun 4 - 03:55 PM

Cody H.

Cody Halpert

My two favorites: Spielberg and Tarantino. I know, I know, "You're so mainstream."

Jun 4 - 02:52 PM

Javis Carrillo

Javis Carrillo

No order:
-Steven Spielberg:Schindler's List, Kingdom of Krystal Skull, Private Ryan, Munich
-Christopher Nolan: The Dark Knight Trilogy, Memento, Inception.
-Sam Raimi: Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Spider-Man 2, Drag me to hell
-Stanley Kubrick: 2001, A Clockwork Orange,
-Ridley Scott: Gladiator, BladeRunner, Alien, Prometheus.
-James Cameron: Terminator 2, Titanic.
-Guillermo del Toro: Pan's Labyrinth.
-Alfonso Cuarón: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y tu mamá tambien, Children of Men.
-Danny Boyle: 127 hours, 28 days later
-Sam Mendes: Skyfall
-Ismael Rodriguez: Tizoc, Us the poor, The Important Man
-Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu: Amores Perros, Babel
-Eisenstein: Battleship Putempkin
-Hayao Miyazaki: My Neighbour Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo
-Tim Burton: Sweeney Todd

Jun 4 - 02:48 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Nice list, man. I totally forgot Alfonso Cuarón.

Jun 4 - 02:50 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Copy that

Jun 4 - 05:06 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Nice, Miyazaki. But no mention of Princess Mononoke? Or Spirited Away?

Jun 5 - 02:47 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

(In no particular order)
My Favorite Directors and My Favorite Movie They Made:

Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises and Memento)
Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness and Super 8)
Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Sam Raimi (Evil Dead 2 and Spider-Man 2)
Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz)
Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass)
Steven Spielberg (Too many to pick from lol)
Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange)
Joss Whedon (The Avengers)
Ridley Scott (Blade Runner)
Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas)
James Cameron (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
David Fincher (Fight Club)
Martin McDonough (Seven Psychopaths)
Wes Anderson (The Royal Tennenbaums)
Danny Boyle (127 Hours)
Tommy Wiseau (The Room)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Zack Snyder (Watchmen)
Tim Burton (Batman Returns)
John Carpenter (Halloween)
Wes Craven (Purely because he brought us Nightmare On Elm Street)
Alfred Hitchcock (North By Northwest)

I probably missed a few, but these are the ones that instantly came to mind.

Jun 4 - 02:08 PM

John Tyler

J *

I'm surprised nobody else listed Wes Craven on their lists.

Jun 4 - 05:02 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I'd put him on mine but the guy doesn't know how to end a movie very well.

Jun 4 - 07:07 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

Care to elaborate?

Jun 4 - 08:11 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

I think he's great when given the right material.

Jun 4 - 08:12 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I could elaborate on each movie of his that i've seen, which is several of them. He's definitely a cool director...like I said, I would have even added him to my favourite directors list if I thought that he could put a 3rd act together

Jun 4 - 09:09 PM

John Tyler

J *

I'm one of FEW people who actually like Craven's film Shocker. It got a lot of shit but I personally enjoyed it. I thought it was creative and witty for the most part.

Jun 5 - 07:45 PM

Mac

Joe Jarosz

For some odd reason, it seems as if everyone is missing someone. I agree with the majority, but why is no one listing PTA:

Paul Thomas Anderson

Jun 4 - 06:49 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Rhett listed him.

Jun 4 - 08:12 AM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

I did.

Jun 4 - 11:02 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

A fair number of the cinephiles are doing it. I know a large number did. Most of those that know film, but are still just scratching the surface of art house (getting into David Finchery type stuff, not exactly art house, but not mainstream) don't know him.

Assuming they stick with film, they will soon know his name, and know it well.

Jun 4 - 01:04 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I'm not a big fan of PTA or Fincher. They both have talent but I find that their stuff contains a lot of dull and useless filler that just takes up time for the sake of taking up time. I think they would both be better off doing short films.

Jun 4 - 07:20 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

PTA I have that problem with, sometimes. I think he directs the fuck out of his films, but there's always SOMETHING off about most of his stuff. The Master had some pointless scenes, like the motorcycle one. There Will Be Blood had a pretty iffy ending. I still find him to be great, I look forward to his stuff, but he's filled with fault.

