224 Best Directors under 30 years old Movies To Watch

Popular + Directors under 30 years old

Popular + Directors under 30 years old

Recommendations for films made by directors who were under 30 years old at the time of release.

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Metropolitan (1990)

7.0

A little something for the Scott Fitzgerald (and Gossip Girl) fans

Bull Durham (1988)

7.5

An uncommonly character-driven sports drama with a trio of star performances

Rewind (2020)

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8.0

A harrowing account of child abuse and a family's role in sustaining or preventing it

Till (2022)

7.5

The latest entry in a long line of social issue dramas, Till stands out for its nuanced blend of intimacy and universality

I Killed My Mother (2009)

7.0

An unflinchingly honest family drama from a young filmmaker, authentic down to its imperfections

The Kings of the World (2022)

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8.4

A knife-sharp account of five kids' journey to land restitution and self-determination

The Red Turtle (2017)

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8.5

An astonishing, dialogue-free animated fable featuring nature as its only protagonist

Mars One (2023)

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8.2

A beautiful, nuanced, and down-to-earth family drama from Brazil

The Outfit (2022)

7.4

Surprising till the very end, The Outfit is a well-made and satisfying mob mystery

The World of Us (2016)

7.6

The tale of a cruel summer that highlights a social divide between kids

The Dig (2021)

7.0

Here and in real life, nothing stays lost forever
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