Directors   (4,802) Most Notable
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2 Ford, John 58 1943 10 USA English
1 Hitchcock, Alfred 46 1945 5 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 169 USA English
5 Cukor, George 38 1946 37 USA English
18 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 13 USA English
19 Godard, Jean-Luc 36 1978 16 France French
20 Allen, Woody 35 1990 21 USA English
23 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 111 USA English
33 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 USA English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 75 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 30 1995 24 USA English
11 Huston, John 30 1961 64 USA English
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 85 USA English
55 King, Henry 30 1942 617 USA English
4 Scorsese, Martin 29 1993 17 USA English
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 108 USA English
41 Eastwood, Clint 29 1996 69 USA English
17 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 3 France French
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 51 USA English
56 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 231 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 38 Sweden Swedish
110 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 578 USA English
118 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 912 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 37 USA English
43 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 110 USA English
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 37 USA English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
7 Wilder, Billy 23 1957 25 USA English
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
65 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 233 USA English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 15 France French
60 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
115 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 974 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 149 USA English
298 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1188 France French
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 44 France French
39 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 34 USA English
90 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 279 France French
149 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1108 USA English
180 Loach, Ken 20 1992 424 UK English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 211 UK English
40 Wise, Robert 19 1959 83 USA English
62 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 267 USA English
103 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 256 USA English
146 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 560 USA English
154 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 615 USA English
220 Apted, Michael 19 1992 493 UK English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
38 Coen, Ethan 18 2001 76 USA English
38 Coen, Joel 18 2001 76 USA English
42 Malle, Louis 18 1973 124 France French
75 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 86 Japan Japanese
82 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
99 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
100 Lee, Spike 18 1999 73 USA English
120 Soderbergh, Steven 18 2005 505 USA English
133 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 551 France French
203 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1198 USA English
254 Sidney, George 18 1954 1439 USA English
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 11 Italy Italian
27 Welles, Orson 17 1958 1 USA English
32 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 19 USA English
80 Wood, Sam 17 1936 350 USA English
87 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 261 UK English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 USA English
106 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 549 USA English
190 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 527 USA English
206 Fleischer, Richard 17 1961 1202 USA English
394 Del Ruth, Roy 17 1937 1980 USA English
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
22 Coppola, Francis Ford 16 1980 6 USA English
44 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
51 Scott, Ridley 16 1998 88 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 77 UK English
59 Almodóvar, Pedro 16 1998 140 Spain Spanish
94 Clair, René 16 1936 290 France French
98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
105 Pollack, Sydney 16 1984 244 USA English
196 Cromwell, John 16 1941 670 USA English
201 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 604 USA English
325 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1219 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 36 USA English
57 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 175 France French
71 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 123 USA English
76 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
78 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
84 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 302 West Germany German
111 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 212 USA English
125 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 318 USA English
160 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 514 UK English
216 Sayles, John 15 1992 840 USA English
219 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 478 UK English
232 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 803 USA English
243 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
333 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1280 USA English
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410 Dwan, Allan 15 1932 1506 USA English
506 Winterbottom, Michael 15 2003 1846 UK English
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 154 USA English
47 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 165 Italy Italian
67 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 246 USA English
77 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
95 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 227 USA English
116 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
145 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 389 USA English
163 Conway, Jack 14 1935 579 USA English
176 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 229 USA English
184 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 587 France French
199 Howard, Ron 14 2000 606 USA English
227 Lang, Walter 14 1949 847 USA English
235 Burton, Tim 14 2001 1149 USA English
236 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 307 USA English
289 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 986 USA English
363 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1787 USA English
46 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 48 India Bengali
66 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 46 China Mandarin
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
86 Weir, Peter 13 1987 504 USA English
97 Siegel, Don 13 1967 160 USA English
114 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 330 USA English
122 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 356 USA English
126 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
127 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 200 USA English
128 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 650 USA English
139 Jackson, Wilfred 13 1945 320 USA English
159 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 465 Iran Persian
161 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 694 USA English
177 Van Sant, Gus 13 1999 715 USA English
