Directors - best to worst

Directors, best to worst based on what I've rated their movies. Only directors I've watched more than 50% OR five films of are listed. Need to at least have seen three films.

Scale 1-5

A few rules to reward directors with many movies:
- Every movie seen by a certain director will add 0,01 to the average rating.
- If I have seen 10 movies of a director, the worst won't count.
- If I have seen 15, the two worst won't count, and so on.
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1.
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...
“ Average Rating: 4,29

Adaptation - 5
Being John Malkovich - 4
Where the Wild Things Are - 4
Her - 4 ” - trackmarked
 
2.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,94

The Apartment - 5
Witness for the Prosecution - 5
Stalag 17 - 5
Some Like it Hot - 5
Sunset Blvd - 4
The Lost Weekend - 4
The Seven Year Itch - 4
Ace in the Hole - 3
The Fortune Cookie - 3
Double Indemnity - 2
One, Two, Three - 2
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Sabrina - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
3.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,93

City Lights - 5
The Gold Rush - 5
The Great Dictator - 4
The Kid - 4
The Circus - 3
Modern Times - 3
Limelight - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
4.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,88

Fight Club - 5
Se7en - 5
Gone Girl - 4
Zodiac - 4
Benjamin Button - 4
The Game - 4
The Social Network - 3
Panic Room - 3
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - 2
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Alien 3 - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
5.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,85

Shawshank Redemption - 5
The Green Mile - 5
The Mist - 3
Buried Alive - 3
The Majestic - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
6.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,85

Requiem For a Dream - 5
The Wrestler - 5
The Fountain - 4
Black Swan - 3
Pi - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
7.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,83

Pulp Fiction - 5
Kill Bill Vol. 2 - 5
Inglourious Basterds - 4
Kill Bill Vol. 1 - 4
Django Unchained - 4
Reservoir Dogs - 3
Jackie Brown - 3
Death Proof - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
8.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,79

Apocalypto - 5
Braveheart - 4
[purple]Passion of the Christ - 3
The Man Without a Face - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
9.
Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
“ Average Rating: 3,79

In the Name of the Father - 5
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown - 4
Dream House - 3
Brothers - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
10.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,76

Dancer in the Dark - 5
Melancholia - 5
Dogville - 5
Breaking the Waves - 4
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I - 3
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II - 3
Riget - 3
Manderlay - 3
Antichrist - 2
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Europa - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
11.
“ Average Rating: 3,73

Secrets & Lies - 5
Vera Drake - 5
Naked - 4
Another Year - 3
Happy-Go-Lucky - 3
All or Nothing - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
12.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,66

Persona - 5
Det sjunde inseglet - 5
Höstsonaten - 5
Smultronstället - 4
Fanny & Alexander - 4
Jungfrukällan - 4
Såsom i en spegel - 4
Scener ur ett Äktenskap - 4
Gycklarnas afton - 3
Sommaren med Monika - 3
Sommarnattens Leende - 2
Nattvardsgäster - 2
Viskningar och Rop - 2
Skammen - 2
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Vargtimmen - 2
Tystnaden - 2
 ” - trackmarked
 
13.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,65

12 Angry Men - 5
Dog Day Afternoon - 5
Network - 4
Deathtrap - 2
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
14.
“ Average Rating: 3,58

Sunshine - 9
Trainspotting - 4
127 Hours - 4
Slumdog Millionaire - 4
The Beach - 4
28 Days Later - 3
Trance - 2
Shallow Grave - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
15.
“ Average Rating: 3,56

The Truman Show - 5
Master and Commander - 4
The Way Back - 4
Dead Poets Society - 3
Witness - 3
Picnic at Hanging Rock - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
16.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,54

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - 4
Amadeus - 4
Man on the Moon - 3
The People vs. Larry Flynt - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
17.
“ + Ethan Coen

Average Rating: 3,46

O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 5
Fargo - 4
True Grit - 4
No country for Old Men - 4
Blood Simple - 3
Burn After Reading - 3
Miller's Crossing - 3
Inside Llewyn Davis - 3
Raising Arizona - 3
A Serious Man - 3
The Big Lebowski - 3
Barton Fink - 3
The Ladykillers - 2
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Intolerable Cruelty - 2
The Man Who Wasn't There - 2
 ” - trackmarked
 
