These 14 Classic Films Are Really Worth Watching! All Are Great Breakthroughs By First Time Directors.

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Now the film industry has prospered almost in every country in the world, but there are still some old films that worth tracking down. Though they were made by inexperienced directors, you can still find old times in them. But be careful, they’re still out of fashion though.

1. Thief (1981)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Thief (1981)
Set in Chicago, (James Caan) is a professional jewel thief who wants to settle down into a normal life. After years on his own, he finally aligns himself with a crime boss to set-up his biggest score yet. This is slick 80’s crime-noir at it’s finest, awesome synth-soundtrack included. Directed by Michael Mann: Manhunter, Heat, Collateral IMDb: 7.4 RT: 96%

2. Shallow Grave (1994)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Shallow Grave (1994)
When their new roommate turns up dead, 3 friends discover he was in possession of a large sum of money. Deciding whether to keep it leads to deception, betrayal and murder in this tension filled, well-paced thriller. Directed by Danny Boyle: Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire IMDb: 7.4 RT: 72%

3. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors The Virgin Suicides (1999)
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents. After one of the girls commits suicide, they become even more intrigued in this strangely beautiful coming of age tale about death and love and other stuff. Directed by Sofia Coppola: Lost in Translation, Somewhere IMDb: 7.3 RT: 76%

4. Cronos (1993)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Cronos(1993)
A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years in an antiques dealer’s shop. This captivating and bizarre twist on the vampire genre has a lot of the strange inventiveness you’ve come to expect from del Toro. Directed by Guillermo del Toro: The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim IMDb: 6.9 RT: 89%

5. Bound (1996)

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A lesbian ex-convict (Gina Gershon) meets and then falls for the sexy mistress (Jennifer Tilly) of Caesar, a gangster who lives next door. They devise a plan to steal the 2 million dollars he’s holding for the mafia in this stylish erotic thriller from the creators of the Matrix. Directed by the Wachowski’s: The Matrix, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas IMDb: 7.4 RT: 92%

6. Blood Simple (1984)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Blood Simple (1984)
A bar-owner suspects his wife is cheating on him and hires a private detective to spy on her, beginning a series of misunderstandings, bad consequences, and of course murder in this expertly crafted noir-styled debut from the Coens. Directed by the Coen brothers: Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou, No Country for Old Men IMDb: 7.7 RT: 94%

7. Pi (1998)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Pi (1998)
A paranoid mathematician obsessed with the stock market searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. Not for everyone, but don’t be turned off by the B&W look of the movie. This is one of the most highly stylized and innovative films to come out of the 90’s. Directed by Darren Aronofsky: Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan IMDb: 7.5 RT: 87%

8. Bottle Rocket (1996)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Bottle Rocket (1996)
A group of misfit friends decide to take up a life of crime in this low-key comic caper from Wes Anderson. Not your standard heist movie, these guys make awful criminals, but they have that unique charm Anderson’s characters always seem to possess. Directed by Wes Anderson: The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Moonrise Kingdom,The Grand Budapest Hotel IMDb: 7.1 RT: 85%

9. Panic (2000)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Panic (2000)
A hit man wants out the family “business”. His next assignment (killing his own shrink) forces him to make life altering decisions. This forgotten dark comedy/drama/thriller blurs the line between genres and hits all the right notes along the way. A personal favorite that deserves a wider audience. Directed by Henry Bromell: Has a lot of tv writing credits including Homeland IMDb: 6.8 RT: 91%

10. George Washington (2000)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors George Washington (2000)
A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer. It moves at a slow pace, but has some wonderful cinematography and a powerful story. If you liked Beasts of the Southern Wild, you should seek this one out. Directed by David Gordon Green: Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche, Joe IMDb: 7.5 RT: 84%

11. Hard Eight aka Sydney (1996)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Hard Eight aka Sydney (1996)
John is down on his luck in vegas. A veteran gambler shows him how to make easy money in the casinos, but when he falls for a cocktail waitress, things start to fall apart. No blurb could do this movie justice. Smart script, great cast, excellent movie. If you’re a fan of PTA’s other work, this is a must see. Stop putting it off, slacker. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson: Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There will be Blood IMDb: 7.3 RT: 82%

12. Duel (1971)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Duel (1971)
A business man passes a large gas-tanker truck on the highway. Moments later, the truck is back, dangerously cutting him off. For the next 90 minutes, the man and the maniacal truckdriver are pitted against one another in this suspense filled, motorized duel to the death. Directed by Steven Spielberg: His first film was this cult tv-movie classic. IMDb: 7.7 RT: 86%

13. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. Elizabeth Olsen is mesmerizing in this brilliant and unsettling psychological thriller. Directed by Sean Durkin: His next project is the upcoming Janis Joplin biopic. IMDb: 7.0 RT: 90%

14. Frailty (2001)

films-can-be-called-breakthroughs-directed-by-first-time-directors Frailty (2001)
A man confesses to an FBI agent the story of how his religious fanatic father’s visions lead to a series of murders. This horror/thriller didn’t take off upon release, but is praised by those who’ve seen it (including Stephen King) and lives up to all the hype. Directed by Bill Paxton: Known more for his acting before he unleashed this little masterpiece on the unsuspecting public. IMDb: 7.3 RT: 73%

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