My 237 Favorite Directors of All-Time (Alphabetical Order)

  1. Chantal Akerman
  2. Robert Aldrich
  3. Woody Allen
  4. Pedro Almodovar
  5. Robert Altman
  6. Paul Thomas Anderson
  7. Wes Anderson
  8. Roy Andersson
  9. Kenneth Anger
  10. Michelangelo Antonioni
  11. Dario Argento
  12. Jack Arnold
  13. Noah Baumbach
  14. Mario Bava
  15. Jacques Becker
  16. Ingmar Bergman
  17. Bernardo Bertolucci
  18. Kathryn Bigelow
  19. Brad Bird 
  20. Budd Boetticher
  21. Peter Bogdanovich
  22. Bong Joon-ho
  23. Frank Borzage
  24. Robert Bresson
  25. Albert Brooks
  26. Luis Bunuel
  27. Charles Burnett
  28. Donald Cammell
  29. Jane Campion
  30. Frank Capra
  31. Leos Carax
  32. Marcel Carne
  33. John Carpenter
  34. John Cassavetes
  35. William Castle
  36. Claude Chabrol 
  37. Charlie Chaplin
  38. Michael Cimino
  39. Rene Clair
  40. Alan Clarke
  41. Henri-Georges Clouzot
  42. Jean Cocteau
  43. Joel and Ethan Coen
  44. Larry Cohen
  45. Francis Ford Coppola
  46. Sergio Corbucci
  47. Stuart Cooper
  48. Alex Cox
  49. David Cronenberg
  50. Alfonso Cuaron
  51. George Cukor
  52. Michael Curtiz
  53. Joe Dante
  54. Jules Dassin
  55. Terence Davies
  56. Guillermo del Toro
  57. Jonathan Demme
  58. Jacques Demy
  59. Claire Denis
  60. Manoel de Oliveira
  61. Brian De Palma
  62. Vittorio De Sica
  63. Stanley Donen
  64. Carl Theodor Dreyer
  65. Bruno Dumont
  66. Allan Dwan
  67. Clint Eastwood
  68. Atom Egoyan
  69. Sergei Eisenstein
  70. Pierre Etaix
  71. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  72. Federico Fellini
  73. Louis Feuillade
  74. Robert J. Flaherty
  75. Richard Fleischer
  76. John Ford
  77. Milos Forman
  78. Bill Forsyth
  79. John Frankenheimer
  80. William Friedkin
  81. Lucio Fulci
  82. Samuel Fuller
  83. Abel Gance
  84. Terry Gilliam
  85. Jean-Luc Godard
  86. D.W. Griffith
  87. Howard Hawks
  88. Monte Hellman
  89. Werner Herzog
  90. Walter Hill
  91. Alfred Hitchcock
  92. Ishiro Honda
  93. Tobe Hooper
  94. Hou Hsiao-hsien
  95. King Hu
  96. John Huston
  97. Kon Ichikawa
  98. Shohei Imamura
  99. Juzo Itami
  100. Peter Jackson
  101. Steve James
  102. Miklos Jancso
  103. Derek Jarman
  104. Jim Jarmusch
  105. Jia Zhangke
  106. Terry Jones
  107. Phil Karlson 
  108. Philip Kaufman
  109. Elia Kazan
  110. Buster Keaton
  111. Gene Kelly
  112. Abbas Kiarostami
  113. Krzysztof Kieslowski
  114. Kim Jee-woon
  115. Keisuke Kinoshita
  116. Masaki Kobayashi
  117. Satoshi Kon 
  118. Hirokazu Koreeda
  119. Stanley Kubrick
  120. Akira Kurosawa
  121. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  122. Fritz Lang
  123. Spike Lee
  124. Mike Leigh
  125. Sergio Leone
  126. Richard Lester
  127. Jerry Lewis
  128. Joseph H. Lewis
  129. Richard Linklater
  130. Ken Loach
  131. Ernst Lubitsch
  132. David Lynch
  133. Alexander Mackendrick
  134. Guy Maddin
  135. Dusan Makavejev
  136. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  137. Karoly Makk
  138. Terrence Malick
  139. Anthony Mann
  140. Chris Marker
  141. Yasuzo Masumura
  142. Elaine May
  143. Leo McCarey
  144. Norman Z. McLeod
  145. Dariush Mehrjui 
  146. Georges Melies
  147. Jean-Pierre Melville
  148. Takashi Miike
  149. George Miller
  150. Vincente Minnelli
  151. Hayao Miyazaki 
  152. Kenji Mizoguichi
  153. Errol Morris 
  154. Cristian Mungiu
  155. F.W. Murnau
  156. Mikio Naruse
  157. Fred C. Newmeyer
  158. Gaspar Noe
  159. Christopher Nolan
  160. Max Ophuls
  161. Nagisa Oshima
  162. Yasujiro Ozu
  163. G.W. Pabst
  164. Jafar Panahi
  165. Park Chan-Wook
  166. Nick Park 
  167. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  168. Sam Peckinpah
  169. Arthur Penn
  170. Roman Polanski
  171. Gillo Pontecorvo
  172. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  173. Otto Preminger
  174. Stephen and Timothy Quay
  175. Sam Raimi
  176. Lynne Ramsay
  177. Nicholas Ray
  178. Satyajit Ray
  179. Kelly Reichardt
  180. Jean Renoir
  181. Alain Resnais
  182. Carlos Reygadas
  183. Jacques Rivette
  184. Mark Robson
  185. Nicolas Roeg
  186. Eric Rohmer
  187. George A. Romero
  188. Francesco Rosi
  189. Roberto Rossellini
  190. Alan Rudolph
  191. Ken Russell
  192. Martin Scorsese
  193. Henry Selick 
  194. Ousmane Sembene
  195. Don Siegel
  196. Douglas Sirk
  197. Victor Sjostrom
  198. Steven Soderbergh
  199. Sergio Sollima
  200. Steven Spielberg
  201. Preston Sturges
  202. Seijun Suzuki
  203. Jan Svankmajer 
  204. Quentin Tarantino
  205. Andrei Tarkovsky
  206. Bela Tarr
  207. Frank Tashlin
  208. Jacques Tati
  209. Sam Taylor
  210. Tian Zhuangzhuang
  211. Andre de Toth
  212. Jacques Tourneur
  213. Jan Troell
  214. Francois Truffaut
  215. Edgar G. Ulmer
  216. Agnes Varda
  217. Paul Verhoeven 
  218. King Vidor
  219. Luchino Visconti
  220. Josef von Sternberg
  221. Erich von Stroheim
  222. Lars von Trier
  223. Andrzej Wajda
  224. Raoul Walsh
  225. John Waters
  226. Peter Watkins
  227. Apichatpong Weersethakul
  228. Orson Welles
  229. Wim Wenders
  230. Lina Wertmuller
  231. James Whale
  232. Billy Wilder
  233. Robert Wise
  234. Wong Kar-wai
  235. John Woo
  236. Edgar Wright
  237. Terry Zwigoff