My Favorite: Top 100+ Directors

These are my favorite directors in order. The ranking is made considering firstly my personal taste for each director's style and secondly my ratings for the films that I have watched.

note: I include directors that I have watched at least two of their films.
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1.
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ ranked and rated:
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - 10
2. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - 10
3. Spartacus (1960) - 9
4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - 9
5. Full Metal Jacket (1987) - 9
6. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - 9
7. Paths of Glory (1957) - 9
8. The Shining (1980) - 9
9. The Killing (1956) - 9
10. Barry Lyndon (1975) - 9
11. Killer's Kiss (1955) - 8

watchlist - ALL:
1. Lolita (1962) - 7.7
2. Fear and Desire (1953) - 5.7 ” - cinefilikos
 
2.
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Pulp Fiction (1994) - 10
2. Inglourious Basterds (2009) - 10
3. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - 9
4. Django Unchained (2012) - 9
5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) - 9
6. The Hateful Eight (2015) - 9
7. Death Proof - 8
8. Jackie Brown (1997) - 8

+ Four Rooms (segment "The Man from Hollywood") - 6.5
+ My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) - 4.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
3.
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Taxi Driver (1976) - 10
2. Raging Bull (1980) - 9.5
3. Goodfellas (1990) - 9
4. Mean Streets (1973) - 9
5. Casino (1995) - 9
6. The Departed (2006) - 9
7. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 8.5
8. Shutter Island (2010) - 8.5
9. The King of Comedy (1982) - 8
10. The Aviator (2004) - 8
11. Cape Fear (1991) - 8
12. After Hours (1985) - 8
13. Hugo (2011) - 7.5
14. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) - 7.5
15. Gangs of New York (2002) - 7.5
16. The Color of Money (1986) - 7
17. Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) - 6.5
18. Bringing Out the Dead (1999) - 6.5

+ The Big Shave (short) (1968) - 6.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) - 7.4
2. The Age of Innocence (1993) - 7.2
3. Kundun (1997) - 7.0
4. New York, New York (1977) - 6.7
5. New York Stories (segment "Life Lessons") (1989) - 6.4
6. Boxcar Bertha (1972) - 6.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
4.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. The Dark Knight (2008) - 10
2. Interstellar (2014) - 10
3. Inception (2010) - 10
4. Dunkirk (2017) - 10
5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - 10
6. Memento (2000) - 9
7. Batman Begins (2005) - 8
8. The Prestige (2006) - 8
9. Following (1998) - 8
10. Insomnia (2002) - 7.5

+ Doodlebug (short) (1997) - 6.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
5.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. There Will Be Blood (2007) - 10
2. Magnolia (1999) - 10
3. Boogie Nights (1997) - 9
4. The Master (2012) - 9
5. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - 8
6. Inherent Vice (2014) - 8
7. Hard Eight (1996) - 7 ” - cinefilikos
 
6.
Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Dazed and Confused (1992) - 10
2. Before Sunrise (1995) - 10
3. Waking Life (2001) - 9
4. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) - 9
5. Boyhood - 9
6. Before Sunset (2004) - 9
7. Before Midnight (2013) - 9
8. Tape (2001) - 8
9. Slacker (1991) - 7.5
10. SubUrbia (1996) - 7.5
11. A Scanner Darkly (2006) - 7
12. School of Rock (2003) - 7
13. The Newton Boys (1998) - 5.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Bernie (2011) - 6.8
2. Me and Orson Welles (2008) - 6.8
3. Fast Food Nation (2006) - 6.3
4. Bad News Bears (2005) - 5.8
5. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988) - 5.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
7.
Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - 9
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - 8.5
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) - 8.5
4. Bottle Rocket (1996) - 8
5. Rushmore (1998) - 8
6. The Darjeeling Limited (2007) - 8
7. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - 8
8. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - 8

+ Hotel Chevalier (short) (2007) - 6.5
+ Castello Cavalcanti (short) (2013) - 6.5
+ H&M: Come Together (short) (2016) - 6.5
+ Bottle Rocket (short) (1994) - 6
+ Prada: Candy (short) (2013) - 5.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
8.
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Fight Club (1999) - 10
2. Se7en (1995) - 9
3. The Social Network (2010) - 9
4. The Game (1997) - 8.5
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - 8.5
6. Gone Girl (2014) - 8
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - 8
8. Zodiac (2007) - 8
9. Panic Room (2002) - 7
10. Alien³ (1992) - 6 ” - cinefilikos
 
9.
Alfred Hitchcock
Actor, Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Psycho (1960) - 10
2. North by Northwest (1959) - 9
3. The Birds (1963) - 9
4. Notorious (1946) - 9
5. Rear Window (1954) - 8.5
6. Rope (1948) - 8
7. Vertigo (1958) - 8

watchlist:
1. Dial M for Murder (1954) - 8.2
2. Rebecca (1940) - 8.2
3. Strangers on a Train (1951) - 8.1
4. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - 8.0
5. The Lady Vanishes (1938) - 8.0
6. Lifeboat (1944) - 7.8
7. The 39 Steps (1935) - 7.8
8. Spellbound (1945) - 7.7
9. Foreign Correspondent (1940) - 7.6
10. Frenzy (1972) - 7.5
11. The Wrong Man (1956) - 7.5
12. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) - 7.5
13. To Catch a Thief (1955) - 7.5
14. Suspicion (1941) - 7.5
15. I Confess (1953) - 7.3
16. The Lodger (1927) - 7.3
17. Marnie (1964) - 7.2
18. The Trouble with Harry (1955) - 7.2
19. Saboteur (1942) - 7.2
20. Stage Fright (1950) - 7.1
21. Sabotage (1936) - 7.1
22. The Girl Was Young (1937) - 7.0
23. Blackmail (1929) - 7.0
24. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) - 6.9
25. Family Plot (1976) - 6.8
26. Torn Curtain (1966) - 6.7
27. Secret Agent (1936) - 6.6
28. The Paradine Case (1947) - 6.5
29. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) - 6.5
30. Topaz (1969) - 6.3
+ Frontline (S03E18): Memory of the Camps (1985) - 8.4 ” - cinefilikos
 
10.
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Godfather (1972) - 10
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974) - 10
3. Apocalypse Now (1979) - 10
4. The Godfather: Part III (1990) - 9
5. Tetro (2009) - 8.5
6. The Conversation (1974) - 8
7. Dracula (1992) - 8
8. Rumble Fish (1983) - 8
9. The Outsiders (1983) - 6.5
10. Jack (1996) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. The Rainmaker (1997) - 7.1
2. The Rain People (1969) - 7.0
3. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) - 6.9
4. The Cotton Club (1984) - 6.5
5. New York Stories (segment "Life without Zoe") (1989) - 6.4
6. Gardens of Stone (1987) - 6.4
7. One from the Heart (1982) - 6.4
8. Youth Without Youth (2007) - 6.3
9. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - 6.3
10. Twixt (2011) - 4.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
11.
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - 10
2. Schindler's List (1993) - 10
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - 9
4. Jaws (1975) - 9
5. Jurassic Park (1993) - 8.5
6. Minority Report (2002) - 8
7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - 8
8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - 8
9. Duel (1971) (TV Movie) - 8
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - 8
11. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - 8
12. Catch Me If You Can (2002) - 8
13. Empire of the Sun (1987) - 7.5
14. Bridge of Spies (2015) - 7.5
15. War Horse (2011) - 7.5
16. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) - 7
17. Hook (1991) - 7
18. Amistad (1997) - 7
19. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) - 7
20. War of the Worlds (2005) - 7
21. Lincoln (2012) - 7
22. The Terminal (2004) - 7
23. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) - 7
24. The Adventures of Tintin (2011) - 7
25. The Color Purple (1985) - 7
26. Munich (2005) - 7

+ Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment "2") (1983) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. The Sugarland Express (1974) - 6.8
2. Always (1989) - 6.4
3. 1941 (1979) - 5.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
12.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - 10
2. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - 9.5
3. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - 9
4. For a Few Dollars More (1965) - 9
5. A Fistfull of Dollars (1964) - 8.5

watchlist:
1. Duck, You Sucker (1971) - 7.7 ” - cinefilikos
 
13.
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Gravity (2013) - 10
2. Children of Men (2006) - 10
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - 8

+ Paris, je t'aime (segment "Parc Monceau") - 7

ALL - watchlist:
1. Y Tu Mamá También (2001) - 7.7
2. A Little Princess (1995) - 7.7
3. Love in the Time of Hysteria (1991) - 7.1
4. Great Expectations (1998) - 6.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
14.
Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen College...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. The Tree of Life (2011) - 9.5
2. The New World (2005) - 9
3. The Thin Red Line (1998) - 8
4. Badlands (1973) - 8
5. Days of Heaven (1978) - 7.5
6. To the Wonder (2012) - 6
7. Knight of Cups (2015) - 5.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
15.
David Lynch
Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Lynch shortly after he turned 21...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Blue Velvet (1986) - 9
2. Mulholland Drive (2001) - 9
3. Lost Highway (1997) - 8.5
4. The Elephant Man (1980) - 8
5. Wild at Heart (1990) - 8
6. Eraserhead (1977) - 8
7. The Straight Story (1999) - 7.5
8. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - 7.5
9. Dune (1984) - 7
10. Inland Empire (2006) - 6.5

+ Twin Peaks (TV Series) (1990-1991) - 9
+ The Grandmother (short) (1970) - 7
+ Rabbits (2002) - 6
+ Crazy Clown Time (music, short) (2012) - 5.5
+ Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (TV Movie) (1990) - 5 ” - cinefilikos
 
16.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Steve Jobs (2015) - 9
2. Trainspotting (1996) - 9
3. 127 Hours (2010) - 9
4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - 8
5. 28 Days Later... (2002) - 8
6. Sunshine (2007) - 7.5
7. The Beach (2008) - 7.5
8. T2 Trainspotting (2017) - 7
9. Millions (2004) - 6.5
10. Trance (2013) - 6.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Shallow Grave (1994) - 7.4
2. Strumpet (TV Movie) (2001) - 6.6
3. Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (TV Movie) (2001) - 6.6
4. A Life Less Ordinary (1997) - 6.4 ” - cinefilikos
 
17.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Revenant (2015) - 9
2. Birdman (2014) - 9
3. Amores Perros (2000) - 8
4. 21 Grams (2003) - 8
5. Babel (2006) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. Biutiful (2010) ” - cinefilikos
 
18.
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - 9
2. Avatar (2009) - 9
3. Aliens (1986) - 9
5. Titanic (1997) - 9
6. The Abyss (1989) - 8.5
7. The Terminator (1984) - 8.5
8. True Lies (1994) - 7.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
19.
“ & Ethan Coen

COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. The Big Lebowski (1998) - 9
2. Miller's Crossing (1990) - 9
3. Fargo (1996) - 8.5
4. Barton Fink (1991) - 8.5
5. No Country for Old Men (2007) - 8
6. Blood Simple. (1984) - 8
7. Raising Arizona (1987) - 8
8. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - 8
9. True Grit (2010) - 7.5
10. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - 7.5
11. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) - 7
12. A Serious Man (2009) - 7
13. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - 7
14. Burn After Reading (2008) - 6.5
15. The Ladykillers (2004) - 6
16. Hail, Caesar! (2016) - 5.5
17. Intolerable Cruelty (2003) - 5.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
20.
Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Requiem for a Dream (2000) - 10
2. Black Swan (2010) - 9
3. The Wrestler (2008) - 8
4. Pi (1998) - 8
5. The Fountain (2006) - 7
6. Noah (2014) - 6 ” - cinefilikos
 
21.
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - 10
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - (2002) - 10
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - 10
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - 9
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) - 9
6. Braindead (1992) - 8
7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) - 7.5
8. King Kong (2005) - 7.5
9. The Frighteners (1996) - 7
10. Heavenly Creatures (1994) - 7
11. The Lovely Bones (2009) - 6.5
12. Bad Taste (1987) - 6.5
13. Meet the Feebles (1989) - 6.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Forgotten Silver (TV Movie) (1995) - 7.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
22.
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising....
“ ranked and rated:
1. Brazil (1985) - 10
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - 9
3. Twelve Monkeys (1995) - 9
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - 8.5
5. The Meaning of Life (animation and special sequence) (1983) - 8
6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) - 7.5
7. Time Bandits (1981) - 7.5
8. The Fisher King (1991) - 7
9. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) - 6.5
10. The Brothers Grimm (2005) - 5.5
11. The Zero Theorem (2013) - 5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Tideland (2005) - 6.6
2. Jabberwocky (1977) - 6.2 ” - cinefilikos
 
23.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Scarface (1983) - 10
2. The Untouchables (1987) - 9
3. Carlito's Way (1993) - 9
4. Carrie (1976) - 8
5. Dressed to Kill (1980) - 8
6. Mission: Impossible (1996) - 7
7. Blow Out (1981) - 7
8. Snake Eyes (1998) - 6
9. Mission to Mars (2000) - 5.5
10. Greetings (1968) - 5

watchlist:
1. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 7.4
2. Casualties of War (1989) - 7.1
3. Sisters (1973) - 7.0
4. Obsession (1976) - 6.8
5. Body Double (1984) - 6.7
6. The Fury (1978) - 6.4
7. Femme Fatale (2002) - 6.3
8. Redacted (2007) - 6.2
9. Hi, Mom! (1970) - 6.2
10. The Black Dahlia (2006) - 5.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
24.
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Pianist (2002) - 10
2. Chinatown (1974) - 9
3. Rosemary's Baby (1968) - 8.5
4. Repulsion (1965) - 8.5
5. The Tenant (1976) - 8
6. The Ninth Gate (1999) - 7
7. The Ghost Writer (2010) - 7
8. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) - 6
9. Carnage (2011) - 6

