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Added by johanlefourbe on 23 May 2011 02:04
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Best Directorial Debuts from 1921 until 2021

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1920's

People who added this item 1003 Average listal rating (661 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Kid (1921)
directed by Charles Chaplin



Note : It is actually rather tricky for Chaplin since he directed so many short movies.
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People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
directed by Sergei Eisenstein

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People who added this item 1233 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Luis Buñuel



Note : An Andalusian Dog' is actually a short movie and actually doesn't belong on this list but it had such a huge impact on the film world that I made an expection. Furthermore, it is my list so I put whatever I want...
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1930's

People who added this item 397 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
L'Atalante (1934)
directed by Jean Vigo



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1940's

People who added this item 2851 Average listal rating (1764 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
directed by Orson Welles


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directed by John Huston


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directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot


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directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger



Note : Actually, it is not Michael Powell's first movie, but it is Emeric Pressburger's first movie and obviously, it was the first time they directed a movie together.
People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Henry V (1944)
directed by Laurence Olivier



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People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Ossessione (1943)
directed by Luchino Visconti



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People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
directed by Jacques Tati


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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
directed by Nicholas Ray


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1950's

directed by Charles Laughton

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People who added this item 349 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Killer's Kiss (1955)
directed by Stanley Kubrick

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People who added this item 2517 Average listal rating (1670 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9
directed by Sidney Lumet

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directed by Louis Malle

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People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by John Cassavetes



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People who added this item 1213 Average listal rating (742 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
directed by Francois Truffaut

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1960's

People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (702 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Jean-Luc Godard

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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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People who added this item 507 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy


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People who added this item 368 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Roman Polanski

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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
directed by Marco Bellocchio



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directed by Mike Nichols


People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
directed by Martin Scorsese


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People who added this item 636 Average listal rating (401 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Mel Brooks


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People who added this item 1773 Average listal rating (1157 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by George A. Romero



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People who added this item 1374 Average listal rating (866 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by Dennis Hopper



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People who added this item 426 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by Woody Allen


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1970's

People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Performance (1970)
directed by Nicolas Roeg


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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Duel (1971)
directed by Steven Spielberg


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People who added this item 699 Average listal rating (377 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
THX 1138 (1971)
directed by George Lucas

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People who added this item 370 Average listal rating (229 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
directed by Clint Eastwood

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People who added this item 330 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by Dalton Trumbo


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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
directed by Stephen Frears


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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Duel (1971)
directed by Steven Spielberg

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People who added this item 687 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6
directed by Wes Craven


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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
directed by Ralph Bakshi


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People who added this item 887 Average listal rating (556 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Badlands (1973)
directed by Terrence Malick


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People who added this item 1932 Average listal rating (1248 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Tobe Hooper



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directed by Michael Cimino


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People who added this item 217 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
directed by Alan Parker

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People who added this item 1836 Average listal rating (1040 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1977)
directed by David Lynch

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People who added this item 305 Average listal rating (181 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Duellists (1977)
directed by Ridley Scott

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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Jabberwocky (1977)
directed by Terry Gilliam

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People who added this item 3758 Average listal rating (2425 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Grease (1978)
directed by Randal Kleiser

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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
directed by Warren Beatty

People who added this item 1956 Average listal rating (1284 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Mad Max (1979)
directed by George Miller

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1980's

People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Robert Redford

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Some of them are widely known, some of them are more obscure. I think they are all worth a look.

You can also check this list :
- Best 2nd Directorial Effort from 1913 until 2013

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