It doesn't always take an enormous number of movies for a director to make an impact, sometimes as little as one or two films might just be enough. After all, it isn't always about the quantity of projects, but also about the quality. The six directors we have listed in this article may have less than 10 films to their credit, but it is their talent that makes it rather hard for us to ignore them. Obviously, if these great directors ever decide to make more films in the future, we would gladly welcome that!
Andrea Arnold is a director who excels in making realistic cinema with affecting characters. It is her strong artistic vision that makes a wonderful director. She has made about four films, of which her best constitute Fish Tank (2009) and American Honey (2016).
Edgar Wright is known for his inventiveness. He not only focuses on style but also on the emotions. Of the six films he has made, it is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) that invited a cult following.
Spike Jonze started out by making music videos and has since become a successful filmmaker. In his first two films, he did receive acclaim for his direction but it was the writer Charlie Kaufman who ended up getting more of the praise. It was with his other two films, Where The Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013), that he has truly come into his own.
Steve McQueen is a brave filmmaker who has four films to his credit. He doesn’t seem to shy away from any subject matter. It was with 12 Years a Slave (2013) that he made history; he won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Of the seven films Paul Thomas Anderson has made, some will definitely rank among the greatest ever in years to come. His total command over his films is a joy to watch. He is also able to extract every ounce of acting from his cast. The best example of this would be Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood (2007) and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master (2012).
Darren Aronofsky has a unique and stylized approach to filmmaking as seen in the six films he has made. His films usually deal with the darkness that resides in human beings. This has led to some of the most fascinating character studies in recent times. Whether it is The Wrestler (2008) or Black Swan (2010), he has always managed to leave his mark.