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Added by Stehako on 25 Jun 2009 07:56
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Best Up and Coming Directors (2009 Edition)

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a. Coaching the Minors (2003)
b. Father of Invention (2010)
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a. 1408 (2007)
b. Shanghai (2009)
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a. The Contender (2000)
b. Nothing But the Truth (2008)
c. Straw Dogs (2010)
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a. Run Lola Run (1999)
b. The International (2009)
c. What is the What (2011)
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a. The Crow (1994)
b. Dark City (1999)
c. I, Robot (2004)
d. Knowing (2009)
e. The Tripods (2011)


I know this is an iffy selection because he's been around for a while but he wasn't good enough for the last list and I didn't want to exclude him all together.
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a. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
b. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
c. Five-Year Engagement (2011)
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a. Velvet Goldmine (1999)
b. I'm Not There (2007)
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a. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2010)
b. Suburbicon (2011)
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a. Control (2007)
b. A Very Private Gentleman (2010)
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and Mark Duplass

a. The Puffy Chair (2005)
b. Baghead (2008)
c. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2009)
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a. Hard Candy (2005)
b. 30 Days of Night (2007)
c. Twilight: Eclipse (2010)
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a. Hustle and Flow (2005)
b. Black Snake Moan (2007)
c. Maggie Lynn (2010)
d. Mother Trucker (2011)
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a. Man on Wire (2008)
b. Red Riding: 1980 (2009)
c. Prey (2010)
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a. Pollock (2000)
b. Appaloosa (2008)
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a. District 9 (2009)
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a. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
b. Age of Rage (2011)
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a. Tsotsi (2005)
b. Rendition (2007)
c. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
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and Allen Hughes

a. American Pimp (1999)
b. Book of Eli (2010)
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a. The Illusionist (2006)
b. The Lucky Ones (2008)
c. Bride of Frankenstein (2011)
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a. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
b. Reservation Raod (2007)
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a. Bobby (2006)
b. The Public (2010)
c. The Way (2010)
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a. Sin Nombre (2009)
b. Beasts of No Nation (2011)
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a. The Matador (2005)
b. The Hunting Party (2007)
c. I Knew it Was You: Rediscovering John Cazele (2009)
d. Diamond Anniversary (2010)
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a. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
b. The Blade Itself (2010)
c. Arizona (2011)
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a. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
b. Up (2009)
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a. 9 (2009)
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a. Donnie Darko (2001)
b. Southland Tales (2006)
c. The Box (2009)
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a. You Can Count on Me (2000)
b. Margaret (2009)
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a. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
b. Good Night and Good Luck (2006)
c. The Challenge (2010)
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a. Brick (2005)
b. The Brothers Bloom (2009)
c. Looper (2011)
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and Valerie Faris

a. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
b. The Abstinence Teacher (2010)
c. Used Guys (2011)
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a. The Proposition (2006)
b. The Road (2009)
c. Death of a Ladies' Man (2010)
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a. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
b. Cities on the Plain (2012)
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a. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
b. Seven Pounds (2008)
c. Kiss Me Again (2010)
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a. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
b. Lou Reed's Berlin (2008)
c. Miral (2010)
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a. Whistle (2002)
b. Moon (2009)
c. Escape From the Deep (2011)
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a. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2005)
b. The Wackness (2008)
c. Echelon Vendetta (2010)
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a. Love Actually (2003)
b. The Boat That Rocked (2009)
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Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
a. Michael Clayton (2007)
b. Duplicity (2009)
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a. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
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a. Atonement (2007)
b. The Soloist (2009)
c. Indian Summer (2010)
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a. Chicago (2002)
b. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
c. Nine (2009)
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a. Superbad (2007)
b. Adventureland (2009)
c. Paul (2010)
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a. All the Real Girls (2003)
b. Pineapple Express (2008)
c. Your Highness (2010)
d. Mr. Machine (2011)
e. Chef Ron (2011)
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Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
a. The Great World of Sound (2007)
b. Turkey in the Straw (2010)
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Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
a. Crash (2005)
b. In the Valley of Elah (2007)
c. The Next Three Days (2010)
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Average listal rating (285 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
a. 300 (2007)
b. Watchmen (2009)
c. Guardians of Ga'Hoole (2010)
d. Sucker Punch (2011)
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a. Along Came Polly (2004)
b. I Love You, Man (2009)
c. The Troubleshooter (2010)
d. Secret Agent Men (2011)
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a. Mission: Impossible III
b. Star Trek (2009)
c. Anatomy of Hope (2010)
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a. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
b. Four Christmases (2008)
c. The Only Living Boy in New York (2010)
d. King Dork (2011)
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In order, these directors are ones who have made at least one solid film and ones who I think I have a chance to make my previous list "Future Directing Greats"

Qualifications:


Directed or in the production of at least 1 films that has been or is predicted to be on my Top 100 list by year. Seems easy, but I watch about 200 films a year.

Rank higher if they have at least one project on the horizon. (Charlie Kaufman would be higher otherwise)

Italicized films are upcoming projects

If you have any suggestions for other up-and-coming directors please give a comment, thanks!

Look for my next directors list...

The All-Time Greatest Directors

by the end of 2010.



Enjoy!

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