My 310 Favorite Directors of All-Time (Alphabetical Order)

  1. Chantal Akerman
  2. Robert Aldrich
  3. Woody Allen
  4. Pedro Almodovar
  5. Robert Altman
  6. Lindsay Anderson
  7. Paul Thomas Anderson
  8. Wes Anderson
  9. Roy Andersson
  10. Kenneth Anger
  11. Michelangelo Antonioni
  12. Gregg Araki
  13. Dario Argento
  14. Jack Arnold
  15. Darren Aronofsky
  16. Hal Ashby
  17. Ralph Bakshi
  18. Clive Barker
  19. Mario Bava
  20. Jacques Becker
  21. Marco Bellocchio
  22. Ingmar Bergman
  23. Bernardo Bertolucci
  24. Luc Besson
  25. Kathryn Bigelow
  26. Brad Bird 
  27. Budd Boetticher
  28. Peter Bogdanovich
  29. Bong Joon-ho
  30. John Boorman
  31. Frank Borzage
  32. Robert Bresson
  33. Albert Brooks
  34. Richard Brooks
  35. Tod Browning
  36. Luis Bunuel
  37. Charles Burnett
  38. Tim Burton
  39. James Cameron
  40. Jane Campion
  41. Frank Capra
  42. Leos Carax
  43. Marcel Carne
  44. John Carpenter
  45. John Cassavetes
  46. William Castle
  47. Claude Chabrol 
  48. Charlie Chaplin
  49. Kaige Chen
  50. Stephen Chow
  51. Michael Cimino
  52. Rene Clair
  53. Alan Clarke
  54. Jack Clayton
  55. Henri-Georges Clouzot
  56. Jean Cocteau
  57. Joel and Ethan Coen
  58. Larry Cohen
  59. Francis Ford Coppola
  60. Sergio Corbucci
  61. Roger Corman
  62. Costa-Gavras
  63. Alex Cox
  64. Wes Craven
  65. David Cronenberg
  66. Cameron Crowe
  67. George Cukor
  68. Michael Curtiz
  69. Damiano Damiani
  70. Joe Dante
  71. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  72. Jules Dassin
  73. Terence Davies
  74. Guillermo del Toro
  75. Jonathan Demme
  76. Jacques Demy
  77. Claire Denis
  78. Manoel de Oliveira
  79. Brian De Palma
  80. Vittorio De Sica
  81. Stanley Donen
  82. Carl Theodor Dreyer
  83. Bruno Dumont
  84. Allan Dwan
  85. Clint Eastwood
  86. Atom Egoyan
  87. Sergei Eisenstein
  88. Pierre Etaix
  89. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  90. Federico Fellini
  91. Abel Ferrara
  92. Louis Feuillade
  93. David Fincher
  94. Terence Fisher
  95. Robert J. Flaherty
  96. John Ford
  97. Bill Forsyth
  98. Bob Fosse
  99. John Frankenheimer
  100. Stephen Frears
  101. William Friedkin
  102. Kinji Fukasaku 
  103. Samuel Fuller
  104. Abel Gance
  105. Terry Gilliam
  106. Jean-Luc Godard
  107. Michel Gondry
  108. Stuart Gordon
  109. D.W. Griffith
  110. Christopher Guest
  111. Michael Haneke
  112. Howard Hawks
  113. Monte Hellman
  114. Werner Herzog
  115. Walter Hill
  116. Alfred Hitchcock
  117. Seth Holt
  118. Dennis Hopper
  119. Tobe Hooper
  120. Hou Hsiao-hsien
  121. King Hu
  122. John Huston
  123. Kon Ichikawa
  124. Shohei Imamura
  125. Juzo Itami
  126. Peter Jackson
  127. Steve James
  128. Miklos Jancso
  129. Derek Jarman
  130. Jim Jarmusch
  131. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  132. Jia Zhangke
  133. Terry Jones
  134. Spike Jonze
  135. Neil Jordan
  136. Phil Karlson 
  137. Philip Kaufman
  138. Elia Kazan
  139. Buster Keaton
  140. Gene Kelly
  141. Irvin Kershner
  142. Abbas Kiarostami
  143. Krzysztof Kieslowski
  144. Kim Jee-woon
  145. Kim Ki-duk
  146. Keisuke Kinoshita
  147. Takeshi Kitano
  148. Masaki Kobayashi
  149. Satoshi Kon 
  150. Hirokazu Koreeda
  151. Stanley Kubrick
  152. Akira Kurosawa
  153. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  154. Emir Kustirica
  155. John Landis
  156. Fritz Lang
  157. David Lean
