Most Prolific Directors (In Terms of Quantity)

by nikolayyeriomin | created - 06 Feb 2017 | updated - 13 Dec 2017 | Public

To be fair, we're talking only about quantity here, so everything is eligible, from amateurs to well-known geniuses, as long as hey have a whopping director filmography. As individual episodes of TV series are not usually accounted on IMDb I will try to count them separately from time to time.

The only thing is excluded is adult film industry, unless we're talking about someone who shifted from this to regular movies, like Joe D'Amato.

I also highly recommend this list of "Most prolific people on IMDB": http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003033955/

Work in progress (semi-regular updates).

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1. Louis Feuillade

Director | Les vampires

A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series,...

686 (!) directorial works. That's mostly NOT taking into consideration that a lot of his works are film serials, some of which are yet to be separated into episodes on IMDb (unlike television series).

2. Doug Walker

Writer | The Nostalgia Critic

Doug Walker was born in Naples, Italy; and because his father was in the Navy, lived in many different places across the United States when he was growing up. He went on to study film at Northern Illinois University, majoring in communications.

After college, he worked as an illustrator and started ...

17 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually rather shocking 1023. I would have given him a number one spot, but considering that web-episodes are of varying length and mostly take less effort then actual movies I've decided that Feuillade should still have number one spot.

3. Lewis Lovhaug

Actor | Atop the Fourth Wall

Lewis Lovhaug was born on August 19, 1987 in Minnesota, USA as Lewis Jeffrey Lovhaug. He is an actor and writer, known for Atop the Fourth Wall (2008), Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015) and The Cinema Snob (2007). He has been married to Viga Victoria Gadson since November 12, 2017.

11 directorial works, but but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 790.

4. Brad Jones

Writer | Freak Out

Brad Jones was born on December 20, 1981 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. He is an editor and producer, known for Freak Out (2003), Game Boys (2008) and Paranoia (2011). He has been married to Laura Luke since November 11, 2017. He was previously married to Jillian Zurawski.

22 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is 679.

5. Dave Fleischer

Director | Mr. Bug Goes to Town

Dave Fleischer was born on July 14, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as David Fleischer. He is known for his work on Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), In the Good Old Summer Time (1926) and Imagination (1943). He was married to Mae Schwartz and Ida Mae Sharnow. He died on June 25, 1979 in Woodland ...

634 directorial works.

6. James Rolfe

Writer | The Angry Video Game Nerd

James Rolfe was born on July 10, 1980 in Penns Grove, New Jersey, USA as James Duncan Rolfe. He is a writer and producer, known for The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004), Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) and Board James (2009). He has been married to April Rolfe since November 2007. They have two...

52 directorial works as of now but A) filmography is tad incomplete and b) that's not counting each individual web-series episode he has made. If we account each of them as a separate production then he has (wait for it) 601 directorial works and growing.

7. William Beaudine

Director | The Ape Man

William Beaudine, the director of nearly 350 known films (nearly one for every day of the year; some listings of his work put his output at 500 movies and hundreds of TV episodes) and scores of television episodes, enjoyed a directing career that stretched across seven decades from the 'Teens to ...

372 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 552.

8. Georges Méliès

Director | À la conquête du pôle

Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.

Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, ...

529 directorial works.

9. D.W. Griffith

Director | The Birth of a Nation

David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually shape his movies. In 1897 ...

520 directorial works with more then 140 in 1909 alone.

10. Rob Schiller

Director | Santa Barbara

A 2 time Emmy Award winning Director, Rob began making films at the age of 11 and as an actor, got his Equity Card at 17. He hasn't stopped directing in theatre, film & television- since. He attended Ithaca College for Communications and Buffalo State for Theatre Arts. His first network job was as ...

68 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually a least 566.

11. Alice Guy

Director | Shadows of the Moulin Rouge

Generally considered to be the world's first female director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business as a secretary at Gaumont-Paris in 1896. The next year Gaumont changed from manufacturing cameras to producing movies, and Guy became one of its first film directors. She impressed the the ...

