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List of famous film directors from Armenia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Armenia has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Armenian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Armenia and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items range from Henrik Malyan to Roman Balayan.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Armenian directors?" and "Which directors are from Armenia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Armenia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Armenian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Aik Karapetian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 35 Aik Karapetian is a film director and screenwriter.

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Albert Mkrtchyan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 81 Albert Mkrtchyan is a film director, screenwriter and an actor.

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Alek Keshishian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 54 Alek Keshishian is a Lebanese-born American film director. He is best known for his 1991 film Madonna: Truth or Dare which was, at the time, the highest-grossing documentary of all time.

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 72 Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. ...more

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Anatoliy Eiramdzhan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Anatoliy Eiramdzhan age 81 Anatoliy Nikolaievich Eiramdzhan was a Russian-Armenian film director, producer and writer.

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Aneta Ohanj is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Aneta Ohanj age 27 Aneta Ohanj is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, and film editor.

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Ara Yernjakyan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Ara Yernjakyan age 67 Ara Yernjakyan is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Armen Gasparyan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Armen Gasparyan age 48 Armen Gasparyan is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Armen Ronov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Armen Ronov age 47 Armen Ronov is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Arsen Azatyan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Arsen Azatyan age 59 Arsen Azatyan is a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Artavazd Ashoti Peleshyan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 80 Artavazd Peleshian is a screenwriter, film director and film editor.

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Boris Airapetyan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 63 Boris Airapetyan is a film director,editor and a screenwriter.

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Diran Noubar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Diran Noubar age 43 Diran Noubar is an American film director of Armenian and Italian descent. He is father of two kids, Kayane ans Antranik Alexanian. Both born ni New York. Born Frédéric Diran ...more

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Edmond Keosayan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Edmond Keosayan Died at 58 (1936-1994) Edmond Gareginovich Keosayan was an Armenian Soviet film director and musician.1952-54 - worked in Yerevan watch factory. 1954-56 - studied in Plekhanov Moscow Institute of Economy. 1956-58 - ...more

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Eduard Hambartsumyan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Eduard Hambartsumyan age 35 Eduard Hambartsumyan is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Eric Nazarian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Eric Nazarian age 42 Eric Nazarian is a screenwriter.

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Frunze Dovlatyan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Frunze Dovlatyan Died at 70 (1927-1997) Frunze Vaghinaki Dovlatyan was an Armenian film director and actor. People's Artist of USSR.

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Genrikh Oganisyan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Genrikh Oganisyan Died at 46 (1918-1964) Genrikh Oganisyan is a film director and screenwriter.

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Gor Margaryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Gor Margaryan age 35 Gor Margaryan is a film producer, film director, film editor, screenwriter and production designer.

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Hagop Goudsouzian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Hagop Goudsouzian age 69 Hagop Goudsouzian is a film director, film producer, film editor and cinematographer.

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Haig Acterian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 39 (1904-1943) Haig Acterian was a Romanian film and theater director, critic, dramatist, poet, journalist, and fascist political activist. Alongside Mihail Sebastian and Camil Petrescu, he is considered one ...more

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Sergei Parajanov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 66 (1924-1990) Sergei Parajanov was an Armenian film director and artist from the Soviet Union who made significant contributions to Ukrainian, Armenian and Georgian cinema. He invented his own cinematic ...more

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Hamo Beknazarian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Hamo Beknazarian Died at 74 (1891-1965) Hamo Beknazarian, also known as Hamo Bek-Nazarov or Amo Bek-Nazarian, was a Soviet Armenian film director.

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Hayk Kbeyan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Hayk Kbeyan age 37 Hayk Kbeyan is a film director.

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Henri Verneuil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 82 (1920-2002) Henri Verneuil was a French-Armenian playwright and filmmaker, who made a successful career in France. He was nominated for Oscar and Palme d'Or awards, and won Locarno International Film ...more

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Henrik Malyan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 63 (1925-1988) Henrik Sureni Malyan was a Soviet Armenian film director and writer. He was born in Telavi, Georgia. Malyan's uncle was famous actor David Malyan. He studied chess at an early age, along with ...more

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Hovhannes Galstyan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Hovhannes Galstyan age 49 Hovhannes Galstyan is an Armenian film director, writer and producer.