watchlist:
1. Knife in the Water (1962) - 7.6
2. Macbeth (1971) - 7.5
3. Death and the Maiden (1994) - 7.3
4. Tess (1979) - 7.3
5. Cul-de-sac (1966) - 7.2
6. Venus in Fur (2013) - 7.2
7. Bitter Moon (1992) - 7.1
8. Oliver Twist (2005) - 6.9
9. Frantic (1988) - 6.9
10. Pirates (1986) - 6.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
25.
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Blade Runner (1982) - 9.5
2. Gladiator (2000) - 9
3. Alien (1979) - 9
4. American Gangster (2007) - 8
5. Prometheus (2012) - 7.5
6. The Martian (2015) - 7
7. Black Hawk Down (2001) - 7
8. Kingdom of Heaven (2005) - 7
9. Legend (1985) - 7
10. Robin Hood (2010) - 6.5
11. The Duellists (1977) - 6.5
12. Matchstick Men (2003) - 6.5
13. Alien: Covenant (2017) - 6
14. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) - 6
15. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) - 5
16. Hannibal (2001) - 5
17. G.I. Jane (1997) - 5

watchlist - ALL:
1. All the Invisible Children (segment "Jonathan") (2005) - 7.6
2. Thelma & Louise (1991) - 7.4
3. Body of Lies (2008) - 7.1
4. A Good Year (2006) - 6.9
5. White Squall (1996) - 6.6
6. Black Rain (1989) - 6.6
7. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) - 6.1
8. The Counselor (2013) - 5.4 ” - cinefilikos
 
26.
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - 10
2. Killing Them Softly (2012) - 8
3. Chopper (2000) - 7.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
27.
Damien Chazelle
Writer, Whiplash
Damien Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. His directorial debut was the musical Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), his breakthrough came when he wrote and directed his second feature film, Whiplash (2014), which was based on his award-winning 2013 short film of the same name. The film receive five Academy Award nominations...
“ ranked and rated:
1. La La Land (2016) - 9
2. Whiplash (2014) - 8.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
+ Whiplash (short) (2013) ” - cinefilikos
 
28.
Sam Mendes
Director, American Beauty
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ ranked and rated:
1. American Beauty (1999) - 10
2. Road to Perdition (2002) - 8
3. Revolutionary Road (2008) - 8
4. Jarhead (2005) - 8
5. Skyfall (2012) - 7.5
6. Spectre (2015) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. Away We Go (2009) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
29.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Edward Scissorhands (1990) - 9
2. Ed Wood (1994) - 8.5
3. Batman (1989) - 8
4. Big Fish (2003) - 8
5. Batman Returns (1992) - 7.5
6. Sleepy Hollow (1999) - 7.5
7. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) - 7
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - 7
9. Beetlejuice (1988) - 7
10. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 6.5
11. Corpse Bride (2005) - 6.5
12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) - 6.5
13. Big Eyes (2014) - 6.5
14. Frankenweenie (2012) - 6
15. Mars Attacks! (1996) - 6
16. Planet of the Apes (2001) - 5
17. Dark Shadows (2012) - 4.5

+ Frankenweenie (short) (1984) - 6.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) - 7.0
2. Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie) (1982) - 7.0
+ Vincent (short) (1982) - 8.4
+ The Island of Doctor Agor (short) (1971) - 7.6
+ The World of Stainboy (short) (2000) - 7.3
+ Stalk of the Celery Monster (1979) (short) - 6.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
30.
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. 12 Years a Slave (2013) - 9
2. Hunger (2008) - 8
3. Shame (2011) - 8 ” - cinefilikos
 
31.
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Little Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
“ ranked and rated:
1. City Lights (1931) - 9
2. The Great Dictator (1940) - 9
3. Modern Times (1936) - 8.5
4. The Circus (1928) - 8
5. The Kid (1921) - 7.5
6. The Gold Rush (1925) - 7.5

+ A Dog's Life (short) (1918) - 7
+ The Immigrant (short) (1917) - 6.5

watchlist:
1. Limelight (1952) - 8.1
2. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) - 8.0
3. The Chaplin Revue (1959) - 7.9
4. A King in New York (1957) - 7.3
5. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) - 7.1
6. Shoulder Arms (1918) - 6.7
+ The Pilgrim (short) (1923) - 7.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
32.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director, Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Amélie (2001) - 9
2. The City of Lost Children (1995) - 8
3. A Very Long Engagement (2004) - 8
4. Delicatessen (1991) - 8
5. Alien: Resurrection (1997) - 6.5
6. Micmacs (2009) - 6.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
33.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) - 9
2. Heat (1995) - 9
3. The Insider (1999) - 8
4. Manhunter (1986) - 8
5. Collateral (2004) - 7.5
6. Public Enemies (2009) - 7
7. Ali (2001) - 6.5
8. Blackhat (2014) - 6.5
9. Miami Vice (2006) - 6

watchlist - ALL:
1. The Jericho Mile (1979) - 7.5
2. Thief (1981) - 7.4
3. L.A. Takedown (1989) - 6.1
4. The Keep (1983) - 5.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
34.
Matthew Vaughn
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake, the fantasy epic, Stardust, the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass, and the superhero film, X-Men: First Class...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Kick-Ass (2010) - 9
2. X-Men: First Class (2011) - 8
3. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) - 8
4. Layer Cake (2004) - 8
5. Stardust (2007) - 7 ” - cinefilikos
 
35.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. Held back in school, Clint moved with his parents to Seattle...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Unforgiven (1992) - 9
2. Changeling (2008) - 8.5
3. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) - 8.5
4. Million Dollar Baby (2004) - 8
5. A Perfect World (1993) - 7.5
6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) - 7.5
7. Flags of Our Fathers (2006) - 7.5
8. Mystic River (2003) - 7.5
9. Gran Torino (2008) - 7
10. Sully (2016) - 7
11. American Sniper (2014) - 7
12. High Plains Drifter (1973) - 7
13. Invictus (2009) - 6.5
14. J. Edgar (2011) - 6.5
15. Pale Rider (1985) - 6.5
16. Hereafter (2010) - 6.5
17. Space Cowboys (2000) - 6

watchlist:
1. The Bridges of Madison County (1995) - 7.5
2. Bird (1988) - 7.2
3. Breezy (1973) - 7.0
4. Play Misty for Me (1971) - 7.0
5. Jersey Boys (2014) - 6.9
6. Heartbreak Ridge (1986) - 6.8
7. Absolute Power (1997) - 6.7
8. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) - 6.7
9. True Crime (1999) - 6.6
10. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) - 6.6
11. Sudden Impact (1983) - 6.6
12. Honkytonk Man (1982) - 6.6
13. Blood Work (2002) 6.4
14. The Gauntlet (1977) - 6.4
15. The Eiger Sanction (1975) - 6.4 ” - cinefilikos
 
