10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Moribunny
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10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Rules:
- Made their feature-length debut 1994 or after (I'm not including purely short film makers).
- 3 film minimum (because some of them will not have done a lot yet).

Here are mine [quick edit :D ]:

1. Lynne Ramsay - 79.2 (5)
2. Cristian Mungiu - 78.25 (4)
3. Sylvain Chomet - 77.62 (3)
4. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 75.25 (4)
5. Andrew Bujalski - 74.33 (3)
6. Jafar Panahi - 73.67 (3)
7. Shane Meadows - 72.17 (6)
8. Wen Jiang - 71.57 (3)
9. James Gray - 71.5 (4)
10. Joseph Cedar, 67 (3), Aaron Katz - 67 (3) (tied)

Runners up: Jaume Balaguero, Adam Elliott, Dover Koshashvili

Why 1994? Because 1995 would have been just as arbitrary, I sought to include Gray and Jiang, and I make the rules.

6/2014 - following drastic changes, my up-to-date list is on the second page of this thread
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Throwing out some names (I think) adhering to 1994. Ordered by instinct.

Lynne Ramsay
Carlos Reygadas
Shane Meadows
Duane Hopkins
Wes Anderson
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Hirokazu Koreeda
Chan-wook Park

Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is on C4, the 29th (UK). Enjoyed FT & RR.
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Oh, Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Must see Tropical Malady.

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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1. Paul Thomas Anderson - 69.50 (4)
2. Apichatpong Weerasethakul - 69.00 (4)
3. Wes Anderson - 61.60 (5)
4. Tomas Alfredson - 58.33 (3)
5. Christopher Nolan - 56.15 (6)
6. Darren Aronofsky - 49.60 (5)
7. Gaspar Noé - 56.67 (3)
8. Brad Bird - 45.00 (4)
9. Guy Ritchie - 36.67 (3)
10. Andy and Lana Wachowski - 35.67 (3)

There's so much wrong with that list... God... clearly Weerasethakul is the best director of of those and I feel ashamed not to have higher scores for more people.

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Let's see:
1. Darren Aronofsky 88.2 (5 films)
2. Christopher Nolan 86.38 (8 films)
3. Paul Thomas Anderson 86.17 (6 films)
4. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 82.50 (4 films)
5. Richard Kelly 77.33 (3 films)
6. George Clooney 77.33 (3 films)
7. Gore Verbinski 75.75 (4 films)
8. Sam Mendes 75.33 (3 films)
9. Wes Anderson 74.33 (3 films)
10. Danny Boyle 74.2 (5 films)

Not the greatest list. I do consider my top 3 though to be among my favorite working directors.

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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I don't really have enough rankings, but:
1. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (80)
2. someone named Shannon Hartman (74.33)
3. Zhang Ke Jia (73.75)
4. P. T. Anderson (73.33)
5. Louis C.K., who says "you're welcome, Ms. Hartman!" (71.67)
6. Christopher Nolan (67)
7. Joon-ho Bong (64.67)
8. Chan-Wook Park (60.5)
9. Takashi Miike (53)
10. Wes Anderson, thankfully knocking out the Farrellys (50.75)

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Here are my top 10 directors who fit this criteria:

José Padilha. 78.75 (4)
Andrew Dominik. 76.67 (3)
Noah Baumbach. 75.00 (3)
Darren Aronofsky. 69.20 (5)
Bertrand Bonello. 68.00 (5)
Gaspar Noé. 67.71 (7)
James Marsh. 66.67 (3)
Paul Thomas Anderson. 66.33 (6)
Wes Anderson. 65.63 (8)
Paolo Sorrentino. 61.25 (4)

Padilha, in first position on this list, is in 31st position on my list of directors with at least three films seen. Of course, taking an average score for a director's films can be a bit of a rough instrument at times.

For comparison, here are the rest of the directors I could locate who fit this criteria and have an average of at least 50:

Dardenne brothers. 60.00 (3)
Thomas Vinterberg. 60.00 (3)
Spike Jonze. 59.58 (12)
Lucky McKee. 57.50 (4)
Christopher Nolan. 56.25 (8)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 56.25 (4)
Michel Gondry. 55.83 (6)
Nacho Vigalondo. 55.00 (5)
Michael Winterbottom. 55.00 (5)
Harmony Korine. 53.33 (6)
David O. Russell. 53.33 (3)
Guy Ritchie. 51.25 (4)
Chan-wook Park. 50.00 (5)
Nicolas Winding Refn. 50.00 (3)

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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1. Spike Jonze
2. Paul Thomas Anderson
3. Wes Anderson
4. Sofia Coppola
5. Noah Baumbach
6. Rian Johnson
7. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennne
8. Bong Joon-Ho
9. Kim Ki-Duk
10. Michael Winterbottom

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Lynne Ramsay - 8 (3 films)
Spike Jonze - 8 (3 films)
Wes Anderson - 7.86 (7 films)
Gaspar Noé - 7.75 (3 films)
Paul Thomas Anderson - 7.75 (4 films) [will most likely decrease on a re-watch of Magnolia]
David Gordon Green - 7.6 (5 films)
Satoshi Kon - 7.25 (4 films)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 7 (3 films)
Noah Baumbach - 7 (4 films)
Alexander Payne - 7 (3 films)

runner-ups:
james gray, dardenne brothers, zhang ke jia, shane meadows, nicolas winding refn, makota shinkai, apichatpong weerasethakul
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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1. Joss Whedon, 3 films (88.67)
2. Christopher Nolan, 7 films (86.57)
3. Edgar Wright, 3 films (86.33)
4. Brad Bird, 3 films (85.00)
5. Danny Boyle, 3 films (84.33)
6. Darren Aronofsky, 4 films (84.25)
7. Guy Ritchie, 5 films (82.8)
8. Matthew Vaughn, 4 films (81.5)
9. Doug Liman, 4 films (80)
10. Marc Forster, 5 films (79.8)

Little bit ashamed of some of those rankings.

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