443 directorial works.

10 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually 427.

16 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 426.

14. John Sedwick

Director | The Edge of Night

He is survived by five children including television director, 'Joanne Sedwick' and eight grandchildren.

4 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually 409.

15. Allan Dwan

Director | A Perfect Crime

Allan Dwan was born on April 3, 1885 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Joseph Aloysius Dwan. He was a director and writer, known for A Perfect Crime (1921), Bound in Morocco (1918) and A Broken Doll (1921). He was married to Marie Shelton and Pauline Bush. He died on December 28, 1981 in Woodland ...

407 directorial works.

16. Mathew Buck

Actor | Bad Movie Beatdown

Mathew Buck was born on December 1, 1990 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Bad Movie Beatdown (2009), Projector (2010) and To Boldly Flee (2012).

4 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually 404.

17. Stan Brakhage

Director | The Loom

Stan Brakhage was born on January 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Sanders. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Loom (1986), The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (2000) and Persian Series (2001). He was married to Marilyn Jull and Jane Brakhage. He died on March 9,...

377 directorial works. I have a feeling I've found the main inspiration behind Marco Romano's filmography (see below).

18. Bennett White

Actor | Anime Abandon

Bennett White is an actor and writer, known for Anime Abandon (2011), Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre (2009) and Bad Movie Beatdown (2009).

4 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 367.

19. Friz Freleng

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an ...

331 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 364.

20. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

306 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 330.

21. Phelan Porteous

Art_department | Phelous & the Movies

Phelan Porteous was born on September 4, 1983 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is known for his work on Phelous & the Movies (2008), To Boldly Flee (2012) and Nostalgia Critic (2007).

2 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 328

22. Eric Rodriguez

Actor | The Blockbuster Buster

Eric Rodriguez is an actor and writer, known for The Blockbuster Buster (2010), Nostalgia Critic (2007) and Welshy Reviews (2011). He has been married to Marsha Kent since January 16, 2001.

1 directorial work but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 318.

23. Mack Sennett

Producer | The Good-Bye Kiss

Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...

308 directorial works.

24. Ryan Todd

Producer | Smosh

Ryan Todd has been working professionally in the field of Feature Films, Music Videos, Commercials & Web Content since 2005. After earning awards for his various music videos and short films he directed his first film Sensored. Since then he has gone on to Produce and Direct for the successful ...

9 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 307.

25. Edwin S. Porter

Director | The White Pearl

In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American ...

306 directorial works.

26. Andy Signore

Writer | Honest Trailers

Andy is the creator, writer and director of numerous widely popular digital series, including "Honest Trailers", "Man at Arms", 'The ScreenJunkies Show", "Prank it FWD", "Super-Fan Builds" and many more. His original content, branded entertainment, celebrity shorts and pop culture commentary has ...

24 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 292

27. Steven L. Anderson

Writer | The Life of Moses

Steven L. Anderson was born on July 24, 1981 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Life of Moses (2010), AIDS: The Judgment of God (2014) and Marching to Zion (2015). He has been married to Zsuzsanna Tóth since August 13, 2000. They have nine children.

10 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television and/or web-series episode the number is actually at least 291.

3 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually 274.

29. Ian Hecox

Producer | Smosh

Ian Hecox is the Co-founder of the online comedy enterprise Smosh. Together with his childhood friend Anthony Padilla, they write, direct, and star in the comedy sketches they have been creating since 2005. They have amassed over 6 Billion views and over 22 million subscribers on their Smosh ...

3 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 252

30. Anthony Padilla

Producer | Smosh

Anthony Padilla was born on September 16, 1987 in Sacramento County, California, USA as Daniel Anthony Padilla. He is a producer and writer, known for Smosh (2005), The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and Smosh: The Movie (2015).

3 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 252.

31. David Díaz

Writer | The Fear (El Miedo)

David Díaz Horcajo was born on May 28, 1986 in Madrid, Spain. He began his studies at the "Lycée Français of Madrid". At 10 he discovered his passion for cinema after watching Metropolis (1927). At 14 he wrote his first screenplay (a feature film starring his high school friends) and at 16 he made ...