36.
Orson Welles
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Citizen Kane (1941) - 9.5
2. Touch of Evil (1958) - 9

watchlist:
1. Chimes at Midnight (1965) - 8.0
2. The Trial (1962) - 7.9
3. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) - 7.9
4. Othello (1952) - 7.8
5. Macbeth (1948) - 7.6
6. Confidential Report (1955) - 7.4
7. The Stranger (1946) - 7.4
8. The Immortal Story (1968) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
37.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ ranked and rated:
1. JFK (1991) - 9
2. Platoon (1986) - 9
3. Born on the Fourth of July (1989) - 8
4. The Doors (1991) - 8
5. U Turn (1997) - 8
6. Natural Born Killers (1994) - 7.5
7. Snowden (2016) - 7
8. Alexander (Revisited: The Final Unrated Cut) (2004) - 6.5
9. W. (2008) - 6
10. Savages (2012) - 5.5
11. World Trade Center (2006) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. Salvador (1986) - 7.5
2. Wall Street (1987) - 7.4
3. Talk Radio (1988) - 7.3
4. Nixon (1995) - 7.1
5. Any Given Sunday (1999) - 6.8
6. Heaven & Earth (1993) - 6.8
7. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
38.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Ran (1985) - 9
2. Seven Samurai (1954) - 8.5

watchlist:
1. Dersu Uzala (1975) - 8.3
2. Dodes'ka-den (1970) - 7.5
3. High and Low (1963) - 8.4
4. Red Beard (1965) - 8.3
5. Yojimbo (1961) - 8.3
6. Ikiru (1952) - 8.3
7. Rashomon (1950) - 8.3
8. Sanjuro (1962) - 8.2
9. The Bad Sleep Well (1960) - 8.1
10. The Hidden Fortress (1958) - 8.1
11. Throne of Blood (1957) - 8.1
12. Kagemusha (1980) - 8.0
13. Stray Dog (1949) - 7.9
14. Dreams (1990) - 7.8
15. Drunken Angel (1948) - 7.8
16. Madadayo (1993)
17. Donzoko (1957) - 7.5
18. The Quiet Duel (1949) - 7.5
19. I Live in Fear (1955) - 7.4
20. Hakuchi (1951) - 7.4
21. Shûbun (1950) - 7.4
22. Rhapsody in August (1991) - 7.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
39.
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Irreversible (2002) - 8
2. Love (2015) - 8
3. Enter the Void (2009) - 7.5
4. I Stand Alone (1998) - 7

+ Carne (Short) (1991) - 6.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
40.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime. A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism with stylistic nods to Dreyer...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Dogville (2003) - 10
2. Breaking the Waves (1996) - 8
3. Dancer in the Dark (2000) - 8
4. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) - 7.5
5. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) - 7.5
6. Manderlay (2005) - 7
7. Antichrist (2009) - 7
8. Melancholia (2011) - 6.5
9. The Idiots (1998) - 6
10. The Kingdom (TV Mini-Series) (1994) - 2.5

watchlist:
1. Europa (1991) - 7.7
2. Medea (1988) - 7.2
3. The Element of Crime (1984) - 6.9
4. The Boss of It All (2006) - 6.7
5. Epidemic (1987) - 6.2 ” - cinefilikos
 
41.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ ranked and rated:
1. 12 Angry Men (1957) - 10
2. Network (1976) - 8.5
3. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) - 8.5
4. The Hill (1965) - 8
4. Serpico (1973) - 8
5. Find Me Guilty (2006) - 6.5

watchlist:
1. The Iceman Cometh (1960) - 8.2
2. Fail-Safe (1964) - 8.0
3. The Verdict (1982) - 7.8
4. The Pawnbroker (1964) - 7.8
5. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) - 7.8
6. Running on Empty (1988) - 7.7
7. Prince of the City (1981) - 7.7
8. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) - 7.3
9. Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - 7.3
10. Equus (1977) - 7.2
11. The Fugitive Kind (1960) - 7.2
12. The Offence (1973) - 7.1
13. Deathtrap (1982) - 7.0 ” - cinefilikos
 
42.
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Unbreakable (2000) - 9
2. The Sixth Sense (1999) - 8
3. Split (2016) - 8
4. Signs (2002) - 7.5
5. The Village (2004) - 7
6. The Visit (2015) - 6.5
7. Lady in the Water (2006) - 6
8. The Happening (2008) - 5
9. The Last Airbender (2010) - 4 ” - cinefilikos
 
43.
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Forrest Gump (1994) - 10
2. Cast Away (2000) - 8
3. Back to the Future (1985) - 8
4. Back to the Future Part II (1989) - 8
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) - 8
6. Contact (1997) - 7.5
7. The Walk (2015) - 7.5
8. Flight (2012) - 7
9. Back to the Future Part III (1990) - 7
10. Romancing the Stone (1984) - 7
11. The Polar Express (2004) - 7
12. Allied (2016) - 6.5
13. A Christmas Carol (2009) - 6.5
14. Beowulf (2007) - 6.5
15. Death Becomes Her (1992) - 6

watchlist - ALL:
1. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) - 6.9
2. Used Cars (1980) - 6.8
3. What Lies Beneath (2000) - 6.6
4.Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (segment "Yellow") (1992) - 6.0 ” - cinefilikos
 
44.
Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer, Le Samouraï
The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European canon...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Army of Shadows (1969) - 8.5
2. Le Doulos (1962) - 8
3. Le Samouraï (1967) - 7.5

watchlist:
1. Le Cercle Rouge (1970) - 8.1
2. Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966) - 8.1
3. Léon Morin, Priest (1961) - 7.8
4. Bob le Flambeur (1956) - 7.8
5. Le Silence de la Mer (1949) - 7.7
6. Les Enfants Terribles (1950) - 7.3
7. Un Flic (1972) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
45.
Jean-Luc Godard
Director, My Life to Live
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Breathless (1960) - 7.5
2. Vivre Sa Vie (1962) - 7.5
3. Band of Outsiders (1964) - 7.5
4. Pierrot le Fou (1965) - 7
5. Alphaville (1965) - 7

watchlist:
1. Masculin Féminin (1966) - 7.7
2. Contempt (1963) - 7.7
3. A Woman Is a Woman (1961) - 7.6
4. JLG/JLG: Self-Portrait in December (Documentary) (1994) - 7.5
5. Weekend (1967) - 7.4
6. Une Femme Mariée (1964) - 7.4
7. Le Petit Soldat (1963) - 7.4
8. Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991) - 7.3
9. La chinoise (1967) - 7.3
10. Every Man for Himself (1980) - 7.1
11. The Soldiers (1963) - 7.1
12. Notre musique (2004) - 7.0
13. Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967) - 7.0 ” - cinefilikos
 
46.
Paul Verhoeven
Director, Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris, about a medieval knight...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Total Recall (1990) - 8
2. Starship Troopers (1997) - 8
3. RoboCop (1987) - 8
4. Flesh+Blood (1985) 8
5. Black Book (2006) - 7.5
6. Hollow Man (2000) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. Soldier of Orange (1977) - 7.8
2. The Fourth Man (1983) - 7.3
3. Turkish Delight (1973) - 7.1
4. Basic Instinct (1992) - 6.9
5. Keetje Tippel (1975) - 6.7
6. Spetters (1980) - 6.6
7. Diary of a Hooker (1971) - 5.8
8. Showgirls (1995) - 4.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
47.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Good Will Hunting (1997) - 9
2. Elephant (2003) - 7.5
3. Milk (2008) - 7
4. Finding Forrester (2000) - 7
5. Gerry (2002) - 7
6. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) - 7
7. Paranoid Park (2007) - 6.5
8. Last Days (2005) - 5.5

