25 best director’s cut movies

Sometimes the final cut isn’t the final cut. These movies were altered (for the better) by directors after their cinematic release

Metropolis (1927)

The most extraordinary director's cut on this list – Fritz Lang's iconic sci-fi film was originally released in a 153-minute cut before being shredded by American distributors. Almost 80 years later, the original cut was rediscovered in an Argentinian museum – restoring vital subplots and characters excised from the original, including the creepy Thin Man.

 

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