We have already ranked the best sci-fi films of the 21st century. Today, we are ranking the greatest directors of sci-fi films of all time. One important point to note here is that we are not ranking the directors on their overall work but rather just the sci-fi films they have made; which makes things interesting because even though Stanley Kubrick is arguably the greatest director of all time, he has only made two science fiction films. How would he compete with someone like James Cameron or Ridley Scott, both of whom have made several great science fiction films? Let’s see and list down the 10 best sci-fi movie directors of all time.
Note: We haven’t considered ‘Star Trek’ series, ‘Star Wars’ series or ‘Lord of the Rings’ triolgy as sci-fi movies. They fall more into the adventure-fantasy realm. We also haven’t considered comic-book films as science-fiction.
10. Robert Zemeckis
One of the connoisseurs of special effects, Robert Zemeckis is credited with directing some of the most influential American movies ever made. As someone whose works have often been criticized for an apparent shortage of social relevance, Zemeckis always stuck to his guns. Though he has experimented — and at times been very successful — with other genres, he was able to break into this list for his extraordinary ‘Back to the Future Trilogy’ alone.
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9. Spike Jonze