The success of a movie is very much dependent on the director’s vision as well as the story. his vision takes the movie on another level. directors are the one who guides everyone and everything that happens when a movie is under making. From guiding the actors how to play the character, to the technical stuff on the lighting, camera angle composition, etc.

In the era of the Hollywood industry, many classic movies are made. Those movies are labeled as classic not because of their story only but also in the direction of the directors. there are lots of good directors who made classic movies and are still making. Here is the list of the top 10 Hollywood movie directors of all time.

1. Stanley Kubrick
Born – July 26, 1928, New York City
Known For – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Shining (1980)
Highest Rated Movie – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) ( IMDb – 8.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 98% )

the top 10 Hollywood movie directors of all time

2. Alfred Hitchcock
Born – Aug 13, 1899, Leytonstone, UK
Known For – Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), North by Northwest (1959)
Highest Rated Movie – Rear Window (1954) ( IMDb – 8.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 100% )

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3. Christopher Nolan
Born – Jul 30, 1970, UK
Known For – Inception (2010), The Dark Knight (2008), Memento (2000)
Highest Rated Movie – The Dark Knight (2008) ( IMDb – 9.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 94% )

christopher nolan

4. Charles Chaplin
Born – 25 December 1977, Switzerland
Known For – Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator1940), Limelight (1952)
Highest Rated Movie – Modern Times (1936) ( IMDb -8.5 /10, Rotten Tomatoes – 100% )

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5. Quentin Tarantino
Born – March 27, 1963, Tennessee, USA
Known For – Pulp Fiction (1994), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Kill Bill: Vol. (1,2)(2003-4), Django Unchained (2012)
Highest Rated Movie – Pulp Fiction (1994) ( IMDb – 8.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 92% )

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6. Steven Spielberg
Born – Dec 18, 1946, USA
Known For – Schindler’s List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Highest Rated Movie – Schindler’s List (1993) ( IMDb – 8.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 97% )

steven spielberg

7. James Cameron
Born – Aug 16, 1954, Canada
Known For – Titanic (1997), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Avatar (2009)
Highest Rated Movie – The Terminator (1984) ( IMDb – 8.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 100% )

James Cameron

8. David Fincher
Born – Aug 28, 1962, USA
Known For – The Social Network (2010), Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999)
Highest Rated Movie – The Social Network (2010) ( IMDb – 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 96% )

David Fincher

9. Peter Jackson
Born – Oct 31, 1961, New Zealand
Known For – King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: Trilogy, District 9 (2009)
Highest Rated Movie – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) ( IMDb – 8.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 95% )

Peter Jackson

10. Martin Scorsese
Born – Nov 17, 1942, USA
Known For – Taxi Driver (1976), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006)
Highest Rated Movie – Goodfellas (1990) ( IMDb – 8.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes – 96% )

Martin Scorsese

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