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Tier 2 Accomplished Active Directors (2019 Ed.)

Person list created by Stehako Avatar

The 11th Edition of this list

Defining the careers of directors who have proven themselves, critically and/or commercially...
(Created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz)

When you're done with this list, check out the next list, "The Most Accomplished Active Directors (2019 Ed.)"

This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least three successful films finished and, preferably, have at least one promising film on the way
-- Have directed full-length features for at least five years.
-- Have had a film made in the last five years; and, if not, has one releasing in the next two years.

The more completed quality films (Rated 7/10 or higher) combined with promising films the director has on deck, the higher their rank.


Close Calls and their recent films

Julian Schnabel: At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Paul Schrader: First Reformed (2018)
Marc Forster: Christopher Robin (2018) - Nearly a Re-Entry.
Pawel Pawlikowski: Cold War (2018)
Mimi Leder: On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Gary Ross: Ocean's 8 (2018)
Charlie Kaufman: Anomalisa (2015) - Previously ranked #7 on 2018's "Up-and-Coming" list.
Steve McQueen: Widows (2018) - Previously ranked #8 on 2018's "Up-and-Coming" list.
Jeff Nichols: Loving (2016) - Previously ranked #16 on 2018's "Up-and-Coming" list.
Tom McCarthy: Spotlight (2015) - Previously ranked #25 on 2018's "Up-and-Coming" list.


OUT

MEL GIBSON: He made a comeback with "Hacksaw Ridge" but now is slated to do another "Passion" movie... so, I'm not interested.
SHANE BLACK: Nobody seemed to like his remake of "The Pedator" and he doesn't have anything interesting on his docket.
GREG MOTTOLA: It's been too long since his last comedic gem.
ANTON CORBIJN: Once one of the most exciting directors has become a little bit less interesting with each movie and nothing interesting in the future.
JAMES MARSH: He nearly made the list but isn't in trajectory needed to stay on.


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2018 Rank: #12 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2017 Rank: #19 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2016 Rank: #23 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2015 Rank: #34 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2014 Rank: #31 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2013 Rank: #31 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2012 Rank: #45 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2011 Rank: #44 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List
2010: --
2009: --


The Girl from Monaco (2008)

Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Gemma Bovary (2015)

The Innocents (2016)

Reinventing Marvin (2018)


Upcoming:

Blanche-Neige (2019)

2018 Rank: #48
2017 Rank: #48
2016 Rank: #50
2015 Rank: #22 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #27 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: #30 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #36 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Freaks and Geeks (2000)

Arrested Development (TV: 2004 - 2005)

The Office (TV: 2005 - 2011)

Nurse Jackie (TV: 2009 - 2010)

Bridesmaids (2011)

The Heat (2013)

Spy (2015)

Ghostbusters (2016)

A Simple Favor (2018)


Upcoming:

Last Christmas (2019)





Training Day (2001)

Tears of the Sun (2003)

Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

Shooter (2007)

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

The Equalizer (2014)

Southpaw (2015)

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Equalizer 2 (2018)


Upcoming:

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)

2018 Rank: #46
2017 Rank: #47
2016 Rank: #48
2015 Rank: #47
2014 Rank: #50
2013 Rank: #50
2012 Rank: #44
2011 Rank: #32
2010 Rank: #37
2009 Rank: #47


Monsoon Wedding (2001)

The Namesake (2007)

Amelia (2009)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

Queen of Katwe (2016)


Upcoming:

A Suitable Boy (TV: 2019)

with brother, Anthony






Arrested Development (TV: 2003 - 2005)

You, Me, & Dupree (2006)

Community (TV: 2009 - 2014)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)


Upcoming:

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Cherry (2020)

2018 Rank: #49
2017 Rank: #9 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2016 Rank: #3 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2015 Rank: #12 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2014 Rank: #17 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2013 Rank: #24 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2012 Rank: #31 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2011 Rank: #31 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Irreversible (2002)

Enter the Void (2010)

Love (2015)


Upcoming:

Climax (2019)

2018 Rank: #50
2017 Rank: #29 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2016 Rank: #39 on "BestUp-and-Coming Directors"
2015 Rank: --
2014 Rank: --
2013 Rank: --
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Memories of a Murder (2004)

The Host (2006)

Mother (2010)

Snowpiercer (2014)

Okja (2017)


Upcoming:

Parasite (2019)

