The Directors and Their Movies

All directors, good and bad, with all the movies and ratings alongside them (that I have seen). #1 is the BEST, the rest are in alphabetical (surname) order.

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1.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), cat-themed gift shop owner, 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)...
“ THE GREATEST DIRECTOR IN THE WORLD!
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1. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - 10/10
2. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS - 10/10
3. BATMAN - 10/10
4. SLEEPY HOLLOW - 9/10
5. CORPSE BRIDE - 8/10
6. BEETLEJUICE - 8/10
7. ED WOOD - 8/10
8. BIG FISH - 8/10
9. FRANKENWEENIE - 8/10
10. BATMAN RETURNS - 8/10
11. MARS ATTACKS - 7/10
12. DARK SHADOWS - 7/10
13. ALICE IN WONDERLAND - 7/10
14. CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - 7/10
15. PLANET OF THE APES (2001) - 6/10
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16. BIG EYES - 6/10
17. PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
2.
“ 1. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - 8/10
2. STAR TREK - 8/10
3. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - 8/10
4. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III - 7/10
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5. SUPER 8 - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
3.
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...
“ 1. ARGO - 8/10
2. THE TOWN - 8/10
3. GONE BABY GONE - 8/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
4.
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...
“ 1. ANNIE HALL - 8/10
2. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS - 8/10
3. EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX * BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK - 7/10
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4. MANHATTAN - 7/10
5. BLUE JASMINE - 7/10
6. MATCH POINT - 7/10
7. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS - 7/10
8. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS - 6/10
9. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SEX COMEDY - 6/10
10. SLEEPER - 6/10
11. LOVE AND DEATH - 6/10
12. DECONSTRUCTING HARRY - 6/10
13. ZELIG - 6/10
14. RADIO DAYS - 6/10
15. STARDUST MEMORIES - 6/10
16. CELEBRITY - 5/10
17. MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT - 5/10
18. HOLLYWOOD ENDING - 5/10
19. YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER - 5/10
20. ALICE - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
5.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ 1. BOOGIE NIGHTS - 8/10
2. THERE WILL BE BLOOD - 8/10
3. MAGNOLIA - 8/10
4. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE - 7/10
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5. INHERENT VICE - 7/10
6. THE MASTER - 7/10
7. SYDNEY A.K.A. HARD EIGHT - 7/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
6.
Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer, Death Race
Paul W.S. Anderson gained a fair bit of notoriety in his native England when he directed the ultra-violent Shopping (which he also wrote), starring Jude Law and Sean Pertwee in a story about thieves who steal by ramming a car into storefronts. The film was banned in some cinemas in England, and became a direct-to-video slightly edited release in the United States...
“ 1. RESIDENT EVIL - 7/10
2. DEATH RACE (2008) - 6/10
3. AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR - 6/10
4. RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION - 5/10
5. RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE - 5/10
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6. EVENT HORIZON - 5/10
7. POMPEII - 5/10
8. THE THREE MUSKETEERS (2011) - 5/10
9. MORTAL KOMBAT - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
7.
Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. His mother, Texas Ann (Burroughs), is an archaeologist turned real estate agent, and his father, Melver Leonard Anderson, worked in advertising and PR. He has two brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson's parents divorced when he was a young child, an event that he described as the most crucial event of his brothers and his growing up...
“ 1. FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 8/10
2. MOONRISE KINGDOM - 8/10
3. RUSHMORE - 8/10
4. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 8/10
5. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 7/10
6. THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU - 7/10
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7. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS - 7/10
8. BOTTLE ROCKET - 7/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
8.
“ 1. THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN - 7/10
2. KNOCKED UP - 7/10
3. THIS IS 40 - 6/10
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4. FUNNY PEOPLE - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
9.
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...
“ 1. BLACK SWAN - 8/10
2. THE WRESTLER - 8/10
3. NOAH - 7/10
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4. THE FOUNTAIN - 6/10
5. REQUIEM FOR A DREAM - 6/10
6. PI - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
10.
John Badham
Director, WarGames
English-born "Army brat" John Badham is the son of English actress Mary Hewitt and the stepson of an American Army general. Raised in Alabama and schooled at Yale, he cut his teeth producing and directing for TV before making his feature debut with The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. Badham's breakthrough credit was the box office smash Saturday Night Fever...
“ 1. NICK OF TIME - 7/10
2. WARGAMES - 7/10
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3. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - 6/10
4. SHORT CIRCUIT - 6/10
5. BIRD ON A WIRE - 5/10
6. DRACULA (1979) - 5/10
7. STAKEOUT - 5/10
8. DROP ZONE - 5/10
9. ANOTHER STAKEOUT - 5/10
10. THE ASSASSIN (THE POINT OF NO RETURN) - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
11.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and The Divinyls...
