20 DIrector's Cuts That Outshine The Original Versions

    These movies found new life through their filmmaker's previously rejected visions...

    The struggle between a studio and a director regarding the fate of a film is a tale as old as time, with the former usually winning out by hook or by crook.

    1. True Romance

    "True Romance"

    2. Kingdom of Heaven

    "Kingdom of Heaven"

    3. Payback: Straight Up

    "Payback: Straight Up"

    4. The Exorcist

    "The Exorcist"

    5. Aliens

    "Aliens"

    6. Zack Snyder's Justice League

    "Zack Snyder's Justice League"

    7. The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone

    "The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone"

    8. The Counselor

    "The Counselor"

    9. Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago

    "Rocky IV"

    10. Daredevil

    "Daredevil"

    11. Superman II

    "Superman II"

    12. Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

    "Apocalypse Now"

    13. Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    "Blade Runner"

    14. Heat

    "Heat"

    15. Once Upon a Time in America

    "Once Upon a Time in America"

    16. Nightbreed

    "Nightbreed"

    17. Troy

    "Troy"

    18. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

    19. Watchmen

    "Watchmen"

    20. That Thing You Do!

    "That Thing You Do!"