10. "Who Is It" (1995)
Before becoming an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, David Fincher was one of the most in-demand directors of the MTV era. His collaboration with Jackson foretells the elegant, sinister, uncompromising style he'd bring to his movies. The gorgeous video, in which Michael falls for a high-priced escort and stares sadly at the city skyline, survives on video anthologies and has racked up 6 million YouTube plays. "To me it was very simple: Either we agree on what we're gonna do or we don't," said Fincher about working with musicians. "But, I'm not gonna trick you into doing something you don't wanna do."