Your Favorite Directors

All non-Nolan related film, tv, and streaming discussions.
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Christopher Nolan - all his movies
Ridley Scott - Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator
Tony Scott - Top Gun
Frank Darabont - Green Mile
Darren Aronofsky - The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream
Richard Curtis - Love Actually, Mr. Bean's Vacation
Jon Favreau - Zathura
Frank Capello - He Was a Quiet Man
Doug Liman - Bourne Identity
Paul Greengrass - Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum
Steven Spielberg - Minority Report, Jurassic Park, Hook
George Lucas - Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
Martin Brest - Scent of a Woman
Brian de Palma - Mission Impossible, Carlito's Way

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George Lucas - Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
Just so you know George Lucas only directed the first of the original trilogy, but he did direct all of the prequel trilogy.

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Orson Welles - Chimes at Midnight/ Kane /Touch of Evil / Othello (could do wonders with nothing at all, unfortunately that's all he ever had to work with after the first couple flicks. Easily the most heroic of filmmakers for me.)
Kubrick - Paths of Glory / 2001 / Barry Lyndon (amazing stuff)
Richard Brooks - The Professionals / Bite The Bullet / Looking for Mr. Goodbar (lots of bad ones, too, though, but great writer-director)
Peckinpah - Ride the High Country / The Wild Bunch - mythic and real at same time.
Sidney Lumet - Network/Dog Day Afternoon/ The Hill/Fail-Safe/The Pawnbroker ... Lumet is so good his pictures rarely even need scores!
Cuaron - have only seen Children of Men and Potter 3 so far, but he seems like a genius to me

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My Top 20 directors in order:


Christopher Nolan- (All movies!)
Michael Mann- (Mohicans, Heat, Collateral)
Alfonso Cuarón- (And Your Mother Too, Children of Men)
Martin Scorsese- (Departed, Taxi driver)
David Fincher- (Benjamin button,fight club)
Ridley Scott- (Body of Lies, Gladiator)
Kevin Macdonald-(State of Play, The Last King of Scotland)
Quentin Tarantino-(Pulp, dogs)
Spike Jonze-(Being John Malkovich, Adaptation)
Clint (million, Letters)
Steven Spielberg-its Spielberg nuff said
Paul Greengrass -(93, Bourne2&3)
Coens - Abide !
Roman Polanski -(China Town, Pianist)
Guy Ritchie -(Lock Stock, Snatch)
PTA -(Blood, Magnolia)
Darren Aronofsky(Dream, Wrestler)
Steven Soderbergh -(Traffic, Oceans)
Kenneth Branagh -(Sleuth, Hamlet)
Spike Lee -(25th hour, do the right thing)

Edit: of crap and i almost forgot Jim Sheridan **facepalm**

double Edit: and James Mangold ok thats it.

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Favorite Directors

* Christopher Nolan
* Martin Scorsese
* William Wyler
* Stanley Kubrick
* Spike Jonze
* Paul Thomas Anderson
* Orson Welles
* John Ford
* Ingmar Bergman
* David Fincher


Favorite Movies

* The Matrix
* Fight Club
* Memento
* A Clockwork Orange
* Adaptation
* Citizen Kane
* The Seventh Seal
* The Third Man
* Ben-Hur
* Star Wars

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Alfred Hitchcock - Dial M For Murder
Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Chris Nolan - Memento
Sidney Lumet - 12 Angry Men
David Lean - The Bridge On The River Kwai
David Fincher - Se7en
Orson Welles - Citizen Kane
Billy Wilder - The Apartment
Stanley Kramer - Inherit The Wind

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Christopher Nolan- All Of Them!
Guy Ritchie- Snatch, RocknRolla
The Coen Brothers- No Country For Old Men, Raising Arizona
Quentin Tarantino- Pulp Fiction,Reservoir Dogs
Steven Spielberg- All Of Them
Ron Howard- Angels and Demons,Apollo 13
Terry Gilliam- Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, 12 Monkeys
David Fincher- Se7en, Fight Club

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F.F. Coppola - The Godfather Part 2, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation
David Lynch - Mulholland Dr, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet
Coen bros - Fargo, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, Blood Simple, No Country For Old Men
Stanley Kubrick - All of them
Steven Spielberg - Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, Raiders Of The Lost Ark
John Carpenter - Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing
Orson Wells - Citizen Kane, Touch Of Evil
Roman Polanski - Chinatown, The Tenant, Rosemary's Baby

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Location: Texas
Chris Nolan - The Dark Knight, Prestige, Memento
The Coen Brothers - No Country For Old Men, Burn After Reading, The Big Lebowski
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof

Can't think of any others I would specifically label "favorites."

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Nolan - ALL
Tranantino - all that i've seen
David Fincher - Se7en, the game, fight club, the curious case of Benjamin button

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