Film Directors Named Stephen

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This is a list of film directors with the name Stephen. Other names included are…Steven, or Steve.

1. 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.

Films Directed: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Wonder (2017) Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

2. Stephen Sommers

Producer | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout ...

Films Directed: The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) The Jungle Book (1994) The Mummy (1999) The Mummy Returns (2001) G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

3. Stephen Daldry

Director | The Reader

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 ...

Films Directed: Billy Elliot (2000) The Hours (2002) The Reader (2008) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

4. Stephen Gaghan

Writer | Syriana

Stephen Gaghan was born on May 6, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Syriana (2005), Traffic (2000) and Dolittle (2020). He has been married to Minnie Mortimer since May 19, 2007.

Films Directed: Syriana (2005) Gold (2016)

5. Stephen Herek

Director | Critters

Stephen Herek was born on November 10, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Critters (1986), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).

Films Directed: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) The Mighty Ducks (1992) Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) 101 Dalmatians (1996)

6. Stephen Hopkins

Producer | Lost in Space

Stephen Hopkins is a producer and director, known for Lost in Space (1998), A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) and Predator 2 (1990).

Films Directed: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Predator 2 (1990) The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) Lost in Space (1998) Race (2016)

7. Stephen Gyllenhaal

Director | CBS Afternoon Playhouse

Stephen Gyllenhaal was born on October 4, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a director and producer, known for CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978), Paris Trout (1991) and A Dangerous Woman (1993). He has been married to Kathleen Jeannette Man since July 23, 2011. He was previously married to Naomi ...

Films Directed: Waterland (1992) A Dangerous Woman (1993) Losing Isaiah (1995)

8. Stephen Norrington

Director | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Stephen Norrington is a British filmmaker from London who is known for directing the Marvel vampire film Blade starring Wesley Snipes and the 20th Century Fox action fantasy film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen starring Sean Connery. He provided visual effects for several films. After League ...

Films Directed: Death Machine (1994) Blade (1998) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

9. Stephen Merchant

Producer | Extras

Stephen James Merchant is an English actor, comedian, director, presenter and writer.

Alongside Ricky Gervais, Merchant was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001-2003), and co-writer, co-director, and co-star of both Extras (2005-2007) and Life's Too Short (...

Films Directed: Cemetery Junction (2010) Fighting with My Family (2019)

10. Stephen J. Anderson

Director | Meet the Robinsons

Stephen J. Anderson was born on June 5, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is a director, known for Meet the Robinsons (2007), Winnie the Pooh (2011) and The Emperor's New Groove (2000). He has been married to Heather Anderson since March 27, 1993. They have one child.

Films Directed: Meet the Robinsons (2007) Winnie the Pooh (2011)

11. Stephen Susco

Writer | Unfriended: Dark Web

Stephen Susco is known for Unfriended: Dark Web (2018), The Grudge (2004) and The Grudge 2 (2006).

Films Directed: Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)

12. Stephen Surjik

Director | The Umbrella Academy

Stephen Surjik is known for The Umbrella Academy (2019), The Punisher (2017) and Lost in Space (2018).

Films Directed: Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Little Criminals (1995) I Want Candy (2007)

13. Stephen Chow

Actor | Kung fu

Stephen Chow was the only boy of his family, and has grown up as a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts addict. His career started on TV, where he presented a children show ( "430 Space Shuttle" (1983)) and started becoming popular. He got some supporting roles, after that, and won the Taiwanese Golden...

Shaolin Soccer (2001) Kung Fu Hustle (2004) Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (2013) The Mermaid (2016) The New King of Comedy (2019)

14. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

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

Films Directed: Duel (1971) The Sugarland Express (1974) Jaws (1975) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 1941 (1979) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) The Color Purple (1985) Empire of the Sun (1987) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Always (1989) Hook (1991) Jurassic Park (1993) Schindler’s List (1993) The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Amistad (1997) Saving Private Ryan (1998) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Minority Report (2002) Catch Me If You Can (2002) The Terminal (2004) War of the Worlds (2005) Munich (2005) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) The Adventures of Tin-Tin (2011) War Horse (2011) Lincoln (2012) Bridge of Spies (2015) The BFG (2016) The Post (2017) Ready Player One (2018) West Side Story (2021) The Fabelmans (2022)

15. Steven Soderbergh

Director | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ...