183 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 484 USA English
265 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 429 Canada English
536 Jones, Chuck 13 1953 2010 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 2 UK English
53 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 120 France French
54 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 211 UK English
79 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 90 Poland Polish
119 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
134 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 368 USA English
148 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 760 USA English
174 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 344 USA English
245 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 822 UK English
262 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1222 USA English
266 Marshall, George 12 1943 526 USA English
297 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1095 USA English
468 Brakhage, Stan 12 1967 1801 USA English
661 Dickson, William K.L. 12 1895 2606 USA English
702 de Oliveira, Manoel 12 1993 2271 Portugal Portuguese
805 Avery, Tex 12 1953 2606 USA English
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 4 Italy Italian
61 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 139 Poland French
68 Tarantino, Quentin 11 2005 18 USA English
69 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
74 Lee, Ang 11 2002 130 USA English
85 Jackson, Peter 11 2005 159 New Zealand English
88 Whale, James 11 1934 104 USA English
107 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 394 Denmark English
123 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 432 USA English
131 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
140 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
158 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 121 USA English
191 Algar, James 11 1954 284 USA English
200 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 372 USA English
202 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 517 UK English
213 Parker, Alan 11 1985 935 USA English
222 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 373 France French
246 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 992 USA English
251 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1115 USA English
277 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1314 USA English
307 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 559 USA English
317 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 796 USA English
399 Assayas, Olivier 11 2009 1478 France French
454 Hart, William S. 11 1917 1864 USA English
482 Ruiz, Raoul 11 1990 979 France French
483 Wang, Wayne 11 1997 1616 USA English
491 Cummings, Irving 11 1936 2107 USA English
580 Blackton, J. Stuart 11 1907 2461 USA English
767 Straub, Jean-Marie 11 1984 2136 France German
819 Fleischer, Dave 11 1937 2461 USA English
45 Antonioni, Michelangelo 10 1962 45 Italy Italian
49 Sturges, Preston 10 1943 96 USA English
58 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
63 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
73 Lynch, David 10 1989 135 USA English
89 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
112 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
121 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 288 USA English
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 138 USA English
138 Nolan, Christopher 10 2007 503 USA English
157 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 300 USA English
167 Keighley, William 10 1938 116 USA English
168 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 299 USA English
175 Mann, Michael 10 1995 337 USA English
210 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 296 UK English
215 Miller, George 10 1992 602 Australia English
218 Carpenter, John 10 1984 385 USA English
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226 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 620 UK English
231 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 453 UK English
234 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 752 Australia English
247 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 778 USA English
259 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 222 USA English
268 Schrader, Paul 10 1989 1069 USA English
310 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 755 France French
319 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 874 USA English
375 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 653 USA English
379 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1640 USA English
382 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1485 USA English
385 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1145 Taiwan Mandarin
448 Daves, Delmer 10 1951 1558 USA English
505 Dante, Joe 10 1987 2069 USA English
81 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 106 Denmark Danish
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 289 France French
92 Cameron, James 9 1994 167 USA English
124 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 223 France French
147 Fincher, David 9 2004 434 USA English
169 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 601 USA English
170 Sturges, John 9 1963 284 USA English
178 Verhoeven, Paul 9 1991 717 Netherlands Dutch
193 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
197 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 237 Germany German
204 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 161 Italy Italian
225 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 550 USA English
228 Browning, Tod 9 1930 408 USA English
239 del Toro, Guillermo 9 2004 193 USA Spanish
240 Varda, Agnès 9 1985 799 France French
248 Campion, Jane 9 1991 148 Australia English
253 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 456 USA English
255 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 365 USA English
260 Morris, Errol 9 1998 642 USA English
267 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
291 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1163 France French
295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 570 USA English
320 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1359 Italy Italian
330 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 933 UK English
336 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1155 USA English
342 Forster, Marc 9 2006 751 USA English
356 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 890 USA English
364 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1476 UK English
370 Branagh, Kenneth 9 2002 863 UK English
387 Donner, Richard 9 1989 720 UK English
409 Koreeda, Hirokazu 9 2009 1046 Japan Japanese
412 Thompson, J. Lee 9 1958 1123 USA English
456 Potter, H.C. 9 1942 1567 USA English
545 Miller, David 9 1955 1860 USA English
546 Ferrara, Abel 9 1999 1775 USA English
549 Kitano, Takeshi 9 2000 1623 Japan Japanese
573 Boetticher, Budd 9 1958 2114 USA English
628 Pichel, Irving 9 1944 2244 USA English
674 Oz, Frank 9 1993 2090 USA English
680 Green, David Gordon 9 2009 2144 USA English
713 Gitai, Amos 9 2000 2110 France Hebrew
754 Beaudine, William 9 1941 2062 USA English
845 Huillet, Danièle 9 1988 2136 France German
64 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 65 Soviet Union Russian
72 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
130 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 216 UK English
136 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 341 USA English
141 Boorman, John 8 1982 199 USA English
142 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 163 USA English
150 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