I do like David Fincher a lot more, though. I can see why someone would find a lot of his stuff to have a lot of filler, but I don't see that, personally.

I realize he's not art house by any means, but I still like him a lot. He's great at picking scripts.

Jun 5 - 12:42 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

I think what you may be describing with PTA, Greg, is the ambiguity, how opaque his films are. There Will Be Blood has one of the all-time greatest endings in my book, but it's about as divisive as these things can get: you either love it or hate it, or, in this case it seems are generally confused or thrown off by it. Every time I watch the film I project different things onto it, it's amazing, it's so open ended and doesn't instruct it's audience on how they're supposed to feel or react.
As for The Master, while I liked it much much much less than TWBB, i think the motorcycle scene is damn important, it says everything about the characters involved. Hoffman gives this dude (Phoenix) a chance to ride the motorcycle and he just keeps on going, riding off into the sunset by himself. But yeah, to call the film "leisurely paced", is a huge understatement. Magnolia and Boogie Nights are both masterpieces imo. Punch Drunk Love is a great change of pace, a stylistic exercise and demonstrates quite a bit of range.

Jun 5 - 09:31 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

The motorcycle scene may have said everything about each character, but what it says had already been said... It's like a reiteration for those who hadn't gotten it before, and while cleanly and beautifully shot, didn't add anything.

Also, I don't care about pacing. How fast or slow a flick is rarely bothers me. And Punch Drunk LOVeis criminally underrated, I have no idea why it's rarely ranked up there with his 'masterpieces'.

And with There Will Be Blood... To each their own. I find the ending to be off, but then again, I've only seen it once, and that was years and years ago. Maybe I'll find something new and good with it if (when) I decide to watch my blu-ray copy I've had for a few months.

Jun 6 - 07:46 PM

Max M.

The Dude

I listed him.

Jun 5 - 02:01 AM

Keon Reza

Keon Reza

David Fincher
Ridley Scott
Christopher Nolan
Nicolas Winding Refn
Quentin Tarantino
Peter Jackson
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorcese
Stanley Kubrick
Wachowski Brothers
Edward Zwick

Jun 3 - 09:43 PM

Keon Reza

Keon Reza

David Fincher
Ridley Scott
Christopher Nolan
Nicolas Winding Refn
Quentin Tarantino
Peter Jackson
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorcese
Stanley Kubrick

Jun 3 - 09:42 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

and of course, Paul Thomas Anderson.

Jun 3 - 07:20 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

In no particular order:

Stanley Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock
Akira Kurosowa
David Cronenberg
David Lynch
David Fincher
Christopher Nolan
Darren Aronofsky
Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator are enough to warrant him being on this list imo)
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorsese
James Cameron
Sam Peckinpah
Billy Wilder
Elia Kazan
Sidney Lumet
Woody Allen
Quentin Tarantino

up and coming: Mathew Vaughn, Duncan Jones, Nicholas Winding Refn (I have yet to see the 'Pusher' series, loved 'Bronson' and 'Drive', hope to enjoy and admire 'Only God Forgives')

Jun 3 - 07:19 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Hahahaha that row of "Davids" is great... Amused me. I don't recognize Elia Kazan or Sam Peckinpah... What did they do?

And if you get a chance, check out the Pushers. Pusher (the first) had one of the best endings of any mob film ever. The third is probably my favorite of the three, though. 2 is also very good.

Jun 3 - 07:49 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Oh yes, the trifecta of Davids!
Kazan did both 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'On the Waterfront' (big on the early Brando stuff), was a huge proponent of "method acting" and big influence on
Scorsese and many others. Also did my favorite James Dean movie (there were only 3 of course), the film adaptation of Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'.
Peckinpah is best known for 'The Wild Bunch' and 1971's 'Straw Dogs'. Definitely pushed the boundaries for violence, moral ambiguity and subversive themes. Seriously, Straw Dogs is fantastic.

