Directors

Directors work with actors, cinematographers, editors, and craftspeople to bring the script to the screen. From sets and props to pace and expression, the director determines the detail of every scene. The final edit of the film is rarely up to the director — the studio has final cut. Directors also may lack veto power over product placement. Directors in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

Rank Director Score Films With smoking With brands
1 Steven Spielberg 277 3 2 0
2 Rian Johnson 207 2 1 1
3 Jeff Wadlow 133 2 1 0
4 Destin Daniel Cretton 83 2 2 0
5 James Gray 64 2 1 0
6 Adam Robitel 58 2 1 0
7 Guy Ritchie 44 2 1 0
Jake Kasdan 44 2 1 0
8 Gurinder Chadha 40 2 2 0
9 Todd Haynes 22 2 2 0
10 Tyler Perry 10 2 2 0
11 Christopher Landon 8 2 1 0
M. Night Shyamalan 8 2 1 0
12 Sean Anders 0 2 0 0
Stella Meghie 0 2 0 0
Joe Russo 0 2 0 0
Simon Curtis 0 2 0 0
Harold Cronk 0 2 0 0
Joachim Rønning 0 2 0 0
Jun-Soo Park 0 2 0 0
Andrew Erwin 0 2 0 0
F. Gary Gray 0 2 0 0
Johannes Roberts 0 2 0 0
Lasse Hallström 0 2 0 0
Ry Russo-Young 0 2 0 0
Anthony Russo 0 2 0 0
Jon Erwin 0 2 0 0
Jon Watts 0 2 0 0