Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 6

This continues from part 5. The list contains 60 directors (or directing teams), and I think I’m going to call it done for now.

Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi

Annable previously worked on video games while Stacchi worked on movies — coming together they produced a masterpiece.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Boxtrolls

Susanne Bier

Bier is a Danish director, who has directed Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan in terrific movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Great movie
    • Love is All You Need

Kenneth Branaugh

Branaugh may be more famous as an actor but he’s directed some brilliant movies, and done a lot to bring Shakespeare to modern audiences.

  • Masterpiece
    • Dead Again
  • Great movies
    • Henry V (1989)
    • Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
  • Good movies
    • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
    • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
    • Thor

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

This directing team has also directed music videos, commercials, and TV shows.

  • Masterpiece
    • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Great movie
    • Ruby Sparks

Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

This directing team has produced two animated masterpieces.

  • Masterpieces
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    • The Lego Movie
  • Bad movie
    • 22 Jump Street

George Nolfi

Nolfi has only directed one movie so far, but he’s also written screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean’s Twelve.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Adjustment Bureau

Nick Park

Park is the primary force behind the hilarious Wallace & Gromit shorts. Wallace & Gromit made a brilliant transition to movie length with The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

  • Masterpiece
    • Chicken Run
  • Great movie
    • The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Bryan Singer

The 3 movies in the X-Men series that Singer has directed are all worth watching.

  • Masterpieces
    • The Usual Suspects
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Great movie
    • X-Men 2
  • Good movies
    • Superman Returns
    • X-Men

The Spierig Brothers

I’ve only seen one movie directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, but it was an astonishing one.

  • Masterpiece
    • Predestination

The Wachowskis

Andy and Lana Wachowski’s masterpiece The Matrix was way back in 1999, but their great movie Cloud Atlas was in 2012 — recent enough to hope that they may be back with a great movie despite their recent disaster Jupiter Ascending. They’ve also branched out into TV with Sense8.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Matrix
  • Great movies
    • Bound
    • Cloud Atlas (with Tom Tykwer)
  • Mediocre movie
    • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Bad movies
    • Jupiter Ascending
    • The Matrix Revolutions

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