My top 100 directors (+Runner-ups)

by Gloede_The_Saint | created - 26 May 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

My favorite directors of all time! If you are interested in my favorite current directos follow this link: http://www.imdb.com/list/G_XQREQlby4/

Sorry for the overuse of decimals. These ratings are copied from my personal archives where I like to have an indicator as of how strong my individual ratings are, but I guess that could be of some use to you as well.

1. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | À bout de souffle

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Hélas pour moi / Oh, Woe is Me (1993) 10.0 2. Prénom Carmen (1983) 9.9 3. Le Mepris (1963) 9.9 4. Pierrot le fou (1965) 9.9 5. Alphaville (1965) 9.8 6. Détective (1985) 9.8 7. Week End (1967) 9.7 8. A Woman is a Woman (1961) 9.6 9. Bande à part (1964) 9.8 10. Adieu au langage (2014) 9.6 11. La Chinoise (1967) 9.5 12. Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux (1962) 9.4 13. Le Petit soldat (1963) 9.4 14. 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (1967) 9.3 15. King Lear (1987) 9.2 16. Le vent d'est / Wind from the East (1970) 9.1 17. Vladimir et Rosa (1970) 9.0 18. Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis (1966) 9.0 19. Sympathy for the Devil (1968) 8.8 20. Tout va bien (1972) 8.8 21. Je vous salue, Marie' (1985) 8.7 22. Numéro deux (1975) 8.6 23. Soigne ta droite (1987) 8.6 24. Éloge de l'amour (2001) 8.5 25. Ici et ailleurs (1976) 8.5 26. Made in U.S.A. (1966) 8.5 27. Lotte in Italia / Struggle in Italy (1971) 8.5 28. Sauve qui peut (la vie) / Slow Motion (1980) 8.3 29. Passion (1982) 8.2 30. Notre musique (2004) 8.0 31. Le gai savoir / The Joy of Learning (1969) 8.0 32. Scénario du film 'Passion' (1982) 7.9 33. À bout de souffle (1960) 7.5 34. Las Carabiniers (1963) 7.5 35. A Married Woman (1964) 7.4 36. Comment ça va? (1978) 7.2 37. 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (1995) 7.2 38. Histoire(s) du cinema (1988-1998) 7.1 39. Nouvelle vague (1990) 7.0 40. 1 P.M. (1972) 7.0 41. Film socialisme (2010) 6.8 42. For Ever Mozart (1996) 6.7 43. Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972) 6.0 44. British Sounds (1970) 6.0 45. Un film comme les autres / A Film Like Any Other (1968) 6.0 46. Allemagne 90 neuf zéro (1991) 6.0 47. Soft and Hard (1986) 5.6 48. Pravda (1970) 4.0

2. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

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 ...

How I rate/rank his filmography:

1. Belle de jour (1967) 9.8 2. Le Fantôme de la liberté / The Phantom of Liberty (1974) 9.8 3. Los Olvidados (1950) 9.8 4. Cet obscur objet du désir (1977) 9.7 5. Tristana (1970) 9.5 6. El Ángel exterminador (1962) 9.4 7. La Voie lactée (1969) 9.4 8. L'Âge d'or (1930) 9.3 9. Nazarín (1959) 9.2 10. Le journal d'une femme de chambre / Diary of a Chamber Girl (1964) 9.1 11. Viridiana (1961) 9.1 12. Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) 9.0 13. The Young One (1960) 8.8 14. La Mort en ce jardin (1956) 8.7 15. Simón del desierto (1965) 8.5 16. El (1953) 8.2 17. El gran Calavera / The Great Madcap (1949) 8.1 18. El Río y la muerte / The River and Death (1955) 8.0 19. La Ilusión viaja en tranvía / Illusions Travel by Streetcar (1954) 8.0 20. El Bruto / The Brute (1953) 7.8 21. La fièvre monte à El Pao / Fever Rises In El Pao (1959) 7.3 22. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955) 7.0 23. Susana (1951) 7.0 24. Robinson Crusoe (1954) 6.0 25. Una Mujer sin amor (1952) 6.0 26. Gran Casino (Tampico) (1947) 5.0

3. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Ran

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 (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru / The Bad Sleep Well (1960) 9.9 2. Ran (1985) 9.9 3. Dersu Uzala (1975) 9.8 4. Hakuchi / The Idiot (1951) 9.4 5. Tengoku to jigoku / High and Low (1963) 9.4 6. Yojimbo (1961) 9.3 7. Shichinin no samurai / Seven Samurai (1954) 9.2 8. Ikimono no kiroku / I Live in Fear (1955) 9.1 9. Ikiru (1952) 9.0 10. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin / Hidden Fortress(1958) 8.8 11. Waga seishun ni kuinashi / No Regret for Our Youth (1946) 8.7 12. Dodesukaden (1970) 8.6 13. Subarashiki nichiyobi / One Wonderful Sunday (1947) 8.5 14. Yoidore tenshi / Drunken Angel (1948) 8.5 15. Kumonosu jô / Throne of Blood (1957) 8.4 16. Donzoko / The Lower Depths (1957) 8.4 17. Akahige / Red Beard (1965) 8.3 18. Nora inu / Stray Dogs (1949) 8.4 19. Rashômon (1950) 8.3 20. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962) 8.2 21. Madadayo (1993) 8.0 22. Shubun / Scandal (1950) 7.9 23. Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku / Rhapsody in August (1991) 7.5 24. Dreams (1990) 7.2 25. Shizukanaru ketto / A Silent Duel (1949) 7.0 26. Kagemusha / Shadow Warrior (1980) 6.4 27. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) 6.4 28. Sugata Sanshiro / Judo Saga (1943) 6.2 29. Ichiban utsukushiku / The Most Beautiful (1944) 5.2 30. Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (1945) 5.0

4. Pier Paolo Pasolini

Writer | Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone (1961) was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Salo (1975) 9.9 2. Teorema (1968) 9.9 3. Edipo re / Oedipus Rex (1967/I) 9.8 4. Medea (1969) 9.4 5. Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964) 9.4 6. Mamma Roma (1962) 9.3 7. Uccellacci e uccellini / The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966) 9.1 8. Accattone (1961) 8.8 9. I Racconti di Canterbury (1972) 8.7 10. Comizi d'amore / Love Meetings (1965) 8.6 11. Il Decameron (1971) 8.2 12. Arabian Nights (1974) 8.0 13. Notes Towards an African Orestes (1970) 8.0 14. Porcile (1969) 7.8 15. Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965) 6.0

5. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Goodfellas (1990) 9.8 2. Raging Bull (1980) 9.8 3. Taxi Driver (1976) 9.7 4. The King of Comedy (1983) 9.6 5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 9.6 6. After Hours (1985) 9.4 7. Casino (1995) 9.4 8. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) 9.2 9. Age of Innocence (1993) 9.1 10. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) 9.0 11. Mean Streets (1973) 8.8 12. Gangs of New York (2002) 8.6 13. Kundun (1997) 8.4 14. New York, New York (1977) 8.4 15. Shutter Island (2010) 8.3 16. Bringing Out the Dead (1999) 8.1 17. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) 8.1 18. Hugo (2011) 8.1 19. Departed (2006) 8.0 20. Aviator (2004) 8.0 21. The Color of Money (1986) 7.7 22. Boxcar Bertha (1972) 7.6 23. Cape Fear (1991) 7.4 24. American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978) 7.2 25. The Last Waltz (1978) 7.0 26. I Call First (1967) 6.1

6. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Smultronstället

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) 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 (1996) is the ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Persona (1966) 9.8 2. Såsom i en spegel / Through A Glass Darkly (1961) 9.8 3. Det Sjunde inseglet / The Seventh Seal (1957) 9.8 4. Scener ur ett äktenskap / Scenes From A Marriage (1973) 9.8 5. Tystnaden / The Silence (1963) 9.7 6. Fanny och Alexander (1982) 9.5 7. Höstsonaten / Autumn Sonata (1978) 9.5 8. Ansikte mot ansikte / Face to Face (1976) 9.4 9. Ansiktet / The Magician (1958) 9.4 10. Sommarlek / Summer Interlude (1951) 9.3 11. Jungfrukällan (1960) 9.2 12. Gycklarnas afton (1953) 9.1 13. Smultronstället (1957) 8.8 14. Nattvardsgästerna (1962) 8.6 15. Det regnar på vår kärlek / It Rains on Our Love (1946) 8.6 16. Skammen (1968) 8.2 17. Sommaren med Monika (1953) 8.2 18. Vargtimmen (1968) 8.1 19. Kvinnors väntan (1952) 8.0 20. The Serpent's Egg (1977) 8.0 21. Sommarnattens leende (1955) 8.0 22. Kvinnodröm (1955) 8.0 23. Musik i mörker (1948) 7.9 24. Kris (1946) 7.8 25. Viskningar och rop (1972) 7.6 26. Djävulens öga (1960) 7.4 27. Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980) 7.3 28. Nära livet (1958) 7.1 29. Hamnstad / Port of Call (1948) 7.1 30. Lektion i kärlek, En (1954) 7.0 31. Till glädje / To Joy (1950) 7.0 32. För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor (1964) 7.0 33. Törst (1949) 7.0 34. Fängelse (1949) 7.0 35. En Passion (1969) 6.9 36. Fårö dokument (1970) 6.9 37. Riten (1969) 6.5 38. Beröringen / The Touch (1971) 6.4 39. Fårö-dokument 1979 (1979) 6.2 40. Sånt händer inte här (1950) 6.0 41. Trollflöjten / The Magic Flute (1975) 6.0 42. Skepp till India land (1947) 6.0 43. Herr Sleeman kommer (1957) 5.8

7. Michael Haneke

Writer | Caché

A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The White Ribbon (2009) 9.9 2. The Piano Teacher (2001) 9.9 3. Funny Games (1997) 9.6 4. The Time of the Wolf (2003) 9.2 5. Amour (2012) 9.1 6. The Seventh Continent (1989) 8.6 7. Benny's Video (1992) 8.6 8. Caché (2005) 8.3 9. Code Unknown (2000) 8.2 10. Three Paths to the Lake (1976) 7.5 11. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) 7.0 12. Wer war Edgar Allan? / Who Was Edgar Allan? (1985) 6.5

8. Andrei Tarkovsky

Writer | Solyaris

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 (1962), which ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Stalker (1979) 10.0 2. Zerkalo (1975) 9.8 3. Offret (1986) 9.5 4. Ivanovo detstvo (1962) 9.0 5. Andrey Rublyov (1969) 9.0 6. Katok i skripka / The Steamroller and the Violin (1961) 8.9 7. Solyaris (1972) 8.0 8. Nostalghia (1983) 7.0

9. Yoshishige Yoshida

Director | Ningen no yakusoku

Yoshishige Yoshida was born on February 16, 1933 in Fukui, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for A Promise (1986), Arashi ga oka (1988) and Farewell to the Summer Light (1968). He has been married to Okada, Mariko since 1964.

