Lists by vogonify
Some of them are acclaimed classics, some not so. Some have been extremely popular, some may not have been. But all are interesting films.
Werner Herzog: 12 films
Akira Kurosawa: 9 films
Alfred Hitchcock: 8 films
Takashi Miike: 7 films
Martin Scorsese: 6 films
Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergman: 5 films each
Andrei Tarkovskiy: 4 films
Wong Kar-Wai, Julio Medem, Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Pedro Almodovar, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Sergio Leone, Shion Sono, Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino: 3 films each
Earliest film: A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Newest film: Sairat (2016)
It is difficult to make a comprehensive list of great Indian films for many reasons:
1. Films are made in so many different languages
2. Not many come with subtitles
3. Quite a number of old films have either been lost to wear or have simply been lost.
4. Accessibility is still a major problem for non-mainstream films from before 2000.
I am as of now loath to include films like Pather Panchali or the rest of its Apu Trilogy brethren as they are so popular anyway. Maybe once this list goes close to a 100 films I'll do it. Of course, in no way does it mean they aren't great films.
Note: List not in any particular order
Do suggest good shows which I can add to this over time (Sorry, I cannot reply to comments here as I don't use facebook much).
Note: Admittedly, as the list keeps growing, there will be shows which I'd add even though I didn't find them funny or those that I haven't even watched. Those that I enjoyed watching will have a little comment suggesting that.