153 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
155 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 133 Hong Kong Cantonese
164 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
173 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 183 Japan Japanese
179 Mendes, Sam 8 2008 127 USA English
181 Ivory, James 8 1985 322 UK English
188 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 272 USA English
195 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 225 USA English
214 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 303 France French
217 Boyle, Danny 8 2006 400 UK English
224 Romero, George A. 8 1989 281 USA English
233 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 166 USA English
237 Russell, David O. 8 2005 597 USA English
244 Anderson, Wes 8 2007 688 USA English
252 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
257 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 391 UK English
276 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
283 Moore, Michael 8 2004 838 USA English
285 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 932 USA English
296 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 524 Japan Japanese
302 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 651 Italy English
305 Seaton, George 8 1956 777 USA English
311 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 596 USA English
313 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 959 France Russian
315 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 792 France French
322 Landis, John 8 1982 835 USA English
323 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 340 Soviet Union Russian
325 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 451 West Germany German
326 Kaurismäki, Aki 8 1999 1143 Finland Finnish
327 Greengrass, Paul 8 2009 988 USA English
337 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
343 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 996 USA English
345 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 843 Australia English
346 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 831 USA English
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358 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 529 Italy Italian
367 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 874 USA English
369 Denis, Claire 8 2001 1250 France French
397 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1344 USA English
400 Pudovkin, Vsevolod 8 1930 1238 Soviet Union Russian
406 Perry, Frank 8 1971 1601 USA English
452 Sokurov, Aleksandr 8 1999 1034 Russia Russian
457 Stahl, John M. 8 1938 1454 USA English
507 Brabin, Charles 8 1923 1226 USA English
517 Frank, Melvin 8 1962 1508 USA English
525 Mamet, David 8 1997 829 USA English
534 Mayo, Archie 8 1937 1397 USA English
590 Feyder, Jacques 8 1929 1749 France French
656 Brenon, Herbert 8 1922 1921 USA English
675 Wallace, Richard 8 1934 1804 USA English
687 Michell, Roger 8 2005 1978 UK English
728 Barker, Reginald 8 1917 2300 USA English
739 Wiseman, Frederick 8 1990 1717 USA English
752 Saville, Victor 8 1938 2216 UK English
827 Butler, David 8 1941 2006 USA English
855 Becker, Harold 8 1985 2465 USA English
900 Nichols, Charles A. 8 1951 2205 USA English
1026 Garrel, Philippe 8 1999 2629 France French
93 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 153 Soviet Union Russian
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
102 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 196 USA English
104 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
108 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
145 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 150 France French
156 Payne, Alexander 7 2006 277 USA English
165 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 343 USA English
192 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 297 USA English
205 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
229 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 453 UK English
241 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 593 USA English
242 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
258 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 275 France French
261 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 870 Belgium French
261 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 870 Belgium French
273 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 381 USA English
275 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 531 USA English
275 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
278 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
280 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
282 Redford, Robert 7 1994 431 USA English
286 Aronofsky, Darren 7 2007 865 USA English
290 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
331 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
351 Nair, Mira 7 2002 680 India Hindi
352 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 757 USA English
357 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1308 UK English
371 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1054 France French
374 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1121 Australia English
390 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1460 USA English
407 Oshima, Nagisa 7 1975 936 Japan Japanese
437 Baumbach, Noah 7 2012 984 USA English
441 Davies, Terence 7 2004 1292 UK English
460 Holland, Agnieszka 7 1998 737 Germany German
462 Crosland, Alan 7 1926 695 USA English
463 Green, Alfred E. 7 1931 1481 USA English
496 Feuillade, Louis 7 1916 1070 France French
523 Mangold, James 7 2008 1605 USA English
555 Autant-Lara, Claude 7 1951 1344 France French
558 Macdonald, Kevin 7 2007 1339 UK English
563 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen 7 1994 1203 Iran Persian
564 Imamura, Shohei 7 1979 1373 Japan Japanese
566 Cruze, James 7 1925 1787 USA English
582 Rudolph, Alan 7 1990 1466 USA English
583 Vadim, Roger 7 1962 1623 France French
596 Scola, Ettore 7 1982 1880 Italy Italian
622 Akerman, Chantal 7 1984 1300 Belgium French
625 Launder, Frank 7 1950 1989 UK English
632 Tourneur, Maurice 7 1918 2094 USA English
635 Bellocchio, Marco 7 1998 1265 Italy Italian
649 Maddin, Guy 7 2000 2136 Canada English
651 Ozon, François 7 2006 2254 France French
665 Liman, Doug 7 2006 2142 USA English
697 Karlson, Phil 7 1960 1748 USA English
700 Tsai, Ming-liang 7 2001 1689 Taiwan Mandarin
743 Howard, William K. 7 1932 1899 USA English
757 Pal, George 7 1953 2205 USA English
792 Disney, Walt 7 1928 1837 USA English
796 LaBute, Neil 7 2002 2100 USA English
811 Bardem, Juan Antonio 7 1956 2339 Spain Spanish
820 Konchalovsky, Andrei 7 1979 2429 Soviet Union Russian
823 Berlinger, Joe 7 2005 1813 USA English
867 Schumacher, Joel 7 1994 2536 USA English
892 Cayatte, André 7 1958 2424 France French
901 Lubin, Arthur 7 1947 2555 USA English
901 Hillyer, Lambert 7 1924 2555 USA English
1145 Freleng, Friz 7 1948 2659 USA English
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 152 Italy English
137 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
144 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 269 UK English
152 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
186 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 432 USA English
187 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 65 Soviet Union Russian
189 Yates, Peter 6 1976 467 USA English
194 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 306 UK English
208 Benton, Robert 6 1984 257 USA English
256 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 308 USA English
263 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
264 Unkrich, Lee 6 2007 691 USA English
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