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My Top 10 Favourite Directors
10Kim Jee-woon

Kim Jee-woon knows how to make the perfect action thriller. The Age of Shadows last half contains some of the most intense scenes ever, A Bittersweet Life is a haunting tragedy disguised as your typical action thriller and I Saw The Devil is a brilliant and disturbing film that fits right at home with the vengeance trilogy. His films are all disturbing, fun and introspective at the same time.

Favourite Film:
I Saw the Devil
9Christopher Nolan

He is the king of the blockbuster with some of the most visually impressive films in the past decade. His scripts may not always be the tightest but he knows how to make a film engaging.

Favourite Film:
The Dark Knight
8Isao Takahata

He is here for Princess Kaguya alone. That film is not only one of the best animated films of all time but also one of the best films of all time. The animation is beyond remarkable. The rest of his filmography are still great too from the heart breaking The Grave of the Fireflies to the charming Only Yesterday to the straight up strange but entertaining Pom Poko.

Favourite Film:
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
7Satoshi Kon

Despite his short filmography that sadly ended too soon, Satoshi Kon still managed to be one of the most influential and creative film makers. Perfect Blue is pure genius with it's use of colour theory. Tokyo Godfathers is full of clever metaphors and details that will make it worth more than one watch. Millennium Actress is also pretty much perfect. Paprika, while also confusing as all hell, is nothing but entertaining and it is also the biggest influence for Inception.

Favourite Film:
Perfect Blue
6Martin Scorsese

Scorsese has made countless classics such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Raging Bull. But even his lesser known works are great too such as Silence and The King of Comedy. His films always contain stunning cinematography and performances. Even after a 50+ year long career, he is still making impressive films and has had very few low points. He is considered a classic director for a good reason.

Favourite Film:
Shutter Island
5David Fincher

His thrillers never fail to be thrilling and his dramas never fail to be engaging. Outside a couple low points, his filmography is rather stellar and Mank may be forgettable but it got me to watch Citizen Kane so...

Favourite Film:
4Edgar Wright

His films are full of hidden details, foreshadowing, easter eggs that they will forever be rewatchable. Even after countless rewatches, I am still finding new things in his films. His humour never misses too. His editing style is unique. Still yet to see another film to replicate the style as well as he does.

Favourite Film:
Hot Fuzz
3Hayao Miyazaki

All of his films are wholesome and full of imagination. The animation is stellar and the worlds he creates are magical. Many frames in his films are trapped in my head and I am ok with this. Spirited Away score is perfect. His commentary on war and the environment are unexpectedly deep and nuanced considering that these films are technically for children. Sometimes, his characters are too 'simple' for me but at the same time they don't have to be more.

Favourite Film:
Spirited Away
2Park Chan-wook

His films are practically perfect. The cinematography is always stunning, the scores are always beautiful (probably say The Handmaiden and Oldboy have my favourite scores of all time) and the scripts are always masterfully written that hold intensity and emotion throughout. After watching his films, my first thought was "this will probably be better on rewatch." So he could be 1 in the future.

Favourite Film:
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
1Bong Joon-ho

Parasite, Memories of Murder and Mother are the holy trinity of thrillers. Bong Joon-ho is unique with his mixing of genres from dark comedy to horror to thriller to socio-political drama and it never fails. Also, he knows how to make an unforgettable shot.

Favourite Film:
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