10 Best Directors of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan

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.

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2 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 ...read more.

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

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3 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

4 Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino Quentin 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.
5 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, ...read more.

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

6 Ridley Scott

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

7 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg

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

8 Tim Burton Tim Burton

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

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

9 Ron Howard

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

10 Joel Coen

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

The Contenders

11 Darren Aronofsky
12 Paul Greengrass

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!

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13 David Fincher
14 Ang Lee
15 Jack Skyyler

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

16 Todd Phillips
17 Paul Thomas Anderson
18 Guillermo del Toro
19 James Cameron James Cameron
20 Richard Kelly
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