10 Hollywood Directors Without a Flop

Directing a film is never easy. There are so many technicalities that one has to follow in order to get the perfect shot. Over the years we have seen many artists and directors make their debut. But does everyone manage to win the hearts of the audience? No, not all of them. A big budget or a big star cast is not the key to every films box office success. Even a debutante director who knows what to deliver and what will catch the eyes of the audience, can succeed with the film. A great story line, a brilliant direction with a bunch of good actors is definitely going to win you the praises of the audience. 

Let's take a look at 10 Hollywood directors who have never had a flop film in their bag of movies.


Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is regarded as one of the best directors in the world. He is well known for his satirical subject matter. His ability to make violence look stylish is simply amazing. His last film, The Hateful Eight (2015) managed to attract his fans and it was appreciated globally.

Martin Scorsese

He is considered as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. He has made a bunch of underwhelming movies and the audience from all around the world has praised him for his work. His films Shutter Island (2010) and Hugo (2011) has won him many awards and more over peoples praises.

Christopher Nolan

Words cannot describe Nolan's brilliance. Nolan is best known for his nonlinear story line which makes him one of the highest grossing directors in history. His recent film Dunkirk (2017) was loved by not just his fans but also the audience globally.

Akira Kurosawa

Depending on who you ask, Akira Kurosawa is either the greatest, most under-appreciated or the most influential filmmaker. He was presented with the Academy award for lifetime achievement. He was also named the Asian of the century in arts, literature and culture category by Asian week magazine and CNN.


Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul is from the same breed of let the work speak for itself filmmakers. When Paul paired with Tom Cruise, his work was praised by the audience and won him awards. 

Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick, a New York city native, graced the film world with some of his brilliantly directed films like Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kubrick made his pictures outside of the corporate system and with total creative control.

James Cameron

When we hear the name of James Cameron, we are definitely reminded of the film Titanic (1997). Not many know that it took 10 years for Mr. Cameron to complete one of his biggest projects, the Sci-fi epic Avatar (2009).

Billy Wilder

During Hollywood's golden age from the 1940's through the 50's, Billy Wilder was unstoppable. He was widely known for his heartfelt comedy which dominated the later part of his career. 


Sergio Leone

His filmography isn't as long as the other directors on this list, but Sergio Leone did not need a double digit number of movies to cement his legacy. He was popularly known for his mafia movies and before he passed away, Leone won the praises of many around for executing the great work that he did for brilliant Mafia based movies.

Tim Burton

Tim Burton's ability to produce hits with a low budget impressed studio executives and after that he received his first big budget film, Batman. He is well known for his dark, gothic, and quirky fantasy films. If you know other directors who are known for their hit films, do let us know in your comments below. Your favorite ticketing site turns 10 soon, so keep an eye for exciting offers and more. Also, don't forget to read the Dunkirk review.