Top 25 Directors

Directors are the grand puppeteers of a movie.

A film will hinge on the director’s final, “Cut”. The movie is their vision, and if they like what the actors, set designers, costume makers and extras have to offer, than so be it.

The only beef I have with the current state of directors is there aren’t really enough female directors. Perhaps, it’s because a lot of my favourite films are action, thriller and horror oriented. Still, I encourage people to leave a comment suggesting some names and works I should take a boo at.

Outside of my lack of female directors, which is shameful, I know, here is a list of my Top 25 Directors for your perusal.

25. BB-Top-25-Dir-25 Director: Scott Derrickson
The Good: The Exorcism of Emily Rose
In Development: Doctor Strange
24. BB-Top-25-Dir-24 Director: Richard Donner
The Good: Lethal Weapon & The Goonies
In Development: The 28th Amendment
23. BB-Top-25-Dir-23 Director: Ivan Reitman
The Good: Ghost Busters
In Development: Triplets
22. BB-Top-25-Dir-22 Director: Roland Emmerich
The Good: The Day After Tomorrow and 2012
In Development: Independence Day (sequel)
21. BB-Top-25-Dir-21 Director: James Wan
The Good: The Conjuring and Saw
In Development: Aquaman
20. BB-Top-25-Dir-20 Director: Roman Polanski
The Good: Frantic, Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby
In Development: N/A
19. BB-Top-25-Dir-19 Director: Michael Curtiz
The Good: Casablanca
In Development: N/A
18. BB-Top-25-Dir-18 Director: Tim Burton
The Good: Big Fish, Batman and Beetlejuice
In Development: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiars
17. BB-Top-25-Dir-17 Director: Tobe Hooper
The Good: Poltergeist and Texas Chain Saw Massacre
In Development: Dark Creek
16. BB-Top-25-Dir-16 Director: John Hughes
The Good: The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Uncle Buck
In Development: N/A
15. BB-Top-25-Dir-15 Director: John Carpenter
The Good: Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China
In Development: Halloween
14. BB-Top-25-Dir-14 Director: David Fincher
The Good: Seven
In Development: The Girl Who Played With Fire
13. BB-Top-25-Dir-13 Director: Frank Capra
The Good: It’s A Wonderful Life and Arsenic & Old Lace
In Development: N/A
12. BB-Top-25-Dir-12 Director: Alfred Hitchcock
The Good: Psycho, The Birds and North By Northwest
In Development: N/A
11. BB-Top-25-Dir-11 Director: Bryan Singer
The Good: X-Men and The Usual Suspects
In Development: X-Men: Apocalypse
10. BB-Top-25-Dir-10 Director: Luc Besson
The Good: Leon: The Professional and Lucy
In Development: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
9. BB-Top-25-Dir-09 Director: Guy Ritchie
The Good: Snatch. and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
In Development: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
8. BB-Top-25-Dir-08 Director: Richard Linklater
The Good: Dazed and Confused and School of Rock
In Development: That’s What I’m Talking About
7. BB-Top-25-Dir-07 Director: Brian Helgeland
The Good: 42 and Payback
In Development: Legend
6. BB-Top-25-Dir-06 Director: Quentin Tarantino
The Good: Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and Jackie Brown
In Development: The Hateful Eight
5. BB-Top-25-Dir-05 Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen
The Good: Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski and Fargo
In Development: Hail, Caesar!
4. BB-Top-25-Dir-04 Director: John Huston
The Good: The African Queen, Key Largo and The Maltese Falcon
In Development: N/A
3. BB-Top-25-Dir-03 Director: Cameron Crowe
The Good: Almost Famous
In Development: Roadies
2. BB-Top-25-Dir-02 Director: Curtis Hanson
The Good: L.A. Confidential and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
In Development: N/A
1. BB-Top-25-Dir-01 Director: Christopher Nolan
The Good: InceptionMemento and Batman Begins
In Development: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (producer)
 

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