Two Cents Worth: Directorial Completion

This week’s Two Cents Worth regards directors for whom you have seen every single film he or she has ever made.  There may be more than one of them and they may or not be your favorite directors of all time, but if you’ve taken the time to see every single film a director has done my guess is that they’re pretty high up on your list.

For me, the only director for whom I’ve seen every movie made by him or her is David Fincher.  In case you’re wondering, here is a list of his films along with my rankings of them.

  1. MV5BMTc1NDkwMTQ2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzY0ODkyMg@@._V1._SX214_CR0,0,214,314_Fight Club (1999)
  2. Se7en (1995)
  3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  4. The Social Network (2010)
  5. The Game (1997)
  6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  7. Panic Room (2002)
  8. Alien 3 (1992)
  9. Zodiac (2007)

While Fincher isn’t necessarily my favorite director, I’m nevertheless a big fan of his work. He’s one of those directors who brings a high level of quality to every single project he takes on;  in other words he’s the guy we want directing the movie adaptations that we want to not suck (i.e. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).  It definitely helps that Fight Club is one of my favorite movies of all time.

I would like to add that I am only one film away from being completely filled in on the resumes of my two actual favorite directors; Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan.  I have yet to see Jackie Brown (1997) or Following (1998), but plan on rectifying that shortly.  Again, in case you’re curious, here are my rankings of each director’s films.

images (4)Christopher Nolan:

  1. The Dark Knight (2008)
  2. Memento (2000)
  3. Inception (2010)
  4. The Prestige (2006)
  5. Batman Begins (2007)
  6. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  7. Insomnia (2002)

MV5BMjIwOTY5NDgzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjE3NjQxMw@@._V1._SY314_CR5,0,214,314_Quentin Tarantino:

  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. Django Unchained
  3. Inglourious Basterds
  4. Kill Bill: Volume 1
  5. Reservoir Dogs
  6. Kill Bill: Volume 2
  7. Sin City 
  8. Death Proof

Now I’d like to hear from you.  Which directors’ films have you seen all of?  If not, which comes the closest?  Sound off in the comments below!


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I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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14 Responses to Two Cents Worth: Directorial Completion

  1. Mark Walker says:

    There’s a few I could mention here…
    The Coens, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jean-Pierre Juenet. I’m sure there’s more but those are the ones that jump into my mind.

    • r361n4 says:

      Damn, that’s impressive. I definitely want to improve my exposure to the Coen Brothers and PTA, probably going to start working on that soon

  2. Tarantino and Nolan are poster boys for consistently good film making. Also both don’t make that many films, but the ones they do make are good 😀

  3. Seen all of Tarantino’s, close on Spielberg (2 away), close on Scorsese (2 away)

    On day I hope to add Hitchcock to that list. LOL. I know its gonna be hard, but it’ll be worth it!

    • r361n4 says:

      Damn, that’s impressive, those two directors have a huge list of films on their resumes. Still not as huge as Hitchcock but that’ll be a challenge for a time when free time is more plentiful I’m guessing

  4. ckckred says:

    There are always a couple of films I haven’t seen by a director. I’ve seen all of Stanley Kubrick’s films except Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita, and Fear and Desire, plus I’ve almost completed all of PTA and Tarantino’s filmography (I haven’t watched either Hard Eight or Death Proof).

  5. Spikor says:

    I’ve seen all of Sam Raimi’s feature directorial works except the relatively recent Drag Me to Hell, and the very old Crimewave.

    His list is a short one, but if I see The Majestic, I’ll fill out Frank Darabont’s work.

    I honestly can’t remember if I did or not, but if I watched Piranha 2 when I was younger, I’ve seen all of James Cameron’s non-documentary features.

  6. I’ve seen all of Nolan’s films. I’ve yet to see Alien 3 and Jackie Brown to complete Fincher and Tarantino’s filmographies.

  7. I’ve seen everything of Tarantino’s except Deathproof and everything of Nolan’s except Insomnia. I’ve seen everything of Stanley Kubrick’s except his smaller releases pre Paths of Glory. There’s some massive gaps in my film watching though, need to sort it out!

    • r361n4 says:

      Trust me, I feel you there, I’m working on finally seeing a lot of classic movies that I by no means should I have gone this long without seeing

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