Best Canadian Movie Directors


The Top Ten

1 David Cronenberg

Known earlier in his career for sophisticated, macabre horror films, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has transcended the limits of the genre. Movies:
The Brood
The Fly
The Dead Zone - Alexandr

2 Norman Jewison

He was honored with the Irving G Thalberg Award in 1999. The director of so many influential films including "Fiddler on the Roof", "A Soldier's Sory" and "Moonstruck" - Alexandr

3 James Cameron James Cameron James Cameron is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and deep-sea explorer. He is best known for his films, The Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic, and Avatar. He is also the third person in history to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the more.

Born and raised in Canada by canadian parents, and one of the most famous and succesful directors of all time. Why isn't he on the list? - emikjeldsberg

How is James Cameron not #1? He directed Terminator, Titanic and Avatar!

I also like how he's both a filmmaker and explorer for nat geo.

4 Gary Burns

The director of "The Suburbanators" (1996), "Kitchen Party" (1997) and "Waydowntown" (2000). - Alexandr

5 Bruce McDonald

An internationally acclaimed director. "Roadkill" won the Toronto-City Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. - Alexandr

6 Jeremy Podeswa

This Canadian director is receiving international acclaim for the award winning "The Five Senses" - Alexandr

7 Lynne Stopkewich

Her debut feature film "Kissed" is already an international cult favorite - Alexandr

8 Patricia Rozema

The wonderful Canadian director of "I've Heard The Mermaids Singing", "When Night is Falling" and the feminist interpretation of "Mansfield Park" - Alexandr

9 Don McKellar
10 Aaron Woodley

Aaron Woodley's debut film "Rhinoceros Eyes" is about a shop clerk lost in madness and movie props. - Alexandr

The Contenders

11 Denis Villeneuve Denis Villeneuve

This guy should be in the top 3 no doubt.

Wonderful director, the best!

12 Atom Egoyan

Canada's foremost independent director ("The Sweet Hereafter", "Felicia's Journey" and "Aratat") - Alexandr

13 Arthur Hiller
14 Floria Sigismondi
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