BEST DIRECTORS

by geertssteven | created - 28 Jun 2017 | updated - 21 Aug 2018 | Public

1. 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).

severance, triangle, black death, detour, GET SANTA

2. Nacho Vigalondo

Writer | Los cronocrímenes

Nacho Vigalondo was born in 1977 in Cabezón de la Sal, Cantabria, Spain. He is a writer and actor, known for Timecrimes (2007), Colossal (2016) and Extraterrestrial (2011).

los cronocrimenes, colossal, EXTRATERRESTRE, OPEN WINDOWS

3. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.

district 9, chappie, elysium, FIREBATES OATS : VOL --------------

4. Eric Valette

Director | Samedi, dimanche et aussi lundi

Eric Valette was born in 1967 in Toulouse, France. He is a director and writer, known for Saturday, Sunday and Monday Too (1999), One Missed Call (2008) and Maléfique (2002).

malefique, ->SUPER HYBRID, LA PROIE; ONE MISSED CALL

5. Julien Maury

Writer | À l'intérieur

Julien Maury is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), Among the Living (2014) and ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

a l'interieur, livide, AMONG THE LIVING, LEATHERFACE

6. Alexandre Bustillo

Writer | À l'intérieur

Alexandre Bustillo was born on August 10, 1975 in France. He is a writer and director, known for Inside (2007), Among the Living (2014) and ABCs of Death 2 (2014).

a l'interieur, livide, AMONG THE LIVING, LEATHERFACE

7. David Michôd

Writer | The King

David Michôd is a writer and producer, known for The King (2019), The Rover (2014) and Animal Kingdom (2010). He is married to Mirrah Foulkes.

the rover, animal kingdom, hesher, WAR MACHINE

8. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

fifth element, LEON, lucy, taken 1 & 2, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS 2017, LA FEMMME NIKITA, THE FAMILY, THE LADY,THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC, ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES , ANGEL-A (2011), JOAN OF ARC, THE BiG BLUE, SUBWAY, ---->now writing duties

9. 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...

the place beyond the pines

10. Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer | The Neon Demon

Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...

only god forgives, the neon demon, drive, valhalla rising, bronson, PUSHER, PUSHER II, PUSHER III, BLEEDER, FEAR X

11. Nicholas McCarthy

Writer | The Pact

Nicholas McCarthy is a writer and director, known for The Pact (2012), At the Devil's Door (2014) and Holidays (2016).

the pact, HOLIDAYS, HOME (aka AT THE DEVIL'S DOOR)

12. Sion Sono

Director | Ai no mukidashi

Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early...

"Why don't you play in hell,

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13. Mickey Keating

Director | Offseason

Mickey Keating is a director and writer, known for Offseason (2021), Carnage Park (2016) and Darling (2015).

darling, pod, carnage park, ritual, PSYCHOPATS

the eyes of my mother,

(unreleased = PIERCING)

15. Alice Lowe

Actress | Sightseers

Alice Eva Lowe is an English actress and writer, mainly in comedy. She is best known for her roles as Madeline Wool/Liz Asher in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and as Tina in the 2012 film Sightseers, which she also co-wrote.

Lowe was born in Coventry, West Midlands, England. She attended Kenilworth ...

prevenge

16. Ben Wheatley

Director | Free Fire

Ben Wheatley was born in May 1972 in Billericay, Essex, England. He is a director and writer, known for Free Fire (2016), Kill List (2011) and Sightseers (2012).

kill list, a field in england, sightseers, FREE FIRE, THE ABCs OF DEATH, HIGH RISE,

(unreleased = FREAK SHIFT, IDEAL)

17. Paul Feig

Producer | Freaks and Geeks

Paul Feig was born on September 17, 1962 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Freaks and Geeks (1999), The Heat (2013) and Heavyweights (1995). He has been married to Laurie Karon since September 23, 1994.

bridesmaids, the heat, spy, ghostbusters,

(unreleased = THE HEAT 2, A SIMPLE FAVOR)

