My 235 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. Joe Dante
  53. Jules Dassin
  54. Terence Davies
  55. Guillermo del Toro
  56. Jonathan Demme
  57. Jacques Demy
  58. Claire Denis
  59. Manoel de Oliveira
  60. Brian De Palma
  61. Vittorio De Sica
  62. Stanley Donen
  63. Carl Theodor Dreyer
  64. Bruno Dumont
  65. Allan Dwan
  66. Clint Eastwood
  67. Atom Egoyan
  68. Sergei Eisenstein
  69. Pierre Etaix
  70. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  71. Federico Fellini
  72. Louis Feuillade
  73. Robert J. Flaherty
  74. Richard Fleischer
  75. John Ford
  76. Milos Forman
  77. Bill Forsyth
  78. John Frankenheimer
  79. William Friedkin
  80. Lucio Fulci
  81. Samuel Fuller
  82. Abel Gance
  83. Terry Gilliam
  84. Jean-Luc Godard
  85. D.W. Griffith
  86. Howard Hawks
  87. Monte Hellman
  88. Werner Herzog
  89. Walter Hill
  90. Alfred Hitchcock
  91. Ishiro Honda
  92. Tobe Hooper
  93. Hou Hsiao-hsien
  94. King Hu
  95. John Huston
  96. Kon Ichikawa
  97. Shohei Imamura
  98. Juzo Itami
  99. Peter Jackson
  100. Steve James
  101. Miklos Jancso
  102. Derek Jarman
  103. Jim Jarmusch
  104. Jia Zhangke
  105. Terry Jones
  106. Phil Karlson 
  107. Philip Kaufman
  108. Elia Kazan
  109. Buster Keaton
  110. Gene Kelly
  111. Abbas Kiarostami
  112. Krzysztof Kieslowski
  113. Kim Jee-woon
  114. Keisuke Kinoshita
  115. Masaki Kobayashi
  116. Satoshi Kon 
  117. Hirokazu Koreeda
  118. Stanley Kubrick
  119. Akira Kurosawa
  120. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  121. Fritz Lang
  122. Spike Lee
  123. Mike Leigh
  124. Sergio Leone
  125. Richard Lester
  126. Jerry Lewis
  127. Joseph H. Lewis
  128. Richard Linklater
  129. Ken Loach
  130. Ernst Lubitsch
  131. David Lynch
  132. Alexander Mackendrick
  133. Guy Maddin
  134. Dusan Makavejev
  135. Karoly Makk
  136. Terrence Malick
  137. Anthony Mann
  138. Chris Marker
  139. Yasuzo Masumura
  140. Elaine May
  141. Leo McCarey
  142. Norman Z. McLeod
  143. Dariush Mehrjui 
  144. Georges Melies
  145. Jean-Pierre Melville
  146. Takashi Miike
  147. George Miller
  148. Vincente Minnelli
  149. Hayao Miyazaki 
  150. Kenji Mizoguichi
  151. Errol Morris 
  152. Cristian Mungiu
  153. F.W. Murnau
  154. Mikio Naruse
  155. Fred C. Newmeyer
  156. Gaspar Noe
  157. Christopher Nolan
  158. Max Ophuls
  159. Nagisa Oshima
  160. Yasujiro Ozu
  161. G.W. Pabst
  162. Jafar Panahi
  163. Park Chan-Wook
  164. Nick Park 
  165. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  166. Sam Peckinpah
  167. Arthur Penn
  168. Roman Polanski
  169. Gillo Pontecorvo
  170. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  171. Otto Preminger
  172. Stephen and Timothy Quay
  173. Sam Raimi
  174. Lynne Ramsay
  175. Nicholas Ray
  176. Satyajit Ray
  177. Kelly Reichardt
  178. Jean Renoir
  179. Alain Resnais
  180. Carlos Reygadas
  181. Jacques Rivette
  182. Mark Robson
  183. Nicolas Roeg
  184. Eric Rohmer
  185. George A. Romero
  186. Francesco Rosi
  187. Roberto Rossellini
  188. Alan Rudolph
  189. Ken Russell
  190. Martin Scorsese
  191. Henry Selick 
  192. Ousmane Sembene
  193. Don Siegel
  194. Douglas Sirk
  195. Victor Sjostrom
  196. Steven Soderbergh
  197. Sergio Sollima
  198. Steven Spielberg
  199. Preston Sturges
  200. Seijun Suzuki
  201. Jan Svankmajer 
  202. Quentin Tarantino
  203. Andrei Tarkovsky
  204. Bela Tarr
  205. Frank Tashlin
  206. Jacques Tati
  207. Sam Taylor
  208. Tian Zhuangzhuang
  209. Andre de Toth
  210. Jacques Tourneur
  211. Jan Troell
  212. Francois Truffaut
  213. Edgar G. Ulmer
  214. Agnes Varda
  215. Paul Verhoeven 
  216. King Vidor
  217. Luchino Visconti
  218. Josef von Sternberg
  219. Erich von Stroheim
  220. Lars von Trier
  221. Andrzej Wajda
  222. Raoul Walsh
  223. John Waters
  224. Peter Watkins
  225. Apichatpong Weersethakul
  226. Orson Welles
  227. Wim Wenders
  228. Lina Wertmuller
  229. James Whale
  230. Billy Wilder
  231. Robert Wise
  232. Wong Kar-wai
  233. John Woo
  234. Edgar Wright
  235. Terry Zwigoff