Directors from whom I saw the most movies

by markonfic | created - 02 Apr 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

All directors from whom I have seen at least 4 feature films (excluding documentaries and shorts). letterboxd.com/markonfic

1. Woody Allen

Writer | Manhattan

Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allen Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Martin Konigsberg and Nettie Konigsberg. He has one younger sister, Letty Aronson. As a young boy, he became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the clarinet, two hobbies that he continues today.

Allen ...

Movies I saw:

1. Bananas (1971)

2. Sleeper (1973)

3. Annie Hall (1977)

4. Manhattan (1979)

5. Zelig (1983)

6. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

7. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

8. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

9. Radio Days (1987)

10. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

11. Husbands and Wives (1992)

12. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

13. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

14. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

15. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

16. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

17. Match Point (2005)

18. Scoop (2006)

19. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

20. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

21. Midnight in Paris (2011)

22. Blue Jasmine (2013)

23. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

24. Irrational Man (2015)

25. Café Society (2016)

26. Wonder Wheel (2017)

2. 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, ...

3. 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. Mean Streets (1973)

2. Taxi Driver (1976)

3. Raging Bull (1980)

4. The King of Comedy (1982)

5. After Hours (1985)

6. The Color of Money (1986)

7. Goodfellas (1990)

8. Cape Fear (1991)

9. The Age of Innocence (1993)

10. Casino (1995)

11. Gangs of New York (2002)

12. The Aviator (2004)

13. The Departed (2006)

14. Shutter Island (2010)

15. Hugo (2011)

16. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

17. Silence (2016)

18. The Irishman (2019)

4. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a bond salesman and later 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) 2. Pale Rider (1985) 3. Heartbreak Ridge (1986) 4. Unforgiven (1992) 5. A Perfect World (1993)

6. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

7. Absolute Power (1997)

8. Mystic River (2003)

9. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

10. Changeling (2008)

11. Gran Torino (2008)

12. Invictus (2009)

13. Hereafter (2010)

14. American Sniper (2014)

15. Sully (2016)

16. The Mule (2018)

17. Richard Jewell (2019)

18. Cry Macho (2021)

5. Ridley Scott

Producer | The Martian

Described by film producer Michael Deeley as "the very best eye in the business", director Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham). His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him ...

Movies I saw:

1. Alien (1979)

2. Blade Runner (1982)

3. Thelma and Louise (1991)

4. G.I. Jane (1997)

5. Gladiator (2000)

6. Matchstick Men (2003)

7. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

8. American Gangster (2007)

9. Body of Lies (2008)

10. Prometheus (2012)

11. The Counsellor (2013)

12. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014

13. The Martian (2015)

14. Alien: Covenant (2017)

15. All the Money in the World (2017)

16. The Last Duel (2021)

17. House of Gucci (2021)

6. 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

2. Out of Sight (1998)

3. Erin Brockovich (2000)

4. Traffic (2000)

5. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

6. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

7. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

8. Contagion (2011)

9. Side Effects (2013)

10. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

11. Logan Lucky (2017)

12. Unsane (2018)

13. High Flying Bird (2019)

14. No Sudden Move (2021)

7. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Paper (1994)

2. Apollo 13 (1995)

3. Ransom (1996)

4. Edtv (1999)

5. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

6. Cinderella Man (2001)

7. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

8. Frost/Nixon (2008)

9. Angels and Demons (2009)

10. Rush (2013)

11. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

12. Inferno (2016)

13. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

8. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

9. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Inception

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970, in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Following (1998)

2. Memento (2000)

3. Insomnia (2002)

4. Batman Begins (2005)

5. The Prestige (2006)

6. The Dark Knight (2008)

7. Inception (2010)

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

9. Interstellar (2014)

10. Dunkrik (2017)

11. Tenet (2020)

10. 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...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Alien³ (1992)

2. Se7en (1995)

3. The Game (1997)

4. Fight Club (1999)

5. Panic Room (2002)

6. Zodiac (2007)

7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

8. The Social Network (2010)

9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

10. Gone Girl (2014)

11. Mank (2020)

11. Guy Ritchie

Director | Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and ...

