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Added by Stehako on 21 Jan 2015 07:29
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Best Up and Coming Directors (2015 Edition)

The 7th Edition of this list

defining the somewhat young careers of very good directors who have potential to be a formidable director among the greats of the industry...
(Created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz)

This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least one successful film finished and/or at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed quality (rated 7/10) full-length features, that I've seen, for ten years or less.

The more promising films the director has on deck, the higher their rank.
But of course the quality in films they've completed is more important.

Italicized title indicates unreleased film


The other two lists in this series: Future Directing Greats (2015)
AND Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2015)


Where did some directors move to?


Those who MOVED UP to Future Directing Greats:
KEVIN MACDONALD
RICHARD CURTIS
ANTON CORBIJN
BENNETT MILLER
RICHARD SHEPARD



Those who were KNOCKED OUT from the List
SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON
MIRANDA JULY
SACHA GERVASI



Those who missed the cut, but have potential to be on the list in 2016:


Tarsem Singh - "The Fall" + 2015 Release_________________________Sophie Barthes - "Cold Souls" + 2015 Release
Rupert Wyatt - "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" "The Gambler"_________Asif Kapadia - "Senna" + 2015 Release
Lynn Shelton - "Your Sister's Sister" "Laggies"_________________Henry Alex Rubin - "Murderball", "Disconnect"
Felix Van Groeningen - "Broken Circle Breakdown" + 2015 Release_____Asghar Farhadi - "The Past", "A Separation"
Jordan Vogt-Roberts - "Kings of Summer" + 2017 Release___Abdellatif Kechiche - "Blue is the Warmest Color" + 2015 Release
Chris Buck - "Surf's Up" "Frozen"______________________Andrew Bujalski - "Computer Chess" + 2015 Release
Ralph Fiennes - "Coriolanus", "Invisible Woman"_____________Ben Wheatley - "A Field in England" + 2015 Release
Ryan Coogler - "Fruitvale Station" + 2015 Release____Joseph Kosinski - "Tron Legacy", Oblivion", + 2016 Release
David Ayer - "End of Watch" "Fury" + 2016 Release______Jonathan Glazer - "Sexy Beast", "Under the Skin"
James Gunn - "Super" "Guardians of the Galaxy" + 2017 Release___Jason Bateman - "Bad Words" + 2015 Release
Joon-Ho Bong - "Mother" "Snowpiercer"___________________________Damien Chazelle - "Whiplash"
Morten Tyldum - "Imitation Game"_______________________________________Ava DuVernay - "Selma"
Daniel Barber - "Harry Brown" + 2015 Release_________________Michael Dowse - "Goon", "What If"
Drew Goddard - "The Cabin in the Woods" + 2016 Release



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Rating: List Type:
2014 Rank: #47
2013 Rank: #49

a. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
b. Untitled Project (2016)

2014 Rank: #46
2013 Rank: #44

a. No End in Sight (2007)
b. Inside Job (2010)
c. Hillary Clinton Documentary (2016)

2014 Rank: #48

a. Please Give (2010)
b. Enough Said (2013)
c. Parks and Recreation (TV: 2011 - 2013)


a. Rubber (2010)
b. Wrong (2013)
c. Reality (2015)
2014 Rank: #45
2013 Rank: #35
2012 Rank: #40

a. Let the Right One In (2008)
b. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
c. The Snowman (2016)

2014 Rank: #40
2013 Rank: #42

2012 Rank: #50

a. Miracle (2004)
b. Pride and Glory (2008)
c. Warrior (2011)
d. Jane Got a Gun (2015)
e. The Accountant (2017)

2014 Rank: #49

a. Smashed (2012)
b. The Spectacular Now (2013)
c. The End of the Tour (2015)







a. The Visitor (2008)
b. Win Win (2011)
c. Spotlight (2015)


a. Waste Land (2010)
b. The Crash Reel (2013)
c. Untitled Documentary (2016)
2014 Rank: #35
2013 Rank: #36
2012 Rank: #34
2011 Rank: #12
2010 Rank: #13
2009 Rank: --

a. Zombieland (2009)
b. 30 Minutes or Less (2011)
c. The Gangster Squad (2013)

