Showdown

First Love

Most remarkable debut films

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We’re starting a new, regular thing: the Letterboxd Showdown, in which you’ll make inspiring best-of lists based on a weekly topic and tag. Fittingly, the first topic we’ve selected is: most remarkable debut films. List your favorite films that were the director’s first feature, and let’s compare.

Most mentioned

  • Reservoir Dogs
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Ex Machina
  • Citizen Kane
  • Badlands
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Eraserhead
  • American Beauty
  • Nightcrawler
  • Blood Simple
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Witch
  • Moon
  • Get Out
  • The 400 Blows
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • In Bruges
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Donnie Darko
  • Hunger

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Matt Greene 25 films

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Keith Garrett 11 films

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Luke 11 films

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Elazar Fine 10 films

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Joshua Brown 11 films

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Jon Snow 14 films

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John Holliday 38 films

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Karl D 20 films

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ericdrgmr 13 films

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vanessa 15 films

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lukemcd 12 films

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Matt Thomas 12 films

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Milez Das 43 films

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Alex 23 films

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RobotPolarBear 20 films

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kylegarvey 13 films

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CinemaCl🎃wn 10 films

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ghostdinosaur 20 films

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Mike Aparicio 22 films

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Jonathan White 16 films

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Tobias Luca 20 films

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lauren 5 films

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Will Kouf 32 films

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Jeremy Koh 20 films

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Maria B 20 films

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Todd Gaines 31 films

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Luis_989 30 films

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drucilla 27 films

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Dirk Diggler 48 films

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DannyOMovieGuy 10 films

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ImmigrantFilm 160 films

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Fadi Michel 10 films

Keith Adams Jr.

Keith Adams Jr. 42 films

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Ian_Shulman 10 films

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Niklers 10 films

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Raven 10 films

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fakeshemp8 100 films

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Luke Pauli 52 films

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zeroforconduct 30 films

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callie 13 films

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JensHellberg 474 films

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Paul 71 films

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GrimsChild 25 films

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Kurdt 15 films

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Elliot 25 films

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Ruth Scouller 25 films

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Plainviewed 10 films

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bmart17 19 films

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Tori 15 films

Andy Summers

Andy Summers 16 films

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Chance Hall 15 films

Jake Jansen

Jake Jansen 5 films

Rachel West

Rachel West 25 films

Floyd

Floyd 25 films

Jeff A.

Jeff A. 5 films

Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey 37 films

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Tamara 30 films

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Phil Rippke 26 films

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Anna Bean 17 films