12. Joel Coen

Producer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Joel Daniel Coen is an American filmmaker who regularly collaborates with his younger brother Ethan. They made Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man, Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail Caesar and other projects. Joel ...

This also includes his directing partner Ethan Coen

Movies I saw:

1. Miller's Crossing (1990)

2. Barton Fink (1991)

3. Fargo (1996)

4. The Big Lebowski (1998)

5. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

6. No Country For Old Men (2007)

7. A Serious Man (2009)

8. True Grit (2010)

9. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

10. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

11. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

13. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

2. Pulp Fiction (1994)

3. Jackie Brown (1997)

4. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

5. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

6. Death Proof (2007)

7. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

8. Django Unchained (2012)

9. The Hateful Eight (2015)

10. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019)

14. Robert Zemeckis

Writer | Back to the Future

A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect ...

Movies I saw:

1. Back to the Future (1985)

2. Back to the Future Part Two (1989)

3. Back to the Future Part Three (1990)

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

5. Contact (1997)

6. Cast Away (2000)

7. The Polar Express (2004)

8. Flight (2012)

9. The Walk (2015)

10. Allied (2016)

15. 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 ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Bottle Rocket (1996)

2. Rushmore (1998)

3. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

4. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

5. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

7. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

9. Isle of Dogs (2018)

10. The French Dispatch (2021)

16. Peter Farrelly

Producer | Green Book

Peter Farrelly was born on December 17, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter John Farrelly. He is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), There's Something About Mary (1998) and Dumb and Dumber (1994). He has been married to Melinda Kocsis since December 31, 1996. They have ...

This also includes his directing partner Bobby Farrelly

Movies I saw:

1. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

2. Kingpin (1996)

3. There's Something About Mary (1998)

4. My, Myself and Irene (2000)

5. Shallow Hal (2001)

6. Stuck on You (2003)

7. Fever Pitch (2005)

8. Hall Pass (2011)

9. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

10. Green Book (2018)

17. Danny Boyle

Director | 127 Hours

Daniel Francis Boyle is a British filmmaker, producer and writer from Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. He is known for directing 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Millions, Shallow Grave, The Beach, Yesterday and Steve Jobs. He won many awards for Slumdog...

Movies I saw:

1. Trainspotting (1996)

2. 28 Days Later... (2002)

3. Sunshine (2007)

4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

5. 127 Hours (2010)

6. Trance (2013)

7. Steve Jobs (2015)

8. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

9. Yesterday (2019)

18. Oliver Stone

Producer | JFK

Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.

William Oliver Stone was ...

Movies I saw:

1. Platoon (1986)

2. Wall Street (1987)

3. The Doors (1991)

4. JFK (1991)

5. Natural Born Killers (1994)

6. Any Given Sunday (1999)

7. World Trade Center (2006)

8. Savages (2012)

9. Snowden (2016)

19. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

Movies I saw:

1. Top Gun (1986)

2. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

3. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

4. True Romance (1993)

5. Enemy of the State (1998)

6. Spy Game (2001)

7. Man on Fire (2004)

8. Deja Vu (2006)

9. Unstoppable (2010)

20. Chris Columbus

Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...

21. Tim Burton

Producer | Edward Scissorhands

Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was ...

Movies I saw:

1. Beetlejuice (1988)

2. Batman (1989)

3. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

4. Batman Returns (1992)

5. Ed Wood (1994)

6. Mars Attacks! (1996)

7. Big Fish (2003)

8. Big Eyes (2014)

9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

22. Antoine Fuqua

Producer | The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.

He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...

