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1.
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...
“ For:
1.Goodfellas (1990) 10/10
2.Raging Bull (1980) 9.5/10
3.Taxi Driver (1976) 9.5/10
4.Mean Streets (1973) 8.5/10
5.The Departed (2006) 8.5/10
6.The King of Comedy (1982) 8/10
7.Hugo (2011) 8/10
8.After Hours (1985) 8/10
9.The Last Waltz (1978) 8/10
10.George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) 7.5/10
11.Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) 7.5/10
12.The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 7.5/10
13.Shutter Island (2010) 7/10
14.American Boy (1978) 7/10
15.A Letter to Elia (2010) 7/10
16.New York, New York (1977) 6.5/10
17.I Call First (1967) 6/10
18.The Big Shave (1968) 6/10
19.Public Speaking (2010) 5.5/10
20.The Key to Reserva (2007) 5.5/10
21.It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964) 5/10
22.Italianamerican (1974) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Color of Money (1986); The Last Temptation of Christ (1988); New York Stories (1989); Cape Fear (1991); The Age of Innocence (1993); Casino (1995); A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995); Kundun (1997); Bringing Out the Dead (1999); Il mio viaggio in Italia (2001); Gangs of New York (2002); The Aviator (2004); No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005); Shine a Light (2008); The 50 Year Argument (2014); The Audition (2015); Silence (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
2.
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...
“ For:
1.Schindler's List (1993) 9/10
2.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10
3.Jaws (1975) 8.5/10
4.Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8/10
5.Jurassic Park (1993) 8/10
6.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 8/10
7.Munich (2005) 8/10
8.Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 8/10
9.Catch Me If You Can (2002) 7.5/10
10.Minority Report (2002) 7.5/10
11.Bridge of Spies (2015) 7.5/10
12.Lincoln (2012) 7.5/10
13.Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 7.5/10
14.Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) 7/10
15.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 6.5/10
16.Duel (1971) 6.5/10
17.The Adventures of Tintin (2011) 6.5/10
18.The Sugarland Express (1974) 6.5/10
19.Hook (1991) 6/10
20.War of the Worlds (2005) 6/10
21.The BFG (2016) 6/10
22.Amistad (1997) 5.5/10
23.War Horse (2011) 5.5/10
24.Empire of the Sun (1987) 5/10
25.The Color Purple (1985) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Terminal (2004); Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) ” - la_beignoire
 
3.
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)...
“ For:
1.North by Northwest (1959) 9/10
2.Vertigo (1958) 9/10
3.Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10
4.Psycho(1960) 8/10
5.The 39 Steps(1935) 8/10
6.Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.5/10
7.Notorious (1946) 7.5/10
8.Spellbound (1945) 7.5/10
9.Strangers on a Train (1951) 7.5/10
10.The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) 7/10
11.The Birds (1963) 7/10
12.Rebecca (1940) 7/10
13.The Wrong Man (1956) 7/10
14.Frenzy (1972) 7/10
15.To Catch a Thief (1955) 6.5/10
16.Foreign Correspondent (1940) 6.5/10
17.The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) 6.5/10
18.Dial M for Murder (1954) 6.5/10
19.Rope (1948) 6.5/10
20.The Lady Vanishes (1938) 6.5/10
21.The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) 6/10
22.Blackmail (1929) 6/10
23.Murder! (1930) 6/10
24.Suspicion (1941) 5.5/10
25.Sabotage (1936) 5.5/10
26.The Ring (1927) 5.5/10
27.Lifeboat (1944) 5/10
28.The Manxman (1929) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Secret Agent (1936); Young and Innocent (1937); Saboteur (1942); Stage Fright (1950); I Confess (1953); The Trouble with Harry (1955); Marnie (1964); Torn Curtain (1966); Family Plot (1976) ” - la_beignoire
 
4.
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...
“ For:
1.Modern Times (1936) 10/10
2.The Gold Rush (1925) 9.5/10
3.The Great Dictator (1940) 9.5/10
4.The Kid (1921) 8.5/10
5.City Lights (1931) 8.5/10
6.Limelight (1952) 8/10
7.The Circus (1928) 8/10
8.Monsieur Verdoux (1947) 7.5/10
9.A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) 7.5/10
10.The Pilgrim (1923) 7/10
11.A King in New York (1957) 6.5/10
12.The Idle Class (1921) 6.5/10
13.The Rink (1916) 6/10
14.Easy Street (1917) 6/10
15.Pay Day (1922) 6/10
16.The Immigrant (1917) 6/10
17.One A.M. (1916) 5.5/10
18.A Dog's Life (1918) 5.5/10
19.Shoulder Arms (1918) 5.5/10
20.The Rounders (1914) 5.5/10
21.The Cure (1917) 5.5/10
22.The Fireman (1916) 5.5/10
23.Police (1916) 5/10
24.Sunnyside (1919) 5/10
25.The Count (1916) 5/10
26.The Floorwalker (1916) 5/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
5.
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...
“ For:
1.Dr. Strangelove (1964) 10/10
2.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 10/10
3.A Clockwork Orange (1971) 10/10
4.Paths of Glory (1957) 9.5/10
5.The Shining (1980) 9/10
6.Full Metal Jacket (1987) 9/10
7.Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 8/10
8.The Killing (1956) 8/10
9.Spartacus (1960) 7.5/10
10.Killer's Kiss (1955) 7/10
11.Fear and Desire (1953) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Lolita (1962); Barry Lyndon (1975) ” - la_beignoire
 
6.
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)...
“ For:
1.Three Colors: Blue (1993) 10/10
2.The Decalogue (1989) 9.5/10
3.La double vie de Véronique (1991) 9/10
4.Three Colors: Red (1994) 9/10
5.A Short Film About Love (1988) 8.5/10
6.Camera Buff (1979) 8/10
7.A Short Film About Killing (1988) 8/10
8.Three Colors: White (1994) 7.5/10
9.Short Working Day (1981) 7.5/10
10.Blind Chance (1987) 7.5/10
11.No End (1985) 7.5/10
12.Talking Heads (1980) 6/10
13.The Scar (1976) 5.5/10
14.Concert of Wishes (1967) 5/10
15.The Tram (1966) 5/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
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...
“ For:
1.Inglourious Basterds (2009) 10/10
2.Django Unchained (2012) 10/10
3.Pulp Fiction (1994) 9.5/10
4.Reservoir Dogs (1992) 9/10
5.Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 9/10
6.Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 8.5/10
7.Jackie Brown (1997) 8/10
8.The Hateful Eight (2015) 7.5/10
9.Death Proof (2007) 7/10
10.My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
8.
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...
“ For:
1.The Seventh Seal (1957) 10/10
2.Through a Glass Darkly (1961) 9.5/10
3.Persona (1966) 8.5/10
4.The Virgin Spring (1960) 8/10
5.Wild Strawberries (1957) 8/10
6.Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) 7.5/10
7.Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) 7.5/10
8.Summer with Monika (1953) 7.5/10
9.Shame (1968) 7/10
10.Cries & Whispers (1972) 7/10
11.Winter Light (1963) 7/10
12.Summer Interlude (1951) 7/10
13.The Passion of Anna (1969) 6.5/10
14.The Silence (1963) 5.5/10
15.The Magician (1958) 5.5/10
16.Prison (1949) 5.5/10
17.Port of Call (1948) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Thirst (1949); To Joy (1950); Secrets of Women (1952); A Lesson in Love (1954); Dreams (1955); Brink of Life (1958); The Devil's eye (1960); The Rite (1969); Scenes From a Marriage (1973); The Magic Flute (1975); Face to Face (1976); Autumn sonata (1978); From the Life of the Marionettes (1980); Fanny and Alexander (1982); After the Rehearsal (1984); The Making of Fanny and Alexander (1986); In the Presence of a Clown (1997); Saraband (2003) ” - la_beignoire
 
