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