My Top 111 Directors

My favorite directors of all time! If you are interested in my favorite current directos follow this link: http://www.imdb.com/list/G_XQREQlby4/

Sorry for the overuse of decimals. These ratings are copied from my personal archives where I like to have an indicator as of how strong my individual ratings are, but I guess that could be of some use to you as well.
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1.
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)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Le Mepris (1963) 10.0
2. Alphaville (1965) 10.0
3. Pierrot le fou (1965) 10.0
4. Hélas pour moi / Oh, Woe is Me (1993) 10.0
5. Prénom Carmen (1983) 10.0
6. A Woman is a Woman (1961) 9.9
7. Détective (1985) 9.8
8. Bande à part (1964) 9.8
9. Le Petit soldat (1963) 9.7
10. Week End (1967) 9.5
11. La Chinoise (1967) 9.4
12. Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux (1962) 9.4
13. Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis (1966) 9.2
14. 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (1967) 9.0
15. King Lear (1987) 9.0
16. Éloge de l'amour (2001) 8.9
17. Soigne ta droite (1987) 8.8
18. Tout va bien (1972) 8.8
19. Vladimir et Rosa (1970) 8.8
20. Je vous salue, Marie' (1985) 8.7
21. Numéro deux (1975) 8.6
22. Le vent d'est / Wind from the East (1970) 8.6
23. Ici et ailleurs (1976) 8.5
24. Made in U.S.A. (1966) 8.5
25. Lotte in Italia / Struggle in Italy (1971) 8.5
26. Sauve qui peut (la vie) / Slow Motion (1980) 8.3
27. Passion (1982) 8.2
28. Notre musique (2004) 8.0
29. Le gai savoir / The Joy of Learning (1969) 8.0
30. Scénario du film 'Passion' (1982) 7.9
31. À bout de souffle (1960) 7.5
32. Las Carabiniers (1963) 7.5
33. A Married Woman (1964) 7.4
34. 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (1995) 7.2
35. Histoire(s) du cinema (1988-1998) 7.1
36. Nouvelle vague (1990) 7.0
37. Film socialisme (2010) 6.8
38. For Ever Mozart (1996) 6.7
39. British Sounds (1970) 6.0
40. Un film comme les autres / A Film Like Any Other (1968) 6.0
41. Allemagne 90 neuf zéro (1991) 6.0
42. Soft and Hard (1986) 5.6
43. Pravda (1970) 4.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
2.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Goodfellas (1990) 10.0
2. Raging Bull (1980) 10.0
3. The King of Comedy (1983) 9.9
4. Taxi Driver (1976) 9.8
5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 9.8
6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) 9.8
7. Casino (1995) 9.5
8. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) 9.4
9. Gangs of New York (2002) 9.4
10. The Age of Innocence (1993) 9.2
11. After Hours (1985) 9.1
12. Mean Streets (1973) 9.0
13. Bringing Out the Dead (1999) 8.6
14. Kundun (1997) 8.5
15. Shutter Island (2010) 8.3
16. Hugo (2011) 8.2
17. The Departed (2006) 8.1
18. The Aviator (2004) 8.0
19. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 8.0
20. New York, New York (1977) 8.0
21. Cape Fear (1991) 7.8
22. The Color of Money (1986) 7.5
23. Boxcar Bertha (1972) 7.3
24. American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978) 7.2
25. The Last Waltz (1978) 6.8
26. I Call First / Who's That Knocking On My Door (1967) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
3.
Luis Buñuel
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
“ How I rate/rank his filmography:

1. Belle de jour (1967) 9.9
2. Los Olvidados (1950) 9.9
3. Le Fantôme de la liberté / The Phantom of Liberty (1974) 9.9
4. Cet obscur objet du désir (1977) 9.8
5. Tristana (1970) 9.5
6. Ángel exterminador, El (1962) 9.4
7. La Voie lactée (1969) 9.4
8. Nazarín (1959) 9.4
9. Le journal d'une femme de chambre / Diary of a Chamber Girl (1964) 9.1
10. Viridiana (1961) 9.0
11. The Young One (1960) 8.8
12. Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) 8.6
13. Âge d'or, L' (1930) 8.6
14. Simón del desierto (1965) 8.5
15. La Mort en ce jardin (1956) 8.4
16. El (1953) 8.3
17. El gran Calavera / The Great Madcap (1949) 8.2
18. El Río y la muerte / The River and Death (1955) 8.0
19. La Ilusión viaja en tranvía / Illusions Travel by Streetcar (1954) 8.0
20. El Bruto / The Brute (1953) 7.8
21. La fièvre monte à El Pao / Fever Rises In El Pao (1959) 7.3
22. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955) 7.0
23. Susana (1951) 7.0
24. Robinson Crusoe (1954) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
4.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Bad Sleep Well (1960) 10.0
2. Ran (1985) 10.0
3. Dersu Uzala (1975) 9.9
4. Shichinin no samurai / Seven Samurai (1954) 9.8
5. Hakuchi / The Idiot (1951) 9.8
6. Waga seishun ni kuinashi / No Regret for Our Youth (1946) 9.8
7. Yojimbo (1961) 9.8
8. Tengoku to jigoku / High and Low (1963) 9.5
9. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin / Hidden Fortress(1958) 9.4
10. Ikiru (1952) 9.4
11. Ikimono no kiroku / I Live in Fear (1955) 9.2
12. Subarashiki nichiyobi / One Wonderful Sunday (1947) 9.0
13. Dodesukaden (1970) 8.7
14. Donzoko / The Lower Depths (1957) 8.7
15. Yoidore tenshi / Drunken Angel (1948) 8.6
16. Akahige / Red Beard (1965) 8.5
17. Kumonosu jô / Throne of Blood (1957) 8.4
18. Nora inu / Stray Dogs (1949) 8.4
19. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962) 8.4
20. Rashômon (1950) 8.3
21. Shubun / Scandal (1950) 8.0
22. Madadayo (1993) 8.0
23. Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku / Rhapsody in August (1991) 7.5
24. Dreams (1990) 7.2
25. Shizukanaru ketto / A Silent Duel (1949) 7.0
26. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) 6.4
27. Sugata Sanshiro / Judo Saga (1943) 6.2
28. Kagemusha / Shadow Warrior (1980) 6.0
29. Ichiban utsukushiku / The Most Beautiful (1944) 5.2
30. Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (1945) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
5.
Ingmar Bergman
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions is the trilogy closed. Here, as in 'Den Goda Viljan' Pernilla August play his mother...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Såsom i en spegel / Through A Glass Darkly (1961) 9.9
2. Persona (1966) 9.9
3. Fanny och Alexander (1982) 9.9
4. Scener ur ett äktenskap / Scenes From A Marriage (1973) 9.9
5. Det Sjunde inseglet / The Seventh Seal (1957) 9.8
6. Höstsonaten / Autumn Sonata (1978) 9.8
7. Ansikte mot ansikte / Face to Face (1976) 9.7
8. Ansiktet / The Magician (1958) 9.6
9. Tystnaden / The Silence (1963) 9.6
10. Sommarlek / Summer Interlude (1951) 9.5
11. Det regnar på vår kärlek / It Rains on Our Love (1946) 9.4
12. Jungfrukällan (1960) 9.2
13. Gycklarnas afton (1953) 9.1
14. Smultronstället (1957) 8.8
15. Nattvardsgästerna (1962) 8.6
16. Skammen (1968) 8.2
17. Vargtimmen (1968) 8.1
18. Kvinnors väntan (1952) 8.0
19. The Serpent's Egg (1977) 8.0
20. Sommarnattens leende (1955) 8.0
21. Sommaren med Monika (1953) 8.0
22. Kvinnodröm (1955) 8.0
23. Hamnstad / Port of Call (1948) 7.5
24. Djävulens öga (1960) 7.5
25. Viskningar och rop (1972) 7.2
26. Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980) 7.0
27. Nära livet (1958) 7.0
28. Lektion i kärlek, En (1954) 7.0
29. Sånt händer inte här (1950) 7.0
30. För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor (1964) 7.0
31. Törst (1949) 7.0
32. Fängelse (1949) 7.0
33. En Passion (1969) 6.9
34. Riten (1969) 6.5
35. Beröringen / The Touch (1971) 6.4 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
6.
Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer, Solaris
The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood, which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Stalker (1979) 10.0
2. Zerkalo (1975) 10.0
3. Solyaris (1972) 9.9
4. Offret (1986) 9.8
5. Andrey Rublyov (1969) 9.1
6. Ivanovo detstvo (1962) 9.0
7. Katok i skripka (1961) 8.8
8. Nostalghia (1983) 7.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
7.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Nashville (1975) 10.0
2. 3 Women (1977) 9.9
3. Short Cuts (1993) 9.7
4. Images (1972) 9.5
5. The Player (1992) 9.5
6. California Split (1974) 9.4
7. Brewster McCloud (1970) 9.2
8. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) 9.0
9. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) 8.8
10. The Company (2003) 8.8
11. The Long Goodbye (1973) 8.6
12. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) 8.4
13. Secret Honor (1984) 8.2
14. Quintet (1979) 8.1
15. MASH (1970) 8.0
16. Gosford Park (2001) 7.8
17. Streamers (1983) 7.5
18. Thieves Like Us (1974) 7.5
19. Kansas City (1996) 7.2
20. A Wedding (1978) 7.0
21. The Gingerbread Man (1998) 6.5
22. Popeye (1980) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
8.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The White Ribbon (2009) 10.0
2. The Piano Teacher (2001) 9.9
3. Funny Games (1997) 9.8
4. The Time of the Wolf (2003) 9.6
5. Benny's Video (1992) 8.7
6. Caché (2005) 8.6
7. The Seventh Continent (1989) 8.4
8. Code Unknown (2000) 8.4
9. Three Paths to the Lake (1976) 8.3
10. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) 7.0
11. Wer war Edgar Allan? / Who Was Edgar Allan? (1985) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
9.
