Who’s the Better Director? Steven Soderbergh or David Fincher

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.


Steven Soderbergh

1980s & 1990s Directorial Features: Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Kafka (1991), King of the Hill (1993), The Underneath (1995), Schizopolis (1996), Gray’s Anatomy (1996), Out of Sight (1998), The Limey (1999)

2000s Directorial Features: Erin Brockovich (2000), Traffic (2000), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Full Frontal (2002), Solaris (2002), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Bubble (2005), The Good German (2006), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), Che (2008), The Girlfriend Experience (2009), The Informant! (2009)

2010s Directorial Features: Contagion (2011), Haywire (2012), Magic Mike (2012), Side Effects (2013), Logan Lucky (2017), Unsane (2018), High Flying Bird (2019), The Laundromat (2019)


David Fincher

1990s Directorial Features: Alien 3 (1992), Se7en (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999)

2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: 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. Let the Face/Off begin!

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Face/Off: Soderbergh vs. Fincher

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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