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Top 50 director debut movies of the last 10 years

Stacker Logo By Chris Compendio of Stacker | Slide 1 of 51: Every year in cinema highlights up-and-coming film directors who share their visions with the world, whether through independent projects at events like the Sundance Film Festival or large wide-release blockbusters. Hollywood is always hungry for new talent, and the debut feature films from newer directors put them on the map to be snatched up or courted for larger productions. Though making a first feature-length film is a daunting task, many of these first-time directors are not coming into the experience totally blind, carrying relevant credits and skills. These filmmakers may have created short films, worked in commercials and ads, or directed television episodes. They may also come from other trades in the filmmaking world, such as visual effects, screenwriting, or storyboarding. Often enough, prolific actors will make the jump into directing, taking advantage of their name and celebrity and instantly highlighting their directorial debuts. And in recent decades, some fresh filmmakers are coming from newer media, such as YouTube and other social media and video websites. Whatever the case may be, making a feature-length movie is simply the next step for the careers of these creators. With this in mind, Stacker is taking a look at the top 50 of these directors (or directing teams), having surveyed the best movies of the past decade (2010–2019) on IMDb. The minimum vote threshold is 3,000, and these top 50 directorial debuts are ranked according to IMDb user scores. Ties were broken by votes. Bollywood films were not considered, nor were Pixar films with first-time co-directors. Each slide will cover the history of a director and list their feature film debut, along with their IMDb rating; titles that they have directed afterward will also be discussed. Their filmmaking style and themes that reoccur over their subsequent works will also be touched upon. Click onward to see some of the top new talents in filmmaking from the past decade. You may also like:  Longest-running TV series

Top 50 director debut movies of the last 10 years

Every year in cinema highlights up-and-coming film directors who share their visions with the world, whether through independent projects at events like the Sundance Film Festival or large wide-release blockbusters. Hollywood is always hungry for new talent, and the debut feature films from newer directors put them on the map to be snatched up or courted for larger productions.

Though making a first feature-length film is a daunting task, many of these first-time directors are not coming into the experience totally blind, carrying relevant credits and skills. These filmmakers may have created short films, worked in commercials and ads, or directed television episodes. They may also come from other trades in the filmmaking world, such as visual effects, screenwriting, or storyboarding.

Often enough, prolific actors will make the jump into directing, taking advantage of their name and celebrity and instantly highlighting their directorial debuts. And in recent decades, some fresh filmmakers are coming from newer media, such as YouTube and other social media and video websites. Whatever the case may be, making a feature-length movie is simply the next step for the careers of these creators.

With this in mind, Stacker is taking a look at the top 50 of these directors (or directing teams), having surveyed the best movies of the past decade (2010–2019) on IMDb. The minimum vote threshold is 3,000, and these top 50 directorial debuts are ranked according to IMDb user scores. Ties were broken by votes. Bollywood films were not considered, nor were Pixar films with first-time co-directors.

Each slide will cover the history of a director and list their feature film debut, along with their IMDb rating; titles that they have directed afterward will also be discussed. Their filmmaking style and themes that reoccur over their subsequent works will also be touched upon.

Click onward to see some of the top new talents in filmmaking from the past decade.

You may also like: Longest-running TV series

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