My Favorite Directorsby marcus_sparrow | created - 11 Jul 2014 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
In the descriptions I wrote down the movies, series I really liked from them.
Director | Tengen toppa gurren lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, FLCL Ep. 5, Uchuu Patrol Luluco, Inferno Cop and Little Witch Academia
Producer | Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...
Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Stardust, Layered Cake
3. Edgar Wright
Director | Shaun of the Dead
Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...
Cornetto Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Baby Driver
4. David Lynch
Writer | Twin Peaks
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...
Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr., Blue Velvet, Ereaserhead, The Elephant Man, Lost Highway
Director | Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta
He cites various animated works as an influence: the works of animators Tex Avery and Irene Starewicz, the Japanese animated features Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1971) and Hakkenden shin sho (1993), the adventure series Lupin the 3rd (1971), the psychedelic sci-fantasy films Yellow Submarine (...
Devilman Crybaby, Ping Pong the Animation, Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome, Mind Game, Kemonozume, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, Kaiba
6. Jordan Peele
Writer | Get Out
Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.
He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...
Get Out, Us
Producer | The X Files
George Vincent Gilligan Jr. (born February 10, 1967) is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The ...
Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul
Director | Toki o kakeru shôjo
Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films...
Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki, Mirai no Mirai, Summer Wars, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, Digimon Adventure Movie, Bakemono no Ko, One Piece Movie 6, Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima
9. Hideaki Anno
Director | Shin Gojira
Hideaki Anno was born on May 22, 1960 in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan. He is known for his work on Shin Godzilla (2016), The Wind Rises (2013) and Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007). He has been married to Moyoco Anno since March 26, 2002.
Neon Genesis Evangelion and it's movies, Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
10. Neill Blomkamp
Director | District 9
Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child.
District 9, Elysium, Chappie
11. 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...
FIGHT CLUB, Se7en, Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Gone Girl, Panic Room
Producer | Lady in the Water
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.
He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...
Glass, Unbreakable, Split, The Sixth Sense, The Village, Signs
Director | The Animatrix
Sakamichi no Apollon, Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy S1-2, The Animatrix, Zankyou no Terror
15. Satoshi Kon
Writer | Tôkyô goddofâzâzu
Satoshi Kon was born in 1963. He studied at the Musashino College of the Arts. He began his career as a Manga artist. He then moved to animation and worked as a background artist on many films (including Roujin Z (1991) by 'Katsuhiro Otomo'). Then, in 1995, he wrote an episode of the anthology film ...
Perfect Blue, Paprika
16. Akiyuki Shinbo
Directed a few direct-to-video adult only titles under the name Juuhachi Minamizawa, Minmaizawa meaning 18 in Japanese.
EVERY. Shaft. ANIME.
Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
18. 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), ...
Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Sicario
19. Shane Black
Writer | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) ...
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3
20. Stanley Kubrick
Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...
The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket
21. Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Writer | Akira
Katsuhiro Ôtomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and film director. He is best known as the creator of the manga Akira and its animated film adaptation.
In 1979, after writing multiple short-stories for the magazine Action, Otomo created his first science-fiction work, titled Fireball. ...
Akira, Steamboy, Memories
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...
Django Unchanged, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, The Hateful Eight, Death Proof
23. Matt Reeves
Writer | Let Me In
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director ...
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield
24. Jaco Van Dormael
Director | Mr. Nobody
25. Jon S. Baird
Director | Stan & Ollie
Jon S. Baird was born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Baird has worked with producers including; Martin Scorsese, Danny Boyle, Jim Carrey, Mick Jagger, and a host of award winning actors.
He began his career at BBC television and quickly progressed through the ranks to become one of Britain's...
26. Naoko Yamada
Art_department | Koe no katachi
Naoko Yamada s a Japanese animator, television and film director. Working at Kyoto Animation, she directed the K-On!, Tamako Market anime series and the anime film A Silent Voice.
Yamada was born in Gunma Prefecture. As a child she enjoyed drawing images from the Patlabor and Dragonball anime series.
Koe no Katachi, K-On!, Hibike! Euphonieum
27. Zack Snyder
Director | 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...
28. Rian Johnson
Director | Brick
Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film Brick (2005) was released in 2005 and was ...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper
Writer | Dunkirk
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.
Inception, The Prestige, Memento, Interstellar, Dunkirk
30. Martin Scorsese
Director | Taxi Driver
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...
Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed
31. Ari Aster
Director | Hereditary
32. Bryan Singer
Director | X-Men
Bryan Singer was born on September 17, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Bryan Jay Singer. He is a producer and director, known for X-Men (2000), The Usual Suspects (1995) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men movies, House M.D., The Usual Suspects
33. J.J. Abrams
Producer | Lost
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek: Into Darkness, Lost
34. Frank Darabont
Writer | The Green Mile
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...
The Green Mile, The Walking Dead
35. George Lucas
Writer | Star Wars
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...
Star Wars, Star Wars Prequels
36. Marc Webb
Director | (500) Days of Summer
Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He is a producer and director, known for 500 Days of Summer (2009), Gifted (2017) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015). He is married to Jane Herman. They have one child.
(500) Days with Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man 1-2
37. John Hillcoat
Director | The Road
Lawless, The Road
38. Gore Verbinski
Director | Rango
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of ...
The Pirates of the Carribbean Trilogy
39. Joss Whedon
Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...
The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron
40. Duncan Jones
Director | Moon
Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Mute (2018). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have two children.
41. Seth Rogen
Actor | This Is the End
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.
Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...
This Is the End, The Interview