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Most Accomplished Active Directors (2014 Edition)

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Rating: List Type:
Average listal rating (265 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #49
2012 Rank: #48
2011 Rank: #44 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #13 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #39 on Future Directing Greats

a. Hard Boiled (1992)
b. Face/Off (1997)
c. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
d. Paycheck (2003)
e. Red Cliff I (2008)
f. Red Cliff II (2009)
g. The Crossing (2014)
h. Love and Let Love (2016)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #50
2012 Rank: #50
2011 Rank: #46
2010 Rank: #48
2009 Rank: #28

a. The Usual Suspects (1995)
b. Apt Pupil (1998)
c. X-Men (2000
d. X2: X-Men United (2003)
e. Superman Returns (2006)
f. Valkyrie (2008)
h. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
i. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)



Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (1892 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0


2013 Rank: #14 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #17 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #14 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #15 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #12 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Reality Bites (1994)
b. The Cable Guy (1996)
c. Zoolander (2001)
d. Tropic Thunder (2008)
e. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
f. Help Me Spread Goodness (2016)

Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #45
2012 Rank: #43
2011 Rank: #48 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #18 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #37 on Future Directing Greats

a. El Mariachi (1992)
b. Desperado (1995)
c. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
d. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
e. Sin City (2005)
f. Planet Terror (2007)
g. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (444 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #47
2012 Rank: #13 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2011 Rank: #19 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 Rank: #30 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2009 Rank: #24 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

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)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #43
2012 Rank: #44
2011 Rank: #42
2010 Rank: #47
2009 Rank: #47

a. Ordinary People (1980)
b. The Milagro Beanfield war (1988)
c. A River Runs Through It (1992)
d. Quiz Show (1994)
e. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
f. The Conspirator (2011)
g. The Company You Keep (2013)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #46
2012 Rank: #49
2011 Rank: #49
2010 Rank: #50
2009 Rank: #48

a. The Hit (1984)
b. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
c. The Grifters (1990)
d. Hero (1992)
e. High Fidelity (2000)
f. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
g. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
h. The Queen (2006)
i. Tamera Drewe (2010)
j. Philomena (2013)


Stehako's rating:


2013 Rank: #1 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #2 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #25 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #34 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #42 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Election (1999)
b. About Schmidt (2002)
c. Sideways (2004)
d. The Descendants (2011)
e. Nebraska (2013)
f. The Judge's Will (2016)

Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #42
2012 Rank: #41
2011 Rank: #28
2010 Rank: #31
2009 Rank: #23

a. Diner (1982)
b. The Natural (1984)
c. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
d. Rain Man (1988)
e. Avalon (1990)
f. Bugsy (1991)
g. Toys (1992)
h. Sleepers (1996)
i. Wag the Dog (1997)
j. Bandits (2001)
k. Man of the Year (2006)
l. You Don't Know Jack (2010)
m. Rock the Kasbah (2014)
n. The Humbling (2015)
o. The Day the Laughter Stopped (2016)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #41
2012 Rank: #39
2011 Rank: #37
2010 Rank: #39
2009 Rank: #42

a. Gallipoli (1981)
b. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
c. Witness (1985)
d. The Mosquito Coast (1986)
e. Dead Poets Society (1989)
f. Fearless (1993)
g. The Truman Show (1998)
h. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
i. The Way Back (2011)
j. The Keep (2016)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (687 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #36
2012 Rank: 36
2011 Rank: #36 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #14 (Future Directing Greats)
2009 Rank: #16 (Future Directing Greats)

a. The Evil Dead (1981)
b. The Evil Dead II (1987)
c. Army of Darkness (1993)
d. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
e. A Simple Plan (1998)
f. For Love of the Game (1999)
g. Spider-Man (2002)
h. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
i. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
j. Drag Me to Hell (2009)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (347 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #35
2012 Rank: #35
2011 Rank: #20
2010 Rank: #14
2009 Rank: #17

a. Do the Right Thing (1989)
b. Malcolm X (1992)
c. He Got Game (1998)
d. 25th Hour (2002)
e. Inside Man (2006)
f. Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #39
2012 Rank: #45
2011 Rank: #50 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #29 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #48 on Future Directing Greats

a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
b. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
c. My Best Friend (1999)
d. Grizzly Man (2005)
e. The Wild Blue Yonder (2006)
f. Rescue Dawn (2007)
g. Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
h. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
i. Into the Abyss (2012)
j. Queen of the Desert (2015)
k. Vernon God Little (2017)

Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #38
2012 Rank: #40
2011 Rank: #43 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #2 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #23 on Future Directing Greats

a. Delicatessen (1992)
b. The City of Lost Children (1995)
c. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
d. Amelie (2001)
e. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
f. Micmacs (2010)
g. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014)
h. Red Leaves (2016)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #34
2012 Rank: #37
2011 Rank: #27
2010 Rank: #29
2009 Rank: #29

a. Say Anything… (1989)
b. Jerry Maguire (1996)
c. Almost Famous (2000)
d. Vanilla Sky (2001)
e. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
f. Pearl Jam: Twenty (2011)
g. Volcano Romance (2014)
h. Beautiful Boy (2017)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #33
2012 Rank: #34
2011 Rank: #29
2010 Rank: #33
2009 Rank: #27

a. The Fourth Man (1983)
b. RoboCop (1987)
c. Total Recall (1990)
d. Basic Instinct (1992)
e. Starship Troopers (1997)
f. Black Book (2007)
g. Eternal (2015)

Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (350 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #37
2012 Rank: #1 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2011 Rank: #2 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 rank: #1 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2009 Rank: #7 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

a. American Beauty (1999)
b. Road to Perdition (2002)
c. Revolutionary Road (2008)
d. Away We Go (2009)
e. Skyfall (2012)
f. Bond 24 (2015)*
g. Bond 25 (2017)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (139 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #31
2012 Rank: #30
2011 Rank: #30
2010 Rank: #30
2009 Rank: #46

a. About Last Night… (1986)
b. Glory (1989)
c. Legends of the Fall (1994)
d. Courage Under Fire (1996)
e. The Siege (1998)
f. The Last Samurai (2003)
g. Blood Diamond (2006)
h. Defiance (2008)
i. Love and Other Drugs (2010)
j. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
k. The American Can (2015)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #40 (Debut)
2012 Rank: #4 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2011 Rank: #8 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 Rank: OUT
2009 Rank: #31 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

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. American Hustle (2013)
g. Nailed (2015)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #32
2012 Rank: #33
2011 Rank: #47
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #49

a. Scanners (1981)
b. Videodrome (1983)
c. The Dead Zone (1983)
d. The Fly (1986)
e. Dead Ringers (1988)
f. A History of Violence (2005)
g. Eastern Promises (2007)
h. A Dangerous Method (2011)
i. Cosmopolis (2012)
j. Maps to the Stars (2014)
k. Knifeman (2016)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #29
2012 Rank: #31
2011 Rank: #41
2010 Rank: #45 (Debut)
2009 Rank: #17 on Future Directing Greats

a. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
b. Snatch (2000)
c. Revolver (2005)
d. RocknRolla (2008)
e. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
f. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
g. The Man from UNCLE (2015)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #30
2012 Rank: #32 (Debut)
2011 Rank: #1 on Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #8 on Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #6 on Top Future Directing Greats

a. Pi (1998)
b. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
c. The Fountain (2006)
d. The Wrestler (2008)
e. Black Swan (2010)
f. Noah (2014)*

Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #28
2012 Rank: #27
2011 Rank: #39 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #3 (Future Directing Greats)
2009 Rank: #18 (Future Directing Greats)

a. Road Trip (2000)
b. Old School (2003)
c. Starsky & Hutch (2004)
d. The Hangover (2009)
e. Due Date (2010)
f. The Hangover Part II (2011)
g. Trust Your Eyes (2015)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (322 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #22
2012 Rank: #24
2011 Rank: #22
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #26

a. Manhunter (1986)
b. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
c. Heat (1995)
d. The Insider (1999)
e. Ali (2001)
f. Collateral (2004)
g. Miami Vice (2006)
h. Public Enemies (2009)
i. Cyber (2015)*
j. Death of a Dissident (2016)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (194 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #24
2012 Rank: #25
2011 Rank: #26 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #5 on Future Directing Greats List
2009 Rank: #13 on Future Directing Greats List

a. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
b. Mystery, Alaska (1999)
c. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
d. Meet the Parents (2000)
e. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
f. Meet the Fockers (2004)
g. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
h The Campaign (2012)
i. Trumbo (2015)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #27
2012 Rank: #28 (Debut)
2011 Rank: #6 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 Rank: #10 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2009 Rank: #44 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

a. Badlands (1973)
b. Days of Heaven (1978)
c. The Thin Red Line (1998)
d. The New World (2005)
e. The Tree of Life (2011)
f. To the Wonder (2013)
g. Knight of Cups (2014)
h. Voyage of Time (2016)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #26
2012 Rank: #26
2011 Rank: #24
2010 Rank: #27 (Debut)
2009 Rank: #1 on 'Future Directing Greats'

a. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
b. Schizopolis (1997)
c. Out of Sight (1998)
d. The Limey (1999)
e. Erin Brockovich (2000)
f. Traffic (2000)
g. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
h. Solaris (2002)
i. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
j. The Good German (2006)
k. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
l. Che: Parts One and Two (2008)
m. The Informant! (2009)
n. Contagion (2011)
o. Side Effects (2013)
p. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
q. The Knick (2014)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (510 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #25
2012 Rank: #21
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: #25
2009 Rank: #19

a. Platoon (1986)
b. Wall Street (1987)
c. Talk Radio (1988)
d. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
e. The Doors (1991)
f. JFK (1991)
g. Natural Born Killers (1994)
h. Nixon (1995)
i. Any Given Sunday (1999)
j. W. (2008)
k. Savages (2012)
l. The Power Broker (2015)

Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #21
2012 Rank: #22
2011 Rank: #31
2010 Rank: #37
2009 Rank: #37

a. Repulsion (1965)
b. Cul-de-Sac (1966)
c. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
d. Chinatown (1974)
e. Frantic (1988)
f. Death and the Maiden (1994)
g. The Pianist (2002)
h. The Ghost Writer (2010)
i. Carnage (2011)
j. Venus in Fur (2014)*


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (1108 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #20
2012 Rank: #20
2011 Rank: #16
2010 Rank: #13
2009 Rank: #20

a. Sleeper (1973)
b. Annie Hall (1977)
c. Manhattan (1979)
d. Zelig (1983)
e. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
f. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
g. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
h. Husbands and Wives (1992)
i. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
j. Match Point (2005)
k. Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
l. Whatever Works (2009)
m. Midnight in Paris (2011)
n. Blue Jasmine (2013)
o. Magic in the Moonlight


Stehako's rating:

AND Bobby Farrelly




2013 Rank: #19
2012 Rank: #17
2011 Rank #11
2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #5


a. Dumb & Dumber (1994)
b. Kingpin (1996)
c. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
d. Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
e. Shallow Hal (2001)
f. Stuck On You (2003)
g. Fever Pitch (2005)
h. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
i. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #23
2012 Rank: #29
2011 Rank: #40
2010 Rank: #42
2009 Rank: #32

a. Slacker (1991)
b. Dazed and Confused (1993)
c. Before Sunrise (1995)
d. Waking Life (2001)
e. The School of Rock (2003)
f. Before Sunset (2004)
g. Fast Food Nation (2006)
h. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
i. Me and Orson Wells (2008)
j. Bernie (2012)
k. Before Midnight (2013)
l. Boyhood (2014)*


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #17
2012 Rank: #18
2011 Rank: #25
2010 Rank: #28
2009 Rank: #22

a. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
b. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
c. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
d. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
e. King Kong (2005)
f. The Lovely Bones (2009)
g. The Hobbit: Part I: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
h. The Hobbit: Part II: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
i. The Hobbit: Part III: There and Back Again (2014)
j. The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (2016)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #16
2012 Rank: #15
2011 Rank: #23
2010 Rank: #21
2009 Rank: #9

a. Finian’s Rainbow (1968)
b. The Godfather (1972)
c. The Conversation (1974)
d. Godfather Part II (1974)
e. Apocalypse Now (1979)
f. Godfather Part III (1990)
g. Dracula (1992)
h. The Rainmaker (1997)
i. Tetro (2009)
j. Twixt (2011)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #15
2012 Rank: #16
2011 Rank: #21
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #30

