Top 10 Live-Action Movie Directors

The greatest directors (in my opinion) making real-people (live-action) movies.

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1Tim Burton

So many memorable movies such as "Edward Scissorhands", "Beetlejuice", "Frankenweenie", "Sleepy Hollow", "Ed Wood", and many more!

2Peter Jackson Sir 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 ...read more.

King Kong, the lord of the rings, and the hobbits all thank him for being his creation!

3Steven Spielberg

Spielberg has to be number 1. No director can bring his pieces to life with as much magic as this man can.

"Jaws", "Jurassic Park", "War of the Worlds", "Indiana Jones" and again, many more were created by him!

4Alfred HitchcockSir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".V1 Comment
5Robert Zemeckis

He made "Back to the Future", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ", "Forrest Gump", "Flight", "The Polar Express" are the most famous of his!

6James Cameron

Three words: Titanic and Avatar!

He may be well known for Titanic and Avatar but those aren't even his best films.
Those would be Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Aliens.

7Martin 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, ...read more.

"Hugo", "The Departed", "Taxi Driver", and "Wolf of Wall Street" are only a few!

8Christopher Nolan

The dark Batman series, Inception, and Man of Steel are only the beginning!

9George LucasGeorge Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
10Woody AllenHeywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades.V1 Comment

The Contenders

11Chris Weitz
12Kenneth Branagh
13Dexter Fletcher
14Joss Whedon
15Michael 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.
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