Who’s the Better Director? Darren Aronofsky or David Fincher

Welcome to round three of Face/Off! For the next six weeks we will be pitting two directors who won their round two matches against each other and letting YOU, the commenters, decide on who reigns supreme!

You have to decide which director is better than the other? Various factors could play into your decision from who takes the biggest risks to who has the more distinctive style. Remember, it isn’t so much about which director has made the most money at the box office or won the most awards, but, in your mind, which director simply makes better films.

Let’s analyze the filmography of today’s challengers.


Darren Aronofsky

Who He Beat in Round One: Terrence Malick (9-9; won coin toss)

1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), The Wrestler (2008), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014), Mother! (2017)


David Fincher

Who He Beat in Round One: Park Chan-wook (20-6)

1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Alien 3 (1992), Se7en (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Gone Girl (2014)


Only one can move on to the Battle Royale. Let the Face/Off begin!

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Face/Off: Aronofsky vs. Fincher

Who's the better director?


Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the quarterfinals.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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