Movies I saw:

1. Training Day (2001)

2. Tears of the Sun (2003)

3. Shooter (2007)

4. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

5. The Equalizer (2014)

6. Southpaw (2015)

7. The Magnificent Seven (2016)

8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)

9. The Guilty (2021)

23. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and producer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Hunger (2008)

2. Shame (2011)

3. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

4. Widows (2018)

5. Mangrove (2020)

6. Lovers Rock (2020)

7. Red, White and Blue (2020)

8. Alex Wheatle (2020)

9. Education (2020)

24. Shawn Levy

Producer | Arrival

Shawn Levy was born on July 23, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is a producer and director, known for Stranger Things (2016), Real Steel (2011), and the Night at the Museum franchise. He is the founder and principal of 21 Laps Entertainment. He is married to Serena Levy and they have four ...

25. 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...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Hard Eight (1996)

2. Boogie Nights (1997)

3. Magnolia (1999)

4. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

5. There Will Be Blood (2007)

6. The Master (2012)

7. Inherent Vice (2014)

8. Phantom Thread (2017)

26. Sam Mendes

Producer | 1917

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. American Beauty (1999)

2. Road to Perdition (2002)

3. Jarhead (2005)

4. Revolutionary Road (2008)

5. Away We Go (2009)

6. Skyfall (2012)

7. Spectre (2015)

8. 1917 (2019)

27. Adam McKay

Producer | Don't Look Up

Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through ...

28. James Mangold

Producer | Logan

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).

Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...

Movies I saw:

1. Cop Land (1997)

2. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

3. Identity (2003)

4. Walk the Line (2005)

5. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

6. The Wolverine (2013)

7. Logan (2017)

8. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

29. Bryan Singer

Director | X-Men

Bryan Singer is an American film director and producer who got his start by directing The Usual Suspects. He was hired by 20th Century Fox to direct X-Men, which kick-started the superhero renaissance. He later directed three sequels. He went to direct Superman Returns, a revival of the Superman ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Usual Suspects (1995)

2. X-Men (2000)

3. X-Men 2 (2003)

4. Superman Returns (2006)

5. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

6. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

7. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

8. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

30. M. Night Shyamalan

Producer | Lady in the Water

Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.

He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Sixth Sense (1999)

2. Unbreakable (2000)

3. Signs (2002)

4. The Village (2004)

5. The Visit (2015)

6. Split (2016)

7. Glass (2019)

8. Old (2021)

31. Jay Roach

Director | Trumbo

Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Trumbo (2015), Bombshell (2019) and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two children.

32. Michael Bay

Producer | Armageddon

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls. His work won...

Movies I saw:

1. Bad Boys (1995)

2. The Rock (1996)

3. Armageddon (1998)

4. Bad Boys II (2003)

5. The Island (2005)

6. Transformers (2007)

7. Pain and Gain (2013)

8. 13 Hours (2016)

33. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

34. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sir Peter Jackson made history with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, becoming the first person to direct three major feature films simultaneously. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were nominated for and collected a slew of awards from around the globe, with The ...

35. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Dune: Part One

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

Movies I saw:

1. Incendies (2010)

2. Prisoners (2013)

3. Enemy (2013)

4. Sicario (2015)

5. Arrival (2016)

6. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

7. Dune (2021)

36. Stanley Kubrick

Writer | 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 ...

37. 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

2. Serpico (1973)

3. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

4. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

5. Network (1976)

6. The Verdict (1982)

7. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

38. James Cameron

Writer | Avatar

James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Terminator (1984)

2. Aliens (1986)

3. The Abyss (1989)

4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

5. True Lies (1994)

6. Titanic (1997)

7. Avatar (2009)

39. 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. Rope (1948)

2. Rear Window (1954)

3. Vertigo (1958)

4. North by Northwest (1959)

5. Psycho (1960)

6. The Birds (1963)

7. Frenzy (1972)

40. Edward Zwick

Producer | Thirtysomething

Zwick moves deftly between the roles of writer, director and producer. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his direction of the 1989 critically acclaimed Civil War drama, Glory. He received his second Golden Globe nomination as a director for Legends of the Fall. Zwick received an Academy Award...

Movies I saw:

1. Glory (1989)

2. Legends of the Fall (1994)

3. Courage Under Fire (1996)

4. The Last Samurai (2003)

5. Blood Diamond (2006)

6. Defiance (2008)

7. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

41. Rob Reiner

Actor | All in the Family

Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner.

