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Best Up and Coming Directors (2011 Edition)

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Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
50. Rod Lurie
2010 Rank: #45
2009 Rank: #48

a. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
b. Straw Dogs (2011)
c. Borderline (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
49. Martin McDonagh

DEBUT



a. In Bruges (2008)
b. Seven Psychopaths (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating
48. Tony Goldwyn

DEBUT



a. The Last Kiss (2006)
b. Conviction (2010)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
47. Cary Fukunaga
2010 Rank: #36
2009 Rank: #29

a. Sin Nombre (2009)
b. Jane Eyre (2011)
c. Beasts of No Nation (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
46. Mike Mills

DEBUT



a. Thumbsucker (2005)
b. The Beginners (2011)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
45. Craig Brewer
2010 Rank: #44
2009 Rank: #39

a. Hustle & Flow (2006)
b. Black Snake Moan (2007)
c. Gang Leader for a Day (2011)
d. Footloose (2011)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
44. Anne Fontaine

DEBUT



a. The Girl from Monaco (2008)
b.Coco Before Chanel (2009)
c. My Own Worst Nightmare (2011)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
43. Steve Pink
2010 Rank: #21
2009 Rank: --

a. Accepted (2006)
b. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
c. Zap Gun! (2012)
d. Werewolves of Reseda (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
42. Michael Winterbottom

DEBUT



a. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
b. The Trip (2011)
c. Bailout (2012)
d. Trishna (2012)
e. Seven Days (2013)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
41. Tom Tykwer
2010 Rank: #39
2009 Rank: #47

a. Run Lola Run (2000)
b. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2007)
c. The International (2009)
d. Three (2011)
e. The Cloud Atlas (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
40. Jean-Marc Vallée
2010 Rank: 30
2009 Rank: --

a. The Young Victoria (2009)
b. Cafe de Flore (2011)
c. Lost Girls and Love Hotels (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
39. Ryan Fleck

DEBUT



a. Half Nelson (2006)
b. Sugar (2009)
c. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
38. Jean-François Richet

DEBUT



a. Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
b. Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
c. Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
37. Andrew Dominik
2010 Rank: #43
2009 Rank: #18

a. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
b. Cogan's Trade (2012)*
c. Blonde (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
36. Rian Johnson
2010 Rank: #42
2009 Rank: #21

a. Brick (2005)
b. The Brothers Bloom (2009)
c. Looper (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
35. Valerie Faris
and Jonathan Dayton

2010 Rank: #32
2009 Rank: #20

a. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
b. He Loves Me (2014)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
34. Marc Webb
2010 Rank: #41
2009 Rank: #35

a. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
b. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)*
c. Jesus Christ Superstar (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
33. Richard Shepard
2010 Rank: #34
2009 Rank: #28

a. The Matador (2005)
b. The Hunting Party (2007)
c. Danni Lowinski (2011)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
32. James Marsh
2010 Rank: #46
2009 Rank: #38

a. The King (2005)
b. Man on Wire (2008)
c. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
d. Project Nim (2011)
e. Shadow Dancer (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
31. Gaspar Noé

DEBUT



a. Irreversible (2002)
b. Enter the Void (2009)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
30. Tom Hooper

DEBUT



a. The Damned United (2009)
b. The King's Speech (2010)
Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
29. Paul Haggis
2010 Rank: #27
2009 Rank: #5

a. Crash (2005)
b. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
c. The Next Three Days (2010)
d. Ranger's Apprentice (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
28. Tarsem Singh

DEBUT



a. The Cell (2000)
b. The Fall (2006)
c. The Immortals (2011)*
d. The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (2013)

Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
27. Tony Gilroy
2010 Rank: #35
2009 Rank: #12

a. Michael Clayton (2008)
b. Duplicity (2009)
c. The Bourne Legacy (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
26. Lone Scherfig
2010 Rank: #29
2009 Rank: --

a. An Education (2009)
b. One Day (2011)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
25. John Hillcoat
2010 Rank: #26
2009 Rank: #19

a. The Proposition (2006)
b. The Road (2009)
c. The Wettest County in the World (2012)
d. Mob Cops (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (1501 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
24. George Clooney
2010 Rank: #25
2009 Rank: #22

a. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
b. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
c. Leatherheads (2008)
d. The Ides of March (2011)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
23. Kathryn Bigelow
2010 Rank: #22
2009 Rank: --

a. The Hurt Locker (2009)
b. The Miraculous Year (2011)
c. Triple Frontier (2012)*


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
22. Derek Cianfrance

DEBUT



a. Blue Valentine (2010)
b. Metalhead (2011)
c. The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
21. Jonathan Levine
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #14

a. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
b. The Wackness (2008)
c. 50/50 (2011)
d. Warm Bodies (2012)
e. Echelon Vendetta (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
20. Mark Duplass
and Jay Duplass