9.
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...
“ For:
1.The Searchers (1956) 9.5/10
2.The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 8.5/10
3.My Darling Clementine (1946) 8.5/10
4.Stagecoach (1939) 8/10
5.The Informer (1935) 8/10
6.The Quiet Man (1952) 8/10
7.How Green Was My Valley (1941) 7.5/10
8.Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 7/10
9.Fort Apache (1948) 7/10
10.3 Bad Men (1926) 7/10
11.She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 6.5/10
12.Rio Grande (1950) 6.5/10
13.The Hurricane (1937) 6.5/10
14.The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) 6.5/10
15.Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) 6.5/10
16.The Iron Horse (1924) 6.5/10
17.Mister Roberts (1955) 5.5/10
18.The Lost Patrol (1934) 5.5/10
19.The Long Voyage Home (1940) 5/10
20.Just Pals (1920) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Four Sons (1928); Arrowsmith (1931); Air Mail (1932); Pilgrimage (1933); The Whole Town's Talking (1935); Steamboat Round the Bend (1935); Wee Willie Winkie (1937); They Were Expendable (1945); The Fugitive (1947); 3 Godfathers (1948); Wagon Master (1950); The Sun Shines Bright (1953); Mogambo (1953); The Long Gray Line (1955); The Rising of the Moon (1957); The Last Hurrah (1958); The Horse Soldiers (1959); Sergeant Rutledge (1960); Two Rode Together (1961); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962); How the West Was Won (1962); Donovan's Reef (1963); Cheyenne Autumn (1964); 7 Women (1966) ” - la_beignoire
 
10.
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)...
“ For:
1.Pierrot le fou (1965) 10/10
2.Masculin/Féminin (1966) 9/10
3.À bout de souffle (1960) 9/10
4.Le mépris (1963) 8/10
5.Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux (1962) 7.5/10
6.Bande à part (1964) 7.5/10
7.Le petit soldat (1963) 7.5/10
8.Week End (1967) 7.5/10
9.Alphaville (1965) 7/10
10.2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (1967) 6.5/10
11.Adieu au langage (2014) 6.5/10
12.Charlotte et Véronique (1959) 6.5/10
13.Une femme est une femme (1961) 6/10
14.Notre musique (2004) 6/10
15.Les carabiniers (1963) 6/10
16.Charlotte et son Jules (1960) 6/10
17.Une histoire d'eau (1961) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Une femme mariée: Suite de fragments d'un film tourné en 1964 (1964); Made in U.S.A (1966); La chinoise (1967); Tout va bien (1972); Numéro deux (1975); Sauve qui peut (la vie) (1980); Passion (1982); Prénom Carmen (1983); 'Je vous salue, Marie' (1985); Détective (1985); Nouvelle vague (1990); Allemagne 90 neuf zéro (1991); Hélas pour moi (1993); Je vous salue, Sarajevo (1993); JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre (1994); For Ever Mozart (1996); De l'origine du XXIe siècle (2000) ” - la_beignoire
 
11.
“ For:
1.The Philadelphia Story (1940) 9.5/10
2.Adam's Rib (1949) 8.5/10
3.Holiday (1938) 8.5/10
4.My Fair Lady (1964) 8.5/10
5.Born Yesterday (1950) 8/10
6.Camille (1936) 8/10
7.David Copperfield (1935) 7.5/10
8.Dinner at Eight (1933) 7.5/10
9.Gaslight (1944) 7/10
10.Little Women (1933) 7/10
11.What Price Hollywood? (1932) 7/10
12.The Women (1939) 6/10
13.A Star Is Born (1954) 6/10
14.A Bill of Divorcement (1932) 6/10
15.The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) 5.5/10
16.Sylvia Scarlett (1935) 5/10
17.Romeo and Juliet (1936) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

A Woman's Face (1941); Keeper of the Flame (1942); A Double Life (1947); The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951); The Marrying Kind (1952); Pat and Mike (1952); It Should Happen to You (1954); Bhowani Junction (1956); Lust for Life (1956); Les Girls (1957); Let's Make Love (1960); Something's Got to Give (1962); Love Among the Ruins (1975); The Corn Is Green (1979) ” - la_beignoire
 
12.
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....
“ For:
1.Brazil (1985) 10/10
2.Twelve Monkeys (1995) 9/10
3.Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.5/10
4.The Meaning of Life (1983) 8.5/10
5.The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) 8/10
6.Time Bandits (1981) 8/10
7.The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) 8/10
8.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 7.5/10
9.The Fisher King (1991) 7.5/10
10.The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) 6.5/10
11.The Wholly Family (2011) 6/10
12.Storytime (1968) 5.5/10
13.Miracle of Flight (1974) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
13.
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...
“ For:
1.LOTR: The Return of the King (2003) 10/10
2.LOTR: The Two Towers (2002) 9.5/10
3.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 8.5/10
4.LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 8.5/10
5.Braindead (1992) 8/10
6.The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 8/10
7.The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) 7.5/10
8.Meet the Feebles (1989) 7/10
9.King Kong (2005) 7/10
10.Bad Taste (1987) 6.5/10


Notable films not yet seen:

Heavenly Creatures (1994); Forgotten Silver (1995); The Frighteners (1996); Crossing the Line (2008) ” - la_beignoire
 