18. Edgar Wright

Director | Baby Driver

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

shaun of the dead, baby driver, scot pilgrim vs the world, THE WORLD'S END, HOT FUZZ,

19. Wes Anderson

Director | 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 ...

the darjeeling limited, the grand budapest hotel, moonrise kingdom, fantastic mr fox, the life aquatic with steve zissou, the royal tennebraums, RUSHMORE, BOTTLE ROCKET,

(unreleased = ISLE OF DOGS)

20. 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 ...

borderwalk empire, the wolf of wall street, shutter island, THE DEPARTED, GOODFELLAS, GANGS OF NEW YORK, THE AVIATOR, SILENCE, HUGO, KUNDUN, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, CASINO, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, CAPE FEAR, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE COLOR OF MONEY, AFTER HOURS, THE KING OF COMEDY, RAGING BULL, NEW YORK NEW YORK, TAXI DRIVER, ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, MEAN STREETS, BOXCAR BERTHA, I CALL FIRST,

21. Charlie Kaufman

Writer | I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Avid reader Charlie Kaufman wrote plays and made short films as a young student. He moved from Massapequa, New York to West Hartford, Connecticut in 1972 where he attended high school. As a comedic actor, he performed in school plays and, after graduation, he enrolled at Boston University but soon ...

anomalisa, synecdoche new york,

22. 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 ...

eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the green hornet, TOKYO, LA SCIENCE DE REVES, ??? (mostly videoclips, check wiki

23. 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 ...

her, where the wild things are, ADAPTATION, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH,

24. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

monsters, GODZILLA, ROGUE ONE

25. Ana Lily Amirpour

Director | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour was born on July 25, 1976 in Margate, Kent, England. She is a director and writer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), The Bad Batch (2016) and A Little Suicide (2012).

a girl walks home alone at night, the bad batch

26. Neill Blomkamp

Director | District 9

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.

district 9, elysium, chappie, firebase oats

27. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Inception

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.

...

inception, memento, the prestige, batman begins, the dark knight, the dark knight rises, INTERSTELLAR, FOLLOWING, INSOMNIA, DUNKIRK

28. Taika Waititi

Writer | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waititi, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...

hunt for the wilderpeople, what we do in the shadows, boy, eagly vs shark, THOR RAGNAROK

29. 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 ...

300, watchmen, man of steel, batman vs superman : dawn of justice, SUCKER PUNCH, LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS : THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE, DAWN OF THE DEAD 2004

(unreleased JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH)

30. 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 ...

kick-ass, x : first class (x-men), kingsman : the secret service, STARDUST, LAYER CAKE,

(unreleased I AM PILGRIM, KINGSMAN 2 & 3)

31. Alex Garland

Writer | Ex Machina

Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).

Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).

He is ...

Director : ANNIHILATION, ex machina,

-Writer : 28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE, NEVER LET ME GO, Dredd

(unreleased : HALO)

32. 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.

only lovers left alive, dead man, ghost dog : way of the samurai, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, NIGHT ON EARTH, DOWN BY LAW, MYSTERY TRAIN, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, BROKEN FLOWERS, THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, PATERSON, GIMME DANGER

33. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

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

pi, requifem for a dream, the fountain, the wrestler, black swan, noah, BELOW, MOTHER

34. Jeremy Saulnier

Cinematographer | Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier has slyly defined a unique cinematic aesthetic that complements his idiosyncratic narrative premises. His sophomore feature, Blue Ruin (2013) a quirky, crime drama set in a pretty, but grimier part of suburban America was a festival darling and supplanted his name within the ...

murder party, blue ruin, green room,

(unreleased HOLD THE DARK)

35. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...

get out

36. Jonathan Levine

Director | 50/50

Jonathan Levine is a director and writer, known for 50/50 (2011), The Wackness (2008) and Warm Bodies (2013).

ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, THE WACKNESS, 50/50, warm bodies, THE NIGHT BEFORE, SNATCHED,

(unreleased = FLARSKY, COMING TO AMERICA 2, BROOKLYN CASTLE)

37. Na Hong-jin

Writer | Chugyeokja

Na Hong-jin born in 1974 is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His debut film The Chaser (2008) won Best Director at the 45th Grand Bell Awards in 2008. The film also won the award for Best Film. His follow up film, The Yellow Sea, was released in South Korea on December 15, 2010. It is...

CHASER, THE YELLOW SEA, the wailing

38. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and producer, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019).

BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE, memories of murder, the host, tokyo!, mother (madeo), snowpiercer, okja,

(unreleased PARASITE)

39. Steven Knight

Writer | Locke

Steven Knight is a British screenwriter and film director. He is best known for screenplays he wrote for the films Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and Eastern Promises (2007), and also directed as well as written the film Locke (2013).

Knight is also one of three creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...

HUMMINGBIRD, LOCKE

+ writer van EASTERN PROMISES, TV PEAKY BLINDERS, TV TABOO, etc

(unreleased = SERENITY (2018) )

40. Alex van Warmerdam

Actor | Ober

Alex van Warmerdam was born on August 14, 1952 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Alexander Lucas Maria van Warmerdam. He is an actor and writer, known for Waiter (2006), Borgman (2013) and The Northerners (1992). He is married to Annet Malherbe. They have two children.

ABEL, DE NOORDERLINGEN, DE JURK, KLEINE TEUN, GRIMM, OBER, DE LAATSTE DAGEN VAN EMMA BLANK, borgman, schneider vs bax

(unreleased Nr. 10)

41. Michaël R. Roskam

Director | The Drop

Michaël R. Roskam was born on October 9, 1972 in Sint-Truiden, Flanders, Belgium as Michaël Reynders. He is a director and producer, known for The Drop (2014), Rundskop (2011) and Racer and the Jailbird (2017).

rundskop, THE DROP

(unreleased LE FIDELE)

42. Tomas Alfredson

Director | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tomas Alfredson was born on April 1, 1965 in Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Let the Right One In (2008) and Four Shades of Brown (2004). He was previously married to Cissi Elwin.

let the right one in (lat den ratte komme in 2008 original), TINKER TAILER SOLDIER SPY, THE SNOWMAN (2017)

43. Daniel Espinosa

Director | Snabba cash

Daniel Espinosa was born on March 23, 1977 in Huddinge, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and producer, known for Snabba Cash (2010), Life (2017) and Safe House (2012). He was previously married to Nina Milerad.

SNABBA CASH, SAFE HOUSE, CHILD 44, life

(unreleased = THE EMIGRANTS, THE ANARCHISTS VS ISIS)

44. Greg McLean

Director | The Belko Experiment

After training as a fine artist, Australian writer, director, and producer Greg McLean's filmmaking career began when he created the independent horror hit, 'Wolf Creek'. The film premiered at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before enjoying world-wide critical and commercial success. After ...

wolf creek, ROGUE, wolf creek 2, wolf creek s01 2016 miniseries, WOLF CREEK S02 2017 MINI-SERIES, THE DARKNESS, the belko experiment

(unreleased = JUNGLE)

45. Lenny Abrahamson

Director | Room

Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. He studied physics and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. While at university he directed short videos with the Trinity Video Society, which he co-founded with Ed Guiney. He graduated in 1991 with first class honours (gold medal). His first short film...

ADAM & PAUL, GARAGE (2007), WHAT RICHARD DID, FRANK, room

(unreleased = THE LITTLE STRANGER)

46. James Ward Byrkit

Director | Coherence

James Ward Byrkit is a director and writer, known for Coherence (2013), Rango (2011) and Baby Driver (2017).

rango, coherence

47. Josh Boone

Director | The Fault in Our Stars

Josh Boone was born on April 5, 1979 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The New Mutants (2020) and The Stand (2020).

