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Tier 2 Accomplished Active Directors (2020 Ed.)

Person list created by Stehako Avatar

Welcome to the 12th Edition of this annual list!

Defining the careers of directors who have proven themselves, critically and/or commercially; but are not the most successful active directors... yet...
(Created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz)


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

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

One director moved UP to "Most-Accomplished Active Directors" List:


NOAH BAUMBACH:
He was a candidate to move up for a few years and after "Marriage Story" clinched a spot.

Four directors are bumped OUT of the lists:


TOM HOOPER: "Cats" wasn't as terrible as people want it to be, but it certainly has put a stain on his filmography.
BENNETT MILLER: He hasn't had a release since 2014 and "A Christmas Carol" has been 'announced' for more than a year.
PAUL FEIG: His last few movies were just not impressive enough to keep him on the list when other directors are more deserving.
KAR WAI WONG: He has been on the list for a while but sadly has to go since his last release was in 2013 and his upcoming projects keep getting delayed.


The Up-and-coming Directors list will he released tomorrow!

Enjoy!

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The Yards (2000)

We Own the Night (2007)

Two Lovers (2009)

The Immigrant (2014)

The Lost City of Z (2017)

Ad Astra (2019


Upcoming:

I Am Pilgrim (2021)

2019 Rank: #50
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:

Night Shift (2020)




2019 Rank: #7 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2018 Rank: #6 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2017 Rank: #8 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #15 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2015 Rank: #35 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list (Debut)



Il Divo (2009)


This Must Be the Place (2011)


The Great Beauty (2014)


Youth (2015)


The Young Pope (TV: 2017)



Upcoming:

The New Pope (2020)
Mob Girl (2021)


2019 Rank: #47
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: 2020)

2019 Rank: #42
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)


No Upcoming:





2019 Rank: #4 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2018 Rank: #5 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2017 Rank: #6 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #13 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2015 Rank: #15 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: OUT
2013 Rank: OUT
2012 Rank: #44 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2011 Rank: #47 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2010 Rank: #36 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2009 Rank: #29 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


Sin Nombre (2009)


Jane Eyre (2011)


True Detective (TV: 2014)


Beasts of No Nation (2015)




Upcoming:

No Time to Die (2020)


2019 Rank: #45
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)

Climax (2019)


Upcoming:

Lux Æterna (2020)

2019 Rank: #41
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)


Upcoming:

Wicked (2021)


2019 Rank: #40
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)


Upcoming:

Witchfinder (2021)




2019 Rank: #5 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2018 Rank: #15 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2017 Rank: #24 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #27 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list (Debut)


About Elly (2009)


A Separation (2011)


The Past (2013)


The Salesman (2016)


Everybody Knows (2019)



Upcoming:

A Hero (2021)


with brother, Anthony


2018 Rank: #46 (Debut)



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)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Upcoming:

Cherry (2020)




2019 Rank: #2 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2018 Rank: #2 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2017 Rank: #7 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2016 Rank: #14 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2015 Rank: #19 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2014 Rank: #20 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2013 Rank: #28 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list
2012 Rank: #37 on 'Best Up-and-Coming Directors' list


Crazy Heart (2009)


Out of the Furnace (2013)


Black Mass (2015)


Hostiles (2017)



Upcoming:

Antlers (2020)
A Head Full of Ghosts (2021)



2019 Rank: #30
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)


2019 Rank: #48



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)

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)


Upcoming:

Infinite (2020)


2019 Rank: #39
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)


Upcoming:

C'mon, C'mon (2020)


2019 Rank: #37
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:

The King's Man (2020)


2019 Rank: #34
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:

Nicktoons (2021)
Shanghai Dawn (2022)


2019 Rank: #33
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:

M.A.S.K. (2022)

and Jonathan Dayton



2019 Rank: #36
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)

Living with Yourself (TV: 2019)


No Upcoming:




2019 Rank: #32
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)

Captain Marvel (2019)


Upcoming:

Mrs. America (TV: 2020)

2019 Rank: #44
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)

Parasite (2019)


No Upcoming:




2019 Rank: #35
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)

Mildred Pierce (TV: 2011)

Carol (2015)

Wonderstruck (2017)

Dark Waters (2019)


Upcoming:

Velvet Underground Documentary (2020)


2019 Rank: #31
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)

2019 Rank: #29
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)

2019 Rank: #43
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)

What We Do in the Shadows (TV: 2019)

JoJo Rabbit (2019)


Upcoming:

Next Goal Wins (2020)
Thor: Love and Thunder (2021)


2019 Rank: #28
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)





2019 Rank: #26
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)



Upcoming:

Chaos Walking (2021)
Live Die Repeat and Repeat (2022)

2019 Rank: #25
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)




2019 Rank: #23
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:

The Ghost Army (2021)


2019 Rank: #24
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:

Soul (2020)


2019 Rank: #20
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)


The Chef Show (TV: 2019)


The Lion King (2019)


Upcoming:

The Jungle Book 2 (2022)


2019 Rank: #19
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:

I Know This Much is True (TV: 2020)
Metalhead (2020)
Empire of the Summer Moon (2021)


2019 Rank: #18
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)


Peterloo (2019)



No Upcoming:





2019 Rank: #17
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)



Upcoming:

News of the World (2020)

2019 Rank: #15
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 (2020)
Impasse (2021)

2019 Rank: #16
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)




2019 Rank: #14
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)

2019 Rank: #12
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)



Upcoming:

Untitled Elvis Presley Biopic (2021)


2019 Rank: #12
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)


Star Wars: Episode XI - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)



No Upcoming:




2019 Rank: #22
2018 Rank: #31
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)


Ford v. Ferrari (2019)



Upcoming:

Juliet (2021)
Crenshaw (2022)

2019 Rank: #10
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)



2019 Rank: #11
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 - 2020)




2018 Rank: #9
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)
Nightmare Alley (2022)

2019 Rank: #7
2018 Rank: #7
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)


Too Old to Die Young (TV: 2019)



Upcoming:

Les Italiens (2021)

2019 Rank: #6
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 (2017), Better Call Saul (2018), Legion (2019)




2019 Rank: #5
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)



Upcoming:

The King of Staten Island (2020)

2018 Rank: #8
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)


Knives Out (2019)



Upcoming:

Knives Out 2 (2021)

2019 Rank: #4
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 (2020)
In the Garden of Beasts (2021)

2019 Rank: #2
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)



Upcoming:

Ascension (2021)



2019 Rank: #1

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: --
2010 Rank: --
2009 Rank: --


Incendies (2011)


Prisoners (2013)


Enemy (2014)


Sicario (2015)


Arrival (2016)


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)



Upcoming:

Dune (2020)
Cleopatra (2021)




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Yearly Best Active Directors List Collection (36 lists)
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