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Added by johanlefourbe on 5 Apr 2011 08:40
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Versatile directors

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1. Period piece/Costum drama :

(The Duellists, 1977)


2. Science-Fiction :

(Alien, 1979)


(Blade Runner, 1982)


3. Fantasy :

(Legend, 1985)


4. Thriller :

(Someone to Watch Over Me, 1987)


5. Action :

(Black Rain, 1989)


(G.I. Jane, 1997)


6. Female buddy movie/Drama :

(Thelma & Louise, 1991)


7. Historical drama :

(1492: Conquest of Paradise, 1992)


8. Action/Drama :

(White Squall, 1996)


9. Peplum :

(Gladiator, 2000)


10. Horror/Serial killer movie :

(Hannibal, 2001)


11. War movie :

(Black Hawk Down, 2001)


12. Heist movie :

(Matchstick Men, 2003)


13. Medieval epic movie :

(Kingdom of Heaven, 2005)


(Robin Hood, 2010)


14. Romantic comedy :

(A Good Year, 2006)


15. Gangster movie:

(American Gangster, 2007)


16. Spy movie:

(Body of Lies, 2010)

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1. Thriller :

(Duel, 1971)


2. Drama / Comedy :

(The Sugarland Express, 1974)


(The Terminal, 2004)


3. Horror :

(Jaws, 1975)


4. Science-Fiction :

(Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977)


(E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982)


5. Comedy :

(1941, 1979)


6. Action/Adventure :

(Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981)


(Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989)


7. Drama :

(The Color Purple, 1985)


8. War Drama :

(Empire of the Sun, 1987)


(Schindler's List, 1993)


9. Family/Adventure :

(Hook, 1991)


10. Action/thriller :

(Jurassic Park, 1993)


11. War movie :

(Saving Private Ryan, 1998)


12. Heist movie :

(Catch Me If You Can, 2002)


13. Science-fiction/Disaster movie :

(War of the Worlds, 2005)


14. Spy movie :

(Munich, 2005)


15. Animation :

(The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, 2011)
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1. Thriller :

(Play Misty for Me, 1971)


(Absolute Power, 1997)


2. Western :

(High Plains Drifter, 1973)


(Unforgiven, 1992)


3. Drama/Comedy :

(Bronco Billy, 1980)


4. Spy movie :

(Firefox, 1982)


5. Drama :

(Honkytonk Man, 1982)


(Mystic River, 2003)


6. Detective movie :

(Sudden Impact, 1983)


(True Crime, 1999)


7. Action/Comedy :

(Heartbreak Ridge, 1986)


8. Biographical drama :

(Bird, 1988)


(White Hunter Black Heart, 1990)


9. Action :

(The Rookie, 1990)


10. Romance :

(The Bridges of Madison County, 1995)


11. Space adventure/Action :

(Space Cowboys, 2000)


12. Sport drama :

(Million Dollar Baby, 2004)


13. War movie :

(Flags of Our Fathers, 2006)


(Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006)


14. Historical sport drama :

(Invictus, 2009)


15. Fantastic drama:

(Hereafter, 2010)

suggested by C!pH3r

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1. Film noir :

(Killer's kiss, 1955)


2. Heist movie :

(The Killing, 1956)


3. War/trial movie :

(Paths of Glory, 1957)


4. Peplum :

(Spartacus, 1960)


5. Drama :

(Lolita, 1962)


6. Satire/Comedy :

(Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964)


7. Science-Fiction :

(2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968)


8. Satirical nihilistic SF drama indescribable masterpiece :

(A Clockwork Orange, 1971)


9. Period piece/Costum drama :

(Barry Lyndon, 1974)


10. Horror :

(The Shining, 1980)


11. War movie :

(Full Metal Jacket, 1987)


12. Erotic thriller :

(Eyes Wide Shut, 1999)


Notes : 12 movie and 12 different genres, rather awesome! And I don't know if you noticed but I actually put ALL his movies and most of them are genuine masterpieces! It is how good this guy was and he will remain my favorite director probably forever.
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Average listal rating (643 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
1. Comedy :

(Grand Theft Auto, 1977)


(Parenthood, 1989)


2. Romantic comedy :

(Splash, 1984)


3. Science-Fiction :

(Cocoon, 1985)


4. Fantasy :

(Willow, 1988)


5. Action/Thriller :

(Backdraft, 1991)


(Apollo 13, 1995)


6. Thriller :

(Ransom, 1996)


7. Family movie :

(How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000)


8. Drama :

(A Beautiful Mind, 2001)


9. Western :

(The Missing, 2003)


10. Sport drama :

(Cinderella Man, 2005)


10. Detective movie :

(The Da Vinci Code, 2006)


(Angels & Demons, 2009)


11. Historical thriller :

(Frost/Nixon, 2008)

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1. Hardcore SM drama :

(Butterfly Kiss, 1995)


2. Drama :

(Go Now, 1995)


(In This World, 2002)


3. Period piece/Costum drama :

(Jude, 1996)


4. War drama :

(Welcome to Sarajevo, 1997)


5. Western :

(The Claim, 2000)


6. Biographical comedy :

(24 Hour Party People, 2002)


7. Explicit erotic movie :

(9 Songs, 2004)


8. Weird mindf*ck biographical period piece :

(A Cock and Bull Story, 2005)


9. Biographical drama/Documentary :

(The Road to Guantanamo, 2006)


10. Biographical drama :

(A Mighty Heart, 2007)


11. Thriller :

(The Killer Inside Me, 2010)
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1. Comedy :

(I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1978)


(Used Cars, 1980)