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire and also films written for the screen...
“ How I rate/rank his filmography. Seen all:

1. A Face in the Crowd (1957) 10.0
2. East of Eden (1955) 9.9
3. Viva Zapata! (1952) 9.9
4. On the Waterfront (1954) 9.9
5. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 9.1
6. America, America (1963) 8.9
7. The Arrangement (1969) 8.6
8. Man on a Tightrope (1953) 8.5
9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) 8.5
10. Wild River (1960) 8.5
11. Baby Doll (1956) 8.4
12. Splendor in the Grass (1961) 8.2
13. Panic in the Streets (1950) 8.1
14. Pinky (1949) 8.0
15. The Visitors (1972) 8.0
16. The Last Tycoon (1976) 7.9
17. Boomerang! (1947) 7.5
18. Gentleman's Agreement (1947) 7.2
19. The Sea of Grass (1947) 6.2 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
10.
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer, Accattone
Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life of a pimp in the slums of Rome caused a sensation...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Salo (1975) 10.0
2. Teorema (1968) 9.9
3. Edipo re / Oedipus Rex (1967/I) 9.8
4. Mamma Roma (1962) 9.3
5. Uccellacci e uccellini / The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966) 9.2
6. Medea (1969) 9.1
7. Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964) 9.0
8. I Racconti di Canterbury (1972) 8.7
9. Accattone (1961) 8.6
10. Comizi d'amore / Love Meetings (1965) 8.5
11. Il Decameron (1971) 8.3
12. Arabian Nights (1974) 8.0
13. Notes Towards an African Orestes (1970) 8.0
14. Porcile (1969) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
11.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. One from the Heart (1982) 9.9
2. The Godfather: Part II (1974) 9.9
3. The Godfather (1972) 9.9
4. Youth Without Youth (2007) 9.6
5. The Conversation (1974) 9.6
6. The Godfather: Part III (1990) 9.5
7. Tetro (2009) 9.2
8. Apocalypse Now (1979) 9.2
9. Rumble Fish (1983) 8.9
10. The Cotton Club (1984) 8.8
11. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) 8.4
12. Dracula (1992) 8.4
13. Gardens of Stone (1987) 8.3
14. The Rainmaker (1997) 8.2
15. Twixt (2011) 8.0
16. The Rain People (1969) 8.0
17. The Outsiders (1983) 7.2
18. Dementia 13 (1963) 7.1
19. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
12.
Fritz Lang
Director, M
He studied at the College of Technical Sciences of Vienna's Academy of Graphic Arts but unhappy with the career path chosen for him by his parents, he ran away to study art in Munich and Paris. He then spent many years travelling the world including Asia. In 1913, he returned to Paris to paint. When World War I began...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Metropolis (1927) 9.9
2. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit (1922) 9.9
3. Clash by Night (1952) 9.8
4. M (1931) 9.6
5. You Only Live Once (1937) 9.4
6. DasTestament des Dr. Mabuse (1933) 9.3
7. Scarlet Street (1945) 9.2
8. Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1960) 9.2
9. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Revenge (1924) 8.8
10. Hangmen Also Die! (1943) 8.8
11. Spione (1928) 8.7
12. Frau im Mond (1929) 8.5
13. House by the River (1950) 8.5
14. Liliom (1934) 8.5
15. Fury (1936) 8.5
16. Das Indische Grabmal (1959) 8.4
17. Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) 8.4
18. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See (1919) 8.4
19. While the City Sleeps (1956) 8.3
20. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 8.0
21. The Woman in the Window (1944) 8.0
22. Man Hunt (1941) 8.0
23. You and Me (1938) 8.0
24. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920) 7.8
25. Ministry of Fear (1944) 7.5
26. The Return of Frank James (1940) 7.4
27. Human Desire (1954) 7.0
28. Moonfleet (1955) 7.0
29. Müde Tod, Der (1921) 7.0
30. The Big Heat (1953) 6.8
31. Secret Beyond the Door... (1948) 6.7
32. The Blue Gardenia (1953) 6.0
33. Rancho Notorious (1952) 6.0
34. Western Union (1941) 6.0
35. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 6.0
36. Das Wandernde Bild (1920) 5.2 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
13.
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)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Vertigo (1958) 10.0
2. Notorious (1946) 9.9
3. Rear Window (1954) 9.8
4. Spellbound (1945) 9.5
5. The Wrong Man (1956) 9.3
6. The Birds (1963) 9.2
7. North by Northwest (1959) 9.2
8. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 9.2
9. Under Capricorn (1949) 9.1
10. Sabotage (1936) 9.0
11. Jamaica Inn (1939) 9.0
12. Frenzy (1972) 9.0
13. Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.9
14. Foreign Correspondent (1940) 8.8
15. Stage Fright (1950) 8.4
16. Psycho (1960) 8.3
17. Rebecca (1940) 8.1
18. Saboteur (1942) 8.0
19. To Catch a Thief (1955) 8.0
20. Rope (1948) 7.9
21. Lifeboat (1944) 7.8
22. The Lady Vanishes (1938) 7.8
23. The Manxman (1929) 7.8
24. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) 7.8
25. Suspicion (1941) 7.5
26. Blackmail (1929) 7.0
27. The 39 Steps (1935) 7.3
28. Secret Agent (1936) 7.0
29. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) 7.0
30. Topaz (1969) 7.0
31. The Paradine Case (1947) 7.0
32. Torn Curtain (1966) 6.5
33. Marnie (1964) 6.0
34. Dial M for Murder (1954) 6.0
35. Family Plot (1976) 6.0
36. Young and Innocent (1937) 6.0
37. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) 5.5
38. The Trouble with Harry (1955) 5.3
39. I Confess (1953) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
14.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 10.0
2. Barry Lyndon (1975) 9.9
3. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 9.8
4. Full Metal Jacket (1987) 9.4
5. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 9.2
6. The Shining (1980) 9.0
7. Spartacus (1960) 8.8
8. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 8.6
9. The Killing (1956) 8.0
10. Paths of Glory (1957) 7.5
11. Lolita (1962) 6.2
12. Fear and Desire (1953) 5.0
13. Killer's Kiss (1955) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
15.
William Wyler
Director, Ben-Hur
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Big Country (1958) 9.8
2. The Children’s Hour (1961) 9.8
3. Jezebel (1938) 9.6
4. The Little Foxes (1941) 9.5
5. The Collector (1965) 9.2
6. Dead End (1937) 9.0
7. Friendly Persuasion (1956) 9.0
8. The Letter (1940) 9.0
9. Mrs. Miniver (1942) 9.0
10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 8.8
11. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970) 8.6
12. The Desperate Hours (1955) 8.6
13. How to Steal a Million (1966) 8.5
14. Dodsworth (1936) 8.5
15. Counsellor at Law (1933) 8.4
16. The Heiress (1949) 8.1
17. Wuthering Heights (1939) 8.0
18. Carrie (1952) 7.8
19. Detective Story (1951) 7.5
20. Roman Holiday (1953) 7.4
21. These Three (1936) 7.2
22. Ben-Hur (1959) 7.2
23. The Westerner (1940) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
16.
Michael Curtiz
Director, Casablanca
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 9.9
2. The Sea Wolf (1941) 9.8
3. Casablanca (1942) 9.7
4. Young Man with a Horn (1950) 9.7
5. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) 9.6
6. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) 9.5
7. Dodge City (1939) 9.2
8. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) 9.2
9. White Christmas (1954) 9.1
10. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951) 8.8
11. Mildred Pierce (1945) 8.7
12. Life with Father (1947) 8.6
13. The Sea Hawk (1940) 8.4
14. The Egyptian (1954) 8.4
15. We're No Angels (1955) 8.4
16. Mission to Moscow (1943) 8.3
17. The Breaking Point (1950) 8.2
18. Passage to Marseille (1944) 8.2
19. Captain Blood (1935) 8.2
20. Kid Galahad (1937) 8.1
21. The Unsuspected (1947) 8.0
22. Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) 7.8
23. Female (1933) 7.8
24. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 7.5
25. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) 7.5
26. Virginia City (1940) 7.4
27. Front Page Woman (1935) 7.3
28. Jimmy the Gent (1934) 7.2
29. The Hangman (1959) 7.0
30. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 6.7
31. My Dream Is Yours (1949) 6.4
32. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) 6.0
33. Doctor X (1932) 5.9
34. Sodom und Gomorrha (1922) 5.0
35. Santa Fe Trail (1940) 4.1 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
17.
