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 Gary Burns
4 Bruce McDonald

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

5 Jeremy Podeswa

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

6 Lynne Stopkewich

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

7 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

8 James Cameron James Cameron

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.

9 Don McKellar
10 Atom Egoyan

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

The Contenders

11 Denis Villeneuve

This guy should be in the top 3 no doubt.

12 Aaron Woodley

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

13 Arthur Hiller
14 Floria Sigismondi
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