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Best Up and Coming Directors (2017)

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The 9th Edition of this list

defining the somewhat young careers of very good directors who have potential to be a formidable director among the greats of the industry...
(Created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz)

This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least one successful film finished and/or at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed quality (rated 7/10) full-length features, that I've seen, for less than ten years.

The more promising films the director has on deck, the higher their rank.
But of course the quality in films they've completed is more important.

Italicized title indicates unreleased film


The other two lists in this series: Future Directing Greats (2017)
AND Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2017)


Where did some directors move to?


Those who MOVED UP to Future Directing Greats:
DEREK CIANFRANCE


Those who were KNOCKED OUT from the List
MARK ROMANEK
DAVID AYER
RICHARD AYOADE
SARAH POLLEY


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a. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
b. The Current War (2017)
2016 Rank: #54

a. The Kings of Summer (2013)
b. You're the Worst (TV: 2014)
c. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
2016 Rank: #55

a. A Field in England (2013)
b. High-Rise (2016)
c. Free Fire (2017)
d. Freak Shift (2019)
2016 Rank: #52
2015 Rank: #48
2014 Rank: #48

a. Please Give (2010)
b. Enough Said (2013)
c. Parks and Recreation (TV: 2011 - 2013)
d. The Land of Steady Habits (2017)

2016 Rank: #52

a. Tron: Legacy (2010)
b. Oblivion (2013)
c. Granite Mountain Hot Shots (2017)
2016 Rank: #49
2015 Rank: #46
2014 Rank: #45
2013 Rank: #35
2012 Rank: #40

a. Let the Right One In (2008)
b. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
c. The Snowman (2017)

2016 Rank: #51

a. Bad Words (2014)
b. The Family Fang (2016)
c. Ozark (TV: 2018)
2016 Rank: #47

a. The Imitation Game (2014)
b. Passengers (2016)
c. Jack Ryan (TV: 2018)
2016 Rank: #46
2015 Rank: #49
2014 Rank: #46
2013 Rank: #44

a. No End in Sight (2007)
b. Inside Job (2010)
c. Time to Choose (2016)

2016 Rank: #45

a. Un prophète (2010)
b. Rust and Bone (2012)
c. Dheepan (2016)
d. The Sister's Brothers (2018)
2016 Rank: #44

a. The Misfortunates (2010)
b. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)
c. Beautiful Boy (2018)


a. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
b. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

2016 Rank: #43
2015 Rank: #47

a. Rubber (2010)
b. Wrong (2013)
c. Wrong Cops (2013)
d. Reality (2015)


a. Perfect Sense (2011)
b. Starred Up (2014)
c. Hell or High Water (2016)
d. Damnation (2017)
e. Outlaw King (2018)
2016 Rank: #44

a. Frank (2014)
b. Room (2015)
c. Chance (TV: 2016)
d. The Little Stranger (2018)


a. No (2013)
b. The Club (2015)
c. Neruda (2016)
d. Jackie (2016)
2016 Rank: #41
2015 Rank: #42


a. Waste Land (2010)
b. The Crash Reel (2013)
c. Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017)
2016 Rank: #53

a. Dogtooth (2010)
b. Alps (2012)
c. The Lobster (2016)
d. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2018)
e. The Favourite (2018)
2016 Rank: #34

a. Fruitvale Station (2013)
b. Creed (2015)
c. Black Panther (2018)
2016 Rank: #33

a. Senna (2011)
b. Amy (2015)
c. Ali & Nino (2017)
d. Maradona (2019)
2016 Rank: #32
2015 Rank: #32
2014 Rank: #19
2013 Rank: #23
2012 Rank: #30
2011 Rank: #18
2010 Rank: #16
2009 Rank: #32

a. The Illusionist (2006)
b. Limitless (2011)
c. Billions (TV: 2016)
d. Untouchable (2018)



a. 28 Hotel Rooms (2012)
b. Captain Fantastic (2016)
c. Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2018)
2016 Rank: #25
2015 Rank: #26
2014 Rank: #30
2013 Rank: #33
2012 Rank: #33

a. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
b. OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
c. The Artist (2011)
d. The Search (2015)
e. Redoubtable (2017)

2016 Rank: #40

a. Ex-Machina (2015)
b. Annihilation (2018)
2016 Rank: #35
2015 Rank: #37
2014 Rank: #33
2013 Rank: #34
2012 Rank: #38
2011 Rank: #26
2010 Rank: #29

a. An Education (2009)
b. One Day (2011)
c. Their Finest (2017)
d. Secrets from the Russian Tea Room

2016 Rank: #31
2015 Rank: #43


a. The Visitor (2008)
b. Win Win (2011)
c. Spotlight (2015)
d. 13 Reason Why (TV: 2017)
2016 Rank: #39

a. Memories of a Murder (2004)
b. The Host (2006)
c. Mother (2010)
d. Snowpiercer (2014)
e. Okja (2017)
f. Parasite (2019)
2016 Rank: #36

a. Eagle vs. Shark (2007)
b. Flight of the Conchords (TV 2007 - 09)
c. What We Do in the Shadows (2015)
d. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
e. Ragnarok (2017)
2016 Rank: #21
2015 Rank: #29


a. The Act of Killing (2012)
b. The Look of Silence (2015)
2016 Rank: #18
2015 Rank: #20
2014 Rank: #22
2013 Rank: #37

a. Primer (2004)
b. Upstream Color (2013)
2016 Rank: #28
2015 Rank: #38
2014 Rank: #32

a. Shotgun Stories (2008)
b. Take Shelter (2011)
c. Mud (2013)
d. Midnight Special (2016)
e. Loving (2016)