14.
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...
“ For:
1.Inception (2010) 9.5/10
2.Memento (2000) 9/10
3.The Dark Knight (2008) 8.5/10
4.The Prestige (2006) 8/10
5.Following (1998) 7.5/10
6.Interstellar (2014) 7.5/10
7.Insomnia (2002) 7.5/10
8.Batman Begins (2005) 7.5/10
9.The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 7/10
10.Doodlebug (1997) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Quay (2015); Dunkirk (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
15.
“ For:
1.The Handmaiden (2016) 10/10
2.Oldboy (2003) 9.5/10
3.Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) 9/10
4.Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) 8/10
5.J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) 8/10
6.Stoker (2013) 7.5/10
7.I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) 7/10
8.Night Fishing (2011) 6/10
9.Judgement (1999) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Thirst (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
16.
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...
“ For:
1.Seven Samurai (1954) 10/10
2.Rashômon (1950) 9/10
3.The Hidden Fortress (1958) 8.5/10
4.Drunken Angel (1948) 8/10
5.The Quiet Duel (1949) 7.5/10
6.Stray Dog (1949) 7/10
7.Scandal (1950) 7/10
8.Judo Saga (1943) 6.5/10
9.No Regrets for My Youth (1946) 6/10
10.The Idiot (1951) 6/10
11.One Wonderful Sunday (1947) 6/10
12.The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

To Live (1952); I Live in Fear (1955); Throne of Blood (1957); The Lower Depths (1957); The Bad Sleep Well (1960); Yojimbo (1961); Sanjuro (1962); High and Low (1963); Red Beard (1965); Dodesukaden (1970); Dersu Uzala (1975); Shadow Warrior (1980); Ran (1985); Dreams (1990); Rhapsody in August (1991); Madadayo (1993) ” - la_beignoire
 
17.
Denis Villeneuve
Director, Arrival
Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started is career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013) and Incendies (2010). He is married to Tanya Lapointe.
“ For:
1.Arrival (2016) 9.5/10
2.Prisoners (2013) 9/10
3.Incendies (2010) 8.5/10
4.Sicario (2015) 8.5/10
5.Enemy (2013) 8/10
6.Maelström (2000) 7.5/10
7.Next Floor (2008) 7/10
8.Un 32 août sur terre (1998) 7/10
9.Polytechnique (2009) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
18.
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ For:
1.Birdman (2014) 10/10
2.Amores perros (2000) 9.5/10
3.The Revenant (2015) 9/10
4.Babel (2006) 8.5/10
5.21 Grams (2003) 8/10
6.Biutiful (2010) 7.5/10
7.Powder Keg (2001) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
19.
“ & Ethan Coen
For:
1.The Big Lebowski (1998) 9/10
2.Fargo (1996) 9/10
3.No Country for Old Men (2007) 8.5/10
4.True Grit (2010) 8.5/10
5.Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 8.5/10
6.Hail, Caesar! (2016) 7.5/10
7.Blood Simple. (1984) 7.5/10
8.A Serious Man (2009) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Raising Arizona (1987); Miller's Crossing (1990); Barton Fink (1991); The Hudsucker Proxy (1994); O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000); The Man Who Wasn't There (2001); Intolerable Cruelty (2003); Burn After Reading (2008) ” - la_beignoire
 
20.
Buster Keaton
Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend...
“ For:
1.The General (1926) 9/10
2.Sherlock Jr. (1924) 8.5/10
3.Seven Chances (1925) 8.5/10
4.Our Hospitality (1923) 7.5/10
5.The Navigator (1924) 7/10
6.The Scarecrow (1920) 7/10
7.One Week (1920) 6.5/10
8.Three Ages (1923) 6/10
9.The Goat (1921) 6/10
10.Cops (1922) 6/10
11.Neighbors (1920) 6/10
12.Hard Luck (1921) 6/10
13.Battling Butler (1926) 5.5/10
14.Go West (1925) 5.5/10
15.The Play House (1921) 5.5/10
16.The 'High Sign' (1921) 5.5/10
17.My Wife's Relations (1922) 5.5/10
18.The Blacksmith (1922) 5.5/10
19.The Boat (1921) 5.5/10
20.The Haunted House (1921) 5/10
21.The Balloonatic (1923) 5/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
21.
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...
“ For:
1.Blade Runner (1982) 9.5/10
2.Alien (1979) 9/10
3.Gladiator (2000) 9/10
4.The Duellists (1977) 8/10
5.Kingdom of Heaven (2005) 8/10
6.The Martian (2015) 7.5/10
7.Prometheus (2012) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Thelma & Louise (1991); Black Hawk Down (2001); Matchstick Men (2003); American Gangster (2007); Body of Lies (2008); Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017); Alien: Covenant (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
22.
Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in Italy (usually making Biblical and Roman epics...
“ For:
1.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 10/10
2.Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 9/10
3.Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 8.5/10
4.A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 8.5/10
5.For a Few Dollars More (1965) 8.5/10
6.Duck, You Sucker (1971) 7.5/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
23.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter and producer. He moved to the United States in 1981 and is known for directing the crime dramas Bleeder (1999) and the Pusher films (1996, 2004, 2005), the fictionalised biographical film Bronson (2008), the dramatic adventure film Valhalla Rising (2009)...
“ For:
1.Drive (2011) 9/10
2.Bronson (2008) 8.5/10
3.The Neon Demon (2016) 8/10
4.Pusher II (2004) 8/10
5.Only God Forgives (2013) 7.5/10
6.Pusher III (2005) 7.5/10
7.Pusher (1996) 7.5/10
8.Bleeder (1999) 7/10
9.Valhalla Rising (2009) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
24.
Hayao Miyazaki
Director, Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the films...
“ For:
1.Spirited Away (2001) 9/10
2.Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 8.5/10
3.My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 8.5/10
4.Castle in the Sky (1986) 8/10
5.The Wind Rises (2013) 8/10
6.Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) 7.5/10
7.Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (2010) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989); Porco Rosso (1992); On Your Mark (1995); Princess Mononoke (1997); The Whale Hunt (2001); Mei and the Kitten Bus (2002); Koro's Big Day Out (2002); Howl's Moving Castle (2004); House-hunting (2006); Monmon the Water Spider (2006); The Day I Bought a Star (2006); Ponyo (2008) ” - la_beignoire
 
25.
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...
“ For:
1.Dogville (2003) 9/10
2.Melancholia (2011) 8/10
3.The Kingdom II (1997) 8/10
4.Medea (1988) 7.5/10
5.The Kingdom I (1994) 7.5/10
6.Europa (1991) 7.5/10
7.Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) 7/10
8.The Element of Crime (1984) 6.5/10
9.Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Breaking the Waves (1996); The Idiots (1998); Dancer in the Dark (2000); Manderlay (2005); The Boss of it All (2006); Antichrist (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
26.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Director, Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
“ For:
1.Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001) 10/10
2.La cité des enfants perdus (1995) 8.5/10
3.Delicatessen (1991) 8.5/10
4.Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004) 8/10
5.Micmacs à tire-larigot (2009) 7.5/10
6.Foutaises (1989) 6.5/10
7.The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
27.
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...
“ For:
1.Sunset Blvd. (1950) 10/10
2.The Apartment (1960) 9.5/10
3.Double Indemnity (1944) 9/10
4.Death Mills (1945) 7.5/10
5.The Major and the Minor (1942) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Five Graves to Cairo (1943); The Lost Weekend (1945); A Foreign Affair (1948); Ace in the Hole (1951); Stalag 17 (1953); Sabrina (1954); The Seven Year Itch (1955); The Spirit of St. Louis (1957); Love in the Afternoon (1957); Witness for the Prosecution (1957); Some Like It Hot (1959); One, Two, Three (1961); Irma la Douce (1963); Kiss Me, Stupid (1964); The Fortune Cookie (1966); The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970); Avanti! (1972); The Front Page (1974); Fedora (1978) ” - la_beignoire
 