Jerry Schatzberg
Director, Scarecrow
Before going on to direct films in the 1970s, Jerry Schatzberg had already established a career as a professional photographer. His work appeared in many magazines including 'Vogue' and 'McCall's'.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Scarecrow (1973) 10.0
2. The Panic in Needle Park (1971) 10.0
3. Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) 9.5
4. Street Smart (1987) 8.9
5. Sweet Revenge (1976) 8.6
6. Honeysuckle Rose (1980) 8.5
7. No Small Affair (1984) 8.0
8. Reunion (1989) 7.9
9. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) 7.8
10. Clinton and Nadine (1988) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
18.
Kihachi Okamoto
Director, Kill!
Okamoto belonged to what one colleague called "the generation where most of them got killed": the leagues of university graduates who were drafted into and sacrificed to the last years of Japan's war in the South Pacific. Okamoto was drafted during the very worst of it, in 1943, but almost alone among his colleagues managed to survive...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Elegant Life Of Mr. Everyman (1963) 9.9
2. Dai-bosatsu tôge / The Sword of Doom (1966) 9.8
3. Aa bakudan / Oh, Bomb! (1964) 9.8
4. The Age of Assassins / Epoch of Murder Madness (1967) 9.5
5. Nikudan / The Human Bullet (1968) 9.4
6. Akage / Red Lion (1969) 9.0
7. Nihon no ichiban nagai hi / Japan's Longest Day (1967) 8.8
8. Samurai / Samurai Assassin (1965) 8.8
9. Dokuritsu gurentai / Desperado Outpost (1959) 8.4
10. Ankokugai no taiketsu / The Last Gunfight (1960) 8.4
11. Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e / Westward Desperado (1960) 8.4
12. Ankokugai no kaoyaku / Boss of the Underworld (1959) 8.1
13. Tokkan / Battle Cry (1975) 8.0
14. Chi to suna / Fort Graveyard (1965) 8.0
15. Kiru / Kill! (1968) 8.0
16. Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku / Vengeance for Sale (2001) 7.6
17. Sengoku yaro / Warring Clans (1963) 7.4
18. Daiyukai / Rainbow Kids (1991) 7.3
19. Ankokugai no dankon / Blueprint of Murder (1961) 7.2
20. Battle of Okinawa (1971) 7.2
21. Zatôichi to Yôjinbô / Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
19.
Guy Maddin
Guy Maddin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Herdis Maddin (a hair-dresser) and Charles "Chas" Maddin (grain clerk and general manager of the Maroons, a Winnipeg hockey team). Maddin studied economics at the University of Winnipeg, working as a bank manager, house painter, and photographic archivist before becoming a film-maker...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Brand Upon the Brain (2006) 9.9
2. Careful (1992) 9.8
3. My Winnipeg (2007) 9.7
4. Keyhole (2011) 9.6
5. The Saddest Music in the World (2003) 9.4
6. Cowards Bend The Knee or The Blue Hands (2003) 9.3
7. Archangel (1990) 8.0
8. Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002) 7.0
9. Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1988) 6.0
10. Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
20.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 10.0
2. Ragtime (1981) 9.9
3. Amadeus (1984) 9.4
4. Man on the Moon (1999) 9.3
5. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) 9.2
6. Taking Off (1971) 9.1
7. Goya's Ghosts (2006) 8.5
8. Valmont (1989) 8.4
9. Hair (1979) 7.0
10. Lásky jedné plavovlásky / Loves of a Blonde (1965) 7.0
11. Horí, má panenko (1967) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
21.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Boogie Nights (1997) 9.8
2. There Will Be Blood (2007) 9.8
3. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 9.6
4. Magnolia (1999) 9.2
5. Sydney (1995) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
22.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Touch of Evil (1958) 9.9
2. Le Procès / The Trial (1962) 9.9
3. Citizen Kane (1941) 9.8
4. Campanadas a medianoche / Chimes at Midnight (1965) 9.7
5. The Stranger (1946) 8.6
6. The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 8.1
7. Mr. Arkadin (1955) 8.0
8. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952) 7.8
9. Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992) 7.8
10. Macbeth (1948) 7.7
11. Vérités et mensonges / F For Fake (1973, Orson Welles) 7.6
12. The Immortal Story (1968) 7.1
13. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
23.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Samouraï, Le (1967) 9.9
2. L'Armée des ombres (1969) 9.9
3. Les Enfants terribles (1950) 9.8
4. Bob le flambeur (1956) 8.8
5. Léon Morin, prêtre (1961) 8.6
6. Un flic (1972) 8.5
7. Le Cercle rouge (1970) 8.4
8. Le Deuxième souffle / Second Breath (1966) 8.3
9. Doulos, Le (1962) 8.2
10. Le Silence de la Mer (1949) 7.5
11. Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
24.
Howard Hawks
Director, The Big Sleep
What do the classic films Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Rio Bravo have in common? Aside from their displays of great craftsmanship, the answer is director Howard Hawks...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. His Girl Friday (1940) 9.9
2. To Have and Have Not (1944) 9.8
3. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) 9.7
4. Rio Bravo (1959) 9.6
5. The Big Sky (1952) 9.6
6. Ball of Fire (1941) 9.2
7. Air Force (1943) 9.0
8. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) 8.4
9. Red River (1948) 8.2
10. Twentieth Century (1934) 8.0
11. Bringing Up Baby (1938) 8.0
12. The Dawn Patrol (1930) 7.8
13. The Big Sleep (1946) 7.4
14. Scarface (1932) 7.2
15. Come and Get It (1936) 7.2
16. El Dorado (1966) 7.0
17. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) 7.0
18. Sergeant York (1941) 6.8
19. I Was a Male War Bride (1949) 6.8
20. Monkey Business (1952) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
25.
Kar-Wai Wong
Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. 2046 (2004) 10.0
2. Chung Hing sam lam / Chunking Express (1994) 9.9
3. Fa yeung nin wa / In the Mood for Love (2000) 9.6
4. Duo luo tian shi / Fallen Angels (1995) 8.8
5. Dung che sai duk / Ashes of Time: Redux (1994) 8.7
6. Chun gwong cha sit / Happy Together (1997) 8.6
7. A Fei zheng chuan / Days of Being Wild (1990) 8.4
8. Wong gok ka moon / As Tears Go By (1988) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
26.
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Born in Brest, France, in 1922, Alain Robbe-Grillet initially studied mathematics and biology. He graduated from the Paris-based Institut National Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomy) in 1945 and embarked on a career of scientific research in the tropics and in France. Then at age 30 he decided to change the direction of his career and concentrate on the thorny problem of literature...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. La belle captive (1983) 9.9
2. L'éden et après / Eden and After (1970) 9.9
3. Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974) 9.3
4. L'immortelle (1963) 8.7
5. L'homme qui ment / The Man Who Lies (1968) 8.5
6. Trans-Europ-Express (1967) 8.2
7. Gradiva (C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle) (2006) 8.2
8. Le jeu avec le feu / Playing with Fire (1975) 8.0
9. Un bruit qui rend fou / The Blue Villa (1995) 7.9
10. N. a pris les dés... (1971) 7.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
27.
John Huston
An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry included English...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Wise Blood (1979) 10.0
2. Moulin Rouge (1952) 9.9
3. Fat City (1972) 9.9
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 9.8
5. The Man Who Would Be King (1975) 9.6
6. The Night of the Iguana (1964) 8.8
7. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 8.5
8. The Red Badge of Courage (1951) 8.5
9. The Unforgiven (1960) 8.4
10. The Dead (1987) 8.3
11. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) 8.2
12. Key Largo (1948) 8.0
13. The African Queen (1951) 7.8
14. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) 7.6
15. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) 7.5
16. The Maltese Falcon (1941) 7.5
17. In This Our Life (1942) 7.5
18. Under the Volcano (1984) 7.3
19. The Misfits (1961) 7.2
20. Prizzi's Honor (1985) 7.0
21. Moby Dick (1956) 7.0
22. Beat the Devil (1953) 6.2
23. The Kremlin Letter (1970) 4.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
28.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of "Spaghetti Western" genre. Leone's film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots. His movies include the sword and sandal action films The Last Days of Pompeii and The Colossus of Rhodes...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 9.9
2. C'era una volta il West (1968) 9.9
3. Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) 9.8
4. Giù la testa (1971) 9.0
5. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 8.3
6. Per un pugno di dollari (1964) 7.8 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
29.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Lost Highway (1997) 10.0
2. Mulholland Dr. (2001) 9.9
3. Blue Velvet (1986) 9.8
4. Eraserhead (1977) 9.0
5. The Elephant Man (1980) 8.5
6. Inland Empire (2006) 8.4
7. The Straight Story (1999) 8.2
8. Wild at Heart (1990) 8.0
9. Dune (1984) 6.0
10. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) 5.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
30.
