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5 Great First Movies Made by Directors Before The Age of 28

A director is often supposed to be someone of experience with several working years in the film business and who uses the knowledge acquired through time to excel at making fine films. here is the list of best 5 films made by directors before 28 years.


Citizen Kane (1941)

Age : 26
Directed by Orson Welles
With Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Duel (1971)

Age : 26
Directed by Steven Spielberg
With Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by a malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

The 400 Blows (1959)

Age : 27
Directed by François Truffaut
With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Age : 26
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
With James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Hard Eight (1996)

Age : 26
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
With Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing much money. Under Sydney's fatherly tutelage, John becomes a successful small-time professional gambler, and all is well, until he falls for Clementine, a cocktail waitress and sometimes hooker.