Favorite movies by each Directorby ace86-633-177197 | created - 10 Sep 2011 | updated - 29 Sep 2011 | Public
These are in order of how I like them....just something fun for me to do lol...if the director directed the sequel I only used the one...
1. Adam McKay
Producer | The Other Guys
Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...
1.Step Brothers 2.Anchorman 3.Talladegga Nights
Producer | Hairspray
Adam Shankman was born on November 27, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Adam Michael Shankman. He is known for his work on Hairspray (2007), A Walk to Remember (2002) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).
1.Bedtime Stories 2.A Walk to Remember 3.The Wedding Planner 4.The Pacifier
Director | Haute tension
Alexandre Aja was born on August 7, 1978 in Paris, France as Alexandre Jouan Arcady. He is a director and producer, known for High Tension (2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Piranha 3D (2010). He is married to Laïla Marrakchi.
1.The Hills Have Eyes 2.Mirrors 3.Piranha
4. Andrew Davis
Director | The Fugitive
Director/Producer/Writer) Andrew Davis is a filmmaker with a reputation for directing intelligent thrillers, most notably the Academy Award-nominated box-office hit The Fugitive (1993), starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best ...
1.The Fugitive 2.Holes 3.Collateral Damage 4.Chain Reaction 5.The Guardian
Cinematographer | Falling Down
Andrzej Bartkowiak was born on March 6, 1950 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Falling Down (1993), Romeo Must Die (2000) and Speed (1994). He was previously married to Diane Venora.
1.Cradle 2 the Grave 2.Romeo Must Die 3.Exit Wounds 4.Doom 5.Street Fighter:Legend of Chun-Li
6. Andy Tennant
Director | Fool's Gold
Andy Tennant was born on June 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Andrew Tennant. He is a producer and director, known for Fool's Gold (2008), Hitch (2005) and Sweet Home Alabama (2002). He has been married to Sharon Johnson since February 13, 1993. They have four children.
1.It Takes Two 2.Hitch 3.Sweet Home Alabama 4.Fool's Rush In 5.Fool's Gold
Producer | The Magnificent Seven
Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.
He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...
1.Training Day 2.Shooter 3.Tears of the Sun 4.Brooklyn's Finest 5.King Arthur
Director | Rain Man
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he ...
1.Rainman 2.Bandits 3.Envy 4.Sphere 5.Man of the Year
Director | Men in Black
Barry Sonnenfeld was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from New York University of Film School in 1978. He started work as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated In Our Water (1982). Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hired him for Blood Simple (1984). This film began his ...
1.Men In Black 2.The Addams Family 3.Big Trouble 4.Wild Wild West
10. Ben Stiller
Producer | Tropic Thunder
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).
His parents made no real ...
1.Tropic Thunder 2.Zoolander 3.The Cable Guy 4.Reality Bites
11. Betty Thomas
Self | Howard Stern
Betty Thomas was born July 27, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from Ohio University with a BA in fine arts. Initially sidetracked, Betty first taught school in Chicago but found herself restricted and needing more of an open forum for self-expression than a classroom. She found herself drawn...
1.Doctor Dolittle 2.I Spy 3.Private Parts 4.The Brady Bunch Movie 5.28 Days 6.John Tucker Must Die
12. Brad Silberling
Director | City of Angels
Brad Silberling was born on September 8, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Bradley Mitchell Silberling. He is a producer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Moonlight Mile (2002). He has been married to Amy ...
1.Casper 2.City of Angels 3.10 Items or Less 4.Land of the Lost
13. Brett Ratner
Director | Red Dragon
Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years...
1.Rush Hour 2.X-Men 3 3.The Family Man 4.Money Talks 5.Red Dragon 6.After the Sunset 7.New York I Love You
14. Brian Levant
Producer | Still the Beaver
Brian Levant was born on August 6, 1952 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as Brian Michael Levant. He is a producer and writer, known for The New Leave It to Beaver (1983), The Flintstones (1994) and Jingle All the Way (1996).
1.The Flintstones 2.Beethoven 3.Jingle All the Way 4.Snow Dogs
15. Brian De Palma
Director | Dressed to Kill
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...
