Who’s the Better Director? Edward Zwick or Doug Liman

Welcome to the inaugural season of Face/Off! This season, we’re pitting two directors with similar backgrounds against one another 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.


Edward Zwick

1980s & 1990s Directorial Features: About Last Night… (1986), Glory (1989), Leaving Normal (1992), Legends of the Fall (1994), Courage Under Fire (1996), The Siege (1998)

2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: The Last Samurai (2003), Blood Diamond (2006), Defiance (2008), Love & Other Drugs (2010), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Trial by Fire (2018)


Doug Liman

1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Getting In (1994), Swingers (1996), Go (1999), The Bourne Identity (2002), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Jumper (2008), Fair Game (2010), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Wall (2017), American Made (2017)


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

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Face/Off: Zwick vs. Liman

Who's the better director?


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

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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