As a child, his father was his role model, as Carl Reiner created and starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show. Estelle was also an inspiration for him to become a ...

Movies I saw:

1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

2. Stand by Me (1986)

3. The Princess Bride (1987)

4. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

5. Misery (1990)

6. A Few God Men (1992)

7. The Bucket List (2007)

42. 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 ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Pi (1998)

2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

3. The Fountain (2006)

4. Wrestler (2008)

5. Black Swan (2010)

6. Noah (2014)

7. Mother! (2017)

43. Todd Phillips

Producer | Joker

Todd Phillips is an American filmmaker and actor who got his start by directing the comedy films Road Trip and Old School, the earlier inspired EuroTrip. He also directed Starsky & Hutch, The Hangover trilogy, Due Date, War Dogs and School for Scoundrels. Phillips directed Joker, a Taxi Driver ...

Movies I saw:

1. Road Trip (2000)

2. Old School (2003)

3. The Hangover (2009)

4. The Hangover Part II (2011)

5. The Hangover Part III (2013)

6. War Dogs (2016)

7. Joker (2019)

44. Richard Linklater

Director | Waking Life

Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. ...

Movies I saw:

1. Dazed and Confused (1993)

2. Before Sunrise (1995)

3. The School of Rock (2003)

4. Before Sunset (2004)

5. Before Midnight (2013)

6. Boyhood (2014)

7. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

45. John McTiernan

Director | Die Hard

John McTiernan was born on January 8, 1951 in Albany, New York, USA as John Campbell McTiernan Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Die Hard (1988), Rollerball (2002) and Last Action Hero (1993). He has been married to Gail Sistrunk since 2012. He was previously married to Kate Harrington, ...

Movies I saw:

1. Predator (1987)

2. Die Hard (1988)

3. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

4. Last Action Hero (1993)

5. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

6. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

7. Basic (2003)

46. Jon Favreau

Producer | Chef

Initially an indie film favorite, actor Jon Favreau has progressed to strong mainstream visibility into the millennium and, after nearly two decades in the business, is still enjoying character stardom as well as earning notice as a writer/producer/director.

The amiable, husky-framed actor with the ...

Movies I saw:

1. Elf (2003)

2. Iron Man (2008)

3. Iron Man 2 (2010)

4. Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

5. Chef (2014)

6. The Jungle Book (2016)

7. The Lion King (2019)

47. Alexander Payne

Director | Nebraska

Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents, Peggy (Constantine) and George Payne, ran a Greek restaurant. His father is of Greek and German ancestry, and his mother is of Greek descent; the family name was originally Papadopoulos. He is the youngest...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Citizen Ruth (1996)

2. Election (1999)

3. About Schmidt (2002)

4. Sideways (2004)

5. The Descendants (2011)

6. Nebraska (2013)

7. Downsizing (2017)

48. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...

Movies I saw:

1. 300 (2006)

2. Watchmen (2009)

3. Man of Steel (2013)

4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

5. Justice League (2017)

6. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

7. Army of the Dead (2021)

49. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

Movies I saw:

1. Do the Right Thing (1989)

2. He Got Game (1998)

3. 25th Hour (2002)

4. Inside Man (2006)

5. Chi-Raq (2015)

6. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

7. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

51. George Miller

Producer | Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is best known for his Mad Max franchise, with The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) being hailed as amongst the greatest action films of all time. Aside from the Mad Max films, Miller...

Movies I saw:

1. Mad Max (1979)

2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

3. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

4. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

5. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

6. Happy Feet (2006)

7. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

52. Sam Raimi

Director | Spider-Man

Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Evil Dead (1981)

2. Evil Dead II (1987)

3. Army of Darkness (1992)

4. Spider-Man (2002)

5. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

6. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

7. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

53. Jaume Collet-Serra

Producer | The Shallows

Jaume Collet-Serra was born on March 23, 1974 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. At the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles and attended Columbia College Hollywood, working as an editor on the side. Upon graduation, he began shooting music videos and caught the eye of several production ...

