Best Filmmakers of 2011


The Top Ten

1 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan

He seems to be a great contender of all-time great directors, with movies like The Dark Knight, Inception he is already on the elite team, I most like of him is the complexity that he build up his movies, he seems to detail every single element of his story's and with that he will make his name remembered beside directors like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg - MatrixGuy

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2 David Fincher

Fincher is no. 1 for sure. He made many classic masterpieces in the past and in 2011 he made superb movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Alexandr

Seven and zodiac raise the bar fot cinematic perfection in Hollywood while fight club as well as seven seems to be a perfect zeitgeist film about our times. a mad prophecy about a lost generation us well us a decostruction of the cinematic form or just a joke the filmaker put us through. is this mystery that makes fincher a great artist as well as an entertaining filmaker you can't wait for his next film. - gvats

3 Michael Haneke Michael Haneke

Haneke is the most profound filmaker right now. he understands not only the world we re living in but also the mechanism of violence andf greed that society puts us. he is also a master craftsman with deep understanding about how movies affect and effect people. just see cache his perfect film - gvats

4 Joel and Ethan Coen
5 Paul Thomas Anderson
6 Darren Aronofsky

The artistic boy of the indie scene continues to make one good film after another. he has the guts the talent and the spirit to become Hollywood's next best thing. but not yet - gvats

7 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.

The master himself is still capable of true cinematic mastery. the departed and shutter island finds him at his peak since goodfellas. - gvats

8 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 more.

Not as great as the good old days but stil one of the few originals left in the industry - gvats

9 Rob Marshall

If we're judging film makers based on movies in 2011, half of the film makers mentioned didn't even have films released in 2011. Rob Marshall at least did Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, a 2011 film.

Gvats what was the criteria for your list? Because your list has one major fault, half of the film makers you mentioned didn't actually have films released in 2011. At least Rob Marshall had Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - jezza0

10 David Lynch David Lynch

Maybe he's quit but without a bad film
Bela is one of the true masters of the genre and a heavy thinker. but hasn't make anything worth watching the last decade. we expect the turin horse - gvats

The Contenders

11 Roman Polanski Roman Polanski

The genius in him is still alive. just see the ghost writer - gvats

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2. Michael Haneke
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