Directors - best to worst

by trackmarked | created - 25 Mar 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Directors, best to worst based on what I've rated their movies. Only directors I've watched more than 50% OR five films of are listed. Need to at least have seen three films.

Scale 1-5

A few rules to reward directors with many movies:

  • Every movie seen by a certain director will add 0,01 to the average rating.
  • If I have seen 10 movies of a director, the worst won't count.
  • If I have seen 15, the two worst won't count, and so on.

1. Spike Jonze

Producer | Her

Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under the ...

Average Rating: 4,29

Adaptation - 5 Being John Malkovich - 4 Where the Wild Things Are - 4 Her - 4

2. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many ...

Average Rating: 3,94

The Apartment - 5 Witness for the Prosecution - 5 Stalag 17 - 5 Some Like it Hot - 5 Sunset Blvd - 4 The Lost Weekend - 4 The Seven Year Itch - 4 Ace in the Hole - 3 The Fortune Cookie - 3 Double Indemnity - 2 One, Two, Three - 2 -- Sabrina - 2

3. Christopher Nolan

Writer | The Prestige

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

...

Average Rating: 3,88

Dunkirk - 5 Inception - 5 The Dark Knight - 4 Interstellar - 4 Memento - 4 Batman Begins - 3 The Prestige - 3 The Dark Knight Rises - 3 Insomnia - 3 - Following - 2

4. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...

Average Rating: 3,88

Fight Club - 5 Se7en - 5 Gone Girl - 4 Zodiac - 4 Benjamin Button - 4 The Game - 4 The Social Network - 3 Panic Room - 3 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - 2 - Alien 3 - 1

5. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Green Mile

Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...

Average Rating: 3,85

Shawshank Redemption - 5 The Green Mile - 5 The Mist - 3 Buried Alive - 3 The Majestic - 3

6. Charles Chaplin

Writer | The Great Dictator

Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...

Average Rating: 3,83

City Lights - 5 The Gold Rush - 5 The Great Dictator - 4 The Kid - 4 The Circus - 3 Modern Times - 3 Monseiur Verdoux - 3 Limelight - 3

7. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Average Rating: 3,83

Pulp Fiction - 5 Kill Bill Vol. 2 - 5 Inglourious Basterds - 4 Kill Bill Vol. 1 - 4 Django Unchained - 4 Reservoir Dogs - 3 Jackie Brown - 3 Death Proof - 2

8. Jim Sheridan

Producer | In America

Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City,...

Average Rating: 3,79

In the Name of the Father - 5 My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown - 4 Dream House - 3 Brothers - 3

9. Lars von Trier

Writer | Dancer in the Dark

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

Average Rating: 3,76

Dancer in the Dark - 5 Melancholia - 5 Dogville - 5 Breaking the Waves - 4 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I - 3 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II - 3 Riget - 3 Manderlay - 3 Antichrist - 2 - Europa - 1

10. Mike Leigh

Director | Secrets & Lies

Mike Leigh was born on February 20, 1943 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Secrets & Lies (1996), Another Year (2010) and Naked (1993). He was previously married to Alison Steadman.

Average Rating: 3,73

Secrets & Lies - 5 Vera Drake - 5 Naked - 4 Another Year - 3 Happy-Go-Lucky - 3 All or Nothing - 2

11. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won ...

Average Rating: 3,73

Requiem For a Dream - 5 The Wrestler - 5 The Fountain - 4 Mother! - 3 Black Swan - 3 Pi - 2

12. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Smultronstället

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...

Average Rating: 3,66

Persona - 5 Det sjunde inseglet - 5 Höstsonaten - 5 Smultronstället - 4 Fanny & Alexander - 4 Jungfrukällan - 4 Såsom i en spegel - 4 Scener ur ett Äktenskap - 4 Gycklarnas afton - 3 Sommaren med Monika - 3 Sommarnattens Leende - 2 Nattvardsgäster - 2 Viskningar och Rop - 2 Skammen - 2 - Vargtimmen - 2 Tystnaden - 2

13. Sidney Lumet

Director | 12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although ...