“ 1. THE ROCK - 8/10
2. ARMAGEDDON - 8/10
3. TRANSFORMERS - 7/10
5. PAIN & GAIN - 7/10
8. THE ISLAND - 7/10
9. BAD BOYS (1995) - 7/10
4. TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - 6/10
6. TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON - 6/10
7. TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN - 6/10
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10. BAD BOYS II - 6/10
11. PEARL HARBOR - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
12.
Peter Berg
Producer, Lone Survivor
Peter Berg is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His first role was in the Adam Rifkin road movie Never on Tuesday. He went on to star in the Word War 2 film A Midnight Clear. Roles in Fire in the Sky and Cop Land followed, and the Tom Cruise films Collateral and Lions for Lambs...
“ 1. HANCOCK - 7/10
2. LONE SURVIVOR - 7/10
3. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (THE RUNDOWN) - 7/10
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4. FIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - 5/10
5. BATTLESHIP - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
13.
Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ 1. LEÓN: THE PROFESSIONAL - 9/10
2. THE FIFTH ELEMENT - 7/10
3. THE FAMILY - 6/10
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4. JOAN OF ARC - 6/10
5. LUCY - 6/10
6. LA FEMME NIKITA - 5/10
7. THE LADY - 5/10
8. THE BIG BLUE - 5/10
9. ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES - 5/10
10. ARTHUR AND THE REVENGE OF MALTAZARD - 5/10
11. ARTHUR 3: THE WAR OF TWO WORLDS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
14.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ 1. THE HURT LOCKER - 8/10
2. ZERO DARK THIRTY - 8/10
3. POINT BREAK - 7/10
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4. STRANGE DAYS - 6/10
5. NEAR DARK - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
15.
“ 1. THE IRON GIANT - 8/10
2. THE INCREDIBLES - 8/10
3. RATATOUILLE - 8/10
4. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL - 7/10
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5. TOMORROWLAND - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
16.
“ 1. 28 DAYS LATER - 8/10
2. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - 8/10 (W/ LOVELEEN TANDAN)
3. SUNSHINE (2007) - 7/10
4. TRANCE - 7/10
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5. 127 HOURS - 7/10
6. TRAINSPOTTING - 6/10
7. SHALLOW GRAVE - 6/10
8. THE BEACH - 5/10
9. MILLIONS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
17.
Kenneth Branagh
Actor, Valkyrie
Kenneth Charles Branagh was born on December 10, 1960, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, to parents William Branagh, a plumber and carpenter born in 1930, and Frances (Harper) Branagh, also born in 1930. His brother, William Branagh Jr., was born in 1955 and sister, Joyce Branagh, was born in 1970...
“ 1. THOR - 8/10
2. CINDERELLA (2015) - 7/10
3. FRANKENSTEIN (1994) - 6/10
4. JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT - 6/10
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5. HENRY V (1989) - 6/10
6. HAMLET (1996) - 6/10
7. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - 6/10
8. SLEUTH (2007) - 5/10
9. DEAD AGAIN - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
18.
“ 1. SCENT OF A WOMAN - 8/10
2. MIDNIGHT RUN - 8/10
3. MEET JOE BLACK - 7/10
4. BEVERLY HILLS COP - 7/10
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5. GIGLI - 1/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
19.
“ 1. AS GOOD AS IT GETS - 7/10
2. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT - 7/10
3. SPANGLISH - 6/10
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4. BROADCAST NEWS - 6/10
5. HOW DO YOU KNOW - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
20.
Mel Brooks
Melvin James Kaminsky was born on June 28th, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to television...
“ 1. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - 8/10
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2. BLAZING SADDLES - 7/10
3. HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART 1 - 6/10
4. HIGH ANXIETY - 6/10
5. THE PRODUCERS (1967) - 6/10
6. SPACEBALLS - 6/10
7. DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
21.
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 but, after graduating, drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition. He landed his first professional film job as art director...
“ 1. ALIENS - 9/10
2. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY - 8/10
3. THE TERMINATOR - 8/10
4. AVATAR - 8/10
5. TITANIC - 7/10
6. TRUE LIES - 7/10
7. THE ABYSS - 7/10
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8. PIRANHA II: FLYING KILLERS - 3/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
22.
Martin Campbell
Director, Casino Royale
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
“ 1. CASINO ROYALE - 8/10
2. THE MASK OF ZORRO - 7/10
3. EDGE OF DARKNESS - 6/10
4. THE LEGEND OF ZORRO - 6/10
5. GOLDENEYE - 6/10
6. GREEN LANTERN - 6/10
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7. BEYOND BORDERS - 6/10
8. VERTICAL LIMIT - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
23.
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...
