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The best and worst movies from 10 iconic directors


The best and worst movies from 10 iconic directors

Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins in Abduction (2011)

Lightning Pictures

Kathryn Bigelow’s worst: ‘Blue Steel’ (1990)

Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel

Voltage Pictures

Kathryn Bigelow’s best: ‘The Hurt Locker’ (2008)

Guy Pearce and Brian Geraghty in The Hurt Locker

American Zoetrope

Sofia Coppola’s worst: ‘The Bling Ring’ (2013)

Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien in The Bling Ring (2013)

Focus Features

Sofia Coppola’s best: ‘Lost in Translation’ (2003)

Bill Murray in Lost in Translation

Art Linson Productions

Alfonso Cuarón’s worst: ‘Great Expectations’ (1998)

Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Bancroft in Great Expectations

Universal Pictures

Alfonso Cuarón’s best: ‘Children of Men’ (2006)

Clive Owen and Clare-Hope Ashitey in Children of Men


Ava DuVernay’s worst: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (2018)

Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid in A Wrinkle in Time

Forward Movement

Ava DuVernay’s best: ‘13th’ (2016)

Newt Gingrich and Ava DuVernay in 13th

British International Pictures (BIP)

Alfred Hitchcock’s worst: ‘Juno and the Paycock’ (1929)

Edward Chapman, John Longden, and Kathleen O’Regan in Juno and the Paycock (1929)

Shamley Productions

Alfred Hitchcock’s best: ‘Psycho’ (1960)

Patricia Hitchcock & Janet Leigh in a scene from “Psycho”

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Mira Nair’s worst: ‘Amelia’ (2009)

Mira Nair in a scene from Amelia

Mirabai Films

Mira Nair’s best: ‘Salaam Bombay!’ (1988)

Nana Patekar and Chanda Sharma in Salaam Bombay!

American International Pictures (AIP)

Martin Scorsese’s worst: ‘Boxcar Bertha’ (1972)

David Carradine in Boxcar Bertha

Warner Bros.

Martin Scorsese’s best: ‘Goodfellas’ (1990)

Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas

Fox 2000 Pictures

Ridley Scott’s worst: ‘The Counselor’ (2013)

Javier Bardem and Michael Fassbender in The Counselor

Dreamworks Pictures

Ridley Scott’s best: ‘Gladiator’ (2000)

Russell Crowe and Djimon Hounsou in Gladiator


John Singleton’s worst: ‘Abduction’ (2011)

Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins in Abduction

Columbia Pictures

John Singleton’s best: ‘Boyz n the Hood’ (1991)

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tyra Ferrell in Boyz n the Hood

Max L. Raab Productions

Agnès Varda’s worst: ‘Lions Love (… and Lies)’ (1969)

Richard Bright and Billie Dixon in Lions Love (… and Lies)


Agnès Varda’s best: ‘The Beaches of Agnès’ (2008)

Agnès Varda in The Beaches of Agnès

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