Films Directed: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Kafka (1991) King of the Hill (1993) The Underneath (1995) Schizopolis (1996) Gray’s Anatomy (1996) Out of Sight (1998) The Limey (1999) Erin Brockovich (2000) Traffic (2000) Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Full Frontal (2002) Solaris (2002) Eros (2004) Ocean’s Twelve (2004) Bubble (2005) The Good German (2006) Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) Che (2008) The Girlfriend Experience (2009) The Informant! (2009) Contagion (2011) Haywire (2012) Magic Mike (2012) Side Effects (2013) Behind the Candelabra (2013) Logan Lucky (2017) Unsane (2018) High Flying Bird (2019) The Laundromat (2019) Let Them All Talk (2020) No Sudden Move (2021) KIMI (2022)

16. Stephen Frears

Director | Dangerous Liaisons

Stephen started off in a career in the legal profession before switching to work as an assistant stage manager at London's Royal Court which led to work as an assistant director on films by Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson He directed his first short in 1967 and his feature debut, Gumshoe, in 1971....

Films Directed: Gumshoe (1971) The Hit (1984) My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Prick Up Your Ears (1987) Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) Dangerous Liaisons (1988) The Grifters (1990) Hero (1992) The Snapper (1993) Mary Reilly (1996) The Van (1996) The Hi-Lo Country (1998) High Fidelity (2000) Liam (2000) Dirty Pretty Things (2002) Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) The Queen (2006) Chéri (2009) Tamara Drewe (2010) Lay the Favorite (2012) Philomena (2013) The Program (2015) Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Victoria & Abdul (2017) The Lost King (2022)

17. Steven Brill

Producer | Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

A native of Utica, New York, Steven Brill studied film, theater and acting at Boston University. It was there that he became a student of acclaimed, Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright, Derek Walcott. Brill became a part of Mr. Walcott's first theater group in Boston, Playwright's Theater, ...

Films Directed: Heavyweights (1995) Little Nicky (2000) Mr. Deeds (2002) Without a Paddle (2004) Drillbit Taylor (2008) Movie 43 (2013) Walk of Shame (2014) The Do-Over (2016) Sandy Wexler (2017) Hubie Halloween (2020)

18. Steven Lisberger

Writer | Tron

Steven Lisberger was born on April 24, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Tron (1982), TRON: Legacy (2010) and Animalympics (1980).

Films Directed: TRON (1982) Hot Pursuit (1987) Slipstream (1989)

19. 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...

Films Directed: Hummingbird (2013) Locke (2013) Serenity (2019)

20. Steven S. DeKnight

Writer | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Steven S. DeKnight was born in Millville, New Jersey, USA. He is known for Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Spartacus (2010) and Daredevil (2015). He is married to Jaime Slater.

Films Directed: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

21. Stephen Kay

Director | Get Carter

Stephen Kay was born in 1963 in New Zealand. He is a director and producer, known for Get Carter (2000), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Friday Night Lights (2006). He has been married to Piper Perabo since July 26, 2014.

Films Directed: Get Carter (2000) Boogeyman (2005)

22. Stephen Wallace

Director | The Boy Who Had Everything

Stephen Wallace was born on December 23, 1943 in New South Wales, Australia. He is a director and writer, known for The Boy Who Had Everything (1985), Stir (1980) and For Love Alone (1986).

Films Directed: Stir (1980) The Boy Who Had Everything (1984) For Love Alone (1986) Olive (1988) Prisoners of the Sun (1990) Turtle Beach (1992) A Suburban Love Story (2018)

23. Steven Caple Jr.

Director | The Land

Steven Caple Jr. is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best know for The Land (2016) and Creed II (2018).

Caple also direct the short film A Different Tree (2014).

The Land was his feature film debut.

His directorial debut was in the short film Process of Elimination (2011).

Films Directed: The Land (2016) Creed II (2018) Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)

24. Stephen Karam

Writer | The Humans

Stephen Karam is the Tony Award-winning author of The Humans, Sons of the Prophet and Speech & Debate. For his work he's received two Drama Critics Circle Best Play Awards, an OBIE Award and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. Stephen directed his first feature film, The Humans, for A24 films. ...

Films Directed: The Humans (2021)

25. Steven V. Vasquez Jr.

Producer | Who Is

Steven V. Vasquez Jr. is known for Who Is (2018), People's Party with Talib Kweli (2019) and Burning Bridges (2013).

Films Directed: Domino: Battle of Bones (2021)

26. Stefano Sollima

Director | Without Remorse

Stefano Sollima was born on May 4, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Without Remorse (2021), ZeroZeroZero (2019) and Gomorrah (2014).

Films Directed: All Cops are Bastards (2012) Suburra (2015) Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Without Remorse (2021)

27. Steve Basilone

Writer | Community

Steve Basilone is known for Community (2009), The Goldbergs (2013) and Long Weekend (2021). He was previously married to Lauren Morelli.

Films Directed: Long Weekend (2021)

28. Steve Byrne

Writer | The Opening Act

Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry's most innovative and sought-after performers. He has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born...