“ 1. ARSENIC & OLD LACE - 10/10
2. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON - 8/10
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3. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 7/10
4. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - 6/10
5. A HOLE IN THE HEAD - 5/10
6. PLATINUM BLONDE - 5/10
7. POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
24.
“ 1. THE GREY - 7/10
2. THE A-TEAM - 7/10
3. NARC - 7/10
4. STRETCH - 6/10
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5. SMOKIN' ACES - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
25.
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...
“ 1. THE THING (1982) - 8/10
2. HALLOWEEN (1978) - 8/10
3. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - 8/10
4. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 7/10
5. THEY LIVE - 7/10
6. ESCAPE FROM L.A. - 7/10
7. GHOSTS OF MARS - 6/10
8. CHRISTINE - 6/10
9. VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1995) - 6/10
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10. THE FOG (1980) - 6/10
11. ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976) - 6/10
12. MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN - 6/10
13. VAMPIRES - 6/10
14. STARMAN - 6/10
15. THE WARD - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
26.
“ 1. THIS BOY'S LIFE - 7/10
2. MEMPHIS BELLE - 7/10
3. THE JACKAL - 6/10
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4. ROB ROY - 6/10
5. BEYOND THE GATES - 6/10
6. CITY BY THE SEA - 5/10
7. DOC HOLLYWOOD - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
27.
Charles Chaplin
Writer, Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, 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 "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
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1. THE DICTATOR - 7/10
2. THE KID - 6/10
3. MODERN TIMES - 6/10
4. CITY LIGHTS - 6/10
5. LIMELIGHT - 6/10
6. GOLD RUSH - 6/10
7. THE CIRCUS - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
28.
“ & Ethan Coen

1. THE BIG LEBOWSKI - 10/10
2. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - 8/10
3. FARGO - 8/10
4. MILLER'S CROSSING - 8/10
5. BURN AFTER READING - 7/10
6. INTOLERABLE CRUELTY - 7/10
7. TRUE GRIT (2010) - 7/10
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8. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - 7/10
9. THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE - 7/10
10. O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? - 7/10
11. BLOOD SIMPLE. - 7/10
12. THE HUDSUCKER PROXY - 6/10
13. BARTON FINK - 6/10
14. A SERIOUS MAN - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
29.
“ 1. ORPHAN - 7/10
2. NON-STOP - 7/10
3. UNKNOWN - 7/10
4. HOUSE OF WAX (2005) - 6/10
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5. GOAL II: LIVING THE DREAM - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
30.
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...
“ 1. THE GODFATHER: PART II - 10/10
2. THE GODFATHER - 10/10
3. APOCALYPSE NOW - 8/10
4. THE CONVERSATION - 8/10
5. THE RAINMAKER - 7/10
6. THE GODFATHER: PART III - 7/10
7. PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED - 6/10
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8. DRACULA (1992) - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
31.
Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953...
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1. DANCES WITH WOLVES - 7/10
2. OPEN RANGE - 6/10
3. THE POSTMAN - 4/10
4. WATERWORLD (UNCREDITED) - 3/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
32.
Wes Craven
Director, Scream
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
“ 1. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) - 7/10
2. RED EYE - 7/10
3. SCREAM 2 - 7/10
4. SCREAM - 7/10
5. SCREAM 3 - 6/10
6. SCREAM 4 - 6/10
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7. THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972) - 6/10
8. THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) - 6/10
9. THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW - 6/10
10. NEW NIGHTMARE - 4/10
11. DEADLY FRIEND - 4/10
12. THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS - 4/10
13. SWAMP THING - 4/10
14. THE HILLS HAVE EYES II - 3/10
15. VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN - 3/10
16. MY SOUL TO TAKE - 3/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
33.
David Cronenberg
Director, The Fly
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12)...
“ 1. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE - 8/10
2. EASTERN PROMISES - 8/10
3. SPIDER - 7/10
4. EXISTENZ - 6/10
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5. THE FLY (1986) - 6/10
6. THE DEAD ZONE - 6/10
7. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 6/10
8. MAPS TO THE STARS - 6/10
9. VIDEODROME - 5/10
10. SCANNERS - 5/10
11. NAKED LUNCH - 5/10
12. COSMOPOLIS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
34.
Cameron Crowe
Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market. Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. Crowe...
“ 1. ALMOST FAMOUS - 8/10
2. JERRY MAGUIRE - 7/10
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 7/10
4. SAY ANYTHING... - 7/10
5. VANILLA SKY - 7/10
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6. ELIZABETHTOWN - 5/10
7. ALOHA - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
35.
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...
“ 1. GRAVITY - 10/10
2. CHILDREN OF MEN - 8/10
3. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN - 8/10
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4. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN A.K.A. AND YOUR MOTHER TOO - 6/10
5. A LITTLE PRINCESS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
36.
