My 262 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. Dario Argento
  13. Jack Arnold
  14. Noah Baumbach
  15. Mario Bava
  16. Jacques Becker
  17. Marco Bellocchio
  18. Ingmar Bergman
  19. Bernardo Bertolucci
  20. Kathryn Bigelow
  21. Brad Bird 
  22. Budd Boetticher
  23. Peter Bogdanovich
  24. Bong Joon-ho
  25. Frank Borzage
  26. Robert Bresson
  27. Albert Brooks
  28. Luis Bunuel
  29. Charles Burnett
  30. Donald Cammell
  31. Jane Campion
  32. Frank Capra
  33. Leos Carax
  34. Marcel Carne
  35. John Carpenter
  36. John Cassavetes
  37. William Castle
  38. Claude Chabrol 
  39. Charlie Chaplin
  40. Michael Cimino
  41. Rene Clair
  42. Alan Clarke
  43. Jack Clayton
  44. Henri-Georges Clouzot
  45. Jean Cocteau
  46. Joel and Ethan Coen
  47. Larry Cohen
  48. Francis Ford Coppola
  49. Sergio Corbucci
  50. Costa-Gavras
  51. Stuart Cooper
  52. Alex Cox
  53. David Cronenberg
  54. Alfonso Cuaron
  55. George Cukor
  56. Michael Curtiz
  57. Damiano Damiani
  58. Joe Dante
  59. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  60. Jules Dassin
  61. Terence Davies
  62. Guillermo del Toro
  63. Jonathan Demme
  64. Jacques Demy
  65. Claire Denis
  66. Manoel de Oliveira
  67. Brian De Palma
  68. Vittorio De Sica
  69. Stanley Donen
  70. Carl Theodor Dreyer
  71. Bruno Dumont
  72. Allan Dwan
  73. Clint Eastwood
  74. Atom Egoyan
  75. Sergei Eisenstein
  76. Pierre Etaix
  77. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  78. Federico Fellini
  79. Louis Feuillade
  80. Robert J. Flaherty
  81. Richard Fleischer
  82. John Ford
  83. Milos Forman
  84. Bill Forsyth
  85. John Frankenheimer
  86. William Friedkin
  87. Kinji Fukasaku
  88. Lucio Fulci
  89. Samuel Fuller
  90. Abel Gance
  91. Terry Gilliam
  92. Jean-Luc Godard
  93. D.W. Griffith
  94. Val Guest
  95. Michael Haneke
  96. Howard Hawks
  97. Monte Hellman
  98. Werner Herzog
  99. Walter Hill
  100. Alfred Hitchcock
  101. Ishiro Honda
  102. Tobe Hooper
  103. Hou Hsiao-hsien
  104. King Hu
  105. John Huston
  106. Kon Ichikawa
  107. Shohei Imamura
  108. Juzo Itami
  109. Peter Jackson
  110. Steve James
  111. Miklos Jancso
  112. Derek Jarman
  113. Jim Jarmusch
  114. Jia Zhangke
  115. Terry Jones
  116. Phil Karlson 
  117. Philip Kaufman
  118. Elia Kazan
  119. Buster Keaton
  120. Gene Kelly
  121. Abbas Kiarostami
  122. Krzysztof Kieslowski
  123. Kim Jee-woon
  124. Kim Ki-duk
  125. Keisuke Kinoshita
  126. Takeshi Kitano
  127. Masaki Kobayashi
  128. Satoshi Kon 
  129. Hirokazu Koreeda
  130. Stanley Kubrick
  131. Akira Kurosawa
  132. Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  133. Fritz Lang
  134. David Lean
  135. Spike Lee
  136. Mike Leigh
  137. Sergio Leone
  138. Richard Lester
  139. Jerry Lewis
  140. Joseph H. Lewis
  141. Richard Linklater
  142. Carlo Lizzani
  143. Ken Loach
  144. Ernst Lubitsch
  145. David Lynch
  146. Alexander Mackendrick
  147. Guy Maddin
  148. Dusan Makavejev
  149. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
  150. Karoly Makk
  151. Terrence Malick
  152. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  153. Anthony Mann
  154. Chris Marker
  155. Yasuzo Masumura
  156. Elaine May
  157. Leo McCarey
  158. Norman Z. McLeod
  159. Dariush Mehrjui 
  160. Georges Melies
  161. Jean-Pierre Melville
  162. Takashi Miike
  163. George Miller
  164. Vincente Minnelli
  165. Hayao Miyazaki 
  166. Kenji Mizoguichi
  167. Errol Morris 
  168. Cristian Mungiu
  169. F.W. Murnau
  170. Mikio Naruse
  171. Fred C. Newmeyer
  172. Gaspar Noe
  173. Christopher Nolan
  174. Max Ophuls
  175. Nagisa Oshima
  176. Francois Ozon
  177. Yasujiro Ozu
  178. G.W. Pabst
  179. Jafar Panahi
  180. Park Chan-Wook
  181. Nick Park 
  182. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  183. Sam Peckinpah
  184. Arthur Penn
  185. Roman Polanski
  186. Gillo Pontecorvo
  187. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  188. Otto Preminger
  189. Stephen and Timothy Quay
  190. Sam Raimi
  191. Lynne Ramsay
  192. Nicholas Ray
  193. Satyajit Ray
  194. Carol Reed
  195. Matt Reeves
  196. Kelly Reichardt
  197. Jean Renoir
  198. Alain Resnais
  199. Carlos Reygadas
  200. Jacques Rivette
  201. Mark Robson
  202. Nicolas Roeg
  203. Eric Rohmer
  204. George A. Romero
  205. Francesco Rosi
  206. Roberto Rossellini
  207. Alan Rudolph 
  208. Ken Russell
  209. Martin Scorsese
  210. Ridley Scott
  211. Ulrich Seidl
  212. Henry Selick 
  213. Ousmane Sembene
  214. Don Siegel
  215. Douglas Sirk
  216. Ching Siu-tung
  217. Victor Sjostrom
  218. Steven Soderbergh
  219. Sergio Sollima
  220. Steven Spielberg
  221. Preston Sturges
  222. Seijun Suzuki
  223. Jan Svankmajer 
  224. Quentin Tarantino
  225. Andrei Tarkovsky
  226. Bela Tarr
  227. Frank Tashlin
  228. Jacques Tati
  229. Sam Taylor
  230. Andre Techine
  231. Tian Zhuangzhuang
  232. Johnnie To
  233. Andre de Toth
  234. Jacques Tourneur
  235. Jan Troell
  236. Francois Truffaut
  237. Tsui Hark
  238. Shinya Tsukamoto
  239. Edgar G. Ulmer
  240. Agnes Varda
  241. Paul Verhoeven 
  242. King Vidor
  243. Luchino Visconti
  244. Josef von Sternberg
  245. Erich von Stroheim
  246. Lars von Trier
  247. Andrzej Wajda
  248. Raoul Walsh
  249. John Waters
  250. Peter Watkins
  251. Apichatpong Weersethakul
  252. Orson Welles
  253. Wim Wenders
  254. Lina Wertmuller
  255. James Whale
  256. Billy Wilder
  257. Robert Wise
  258. Wong Kar-wai
  259. John Woo
  260. Edgar Wright
  261. Robert Zemeckis
  262. Terry Zwigoff