Films Directed: The Opening Act (2020)

29. Mark Steven Johnson

Writer | Love in the Villa

Mark Steven Johnson is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing the hit Marvel films "Daredevil" and "Ghost Rider" as well as writing "Grumpy Old Men" and its successful sequel "Grumpier Old Men." Johnson recently wrote, directed and produced "Love...

Films Directed: Simon Birch (1998) Daredevil (2003) Ghost Rider (2007) When in Rome (2010) Killing Season (2013) Finding Steve McQueen (2019) Love, Guaranteed (2020)

30. Steven Zaillian

Writer | Searching for Bobby Fischer

Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), A Civil Action (1998) and Schindler's List (1993). He is married to Elizabeth Zaillian. They have two children.

Films Directed: Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) A Civil Action (1998) All the King’s Men (2006)

31. Steven E. de Souza

Writer | Die Hard

Among the handful of screenwriters whose films have earned over $2 billion at the box office, Steven de Souza was introduced to Hollywood on camera--as a contestant on an L.A. game show. There the Philadelphia-based writer for PBS, The New York Times, Premiere and other media outlets won a car and ...

Films Directed: Arnold’s Wrecking Co. (1973) Street Fighter (1994)

32. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England, UK. He is a director and producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.

Films Directed: Hunger (2008) Shame (2011) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Widows (2018)

Films Directed: Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon House (2018)

34. Steve Gomer

Director | All Saints

Steve Gomer is known for All Saints (2017), Sunset Park (1996) and Fly by Night (1992).

Films Directed: Sweet Lorraine (1987) Fly by Night (1993) Sunset Park (1996) Barney’s Great Adventure (1998) All Saints (2017)

35. Steven C. Miller

Director | Margaux

Steven C. Miller was born in Decatur, Ga. His love for film began early when his father bought him a VHS video camera. Miller started off small with multiple music videos and short films. In 2005 Miller attended and graduated Full Sail University.

In 2005, immediately after graduating film school at...

Films Directed: Automaton Transfusion (2006) The Aggression Scale (2012) Under the Bed (2012) Silent Night (2012) Extraction (2015) Submerged (2016) Marauders (2016) Arsenal (2017) First Kill (2017) Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) Line of Duty (2019)

36. Steve Carr

Director | Movie 43

Steve Carr is known for Movie 43 (2013), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Next Friday (2000).

Films Directed: Next Friday (2000) Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) Daddy Day Care (2003) Rebound (2005) Are We Done Yet? (2007) Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) Movie 43 (2013) Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

37. Steve Martino

Director | The Peanuts Movie

Steve Martino was born in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He is a director, known for The Peanuts Movie (2015), Robots (2005) and Spies in Disguise (2019).

Films Directed: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (2008) Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) The Peanuts Movie (2015)

38. Steve Wolsh

Producer | Living Dead Presents: Fog City

Steve Wolsh is known for Living Dead Presents: Fog City and Muck (2015).

Films Directed: Muck (2015)

39. Steve Pink

Writer | Grosse Pointe Blank

Steve Pink was born in the USA. He is known for Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), High Fidelity (2000) and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015).

Films Directed: Accepted (2006) Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) About Last Night (2014) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) The Wheel (2021)

40. Stephen Belber

Writer | Match

Stephen Belber's plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries. Additionally, he was an Associate Writer and actor for "The Laramie Project", and co-writer/actor on "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later". Belber has also written and directed three feature films, "Management" (...

Films Directed: Management (2008) Match (2015)

41. Steven Quale

Director | Final Destination 5

Steven Quale is known for Final Destination 5 (2011), Into the Storm (2014) and Avatar (2009).

Darkness (1988) Superfire (2002) Aliens of the Deep (2005) Final Destination 5 (2011) Into the Storm (2014) Renegades (2017) Alphas (2023)

42. Steven Bernstein

Cinematographer | Monster

Director Steven Bernstein DGA, ASC, WGA wrote and directed the award-winning feature film "Decoding Annie Parker" (U.S. theatrical release Summer 2014) which won Best Actress for Samantha Morton at The Seattle International Film Festival and also won Bernstein The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature...

Films Directed: Decoding Annie Parker (2014)

43. Steve Conrad

Writer | Wonder

Steve Conrad was born in 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Wonder (2017), Patriot (2015) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).

Films Directed: Lawrence Melm (2004) The Promotion (2008)

44. Stefan Ruzowitzky

Director | Die Fälscher

Stefan Ruzowitzky was born on December 25, 1961 in Vienna, Austria. He is a director and writer, known for The Counterfeiters (2007), The Inheritors (1998) and Hinterland (2021). He has been married to Birgit Sturm since 1999. They have two children.

