Expert-Level Director Debuts

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Can you name the notable directors from their debut full-length theatrical features?

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Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Paris Nous Apppartient (Paris Belongs To Us)1960
The Hunger1983
Ossessione1943
The Deadly Companions1961
Diner1982
Performance1970
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1966
Praesidenten (The President)1919
Stachka (Strike)1925
Bad Company1972
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow By Reading Books1988
The Fox1967
Jour de Fete (Holiday)1949
Heaven Can Wait1978
Mala Noche (Bad Night)1985
Pi1998
Luci del Varieta (Variety Lights)1950
Stormy Monday1988
Liebe ist Kalter als der Tod (Love is Colder Than Death)1969
Summer Holiday1963
Blind Husbands1919
My Left Foot1989
The Sterile Cuckoo1969
Halbblut (The Half-Caste)1919
Edge of the City1957
Badlands1973
Zange no Yaiba (Sword of Penitence)1927
Ivanovo Detstvo (My Name is Ivan/The Youngest Spy)1962
Die Verliebte Firma (The Company's in Love)1932
La Commare Secca (The Grim Reaper)1962
In the Company of Men1997
Et Dieu . . . Crea la Femme (And God Created Woman)1956
Le Fantome du Moulin-Rouge1925
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978
This is Spinal Tap1984
I Basilischi (The Lizards)1963
Hard Eight1996
Danny Boy (Angel)1982
Redes (The Wave)1935
Das Blaue Licht (The Blue Light)1932
The Triple Echo1972
Sweet Charity1969
Caged Heat1974
Hester Street1975
Compartiment Tueurs (The Sleeping Car Murders)1965
Head1968
Turn On to Love1969
The Verdict1946
Rose Scarlatte (Red Roses)1940
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot1974
When the Clouds Roll By1919
Noz w Wodzie (Knife in the Water)1962
Shivers (They Came From Within)1975
Fear and Desire1953
Come Back, Little Sheba1952
Der Knabe in Blau (The Blue Boy/Emerald of Death)1919
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch)2000
Sex, Lies and Videotape1989
What's Up, Tiger Lily?1966
Bottle Rocket1996
Mauvaise Graine (Bad Blood/Bad Seed)1934
The Pleasure Garden1925
Lola1961
Die Grobe Liebe (The Great Love)1931
Bleak Moments1971
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985
Si J'etais un Espion (If I Were a Spy)1967
Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
The Turn in the Road1919
She's Gotta Have It1986
Oh! What a Lovely War1969
Who's That Knocking at My Door (J.R./I Call First)1967
The Careless Years1957
The Kid1921
The Cohens and the Kellys in Trouble1933
A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)1960
Eggshells1969
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)1955
Grumpy1930
Swamp Women (Cruel Swamp)1955
The Three Ages1923
Sanshiro Sugata (Judo Story)1943
The Young Stranger1957
Le Signe du Lion (The Sign of Leo)1959
Pokolenie (A Generation)1955
Truly Madly Deeply1990
The Strong Man1926
Body Heat1981
Two Crowded Hours1931
On the Town1949
The Great McGinty1940
Hard Times1975
Look Back in Anger1958
Les Anges du Peche (Angels of the Streets)1943
Shadows1959
Tui Shou (Pushing Hands)1992
I Shot Jesse James1949
Schlock1973
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle)1983
Cronace di un Amore (Story of a Love Affair)1950
Dark Star1974
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975
Kris (Crisis)1946
Drive, He Said1971
Sweetie1989
Dragonwyck1946
Blood Simple1984
Une Vie Sans Joie (Backbiters)1924
Konkurs (Audition/Talent Competition)1963
Butterfly Kiss (Killer On the Road)1995
Clerks1994
Mondo Trasho1969
The Duellists1977
The Bellboy1960
The Delinquents1957
The Evil Dead1981
The Falls1980
Un Pilota Retorna (A Pilot Returns)1942
Sweet Kill (The Arousers)1973
Thief1981
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie1972
Jenny1936
Lazy Lightning1926
The Seventh Victim1943
French Dressing1964
The Stripper1963
En Kille Och en Tiej (A Guy and a Gal)1975
Grand Theft Auto1977
THX 11381971
Bring Your Smile Along1955
Seven Sinners1925
Le Sang d'un Poete (Blood of a Poet)1930
The Householder (Gharbar)1963
Das Madchen vom Moorhof (The Girl From the March Croft)1935
Sixteen Candles1984
Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Hiroshima Mon Amour1959
Kyriakatiko Xypnima (Windfall in Athens)1954
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1945
Mademoiselle Fifi1944
The Left Handed Gun1958
Wat Zien Ik (Diary of a Hooker)1971
Dr. Broadway1942
Not as a Stranger1955
Der Junge Torless (Young Torless)1966
The Bellboy and the Playgirls1962
Room at the Top1959
Lebenszeichen (Signs of Life)1968
In Which We Serve1942
40 Pounds of Trouble1962
The Cars That Ate Paris1974
Night of the Living Dead1968
Forbrydelsens Element (The Element of Crime)1984
Bugsy Malone1976
Fear Strikes Out1957
Black Sunday1960
Seizure1974
I Pugni in Tasca (Fist in His Pocket)1965
Catch Us If You Can (Having a Wild Weekend)1965
Following1998
The Maltese Falcon1941
Summer in the City1970
The Landlord1970
Journey's End1930
Period of Adjustment1962
Intent to Kill1958
A Kind of Loving1962
Un Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl)1976
Il Colosso di Rodi (The Colossus of Rhodes)1961
Sleeping Dogs1977
9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat1976
Kill Me Again1989
Le Beau Serge (Bitter Reunion)1958
Bad Taste1987
Gumshoe1971
12 Angry Men1957
Poor Cow1967
Cabin in the Sky1943
Murder a la Mod1968
Backroads1977
Applause1929
The Idolmaker1980
L'Assassin Habite . . . au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21)1942
Straight Shooting1917
Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)1959
The Road to Glory1926
L'Age d'Or (The Golden Age)1930
The Loveless1982
Return of the Secaucus Seven1980
Good Times1967
The Slender Thread1965
The Sugarland Express1974
Play Misty for Me1971
This Sporting Life1963
They Live By Night1948
Goldstein1965
The Last House On the Left1972
Der Schatz (The Treasure)1923
Accatone!1961
Le Monde du Silence (The Silent World)1956
Targets1968
L'Horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker)1974

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