Which director made the best "Back-to-Back" movies... John McTiernan or James Cameron?

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  1. Ace of Spade

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    Predator and Die Hard are both classics... we've all seen them a million times and they both were directed by the same guy(John McTiernan)... but the question is...

    Do you think that "Predator"(1987)" and Die Hard"(1988) are the best two movies made Back-to-Back by one director?





    John McTiernan
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    Then we have... The Terminator(1984) and Aliens(1986) which are also classics that we all love and were made by James Cameron?

    Is The Terminator(1984) and Aliens(1986) the best movies made Back-to-Back by the one director?





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    Is there another director who has made bigger Back-to-Back classics then these two guys?

    So... who's the king of Back-to-Back classic movies?
     
  2. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    Didn't George Lucas make Star Wars than Empire back to back.
    pretty sure those win.
     
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    McTiernan takes this because Die Hard is the best action film ever made and Predator was pretty badass.
     
  4. Darwinambrosius

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    Cameron by far. At least in that instance.
     
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    It's a tie.

    4 perfect movies.
     
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    Spielberg made back to back

    Jurassic Park
    Schindlers List
     
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    Lucas didnt direct Empire strikes back; if thats a factor.
     
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  8. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

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    It's hard to pick because Predator and T2 are the greatest action movies of all time IMO
     
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    Nope, He barely directs. But he did direct THX 1138, American Graffiti, and Star Wars all in a row. However he followed up Star Wars with episodes 1,2,3
     
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    He didn't direct Empire Strikes Back.
     
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    Lol yes it is. Thanks I forgot he didn't direct that. Some Star Wars fan I am.
     
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    Prestige and Dark Knight

    but out of those options; Cameron


    actually: T1, Aliens, The Abyss, T2 and True Lies - that is a hell of a run.
     
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    I'll have to vote Cameron because out of the four movies Die Hard is the one I love the least (still great though)
     
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    Damn... I think I gotta go with John McTiernan. The Predator and Die Hard might be the best 1-2 punch by a director ever.
     
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    McTiernan did great, but I give this to Cameron. And he followed that with The Abyss and Terminator 2, if I recall. That's a streak never to be broken.
     
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    I like Die Hard and Predator more so I'll go with them.

    Taratino made RD and PF back to back
    And IB and Django and I think all 4'of those movies are classics.
     
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    I would say Tarantino is the current longest running.

    Coppola may be the best in back to back with Godfather part 2 and Apocalypse Now.
     
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    Ivan Reitman

    Stripes
    Ghostbusters


    Coen Brothers


    Barton Fink
    Hudsucker Proxy
    Fargo
    Big Lebowski

    Those 4 are all fantastic movies. All back to back
     
  20. Anung Un Rama

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    Ed Wood made Glen or Glenda and Jail Bait back-2-back
     
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