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188 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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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
7.2

A winning outsider tale set in the Deep South

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Topsy-Turvy (1999)
7.4

A meticulous and whimsical account of the making of the influential comic opera The Mikado

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On the Count of Three (2021)
7.1

A darkly comic tale following two best friends on the last day of their lives

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Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
7.3

A hypnotic series of conversations set in sumptuous 19th-century China

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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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8.4

A tale of yearning and obsession bathed in a melancholic atmosphere

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The Woman Who Left (2016)
7.4

A Golden Lion-winning moralistic tale from slow cinema master Lav Diaz

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Paris, 13th District (2021)
7.0

A sensuous drama following the love and sex lives of three young Parisians

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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
7.2

A charming gay romcom filled with strong cultural detail

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The Promise (1996)
7.6

A gritty, realist thriller and a bitter coming-of-age tale all in one

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Days of Being Wild (1990)
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8.1

A dreamy rumination on the beauty of unattainable romance

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One Cut of the Dead (2017)
7.8

A one-of-a-kind Japanese zombie comedy that takes the genre to another dimension

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Summer Hours (2008)
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8.0

An affecting family drama that also asks questions about art, home, and mortality

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