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Top 5 Directors: 2000-2010

If you are even aware of my reviewership, you will know that I love directors like dog’s love chasing cats. They are a class of people who excel above others to present a vast assortment of entertainment to the eyes of Joe Somebody. So I have decided to dedicate a review to the people who made the best movies in my most relative decade: the 00′s. Comment if your opinions differ, but I would love to see what everyone thinks. Hope everyone agrees though!

Top 5 Directors: 2000-2010

5. Danny Boyle

>Films- The Beach, 28 Days Later, Millions, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire

4. Martin Scorsese

>Films- Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shine A Light

3. TIE
Darren Aronofsky

>Films- Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler

Gaspar Noe

>Films- Irreversible, Enter the Void

2. Quentin Tarantino

>Films- Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds

1. Christopher Nolan

>Films: Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight

About J.C. Simpson

I am a high school student who is involved in film at my school in my broadcasting/video production class. Having met up-and-coming film affiliates in my area, I have come to know many great camera techniques, good writing skills and cinematographic specialties. I have taken courses and am in the process of becoming certified to use multiple different editing equipment/software engines and cameras. I am in the process of writing over 10 Screenplays and 3 Books, and look to hopefully enter into the world of cinema as a editor, scorer, cinematographer, writer and director.

10 Responses to “Top 5 Directors: 2000-2010”

  1. TannhauserGate says:

    Well it must have been difficult deciding the no.1 position between Nolan and Tarantino. Well i personally believe that Tarantino is a better director if you just look at the aspect of direction. Just what i think.
    Anyways nice list nonetheless.

  2. J.C. Simpson says:

    Thanks for the list. Well, though I love Tarantino, and I love his shots, editing, and his amazing writing… the same can be said verbatim about Nolan. And I just think Nolan is better. Not really for any reason of substantial detail. It is just… Nolan is perfect. He hasn’t made a “good” movie even. They’ve all been great. Whereas Tarantino’s “Death Proof” and “Jackie Brown” were “alright” but not too great. Obviously the details of the films, including the exceptional writing, were looked upon as something much more than respectable. But ever single movie Nolan has made has moved me in ways no other movies have done before.

  3. Charleen says:

    Great list. It was from the heart, I can tell.

  4. Nice list J.C., i don’t know who my top 5 would be but i would defo have Nolan and Tarantino. I think i would have to include Peter Jackson because of The Lord Of The Rings, all three films came out in the time frame you have selected, and they are easily three of the best films between 2000 and 2010.

    Great shout for Aronofsky by the way.

  5. J.C. Simpson says:

    I would agree that jackson did a great job, but the others were just too overpowering to me. And yeah, Aronofsky deserves all the credit he gets haha. I think that an honorable mention list would be: Peter Jackson, Richard Kelly, David Fincher, James Cameron (cuz, come on), Alfonso Cuaron, and CERTAINLY Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Alejandro Amenobar.

  6. Dr.Manhattan says:

    I think it’s a great list, for the time frame anyway. Chris Nolan really does have a perfect streak.

  7. J.C. Simpson says:

    haha, completely agree man.

  8. Micah Blowers says:

    It’s hard for me to say that I like most films by one director. I really wish I did. It’d save me a lot of searching. Gotta mention David Lynch though. His two best and most craziest films Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire came out during this time period. They certainly aren’t for everyone though. I can’t believe how much I like Inland Empire because I really hated it at first. I know almost no one will watch it twice but it demands more than one viewing.

  9. I’d toss Michel Gondry and David Fincher somewhere in that list…

  10. J.C. Simpson says:

    I agree with both. Michel Gondry not as much. But yes, they deserve mention.


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