+ Paris, je t'aime (segment "Le Marais") (2006) - 7

watchlist:
1. My Own Private Idaho (1991) - 7.1
2. Restless (2011) - 6.8
3. To Die For (1995) - 6.8
4. Mala Noche (1986) - 6.7
5. Promised Land (2012) - 6.6
6. Psycho (1998) - 4.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
48.
Jim Jarmusch
Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Dead Man (1995) - 9
2. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) - 7.5
3. Broken Flowers (2005) - 7.5
4. Down by Law (1986) - 7.5
5. Night on Earth (1991) - 6

watchlist:
1. Paterson (2016) - 7.6
2. Mystery Train (1989) - 7.6
3. Stranger Than Paradise (1984) - 7.6
4. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) - 7.3
5. Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Int. Trailer Night") (2002) - 7.3
6. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
49.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Snatch. (2000) - 9
2. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) - 8
3. Sherlock Holmes (2009) - 7
4. RocknRolla (2008) - 7
5. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) - 6.5
6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) - 6
+ Star (short) (2001) - 6

watchlist:
1. Revolver (2005) - 6.5
+ The Hard Case (short) (1995) - 6.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
50.
Frank Darabont
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - 9
2. The Green Mile (1999) - 9
3. The Mist (2007) - 8

watchlist - ALL:
1. The Majestic (2001) - 6.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
51.
Lilly Wachowski
Writer, The Matrix
Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Emerson College in Boston, but dropped out...
“ & Lana Wachowski

COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. The Matrix (1999) - 10
2. Bound (1996) - 8
3. Cloud Atlas (2012) - 8
4. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - 8
5. The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - 8
6. Speed Racer (2008) - 6.5
7. Jupiter Ascending (2015) - 5 ” - cinefilikos
 
52.
David O. Russell
David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and survival; the family home as nexus of love...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) - 8.5
2. The Fighter (2010) - 8
3. American Hustle (2013) - 8
4. Three Kings (1999) - 7
5. Joy (2015) - 6
6. I Heart Huckabees (2004) - 6

watchlist - ALL:
1. Flirting with Disaster (1996) - 6.8
2. Spanking the Monkey (1994) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
53.
Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Captain Phillips (2013) - 9
2. United 93 (2006) - 8
3. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - 8
4. Bloody Sunday (2002) - 7
5. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) - 6.5
6. Jason Bourne (2016) - 6.5
7. Green Zone (2010) - 6.5

Watchlist:
1. The Theory of Flight (1998) - 6.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
54.
Hayao Miyazaki
Director, Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Spirited Away (2001) - 9
2. Princess Mononoke (1997) - 8.5
3. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - 8
4. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - 7.5
5. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) - 7.5
6. Porco Rosso (1992) - 7.5
7. Castle in the Sky (1986) - 7
8. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - 7
9. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - 6.5
10. The Wind Rises (2013) - 6.5
11. Ponyo (2008) - 6.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
55.
Hal Ashby
Director, Being There
Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household in Ogden, Utah, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of high school, getting married and divorced all before he was 19...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Last Detail (1973) - 9
2. Harold and Maude (1971) - 8.5

watchlist:
1. Being There (1979) - 8.0
2. Bound for Glory (1976) - 7.4
3. Coming Home (1978) - 7.3
4. The Landlord (1970) - 6.9
5. Shampoo (1975) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
56.
Denis Villeneuve
Director, Arrival
Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started is career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013) and Incendies (2010). He is married to Tanya Lapointe.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Incendies (2010) - 9
2. Prisoners (2013) - 8
3. Arrival (2016) - 8
4. Sicario (2015) - 7.5
5. Enemy (2013) - 7

watchlist:
1. Polytechnique (2009) - 7.3
2. Maelstrom (2000) - 7.3
3. Un 32 août sur terre (1998) - 7.0
4. Cosmos (segment "Technétium, Le") (1996) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
57.
Spike Lee
Director, Inside Man
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University...
“ ranked and rated:
1. 25th Hour (2002) - 9
2. Do the Right Thing (1989) - 8
3. Summer of Sam (1999) - 8
4. Malcolm X (1992) - 7
5. Inside Man (2006) - 7
6. Clockers (1995) - 6.5
7. Sucker Free City (TV Movie) (2004) - 6.5
8. He Got Game (1998) - 6.5

watchlist:
1. Freak (1998) - 8.1
2. All the Invisible Children (segment "Jesus Children of America") (2005) - 7.6
3. Crooklyn (1994) - 6.9
4. Get on the Bus (1996) - 6.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
58.
Ang Lee
Director, Life of Pi
Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - 8
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005) - 8
3. Life of Pi (2012) - 7.5
4. The Ice Storm (1997) - 7
5. Ride with the Devil (1999) - 6.5
6. Hulk (2003) - 6

watchlist - ALL:
1. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) - 7.8
2. Sense and Sensibility (1995) - 7.7
3. Lust, Caution (2007) - 7.6
4. The Wedding Banquet (1993) - 7.6
5. Pushing Hands (1992) - 7.3
6. Taking Woodstock (2009) - 6.7 ” - cinefilikos
 
59.
Asghar Farhadi
Writer, A Separation
Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of...
“ ranked and rated:
1. A Separation (2011) - 8
2. The Past (2013) - 8

watchlist - ALL:
1. About Elly (2009) - 8.1
2. Fireworks Wednesday (2006) - 8.0
3. Beautiful City (2004) - 7.9
4. Dancing in the Dust (2003) - 7.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
60.
Frank Capra
One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage...
“ ranked and rated:
1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - 10
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - 8.5

watchlist:
1. It Happened One Night (1934) - 8.2
2. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) - 8.1
3. You Can't Take It With You (1938) - 8.0
4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) - 8.0
5. Lost Horizon (1937) - 7.8
6. Meet John Doe (1941) - 7.7
7. Lady for a Day (1933) - 7.5
8. American Madness (1932) - 7.5
9. Pocketful of Miracles (1961) - 7.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
61.
Billy Wilder
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Sunset Blvd. (1950) - 9
2. Some Like It Hot (1959) - 9
3. Double Indemnity (1944) - 8.5
4. The Apartment (1960) - 7

watchlist:
1. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) - 8.4
2. Ace in the Hole (1951) - 8.2
3. Stalag 17 (1953) - 8.1
4. One, Two, Three (1961) - 8.0
5. The Lost Weekend (1945) - 8.0
6. Sabrina (1954) - 7.7
7. The Major and the Minor (1942) - 7.6
8. A Foreign Affair (1948) - 7.5
9. Five Graves to Cairo (1943) - 7.5
10. The Fortune Cookie (1966) - 7.4
11. Irma la Douce (1963) - 7.4
12. The Front Page (1974) - 7.3
13. Love in the Afternoon (1957) - 7.3
14. Avanti! (1972) - 7.2
15. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) - 7.2
16. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) - 7.2
17. The Seven Year Itch (1955) - 7.2
18. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) - 7.1
19. Fedora (1978) - 6.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
62.
David Lean
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 9
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - 8

watchlist:
1. Brief Encounter (1945) - 8.1
2. Doctor Zhivago (1965) - 8.0
3. Great Expectations (1946) - 8.0
4. Oliver Twist (1948) - 7.8
5. The Passionate Friends (1949) - 7.8
6. Hobson's Choice (1954) - 7.7
7. Ryan's Daughter (1970) - 7.5
8. Summertime (1955) - 7.5
9. A Passage to India (1984) - 7.4
10. This Happy Breed (1944) - 7.3
11. In Which We Serve (1942) - 7.3
12. Blithe Spirit (1945) - 7.2 ” - cinefilikos
 
