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Added by johanlefourbe on 23 May 2011 02:04
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Best Directing Debuts from 1919 until 2019

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1920's

People who added this item 965 Average listal rating (634 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 1200 Average listal rating (717 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 388 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
L'Atalante (1934)
directed by Jean Vigo



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1940's

People who added this item 2755 Average listal rating (1678 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Citizen Kane (1941)
directed by Orson Welles


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People who added this item 1201 Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
directed by John Huston


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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
directed by David Lean


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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 183 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Luchino Visconti



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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Jour de Fete (1949)
directed by Jacques Tati


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People who added this item 123 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Nicholas Ray


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1950's

People who added this item 846 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
directed by Charles Laughton

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People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Killer's Kiss (1955)
directed by Stanley Kubrick

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People who added this item 2361 Average listal rating (1541 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
12 Angry Men (1957)
directed by Sidney Lumet

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People who added this item 262 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
directed by Louis Malle

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People who added this item 273 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by John Cassavetes



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People who added this item 1185 Average listal rating (717 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The 400 Blows (1959)
directed by Francois Truffaut

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1960's

People who added this item 1126 Average listal rating (668 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Breathless (1960)
directed by Jean-Luc Godard

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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

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People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (274 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy


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People who added this item 357 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Roman Polanski

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directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.8
directed by Marco Bellocchio



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directed by Mike Nichols


People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
directed by Martin Scorsese


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People who added this item 618 Average listal rating (388 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Producers (1968)
directed by Mel Brooks


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People who added this item 1704 Average listal rating (1106 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by George A. Romero



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People who added this item 1333 Average listal rating (835 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Easy Rider (1969)
directed by Dennis Hopper



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People who added this item 419 Average listal rating (264 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
directed by Woody Allen


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1970's

People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Duel (1971)
directed by Steven Spielberg

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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (363 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
THX 1138 (1971)
directed by George Lucas

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People who added this item 347 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
directed by Clint Eastwood

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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
directed by Dalton Trumbo


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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Gumshoe (1971)
directed by Stephen Frears


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People who added this item 661 Average listal rating (385 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6
directed by Wes Craven


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People who added this item 280 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Fritz the Cat (1972)
directed by Ralph Bakshi


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People who added this item 851 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
directed by Terrence Malick


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People who added this item 1840 Average listal rating (1185 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
directed by Tobe Hooper



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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
directed by Michael Cimino


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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bugsy Malone (1976)
directed by Alan Parker

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People who added this item 1774 Average listal rating (994 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1978)
directed by David Lynch

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People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Duellists (1977)
directed by Ridley Scott

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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Jabberwocky (1977)
directed by Terry Gilliam

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People who added this item 3711 Average listal rating (2392 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Grease (1978)
directed by Randal Kleiser

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People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
directed by Warren Beatty

People who added this item 1896 Average listal rating (1241 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 473 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
directed by Robert Redford

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People who added this item 2005 Average listal rating (1401 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Airplane! (1980)
directed by Jerry Zucker, David Zucker and Jim Abrahams

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People who added this item 851 Average listal rating (575 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Caddyshack (1980)
directed by Harold Ramis

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People who added this item 2043 Average listal rating (1377 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Evil Dead (1983)
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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