54 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television and web-series episode the number is actually at least 251.

32. Mark Fischbach

Actor | Markiplier... My Name Is... Mark

Perhaps one of the icons of famous Internet and YouTube stars is Markiplier. As of November 2016, his channel has over 15 million subscribers, over 6 billion total video views, and is the 21st most subscribed channel on YouTube. Fischbach specializes in Let's Play gameplay commentary videos and ...

148 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is 250.

33. Enrique Carreras

Director | Los evadidos

Enrique Carreras was born on January 6, 1925 in Lima, Peru as Enrique Santes Morello. He was a director and writer, known for The Escaped (1964), La valija (1971) and Crazy Women (1977). He was married to Mercedes Carreras. He died on August 29, 1995 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

103 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 245.

34. George Kuchar

Director | The Devil's Cleavage

George Kuchar was born on August 31, 1942 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as George Andrew Kuchar. He was a director and actor, known for The Devil's Cleavage (1975) and Sparkle's Tavern (1985). He died on September 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California, USA.

237 directorial works.

35. Segundo de Chomón

Director | Un portero modelo

Segundo de Chomón became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries and managing a factory for the coloring of Pathé films. He began shooting footage of ...

228 directorial works.

36. Peter Brinkerhoff

Director | Santa Barbara

Peter Brinkerhoff is a director and actor, known for Santa Barbara (1984), Passions (1999) and Sunset Beach (1997).

11 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 222.

37. Todd Nathanson

Writer | One Hit Wonderland

Todd Nathanson was born on June 3, 1984 as Kenneth Munson. He is a writer and director, known for One Hit Wonderland (2012), Todd's Pop Song Reviews (2009) and Bad Movie Beatdown (2009).

4 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 218.

38. Allison Pregler

Actress | Obscurus Lupa Presents

Allison Pregler was born on December 6, 1989 as Allison Rose Pregler. She is an actress and writer, known for Movie Nights (2010), Bad Movie Beatdown (2009) and Radu Reviews (2012).

4 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 217.

51 directorial works, but if we count each television episode the number is at the very least 214.

40. Mason Morgan

Producer | The Marvelous M Show

Mason Morgan is a producer and director, known for The Marvelous M Show (2011), What Is the Meaning of Life? (2013) and Where's the Center of the Universe? (2014).

4 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 206.

41. Mamoru Oshii

Director | Innocence

Mamoru Oshii is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter. Famous for his philosophy-oriented storytelling, Oshii has directed a number of popular anime, including Urusei Yatsura (1981-1984), Angel's Egg (1985), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), and Ghost in ...

40 directorial works, but if we take into consideration each television episode the number is 205. Animation director.

42. Jesús Franco

Writer | Der Teufel kam aus Akasava

He was only six years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and an easy-read novel writer (...

203 directorial works.

43. Joe Vargas

Actor | The Angry Joe Show

Joe Vargas was born on June 18, 1984 in Austin, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Angry Joe Show (2009), Nostalgia Critic (2007) and Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015).

Directed 202 episodes of his own web-series.

44. Shane Gill

Writer | Did You Know Gaming?

Shane Gill is a writer and director, known for Did You Know Gaming? (2012), JonTron (2010) and Film Theory (2015).

201 episodes of his own web-series.

45. Benny Fine

Producer | F*&% the Prom

Benny Fine is a producer and writer, known for F*&% the Prom (2017), Kids React (2010) and Sing It! (2016).

17 directorial work, but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is 199.

46. 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...

89 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each TV episode the number is actually at least 198.

47. Rafi Fine

Producer | Kids React

Rafi Fine is a producer and writer, known for Kids React (2010), YouTubers React (2012) and Elders React (2012).

16 directorial works, if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 197.

48. Maurice Elvey

Director | The Glad Eye

Maurice Elvey was born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England, the oldest son of William Clarence Folkard, an inspecting engineer, and Sarah Anna Seward Folkard (formerly Pearce). He never had a formal education, and was working on the streets of London by the age of nine after having run away...

