Great Directorial Debuts Available For Streaming At No Extra Cost!

Great Directorial Debuts Available For Streaming At No Extra Cost!

Cory Cogley
July 08 2022 - 09:46pm

Depending on your viewpoint, directorial debuts can come across as arty statements from filmmakers who have yet to hone their craft. For most film lovers, however, it's usually a chance to see a fresh talent in the making with a unique encapsulation of fresh viewpoints and youthful reinvigoration of the art form. Here are some feature directorial debuts you can watch right now on streaming services!

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'Donnie Darko'

Directed by: Richard Kelly (Southland Tales)

A disturbed young man starts seeing visions of a large anthropomorphic rabbit, who slowly guides his future by instructing him to commit crimes.

Starring - Jake Gyllenhall, Jena Malone

Streaming on: HBO Max


Directed by: Duncan Jones (Source Code)

A man doing a long tenure alone on the Moon realizes things might not be what they seem.

Starring - Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey

Streaming on: HBO Max

'Reservoir Dogs'

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)

After an organized robbery goes awry, two survivors of the debate who in the group might have tipped off the authorities.

Starring - Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth

Streaming on: HBO Max

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'The 400 Blows'

Directed by: François Truffaut (Jules et Jim)

A misfit young Parisian boy struggles in his relationships with the adults in his life, especially when he runs into trouble with the law.

Starring - Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier

Streaming on: HBO Max

'The Night of the Hunter'

Directed by: Charles Laughton

A preacher with a murderous streak infiltrates a widow's home to try and steal her husband's secret stash of money.

Starring - Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

Streaming on: Tubi

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'Night of the Living Dead'

Directed by: George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead)

When an outbreak of murderous corpses start attacking, a group of people hide and barricade themselves in a farmhouse to try and survive.

Starring - Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea

Streaming on: HBO Max, Peacock, Paramount Plus, Vudu, Tubi, Starz, Shudder

'Ex Machina'

Directed by: Alex Garland (Annihilation)

This A24 sci-fi/drama follows a young programmer and his tech giant boss testing an alluring new Artificial Intelligance.

Starring - Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander

Streaming on: Showtime


Directed by: David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet)

In an apocalyptic wasteland, a man survives with his mutant child and girlfriend.

Starring - Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart

Streaming on: HBO Max

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'Blood Simple'

Directed by: Joel Coen (No Country For Old Men, Fargo)

A man plots to murder his cheating wife and her lover in a small Texas town.

Starring - John Getz, Frances McDormand

Streaming on: HBO Max


Directed by: Dan Gilroy (Velvet Buzzsaw)

A sociopathic man rises the ranks of crime journalism by become more invested than the average observer.

Starring - Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

Streaming on: Netflix

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'The Witch'

Directed by: Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse, The Northman)

A devout Christian family in 1630s New England outcast by their society struggle against the harsh woods and a looming supernatural presence plaguing them.

Starring - Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson

Streaming on: Showtime

'Citizen Kane'

Directed by: Orson Welles (Touch of Evil)

The unique life of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane is explored by journalists following his death, especially those interested in his mysterious final word: 'rosebud.'

Starring - Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten

Streaming on: HBO Max

Happy watching!

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