FilmExodus Battle Royale II: The Finale Three Directors

First Rounds are over. Redemption has taken place. Now, the only thing left is the final Battle. “Let Them Fight!”, the series where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another, has transitioned into the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Where all the previous winners duke it out, and only one director can be left standing when the dust settles. This is FilmExodus Battle Royale II.

For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which Director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.


Here we are Exiles, the last fight of the season. Originally, Season 2: Female Directors was going to be a seven-part mini-series, but after some hype I decided to expand it to a full season to incorporate as many well-known female directors as possible. Not every fight got as much buzz, but, as Sailor Monsoon likes to point out, at least you now know who all these women are, so go watch their films!

Alright, here are your three finalists.


Penny Marshall

Date of Birth: October 15, 1943 (age 74)

Recent Directorial Feature: Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

Highest Rated Film: Big (1988) – 97% RT


Lynne Ramsay

Date of Birth: December 5, 1969 (age 48)

Recent Directorial Feature: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Highest Rated Film: You Were Never Really Here (2017) – 88% RT


Penelope Spheeris

Date of Birth: December 2, 1945/46 (age 72/71)

Recent Directorial Feature: Balls to the Wall (2011)

Highest Rated Film: Suburbia (1983) – 91% RT


Only one can be declared the greatest female director of all-time! Who will it be? FIGHT!