Average Rating: 3,65

12 Angry Men - 5 Dog Day Afternoon - 5 Network - 4 Deathtrap - 2 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - 2

14. Peter Weir

Director | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Witness (1985) and The Truman Show (1998). He has been married to Wendy Stites since 1966. They have two...

Average Rating: 3,56

The Truman Show - 5 Master and Commander - 4 The Way Back - 4 Dead Poets Society - 3 Witness - 3 Picnic at Hanging Rock - 2

15. Milos Forman

Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...

Average Rating: 3,54

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - 4 Amadeus - 4 Man on the Moon - 3 The People vs. Larry Flynt - 3

16. Alfred Hitchcock

Director | Psycho

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and ...

Average Rating: 3,53

Rear Window - 5 Rebecca - 4 Psycho - 4 Dial M for Murder - 4 Shadow of a Doubt - 4 North By Northwest - 3 Vertigo - 3 Rope - 3 The Wrong Man - 3 The 39 Steps - 3 The Birds - 3 Strangers on a Train - 3 The Lady Vanishes - 2 - Notorious - 2 Lifeboat - 2

17. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

Average Rating: 3,45

The Outlaw Josey Wales - 5 Million Dollar Baby - 5 Gran Torino - 5 Letters From Iwo Jima - 4 Changeling - 4 Unforgiven - 4 Mystic River - 3 Sully - 3 Hereafter - 3 A Perfect World - 2 True Crime - 2 Space Cowboys - 2 High Plains Drifter - 1 - Pale Rider - 1

18. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Average Rating: 3,45

Apocalypto - 5 Braveheart - 4 Passion of the Christ - 3 The Man Without a Face - 3 Hacksaw Ridge - 2

19. Alfonso Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...

Average Rating: 3,45

Children of Men - 5 Gravity - 4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 3 Y tu mamá también - 3 A Little Princess - 2

20. John Ford

Director | The Quiet Man

John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, ...

Average Rating: 3,45

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 4 The Grapes of Wrath - 4 The Searches - 4 Stagecoach - 3 My Darling Clementine - 2

21. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

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

Average Rating: 3,43

Catch Me if You Can - 5 Schindler's List - 5 E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial - 5 Jurassic Park - 4 Jaws - 4 The Color Purple - 4 The Terminal - 4 Lincoln - 3 Saving Private Ryan - 3 Raiders of the Lost Ark - 3 The Lost World: Jurassic Park - 3 Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 3 War Horse - 2 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - 2 Minority Report - 2 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - 2 The Adventures of Tintin - 1 - War of the World - 1 Artificial Intelligence: AI - 1

22. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Average Rating: 3,43

Paths of Glory - 5 A Clockwork Orange - 4 2001: A Space Odyssey - 4 Dr. Strangelove - 4 The Shining - 3 Spartacus - 3 Barry Lyndon - 3 Full Metal Jacket - 2 Lolita - 2 - The Killing - 2

23. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

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

Average Rating: 3,41

Cast Away - 5 Flight - 4 Back to the Future - 4 Death Becomes Her - 4 Forrest Gump - 3 Back to the Future III - 3 Back to the Future II - 3 Contact - 3 What Lies Beneath - 2 Romancing the Stone - 2 - The Polar Express - 1

24. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England as Daniel Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for 127 Hours (2010), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

Average Rating: 3,42

Sunshine - 5 Trainspotting - 4 127 Hours - 4 Slumdog Millionaire - 4 The Beach - 4 28 Days Later - 3 Trance - 2 Shallow Grave - 2 T2 Trainspotting - 2

25. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

Average Rating: 3,39

Volver - 5 Habla con ella - 3 Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios - 3 La piel que habito - 3 Todo sobre mi madre - 3 La mala educación - 3

26. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and writer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008).