28.
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)...
“ For:
1.Forrest Gump (1994) 9.5/10
2.Back to the Future (1985) 8.5/10
3.Back to the Future Part II (1989) 8/10
4.Flight (2012) 7.5/10
5.Contact (1997) 7/10
6.The Walk (2015) 7/10
7.Back to the Future Part III (1990) 7/10
8.Used Cars (1980) 6/10
9.I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Romancing the Stone (1984); Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988); Cast Away (2000); The Polar Express (2004); Beowulf (2007); Allied (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
29.
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 Clint took interest in music and mechanics...
“ For:
1.Unforgiven (1992) 9.5/10
2.Million Dollar Baby (2004) 9/10
3.Changeling (2008) 8/10
4.Gran Torino (2008) 8/10
5.Sully (2016) 7/10
6.Jersey Boys (2014) 7/10
7.American Sniper (2014) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Play Misty for Me (1971); High Plains Drifter (1973); Breezy (1973); The Eiger Sanction (1975); The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976); The Gauntlet (1977); Bronco Billy (1980); Honkytonk Man (1982); Pale Rider (1985); Heartbreak Ridge (1986); White Hunter Black Heart (1990); A Perfect World (1993); The Bridges of Madison County (1995); Space Cowboys (2000); Mystic River (2003); Flags of Our Fathers (2006); Letters from Iwo Jima (2006); Invictus (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
30.
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...
“ For:
1.The Wrestler (2008) 9.5/10
2.Black Swan (2010) 9.5/10
3.Requiem for a Dream (2000) 8.5/10
4.Pi (1998) 7.5/10
5.Noah (2014) 7/10
6.The Fountain (2006) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Mother! (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
31.
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...
“ For:
1.Before Sunset (2004) 9/10
2.Before Midnight (2013) 8.5/10
3.Everybody Wants Some (2016) 8/10
4.Boyhood (2014) 8/10
5.Before Sunrise (1995) 8/10
6.Dazed and Confused (1993) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Slacker (1991); SubUrbia (1996); Waking Life (2001); Tape (2001); Live from Shiva's Dance Floor (2003); The School of Rock (2003); A Scanner Darkly (2006); Me and Orson Welles (2008); Bernie (2011) ” - la_beignoire
 
32.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ For:
1.The Last of the Mohicans (1992) 9/10
2.Heat (1995) 8.5/10
3.The Insider (1999) 8.5/10
4.Thief (1981) 8/10
5.Manhunter (1986) 8/10
6.The Jericho Mile (1979) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Ali (2001); Collateral (2004); Public Enemies (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
33.
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...
“ For:
1.Se7en (1995) 9.5/10
2.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 8.5/10
3.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 8/10
4.Gone Girl (2014) 8/10
5.The Social Network (2010) 8/10
6.The Game (1997) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Fight Club (1999); Panic Room (2002); Zodiac (2007) ” - la_beignoire
 
34.
Jean Renoir
Son of the famous Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste, he had a happy childhood. Pierre Renoir was his brother, and Claude Renoir was his nephew. After the end of World War I, where he won the Croix de Guerre, he moved from scriptwriting to filmmaking. He married Catherine Hessling, for whom he began to make movies; he wanted to make a star of her...
“ For:
1.La grande illusion (1937) 9.5/10
2.Boudu sauvé des eaux (1932) 8/10
3.La chienne (1931) 7.5/10
4.Toni (1935) 7.5/10
5.Le crime de Monsieur Lange (1936) 7.5/10
6.La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928) 7.5/10
7.Nana (1926) 6.5/10
8.La fille de l'eau (1925) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Les bas-fonds (1936); Partie de campagne (1936); La Marseillaise (1938); La bête humaine (1938); La règle du jeu (1939); Swamp Water (1941); This Land Is Mine (1943); The Southerner (1945); The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946); The River (1951); Le carrosse d'or (1952); French Cancan (1954); Elena et les hommes (1956); Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (1959); Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (1959); Le caporal épinglé (1962) ” - la_beignoire
 
35.
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.
“ For:
1.Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010) 8.5/10
2.Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) 8/10
3.Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (1971) 7.5/10
4.Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 7.5/10
5.Into the Abyss (2011) 7.5/10
6.Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (1970) 7/10
7.Lebenszeichen (1968) 7/10
8.Fata Morgana (1971) 7/10
9.From One Second to the Next (2013) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972); Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974); Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974); Herz aus Glas (1976); Mit mir will keiner spielen (1976); Stroszek (1977); La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977); Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979); Woyzeck (1979); Glaube und Währung - Dr. Gene Scott, Fernsehprediger (1981); Fitzcarraldo (1982); Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984); Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984); Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985); Werner Herzog Filmemacher (1986); Cobra Verde (1987); Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (1989); Echos aus einem düsteren Reich (1990); Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991); Lektionen in Finsternis (1992); Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1993); Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997); Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999); Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000); Wheel of Time (2003); The White Diamond (2004); Grizzly Man (2005); The Wild Blue Yonder (2005); Rescue Dawn (2006); Encounters at the End of the World (2007); The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009); Into the Inferno (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
36.
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)...
“ For:
1.Edward Scissorhands (1990) 9.5/10
2.Beetle Juice (1988) 8/10
3.Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) 8/10
4.Batman Returns (1992) 7/10
5.Batman (1989) 7/10
6.Big Eyes (2014) 7/10
7.Frankenweenie (2012) 6.5/10
8.Hansel and Gretel (1983) 5.5/10
9.Alice in Wonderland (2010) 5.5/10
10.Stalk of the Celery Monster (1979) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Vincent (1982); Frankenweenie (1984); Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985); Ed Wood (1994); Sleepy Hollow (1999); The World of Stainboy (2000); Big Fish (2003); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005); Corpse Bride (2005); Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
37.
Jacques Audiard
Writer, A Prophet
Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne but didn't finish his degree...
“ For:
1.Un prophète (2009) 9/10
2.Sur mes lèvres (2001) 8.5/10
3.Dheepan (2015) 8/10
4.De rouille et d'os (2012) 7.5/10
5.De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (2005) 7.5/10
6.Un héros très discret (1996) 7/10
7.Regarde les hommes tomber (1994) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
38.
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...
“ For:
1.Los olvidados (1950) 9/10
2.Tristana (1970) 8/10
3.L'âge d'or (1930) 7.5/10
4.Ensayo de un crimen (1955) 7/10
5.Un chien andalou (1929) 7/10
6.El gran calavera (1949) 7/10
7.Susana (1951) 6.5/10
8.Las Hurdes (1933) 6.5/10
9.La hija del engaño (1951) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Subida al cielo (1952); El bruto (1953); El (1953); La ilusión viaja en tranvía (1954); Abismos de pasión (1954); Robinson Crusoe (1954); El río y la muerte (1955); Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1956); La mort en ce jardin (1956); Nazarín (1959); La fièvre monte à El Pao (1959); The Young One (1960); Viridiana (1961); El ángel exterminador (1962); Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964); Simón del desierto (1965); Belle de jour (1967); La voie lactée (1969); Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972); Le fantôme de la liberté (1974); Cet obscur objet du désir (1977) ” - la_beignoire
 
