Living Directors Whose Films I Would Definitely See or Most Likely See in Theaters

Living directors whose new film I would see no matter what. The reviews, the actors, or the subject matter don’t matter.
Woody Allen
Pedro Almodóvar
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Darren Aronofsky
Noah Baumbach
Kathryn Bigelow
Joon-ho Bong
Catherine Breillat
Albert Brooks
Mel Brooks
Charles Burnett
Jane Campion
John Carpenter
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Ethan and Joel Coen
Francis Ford Coppola
Sofia Coppola
David Cronenberg
Alfonso Cuarón
The Dardenne Brothers (Jean-Pierre and Luc)
Terence Davies
Brian De Palma
Guillermo del Toro
Claire Denis
Clint Eastwood
David Fincher
William Friedkin
Terry Gilliam
Jonathan Glazer
Jean-Luc Godard
James Gray
Christopher Guest
Michael Haneke
Todd Haynes
Werner Herzog
Jim Jarmusch
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Charlie Kaufman
Harmony Korine
Chang-dong Lee
Spike Lee
Mike Leigh
Richard Linklater
David Lynch
Terrence Malick
Michael Mann
Elaine May
Errol Morris
Jafar Panahi
Alexander Payne
Roman Polanski
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kelly Reichardt
David O. Russell
Martin Scorsese
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Steven Spielberg
Oliver Stone
Quentin Tarantino
Béla Tarr
Paul Verhoeven
Lars von Trier
John Waters
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Frederick Wiseman
John Woo

Living directors whose new film I would almost certainly see because I usually like their films and/or they almost always make good films, but if they made a film that got horrible reviews, I might not see it.
Ana Lily Amirpour
Roy Andersson
Judd Apatow
Dario Argento
Andrea Arnold
Olivier Assayas
Sean Baker
Danny Boyle
Tim Burton
Louis C.K.
James Cameron
Leos Carax
Xavier Dolan
Bruno Dumont
Asghar Farhadi
Costa-Gavras
Ricky Gervais
Greta Gerwig
Michel Gondry
Paul Greengrass
Luca Guadagnino
Walter Hill
Nicole Holofcener
Hsiao-hsien Hou
James Ivory
Spike Jonze
Aki Kaurismäki
Abdellatif Kechiche
Hirokazu Koreeda
Yorgos Lanthimos
Ang Lee
Ken Loach
David Lowery
David Mamet
Martin McDonagh
Steve McQueen
Bennett Miller
Hayao Miyazaki
Michael Moore
Cristian Mungiu
Mira Nair
Jeff Nichols
Gaspar Noé
Christopher Nolan
François Ozon
Chan-wook Park
Alex Ross Perry
Sam Raimi
Lynne Ramsay
Dee Rees
Benny and Josh Safdie
John Sayles
Paul Schrader
Ridley Scott
Whit Stillman
Gus Van Sant
Denis Villeneuve
Wim Wenders
Kar Wai Wong
Edgar Wright
S. Craig Zahler
Jia Zhangke
Andrey Zvyagintsev
Terry Zwigoff

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