As for the 'Pusher' series, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing them. Have been for awhile, I'll make it a priority

Jun 3 - 11:09 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

Incidentally, I should definitely have included Rian Johnson with the "up and coming", really dug Brick and Looper. And he's a writer/director which is always cool.
Really like what Danny Boyle does as well, his verve and kinetic energy and versatility. There's so many

Jun 3 - 11:19 PM

Clarence Boddicker

Clarence Boddicker

ncidentally, I should definitely have included Rian Johnson with the "up and coming", really dug Brick and Looper. And he's a writer/director which is always cool.
Huge admirer of what Danny Boyle does as well, his verve and kinetic energy and versatility. There's so many

Jun 3 - 11:21 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Ahhh, alright, thanks for that! I'm typically good at remembering 'who did what?' but not this time! I haven't seen those films, but they're high up on my list. I heard the Criterion for On the Waterfront was really nice, so I may pick that up soon. I haven't heard of "East of Eden," so I'll definitely check that one out!

Straw Dogs: Another I haven't seen! Dammit! This is something I must, and shall, fix! I'll watch it too!

Jun 4 - 01:01 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Oh yeah, Rian is fantastic. Love his stuff. The Brothers Bloom is criminally underrated, too. Can't wait to see where he goes next! His noir style is pretty great!

Jun 4 - 01:02 PM

Trenton Ledford

Trenton Ledford

1. Steven Soderberg
2. David Fincher
3. David Boyle
4. Sami Raimi
5. Joe Wright
6. Christopher Nolan
7. Peter Jackson
8. Guillermo Del Toro
9. Quentin Tarantino
10. Lena Dunham
11. Miranda July
12. Tom Tykwer
13. The Wachowskis
14. Martin Scorsese
15. Woody Allen
16. Robert Rodriguez
17. Tim Burton
18. Kathryn Bigelow
19. David Aronofsky
20. Lars Von Trier

Jun 3 - 06:17 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I can never get into Lena Dunham stuff, I don't know why. Thanks for posting here!

Jun 3 - 07:50 PM

Trenton Ledford

Trenton Ledford

I like her stuff because in high school (11th grade) I used to hang out with basically all females and they acted actually the way the girls do in Lena stuff. I like good dialogue.

Jun 4 - 03:31 PM

Ryan Brady

Ryan Brady

Steven Spielberg- do I even need to say, you all know who he is.
Stanley Kubrick- Love 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange.
Christopher Nolan- His Dark Knight trilogy is great (although Dark Knight Rises had it's flaws) and I love Memento, Inception, and The Prestige. You guys should also check out his debut feature "The Following."
Quentin Tarantino- Pulp Fiction is my favorite film of all time. Also love Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained.
Peter Jackson- Love the Lord of the Rings trilogy, plus The Hobbit was also good, although it had some problems.
James Cameron- Even though I think Titanic is pretty overrated, I love Aliens and T2.
The Coen Brothers- Too many to choose from. No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, the True Grit remake, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona... all great films.
David Fincher- Se7en, Fight Club, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake, and The Social Network are all some of my favorites.
I know I'm missing several, but that's all I can think of as of now.

Jun 3 - 04:06 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I haven't seen Oh Brother Where Art Though in quite some time... Getting a craving for it... I've heard their new one, Inside Llewyn Davis, is similar in tone, a spiritual sequel. I better rewatch it before Davis comes out.

Jun 3 - 07:51 PM

Nicholas Moody

Nicholas Moody

Has anyone noticed that every Christopher Nolan movie is Fresh?

Jun 3 - 01:22 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Has anyone noticed every movie John Cazale appeared in has been nominated for or won best picture?

Jun 3 - 01:42 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Why does that matter? You can't objectify the quality of a film. You can say your thoughts on it, a subjective say, but objectivity is not a thing when it comes to this. Personally, I've only really considered one of his to be 'very good,' and that's Memento. The rest of his, aside from MAYBE The Prestige, which is on the edge, is 'good' if not 'decent.' Again, that's my personal opinion.

Jun 3 - 03:17 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I totally agree with this.
Unless you just stole my words from another thread. Then you are a little SHIT!

Jun 3 - 05:12 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

We're both of the same mind. We're part of the hive.


I get weird at times.

