in the vein of the 3 directors 3 films thread, this is the 3 least favorite directors and your least favorite film from their filmography. only 3, ranked, in order.
here’s an example of 3 easy ones:
1) Brett Ratner — Tower Heist
2) Eli Roth — Hostel 2
3) Paul W.S. Anderson — Resident Evil: Afterlife
1. James Cameron – True Lies (but I refuse to watch Avatar and Titanic)
2. Michael Bay- Transformers
3. McG – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
1) Chris Columbus – Bicentennial Man
2) Wolfgang Peterson – Troy
3) David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
1)Michael Bay- Transformers
2)Tyler Perry- Good Deeds
3)Zach Braff- Garden State
1. M. Night Shyamalan – The Happening
2. Greg Araki – Mysterious Skin
3. Federico Fellini – Amarcord
Well, Brentos has called my bluff – ha! I’m just considering art-house filmmakers (who cares about the rest?) whose work I do follow (for whatever reason) who maybe have a film or two I might like, but overall, are my least favorite. Mine is not a list of worst films/directors ever – which is something different – or directors so bad I really never want to watch another film by them.
These lists might be a bit less predictable than the ‘favorites’ lists. We’ll see…
1. Noe – Irreversible
2. Jodorowsky – El Topo (though Santa Sangra is close)
3. Makevejev – Sweet Movie
In my mind, these filmmakers are mostly all style over substance. I know all of these films have fans here, so doing this to get a rise out of ‘em!
1. Noe – Irreversible
2. Shamalamadingdong – The Last Airbender
3. Bay – Transformers 2
I have a feeling most people are going to choose contemporary directors, because nobody hates that obscure director from the 50’s who made all those shitty movies that people hated and stuff.
1. Ron Howard – Backdraft
2. M.Night Shyamalan – The Sixth Sense
3. Joel Schumacher – Batman & Robin
1. James Cameron- TITANIC (I refused to watch AVATAR)
2. Douglas Sirk-ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
3. Darnell Martin-CADILLAC RECORDS.
1 – Michael Bay – Transformers
2 – Paul W.S. Anderson – Resident Evil
3 – Roland Emmerich – Godzilla
Michael Bay / Transformers.
Tyler Perry / Madea’s Witness Protection.
Eli Roth / Hostel II.
1. Baz Luhrmann – Romeo and Juliet
2. Tarantino – Kill Bill vol. 2
3. James Cameron – Titanic
Tarantino: inglorious basterds
Haneke: Funny Game (97)
Soderbergh: The Good German
my least favorite people in film are Zach Braff and George Clooney but they are actors first.
Of the three listed, I hate nearly all their work but continue to see it so I can have the right to complain
Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction
Zach Snyder – Watchmen
Ridley Scott – Gladiator
Scott certainly has more hits than the misses of the other two selections, but I consider him a mixed bag. I really enjoy Russell Crowe’s work but couldn’t stand to watch either Gladiator or Robin Hood, and I hope A Good Year proves to be a different experience entirely.
1. Tim Burton – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
2. Aronofsky – Requiem for a Dream
3. Godard – La Mépris
Burton I’ve always hated, Aronofsky is a different case – Requiem was a total disaster but I remember liking his other films, especially Black Swan even though I didn’t care much for The Fountain. Godard I’ve never cared about much at all, I enjoyed Vivre sa Vie, Breathless and Alphaville but he comes out so cold to me.
1. Rob Marshall – Chicago
2. James Cameron – Titanic
3. Michael Bay – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Richard Kelly – Donnie Darko
Terence Malick-The Tree of Life
Paul Thomas Anderson-There Will Be Blood
M. Night Shyamalan-The Village (haven’t seen Lady in the Water or Last Airbender)
damn forgot PTA.
His biggest sin was There Will Be Blood (agree there).
I guess I will give him a pass cause I liked one of his films quite a bit
Peter Greenaway – The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover
Pier Paolo Pasolini – Salo, or the 120 days of Sodom
Gaspar Noe- Irrevisble
nope. no thanks.
1. Lars von Trier, Antichrist
2. Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
3. James Cameron, Titanic
(Three ghastly, award-winning films from three ghastly, award-winning directors. Sergio Leone had a lucky escape here, I can tell you.)
1. Rob Marshall — CHICAGO
2. Zack Snyder — 300
3. Anthony Minghella — COLD MOUNTAIN
I am so glad that I am not alone with Rob Marshall & Chicago.
i’m interested in the reasons why people hate Von Trier and Pasolini
Burton- Planet of the Apes
Brentos- I would not say the word hate regarding Pasolini – I just can’t watch that much cruelty (Salo) and am dubious that any meaning can survive the sadism portrayed. My vote was based mainly on that one film. I did not watch the whole film, so my vote can be disqualified on a technicality. I find Pasolini’s life story interesting, and his shooting style excellent (not sure of his actors.) I think I do like some shocking films, but Salo no… and I think it is a mistake to expect that much sadism watching from an audience. Finally, those actors look pretty young. That bothers me : It seems to me that Pasolini shares with the fascists one thing- exploitation of youth. Perhaps that is too harsh.
i can see that. I absolutely adore Pasolini’s films (though i absolutely understand the hatred for Salo) Teorema and The Gospel According to St. Matthew are two of my all time faves
@Brentos- I have not seen Gospel and I will give it a shot.
Michael Bay- Transformers 2
He’s the only filmmaker I legitimately hate. Can I just vote for him?