Directors   (4,869) Most Notable
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1 Hitchcock, Alfred 45 1945 5 USA English
2 Ford, John 59 1942 10 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 30 1995 24 USA English
4 Scorsese, Martin 29 1993 17 USA English
5 Cukor, George 38 1946 37 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 38 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 23 1957 25 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 44 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 75 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
11 Huston, John 30 1961 64 USA English
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 85 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 2 UK English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 15 France French
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
17 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 3 France French
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
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 11 Italy Italian
22 Coppola, Francis Ford 16 1980 6 USA English
23 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 111 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 51 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 36 USA English
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
27 Welles, Orson 17 1958 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 149 USA English
29 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
30 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 211 UK English
32 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 USA English
33 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 19 USA English
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 108 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 37 USA English
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 154 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 37 USA English
38 Coen, Ethan 18 2001 76 USA English
38 Coen, Joel 18 2001 76 USA English
39 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 34 USA English
40 Wise, Robert 19 1959 83 USA English
41 Eastwood, Clint 29 1996 69 USA English
42 Malle, Louis 18 1973 124 France French
43 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 110 USA English
44 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
45 Antonioni, Michelangelo 10 1962 45 Italy Italian
46 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 48 India Bengali
47 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 166 Italy Italian
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 4 Italy Italian
49 Sturges, Preston 10 1943 96 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 170 USA English
51 Scott, Ridley 16 1998 88 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 77 UK English
53 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 120 France French
54 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 211 UK English
55 King, Henry 30 1942 618 USA English
56 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 231 USA English
57 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
58 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
59 Almodóvar, Pedro 16 1998 140 Spain Spanish
60 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
61 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 10 1988 139 Poland French
62 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 267 USA English
63 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
64 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 65 Soviet Union Russian
65 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 233 USA English
66 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 46 China Mandarin
67 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 246 USA English
68 Tarantino, Quentin 11 2005 18 USA English
69 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 176 France French
71 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 123 USA English
72 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
73 Lynch, David 10 1989 135 USA English
74 Lee, Ang 11 2002 130 USA English
75 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 86 Japan Japanese
76 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
77 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
78 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
79 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
80 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
81 Wood, Sam 17 1936 350 USA English
82 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 106 Denmark Danish
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
84 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 303 West Germany German
85 Jackson, Peter 11 2005 160 New Zealand English
86 Weir, Peter 13 1987 504 USA English
87 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 261 UK English
88 Whale, James 11 1934 104 USA English
89 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
90 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 280 France French
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 290 France French
92 Cameron, James 9 1994 168 USA English
93 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 153 Soviet Union Russian
94 Clair, René 16 1936 291 France French
95 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 227 USA English
96 Lee, Spike 19 2000 73 USA English
97 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
98 Siegel, Don 13 1967 161 USA English
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98 unknown 98 1890 2470 USA English
99 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
100 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 306 USA English
102 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 196 USA English
103 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 256 USA English
104 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
105 Pollack, Sydney 16 1984 244 USA English
106 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 549 USA English
107 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 394 Denmark English
108 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 152 Italy English
110 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 578 USA English
111 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 212 USA English
112 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 90 Poland Polish
114 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 330 USA English
115 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 976 USA English
116 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
118 Soderbergh, Steven 19 2005 505 USA English
119 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 913 USA English
120 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
121 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 289 USA English
122 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 356 USA English
123 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 432 USA English
124 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 223 France French
125 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 318 USA English
126 Fincher, David 10 2006 434 USA English
127 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
128 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 200 USA English
129 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 651 USA English
130 Cocteau, Jean 5 1947 99 France French
131 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 216 UK English
132 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
133 Nolan, Christopher 11 2008 503 USA English
134 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 138 USA English
135 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 551 France French
136 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 368 USA English
137 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
138 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 341 USA English
139 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
140 Jackson, Wilfred 13 1945 320 USA English
141 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
142 Boorman, John 8 1982 199 USA English
143 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 164 USA English