STUCK IN LOVE, the fault in our stars

(unreleased = THE STAND, LISEY'S STORY, X-MEN : THE NEW MUTANTS)

48. Marc Webb

Director | (500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He is a producer and director, known for 500 Days of Summer (2009), Gifted (2017) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015). He has been married to Jane P. Herman since October 4, 2019. They have two children.

500 days of summer, the amazing spider-man 1, the amazing spider-man 2, GIFTED

(unreleased = THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK)

49. Stephen Chbosky

Writer | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky was born on January 25, 1970 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Wonder (2017). He has been married to Liz Maccie since September 18, 2010. They have two children.

the perks of being a wallflower,

(unreleased WONDER)

50. 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...

THE GAME, FIGHT CLUB, PANIC ROOM, ZODIAC, the curious case of benjamin button, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, GONE GIRL

(unreleased = WORLD WAR Z 2)

51. Jean-Marc Vallée

Director | C.R.A.Z.Y.

Jean-Marc Vallée was born on March 9, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a director and producer, known for C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Wild (2014).

MOVIES B4 THIS, C.R.A.Z.Y., THE YOUNG VICTORIA, CAFE DE FLORE, dallas buyers club, WILD, DEMOLITION

52. 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), The Daytrippers (1996) and Superbad (2007). He is married to Sarah Allentuch. They have three children.

THE DAYTRIPPERS, SUPERBAD, adventureland, paul, KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

53. 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.

thank you for smoking, juno, UP IN THE AIR, YOUNG ADULT, LABOR DAY, MEN WOMAN & CHILDREN,

(unreleased = TULLY, THE FRONT RUNNER)

54. Shane Carruth

Composer | Upstream Color

Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer (2004) in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P...

primer, upstream color

55. Rian Johnson

Director | Knives Out

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film, Brick (2005), was released in 2005 ...

BRICK, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, LOOPER

(unreleased = STAR WARS : THE LAST JEDI)

56. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

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

AUGUST 32ND ON EARTH, MAELSTROM, POLYTECHNIQUE, INCENDIES, prisoners, enemy, sicario, arrival

(unreleased BLADE RUNNER 2049)

57. 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 ...

BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN, THE THIN RED LINE, THE NEW WORLD, the tree of life, TO THE WONDER, KNIGHT OF CUPS, SONG TO SONG

(unreleased = RADEGUND)

58. 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...

gone baby gone, the town, ARGO, LIVE BY NIGHT

(unreleased = WITNESS FOR PROSECUTION)

he never died

60. Don Coscarelli

Writer | Bubba Ho-Tep

In much the same way that director George A. Romero creative output has been primarily centered around the highly successful "Dead" series of zombie films, then fellow fantasy director Don Coscarelli has for over two decades seen his universe swirling around the lesser successful, but equally cult,...

PHANTASM, THE BEASTMASTER, PHANTASM II, SURVIVAL QUEST, PHANTASM III LORD OF THE DEAD, PHANTASM IV OBLIVION, BUBBA HO-TEP, john dies at the end

61. 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 ...

rabbits, ERASERHEAD, the elephant man, DUNE, BLUE VELVET, WILD AT HEART, TV TWIN PEAKS 1990, TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME, HOTEL ROOM (3e minie series), LOST HIGHWAY, MULHOLLAND DR. 1999, THE STRAIGHT STORY, MULHOLLAND DR. 2001, inland empire, TWIN PEAKS : THE MISSING PIECES, TV TWIN PEAKS 2017

62. Sean Byrne

Director | The Loved Ones

Sean hails from Hobart, Tasmania. The Loved Ones (2009) is his first feature and has achieved official selection at over twenty international film festivals, winning the People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Category, Toronto International Film Festival (2009) and The Siren Award for Best ...

The loved ones, The devil's candy

63. Frank Darabont

Writer | The Shawshank Redemption

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 ...

The shawshank redemption, The green mile, THE MAJESTIC, The mist (2007)

64. Colm McCarthy

Director | The Girl with All the Gifts

Colm McCarthy is a director best known for his work on Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and Endeavour. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived there as well as in Dublin and London. He is happily married and plays a grand total of eight musical instruments all appallingly badly.

