Top 5 Uniquely Creative Directors

Quentin Tarantino at the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" film presentation last April. Photo by Dan Steinberg/REX/Shutterstock (9640757ac)

Everyone can recognize a famous actor from their appearances on screen, but it often takes a film buff to identify the director. These 5 directors, however, are so imaginative and creatively unique that anyone could spot the mind behind the movie.

David Lynch

From Blue Velvet to Eraserhead, David Lynch has a way of bringing his audience into his own imaginary world. His unique use of surreal concepts and imagery make watching his movies a very particular experience.

Stanley Kubrick

From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Clockwork Orange and The Shining, Kubrick has a special way with the camera. All of his most reputable movies have received at least 8.0 on IMDB, and the director has the ability to work his magic across multiple genres.

Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino’s movies are less about linear story lines, and more about the art of the story itself. His characters and their lives are always deeply compelling to watch, and the general feel of his films are easily identifiable.

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s films often use a special colorscape and are praised for their stunning visual impact. He is regarded by many as a modern-day auteur, in the way he consistently creates gorgeous stylistic movies.

Tim Burton

Although not all of his movies are up to the standards of Pulp Fiction or The Shining, Tim Burton cannot be criticized when it comes to his creativity. His movies all take place in a strange, gothic world which can only be described as “Burton-esque.” From Edward Scissorhands to his recent remakes of Alice In Wonderland, Burton’s imagination is beautifully unique.