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Karen Gevorkian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Karen Gevorkian age 77 Karen Gevorkian is a Soviet, Armenian, and Russian film director and screenwriter. He directed the film Spotted Dog Running at the Edge of the Sea, which won the Golden St. George at the 17th ...more

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Karen Shakhnazarov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 66 Karen Georgievich Shakhnazarov, PAR is a Soviet and Russian-Armenian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He became the Director General of the Mosfilm studios in 1998. Shakhnazarov is the son ...more

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Levon Minasian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Levon Minasian age 48 Levon Minasian is a film director and screenwriter.

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Luska Khalapyan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Luska Khalapyan age 31 Luska Khalapyan is a film director, painter, and photographer.

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Maria Saakyan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Maria Saakyan age 38 Mariya Saakyan is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Mikhail Vartanov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 72 (1937-2009) Mikhail Vartanov. Film director, cinematographer, documentarian, essayist, photographer and artist who developed a style of documentary filmmaking termed the “direction of undirected action.” ...more

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Misha Ghazaryan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Misha Ghazaryan age 34 Misha Ghazaryan is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Mushegh Sarvarian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Mushegh Sarvarian Died at 71 (1910-1981) Mushegh Sarvarian was an Iranian film director. He directed a few movies and Shabneshini dar jahanam was the most famous and was one of the most important movies in the history of Iranian ...more

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Narine Mkrtchyan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Narine Mkrtchyan age 58 Narine Mkrtchyan is a film producer, film editor, screenwriter and film director.

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Narineh Malyan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Narineh Malyan age 58 Narineh Malyan is a film director.

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Ovanes Ohanian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 64 (1896-1960) Ovanes Ohanian was an Armenian-Iranian, was a filmmaker, inventor, founder, doctor, scientist with PhD in medicine, film, science and languages. He established the first film school in the ...more

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Patrick Masbourian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Patrick Masbourian age 48 Patrick Masbourian is a coordinator and Canadian director. He was born in 1970 in the United States to Armenian parents. He began his television career while participating in La Course ...more

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Roman Balayan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Roman Balayan age 77 Roman Gurgenovich Balayan is a Ukrainian-Armenian film director.

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Rouben Mamoulian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 90 (1897-1987) Roupen Zachary Mamoulian was an Armenian-American film and theatre director.

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Ruben Kochar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Ruben Kochar age 65 Ruben Kochar is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, painter and a writer.

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Samuel Khachikian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Died at 78 (1923-2001) Samuel Khachikian was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, author, and film editor of Armenian descent. He was one of the most influential figures in Iran's movie industry and was nicknamed ...more

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Samvel Gasparov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Samvel Gasparov age 80 Samvel Vladimirovich Gasparov is a Soviet/Russian film director and short story writer. He worked for some time at the Odessa Film Studio. Gasporov is one of the Russian filmmakers most ...more

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Sarik Andreasyan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Sarik Andreasyan age 34 Sarik Andreasyan is an Armenian director, producer and screenwriter who has worked on films and commercials. In Russia he is known for such commercial hits as The Pregnant, Moms, That Was the ...more

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Serge Avedikian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 63 Serge Avedikian, sometimes credited as Serje Avetikian, is an Armenian-French film and theatre actor, director, writer and producer, winner of Cannes Festival prize.

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Tamara Stepanyan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Tamara Stepanyan age 33 Tamara Stepanyan is a film director, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Vahagn Grigoryan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Vahagn Grigoryan age 40 Vahagn Grigoryan is a film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Vardan Hovhannisyan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
Vardan Hovhannisyan Vardan Hovhannisyan is an Armenian director and producer. From 1988 to 1991, Vardan Hovhannisyan was a freelance cameraman and covered the hot regions and ethnic conflicts related to the ...more

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Vigen Chaldranyan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Armenia
age 62 Vigen Chaldranyan is a film director, producer and screenwriter.