1.Scarface 2.Mission:Impossible 3.Snake Eyes 4.Mission to Mars 5.Femme Fatale
16. Bryan Singer
Director | X-Men
Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
1.The Usual Suspects 2.X-Men 3.Superman Returns
17. Cameron Crowe
Writer | Almost Famous
Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market.
Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. ...
1.Jerry Maguire 2.Elizabethtown 3.Vanilla Sky
18. Chris Columbus
Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...
1.Home Alone 2.Mrs Doubtfire 3.Rent 4.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 5.Nine Months 6.Stepmom
Writer | Dunkirk
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.
1.Batman Begins 2.Inception 3.Momentum
20. Chuck Russell
Director | The Blob
Chuck Russell was born on May 9, 1958 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Blob (1988), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) and The Mask (1994). He has been married to Ania Zeyne since November 29, 2007.
1.The Mask 2.Eraser 3.The Scorpion King
21. Curtis Hanson
Director | L.A. Confidential
After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was ...
1.L.A. Confidential 2.8 Mile 3.Lucky You
22. D.J. Caruso
Director | I Am Number Four
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Caruso came west to play tennis and study Television Production at Pepperdine University. Interned at Disney Studios in the Product Placement department and later hooked up with Director John Badham, who mentored him into a second-unit director, after Badham lost his ...
1.Disturbia 2.Eagle Eye 3.Taking Lives 4.I Am Number Four 5.Two For the Money
23. Danny Boyle
Director | 127 Hours
1.127 Hours 2.28 Days Later 3.Sunshine 4.A Life Less Ordinary 5.The Beach
24. Danny DeVito
Actor | Matilda
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...
1.Duplex 2.Matilda 3.Death To Smoochy
25. David Cronenberg
Director | The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...
1.A History of Violence 2.Eastern Promises 3.The Fly
26. David Dobkin
Producer | The Judge
David Dobkin was born on June 23, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Judge (2014), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and R.I.P.D. (2013). He is married to Megan Wolpert. They have one child.
1.Wedding Crashers 2.Clay Pigeons 3.Shanghai Knights 4.Fred Claus
27. David R. Ellis
Assistant_director | The Matrix Reloaded
Began as child actor in Kurt Russell-Disney Films in 1974. Made the switch to the Stunt world following a successful career as a junior pro surfer. Born, bred, and continues to reside in Malibu. Many, many stunts later, David made the promotion to Stunt Coordinator in 1978 on Invasion of the Body ...
1.Final Destination 2 2.Cellular 3.Snakes on a Plane 4.Homeward Bound 2
28. David Fincher
Director | Se7en
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...
1.Fight Club 2.Zodiac 3.The Social Network 4.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5.Panic Room 6.Alien 3
29. David Twohy
Writer | The Fugitive
As both writer and director, David Twohy has contributed much to the film world, helping to elevate movies in such a way that Entertainment Weekly was prompted to name him "one of the 100 most creative people in Hollywood." In his career, Twohy has worked with on-screen notables like Harrison Ford,...
1.Pitch Black 2.The Arrival 3.A Perfect Getaway
30. David Zucker
Writer | Airplane!
David Zucker was born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Top Secret! (1984). He was previously married to Danielle Zucker.
1.My Boss's Daughter 2.Scary Movie 3 3.BASEketball
31. Dean Parisot
Director | Galaxy Quest
1.Galaxy Quest 2.Fun With Dick And Jane 3.Home Fries
32. Dennis Dugan
Actor | Happy Gilmore
Dennis Dugan was born on September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA as Dennis Barton Dugan. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Gilmore (1996), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Big Daddy (1999). He is married to Sharon Dugan. He was previously married to Joyce Van Patten.
1.Big Daddy 2.Happy Gilmore 3.Saving Silverman 4.I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry 5.Just Go With It 6.The Benchwarmers 7.You Don't Mess With the Zohan 8.Grown Ups 9.National Security
33. Donald Petrie
Director | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
1.Richie Rich 2.Miss Congeniality 3.Grumpy Old Men 4.My Favorite Martian 5.How to Loose a Guy In 10 Days
34. Doug Liman
Producer | Edge of Tomorrow
1.The Bourne Identity 2.Go 3.Mr. and Mrs. Smith 4.Swingers 5.Jumper
35. Edward Zwick
Producer | Thirtysomething
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory (1989), and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall (1994). Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer.