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Rengoku eroica / Heroic Purgatory (1970) 9.9 2. Erosu purasu Gyakusatsu / Eros Plus Massacre (1969) 9.7 3. Kagami no onnatachi / Women in the Mirror (2002) 9.4 4. Kaigenrei / Coup D'Etat (1973) 9.3 5. Onna no mizûmi / Woman of the Lake (1966) 9.2 6. Mizu de kakareta monogatari / A Story Written with Water (1965) 9.0 7. Honô to onna / Flame and Women (1967) 9.0 8. Saraba natsu no hikari / Farewell to the Summer Light (1968) 8.9 9. Akitsu onsen / Akitsu Springs (1962) 8.8 10. Arashi ga oka / Wuthering Heights (1988) 8.5 11. Jôen / The Affair (1967) 8.4 12. Kokuhakuteki joyûron / Confessions Among Actresses (1971) 8.4 13. Rokudenashi / Good-for-Nothing (1960) 8.2 14. Ningen no yakusoku / A Promise (1986) 8.1 15. Arashi o yobu juhachi-nin / 18 Roughs (1963) 8.0 16. Amai yoru no hate / Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961) 8.0 17. Juhyô no yoromeki / Affair in the Snow (1968) 7.9 18. Nihon dasshutsu / Escape from Japan (1964) 7.7 19. Chi wa kawaiteru / Blood Is Dry (1960) 7.1

10. Guy Maddin

Director | The Saddest Music in the World

Guy Maddin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Herdis Maddin (a hair-dresser) and Charles "Chas" Maddin (grain clerk and general manager of the Maroons, a Winnipeg hockey team). Maddin studied economics at the University of Winnipeg, working as a bank manager, house painter, and photographic...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Brand Upon the Brain (2006) 10.0 2. Careful (1992) 9.8 3. My Winnipeg (2007) 9.7 4. Keyhole (2011) 9.5 5. The Saddest Music in the World (2003) 9.4 6. Cowards Bend The Knee or The Blue Hands (2003) 9.3 7. The Forbidden Room (2015) 8.7 8. Archangel (1990) 8.0 9. Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002) 7.0 10. Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1988) 6.0 11. Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997) 6.0

11. Kihachi Okamoto

Director | Dai yûkai

Okamoto belonged to what one colleague called "the generation where most of them got killed": the leagues of university graduates who were drafted into and sacrificed to the last years of Japan's war in the South Pacific. Okamoto was drafted during the very worst of it, in 1943, but almost alone ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Elegant Life Of Mr. Everyman (1963) 9.9 2. Aa bakudan / Oh, Bomb! (1964) 9.8 3. Dai-bosatsu tôge / The Sword of Doom (1966) 9.6 4. Nikudan / The Human Bullet (1968) 9.5 5. Akage / Red Lion (1969) 9.1 6. Satsujin kyo jidai / The Age of Assassins / Epoch of Murder Madness (1967) 9.0 7. Nihon no ichiban nagai hi / Japan's Longest Day (1967) 8.9 8. Samurai / Samurai Assassin (1965) 8.8 9. Dokuritsu gurentai / Desperado Outpost (1959) 8.4 10. Ankokugai no taiketsu / The Last Gunfight (1960) 8.2 11. Chi to suna / Fort Graveyard (1965) 8.2 12. Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e / Westward Desperado (1960) 8.2 13. Ankokugai no kaoyaku / Boss of the Underworld (1959) 8.1 14. Kiru / Kill! (1968) 8.0 15. Tokkan / Battle Cry (1975) 8.0 16. Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku / Vengeance for Sale (2001) 7.4 17. Sengoku yaro / Warring Clans (1963) 7.3 18. Daiyukai / Rainbow Kids (1991) 7.2 19. Ankokugai no dankon / Blueprint of Murder (1961) 7.0 20. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen / Battle of Okinawa (1971) 7.0 21. Zatôichi to Yôjinbô / Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) 6.8

12. F.W. Murnau

Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926) 9.8 2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 9.8 3. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) 9.7 4. Der Letzte Mann / The Last Laugh (1924) 9.4 5. Der Brennende Acker / Burning Soil (1922) 9.1 6. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 8.6 7. City Girl (1930) 8.4 8. Schloß Vogeloed / The Haunted Castle (1921) 7.9 9. Phantom (1922) 7.4 10. Herr Tartüff (1925) 7.0 11. Die Finanzen des Großherzogs / The Grand Duke's Finances (1924) 7.0 12. Der Gang in die Nacht / Journey Into the Night (1921) 6.8

13. Kar-Wai Wong

Writer | Yi dai zong shi

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. 2046 (2004) 9.9 2. Chung Hing sam lam / Chunking Express (1994) 9.9 3. Fa yeung nin wa / In the Mood for Love (2000) 9.8 4. Dung che sai duk / Ashes of Time: Redux (1994) 9.0 5. Duo luo tian shi / Fallen Angels (1995) 8.9 6. Chun gwong cha sit / Happy Together (1997) 8.4 7. A Fei zheng chuan / Days of Being Wild (1990) 8.3 8. Wong gok ka moon / As Tears Go By (1988) 8.0 9. Yi dai zong shi / The Grandmaster (2013) 7.9

14. Agnès Varda

Director | Sans toit ni loi

Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She is a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Le Bonheur (1965) and Les plages d'Agnès (2008). She was previously married to Jacques Demy.

How I rank/rate her films:

1. Le Bonheur / Happiness (1965) 9.8 2. Jane B. par Agnès V. / Jane B. for Agnes V (1988) 9.6 3. Les plages d'Agnès / The Beaches of Agnès (2008) 9.2 4. Kung-fu master! (1988) 9.2 5. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse / The Gleaners & I (2000) 9.0 6. Sans toit ni loi / Vagabond (1985) 9.0 7. Nausicaa (1970) 8.8 8. L'une chante, l'autre pas / One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977) 8.7 9. Documenteur (1981) 8.6 10. Cléo de 5 à 7 / Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) 8.4 11. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse... deux ans après / The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002) 8.4 12. Mur murs (1981) 8.2 13. Jacquot de Nantes (1991) 8.0 14. Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (1995) 8.0 15. L'univers de Jacques Demy (1995) 7.8 16. Lions Love (1969) 7.2 17. Les creatures / The Creatures (1966) 7.0 18. La Pointe-Courte (1955) 6.4 19. Daguerréotypes (1976) 5.0

15. Robert Altman

Director | Gosford Park

Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. 3 Women (1977) 9.8 2. Nashville (1975) 9.8 3. California Split (1974) 9.4 4. The Player (1992) 9.4 5. Short Cuts (1993) 9.3 6. Brewster McCloud (1970) 9.2 7. Images (1972) 9.2 8. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) 9.0 9. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) 8.8 10. The Long Goodbye (1973) 8.6 11. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) 8.4 12. The Company (2003) 8.3 13. Secret Honor (1984) 8.2 14. Quintet (1979) 8.1 15. MASH (1970) 8.0 16. Gosford Park (2001) 7.8 17. Streamers (1983) 7.5 18. Thieves Like Us (1974) 7.5 19. Kansas City (1996) 7.2 20. A Wedding (1978) 7.0 21. The Gingerbread Man (1998) 6.5 22. Popeye (1980) 6.0

16. Elia Kazan

Director | On the Waterfront

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 ...

How I rate/rank his filmography. Seen all:

1. A Face in the Crowd (1957) 9.8 2. East of Eden (1955) 9.8 3. On the Waterfront (1954) 9.4 4. Viva Zapata! (1952) 9.2 5. America, America (1963) 8.9 6. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 8.7 7. Man on a Tightrope (1953) 8.5 8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) 8.5 9. The Arrangement (1969) 8.3 10. Wild River (1960) 8.2 11. Baby Doll (1956) 8.1 12. Splendor in the Grass (1961) 8.0 13. Panic in the Streets (1950) 8.0 14. The Visitors (1972) 8.0 15. Pinky (1949) 7.9 16. The Last Tycoon (1976) 7.9 17. Boomerang! (1947) 7.5 18. Gentleman's Agreement (1947) 7.2 19. The Sea of Grass (1947) 6.2

17. Fritz Lang

Actor | Le mépris

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. ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Metropolis (1927) 9.9 2. M (1931) 9.8 3. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit (1922) 9.7 4. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933) 9.3 5. Scarlet Street (1945) 9.2 6. You Only Live Once (1937) 9.2 7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Revenge (1924) 9.1 8. Spione (1928) 9.0 9. Clash by Night (1952) 8.8 10. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 8.6 11. Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1960) 8.6 12. Frau im Mond (1929) 8.5 13. House by the River (1950) 8.5 14. Liliom (1934) 8.5 15. Fury (1936) 8.5 16. Hangmen Also Die! (1943) 8.4 17. Das Indische Grabmal (1959) 8.2 18. Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) 8.2 19. Müde Tod, Der (1921) 8.0 20. The Woman in the Window (1944) 8.0 21. You and Me (1938) 8.0 22. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See (1919) 7.8 23. While the City Sleeps (1956) 7.8 24. Man Hunt (1941) 7.8 25. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920) 7.5 26. Ministry of Fear (1944) 7.2 27. The Big Heat (1953) 7.1 28. The Return of Frank James (1940) 7.0 29. Human Desire (1954) 6.5 30. Moonfleet (1955) 6.5 31. Secret Beyond the Door... (1948) 6.0 32. The Blue Gardenia (1953) 6.0 33. Rancho Notorious (1952) 6.0 34. Western Union (1941) 6.0 35. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 6.0 36. Vier um die Frau / Four Around A Woman (1921) 5.9 37. Das Wandernde Bild (1920) 5.2

18. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 9.9 2. Barry Lyndon (1975) 9.8 3. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 9.7 4. Full Metal Jacket (1987) 8.9 5. The Shining (1980) 8.8 6. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6 7. Spartacus (1960) 8.4 8. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 8.3 9. The Killing (1956) 8.2 10. Paths of Glory (1957) 8.0 11. Lolita (1962) 6.2 12. Fear and Desire (1953) 5.0 13. Killer's Kiss (1955) 5.0

19. Paul Thomas Anderson

Director | Punch-Drunk Love

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...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. There Will Be Blood (2007) 9.8 2. The Master (2012) 9.7 3. Boogie Nights (1997) 9.6 4. Inherent Vice (2014) 9.4 5. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 9.2 6. Magnolia (1999) 8.9 7. Sydney (1995) 8.0

20. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

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....