18.
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. At school Eastwood took interest in music and mechanics...
“ Average Rating: 3,46

The Outlaw Josey Wales - 5
Million Dollar Baby - 5
Gran Torino - 5
Letters From Iwo Jima - 4
Changeling - 4
Unforgiven - 4
Mystic River - 3
Hereafter - 3
A Perfect World - 2
True Crime - 2
Space Cowboys - 2
High Plains Drifter - 1
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Pale Rider - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
19.
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)...
“ Average Rating: 3,45

Rear Window - 5
Rebecca - 4
Psycho - 4
Dial M for Murder - 4
Shadow of a Doubt - 4
North By Northwest - 3
Vertigo - 3
Rope - 3
The 39 Steps - 3
The Birds - 3
Strangers on a Train - 3
The Lady Vanishes - 2
Notorious - 2
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Lifeboat - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
20.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,45

Children of Men - 5
Gravity - 4
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 3
Y tu mamá también - 3
A Little Princess - 2

Not seen: Great Expectations ” - trackmarked
 
21.
Pedro Almodóvar
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it...
“ Average Rating: 3,45

Volver - 5
Habla con ella - 3
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios - 3
La piel que habito - 3
La mala educación - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
22.
John Ford
Director, The Searchers
John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, counting (he always did) the two that he won for his WWII documentary work...
“ Average Rating: 3,45

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 4
The Grapes of Wrath - 4
The Searches - 4
Stagecoach - 3
My Darling Clementine - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
23.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,43

Catch Me if You Can - 5
Schindler's List - 5
E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial - 5
Jurassic Park - 4
Jaws - 4
The Color Purple - 4
The Terminal - 4
Lincoln - 3
Saving Private Ryan - 3
Raiders of the Lost Ark - 3
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - 3
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 3
War Horse - 2
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - 2
Minority Report - 2
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - 2
The Adventures of Tintin - 1
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War of the World - 1
Artificial Intelligence: AI - 1
 ” - trackmarked
 
24.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,43

Paths of Glory - 5
A Clockwork Orange - 4
2001: A Space Odyssey - 4
Dr. Strangelove - 4
The Shining - 3
Spartacus - 3
Barry Lyndon - 3
Full Metal Jacket - 2
Lolita - 2
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The Killing - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
25.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,42

Inception - 5
The Dark Knight - 4
Interstellar - 4
Memento - 4
Batman Begins - 3
The Prestige - 3
The Dark Knight Rises - 3
Insomnia - 3
Following - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
26.
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)...
“ Average Rating: 3,41

Cast Away - 5
Flight - 4
Back to the Future - 4
Death Becomes Her - 4
Forrest Gump - 3
Back to the Future III - 3
Back to the Future II - 3
Contact - 3
What Lies Beneath - 2
Romancing the Stone - 2
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The Polar Express - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
27.
“ Average Rating: 3,36

12 Years of Slave - 4
Shame - 3
Hunger - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
28.
Anders Thomas Jensen
Anders Thomas Jensen was born on 6th April 1972 in Frederiksværk on Sjælland in Denmark to Carl Benny Jensen and Kirsten Jensen (born Sørensen). He attended the high school in Frederiksværk from 1988 to 1991. In 1990 while still in high school, he wrote and directed 10 år på bagen - 3 år i skyggen (1990) (TV)...
“ Average Rating: 3,36

Adams æbler - 5
De gronne slagtere - 3
Blinkende Lygter - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
29.
Fernando Meirelles
Director, City of God
Fernando Meirelles was born in a middle class family in São Paulo City, Brazil. He studied architecture at the university of São Paulo. At the same time he developed an interest in filmmaking. With a group of friends he started producing experimental videos. They won a huge number of awards in Brazilian film festivals...
“ Average Rating: 3,36

City of God - 5
Blindness - 3
The Constant Gardener - 2

Not seen: 360 ” - trackmarked
 
30.
Paul Feig
Actor, Spy
“ Average Rating: 3,36

The Heat - 4
Spy - 4
Bridesmaids - 2

Not seen: I Am David, Unaccompanied Minors ” - trackmarked
 
31.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films - Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Revenant - have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director...
“ Average Rating: 3,29

