100 Great Directors

1. Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo)

2. Stanley Kubrick (Dr Strangelove)

3. Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull)

4. Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai)

5. Orson Welles (Citizen Kane)

6. Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List)

7. Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard)

8. Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal)

9. Federico Fellini (La Dolce Vita)

10. Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather)

11. John Ford (The Searchers)

12. Frank Capra (It’s A Wonderful Life)

13. Charlie Chaplin (City Lights)

14. David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia)

15. Elia Kazan (On The Waterfront)

16. John Huston (The Maltese Falcon )

17. Sergio Leone (Once Upon A Time In America)

18. William Wyler (Ben Hur)

19. David Lynch (Blue Velvet)

20. Luis Bunuel (The Avenging Angel)

21. Ridley Scott (Gladiator)

22. Sydney Lumet (Network)

23. Roman Polanski (Chinatown)

24. D.W. Giffith (Intolerance)

25. Laurence Olivier (Hamlet)

26. Milos Forman (Amadeus)

27. Robert Altman (McCabe and Mrs. Miller)

28. Jean Renoir (The Rules Of The Game)

29. George Cukor (The Philadelphia Story)

30. Francois Truffaut (The 400 Blows)

31. Jean Luc Godard (Breathless)

32. Sergei Eisenstein (Battleship Potemkin)

33. F.W. Murnau (Sunrise)

34. Oliver Stone (Platoon)

35. Woody Allen (Annie Hall)

36. John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate)

37. Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)

38. Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands)

39. Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch)

40. Spike Lee (Malcolm X)

41. Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump)

42. Erich Von Stroheim (Greed)

43. Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)

44. Michael Powell (Peeping Tom)

45. Joel Cohen (Fargo)

46. Howard Hawks (Red River)

47. Alan J. Pakula (Sophie’s Choice)

48. James Cameron (Aliens 2)

49. Satyajit Ray (The World of Apu)

50. Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)

51. Jonathan Demme (The Silence Of The Lambs)

52. Jean Cocteau (Orphee)

53. Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa)

54. George Lucas (Star Wars)

55. Michael Antonioni (L’Avventura)

56. Cecil B. De Mille (Cleopatra)

57. Terry Gilliam (Brazil)

58. Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story)

59. David Fincher (Seven)

60. Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugestsu Monogatari)

61. Norman Jewison (In The Heat Of The Night)

62. Brian De Palma (Scarface)

63. Andrei Tarkovsky (Andrei Rublev)

64. Luchino Visconti (The Leopard)

65. Lewis Milestone (All Quiet On The Western Front)

66. Mike Nichols (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

67. Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique)

68. Buster Keaton (The General)

69. Robert Aldrich (Kiss Me Deadly)

70. Robert Bresson (A Man Escaped)

71. Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line)

72. Fritz Lang (The Big Heat)

73. Victor Fleming (Gone With The Wind)

74. Michael Mann (Heat)

75. Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris)

76. Michael Curtiz (Casablanca)

77. Krzysztof Kieslowski (Trois Couleurs: Rouge)

78. Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)

79. Fred Zinneman (High Noon)

80. John Schlessinger (Midnight Cowboy)

81. George Roy Hill (The Sting)

82. Lars Von Trier (Breaking the Waves)

83. Carl Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc)

84. Ernst Lubitsch (To Be or Not to Be)

85. Pedro Almovadar (Talk to Her)

86. Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings)

87. Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief)

88. Yimou Zhang (Raise the Red Lantern)

89. Max Ophuls (A Letter from an Unknown Woman)

90. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The Marriage of Maria Braun)

91. Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet)

92. Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Gospel According to St. Matthew)

93. Vincente Minnelli (An American In Paris)

94. Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles)

95. Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause)

96. Robert Wise (Westside Story)

97. Rob Reiner (Princess Bride)

98. Sam Wood (A Night At The Opera)

99. John Carpenter (Halloween)

100. Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia)

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