F.W. Murnau
Director, Nosferatu
Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926) 9.8
2. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) 9.5
3. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 9.5
4. Der Brennende Acker / Burning Soil (1922) 9.0
5. Der Letzte Mann / The Last Laugh (1924) 8.8
6. City Girl (1930) 8.2
7. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 8.0
8. Schloß Vogeloed / The Haunted Castle (1921) 7.9
9. Phantom (1922) 7.4
10. Herr Tartüff (1925) 7.0
11. The Grand Duke's Finances (1924) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
31.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968) 10.0
2. L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961) 9.9
3. Hiroshima mon amour (1959) 9.7
4. Providence (1977) 9.6
5. Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980) 8.8
6. Stavisky... (1974) 7.8
7. Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour (1963) 7.5
8. La guerre est finie (1966) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
32.
Michael Powell
Director, The Red Shoes
The son of Thomas William Powell & Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the South of France (where his parents ran an hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury & Dulwich College he first worked at the National Provincial Bank from 1922 - 1925...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 10.0
2. Peeping Tom (1960) 9.9
3. The Red Shoes (1948) 9.9
4. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 9.4
5. A Canterbury Tale (1944) 9.1
6. Black Narcissus (1947) 8.8
7. The Small Back Room (1949) 8.6
8. The Thief of Bagdad (1940) 8.4
9. They're a Weird Mob (1966) 8.0
10. Age of Consent (1969) 8.0
11. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) 8.0
12. Gone to Earth (1950) 7.5
13. The Spy in Black (1939) 7.0
14. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) 7.0
15. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) 6.8
16. I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) 6.5
17. The Battle of the River Plate (1956) 6.0
18. 49th Parallel (1941) 5.8
19. The Edge of the World (1937) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
33.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 9.8
2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 9.7
3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) 9.6
4. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 9.5
5. Rushmore (1998) 9.4
6. Bottle Rocket (1996) 8.5
7. The Darjeeling Limited (2007) 8.2 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
34.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Rengoku eroica / Heroic Purgatory (1970) 9.8
2. Erosu purasu Gyakusatsu / Eros Plus Massacre (1969) 9.6
3. Kagami no onnatachi / Women in the Mirror (2002) 9.0
4. Onna no mizûmi / Woman of the Lake (1966) 9.0
5. Honô to onna / Flame and Women (1967) 9.0
6. Saraba natsu no hikari / Farewell to the Summer Light (1968) 8.9
7. Akitsu onsen / Akitsu Springs (1962) 8.8
8. Mizu de kakareta monogatari / A Story Written with Water (1965) 8.7
9. Kaigenrei / Coup D'Etat (1973) 8.6
10. Jôen / The Affair (1967) 8.5
11. Kokuhakuteki joyûron / Confessions Among Actresses (1971) 8.4
12. Arashi ga oka / Wuthering Heights (1988) 8.3
13. Rokudenashi / Good-for-Nothing (1960) 8.2
14. Ningen no yakusoku / A Promise (1986) 8.1
15. Arashi o yobu juhachi-nin / 18 Roughs (1963) 8.0
16. Amai yoru no hate / Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961) 8.0
17. Juhyô no yoromeki / Affair in the Snow (1968) 7.9
18. Nihon dasshutsu / Escape from Japan (1964) 7.7
19. Chi wa kawaiteru / Blood Is Dry (1960) 7.1 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
35.
Sam Peckinpah
"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That exploding bottle...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) 9.8
2. The Wild Bunch (1969) 9.7
3. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) 9.2
4. Cross of Iron (1977) 8.6
5. Ride the High Country (1962) 8.6
6. Straw Dogs (1971) 8.3
7. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) 8.0
8. The Getaway (1972) 7.5
9. Convoy (1978) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
36.
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)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. La dolce vita (1960) 9.9
2. Il bidone (1955) 9.7
3. I Vitelloni (1953) 9.6
4. Amarcord (1973) 8.9
5. 8½ (1963) 8.9
6. Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976) 8.5
7. Le notti di Cabiria (1957) 8.4
8. La strada (1954) 8.4
9. E la nave va / And the Ship Sails On (1983) 8.0
10. Lo sceicco bianco / The White Sheik (1952) 8.0
11. Roma (1972) 7.2
12. Giulietta degli spiriti / Juliet of the Spirits (1965) 7.1
13. Luci del varietà / Variet Lights (1950) 7.0
14. Prova d'orchestra (1978) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
37.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Sleuth (1972) 9.9
2. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) 9.8
3. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) 9.0
4. No Way Out (1950) 8.8
5. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) 8.6
6. 5 Fingers (1952) 8.6
7. All About Eve (1950) 8.5
8. The Barefoot Contessa (1954) 8.4
9. Dragonwyck (1946) 7.8
10. A Letter to Three Wives (1949) 7.2
11. Julius Caesar (1953) 7.0
12. Somewhere in the Night (1946) 6.5
13. House of Strangers (1949) 6.4 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
38.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Stalag 17 (1953) 9.8
2. Double Indemnity (1944) 9.3
3. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) 9.2
4. The Apartment (1960) 9.1
5. Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.9
6. Five Graves to Cairo (1943) 8.8
7. Ace in the Hole (1951) 8.7
8. The Seven Year Itch (1955) 8.6
9. One, Two, Three (1961) 8.4
10. Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.4
11. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) 8.3
12. Avanti! (1972) 8.2
13. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 8.1
14. The Major and the Minor (1942) 8.0
15. The Lost Weekend (1945) 7.9
16. Sabrina (1954) 7.4
17. The Front Page (1974) 7.4
18. Love in the Afternoon (1957) 7.0
19. A Foreign Affair (1948) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
39.
Lars von Trier
Writer, Melancholia
Lars von Trier (the "von" was adopted during his stay at the Danish Film School) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1956. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1983 with his short film Befrielsesbilleder ("Images of Relief"), which won the Best Film award at the Munich Film Festival the following year...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Dogville (2003) 9.9
2. Melancholia (2011) 9.3
3. Idioterne (1998) 9.1
4. Dancer in the Dark (2000) 9.0
5. Antichrist (2009) 8.8
6. Breaking the Waves (1996) 8.8
7. Riget II (1997) 8.5
8. Manderlay (2005) 8.4
9. Europa / Zentropa (1991) 8.1
10. Riget (1994) 8.1
11. Forbrydelsens element / The Element of Crime (1984) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
40.
John Frankenheimer
Director, Ronin
Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Seconds (1966) 9.8
2. Grand Prix (1966) 9.4
3. The Horsemen (1971) 9.4
4. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 8.9
5. Black Sunday (1977) 8.8
6. The Young Savages (1961) 8.6
7. The Train (1964) 8.5
8. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 8.2
9. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) 8.1
10. Seven Days in May (1964) 8.0
11. Ronin (1998) 7.1
12. French Connection II (1975) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
41.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Lovely Bones (2009) 9.8
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 9.6
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 9.2
4. King Kong (2005) 8.8
5. The Frighteners (1996) 8.6
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 8.5
7. Heavenly Creatures (1994) 8.4
8. Forgotten Silver (1995) (TV) 8.2
9. Meet the Feebles (1989) 8.0
10. Bad Taste (1987) 7.0
11. Braindead (1992) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
42.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Chinesisches Roulette (1976) 9.8
2. Angst essen Seele auf (1974) 9.6
3. Die Ehe der Maria Braun (1979) 9.4
4. Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975) 9.3
5. Welt am Draht / World on a Wire (1973) 9.3
6. Die Dritte Generation / The Third Generation (1979) 9.2
7. Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (1972) 9.0
8. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (1978) 8.9
9. Lili Marleen (1981) 8.7
10. Angst vor der Angst / Fear of Fear (1975) 8.6
11. Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (1975) 8.5
12. Lola (1981) 8.4
13. Wildwechsel / Jail-Bait (1973) 8.2
14. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod (1969) 8.2
15. Despair (1978) 8.0
16. Whity (1971) 7.8
17. Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (1982) 7.4
18. Satansbraten (1976) 7.4
19. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1972) 7.2
20. Katzelmacher (1969) 7.1
21. Götter der Pest / Gods of the Plague (1970) 6.6
22. Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? (1970) 6.5
23. Bremer Freiheit (1972) 6.0
24. Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte / Beware of a Holy Whore (1971) 5.8
25. Amerikanische Soldat, Der (1970) 4.9 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
43.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Fight Club (1999) 9.8
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 9.6
3. The Social Network (2010) 9.4
4. Se7en (1995) 9.3
5. Zodiac (2007/I) 9.2
6. Panic Room (2002) 8.0
7. The Game (1997) 7.7
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 7.2
9. Alien³ (1992) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
44.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Chinatown (1974) 10.0
2. The Tenant (1976) 9.6
3. Rosemary's Baby (1968) 9.2
4. The Pianist (2002) 8.7
5. The Ghost Writer (2010) 8.6
6. Dance of the Vampires (1967) 8.5
7. Tess (1979) 8.0
8. Cul-de-sac (1966) 8.0
9. Nóz w wodzie (1962) 7.8
10. Carnage (2011) 7.8
11. Death and the Maiden (1994) 7.7
12. Repulsion (1965) 7.5
13. The Ninth Gate (1999) 7.2
14. Oliver Twist (2005) 7.0
15. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) 6.5
16. Bitter Moon (1992) 6.2
17. What? (1972) 6.0
18. Frantic (1988) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
45.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Buffet froid (1979) 9.5
2. Préparez vos mouchoirs / Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978) 9.4
3. Tenue de soirée / Ménage (1986) 9.0
4. Les valseuses / Going Places(1974) 8.6
5. Le bruit des glaçons / The Clink of Ice (2010) 8.5
6. Calmos (1976) 8.2
7. Beau-père (1981) 7.3
8. Trop belle pour toi / Too Beautiful for You (1989) 7.1 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
46.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Il Conformista (1970) 10.0
2. The Last Emperor (1987) 9.8
3. Novecento (1976) 9.8
4. Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) 8.4
5. La commare secca / The Grim Reaper (1962) 8.2
6. Strategia del ragno / The Spider's Stratagem (1970) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
47.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Carlito's Way (1993) 9.9
2. Femme Fatale (2002) 9.6
3. Scarface (1983) 9.5
4. Body Double (1984) 8.9
5. Greetings (1968) 8.6
6. Sisters (1973) 8.5
7. Dressed to Kill (1980) 8.5
8. Casualties of War (1989) 8.3
9. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) 8.2
10. The Untouchables (1987) 8.1
11. Blow Out (1981) 7.8
12. The Black Dahlia (2006) 7.7
13. Mission: Impossible (1996) 7.4
14. Obsession (1976) 7.2
15. Carrie (1976) 7.0
16. Snake Eyes (1998) 7.0
17. Mission to Mars (2000) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
48.
