Films not only inspire us but motivate us for many aspects of lives. Films like Rocky, The Pursuit of Happiness, Saving Private Ryan, Wolf Wall Street, are not only a source of great entertainment but leave have a long lasting emotional impact. That emotional impact is what makes these films so great, and that would never have been possible without all the great visionaries behind such films. Today, we will be listing the Top 10 Best Movie Directors Of All Time who gave us some ever green films.
10. John Ford
John Ford is remarkable film director; he was behind some classics like 1956 The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Stagecoach. His vision brought out the best in his cast and he himself was the best of his time. Ford came into the film industry following his brother who was an actor. He is one of the most rested directors in America. He was a hit at the Oscars as well, winning a total of 6 Oscars.
9. Joel Coen
Coen is responsible for No Country for Old Men, Fargo and True Grit. Born in 1954, Coen is a highly respected writer and producer. Partnering with his brother Ethan, he as director over 15 films and pretty much all of them were received well. Coen has covered every genre, making comedy, crime, horror, thriller, drama, romance, adventure, and gangster films. Coen and his brother have been a dominant force in the industry since 1990;s.
8. Ridley Scott
At number 9 of our list is none other than Ridley Scott, the man behind films like American Gangster, Prometheus, and Alien. His work is recognized around the world and his best quality is building pulse dropping tense moment in his films. Born in 1937, Scott was a Royal Engineer and was posted in UK and Europe, before his entire family move to Teesside. Scott was interested in joining the army but thanks to his father’s encouragement, he follow his artistic talents that eventually led him to the film industry.
7. Francis Ford Coppola
What a great name we have for the 7th spot of our list, Mr. Francis Ford Coppola. Born in 1939, he grew up in the Big Apple with a creative and supportive Italian family. His father was musician and mother an actress, Francis Ford was pretty much born with creative prowess. He created some of the most amazing films our time including The Godfather series and Apocalypse Now. To this day, he is one of the influential personalities in the Hollywood.
6. Orson Welles
Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, F for Sake, and Confidential Report is among some of his notable works. He was born in 1915 and his father was a well-to-do inventor. His mother on the other hand was pianist. Naturally, he was gifted with creativity and his skills with a piano were recognized. He did theater and was the founder of Mercury Theater. After some splendid theater work, he found solid ground in Hollywood.
5. Stanley Kubrick
The list couldn’t have been complete without the mention of Stanley Kubrick. He is a true visionary and his work speaks for itself. It is safe to say that Kubrick is one of the best of all time. Sadly, the man passed away back in 1999. He was the brain behind some great works like The Shining, A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange.
4. Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock was born in England in 1899 and passed away in 1980. He was famous for films like Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window and North by Northwest. His passing was a great loss for the film industry but his work will makes him immortal. He joined the film industry in 1920 and straight away it was apparent that this young man is going places. May his soul, rest in peace.
3. Martin Scorsese
At number 3 we have Martin Scorsese, a charming, eccentric and brilliant directed. Born in New York City in 1942 to Italian-American parents, most of his childhood was spent in Little Italy; which later provided inspiration for some of his films as well. Some of his most notable works include the recently released Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island, The Departed and Good fellas.
2. Tim Burton
Born in 1958, Tim Burton is the man behind the success of Johnny Depp. He gave the world an immensely talented actor by offering him roles that played to his strengths. Tim Burton is behind films like Edward Scissor hands, Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland and more. Not only that, but he gave us Batman in 1989 and first Batman Returns in 1992. Planet of the apes is also among his masterpieces.
1. Steven Spielberg
At the very top of the food chain, there is only one man, one legendary director and producer, Mr. Steven Spielberg. The man doesn’t need any introduction, his film captivate the audience and he gave us classics like Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and my personal favorite Catch men if You Can. Spielberg has won 3 Oscars and another 166 wins & 151 nominations.