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Touch of Evil (1958) 9.8 2. Le Procès / The Trial (1962) 9.8 3. Campanadas a medianoche / Chimes at Midnight (1965) 9.7 4. Citizen Kane (1941) 9.6 5. The Stranger (1946) 8.4 6. The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 8.1 7. Mr. Arkadin (1955) 8.0 8. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952) 7.8 9. Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992) 7.8 10. Macbeth (1948) 7.7 11. Vérités et mensonges / F For Fake (1973, Orson Welles) 7.6 12. The Immortal Story (1968) 7.1 13. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 7.0

21. Jean-Pierre Melville

Actor | À bout de souffle

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Le samouraï (1967) 9.8 2. L'armée des ombres (1969) 9.8 3. Les enfants terribles (1950) 9.5 4. Bob le flambeur (1956) 9.0 5. Léon Morin, prêtre (1961) 8.7 6. Un flic (1972) 8.5 7. Le Cercle rouge (1970) 8.4 8. Le deuxième souffle / Second Breath (1966) 8.3 9. Le doulos (1962) 8.2 10. Le silence de la Mer (1949) 7.5 11. L'aîné des Ferchaux (1963) 7.0 12. Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) 5.0

22. Ming-liang Tsai

Director | Dong

Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour (1994), won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Qing shao nian nuo zha / Rebels of the Neon God (1992) 9.8 2. Bu san / Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003) 9.7 3. Ai qing wan sui / Vive L'Amour (1994) 9.6 4. Jiao you / Stray Dogs (2013) 9.4 5. Dong / The Hole (1998) 9.0 6. Tian bian yi duo yun / The Wayward Cloud (2005) 8.6 7. He liu / The River (1997) 8.1 8. Ni na bian ji dian / What Time is It There? (2001) 7.9 9. Xi you / Journey to the West (2014) 6.9

23. William Wyler

Director | The Best Years of Our Lives

William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as the ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Little Foxes (1941) 9.5 2. The Children’s Hour (1961) 9.4 3. The Collector (1965) 9.4 4. Jezebel (1938) 9.3 5. The Letter (1940) 9.2 6. Mrs. Miniver (1942) 9.1 7. The Big Country (1958) 9.0 8. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 8.9 9. Friendly Persuasion (1956) 8.7 10. Dead End (1937) 8.7 11. Dodsworth (1936) 8.5 12. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970) 8.4 13. The Desperate Hours (1955) 8.3 14. Counsellor at Law (1933) 8.2 15. How to Steal a Million (1966) 8.2 16. The Heiress (1949) 8.1 17. The Good Fairy (1935) 8.1 18. Wuthering Heights (1939) 8.0 19. Carrie (1952) 7.8 20. Detective Story (1951) 7.5 21. Ben-Hur (1959) 7.2 22. Roman Holiday (1953) 7.2 23. These Three (1936) 7.2 24. Funny Girl (1968) 7.0 25. The Westerner (1940) 6.0 26. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944) 5.0

24. Lars von Trier

Writer | Dancer in the Dark

Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Dogville (2003) 9.9 2. Melancholia (2011) 9.3 3. Idioterne (1998) 9.3 4. Dancer in the Dark (2000) 8.9 5. Antichrist (2009) 8.8 6. Breaking the Waves (1996) 8.7 7. "Riget II" (1997) 8.5 8. Manderlay (2005) 8.4 9. Medea (1988) 8.3 10. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) 8.2 11. "Riget" (1994) 8.2 12. Europa / Zentropa (1991) 8.1 13. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) 8.0 14. Forbrydelsens element / The Element of Crime (1984) 8.0

25. Terrence Malick

Writer | Days of Heaven

Terrence Malick was born in Ottawa, Illinois. His family subsequently lived in Oklahoma and he went to school in Austin, Texas. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in philosophy in 1965.

A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, he attended Magdalen ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Knight of Cups (2015) 9.8 2. Badlands (1973) 9.6 3. Tree of Life (2011) 9.3 4. The Thin Red Line (1998) 9.2 5. Days of Heaven (1978) 9.0 6. Song to Song (2017) 8.9 7. To the Wonder (2012) 8.7 8. The New World (2005) 6.0

26. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit

Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Chinesisches Roulette (1976) 9.9 2. Angst essen Seele auf (1974) 9.6 3. Die Ehe der Maria Braun (1979) 9.4 4. Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (1972) 9.4 5. Welt am Draht / World on a Wire (1973) 9.4 6. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (1978) 9.3 7. Die Dritte Generation / The Third Generation (1979) 9.2 8. Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975) 9.2 9. Lili Marleen (1981) 8.8 10. Angst vor der Angst / Fear of Fear (1975) 8.7 11. Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (1975) 8.5 12. Lola (1981) 8.4 13. Wildwechsel / Jail-Bait (1973) 8.2 14. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod (1969) 8.2 15. Wie ein Vogel auf dem Draht / Like a Bird on a Wire (1975) 8.1 16. Despair (1978) 8.0 17. Whity (1971) 7.8 18. Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (1976) 7.8 19. Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (1982) 7.4 20. Martha (1974) 7.4 21. Satansbraten (1976) 7.4 22. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1972) 7.2 23. Fontane - Effi Briest (1974) 7.2 24. Katzelmacher (1969) 7.1 25. "Berlin Alexanderplatz" 7.0 26. Bolwieser / The Stationmaster's Wife (1977) 7.0 27. Pioniere in Ingolstadt (1971) 6.8 28. Götter der Pest / Gods of the Plague (1970) 6.6 29. Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? (1970) 6.5 30. Bremer Freiheit (1972) 6.0 31. Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte / Beware of a Holy Whore (1971) 5.8 32. Amerikanische Soldat, Der (1970) 4.9

27. Alain Robbe-Grillet

Writer | Un bruit qui rend fou

Born in Brest, France, in 1922, Alain Robbe-Grillet initially studied mathematics and biology. He graduated from the Paris-based Institut National Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomy) in 1945 and embarked on a career of scientific research in the tropics and in France. Then at age 30 he ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. L'éden et après / Eden and After (1970) 9.9 2. La belle captive (1983) 9.8 3. Glissements progressifs du plaisir / Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974) 9.1 4. L'immortelle (1963) 9.0 5. L'homme qui ment / The Man Who Lies (1968) 8.7 6. Trans-Europ-Express (1967) 8.4 7. Le jeu avec le feu / Playing with Fire (1975) 8.2 8. Gradiva (C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle) (2006) 7.9 9. Un bruit qui rend fou / The Blue Villa (1995) 7.9 10. N. a pris les dés... (1971) 7.3

28. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. One from the Heart (1982) 9.9 2. The Godfather (1972) 9.8 3. The Godfather: Part II (1974) 9.7 4. The Conversation (1974) 9.4 5. Apocalypse Now (1979) 9.1 6. Youth Without Youth (2007) 8.8 7. Tetro (2009) 8.3 8. The Godfather: Part III (1990) 8.1 9. Rumble Fish (1983) 8.1 10. The Cotton Club (1984) 8.0 11. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) 7.9 12. Gardens of Stone (1987) 7.8 13. Dracula (1992) 7.5 14. The Rainmaker (1997) 7.2 15. Twixt (2011) 7.0 16. The Rain People (1969) 7.0 17. The Outsiders (1983) 6.8 18. Dementia 13 (1963) 6.0 19. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) 6.0

29. 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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. La dolce vita (1960) 9.9 2. I Vitelloni (1953) 9.6 3. 8½ (1963) 9.4 4. Il bidone (1955) 9.3 5. Amarcord (1973) 9.2 6. Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976) 8.5 7. Le notti di Cabiria (1957) 8.4 8. La strada (1954) 8.4 9. E la nave va / And the Ship Sails On (1983) 8.0 10. Lo sceicco bianco / The White Sheik (1952) 8.0 11. Roma (1972) 7.2 12. Giulietta degli spiriti / Juliet of the Spirits (1965) 7.1 13. Luci del varietà / Variet Lights (1950) 7.0 14. Fellini - Satyricon (1969) 6.8 15. Prova d'orchestra (1978) 6.5

30. Alain Resnais

Director | Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. L'année dernière à Marienbad (1961) 10.0 2. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968) 9.9 3. Hiroshima mon amour (1959) 9.8 4. Providence (1977) 9.7 5. Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980) 9.3 6. Smoking/No Smoking (1993) 8.9 7. Stavisky... (1974) 8.0 8. Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour (1963) 7.5 9. La guerre est finie (1966) 7.0 10. Mélo (1986) 7.0 11. L'amour à mort (1984) 6.8 12. Les herbes folles / Wild Grass (2009) 6.5

31. John Huston

Director | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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 was English,...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Wise Blood (1979) 9.9 2. Fat City (1972) 9.8 3. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 9.6 4. The Man Who Would Be King (1975) 9.4 5. Moulin Rouge (1952) 9.4 6. The Night of the Iguana (1964) 9.2 7. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 8.3 8. The Red Badge of Courage (1951) 8.2 9. Key Largo (1948) 8.1 10. The Unforgiven (1960) 8.1 11. The Dead (1987) 8.0 12. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) 8.0 13. The Maltese Falcon (1941) 8.0 14. The African Queen (1951) 7.9 15. In This Our Life (1942) 7.5 16. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) 7.3 17. Under the Volcano (1984) 7.3 18. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) 7.2 19. The Misfits (1961) 7.2 20. Prizzi's Honor (1985) 6.8 21. Moby Dick (1956) 6.7 22. Beat the Devil (1953) 6.0 23. The Kremlin Letter (1970) 3.5

32. David Lynch

Writer | Twin Peaks

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Lost Highway (1997) 9.7 2. Mulholland Dr. (2001) 9.6 3. Blue Velvet (1986) 9.5 4. Eraserhead (1977) 9.0 5. Rabbits (2002) 8.7 6. The Elephant Man (1980) 8.4 7. Inland Empire (2006) 8.4 8. The Straight Story (1999) 8.1 9. Wild at Heart (1990) 8.0 10. Dune (1984) 6.0 11. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) 5.5