63.
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor. Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films, including A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, and East of Eden...
“ ranked and rated:
1. On the Waterfront (1954) - 8.5
2. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - 8
3. Viva Zapata! (1952) - 7

watchlist:
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) - 8.2
2. A Face in the Crowd (1957) - 8.2
3. East of Eden (1955) - 8.0
4. America America (1963) - 7.9
5. Splendor in the Grass (1961) - 7.8
6. Wild River (1960) - 7.7
7. Baby Doll (1956) - 7.5
8. Gentleman's Agreement (1947) - 7.4
9. Panic in the Streets (1950) - 7.3
10. Boomerang! (1947) - 7.3
11. Pinky (1949) - 7.2
12. The Last Tycoon (1976) - 6.4 ” - cinefilikos
 
64.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Hero (2002) - 8.5
2. House of Flying Daggers (2004) - 8
3. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) - 7
4. The Great Wall (2016) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. To Live (1994) - 8.3
2. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) - 8.2
3. The Road Home (1999) - 7.9
4. Not One Less (1999) - 7.8
5. Ju Dou (1990) - 7.8
6. The Flowers of War (2011) - 7.6
7. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) - 7.6
8. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005) - 7.5
9. Happy Times (2000) - 7.5
10. Red Sorghum (1987) - 7.5
11. Coming Home (2014) - 7.2
12. Shanghai Triad (1995) - 7.2
13. Keep Cool (1997) - 7.2
+ Lumière and Company (1995) - 7.0
+ To Each His Own Cinema (2007) - 6.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
65.
Spike Jonze
Producer, Her
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Her (2013) - 8.5
2. Being John Malkovich (1999) - 8
3. Adaptation. (2002) - 7.5
4. Where the Wild Things Are (2009) - 6.5

+ I'm Here (short) (2010) - 6.5
+ Scenes from the Suburbs (short) (2011) - 6 ” - cinefilikos
 
66.
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - 9
2. Star Trek (2009) - 8
4. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - 8
5. Super 8 (2011) - 7.5
6. Mission: Impossible III (2006) - 7.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
67.
Alan Parker
Director, Evita
Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Midnight Express (1978) - 9
2. Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) - 8
3. Angel Heart (1987) - 8
4. The Life of David Gale (2003) - 7.5
5. Mississippi Burning (1988) - 7
6. Fame (1980) - 6.5

watchlist:
1. The Commitments (1991) - 7.6
2. Angela's Ashes (1999) - 7.3
3. Birdy (1984) - 7.3
4. Shoot the Moon (1982) - 7.0
5. Bugsy Malone (1976) - 6.8
6. Come See the Paradise (1990) - 6.7
7. Evita (1996) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
68.
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Truman Show (1998) - 10
2. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - 7
3. The Way Back (2010) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. Dead Poets Society (1989) - 8.0
2. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) - 7.6
3. Witness (1985) - 7.5
4. Gallipoli (1981) - 7.5
5. Fearless (1993) - 7.2
6. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) - 7.2
7. The Last Wave (1977) - 7.2
8. The Mosquito Coast (1986) - 6.6
9. The Plumber (1979) - 6.6
10. Green Card (1990) - 6.2
11. The Cars That Eat People (1974) - 5.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
69.
Alexander Payne
Producer, The Descendants
Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He has two older brothers...
“ ranked and rated:
1. About Schmidt (2002) - 8
2. Nebraska (2013) - 7.5
3. Sideways (2004) - 7.5
4. The Descendants (2011) - 7
5. Election (1999) - 7

+ Paris, je t'aime (segment "14e arrondissement") (2006) - 7

watchlist:
1. Citizen Ruth (1996) - 7.0 ” - cinefilikos
 
70.
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. 300 (2006) - 9
2. Watchmen (2009) - 8
3. Man of Steel (2013) - 7.5
4. Dawn of the Dead (2004) - 7
5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - 6.5
6. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) - 6.5
7. Sucker Punch (2011) - 5.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
71.
George Miller
George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller has been involved in a wide range of projects...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - 9
2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) - 8
3. Mad Max (1979) - 7.5
4. Happy Feet (2006) - 7
5. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) - 6.5

+ Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment "4") (1984) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. Lorenzo's Oil (1992) - 7.2
2. The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - 6.5
3. Happy Feet 2 (2011) - 5.9
4. Babe: Pig in the City (1998) - 5.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
72.
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. District 9 (2009) - 8.5
2. Elysium (2013) - 7.5
3. Chappie (2015) - 5

+ Firebase (short) (2017) - 7
+ Zygote (short) (2017) - 6.5
+ Rakka (short) (2017) - 6.5
+ Alive in Joburg (2005) - 6
+ God: Serengeti (short) (2017) - 6
+ The Escape (short) (2016) - 6
+ Halo: Landfall (short) (2007) - 6
+ Yellow (short) (2006) - 6
+ Tetra Vaal (2004) - 6
+ Cooking with Bill (2017) [TV Mini-Series] - 5.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
73.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Under the Skin (2013) - 8
2. Sexy Beast (2000) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. Birth (2004) - 6.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
74.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Strange Days (1995) - 8.5
2. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - 8
3. The Hurt Locker (2008) - 7.5
4. Point Break (1991) - 6.5

watchlist:
1. Near Dark (1987) - 7.0
2. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) - 6.6
3. The Loveless (1981) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
75.
Duncan Jones
Director, Moon
“ COMPLETED - ranked and rated:
1. Moon (2009) - 8
2. Source Code (2011) - 7.5
3. Warcraft (2016) - 6 ” - cinefilikos
 
76.
Federico Fellini
Writer,
The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school)...
“ ranked and rated:
1. 8½ (1963) - 8.5
2. La Dolce Vita (1960) - 8
3. Fellini Satyricon (1969) - 5

watchlist:
1. Nights of Cabiria (1957) - 8.3
2. La Strada (1954) - 8.1
3. Amarcord (1973) - 8.0
4. I Vitelloni (1953) - 8.0
5. And the Ship Sails On (1983) - 7.7
6. Juliet of the Spirits (1965) - 7.7
7. Il Bidone (1955) - 7.6
8. Roma (1972) - 7.4
9. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978) - 7.3
10. City of Women (1980) - 7.1
11. Fellini's Casanova (1976) - 7.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
77.
Milos Forman
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz...
“ ranked and rated:
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - 9
2. Amadeus (1984) - 8
3. The Firemen's Ball (1967) - 7
4. Man on the Moon (1999) - 7
5. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. Loves of a Blonde (1965) - 7.8
2. Hair (1979) - 7.6
3. Taking Off (1971) - 7.4
4. Ragtime (1981) - 7.3
5. Black Peter (1964) - 7.2
6. Valmont (1989) - 7.0
7. Goya's Ghosts (2006) - 6.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
78.
Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone and directed The Grim Reaper. His second film...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Dreamers (2003) - 7.5
2. The Spider's Stratagem (1970) - 7.5

watchlist:
1. The Conformist (1970) - 8.1
3. The Last Emperor (1987) - 7.8
4. 1900 (1976) - 7.7
5. Before the Revolution (1964) - 7.3
6. Last Tango in Paris (1972) - 7.2
7. The Grim Reaper (1962) - 7.0
8. Besieged (1998) - 7.0
9. The Sheltering Sky (1990) - 6.8
10. Me and You (2012) - 6.6
11. Stealing Beauty (1996) - 6.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
79.
Robert Rodriguez
Producer, Grindhouse
Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York, none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Sin City (2005) - 9
2. Planet Terror (2007) - 8
3. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - 8
4. Desperado (1995) - 7.5
5. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) - 7.5
6. The Faculty (1998) - 7
7. Machete (2010) - 7
8. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) - 6
9. Machete Kills (2013) - 6
10. Spy Kids (2001) - 4.5
11. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005) - 4

