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Top Future Directing Greats (2012 Edition)

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Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #49
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --

a. My Left Foot (1989)
b. In the Name of the Father (1993)
c. In America (2003)
d. Brothers (2009)
f. Shanghai, I Love You (2013)


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Average listal rating (93 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #47
2010 Rank: #50
2009 Rank: --

a. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
b. You've Got Mail (1998)
c. Julie & Julia (2009)


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2011 Rank: #31
2010 Rank: #36
2009 Rank: #49

a. GoldenEye (1995)
b. The Mask/Legend of Zorro (1998, 2005)
c. Beyond Borders (2003)
d. Casino Royale (2006)
e. Reckless (2013)


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2011 Rank: #44
2010 Rank: #48
2009 Rank: #21

a. Clerks (1994)
b. Mallrats (1995)
c. Chasing Amy (1997)
d. Dogma (1999)
e. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
f. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
g. Red State (2011)


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Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #48
2010: --
2009: --

a. Exotica (1994)
b. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
c. Where the Truth Lies (2005)
d. Chloe (2010)
e. Devil's Knot (2013)


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Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #45
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #9

a. American Pie (1999)
b. About a Boy (2002)
c. In Good Company (2004)
d. Being Flynn; or Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2012)
e. Admission (2013)


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Average listal rating (37 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #32
2010 Rank: #37
2009 Rank: #47

a. Monsoon Wedding (2001)
b. The Namesake (2007)
c. Amelia (2009)
d. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)


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Average listal rating (225 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0

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a. Dead Man (1995)
b. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
c. Broken Flowers (2005)
d. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)


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2011 Rank: #33
2010 Rank: #38
2009 Rank: #40

a. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
b. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
c. Proof of Life (2000)
d. Ray (2004)
e. Parker (2012)


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Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0

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a. Mrs Brown (1997)
b. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
c. The Debt (2010)
d. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
e. Masters of Sex (2013)


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2011 Rank: #39
2010 Rank: #41
2009 Rank: #45

a. Billy Elliot (2000)
b. The Hours (2002)
c. The Reader (2008)
d. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)


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Debut



a. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
b. Talk to Her (2002)
c. Volver (2006)
d. The Skin I Live In (2011)
e. I'm So Excited (2013)


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Debut



2011 Rank: #11 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2010 Rank: #14 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2009: --

a. Layer Cake (2004)
b. Stardust
c. Kick-Ass (2010)
d. X-Men: First Class (2011)
e. The Secret Service (2013)


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2011 Rank: #40
2010 Rank: #45
2009 Rank: #8

a. Hellboy I (2004)
b. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
c. Hellboy II (2008)
d. Pacific Rim (2013)


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Average listal rating (231 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #22
2010 Rank: #31
2009 Rank: #27

a. Made (2001)
b. Elf (2003)
c. Iron Man (2008)
d. Iron Man 2 (2010)
e. Cowboys and Aliens (2011)


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Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #37
2010 Rank: #43
2009 Rank: #28

a. Clay Pigeons (1998)
b. Shanghai Knights (2003)
c. Wedding Crashers (2005)
d. The Change-Up (2011)


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a. The Ring (2002)
b. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
c. Rango (2011)
d. The Lone Ranger (2013)


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Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #18
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #36

a. Finding Neverland (2004)
b. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
c. The Kite Runner (2007)
d. Quantum of Solace (2008)
e. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
f. World War Z (2013)


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Average listal rating (113 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #38
2010 Rank: #40
2009 Rank: #33

a. Into the West (1992)
b. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
c. Donnie Brasco (1997)
d. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
e. The Prince of Persia (2010)
f. Great Expectations (2012)


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Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #26
2010 Rank: #33
2009 Rank: #50

a. Chungking Express (1994)
b. In the Mood for Love (2000)
c. 2046 (2004)
e. The Grand Masters (2013)
f. Two Knives (2014)


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Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #17
2010 Rank: #27
2009 Rank: #9 on Up & Coming Directors

a. Chicago (2002)
b. Memoires of a Geisha (2005)
c. Nine (2009)
d. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)


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Average listal rating (81 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #20
2010 Rank: #24
2009 Rank: --

a. The Parent Trap (1998)
b. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
c. The Holiday (2006)
d. It's Complicated (2009)
e. Private Benjamin (2013)


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2011 Rank: #41
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --

a. Breaking the Waves (1996)
b. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
c. Antichrist (2009)
d. Melancholia (2011)
e. Nymphomaniac (2013)


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Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #27
2010 Rank: #42
2009 Rank: #35

a. Secrets & Lies (1996)
b. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
c. Vera Drake (2004)
d. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
e. Another Year (2010)


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Debut



2011 Rank: #35 on "Best Up & Coming Directors
2010 Rank: #25 on "Best Up & Coming Directors
2009 Rank: #22 on "Best Up & Coming Directors

a. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
b. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
c. Leatherheads (2008)
d. The Ides of March (2011)


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2011 Rank: #13
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #2

a. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
b. United 93 (2006)
c. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
d. Green Zone (2010)
e. Captain Phillips (2013)


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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 9.1 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #46
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --

a. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
b. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
c. Mr. Death (1999)
d. The Fog of War (2003)
e. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
f. Tabloid (2011)
g. The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld (2013)


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2011 Rank: #12
2010 Rank: #32
2009 Rank: #20

a. Toy Story (1995)
b. A Bug’s Life (1998)
c. Toy Story 2 (1999)
c. Cars (2006)
d. Cars 2 (2011)


