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Top Future Directing Greats (2011 Edition)

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DEBUT



a. The Others (2001)
b. The Sea Inside (2004)
c. Agora (2010)
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Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0

DEBUT



a. My Left Foot (1989)
b. In the Name of the Father (1993)
c. In America (2003)
d. Brothers (2009)
e. Dream House (2011)
f. Shanghai, I Love You (2012)
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Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0

DEBUT



a. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
b. Felicia's Journey (1999)
c. Where the Truth Lies (2005)
d. Chloe (2010)
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Average listal rating (93 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #50
2009 Rank: ---

a. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
b. You've Got Mail (1998)
c. Julie & Julia (2009)


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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 9.1 IMDB Rating 0

DEBUT



a. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
b. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
c. Mr. Death (1999)
d. The Fog of War (2003)
e. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
f. They Were There (2011)
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Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #9

a. American Pie (1999)
b. About a Boy (2002)
c. In Good Company (2004)
d. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2012)


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2010 Rank: #48
2009 Rank: #21

a. Clerks (1994)
b. Mallrats (1995)
c. Chasing Amy (1997)
d. Dogma (1999)
e. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
f. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
g. Red State (2011)
h. Hit Somebody (2012)


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Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #47
2009 Rank: #46

a. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
b. Nacho Libre (2006)
c. Gentlemen Broncos (2009)


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Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0

DEBUT


2010 Rank: #2 on Up & Coming Directors
2009 Rank: #10

a. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
b. Atonement (2007)
c. The Soloist (2009)
d. Hanna (2011)
e. Indian Summer (2013)*
f. The Little Mermaid (2015)


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DEBUT



a. Europa (1991)
b. Breaking the Waves (1996)
c. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
d. Antichrist (2009)
e. Melancholia (2011)
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2010 Rank: #45
2009 Rank: #8

a. Hellboy I (2004)
b. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
c. Hellboy II (2008)
d. Frankenstein (2012)
e. Saturn and the End of Days (2013)
f. At the Mountains of Madness (2014)


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2010 Rank: #41
2009 Rank: #45

a. Billy Elliot (2000)
b. The Hours (2002)
c. The Reader (2008)
d. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2012)


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Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #40
2009 Rank: #33

a. Into the West (1992)
b. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
c. Donnie Brasco (1997)
d. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
e. The Prince of Persia (2010)
f. Box of Delights (2012)


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Average listal rating (31 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #43
2009 Rank: #28

a. Clay Pigeons (1998)
b. Shanghai Knights (2003)
c. Wedding Crashers (2005)
d. The Change-Up (2011)
e. Friends with Benefits (2012)


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Average listal rating (360 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #39
2009 Rank: #26

a. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
b. The Ice Storm (1997)
c. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
d. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
e. Taking Woodstock (2009)
f. Life of Pi (2012)


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Average listal rating (222 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0

DEBUT


2010 Rank: #4 on Up & Coming Directors
2009 Rank: --

a. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
b. Hot Fuzz (2007)
c. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
d. Them (2011)
e. Ant-Man (2013)
f. World's End (2015)


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Average listal rating (190 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #46
2009 Rank: #10

a. The Iron Giant (1999)
b. The Incredibles (2004)
c. Ratatouille (2007)
d. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
e. 1906 (2012)


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2010 Rank: #38
2009 Rank: #40

a. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
b. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
c. Proof of Life (2000)
d. Ray (2004)
e. The Merchant of Shanghai (2012)


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Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #37
2009 Rank: #47

a. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
b. The Namesake (2007)
c. Amelia (2009)
d. Shantaram (2011)


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2010 Rank: #36
2009 Rank: #49

a. GoldenEye (1995)
b. The Mask/Legend of Zorro (1998, 2005)
c. Beyond Borders (2003)
d. Casino Royale (2006)
e. The Green Lantern (2011)
f. 36 (2013)
g. Nagasaki Deadline (2014)


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Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #44
2009 Rank: #32

a. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
b. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
c. Step Brothers (2008)
d. The Other Guys (2010)
e. Channel 3 Billion (2012)