2018 Rank: #47
2017 Rank: #28 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #36 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2015 Rank: --
2014 Rank: --
2013 Rank: --
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --



Eagle vs. Shark (2007)

Flight of the Conchords (TV 2007, 2009)

What We Do in the Shadows (2015)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)


Upcoming:

What We Do in the Shadows (TV: 2019)

JoJo Rabbit (2019)

The Mandalorian (2020)

2018 Rank: #42
2017 Rank: #35
2016 Rank: #39
2015 Rank: #40
2014 Rank: #42
2013 Rank: #47
2012 Rank: #43
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

Dead Man (1995)

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Broken Flowers (2005)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

Gimme Danger (2016)

Paterson (2016)


Upcoming:

The Dead Don't Die (2019)

2018 Rank: #41
2017 Rank: #40
2016 Rank: #42
2015 Rank: #44
2014 Rank: #43
2013 Rank: #41
2012 Rank: #40
2011 Rank: #39
2010 Rank: #41
2009 Rank: #45


Billy Elliot (2000)

The Hours (2002)

The Reader (2008)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

Trash (2014)

The Crown (TV: 2016 - 2017, 2019)


Upcoming:

Wicked (2020)


2018 Rank: #39
2017 Rank: #34
2016 Rank: #36
2015 Rank: #42
2014 Rank: #47
2013 Rank: #49
2012 Rank: #4 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #25 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #26 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: #19 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


The Proposition (2006)

The Road (2009)

Lawless (2012)

Triple Nine (2016)

Black Mirror: Crocodile (2017)


2018 Rank: #40
2017 Rank: #4 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #19 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2015 Rank: #23 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #12 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: #13 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #14 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #46 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --



Thumbsucker (2005)

The Beginners (2011)

20th Century Women (2016)


2018 Rank: #32
2017 Rank: #36
2016 Rank: #40
2015 Rank: #43
2014 Rank: #11 on Best Up & Coming Directors
2013 Rank: #16 on Best Up & Coming Directors
2012 Rank: #24 on Best Up & Coming Directors
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Capote (2005)

Moneyball (2011)

Foxcatcher (2014)


Upcoming:

A Christmas Carol (2020)


2018 Rank: #37
2017 Rank: #39
2016 Rank: #37
2015 Rank: #36
2014 Rank: #37
2013 Rank: #35
2012 Rank: #38
2011 Rank: #11 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2010 Rank: #14 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2009 Rank: --


Layer Cake (2004)

Stardust (2007)

Kick-Ass (2010)

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)


Upcoming:

Kingsman: The Great Game (2019)

and Jonathan Dayton



2018 Rank: #36
2017 Rank: #3 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2016 Rank: #8 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2015 Rank: #10 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2014 Rank: #13 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2013 Rank: #19 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2012 Rank: #29 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2011 Rank: #35 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2010 Rank: #32 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List
2009 Rank: #20 on "Best Up-and-Coming Directors" List



Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Ruby Sparks (2012)

Battle of the Sexes (2017)


Upcoming:

Living with Yourself (TV: 2020)


2018 Rank: #35
2017 Rank: #38
2016 Rank: #41
2015 Rank: OUT
2014 Rank: OUT
2013 Rank: OUT
2012 Rank: OUT
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: OUT
2009 Rank: #33 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List



Far From Heaven (2002)

I'm not There (2007)

Carol (2015)

Wonderstruck (2017)


Upcoming:

Peggy Lee Biopic (2020)


2018 Rank: #31
2017 Rank: #33
2016 Rank: #27
2015 Rank: #33
2014 Rank: #38
2013 Rank: #38
2012 Rank: OUT
2011 Rank: #43
2010 Rank: #47
2009 Rank: #46


Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Nacho Libre (2006)

Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

Don Verdean: Biblical Archeologist (2015)

Masterminds (2016)


Upcoming:

The Salamander (2020)


2018 Rank: #38
2017 Rank: #49
2016 Rank: --
2015 Rank: --
2014 Rank: --
2013 Rank: --
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --



Friday (1995)

The Negotiator (1998)

The Italian Job (2003)

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)


Upcoming:

Men in Black: International (2019)


2018 Rank: #34
2017 Rank: #37
2016 Rank: #46
2015 Rank: #46
2014 Rank: #46
2013 Rank: #46
2012 Rank: #21 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #39 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Half Nelson (2006)

Sugar (2009)

In Treatment (TV: 2009)

