Famous Hollywood Directors

Mr Movie Preview May 12, 2009 7

Hollywood directors, old and new. I’ve included a tiny intro to each director where possible, so you can view what prominent movies they are known for. The list is a directory of my favorite Directors, and isn’t supposed to be a defining list of any sort.

However, I think I’ve included some of the most important and influential Directors in my list, and I know you’ll find a few or argue with some I have included.

Yes, the list is being updated I am working on it. Sorry for being behind on this list.


  • Irwin Allen – directed “Lost in Space”
  • Woody Allen – directed over 43 films
  • Robert Altman – director of “M*A*S*H”
  • Allison Anders – Woman director
  • Kenneth Anger – focused on gay movies
  • Carroll Ballard – Directed “Fly Away Home”
  • Mario Bava – Italian Horror Movie Director
  • Ingmar Bergman – Swedish director of 63 films
  • Bernardo Bertolucci – Italian director of The Last Emperor
  • Luc Besson – Directed “The Fifth Element”
  • Don Bluth – World Famous Animation Director
  • Danny Boyle – Directed ‘Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Kenneth Branagh – director from Northern Ireland
  • Albert Brooks – Comic actor / director
  • Mel Brooks – Parody director
  • Tod Browning – Director of 1930s classics
  • John Carl Buechler – Motion picture director
  • Edward Burns – Director/actor
  • Tim Burton – Director of “Batman”
  • Elisar Cabrera – Low budget film producer
  • James Cameron – “Terminator,” “Aliens,” “Titanic”
  • Alex Monty Canawati – Up-and-coming director
  • John Carpenter – “Escape From New York”
  • Chris Carter – Creator of “The X-Files”
  • Nick Cassavetes – Director of “She’s So Lovely”
  • Charlie Chaplin – Early actor and director
  • Michael Cimino – Directed “The Deer Hunter”
  • Rene Clement – French director
  • Ethan Coen – “Raising Arizona,” “Fargo”
  • Joel Coen – “Blood Simple”
  • Rob Cohen – “Miami Vice” and “Dragonheart”
  • Francis Ford Coppola – “The Godfather” series
  • Don Coscarelli – directed “The Beastmaster”
  • Alex Cox – “Repo Man” and “Sid And Nancy”
  • Wes Craven – “Scream” and “Scream 2″
  • David Cronenberg – “The Dead Zone” and “The Fly”
  • Cameron Crowe – “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous”
  • Michael Curtiz – Directed “Casablanca”
  • Joe Dante – Directed “Gremlins”
  • Andrew Davis – “Under Siege” and “The Fugitive”
  • Jan De Bont – “Speed”m “Twister”
  • Brian De Palma – psychological thrillers
  • Cecil B. DeMille – historical and biblical epics
  • Roland Emmerich – “Godzilla” and “The Patriot”
  • Abel Ferrara – Director of “Body Snatchers”
  • Mike Figgis – “Leaving Las Vegas”
  • John Ford – “The Grapes of Wrath”
  • Milos Forman – “The People vs. Larry Flynt”
  • John Frankenheimer – “The Manchurian Candidate”
  • Stephen Frears – director of “The Grifters”
  • 7 Comments »

    1. asgar April 4, 2010 at 1:18 am -

      what about guy ritchie….he is well known for his crime comedies….dat was a new genre creted by him

    2. Elizabeth March 21, 2010 at 7:53 am -

      What about some kids or teens movies? Those usually have good directors to them because the movie is good!

    3. Aaron October 5, 2009 at 9:44 am -

      Where is Tim burton, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino,or even Alfred Hitchcock???

      • admin October 5, 2009 at 10:30 am -

        All coming Aaron! It takes me time to do the updates to anything besides the movies lately.

    4. Eirene Tuakora July 2, 2009 at 8:03 am -

      arent u forgetting Michael Bay?

      • admin July 2, 2009 at 9:26 am -

        Yes, I’m building the director database all month and of course he will be on the list.

        • Elizabeth March 21, 2010 at 7:54 am -

          But Michael Bay is still not on the list and its been more than a month!