Amores Perros - 4
21 Grams - 3
Birdman - 3
Babel - 3 ” - trackmarked
 
32.
“ Average Rating: 3,29

Tillsammans (Together) - 4
Lilja 4-Ever - 4
Mammoth - 3
F'cking Åmål - 2 (Show Me Love) ” - trackmarked
 
33.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,23

Once Upon a Time in the West - 5
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 4
For a Few Dollars More - 4
A Fistful of Dollars - 2
Once Upon a Time in America - 2
A Fistful Of Dynamite - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
34.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,23

The Straight Story - 5
Elephant Man - 4
Mulholland Dr. - 3
Blue Velvet - 3
Lost Highway - 3
Wild at Heart - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
35.
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)...
“ Average Rating: 3,21

Ed Wood - 5
Sweeney Todd - 5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 4
Edward Scissorhands - 4
Big Fish - 4
Corpse Bride - 3
Sleepy Hollow - 3
Frankenweenie - 2
Dark Shadows - 2
Batman - 2
Alice in Wonderland - 2
Planet of the Apes - 1
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Beetle Juice - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
36.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,21

Shutter Island - 5
Raging Bull - 4
The Departed - 4
The King of Comedy - 4
Casino - 3
Taxi Driver - 3
Hugo - 3
The Aviator - 3
Goodfellas - 3
Cape Fear - 2
Bringing Out the Dead - 2
Gangs of New York - 1
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The Age of Innocence - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
37.
“ Average Rating: 3,21

Hachiko: A Dog's Story - 5
What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 5
An Unfinished Life - 3
Chocolat - 3
Mitt liv som hund - 3
The Shipping News - 3
Safe Haven - 3
Casanova - 3
The Hundred-Foot Journey - 2
Hypnotisören - 2
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - 2
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Dear John - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
38.
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.
“ Average Rating: 3,20

Grizzly Man - 4
Encounters at the End of the World - 4
Into the Abyss - 4
The White Diamond - 3
Cave of Forgotten Dreams - 3
Rescue Dawn - 3
Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle - 3
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes - 2
The Bad Lieutenant - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
39.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,13

The Return of the King - 5
Fellowship of the Ring - 5
The Two Towers - 5
Braindead - 4
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 3
The Lovely Bones - 3
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 2
Bad Taste - 2
King Kong - 2
Heavenly Creatures - 2
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2
Meet the Feebles - 1
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The Frighteners - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
40.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,08

Before Sunrise - 4
Before Sunset - 4
Bernie - 3
Boyhood - 3
Waking Life - 3
Before Midnight - 3
Dazed and Confused - 2
The School of Rock - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
41.
Gore Verbinski
Gore Verbinski, one of American cinema's most inventive directors who was a punk-rock guitarist as a teenager and had to sell his guitar to buy his first camera, is now the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which made the industry record for highest opening weekend of all time ($135,600,000) and grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide...
“ Average Rating: 3,07

Pirates: The Curse of the Black Pearl - 5
Pirates: Dead Man's Chest - 4
Pirates: At World's End - 4
The Ring - 3
Rango - 2
The Weather Man - 2
The Lone Ranger - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
42.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,07

Shichini no samurai - 4
Yôjinbô - 4
Tsubaki Sanjûrô - 4
Rashômon - 3
Ikiru - 2
Ran - 2
Kumonosu-jô - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
43.
Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Thesis. His film Open Your Eyes was a huge success in Spain and was distributed worldwide...
“ Average Rating: 3,05

The Others - 4
Mar adentro - 3
Tesis - 3
Agora - 3
Abre los ojos - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
44.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,05

300 - 4
Watchmen - 4
Dawn of the Dead - 3
Legend of the Guardian - 3
Sucker Punch - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
45.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,05

American Beauty - 5
Road to Perdition - 4
Revolutionary Road - 3
Jarhead - 2
Away We Go - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
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“ Average Rating: 3,04

Orphan - 4
The Shallows - 3
Non-Stop - 3
Unknown - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
47.
“ Average Rating: 3,04

Triangle - 4
Severance - 3
Creep - 3
Black Death - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
48.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,03

