Top 10 Live-Action Movie Directors

The greatest directors (in my opinion) making real-people (live-action) movies.

The Top Ten

1 Tim Burton Tim Burton

So many memorable movies such as "Edward Scissorhands", "Beetlejuice", "Frankenweenie", "Sleepy Hollow", "Ed Wood", and many more!

2 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.

King Kong, the lord of the rings, and the hobbits all thank him for being his creation!

3 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg

Spielberg has to be number 1. No director can bring his pieces to life with as much magic as this man can.

"Jaws", "Jurassic Park", "War of the Worlds", "Indiana Jones" and again, many more were created by him!

4 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". V 1 Comment
5 Robert Zemeckis

He made "Back to the Future", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ", "Forrest Gump", "Flight", "The Polar Express" are the most famous of his!

6 James Cameron James Cameron

Three words: Titanic and Avatar!

He may be well known for Titanic and Avatar but those aren't even his best films.
Those would be Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Aliens.

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, ...read more.

"Hugo", "The Departed", "Taxi Driver", and "Wolf of Wall Street" are only a few!

8 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan

The dark Batman series, Inception, and Man of Steel are only the beginning!

9 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.
10 Woody Allen Woody Allen Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Chris Weitz
12 Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh
13 Dexter Fletcher
14 Joss Whedon
15 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.
16 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer.
17 Guillermo del Toro
18 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.
19 David Fincher
20 Ingmar Bergman
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