39.
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...
“ For:
1.Eraserhead (1977) 9.5/10
2.Blue Velvet (1986) 8.5/10
3.The Elephant Man (1980) 8.5/10
4.The Grandmother (1970) 7/10
5.Dune (1984) 7/10
6.The Alphabet (1968) 6/10
7.The 3 Rs (2011) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Wild at Heart (1990); Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990); Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992); Lost Highway (1997); The Straight Story (1999); Mulholland Dr. (2001); Inland Empire (2006); Crazy Clown Time (2012); Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014) ” - la_beignoire
 
40.
Hideo Gosha
Director, Goyôkin
“ For:
1.Official Gold (1969) 8.5/10
2.Tenchu! (1969) 8.5/10
3.Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) 8/10
4.Sword of the Beast (1965) 7.5/10
5.The Wolves (1971) 7/10
6.Violent Streets (1974) 7/10
7.Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Hunter in the Dark (1979) ” - la_beignoire
 
41.
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...
“ For:
1.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 8.5/10
2.The Wedding Banquet (1993) 8/10
3.Sense and Sensibility (1995) 8/10
4.Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) 8/10
5.Life of Pi (2012) 7.5/10
6.Pushing Hands (1992) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Ice Storm (1997); Ride with the Devil (1999); Chosen (2001); Brokeback Mountain (2005); Lust, Caution (2007) ” - la_beignoire
 
42.
Denys Arcand
One of Québec's most politically aware filmmakers, Denys Arcand studied history at Université de Montréal, where he co-directed Alone or with Others with Denis Héroux and co-written with Stéphane Venne. He joined the National Film Board (NFB) in 1963, where his feature-length documentary on the textile industry...
“ For:
1.Les invasions barbares (2003) 9/10
2.Le déclin de l'empire américain (1986) 9/10
3.L'âge des ténèbres (2007) 8/10
4.Jésus de Montréal (1989) 7.5/10
5.Réjeanne Padovani (1973) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

none ” - la_beignoire
 
43.
Jacques Tati
The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who conducted his business in the fashionable Rue de Castellane and had taken a Dutch-Italian woman...
“ For:
1.Mon oncle (1958) 9.5/10
2.Playtime (1967) 9/10
3.Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953) 8/10
4.Jour de fête (1949) 7.5/10
5.L'école des facteurs (1947) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Trafic (1971) ” - la_beignoire
 
44.
“ & other disney golden age directors

For:
1.Pinocchio (1940) 8/10
2.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 8/10
3.Dumbo (1941) 7.5/10
4.Bambi (1942) 7.5/10
5.Peter Pan (1953) 7.5/10
6.Fantasia (1940) 7.5/10
7.The Three Caballeros (1944) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Reluctant Dragon (1941); Song of the South (1946); Melody Time (1948); The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949); Cinderella (1950); Alice in Wonderland (1951); Lady and the Tramp (1955); Sleeping Beauty (1959); One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) ” - la_beignoire
 
45.
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...
“ For:
1.The Godfather: Part II (1974) 10/10
2.The Godfather (1972) 10/10
3.The Godfather: Part III (1990) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

You're a Big Boy Now (1966); The Rain People (1969); The Conversation (1974); Apocalypse Now (1979); The Outsiders (1983); Rumble Fish (1983); The Cotton Club (1984); Peggy Sue Got Married (1986); Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988); New York Stories (1989); Dracula (1992); The Rainmaker (1997); Tetro (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
46.
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...
“ For:
1.Bob le flambeur (1956) 9/10
2.Le samouraï (1967) 9/10
3.Le silence de la mer (1949) 7.5/10
4.Les enfants terribles (1950) 7.5/10
5.Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Léon Morin, prêtre (1961); Le doulos (1962); Le deuxième souffle (1966); L'armée des ombres (1969); Le cercle rouge (1970); Un flic (1972) ” - la_beignoire
 
47.
“ For:
1.Raise the Red Lantern (1991) 9.5/10
2.Ju Dou (1990) 9/10
3.Red Sorghum (1987) 8/10
4.Hero (2002) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Story of Qiu Ju (1992); To Live (1994); Shanghai Triad (1995); Keep Cool (1997); Not One Less (1999); The Road Home (1999); Happy Times (2000); House of Flying Daggers (2004); Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005); Curse of the Golden Flower (2006); Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010); The Flowers of War (2011); Coming Home (2014) ” - la_beignoire
 
48.
Robert Bresson
Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin in 1943. His next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne would be the last time he would work with professional actors...
“ For:
1.Un condamné à mort s'est échappé (1956) 9.5/10
2.Journal d'un curé de campagne (1951) 8.5/10
3.Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) 8/10
4.Les anges du péché (1943) 8/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Pickpocket (1959); Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (1962); Au hasard Balthazar (1966); Mouchette (1967); Une femme douce (1969); Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (1971); Lancelot du Lac (1974); Le diable probablement (1977); L'argent (1983) ” - la_beignoire
 
49.
Thomas Vinterberg
Director, The Hunt
With Last Round (Last Round), his graduation short from The National Film School of Denmark, he got an early taste of critical success. He received the Jury's and Producers' Awards at the International Student Film Fest in Munich and won the 1st Prize at the Tel Aviv Film Fest. Popular success followed with his breakthrough short fiction film...
“ For:
1.The Hunt (2012) 9.5/10
2.The Celebration (1998) 9/10
3.Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) 7.5/10
4.Submarino (2010) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Boy Who Walked Backwards (1995); The Commune (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
50.
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...
“ For:
1.The Terminator (1984) 9/10
2.Aliens (1986) 8.5/10
3.Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 8.5/10
4.Titanic (1997) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Abyss (1989); True Lies (1994); Avatar (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
51.
Fritz Lang
Director, M
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
“ For:
1.Metropolis (1927) 9/10
2.M (1931) 8.5/10
3.Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 8/10
4.Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924) 8/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Der müde Tod (1921); Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922); Spione (1928); Frau im Mond (1929); Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933); Liliom (1934); Fury (1936); You Only Live Once (1937); You and Me (1938); The Return of Frank James (1940); Western Union (1941); Man Hunt (1941); Hangmen Also Die! (1943); Ministry of Fear (1944); The Woman in the Window (1944); Scarlet Street (1945); House by the River (1950); Rancho Notorious (1952); Clash by Night (1952); The Blue Gardenia (1953); The Big Heat (1953); Human Desire (1954); Moonfleet (1955); While the City Sleeps (1956); Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956); Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959); Das indische Grabmal (1959); Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1960) ” - la_beignoire
 