Jun 3 - 07:45 PM

Joshua Henderson

Joshua Henderson

The Coen brother's filmography is impressive as well when it comes to tomatometer ratings.

Jun 3 - 07:00 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

I can't even post because I'm seeing many opinions that are linear with my own lol

Jun 3 - 09:19 AM

Max M.

The Dude

Ain't nothin' wrong with that, man.

Jun 3 - 09:33 AM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

Although my favorite is probably David Lynch.

Jun 3 - 02:16 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

*Holds up hand*

Yeahhhh, gotta get that Lynch! Sad to see him leave film, but at least he left on a high note.

Jun 3 - 03:18 PM

Chase The Lost

Chase: The Lost Trollfighter

He'll always have a special place in my heart. lol

Jun 3 - 04:42 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Director-Favorite movie

David Fincher-Zodiac
P.T. Anderson-There Will Be Blood
Takashi Miike-Happiness of the Katakuris
Chan-wook Park-Oldboy
Ji-woon Kim-I Saw the Devil
Joon-ho Bong-The Host
Quentin Tarantino-Django Unchained/Pulp Fiction
John Hillcoat-The Proposition
Sam Raimi-Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2
Wes Anderson-Life Aquatic
Chris Nolan-The Dark Knight Rises
Alfred Hitchcock-North by Northwest/Rear Window/Psycho
Francis Ford Coppola-Apocalypse Now
William Friedkin-Exorcist
Danny Boyle-Trainspotting
Coen Bros-Fargo
David Cronenberg-The Fly
Darren Aronofsky-Requiem For A Dream
Nicolas Winding Refn-Drive
Stanley Kubrick-Clockwork Orange
Ti West-House of the Devil
Lars Von Treir-Melancholia
Peter Jackson-Fellowship of the Ring/Return of the King
Steve McQueen-Shame
John Carpenter-Halloween/The Thing
Neill Blomkamp-District 9
Kevin Smith-Clerks
Edgar Wright-Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz
Akira Kurosawa-Ran
Duncan Jones-Moon

Jun 3 - 06:58 AM

Max M.

The Dude

I actually like The Dark Knight more than The Dark Knight Rises, mostly because The Dark Knight is the greatest movie ever made in the universe, but that might just be me.

Jun 3 - 09:00 AM

John Tyler

J *

Peter Jackson - Return of the King / Braindead / Meet the Feebles
Danny Boyle - Sunshine
David Cronenberg - Videodrome / The Fly
Stanley Kubrick - The Shining / A Clockwork Orange / 2001: A Space Odyssey / Spartacus / Full Metal Jacket / Eyes Wide Shut / Lolita / Barry Lyndon / Paths of Glory
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive / Valhalla Rising
Coen Brothers - Fargo / Big Lebowski / True Grit / Blood Simple / Hudsucker Proxy / Burn After Reading
Ben Affleck - Argo / The Town
Duncan Jones - Source Code / Moon

Just to name a few. BTW, Requiem for a Dream is an enervating film.

Jun 3 - 01:49 PM

Mr k.

Mr khan

the guy who made drive but no Nolan?

Jun 3 - 02:11 PM

John Tyler

J *

Christopher Nolan - TDK / TDKR / Inception / Memento / Insomnia
Edgar Wright - Scott Pilgrim / Hot Fuzz
John Landis - American Werewolf in London / Kentucky Fried Movie / Blues Brothers / Animal House / Spies Like Us
Joss Whedon - Serenity / Avengers
John Carpenter - Halloween / The Thing / Escape from NY / Assault on Precinct 13 / Christine
Sam Raimi - Spider-Man 2 / Evil Dead Trilogy / Oz / Crimewave / Darkman / For the Love of the Game

Jun 3 - 02:27 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Why would that matter? Some people aren't the biggest fans of him...

Jun 3 - 03:15 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Nice choices! I'm glad to see so many Nicolas Winding Refn fans out there!

Jun 3 - 03:19 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I haven't had a chance to break into any of Lars Von Trier's stuff yet, nor Kurosawa's, nor Joon-ho Bong's, but I plan on watching loads in the coming weeks. I'm excited for Snowpiercer, just bought the Criterion of Seven Samurai, and have Melancholia on my Netflix Instant Queue. Nice choices!!!