144 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 200 USA English
145 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 269 UK English
146 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 150 France French
146 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 389 USA English
147 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 560 USA English
148 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 762 USA English
149 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1109 USA English
150 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
151 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 285 USA English
152 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
153 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
154 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 616 USA English
155 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 133 Hong Kong Cantonese
156 Payne, Alexander 7 2006 277 USA English
157 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 301 USA English
158 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 121 USA English
159 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 465 Iran Persian
160 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 514 UK English
161 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 695 USA English
162 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 285 USA English
163 Conway, Jack 14 1935 579 USA English
164 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
165 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 343 USA English
166 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 118 USA English
167 Keighley, William 10 1938 116 USA English
168 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 300 USA English
169 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 602 USA English
170 Sturges, John 9 1963 285 USA English
171 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 175 USA English
172 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 84 France French
173 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 183 Japan Japanese
174 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 344 USA English
175 Mann, Michael 10 1995 337 USA English
176 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 229 USA English
177 Van Sant, Gus 13 1999 717 USA English
178 Verhoeven, Paul 9 1991 719 Netherlands Dutch
179 Mendes, Sam 8 2008 127 USA English
180 Loach, Ken 20 1992 424 UK English
181 Ivory, James 8 1985 322 UK English
182 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 165 UK English
183 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 484 USA English
184 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 587 France French
185 Hand, David 4 1937 92 USA English
186 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 432 USA English
187 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 65 Soviet Union Russian
188 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 272 USA English
189 Yates, Peter 6 1976 467 USA English
190 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 527 USA English
191 Algar, James 11 1954 285 USA English
192 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 298 USA English
193 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
194 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 307 UK English
195 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 225 USA English
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196 Cromwell, John 16 1941 670 USA English
197 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 237 Germany German
198 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 271 UK English
199 Howard, Ron 14 2000 607 USA English
200 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 372 USA English
201 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 605 USA English
202 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 517 UK English
203 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1200 USA English
204 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 162 Italy Italian
205 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
206 Fleischer, Richard 17 1961 1204 USA English
207 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 442 Germany German
208 Benton, Robert 6 1984 257 USA English
209 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 54 USA English
210 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 297 UK English
211 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 286 UK English
212 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 201 France French
213 Parker, Alan 11 1985 936 USA English
214 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 304 France French
215 Miller, George 10 1992 603 Australia English
216 Sayles, John 15 1992 840 USA English
217 Boyle, Danny 8 2006 400 UK English
218 Carpenter, John 10 1984 385 USA English
219 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 478 UK English
220 Apted, Michael 19 1992 493 UK English
221 Browning, Tod 12 1928 408 USA English
222 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 267 USA English
223 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 373 France French
224 Berri, Claude 5 1985 386 France French
225 Romero, George A. 8 1989 282 USA English
226 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 550 USA English
227 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 621 UK English
228 Lang, Walter 14 1949 847 USA English
229 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 453 UK English
230 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
231 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 453 UK English
232 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 803 USA English
233 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 167 USA English
234 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 754 Australia English
235 Burton, Tim 14 2001 1151 USA English
236 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 308 USA English
237 Russell, David O. 8 2005 598 USA English
238 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 320 USA English
239 del Toro, Guillermo 9 2004 193 USA Spanish
240 Varda, Agnès 9 1985 799 France French
241 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 594 USA English
242 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
243 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
244 Anderson, Wes 8 2007 689 USA English
245 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 822 UK English
246 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 995 USA English
247 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 779 USA English
248 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 278 USA English
249 Campion, Jane 9 1991 148 Australia English
250 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 547 USA English
251 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 285 USA English
252 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1116 USA English
253 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
254 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 456 USA English
255 Sidney, George 18 1954 1443 USA English
256 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 365 USA English
257 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 391 UK English
258 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 275 France French
259 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 222 USA English
260 Morris, Errol 9 1998 643 USA English
261 Marshall, George 12 1943 526 USA English
262 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 871 Belgium French
262 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 871 Belgium French
263 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1224 USA English
264 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
265 Unkrich, Lee 6 2007 692 USA English
266 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 429 Canada English
267 Reisz, Karel 6 1971 378 UK English
268 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
269 Schrader, Paul 10 1989 1070 USA English
270 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 122 USA English
271 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 239 USA English
