10 film directors who have directed episodes of series

It’s common for a lot of people to separate the series from the movie world in very specific ways, as if they don’t mix. However, this merger happens more often than it might seem.

To prove it, we prepared a list of ten film directors who have also directed episodes of well-known series without many people knowing. Check the names and try to watch them as soon as possible!

10. Steven Spielberg

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Despite being one of the most consolidated film directors today, it was in Columbo that Spielberg achieved greater visibility. The episode he directed, entitled “Murder by the Book”, tells the story of the murder of a famous writer and the process to solve the case.

9. Adam McKay

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the director of The Anchor: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was also responsible for participating in the technical team of the fifth episode of Eastbound & Down, a famous HBO comedy production that focuses on an extremely selfish semi-celebrity. Both productions have great similarity and great execution.

8. Paul Thomas Anderson

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Known for giving life to works like Boogie Nights and black blood (There Will Be Blood), Anderson has also made a behind-the-scenes appearance on the iconic show Saturday Night Live (SNL) in a short.

The production is not available for viewing on YouTube, but Peacock, the streaming service, offers every season of SNL, which also allows the public to watch this milestone.

7. Joel Schumacher

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even though Batman & Robin be a failure in his career, Schumacher also had great successes, and one of them was his participation in House of Cards.

Many know only David Fincher’s participation in directing the iconic political production, but Schumacher also directed the 5th episode of the production in mid-2013.

6. Richard Donner

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Known for bringing the iconic to life the goonies, a great movie classic, Donner also participated in the series Tales from the Crypt as a director and producer.

In addition, other series on your resume are The Man from U.N.C.L.E and The Twilight Zone.

5. Drew Goddard

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Horror film directors can also participate in comedy series, as Goddard shows us, since he participates in The Cabin in the Woods it’s from The Good Place, works that generate a great contrast to each other because they are so different. Despite this, the more acidic touch of humor at times seems to be what unites them.

4. Robert Rodriguez

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Known for working in action productions, such as sin city, which he directed opposite Quentin Tarantino, Rodriguez also appears credited in the 6th episode of Season 2 of The Mandalorian — in which Boba Fett is reintroduced to the universe of Star Wars.

3. Ridley Scott

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With film productions that involve alien and Blade Runner, it is clear that Scott is one of the top names when it comes to science fiction.

Therefore, during the construction of the universe of Raised by Wolves, from HBO Max, his presence was indispensable: he participated in the first two episodes as a director and, currently, he is part of the executive producer list, helping to keep the production at its highest level.

2. Taika Waititi

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Like Robert Rodriguez, Waititi also starred in The Mandalorian, more specifically in the last episode of season 1, entitled “Redemption”.

He is gaining more and more space in the audiovisual market after having participated in major productions such as Thor: Ragnarok and jojo rabbit, nominated for the Oscar 2020.

1. Quentin Tarantino

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As one of the most established names in cinema, it’s almost difficult to list Tarantino’s most iconic productions, but the most recent of them is Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, another 2020 Oscar-nominated multiple with a strong cast.

In the world of series, Tarantino directed an episode of ER in 1995. The production has a medical focus and takes place at a trauma center in Chicago. “Motherhood” is an episode that goes through several tragedies, all of them involving mothers.

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