Average Rating: 3,36

12 Years of Slave - 4 Shame - 3 Hunger - 3

27. Joel Coen

Writer | Fargo

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

+ Ethan Coen

Average Rating: 3,37

O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 5 Fargo - 4 True Grit - 4 No country for Old Men - 4 Blood Simple - 3 Burn After Reading - 3 Miller's Crossing - 3 Inside Llewyn Davis - 3 Raising Arizona - 3 A Serious Man - 3 The Big Lebowski - 3 Barton Fink - 3 The Ladykillers - 2 The Man Who Wasn't There - 2 - Intolerable Cruelty - 2 Hail, Caesar! - 2

28. Anders Thomas Jensen

Writer | Adams æbler

Anders Thomas Jensen was born on 6th April 1972 in Frederiksværk on Sjælland in Denmark to Carl Benny Jensen and Kirsten Jensen (born Sørensen). He attended the high school in Frederiksværk from 1988 to 1991. In 1990 while still in high school, he wrote and directed 10 år på bagen - 3 år i skyggen ...

Average Rating: 3,36

Adams æbler - 5 De gronne slagtere - 3 Blinkende Lygter - 2

29. Fernando Meirelles

Director | Blindness

Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil.

He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in ...

Average Rating: 3,36

City of God - 5 Blindness - 3 The Constant Gardener - 2

30. Paul Feig

Producer | Freaks and Geeks

Paul Feig was born on September 17, 1962 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Freaks and Geeks (1999), The Heat (2013) and Spy (2015). He has been married to Laurie Karon since September 23, 1994.

Average Rating: 3,36

The Heat - 4 Spy - 4 Bridesmaids - 2

31. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

Average Rating: 3,29

Amores Perros - 4 21 Grams - 3 Birdman - 3 Babel - 3

32. Lukas Moodysson

Writer | Fucking Åmål

Lukas Moodysson was born on January 17, 1969 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson. He is a writer and director, known for Show Me Love (1998), Lilya 4-Ever (2002) and Vi är bäst! (2013). He has been married to Coco Moodysson since 1994. They have three children.

Average Rating: 3,29

Tillsammans (Together) - 4 Lilja 4-Ever - 4 Mammoth - 3 F'cking Åmål - 2 (Show Me Love)

33. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Arrival

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

Average Rating: 3,29

Arrival - 4 Prisoners - 4 Incendies - 3 Enemy - 2

34. Sergio Leone

Writer | Once Upon a Time in America

Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in ...

Average Rating: 3,23

Once Upon a Time in the West - 5 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 4 For a Few Dollars More - 4 A Fistful of Dollars - 2 Once Upon a Time in America - 2 A Fistful Of Dynamite - 2

35. David Lynch

Writer | Twin Peaks

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...

Average Rating: 3,23

The Straight Story - 5 Elephant Man - 4 Mulholland Dr. - 3 Blue Velvet - 3 Lost Highway - 3 Wild at Heart - 1

36. Lasse Hallström

Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. ...

Average Rating: 3,22

Hachiko: A Dog's Story - 5 What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 5 An Unfinished Life - 3 Chocolat - 3 Mitt liv som hund - 3 The Shipping News - 3 Mer om oss barn i Bullerbyn - 3 Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn - 3 Safe Haven - 3 Casanova - 3 The Hundred-Foot Journey - 2 Hypnotisören - 2 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - 2 - Dear John - 2

37. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

Average Rating: 3,21

Ed Wood - 5 Sweeney Todd - 5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 4 Edward Scissorhands - 4 Big Fish - 4 Corpse Bride - 3 Sleepy Hollow - 3 Frankenweenie - 2 Dark Shadows - 2 Batman - 2 Alice in Wonderland - 2 Planet of the Apes - 1 - Beetle Juice - 1

38. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

Average Rating: 3,21

Shutter Island - 5 Raging Bull - 4 The Departed - 4 The King of Comedy - 4 Casino - 3 Taxi Driver - 3 Hugo - 3 The Aviator - 3 Goodfellas - 3 Cape Fear - 2 Bringing Out the Dead - 2 Gangs of New York - 1 - The Age of Innocence - 1

39. Werner Herzog

Director | Fitzcarraldo

Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for...

Average Rating: 3,20

Grizzly Man - 4 Encounters at the End of the World - 4 Into the Abyss - 4 The White Diamond - 3 Cave of Forgotten Dreams - 3 Rescue Dawn - 3 Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle - 3 Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes - 2 The Bad Lieutenant - 2

40. Peter Jackson

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

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

Average Rating: 3,13

The Return of the King - 5 Fellowship of the Ring - 5 The Two Towers - 5 Braindead - 4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 3 The Lovely Bones - 3 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 2 Bad Taste - 2 King Kong - 2 Heavenly Creatures - 2 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2 Meet the Feebles - 1 -- The Frighteners - 1

41. Jim Jarmusch

Director | Only Lovers Left Alive

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.