Movies I saw:

1. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

2. Unknown (2011)

3. Non-Stop (2014)

4. Run All Night (2015)

5. The Shallows (2016)

6. The Commuter (2018)

7. Jungle Cruise (2021)

54. Brett Ratner

Director | Red Dragon

Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years...

Movies I saw:

1. Rush Hour (1998)

2. Rush Hour 2 (2001)

3. Red Dragon (2002)

4. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

5. Rush Hour 3 (2007)

6. Tower Heist (2011)

7. Hercules (2014)

55. 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Godfather (1972)

2. The Conversation (1974)

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

4. Apocalypse Now (1979)

5. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

6. Jack (1996)

56. Matthew Vaughn

Producer | Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake (2004), the fantasy epic, Stardust (2007), the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass (2010), and the ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Layer Cake (2004)

2. Stardust (2007)

3. Kick-Ass (2010)

4. X-Men: First Class (2011)

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

6. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

57. David Zucker

Writer | Airplane!

Born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, director/writer/producer David Zucker, along with brother Jerry (Ghost, 1990) Zucker and longtime friend, Jim (Hot Shots, 1991) Abrahams, has established himself among Hollywood's (or at least Wisconsin's) most successful filmmakers.

Starting ...

58. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | Biutiful

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Amores Perros (2000)

2. 21 Grams (2003)

3. Babel (2006)

4. Biutiful (2010)

5. Birdman (2014)

6. The Revenant (2015)

59. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...

60. Edgar Wright

Director | Baby Driver

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

2. Hot Fuzz (2007)

3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

4. The World's End (2013)

5. Baby Driver (2017)

6. Last Night in Soho (2021)

61. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghostbusters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

Movies I saw:

1. Caddyshack (1980)

2. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

3. Groundhog Day (1993)

4. Analyze This (1999)

5. Analyze That (2002)

6. Year One (2009)

62. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. The Iron Giant (1999)

2. The Incredibles (2004)

3. Ratatouille (2007)

4. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

5. Tomorrowland (2015)

6. Incredibles 2 (2018)

63. J.J. Abrams

Producer | Lost

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

2. Star Trek (2009)

3. Super 8 (2011)

4. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

6. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

64. Justin Lin

Producer | F9

Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow, The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True ...

65. Terry Gilliam

Writer | Brazil

Terry Gilliam was born near Medicine Lake, Minnesota. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of MAD magazine. In his early twenties he was often stopped by the police who suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising. In ...

66. Clyde Geronimi

Director | Cinderella

Clyde Geronimi was born on June 12, 1901 in Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy as Clito Enrico Geronimi. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Peter Pan (1953). He died on April 24, 1989 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

This also includes his directing partners Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske

Movies I saw:

1. Cinderella (1950)

2. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

3. Peter Pan (1953)

4. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

5. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

6. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

67. Ivan Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...

Movies I saw:

1. Ghostbusters (1984)

2. Twins (1988)

3. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

4. Junior (1994)

5. Father's Day (1997)

6. Draft Day (2014)

68. Peter Segal

Director | Get Smart

Peter Segal was born in 1962. He is a director and producer, known for Get Smart (2008), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Second Act (2018). He is married to Linda Segal. They have three children.

Movies I saw:

1. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

2. Tommy Boy (1995)

3. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

4. 50 First Dates (2004)

5. Get Smart (2008)

6. Grudge Match (2013)

69. Raja Gosnell

Director | Never Been Kissed

Raja Gosnell started his film career as an assistant editor in the late 1970s. His first credit as a film's main editor was the romantic comedy "The Lonely Guy" (1984), for director Arthur Hiller. During the 1980s, Gosnell served as editor in films directed by Tom Laughlin, David Worth, Bob Dahlin,...

Movies I saw:

1. Home Alone 3 (1997)

2. Never Been Kissed (1999)

3. Big Momma's House (2000)

4. Scooby-Doo (2002)

5. Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

6. The Smurfs (2011)

70. David O. Russell

Director | American Hustle

David Owen Russell is an American film writer, director, and producer, known for a cinema of intense, tragi-comedic characters whose love of life can surpass dark circumstances faced in very specific worlds. His films address such themes as mental illness as stigma or hope; invention of self and ...

