Since the beginning of the entertainment industry there have been some incredible directors who paved the way for today’s film makers such as Alfred Hitchcock who made some of the best horror movies and George Lucas who created the most famous space opera to date. But there is no doubt that some of the directors in the industry right now are some of the best of all time. Whether they have been working for over thirty years, or if they are relatively new to the scene. Ranging from comedies, dramas, and action , here are some of the best directors that are doing an incredible job in telling their stories.
If you’ve been reading this blog for the last couple of months then you know that Ryan Coogler is one of my favorite directors of all time. He has such beautiful vision with all of his films and does a great job of putting his own spin on established characters from iconic franchises. Ryan got his start after graduating from California State University and doing some short films while in college. This lead him to create his first feature film, Fruitevale Station in 2013. The film that put him on the map. After that, he directed movies such as Creed and Marvel’s Black Panther which are considered to be some of the best movies from the last few years. With only 3 major pictures under his belt which were critical and financial darlings, he has already put an impressive footprint in the film industry. He is set to write and direct Marvel’s Black Panther 2
Jordan Peele was already an established actor and comedian when he started directing. He got his break after joining the sketch comedy t.v. show Mad TV in the early 2000’s which is where he met his long time friend and partner Keegan-Micheal Key. From there they created one of the best sketch comedy shows Key and Peele. After the show ended he announced that he was directing a horror movie which caught everybody by surprise. It was set to be a dark comedy with hints of psychological horror, which at the time has not been done before to great success. The film had a small cast and crew but it turned out to be one of the best horror movies in recent history. This film was 2017’s Get Out. Peele had such a creative vision that has never been displayed at this level. He also produced this years BlacKkKlansman who also garnered critical acclaim. Peele demonstrates the struggles of being African-American in America and he does it in a way that isn’t too serious but still has a strong impact on society. Peele is set to produce a reebot of the famous horror t.v. show, The Twilight Zone.
James Wan is considered to be the modern king of horror. He created franchises such as Saw and The Conjuring, which are considered to be some of the best horror films in recent history. He also delves into the realm of action every now and then and has directed action movies such as Furious 7 and Aquaman. Wan has crafts every little detail in his films from start to finish and adds such a refreshing take on dying or drawn out genres. It is a known fact that James Wan fixes anything he touches. His latest film, Aquaman is already breaking box office records by beating Avengers: Infinity War in pre-purchased tickets. And is already considered to be the best DC movie in the whole DC Extended Universe. James Wan is also set to direct and third Conjuring film and several different spin-offs in the same universe.