52.
“ For:
1.Memories of Murder (2003) 8.5/10
2.Mother (2009) 8.5/10
3.Snowpiercer (2013) 8/10
4.The Host (2006) 7.5/10
5.Tokyo! (2008) 7/10 (4 pts)
6.Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Okja (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
53.
Ken Russell
Director, Tommy
Ken Russell tried several professions, before choosing to become a film director. He was a still photographer, a dancer and even served in the army, but it was film that was to be Mr. Russell's destiny. He began by making several short films, and those paved the way for his brilliant television films of the sixties that are acclaimed for his attention to detail and opulent visuals...
“ For:
1.The Devils (1971) 9/10
2.Women in Love (1969) 8/10
3.Savage Messiah (1972) 7.5/10
4.The Music Lovers (1970) 7.5/10
5.The Boy Friend (1971) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Mahler (1974); Tommy (1975); Lisztomania (1975); Altered States (1980); Salome's Last Dance (1988); The Rainbow (1989) ” - la_beignoire
 
54.
“ For:
1.I Saw the Devil (2010) 9/10
2.A Bittersweet Life (2005) 8/10
3.A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) 8/10
4.The Quiet Family (1998) 6.5/10
5.The Last Stand (2013) 6.5/10
6.The Foul King (2000) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008); The Age of Shadows (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
55.
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...
“ For:
1.Scarface (1983) 9/10
2.Phantom of the Paradise (1974) 8.5/10
3.Sisters (1973) 8/10
4.Obsession (1976) 6.5/10
5.Hi, Mom! (1970) 6/10
6.Greetings (1968) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Carrie (1976); The Fury (1978); Dressed to Kill (1980); Blow Out (1981); Body Double (1984); The Untouchables (1987); Casualties of War (1989); Carlito's Way (1993); Mission: Impossible (1996) ” - la_beignoire
 
56.
“ For:
1.Marketa Lazarová (1967) 9/10
2.Valley of the Bees (1968) 8.5/10
3.The Devil's Trap (1962) 7.5/10
4.Adelheid (1970) 7/10
5.The White Dove (1960) 6/10
6.Smoke on the Potato Fields (1977) 5.5/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
57.
“ For:
1.Coraline (2009) 9.5/10
2.The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 9.5/10
3.James and the Giant Peach (1996) 7/10
4.Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (1991) 5.5/10
5.Moongirl (2005) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
58.
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ For:
1.Snatch. (2000) 9.5/10
2.Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 9/10
3.Sherlock Holmes (2009) 7/10
4.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Hard Case (1995); Star (2001); RocknRolla (2008); The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) ” - la_beignoire
 
59.
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)...
“ For:
1.In the Mood for Love (2000) 9/10
2.Fallen Angels (1995) 8.5/10
3.Days of Being Wild (1990) 7.5/10
4.As Tears Go By (1988) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Chungking Express (1994); Ashes of Time (1994); wkw/tk/1996@7'55''hk.net (1996); Happy Together (1997); The Follow (2001); 2046 (2004); There's Only One Sun (2007); The Grandmaster (2013) ” - la_beignoire
 
60.
Tom Tykwer
Composer, Cloud Atlas
Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working as a film projectionist and then becoming head of programming at the Moviemento Theater...
“ For:
1.Lola rennt (1998) 8.5/10
2.Cloud Atlas (2012) 7.5/10
3.Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (2000) 7.5/10
4.Winterschläfer (1997) 7.5/10
5.Die tödliche Maria (1993) 6.5/10
6.A Hologram for the King (2016) 6/10
7.Epilog (1992) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Heaven (2002); True (2004); Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) ” - la_beignoire
 
61.
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)...
“ For:
1.La strada (1954) 9.5/10
2.I vitelloni (1953) 8/10
3.Lo sceicco bianco (1952) 7.5/10
4.Luci del varietà (1950) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Il bidone (1955); Le notti di Cabiria (1957); La dolce vita (1960); (1963); Giulietta degli spiriti (1965); Fellini - Satyricon (1969); Roma (1972); Amarcord (1973); Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976); Prova d'orchestra (1978); La città delle donne (1980); E la nave va (1984); Ginger e Fred (1986); Intervista (1987); La voce della luna (1990) ” - la_beignoire
 
62.
Lee Unkrich
Editorial Department, Finding Nemo
Lee Unkrich attended Chagrin Falls High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He was born in 1967 and graduated in 1985. He was a great French student and created a character in his movie, Toy Story 2 after his high school French teacher. He was featured in the local paper twice for Monsters, Inc. and for Finding Nemo.
“ For:
1.Toy Story 3 (2010) 9.5/10
2.Toy Story 2 (1999) 9/10
3.Finding Nemo (2003) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Monsters, Inc. (2001) ” - la_beignoire
 
63.
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...
“ For:
1.A Beautiful Mind (2001) 8.5/10
2.Apollo 13 (1995) 8/10
3.Rush (2013) 8/10
4.Frost/Nixon (2008) 7.5/10
5.Backdraft (1991) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Night Shift (1982); Splash (1984); Cocoon (1985); Willow (1988); Parenthood (1989); The Paper (1994); Ransom (1996); Cinderella Man (2005); Presidential Reunion (2010); The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
64.
David Lean
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927...
“ For:
1.Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.5/10
2.The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8.5/10
3.Brief Encounter (1945) 8/10
4.A Passage to India (1984) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

In Which We Serve (1942); This Happy Breed (1944); Blithe Spirit (1945); Great Expectations (1946); Oliver Twist (1948); The Passionate Friends (1949); Madeleine (1950); The Sound Barrier (1952); Hobson's Choice (1954); Summertime (1955); Doctor Zhivago (1965); Ryan's Daughter (1970) ” - la_beignoire
 
65.
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...
“ For:
1.Chinatown (1974) 9/10
2.The Ghost Writer (2010) 7.5/10
3.La Vénus à la fourrure (2013) 7.5/10
4.Carnage (2011) 6/10
5.When Angels Fall (1959) 6/10
6.The Lamp (1959) 6/10
7.Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) 5.5/10
8.A Therapy (2012) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Knife in the Water (1962); Repulsion (1965); Cul-de-sac (1966); Dance of the Vampires (1967); Rosemary's Baby (1968); The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971); Le locataire (1976); Tess (1979); Frantic (1988); Bitter Moon (1992); Death and the Maiden (1994); The Ninth Gate (1999); The Pianist (2002); Oliver Twist (2005) ” - la_beignoire
 