“ 1. LOVE ACTUALLY - 7/10
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2. ABOUT TIME - 7/10
3. THE BOAT THAT ROCKED - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
37.
Michael Curtiz
Director, Casablanca
Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
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1. WHITE CHRISTMAS - 7/10
2. CASABLANCA - 6/10
3. THE SEA HAWK - 6/10
4. THE EGYPTIAN - 6/10
5. WE'RE NO ANGELS - 6/10
6. NIGHT AND DAY - 5/10
7. FRANCIS OF ASSISI - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
38.
Lee Daniels
Producer, Empire
Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his childhood...
“ 1. PRECIOUS - 7/10
2. THE BUTLER - 7/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
39.
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...
“ 1. THE MIST - 10/10
2. THE GREEN MILE - 9/10
3. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION - 9/10
4. THE MAJESTIC - 7/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
40.
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
“ 1. SCARFACE - 8/10
2. CARRIE - 8/10
3. THE UNTOUCHABLES - 8/10
4. CARLITO'S WAY - 8/10
5. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - 7/10
6. CASUALTIES OF WAR - 7/10
7. FEMME FATALE - 6/10
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8. BLOW OUT - 6/10
9. SNAKE EYES - 6/10
10. THE BLACK DAHLIA - 6/10
11. PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE - 6/10
12. MISSION TO MARS - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
41.
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...
“ 1. PAN'S LABYRINTH - 9/10
2. HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY - 8/10
3. HELLBOY - 7/10
4. PACIFIC RIM - 7/10
5. BLADE II - 7/10
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6. CRONOS - 6/10
7. THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE - 6/10
8. MIMIC - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
42.
Cecil B. DeMille
His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts...
“ 1. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - 9/10
2. SAMSON & DELILAH - 7/10
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3. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH - 6/10
4. THE CRUSADES - 6/10
5. UNCONQUERED - 6/10
6. REAP THE WILD WIND - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
43.
“ 1. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - 8/10
2. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE - 7/10
3. PHILADELPHIA - 7/10
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4. SOMETHING WILD - 6/10
5. MARRIED TO THE MOB - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
44.
“ 1. THE CHANGE-UP - 7/10
2. WEDDING CRASHERS - 7/10
3. SHANGHAI KNIGHTS - 6/10
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4. THE JUDGE - 6/10
5. FRED CLAUS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
45.
“ 1. CHOPPER - 7/10
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2. KILLING THEM SOFTLY - 6/10
3. THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
46.
“ 1. NO WAY OUT - 7/10
2. THE BANK JOB - 7/10
3. THE RECRUIT - 6/10
4. SPECIES - 6/10
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5. THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN - 6/10
6. THIRTEEN DAYS - 6/10
7. THE BOUNTY - 6/10
8. DANTE'S PEAK - 5/10
9. SEEKING JUSTICE - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
47.
Stanley Donen
Since he was a child, Stanley Donen attended dance classes and debuted on Broadway at age 17. With the help of the producer Arthur Freed and the actor Gene Kelly he got the chance to direct the musicals On the Town, Singin' in the Rain, and Love Is Better Than Ever which revolutionized the genre. Another...
“ 1. SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - 8/10
2. CHARADE - 8/10
3. BEDAZZLED (1967) - 7/10
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4. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - 6/10
5. ON THE TOWN - 6/10
6. FUNNY FACE - 6/10
7. ROYAL WEDDING - 5/10
8. KISS THEM FOR ME - 5/10
9. ARABESQUE - 5/10
10. BLAME IT ON RIO - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
48.
“ 1. THE GOONIES - 8/10
2. LETHAL WEAPON 4 - 8/10
3. THE OMEN - 7/10
4. LETHAL WEAPON - 7/10
5. SUPERMAN - 7/10
6. LETHAL WEAPON 2 - 7/10
7. 16 BLOCKS - 6/10
8. LETHAL WEAPON 3 - 6/10
9. SUPERMAN II - 6/10
10. TIMELINE - 6/10
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11. ASSASSINS - 6/10
12. LADYHAWKE - 6/10
13. CONSPIRACY THEORY - 6/10
14. SCROOGED - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
49.
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood finished high school at the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked odd jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ 1. GRAN TORINO - 8/10
2. MYSTIC RIVER - 8/10
3. MILLION DOLLAR BABY - 8/10
4. UNFORGIVEN - 8/10
5. JERSEY BOYS - 7/10
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6. AMERICAN SNIPER - 7/10
7. INVICTUS - 7/10
8. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA - 7/10
9. CHANGELING - 7/10
10. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS - 7/10
11. SPACE COWBOYS - 7/10
12. THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES - 6/10
13. PLAY MISTY FOR ME - 6/10
14. J. EDGAR - 6/10
15. HEREAFTER - 6/10
16. HEARTBREAK RIDGE - 6/10
17. A PERFECT WORLD - 6/10
18. THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - 6/10
19. HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER - 6/10
20. ABSOLUTE POWER - 6/10
21. THE ROOKIE - 6/10
22. BLOOD WORK - 6/10
23. MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL - 6/10
24. SUDDEN IMPACT - 6/10
25. WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
50.
