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List of famous film directors from Romania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Romania 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 Romanian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Romania and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of items on this list include Jean Aurel and Victor Iliu.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Romanian directors?" and "Which directors are from Romania?"

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

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Adrian Sitaru is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 47 Adrian Sitaru is a Romanian director, producer and actor, born in 1971. He is the author of several short films, of which Valuri, the most well-known, has received numerous prizes. Notably, he ...more

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Albert Solé is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Albert Solé age 56 Albert Solé is a film director and screenwriter.

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Alex Rotaru is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Alex Rotaru is a film and television editor, film producer , cinematographer, film director and an actor.

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Alexa Visarion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Alexa Visarion age 71 Alexa Visarion is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Alexandra Gulea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Alexandra Gulea age 48 Alexandra Gulea is a film editor, film director and screenwriter.

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Alexandru Baciu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 41 Alexandru Baciu is a screenwriter.

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Alexandru Tatos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Alexandru Tatos Died at 53 (1937-1990) Alexandru Tatos was a film director and screenwriter.

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Amos Guttman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Amos Guttman Died at 39 (1954-1993) Amos Guttman was an Israeli film director.

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Anca Damian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 56 Anca Damian is a film director, film producer, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Anca Miruna Lazarescu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 39 Anca Miruna Lazarescu is a film director and screenwriter.

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Andrei Blaier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Andrei Blaier Died at 78 (1933-2011) Andrei Blaier was a Romanian film director and screenwriter. His 1958 film The Ball was entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.

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Andrei Ujică is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 67 Andrei Ujică is a Romanian screenwriter and director.

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Andy Fetscher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 38 Andy Fetscher is a German-Romanian film director, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Anghel Mora is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 51 (1949-2000) Anghel Mora was a film director, script writer, actor, poet, PR agency director, and folk musician from Romania. Mora was born May 12, 1949 in Turnu Severin, and died on November 18, 2000 in ...more

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Aurel Miheles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Aurel Miheles age 93 Aurel Miheles is a film director.

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Beatrice Bleonț is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Beatrice Bleonț age 57 Beatrice Rancea Jurian is a stage director.

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Benjamin Fondane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 46 (1898-1944) Benjamin Fondane or Benjamin Fundoianu was a Romanian and French poet, critic and existentialist philosopher, also noted for his work in film and theater. Known from his Romanian youth as a ...more

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Bernard Natan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 56 (1886-1942) Bernard Natan was a Franco-Romanian film director and actor of the 1920s and 1930s. He was once said by historians to be one of the earliest pornographic film directors and porn stars, although ...more

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Bogdan George Apetri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Bogdan George Apetri age 42 Bogdan George Apetri is a lecturer, a cinematographer, a film director, a screenwriter and a film producer.

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Calin Peter Netzer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Calin Peter Netzer age 43 Călin Peter Netzer is a Romanian film director. His first feature film, Maria, won the Special Prize of the Jury at the Locarno International Film Festival, among other prizes at this and other ...more

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Cătălin Mitulescu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 46 Cătălin Mitulescu is a Romanian film director. He graduated from the UNATC in Bucharest in 2001. He is best known for the short film Trafic, which won him the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2004 ...more

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Raul Cristian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Raul Cristian age 45 Chris Rolie is a film director.

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Christian Calson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 43 Christian Calson is a Romanian-born American independent filmmaker best known for his use of anti-film and shock-cinema techniques.

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Constantin Vaeni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Constantin Vaeni age 76 Constantin Vaeni is a film director.

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Cornel Todea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Cornel Todea Cornel Todea was a film director.

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Corneliu Porumboiu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 43 Corneliu Porumboiu is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. His 2006 feature 12:08 East of Bucharest won him the Camera d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. He is the son of football ...more

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Cristi Puiu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 51 Cristi Puiu is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. With Anca Puiu and Alex Munteanu, in 2004 he founded a cinema production company, naming it Mandragora. After returning to Romania, Puiu ...more

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Cristian Mungiu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 50 Cristian Mungiu is a Romanian filmmaker, winner of the Palme d'Or in 2007.

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Cristian Nemescu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 27 (1979-2006) Cristian Nemescu was a Romanian film director. Nemescu was born in Bucharest. He graduated from the Academy for Theater and Film in 2003. During his final year in the academy he made a short ...more

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Cristiana Nicolae is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Cristiana Nicolae age 75 Cristiana Nicolae is a film director and writer.

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Dan Chisu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 63 Dan Chisu is a film and television director, film and television producer, actor and screenwriter.

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Dan Pița is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Dan Pița age 80 Dan Pița is a Romanian film director and screenwriter.

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Dana Ranga is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Dana Ranga age 54 Dana Ranga is a Romanian writer and film director, currently living and working in Berlin.

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Dean Rusu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Dean Rusu Dean Rusu is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, and cinematographer.

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Delia Antal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 34 Delia Antal is an actress, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Dinu Cocea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Dinu Cocea Died at 84 (1929-2013) Dinu Cocea is a film director and screenwriter.

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Dinu Tanase is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Dinu Tanase age 72 Dinu Tanase is a film director, producer and cinematographer.

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Elisabeta Bostan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Elisabeta Bostan age 87 Elisabeta Bostan is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. She directed 25 films between 1956 and 1991.

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Emil Loteanu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 67 (1936-2003) Emil Loteanu was a Soviet film director born in Clocuşna, Moldova which was then a part of Greater Romania. He moved to Moscow in his early life.

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Eugène Ionesco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 85 (1909-1994) Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, ...more

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Florin Piersic Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 50 Florin Piersic Jr. is an actor, screenwriter, film director and film producer.

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Florin Şerban is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 43 Florin Șerban is a Romanian film director whose film If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle won the Jury Grand Prix and the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2010 Berlin Film festival. The film was also ...more

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Francisc Munteanu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Francisc Munteanu Died at 69 (1924-1993) Francisc Munteau was a film director and screenwriter.

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Gábor Tompa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Gábor Tompa age 61 Gábor Tompa is a Romanian theater director and teacher, born in Târgu Mureş on 8 August 1957. Since 2007 he has been Head of Directing at the Theatre and Dance Department of the ...more

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Gabriel Liiceanu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
age 76 Gabriel Liiceanu is a Romanian philosopher. He graduated from the University of Bucharest's Faculty of Philosophy in 1965, and from Faculty of Classical Languages in 1973. He earned a doctorate ...more

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Gabriel Sîrbu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Gabriel Sîrbu age 48 Gabriel Sîrbu is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Geo Saizescu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Geo Saizescu Died at 81 (1932-2013) Geo Saizescu was a Romanian actor and film director. He appeared in 22 films between 1963 and 2009 and directed 16 films between 1953 and 2006.

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Géza von Cziffra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 89 (1900-1989) Géza von Cziffra was a Hungarian and Austrian film director and screenwriter.

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Gheorghe Marinescu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Died at 75 (1863-1938) Gheorghe Marinescu was a Romanian neurologist, founder of the Romanian School of Neurology.

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Gheorghe Naghi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Romania
Gheorghe Naghi age 86 Gheorghe Naghi is a Romanian film director and actor. He directed 25 films between 1955 and 1991.