Average Rating: 3,11

Paterson - 5 Down by Law - 5 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - 5 Dead Man - 4 Night On Earth - 3 Broken Flowers - 3 Coffee and Cigarettes - 2 Mystery Train - 1 Stranger Than Paradise - 1 Permanent Vacation - 1 - The Limits of Control - 1

42. Richard Linklater

Director | Waking Life

Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. ...

Average Rating: 3,08

Before Sunrise - 4 Before Sunset - 4 Bernie - 3 Boyhood - 3 Waking Life - 3 Before Midnight - 3 Dazed and Confused - 2 The School of Rock - 2

43. Gore Verbinski

Director | Rango

Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...

Average Rating: 3,07

Pirates: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 5 Pirates: Dead Man's Chest - 4 Pirates: At World's End - 4 The Ring - 3 Rango - 2 The Weather Man - 2 The Lone Ranger - 1

44. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

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

Average Rating: 3,07

Shichini no samurai - 4 Yôjinbô - 4 Tsubaki Sanjûrô - 4 Rashômon - 3 Ikiru - 2 Ran - 2 Kumonosu-jô - 2

45. Michael Haneke

Director | Caché

A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world ...

Average Rating: 3,05

Das weiße Band - 5 La pianiste - 3 Amour - 3 Funny Games - 2 Cache - 2

46. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Tesis (1996). His film ...

Average Rating: 3,05

The Others - 4 Mar adentro - 3 Tesis - 3 Agora - 3 Abre los ojos - 2

47. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

Average Rating: 3,05

300 - 4 Watchmen - 4 Dawn of the Dead - 3 Legend of the Guardian - 3 Sucker Punch - 1

48. Sam Mendes

Producer | Road to Perdition

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

Average Rating: 3,05

American Beauty - 5 Road to Perdition - 4 Revolutionary Road - 3 Jarhead - 2 Away We Go - 1

49. Jaume Collet-Serra

Director | The Shallows

Jaume Collet-Serra was born on March 23, 1974 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is a director and producer, known for The Shallows (2016), Unknown (2011) and Orphan (2009).

Average Rating: 3,04

Orphan - 4 The Shallows - 3 Non-Stop - 3 Unknown - 2

50. Christopher Smith

Director | Triangle

Christopher Smith was born in 1970 in Bristol, England. He is a director and writer, known for Triangle (2009), Severance (2006) and Black Death (2010).

Average Rating: 3,04

Triangle - 4 Severance - 3 Creep - 3 Black Death - 2

51. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...

Average Rating: 3,03

Crimes and Misdemeanors - 5 Match Point - 4 Hannah And Her Sisters - 4 Midnight In Paris - 4 Vicky Christina Barcelona - 3 The Purple Rose of Cairo - 3 Husbands and Wives - 3 Blue Jasmine - 3 Manhattan - 3 Irrational Man - 3 Another Woman - 3 Deconstructing Harry - 3 What's Up Tiger Lily? - 2 Love and Death - 2 To Rome With Love - 2 Magic in the Moonlight - 2 Take the Money and Run - 2 Sleeper - 2 Broadway Danny Rose - 2 Annie Hall - 2 Every Thing You Always Wanted... - 2 Stardust Memories - 2 - Radio Days - 2 Café Society - 1 Bananas - 1 Interiors - 1

52. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

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

Average Rating: 3,03

Gladiator - 4 American Gangster - 4 Black Hawk Down - 4 Matchstick Men - 4 The Martian - 4 Alien - 3 Hannibal - 2 Robin Hood - 2 Thelma & Louise - 2 Body of Lies - 2 Blade Runner - 1 - Prometheus - 1

53. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...

Average Rating: 2,93

Fantastic Mr. Fox - 5 The Grand Budapest Hotel - 3 Bottle Rocket - 3 Moonrise Kingdom - 3 The Royal Tenenbaums - 2 Rushmore - 2 The Darjeeling Limited - 2

54. Aki Kaurismäki

Producer | Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965)) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific ...