Nice mention of Steve McQueen, by the way! I'm excited for Twelve Years a Slave for this year!

Jun 3 - 03:14 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Thanks!

You need to see Ran, Yojimbo, Kagemusha, and Rashomon. Those are some great Kurosawa films. Seven Samurai is great as well. That's a nice Blu-ray, too(assuming you bought the Blu-ray).

Jun 3 - 04:57 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I did indeed buy it! I was debating between it and Rashomon, chose Seven Samurai because its cover art was gorgeous. Thanks for those suggestions, I'll be sure to get to them afterwards!

Jun 3 - 07:47 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Seven Samurai is one of my favourite movies. Rashomon is awesome. Yojimbo is sweet too although I do prefer Sergio Leone's remake.

Jun 3 - 11:46 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

David Fincher
P.T. Anderson
Takashi Miike
Chan-wook Park
Ji-woon Kim
Joon-ho Bong
Quentin Tarantino
John Hillcoat
Sam Raimi
Wes Anderson
Chris Nolan
Alfred Hitchcock
Francis Ford Coppola
William Friedkin
Danny Boyle
Coen Bros
David Cronenberg
Darren Aronofsky
Nicolas Winding Refn
Stanley Kubrick
Ti West
Lars Von Treir
Peter Jackson

Jun 3 - 06:39 AM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

David Fincher
P.T. Anderson
Takashi Miike
Chan-wook Park
Ji-woon Kim
Joon-ho Bong
Quentin Tarantino
John Hillcoat
Sam Raimi
Wes Anderson
Chris Nolan
Alfred Hitchcock
Francis Ford Coppola
William Friedkin
Danny Boyle
Coen Bros
David Cronenberg
Darren Aronofsky
Nicola Winding Refn
Stanley Kubrick
Ti West
Lars Von Treir
Peter Jackson

Jun 3 - 06:38 AM

Mr k.

Mr khan

Christopher Nolan is my pick.

Jun 3 - 12:18 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I'd maybe put Chris Nolan on a list of "best directors working today", but for "best directors of all time"? Nahhhhhbrahhh

Jun 3 - 02:15 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

John Carpenter - Undoubtedly my favourite filmmaker ever. His use of glidecam and original music create such a sense of cool, I'm usually hooked before the opening credits finish. He also knows how to make a 3rd act as perfect and satisfying as possible, which a lot of directors struggle with.
Best movies: The Thing, They Live, Escape From New York, Christine, Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13
...and several other masterpieces. JC is the man.

John Landis - Pretty much the master of subtlety. He pulls of the most ridiculous shit in so many of his movies and makes it work so perfectly. Possibly my favourite comedy director, and he knows how to make a potent horror film as well.
Best movies: Schlock, An American Werewolf in London, Animal House, The Blues Brothers

John Woo (fuck this is a lot of john's) - It seems like John Woo's main goal when he makes a movie is to see how many bullets he can fire off before the credits roll. Probably one of the most important and influential action directors.
Best movies: Hard-boiled, The Killer, Faceoff

Quentin Tarantino - I actually respect Quentin more as a screenwriter, but he knows what he's doing behind the camera as well. He knows how to keep a story rolling with witty dialogue and brutal violence, and it's always a fun time.
Best movies: From Dusk 'Till Dawn, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained

Dario Argento - Well Suspiria is his masterpiece and possibly my favourite movie ever made, but he's made quite a few great ones. His movies are just so cool to look at and the scores that Goblin always creates for his films push them to a whole 'nother level.
Best movies: Suspiria, Deep Red, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Peter Jackson - I actually preferred him as a cult horror director, but he's still making awesome movies in the mainstream.
Best movies: Braindead, The Frighteners, Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong

Don Coscarelli - Now this guy knows how to make original movies. They're always bizarre and always a lot of fun.
Best movies: Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End

George Romero - Other than pretty much creating the zombie sub-genre, Romero's made some pretty awesome oldschool horror movies.
Best movies: Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow

Sam Raimi - Made a handful of awesome movies and less than a few bad ones.
Best movies: Evil dead trilogy, Darkman, Drag me to Hell

Takeshi Miike - I had to mention him. He makes a lot of fucked up awesome shit and has monumentally influenced North American horror during the past decade. Go see some of his movies.
Best movies: Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins, Audition

Maybe I can think of a few more. But for now, that's all she wrote.

