Best Modern Film Directors (1980-Present)


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 more.
2 Joel and Ethan Coen
3 David Fincher
4 Wes Anderson
5 Richard Linklater
6 Tim Burton Tim Burton
7 Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan
8 Paul Thomas Anderson
9 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 more.
10 Rob Reiner Rob Reiner

The Contenders

11 George Miller

By 1980-present, I mean they have to have started no earlier than 1980. Therefore, despite being great directors, Martin Scorsese and George Miller are ineligible for this list. - BeatlesFan1964

12 Sam Raimi
13 Alejandro G. IƱarritu
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, more.

May have worked before but notable work is after 1980 - jack2244

15 Guillermo del Toro
16 Bernardo Bertolucci
17 Edgar Wright
18 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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