The Top 10 Writer-Directors

By January 7, 2015Top 10 Lists

The pure writer-director (someone who exclusively writes and directs their own movies) probably does not exist. Cinema is such an inherently collaborative artform that the roles of director and screenwriter often overlap, with a great screenplay providing many of the visual clues and hints as to how a film should look and directors often contributing, at least in part, to a film’s finished script. Nevertheless, these ten writer-directors, ranging from modern masters to all-time greats, are deserving of the title, having written (or at the very least co-written) and directed some of the most seminal films in cinema.