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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 3356  Average listal rating (2208 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 1716  Average listal rating (1134 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 691  Average listal rating (405 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 1093  Average listal rating (701 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 554  Average listal rating (287 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 558  Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.8  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 768  Average listal rating (491 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 4572  Average listal rating (3004 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 194  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 5113  Average listal rating (3428 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 2054  Average listal rating (1307 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 567  Average listal rating (357 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 293  Average listal rating (173 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 492  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. Bound (1996)
Hot debut of brothers Wachowski.

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People who added this item 1625  Average listal rating (1042 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
16. Cube (1997)
This is small film. Still very good debut of Vincenzo Natali.

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People who added this item 1949  Average listal rating (1293 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 3428  Average listal rating (2055 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 5993  Average listal rating (3948 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 5129  Average listal rating (3341 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 431  Average listal rating (298 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 3705  Average listal rating (2482 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 311  Average listal rating (205 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 1078  Average listal rating (673 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 2737  Average listal rating (1852 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, 1 month ago at Aug 8 6:29
Where is Play misty for me by Clint?
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jun 1 19:44
Kurt Wimmerin ohjaama Equilibrium olisi kanssa hyvä lisä listoille.
Posted: 3 years, 3 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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