2010 Rank: #24
2009 Rank: #41

a. The Puffy Chair (2005)
b. Baghead (2008)
c. Cyrus (2010)
d. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2011)
e. Jeff Who Lives at Home (2011)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
19. Neill Blomkamp
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #36

a. District 9 (2009)
b. Elysium (2013)*


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
18. Neil Burger
2010 Rank: #16
2009 Rank: #32

a. The Illusionist (2006)
b. The Lucky Ones (2008)
c. Limitless (2011)*
d. The Bride of Frankenstein (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
17. Nicholas Stoller
2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #45

a. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
b. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
c. Five-Year Engagement (2012)*


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
16. Craig Zobel
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #6

a. Great World of Sound (2007)
b. Of Montreal: In a Fit (2010)
c. Turkey in the Straw (2012)*
d. Loudermilk (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
15. Pete Docter
2010 Rank: #19
2009 Rank: #26

a. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
b. Up (2009)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
14. Gabriele Muccino
2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #17

a. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
b. Seven Pounds (2008)
d. Shanghai, I Love You (2011)
e. Playing the Field (2012)
f. Adaline (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
13. Duncan Jones
2010 Rank: #28
2009 Rank: #15

a. Moon (2009)
b. Source Code (2011)*
c. Escape from the Deep (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
12. Ruben Fleischer
2010 Rank: #13
2009 Rank: --

a. Zombieland (2009)
b. 30 Minutes or Less (2011)
c. Zombieland 2 (2012)
d. The Gangster Squad (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
11. Matthew Vaughn
2010 Rank: #14
2009 Rank: --

a. Layer Cake (2004)
b. Kick-Ass (2010)
c. X-Men: First Class (2011)
d. Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall (2012)*


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (1230 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
10. Ben Affleck
2010 Rank: #20
2009 Rank: #27

a. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
b. The Town (2010)
c. Argo (2013)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
9. John Hamburg
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #3

a. Along Came Polly (2004)
b. I love You, Man (2009)
c. Secret Agent Men (2012)*
d. The Troubleshooter (2014)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
8. Seth Gordon
2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #1

a. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
b. Four Christmases (2008)
c. Freakonomics (2010)
d. Horrible Bosses (2011)*
e. The Only Living Boy in New York (2013)
f. Mixtape (2014)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
7. Noah Baumbach
2010 Rank: #1
2009 Rank: --

a. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
b. Margot at the Wedding (2007)
c. Greenberg (2010)
d. While We're Young (2012)*


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
6. David Gordon Green
2010 Rank: #8
2009 Rank: #7

a. All the Real Girls (2003)
b. Pineapple Express (2008)
c. Your Highness (2011)*
d. The Sitter (2011)
e. Black Jack (2012)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
5. Anton Corbijn
2010 Rank: #18
2009 Rank: #42

a. Control (2007)
b. The American (2010)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
4. Greg Mottola
2010 Rank: #3
2009 Rank: #8

a. Superbad (2007)
b. Adventureland (2009)
c. Paul (2011)
d. More As the Story Develops (2012)



Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (258 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
3. Zack Snyder
2010 Rank: #7
2009 Rank: #4

a. 300 (2007)
b. Watchmen (2009)
c. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
d. Sucker Punch (2011)
e. Man of Steel (2012)
f. The Illustrated Man (2013)*
g. Xerxes (2014)


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
2. Mark Romanek
2010 Rank: #11
2009 Rank: --

a. One Hour Photo (2002)
b. Never Let Me Go (2010)
c. Locke & Key (2012)
d. In Deep (2014)*


Stehako's rating:

Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
1. J.J. Abrams
2010 Rank: #2
2009 Rank: #2

a. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
b. Star Trek (2009)
c. Super 8 (2011)*

Stehako's rating:


 

This is my third year creating these lists, and this may be the most exciting one yet...


This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least one successful film finished or at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed full-length features 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

* - Indicates a highly anticipated film


The next list is Future Directing Greats 2011

Followed by Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors 2011


Where did some directors move to?


Those who MOVED UP to Future Directing Greats:
Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz)
Joe Wright (The Soloist)


Those who were KNOCKED OUT from the 2010 List:

Kenneth Lonergan
Charlie Kaufman
Richard Curtis
Ji Woon Kim
Julian Schnabel
Mikael Hafstrom
Sacha Gervasi
Emilio Estevez
Shawn Levy


Those who missed the cut, but have potential to be on the list in 2012:

Scott Cooper
- "Crazy Heart"
Armando Iannucci
- "In the Loop"
Sophie Barthes
- "Cold Souls"
Kevin MacDonald
- "State of Play"
Daniel Barber
- "Harry Brown"
Debra Granik
- "Winter's Bone"
Luca Guadagnino
- "I Am Love"
Neil Marshall
- "Centurion"
George Nolfi
- "The Adjustment Bureau"
Nicole Holefcener
- "Please Give"
Sam Taylor-Wood
- "Nowhere Boy"
Aaron Schneider
- "Get Low"
Gareth Edwards
- "Monsters"
David Michod
- "Animal Kingdom"
Charles Ferguson
- "Inside Job"
Paul Feig
- "Bridesmaids"
Tom McCarthy
- "Win Win"
Denis Villenueve
- "Incendies"
Rupert Wyatt
- "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Bennett Miller
- "Capote" and "Moneyball"

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Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Jun 10 21:16
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