196 directorial works.

49. Joe D'Amato

Director | La morte ha sorriso all'assassino

Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman ...

195 directorial works.

50. J. Stuart Blackton

Director | The Glorious Adventure

J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton ...

187 directorial works.

51. Richard Thorpe

Director | Knights of the Round Table

After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in...

186 directorial works.

52. Brett Register

Director | The Crew

Brett Register was born on October 23, 1982 in Lakeland, Florida, USA. He is a director and producer, known for The Crew (2008), What's Trending (2011) and A Good Knight's Quest (2010).

20 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television and web-series episode the number is actually at least 185.

53. 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...

178 directorial works.

54. Fred Olen Ray

Director | Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood

Fred Olen Ray spent most of his childhood in Florida, where he was always a fan of horror movies on TV. He collected autographs of many of the actors in those films where he met Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. His early career was filled with low-budget horror and science-fiction films, but the ...

149 directorial works, but if we count each television episode the number is at the very least 176.

55. Yevgen Synelnykov

Director | Orel i reshka

Yevgen Synelnykov is a director, known for Orel i reshka (2011) and Vokrug M (2016).

2 directorial works, but if we count each television episode the number is at the very least 176.

56. John Purzycki

Producer | Wrestlinggodbitch

John Purzycki was born on October 7, 1990 in Dover, New Jersey, USA. He is a producer and editor, known for Wrestlinggodbitch (2006), My Top 5 (2012) and A Movie Review (2012).

3 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 176.

57. Gregory La Cava

Director | My Man Godfrey

A former cartoonist, Gregory La Cava entered films during WWI as an animator for Walter Lantz on such animated films as "The Katzenjammer Kids" series. Hired by the Hearst Corp. as the editor-in-chief for its International Comic Films division, La Cava switched to live-action films in the 1920s and...

174 directorial works.

58. Mike Jeavons

Actor | Shameful Sequels

Mike Jeavons was born on December 5, 1985 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Shameful Sequels (2009), Bad Movie Beatdown (2009) and Atop the Fourth Wall (2008). He has been married to Grace Downes since November 7, 2014.

4 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 162.

59. Jill Bearup

Writer | Stuff You Like

Jill Bearup was born as Jill Atkinson. She is a writer and actress, known for Stuff You Like (2011), Bad Movie Beatdown (2009) and Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack (2010).

2 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 160.

60. Hal Roach

Director | One Million B.C.

Hal Roach was born in 1892 in Elmira, New York. After working as a mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, among other things, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd in 1913 in San Diego. By all accounts, including his own,...

155 directorial works.

61. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard D. Schwartzberg. He is a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Lethal Weapon (1987). He has been married to Lauren Shuler Donner since November 27, 1986.

80 directorial works, but if we take into consideration each television episode actual number is 155.

62. Marco Romano

Director | The last days of Earth

Marco Romano was born on April 4, 1994 in San Marino. He is a director and writer, known for The last days of Earth (2017), Logan X-passage (2017) and That movie is not Star wars. Episode VII. Last jedi (2017).

A weird amateur filmmaker from San-Marino making dozens of short films, which vary from somewhat watchable to nonsensical. 140 directorial works we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually 153.

63. Lindsay Ellis

Producer | The Nostalgia Chick

Lindsay Ellis was born on November 24, 1984 in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA as Lindsay Carole Ellis. She is a producer and writer, known for The Nostalgia Chick (2008), Nostalgia Critic (2007) and Kickassia (2010).

4 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 151.

64. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

150 directorial works.

65. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | Pierrot le fou

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 ...

124 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually 147.

66. René Cardona

Director | Santa Claus

René Cardona was born on October 8, 1906 in Havana, Cuba as René Cardona Andre. He was a director and actor, known for Santa Claus (1959), Don Juan Tenorio (1937) and Neutron Traps the Invisible Killers (1965). He died on April 25, 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico.

145 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 147.

67. 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, ...

146 directorial works.