1.Blood Diamond 2.Love and Other Drugs 3.The Siege 4.The Last Samurai 5.Glory 6.Courage Under Fire 7.About Last Night
36. Emile Ardolino
Director | Dirty Dancing
Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.
1.Sister Act 2.Chances Are 3.Dirty Dancing
37. F. Gary Gray
Director | Set It Off
F. Gary Gray was born on July 17, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Gary Gray. He is a director and producer, known for Set It Off (1996), The Italian Job (2003) and The Negotiator (1998).
1.The Negotiator 2.The Italian Job 3.Law Abiding Citizen 4.A Man Apart
38. Frank Coraci
Director | The Wedding Singer
Frank Coraci is an American film Director, Writer and Actor best know for his work with Adam Sandler.
Coraci was born in Shirley, New York on Long Island. Coraci graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in Film. He has directed a number of ...
1.The Waterboy 2.Wedding Singer 3.Click 4.Zookeeper
39. Frank Marshall
Producer | Congo
Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later ...
1.Arachnophobia 2.Congo 3.Eight Below
40. Frank Oz
Actor | The Muppet Show
Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...
1.What About Bob? 2.Bowfinger 3.Indian In the Cupboard 4.Little Shop of Horrors 5.The Score
41. Gary Fleder
Director | Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1.Runaway Jury 2.Imposter 3.Dont Say A Word
42. Garry Marshall
Actor | Never Been Kissed
Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Never Been Kissed (1999), A League of Their Own (1992) and Pretty Woman (1990). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in...
1.Pretty Woman 2.Valentine's Day 3.Exit To Eden 4.Runaway Bride 5.The Princess's Diary
43. Gore Verbinski
Director | Rango
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...
1.Pirates of the Caribbean 2.Rango 3.Mouse Hunt 4.The Mexican 5.The Ring
44. Greg Mottola
Director | Adventureland
Greg Mottola was born on July 11, 1964 in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York, USA as Gregory James Mottola. He is a director and producer, known for Adventureland (2009), Superbad (2007) and The Daytrippers (1996). He is married to Sarah Allentuch. They have three children.
1.Superbad 2.Paul 3.Adventureland
45. Gus Van Sant
Director | Elephant
Gus Van Sant was born on July 24, 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Gus Greene Van Sant Junior. He is a director and producer, known for Elephant (2003), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).
1.Good Will Hunting 2.Psycho 3.Finding Forester
46. Harold Ramis
Writer | Ghostbusters
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...
1.Caddyshack 2.Groundhog Day 3.The Ice Harvest 4.Multiplicity 5.Bedazzled 6.Year One
47. Howard Deutch
Director | Some Kind of Wonderful
Howard Deutch was born on September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), Pretty in Pink (1986) and The Replacements (2000). He has been married to Lea Thompson since July 23, 1989. They have two children.
1.The Replacements 2.Getting Even With Dad 3.Grumpier Old Men 4.The Whole Ten Yards 5.My Best Friends Girl
48. Ivan Reitman
Producer | Up in the Air
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...
1.Ghostbusters 2.Evolution 3.No Strings Attached 4.Kindergarten Cop 5.My Super-Ex Girlfriend 6.Junior 7.Six Days Seven Nights
49. James Cameron
Writer | Avatar
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...
1.Titanic 2.Avatar 3.The Terminator 4.Aliens 5.True Lies
50. James Mangold
Producer | Logan
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).
Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...
1.Identity 2.3:10 to Yuma 3.Walk the Line 4.Cop Land 5.Kate & Leopold
51. Jason Reitman
Producer | Up in the Air
Jason Reitman was born on October 19, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Up in the Air (2009), Thank You for Smoking (2005) and Juno (2007). He was previously married to Michele Lee.
1.Up In the Air 2.Juno 3.Thank You For Smoking
Director | Super Troopers
Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Club Dread (2004) and Beerfest (2006). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.