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Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #36
2010 Rank: #39
2009 Rank: #26

a. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
b. The Ice Storm (1997)
c. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
d. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
e. Taking Woodstock (2009)
f. Life of Pi (2012)


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Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #35
2010 Rank: #4 on Up & Coming Directors
2009 Rank: --

a. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
b. Hot Fuzz (2007)
c. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
d. The World's End (2013)
e. Ant-Man (2015)


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2011 Rank: #28
2010 Rank: #35
2009 Rank: #19

a. City of God (2002)
b. The Constant Gardner (2005)
c. 360 (2012)
d. Rio, I Love You (2013)


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Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #30
2010 Rank: #44
2009 Rank: #32

a. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
b. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
c. Step Brothers (2008)
d. The Other Guys (2010)
e. Anchorman 2 (2013)


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Average listal rating (287 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0

Debut


2011 Rank: #3 on Up & Coming Directors
2010 Rank: #7 on Up & Coming Directors
2009 Rank: #4 on Up & Coming Directors

a. 300 (2007)
b. Watchmen (2009)
c. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
d. Sucker Punch (2011)
e. Man of Steel (2012)
f. The Illustrated Man (2013)*
g. Xerxes (2014)


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Average listal rating (1507 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #14
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #12

a. Reality Bites (1994)
b. The Cable Guy (1996)
c. Zoolander (2001)
d. Tropic Thunder (2008)
e. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)


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2011 Rank: #23
2010 Rank: #26
2009 Rank: #5

a. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
b. Knocked Up (2007)
c. Funny People (2009)
d. This is 40 (2012)


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Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #34
2010 Rank: #46
2009 Rank: #10

a. The Iron Giant (1999)
b. The Incredibles (2004)
c. Ratatouille (2007)
d. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
e. 1906 (2013)


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Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #15
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #11

a. Hero (2004)
b. House of Flying Daggers (2005)
c. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006)
d. Curse of the Golden Flower (2007)
e. The Flowers of War (2012)


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Average listal rating (371 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #19
2010 Rank: #30
2009 Rank: #24

a. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
b. To Die For (1995)
c. Good Will Hunting (1997)
d. Finding Forrester (2000)
e. Elephant (2003)
f. Milk (2008)
g. Promised Land (2012)


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2011 Rank: #9
2020 Rank: #20
2009 Rank: #43

a. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
b. Lost in Translation (2003)
c. Marie Antionette (2006)
d. Somewhere (2010)
e. The Bling Ring (2013)


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2011 Rank: #4
2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #3

a. Amores Perros (2000)
b. 21 Grams (2003)
c. Babel (2006)
d. Biutiful (2010)


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Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #42
2010 Rank: #2 on Up & Coming Directors
2009 Rank: #10 on "Best Up & Coming Directors"

a. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
b. Atonement (2007)
c. The Soloist (2009)
d. Hanna (2011)
e. Anna Karenina (2012)*
f. The Little Mermaid (2015)


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2011 Rank: #21
2010 Rank: #25
2009 Rank: #25

a. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
b. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
c. Children of Men (2006)
d. Gravity (2012)
e. A Boy and His Shoe (2014)


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2011 Rank: #3
2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #34

a. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
b. The Science of Sleep (2006)
c. Dave Chapelle’s Block Party (2006)
d. Be Kind, Rewind (2008)
e. The Wee and I (2012)
f. Noam Chomsky Documentary (2014)*


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2011 Rank: #10
2010 Rank: #16
2009 Rank: #4

a. A Bug’s Life (1998)
b. Finding Nemo (2003)
c. Wall-E (2008)
d. John Carter (2012)
e. Finding Nemo 2 (2016)


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Average listal rating (253 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #7
2010 Rank: #11
2009 Rank: #14

a. Being John Malkovich (1999)
b. Adaptation. (2002)
c. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
d. Pretty Sweet (2012)
e. Her (2013)


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2011 Rank: #5
2010 Rank: #7
2009 Rank: #30

a. Thank You For Smoking (2005)
b. Juno (2007)
c. Up in the Air (2009)
d. Young Adult (2011)
e. Labor Day (2013)


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2011 Rank: #8
2010 Rank: Out
2009 Rank: #31

a. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
b. Three Kings (1999)
c. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
d. The Fighter (2010)
e. The Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
f. Nailed (2013)


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Average listal rating (164 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #11
2010 Rank: #22
2009 Rank: #22

a. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
b. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
c. Australia (2008)
d. The Great Gatsby (2012)*


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2011 Rank: #25
2010 Rank: #34
2009 Rank: #42

a. Election (1999)
b. About Schmidt (2002)
c. Sideways (2004)
d. The Descendants (2011)
e. Fork in the Road (2013)


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Average listal rating (290 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2011 Rank: #2
2010 rank: #1
2009 Rank: #7

a. American Beauty (1999)
b. Road to Perdition (2002)
c. Revolutionary Road (2008)
d. Away We Go (2009)
e. Skyfall (2012)*
f. Penny Dreadful (2013)


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Welcome to the 4th year of these lists!



This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least three successful films finished and/or at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed full-length features for at least five years.

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

Italicized title indicates unreleased film

Bold title indicates favorite film

* - Indicates a highly anticipated film

Where did some directors move to?


Those who MOVED UP to Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors:
Terrence Malick
Darren Aronofsky



Those who Were KNOCKED OFF for inactivity; or uninteresting recent and upcoming projects:
Alejandro Amenábar
James Mangold
Lasse Hallstrom
Mel Gibson
Jared Hess

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