33. Michael Powell

Director | A Matter of Life and Death

The son of Thomas William Powell and Mabel (nee Corbett). Michael Powell was always a self-confessed movie addict. He was brought up partly in Canterbury ("The Garden of England") and partly in the south of France (where his parents ran a hotel). Educated at Kings School, Canterbury and Dulwich ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 9.8 2. Peeping Tom (1960) 9.7 3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 9.6 4. The Red Shoes (1948) 9.4 5. A Canterbury Tale (1944) 9.2 6. Black Narcissus (1947) 9.0 7. The Small Back Room (1949) 8.7 8. The Thief of Bagdad (1940) 8.4 9. Herzog Blaubarts Burg (1964) 8.0 10. They're a Weird Mob (1966) 8.0 11. Age of Consent (1969) 8.0 12. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) 8.0 13. Gone to Earth (1950) 7.5 14. The Spy in Black (1939) 7.0 15. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) 7.0 16. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) 6.8 17. I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) 6.5 18. The Battle of the River Plate (1956) 6.0 19. 49th Parallel (1941) 5.8 20. The Edge of the World (1937) 5.0

34. Sam Peckinpah

Writer | The Wild Bunch

"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch (1969), Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) 9.7 2. The Wild Bunch (1969) 9.3 3. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) 9.2 4. Ride the High Country (1962) 8.9 5. Cross of Iron (1977) 8.6 6. Straw Dogs (1971) 8.4 7. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) 8.0 8. The Getaway (1972) 7.5 9. Junior Bonner (1972) 7.0 10. Major Dundee (1965) 6.4 11. Convoy (1978) 6.0

35. Wes Anderson

Writer | Fantastic Mr. Fox

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 9.5 2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 9.4 3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 9.4 4. Rushmore (1998) 9.2 5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) 9.2 6. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 9.1 7. Bottle Rocket (1996) 8.5 8. The Darjeeling Limited (2007) 8.0

36. Sergio Leone

Writer | Once Upon a Time in America

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 9.6 2. C'era una volta il West (1968) 9.5 3. Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) 9.4 4. Giù la testa (1971) 8.7 5. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 8.3 6. Per un pugno di dollari (1964) 7.8

37. 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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Vertigo (1958) 9.4 2. Notorious (1946) 9.3 3. Rear Window (1954) 9.2 4. The Wrong Man (1956) 8.9 5. Spellbound (1945) 8.8 6. The Birds (1963) 8.6 7. Psycho (1960) 8.5 8. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 8.4 9. Frenzy (1972) 8.5 10. Foreign Correspondent (1940) 8.5 11. Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.4 12. North by Northwest (1959) 8.3 13. Under Capricorn (1949) 8.3 14. Sabotage (1936) 8.2 15. Stage Fright (1950) 8.0 16. Rebecca (1940) 8.1 17. Rope (1948) 8.0 18. Lifeboat (1944) 7.9 19. Saboteur (1942) 7.9 20. To Catch a Thief (1955) 7.8 21. The Lady Vanishes (1938) 7.8 22. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) 7.8 23. Jamaica Inn (1939) 7.8 24. The Manxman (1929) 7.5 25. Suspicion (1941) 7.5 26. The 39 Steps (1935) 7.3 27. Blackmail (1929) 7.0 28. Secret Agent (1936) 7.0 29. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) 6.5 30. Topaz (1969) 6.0 31. The Paradine Case (1947) 6.0 32. Torn Curtain (1966) 6.0 33. Marnie (1964) 6.0 34. Dial M for Murder (1954) 6.0 35. Family Plot (1976) 5.0 36. Young and Innocent (1937) 5.0 37. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) 5.0 38. The Trouble with Harry (1955) 5.0 39. I Confess (1953) 5.0 40. Murder! (1930) 4.0

38. Milos Forman

Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 9.5 2. Ragtime (1981) 9.4 3. Amadeus (1984) 9.0 4. Taking Off (1971) 8.9 5. Man on the Moon (1999) 8.7 6. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) 8.5 7. Goya's Ghosts (2006) 8.0 8. Valmont (1989) 8.0 9. Hair (1979) 7.0 10. Lásky jedné plavovlásky / Loves of a Blonde (1965) 7.0 11. Horí, má panenko (1967) 5.5

39. Ki-duk Kim

Writer | Bin-jip

He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Ag-o (1996). Then he went on to direct ...

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) 9.9 2. Hwal / The Bow (2005) 9.3 3. Bin-jip / 3-Iron (2004) 9.1 4. Seom / The Isle (2000) 9.0 5. Samaria (2004) 8.7 6. Hae anseon / The Coast Guard (2002) 8.5 7. Paran daemun / Birdcage Inn (1998) 8.4 8. Arirang (2011) 8.4 9. Shi gan / Time (2006) 8.3 10. Soom / Breath (2007) 8.2 11. Suchwiin bulmyeong / Address Unknown (2001) 8.2 12. Pieta (2012) 8.0 13. Nabbeun namja / Bad Guy (2001) 8.0 14. Bi-mong / Dream (2008) 7.0 15. Shilje sanghwang / Real Fiction (2000) 6.4 16. Ag-o / Crocodile (1996) 6.3 17. Yasaeng dongmul bohoguyeog / Wild Animals (1997) 6.0

40. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Stalag 17 (1953) 9.4 2. Double Indemnity (1944) 9.1 3. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) 8.7 4. The Apartment (1960) 9.1 5. Sunset Blvd. (1950) 9.0 6. Five Graves to Cairo (1943) 8.4 7. The Seven Year Itch (1955) 8.4 8. One, Two, Three (1961) 8.4 9. Ace in the Hole (1951) 8.3 10. Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.3 11. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) 8.1 12. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 8.1 13. The Major and the Minor (1942) 8.0 14. Avanti! (1972) 8.0 15. The Lost Weekend (1945) 7.9 16. Sabrina (1954) 7.4 17. The Front Page (1974) 7.4 18. Love in the Afternoon (1957) 7.0 19. A Foreign Affair (1948) 6.5

41. István Szabó

Director | Sunshine

Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an ...

How I rank/rate her filmography:

1. Szerelmesfilm (1970) 9.5 2. Budapesti mesék / Budapest Tales (1977) 9.5 3. Mephisto (1981) 8.8 4. Apa (1966) 8.4 5. Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok (1992) 8.2 6. Oberst Redl (1985) 8.2 7. Bizalom / Confidence (1980) 8.1 8. Hanussen (1988) 8.0 9. Álmodozások kora (Felnott kamaszok) (1965) 7.8 10. Tüzoltó utca 25. (1973) 7.4

42. Howard Hawks

Director | Rio Bravo

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. His Girl Friday (1940) 9.6 2. Rio Bravo (1959) 9.2 3. The Big Sky (1952) 9.2 4. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) 9.2 5. Ball of Fire (1941) 9.0 6. To Have and Have Not (1944) 8.8 7. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) 8.4 8. Red River (1948) 8.2 9. Twentieth Century (1934) 8.0 10. Air Force (1943) 8.0 11. Bringing Up Baby (1938) 8.0 12. The Dawn Patrol (1930) 7.8 13. The Big Sleep (1946) 7.4 14. Scarface (1932) 7.2 15. Come and Get It (1936) 7.2 16. El Dorado (1966) 7.0 17. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) 7.0 18. Sergeant York (1941) 6.8 19. I Was a Male War Bride (1949) 6.8 20. A Girl in Every Port (1928) 6.8 21. Monkey Business (1952) 6.0

43. Sion Sono

Director | Ai no mukidashi

Shion Sono is a Japanese director, writer and poet. Born in Aichi Perfecture in 1961 he started his career working as a poet before taking his first steps in film directing. As a student he shot a series of short films in Super 8 and managed to make his first feature films in the late 80s and early...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Jigoku de naze warui / Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013) 9.4 2. Ai no mukidashi / Love Exposure (2008) 9.3 3. Jisatsu sâkuru / Suicide Club (2001) 9.2 4. Kibô no kuni / The Land of Hope (2012) 8.7 5. Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish (2010) 8.6 6. Kimyô na sâkasu / Strange Circus (2005) 8.4 7. Noriko no shokutaku / Noriko's Dinner Table (2005) 8.3 8. Koi no tsumi / Guilty of Romance (2011) 8.3 9. Heya / The Room (1992) 8.0

44. Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer | The Last Emperor

Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed La Commare Secca (...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Il Conformista (1970) 9.9 2. Novecento (1976) 9.4 3. The Last Emperor (1987) 9.2 4. La commare secca / The Grim Reaper (1962) 8.4 5. Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) 8.3 6. Io e te (2012) 8.0 7. La luna (1979) 8.0 8. Prima della rivoluzione (1964) 6.4 9. Strategia del ragno / The Spider's Stratagem (1970) 6.0

45. Ethan Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ethan Coen was born on September 21, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Ethan Jesse Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), A Serious Man (2009) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has been married to Tricia Cooke since October 2, 1990. They have two ...

How I rank/rate their filmography:

1. No Country for Old Men (2007) 9.4 2. The Big Lebowski (1998) 9.3 3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 9.2 4. Fargo (1996) 9.2 5. Barton Fink (1991) 9.0 6. A Serious Man (2009) 8.8 7. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 8.6 8. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) 8.4 9. Blood Simple. (1984) 8.3 10. Miller's Crossing (1990) 8.2 11. True Grit (2010) 8.1 12. Raising Arizona (1987) 8.0 13. Hail, Caesar! (2016) 8.0 14. Burn After Reading (2008) 8.0 15. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) 8.0 16. The Ladykillers (2004) 6.5 17. Intolerable Cruelty (2003) 6.0

46. Kenji Mizoguchi

Director | Saikaku ichidai onna

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Saikaku ichidai onna / The Life of Oharu (1952) 9.4 2. Sanshô dayû / Sansho the Bailiff (1954) 9.3 3. Five Women Around Utamaro (1946) 9.2 4. Gion bayashi / A Geisha (1953) 9.2 5. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) 8.9 6. Gion no shimai / Sisters of the Gion (1936) 8.8 7. Akasen chitai / Street of Shame (1956) 8.7 8. Oyû-sama / Miss Oyu (1951) 8.6 9. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) 8.4 10. Chikamatsu monogatari / The Crucified Lovers (1954) 8.3 11. Yôkihi / Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) 8.2 12. Genroku Chûshingura / The 47 Ronin (1941) 8.1 13. Uwasa no onna / The Woman in the Rumor (1954) 8.0 14. Musashino fujin / The Lady of Musashino (1951) 8.0 15. Shin heike monogatari / The Taira Clan (1955) 7.4 16. Orizuru Osen (1935) 7.4 17. Waga koi wa moenu / Flame of My Love (1949) 7.0 18. Naniwa erejî (1936) 7.0 19. Aien kyo (1937) 7.0 20. Yoru no onnatachi / Women of the Night (1948) 7.0 21. Meitô bijomaru / The Sword (1945) 6.0 22. Joyû Sumako no koi / The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947) 6.0 23. Furusato no uta (1925) 6.0 24. Taki no shiraito (1933) 4.3

