The impact a director leaves isn’t based on quantity but on quality. You can make only one film and be remembered for decades. Some of the people featured in this list are considered among the greatest filmmakers. The others are on their way to the top of that pile. The limited number of films is based on quite a few factors. These include: directors wanting to take time between projects or them not getting the necessary finance. One way or another they have only made a few films. But there is so much variety and talent spread across, it is hard to ignore their merit. It is almost guaranteed that everyone here would make more than ten films in the future and we would gladly welcome that. As always, this is a subjective list and what you have in mind might be totally different. So, here’s the list of top directors with less than 10 movies under their belt.
15. Edgar Wright
No. of films made: 5 (including ‘Baby Driver’)
What merits his inclusion is his inventiveness and style of film making. Though he is paying homage to his favorite genres in his films, he is able to put his own stamp on them. The Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy is a collection of some of the funniest films made this century. ‘Scott Pilgrim’ has developed a cult following of its own. With his latest film getting rave reviews, we are waiting for its release with bated breath. Despite focusing more on style his emphasis on the emotional beats in his films, is quite impressive.