Top Ten Movie Directors Who Make Great Visual Effects

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Vote for the director who makes the most visually stunning movies.

The Top Ten

1 Steven Spielberg 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.

Despite being made in 1993 Jurassic Park still has one of the most stunning looking visuals to date. - afex

2 James Cameron James Cameron James Cameron is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and deep-sea explorer. He is best known for his films, The Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic, and Avatar. He is also the third person in history to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ...read more.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic and of course Avatar. - afex

3 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.

The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and King Kong - afex

4 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.

Star Wars...enough said. - afex

After all...It's Lucas - Ananya

5 The Wachowskis

The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending - afex

6 J. J. Abrams

Star Trek and Star Wars - afex

7 Ridley Scott

Gladiator, Alien, Prometheus - afex

8 Alfonso Cauron
9 Christopher Nolan 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.

The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar - afex

10 Zack Snyder Zack Snyder Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder is an American filmmaker, best known for his action and science fiction films. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 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.

Say what you will about the man's filmmaking abilities but you gotta admit he does some pretty badass effects - afex

12 Tim Burton Tim Burton Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, Gothic, eccentric, and quirky fantasy films such as Beetle-juice (1988), Edward Scissor-hands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film ...read more.
13 Gore Verbinski
14 David Yates
15 Gore Verbinski
16 Ang Lee
17 Joss Whedon
18 Joseph Kosinski

Tron: Legacy and Oblivion.

19 Stanley Kubrick 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.
20 James Gunn
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