47. Marcel Carné

Director | Le quai des brumes

Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny (1936). Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Les enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise (1945) 10.0 2. Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux / Bizarre, Bizarre (1937) 9.1 3. Le quai des brumes / Port of Shadows (1938) 9.0 4. Le jour se lève / Daybreak (1939) 8.8 5. Les tricheurs / The Cheaters (1958) 8.6 6. Terrain vague / Wasteland (1960) 8.4 7. Les visiteurs du soir / The Devil's Envoys (1942) 8.3 8. Juliette ou La clef des songes / Juliette, or Key of Dreams (1951) 8.2 9. Trois chambres à Manhattan / Three Rooms in Manhattan (1965) 8.0 10. Jenny (1936) 8.0 11. Les portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night (1946) 8.0 12. La Marie du port (1950) 8.0 13. Hôtel du Nord (1938) 7.5 14. Thérèse Raquin / The Adultress (1953) 7.0 15. L'air de Paris / Air of Paris (1954) 7.0 16. La merveilleuse visite / The Marvelous Visit (1974) 6.8 17. Les assassins de l'ordre / Law Breakers (1971) 6.2

48. Zoltán Fábri

Director | Az ötödik pecsét

He was born in 1917 and between the two World War he finished his primary and secondary school. After them he graduated in the College of Fine Arts, which helped him later to be a production-designer. He liked to learn and joined the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. He bacame a director and actor....

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Isten hozta örnagy úr / The Toth Family (1969) 9.2 2. Édes Anna (1958) 9.0 3. Az ötödik pecsét / The Fifth Zeal (1976) 9.0 4. A Pál utcai fiúk / The Boys of Paul Street (1968) 8.9 5. Dúvad (1961) 8.6 6. 141 perc a befejezetlen mondatból (1975) 8.5 7. Hannibál tanár úr (1956) 8.4 8. Körhinta (1956) 8.1 9. Két félidö a pokolban / Two Half-Times in Hell (1961) 8.0 10. Requiem (1982) 7.9 11. Magyarok / The Hungarians (1978) 7.8

49. Frank Capra

Director | It's a Wonderful Life

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. It Happened One Night (1934) 9.4 2. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) 9.4 3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 9.0 4. Lost Horizon (1937) 8.9 5. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.7 6. American Madness (1932) 8.5 7. The Miracle Woman (1931) 8.4 8. Lady for a Day (1933) 8.2 9. Ladies of Leisure (1930) 8.2 10. You Can't Take It with You (1938) 8.0 11. Meet John Doe (1941) 7.9 12. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 7.9 13. Platinum Blonde (1931) 7.8 14. The Matinee Idol (1928) 7.0 15. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) 6.1 16. The Power of the Press (1928) 5.9

50. Werner Herzog

Director | Fitzcarraldo

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...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Fitzcarraldo (1982) 9.8 2. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974) 9.7 3. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972) 9.7 4. Stroszek (1977) 9.6 5. Rescue Dawn (2006) 9.3 6. Herz aus Glas / Heart of Glass (1976) 8.6 7. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) 8.5 8. Lektionen in Finsternis (1992) 8.2 9. Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (1971) 8.2 10. Lebenszeichen (1968) 8.1 11. Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985) 8.0 12. Behinderte Zukunft? (1971) 8.0 13. Encounters at the End of the World (2007) 7.9 14. Woyzeck (1979) 7.5 15. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005) 7.0 16. Grizzly Man (2005) 7.0 17. Invincible (2001) 7.0 18. The White Diamond (2004) 7.0 19. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) 6.5 20. Fata Morgana (1971) 6.2 21. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (1970) 6.2 22. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 6.0 23. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) 5.5 24. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974) 5.0

51. 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...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 9.3 2. The Sea Wolf (1941) 9.2 3. Casablanca (1942) 9.2 4. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) 9.2 5. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) 9.1 6. Young Man with a Horn (1950) 8.8 7. Dodge City (1939) 8.6 8. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) 8.6 9. Mildred Pierce (1945) 8.4 10. White Christmas (1954) 8.4 11. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951) 8.3 12. Life with Father (1947) 8.2 13. We're No Angels (1955) 8.2 14. The Sea Hawk (1940) 8.1 15. Flamingo Road (1949) 8.1 16. The Unsuspected (1947) 8.0 17. The Breaking Point (1950) 8.0 18. Passage to Marseille (1944) 8.0 19. Captain Blood (1935) 8.0 20. Kid Galahad (1937) 8.0 21. Four Daughters (1938) 7.9 22. Mission to Moscow (1943) 7.9 23. The Egyptian (1954) 7.9 24. Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) 7.8 25. Female (1933) 7.5 26. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 7.5 27. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) 7.3 28. Virginia City (1940) 7.2 29. Front Page Woman (1935) 7.2 30. Jimmy the Gent (1934) 7.2 31. The Comancheros (1961) 7.2 32. The Hangman (1959) 7.0 33. Die Lawine (1923) 7.0 34. Labyrinth des Grauens / Labyrinth of Horror (1921) 7.0 35. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 6.7 36. My Dream Is Yours (1949) 6.4 37. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932) 6.0 38. Die Sklavenkönigin / Moon of Israel (1924) 6.0 39. Doctor X (1932) 5.9 40. Sodom und Gomorrha (1922) 5.0 41. Santa Fe Trail (1940) 4.1

52. Vittorio De Sica

Director | Ladri di biciclette

Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family. He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in 1923. By the late 1920s he was a successful matinee ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini / The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) 9.7 2. Ladri di biciclette / Bicycle Thieves (1948) 9.6 3. Umberto D. (1952) 9.0 4. La ciociara / Two Women (1960) 8.5 5. La porta del cielo / The Children Are Watching Us (1945) 8.4 6. Sciuscià / Shoe-Shine (1946) 8.1 7. Una breve vacanza / A Brief Vacation (1973) 8.0 8. Miracolo a Milano / Miracle in Milan (1951) 7.0 9. Il tetto/ The Roof (1956) 7.0 10. I girasoli / Sunflower (1970) 6.2

53. Jerry Schatzberg

Director | Scarecrow

Before going on to direct films in the 1970s, Jerry Schatzberg had already established a career as a professional photographer. His work appeared in many magazines including 'Vogue' and 'McCall's'.

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Scarecrow (1973) 9.9 2. The Panic in Needle Park (1971) 9.9 3. Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) 8.9 4. Street Smart (1987) 8.3 5. Sweet Revenge (1976) 8.0 6. Honeysuckle Rose (1980) 8.0 7. Reunion (1989) 7.5 8. The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) 7.2 9. No Small Affair (1984) 7.0 10. Clinton and Nadine (1988) 6.0

54. John Frankenheimer

Director | The Manchurian Candidate

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Seconds (1966) 9.5 2. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 8.9 3. The Horsemen (1971) 8.7 4. The Young Savages (1961) 8.6 5. The Train (1964) 8.5 6. Grand Prix (1966) 8.4 7. Black Sunday (1977) 8.2 8. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) 8.1 9. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 8.0 10. Seven Days in May (1964) 8.0 11. Ronin (1998) 7.1 12. French Connection II (1975) 6.0

55. Roman Polanski

Director | Chinatown

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Tenant (1976) 9.6 2. Chinatown (1974) 9.6 3. Rosemary's Baby (1968) 9.0 4. The Pianist (2002) 8.4 5. The Ghost Writer (2010) 8.2 6. Dance of the Vampires (1967) 8.0 7. Repulsion (1965) 8.0 8. Cul-de-sac (1966) 8.0 9. La Vénus à la fourrure (2013) 8.0 10. Nóz w wodzie (1962) 7.8 11. Carnage (2011) 7.8 12. Tess (1979) 7.5 13. Death and the Maiden (1994) 7.2 14. The Ninth Gate (1999) 7.2 15. Oliver Twist (2005) 7.0 16. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) 6.5 17. Bitter Moon (1992) 6.0 18. What? (1972) 5.0 19. Frantic (1988) 5.0

56. André Téchiné

Writer | Les roseaux sauvages

André Téchiné was born on March 13, 1943 in Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. He is a writer and director, known for Wild Reeds (1994), Quand on a 17 ans (2016) and Ma saison préférée (1993).

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Les voleurs (1996) 9.2 2. Le lieu du crime / Scene of the Crime (1986) 9.0 3. Les innocents (1987) 8.9 4. Les roseaux sauvages / Wild Reed (1994) 8.8 5. J'embrasse pas / I Don't Kiss (1991) 8.5 6. Les témoins / The Witnesses (2007) 8.6 7. Les égarés / Strayed (2003) 8.4 8. Barocco (1976) 8.4 9. Ma saison préférée / My Favorite Season (1993) 8.2 10. Les soeurs Brontë / The Bronte Sisters (1979) 8.2 11. Rendez-vous (1985) 8.0 12. Hôtel des Amériques (1981) 8.0 13. La fille du RER / The Girl on the Train (2009) 7.1 14. Impardonnables / Unforgivable (2011) 6.9 15. Les temps qui changent / Changing Times (2004) 6.4 16. Alice et Martin (1998) 6.0

57. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writer | All About Eve

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Sleuth (1972) 9.6 2. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) 9.5 3. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) 9.0 4. No Way Out (1950) 8.8 5. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) 8.6 6. 5 Fingers (1952) 8.6 7. All About Eve (1950) 8.5 8. The Barefoot Contessa (1954) 8.4 9. Dragonwyck (1946) 7.8 10. A Letter to Three Wives (1949) 7.2 11. Julius Caesar (1953) 7.0 12. Escape (1948) 6.7 13. Somewhere in the Night (1946) 6.5 14. House of Strangers (1949) 6.4

