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100 Greatest Directorial Debuts

A list of one hundred of the most impressive directorial debut films in cinematic history, some of which you'd have never guessed were a director's first.
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made by The Movie Man
avg. score: 33 of 100 (33%)
required scores: 1, 14, 22, 35, 52 

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1
Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
2
Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1944)
3
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
4
12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
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5
The Producers (1967)
The Producers (1967)
6
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
7
Downhill Racer (1969)
Downhill Racer (1969)
8
Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
9
Woodstock (1970)
Woodstock (1970)
10
Duel (1971)
Duel (1971)
11
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
12
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
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13
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
14
Silent Running (1972)
Silent Running (1972)
15
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
16
Badlands (1973)
Badlands (1973)
17
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
18
Westworld (1973)
Westworld (1973)
19
Benji (1974)
Benji (1974)
20
Dark Star (1974)
Dark Star (1974)
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21
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
22
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
23
Eraserhead (1977)
Eraserhead (1977)
24
Shock Waves (1977)
Shock Waves (1977)
25
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
26
Gates of Heaven (1978)
Gates of Heaven (1978)
27
Grease (1978)
Grease (1978)
28
Up in Smoke (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
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29
Watership Down (1978)
Watership Down (1978)
30
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
31
Time After Time (1979)
Time After Time (1979)
32
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
33
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
34
Caddyshack (1980)
Caddyshack (1980)
35
Arthur (1981)
Arthur (1981)
36
Body Heat (1981)
Body Heat (1981)
37
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
38
The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead (1981)
39
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
40
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
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