Blake Edwards
Writer, The Party
Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point and wrote a number of others, beginning with Panhandle and including six for director Richard Quine...
“ 1. THE GREAT RACE - 9/10
2. THE PARTY - 8/10
3. THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN - 8/10
4. DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES - 8/10
5. THE PINK PANTHER - 7/10
6. OPERATION PETTICOAT - 7/10
7. A SHOT IN THE DARK - 7/10
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8. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - 6/10
9. THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER - 6/10
10. TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER - 5/10
11. BLIND DATE - 5/10
12. REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER - 5/10
13. CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER - 3/10
14. SON OF THE PINK PANTHER - 3/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
51.
Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich is a German film director of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Independence Day and The Patriot. Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany...
“ 1. THE PATRIOT - 7/10
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY - 6/10
3. WHITE HOUSE DOWN - 6/10
4. 10,000 BC - 6/10
5. 2012 - 6/10
6. GODZILLA - 6/10
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7. STARGATE - 6/10
8. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW - 6/10
9. ANONYMOUS - 5/10
10. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
52.
“ & Bobby Farrelly

1. DUMB & DUMBER - 7/10
2. KINGPIN - 7/10
3. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY - 7/10
4. ME, MYSELF & IRENE - 6/10
5. DUMB & DUMBER TO - 6/10
6. HALL PASS - 6/10
7. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 6/10
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8. THE THREE STOOGES - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
53.
Jon Favreau
Producer, Iron Man
Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director. The amiable, husky-framed actor with the tight...
“ 1. IRON MAN 2 - 8/10
2. IRON MAN - 8/10
3. CHEF - 7/10
4. ELF - 6/10
5. ZATHURA - 6/10
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6. MADE - 6/10
7. COWBOYS & ALIENS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
54.
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...
“ 1. FIGHT CLUB - 10/10
2. SE7EN - 10/10
3. GONE GIRL - 8/10
4. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON - 7/10
5. THE GAME - 7/10
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6. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 7/10
7. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 7/10
8. ZODIAC - 7/10
9. PANIC ROOM - 6/10
10. ALIEN 3 - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
55.
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...
“ 1. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - 9/10
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2. AMADEUS - 7/10
3. THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT - 7/10
4. MAN ON THE MOON - 6/10
5. HAIR - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
56.
“ 1. STRANGER THAN FICTION - 8/10
2. QUANTUM OF SOLACE - 7/10
3. MONSTER'S BALL - 7/10
4. WORLD WAR Z - 7/10
5. MACHINE GUN PREACHER - 7/10
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8. THE KITE RUNNER - 7/10
7. FINDING NEVERLAND - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
57.
John Frankenheimer
Director, Ronin
Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera...
“ 1. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) - 8/10
2. RONIN - 7/10
3. REINDEER GAMES - 6/10
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4. BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ - 6/10
5. SECONDS - 6/10
6. THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1996) - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
58.
William Friedkin
Director, The Exorcist
Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane...
“ 1. 12 ANGRY MEN (1997) - 8/10
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2. THE FRENCH CONNECTION - 7/10
3. THE EXORCIST - 6/10
4. KILLER JOE - 6/10
5. TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. - 6/10
6. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - 5/10
7. THE HUNTED - 5/10
8. JADE - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
59.
Antoine Fuqua
Director, Training Day
Attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia on an athletic scholarship for basketball. He studied electrical engineering (focusing on electromagnetism and signal processing) before moving back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (this move was brief and only to figure out his true calling) and then to New York, New York to work in film.
“ 1. SOUTHPAW - 8/10
2. TRAINING DAY - 8/10
3. THE EQUALIZER - 7/10
4. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN - 6/10
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5. SHOOTER - 6/10
6. TEARS OF THE SUN - 6/10
7. KING ARTHUR - 6/10
8. BROOKLYN'S FINEST - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
60.
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 advertisement...
“ 1. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL - 8/10
2. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - 8/10
3. 12 MONKEYS - 8/10
4. THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS - 7/10
5. THE FISHER KING - 6/10
6. MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE - 7/10
7. THE BROTHERS GRIMM - 6/10
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8. BRAZIL - 6/10
9. THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN - 6/10
10. TIME BANDITS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
61.
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...
