Director Ranking

I devised a formula, by using average ratings per movies, to see who my favorite directors were (according to the formula). The scares are not a basic average, a few things are taken into account. Its a fun little experiment. Only directors I have seen at least 5 movies from are included, and the movies will be listen, in random order. So, here we go.
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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...
“ Score: 9.13

Eyes Wide Shut
Full Metal Jacket
The Shining
Barry Lyndon
A Clockwork Orange
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove
The Killing ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 8.73

War Horse
Adventures of Tintin
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
War of the Worlds
The Terminal
Minority Report
Saving Private Ryan
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Schindler's List
Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Twilight Zone: The Movie (Segment 2)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Sugarland Express
Night Gallery: Make Me Laugh
Night Gallery: Eyes
Amazing Stories: Ghost Train ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 8.54

The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Abyss
Avatar ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 8.15

Mulholland Dr.
Blue Velvet
The Elephant Man
Lost Highway
Inland Empire
The Straight Story
Wind at Heart
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Twin Peaks Pilot
Twin Peaks Episode 3
Twin Peaks Episode 9
Twin Peaks Episode 10
Twin Peaks Episode 15
Wild at Heart
Rabbits ” - Brendina94
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese directed landmark films such as the crime film Mean Streets, the vigilante-thriller Taxi Driver, the biographical sports drama Raging Bull, the black comedy The King of Comedy, and the crime films Goodfellas and Casino, all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro...
“ Score: 8.09

After Hours
Age of Innocence
Taxi Driver
The Last Temptation of Christ
Shutter Island
Raging Bull
The Departed
King of Comedy
Cape Fear ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.96

Love and Death
Annie Hall
Midnight in Paris
Purple Rose of Cairo
Manhattan ” - Brendina94
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 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...
“ Score: 7.79

Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part 1
Silent Movie
The Producers ” - Brendina94
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)...
“ Score: 7.81

North by Northwest
Rear Window
Dial M for Murder
Shadow of a Doubt
The Birds
Rope ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.66

Mission Impossible
The Untouchables
Phantom of the Paradise
Dressed to Kill
Body Double
Mission to Mars
The Fury
The Black Dalhia
Bonfire of the Vanities
Snake Eyes
Femme Fatale
Raising Cain
Casualties of War
Wise Guys
Redacted ” - Brendina94
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)...
“ Score: 7.66

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
What Lies Beneath
The Polar Express
Cast Away
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
Romancing the Stone
Forrest Gump
Tales From the Crypt: And All Through the House
Tales From the Crypt: You, Murderer
Tales From the Crypt: Yellow ” - Brendina94
Christopher Nolan
Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven years using his father's Super-8 camera and an assortment of male action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his Super-8 surrealistic short 'Tarantella' was shown on P.B.S.' 'image union' in 1989...
“ Score: 7.58

The Prestige
The Dark Knight
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight Rises
Inception ” - Brendina94
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 seven) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr...
“ Score: 7.36

The Trial
Citizen Kane
Touch of Evil
F for Fake
The Lady From Shanghai
The Magnificent Ambersons ” - Brendina94
Sam Raimi
Writer, Spider-Man 3
Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera...
“ Score: 7.33

Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Army of Darkness
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3
Drag Me to Hell ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.28

Scream 2
Scream 3
Scream 4
The People Under the Stairs
Nightmare on Elm Street
New Nightmare
Red Eye
Twilight Zone: Shatterday
Twilight Zone: Peace and Quiet
Twilight Zone: Wordplay
Twilight Zone: Chameleon
Twilight Zone: Road Less Traveled
Twilight Zone: Dealers Choice ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.39

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
King Kong
Heavenly Creatures
Dead Alive ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.41

Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Death Proof
Django Unchained ” - Brendina94
“ Score: 7.16

The Omen
The Goonies
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
Scrooged ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.14

The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part III
The Conversation ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.08

Star Wars
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
THX 1138 ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 7.03

Rosemary's Baby
The Pianist
The Tenant
Death and the Maiden
Oliver Twist ” - Brendina94
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone, and Pan's Labyrinth, and more mainstream American action movies, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II...
“ Score: 6.88

Pan's Labyrinth
Pacific Rim
Hellboy ” - Brendina94
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)...
“ Score: 6.85

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Batman Returns
Edward Scissorhands
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Alice in Wonderland
Planet of the Apes
Sleepy Hollow ” - Brendina94
Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ Score: 6.79

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Adventures in Babysitting
Mrs. Doubtfire
Home Alone
Home Alone 2 ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 6.59

Fight Club
The Social Network
Alien 3 (plummeted his score)
The Game ” - Brendina94
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), his best known works are the noir science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), crime drama Thelma & Louise (1991), historical drama and Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000)...
“ Score: 6.36

Blade Runner
Matchstick Men
Legend ” - Brendina94
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)...
“ Score: 6.25

The Fly
Dead Ringers
The Dead Zone
Eastern Promises
A Dangerous Method
Naked Lunch
Cosmopolis ” - Brendina94
Ivan Reitman
Producer, Ghostbusters
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's Animal House, which introduced John Belushi to American filmgoers...
“ Score: 6.11

Ghostbusters 2
Kindergarten Cop
Stripes ” - Brendina94
“ Score: 6.06

Dumb and Dumber
There's Something About Mary
Stuck on You
Osmosis Jones
Fever Pitch
Shallow Hal ” - Brendina94
Tom Shadyac
Producer, Bruce Almighty
Tom Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and, at age 24, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for comedian Bob Hope. Shadyac received his master's degree in film from UCLA in 1989 after completing the critically acclaimed short, Tom, Dick and Harry. He then worked on movies-of-the-week...
“ Score: 5.96

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Liar Liar
Bruce Almighty
Patch Adams
The Nutty Professor ” - Brendina94
“ Score: 5.92

Meet The Parents
Meet the Fockers
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: Goldmember ” - Brendina94
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...
“ Score: 5.42

Good Morning, Vietnam
Rain Man
Man of the Year
The Natural ” - Brendina94
“ Score: 5.25

Tommy Boy
50 First Dates
The Longest Yard
Anger Management
Get Smart ” - Brendina94