Best Film Directors Since 1990


The Top TenXW

1Quentin TarantinoQuentin Jerome Tarantino is an American filmmaker and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter, an aestheticization of violence, utilization of ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular culture, soundtracks more.

Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction truly great films that changed the game. - egnomac

Suck it speilberg! The Bride can kick Indiana jones ass anyday!

2Steven Spielberg

Schindler's List (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World (1997)
Artificial Intelligence: AI (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) - corebare32

His prime was the 70s and 80s. His two best movies were released in 1975 and 1981. - BeatlesFan1964

3Christopher Nolan

Vote people come on this guy has not one bad review on his record - the-rate-it-guy

Come on guys he made the best batman movies, and the prestige - the-rate-it-guy

How is Seven Spielberg ranked higher than this man? Best director of all time.

All time number 1 Director Christopher Nolan...

4Martin ScorseseMartin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, more.

Goodfellas (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
Casino (1995)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
No Direction Home:Bob Dylan (2005)
The Departed (2006)
Shine a Light (2008) - corebare32

he's one of the most memorable directors of all time. the way he looks to the situations, the way he processes these situations into the movie, just awesome.

5The Coen Brothers

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Barton Fink (1991)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Fargo (1996)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Naked Man (1998)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Burn After Reading (2008)
A Serious Man (2009) - corebare32

6Oliver Stone

The Doors (1991)
JFK (1991)
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Nixon (1995)
Any Given Sunday (1999)
World Trade Center (2006)
South of the Border (2009) - corebare32

I was gonna say you forgot platoon but it was made (1987)
So yea you were right and I failed

7Peter JacksonSir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known as the director, writer and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkein. He is also known for cult films like Bad more.
8Clint EastwoodClinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

Unforgiven (1992)
A Perfect World (1993)
Bridges of Madison County (1995)
True Crime (1999)
Mystic River (2003)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Changeling (2008)
Gran Torino (2008)
Invictus (2009) - corebare32

9David Fincher

David Fincher is the best director of all time every single one of his films are revolutionary

V1 Comment
10Ron Howard

Backdraft (1991)
Far and Away (1992)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Ransom (1996)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Frost/Nixon (2008) - corebare32

The Contenders

11James Cameron

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
True Lies (1994)
Titanic (1997)
Avatar (2009)

He made Avatar, the best movie ever.

12Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Batman Returns (1992)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Ed Wood (1994)
Mars Attacks! (1997)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Big Fish (2003)
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)
Corpse Bride (2006)
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Pre 1990s Burtons works were

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Batman (1989)

13Michael Mann

Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Heat (1995)
The Insider (1999)
Ali (2001)
Collateral (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Miami Vice (2006)
The Kingdom (2007)
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Hancock (2009)
Public Enemies (2009) - corebare32

14Ridley Scott

Thelma & Louise (1991)
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
White Squall (1996)
G. I. Jane (1997)
Gladiator (2000)
Hannibal (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
A Good Year (2006)
American Gangster (2007)
Body of Lies (2008)

V2 Comments
15Curtis Hansen

Bad Influence (1990)
Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
The River Wild (1994)
L. A. Confidential (1997)
Wonder Boys (2000)
8 Mile (2002)
In Her Shoes (2005)
Lucky You (2007) - corebare32

16Wes Anderson

Bottle Rocket (1996)
Rushmore (1998)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
The Darjeeling Limited/Hotel Chevalier (2007)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

17Dexter FletcherV1 Comment
18Kenneth Branagh
19Michael BayMichael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.
20Paul Thomas Anderson
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists