I don't just mean they are overlooked by the general public, that goes without saying, but also by many film buffs.
So here we have it, Three Frenchmen, Two Britons and One American, all great directors, and all too overlooked:
1. Abel Gance
2. Ken Loach
3. Henri Georges Clouzot
4. Jim Jarmusch
5. Mathieu Kassovitz
6. Michael Powell
Naturally this is only a selection of directors I think should get more recognition. There are many more, but I think all films buffs should familiarise themselves with these directors films at some point.
They have all been influential in their own ways and to varying degrees and have all made at least a couple of great films. Of course there are many better directors out there, but these are the ones that often get left out.
Can you think of any other underrated directors? Please let me know in the comments.