The 2010s—Top Directors

The top 100 directors of the 2010s, according to the Letterboxd community (as at 1 January 2020). Jump to the bottom of this description to see the full list as text.
By “top”, we mean the narrative feature film directors whose work in the 2010s, as ranked by the Letterboxd community, combined with their overall placing on Letterboxd’s Top 250 of the 2010s, signifies their excellence in the directing field.
We took a mathematical approach to ensure a balance between quantity and placement of films directed in the 2010s (ranking), and the quality of those films (rating).
Here’s how we worked it out:
i) We noted the number of films a director had in the 2010s top 250 list. (Directors…

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  • Incendies

    1

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    2

  • Poetry

    3

  • Inception

    4

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    5

  • The Irishman

    6

  • Shoplifters

    7

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    8

  • Django Unchained

    9

  • La Flor

    10

  • Coco

    11

  • Little Women

    12

  • Parasite

    13

  • A Separation

    14

  • Whiplash

    15

  • Uncut Gems

    16

  • Moonlight

    17

  • Mommy

    18

  • Marriage Story

    19

  • Phantom Thread

    20

  • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2

    21

  • Avengers: Endgame

    22

  • From What Is Before

    23

  • A Silent Voice

    24

  • Logan

    25

  • The Lighthouse

    26

  • Gone Girl

    27

  • Embrace of the Serpent

    28

  • Aquarius

    29

  • The Favourite

    30

  • The Raid 2

    31

  • Pain and Glory

    32

  • Cold War

    33

  • Hereditary

    34

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    35

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    36

  • Swing Kids

    37

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    38

  • The Florida Project

    39

  • 12 Years a Slave

    40

  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

    41

  • Certified Copy

    42

  • Creed

    43

  • Weekend

    44

  • Paddington 2

    45

  • Leviathan

    46

  • John Wick

    47

  • How to Train Your Dragon

    48

  • Invisible Life

    49

  • Call Me by Your Name

    50

  • Wolf Children

    51

  • Phoenix

    52

  • Knives Out

    53

  • A Touch of Sin

    54

  • A Prophet

    55

  • Oslo, August 31st

    56

  • Force Majeure

    57

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    58

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    59

  • Pariah

    60

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    61

  • Waves

    62

  • 1917

    63

  • Tabu

    64

  • Cemetery of Splendor

    65

  • Carol

    66

  • Love Exposure

    67

  • Two Days, One Night

    68

  • Silenced

    69

  • American Honey

    70

  • The Invisible Guest

    71

  • Right Now, Wrong Then

    72

  • Take Shelter

    73

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    74

  • Blue Valentine

    75

  • When Marnie Was There

    76

  • Zootopia

    77

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    78

  • Before Midnight

    79

  • A Fantastic Woman

    80

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    81

  • Taxi

    82

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    83

  • The Lego Movie

    84

  • No

    85

  • Things to Come

    86

  • Another Year

    87

  • Hell or High Water

    88

  • The Great Beauty

    89

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown

    90

  • Certain Women

    91

  • A Taxi Driver

    92

  • Ad Astra

    93

  • I, Daniel Blake

    94

  • Rocketman

    95

  • Paterson

    96

  • Carlos

    97

  • Melancholia

    98

  • Green Room

    99

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    100