Top 25 Directors Worldwide

by caabdul | created - 01 Dec 2015 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

FEBRUARY 2019 Update

The list of 25 best directors from whole world based on titles I have watched.

1. Rajkumar Hirani

Writer | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Rajkumar Hirani was born on November 20, 1962 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He is a writer and editor, known for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003), PK (2014) and 3 Idiots (2009).

RANK = 1 RATING POINTS = 1083

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003) Lage Raho Munnabhi (2006) 3 Idiots (2009) PK (2014)

2. Pete Docter

Writer | Up

Pete Docter was born on October 9, 1968 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA as Peter Hans Docter. He is a writer, known for Up (2009), Inside Out (2015) and Monsters, Inc. (2001). He has been married to Amanda Jean Schmidt since December 27, 1992. They have two children.

RANK = 2 RATING POINTS = 1080

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Monsters, Inc. (2001) Up (2009) Inside Out (2015)

3. Joon-ho Bong

Writer | Okja

Joon-ho Bong was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and Memories of Murder (2003).

RANK = 3 RATING POINTS = 1048

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Flandersui gae (2000) Memories of Murder (2003) Gwoemul - The Host (2006) Tokyo! (2008) Madeo (2009) Snowpiercer (2013) Okja (2017)

4. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

RANK = 4 RATING POINTS = 987

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Incendies (2010) Arrival (2016)

5. Doug Liman

Producer | Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Swingers (1996) and Fair Game (2010).

RANK = 5 RATING POINTS = 980

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] The Bourne Identity (2002) Jumper (2008) Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

6. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

RANK = 6 RATING POINTS = 960

[BASED ON FOLLOWING MOVIES] Sunset Boulevard (1950) Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

7. Chris Sanders

Writer | Lilo & Stitch

Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in ...

RANK = 7 RATING POINTS = 956

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Lilo & Stitch (2002) How to Train Your Dragon (2010) The Croods (2013)

8. Byron Howard

Director | Zootopia

Byron Howard was born on December 26, 1968 in Misawa, Japan as Byron P. Howard. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010) and Bolt (2008).

RANK = 8 RATING POINTS = 955

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Bolt (2008) Tangled (2010) Zootopia (2016)

9. Lasse Hallström

Director | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Chocolat (2000) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. ...

RANK = 9 RATING POINTS = 953

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Chocolat (2000) Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

10. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

RANK = 10 RATING POINTS = 953

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Reservoir Dogs (1992) Pulp Fiction (1994) Jackie Brown (1997) Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Death Proof (2007) Inglourious Basterds (2009) Django Unchained (2012) The Hateful Eight (2015)

11. Nitesh Tiwari

Writer | Dangal

Nitesh Tiwari is a writer and director, known for Dangal (2016), Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Chillar Party (2011).

RANK = 11 RATING POINTS = 951

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Chillar Party (2011) Bhoothnath Returns (2014) Dangal (2016)

12. S.S. Rajamouli

Writer | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

S.S. Rajamouli is a writer and producer, known for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Eega (2012).

RANK = 12 RATING POINTS = 949

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Simhadri (2003) Chatrapathi (2005) Yamadonga (2007) Magadheera (2009) Eega (2012) Bahubali: The Beginning (2015) Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

13. Lee Unkrich

Editor | Coco

Lee Unkrich is an Academy Award-winning director at Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently directed Disney.Pixar's critically-acclaimed "Coco", which received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Song.

As the director of Disney.Pixar's "Toy Story 3," Lee was also awarded an ...

RANK = 13 RATING POINTS = 945

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Toy Story 2 (1999) Monsters, Inc. (2001) Finding Nemo (2003) Toy Story 3 (2010)

14. Rodrigo Cortés

Editor | Buried

Rodrigo Cortés was born in 1973 in Pazos Hermos, Ourense, Galicia, Spain as Rodrigo Cortés Giráldez. He is an editor, known for Buried (2010), Red Lights (2012) and The Contestant (2007).

RANK = 14 RATING POINTS = 945

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Buried (2010) Red Lights (2012)

15. Roger Allers

Director | The Lion King

Roger Allers was born on June 29, 1949 in Rye, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Aladdin (1992) and Beauty and the Beast (1991).

RANK = 15 RATING POINTS = 944

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] The Lion King (1994) Open Season (2006)

16. Aditya Chopra

Producer | Veer-Zaara

The elder son of veteran filmmaker, Yash Chopra & Pamela Chopra, Aditya was born in the year 1971. Since childhood, he was an ardent film buff.His film career started off as an assistant to his father in 'Chandni' (Chandni - 1989), 'Lamhe' (Moments - 1991) and 'Darr' (Fear - 1993)

At the age of 23, ...

RANK = 16 RATING POINTS = 942

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)

17. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...

RANK = 17 RATING POINTS = 940

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Alien 3 (1992) Se7en (1995) The Game (1997) Fight Club (1999) Panic Room (2002) Zodiac (2007) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) The Social Network (2010) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Gone Girl (2014)

18. Sam Raimi

Director | Spider-Man

Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...

RANK = 18 RATING POINTS = 932

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Spider-Man (2002) Spider-Man 2 (2004) Spider-Man 3 (2007)

19. Louis Leterrier

Director | The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier was born on June 17, 1973 in Paris, France. He is a director and producer, known for The Incredible Hulk (2008), Unleashed (2005) and The Transporter (2002).

RANK = 18 RATING POINTS = 931

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] The Incredible Hulk (2008) Now You See Me (2013)

20. Wilson Yip

Director | Yip Man

Wilson Yip was born as Yip Wai-Shun. He is a director and actor, known for Ip Man (2008), SPL: Kill Zone (2005) and Ip Man 3 (2015).

RANK = 20 RATING POINTS = 931

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Yip Man (2008) Yip Man 2 (2010)

21. Neil Burger

Director | Divergent

Neil Burger was born in 1963 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Divergent (2014), The Illusionist (2006) and The Upside (2017). He has been married to Diana Kellogg since June 30, 1997.

RANK = 21 RATING POINTS = 925

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] The Illusionist (2006) The Lucky Ones (2008) Limitless (2011) Divergent (2014)

22. F. Gary Gray

Director | Set It Off

F. Gary Gray was born on July 17, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Gary Gray. He is a director and producer, known for Set It Off (1996), The Italian Job (2003) and The Negotiator (1998).

RANK = 22 RATING POINTS = 922

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] The Italian Job (2003) Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

23. Alfred Hitchcock

Director | Psycho

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and ...

RANK = 23 RATING POINTS = 921

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Dial M for Murder (1954) Rear Window (1954) Vertigo (1958) North by Northwest (1959) Psycho (1960) The Birds (1963)

24. Pedro Almodóvar

Writer | Hable con ella

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study ...

RANK = 24 RATING POINTS = 918

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] Carne trémula (1997) Hable con ella (2002)

25. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

RANK = 25 RATING POINTS = 916

[BASED ON FOLLOWING TITLES] True Romance (1993) Crimson Tide (1995) Spy Game (2001) Man on Fire (2004) Deja Vu (2006) The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Unstoppable (2010)



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