+ Four Rooms (segment "The Misbehavers") - 6.5

watchlist:
1. Roadracers (TV Movie) (1994) - 6.7
2. El mariachi (1992) - 6.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
80.
Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Rush (2013) - 8
2. A Beautiful Mind (2001) - 8
3. Willow (1988) - 8
4. Cinderella Man (2005) - 8
5. Frost/Nixon (2008) - 7.5
6. Apollo 13 (1995) - 7.5
7. Backdraft (1991) - 7
8. Angels & Demons (2009) - 6.5
9. In the Heart of the Sea (2015) - 6
10. Ransom (1996) - 6
11. The Da Vinci Code (2006) - 6
12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - 6
13. Splash (1984) - 6

watchlist:
1. Skyward (1980) - 8.4
2. Parenthood (1989) - 7.0
3. The Paper (1994) - 6.6
4. Cocoon (1985) - 6.6
5. The Missing (2003) - 6.5
6. Far and Away (1992) - 6.5
7. Night Shift (1982) - 6.5
8. Gung Ho (1986) - 6.2
9. Edtv (1999) - 6.1 ” - cinefilikos
 
81.
John Boorman
Producer, Excalibur
John Boorman attended Catholic school (Salesian Order) although his family was not, in fact, Roman Catholic. His first job was for a dry-cleaner. Later, he worked as a critic for a women's journal and for a radio station until he entered the television business, working for the BBC in Bristol. There...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Deliverance (1972) - 8
2. Point Blank (1967) - 8
3. Excalibur (1981) - 8
4. Hell in the Pacific (1968) - 7.5

watchlist:
1. Hope and Glory (1987) - 7.4
2. The General (1998) - 7.3
3. The Emerald Forest (1985) - 6.9
4. Queen & Country (2014) - 6.3
5. Zardoz (1974) - 5.8
+ Lumière and Company (1995) - 7.0 ” - cinefilikos
 
82.
John Carpenter
Writer, Halloween
John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Thing (1982) - 8
2. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - 8
3. They Live (1988) - 7.5
4. Escape from New York (1981) - 7

watchlist:
1. Halloween (1978) - 7.9
2. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 7.4
3. In the Mouth of Madness (1994) - 7.2
4. Elvis (1979) - 7.1
5. Starman (1984) - 7.0
6. The Fog (1980) - 6.8
7. Someone's Watching Me! (1978) - 6.8
8. Prince of Darkness (1987) - 6.7
9. Christine (1983) - 6.6
10. Dark Star (1974) - 6.5
11. Vampires (1998) - 6.1
12. Body Bags (1993) - 6.0
13. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) - 5.9
14. Escape from L.A. (1996) - 5.7
15. Village of the Damned (1995) - 5.6
+ Masters of Horror (2005): John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns - 7.7 ” - cinefilikos
 
83.
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Eastern Promises (2007) - 8
2. The Dead Zone (1983) - 7
3. A History of Violence (2005) - 7
4. The Fly (1986) - 7
5. Videodrome (1983) - 7
6. Scanners (1981) - 6.5
7. Cosmopolis (2012) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. Dead Ringers (1988) - 7.3
2. Naked Lunch (1991) - 7.1
3. The Brood (1979) - 6.9
4. Spider (2002) - 6.8
5. eXistenZ (1999) - 6.8
6. M. Butterfly (1993) - 6.8
7. Shivers (1975) - 6.6
8. A Dangerous Method (2011) - 6.5
9. Crash (1996) - 6.4
10. Rabid (1977) - 6.4
11. Maps to the Stars (2014) - 6.2
+ Camera (short) (2000) - 7.0
+ To Each His Own Cinema (2007) - 6.8
+ The Nest (short) (2014) - 5.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
84.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Knocked Up (2007) - 8
2. Funny People (2009) - 7.5
3. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) - 7.5
4. Trainwreck (2015) - 7

+ Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (1999–2000) - 10
+ Undeclared (TV Series) (2001–2003) - 6.5

watchlist - ALL:
1. This Is 40 (2012) ” - cinefilikos
 
85.
Mel Gibson
Actor, Braveheart
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Braveheart (1995) - 10
2. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - 8
3. Apocalypto (2006) - 7.5
4. The Passion of the Christ (2004) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. The Man Without a Face (1993) - 6.7 ” - cinefilikos
 
86.
Matt Reeves
Writer, Let Me In
Born on April 27, 1966, Matthew Reeves is a writer, director and producer, known for his directorial work on Cloverfield (2008), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War of the Planet of the Apes (2017). Reeves was born in Rockville Center, New York and was childhood friends with director J.J.Abrams...
“ ranked and rated:
1. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) - 8
2. Cloverfield (2008) - 8
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) - 8

watchlist - ALL:
1. Let Me In (2010) - 7.2 ” - cinefilikos
 
87.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Pineapple Express (2008) - 8
2. Joe (2013) - 7
3. George Washington (2000) - 6.5
4. Your Highness (2011) - 6

watchlist:
1. Snow Angels (2007) - 6.9
2. All the Real Girls (2003) - 6.9
3. Undertow (2004) - 6.7
4. Prince Avalanche (2013) - 6.4 ” - cinefilikos
 
88.
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Breakfast Club (1985) - 8
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) - 8
3. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) - 7.5
4. Sixteen Candles (1984) - 7
5. Curly Sue (1991) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. Uncle Buck (1989) - 6.9
2. Weird Science (1985) - 6.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
89.
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Usual Suspects (1995) - 8.5
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - 8
3. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) - 7.5
4. X-Men 2 (2003) - 7.5
5. X-Men (2000) - 7.5
6. Valkyrie (2008) - 7
7. Superman Returns (2006) - 6
8. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. Mockingbird Lane (TV Movie) (2012) - 7.6
2. Apt Pupil (1998) - 6.7 ” - cinefilikos
 