Jun 2 - 11:53 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Whoooo!!! Takashi Miike! Have you seen Happiness of the Katakuris? Great fucking film. My favorites are that, Zebraman, Ichi the Killer, Audition, and 13 Assassins.

Jun 3 - 06:31 AM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

I think that might be his only movie that I havn't seen haha. I'll have to look into it ASAP

Jun 3 - 08:55 AM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Shit!!! I forgot about George Romero and Don Coscarelli!!! Dammit! Thanks for putting those down, I love their stuff! I haven't seen the Phantasm sequels yet, but I'm planning on Binge Watching his stuff soon.

I watch the "... of the Dead" films every Christmas! Such a good time! Dawn of the Dead especially!

Jun 3 - 03:12 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Day of the Dead is my favorite.

Jun 3 - 04:58 PM

Max M.

The Dude

I don't mean to be too modern in my favorite director, but my favorite is Christopher Nolan. All the movies he's done were films I loved. The lowest rating I gave a movie by him was an 80%. Here's the full list:

Christopher Nolan: Batman Begins, Memento, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Inception. His films have never failed to entertain, and his best filmmaking quality is that his films exercise the viewer's mind. Not like Michael Bay or Rob Cohen. All they have are explosions and gunshots. While I think The Dark Knight is his absolute best, his most mind-boggling films, in my opinion, are Memento and Inception. Both films blew my mind away.

Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, Kill Bill Vol. 1/2, and Jackie Brown. If we're talking about how much I loved a director's entire filmography, Tarantino sharply follows Nolan as second. While his films are filled with blood, curses, violence, and gunshots, they are also carried by unique and realistic dialogue, intertextual style, and colorful characters. My favorite from him was of course the most popular pop-culture event of 1994 which was Pulp Fiction.

Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, The Departed, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Shutter Island, and Mean Streets. I haven't seen all of Mr. Scorsese's films, including Raging Bull, but I have seen enough of his filmography to say that he is the one of my favorite directors. My favorite films of him are mostly with his collaborators Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Though Robert De Niro right now is constant in being in films like The Big Wedding and New Year's Eve, we can still look back the good ol' days when Scorsese made De Niro by casting him in Mean Streets, Cape Fear, The King of Comedy, Raging Bull, and in my favorite De Niro-Scorsese films, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas. Though his films with DiCaprio are less popular, I will never forget DiCaprio starring in my favorite Scorsese film, The Departed, which was Scorsese's amazing return and farewell to thhe crime genre.

P.T Anderson - Magnolia and Boogie Nights. I've only seen two of Paul Thomas Anderson's films, which were Magnolia and Boogie Nights. Though I have to disagree with you, because the film I consider perfect from him was Magnolia, which was powerful, emotional, and thought-provoking film from start to finish. But Boogie Nights was also a really great time, ranging from sex and comedy to violence and drama.

Martin McDonagh - In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Like P.T, I've only seen two films of Mr. McDonagh, but only because he's only made two films. But in those two films, he perfectly balanced dark comedy with violence, a simple yet unconventional story, and stylized characters. I would include his brother John Michael McDonagh in the list, since his film The Guard was simply better than both of Martin's films, but John has only made one film, so I can't include. I am excited for more fantastic films from both brothers, though.

Edgar Wright - Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. The reason I didn't include Hot Fuzz is because I haven't it yet even though I really want to. But for his other films, they were very funny and stylized. Some people would say Scott Pilgrim was unfilmable because of the absurdness of the original comic. But Edgar Wright filmed it, and he managed to make it one of the most entertaining and funniest films of that year. And his throwback to zombie movies filled with violence and comedy is the exact definition of dark comedy.

I do agree with most of your choices, but some of the directors you've chosen are directors whose films I haven't watched yet, such as Park Chan-Wook and Guillermo Del Toro, but hope to soon.