68. Godfrey Ho

Director | The Ninja Squad

Godfrey Ho was born in 1948 in Hong Kong as Chi Kueng Ho. He is a director and writer, known for The Ninja Squad (1986), Thunder of Gigantic Serpent (1988) and Top Mission (1987).

Notorious copy-paste tool of a director, known for endless line of ninja movies. 140 directorial works.

69. 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 ...

138 directorial works.

70. Frank Lloyd

Director | Mutiny on the Bounty

Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...

135 directorial works.

71. Raoul Ruiz

Director | Les trois couronnes du matelot

Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly ...

134 directorial works.

72. Waris Hussein

Director | Edward & Mrs. Simpson

Born in Lucknow, India, Waris Hussein moved to England at age nine with his parents. He later attended Cambridge and at 21 started as a trainee director with BBC, where his mother, the late Attia Hussein, worked. In addition to reading news in Hindi, she was also the station's dramatic star--...

68 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 130.

73. Sergey A.

Writer | Deadly Cruise

Sergey A. was born on April 16, 1996 in Moscow, Russia. He is a writer and producer, known for Deadly Cruise (2016), Mezhzvyozdnyie voyny. Sila probuzhdayetsya (2015) and Watch Movie Free Online (2019).

114 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 123. Growing VERY fast.

74. 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 ...

73 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each TV episode the number is actually at least 121.

9 directorial works, but if we count each television episode the number is at the very least 121.

76. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

120 directorial works.

77. Tom Gries

Director | Will Penny

Georgetown University-educated Thomas Stephen Gries was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth Marie (Gluck), an advertising copywriter and actress, and Joseph Charles Gries. He returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood ...

68 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 118.

78. Jamie Maurer

Actor | Needs More Gay

Jamie Maurer is an actor and writer, known for Needs More Gay (2010), The Nostalgia Chick (2008) and Hagan Reviews (2011).

1 directorial work but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 118.

79. Anthony Fantano

Writer | The Needle Drop

Anthony Fantano is a writer and director, known for The Needle Drop (2009), Shrek Retold (2018) and Sardonicast (2018).

118 episodes of his own web-series.

80. Henry King

Director | The Song of Bernadette

For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell ...

117 directorial works.

81. Noah Antwiler

Actor | The Spoony Experiment

Noah Antwiler was born on December 27, 1980 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Spoony Experiment (2007), Bad Movie Beatdown (2009) and To Boldly Flee (2012).

4 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 113.

82. Louis Lumière

Producer | La Mi-Carême, Char et batailles de confettis

Although no one will ever come up with a definitive answer as to who invented the cinema (probably because no one single person was responsible), Louis Lumière has one of the strongest claims to the title - for it was he (with his brother Auguste) who invented the cinematographe : a machine that ...

110 directorial works.

83. Jay Chandrasekhar

Director | Super Troopers

Jay Chandrasekhar was born on April 9, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jayanth Jumbulingam Chandrasekhar. He is a director and actor, known for Super Troopers (2001), Beerfest (2006) and Club Dread (2004). He has been married to Susan Clarke since September 18, 2005. They have three children.

43 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 110.

84. Jean Rouch

Director | Madame L'Eau

Jean Rouch was born on May 31, 1917 in Paris, France. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Madame L'Eau (1993), I, a Negro (1958) and Six in Paris (1965). He was married to Joselyne Lamothe. He died on February 18, 2004 in Birni N'Konni, Niger.

109 directorial works.

85. Nikolay Yeriomin

The Dark Knight Rises

Nikolay Yeriomin was born on June 15, 1992 in Jerusalem, Israel as Mykola Borysovych Yeromin. He is known for his work on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Crudely Written Communal Fiction and Mindeath.

Me myself. Not really proud to be here, it's just that as an aspiring filmmaker I was somewhat ashamed that I had not that much short films (and therefore experience)... And now it seems that I have TOO MUCH. The IMDb filmography is incomplete as of now, but it has 96 directorial works and taking into consideration individual episodes of web-series it is actually at least 109.