Crimes and Misdemeanors - 5
Match Point - 4
Hannah And Her Sisters - 4
Midnight In Paris - 4
Vicky Christina Barcelona - 3
The Purple Rose of Cairo - 3
Husbands and Wives - 3
Blue Jasmine - 3
Manhattan - 3
Irrational Man - 3
Another Woman - 3
Deconstructing Harry - 3
What's Up Tiger Lily? - 2
Love and Death - 2
To Rome With Love - 2
Magic in the Moonlight - 2
Take the Money and Run - 2
Sleeper - 2
Broadway Danny Rose - 2
Annie Hall - 2
Every Thing You Always Wanted... - 2
Stardust Memories - 2
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Radio Days - 2
Café Society - 1
Bananas - 1
Interiors - 1
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49.
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...
“ Average Rating: 3,03

Gladiator - 4
American Gangster - 4
Black Hawk Down - 4
Matchstick Men - 4
The Martian - 4
Alien - 3
Hannibal - 2
Robin Hood - 2
Thelma & Louise - 2
Body of Lies - 2
Blade Runner - 1
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Prometheus - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
50.
Jeff Nichols
Writer, Mud
“ Average Rating: 3,03

Take Shelter - 5
Mud - 3
Midnight Special - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
51.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,93

Fantastic Mr. Fox - 5
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 3
Bottle Rocket - 3
Moonrise Kingdom - 3
The Royal Tenenbaums - 2
Rushmore - 2
The Darjeeling Limited - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
52.
Aki Kaurismäki
Aki Kaurismäki did a wide variety of jobs including postman, dish-washer and film critic, before forming a production and distribution company, Villealfa (in homage to Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville) with his older brother Mika Kaurismäki, also a film-maker. Both Aki and Mika are prolific film-makers...
“ Average Rating: 2,93

Mies vailla menneisyyttä - 4
Ariel - 3
Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö - 3
Kauas pilvet karkaavat - 3
Le Havre - 3
Varjoja paratiisissa - 3
Laitakaupungin valot - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
53.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,89

El ángel exterminador - 5
Los olvidados - 3
Belle de jour - 3
Viridiana - 2
Cet obscur objet du désir - 2
Simón del desierto - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
54.
Jim Jarmusch
Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's film school. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning Over Water, a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, _Permanent Vacation (1982)_...
“ Average Rating: 2,88

Down by Law - 5
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - 5
Dead Man - 4
Night On Earth - 3
Broken Flowers - 3
Coffee and Cigarettes - 2
Mystery Train - 1
Stranger Than Paradise - 1
Permanent Vacation - 1
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The Limits of Control - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
55.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,85

The Thin Red Line - 5
Days of Heaven - 3
The New World - 2
Badlands - 2
The Tree of Life - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
56.
Mike Flanagan
Editor, Oculus
Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop Spalding High School in Severna Park...
“ Average Rating: 2,85

Absentia - 4
Oculus - 3
Hush - 3
Ouija: Origin of Evil - 2
Before I Wake - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
57.
“ Average Rating: 2,85

Thank You For Smoking - 4
Labor Day - 3
Up in the Air - 3
Juno - 2
Young Adult - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
58.
Gregory Hoblit
Producer, Frequency
Gregory Hoblit was born in Texas but moved to Northern California at a young age because of his father's job in law enforcement, a hint at what might have attracted the mystery/courtroom plots of his movie/TV credits. After graduating from UCLA, he worked as a TV co-producer with Steven Bochco until directing the 80s series...
“ Average Rating: 2,85

Frequency - 4
Fallen - 3
Primal Fear - 3
Fracture - 2
Untraceable - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
59.
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ Average Rating: 2,85

Blood Diamond - 4
Defiance - 4
Glory - 3
Legends of the Fall - 2
The Last Samurai - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
60.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, Del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film ; El espinazo del diablo (2001)_, and El laberinto del fauno (2006)_, and more mainstream American action movies...
“ Average Rating: 2,85

El Laberinto del Fauno - 5
El espinazo del diablo - 3
Hellboy - 2
Cronos - 2
Crimson Peak - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
61.
Samuel Fuller
At age 17, Samuel Fuller was the youngest reporter ever to be in charge of the events section of the New York Journal. After having participated in the European battle theater in World War II, he directed some minor action productions for which he mostly wrote the scripts himself and which he also produced (e.g...
“ Average Rating: 2,85

