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.
Actually people like his movies because there entertaining. And he makes movies because he loves them so much. His movies bring a unique style to the screen and it’s just so entertaining. So I disagree with this choice and list.
Quentin Tarantino doesn’t care about being cool, he just loves movies, and makes them in his own style. He makes them Campy on purpose. So I have no idea why he is on here.
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.
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
No, you're completely right. I mean, most of his movies are awesome, but still. - Adrian_4
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
Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist.
5 Kevin Smith
Kevin Patrick Smith is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author, and podcaster.
6 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
I know so because I personally do so.
8 Robert Rodriguez
Robert Anthony Rodríguez is an American film director, film producer, writer, composer, cinematographer and film editor.
9 David Fincher
David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director.
10 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.
11 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 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.
13 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".
14 Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".
15 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.
16 Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.
17 J.J. Abrams
Ruined star wars and star trek
18 Michael Moore
Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, left-wing activist, and author. One of his first films, Bowling for Columbine, examined the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and overall gun culture of the United States.
19 Sofia Coppola
Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and former actress. She is the daughter of director, producer, and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola, and made her film debut as an infant in her father's acclaimed crime drama film, The Godfather.
20 Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
The Ed Wood of animation.