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Added by Tumppi on 1 Feb 2010 08:12
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Best Directorial Debuts 1970-2010

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People who added this item 669 Average listal rating (390 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6
Wes Craven's first film and still the best.

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People who added this item 3745 Average listal rating (2525 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
First Monty Python film and also Terry Gilliam's debut as a director.

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People who added this item 2086 Average listal rating (1407 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Sam Raimi's powerful debut film.

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People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (487 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Blood Simple (1984)
Deput of the Brothers Coen. Very good!

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People who added this item 1227 Average listal rating (786 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Very funny rockumentary of Rob Reiner.

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Strong debut of John McNaughton.

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People who added this item 655 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 854 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
El Mariachi (1993)
This movie only cost 7000 dollars. It's amazing debut of Robert Rodriguez!

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People who added this item 5201 Average listal rating (3574 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Smooth debut of Quentin Tarantino.

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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (144 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Killing Zoe (1994)
Roger Avary's very good debut film.

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People who added this item 6008 Average listal rating (4258 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
One of the overrated movies of the decade, but still good debut of Frank Darabont.

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People who added this item 2258 Average listal rating (1462 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 654 Average listal rating (425 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Bottle Rocket (1996)
This movie is just too much! Debut of Wes Anderson.

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People who added this item 350 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Pusher (1996)
Powerfull deput of danish director Nicolas Winding Refn.

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People who added this item 599 Average listal rating (375 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bound (1996)
Hot debut of brothers Wachowski.

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People who added this item 1900 Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Cube (1998)
This is small film. Still very good debut of Vincenzo Natali.

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Very funny and cool film by Guy Ritchie.

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People who added this item 3760 Average listal rating (2285 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Weird debut of Spike Jonze.

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People who added this item 6625 Average listal rating (4542 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Oscar winning movie of Sam Mendes.

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People who added this item 5764 Average listal rating (3895 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
First film of Richard Kelly.

People who added this item 492 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 4197 Average listal rating (2885 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Saw (2004)
There is six Saw films. First is still the best and also debut of James Wan.

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Western style movie of Tommy Lee Jones. Also Directorial debut film of this actor.

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People who added this item 1274 Average listal rating (802 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
I can't believe this! Honestly it's a very good debut of Ben Affleck.

People who added this item 3309 Average listal rating (2299 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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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