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

The Affair (TV: 2014 - 2015)

Mississippi Grind (2015)

Billions (TV: 2016 - 2017)


Upcoming:

Captain Marvel (2019)


2018 Rank: #33
2017 Rank: #16 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #20 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2015 Rank: #27 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #26 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: #29 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #39 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #49 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --



In Bruges (2008)

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)


2018 Rank: #28
2017 Rank: #31
2016 Rank: #30
2015 Rank: #32
2014 Rank: #32
2013 Rank: #29
2012 Rank: #29
2011 Rank: #20
2010 Rank: #24
2009 Rank: --


The Parent Trap (1998)

What Women Want (2000)

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

The Holiday (2006)

It's Complicated (2009)

The Intern (2015)

2018 Rank: #15
2017 Rank: #15
2016 Rank: #13
2015 Rank: #11
2014 Rank: #16
2013 Rank: #22
2012 Rank: #28
2011 Rank: #41
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Europa (1991)

Breaking the Waves (1996)

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Dogville (2003)

Antichrist (2009)

Melancholia (2011)

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II (2014)

The House That Jack Built (2018)


2018 Rank: #23
2017 Rank: #28
2016 Rank: #35
2015 Rank: #41
2014 Rank: #44
2013 Rank: #10 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #15 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #23 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #22 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: --


Point Break (1991)

Strange Days (1995)

The Hurt Locker (2009)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Detroit (2017)



2018 Rank: #27
2017 Rank: #32
2016 Rank: #32
2015 Rank: #37
2014 Rank: #39
2013 Rank: #43
2012 Rank: #20 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #30 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


John Adams (TV: 2008)

The Damned United (2009)

The King's Speech (2010)

Les Miserables (2012)

The Danish Girl (2015)


Upcoming:

His Dark Materials (TV: 2019)

Practical Cats (2019)


2018 Rank: #26
2017 Rank: --
2016 Rank: --
2015 Rank: --
2014 Rank: --
2013 Rank: --
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Swingers (1996)

Go (1999)

The Bourne Identity (2002)

Fair Game (2010)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

American Made (2017)

Impulse (TV: 2018)


Upcoming:

Chaos Walking (2019)

Live Die Repeat and Repeat (2020)

Attica (2020)

2018 Rank: #30
2017 Rank: #43
2016 Rank: #47
2015 Rank: #28 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #41 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: --
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


CRAZY (2006)

The Young Victoria (2009)

Cafe de Flore (2011)

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Demolition (2016)

Big Little Lies (TV: 2017)

Sharp Objects (TV: 2018)


2018 Rank: #25
2017 Rank: #24
2016 Rank: #25
2015 Rank: #5 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #7 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: #14 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #19 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #15 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #19 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: #26 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


Monsters, Inc. (Co-Director) (2001)

Up (2009)

Inside Out (2015)


Upcoming:

Untitled Sign Language Film for Pixar (2021)


2018 Rank: #22
2017 Rank: #21
2016 Rank: #24
2015 Rank: #28
2014 Rank: #36
2013 Rank: #1 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #3 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #10 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #20 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: #27 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


Gone Baby Gone (2007)

The Town (2010)

Argo (2012)

Live by Night (2016)


Upcoming:

Witness for the Prosecution (2020)




2018 Rank: OUT
2017 Rank: OUT
2016 Rank: OUT
2015 Rank: #48
2014 Rank: #48
2013 Rank: #44
2012 Rank: OUT
2011 Rank: #29
2010 Rank: #21
2009 Rank: #38


Cop Land (1997)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Identity (2003)

Walk the Line (2005)

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

The Wolverine (2013)

Logan (2017)


Upcoming:

Ford v. Ferrari (2019)


2018 Rank: #17
2017 Rank: #17
2016 Rank: #16
2015 Rank: #17
2014 Rank: #24
2013 Rank: #27
2012 Rank: #31
2011 Rank: #26
2010 Rank: #33
2009 Rank: #50


Days of Being Wild (1990)

Chungking Express (1994)

In the Mood for Love (2000)

2046 (2004)

The Grandmaster (2013)


Upcoming:

Blossoms (2020)


2018 Rank: #21
2017 Rank: #20
2016 Rank: #23
2015 Rank: #25
2014 Rank: #30
2013 Rank: #31
2012 Rank: #36
2011 Rank: #22
2010 Rank: #31
2009 Rank: #27


Made (2001)


Elf (2003)


