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The Top Directors of the 2000s

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List of the top directors of the 2000s. From 2000 to 2009, the best directors of all time were able to push out some of their greatest endeavors yet. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies set high standards for the 21st century filmmakers, but other directors of the 2000s rose to the occasion. Look no further than the two Andersons, Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson, whose indie films turned into box office hits during the decade.
Ron Howard, another actor-turned-director, impressed critics with A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man, while Jason Reitman hit a three-for-three with movies like Thank You For Smoking, Juno, and Up in the Air. Two female directors were also incredibly important in the 2000s, not only with Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, but also with Kathryn Bigelow changing the landscape forever with her 2009 Best Director Academy Award for The Hurt Locker.
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    Ang Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Directors of the 2000s
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    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)
    Chosen (2001)
    Hulk (2003)
    Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    Lust, Caution (2007)
    Taking Woodstock (2009)
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    Paul Thomas Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Directors of the 2000s
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    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    There Will Be Blood (2007)
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    Erin Brokovich (2000)
    Traffic (2000)
    Ocean's Eleven (2001)
    Full Frontal (2002)
    Solaris (2002)
    Eros (2005)
    Ocean's Twelve
    Bubble (2006)
    The Good German (2006)
    Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
    Che (2009)
    The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
    The Informant! (2009)
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    David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Directors of the 2000s
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    Panic Room (2002)
    Zodiac (2007)
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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    Danny Boyle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Directors of the 2000s
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    The Beach (2000)
    Strumpet (2001)
    28 Days Later (2002)
    Millions (2004)
    Sunshine (2007)
    28 Weeks Later (2007)
    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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    Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Directors of the 2000s
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    King Kong (2005)
    The Lovely Bones (2009)
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    Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Directors of the 2000s
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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
    A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    The Missing (2003)
    Cinderella Man (2005)
    The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    Frost/Nixon (2008)
    Angels & Demons (2009)
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