10 FAVORITE ACTIVE FILM DIRECTORS, RANKED

Not best. Personal. Favorite. Definitive. (Been working on this one for months.... So hard to leave people off.) If they have a film coming out I want to see it. Gulp. Sublisted films ranked too.
  1. 10.
    Tim Burton
    Mars Attacks! Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Big Eyes. Beetlejuice. Big Fish. Edward Scissorhands. (Loved his early stuff, recent feels like a cliche of himself. Wish Spike Jonze had more features...)
  2. 9.
    Steven Speilberg
    Raiders of the Lost Ark. Saving Private Ryan. Catch Me If You Can. The Terminal. Jurassic Park. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Lincoln. Bridge of Spies. Etc.
  3. 8.
    Christopher Nolan
    The Prestige. Memento. Inception. Insomnia. The Dark Knight. Batman Begins. The Dark Knight Rises. Interstellar.
  4. 7.
    Ben Stiller
    Zoolander. The Cable Guy. Tropic Thunder. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Reality Bites. The Ben Stiller Show (TV sketches). Haven't yet seen: Zoolander 2.
  5. 6.
    Alexander Payne
    The Descendants. Election. About Schmidt. Nebraska. Citizen Ruth. Sideways.
  6. 5.
    Richard Linklater
    School of Rock. Boyhood. Dazed and Confused. Before Sunset. Before Sunrise. Before Midnight. Slacker. Bernie. Waking Life. TBD: Everybody Wants Some.
  7. 4.
    Edgar Wright
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Shaun of the Dead. Hot Fuzz. The World's End. Spaced TV series.
  8. 3.
    Taika Waititi
    What We Do In The Shadows. Boy. Eagle vs Shark. TBD: Hunt for the Wilderpeople. TBD: Thor: Ragnarok.
  9. 2.
    Wes Anderson
    Fantastic Mister Fox. The Grand Budapest Hotel. Bottle Rocket. Moonrise Kingdom. Rushmore. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The Darjeeling Limited. The Royal Tannebaums.
  10. 1.
    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
    Raising Arizona. O Brother Where Art Thou. The Hudsucker Proxy. Fargo. Inside Llewyn Davis. No Country for Old Men. The Big Lebowski. A Serious Man. Hail, Caesar. True Grit. Barton Fink. Miller's Crossing. Blood Simple. Burn After Reading.