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Best Directing Debuts from 1918 until 2018

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1920's

People who added this item 951 Average listal rating (606 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
directed by Charles Chaplin



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People who added this item 1197 Average listal rating (686 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 388 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by Jean Vigo



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1940's

People who added this item 2715 Average listal rating (1571 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
directed by Orson Welles


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directed by John Huston


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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by David Lean


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directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot


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directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger



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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ossessione (1943)
directed by Luchino Visconti



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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
directed by Jacques Tati


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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
directed by Nicholas Ray


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1950's

directed by Charles Laughton

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People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
directed by Stanley Kubrick

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People who added this item 2307 Average listal rating (1426 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
directed by Sidney Lumet

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directed by Louis Malle

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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
directed by John Cassavetes



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People who added this item 1170 Average listal rating (690 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
directed by Francois Truffaut

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1960's

People who added this item 1113 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by Jean-Luc Godard

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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy


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directed by Roman Polanski

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directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

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directed by Marco Bellocchio



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directed by Mike Nichols


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directed by Martin Scorsese


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People who added this item 608 Average listal rating (375 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Mel Brooks


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directed by George A. Romero



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People who added this item 1312 Average listal rating (797 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
directed by Dennis Hopper



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People who added this item 416 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by Woody Allen


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1970's

People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (324 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Steven Spielberg

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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (345 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
THX 1138 (1971)
directed by George Lucas

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directed by Clint Eastwood

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directed by Dalton Trumbo


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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Gumshoe (1971)
directed by Stephen Frears


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directed by Wes Craven


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directed by Ralph Bakshi


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People who added this item 838 Average listal rating (499 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by Terrence Malick


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directed by Tobe Hooper



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directed by Michael Cimino


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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bugsy Malone (1976)
directed by Alan Parker

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People who added this item 1753 Average listal rating (951 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
directed by David Lynch

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directed by Ridley Scott

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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
directed by Terry Gilliam

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People who added this item 3694 Average listal rating (2294 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
directed by Randal Kleiser

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directed by Warren Beatty

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People who added this item 1853 Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
directed by George Miller

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1980's

directed by Robert Redford

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People who added this item 1983 Average listal rating (1356 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
directed by Jerry Zucker, David Zucker and Jim Abrahams

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People who added this item 839 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by Harold Ramis

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People who added this item 2017 Average listal rating (1320 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Sam Raimi

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

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- Best 2nd Directorial Effort from 1913 until 2013

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