a. Play Misty for Me (1971)
b. Sudden Impact (1983)
c. Pale Rider (1985)
d. Unforgiven (1992)
e. Absolute Power (1997)
f. Blood Work (2002)
g. Mystic River (2003)
h. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
i. Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
j. Changeling (2008)
k. Gran Torino (2008)
l. Invictus (2009)
m. The Hereafter (2010)
n. J. Edgar (2011)
o. Jersey Boys (2014)*

Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (744 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #18
2012 Rank: #19
2011 Rank: #10
2010 Rank: #10
2009 Rank: #4

a. Splash (1984)
b. Cocoon (1985)
c. Parenthood (1989)
d. Backdraft (1991)
e. Far and Away (1992)
f. The Paper (1994)
g. Apollo 13 (1995)
h. Ransom (1996)
i. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
j. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
k. Cinderella Man (2005)
l. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
m. Frost/Nixon (2008)
n. Angels & Demons (2009)
o. Rush (2013)
p. Heart of the Sea (2015)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (1819 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #14
2012 Rank: #14
2011 Rank: #17
2010 Rank: #19
2009 Rank: #7

a. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
b. Beetle Juice (1988)
c. Batman (1989)
d. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
e. Batman Returns (1992)
f. Ed Wood (1994)
g. Mars Attacks! (1996)
h. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
i. Big Fish (2003)
j. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
k. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
l. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
m. Frankenweenie (2012)
n. Big Eyes (2014)


Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (979 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #11
2012 Rank: #3
2011 Rank: #6
2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #6

a. Alien (1979)
b. Blade Runner (1982)
c. Thelma & Louise (1991)
d. White Squal (1996)
e. G.I. Jane (1997)
f. Gladiator (2000)
g. Black Hawk Down (2001)
h. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
i. American Gangster (2007)
j. Body of Lies (2008)
k. Robin Hood (2010)
l. The Counselor (2013)
m. Exodus (2014)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #13
2012 Rank: #12
2011 Rank: #18
2010 Rank: #20
2009 Rank: #24

a. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
b. Time Bandits (1981)
c. The Meaning of Life (1983)
d. Brazil (1985)
e. The Fisher King (1991)
f. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
g. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
h. Tideland (2006)
i. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
j. The Zero Theorem (2014)*
k. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2016)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #10
2012 Rank: #6
2011 Rank: #7
2010 Rank: #6
2009 Rank: #11

a. The Terminator (1984)
b. Aliens (1986)
c. The Abyss (1989)
d. Terminator II: Judgment Day (1991)
e. True Lies (1994)
f. Titanic (1997)
g. Avatar (2009)
h. Avatar Two (2015)
i. Avatar Three (2016)
j. Avatar Four (2017
k. Battle Angel (2018)

Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (514 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #12
2012 Rank: #13
2011 Rank: #19
2010 Rank: #26
2009 Rank: #21

a. Trainspotting (1996)
b. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
c. The Beach (2000)
d. 28 Days Later (2002)
e. Millions (2004)
f. Sunshine (2007)
g. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
h. 127 Hours (2010)
i. Trance (2013)
j. Porno (2015)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #9
2012 Rank: #10
2011 Rank: #15
2010 Rank: #18
2009 Rank: #19

a. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
b. Pulp Fiction (1994)
c. Jackie Brown (1997)
d. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
e. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
f. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
g. Django Unchained (2012)
h. Kill Bill Vol. 3 (2015)
i. The Hateful Eight (2017)
Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #8
2012 Rank: #8
2011 Rank: #14
2010 Rank: #24
2009 Rank: #18

a. Alien 3 (1992)
b. Seven (1995)
c. The Game (1997)
d. Fight Club (1999)
e. Zodiac (2007)
f. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
g. The Social Network (2010)
h. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
i. Gone Girl (2014)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #6
2012 Rank: #7
2011 Rank: #7
2010 Rank: #5
2009 Rank: #3

a. Back to the Future (1985)
b. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
c. Back to the Future II (1989)
d. Back to the Future III (1990)
e. Forrest Gump (1994)
f. Contact (1997)
g. Cast Away (2000)
h. The Polar Express (2004)
i. A Christmas Carol (2009)
j. Flight (2012)
k. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2016)

Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #7
2012 Rank: #5
2011 Rank: #9
2010 Rank: #22
2009 Rank: #15

a. Memento (2000)
b. Insomnia (2002)
c. Batman Begins (2005)
d. The Prestige (2006)
e. The Dark Knight (2008)
f. Inception (2010)
g. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
h. Interstellar (2014)*


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #5
2012 Rank: #11
2011 Rank: #13
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #33

a. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
b. Hard Eight (1996)
c. Boogie Nights (1997)
d. Magnolia (1999)
e. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
f. There Will Be Blood (2007)
g. The Master (2012)
h. Inherent Vice (2014)*

Stehako's rating:
Average listal rating (559 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
2013 Rank: #4
2012 Rank: #9
2011 Rank: #12
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #39

a. Bottle Rocket (1996)
b. Rushmore (1998)
c. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
d. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
e. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
f. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
g. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
h. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)*


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #3
2012 Rank: #4
2011 Rank: #3
2010 Rank: #3
2009 Rank: #8

a. Blood Simple (1984)
b. Raising Arizona (1987)
c. Miller’s Crossing (1990)
d. Barton Fink (1991)
e. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
f. Fargo (1996)
g. The Big Lebowski (1998)
h. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
i. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
j. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
k. The Lady Killers (2004)
l. No Country for Old Men (2007)
m. Burn After Reading (2008)
n. A Serious Man (2009)
o. True Grit (2010)
p. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
q. Hail Caesar (2015)


Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #2
2012 Rank: #2
2011 Rank: #2
2010 Rank: #2
2009 Rank: #2

a. The Sugarland Express (1974)
b. Jaws (1975)
c. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
d. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
e. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
f. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
g. The Color Purple (1985)
h. Empire of the Sun (1987)
i. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
j. Hook (1991)
k. Jurassic Park (1993)
l. Schindler’s List (1993)
m. Amistad (1997)
n. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
o. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
p. Minority Report (2002)
q. Catch Me if You Can (2002)
r. The Terminal (2004)
s. Munich (2005)
t. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
u. War Horse (2011)
v. Lincoln (2012)



Stehako's rating:
2013 Rank: #1
2012 Rank: #1
2011 Rank: #1
2010 Rank: #1
2009 Rank: #1

a. Mean Streets (1973)
b. Taxi Driver (1976)
c. New York, New York (1977)
d. The Last Waltz (1978)
e. Raging Bull (1980)
f. The King of Comedy (1982)
g. After Hours (1985)
h. The Color of Money (1986)
i. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
j. Goodfellas (1990)
k. Cape Fear (1991)
l. The Age of Innocence (1993)
m. Casino (1995)
n. Kundun (1997)
o. Gangs of New York (2002)
p. The Aviator (2004)
q. The Departed (2006)
r. Shutter Island (2010)
s. Hugo (2011)
t. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
u. Silence (2015)*
v. Sinatra (2016)*


Stehako's rating:

This is the 6th Edition of this list...

(Created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz)


This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least five successful films finished (that I would rate 7/10 or higher) and/or at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed full-length features for at least ten years.
-- Released a quality film in the last 4 years (Nothing older than 2010) or has at least one promising film on the way.

Typically the more high quality completed films combined with promising films the director has on deck, the higher their rank.


Italicized title indicates upcoming film

Bold title indicates favorite film from the director

* - Indicates a highly anticipated film

Also check out: Future Directing Greats 2014
AND
Best Up and Coming Directors 2014


Those who were KNOCKED OUT from being previously listed on the 2013 List:
PETER SEGAL - No Decent Film since 2008; No interesting upcoming films.
JONATHAN DEMME - No Decent Film since 2008; No interesting upcoming films.


Additions to the list, from the 'Top Future Directing Greats' List:
ALEXANDER PAYNE; After seeing seventh film NEBRASKA
BEN STILLER; After seeing his fifth film THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY


Enjoy!

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