He did not formally train in ...

OUTCAST (2010), THE DEEP (2010 mini-series), The girl with all the gifts, PEAKY BLINDERS (6 episodes), black mirror (1 episode "Black museum")

(Unreleased : KRYPTON)

65. Richard Bates Jr.

Director | Excision

Richard Bates Jr. is a director and writer, known for Excision (2012), Trash Fire (2016) and Suburban Gothic (2014).

Excision, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, trash fire

Hacksaw Ridge, Apocalypto, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, BRAVEHEART

67. Benny Safdie

Actor | Good Time

Benny Safdie was born in 1986 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Good Time (2017), Uncut Gems (2019) and Daddy Longlegs (2009).

Good Time, HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

68. Josh Safdie

Director | Good Time

Born and raised in New York City: in both Queens & Manhattan. He attended the school of Communication at Boston University. He often collaborates with his brother Benny Safdie. The brothers have both cited early experiences in front of their father's camera as the reasons for their pursing ...

Good Time, HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

69. Gaspar Noé

Director | Enter the Void

Gaspar Noé was born on December 27, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a director and producer, known for Enter the Void (2009), Climax (2018) and Irreversible (2002).

SEUL CONTRE TOUS (I stand alone 1998), IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, LOVE (2005)

70. Paolo Sorrentino

Writer | Youth

Paolo Sorrentino was born on May 31, 1970 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for Youth (2015), The Great Beauty (2013) and This Must Be the Place (2011). He is married to Daniela D'Antonio. They have two children.

THE YOUNG POPE (tv show), YOUTH, THE GREAT BEAUTY, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, ILL DIVO, L'AMICO DI FAMIGLIA (the family friend), LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE (the consequences of love)

(UNRELEASED = LORO 2018)

71. Yoshihiro Nishimura

Make_up_department | Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu

Yoshihiro Nishimura was born on April 1, 1967 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Tokyo Gore Police (2008), Meatball Machine Kodoku (2017) and The ABCs of Death (2012).

THE ABC'S OF DEATH, TOKYO GORE POLICE, MEATBALL MACHINE, ETC...

+ AANVULLEN

UNRELEASED = KODOKU : MEATBALL MACHINE 2017

72. Robert Eggers

Director | The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers was born on July 7, 1983 in Lee, New Hampshire, USA. He is a production designer and director, known for The Lighthouse (2019), The Witch (2015) and The Tell-Tale Heart (2008).

the witch (the vvitch - a new england folktale 2015), THE TELL-TALE HEART (short),

CAN'T FIND SHORTS : BROTHERS (2013-14 of 15), THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY

UNRELEASED = THE LIGHTHOUSE 2019

73. Michael Dougherty

Writer | Trick 'r Treat

Michael Dougherty was born on October 28, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Trick 'r Treat (2007), Krampus (2015) and Superman Returns (2006).

KRAMPUS, TRICK'R'TREAT

UNRELEASED = TRICK'R'TREAT 2 2018, GODZILLA KING OF MONSTERS 2019

74. Ari Folman

Writer | The Congress

Ari Folman was born on December 17, 1962 in Haifa, Israel. He is a writer and director, known for The Congress (2013), Waltz with Bashir (2008) and Saint Clara (1996).

SAINT CLAIRE (CLARA HAKEDOSHA), WALTZ WITH BASHIR, THE CONGRESS

UNRELEASED = WHERE IS ANNE FRANK

75. David Bruckner

Director | The Night House

David Bruckner is a director and writer, known for The Night House (2020), The Ritual (2017) and Southbound (2015).

THE SIGNAL (2007), vhs, Southbound, Ritual (2018)

-writer : siren (2016)

76. Gregg Bishop

Director | Dance of the Dead

Gregg Bishop started making movies with his father's Super 8mm and 16mm film cameras when he was 7 years old and wrote & directed his first full-length feature, a spy thriller, at 17 years of age.

