The mastermind behind every film lies in its direction. The director is the heart and soul of every film. Without good directors, the world wouldn't have been able to witness the making of masterpiece films. Here are the 10 best directors that the word has ever seen. 


Born in London, Christopher Nolan is known for his exceptional sci-fi and fantasy films. Most of his films have unique characters and are quite complex in nature. He has been the recipient of several awards for his directing.

Notable Films: Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Memento, The Prestige, Justice League 

Christopher Nolan


Born in Maharashtra, India, Rajkumar Hirani has directed made many classy Bollywood movies. From being loved by people to doing well at the box office, and garnering the acclamations of the critics, he somehow manages to tick all the boxes every time.

Notable Films: PK, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Rahm Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, Sanju, Ferrari Ki Sawari, Nanban

Rajkumar Hirani


David Fincher owns the crime-mystery genre. Even though most of his films are adaptions of already existing books, he has given Hollywood a better version of them. The way the events unfold in his movies are quite intriguing to watch.  

Notable Films: The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Se7en, Zodiac, Gone Girl, The Game, Fight Club, The Social Network 

David Fincher
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Quentin Tarantino's unpredictable and violent films will never fail to surprise you. Born in Tennessee, USA, Quentin Tarantino has blessed Hollywood with lovely films right from the 80s till date.

Notable Films: Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Bastards, The Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Death Proof, Jackie Brown 

Quentin Tarantino


If you are gawking, and your eyes are glued to the screen, then you are undoubtedly watching one of David Yates films. He has done a phenomenal job directing the second half of the Harry Potter Series.

Notable Films: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Girl in the Cafe, The Legend of Tarzan, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1&2), Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  

David Yates
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Born in Canada, Cameron is known for his epic sci-fi films. James Cameron is the master behind Hollywood legendary films and is the recipient of several awards. He acquainted the world with Titanic and went on to direct a few more masterpieces.

Notable Films: Avatar, Titanic, Terminator 2, Judgement Day, Rambo II, The Abyss, Aliens 

James Cameron
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Born in Pukera bay, Newzealand, Peter Robert Jackson is known for his trilogies. The Lord of the Rings won over eleven Oscars and The Hobbit trilogy was also critically acclaimed. His films are usually adaptations of books that have been already written.

Notable Films: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Bad taste, Braindead, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  

Peter Jackson
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Born in Pennsylvania, USA, Chris Columbus is known for his exceptional direction in the first few Harry Potter films. He started directing in the 80s and went on to direct films in distinct genres.

Notable Films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Pixels, Stepmom, Mrs. Doubtfire, Adventures in Babysitting.  

Chris Columbus
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Born in California, USA Timothy Walter Burton is known for his fantasy and horror films. His distinctive style has a personal touch and is called 'Gothic Suburbia'. His films will definitely get your adrenaline rushing and will keep you to the edge of your seat till the very end.

Notable Films: Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman, Corpse bride, Big fish, Sleepy hollow, Big eyes, Dombo  

Tim Burton
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Born in Ohio, USA, Steven Speilberg is undoubtedly one of the many directors who helped in the formation of a New Hollywood Era. He is one of the most renowned and loved directors of the Hollywood film history. He has a handful of award-winning films. The first film he directed was released in the year 1971.

Notable Films: Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Steven Speilberg
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