Best Movie Directors of 2011


The Top Ten

1 Rob Marshall

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was definitely a step up from the previous instalment.

This guy did Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A step up from the last 2 installments.

2 Guy Ritchie

Who needs George Clooney being directed by a boring over indulgent bell-end when you can have Robert Downey Jr. And Guy Ritchie's genuine chemistry?

Guy was back doing Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Stephen Fry is such a scene stealer in the movie.

For a director best known for British gangster films, his best work came for this steampunk inspired detective franchise.

3 Todd Phillips

In the Hangover sequel he sent the boys to Bangkok for some Wolf Pack Mayhem.

4 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.

War Horse was released - Alexandr

5 Paul Feig
6 Oliver Parker
7 Woody Allen Woody Allen Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades.

Midnight In Paris proves that Woody Allen still has it after all these years. - joshthomas

Midnight in Paris was great film - Alexandr

8 Gore Verbinski
9 Brad Bird
10 Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne is not self-indulgent. In fact, he's very close to the opposite. 'The Descendants' was very satirical, and instead portrays self-indulgent people.

He made The Descendants - Alexandr

The Contenders

11 Terrance Malick

He filmed The Tree of Life where Brad Pitt was superb - Alexandr

12 David Fincher David Fincher David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director.

Fantastic director. In 2011 he made another masterpiece called "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - Alexandr

13 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.

Master of directing. In 2011 he made Hugo - Alexandr

14 Stephen Daldry

He made Exremely Loud and Incredibly Close with Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks - Alexandr

15 Simon West
16 Bennett Miller
17 Jon Favreau
18 Morgan Spurlock
19 Nicolas Winding Refn

His DRIVE was unforgettable - Alexandr

20 Tate Taylor

He made awesome The Help - Alexandr

21 Michael Bay Michael Bay Michael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.

Mike Bay's movies are good. Deal with it. No one just sees the potential inside.

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