1 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 ...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.
My favorite director. - BeatlesFan1964
2 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.
Overrated. Come at me. - PanteraForever
Everyone in my class is like "Nolan! Nolan! Legend! "
Whenever I ask somebody "Have ya seen Goodfellas? 2001? Shawshank? Paths Of Glory? Braveheart? For chrissake, at least The Godfather? "
They're like "Have you seen Interstellar? Inception? TDK? Huh? "
Come on, many are just claiming to be Nolan fans to be 'cool'.
I'm the only guy in my class who knows Kubrick, Sergio Leone, The Coen Bros, etc.
As Tommy DeVito said, " What the f*** is the world coming to? "
3 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.
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!
Best director we've ever had!
4 Guillermo Del Toro
5 David Lynch
David Keith Lynch is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era".
6 Kevin Smith
7 Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history.
8 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.
9 Joss Whedon
10 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.
11 Francis Ford Coppola
12 Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
13 Robert Rodriguez
14 David Fincher
15 Sofia Coppola
16 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.
17 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.
18 Michael Moore
19 J.J. Abrams
Ruined star wars and star trek