Directors

As an Aspiring Director, I love finding directors to look up to and learn from. I would also love to work for them as an actor one day. Below I have created a list of directors I admire and love their work. Some are very easy to recognize and some aren’t but all of them have taught me a lot and i continue to learn and add to the list as I meet more and more people. I use their work as examples for my own.

Steven Spielberg

  • Schindler’s List ——————— 10/10
  • Catch Me If You Can —————– 9/10
  • The Terminal ————————- 9/10
  • Saving Private Ryan —————– 9/10
  • Empire of the Sun ——————– 9/10
  • Bridge of Spies ———————– 9/10
  • Jurassic Park ————————- 9/10
  • War Horse —————————–9/10
  • Jaws ———————————– 8/10
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – 8/10
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark ————— 8/10
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence ————- 8/10
  • Munich ——————————— 8/10
  • Minority Report ———————— 8/10
  • The Post ——————————– 8/10
  • Lincoln ——————————— 8/10
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ————- 8/10
  • The Color Purple ———————– 8/10
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind — 7/10

Quentin Tarantino

  • Pulp Fiction——————————-1994 92%
  • Reservoir Dogs————————1992 91%
  • Inglorious Basterds——————-2009 88%
  • Jackie Brown——————————1997 87%
  • Django Unchained————————2012 86%
  • Kill Bill Volume 1 —————————–2003 84%
  • Kill Bill Volume 2 —————————–2004 84%
  • The Hateful Eight ———————————-2015 74%
  • Death proof————————————-2007 65%
  • Once upon a time in Hollywood———–2019 ….

David Fincher

  • Fight Club ——————————- 10/10
  • Zodiac ———————————— 9/10
  • Se7en ———————————— 9/10
  • The Social Network ———————- 9/10
  • Gone Girl ——————————— 9/10
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — 9/10
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ——– 8/10
  • Panic Room ——————————- 8/10
  • The Game ——————————– 7/10

James Cameron

  • Titanic ——— 9/10
  • Terminator 2 —- 9/10
  • Aliens ———— 9/10
  • The Terminator — 8/10
  • Avatar ———— 8/10

Clint Eastwood

  • Changeling ————- 9/10
  • Million Dollar Baby —— 9/10
  • Mystic River ————– 9/10
  • Letters from Iwo Jima — 9/10
  • Unforgiven ————— 9/10
  • Gran Torino ————– 8/10
  • Invictus —————— 8/10
  • American Sniper ——– 8/10
  • Sully ———————- 8/10
  • A Perfect World ———- 8/10

Michael Bay

Ron Howard

George Lucas

Tim Burton

J.J. Abrams

Christopher Nolan

  • The Prestige ——— 10/10
  • The Dark Knight ——- 10/10
  • Memento —————- 10/10
  • Interstellar ————–9/10
  • Inception —————- 9/10
  • The Dark Knight Rises – 9/10
  • Dunkirk —————– 9/10
  • Following —————- 8/10
  • Insomnia —————- 8/10
  • Batman Begins ———- 8/10

Frank Darabont

  • The Shawshank Redemption — 10/10
  • The Green Mile——————– 10/10
  • The Mist —————————- 9/10

Martin Scorsese

  • The Wolf of Wall Street – 10/10
  • Shutter Island ———— 9/10
  • The Departed ———— 9/10
  • Goodfellas ————— 9/10
  • Taxi Driver ————– 9/10
  • Raging Bull ————– 9/10
  • The Aviator ————- 9/10
  • After Hours ————- 9/10
  • The King of Comedy — 9/10
  • Casino ——————- 8/10
  • Silence —————— 8/10
  • Gangs of New York —- 8/10
  • Mean Streets ———– 8/10
  • Cape Fear ————— 8/10
  • Hugo ———————8/10

Robert Zemeckis

  • Forrest Gump ————– 10/10
  • Cast Away ——————– 9/10
  • Flight ————————- 9/10
  • Back to the Future ———– 9/10
  • Back to the Future Part II — 8/10
  • Back to the Future Part III — 8/10
  • The Walk ———————- 8/10
  • Allied ————————– 8/10

Ridley Scott

  • Gladiator ———— 9/10
  • The Martian ———- 9/10
  • Body Of Lies ——— 9/10
  • Alien —————– 9/10
  • Matchstick Men —– 9/10
  • Prometheus ——— 8/10
  • Thelma & Louise —- 8/10
  • American Gangster – 8/10
  • Black Hawk Down — 7/10
  • G.I. Jane ———— 6/10

Ron Howard

  • Cinderella Man – 9/10
  • Rush ————– 9/10
  • A Beautiful Mind — 9/10
  • Apollo 13 ———- 9/10
  • Frost/Nixon ——– 9/10
  • The Da Vinci Code – 8/10
  • Angels & Demons — 8/10

Paul Greengrass

  • The Bourne Supremacy – 9/10
  • The Bourne Ultimatum — 9/10
  • Captain Phillips ———– 9/10
  • United 93 —————– 8/10
  • Jason Bourne ———— 8/10

Edward Zwick

  • Blood Diamond — 9/10
  • Pawn Sacrifice —— 9/10
  • Legends of the Fall – 9/10
  • The Last Samurai — 8/10
  • Glory —————- 7/10

Steven Soderbergh

  • Erin Brockovich – 9/10
  • Side Effects —— 9/10
  • Traffic ————- 8/10
  • Ocean’s Eleven — 8/10
  • Logan Lucky —— 8/10
  • Ocean’s Twelve — 7/10
  • Ocean’s Thirteen — 7/10

Rob Reiner

  • Stand by Me ——— 9/10
  • A Few Good Men —— 9/10
  • Misery —————– 8/10
  • The Bucket List ——- 8/10
  • The Princess Bride —- 7/10
  • Flipped —————– 7/10
  • This Is Spinal Tap —- 5/10

Doug Liman

  • The Bourne Identity – 9/10
  • Edge of Tomorrow —- 9/10
  • American Made ——– 8/10
  • Go ———————- 8/10
  • Jumper —————– 6/10

Mel Gibson

  • Hacksaw Ridge ———- 9/10
  • Apocalypto —————- 9/10
  • The Passion of the Christ – 8/10
  • Braveheart —————– 8/10

Peter Weir

  • 2010 The Way Back
  • 2003 Master and Commander
  • 1998 Trumeno sou
  • 1993 Fearless
  • 1990 Green Card
  • 1989 Mirusiu poetu draugija
  • 1986 The Mosquito Coast
  • 1985 Liudininkas
  • 1982 Pavojingo gyvenimo metai
  • 1981 Galipolis
  • 1979 The Plumber (TV Movie)
  • 1977 The Last Wave