“ How I rank/rate their filmography:

1. No Country for Old Men (2007) 9.6
2. The Big Lebowski (1998) 9.4
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 9.0
4. Fargo (1996) 9.0
5. Barton Fink (1991) 9.0
6. A Serious Man (2009) 8.8
7. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) 8.5
8. Blood Simple. (1984) 8.3
9. Miller's Crossing (1990) 8.3
10. True Grit (2010) 8.1
11. Raising Arizona (1987) 8.0
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) 8.0
13. Burn After Reading (2008) 8.0
14. The Ladykillers (2004) 6.0
15. Intolerable Cruelty (2003) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
49.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Interiors (1978) 9.8
2. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 9.8
3. Sleeper (1973) 9.7
4. Radio Days (1987) 9.6
5. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 9.5
6. Another Woman (1988) 9.4
7. Stardust Memories (1980) 9.2
8. Annie Hall (1977) 9.1
9. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 9.0
10. Love and Death (1975) 9.0
11. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) 8.9
12. Deconstructing Harry (1997) 8.9
13. Whatever Works (2009) 8.8
14. Shadows and Fog (1992) 8.8
15. Take the Money and Run (1969) 8.7
16. Sweet and Lowdown (1999) 8.6
17. Match Point (2005) 8.4
18. Zelig (1983) 8.3
19. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 8.2
20. Mighty Aphrodite (1995) 8.1
21. Manhattan (1979) 8.0
22. Husbands and Wives (1992) 8.0
23. Midnight in Paris (2011) 7.9
24. Bullets Over Broadway (1994) 7.8
25. Broadway Danny Rose (1984) 7.6
26. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) 7.2
27. Cassandra's Dream (2007) 7.1
28. Hollywood Ending (2002) 7.0
29. Bananas (1971) 7.0
30. Small Time Crooks (2000) 7.0
31. Anything Else (2003) 6.8
32. September (1987) 6.5
33. Celebrity (1998) 6.4
34. Don't Drink the Water (1994) 6.2
35. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) 5.9
36. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) 5.8
37. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) 5.4
38. Alice (1990) 5.0
39. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) 4.5
40. Scoop (2006) 4.5
41. Everyone Says I Love You (1996) 4.0
42. Melinda and Melinda (2004) 4.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
50.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Black Swan (2010) 9.8
2. The Wrestler (2008) 9.3
3. The Fountain (2006) 9.2
4. Requiem For A Dream (2000) 8.8
5. Pi (1998) 8.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
51.
John Waters
Actor, Hairspray
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of mouth and street leafleting campaigns...
“ Here's how I rank/rate his films. Seen everything thats available:

1. Pink Flamingos (1972) 9.8
2. Desperate Living (1977) 9.8
3. Female Trouble (1974) 9.4
4. Multiple Maniacs (1970) 8.2
5. Cecil B. DeMented (2000) 8.1
6. Mondo Trasho (1969) 8.0
7. Pecker (1998) 8.0
8. Hairspray (1988) 7.9
9. A Dirty Shame (2004) 7.4
10. Serial Mom (1994) 7.2
11. Polyester (1981) 7.0
12. Cry-Baby (1990) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
52.
David Lean
David Lean was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. He is also known for the Dickens adaptations of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 9.9
2. Oliver Twist (1948) 9.1
3. Great Expectations (1946) 9.0
4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.6
5. Doctor Zhivago (1965) 8.4
6. Brief Encounter (1945) 8.2
7. The Sound Barrier (1952) 8.1
8. Summertime (1955) 7.2
9. Hobson's Choice (1954) 7.0
10. Blithe Spirit (1945) 4.4 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
53.
Kenji Mizoguchi
Director, Ugetsu
Coming from a lower class family Mizoguchi entered the production company Nikkatsu as an actor specialized in female roles. Later he became an assistant director and made his first film in 1922. Although he filmed almost 90 movies in the silent era, only his last 12 productions are really known outside of Japan because they were especially produced for Venice (e.g...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Saikaku ichidai onna / The Life of Oharu (1952) 9.3
2. Five Women Around Utamaro (1946) 9.0
3. Gion bayashi / A Geisha (1953) 8.9
4. Sanshô dayû / Sansho the Bailiff (1954) 8.8
5. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) 8.7
6. Oyû-sama / Miss Oyu (1951) 8.6
7. Gion no shimai / Sisters of the Gion (1936) 8.5
8. Akasen chitai / Street of Shame (1956) 8.4
9. Chikamatsu monogatari / The Crucified Lovers (1954) 8.3
10. Yôkihi / Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) 8.3
11. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) 8.1
12. Uwasa no onna / The Woman in the Rumor (1954) 8.0
13. Musashino fujin / The Lady of Musashino (1951) 8.0
14. Shin heike monogatari / The Taira Clan (1955) 7.4
15. Waga koi wa moenu / Flame of My Love (1949) 7.0
16. Naniwa erejî (1936) 7.0
17. Yoru no onnatachi / Women of the Night (1948) 7.0
18. The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
54.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Network (1976) 10.0
2. Equus (1977) 9.4
3. Fail-Safe (1964) 9.2
4. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 9.0
5. 12 Angry Men (1957) 8.8
6. Prince of the City (1981) 8.8
7. The Verdict (1982) 8.7
8. Serpico (1973) 8.6
9. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) 8.6
10. The Hill (1965) 8.5
11. Murder on the Orient Express (1974) 8.4
12. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) 8.2
13. The Fugitive Kind (1959) 8.2
14. The Pawnbroker (1964) 8.1
15. Running on Empty (1988) 8.0
16. Deathtrap (1982) 8.0
17. Daniel (1983) 8.0
18. Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) 8.0
19. The Anderson Tapes (1971) 7.9
20. The Deadly Affair (1966) 7.8
21. Stage Struck (1958) 7.2
22. The Offence (1972) 7.2
23. The Group (1966) 7.0
24. That Kind of Woman (1959) 6.9
25. Bye Bye Braverman (1968) 6.8
26. The Sea Gull (1968) 6.6
27. Q & A (1990) 6.5
28. Child's Play (1972) 6.1
29. Vu du pont / A View From the Bridge (1961) 6.0
30. Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970) 6.0
31. Find Me Guilty (2006) 5.5
32. The Wiz (1978) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
55.
Takashi Miike
Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, primarily because there were no entrance exams...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography. Still got 70+ films left in his filmography though ...

1. Ichi the Killer / Koroshiya 1 (2001) 9.8
2. 4.6 Billion Year Love / Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) 9.4
3. Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) 9.2
4. Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000) 8.8
5. Ôdishon (1999) 8.7
6. Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha (1999) 8.7
7. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) 8.6
8. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) 8.4
9. Fudoh: The New Generation (1996) 8.2
10. Chûgoku no chôjin / The Bird People in China (1998) 8.0
11. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) 7.4
12. Yôkai daisensô / The Great Yokai War (2005) 6.5
13. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010, Takashi Miike) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
56.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 9.8
2. Empire of the Sun (1987) 9.8
3. Schindler's List (1993) 9.3
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.8
5. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) 8.6
6. The Color Purple (1985) 8.5
7. Amistad (1997) – 8.5
8. Jaws (1975) 8.5
9. Catch Me If You Can (2002) 8.5
10. Duel (1971) 8.3
11. The Terminal (2004) 8.2
12. Munich (2005) 8.2
13. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 8.0
14. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 8.0
15. Minority Report (2002) 7.8
16. The Sugarland Express (1974) 7.4
17. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7.2
18. Jurassic Park (1993) 7.0
19. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 7.0
20. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 6.8
21. Hook (1991) 6.0
22. 1941 (1979) 6.0
23. War of the Worlds (2005) 5.5
24. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 5.0
25. War Horse (2011) 4.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
57.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi / Spirited Away (2001) 9.4
2. Mononoke-hime (1997) 9.4
3. Kurenai no buta / Porco Rosso (1992) 9.2
4. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 8.6
5. Tonari no Totoro / My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 8.0
6. Gake no ue no Ponyo / Ponyo on the Cliff (2008) 8.0
7. Hauru no ugoku shiro / Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 7.8
8. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta / Castle in the Sky (1986) 7.5
9. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979) 7.0
10. Majo no takkyûbin / Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
58.