“ 1. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM - 8/10
2. UNITED 93 - 8/10
3. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY - 8/10
4. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - 8/10
5. GREEN ZONE - 7/10
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6. BLOODY SUNDAY - 7/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
62.
“ 1. THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE - 8/10
2. RAY - 7/10
3. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - 7/10
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4. BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT - 6/10
5. DOLORES CLAIBORNE - 6/10
6. PARKER - 5/10
7. LOVE RANCH - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
63.
“ 1. 1408 - 7/10
2. ESCAPE PLAN - 7/10
3. DERAILED - 6/10
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4. EVIL - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
64.
“ 1. WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? - 8/10
2. HACHI: A DOG'S TALE - 8/10
3. CHOCOLAT - 7/10
4. AN UNFINISHED LIFE - 7/10
5. THE CIDER HOUSE RULES - 7/10
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6. THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY - 6/10
7. MY LIFE AS A DOG - 6/10
8. SALMON FISHING ON THE YEMEN - 5/10
9. SAFE HAVEN - 5/10
10. DEAR JOHN - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
65.
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1. AMOUR - 7/10
2. THE WHITE RIBBON - 6/10
3. CACHÉ - 6/10
4. FUNNY GAMES (2007) - 5/10
5. CODE UNKNOWN: INCOMPLETE TALES OF SEVERAL JOURNEYS - 5/10
6. THE PIANO TEACHER - 5/10
7. FUNNY GAMES (1997) - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
66.
Curtis Hanson
After small films like The Bedroom Window and Sweet Kill, Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The River Wild and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential. Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal Pictures' 8 Mile...
“ 1. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - 8/10
2. 8 MILE - 7/10
3. WONDER BOYS - 7/10
4. THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE - 6/10
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5. THE RIVER WILD - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
67.
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...
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1. HIS GIRL FRIDAY - 7/10
2. BRINGING UP BABY - 7/10
3. A SONG IS BORN - 6/10
4. MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT? - 6/10
5. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT - 6/10
6. RED RIVER - 6/10
7. GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - 6/10
8. I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE - 5/10
9. RIO BRAVO - 5/10
10. THE BIG SLEEP - 2/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
68.
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1. LEGEND - 7/10
2. 42 - 7/10
3. PAYBACK - 6/10
4. A KNIGHT'S TALE - 6/10
5. THE SIN EATER (THE ORDER) - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
69.
Walter Hill
Producer, Aliens
Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975.
“ 1. THE WARRIORS - 10/10
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2. THE LONG RIDERS - 6/10
3. THE DRIVER - 6/10
4. 48 HRS. - 6/10
5. ANOTHER 48 HRS. - 5/10
6. WILD BILL - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
70.
Alfred Hitchcock
Director, 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)...
“ 1. PSYCHO - 10/10
2. REAR WINDOW - 10/10
3. THE BIRDS - 10/10
4. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) - 9/10
5. THE WRONG MAN - 9/10
6. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - 8/10
7. DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - 8/10
8. NORTH BY NORTHWEST - 8/10
9. VERTIGO - 8/10
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10. TO CATCH A THIEF - 7/10
11. THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY - 6/10
12. THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934) - 6/10
13. SHADOW OF A DOUBT - 6/10
14. ROPE - 6/10
15. NOTORIOUS - 6/10
16. MARNIE - 6/10
17. STAGE FRIGHT - 6/10
18. THE LADY VANISHES - 6/10
19. THE 39 STEPS (1935) - 5/10
20. THE PARADINE CASE - 5/10
21. I CONFESS - 5/10
22. TORN CURTAIN - 5/10
23. SPELLBOUND - 5/10
24. FAMILY PLOT - 5/10
25. FRENZY - 5/10
26. TOPAZ - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
71.
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...
“ 1. PRIMAL FEAR - 7/10
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2. UNTRACEABLE - 6/10
3. FRACTURE - 6/10
4. FALLEN - 6/10
5. HART'S WAR - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
72.
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...
“ 1. LES MISÉRABLES (2012) - 8/10
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2. THE KING'S SPEECH - 7/10
3. THE DAMNED UNITED - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
73.
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...
“ 1. APOLLO 13 - 8/10
2. A BEAUTIFUL MIND - 8/10
3. RUSH - 8/10
4. CINDERELLA MAN - 8/10
5. RANSOM - 7/10
6. WILLOW - 7/10
7. SPLASH - 6/10
8. BACKDRAFT - 6/10
9. THE GRINCH - 6/10
10. THE DAVINCI CODE - 6/10
11. ANGELS & DEMONS - 6/10
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12. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA - 6/10
13. FROST/NIXON - 6/10
14. EDTV - 5/10
15. THE DILEMMA - 5/10
16. FAR AND AWAY - 5/10
17. COCOON - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
74.