  158. Patrice Leconte
  159. Spike Lee
  160. Mike Leigh
  161. Sergio Leone
  162. Richard Lester
  163. Jerry Lewis
  164. Joseph H. Lewis
  165. Richard Linklater
  166. Carlo Lizzani
  167. Ken Loach
  168. Ernst Lubitsch
  169. Sidney Lumet
  170. David Lynch
  171. Alexander Mackendrick
  172. Guy Maddin
  173. Dusan Makavejev
  174. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  175. Karoly Makk
  176. Terrence Malick
  177. Louis Malle
  178. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  179. Anthony Mann
  180. Chris Marker
  181. Yasuzo Masumura
  182. Elaine May
  183. Paul Mazursky
  184. Leo McCarey
  185. Martin McDonagh 
  186. Norman Z. McLeod
  187. Peter Medak 
  188. Dariush Mehrjui 
  189. Deepa Mehta
  190. Georges Melies
  191. Jean-Pierre Melville
  192. Takashi Miike
  193. George Miller
  194. Vincente Minnelli
  195. Hayao Miyazaki 
  196. Kenji Mizoguichi
  197. Errol Morris 
  198. Cristian Mungiu
  199. F.W. Murnau
  200. Mira Nair
  201. Mikio Naruse
  202. Fred C. Newmeyer
  203. Gaspar Noe
  204. Christopher Nolan
  205. Max Ophuls
  206. Nagisa Oshima
  207. Francois Ozon
  208. Yasujiro Ozu
  209. G.W. Pabst
  210. Jafar Panahi
  211. Park Chan-Wook
  212. Nick Park 
  213. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  214. Sam Peckinpah
  215. Arthur Penn
  216. Roman Polanski
  217. Gillo Pontecorvo
  218. Ted Post
  219. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  220. Otto Preminger
  221. Stephen and Timothy Quay
  222. Bob Rafelson
  223. Sam Raimi
  224. Lynne Ramsay
  225. Nicholas Ray
  226. Satyajit Ray
  227. Carol Reed
  228. Matt Reeves
  229. Nicolas Winding Refn
  230. Kelly Reichardt
  231. Jean Renoir
  232. Alain Resnais
  233. Carlos Reygadas
  234. Tony Richardson
  235. Jacques Rivette
  236. Mark Robson
  237. Nicolas Roeg
  238. Eric Rohmer
  239. George A. Romero
  240. Francesco Rosi
  241. Roberto Rossellini
  242. Robert Rossen
  243. Alan Rudolph 
  244. Ken Russell
  245. John Sayles
  246. John Schlesinger
  247. Martin Scorsese
  248. Ridley Scott
  249. Ulrich Seidl
  250. Henry Selick 
  251. Ousmane Sembene
  252. Don Siegel
  253. Douglas Sirk
  254. Ching Siu-tung
  255. Victor Sjostrom
  256. Steven Soderbergh
  257. Sergio Sollima
  258. Todd Solondz
  259. Steven Spielberg
  260. John M. Stahl
  261. George Stevens
  262. Whit Stillman 
  263. Oliver Stone
  264. Preston Sturges
  265. Seijun Suzuki
  266. Jan Svankmajer 
  267. Quentin Tarantino
  268. Andrei Tarkovsky
  269. Bela Tarr
  270. Frank Tashlin
  271. Jacques Tati
  272. Sam Taylor
  273. Andre Techine
  274. Tian Zhuangzhuang
  275. Johnnie To
  276. Andre de Toth
  277. Jacques Tourneur
  278. Jan Troell
  279. Francois Truffaut
  280. Tsui Hark
  281. Shinya Tsukamoto
  282. Edgar G. Ulmer
  283. Roger Vadim
  284. Agnes Varda
  285. Paul Verhoeven 
  286. King Vidor
  287. Luchino Visconti
  288. Josef von Sternberg
  289. Erich von Stroheim
  290. Lars von Trier
  291. Margarethe von Trotta
  292. Andrzej Wajda
  293. Raoul Walsh
  294. John Waters
  295. Peter Watkins
  296. Apichatpong Weersethakul
  297. Orson Welles
  298. William A. Wellman
  299. Wim Wenders
  300. Lina Wertmuller
  301. James Whale
  302. Billy Wilder
  303. Robert Wise
  304. Wong Kar-wai
  305. John Woo
  306. Edgar Wright
  307. William Wyler
  308. Robert Zemeckis
  309. Zhang Yimou
  310. Terry Zwigoff

 

Advertisements