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

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