1.Super Troopers 2.The Dukes of Hazzard 3.Beerfest 4.Club Dread
53. Jay Roach
Director | Trumbo
Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Trumbo (2015), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Blown Away (1994). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two ...
1.Austin Powers 2.Meet the Parents 3.Dinner For Schmucks 4.Mystery, Alaska
54. Jerry Zucker
Producer | Airplane!
Jerry Zucker was born on March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Airplane! (1980), Ghost (1990) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Janet Zucker since May 1987. They have two children.
1.Rat Race 2.Ghost 3.First Knight
55. Joe Dante
Director | Innerspace
Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (1976) (co-directed with Allan Arkush)...
1.Small Soldiers 2.Gremlins 3.Looney Tunes:Back In Action
56. Joel Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and A Serious Man (2009). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.
1.Fargo 2.The Big Lebowski 3.No Country For Old Men 4.O, Brother Where Art Thou 5.True Grit 6.Raising Arizona 7.Intolerable Cruelty
57. Joel Schumacher
Director | The Phantom of the Opera
Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and 8MM (1999).
1.A Time to Kill 2.Phone Booth 3.The Lost Boys 4.Batman Forever 5.8MM 6.Tigerland 7.The Client 8.Bad Company 9.The Number 23
58. John Hughes
Writer | Planes, Trains & Automobiles
John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as John Wilden Hughes Jr. He was a writer, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). He was married to Nancy Hughes. He died on August 6, 2009 in Manhattan, ...
1.Ferris Bueller's Day Off 2.The Breakfast Club 3.Plains, Trains, and Automobiles 4.Curly Sue
59. John Landis
Director | The Blues Brothers
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "...
1.Animal House 2.The Blues Brothers 3.Coming to America 4.Three Amigos
60. John McTiernan
Director | Die Hard
John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Predator (1987) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, ...
1.Die Hard 2.Last Action Hero 3.Predator 4.Basic 5.Rollerball 6.The 13th Warrior 7.Medicine Man
61. John Moore
Director | Max Payne
John Moore was born in Dundalk, Ireland in 1970, a small town situated about 60 miles from the country's capital Dublin. Moore attended a technical college in Dublin where he studied filmmaking and after completing the school he went on to direct and write a series of short films all produced in ...
1.Behind Enemy Lines 2.Flight of the Pheonix 3.Max Payne
62. John Pasquin
Director | The Santa Clause
John Pasquin was born on June 8, 1945. He is a director and producer, known for The Santa Clause (1994), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) and Home Improvement (1991). He has been married to JoBeth Williams since March 14, 1982. They have two children.
1.The Santa Clause 2.Jungle to Jungle 3.Joe Somebody
63. John Singleton
Writer | Boyz n the Hood
Son of Danny Singleton, a mortgage broker, and Sheila Ward, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC, after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three ...
1.Four Brothers 2.Boyz In the Hood 3.2 Fast 2 Furious 4.Shaft 5.Baby Boy
64. John Whitesell
Director | The Guiding Light
1.Malibu's Most Wanted 2.Big Mamma's House 2 3.Deck the Halls
65. John Woo
Director | Ying hung boon sik
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow ...
1.Face/Off 2.Broken Arrow 3.Mission Impossible 2 4.Windtalkers 5.Paycheck
66. Jon Amiel
Director | Copycat
After studies in English literature, Jon Amiel graduated from Cambridge University and ran the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company, which often toured the USA. He became the Hampstead Theatre Company's literary manager and began directing there, relocating to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
1.The Core 2.Copycat 3.Entrapment
67. Jon Turteltaub
Director | Cool Runnings
Jon Turteltaub was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Charles Turteltaub. He is a producer and director, known for Cool Runnings (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Phenomenon (1996). He has been married to Amy Eldon since July 6, 2006. They have three ...
1.National Treasure 2.Cool Runnings 3.3 Ninjas 4.While You Were Sleeping 5.Instinct 6.The Sorcerer's Apprentice
68. Judd Apatow
Producer | Girls
Judd Apatow was born on December 6, 1967 in Syosset, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Girls (2012), Knocked Up (2007) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). He has been married to Leslie Mann since June 9, 1997. They have two children.