Average Rating: 2,93

Mies vailla menneisyyttä - 4 Ariel - 3 Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö - 3 Kauas pilvet karkaavat - 3 Le Havre - 3 Varjoja paratiisissa - 3 Laitakaupungin valot - 1

55. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

Average Rating: 2,89

El ángel exterminador - 5 Los olvidados - 3 Belle de jour - 3 Viridiana - 2 Cet obscur objet du désir - 2 Simón del desierto - 2

56. Terrence Malick

Writer | Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.

A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...

Average Rating: 2,85

The Thin Red Line - 5 Days of Heaven - 3 The New World - 2 Badlands - 2 The Tree of Life - 2

57. Mike Flanagan

Editor | Oculus

Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop ...

Average Rating: 2,85

Absentia - 4 Oculus - 3 Hush - 3 Ouija: Origin of Evil - 2 Before I Wake - 2

58. Jason Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

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

Average Rating: 2,85

Thank You For Smoking - 4 Labor Day - 3 Up in the Air - 3 Juno - 2 Young Adult - 2

59. Gregory Hoblit

Producer | Hill Street Blues

Gregory Hoblit was born in Texas but moved to Northern California at a young age because of his father's job in law enforcement, a hint at what might have attracted the mystery/courtroom plots of his movie/TV credits. After graduating from UCLA, he worked as a TV co-producer with Steven Bochco ...

Average Rating: 2,85

Frequency - 4 Fallen - 3 Primal Fear - 3 Fracture - 2 Untraceable - 2

60. Edward Zwick

Producer | The Last Samurai

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

...

Average Rating: 2,85

Blood Diamond - 4 Defiance - 4 Glory - 3 Legends of the Fall - 2 The Last Samurai - 1

61. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

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

Average Rating: 2,85

El Laberinto del Fauno - 5 El espinazo del diablo - 3 Hellboy - 2 Cronos - 2 Crimson Peak - 2

62. Samuel Fuller

Writer | The Steel Helmet

At age 17, Samuel Fuller was the youngest reporter ever to be in charge of the events section of the New York Journal. After having participated in the European battle theater in World War II, he directed some minor action productions for which he mostly wrote the scripts himself and which he also ...

Average Rating: 2,85

White Dog - 4 The Naked Kiss - 3 Shock Corridor - 3 Pickup on South Street - 2 The Big Red One - 2

63. Jean-Jacques Annaud

Director | Der Name der Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire (1981), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Lover (1992), Seven Years in Tibet (1997) and Le dernier loup (2015). Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César ...

Average Rating: 2,79

The Bear - 3 Quest for fire - 3 Enemy at the Gates - 3 The Name of the Rose - 2

64. Jeff Nichols

Writer | Take Shelter

Jeff Nichols was born on December 7, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Take Shelter (2011), Midnight Special (2016) and Mud (2012).

Average Rating: 2,79

Take Shelter - 5 Mud - 3 Loving - 2 Midnight Special - 1

65. David O. Russell

Director | American Hustle

David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and ...

Average Rating: 2,79

The Fighter - 4 Silver Linings Playbook - 3 American Hustle - 2 Three Kings - 2

66. James Wan

Producer | The Conjuring 2

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

Average Rating: 2,78

The Conjuring - 4 Insidious Chapter 2 - 4 Saw - 3 Dead Silence - 3 Insidious - 2 The Conjuring 2 - 2 Death Sentence - 1

67. Rob Reiner

Actor | All in the Family

Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.

Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also ...

Average Rating: 2,73

Misery - 4 Stand by Me - 3 A Few Good Men - 3 The Bucket List - 3 Flipped - 2 The Princess Bride - 1

68. Paul Thomas Anderson

Director | Punch-Drunk Love

Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making...

Average Rating: 2,79

Magnolia - 3 There Will Be Blood - 3 Punch-Drunk Love - 3 The Master - 2

69. Brad Anderson

Director | Session 9

Brad Anderson was born in 1964 in Madison, Connecticut, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Session 9 (2001), The Machinist (2004) and Transsiberian (2008).