Movies I saw:

1. Three Kings (1999)

2. The Fighter (2010)

3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

4. American Hustle (2013)

5. Joy (2015)

71. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Snowpiercer

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and producer, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019).

Movies I saw:

1. Memories of Murder (2003)

2. The Host (2006)

3. Mother (2009)

4. Snowpiercer (2013)

5. Parasite (2019)

72. Anthony Russo

Director | Avengers: Endgame

Anthony J. Russo is an American filmmaker and producer who works alongside his brother Joseph Russo. They have directed You, Me and Dupree, Cherry and the Marvel films Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Endgame is one of ...

This also includes his directing partner Joe Russo

Movies I saw:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

2. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

5. Cherry (2021)

73. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Toy Story (1995)

2. A Bug's Life (1998)

3. Toy Story 2 (1999)

4. Cars (2006)

5. Cars 2 (2011)

74. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. The Man Without a Face (1993)

2. Braveheart (1995)

3. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

4. Apocalypto (2006)

5. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

75. Paul Feig

Producer | Freaks and Geeks

Paul Feig is an American film director and writer who is known for creating Freaks and Geeks and directing Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and A Simple Favor. He also directed the highly controversial 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters. The failure of the reboot resulted in the production of Ghostbusters: ...

Movies I saw:

1. Bridesmaids (2011)

2. The Heat (2013)

3. Spy (2015)

4. Ghostbusters (2016)

5. A Simple Favor (2018)

76. 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 ...

77. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

Sylvester Stallone is a athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director/producer, the movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 40 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws.

Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in...

Movies I saw:

1. Rocky II (1979)

2. Rocky III (1982)

3. Rocky IV (1985)

4. Rocky Balboa (2006)

5. The Expendables (2010)

78. Cameron Crowe

Writer | Almost Famous

Certainly idiosyncratic as a writer, Cameron Crowe has created a series of scripts that, while liked by the critics, were considered offbeat and difficult to market.

Cameron Bruce Crowe was born in Palm Springs, California, to Alice Marie Crowe (née George), a teacher and activist, and James A. ...

Movies I saw:

1. Say Anything... (1989)

2. Singles (1992)

3. Jerry Maquire (1996)

4. Almost Famous (2000)

5. Vanilla Sky (2001)

79. John Landis

Director | The Blues Brothers

John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "...

80. F. Gary Gray

Director | Set It Off

F. Gary Gray was born on July 17, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Gary Gray. He is a director and producer, known for Set It Off (1996), The Italian Job (2003) and The Negotiator (1998).

Movies I saw:

1. Friday (1995)

2. The Negotiator (1998)

3. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

4. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

5. The Fate of the Furious (2016)

81. Kathryn Bigelow

Director | Near Dark

A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be ...

Movies I saw:

1. Point Break (1991)

2. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

3. The Hurt Locker (2008)

4. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

5. Detroit (2017)

82. Mel Brooks

Actor | Spaceballs

Mel Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII, and afterwards got a job playing the drums at nightclubs in the Catskills. Brooks eventually started a comedy act and also worked in radio and as Master Entertainer at Grossinger's Resort before going to ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Producers (1967)

2. Blazing Saddles (1974)

3. Young Frankenstein (1974)

4. Spaceballs (1987)

5. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

83. Ang Lee

Director | Wo hu cang long

Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ...

Movies I saw:

1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

2. Hulk (2003)

3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

4. Taking Woodstock (2009)

5. Life of Pi (2012)

84. Ben Stiller

Producer | Zoolander

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real...

Movies I saw:

1. The Cable Guy (1996)

2. Zoolander (2001)

3. Tropic Thunder (2008)

4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

5. Zoolander 2 (2016)

85. Jeff Nichols

Writer | Take Shelter

Jeff Nichols was born on December 7, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Take Shelter (2011), Midnight Special (2016) and Mud (2012).