2. Aventure/Comedy :

(Romancing the Stone, 1984)


3. Science-Fiction/Comedy :

(Back to the Future, 1985)


(Back to the Future Part II, 1989)


4. Animation/Comedy/Detective movie :

(Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988)


5. Fantastic/Comedy :

(Death Becomes Her, 1992)


6. Drama/Comedy :

(Forrest Gump, 1994)


7. Science-Fiction :

(Contact, 1997)


8. Horror/Thriller :

(What Lies Beneath, 2000)


9. Adventure/Drama :

(Cast Away, 2000)


10. Animation :

(The Polar Express, 2004)


(Beowulf, 2007)
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Average listal rating (467 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
1. Film noir/thriller :

(Shallow Grave, 1994)


2. Drug drama :

(Trainspotting, 1996)


3. Action/Romantic comedy :

(A Life Less Ordinary, 1997)


4. Action/Adventure :

(The Beach, 2000)


5. Zombie movie :

(28 Days Later..., 2002)


6. Family movie :

(Millions, 2004)


7. Science-Fiction :

(Sunshine, 2007)


8. Drama :

(Slumdog Millionaire, 2008)


9. Biographical drama/thriller :

(127 hours, 2010)

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Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
1. Gay-oriented comedy :

(Hsi yen, 1993)


2. Romantic comedy/drama :

(Yin shi nan nu, 1994)


3. Period piece/Costum drama :

(Sense and Sensibility, 1995)


4. Drama :

(The Ice Storm, 1997)


(Life Of Pi, 2012)

5. Western / Costume drama :

(Ride with the Devil, 1999)


6. Martial-Arts :

(Wo hu cang long, 2000)


7. Super-Hero :

(Hulk, 2003)


8. Gay-oriented Western drama :

(Brokeback Mountain, 2005)


9. Spy/erotic movie :

(Se, jie, 2007)


10. Experimental feature in 3D with the highest frame rate ever used (120 fps):

(Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, 2016)
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1. Comedy :

(Coup de tête, 1979)


2. Prehistorical epic :

(La guerre du feu, 1981)


3. Period piece/Detective movie :

(The Name of the Rose, 1986)


4. Bear drama :

(L’ours, 1988)


5. Erotic drama :

(L’amant, 1992)


6. 3D IMAX feature :

(Wings of Courage, 1995)


7. Biographical drama :

(Seven Years in Tibet, 1997)


8. Historical action movie :

(Enemy at the Gates, 2001)


9. Family/adventure movie:

(Deux frères, 2004)
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Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
1. Mockumentary :

(This Is Spinal Tap, 1984)


2. Romantic Comedy :

(The Sure Thing, 1985)


(When Harry Met Sally..., 1989)


3. Coming of age drama :

(Stand by Me, 1986)


4. Fantasy/Comedy :

(The Princess Bride, 1987)


5. Horror/Thriller :

(Misery, 1990)


6. Trial movie :

(A Few Good Men, 1992)


7. ????????? :

(North, 1994)


8. Historical trial drama :

(Ghosts of Mississippi, 1996)


9. Comedy/Drama :

(The Story of Us, 1999)


(The Bucket List, 2007)
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1. Romantic drama :

(Heavy, 1995)


2. Detective drama :

(Cop Land, 1997)


3. Psychological drama :

(Girl, Interrupted, 1999)


4. Romantic Comedy :

(Kate & Leopold, 2001)


5. Psychological thriller :

(Identity, 2003)


6. Biographical drama :

(Walk the Line, 2005)


7. Western :

(3:10 to Yuma, 2007)


8. Action :

(Knight and Day, 2010)


9. Super-hero :

(The Wolverine, 2013)
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1. Horror/Comedy :

(Bad Taste, 1987)


(Braindead, 1992)


2. Animation/Puppet movie :

(Meet the Feebles, 1989)


3. Fantastic drama :

(Heavenly Creatures, 1994)


(The Lovely Bones, 2009)


4. Mockumentary :

(Forgotten Silver, 1995)


5. Fantastic comedy :

(The Frighteners, 1996)


6. Epic fantasy :

(The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)


(The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003)


7. Epic adventure :

(King Kong, 2005)


8. Animation :

(The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun, ????)
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1. Drama :

(Everything Put Together, 2000)


(Monster's Ball, 2001)


2. Biographical drama :

(Finding Neverland, 2004)


3. Psychological thriller :

(Stay, 2005)


4. Comedy :

(Stranger Than Fiction, 2006)


5. Spy movie :

(Quantum of Solace, 2008)


6. Action :

(Machine Gun Preacher, 2011)


7. Science-Fiction / Zombie movie :

(World War Z, 2013)

suggested by propelas
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1. Psychological thriller :

(Pi, 1998)


2. Drug drama :

(Requiem for a Dream, 2000)


3. Metaphysical epic :

(The Fountain, 2006)


4. Sport drama :

(The Wrestler, 2008)


5. Thriller :

(Black Swan, 2010)


6. Futuristic Biblical epic :

(Noah, 2014)


Notes : I was going to add 'The Wolverine' as Super-hero feature but he dropped out...
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You have some directors who keeps making the same movie over and over again. For some directors (like Woody Allen), it is getting pretty annoying and you wish they tried something else. For some other directors (like Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese,...), you don't mind that they keep making similar pictures as long as they keep such a high quality.

This list deals with another kind of directors. It seems that those guys have a check list and every time they are done with a specific genre, you can almost hear them think "Check!" and they move on with something completely different with their next project. I called them the versatile directors.

Of course, suggestions are most welcome!

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