White Dog - 4
The Naked Kiss - 3
Shock Corridor - 3
Pickup on South Street - 2
The Big Red One - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
62.
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jean-Jacques Annaud is a French film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for directing Quest for Fire, The Name of the Rose, The Lover, Seven Years in Tibet and Wolf Totem. Annaud has received numerous awards for his work, including four César Awards, one David di Donatello Award, and one National Academy of Cinema Award...
“ Average Rating: 2,79

The Bear - 3
Quest for fire - 3
Enemy at the Gates - 3
The Name of the Rose - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
63.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,79

The Fighter - 4
Silver Linings Playbook - 3
American Hustle - 2
Three Kings - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
64.
James Wan
Producer, The Conjuring 2
James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring and Furious 7...
“ Average Rating: 2,78

The Conjuring - 4
Insidious Chapter 2 - 4
Saw - 3
Dead Silence - 3
Insidious - 2
The Conjuring 2 - 2
Death Sentence - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
65.
Rob Reiner
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
“ Average Rating: 2,73

Misery - 4
Stand by Me - 3
A Few Good Men - 3
The Bucket List - 3
Flipped - 2
The Princess Bride - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
66.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,79

Magnolia - 3
There Will Be Blood - 3
Punch-Drunk Love - 3
The Master - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
67.
“ Average Rating: 2,73

The Machinist - 4
The Call - 3
Eliza Graves - 3
Transsiberian - 2
Session 9 - 2
Vanishing on 7th Street - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
68.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,71

The Sixth Sense - 4
The Visit - 4
The Village - 4
Signs - 3
Unbreakable - 2
The Happening - 2
The Last Airbender - 1
After Earth - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
69.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,71

Cinderella Man - 4
A Beautiful Mind - 3
Apollo 13 - 3
Rush - 3
In the Heart of the Sea - 3
The Da Vinci Code - 2
The Missing - 2
Angels & Deamons - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
70.
Ben Affleck
Producer, Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ Average Rating: 2,70

Argo - 3
Gone Baby Gone - 3
The Town - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
71.
“ Average Rating: 2,70

Your Sister's Sister - 3
Humpday - 3
Langies - 2

Not seen: Touchy Feely ” - trackmarked
 
72.
“ Average Rating: 2,70

The Road - 4
The Proposition - 2
Lawless - 2

Not seen: Ghost... of the Civil Dead ” - trackmarked
 
73.
“ Average Rating: 2,70

Deliver Us From Evil - 4
Sinister - 3
The Exorcism of Emily Rose - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
74.
Stephen Daldry
Director, The Reader
In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the Old Red Lion in London.
“ Average Rating: 2,70

The Reader - 4
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 2
The Hours - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
75.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,65

Repulsion - 4
The Pianist - 4
Chinatown - 3
The Ghost Writer - 3
Knife in the Water - 3
Rosemary's Baby - 2
Le Locataire - 2
The Ninth Gate - 1
Carnage - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
76.
Dome Karukoski
Dome Karukoski is one of Finland's most acclaimed directors. In 2013 he was chosen as one of the Variety's TOP-10 Directors to Watch in the world. All of his films have been a success both critically and at the box office. His six films have a total of 33 nominations in the Finnish National Film Awards...
“ Average Rating: 2,65

Leijonasydän - 3
Kielletty hedelmä - 3
Mielensäpahoittaja - 3
Tummien perhosten koti - 2
Tyttö sinä olet tähti - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
77.
“ Average Rating: 2,65

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - 3
Bajkwi - 3
Stoker - 3
Oldboy - 2
Lady Vengeance - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
78.
Tyler Perry
Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a teenager...
“ Average Rating: 2,65

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor - 3
The Single Moms Club - 3
Why Did I Get Married? - 3
For Colored Girls - 2
Why Did I Get Married Too? - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
79.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,58

Halloween - 4
Escape from New York - 3
The Fog - 3
The Thing - 3
Assault on Precinct 13 - 2
In the Mouth of Madness - 2
Dark Star - 2
The Ward - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
80.
“ Average Rating: 2,56