Average Rating: 2,73

The Machinist - 4 The Call - 3 Eliza Graves - 3 Transsiberian - 2 Session 9 - 2 Vanishing on 7th Street - 2

70. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

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

Howard ...

Average Rating: 2,71

Cinderella Man - 4 A Beautiful Mind - 3 Apollo 13 - 3 Rush - 3 In the Heart of the Sea - 3 The Da Vinci Code - 2 The Missing - 2 Angels & Deamons - 1

71. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

Average Rating: 2,70

Argo - 3 Gone Baby Gone - 3 The Town - 2

72. Lynn Shelton

Director | Humpday

Lynn Shelton is a director and actress, known for Humpday (2009), Laggies (2014) and Your Sister's Sister (2011).

Average Rating: 2,70

Your Sister's Sister - 3 Humpday - 3 Langies - 2

73. John Hillcoat

Director | The Road

John Hillcoat was born in 1961 in Queensland, Australia. He is a director, known for The Road (2009), The Proposition (2005) and Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988).

Average Rating: 2,70

The Road - 4 The Proposition - 2 Lawless - 2

74. Scott Derrickson

Writer | Sinister

Scott Derrickson was born on July 16, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Sinister (2012), Doctor Strange (2016) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).

Average Rating: 2,70

Deliver Us From Evil - 4 Sinister - 3 The Exorcism of Emily Rose - 1

75. Stephen Daldry

Director | The Hours

In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the ...

Average Rating: 2,70

The Reader - 4 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 2 The Hours - 2

76. Derek Cianfrance

Director | Blue Valentine

Derek Cianfrance began making movies at age 13. He later attended The University of Colorado where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three films, 'Five O'clock Shadow', 'Raw Footage', and Brother Tied (1998), won consecutive Goldfarb Awards for best...

Average Rating: 2,70

Blue Valentine - 4 The Place Beyond the Pines - 2 The Light Between Ocean - 2

77. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

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

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

Average Rating: 2,65

The Sixth Sense - 4 The Visit - 4 The Village - 4 Signs - 3 Split - 2 Unbreakable - 2 The Happening - 2 The Last Airbender - 1 After Earth - 1

78. Roman Polanski

Actor | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

Average Rating: 2,65

Repulsion - 4 The Pianist - 4 Chinatown - 3 The Ghost Writer - 3 Knife in the Water - 3 Rosemary's Baby - 2 Le Locataire - 2 The Ninth Gate - 1 Carnage - 1

79. Dome Karukoski

Director | Tom of Finland

Dome Karukoski moved to Finland from Cyprus, when he was 5. His mother is a Finnish journalist and his father an American actor.

He is bilingual with Swedish and Finnish.

He was selected to the University of Art and Design of Helsinki in 1999. That year, three students were selected to become students...

Average Rating: 2,65

Leijonasydän - 3 Kielletty hedelmä - 3 Mielensäpahoittaja - 3 Tummien perhosten koti - 2 Tyttö sinä olet tähti - 2

80. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Ah-ga-ssi (2016), Thirst (2009) and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002).

Average Rating: 2,65

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - 3 Bajkwi - 3 Stoker - 3 Oldboy - 2 Lady Vengeance - 2

81. Tyler Perry

Writer | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a ...

Average Rating: 2,65

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor - 3 The Single Moms Club - 3 Why Did I Get Married? - 3 For Colored Girls - 2 Why Did I Get Married Too? - 2

82. John Carpenter

Writer | The Fog

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

Average Rating: 2,58

Halloween - 4 Escape from New York - 3 The Fog - 3 The Thing - 3 Assault on Precinct 13 - 2 In the Mouth of Madness - 2 Dark Star - 2 The Ward - 1

83. Nancy Meyers

Writer | It's Complicated

Nancy Meyers was born on December 8, 1949 in Pennsylvania, USA as Nancy Jane Meyers. She is a writer and producer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Holiday (2006). She was previously married to Charles Shyer.

Average Rating: 2,56

The Holiday - 3 Something's Gotta Give - 3 Parent Trap - 3 The Intern - 3 It's Complicated - 2 What Women Want - 1

84. Marc Forster

Producer | World War Z

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

His breakthrough film was Monster's...