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2010 Rank: #21
2009 Rank: #38

a. Cop Land (1997)
b. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
c. Identity (2003)
d. Walk the Line (2005)
e. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
f. Rookies (2011)
g. Namath (2012)
h. Dusty Springfield Biopic (2013)


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2010 Rank: #35
2009 Rank: #19

a. City of God (2002)
b. The Constant Gardner (2005)
c. 360 (2012)
d. Rio, I Love You (2013)


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Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #42
2009 Rank: #35

a. Secrets & Lies (1996)
b. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
c. Vera Drake (2004)
d. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
e. Another Year (2010)


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Average listal rating (176 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #33
2009 Rank: #50

a. Chungking Express (1994)
b. In the Mood for Love (2000)
c. 2046 (2004)
e. The Grand Masters (2012)
f. Two Knives (2014)


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2010 Rank: #34
2009 Rank: #42

a. Election (1999)
b. About Schmidt (2002)
c. Sideways (2004)
d. The Descendants (2011)
e.Fork in the Road (2012)


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2010 Rank: #28
2009 Rank: #41

a. My Life as a Dog (1987)
b. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
c. The Cider House Rules (1999)
d. Chocolat (2000)
e. Casanova (2005)
f. The Hoax (2007)
g. Salmon Fishing in Yemen (2011)
h. The Danish Girl (2012)
i. The Hypnotist (2012)


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2010 Rank: #26
2009 Rank: #5

a. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
b. Knocked Up (2007)
c. Funny People (2009)
d. Untitled Project (2012)


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Average listal rating (227 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #31
2009 Rank: #27

a. Made (2001)
b. Elf (2003)
c. Iron Man (2008)
d. Iron Man 2 (2010)
e. Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
f. Neanderthals (2013)


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2010 Rank: #25
2009 Rank: #25

a. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
b. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
c. Children of Men (2006)
d. Gravity (2012)
e. The Memory of Running (2014)


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Average listal rating (80 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #24
2009 Rank: --

a. The Parent Trap (1998)
b. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
c. The Holiday (2006)
d. It's Complicated (2009)
e. Private Benjamin (2012)


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Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #30
2009 Rank: #24

a. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
b. To Die For (1995)
c. Good Will Hunting (1997)
d. Finding Forrester (2000)
e. Elephant (2003)
f. Milk (2008)
g. Restless (2011)


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Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #36

a. Finding Neverland (2004)
b. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
c. The Kite Runner (2007)
d. Quantum of Solace (2008)
e. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
f. World War Z (2013)


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Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #27
2009 Rank: #9 on Up & Coming Directors

a. Chicago (2002)
b. Memoires of a Geisha (2005)
c. Nine (2009)
d. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)


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2010 Rank: #19
2009 Rank: #15

a. The Man Without a Face (1993)
b. Braveheart (1995)
c. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
d. Apocalypto (2006)
e. The Drowner (2012)


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Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #11

a. Hero (2004)
b. House of Flying Daggers (2005)
c. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006)
d. Curse of the Golden Flower (2007)
e. The 13 Women of Nanjing (2013)


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Average listal rating (1506 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #12

a. Reality Bites (1994)
b. The Cable Guy (1996)
c. Zoolander (2001)
d. Tropic Thunder (2008)
e. Help Me Spread Goodness (2012)
f. Untitled Les Grossman Project (2012)


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2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #2

a. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
b. United 93 (2006)
c. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
d. Green Zone (2010)
e. They Marched Into Sunlight (2013)
f. Untitled Jimi Hendrix Biopic (2015)


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2010 Rank: #32
2009 Rank: #20

a. Toy Story (1995)
b. A Bug’s Life (1998)
c. Toy Story 2 (1999)
c. Cars (2006)
d. Cars 2: World Grand Prix (2011)*


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Average listal rating (160 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #22
2009 Rank: #22

a. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
b. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
c. Australia (2008)
d. The Great Gatsby (2012)*


