Introduction to the most relevant famous European Directors
The very best European directors per country.
There is hardly any country in the world that has not reproduced a great filmmaker. Sure, some are slightly better than others, but name a country and you can usually name a good movie director. This is especially true for European Cinema. Almost all European film industries have a few films that are terrific in their kind. And as we know behind great movies are great directors (and more but lets keep it simple). That is what we are establishing here. Who are the greatest European Directors per country? Or like we put: it who are the most relevant directors?
We would like you to get a great introduction to European Movies. And we feel that giving you per country a top 5 of the directors of whoms films you should see is a great start.
The list is based on our own perception of which European movie directors are most popular or famous, and have proven themselves on multipe occassions.
If you disagree or desperately want to add a director your thoughts are most welcome!
Most relevant directors list per country
Top 5 most relevant famous Danish Directors.
Our #1 Danish Director is Susanne Bier.
Top 5 most relevant famous Spanish Directors
Our #1 Spanish Director is Luis Bunuel.
Top 5 most popular Dutch movie directors
Top 5 most relevant famous Swedish Directors.
Our #1 Swedish Director is Ingmar Bergman.
Top 5 most relevant famous French Directors.
Our #1 French Director is Louis Malle.
Top 5 most relevant famous Italian director.
Our #1 Italian director is Fellini.
Top 3 most relevant famous Finnish Directors.
Our #1 Finnish Director is Aki Kaurismaki.
Top 3 most relevant famous Norwegian Directors