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

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