2014 Rank: #42
2013 Rank: #50

a. Away from Her (2006)
b. Take This Waltz (2012)
c. Stories We Tell (2013)
d. Alias Grace (2016)



a. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
b. Iron Man 3 (2013)
c. The Nice Guys (2015)
2014 Rank: #32

a. Shotgun Stories (2008)
b. Take Shelter (2011)
c. Mud (2013)
d. Midnight Special (2015)

2014 Rank: #33
2013 Rank: #34
2012 Rank: #38
2011 Rank: #26
2010 Rank: #29

a. An Education (2009)
b. One Day (2011)
c. The Riot Club (2014)

2014 Rank: #38
2013 Rank: #43

a. Submarine (2011)
b. The Double (2014)



a. Il Divo (2009)
b. This Must Be the Place (2011)
c. The Great Beauty (2014)
d. The Early Years (2016)
2014 Rank: #31
2013 Rank: #31
2012 Rank: #45
2011 Rank: #44

a. The Girl from Monaco (2008)
b. Coco Before Chanel (2009)
c. Gemma Bovary (2015)
d. Innocent (2016)


2014 Rank: #43

a. The Avengers (2012)
b. Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
c. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
2014 Rank: #19
2013 Rank: #23
2012 Rank: #30
2011 Rank: #18
2010 Rank: #16
2009 Rank: #32

a. The Illusionist (2006)
b. Limitless (2011)
c. Billions (2015)

2014 Rank: #44

a. Margin Call (2011)
b. All is Lost (2013)
c. A Most Violent Year (2014)
2014 Rank: #15
2013 Rank: #17
2012 Rank: #16
2011 Rank: #27
2010 Rank: #35
2009 Rank: #12

a. Michael Clayton (2008)
b. Duplicity (2009)
c. The Bourne Legacy (2012)



a. The Act of Killing (2012)
b. The Look of Silence (2015)
2014 Rank: #41

a. CRAZY (2006)
b. The Young Victoria (2009)
c. Cafe de Flore (2011)
d. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
e. Wild (2014)
f. Demolition (2015)

2014 Rank: #26
2013 Rank: #29
2012 Rank: #39
2011 Rank: #49

a. In Bruges (2008)
b. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

2014 Rank: #30
2013 Rank: #33
2012 Rank: #33

a. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
b. OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
c. The Artist (2011)
d. The Search (2015)

2014 Rank: #37

a. Animal Kingdom (2010)
b. The Rover (2014)

2014 Rank: #29
2013 Rank: #27
2012 Rank: #26
2011 Rank: #17
2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #45

a. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
b. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
c. Five-Year Engagement (2012)
d. Neighbors (2014)

2014 Rank: #12
2013 Rank: #13
2012 Rank: #14
2011 Rank: #46

a. Thumbsucker (2005)
b. The Beginners (2011)

2014 Rank: #27
2013 Rank: #30
2012 Rank: #36

a. Bridesmaids (2011)
b. The Heat (2013)
c. Spy (2015)
d. Ghostbusters Reboot (2016)

2014 Rank: #24
2013 Rank: #22
2012 Rank: #25
2011 Rank: #21
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #14

a. The Wackness (2008)
b. 50/50 (2011)
c. Christmas Eve Debauchery (2015)

2014 Rank: #22
2013 Rank: #37

a. Primer (2004)
b. Upstream Color (2013)
c. The Modern Ocean (2017)

2014 Rank: #20
2013 Rank: #28
2012 Rank: #37

a. Crazy Heart (2009)
b. Out of the Furnace (2013)
c. Black Mass (2015)