66.
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...
“ For:
1.When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 9/10
2.The Princess Bride (1987) 8.5/10
3.Stand by Me (1986) 8/10
4.Flipped (2010) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

This Is Spinal Tap (1984); The Sure Thing (1985); Misery (1990); A Few Good Men (1992); The American President (1995); The Bucket List (2007) ” - la_beignoire
 
67.
Lilly Wachowski
Writer, The Matrix
Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, she attended Emerson College in Boston, but dropped out...
“ & Lana Wachowski
For:
1.The Matrix (1999) 10/10
2.Cloud Atlas (2012) 7.5/10
3.The Matrix Reloaded (2003) 7/10
4.The Matrix Revolutions (2003) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Bound (1996) ” - la_beignoire
 
68.
“ For:
1.Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) 8.5/10
2.Star Trek (2009) 8/10
3.Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) 8/10
4.Super 8 (2011) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Mission: Impossible III (2006) ” - la_beignoire
 
69.
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...
“ For:
1.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 10/10
2.Amadeus (1984) 9/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Black Peter (1964); Loves of a Blonde (1965); The Firemen's Ball (1967); Taking Off (1971); Hair (1979); Ragtime (1981); Valmont (1989); The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); Man on the Moon (1999) ” - la_beignoire
 
70.
“ For:
1.L'homme qui plantait des arbres (1988) 9.5/10
2.Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (1993) 8/10
3.Crac (1981) 6.5/10
4.Illusion (1975) 6/10
5.Tout rien (1980) 6/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
71.
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...
“ For:
1.Sideways (2004) 8.5/10
2.Nebraska (2013) 8.5/10
3.The Descendants (2011) 8.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Citizen Ruth (1996); Election (1999); About Schmidt (2002) ” - la_beignoire
 
72.
“ For:
1.Trainspotting (1996) 9/10
2.127 Hours (2010) 8/10
3.Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 7/10
4.Trance (2013) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Shallow Grave (1994); 28 Days Later... (2002); Millions (2004); Sunshine (2007); Steve Jobs (2015); T2 Trainspotting (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
73.
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...
“ For:
1.Being John Malkovitch (1999) 9.5/10
2.Her (2013) 9/10
3.Where the Wild Things Are (2009) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

How They Get There (1997); Adaptation. (2002); We Were Once a Fairytale (2009); I'm Here (2010); Mourir auprès de toi (2011); Kenzo World (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
74.
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ For:
1.Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 10/10
2.Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) 7/10
3.THX 1138 (1971) 6.5/10
4.Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 6/10
5.Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

American Graffiti (1973) ” - la_beignoire
 
75.
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...
“ For:
1.Citizen Kane (1941) 9/10
2.Touch of Evil (1958) 8.5/10
3.Othello (1952) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942); The Stranger (1946); The Lady from Shanghai (1947); Macbeth (1948); Mr. Arkadin (1955); The Fountain of Youth (1958); Le procès (1962); Campanadas a medianoche (1965); Histoire immortelle (1968); Vienna (1968); F for Fake (1973) ” - la_beignoire
 
76.
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...
“ For:
1.Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 9/10
2.The Fighter (2010) 8.5/10
3.American Hustle (2013) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Hairway to the Stars (1989); Spanking the Monkey (1994); Flirting with Disaster (1996); Three Kings (1999); I Heart Huckabees (2004); Joy (2015) ” - la_beignoire
 
77.
Georges Méliès
Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color...
“ For:
1.Le voyage dans la lune(1902) 8.5/10
2.La lune à un mètre (1898) 7/10
3.Le diable noir (1905) 7/10
4.Le locataire diabolique (1909) 6/10
5.Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904) 6/10
6.Barbe-bleue (1901) 6/10
7.Un homme de tête (1898) 6/10
8.Jeanne d'Arc (1900) 5/10
9.Le royaume des fées (1903) 5/10
10.Le cauchemar (1896) 5/10
11.Le voyage de Gulliver (1902) 5/10
12.Le magicien (1898) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Le manoir du diable (1896); Le château hanté (1897); Le déshabillage impossible (1900); Dislocation mystérieuse (1901); L'homme mouche (1902); Le bourreau turc (1904); Le tunnel sous La Manche (1907) ” - la_beignoire
 
78.
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...
“ For:
1.Cidade de Deus (2002) 10/10
2.The Constant Gardener (2005) 8/10
3.Domésticas (2001) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
79.
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.
“ For:
1.Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 8.5/10
2.Der letzte Mann (1924) 8.5/10
3.Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926) 8/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Der brennende Acker (1922); Herr Tartüff (1925); Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927); City Girl (1930); Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) ” - la_beignoire
 
81.
Elia Kazan
Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He directed a string of successful films...
“ For:
1.A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 9.5/10
2.On the Waterfront (1954) 9/10

Notable films not yet seen:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945); Boomerang! (1947); Gentleman's Agreement (1947); Pinky (1949); Panic in the Streets (1950); Viva Zapata! (1952); Man on a Tightrope (1953); East of Eden (1955); Baby Doll (1956); A Face in the Crowd (1957); Wild River (1960); Splendor in the Grass (1961); America, America (1963) ” - la_beignoire
 
82.
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...
“ For:
1.Osaka Elegy (1936) 8/10
2.Flame of My Love (1949) 7.5/10
3.Women of the Night (1948) 7/10
4.Cascading White Threads (1933) 7/10
5.The Paper Cranes of Osen (1935) 6.5/10
6.Tokyo March (1929) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Sisters of the Gion (1936); The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939); The 47 Ronin (1941); Five Women Around Utamaro (1946); The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947); Lady Ôyu (1951); Lady Musashino (1951); The Life of Oharu (1952); Ugetsu (1953); A Geisha (1953); Sanshô dayû (1954); The Crucified Woman (1954); The Tale of the Crucified Lovers (1954); Empress Yank Kwei Fei (1955); Legend of the Taira Clan (1955); Street of Shame (1956) ” - la_beignoire
 
83.
Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter. After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada Television...
“ For:
1.The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 8.5/10
2.The Bourne Supremacy (2004) 8/10
3.Captain Phillips (2013) 7.5/10
4.United 93 (2006) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Bloody Sunday (2002); Jason Bourne (2016) ” - la_beignoire
 
84.
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...
“ For:
1.Solyaris (1972) 9/10
2.Ivan's Childhood (1962) 8/10
3.The Steamroller and the Violin (1960) 7/10
4.The Killers (1956) 5.5/10
5.There Will Be No Leave Today (1959) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Andrei Rublev (1966); The Mirror (1975); Stalker (1979); Nostalghia (1983); The Sacrifice (1986) ” - la_beignoire
 
