DIREKTORS WITH WATCHLISTby yigitkayi | created - 9 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
My favourite directors with their movies. ✓: I Watched ♥: My Bests ★: Special Prizes for Filmmakers ✺: Must See
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 ...
★ FAVORITTO ★
♥ 2001: A Space Odyssey ✺ ♥ A Clockwork Orange ✺ ♥ The Shining ✓ Full Metal Jacket ✓ Dr. Strangelove ✺ ✓ Eyes Wide Shut Barry Lyndon Lolita
2. Ethan Coen
Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...
★ MY MEN ★
AND JOEL COEN
♥ Inside Llewyn Davis ✺ ♥ Fargo ♥ The Big Lebowski ✺ ✓ O Brother, Where Art Thou? ✓ No Country for Old Men ✓ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs ✓ Barton Fink ✓ A Serious Man Hail, Caesar! True Grit The Man Who Wasn't There Burn After Reading Miller's Crossing Raising Arizona
Director | Punch-Drunk Love
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making...
★ MY MAN ★
♥ Magnolia ♥ There Will Be Blood ✺ ✓ Boogie Nights ✓ Punch-Drunk Love ✓ Inherent Vice Sydney The Master Phantom Thread
Director | Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da
Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul on January 26th, 1959. In 1976, he began studying chemical engineering at Istanbul Technical University, in a context of strong student unrest, boycotts and political polarization. In 1978, he switched courses to Electrical Engineering at Bogazici University. ...
★ FAV. IN TURKISH ★
★ BEST FILM IN 2018 ★
♥ Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ✺ ♥ The Wild Pear Tree ✺ ♥ Winter Sleep ✓ Three Monkeys ✓ Climates ✓ Distance Clouds of May Kasaba ✓ Koza
Writer | Smultronstället
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...
♥ Fanny and Alexander ✺ ♥ Persona ✓ Cries and Whispers The Seventh Seal
6. Wes Anderson
Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an ...
♥ Isle of Dogs ♥ The Grand Budapest Hotel ♥ Moonrise Kingdom Fantastic Mr. Fox The Darjeeling Limited The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Director | The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta,...
♥ Dogtooth ✺ ✓ Killing of a Sacred Deer ✓ The Lobster ✓ The Favourite Alpeis
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...
♥ Pulp Fiction ✺ ♥ The Hateful Eight ✓ Kill Bill Vol. 1 ✓ Kill Bill Vol. 2 ✓ Inglorious Basterds ✓ Django Unchained ✓ Reservoir Dogs Jackie Brown Death Proof
9. Gaspar Noé
Director | Irréversible
♥ Climax ✺ ♥ Irréversible ✓ Love ✓ Enter the Void ✓ I Stand Alone Carne
Writer | El laberinto del fauno
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...
♥ The Shape of Water ♥ Pan's Labyrinth ✺
11. Darren Aronofsky
Director | Pi
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won ...
★ SPECIAL JURY PRIZE ★
♥ Mother! ✺ ♥ Requiem for a Dream ✺ ♥ The Fountain ✺ ✓ Black Swan Pi The Wrestler
12. Alfonso Cuarón
Writer | Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...
♥ Roma ♥ Gravity ♥ Children of Men ✺ Y tu mamá también
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.
♥ Interstellar ♥ Memento ✓ Inception ✓ Dunkirk ✓ Batman Begins The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Rises The Prestige
Producer | The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.
González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...
♥ Birdman ✺ ✓ The Revenant ✓ Amores Perros 21 Grams Bituful Babel
15. Hayao Miyazaki
Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...
♥ Spirited Away ✺ ✓ Howl's Moving Castle My Neighbor Totoro Princess Mononoke
16. 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 ♥ Taxi Driver ✺ ✓ The Aviator Goodfellas The Wolf of Wall Street Mean Streets Raging Bull
Producer | Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...
✓ The Godfather ✺ The Goodfather Part II Apocalypse Now
18. 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 ...
✓ Lost Highway Mulholland Dr. Elephant Man
19. 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 Gone Girl The Social Network Zodiac
20. Steven Spielberg
Producer | Schindler's List
One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...
♥ Schindler's List ✓ Saving Private Ryan ✓ Terminal Empire of the Sun Ready Player One Close Encounters of the Third Kind
21. Zeki Demirkubuz
Director | Masumiyet
Zeki Demirkubuz was born on October 1, 1964 in Isparta, Turkey. He is a director and writer, known for Innocence (1997), The Confession: Tales About Darkness II (2002) and Block C (1994). He is married to Nurhayat Kavrak. They have one child.
