Film Directors People Claim to Like In Order to Look Cool

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The Top Ten

1 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.

The only reason people like his movies as much as they do is probably to look cool and trendy. This is due to how trendy it has become to like postmodern twists on old exploitation movies, regardless of their actual quality, and Tarantino is a major player in such circumstances. I'm certain that people wouldn't warm as much to Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight if he wasn't the 'auteur' behind the camera. - Mrveteran

Where's Kubrick? Ah, okay.. Tarantino it is.

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2 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan V 1 Comment
3 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg

Just no. Spielberg has some of the most cleverly made movies ever! - PositronWildhawk

Great director, seems like a really nice man as well. - BeatlesFan1964

Disagreed! Fantastic director!

4 Guillermo Del Toro
5 Kevin Smith
6 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.
7 Joss Whedon
8 Robert Rodriguez Robert Rodriguez
9 David Fincher
10 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.

The Contenders

11 George Lucas George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
12 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer.

Absolutely disagree. This man had some of the most brilliant films out there. - jack2244

Heads up, I voted Michael Bay to get this genius lower - jack2244

13 Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
14 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.
15 David Lynch David Lynch

What all importance has he done besides with The Elephant Man and Eraserhead? - jack2244

16 Francis Ford Coppola
17 J.J. Abrams J.J. Abrams
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