58. 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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Network (1976) 9.8 2. Fail-Safe (1964) 9.2 3. 12 Angry Men (1957) 9.0 4. Equus (1977) 9.0 5. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 8.8 6. Prince of the City (1981) 8.7 7. The Verdict (1982) 8.5 8. Serpico (1973) 8.5 9. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) 8.3 10. The Hill (1965) 8.3 11. Murder on the Orient Express (1974) 8.2 12. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) 8.2 13. The Fugitive Kind (1959) 8.1 14. The Pawnbroker (1964) 8.0 15. Running on Empty (1988) 8.0 16. Deathtrap (1982) 8.0 17. Daniel (1983) 7.9 18. Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) 7.8 19. The Anderson Tapes (1971) 7.5 20. The Deadly Affair (1966) 7.5 21. Stage Struck (1958) 7.2 22. The Offence (1972) 7.2 23. The Group (1966) 6.8 24. That Kind of Woman (1959) 6.7 25. Bye Bye Braverman (1968) 6.6 26. The Sea Gull (1968) 6.5 27. Q & A (1990) 6.2 28. Child's Play (1972) 5.8 29. Vu du pont / A View From the Bridge (1961) 5.7 30. Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970) 5.5 31. Find Me Guilty (2006) 5.0 32. The Wiz (1978) 4.5

59. Hayao Miyazaki

Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Kaze tachinu / The Wind Rises (2013) 9.3 2. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi / Spirited Away (2001) 9.0 3. Mononoke-hime (1997) 9.0 4. Kurenai no buta / Porco Rosso (1992) 8.8 5. Kaze no tani no Naushika / Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 8.6 6. Tonari no Totoro / My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 8.0 7. Gake no ue no Ponyo / Ponyo on the Cliff (2008) 8.0 8. Hauru no ugoku shiro / Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 7.8 9. Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta / Castle in the Sky (1986) 7.5 10. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979) 7.0 11. Majo no takkyûbin / Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) 6.5

60. Nicolas Roeg

Director | Don't Look Now

When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Walkabout (1971) 9.9 2. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) 9.7 3. Don't Look Now (1973) 8.7 4. Bad Timing (1980) 8.4 5. Performance (1970) 8.3 6. Insignificance (1985) 7.6

61. Anatole Litvak

Director | The Snake Pit

The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand. In 1915, he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager, he witnessed the 1917 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Decision Before Dawn (1951) 9.4 2. The Night of the Generals (1967) 9.3 3. The Snake Pit (1948) 9.2 4. Anastasia (1956) 8.9 5. Mayerling (1936) 8.4 6. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) 8.2 7. Blues in the Night (1941) 8.0 8. The Long Night (1947) 8.0 9. City for Conquest (1940) 7.9 10. Out of the Fog (1941) 7.2 11. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 7.0 12. All This, and Heaven Too (1940) 6.0

62. Louis Malle

Director | Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Pretty Baby (1978) 9.7 2. Atlantic City (1980) 9.4 3. Au revoir les enfants (1987) 8.9 4. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud / Elevator to the Gallows (1958) 8.8 5. Zazie dans le métro (1960) 8.8 6. My Dinner with Andre (1981) 8.6 7. Le Souffle au Coeur / Murmur of the Heart (1971) 8.4 8. LeFeu follet (1963) 7.7 9. Lacombe Lucien (1974) 7.4 10. Les Amants (1958) 6.8

63. Darren Aronofsky

Director | Pi

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Black Swan (2010) 9.6 2. The Wrestler (2008) 9.3 3. The Fountain (2006) 8.7 4. Pi (1998) 8.5 5. Requiem For A Dream (2000) 8.3

64. Sergei M. Eisenstein

Director | Aleksandr Nevskiy

The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 9.9 2. Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938) 9.8 3. Ivan Groznyy I (1944) 9.7 4. ¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! (1979) 9.2 5. Stachka (1925) 8.7 6. Oktyabr (1928) 7.0 7. Staroye i novoye / The General Line (1929) 7.0 8. Ivan Groznyy II: Boyarsky zagovor (1946) 6.0

65. Costa-Gavras

Director | Missing

Costa-Gavras was born on February 12, 1933 in Loutra-Iraias, Greece as Konstantinos Gavras. He is a director and writer, known for Missing (1982), Z (1969) and Amen. (2002). He has been married to Michèle Ray-Gavras since 1968. They have two children.

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Z (1969) 9.8 2. Music Box (1989) 8.9 3. État de siège / State of Siege (1972) 8.7 4. Missing (1982) 8.2 5. L'aveu / The Confession (1970) 8.1 6. Mad City (1997) 8.0

66. Wim Wenders

Director | Der Himmel über Berlin

Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Paris, Texas (1984) 9.8 2. Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) 9.7 3. Der Amerikanische Freund (1977) 9.4 4. Alice in den Städten (1974) 8.6 5. Falsche Bewegung (1975) 8.4 6. Land of Plenty (2004) 8.0 7. Im Lauf der Zeit / Kings of the Road (1976) 7.4 8. Hammett (1982) 7.2 9. Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (1972) 6.9 10. Lightning Over Water (1980) 6.2

67. Ken Russell

Director | The Devils

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Devils (1971) 9.6 2. Mahler (1974) 9.2 3. The Boy Friend (1971) 8.9 4. Savage Messiah (1972) 8.7 5. Salome's Last Dance (1988) 8.4 6. Lady Chatterley (1993) 8.4 7. A British Picture (1989) 8.3 8. Women in Love (1969) 8.2 9. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) 8.1 10. Tommy (1975) 8.1 11. Altered States (1980) 8.0 12. Gothic (1986) 7.6 13. Lisztomania (1975) 7.4 14. Billion Dollar Brain (1967) 7.0 15. Crimes of Passion (1984) 6.0

68. Xavier Dolan

Actor | Tom à la ferme

Xavier Dolan was born on March 20, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Xavier Dolan-Tadros. He is an actor and writer, known for Tom à la ferme (2013), I Killed My Mother (2009) and Heartbeats (2010).

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Juste la fin du monde / It's Only the End of the World (2016) 9.3 2. Laurence Anyways (2012) 9.3 3. J'ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother (2009) 8.6 4. Tom à la ferme (2013) 8.1 5. Les amours imaginaires / Heartbeats (2010) 8.0 6. Mommy (2014) 7.3

69. 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, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Naked Lunch (1991) 9.6 2. Cosmopolis (2012) 9.4 3. Dead Ringers (1988) 9.2 4. Maps to the Stars (2014) 9.0 5. eXistenZ (1999) 8.6 6. Eastern Promises (2007) 8.4 7. The Brood (1979) 8.3 8. Videodrome (1983) 8.2 9. Crash (1996/I) 8.2 10. M. Butterfly (1993) 8.1 11. The Dead Zone (1983) 8.0 12. A History of Violence (2005) 7.5 13. Rabid (1977) 7.5 14. Stereo (1969) 7.0 15. Spider (2002) 7.0 16. The Fly (1986) 6.8 17. Scanners (1981) 6.5 18. Shivers (1975) 6.0

70. Carl Theodor Dreyer

Writer | Gertrud

The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) 9.4 2. Prästänkan / The Parson's Widow (1920) 9.2 3. Blade af Satans bog / Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (1921) 9.0 4. La passion de Jeanne d'Arc / The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) 8.6 5. Du skal ære din hustru / Master of the House (1925) 8.4 6. Gertrud (1964) 8.2 7. Die Gezeichneten / Love One Another (1922) 8.2 8. Der var engang / One Upon a Time (1922) 8.0 9. Præsidenten / The President (1919) 7.8 10. Glomdalsbruden / The Bride of Glomdal (1926) 7.2 11. Michael (1924) 7.0 12. Ordet (1955) 6.4 13. Vampyr (1932) 5.0

71. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

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...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Unforgiven (1992) – 9.2 2. A Perfect World (1993) – 9.0 3. Mystic River (2003) – 8.7 4. Honkytonk Man (1982) 8.6 5. Flags of Our Fathers (2006) – 8.5 6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) 8.5 7. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – 8.3 8. The Bridges of Madison County (1995) 8.2 9. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 8.1 10. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) 8.0 11. Gran Torino (2008) 8.0 12. Invictus (2009) 8.0 13. High Plains Drifter (1973) 7.8 14. Hereafter (2010) 7.5 15. Sudden Impact (1983) 7.3 16. Play Misty for Me (1971) 7.2 17. Changeling (2008) 7.1 18. Breezy (1973) 7.0 19. Pale Rider (1985) 7.0 20. J. Edgar (2011) 6.1 21. Absolute Power (1997) 6.1 22. American Sniper (2014) 6.0 23. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) 6.0 24. Heartbreak Ridge (1986) 5.7 25. The Gauntlet (1977) 4.8 26. The Eiger Sanction (1975) 4.0

72. Raoul Walsh

Director | Sadie Thompson

Raoul Walsh's 52-year directorial career made him a Hollywood legend. Walsh was also an actor: He appeared in the first version of W. Somerset Maugham's "Rain" renamed Sadie Thompson (1928) opposite Gloria Swanson in the title role. He would have played the Cisco Kid in his own film In Old Arizona ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 9.5 2. The Roaring Twenties (1939) 9.3 3. Pursued (1947) 8.9 4. Manpower (1941) 8.5 5. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) 8.4 6. High Sierra (1941) 8.3 7. Gentleman Jim (1942) 8.2 8. Regeneration (1915) 8.2 9. They Drive by Night (1940) 8.2 10. White Heat (1949) 8.1 11. The World in His Arms (1952) 8.0 12. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951) 7.5 13. The Big Trail (1930) 7.2 14. Dark Command (1940) 7.1 15. Sadie Thompson (1928) 7.0 16. The Strawberry Blonde (1941) 6.0 17. Me and My Gal (1932) 6.0 18. A Distant Trumpet (1964) 6.0 19. What Price Glory (1926) 6.0 20. The Red Dance (1928) 5.7 21. Colorado Territory (1949) 5.5

73. Nicholas Ray

Director | Rebel Without a Cause

Nicholas Ray was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle in 1911, in small-town Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lena (Toppen) and Raymond Joseph Kienzle, a contractor and builder. He was of German and Norwegian descent. Ray's early experience with film came with some radio broadcasting in high school. He left the ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 9.7 2. In a Lonely Place (1950) 9.4 3. Bigger Than Life (1956) 9.2 4. The Lusty Men (1952) 8.7 5. Party Girl (1958) 8.5 6. They Live by Night (1948) 8.2 7. Run for Cover (1955) 8.0 8. On Dangerous Ground (1952) 7.2 9. Bitter Victory (1957) 7.0 10. The Savage Innocents (1960) 7.0 11. Johnny Guitar (1954) 6.5 12. Lightning Over Water (1980) 6.0

74. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Tirez sur le pianiste / Shoot the Piano Player (1960) 9.5 2. La nuit américaine (1973) 9.3 3. Jules et Jim (1962) 9.2 4. The Man Who Loved Women (1977) 9.2 5. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) 8.9 6. Baisers volés / Stolen Kisses (1968) 8.8 7. Domicile conjugal / Bead & Board (1970) 8.7 8. Les Quatre cents coups / The 400 Blows (1959) 8.4 9. Le Dernier métro / The Last Metro (1980) 8.3 10. La sirène du Mississipi (1969) 7.9 11. L'argent de poche / Pocket Money / Small Change (1976) 7.8 12. La Chambre verte / The Green Room (1978) 7.7 13. La Mariée était en / The Bride Wore Black (1968) 7.0 14. L'Histoire d'Adèle H. (1975) 7.0 15. La Femme d'à côté / The Woman Next Door (1981) 6.5 16. L'amour en fuite / Love on the Run (1979) 6.0 17. L'Enfant sauvage / The Wild Child (1970) 6.0 18. La Peau douce / The Soft Skin (1964) 5.2 19. Les deux anglaises et le continent (1971) 5.0

75. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Ah-ga-ssi (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldeuboi (2003).

