Science fiction and fantasy
Profiles of science fiction and fantasy directorsThis is not an exhaustive list of directors involved in science fiction or fantasy, or even a complete list of people who have been reviewed on Warpcore SF. The people featured here are those whose work has been mentioned at least twice on this site.
The Most Praised Directors on Warpcore SF
Alex Proyas has directed feature films in genres such as science fiction and horror.
This director has a diverse portfolio of work, from gloomy sci-fi such as Children of Men to the children's fantasy Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
A director responsible for comic-book adaptations such as Superman Returns and X-Men.
Chris Columbus directed some of the Harry Potter movies.
Chris Weitz has directed fantasy films such as The Golden Compass and New Moon.
Christopher Nolan is perhaps most renowned for his Batman films.
This British director is known for making vampire movies.
The director who brought us Riddick, and other science fiction films.
David Yates is a British director who has worked on films in the Harry Potter series.
Francis Lawrence has directed films in a variety of genres.
Having worked on Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, Gabor Csupo branched out to direct feature films in the fantasy genre.
George Lucas is most famous for Star Wars.
Guillermo del Toro
The director of fantasy and comic-book films such as Hellboy.
James Cameron is a Canadian director and screenwriter with a flair for big-budget science fiction.
Jon Favreau has worked as an actor, producer and screenwriter as well as directing movies.
An American director whose movies include high-octane science fiction titles.
The director of Underworld and Underworld Evolution.
Michael Bay has created some high-octane sci-fi movies.
Mike Newell has directed films and TV shows in a wide range of genres.
The Oscar-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Rob Cohen has directed some pacy, high-octane films in various genres.
This director has created horror movies with a Grindhouse feel.
The science fiction films of Roland Emmerich are often destructive, action-packed creations that are all about the spectacle.
The director of a number of Spider-Man movies.
The veteran film director responsible for E.T.
This member of Monty Python has directed and written a lot of genre movies.
Tim Burton is known for the distinctive gothic style of his movies.
A Russian-Kazakh director who has adapted some of Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch novels.
The director of some adaptations of Terry Pratchett's novels.