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on 1 Feb 2010 08:12

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Best Directorial Debuts 1970-2010

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1. The Last House on the Left (1972)
Wes Craven's first film and still the best.

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People who added this item 3418  Average listal rating (2239 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
First Monty Python film and also Terry Gilliam's debut as a director.

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People who added this item 1757  Average listal rating (1168 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
3. The Evil Dead (1981)
Sam Raimi's powerful debut film.

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People who added this item 706  Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. Blood Simple. (1984)
Deput of the Brothers Coen. Very good!

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People who added this item 1119  Average listal rating (713 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
5. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Very funny rockumentary of Rob Reiner.

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People who added this item 572  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
6. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Strong debut of John McNaughton.

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People who added this item 571  Average listal rating (337 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
7. Bad Taste (1987)
Before Lord of the Rings there was this film! Low Budjet debut of Peter Jackson.

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People who added this item 781  Average listal rating (498 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
8. El Mariachi (1992)
This movie only cost 7000 dollars. It's amazing debut of Robert Rodriguez!

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People who added this item 4669  Average listal rating (3060 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Smooth debut of Quentin Tarantino.

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People who added this item 199  Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
10. Killing Zoe (1993)
Roger Avary's very good debut film.

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People who added this item 5252  Average listal rating (3509 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.3 
11. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
One of the overrated movies of the decade, but still good debut of Frank Darabont.

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People who added this item 2092  Average listal rating (1331 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
12. Clerks (1994)
This is one of the best independent films ever made. Also Directorial Debut of Kevin Smith.

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People who added this item 589  Average listal rating (369 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
13. Bottle Rocket (1996)
This movie is just too much! Debut of Wes Anderson.

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People who added this item 306  Average listal rating (184 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
14. Pusher (1996)
Powerfull deput of danish director Nicolas Winding Refn.

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People who added this item 508  Average listal rating (302 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. Bound (1996)
Hot debut of brothers Wachowski.

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16. Cube (1997)
This is small film. Still very good debut of Vincenzo Natali.

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People who added this item 2010  Average listal rating (1331 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
17. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Very funny and cool film by Guy Ritchie.

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People who added this item 3495  Average listal rating (2089 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Being John Malkovich (1999)
Weird debut of Spike Jonze.

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People who added this item 6111  Average listal rating (4016 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
19. American Beauty (1999)
Oscar winning movie of Sam Mendes.

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People who added this item 5249  Average listal rating (3415 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
20. Donnie Darko (2001)
First film of Richard Kelly.

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People who added this item 440  Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
21. Dog Soldiers (2002)
This movie brings werewolves to the new decade. First feature film of Neil Marshall.



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People who added this item 3792  Average listal rating (2527 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
22. Saw (2004)
There is six Saw films. First is still the best and also debut of James Wan.

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People who added this item 318  Average listal rating (214 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
23. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Western style movie of Tommy Lee Jones. Also Directorial debut film of this actor.

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People who added this item 1127  Average listal rating (704 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
24. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
I can't believe this! Honestly it's a very good debut of Ben Affleck.


People who added this item 2847  Average listal rating (1922 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
25. Zombieland (2009)
This is one of the funniest zombie movies. Also very good debut of Ruben Fleischer.

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This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order.

The films and dates referred to are a director's first commercial theatrical release.

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Aug 8 6:29
Where is Play misty for me by Clint?
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Jun 1 19:44
Kurt Wimmerin ohjaama Equilibrium olisi kanssa hyvä lisä listoille.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 11 16:31
Equilibrium is not Kurt Wimmer's first movie. His first movie was 'One tough bastard'(1995) and it is a real piece of sh*t...

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