1.The 40 Year Old Virgin 2.Knocked Up 3.Funny People
Writer | In Living Color
The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling African-American family of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who was the first to achieve national prominence by successfully creating, launching and hosting a ...
1.Scary Movie 2.White Chicks 3.Little Man
70. Kevin Reynolds
Director | Waterworld
Raised as an Air Force brat, Kevin Reynolds' love for cinema inspired him to forsake his law school degree and move to Los Angeles to enroll in the University of Southern California's legendary film school. Reynolds' graduate thesis film "Proof" became the basis for "Fandango" starring Kevin ...
1.The Count of Monte Cristo 2.Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves 3.Waterworld
71. Kevin Smith
Producer | Clerks
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank but grew up in Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry.
1.Clerks 2.Zach and Miri Make A Porno 3.Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back 4.Chasing Amy 5.Dogma 6.Cop Out 7.Jersey Girl
72. Lee Tamahori
Director | Once Were Warriors
Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature ...
1.Die Another Day 2.Along Came a Spider 3.xXx:State of the Union
73. Les Mayfield
Director | Blue Streak
1.Encino Man 2.Flubber 3.Blue Streak 4.American Outlaws 5.Miracle On 34th Street 6.The Man
74. Luis Mandoki
Director | Voces inocentes
Luis Mandoki was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a director and producer, known for Innocent Voices (2004), La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas (2012) and Message in a Bottle (1999).
1.Trapped 2.Message In A Bottle 3.When A Man Loves A Woman 4.Angel Eyes
Producer | Lady in the Water
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.
He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...
1.The Village 2.Signs 3.The Sixth Sense 4.The Happening 5.Lady In the Water
76. Marc Forster
Producer | World War Z
Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013).
His breakthrough film was Monster's...
1.Monter's Ball 2.Stranger Than Fiction 3.Finding Neverland 4.Stay
Director | Finding Steve McQueen
Mark Steven Johnson was born on October 30, 1964 in Hastings, Minnesota, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Finding Steve McQueen (2019), Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Ghost Rider (2007). He was previously married to Susie Johnson.
1.Simon Birch 2.Daredevil 3.Ghost Rider
78. Mark Waters
Producer | (500) Days of Summer
Mark Waters was born on June 30, 1964 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA as Mark Stephen Waters. He is a director and producer, known for 500 Days of Summer (2009), Vampire Academy (2014) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). He has been married to Dina Spybey-Waters since November 10, 2000.
1.Mean Girls 2.Head Over Heels 3.Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past
79. Martin Campbell
Director | Casino Royale
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...
1.Green Lantern 2.Vertical Limit 3.No Escape 4.Golden Eye 5.The Mask of Zorro 6.Edge of Darkness
80. Martin Scorsese
Director | Taxi Driver
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...
1.Taxi Driver 2.The Departed 3.Gangs of New York 4.Casino 5.Shutter Island
81. Michael Bay
Producer | Armageddon
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...
1.Armageddon 2.Bad Boys 3.Pearl Harbor 4.Transformers 5.The Rock 6.The Island
82. Michel Gondry
Director | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
He grew up in Versailles with a family who was very influenced by pop music. When he was young, Gondry wanted to be a painter or an inventor. In the 80s he entered in an art school in Paris where he could develop his graphic skills and where he also met friends with whom he created a pop-rock band ...
1.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2.Be Kind Rewind 3.The Green Hornet
83. Michael Mann
Producer | The Insider
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release,...
1.Collateral 2.Public Enemies 3.Miami Vice
84. Mike Judge
Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and King of the Hill (1997).
1.Office Space 2.Beavis and Butthead Do America 3.Idiocracy 4.Extract
85. Neil LaBute
Writer | In the Company of Men
Acclaimed and highly discussed filmmaker Neil LaBute has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch. With his true-to-life cynical and self-absorbed characters and all-too-true social themes, he has firmly established himself as an unforgiving judge of the ugliest side of human ...
1.Nurse Betty 2.Lakeview Torrace 3.Death At A Funeral
86. Nick Cassavetes
Actor | Face/Off
Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the...