He attended the Production Program at USC filmschool where his student film Voodoo (1999) won over ...

THE OTHER SIDE (2006), DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008), vhs viral, siren (2016)

77. Billy O'Brien

Director | I Am Not a Serial Killer

Billy O'Brien was born in Cork, Ireland. He studied film at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design (now IADT) and received an MA at The Royal College of Art in London. The Tale of the Rat That Wrote his short film was BAFTA nominated in 2000. Isolation his first feature film premiered in Midnight ...

I am not a serial killer, SCINTILLA, FEROCIOUS PLANET, THE OTHER SIDE, ISOLATION (2006)

78. J.A. Bayona

Director | El orfanato

J.A. Bayona was born on May 9, 1975 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Juan Antonio García Bayona. He is a director and producer, known for The Orphanage (2007), The Impossible (2012) and A Monster Calls (2016).

EL ORFANATO, LO IMPOSSIBLE (the impossible 2012), A MONSTER CALLS (watched),

-producer : MARROWBONE

Some episodes of PENNY DREADFULL

(unreleased : JURASSIC WORLD : FALLEN KINGDOM)

79. Mathieu Kassovitz

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Amélie (2001), La Haine (1995) and The Fifth Element (1997). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

LA HAINE, ASSASSIN(S) (1997), THE CRIMSON RIVERS (aka LES REVIERES POURPRES, GOTHIKA, BABYLON A.D., REBELLION (aka L'ORDE ET LA MORALE 2011)

80. Eshom Nelms

Director | Fatman

Writers/Directors Eshom and Ian Nelms, grew up in central California waging two hundred man G.I. Joe wars and dreaming in John Ford Landscapes. Though their evolving passions temporarily took them in different directions - Ian went to college on a wrestling scholarship, along the way discovering a ...

-Directing as "The Nelms Brothers", together with "Ian Nelms"

LOST ON PURPOSE, Small town crime

81. Ian Nelms

Director | Fatman

Writers/Directors Eshom and Ian Nelms, grew up in central California waging two hundred man G.I. Joe wars and dreaming in John Ford Landscapes. Though their evolving passions temporarily took them in different directions - Ian went to college on a wrestling scholarship, along the way discovering a ...

-Directing as "The Nelms Brothers", together with "Eshom Nelms"

LOST ON PURPOSE, Small town crime

RIVER, Sweet virginia

83. Panos Cosmatos

Writer | Mandy

Panos Cosmatos is a writer and director, known for Mandy (2018), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) and Tombstone (1993).

Beyond the black rainbow, MANDY (2018)

84. 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 Thesis (1996). His film ...

THESIS, ABRE LOS OJOS, THE OTHERS, VANILLA SKY, MAR ADENTRO (THE SEA INSIDE), AGORA (2009), REGRESSION (2015)

(unreleased : MIENTRAS DURE LA GUERRA 2018)

85. Seong-hun Kim

Director | Ggeutggaji ganda

Kim Seong-hun received critical and commercial acclaim with A HARD DAY (2014). The film premiered at the Directors' Fortnight sidebar of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it drew unanimously positive reviews. Moreover, it gained international recognition and praise from critics and audiences at ...

A HARD DAY (2014 Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da) TUNNEL (2016 Teo-neol)

86. Byung-gil Jung

Director | Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da

Jung Byung-gil gained international recognition with his action thriller THE VILLAINESS, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. While THE VILLAINESS may have gained him international acclaim, he was already a rising filmmaker in his home country of Korea. His directorial debut, a ...

CONFESSION OF MURDER (Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da), THE VILLAINESS

(unreleased : YOUNG MOB'S PROTEST's SONG, AFTERBURN)

87. Colin Trevorrow

Producer | Safety Not Guaranteed

Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, Colin Trevorrow started making short films when he was 12 years old. He studied film and dramatic writing at New York University. After graduation, he wrote and directed "Home Base" a digital short that became one of the early viral successes on the ...