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2010 Rank: #16
2009 Rank: #4

a. A Bug’s Life (1998)
b. Finding Nemo (2003)
c. Wall-E (2008)
d. John Carter of Mars (2012)*


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2010 Rank: #20
2009 Rank: #43

a. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
b. Lost in Translation (2003)
c. Marie Antionette (2006)
d. Somewhere (2010)


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RE-ENTRY


2010 Rank: Out
2009 Rank: #31

a. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
b. Three Kings (1999)
c. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
d. The Fighter (2010)
e. Nailed (2011)
f. The Silver Linings Playbook (2013)


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Average listal rating (250 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #11
2009 Rank: #14

a. Being John Malkovich (1999)
b. Adaptation. (2002)
c. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
d. Light Boxes (2013)


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2010 Rank: #10
2009 Rank: #44

a. Badlands (1973)
b. Days of Heaven (1978)
c. The Thin Red Line (1998)
d. The New World (2005)
e. The Tree of Life (2011)*
f. Untitled Project (2012)


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2010 Rank: #7
2009 Rank: #30

a. Thank You For Smoking (2005)
b. Juno (2007)
c. Up in the Air (2009)
d. Young Adult (2011)*
e. Labor Day (2012)


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2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #3

a. Amores Perros (2000)
b.. 21 Grams (2003)
c. Babel (2006)
d. Biutiful (2010)
e. Saturn and the End of Days (2013)


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2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #34

a. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
b. The Science of Sleep (2006)
c. Dave Chapelle’s Block Party (2006)
d. Be Kind, Rewind (2008)
e. The Green Hornet (2011)
f. The Wee and I (2012)
h. Untitled Noam Chomsky Film (2013)*


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Average listal rating (289 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2010 Rank: #1
2009 Rank: #7

a. American Beauty (1999)
b. Road to Perdition (2002)
c. Revolutionary Road (2008)
d. Away We Go (2009)
e. James Bond Film #23 (2012)*
f. Lost in Austin (2013)


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2010 Rank: #8
2009 Rank: #6

a. Pi (1998)
b. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
c. The Fountain (2006)
d. The Wrestler (2008)
e. Black Swan (2010)
f. Machine Man (2012)*
g. The Tiger (2014)*


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This is my third year in constructing these lists...


This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least three successful films finished and/or at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed full-length features for at least five years.

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

Italicized title indicates unreleased film

Bold title indicates favorite film

* - Indicates a highly anticipated film


The previous list is Best Up-and-Coming Directors 2011

The Next List is Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors 2011


Where did some directors move to?


Those who MOVED UP to Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors:
Jay Roach
Sam Raimi
Todd Phillips
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
John Woo
James L. Brooks
Robert Rodriguez
Werner Herzog

We had one RE-ENTRY: David O. Russell (The Fighter)
And no one got knocked out from the list

Enjoy!

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Comments

Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jul 12 6:09
Terrence Mallick a FUTURE directing great?!? What a joke....
He started to make movies even before you were born....

and I see many directors who have been making movies already for decades... I guess I don't get the point of this list.
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jul 12 7:38
Duncan Jones REALLY deserves to be on his list.
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jul 12 8:10
wow great list
Posted: 7 years, 1 month ago at Aug 8 14:49
Just because he's making films for a long time doesn't necessarily mean he's great yet.

Duncan Jones had only made one film at the time of this list and he is on my other list: "Up and Coming Directors 2011"
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Jan 28 16:43
From his directing début 'Badlands', Terrence Malick has always been great, like Quentin Tarantino with 'Reservoir Dogs' or David Lynch with 'Eraserhead.

Same thing for Lars von Trier. The guy has been making movie for almost 3 decades...
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Jan 29 11:51
Personally I am just glad that Christopher Nolan ain't on this list.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Jan 30 2:13
Like in the description, I have to have seen at least five solid films from a director before they move up to my Most-Accomplished Active Directors list. Now that I've seen "Tree of Life" Malick will likely move up to the next list.

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