♥ Masumiyet Kader Yeraltı Bulantı
22. 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 ...
✓ Vertigo ✺ ✓ Psycho Rear Window
23. Lars von Trier
Writer | Dancer in the Dark
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly ...
♥ Dogville ✺ ✓ Melancholia The House That Jack Built Dancer in the Dark Nymphomaniac: Vol. I Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Writer | The Neon Demon
Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. ...
Fear X Bronson Valhalla Rising ✓ Drive
25. Roman Polanski
Director | Chinatown
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.
His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...
✓ The Pianist ✓ Oliver Twist Rosemary's Baby Chinatown
26. Lynne Ramsay
Director | You Were Never Really Here
Lynne Ramsay was born on December 5, 1969 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland. She is a director and writer, known for You Were Never Really Here (2017), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) and Morvern Callar (2002). She was previously married to Rory Stewart Kinnear.
We Need to Talk About Kevin ✓ You Were Never Really Here
27. Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer | Solyaris
The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which ...
★ FAVORITTO ★
♥ Solarys ✺ ♥ Stalker ✺ Anderi Rublev The Mirror The Sacrifice Nostalghia
28. Tolga Karaçelik
Director | Kelebekler
Tolga Karacelik (1981,Istanbul) is one of the promising new generation Turkish directors who is known for his own unique style. After receiving law degree in Turkey he studied film in New York City. He had been writing short stories and poetry. I addition to writing and directing five short films ...
♥ Ivy ✺ ✓ Butterflies Gişe Memuru
29. Semih Kaplanoglu
Producer | Bal
Bal Süt Yumurta Buğday
30. Alexander Payne
Director | Nebraska
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older ...
♥ Sideways ✺ Nebraska The Descendants Election
Director | Mustang
In 2011 Ergüven was invited to attend the Cannes Film Festivals Atelier to help develop her project, The Kings. While there she met fellow director Alice Winocour who was there to develop her first feature film Augustine. After Ergüven was unable to find financing for her film Winocour suggested ...
32. Jane Campion
Writer | The Piano
Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...
33. Terry Gilliam
Writer | Brazil
Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...
✓ 12 Monkeys Brazil Monty Python and the Holy Grail The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Writer | Trois couleurs: Bleu
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Przejscie podziemne (1974) (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (...
✓ Trois couleurs: Bleu ✓ Trois couleurs: Blanc ♥ Trois couleurs: Rouge The Double Life of Véronique A Short Film About Love A Short Film About Killing
35. Chan-wook Park
Director | Ah-ga-ssi
♥ Oldboy ✺ Handmaiden
36. Jean-Luc Godard
Director | Pierrot le fou
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...
Alphaville Le mépris
37. Fatih Akin
Director | Gegen die Wand
Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. He began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. His collaboration with Wueste Film also dates from this time. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin - You're The One!" ("Sensin -...
✓ Der goldene Handschuh Head-On Egde of the Heaven In the Fade
38. Michael Haneke
Writer | Caché
A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world ...
Funny Games Amour The White Ribbon Hidden
Director | Leviafan
Andrei Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker and was born on Feb.6, 1964 in the siberian city of Novisibirsk. He graduated from the Novosibirsk Actors School in 1984 and started to act on stage in provincial theatres. In the early 1990s he came to Moscow - the centre of the Russian film industry - ...
Leviathan Loveless The Return
40. Lucrecia Martel
Director | La mujer sin cabeza
Born in 1966 in Salta in the North of Argentina,Lucrecia Martel settled down in Buenos Aires where she attended the ENERC (National Film School). She started by directing a few shorts among which Dead King (1995), which garnered several awards in the international film festival circuit. From 1995 to...
✓ Zama The Headless Woman
41. Charles Chaplin
Writer | The Great Dictator
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the ...
City Lights Modern Times
42. 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
43. Milos Forman
Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...
♥ Amadeus ✓ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Man on the Moon
Director | Zimna wojna
A literature and philosophy graduate, with extensive post-graduate work at Oxford on German literature, Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski started as a documentary filmmaker in British television.
His second feature, Last Resort (2000), earned him international critical acclaim at numerous festivals, ...
♥ Cold War Ida Last Resort