Movies I saw - ALL MOVIES

1. Shotgun Stories (2007)

2. Take Shelter (2011)

3. Mud (2012)

4. Midnight Special (2016)

5. Loving (2016)

86. David Ayer

Writer | End of Watch

David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, ...

Movies I saw:

1. End of Watch (2012)

2. Sabotage (2014)

3. Fury (2014)

4. Suicide Squad (2016)

5. Bright (2017)

87. Brian De Palma

Director | Dressed to Kill

Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on September 11, 1940, De Palma was born in Newark, New Jersey in an Italian-American ...

Movies I saw:

1. Carrie (1976)

2. Scarface (1983)

3. The Untouchables (1987)

4. Carlito's Way (1993)

5. Mission: Impossible (1996)

88. Peter Weir

Director | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Way Back (2010) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Wendy Stites since 1966. They have two ...

89. John Carpenter

Writer | The Fog

John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky ...

Movies I saw:

1. Halloween (1978)

2. Escape from New York (1981)

3. The Thing (1982)

4. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

5. They Live (1988)

90. Wolfgang Petersen

Director | Das Boot

This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies.

Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees....

Movies I saw:

1. Das Boot (1981)

2. In the Line of Fire (1993)

3. Air Force One (1997)

4. The Perfect Storm (2000)

5. Troy (2004)

91. Paul Greengrass

Director | United 93

Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.

After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ...

Movies I saw:

1. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

2. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

3. Captain Phillips (2013)

4. Jason Bourne (2016)

5. News of the World (2020)

92. 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 ...

Movies I saw:

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

2. Hair (1979)

3. Amadeus (1984)

4. The People vs. Larry Flint (1996)

5. Man on the Moon (1999)

93. Frank Oz

Actor | The Muppet Show

Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...

Movies I saw:

1. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

2. What About Bob? (1991)

3. The Score (2001)

4. The Stepford Wives (2004)

5. Death at a Funeral (2007)

94. Martin Campbell

Director | Casino Royale

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...

Movies I saw:

1. GoldenEye (1995)

2. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

3. Casino Royale (2006)

4. Green Lantern (2011)

5. The Foreigner (2017)

95. James Wan

Writer | Saw

James Wan (born 26 February 1977) is an Australian film producer, screenwriter and film director of Malaysian Chinese descent. He is widely known for directing the horror film Saw (2004) and creating Billy the puppet. Wan has also directed Dead Silence (2007), Death Sentence (2007), Insidious (2010)...

Movies I saw:

1. Saw (2004)

2. The Conjuring (2013)

3. Furious 7 (2015)

4. Aquaman (2018)

5. Malignant (2021)

96. Lee Tamahori

Director | Once Were Warriors

Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature ...

Movies I saw:

1. Once Were Warriors (1994)

2. The Edge (1997)

3. Along Came a Spider (2001)

4. Die Another Day (2002)

5. The Devil's Double (2011)

97. Guillermo del Toro

Writer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in filmmaking in his early teens. Later, he learned about makeup and effects from the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist (1973)) and worked on making his ...

Movies I saw:

1. Hellboy (2004)

2. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

4. Pacific Rim (2013)

5. The Shape of Water (2017)

98. 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,...

Movies I saw:

1. The African Queen (1951)

2. Casino Royale (1967)

3. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

4. Escape to Victory (1981)

5. Annie (1982)

99. Francis Lawrence

Director | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence is an Austrian filmmaker. He started directing over sixty music videos before he directed the cult classic Keanu Reeves film Constantine, I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. He also directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, and Red ...

100. John Glen

Director | Licence to Kill

He started on the Shepperton Studios cutting rooms in 1948 working on such as 'The Wooden Horse' and 'The Third Man' before moving to Nettlefold Studios where his stay was interrupted by two years National Service after which he joined Group 3 at Beaconsfield . His next move was becoming sound ...

Movies I saw:

1. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

2. Octopussy (1983)

3. A View to a Kill (1985)

4. The Living Daylights (1987)

5. Licence to Kill (1989)



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