Best Modern Film Directors (1980-Present)

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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 ...read more.
2Joel and Ethan Coen
3David Fincher
4Wes Anderson
5Richard Linklater
6Tim Burton
7Christopher Nolan
8Paul Thomas Anderson
9Peter 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 ...read more.
10Rob Reiner

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11George Miller

By 1980-present, I mean they have to have started no earlier than 1980. Therefore, despite being great directors, Martin Scorsese and George Miller are ineligible for this list. - BeatlesFan1964

12Sam Raimi
13Alejandro G. IƱarritu
14Martin 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.

May have worked before but notable work is after 1980 - jack2244

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