My Top 10 Favourite Cinematographers

Here's a list of my favourite cinematographers/directors of photography, in order of favourite. Within the description box is a count of the films I've seen them work on (only the ones they are credited as the cinematographer/D.O.P. for).

*This is not a list of who I believe are the best, they are my personal favourites. Though many of them could quite easily be considered for a 'greatest' list.
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1.
“ Films shot by: 14

Django Unchained (2012)
Hugo (2011)
Shutter Island (2010)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Shine a Light (2008, documentary)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Wag the Dog (1997)
Casino (1995)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Platoon (1986) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
2.
“ Films shot by: 20

Prisoners (2013)
Skyfall (2012)
In Time (2011)
True Grit (2010)
A Serious Man (2009)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
The Reader (2008)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Jarhead (2005)
The Village (2004)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Fargo (1996)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Secret Garden (1993)
Barton Fink (1991)
Sid and Nancy (1986) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
3.
Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
“ Films shot by: 10

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Moneyball (2011)
Inception (2010)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Prestige (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Italian Job (2003)
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
Memento (2000) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
4.
“ Films shot by: 12

War Horse (2011)
How Do You Know (2010)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Munich (2005)
War of the Worlds (2005)
The Terminal (2004)
Minority Report (2002)
Catch Me If you Can (2002)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Schindler's List (1993) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
5.
“ Films shot by: 10

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Yes Man (2008)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Hotel Chevalier (2007, short)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
The Royal Tenembaums (2001)
Dogma (1999)
Rushmore (1998)
Bottle Rocket (1996) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
6.
“ Films shot by: 10

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Rise of the Planet of the apes (2011)
I Am Legend (2007)
King Kong (2005)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2001)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Babe (1995) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
7.
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer, The Departed
“ Films shot by: 10

The Departed (2006)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Sleepers (1996)
Quiz Show (1994)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Dracula (1992)
Goodfellas (1990)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The Color of Money (1986) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
8.
“ Films shot by: 10

Prometheus (2012)
The Rum Diary (2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Dark City (1998)
The Crow (1994) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
9.
Robert Burks
Cinematographer, Rear Window
The favorite cinematographer of famous director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were widely in use at the time as cost-saving measures...
“ Films shot by: 12

Marnie (1964)
The Birds (1963)
North by Northwest (1959)
Vertigo (1958)
The Wrong Man (1956)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Rear Window (1954)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
I Confess (1953)
Stranger on a Train (1951) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
10.
“ Films shot by: 7

Argo (2012)
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Water for Elephants (2011)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
21 Grams (2003)
25th Hour (2002)
Original Sin (2001) ” - MichaelBramhald
 
11.
Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer, American Beauty
Connie's career got its major boost when Leslie Stevens hired him as Director of Photography for his first TV series, "Stoney Burke", in 1962, and then he became the major DP for the "Outer Limits", from 1963-64, along with his camera operator, Bill Fraker, both of whom moved on to brilliant film careers.
“ BONUS #11 - Found it extremely hard to leave him off

Films shot by: 4

Road to Perdition (2002)
American Beauty (1999)
Marathon Man (1976)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) ” - MichaelBramhald