Jun 2 - 07:09 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

I've seen everything Martin McDonagh has done, really loved In Bruges and had a good time with Seven Psychopaths... Not sure if he'd make my favorites list... YET!

I can't wait till he does more!

If you get a chance, check out some of Chan-Wook and Del Toro's stuff! Chan-Wook has four or five flicks on Netflix! Oldboy is!

Jun 3 - 03:10 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Beware the netflix Oldboy! It's dubbed and it's awful!

Jun 3 - 04:59 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Yeah, it's dubbed, which sucks, but I can live with it as long as I was able to watch it, which I was.

Jun 3 - 07:46 PM

Jake Braden

Jake Braden

Aw yeah Martin McDonuts is a boss....hard to call him a favourite with only 2 movies though.

Jun 3 - 06:58 PM

Trenton Ledford

Trenton Ledford

Old boy is such a great movie, I want to see lady vengeance.

Jun 4 - 03:38 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Lady Vengeance is good, but it's my least favorite of the Vengeance Trilogy. Oldboy being my favorite, followed by Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance.

Jun 4 - 07:16 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

I liked Lady Vengeance, but I felt it was the weakest entry in the Vengeance Trilogy. Still a great movie, though.

Jun 4 - 07:36 PM

Tony Eddard Stark

Tony Eddard Stark

Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)

Jun 2 - 06:57 PM

Tony Eddard Stark

Tony Eddard Stark

Also: SG (Dagon) & GDT (Mimic)

Jun 2 - 07:03 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Nice choices!!! I haven't seen Mimic yet, but I LOVED Pan's Labyrinth! I haven't seen Re-Animator in YEARS... now have an urge to... Thanks!

Jun 2 - 07:07 PM

Tony Eddard Stark

Tony Eddard Stark

Your welcome. Re-Animator is a great (and my favorite) movie. I recommend to anyone that likes HPL, Horror, Comedy, and/or Jeffery Combs (mostly DS-9 fans believe it or not). The first Mimic is really good, but the sequels killed the franchise. So I would just stick with the first one, unless you want to go all balls out and you are bored as hell. Pan's Labyrinth was amazing and has got to be one of the most unique films that I have ever seen. I didn't mind that is was in spanish, just like I didn't mind Brotherhood of the Wolf being in french.

Jun 2 - 07:18 PM

John Tyler

J *

Tarantino, Cronenberg, Rian Johnson, Whedon, Spielberg, Kubrick, Nolan, Snyder, Peter Jackson, del Toro, Ridley Scott, Raimi, Jim Cameron, and Zemeckis.

Jun 2 - 06:37 PM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

No matter what, Tarantino is my favorite. Others are in no particular order.

Tarantino-His style is just amazing. All of his films are masterpieces in my eyes and you stole my exact order for his movies.

Robert Rodriguez-He is a lot like Tarantino except he has a lot more childish humor but he can make some violent adult movies, for sure. From Dusk Till Dawn was just too good and a perfect representation of Tarantino's script.

Martin Scorsese-While I've only seen two movies by this one, they were both spectacular. He was like Tarantino before he started directing, except more realistic and dark. His exploitation style was drama and revolved around slow building and realism. Just a spectacular director who needs to work with De Niro again.

JJ Abrams: All movies I've seen from this guy are some of my favorites. My favorite is Star Trek Into Darkness. He has a dark style mixed with hilarious comedy that sometimes overshadows character depth and development but cleverly puts lines in to show that they have grown. Simply fantastic director.

Joss Whedon-Pretty much has the realistic conversations from Tarantino movies and somehow blends somewhat better comedy that is subtle and can get hard to get unless you know what he's talking about. He knows how to direct really well. He's all about being subtle and repeat viewings for everything he does. He's mostly about really well done comedy that matters to the story and well directed drama but his action is quite good and you can just tell when he writes a movie.

Steven Spielberg-Everything's been said about him as a director. I believe that of Alfred Hitchcock never existed or never made movies, Spielberg would be the master of suspense. He knows how to direct sci-fi with things like Minority Report. He knows how to direct war with Saving Private Ryan and War Horse. He knows how to direct kids movies with E.T. He just knows how direct movies really great and his humor is subtle which usually cracks me up.