85.
George Miller
George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller has been involved in a wide range of projects...
“ For:
1.Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 9.5/10
2.The Road Warrior (1981) 8/10
3.Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) 6.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Mad Max (1979); The Witches of Eastwick (1987); Lorenzo's Oil (1992); Happy Feet (2006) ” - la_beignoire
 
86.
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...
“ For:
1.Gone Baby Gone (2007) 8.5/10
2.The Town (2010) 8.5/10
3.Argo (2012) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

None ” - la_beignoire
 
87.
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...
“ For:
1.Scarface (1932) 8.5/10
2.Bringing Up Baby (1938) 8/10
3.His Girl Friday (1940) 8/10

Notable films not yet seen:

A Girl in Every Port (1928); The Dawn Patrol (1930); Twentieth Century (1934); Barbary Coast (1935); Ceiling Zero (1936); The Road to Glory (1936); Come and Get It (1936); Only Angels Have Wings (1939); Sergeant York (1941); Ball of Fire (1941); Air Force (1943); To Have and Have Not (1944); The Big Sleep (1946); Red River (1948); A Song Is Born (1948); I Was a Male War Bride (1949); The Big Sky (1952); Full House (1952); Monkey Business (1952); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953); Land of the Pharaohs (1955); Rio Bravo (1959); Hatari! (1962); Man's Favorite Sport? (1964); El Dorado (1966); Rio Lobo (1970) ” - la_beignoire
 
88.
D.W. Griffith
David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War hero. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually mold his black-and-white view of human existence and history...
“ For:
1.Intolerance (1916) 8.5/10
2.Broken Blossoms (1919) 7/10
3.Judith of Bethulia (1914) 6.5/10
4.The Lonedale Operator (1911) 6.5/10
5.The Birth of a Nation (1915) 6/10
6.The Lonely Villa (1909) 6/10
7.The Red Man's View (1909) 5/10
8.The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1913) 5/10
9.The Massacre (1914) 5/10
10.The Girl and Her Trust (1912) 5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

True Heart Susie (1919); Way Down East (1920); Orphans of the Storm (1921); America (1924); Sally of the Sawdust (1925) ” - la_beignoire
 
89.
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...
“ For:
1.The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 9/10
2.The African Queen (1951) 7.5/10
3.The Maltese Falcon (1941) 7.5/10
4.Annie (1982) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

In This Our Life (1942); Across the Pacific (1942); Key Largo (1948); We Were Strangers (1949); The Asphalt Jungle (1950); The Red Badge of Courage (1951); Moulin Rouge (1952); Beat the Devil (1953); Moby Dick (1956); Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957); The Unforgiven (1960); The Misfits (1961); Freud (1962); The List of Adrian Messenger (1963); The Night of the Iguana (1964); Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967); Fat City (1972); The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972); The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Wise Blood (1979); Victory (1981); Under the Volcano (1984); Prizzi's Honor (1985); The Dead (1987) ” - la_beignoire
 
90.
Mike Nichols
Director, Closer
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ For:
1.Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 9/10
2.The Graduate (1967) 9/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Catch-22 (1970); Carnal Knowledge (1971); Silkwood (1983); Biloxi Blues (1988); Working Girl (1988); Postcards from the Edge (1990); The Birdcage (1996); Wit (2001); Closer (2004); Charlie Wilson's War (2007) ” - la_beignoire
 
91.
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...
“ For:
1.It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 9/10
2.It Happened One Night (1934) 9/10

Notable films not yet seen:

The Strong Man (1926); Long Pants (1927); The Matinee Idol (1928); Ladies of Leisure (1930); The Miracle Woman (1931); Platinum Blonde (1931); Forbidden (1932); American Madness (1932); The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933); Lady for a Day (1933); Broadway Bill (1934); Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936); Lost Horizon (1937); You Can't Take It with You (1938); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Meet John Doe (1941); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); State of the Union (1948); Here Comes the Groom (1951); Pocketful of Miracles (1961) ” - la_beignoire
 
92.
John Lasseter
Writer, Toy Story
Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles,. His parents were Paul Eual Lassiter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership and Jewel Mae, an art teacher. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and particularly the Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons which he would watch on television...
“ For:
1.Toy Story (1995) 9/10
2.Toy Story 2 (1999) 9/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Luxo Jr. (1986); Red's Dream (1987); A Bug's Life (1998); Cars (2006); Mater and the Ghostlight (2006); Tokyo Mater (2008) ” - la_beignoire
 
93.
Jean Vigo
Writer, L'Atalante
Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people involved in the movies...
“ For:
1.L'Atalante (1934) 9/10
2.Zéro de conduite (1933) 8/10
3.À propos de Nice (1930) 6.5/10
4.Taris, roi de l'eau (1931) 5.5/10

 ” - la_beignoire
 
94.
José Padilha
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura.
“ For:
1.Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora É Outro (2010) 9/10
2.Tropa de Elite (2007) 8.5/10
3.RoboCop (2014) 6/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Ônibus 174 (2002) ” - la_beignoire
 
95.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist) and worked on making his own short films...
“ For:
1.El laberinto del fauno (2006) 9.5/10
2.El espinazo del diablo (2001) 7/10
3.Pacific Rim (2013) 7/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Geometria (1987); Cronos (1993); Blade II (2002); Hellboy (2004); Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008); Crimson Peak (2015); The Shape of Water (2017) ” - la_beignoire
 
96.
Mamoru Hosoda
Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films in the Digimon Adventure series and the sixth film in the One Piece series...
“ For:
1.Wolf Children (2012) 8.5/10
2.The Boy and the Beast (2015) 8/10
3.The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Digimon Adventure (1999); Digimon Adventure: Our War Game! (2000); One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005); Summer Wars (2009) ” - la_beignoire
 
97.
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...
“ For:
1.Gravity (2013) 8.5/10
2.A Little Princess (1995) 8/10
3.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 7.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Sólo con tu pareja (1991); Y tu mamá también (2001); Children of Men (2006) ” - la_beignoire
 
98.
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...
 
99.
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...
“ For:
1.Sin City (2005) 9.5/10
2.From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 7/10
3.Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) 6.5/10
4.Machete (2010) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Bedhead (1991); El mariachi (1992); Roadracers (1994); Desperado (1995); Spy Kids (2001); Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003); Planet Terror (2007); The Black Mamba (2011) ” - la_beignoire
 
100.
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...
“ For:
1.The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 9/10
2.Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 8.5/10
3.Bottle Rocket (1994) 5.5/10

Notable films not yet seen:

Bottle Rocket (1996); Rushmore (1998); The Royal Tenenbaums (2001); The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004); The Darjeeling Limited (2007); Hotel Chevalier (2007); Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009); Cousin Ben Troop Screening with Jason Schwartzman (2012); Prada: Candy (2013); Castello Cavalcanti (2013); Come Together: H&M (2016) ” - la_beignoire