Allen Hughes
Producer, From Hell
Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable...
“ & Albert Hughes (excludes Broken City)

1. MENACE II SOCIETY - 7/10
2. FROM HELL - 7/10
3. THE BOOK OF ELI - 6/10
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4. BROKEN CITY - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
75.
“ 1. THE BREAKFAST CLUB - 10/10
2. FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF - 8/10
3. UNCLE BUCK - 7/10
4. SIXTEEN CANDLES - 7/10
5. PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES - 7/10
6. WEIRD SCIENCE - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
76.
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...
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1. THE MALTESE FALCON - 6/10
2. THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE - 6/10
3. THE MISFITS - 6/10
4. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING - 6/10
5. THE AFRICAN QUEEN - 6/10
6. KEY LARGO - 6/10
7. PRIZZI'S HONOR - 6/10
8. WISE BLOOD - 5/10
9. MOBY DICK - 5/10
10. THE BIBLE: IN THE BEGINNING... - 5/10
11. MOULIN ROUGE (1952) - 5/10
12. ANNIE - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
77.
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...
“ 1. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS - 10/10
2. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - 10/10
3. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - 10/10
4. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - 10/10
5. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - 10/10
6. THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES 10/10
7. KING KONG - 8/10
8. THE FRIGHTENERS - 7/10
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9. HEAVENLY CREATURES - 7/10
10. BRAIN DEAD - 6/10
11. THE LOVELY BONES - 5/10
12. BAD TASTE - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
78.
Jim Jarmusch
Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York.
“ 1. DEAD MAN - 7/10
2. BROKEN FLOWERS - 7/10
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3. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 6/10
4. GHOST DOG - 6/10
5. COFFEE AND CIGARETTES - 6/10
6. DOWN BY LAW - 6/10
7. NIGHT ON EARTH - 6/10
8. PERMANENT VACATION - 5/10
9. MYSTERY TRAIN - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
79.
Norman Jewison
Producer, The Hurricane
Norman Frederick Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dorothy Irene (Weaver) and Percy Joseph Jewison, who managed a post office and a convenience store. His mother was an English immigrant, and his father was of English and Ulster-Scots descent. Jewison got his BA at Victoria College, University of Toronto...
“ 1. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT - 8/10
2. THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968) - 7/10
3. THE HURRICANE - 7/10
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4. MOONSTRUCK - 6/10
5. 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE - 5/10
6. ONLY YOU - 5/10
7. THE THRILL OF IT ALL - 5/10
8. SEND ME NO FLOWERS - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
80.
“ 1. GHOST RIDER - 6/10
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2. WHEN IN ROME - 5/10
3. DAREDEVIL - 5/10
4. KILLING SEASON - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
81.
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...
“ 1. HER - 8/10
2. ADAPTATION - 8/10
3. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH - 7/10
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4. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
82.
“ 1. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES - 7/10
2. MICHAEL COLLINS - 7/10
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3. WE'RE NO ANGELS (1989) - 6/10
4. ONDINE - 6/10
5. BYZANTIUM - 6/10
6. THE CRYING GAME - 6/10
7. THE END OF THE AFFAIR - 6/10
8. THE GOOD THIEF - 5/10
9. BREAKFAST ON PLUTO - 5/10
10. THE COMPANY OF WOLVES - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
83.
Philip Kaufman
Director and screenwriter Philip Kaufman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago and later Harvard Law School. He won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique at Cannes in 1965 for his film Goldstein. He was the screenwriter for The Outlaw Josey Wales and was to direct it but was replaced as director by Clint Eastwood...
“ 1. THE WANDERERS - 10/10
2. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) - 7/10
3. RISING SUN - 6/10
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4. THE RIGHT STUFF - 6/10
5. THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING - 6/10
6. HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN - 5/10
7. QUILLS - 5/10
8. TWISTED - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
84.
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire and also films written for the screen...
“ 1. ON THE WATERFRONT - 8/10
2. EAST OF EDEN - 8/10
3. SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS - 8/10
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4. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - 6/10
5. THE LAST TYCOON - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
85.
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...
“ 1. SPARTACUS - 8/10
2. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE - 8/10
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3. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - 8/10
4. DR. STANGELOVE OR HOW I LEARNT TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB - 7/10
5. EYES WIDE SHUT - 6/10
6. FULL METAL JACKET - 6/10
7. PATHS OF GLORY - 6/10
8. THE KILLING - 5/10
9. LOLITA (1962) - 5/10
10. KILLER'S KISS - 5/10
11. BARRY LYNDON - 5/10
11. THE SHINING - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
86.
Akira Kurosawa
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...