Nicolas Roeg
Director, Walkabout
When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Walkabout (1971) 9.9
2. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) 9.9
3. Don't Look Now (1973) 8.8
4. Bad Timing (1980) 8.4
5. Performance (1970) 8.3
6. Insignificance (1985) 7.6 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
59.
Louis Malle
Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Paris...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Pretty Baby (1978) 9.7
2. Atlantic City (1980) 9.4
3. Au revoir les enfants (1987) 8.9
4. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud / Elevator to the Gallows (1958) 8.8
5. Zazie dans le métro (1960) 8.8
6. My Dinner with Andre (1981) 8.6
7. Le Souffle au Coeur / Murmur of the Heart (1971) 8.4
8. LeFeu follet (1963) 7.7
9. Lacombe Lucien (1974) 7.4
10. Les Amants (1958) 6.8 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
60.
Vittorio De Sica
Director, Bicycle Thieves
Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee idol of the Italian theatre...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini / The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) 9.7
2. Ladri di biciclette / Bicycle Thieves (1948) 9.6
3. Umberto D. (1952) 8.6
4. La ciociara / Two Women (1960) 8.4
5. La porta del cielo / The Children Are Watching Us (1945) 8.4
6. Sciuscià / Shoe-Shine (1946) 8.0
7. Miracolo a Milano / Miracle in Milan (1951) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
61.
Ki-duk Kim
He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Crocodile. Then he went on to direct Wild Animals...
“ How I rank/rate his films:

1. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) 9.9
2. Hwal / The Bow (2005) 9.0
3. Seom / The Isle (2000) 8.8
4. Hae anseon / The Coast Guard (2002) 8.7
5. Samaria (2004) 8.5
6. Bin-jip / 3-Iron (2004) 8.4
7. Soom / Breath (2007) 8.4
8. Paran daemun / Birdcage Inn (1998) 8.4
9. Arirang (2011) 8.4
10. Shi gan / Time (2006) 8.3
11. Suchwiin bulmyeong / Address Unknown (2001) 8.2
12. Pieta (2012) 8.0
13. Nabbeun namja / Bad Guy (2001) 8.0
14. Bi-mong / Dream (2008) 7.0
15. Shilje sanghwang / Real Fiction (2000) 6.4
16. Ag-o / Crocodile (1996) 6.3
17. Yasaeng dongmul bohoguyeog / Wild Animals (1997) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
62.
Costa-Gavras
Director, Missing
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Z (1969) 9.8
2. Music Box (1989) 8.8
3. État de siège / State of Siege (1972) 8.5
4. Missing (1982) 8.2
5. Mad City (1997) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
63.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Oldboy (2003) 9.8
2. Stoker (2013) 9.3
3. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) 9.0
4. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) 8.8
5. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) 8.6
6. JSA: Joint Security Area (2000) 8.4
7. Thirst (2009) 7.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
64.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 9.8
2. It Happened One Night (1934) 9.7
3. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) 9.5
4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 8.6
5. Lost Horizon (1937) 8.5
6. The Miracle Woman (1931) 8.4
7. Lady for a Day (1933) 8.0
8. You Can't Take It with You (1938) 8.0
9. Meet John Doe (1941) 7.9
10. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 7.9
11. Platinum Blonde (1931) 7.8
12. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 6.1
13. The Power of the Press (1928) 5.9 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
65.
Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Paris, Texas (1984) 9.8
2. Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) 9.7
3. Der Amerikanische Freund (1977) 9.6
4. Alice in den Städten (1974) 8.4
5. Falsche Bewegung (1975) 8.2
6. Land of Plenty (2004) 8.0
7. Im Lauf der Zeit / Kings of the Road (1976) 7.4
8. Hammett (1982) 7.2
9. Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (1972) 6.9 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
66.
Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny. Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean Gabin...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Les enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise (1945) 10.0
2. Les tricheurs / The Cheaters (1958) 9.1
3. Le quai des brumes / Port of Shadows (1938) 9.0
4. Drôle de drame / Bizarre, Bizarre (1937) 8.8
5. Le jour se lève / Daybreak (1939) 8.4
6. Terrain vague / Wasteland (1960) 8.4
7. Juliette, or Key of Dreams (1951) 8.2
8. Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965) 8.2
9. Les visiteurs du soir / The Devil's Envoys (1942) 8.1
10. Jenny (1936) 8.0
11. Les portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night (1946) 8.0
12. La Marie du port (1950) 8.0
13. Hôtel du Nord (1938) 7.5
14. Thérèse Raquin / The Adultress (1953) 7.0
15. L'air de Paris / Air of Paris (1954) 7.0
16. La merveilleuse visite / The Marvelous Visit (1974) 6.8
17. Les assassins de l'ordre / Law Breakers (1971) 6.2 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
67.
Ken Russell
Director, Tommy
When he was age 8 he was given a 9.5 mm projector for Xmas. He graduated to 35mm together with a box of silents that had been salvaged from the liner Mauretania when she was being broken up. He attended a nautical school where he made his first short film, trained as an Air Force electrician and tried unsuccessfully to break into the world of ballet and the theatre...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:
1. The Devils (1971) 9.6
2. Mahler (1974) 8.8
3. Savage Messiah (1972) 8.7
4. Salome's Last Dance (1988) 8.4
5. Lady Chatterley (1993) 8.4
6. A British Picture (1989) 8.3
7. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) 8.2
8. Women in Love (1969) 8.1
9. Tommy (1975) 8.1
10. Altered States (1980) 8.0
11. Lisztomania (1975) 7.4
12. Billion Dollar Brain (1967) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
68.
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 was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:
1. Naked Lunch (1991) 9.8
2. Cosmopolis (2012) 9.6
3. Dead Ringers (1988) 9.6
4. eXistenZ (1999) 8.6
5. Eastern Promises (2007) 8.5
6. The Brood (1979) 8.4
7. Videodrome (1983) 8.2
8. Crash (1996/I) 8.2
9. M. Butterfly (1993) 8.1
10. The Dead Zone (1983) 8.0
11. A History of Violence (2005) 7.5
12. Rabid (1977) 7.5
13. Stereo (1969) 7.0
14. Spider (2002) 7.0
15. The Fly (1986) 6.8
16. Scanners (1981) 6.5
17. Shivers (1975) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
69.
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Unforgiven (1992) – 9.8
2. A Perfect World (1993) – 9.6
3. Mystic River (2003) – 9.2
4. Flags of Our Fathers (2006) – 9.0
5. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) 8.8
6. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – 8.7
7. Honkytonk Man (1982) 8.6
8. Invictus (2009) 8.6
9. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 8.2
10. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) 8.2
11. Gran Torino (2008) 8.1
12. The Bridges of Madison County (1995) 8.0
13. Hereafter (2010) 7.8
14. High Plains Drifter (1973) 7.8
15. Sudden Impact (1983) 7.6
16. Play Misty for Me (1971) 7.2
17. Changeling (2008) 7.1
18. Pale Rider (1985) 7.0
19. Absolute Power (1997) 6.4
20. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) 6.0
21. Heartbreak Ridge (1986) 5.7
22. The Gauntlet (1977) 4.8
23. The Eiger Sanction (1975) 4.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
70.
Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle, Jr. in 1911, in small-town Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lena (Toppen) and Raymond Joseph Kienzle, a contractor and builder. He was of German and Norwegian descent. Ray's early experience with film came with some radio broadcasting in high school. He left the University of Chicago after a year...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 9.9
2. In a Lonely Place (1950) 9.3
3. Bigger Than Life (1956) 8.8
4. The Lusty Men (1952) 8.6
5. Party Girl (1958) 8.5
6. They Live by Night (1948) 8.2
7. On Dangerous Ground (1952) 7.2
8. Bitter Victory (1957) 7.0
9. The Savage Innocents (1960) 7.0
10. Johnny Guitar (1954) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
71.
François Truffaut
François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who becomes his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Tirez sur le pianiste / Shoot the Piano Player (1960) 9.6
2. The Man Who Loved Women (1977) 9.3
3. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) 9.2
4. La nuit américaine (1973) 9.1
5. Domicile conjugal / Bead & Board (1970) 8.8
6. Baisers volés / Stolen Kisses (1968) 8.7
7. Jules et Jim (1962) 8.6
8. Le Dernier métro / The Last Metro (1980) 8.5
9. Les Quatre cents coups / The 400 Blows (1959) 8.0
10. La Chambre verte / The Green Room (1978) 7.8
11. La Mariée était en / The Bride Wore Black (1968) 7.0
12. L'Histoire d'Adèle H. (1975) 7.0
13. La Femme d'à côté / The Woman Next Door (1981) 6.5
14. L'amour en fuite / Love on the Run (1979) 6.0
15. L'Enfant sauvage / The Wild Child (1970) 6.0
16. La Peau douce / The Soft Skin (1964) 5.2 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
72.