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Oldboy (2003) 9.4 2. Chinjeolhan geumjassi / Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) 9.2 3. Stoker (2013) 9.2 4. Saibogujiman kwenchana / I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) 8.8 5. Boksuneun naui geot / Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) 8.6 6. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA / JSA: Joint Security Area (2000) 8.4 7. Ah-ga-ssi / The Handmaiden (2016) 8.0 8. Thirst (2009) 7.5

76. Jan Svankmajer

Director | Otesánek

After studying at the Institute of Industrial Arts and the Marionette Faculty of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the 1950s, Jan Svankmajer started working as a theatre director, chiefly in association with the Theatre of Masks and the Black Theatre. He first experimented with film-making after ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Otesánek / Little Otik (2000) 9.2 2. Neco z Alenky / Alice (1988) 9.0 3. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) 8.8 4. Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) / Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010) 8.6 5. Spiklenci slasti / Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) 8.3 6. Faust (1994) 8.1

77. David Lean

Director | Lawrence of Arabia

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 ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 9.4 2. Oliver Twist (1948) 9.1 3. Great Expectations (1946) 9.0 4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.6 5. Doctor Zhivago (1965) 8.4 6. Brief Encounter (1945) 8.2 7. The Sound Barrier (1952) 8.1 8. The Passionate Friends (1949) 7.9 9. Summertime (1955) 7.2 10. A Passage to India (1984) 7.2 11. Hobson's Choice (1954) 7.0 12. This Happy Breed (1944) 7.0 13. Madeleine (1950) 7.0 14. In Which We Serve (1942) 6.0 15. Blithe Spirit (1945) 4.4

78. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Schindler's List

One of the most influential personalities in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg is Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He has an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 9.3 2. Empire of the Sun (1987) 9.0 3. Schindler's List (1993) 8.8 4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.7 5. Jaws (1975) 8.5 6. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) 8.4 7. The Color Purple (1985) 8.3 8. Amistad (1997) 8.2 9. Duel (1971) 8.2 10. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 8.2 11. Lincoln (2012) 8.1 12. Munich (2005) 8.1 13. Catch Me If You Can (2002) 8.1 14. Bridge of Spies (2015) 8.0 15. The Terminal (2004) 8.0 16. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 8.0 17. Minority Report (2002) 7.8 18. The Sugarland Express (1974) 7.4 19. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7.2 20. The BFG (2016) 7.1 21. Jurassic Park (1993) 7.0 22. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 7.0 23. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 6.8 24. Hook (1991) 6.0 25. 1941 (1979) 6.0 26. War of the Worlds (2005) 5.5 27. The Adventures of Tintin (2011) 5.0 28. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 5.0 29. War Horse (2011) 4.0

79. Julien Duvivier

Writer | Panique

Revered by such legendary fellow directors as Ingmar Bergman and Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier is one of the greatest figures in the history of French cinema and of world cinema in general. He is perhaps the most neglected of the "Big Five" of classic French cinema (the other four being Jean Renoir,...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Pépé le Moko (1937) 9.7 2. David Golder (1931) 9.1 3. Tales of Manhattan (1942) 9.0 4. Voici le temps des assassins... / Deadlier Than the Male (1956) 8.4 5. Au bonheur des dames (1930) 8.2 6. Panique / Panic (1946) 8.2 7. Boulevard (1960) 8.1 8. Poil de carotte / The Red Head (1932) 8.0 9. Poil de carotte (1925) 8.0 10. La bandera / Escape from Yesterday (1935) 8.0 11. La belle équipe / They Were Five (1936) 7.8 12. La fin du jour / The End of the Day (1939) 7.2 13. Flesh and Fantasy (1943) 7.1 14. Le mystère de la tour Eiffel (1927) 7.0 15. Maman Colibri (1929) 7.0 16. The Great Waltz (1938) 6.0 17. Don Camillo (1952) 5.0 18. La tête d'un home / A Man's Neck (1933) 5.0

80. Hal Hartley

Director | Fay Grim

Hal Hartley is an American filmmaker, writer, director, producer, and composer who has made twelve feature films since 1988. Popularly associated with the American independent filmmaking scene of the early nineties, he went on to write and direct such films as No Such Thing (2001) for United ...

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Trust (1990) 9.0 2. Henry Fool (1997) 8.9 3. Ned Rifle (2014) 8.7 4. Simple Men (1992) 8.8 5. The Unbelievable Truth (1989) 8.2 6. Fay Grim (2006) 8.0 7. Surviving Desire (1993) 8.0 8. Meanwhile (2011) 8.0 9. Amateur (1994) 7.4

81. Preston Sturges

Writer | The Great McGinty

Preston Sturges' own life is as unlikely as some of the plots of his best work. He was born into a wealthy family. As a boy he helped out on stage productions for his mother's friend, Isadora Duncan (the scarf that strangled her was made by his mother's company, Maison Desti). He served in the U.S....

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Sullivan's Travels (1941) 9.6 2. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) 8.9 3. The Palm Beach Story (1942) 8.2 4. Unfaithfully Yours (1948) 8.1 5. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) 8.1 6. The Lady Eve (1941) 8.0 7. Christmas in July (1940) 7.9 8. The Great McGinty (1940) 7.9 9. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) 6.3

82. Takashi Miike

Director | Koroshiya 1

Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, ...

How I rank/rate his filmography;

1. 4.6 Billion Year Love / Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) 9.4 2. Ichi the Killer / Koroshiya 1 (2001) 9.3 3. Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) 9.2 4. Ôdishon (1999) 8.8 5. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) 8.7 6. Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000) 8.6 7. Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha (1999) 8.5 8. Fudoh: The New Generation (1996) 8.2 9. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) 8.2 10. Chûgoku no chôjin / The Bird People in China (1998) 8.0 11. Katakuri-ke no kôfuku / The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) 7.3 12. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) 7.0 13. Yôkai daisensô / The Great Yokai War (2005) 6.5 14. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010) 6.0

83. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

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...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Interiors (1978) 9.4 2. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 9.2 3. Radio Days (1987) 8.9 4. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) 8.9 5. Another Woman (1988) 8.7 6. Annie Hall (1977) 8.6 7. Sleeper (1973) 8.6 8. Deconstructing Harry (1997) 8.5 9. Stardust Memories (1980) 8.4 10. Love and Death (1975) 8.4 11. Shadows and Fog (1992) 8.4 12. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) 8.3 13. Take the Money and Run (1969) 8.3 14. Zelig (1983) 8.3 15. Manhattan (1979) 8.2 16. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 8.2 17. Husbands and Wives (1992) 8.2 18. Whatever Works (2009) 8.1 19. Sweet and Lowdown (1999) 8.1 20. Match Point (2005) 8.0 21. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 8.1 22. Mighty Aphrodite (1995) 8.1 23. Midnight in Paris (2011) 7.9 24. Bullets Over Broadway (1994) 7.8 25. Broadway Danny Rose (1984) 7.6 26. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) 7.2 27. Cassandra's Dream (2007) 7.1 28. Hollywood Ending (2002) 7.0 29. Bananas (1971) 7.0 30. Small Time Crooks (2000) 7.0 31. Anything Else (2003) 6.8 32. September (1987) 6.5 33. Celebrity (1998) 6.4 34. Don't Drink the Water (1994) 6.2 35. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) 5.9 36. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) 5.8 37. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) 5.4 38. Alice (1990) 5.0 39. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) 4.5 40. Scoop (2006) 4.5 41. Everyone Says I Love You (1996) 4.0 42. Melinda and Melinda (2004) 4.0

84. Carol Reed

Director | The Third Man

Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Odd Man Out (1947) 9.7 2. The Third Man (1949) 9.5 3. The Man Between (1953) 8.7 4. Trapeze (1956) 8.6 5. The Fallen Idol (1948) 7.8 6. Night Train to Munich (1940) 7.5 7. The Way Ahead (1944) 7.0 8. Oliver! (1968) 6.0 9. The Stars Look Down (1940) 5.0

85. Bertrand Blier

Writer | Trop belle pour toi

Bertrand Blier was born on March 14, 1939 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is a writer and director, known for Too Beautiful for You (1989), The Clink of Ice (2010) and Un, deux, trois, soleil (1993).

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Buffet froid (1979) 9.6 2. Préparez vos mouchoirs / Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978) 9.4 3. Les valseuses / Going Places(1974) 8.9 4. Tenue de soirée / Ménage (1986) 8.8 5. Calmos (1976) 8.4 6. Le bruit des glaçons / The Clink of Ice (2010) 8.2 7. La femme de mon pote / My Best Friend's Girl (1983) 7.5 8. Beau-père (1981) 7.3 9. Trop belle pour toi / Too Beautiful for You (1989) 7.1

86. John Ford

Director | The Quiet Man

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, ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 9.8 2. Tobacco Road (1941) 9.0 3. My Darling Clementine (1946) 8.8 4. The Long Voyage Home (1940) 8.6 5. 3 Bad Men (1926) 8.6 6. The Informer (1935) 8.5 7. The Iron Horse (1924) 8.5 8. Stagecoach (1939) 8.4 9. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) 8.4 10. Just Pals (1920) 8.3 11. The Quiet Man (1952) 8.3 12. The Searchers (1956) 8.3 13. The Horse Soldiers (1959) 8.2 14. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 8.2 15. How Green Was My Valley (1941) 8.1 16. They Were Expendable (1945) 8.0 17. Sergeant Rutledge (1960) 8.0 18. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) 7.8 19. The Lost Patrol (1934) 7.8 20. 3 Godfathers (1948) 7.6 21. The Whole Town's Talking (1935) 7.4 22. Up the River (1930) 7.4 23. Fort Apache (1948) 7.0 24. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 7.0 25. Two Rode Together (1961) 7.0 26. Arrowsmith (1931) 7.0 27. Mister Roberts (1955) 6.9 28. Rio Grande (1950) 6.8 29. Pilgrimage (1933) 6.7 30. Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) 6.4 31. 7 Women (1966) 6.3 32. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) 6.3 33. Cheyenne Autumn (1964) 6.2 34. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 6.0 35. Mary of Scotland (1936) 6.0 36. The Fugitive (1947) 5.0 37. Wagon Master (1950) 5.0 38. Mogambo (1953) 5.0 39. Four Sons (1928) 5.0 40. Riley the Cop (1928) 5.0 41. Hangman's House (1928) 4.0 42. Judge Priest (1934) 4.0

87. Karel Kachyna

Director | Ucho

Karel Kachyna was born on May 1, 1924 in Vyskov, Czechoslovakia. He was a director and writer, known for Ucho (1970), Nadeje (1964) and Vysoká zed (1964). He was married to Alena Mihulová. He died on March 12, 2004 in Prague, Czech Republic.