“ 1. RAN - 9/10
2. SEVEN SAMURAI - 9/10
3. YOJIMBO - 8/10
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4. THE HIDDEN FORTRESS - 7/10
5. THRONE OF BLOOD - 7/10
6. HIGH AND LOW - 7/10
7. RASHÔMON - 6/10
8. RED BEARD - 6/10
9. IKIRU - 6/10
10. DERSU UZALA - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
87.
John Landis
John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns...
“ 1. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON - 8/10
2. THE BLUES BROTHERS - 8/10
3. ANIMAL HOUSE - 7/10
4. TRADING PLACES - 7/10
5. THREE AMIGOS - 6/10
6. COMING TO AMERICA - 6/10
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7. BURKE AND HARE - 5/10
8. BEVERLY HILLS COP III - 5/10
9. BLUES BROTHERS 2000 - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
88.
“ 1. I AM LEGEND - 7/10
2. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 - 7/10
3. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 - 7/10
4. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - 7/10
5. CONSTANTINE - 6/10
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6. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
89.
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...
“ 1. LIFE OF PI - 8/10
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2. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 7/10
3. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON - 7/10
4. THE ICE STORM - 6/10
5. LUST, CAUTION - 6/10
6. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - 6/10
7. HULK - 5/10
8. TAKING WOODSTOCK - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
90.
Spike Lee
Director, Malcolm X
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making skills at Clark Atlanta University...
“ 1. INSIDE MAN - 8/10
2. 25TH HOUR - 8/10
3. DO THE RIGHT THING - 8/10
4. MACOLM X - 8/10
5. SUMMER OF SAM - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
91.
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...
“ 1. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY - 9/10
2. A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS - 8/10
3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - 8/10
4. FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE - 8/10
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5. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
92.
“ 1. NOW YOU SEE ME - 7/10
2. THE INCREDIBLE HULK - 7/10
3. CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010) - 6/10
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4. UNLEASHED - 6/10
5. TRANSPORTER 2 - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
93.
Barry Levinson
Producer, Sleepers
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ 1. RAIN MAN - 8/10
2. SLEEPERS - 7/10
3. GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM - 7/10
4. SPHERE - 6/10
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5. WHAT JUST HAPPENED - 6/10
6. THE NATURAL - 6/10
7. BUGSY - 6/10
8. AVALON - 5/10
9. BANDITS - 5/10
10. DISCLOSURE - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
94.
“ 1. MR. & MRS. SMITH - 8/10
2. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 8/10
3. THE BOURNE IDENTITY - 8/10
4. GO - 7/10
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5. SWINGERS - 6/10
6. JUMPER - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
95.
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...
“ 1. DAZED AND CONFUSED - 8/10
2. SCHOOL OF ROCK - 7/10
3. BERNIE - 7/10
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4. BOYHOOD - 7/10
5. A SCANNER DARKLY - 7/10
6. BEFORE SUNRISE - 7/10
7. WAKING LIFE - 7/10
8. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - 7/10
9. BEFORE SUNSET - 7/10
10. TAPE - 6/10
11. BAD NEWS BEARS - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
96.
“ & Christopher Miller

1. THE LEGO MOVIE - 8/10
2. 21 JUMP STREET - 7/10
3. 22 JUMP STREET - 7/10
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4. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS - 7/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
97.
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 Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ 1. STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE - 9/10
2. STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH - 7/10
3. AMERICAN GRAFFITI - 7/10
4. STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE - 6/10
5. STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES - 6/10
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6. THX 1138 - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
98.
Baz Luhrmann
Baz's parents did Ballroom competitions, thus growing up around the very subject matter of his first three films.
“ 1. MOULIN ROUGE! (2001) - 7/10
2. AUSTRALIA - 6/10
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3. THE GREAT GATSBY (2013) - 6/10
4. ROMEO + JULIET - 6/10
5. STRICTLY BALLROOM - 6/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
99.
Robert Luketic
Director, 21
“ 1. THE UGLY TRUTH - 7/10
2. KILLERS - 6/10
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3. LEGALLY BLONDE - 6/10
4. 21 - 6/10
5. WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON! - 5/10
6. MONSTER-IN-LAW - 5/10
7. PARANOIA - 4/10 ” - MalteseRambo
 
100.
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...
“ 1. 12 ANGRY MEN - 10/10
2. DOG DAY AFTERNOON - 8/10
3. SERPICO - 8/10
4. RUNNING ON EMPTY - 7/10
5. BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD - 7/10
6. THE FUGITIVE KIND - 7/10
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7. Q & A - 6/10
8. PRINCE OF THE CITY - 6/10
9. NETWORK - 6/10
10. THE VERDICT - 6/10
11. FAMILY BUSINESS - 5/10
12. THE WIZ - 5/10
13. THE MORNING AFTER - 5/10 ” - MalteseRambo