86. August Blom

Director | Verdens Undergang

August Blom was born on December 26, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The End of the World (1916), Kærlighedslængsel (1916) and Kærligheds-Væddemaalet (1917). He died on January 10, 1947 in Copenhagen.

108 directorial works.

87. Jim Wynorski

Director | The Lost Empire

A 25-year veteran in the Hollywood exploitation field, writer/producer/director Jim Wynorski is responsible for over 150 varied motion pictures in a myriad of genres. Leaving behind a successful commercial business in New York, Wynorski relocated to California in 1980 and soon found himself on the ...

104 directorial works.

88. 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, ...

A famously prolific Japanese director who works in any imagianable genre. 102 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each television episode, the number is actually at least 107.

89. Jason Impey

Director | Ted Bundy Had a Son

He was only 10 years old when he first picked up the camera and started self shooting independent short films that would turn into some of his controversial and often challenging features.

After a few shorts as a child Jason went to study media at Bedford College at the age of 16 in which he gained ...

104 directorial works.

90. Rachel Talalay

Director | Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Rachel Talalay was born in Chicago Illinois. Her parents, Paul and Prudence, moved to Baltimore to work/teach at Johns Hopkins when she was 4 years old. After studying Applied Mathematics at Yale University, she worked as a computer programmer at Johns Hopkins University. During this time, she met ...

56 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 102.

91. Robert Clampett

Director | Thunderbolt the Wondercolt

Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World (1925), inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which ...

101 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 102.

92. Joji

Actor | The Filthy Frank Show

Joji was born as George Miller. He is an actor and writer, known for The Filthy Frank Show (2011), Worst Film Ever (Christmas Special) (2014) and Joji: Yeah Right (2018).

97 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 102.

93. Dwight H. Little

Director | Murder at 1600

Director Dwight H. Little was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Always interested in film while growing up, he came out west to attend the Film School at the University of Southern California. His senior thesis project, "Americano," brought him much acclaim, winning the Focus Film Festival's top ...

48 directorial works, but if we also take into consideration each television episode the number is actually at least 101.

94. Rudolf Ising

Producer | The Milky Way

While animation was still in its infancy during the early twenties, Walt Disney managed to recruit the brightest and best talent nationwide and imported it into Hollywood. Two of these pioneers artists were close friends Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising. They had first tasted success by helping to ...

100 directorial works.

95. Jared Bauer

Director | Thug Notes

Jared Bauer is a director and writer, known for Thug Notes (2013), Earthling Cinema (2014) and Creepy Priest (2011).

7 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 100.

96. Kenji Mizoguchi

Director | Ugetsu monogatari

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 ...

99 directorial works.

97. Çetin Inanç

Director | En Büyük Yumruk

He was born in Ankara in 1941. He studied Turkish Law. He made his first movie in 1967. In 1971 he made a movie called Ceko (Turkish western). It was a hit in Anatolia. He made a lot of Turkish erotic movies as "Ah ne adem dilli badem". After erotic movies he decided to make action movies. He made ...

96 directorial works, at least 97 if we count each television episode, but probably A LOT more.

98. Daniel Baxter

Actor | How It Should Have Ended

Daniel Baxter is an actor and writer, known for How It Should Have Ended (2005), Honest Trailers (2012) and Tvoovies (2013).

7 directorial works but if we also take into consideration each web-series episode the number is actually at least 96. Animation director.

99. Andy Warhol

Director | Blue Movie

Andrew Warhol's father, Ondrej, came from the Austria-Hungary Empire (now Slovakia) in 1912, and sent for his mother, Julia Zavackyová Warholová, in 1921. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner. Around some time, the family moved to Pittsburgh. During his teenage years...

95 directorial works.

100. Evgeniy Bazhenov

Actor | Hardcore Henry

Evgeniy Bazhenov was born on May 24, 1991 in Sterlitamak, USSR. He is a director and writer, known for Hardcore Henry (2015), BadComedian (2011) and Geroi interneta (2014).

At least 91 (actually a lot more then 100) web-series episodes.



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