Top Ten Most Underrated Film DirectorsDancedom Established filmmakers who haven't got enough credit for their work on the big screen.
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Needs way more praise than he gets
She understand trauma and visualizing social darkness better than any director today, maybe with the exception of Fincher. If DC ever make a Cassandra Cain/Batgirl movie, Ramsay is the only one capable of pulling it off. Period
Made mistakes but not an awful director
Ok he had the sixth sense, unbreakable, signs, village, visit and split. Even lady in the water wasn't bad
Douglas Sirk made several masterful movies during the 50s and earlier, most of which were successful in their initial release but forgotten over time.
He exlored social issues like racism, sexism in Hollywood, two class society, promiscuity, alcohol addiction, war, prejudices and other then-controversial topics in heartbreaking dramas like "Imitation of Life", "All that Heaven Allows", "Written on the Wind" or "A Time to Love and a Time to Die", among many others. He also made more mainstream movies like film noirs, westerns or history films in between, but his main filmography consists of sociocritic melodramas.
Please, even if you never heard of him or his movies - if you love the art of classic filmmaking, watch the 4 films I listed above. You will adore them. Else you'll miss some of the best works of cinema history. - Martin_Canine
A Director who if Far Better than he gets credit for. Michael Bay is a Director with unique Ideas and a Creative Style.
He's not the best director, but he's OK.
Uwe Boll has made the mistake of directing video game adaptions to finance his more ambitious movies from the money he makes from them. Boll is not a fan of video games and his adaptions were made without putting his heart and soul into it, him pissing off the game's fan base. But check his original movies: "Assault on Wall Street", the "Rampage" movies, "Darfur",...
And if you don't see "Postal" as an adaption of the game, it is really funny in a Trey Parker and Matt Stone kind of way. Boll didn't create "Postal" as a game adaption, it was actually planned as an original movie, but if he didn't use that name for the film, studios didn't want to produce it due to its risky humor.
Boll is a passionate filmmaker when it comes to his own projects, but his subjects are often so touchy that no big film studio would finance them. So Boll directs mediocre mainstream movies to make a quick buck and independently finance his movies. Don't judge Boll by movies like "Alone in the Dark" or ...more - Martin_Canine
Has only done a couple of movies (Tron: Legacy and Oblivion), but has so far proven to be quite an underrated talent in directing.
His movies show stylish visuals, ambitious storytelling, are atmospherically beautiful and are good for watching multiple times.
I think out of the two I like Tron: Legacy more, but Oblivion was pretty good as well. I'd be interested to see what he does next.
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