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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 3365  Average listal rating (2226 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 1723  Average listal rating (1153 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 692  Average listal rating (413 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 1095  Average listal rating (708 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
5. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Very funny rockumentary of Rob Reiner.

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People who added this item 557  Average listal rating (300 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 562  Average listal rating (330 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 772  Average listal rating (496 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 4583  Average listal rating (3032 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.

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People who added this item 5133  Average listal rating (3466 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 2065  Average listal rating (1323 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 570  Average listal rating (365 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 296  Average listal rating (180 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 496  Average listal rating (292 ratings) 6.9  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 1966  Average listal rating (1316 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 3440  Average listal rating (2071 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Being John Malkovich (1999)
Weird debut of Spike Jonze.

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19. American Beauty (1999)
Oscar winning movie of Sam Mendes.

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20. Donnie Darko (2001)
First film of Richard Kelly.

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People who added this item 432  Average listal rating (304 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 3717  Average listal rating (2506 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 313  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 1089  Average listal rating (693 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 2758  Average listal rating (1895 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

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Where is Play misty for me by Clint?
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jun 1 19:44
Kurt Wimmerin ohjaama Equilibrium olisi kanssa hyvä lisä listoille.
Posted: 3 years, 6 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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