Average Rating: 2,56

Stranger Than Fiction - 4 Finding Neverland - 3 Monster's Ball - 3 The Kite Runner - 2 World War Z - 2 Stay - 2

85. Wolfgang Petersen

Director | Das Boot

This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies.

Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees....

Average Rating: 2,56

The Perfect Storm - 4 Das Boot - 3 Troy - 3 Outbreak - 2 Poseidon - 2 Air Force One - 1

86. Ang Lee

Director | Wo hu cang long

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...

Average Rating: 2,56

Brokeback Mountain - 4 Life of Pi - 3 Sense and Sensebility - 3 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 2 The Ice Storm - 2 Taking Woodstock - 1

87. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

Average Rating: 2,50

Home Alone - 4 Mrs. Doubtfire - 4 Home Alone 2 - 3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 2 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 1 I Love You, Beth Cooper - 1

88. Howard Hawks

Director | Rio Bravo

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...

Average Rating: 2,50

Rio Bravo - 4 Red River - 3 The Big Sleep - 2 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 3 El Dorado - 2 Monkey Business - 2 His Girl Friday - 1

89. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

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

Average Rating: 2,36

Avatar - 4 Titanic - 4 Terminator 2 - 2 The Terminator - 2 True Lies - 2 The Abyss - 1 Aliens - 1

90. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

Average Rating: 2,36

Planet Terror - 4 Sin City - 3 Desperado - 2 El Mariachi - 2 From Dusk Till Dawn - 2 Once Upon a Time in Mexico - 2 Machete - 1

91. David Cronenberg

Director | The Fly

David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

Average Rating: 2,36

Videodrome - 4 Eastern Promises - 3 A History of Violence - 3 The Fly - 2 Shivers - 1 Spider - 1 Dead Ringers - 1

92. Edgar Wright

Director | Shaun of the Dead

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

Average Rating: 2,36

Hot Fuzz - 4 Baby Driver - 2 Shaun of the Dead - 1

93. Pål Øie

Director | Villmark

Pål Øie is a director and writer, known for Villmark (2003), Skjult (2009) and Villmark 2 (2015).

Average Rating: 2,36

Villmark - 4 Skjult - 2 Villmark 2 - 1

94. Neil Marshall

Director | Dog Soldiers

Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), The Descent (2005) and Doomsday (2008). He was previously married to Axelle Carolyn.

Average Rating: 2,36

Centurion - 3 The Descent - 2 Dog Soldiers - 2

95. Tom Hooper

Director | The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces (1992), which ...

Average Rating: 2,36

The King's Speech - 4 The Danish Girl - 2 Les Misérables - 1

96. Jamie Babbit

Director | But I'm a Cheerleader

Jamie Babbit was born on November 16, 1970 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Jamie Merrill Babbit. She is a director and producer, known for But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Silicon Valley (2014) and Girls (2012). She has been married to Karey Dornetto since 2014.

Average Rating: 2,29

But I'm a Cheerleader - 4 The Quiet - 2 Breaking the Girls - 2 Itty Bitty Titty Committee - 1

97. Matthew Vaughn

Producer | Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

Average Rating: 2,29

Stardust - 3 Kick-Ass - 3 Layer Cake - 2 X-Men: First Class - 1

98. Alexander Payne

Director | Nebraska

Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...

Average Rating: 2,29

Nebraska - 3 The Descendant - 3 Sideways - 2 About Schmidt - 1

Not seen: Citizen Ruth, Election,

99. Adam Wingard

Director | You're Next

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 ...

Average Rating: 2,29

Blair Witch - 3 You're Next - 2 A Horrible Way to Die - 2 The Guest - 2

100. Mikael Håfström

Writer | Ondskan

Mikael Håfström was born on July 1, 1960 in Lund, Skåne län, Sweden as Jan Mikael Håfström. He is a writer and director, known for Evil (2003), 1408 (2007) and The Rite (2011).

Average Rating: 2,25

Ondskan - 4 1408 - 2 Strandvaskaren - 2 Escape Plan - 2 The Rite - 1