Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 5

But wait, there’s more! A sequel to part 4.

Sylvain Chomet

Chomet is a French director who’s made 2 terrific animated movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Triplets of Belleville
  • Great movie
    • The Illusionist (2010)

Isabel Coixet

Coixet is a Spanish director who’s made 2 brilliant movies with Sarah Polley.

  • Masterpieces
    • My Life Without Me
    • The Secret Life of Words

Cameron Crowe

Crowe has directed 2 amazing movies with Tom Cruise and 1 with Matt Damon.

  • Masterpiece
    • Jerry Maguire
  • Great movies
    • Vanilla Sky
    • We Bought a Zoo

Paul Greengrass

Greengrass has directed 2 of the best action movies ever, both with Matt Damon.

  • Masterpieces
    • The Bourne Supremacy
    • The Bourne Ultimatum

Doug Liman

Liman has directed some incredible action movies, one with a science fiction twist.

  • Masterpieces
    • The Bourne Identity (2002)
    • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Great movie
    • Mr. & Mrs. Smith

James Mangold

Mangold’s masterpiece is a biography of Johnny Cash starring Joaquin Phoenix.

  • Masterpiece
    • Walk the Line
  • Great movies
    • Girl, Interrupted
    • Knight and Day
  • Mediocre movie
    • The Wolverine

Deepa Mehta

Mehta was born in India and now lives in Canada. Her movie Water dramatizes the plight of Indian widows forced into poverty — of which there are many.

  • Masterpiece
    • Water
  • Great movies
    • Earth
    • Fire

Michael Moore

Unlike the other directors on this list, Moore is a director of documentaries. If you haven’t seen them, you should do so immediately. He also has 2 TV shows, TV Nation and The Awful Truth. He did direct one work of fiction — Canadian Bacon.

  • Masterpieces
    • Bowling for Columbine
    • Capitalism: A Love Story
    • Fahrenheit 9/11
    • Roger & Me
  • Great movies
    • The Big One
    • Slacker Uprising

Lone Scherfig

Scherfig, a Danish director, has directed Anne Hathaway and Carey Mulligan in brilliant movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • One Day
  • Great movie
    • An Education

Steven Soderbergh

Soderbergh put together an amazing cast for Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels — the first two movies had terrific twists.

  • Masterpieces
    • Ocean’s Eleven
    • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Great movies
    • Erin Brockovich
    • Out of Sight
    • Side Effects
    • Solaris (2002)
  • Good movie
    • Ocean’s Thirteen

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