Carol Reed
Director, The Third Man
Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a well-mannered...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Odd Man Out (1947) 9.7
2. The Third Man (1949) 9.6
3. Trapeze (1956) 9.4
4. The Man Between (1953) 8.6
5. The Fallen Idol (1948) 7.8
6. Night Train to Munich (1940) 7.5
7. The Way Ahead (1944) 7.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
73.
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford is, arguably, The Great American Director. When Orson Welles, who repeatedly screened Ford's Stagecoach as a crash course in filmmaking before helming his first film, Citizen Kane, was asked who his three favorite directors were, he answered, "John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." Along with D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 10.0
2. Tobacco Road (1941) 9.5
3. My Darling Clementine (1946) 8.8
4. The Quiet Man (1952) 8.8
5. The Long Voyage Home (1940) 8.7
6. The Iron Horse (1924) 8.6
7. The Searchers (1956) 8.5
8. The Horse Soldiers (1959) 8.5
9. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) 8.5
10. How Green Was My Valley (1941) 8.4
11. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 8.3
12. They Were Expendable (1945) 8.3
13. Just Pals (1920) 8.3
14. The Informer (1935) 8.2
15. Stagecoach (1939) 8.2
16. 3 Bad Men (1926) 8.0
17. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) 7.8
18. The Lost Patrol (1934) 7.8
19. 3 Godfathers (1948) 7.6
20. Up the River (1930) 7.4
21. Fort Apache (1948) 7.0
22. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 7.0
23. Arrowsmith (1931) 7.0
24. Mister Roberts (1955) 6.9
25. Rio Grande (1950) 6.8
26. 7 Women (1966) 6.3
27. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) 6.3
28. Cheyenne Autumn (1964) 6.2
29. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 6.0
30. The Fugitive (1947) 5.0
31. Wagon Master (1950) 5.0
32. Mogambo (1953) 5.0
33. Judge Priest (1934) 4.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
74.
Jan Svankmajer
Director, Otesánek
After studying at the Institute of Industrial Arts and the Marionette Faculty of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the 1950s, Jan Svankmajer started working as a theatre director, chiefly in association with the Theatre of Masks and the Black Theatre. He first experimented with film-making after becoming involved with the mixed-media productions of Prague's Lanterna Magika Theatre...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Otesánek / Little Otik (2000) 9.1
2. Neco z Alenky / Alice (1988) 8.5
3. Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) / Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010) 8.5
4. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) 8.4/10
5. Spiklenci slasti / Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) 8.2
6. Faust (1994) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
75.
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....
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 9.9
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 9.4
3. Brazil (1985) 9.3
4. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) 9.3
5. Twelve Monkeys (1995) 8.5
6. Jabberwocky (1977) 8.5
7. The Fisher King (1991) 7.8
8. The Meaning of Life (1983) 7.5
9. The Brothers Grimm (2005) 7.0
10. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) 6.5
11. Time Bandits (1981) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
76.
Sion Sono
Director, Ai no mukidashi
Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early 90s...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Jigoku de naze warui / Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013) 9.5
2. Jisatsu sâkuru / Suicide Club (2001) 9.4
3. Ai no mukidashi / Love Exposure (2008) 9.2
4. Kibô no kuni / The Land of Hope (2012) 8.7
5. Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish (2010) 8.6
6. Kimyô na sâkasu / Strange Circus (2005) 8.4
7. Noriko no shokutaku / Noriko's Dinner Table (2005) 8.3
8. Koi no tsumi / Guilty of Romance (2011) 8.3
9. Heya / The Room (1992) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
77.
Raoul Walsh
Director, White Heat
Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona if an errant jackrabbit hadn't cost him his right eye by leaping through the windshield of his automobile...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 9.5
2. The Roaring Twenties (1939) 9.4
3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) 9.0
4. Pursued (1947) 9.0
5. Manpower (1941) 8.6
6. Gentleman Jim (1942) 8.4
7. High Sierra (1941) 8.3
8. They Drive by Night (1940) 8.2
9. White Heat (1949) 8.1
10. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951) 7.5
11. The Big Trail (1930) 7.2
12. The Strawberry Blonde (1941) 6.0
13. Me and My Gal (1932) 6.0
14. Colorado Territory (1949) 5.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
78.
Sergei M. Eisenstein
The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 9.8
2. Ivan Groznyy I (1944) 9.8
3. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938) 9.8
4. ¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! (1979) 9.0
5. Stachka (1925) 8.1
6. Oktyabr (1928) 7.0
7. Staroye i novoye / The General Line (1929) 7.0
8. Ivan Groznyy II: Boyarsky zagovor (1946) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
79.
“ How I rank/rate his films:

1. Les voleurs (1996) 9.2
2. Les témoins / The Witnesses (2007) 9.0
3. Le lieu du crime / Scene of the Crime (1986) 9.0
4. Les innocents (1987) 8.9
5. Les roseaux sauvages / Wild Reed (1994) 8.8
6. J'embrasse pas / I Don't Kiss (1991) 8.5
7. Les égarés / Strayed (2003) 8.4
8. Barocco (1976) 8.4
9. Ma saison préférée / My Favorite Season (1993) 8.2
10. Les soeurs Brontë / The Bronte Sisters (1979) 8.2
11. Rendez-vous (1985) 8.0
12. Hôtel des Amériques (1981) 8.0
13. La fille du RER / The Girl on the Train (2009) 7.1
14. Impardonnables / Unforgivable (2011) 6.9
15. Les temps qui changent / Changing Times (2004) 6.4
16. Alice et Martin (1998) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
80.
Sergio Corbucci
Writer, Django
Sergio Corbucci was born on December 6, 1927, in Rome, Italy. He entered grade school with thoughts of becoming a businessman, but after earning a college degree in economics he took an abrupt detour into the world of cinema. Corbucci began his career as a film critic, first for the Italian film journal...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Il Grande silenzio / The Great Silence (1968) 9.2
2. Django (1966) 8.8
3. Vamos a matar, compañeros (1970) 8.8
4. Gli Specialisti / The Specialist (1969) 8.7
5. Crudeli, I / The Hellbenders (1967) 8.6
6. Mercenario, Il (1968) 8.0
7. Che c'entriamo noi con la rivoluzione? (1972) 8.0
8. Danza macabra / Castle of Blood (1964) 7.5
9. Pari e dispari / Odds and Evens (1978) 7.5
10. Navajo Joe (1966) 7.0
11. Massacro al Grande Canyon (1965) 6.8 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
81.
Mario Bava
Cinematographer, Black Sunday
Italian director Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo. His father, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cinematographer in the early days of the Italian film industry. Bava was trained as a painter, and when he eventually followed his father into film photography...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Cani arrabbiati / Rabid Dogs (1974) 9.9
2. Sei donne per l'assassino / Blood and Black Lace (1964) 8.9
3. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) 8.8
4. Reazione a catena / A Bay of Blood (1971) 8.7
5. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1956) 8.6
6. La maschera del demonio / Black Sunday (1960) 8.4
7. Lisa e il diavolo / Lisa and the Devil (1973) 8.2
8. Quante volte... quella notte / Four Times That Night (1972) 8.0
9. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) 7.8
10. I tre volti della paura / Black Sabbath (1963) 7.7
11. Operazione paura / Kill Baby, Kill (1966) 7.5
12. Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga / Baron Blood (1972) 7.5
13. Diabolik (1968) 7.4
14. La ragazza che sapeva troppo / The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) 7.4
15. I coltelli del vendicatore / Knives of the Avenger (1966) 7.2
16. Il rosso segno della follia / An Axe for the Honeymoon (1970) 7.0
17. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto / Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) 7.0
18. Schock / Shock (1977) 6.0
19. Ercole al centro della terra / Hercules at the Center of the Earth (1961) 5.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
82.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Traffic (2000) 9.4
2. Out of Sight (1998) 8.8
3. Erin Brockovich (2000) 8.8
4. Schizopolis (1996) 8.7
5. Che: Part One (2008) 8.7
6. Ocean's Eleven (2001) 8.5
7. Che: Part Two (2008) 8.1
8. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) 7.9
9. The Limey (1999) 7.0
10. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) 6.9
11. Ocean's Twelve (2004) 6.2
12. Haywire (2011) 5.9 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
83.
Fred Zinnemann
Director, High Noon
Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to study film.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. High Noon (1952) 9.8
2. The Day of the Jackal (1973) 9.3
3. A Man for All Seasons (1966) 9.2
4. The Sundowners (1960) 8.5
5. From Here to Eternity (1953) 8.4
6. The Men (1950) 7.2
7. Act of Violence (1948) 7.0
8. The Search (1948) 7.0
9. Julia (1977) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
84.
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.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Fitzcarraldo (1982) 9.8
2. Stroszek (1977) 9.7
3. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974) 9.6
4. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972) 9.6
5. Rescue Dawn (2006) 9.5
6. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) 9.3
7. Lektionen in Finsternis (1992) 8.2
8. Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (1971) 8.2
9. Herz aus Glas / Heart of Glass (1976) 8.1
10. Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985) 8.0
11. Woyzeck (1979) 7.5
12. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) 7.0
13. Grizzly Man (2005) 7.0
14. Invincible (2001) 7.0
15. The White Diamond (2004) 7.0
16. Fata Morgana (1971) 6.0
17. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (1970) 6.0
18. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) 5.5
19. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) 5.0
20. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
85.