272 Gance, Abel 6 1929 249 France French
273 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 381 USA English
274 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 100 USA English
275 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 622 USA English
276 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 531 USA English
276 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
277 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
278 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1316 USA English
279 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
280 Meirelles, Fernando 3 2008 143 USA Portuguese
281 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
282 Redford, Robert 7 1994 431 USA English
283 Moore, Michael 8 2004 838 USA English
284 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 449 Canada French
285 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 933 USA English
286 Aronofsky, Darren 7 2007 866 USA English
287 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 292 USA English
288 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 103 Italy French
289 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 989 USA English
290 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
291 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1165 France French
292 Vinterberg, Thomas 3 2010 234 Denmark Danish
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293 Badham, John 6 1983 209 USA English
294 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 115 Spain Spanish
295 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 629 USA English
296 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 570 USA English
297 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 524 Japan Japanese
298 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1096 USA English
299 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1190 France French
300 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 131 Soviet Union Russian
301 Zucker, David 5 1984 292 USA English
302 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 258 USA English
303 Greengrass, Paul 9 2010 991 USA English
304 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 652 Italy English
305 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 311 USA English
306 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 83 USA English
307 Seaton, George 8 1956 778 USA English
308 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 184 Italy Italian
309 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 559 USA English
310 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 205 Czechoslovakia Czech
311 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 410 Australia English
312 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 757 France French
313 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 597 USA English
314 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 171 USA English
315 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 961 France Russian
316 Landis, John 8 1982 835 USA English
317 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 532 USA English
318 Bong, Joon-ho 6 2011 478 South Korea Korean
319 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 793 France French
320 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 112 USA English
321 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 796 USA English
322 Yang, Edward 4 1993 299 Taiwan Mandarin
323 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 875 USA English
324 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1363 Italy Italian
325 Petersen, Wolfgang 6 1993 296 West Germany German
326 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 340 Soviet Union Russian
327 Boulting, John 5 1952 830 UK English
328 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1221 USA English
328 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 451 West Germany German
329 Kaurismäki, Aki 8 1999 1145 Finland Finnish
330 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 423 USA English
331 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 934 UK English
332 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
333 Stanton, Andrew 5 2007 692 USA English
334 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1282 USA English
335 Jones, Terry 4 1981 595 UK English
336 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 358 USA English
337 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1157 USA English
338 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
339 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 580 USA English
340 Salles, Walter 4 2002 475 France Portuguese
341 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 471 USA English
342 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 439 USA English
343 Forster, Marc 9 2006 753 USA English
344 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 999 USA English
345 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 843 Australia English
346 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 831 USA English
347 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 572 Ireland English
348 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 320 USA English
349 Villeneuve, Denis 6 2011 973 USA English
350 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 422 Brazil Portuguese
351 Nair, Mira 7 2002 681 India Hindi
352 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 759 USA English
353 Madden, John 4 2002 360 USA English
354 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 143 Brazil Portuguese
355 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 502 UK English
356 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 891 USA English
357 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1310 UK English
358 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 529 Italy Italian
359 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 292 USA English
360 Coppola, Sofia 6 2009 340 USA English
361 Szabó, István 6 1987 619 Hungary Hungarian
362 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 219 USA English
363 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 523 USA English
364 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1792 USA English
365 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1480 UK English
366 Russell, Ken 5 1973 727 UK English
367 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 625 Soviet Union Ukrainian
368 McQueen, Steve 8 2013 706 UK English
369 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 875 USA English
370 Pawlikowski, Pawel 5 2009 891 Poland Polish
371 Denis, Claire 8 2001 1252 France French
372 Branagh, Kenneth 9 2002 864 UK English
373 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1055 France French
374 Bird, Brad 6 2009 1153 USA English
375 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 735 UK English
376 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1311 USA English
377 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1122 Australia English
378 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 654 USA English
379 Reitman, Jason 5 2010 732 USA English
380 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 220 UK English
381 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1644 USA English
382 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 501 France French
383 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 404 USA French
384 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 321 Germany German
385 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 305 USA English
386 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1147 Taiwan Mandarin
387 Tarr, Béla 5 1995 875 Hungary Hungarian
388 Donner, Richard 9 1989 722 UK English
389 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 234 France English
390 Woo, John 5 1997 819 Hong Kong Cantonese
391 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1464 USA English
392 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 758 USA English
393 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 737 USA English
394 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 693 USA English
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