2016 Rank: #27

a. About Elly (2009)
b. A Separation (2011)
c. The Past (2013)
d. The Salesman (2016)
2016 Rank: #26
2015 Rank: #39


a. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
b. Iron Man 3 (2013)
c. The Nice Guys (2016)
d. The Predator (2018)
2016 Rank: #24
2015 Rank: #25
2014 Rank: #37

a. Animal Kingdom (2010)
b. The Rover (2014)
c. Flesh and Bone (TV: 2015)
d. War Machine (2017)

2016 Rank: #17
2015 Rank: #21
2014 Rank: #24
2013 Rank: #22
2012 Rank: #25
2011 Rank: #21
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #14

a. The Wackness (2008)
b. 50/50 (2011)
c. The Night Before (2015)
d. I'm Dying Up Here (TV: 2017)
e. Flarsky (2018)

2016 Rank: #12
2015 Rank: #4
2014 Rank: #6
2013 Rank: #11
2012 Rank: #18
2011 Rank: #19
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #36

a. District 9 (2009)
b. Elysium (2013)
c. Chappie (2015)
d. Alien Sequel/Reboot (2018)

2016 Rank: #23
2015 Rank: #34
2014 Rank: #31
2013 Rank: #31
2012 Rank: #45
2011 Rank: #44

a. The Girl from Monaco (2008)
b. Coco Before Chanel (2009)
c. Gemma Bovary (2015)
d. The Innocents (2016)
e. Marvin (2018)

2016 Rank: #29
2015 Rank: #16
2014 Rank: #10
2013 Rank: #15
2012 Rank: #22
2011 Rank: #34
2010 Rank: #41
2009 Rank: #35

a. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
b. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
c. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
d. Limitless (TV: 2015)
e. Gifted (2017)
f. The Only Living Boy in New York (2018)

2016 Rank: #22
2015 Rank: #44
2014 Rank: #49

a. Smashed (2012)
b. The Spectacular Now (2013)
c. The End of the Tour (2015)
d. The Circle (2017)

2016 Rank: #20
2015 Rank: #27
2014 Rank: #26
2013 Rank: #29
2012 Rank: #39
2011 Rank: #49

a. In Bruges (2008)
b. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
c. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

2016 Rank: #7
2015 Rank: #7
2014 Rank: #9
2013 Rank: #12
2012 Rank: #9
2011 Rank: #37
2010 Rank: #43
2009 Rank: #18

a. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
b. Killing Them Softly (2012)
c. One More Time with Feeling (2016)
d. War Party (2019)

2016 Rank: #16
2015 Rank: #9
2014 Rank: #8
2013 Rank: #7
2012 Rank: #7
2011 Rank: #9
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #3

a. Along Came Polly (2004)
b. I love You, Man (2009)
c. Why Him? (2016)

2016 Rank: #37

a. Whiplash (2014)
b. La La Land (2016)
c. First Man (2018)
2016 Rank: #9
2015 Rank: #12
2014 Rank: #14
2013 Rank: #32

a. Hunger (2008)
b. Shame (2011)
c. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
d. Widows (2018)

2016 Rank: #6
2015 Rank: #18
2014 Rank: #18
2013 Rank: #25
2012 Rank: #32
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #11

a. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
b. How and Why (2014)
c. Anomalisa (2015)

2016 Rank: #4
2015 Rank: #3
2014 Rank: #5
2013 Rank: #8
2012 Rank: #10
2011 Rank: #16
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #6

a. Great World of Sound (2007)
b. Compliance (2012)
c. Z for Zachariah (2015)
d. The Leftovers (TV: 2015, 2017)

2016 Rank: #3
2015 Rank: #12
2014 Rank: #17
2013 Rank: #24
2012 Rank: #31
2011 Rank: #31

a. Irreversible (2002)
b. Enter the Void (2010)
c. Love (2015)

2016 Rank: #15
2015 Rank: #35


a. Il Divo (2009)
b. This Must Be the Place (2011)
c. The Great Beauty (2014)
d. Youth (2015)
e. The Young Pope (TV: 2017)
f. Loro (2018)
2016 Rank: #14
2015 Rank: #19
2014 Rank: #20
2013 Rank: #28
2012 Rank: #37

a. Crazy Heart (2009)
b. Out of the Furnace (2013)
c. Black Mass (2015)
d. Hostiles (2017)

2016 Rank: #13
2015 Rank: #15
2014 Rank: OUT
2013 Rank: OUT
2012 Rank: #44
2011 Rank: #47
2010 Rank: #36
2009 Rank: #29

a. Sin Nombre (2009)
b. Jane Eyre (2011)
c. True Detective (TV: 2014)
d. Beasts of No Nation (2015)
e. Maniac (TV: 2018)
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