While it may be surprising, some of the best films released since 2010 were directorial debuts. Sure, every famous director has their first film, but how many of these first films turn out to be some of the best movies of their time? Well, there are actually quite a few recent directorial debuts that stand up to top films from seasoned directors. In fact, you may not even realize some of the movies here were the directors' first crack at directing.
From hit action flicks to hilarious comedies, these first-time directors have brought us some great movies since 2010. Moreover, you may notice a number of these debuts come from established actors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Don Jon, as well as Jordan Peele with his hit horror film, Get Out. Even the ever-popular Deadpool was a directorial debut. Of all these great films, which do you think are the best directorial debut movies since 2010?
Take a look at the list below and vote up your favorites from these first-time directors. You may even find one of your favorites!
Actors: Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, + more
Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, + more
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, + more
Actors: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, + more
Actors: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Daniel Zolghadri, Greg Crowe
Actors: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher, Jr.
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, + more
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, + more
Actors: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, + more
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed, Bird York, + more
Actors: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan, Hayley McElhinney, Craig Behenna, + more
Actors: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro
Actors: Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo, Reza Sixo Safai, + more
Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, + more
Actors: Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Journee Brown, Cymbal Byrd, Max Casella
Actors: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, + more
Actors: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, + more
Actors: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d'Arcy James, + more
Actors: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, + more
Actors: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jack Black, + more
Actors: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, + more
Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, John Hawkes, Brady Corbet, + more
Actors: Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway, Jodie Whittaker, Chris Wilson, + more