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The 5 Greatest Directors of the Decade

Now, I know some people may disagree, but a one-movie set-list is all good, because if that movie is good enough, it will shoot the director up to the top. My pics are:

5. Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Invictus, Mystic River): One of the most moving directors of all time, Eastwood adds beauty to all situations, and makes everything seem so dramatically powerful.

4. Shelton Jackson “Spike Lee” (25th Hour, She Hate Me, Inside Man, Miracle at St. Anna): One of the most visionary and racially powerful directors of all time, Spike Lee has made many movies that have been impacting in both dramatic power and in the aspect of strong emotional and racial hatred for the characters, as well as love and a bonding between races.

3. Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Gangs of New York): Martin Scorsese’s two best films were made in this decade, and really made me think about the way crime drama features are supposed to be.

2. Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, The Beach, Sunshine): Danny Boyle had the biggest impact on film in the 00’s, but that doesn’t mean he was the best. He made a very beautiful film in Sunshine, and made an epic fight for survival in 28 Days Later.

1. James Cameron (AVATAR): Go figure, my favorite movie of the year’s director. It is true, though. Cameron wrote and directed this film, which I feel will go down in history as not just the best graphical film, but the most inclusive film of thought out character-studies and strong plot lines. Bravo, Jim!

8 thoughts on “The 5 Greatest Directors of the Decade”

  1. Pretty bang up list. I like your picks.
    Even though at first I wasn’t sure about Spike but then you pointed out Miracle at St. Anna of which I thought was brilliant, so it’s all good.

  2. *For Clint Eastwood, you forgot to mention Changeling.

    Honorable Mention:
    Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2, Inglourious Basterds): He is responsible for not only resurrecting John Travolta’s career, which was on life support, but he also turned Samuel L. Jackson into a star. That movie is also famous the mysterious briefcase as well as for Samuel L. Jackson delivering the Ezekiel 25:27 speech.

  3. I really need to go see Avatar I guess. I see you raving about it all over the site and it’s atop all of your lists for this decade. Must really be that good. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it…but most of the people I know that have seen it raved so much because of the 3D. They weren’t sure how good it would have been without the 3D. But I’ll go check it out and see for myself. Great list man.

  4. thanks, man. It wasn’t just good because of the 3-D, though that extra dimension added pure awesomeness to the film. That being said, the acting, awesome story, script and directing, and alright music spun this film around my mind for days. It really is that good, man, and I hope you enjoy it.

  5. Interesting!

    Cameron did like 3 movies and only I think only one really stands out. The Docs were pretty interesting but not that stand out. I still have to wait on Avatar, it hasn’t premiered in my part of the world yet.

    I’d go for in this order
    1. Clint Eastwood
    2. Martin Scorsese
    3. Quentin Tarantino
    4. Christopher Nolan
    5. Danny Boyle

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