The Holiday - 3
Something's Gotta Give - 3
Parent Trap - 3
The Intern - 3
It's Complicated - 2
What Women Want - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
81.
Marc Forster
Producer, World War Z
Marc Forster is a German-born filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films Monster's Ball (2001), Finding Neverland (2004), Stay (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), The Kite Runner (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), and World War Z (2013). His breakthrough film was Monster's Ball (2001)...
“ Average Rating: 2,56

Stranger Than Fiction - 4
Finding Neverland - 3
Monster's Ball - 3
The Kite Runner - 2
World War Z - 2
Stay - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
82.
Wolfgang Petersen
Director, Troy
This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies. Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees. Both films had the military and scientists clash, also both had choppers all over the place...
“ Average Rating: 2,56

The Perfect Storm - 4
Das Boot - 3
Troy - 3
Outbreak - 2
Poseidon - 2
Air Force One - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
83.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,56

Brokeback Mountain - 4
Life of Pi - 3
Sense and Sensebility - 3
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 2
The Ice Storm - 2
Taking Woodstock - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
84.
“ Average Rating: 2,54

I Am Legend - 3
Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I - 3
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 2
Constantine - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
85.
Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ Average Rating: 2,50

Home Alone - 4
Mrs. Doubtfire - 4
Home Alone 2 - 3
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 2
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 1
I Love You, Beth Cooper - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
86.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,50

Rio Bravo - 4
Red River - 3
The Big Sleep - 2
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 3
El Dorado - 2
Monkey Business - 2
His Girl Friday - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
87.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,36

Avatar - 4
Titanic - 4
Terminator 2 - 2
The Terminator - 2
True Lies - 2
The Abyss - 1
Aliens - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
88.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,36

Planet Terror - 4
Sin City - 3
Desperado - 2
El Mariachi - 2
From Dusk Till Dawn - 2
Once Upon a Time in Mexico - 2
Machete - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
89.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,36

Videodrome - 4
Eastern Promises - 3
A History of Violence - 3
The Fly - 2
Shivers - 1
Spider - 1
Dead Ringers - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
90.
Pål Øie
Director, Villmark 2
“ Average Rating: 2,36

Villmark - 4
Skjult - 2
Villmark 2 - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
91.
“ Average Rating: 2,36

Centurion - 3
The Descent - 2
Dog Soldiers - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
92.
Robert Schwentke
Director, RED
“ Average Rating: 2,36

The Time Travelers Wife - 3
Flightplan - 3
Red - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
93.
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4...
“ Average Rating: 2,36

The King's Speech - 4
The Danish Girl - 2
Les Misérables - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
94.
“ Average Rating: 2,29

But I'm a Cheerleader - 4
The Quiet - 2
Breaking the Girls - 2
Itty Bitty Titty Committee - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
95.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,29

Stardust - 3
Kick-Ass - 3
Layer Cake - 2
X-Men: First Class - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
96.
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...
“ Average Rating: 2,29

Nebraska - 3
The Descendant - 3
Sideways - 2
About Schmidt - 1

Not seen: Citizen Ruth, Election, ” - trackmarked
 
97.
“ Average Rating: 2,29

The Usual Suspects - 5
Valkyrie - 3
X-Men - 1
X2 - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
98.
Adam Wingard
Director, V/H/S
Alabama-based filmmaker Adam Wingard got an early start in his field, as he shot and directed his first feature film at the age of nineteen while still enrolled in film school. That film, the horror-comedy Home Sick, starring Bill Moseley, Tiffany Shepis, 'Tom Towles' qv, and 'Brandon Carroll'...
“ Average Rating: 2,29

Blair Witch - 3
You're Next - 2
A Horrible Way to Die - 2
The Guest - 2 ” - trackmarked
 
99.
“ Average Rating: 2,25

Ondskan - 4
1408 - 2
Strandvaskaren - 2
Escape Plan - 2
The Rite - 1 ” - trackmarked
 
100.
Harold Ramis
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
“ Average Rating: 2,25

Groundhog Day - 4
Analyze This - 3
Analyze That - 2
Caddyshack - 1
Year One - 1 ” - trackmarked