Iron Man (2008)


Chef (2014)


The Jungle Book (2016)



Upcoming:

The Lion King (2019)

The Jungle Book 2 (2021)


2018 Rank: #24
2017 Rank: #29
2016 Rank: #1 on 'Best Up and Coming Directors'
2015 Rank: #1 on 'Best Up and Coming Directors'
2014 Rank: #2 on 'Best Up and Coming Directors'
2013 Rank: #4 on 'Best Up and Coming Directors'
2012 Rank: #11 on 'Best Up and Coming Directors'
2011 Rank: #22 on 'Best Up and Coming Directors'
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --



Blue Valentine (2010)


The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)


The Light Between Oceans (2016)



Upcoming:

Metalhead (2019)

Empire of the Summer Moon (2020)


2018 Rank: #19
2017 Rank: #18
2016 Rank: #18
2015 Rank: #20
2014 Rank: #26
2013 Rank: #25
2012 Rank: #27
2011 Rank: #27
2010 Rank: #42
2009 Rank: #35


Naked (1993)


Secrets & Lies (1996)


Calendar Girls (1997)


Topsy-Turvy (1999)


Vera Drake (2004)


Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)


Another Year (2010)


Mr. Turner (2014)



Upcoming:

Peterloo (2019)



2018 Rank: #18
2017 Rank: #16
2016 Rank: #15
2015 Rank: #16
2014 Rank: #19
2013 Rank: #23
2012 Rank: #25
2011 Rank: #13
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #2


Bloody Sunday (2002)


The Bourne Supremacy (2004)


United 93 (2006)


The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)


Green Zone (2010)


Captain Phillips (2013)


Jason Bourne (2016)


22 July (2018)


2018 Rank: #16
2017 Rank: --
2016 Rank: --
2015 Rank: --
2014 Rank: --
2013 Rank: --
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --



Toy Story 2 (1999)


Monsters, Inc. (Co-Director) (2001)


Finding Nemo (Co-Director) (2003)


Toy Story (2010)


Coco (2017)


2018 Rank: #10
2017 Rank: #5
2016 Rank: #8
2015 Rank: #7
2014 Rank: #11
2013 Rank: #12
2012 Rank: #14
2011 Rank: #15
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #11


Raise the Red Lantern (1992)


Hero (2004)


House of Flying Daggers (2005)


Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006)


Curse of the Golden Flower (2007)


The Flowers of War (2012)


Shadow (2018)



Upcoming:

One Second (2019)


2018 Rank: #20
2017 Rank: #26
2016 Rank: #28
2015 Rank: #27
2014 Rank: #28
2013 Rank: #30
2012 Rank: #30
2011 Rank: #17
2010 Rank: #27
2009 Rank: #9 on "Best Up-and-Coming" List


Chicago (2002)


Memoires of a Geisha (2005)


Nine (2009)


Into the Woods (2014)


Mary Poppins Returns (2018)



Upcoming:

The Little Mermaid (2021)

2018 Rank: #14
2017 Rank: #13
2016 Rank: #12
2015 Rank: #26
2014 Rank: #34
2013 Rank: #40
2012 Rank: #4 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #1 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #2 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: #2 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


Alias (TV: 2001 - 2005)


Lost (TV: 2004)


Mission: Impossible III (2006)


Star Trek (2009)


Super 8 (2011)


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)



Upcoming:

Star Wars: Episode XI (2019)

2018 Rank: #8
2017 Rank: #4
2016 Rank: #4
2015 Rank: #6
2014 Rank: #4
2013 Rank: #2
2012 Rank: #3
2011 Rank: #11
2010 Rank: #22
2009 Rank: #22


Romeo + Juliet (1996)


Moulin Rouge! (2001)


Australia (2008)


The Great Gatsby (2013)


The Get Down (TV: 2016 - 2017)



2018 Rank: OUT
2017 Rank: OUT
2016 Rank: #10
2015 Rank: #10
2014 Rank: #6
2013 Rank: #7
2012 Rank: #8
2011 Rank: #3
2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #34


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


The Science of Sleep (2006)


Be Kind, Rewind (2008)


Flight of the Conchords (2009)


The Thorn in the Heart (2010)


Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (2013)


Mood Indigo (2014)


Microbe & Gasoline (2016)


Kidding (TV: 2018)