Films Directed: Tempo (1996) The Inheritors (1998) Anatomy (2000) All the Queen’s Men (2001) Anatomy 2 (2003) The Counterfeiters (2007) Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009) Deadfall (2012) Cold Hell (2017) Patient Zero (2017) 8 Tage (2019) Narziss und Goldmund (2020) Hinterland (2021)

45. Steve James

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Steve James was often cast in action movies as the hero's sidekick, despite usually being a better actor and fighter than the star. James was raised in New York City, attended C.W. Post College as an Arts and Film major, and upon graduating, became involved in stage work and TV commercials. He ...

Films Directed: Hoop Dreams (1994) Prefontaine (1997) Stevie (2002) At the Death House Door (2008) The Interrupters (2011) Head Games (2012) Life Itself (2014) Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016) America to Me (2018)

46. Steve Rash

Director | Can't Buy Me Love

At age 8 in Dallas, Steve Rash began making movies with his father's 8mm Kodak. His interest in film blossomed in high school when he worked as a press photographer. He studied Music at Texas A&M and TV/Film at The University of Texas, before landing his first professional job as camera operator at...

Films Directed: The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) Queens Logic (1991) Son in Law (1993) Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007) Crooked Arrows (2012)

47. Steve Saint Leger

Director | Vikings: Valhalla

Steve Saint Leger is known for Vikings: Valhalla (2022), Barbarians (2020) and Vikings (2013).

Films Directed: Lockout (2012)

48. Steve Antin

Actor | The Goonies

Steve moved to Los Angeles, where he made his film debut in the teen-aged slasher flick, Sweet Sixteen (1983), opposite Bo Hopkins. The following year, he broke all of the girls hearts in the popular Cannon-produced film, The Last American Virgin (1982), alongside Lawrence Monoson. Roles in The ...

Films Directed: Burlesque (2010)

49. Steven R. Monroe

Director | I Spit on Your Grave

Steven R. Monroe was born in Queens, New York and is a true child of film. His entire immediate family was, or is, part of the entertainment industry. Monroe started very early in life making movies with his Super 8 camera when he was 8 years old and receiving his first paycheck in at the age of 12...

Films Directed: House of 9 (2005) It Waits (2005) Sasquatch Mountain (2006) Dual (2008) Ogre (2008) Storm Cell (2008) Wyvern (2009) Ice Twisters (2009) I Spit on Your Grave (2010) Mongolian Death Worm (2010) Jabberwock (2011) Complacent (2012) 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012) MoniKa (2012) End of the World (2013) I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) Grace Halloween (2013) Cyber Case (2015) The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) Christmas Tree Lane (2020)

50. Stéphane Aubier

Director | Panique au village

Stéphane Aubier was born on October 8, 1964 in Verviers, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for A Town Called Panic (2009), Ernest & Celestine (2012) and A Town Called Panic (2002).

Films Directed: A Town Called Panic (2009) Ernest & Celestine (2013)

51. Stéphane Laporte

Director | Bye-Bye

Stéphane Laporte is known for Bye-Bye (1968), Céline sur les plaines (2008) and Le Canal des Nouvelles Modifiées (2000).

Films Directed: Celine: Through the Eyes of the World (2010)

52. Steven Feldman

Director | Sesame Street

Steven Feldman is known for Sesame Street (1969), A Day in the Life of the Jukebox Band (1993) and A Jukebox Lullaby (1993).

Films Directed: Barney’s Jungle Friends (2009) Bob the Builder: On Site - Skyscrapers (2009)

53. Steve Jacobs

Director | Disgrace

Steve Jacobs was born on January 8, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Disgrace (2008), La spagnola (2001) and The Man You Know (1984). He is married to Anna Maria Monticelli.

Films Directed: Disgrace (2009)

54. Steve Lawrence

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Singer, composer, actor and author, educated at Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson High School and a student of saxophone and piano. Between 1958 and 1960 he served in the US Army and was a vocalist with the US Army Band and Orchestra based in Fort Myers, Virginia. After he was discharged, he commenced ...

Films Directed: X Games: The Movie (2009)

55. Stephan Elliott

Writer | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Stephan Elliott was born on August 27, 1964 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a writer and director, known for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), Easy Virtue (2008) and Eye of the Beholder (1999).

Films Directed: Frauds (1993) The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) Eye of the Beholder (1999) Easy Virtue (2008) A Few Best Men (2011) Rio, I Love You (2014) Swinging Safari (2017)

56. Steve Shill

Director | Dexter

Born near Windsor, England, Steve became an oil painter, photographer and printer, graduating in Fine Art at Leeds University. He then joined ground-breaking British experimental theatre company Impact Theatre Cooperative as an actor. For the next six years Steve appeared in thirteen original shows...

Films Directed: Obsessed (2009)

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