10 Times Your Favourite Directors Totally Let You Down

You're not who we thought you were.

Lost World Spielberg If the final line of Some Like It Hot is anything to go by, "Nobody's perfect." And that doesn't just go for the average schmuck off the streets, either: it goes for some of the world's most acclaimed directors, who - just like you - are capable of turning in what might as well be branded "a load of old crap." Okay, so perhaps that's a little harsh, but there's certainly some truth to such an observation: even the filmmakers who we hold in the highest esteem - and have created some of the best motion pictures of all-time - have turned in some inferior products. When this happens, of course, it can not only be disappointing, but surprisingly disheartening, too, resulting in strange feelings of being "let down" - a kind of embarrassment, even. Join us now, then, as we delve into the filmographies of 10 highly respected, world class filmmakers, and take a look at those movies inherent to their canons that caused us to turn away and bite our lips in a state of awkward confusion. True, some of these filmmakers have let us down on more than on occassion, and in those cases we've picked the worst offenders...

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.