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Kocár do Vídne / Carriage to Vienna (1966) 9.2 2. Noc nevesty / The Nun's Night (1967) 8.7 3. Malá morská víla / The Little Mermaid (1976) 8.1 4. At' zije Republika (1965) 8.1 5. Poslední motýl / The Last Butterfly (1991) 8.0 6. Láska (1973) 8.0 7. Prace (1960) 8.0 8. Uz zase skácu pres kaluze / Jumping Over Puddles (1971) 7.9 9. Vysoká zed (1964) 7.8 10. Ucho / The Ear (1970) 7.4 11. Závrat (1963) 7.3

88. Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Director | Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg was born on December 8, 1935 in Nossendorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Die Nacht (1985) and Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977).

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Karl May (1974) 9.3 2. Winifred Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried von 1914-1975 (1977) 8.9 3. Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König (1972) 8.5 4. Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977) 8.4 5. Theodor Hierneis oder Wie man ehem. Hofkoch wird (1972) 8.4 6. San Domingo (1970) 6.4

89. Satyajit Ray

Writer | Pather Panchali

Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie ...

How I rank/rate his films:

1. Abhijaan / The Expedition (1962) 9.0 2. Jana Aranya / The Middleman (1976) 8.9 3. Pratidwandi / The Adversary (1971) 8.6 4. Apur Sansar / The World of Apu (1959) 8.6 5. Pather Panchali (1955) 8.5 6. Nayak / The Hero (1966) 8.5 7. Agantuk / The Visitor (1991) 8.4 8. Kapurush / The Coward (1965) 8.4 9. Aparajito / The Unvanquished (1956) 8.4 10. Ganashatru / An Enemy of the People (1989) 8.3 11. Devi / The Goddess (1960) 8.2 12. Ghare-Baire / The Home and the World (1984) 8.2 13. Sonar Kella / The Golden Fortress (1974) 8.1 14. Seemabaddha / Company Limited (1974) 8.1 15. Shakha Proshakha / Branches of the Tree (1990) 8.1 16. Shatranj Ke Khilari / The Chess Players (1977) 8.0 17. Teen Kanya / Three Daughters (1961) 8.0 18. Sikkim (1971) 8.0 19. Rabindranath Tagore (1961) 7.8 20. Mahanagar / The Big City (1964) 7.4 21. Sadgati / Deliverance (1984) 7.3 22. Jalsaghar / The Music Room (1958) 7.0 23. Kanchenjungha (1962) 7.0 24. Joi Baba Felunath / The Elephant God (1979) 7.0 25. Aranyer Din Ratri / Days and Nights in the Forest (1970) 6.9 26. Charulata / The Lonely Wife (1964) 6.4 27. Mahapurush / The Holy Man (1965) 6.0 28. Ashani Sanket / Distant Thunder (1973) 6.0 29. Chiriyakhana / The Zoo (1967) 6.0 30. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969) 5.8 31. Heerak Rajar Deshe / The Kingdom of Diamonds (1980) 5.0 32. Parash Pathar / The Philosopher's Stone (1958) 5.0

90. David Fincher

Director | Se7en

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...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Fight Club (1999) 9.4 2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 9.0 3. The Social Network (2010) 8.8 4. Se7en (1995) 8.8 5. Zodiac (2007/I) 8.4 6. Gone Girl (2014) 8.2 7. Panic Room (2002) 7.5 8. The Game (1997) 7.2 9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 6.5 10. Alien³ (1992) 6.5

91. Fred Zinnemann

Director | A Man for All Seasons

Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. High Noon (1952) 9.8 2. The Day of the Jackal (1973) 9.1 3. A Man for All Seasons (1966) 8.7 4. The Sundowners (1960) 8.4 5. From Here to Eternity (1953) 8.4 6. The Men (1950) 7.2 7. Act of Violence (1948) 7.0 8. The Search (1948) 7.0 9. Julia (1977) 6.5

92. Todd Haynes

Director | Far from Heaven

Todd Haynes was always interested in art, and made amateur movies and painted while he was still a child. He attended Brown university and majored in art and semiotics. After he graduated he moved to New York City and made the controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988). ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. I'm Not There. (2007) 9.5 2. Safe (1995) 9.4 3. Far from Heaven (2002) 8.4 4. Poison (1991) 8.0 5. Carol (2015) 8.0 6. Velvet Goldmine (1998) 8.0

93. Peter Greenaway

Director | The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Peter Greenaway trained as a painter and began working as a film editor for the Central Office of Information in 1965. Shortly afterwards he started to make his own films. He has produced a wealth of short and feature-length films, but also paintings, novels and other books. He has held several ...

How I rank/rate his films:

1. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989) 9.4 2. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) 9.1 3. A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) 8.6 4. Drowning by Numbers (1988) 8,2 5. A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979) 8.0 6. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015) 7.9 7. Vertical Features Remake (1978) 6.4

94. John Waters

Writer | Pecker

Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore ...

Here's how I rank/rate his films. Seen everything thats available:

1. Pink Flamingos (1972) 9.7 2. Desperate Living (1977) 9.6 3. Female Trouble (1974) 9.4 4. Multiple Maniacs (1970) 8.2 5. Cecil B. DeMented (2000) 7.6 6. Mondo Trasho (1969) 7.4 7. Pecker (1998) 7.2 8. Serial Mom (1994) 7.2 9. Hairspray (1988) 7.1 10. Polyester (1981) 7.0 11. A Dirty Shame (2004) 6.0 12. Cry-Baby (1990) 6.0

95. Brian De Palma

Director | Dressed to Kill

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 (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Femme Fatale (2002) 9.4 2. Scarface (1983) 9.2 3. Carlito's Way (1993) 9.0 4. Body Double (1984) 8.4 5. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) 8.4 6. Sisters (1973) 8.2 7. Greetings (1968) 8.1 8. Dressed to Kill (1980) 8.1 9. Casualties of War (1989) 8.0 10. The Untouchables (1987) 8.0 11. Blow Out (1981) 7.8 12. Passion (2012) 7.8 13. The Black Dahlia (2006) 7.5 14. Mission: Impossible (1996) 7.2 15. Obsession (1976) 7.0 16. Carrie (1976) 7.0 17. Snake Eyes (1998) 7.0 18. Mission to Mars (2000) 5.5 19. The Fury (1978) 5.0

96. Henri-Georges Clouzot

Writer | Le salaire de la peur

Beginning his film career as a screenwriter, Henri-Georges Clouzot switched over to directing and in 1943 had the distinction of having his film Le Corbeau (1943) banned by both the German forces occupying France and the Free French forces fighting them, but for different reasons. He shot to ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. The Wages of Fear / Le salaire de la peur (1953) 9.7 2. Les diaboliques (1955) 8.8 3. Le corbeau (1943) 8.4 4. Quai des Orfèvres (1947) 8.3 5. Le mystère Picasso (1956) 8.2 6. L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942) 7.2

97. Masaki Kobayashi

Director | Ningen no jôken

Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961), The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) and Harakiri (1962). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Kaidan(1964) 9.6 2. Ningen no jôken / The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) 9.2 3. Ningen no jôken / The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961) 8.9 4. Karami-ai / The Inheritance (1964) 8.5 5. Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu / Samurai Rebellion (1967) 8.4 6. Ningen no jôken / The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959) 8.4 7. Inochi bô ni furô / Inn of Evil (1971) 8.2 8. Kuroi kawa / Black River (1957) 8.1 9. Musuko no seishun / Youth of the Son (1952) 8.0 10. Seppuku / Harakiri (1962) 7.4 11. Kabe atsuki heya / The Thick-Walled Room (1953) 7.3 12. Anata kaimasu / I Will Buy You (1956) 7.2 13. Kono hiroi sora no dokoka ni / Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954) 7.0 14. Uruwashiki saigetsu / Beautiful Days (1955) 7.0 15. Magokoro / Sincere Heart (1953) 7.0 16. Izumi / Fountainhead (1956) 6.0

98. Robert Aldrich

Director | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Emperor of the North Pole (1973) 8.9 2. Ulzana's Raid (1972) 8.8 3. Vera Cruz (1954) 8.7 4. Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 8.5 5. The Dirty Dozen (1967) 8.4 6. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 8.4 7. The Big Knife (1955) 7.4 8. The Longest Yard (1974) 7.0 9. Hustle (1975) 6.0 10. Apache (1954) 5.0

99. Dusan Makavejev

Director | W.R. - Misterije organizma

Dusan Makavejev is the premier figure in Yugoslavian film history; his films are deeply rooted in his nation's painful postwar experiences and draw on important Yugoslavian cinematic and cultural models. Makavejev's work has violated many political and sexual taboos and invited censorship in dozens...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. W.R. - Misterije organizma (1971) 9.2 2. Sweet Movie (1974) 9.0 3. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) 8.4 4. Covek nije tica / Man Is Not a Bird (1965) 8.2 5. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operato (1967) 8.1 6. Nevinost bez zastite (1968) 8.0

100. Steven Soderbergh

Director | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ...

How I rank/rate his filmography:

1. Schizopolis (1996) 8.9 2. Traffic (2000) 8.5 3. Out of Sight (1998) 8.3 4. Erin Brockovich (2000) 8.2 5. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) 8.1 6. Che: Part One (2008) 8.1 7. Che: Part Two (2008) 8.0 8. Ocean's Eleven (2001) 8.0 9. The Limey (1999) 7.0 10. Contagion (2011) 7.0 11. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) 6.9 12. Ocean's Twelve (2004) 6.2 13. Haywire (2011) 5.9



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