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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 3332  Average listal rating (2194 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
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 1702  Average listal rating (1129 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 681  Average listal rating (400 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 1083  Average listal rating (692 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 551  Average listal rating (290 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 559  Average listal rating (326 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 766  Average listal rating (489 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 4544  Average listal rating (2988 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 193  Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
10. Killing Zoe (1993)
Roger Avary's very good debut film.


People who added this item 5077  Average listal rating (3407 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 2037  Average listal rating (1299 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 560  Average listal rating (348 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 287  Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
14. Pusher (1996)
Powerfull deput of danish director Nicolas Winding Refn.

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People who added this item 485  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
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 1933  Average listal rating (1286 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 3413  Average listal rating (2039 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 5958  Average listal rating (3926 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
19. American Beauty (1999)
Oscar winning movie of Sam Mendes.

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People who added this item 5094  Average listal rating (3321 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 428  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 6.6  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 3681  Average listal rating (2471 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 310  Average listal rating (206 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 1063  Average listal rating (667 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 2706  Average listal rating (1839 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: 3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 8 6:29
Where is Play misty for me by Clint?
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jun 1 19:44
Kurt Wimmerin ohjaama Equilibrium olisi kanssa hyvä lisä listoille.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month 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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