2014 Rank: #18
2013 Rank: #25
2012 Rank: #32
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #11

a. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
b. How and Why (2014)
c. Anomalisa (2015)

2014 Rank: #16
2013 Rank: #20
2012 Rank: OUT
2011 Rank: #8
2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #1

a. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
b. Four Christmases (2008)
c. Horrible Bosses (2011)
d. Identity Thief (2013)
e. Uncharted (2016)

2014 Rank: #10
2013 Rank: #15
2012 Rank: #22
2011 Rank: #34
2010 Rank: #41
2009 Rank: #35

a. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
b. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
c. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
d. Limitless (2016)


Re-Entry



2014 Rank: OUT
2013 Rank: OUT
2012 Rank: #44
2011 Rank: #47
2010 Rank: #36
2009 Rank: #29

a. Sin Nombre (2009)
b. Jane Eyre (2011)
c. Beasts of No Nation (2015)

and Chris Miller



2014 Rank: #34

a. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
b. 21 Jump Street (2012)
c. The Lego Movie (2014)
d. 22 Jump Street (2014)
2014 Rank: #28
2013 Rank: #45

a. Incendies (2011)
b. Prisoners (2013)
c. Enemy (2014)
d. Sicario (2015)

2014 Rank: #17
2013 Rank: #24
2012 Rank: #31
2011 Rank: #31

a. Irreversible (2002)
b. Enter the Void (2010)
c. The Love (2016)

2014 Rank: #14
2013 Rank: #32

a. Hunger (2008)
b. Shame (2011)
c. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
d. Codes of Conduct (2016)

and Jonathan Dayton

2014 Rank: #13
2013 Rank: #19
2012 Rank: #29
2011 Rank: #35
2010 Rank: #32
2009 Rank: #20

a. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
b. Ruby Sparks (2012)
c. I'm Proud of You (2016)

2014 Rank: #8
2013 Rank: #7
2012 Rank: #7
2011 Rank: #9
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #3

a. Along Came Polly (2004)
b. I love You, Man (2009)
c. Good Session (2015)



Re-Entry



2014 Rank: OUT
2013 Rank: OUT
2012 Rank: OUT
2011 Rank: #32
2010 Rank: #46
2009 Rank: #38

a. Man on Wire (2008)
b. Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
c. Project NIM (2011)
d. The Theory of Everything (2014)
2014 Rank: #9
2013 Rank: #12
2012 Rank: #9
2011 Rank: #37
2010 Rank: #43
2009 Rank: #18

a. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
b. Killing Them Softly (2012)
c. Blonde (2016)

2014 Rank: #3
2013 rank: #5
2012 Rank: #6
2011 Rank: #2
2010 Rank: #11

a. One Hour Photo (2002)
b. Never Let Me Go (2010)
c. The Lost Symbol (2017)
2014 Rank: #7
2013 Rank: #14
2012 Rank: #19
2011 Rank: #15
2010 Rank: #19
2009 Rank: #26

a. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
b. Up (2009)
c. Inside Out (2015)

2014 Rank: #6
2013 Rank: #11
2012 Rank: #18
2011 Rank: #19
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #36

a. District 9 (2009)
b. Elysium (2013)
c. Chappie (2015)
d. Alien Sequel/Reboot (2017)

2014 Rank: #5
2013 Rank: #8
2012 Rank: #10
2011 Rank: #16
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #6

a. Great World of Sound (2007)
b. Compliance (2012)
c. Z for Zachariah (2015)

2014 Rank: #4
2013 Rank: #3

2012 Rank: #1
2011 Rank: #13
2010 Rank: #28
2009 Rank: #15

a. Moon (2009)
b. Source Code (2011)
c. Warcraft (2016)

2014 Rank: #2
2013 Rank: #4
2012 Rank: #11
2011 Rank: #22

a. Blue Valentine (2010)
b. The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
c.The Light Between Oceans (2015)
d. Metalhead (2016)


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