90.
Barry Levinson
Producer, Sleepers
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ ranked and rated
1. Rain Man (1988) - 9
2. Wag the Dog (1997) - 8
3. Sleepers (1996) - 7.5
4. Diner (1982) - 7
5. You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (2010) - 7
6. Bugsy (1991) - 6
7. Sphere (1998) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. The Natural (1984) - 7.5
2. Avalon (1990) - 7.3
3. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) - 7.3
4. Liberty Heights (1999) - 7.1
5. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) - 6.8
6. Bandits (2001) - 6.6
7. Tin Men (1987) - 6.5
8. Man of the Year (2006) - 6.2
9. Disclosure (1994) - 6.0
10. What Just Happened (2008) - 5.7
11. The Bay (2012) - 5.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
91.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Transformers (2007) - 8
2. The Rock (1996) - 8
3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) - 7.5
4. Armageddon (1998) - 7.5
5. The Island (2005) - 7
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - 6.5
7. Bad Boys (1995) - 6.5
8. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) - 6
9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - 6
10. Pain & Gain (2013) - 6
11. Pearl Harbor (2001) - 6
12. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) - 5

watchlist - ALL:
1. Bad Boys II (2003) - 6.6 ” - cinefilikos
 
92.
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Ocean's Eleven (2001) - 8
2. Traffic (2000) - 8
3. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) - 7
4. Out of Sight (1998) - 7
5. Che: Part One (2008), Che: Part Two (2008) - 7
6. The Limey (1999) - 7
7. Erin Brockovich (2000) - 7
8. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) - 6.5
9. Ocean's Twelve (2004) - 6.5
10. Behind the Candelabra (2013) (TV Movie) - 6.5
11. Contagion (2011) - 6.5
12. Side Effects (2013) - 6.5
13. Solaris (2002) - 5.5

watchlist:
1. King of the Hill (1993) - 7.6
2. Gray's Anatomy (1996) - 7.0
3. Kafka (1991) - 7.0
4. Bubble (2005) - 6.6
5. The Informant! (2009) - 6.5
6. Magic Mike (2012) - 6.1
7. The Good German (2006) - 6.1
8. Haywire (2011) - 5.8
9. The Girlfriend Experience (2009) - 5.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
93.
Robert Altman
Director, Gosford Park
Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started exploring the art of exploring sound with the cheap tape recorders available at the time...
“ ranked and rated:
1. The Long Goodbye (1973) - 8.5
2. Short Cuts (1993) - 8
3. The Player (1992) - 7.5
4. MASH (1970) - 7
5. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) - 7

watchlist:
1. 3 Women (1977) - 7.9
2. Nashville (1975) - 7.8
3. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) - 7.6
4. Secret Honor (1984) - 7.5
5. Gosford Park (2001) - 7.3
6. California Split (1974) - 7.3
7. Images (1972) - 7.3
8. A Wedding (1978) - 7.2
9. Vincent & Theo (1990) - 7.1
10. Thieves Like Us (1974) - 7.1
11. Cookie's Fortune (1999) - 7.0
12. Brewster McCloud (1970) - 7.0
13. A Prairie Home Companion (2006) - 6.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
94.
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Annie Hall (1977) - 8.5
2. Manhattan (1979) - 8
3. Midnight in Paris (2011) - 7
4. Blue Jasmine (2013) - 7
5. Love and Death (1975) - 7
6. Cassandra's Dream (2007) - 6.5
7. Whatever Works (2009) - 6.5
8. Anything Else (2003) - 6
9. Melinda and Melinda (2004) - 6
10. Shadows and Fog (1991) - 6
11. Irrational Man (2015) - 5.5
12. Magic in the Moonlight (2014) - 5

watchlist:
1. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) - 8.0
2. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - 8.0
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) - 7.8
4. Zelig (1983) - 7.8
5. Match Point (2005) - 7.7
6. Husbands and Wives (1992) - 7.6
7. Radio Days (1987) - 7.6
8. Bullets Over Broadway (1994) - 7.5
9. Another Woman (1988) - 7.5
10. Broadway Danny Rose (1984) - 7.5
11. Interiors (1978) - 7.5
12. Deconstructing Harry (1997) - 7.4
13. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - 7.4
14. Sweet and Lowdown (1999) - 7.3
15. Sleeper (1973) - 7.3
16. Take the Money and Run (1969) - 7.3
17. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) - 7.2
18. Mighty Aphrodite (1995) - 7.1
19. Bananas (1971) - 7.1
20. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) - 6.8
21. Everyone Says I Love You (1996) - 6.8
22. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were 23. Afraid to Ask (1972) - 6.8
24. Scoop (2006) - 6.7
25. Small Time Crooks (2000) - 6.7
26. September (1987) - 6.7
27. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) - 6.7
28. Magic in the Moonlight (2014) - 6.6
29. Hollywood Ending (2002) - 6.6
30. Alice (1990) - 6.6
31. New York Stories (segment "Oedipus Wrecks") (1989) - 6.4
32. To Rome with Love (2012) - 6.3
33. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) - 6.3
34. Celebrity (1998) - 6.3
+ Sounds from a Town I Love (short) (2001) - 6.5 ” - cinefilikos
 
95.
Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Dances with Wolves (1990) - 8.5
2. Open Range (2003) - 7.5

watchlist - ALL
1. The Postman (1997) - 5.9 ” - cinefilikos
 
96.
Yorgos Lanthimos
Director, The Lobster
Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays. Kinetta, his first feature film...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Dogtooth (2009) - 8.5
2. The Lobster (2015) - 8
3. Alps (2011) - 6 ” - cinefilikos
 
97.
Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) - 8
2. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) - 7
3. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) - 6.5
4. Rescue Dawn (2006) - 6.5

watchlist:
1. Lessons of Darkness (1992) - 8.2
2. Fitzcarraldo (1982) - 8.2
3. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) - 8.1
4. Stroszek (1977) - 8.0
5. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) - 7.9
6. My Best Fiend (1999) - 7.9
7. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) - 7.9
8. Encounters at the End of the World (2007) - 7.8
9. Grizzly Man (2005) - 7.8
10. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) - 7.4
11. Signs of Life (1968) - 7.4
12. The Killers: Unstaged (2012) - 7.3
13. Into the Abyss (2011) - 7.3
14. Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002) - 7.3
15. Woyzeck (1979) - 7.2
16. Heart of Glass (1976) - 7.2
17. Cobra Verde (1987) - 7.1
18. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) - 7.1
19. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) - 7.1
20. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos
 
98.
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ ranked and rated:
1. Spaceballs (1987) - 7
2. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) - 7
3. Young Frankenstein (1974) - 7

watchlist:
1. Blazing Saddles (1974) - 7.8
2. The Producers (1967) - 7.7
3. History of the World: Part I (1981) - 6.9
4. High Anxiety (1977) - 6.7
5. Silent Movie (1976) - 6.7
6. The Twelve Chairs (1970) - 6.6
7. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) - 5.8 ” - cinefilikos
 
99.
Mamoru Hosoda
Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series...
“ 1. Wolf Children (2012) - 7.5
2. Summer Wars (2009) - 7
3. The Boy and the Beast (2015) - 6.5
4. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - 6 ” - cinefilikos
 
100.
“ ranked and rated:
1. Juno (2007) - 7.5
2. Up in the Air (2009) - 7
3. Thank You for Smoking (2005) - 7

watchlist - ALL:
1. Labor Day (2013) - 6.9
2. Men, Women & Children (2014) - 6.7
3. Young Adult (2011) - 6.3 ” - cinefilikos