1.John Q 2.The Notebook 3.Alpha Dog
87. Nimród Antal
Director | Kontroll
Antal was born in Los Angeles, California of Hungarian ancestry. He moved to Hungary in 1991 to study at the Hungarian Film Academy. After graduating, he went on to work in the film and television industry. In 2005, he moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles to pursue success in Hollywood.
He is ...
1.Armored 2.Predators 3.Vacancy
88. Nora Ephron
Writer | Julie & Julia
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...
1.Mixed Nuts 2.Sleepless In Seattle 3.Lucky Numbers 4.You've Got Mail 5.Bewitched
89. Oliver Stone
Producer | JFK
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
William Oliver Stone was ...
1.Natural Born Killers 2.Any Given Sunday 3.Born On the Fourth of July 4.Wall Street 5.World Trade Center
90. P.J. Hogan
Writer | Muriel's Wedding
P.J. Hogan was born on November 30, 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Paul John Hogan. He is a writer and director, known for Muriel's Wedding (1994), The Dressmaker (2015) and Peter Pan (2003). He is married to Jocelyn Moorhouse.
1.Peter Pan 2.My Best Friends Wedding 3.Murriel's Wedding
Writer | Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (1994) (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, ...
1.Resident Evil 2.Mortal Kombat 3.Event Horizen 4.AVP
92. Paul Verhoeven
Director | Zwartboek
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval ...
1.Starship Troopers 2.Hollow Man 3.Total Recall 4.RoboCop 5.Showgirls
93. Paul Weitz
Writer | About a Boy
Paul Weitz was born on November 19, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul J. Weitz. He is a director, writer and producer, known for Grandma (2015), About a Boy (2002), and Mozart in the Jungle (2014), for which he won a Golden Globe. He has been married to Patricia Brown since December 15, ...
1.American Pie 2.About A Boy 3.Down to Earth 4.Little Fockers 5.American Dreamz
94. Peyton Reed
Director | Ant-Man
Peyton Reed was born on July 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Bring It On (2000). He has been married to Sheila Reed since 2013. He was previously married to Beth LaMure.
1.Yes Man 2.Bring It On 3.The Break Up
Director | Suburbia
Spheeris is often referred to as a 'rock 'n roll anthropologist'.
In 1974 she formed the first Los Angeles music video production company, ROCK 'N REEL. She concluded her music video work with the Grammy-nominated, "Bohemian Rhapsody" video for "Wayne's World". Spheeris' feature film debut was the ...
1.Wayne's World 2.The Beverly Hillbillies 3.The Little Rascals 4.Black Sheep 5.Senseless
96. Peter Berg
Writer | Very Bad Things
Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday (1989). He went on to star in the World War 2 film A Midnight Clear (1992). Roles in Fire in the Sky (1993) and Cop Land (1997) followed, and the Tom Cruise films ...
1.Hancock 2.Very Bad Things 3.Friday Night Lights 4.The Kingdom 5.The Rundown
97. Peter Farrelly
Producer | Green Book
Peter Farrelly was born on December 17, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter John Farrelly. He is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), There's Something About Mary (1998) and Dumb and Dumber (1994). He has been married to Melinda Farrelly since December 31, 1996. They ...
1.Dumb and Dumber 2.There's Something About Mary 3.Kingpin 4.Me, Myself, and Irene 5.Fever Pitch 6.Stuck On You 7.Shallow Hal 8.Hall Pass 9.Osmosis Jones 10.The Heartbreak Kid
98. Peter Hewitt
Director | Thunderpants
1.Tom & Huck 2.Bill & Ted's Bogus Adventure 3.The Barrowers 4.Garfield
99. Peter Howitt
Actor | Sliding Doors
Peter Howitt was born on May 5, 1957 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Sliding Doors (1998), Johnny English (2003) and Dangerous Parking (2007). He has been married to Lorraine since August 5, 2001.
1.Sliding Doors 2.Johnny English 3.Antitrust
100. Peter Segal
Director | Get Smart
Peter Segal was born in 1962. He is a director and producer, known for Get Smart (2008), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Grudge Match (2013). He is married to Brogmus, Linda. They have three children.
1.Tommy Boy 2.The Longest Yard 3.Anger Mangagement 4.50 First Dates 5.Nutty Professor 2 6.Get Smart 7.My Fellow Americans