2018 Rank: #13
2017 Rank: #10
2016 Rank: #6
2015 Rank: #14
2014 Rank: #15
2013 Rank: #15
2012 Rank: #15
2011 Rank: #34
2010 Rank: #46
2009 Rank: #10


The Iron Giant (1999)


The Incredibles (2004)


Ratatouille (2007)


Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)


Tomorrowland (2015)


The Incredibles 2 (2018)


2018 Rank: #12
2017 Rank: #25
2016 Rank: #26
2015 Rank: #30
2014 Rank: #29
2013 Rank: #34
2012 Rank: #37
2011 Rank: #40
2010 Rank: #45
2009 Rank: #8


The Devil's Backbone (2001)


Hellboy I (2004)


Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)


Hellboy II (2008)


Pacific Rim (2013)


The Strain (TV: 2014 - 2015)


Crimson Peak (2015)


The Shape of Water (2017)



Upcoming:

Pinocchio (2021)

2018 Rank: #11
2017 Rank: #14
2016 Rank: #17
2015 Rank: #21
2014 Rank: #31
2013 Rank: #36
2012 Rank: #17 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #36 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #42 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: #21 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


Brick (2005)


The Brothers Bloom (2009)


Breaking Bad (TV: 2011 - 2013)


Looper (2012)


Star Wars: Episode XIII: The Last Jedi (2017)



Upcoming:

Knives Out (2019)

2018 Rank: #9
2017 Rank: #7
2016 Rank: #11
2015 Rank: #18
2014 Rank: #25
2013 Rank: #32
2012 Rank: #2 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Bronson (2008)


Valhalla Rising (2009)


Drive (2011)


Only God Forgives (2013)


Neon Demon (2016)



Upcoming:

Too Old to Die Young (TV: 2019)

2018 Rank: #4
2017 Rank: #1
2016 Rank: #2
2015 Rank: #5
2014 Rank: #8
2013 Rank: #8
2012 Rank: #7
2011 Rank: #10
2010 Rank: #16
2009 Rank: #4


A Bug’s Life (1998)


Finding Nemo (Co-Director) (2003)


Wall-E (2008)


John Carter (2012)


Finding Dory (2016)


Stranger Things (TV: 2017) & Better Call Saul (2018)





2018 Rank: #7
2017 Rank: #9
2016 Rank: #5
2015 Rank: #9
2014 Rank: #12
2013 Rank: #13
2012 Rank: #16
2011 Rank: #23
2010 Rank: #26
2009 Rank: #5


Freaks and Geeks (TV: 1999 - 2000)


Undeclared (TV: 2001 - 2002)


The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)


Knocked Up (2007)


Funny People (2009)


This is 40 (2012)


Trainwreck (2015)


Love (TV: 2017 - 2018)


May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017)


The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)


2018 Rank: #5
2017 Rank: #12
2016 Rank: #7
2015 Rank: #2
2014 Rank: #3
2013 Rank: #6
2012 Rank: #11
2011 Rank: #42
2010 Rank: #2 on Up & Coming Directors list
2009 Rank: #10 on Up & Coming Directors list


Pride & Prejudice (2005)


Atonement (2007)


The Soloist (2009)


Hanna (2011)


Anna Karenina (2012)


Darkest Hour (2017)



Upcoming:

The Woman in the Window (2019)

2018 Rank: #2
2017 Rank: #6
2016 Rank: #9
2015 Rank: #23
2014 Rank: #33
2013 Rank: #6 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #13 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #7 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #1 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: --


Kicking and Screaming (1995)


The Squid and the Whale (2005)


Margot at the Wedding (2007)


Greenberg (2010)


Frances Ha (2013)


While We're Young (2015)


Mistress America (2015)


De Palma (2016)


The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)



Upcoming:

Untitled Project (2019)


2018 Rank: #3
2017 Rank: #3
2016 Rank: #3
2015 Rank: #3
2014 Rank: #2
2013 Rank: #5
2012 Rank: #9
2011 Rank: #21
2010 Rank: #25
2009 Rank: #25


Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)


Children of Men (2006)


Gravity (2013)


Roma (2018)



2018 Rank: #1
2017 Rank: #11
2016 Rank: #41
2015 Rank: #13 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #28 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: #45 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: --
2011 Rank: --
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Incendies (2011)


Prisoners (2013)


Enemy (2014)


Sicario (2015)


Arrival (2016)


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)



Upcoming:

Dune (2020)

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Annual Best Active Directors List Collection (33 lists)
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