Robert Zemeckis: Back to the Future and Forrest Gump is all you need to say for this guy. He knows really well how to direct a comedy. All the jokes are clever and funny and nothing doesn't serve the story.

James Cameron: Last but certainly not least. He's made some amazing masterpieces from The Terminator to Aliens to The Abyss, of course not to forget Terminator 2 which is his best to me. All of his work is suspenseful and often funny even when dealing with dark themes. His movies are dramatic rides that also have fun with themselves even if they're really dark and he often keeps me re-watching.

Well that's mine. Took half an hour.

Jun 2 - 06:07 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Nice choices! Tarantino was my favorite for quite awhile, but I've really grown to love others a bit more!

I don't agree with all of them, notably Spielberg, who I find to be too sentimental, but I get them! I do like some of his, like A.I. and Jaws!

Scorsese I don't know well enough... I really liked Hugo and Taxi Driver, but... I don't know him enough yet. That shall change soon, though!!!

JJ Abrams I like a lot, but Into Darkness really disappointed me, so I left him off. I do look forward to everything he does, though, including (and especially) his TV shows!

I prefer Joss Whedon TV shows to his films, but I thought Cabin in the Woods had one of the best screenplays of last year. I can't wait to see his take on Much Ado About Nothing!

I agree about Zemeckis, I wish I didn't forget him now!

James Cameron I LOVED up until Titanic and Avatar, which I found to be lazily written. I do adore Terminator and The Abyss, though!

Thanks for the post! I love hearing other people's thoughts on directors!

Jun 2 - 06:24 PM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

No problem. I love seeing other people's opinions and expressing my own. My pleasure to post this.

Jun 3 - 04:25 PM

Rocket

Rocket Raccoon

No matter what, Tarantino is my favorite. Others are in no particular order.
Tarantino-His style is just amazing. All of his films are masterpieces in my eyes and you stole my exact order for his movies.
Robert Rodriguez-He is a lot like Tarantino except he has a lot more childish humor but he can make some violent adult movies, for sure. From Dusk Till Dawn was just too good and a perfect representation of Tarantino's script.
Martin Scorsese-While I've only seen two movies by this one, they were both spectacular. He was like Tarantino before he started directing, except more realistic and dark. His exploitation style was drama and revolved around slow building and realism. Just a spectacular director who needs to work with De Niro again.
JJ Abrams: All movies I've seen from this guy are some of my favorites. My favorite is Star Trek Into Darkness. He has a dark style mixed with hilarious comedy that sometimes overshadows character depth and development but cleverly puts lines in to show that they have grown. Simply fantastic director.
Joss Whedon-Pretty much has the realistic conversations from Tarantino movies and somehow blends somewhat better comedy that is subtle and can get hard to get unless you know what he's talking about. He knows how to direct really well. He's all about being subtle and repeat viewings for everything he does. He's mostly about really well done comedy that matters to the story and well directed drama but his action is quite good and you can just tell when he writes a movie.
Steven Spielberg-Everything's been said about him as a director. I believe that of Alfred Hitchcock never existed or never made movies, Spielberg would be the master of suspense. He knows how to direct sci-fi with things like Minority Report. He knows how to direct war with Saving Private Ryan and War Horse. He knows how to direct kids movies with E.T. He just knows how direct movies really great and his humor is subtle which usually cracks me up.
Robert Zemeckis: Back to the Future and Forrest Gump is all you need to say for this guy. He knows really well how to direct a comedy. All the jokes are clever and funny and nothing doesn't serve the story.
James Cameron: Last but certainly not least. He's made some amazing masterpieces from The Terminator to Aliens to The Abyss, of course not to forget Terminator 2 which is his best to me. All of his work is suspenseful and often funny even when dealing with dark themes. His movies are dramatic rides that also have fun with themselves even if they're really dark and he often keeps me re-watching.
Well that's mine. Took half an hour.

Jun 2 - 06:04 PM

EntertainMeOrDie

Liam Neeson Trollfighter

#1 Tommy Wiseau

Jun 2 - 05:31 PM

Greg Dinskisk

Greg Dinskisk

Gotta get that Room. Some fantastic times to be had with it!

Jun 2 - 05:44 PM

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