20 Underappreciated Directors Who Deserve More Respect on Their Names
Now, we don’t mean to brag or anything, but we’re big fans of directors you might not have heard of, like Kubrick, Tarantino, Nolan, or Fincher. What’s that? Everybody knows them? Well, OK, then we’re also fans of more obscure creators like Argento, Jonze, Jarmusch, and early John Woo. Oh, you’re also very familiar with them? We’re hacks for even suggesting Jim Jarmusch is an obscure filmmaker? Damn. OK, first, that’s way too mean. But second, yeah, we get the challenge. Let’s go geekier, then.
In this Pictofact, we take a look at underrated directors whose names should carry way more respect. Take Richard Donner, for example. Some may know him as the Superman director, others as the Lethal Weapon guy, and that is already awesome. Superman and Lethal Weapon? Sheesh, dude was made of talent. But he also directed The Goonies and The Omen. The friggin’ Omen! All the love to him. Or take also Rian Johnson, who has gained mainstream recognition, although we’re still bigger fans of his first two movies. Whatever, we feel like talking about underappreciated directors, in case you haven’t noticed. Let’s go!