Safety not guaranteed, Jurassic world, THE BOOK OF HENRY

88. Jackson Stewart

Writer | Beyond the Gates

Jackson Stewart was born on February 17, 1985 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Beyond the Gates (2016), Sex Boss (2013) and Supernatural (2005).

Beyond the gates

89. John Gulager

Director | Feast

John Gulager was born on December 19, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as John Thompson Gulager. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Feast (2005), Piranha 3DD (2012) and He Was a Quiet Man (2007). He has been married to Diane Ayala Goldner since 1986.

Feast, Feast 2, FEAST 3,

(-sucks : Piranha 3D, Zombie night, Children of the corn : runaway)

90. Duncan Jones

Director | Moon

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Mute (2018). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have two children.

Moon (2009), Source Code, Warcraft, MUTE 2018

American fable

92. Brian O'Malley

Director | That Dirty Black Bag

Brian O'Malley is Director of 'That Dirty Black Bag', 'The Lodgers' and 'Let Us Prey'.

He directed 4 episodes of 'That Dirty Black Bag', an upcoming Spaghetti Western TV series shot in Italy, Spain and Morocco in 2020/2021. The 8 part series, created by Mauro Aragoni, stars Douglas Booth, Dominic ...

Let us prey, The lodgers

93. Julia Ducournau

Director | Grave

Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied screenwriting. In 2011, her short film JUNIOR won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie Raw (2016), won the coveted ...

Raw (aka Grave 2016)

94. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

HARSH TIMES (2005), STREET KINGS, Fury (2014), Suicide squad, Bright

(-Unreleased : BRIGHT 2, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS

(-Bad movies : Sabotage (2014 arnold schwarzenegger action shit, can't even find a torrent...)

95. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Director | Loong Boonmee raleuk chat

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970, Bangkok) grew up in Khon Kaen, a city in the north east of Thailand. He has a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been making films and videos since the ...

BLISSFULLY YOURS (Sud sanaeha 2002), THE ADVENTURE OF IRON PUSSY (Hua jai tor ra nong 2004), TROPICAL MALADY (Sud pralad 2004), SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (Sang sattawat 2006), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat 2010), MEKONG HOTEL (2012), CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR (Rak ti Khon Kaen 2015)

(-UNRELEASED : -TEN YEARS TAIHLAND (2018) )

96. Robin Aubert

Director | Les affamés

Robin Aubert is an actor and director, known for Ravenous (2017), Saint Martyrs of the Damned (2005) and Tuktuq (2016).

(can't find the movies before 2017, Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés maybe someday... no torrents though)

Les affamés (ravenous 2017)

97. Oz Perkins

Writer | February

Oz Perkins was born on February 2, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA as Osgood Robert Perkins. He is an actor and writer, known for The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015), I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) and Legally Blonde (2001). He was previously married to Sidney.

THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER (aka FEBRUARY 2015), I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES INSIDE THIS HOUSE

98. Niki Caro

Director | Whale Rider

Niki Caro is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter, born in 1967. Caro was born in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. She was educated first at the Kadimah College in Auckland, and then the Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. The School is a private girls' school, and ranks ...

WHALE RIDER, NORTH COUNTRY, MCFARLAND USA, THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

(sucks & didn't DL, DON'T BOTHER !!! : Memory & desire, The vinter's luck

(-unreleased : MULAN (2020)

99. Adam MacDonald

Director | Backcountry

Adam MacDonald is a writer/director, born in Montreal, now residing in Toronto. His directorial works include three short films: Sombre Zombie (2005) and In the Dominican (2010) His feature length debut, Backcountry (2015). -- had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where...

BACKCOUNTRY 2014, Pyewacket

100. William Eubank

Director | The Signal

William Eubank is a cinematographer and director, known for The Signal (2014), Love (2011) and Underwater (2020).

Love (2011), The signal (2014)

(-unreleased : UNDERWATER 2018, TAUTONA, COUNT)



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