Top 10 Best Movie Directors of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.

His best films in order:
The Dark Knight

Seriously, Memento is such a brilliant film. If you haven't seen it yet, go out and buy the DVD.

Memento is one of the most interesting films I have ever seen. Christopher Nolan is BY FAR the best director who is still making films. The Dark Knight and Inception were good as well.

His films aren't about the actors, they are about making you exit the theater with complex emotions and perhaps a question or two about the purpose of filmmaking. - minimac93

Why does no one talk about The Prestige? It's his best film. Many people haven't seen it but those who have seen it are sure to agree that it's his best film.

2 Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima, Flags of our Fathers, and Mystic River. - Bman23

3 Darren Aronofsky
4 Peter Jackson Peter 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 more.

Finest presentations of middle earth ever to sight as motion picture. Peter Jackson is the Ridley Scott of the fantasy industry in feature film. The two trilogies and 5 armies depiction about. From humans, dwarfs, elves, hobbits, ents and of course the evil forces of goblins, demons, skeletons, wizards,plus Sauron. Hence in least a 5 versus 5. Real good to sight the complete of as far here is brilliant. - iliescu

amazing director. every single film he directs is always brilliant. you will never be able to find a better director. absolutely amazing

Lord of the Ring Trilogy and King Kong. - Bman23

Should be number one

5 Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, writer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear story lines, satirical subject matter, an anesthetization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular more.
6 Paul Thomas Anderson
7 Edgar Wright Edgar Wright
8 Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Martin 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.

Gangs of NY, The Departed, and The Aviator. - Bman23

9 Ridley Scott Ridley Scott Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science fiction horror film Alien, further works include the neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner, historical drama Gladiator, and science fiction film The Martian.

Best movies ever seen on the planet, with signature style that does not harm to find again. Historic movies as Kingdom of Heaven real good and just some of the best record on a Director as such to here. - iliescu

Gladiator, American Gangster, and Black Hawk Down. - Bman23

10 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, and Munich. - Bman23

The Newcomers

? Alfonso Cuáron Alfonso Cuáron
? Richard Linklater

The Contenders

11 Tim Burton Tim Burton Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, Gothic, eccentric, and quirky fantasy films such as Beetle-juice (1988), Edward Scissor-hands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film more.

Sweeney Todd is my favourite film ever, and his films usually come with Johnny Depp, which can only be a good thing - LaurenLauren

Top notch Planet of the Apes movie and love those done with Disney as well. - iliescu

Sweeny Todd, Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. - Bman23

12 Ron Howard Ron Howard Ronald William Howard is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career.

A Beauitful Mind, Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon. - Bman23

13 Joel Coen

No Country For Old Men and O Brother Where Art Thou. - Bman23

14 Paul Greengrass

United 93 and The Bourne Movies - Bman23

He did a great job in Captain Phillips, I'm glad he chose
Tom Hanks to play as the captain.

Guys, I really need your help to vote for Tom Hanks to wi another Oscar for this movie (Captain Phillips) he did such a great job.
Plus my favorite movies that Paul directed is United 93 and Captain Phillips!

15 Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist.
16 Danny Boyle
17 Gore Verbinski
18 David Fincher David Fincher David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director.
19 Ang Lee
20 Jack Skyyler

Won 1 REMI and 2 Best Directors on his first film Hitting the Wall.

21 Todd Phillips
22 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.
23 Richard Kelly
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Top Remixes

1. Quentin Tarantino
2. Clint Eastwood
3. Darren Aronofsky


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