Film, as it is often said, is a director’s medium and it’s true. Directors have more influence over the quality of a film than any other person involved in the process. I picked my top five directors based on a few criteria. They have to be still working. They have to have directed at least three feature films. They have to be still capable of directing a great film (in my opinion of course). For example, Frances Ford Coppola is still alive, still occasionally working, but I don’t think he has a great film left in him. So with those rules in mind, here are my top 5 and those just off the list.
Honorable Mention: JJ Abrams, James Cameron, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, and Joss Whedon