2. Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler is possibly the most successful director on this list, not only financially but critically. He is currently raking in money for his blockbuster Black Panther, maybe you've heard of it. He proved that he can handle big budget blockbusters, also directing Creed. But, he also showed that he can handle intimacy in his film Fruitvale Station.
Coogler, 31, is a mature filmmaker that blends spectacle with important issues impacting society today such as police brutality and international affairs as well as black identity.