Best Movie Directors

Tae Ho Dec 12, 2019
23 People Loves 12 Voters Report
  • Wong Kar Wai

    1. Wong Kar Wai

    Hong Konger
    593 points by 6 voters
    Wong Kar Wai is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylized work, including As Tears Go By (1988), Days of Being Wild ...more
  • Bong Joon Ho

    2. Bong Joon Ho

    South Korean
    490 points by 5 voters
    Bong Joon Ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Bong in general is known as being a director who takes a great interest in film genres, while simultaneously trying to ...more
  • Kurosawa Akira

    3. Kurosawa Akira

    Japanese
    490 points by 5 voters
    Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, he directed 30 films in a career spanning ...more
  • Park Chan Wook

    4. Park Chan Wook

    South Korean
    392 points by 4 voters
    Park Chan Wook is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country. His films are noted for ...more
  • Miyazaki Hayao

    5. Miyazaki Hayao

    Japanese
    293 points by 3 voters
    Miyazaki Hayao is a Japanese manga artist and prominent film director and animator of many popular anime feature films and one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and ...more
  • Koreeda Hirokazu

    6. Koreeda Hirokazu

    Japanese
    197 points by 2 voters
    Hirokazu Koreeda is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. He is best-known for works such as Nobody Knows (2004) and Still Walking (2008). Before embarking on a career as a ...more
  • Kim Ki Duk

    7. Kim Ki Duk

    South Korean
    196 points by 2 voters
    Kim Ki Duk was a South Korean filmmaker noted for his idiosyncratic art-house cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit, making him one of the most important ...more
  • Ozu Yasujiro

    8. Ozu Yasujiro

    Japanese
    195 points by 2 voters
    Yasujiro Ozu was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He began his career during the era of silent films. Ozu first made a number of short comedies, before turning to more serious ...more
  • Otomo Keishi

    9. Otomo Keishi

    Japanese
    100 points by 1 voters
    Born in 1966 in Iwate, Japan. After graduating from Keio University, Otomo Keishi joined Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) in 1990. In 1997, he went to study in Hollywood to learn script writing ...more
  • Ang Lee

    10. Ang Lee

    Taiwanese
    100 points by 1 voters
    Ang Lee is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter and producer. Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and Eat Drink Man Woman explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition ...more
  • Kobayashi Masaki

    11. Kobayashi Masaki

    Japanese
    100 points by 1 voters
    Masaki Kobayashi was a Japanese film director, best known for the epic trilogy The Human Condition (1959–1961), the samurai film Seppuku (1962), and Ghost Stories (1964). Kobayashi studied ancient oriental arts and ...more
  • Naruse Mikio

    12. Naruse Mikio

    Japanese
    100 points by 1 voters
    Mikio Naruse was a Japanese filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer who directed some 89 films spanning the period 1930 (towards the end of the silent period in Japan) to 1967. Naruse is known ...more
  • Kang Je Gyu

    13. Kang Je Gyu

    South Korean
    99 points by 1 voters
    Kang Je-gyu (born December 23, 1962) is a South Korean film director. After graduating from ChungAng University, Kang received his first prize at the Korea Youth Film Festival and Korea Scenario Awards ...more
  • Zhang Yi Mou

    14. Zhang Yi Mou

    Chinese
    99 points by 1 voters
    Zhang Yimou is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with ...more
  • Ryu Seung Wan

    15. Ryu Seung Wan

    South Korean
    98 points by 1 voters
    Ryoo Seung Wan is a South Korean film director.
  • Tsui Hark

    16. Tsui Hark

    Hong Konger
    98 points by 1 voters
    Tsui Hark, born Tsui Man-kong, is a Hong Kong film director, producer and screenwriter. Tsui has directed several influential Hong Kong films such as Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983), the ...more
  • Yoo Ha

    17. Yoo Ha

    South Korean
    96 points by 1 voters
    Yoo Ha is a South Korean film director, screenwriter and a contemporary poet. He directed the critically acclaimed films Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002), Once Upon a Time in High School ...more
  • Oshima Nagisa

    18. Oshima Nagisa

    Japanese
    96 points by 1 voters
    Nagisa Oshima was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His films include In the Realm of the Senses (1976), a sexually explicit film set in 1930's Japan, and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ...more
  • Mizoguchi Kenji

    19. Mizoguchi Kenji

    Japanese
    95 points by 1 voters
    Kenji Mizoguchi was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. Mizoguchi's work is renowned for its long takes and mise-en-scène. According to writer Mark Le Fanu, "His films have an extraordinary force and ...more
  • Sono Sion

    20. Sono Sion

    Japanese
    94 points by 1 voters
    Sion Sono is a Japanese filmmaker, author and poet. Best known on the festival circuit for the film Love Exposure (2008), he has been called "the most subversive filmmaker working in Japanese ...more
  • Obayashi Nobuhiko

    21. Obayashi Nobuhiko

    Japanese
    93 points by 1 voters
    Obayashi Nobuhiko is a Japanese director, screenwriter and editor of films and television advertisements who is well known for his surreal visual style. He began his career as a pioneering figure in ...more
  • Teshigahara Hiroshi

    22. Teshigahara Hiroshi

    Japanese
    92 points by 1 voters
    Teshigahara Hiroshi was a Japanese avant-garde filmmaker. He is best known for his films "Woman in the Dunes" and "The Face of Another". Teshigahara is the first person of Asian descent to ...more
  • Tle Tawan Charuchinda

    23. Tle Tawan Charuchinda

    Thai
    0 points by 0 voters
    Tawan Charuchinda (Nickname: Tle) is a Thai actor, singer, host, director & producer. He is the son of actress Duangdao Jarujinda & Saiyun Juntawiboon, and the younger sibling of actor Wichaya Jarujinda.

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