Todd Haynes
Director, I'm Not There.
Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. The movie uses dolls instead of actors to tell the the story of the late Karen Carpenter...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. I'm Not There. (2007) 9.8
2. Safe (1995) 9.5
3. Far from Heaven (2002) 8.4
4. Velvet Goldmine (1998) 8.0
5. Poison (1991) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
86.
Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges' own life is as unlikely as some of the plots of his best work. He was born into a wealthy family. As a boy he helped out on stage productions for his mother's friend, Isadora Duncan (the scarf that strangled her was made by his mother's company, Maison Desti). He served in the U.S...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Sullivan's Travels (1941) 9.4
2. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) 8.6
3. Unfaithfully Yours (1948) 8.2
4. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) 8.1
5. The Palm Beach Story (1942) 8.0
6. The Lady Eve (1941) 7.9
7. Christmas in July (1940) 7.8
8. The Great McGinty (1940) 7.8 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
87.
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writer, Diabolique
Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to international fame with The Wages of Fear and consolidated that success with Diabolique...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Wages of Fear / Le salaire de la peur (1953) 9.7
2. Les diaboliques (1955) 8.8
3. Le corbeau (1943) 8.4
4. Quai des Orfèvres (1947) 8.3
5. Le mystère Picasso (1956) 8.2
6. L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942) 7.2 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
88.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Kaidan(1964) 9.8
2. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) 9.2
3. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961) 8.5
4. Karami-ai / The Inheritance (1964) 8.4
5. Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu / Samurai Rebellion (1967) 8.4
6. Inochi bô ni furô / Inn of Evil (1971) 8.2
7. Kuroi kawa / Black River (1957) 8.1
8. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) 8.0
9. Musuko no seishun / Youth of the Son (1952) 8.0
10. Seppuku / Harakiri (1962) 7.4
11. Anata kaimasu / I Will Buy You (1956) 7.2
12. Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954) 7.0
13. Uruwashiki saigetsu / Beautiful Days (1955) 7.0
14. Magokoro / Sincere Heart (1953) 7.0
15. Izumi / Fountainhead (1956) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
89.
Robert Aldrich
Director, The Dirty Dozen
Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, and directed his first feature in 1953 (Big Leaguer)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Emperor of the North Pole (1973) 8.9
2. Vera Cruz (1954) 8.8
3. Ulzana's Raid (1972) 8.7
4. Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 8.5
5. The Dirty Dozen (1967) 8.4
6. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 8.4
7. The Big Knife (1955) 7.4
8. The Longest Yard (1974) 7.0
9. Hustle (1975) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
90.
Tod Browning
Director, Dracula
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. West of Zanzibar (1928) 8.8
2. The Unknown (1927) 8.7
3. The Unholy Three (1925) 8.7
4. Freaks (1932) 8.5
5. The Devil-Doll (1936) 8.4
6. Dracula (1931) 8.0
7. Outside the Law (1920) 7.4
8. The Road to Mandalay (1926) 7.0
9. The Blackbird (1926) 7.0
10. White Tiger (1923) 6.0
11. Mark of the Vampire (1935) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
91.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:
1. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) 9.6
2. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 9.2
3. Opening Night (1977) 9.0
4. Love Streams (1984) 8.2
5. Gloria (1980) 8.0
6. Shadows (1959) 7.7
7. Husbands (1970) 7.2
8. Faces (1968/I) 6.5
9. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
92.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. To Die For (1995) 9.8
2. Good Will Hunting (1997) 8.5
3. Gerry (2002) 8.4
4. Finding Forrester (2000) 8.4
5. Elephant (2003) 8.2
6. Milk (2008) 8.2
7. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) 8.0
8. My Own Private Idaho (1991) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
93.
Dusan Makavejev
Dusan Makavejev is the premier figure in Yugoslavian film history; his films are deeply rooted in his nation's painful postwar experiences and draw on important Yugoslavian cinematic and cultural models. Makavejev's work has violated many political and sexual taboos and invited censorship in dozens of nations...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) 9.0
2. Sweet Movie (1974) 8.8
3. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) 8.4
4. Covek nije tica / Man Is Not a Bird (1965) 8.2
5. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operato (1967) 8.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
94.
Ronald Neame
A British filmmaker who, over the years, worked as assistant director, cinematographer, producer, writer and ultimately director, Ronald Neame was born on April 23, 1911. His father, Elwin Neame, was a film director and his mother, Ivy Close, was a film star. During the 1920s, he started working at famous Elstree Studios...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) 9.9
2. The Man Who Never Was (1956) 9.0
3. The Odessa File (1974) 8.2
4. The Horse's Mouth (1958) 8.1
5. Tunes of Glory (1960) 7.9
6. Gambit (1966) 7.7
7. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) 7.4 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
95.
Anatole Litvak
Director, The Snake Pit
The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 Russian Revolution and the consequent nationalization of all theaters and drama schools...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Decision Before Dawn (1951) 9.8
2. The Night of the Generals (1967) 9.3
3. Anastasia (1956) 9.0
4. The Snake Pit (1948) 8.8
5. Mayerling (1936) 8.2
6. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) 8.2
7. The Long Night (1947) 7.8
8. City for Conquest (1940) 7.7
9. Out of the Fog (1941) 7.2
10. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 7.0
11. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
96.
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Krzysztof Kieslowski graduated from Lódz Film School in 1969, and became a documentary, TV and feature film director and scriptwriter. Before making his first film for TV, Pedestrian Subway (The Underground Passage), he made a number of short documentaries. His next TV title, Personnel (The Staff)...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Trois couleurs: Rouge / Three Colours: Red (1994) 9.4
2. Trois couleurs: Bleu / Three Colors: Blue (1993) 8.6
3. Przypadek / Blind Chance (1987) 8.2
4. Trzy kolory: Bialy / Three Colours: White (1994) 8.0
5. La double vie de Véronique / The Double Life of Veronique (1991) 7.8 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
97.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Memento (2000) 9.6
2. The Prestige (2006) 9.0
3. Inception (2010) 9.0
4. The Dark Knight (2008) 8.8
5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 8.4
6. Batman Begins (2005) 8.0
7. Following (1998) 6.5 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
98.
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
“ How I rank/rate his films:

1. Abhijaan / The Expedition (1962) 9.0
2. Jana Aranya / The Middleman (1976) 8.9
3. Apur Sansar / The World of Apu (1959) 8.8
4. Pather Panchali (1955) 8.8
5. Pratidwandi / The Adversary (1971) 8.6
6. Agantuk / The Visitor (1991) 8.6
7. Aparajito / The Unvanquished (1956) 8.5
8. Nayak / The Hero (1966) 8.5
9. Ghare-Baire / The Home and the World (1984) 8.4
10. Kapurush / The Coward (1965) 8.4
11. Sonar Kella / The Golden Fortress (1974) 8.4
12. Seemabaddha / Company Limited (1974) 8.2
13. Shatranj Ke Khilari / The Chess Players (1977) 8.2
14. Devi / The Goddess (1960) 8.1
15. Teen Kanya / Three Daughters (1961) 8.0
16. Sikkim (1971) 8.0
17. Rabindranath Tagore (1961) 7.8
18. Mahanagar / The Big City (1964) 7.4
19. Sadgati / Deliverance (1984) 7.3
20. Jalsaghar / The Music Room (1958) 7.0
21. Kanchenjungha (1962) 7.0
22. Joi Baba Felunath / The Elephant God (1979) 7.0
23. Aranyer Din Ratri / Days and Nights in the Forest (1970) 6.9
24. Charulata / The Lonely Wife (1964) 6.4
25. Mahapurush / The Holy Man (1965) 6.0
26. Ashani Sanket / Distant Thunder (1973) 6.0
27. Chiriyakhana / The Zoo (1967) 6.0
28. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969) 6.0
29. Parash Pathar / The Philosopher's Stone (1958) 5.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
99.
Claude Chabrol
Director, La Cérémonie
French film director considered a master in the mystery genre. He is credited with starting the "nouvelle vague" French film movement.
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. La cérémonie (1995) 9.4
2. Les biches / Bad Girls (1968) 9.2
3. Une affaire de femmes / Story of Women (1988) 8.8
4. Que la bête meure / The Beast Must Die (1969) 8.5
5. La fille coupée en deux / A Girl Cut in Two (2007) 8.0
6. Violette Nozière (1978) 7.5
7. Le boucher / The Butcher (1970) 7.4
8. Les bonnes femmes / The Good Time Girls (1960) 7.4
9. Le beau Serge (1958) 7.3
10. La femme infidèle / The Unfaithful Wife (1969) 7.0
11. Les cousins / The Cousins (1959) 5.7 ” - Gloede_The_Saint
 
100.
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...
“ How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Badlands (1973) 9.8
2. Tree of Life (2011) 9.2
3. The Thin Red Line (1998) 9.2
4. Days of Heaven (1978) 9.0
5. The New World (2005) 6.0 ” - Gloede_The_Saint