Retro Magnets
Directors   (4,945) Most Notable
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 RANK   NAME   FILMS   AVG YEAR   TOP FILM   COUNTRY   LANGUAGE 
1 Hitchcock, Alfred 45 1945 3 USA English
2 Ford, John 59 1942 9 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 31 1995 24 USA English
4 Scorsese, Martin 29 1993 13 USA English
5 Cukor, George 38 1946 34 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 40 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 23 1957 25 USA English
8 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 72 USA English
9 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 46 France French
10 Huston, John 30 1961 57 USA English
11 Wyler, William 30 1945 83 USA English
12 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 10 Japan Japanese
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 2 UK English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 19 France French
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 32 Germany English
17 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 5 France French
18 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 11 USA English
19 Allen, Woody 35 1990 18 USA English
20 Godard, Jean-Luc 36 1978 20 France French
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 16 Italy Italian
22 Coppola, Francis Ford 16 1980 4 USA English
23 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 108 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 45 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 33 USA English
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 43 USA English
27 Welles, Orson 17 1958 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 140 USA English
29 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 181 USA English
30 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 87 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 205 UK English
32 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 96 USA English
33 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 15 USA English
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 104 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 34 USA English
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 143 USA English
37 Coen, Joel 19 2002 75 USA English
38 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 34 USA English
39 Coen, Ethan 18 2001 75 USA English
40 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 30 USA English
41 Wise, Robert 19 1959 81 USA English
42 Eastwood, Clint 29 1996 62 USA English
43 Malle, Louis 18 1973 121 France French
44 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 106 USA English
45 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 8 USA English
46 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 156 Italy Italian
47 Antonioni, Michelangelo 10 1962 47 Italy Italian
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 6 Italy Italian
49 Sturges, Preston 10 1943 93 USA English
50 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 51 India Bengali
51 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 163 USA English
52 Scott, Ridley 18 2000 86 USA English
53 Reed, Carol 16 1950 76 UK English
54 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 116 France French
55 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 205 UK English
56 King, Henry 30 1942 614 USA English
57 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 227 USA English
58 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 37 USA English
59 Almodóvar, Pedro 17 2000 159 Spain Spanish
60 Forman, Milos 10 1980 50 USA English
61 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 264 USA English
62 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 54 West Germany German
63 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 37 Italy Italian
64 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 228 USA English
65 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 74 Soviet Union Russian
66 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 10 1988 157 Poland French
67 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 243 USA English
67 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 48 China Mandarin
68 Tarantino, Quentin 11 2005 14 USA English
69 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 12 USA English
70 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 169 France French
71 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 120 USA English
72 Lynch, David 10 1989 130 USA English
73 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 84 Japan Japanese
74 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 60 Germany German
75 Lee, Ang 11 2002 144 USA English
76 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 42 USA English
77 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 125 UK English
78 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 22 Japan Japanese
79 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 64 West Germany German
80 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 243 USA English
81 Wood, Sam 17 1936 348 USA English
82 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 102 Denmark Danish
83 Jackson, Peter 12 2006 149 New Zealand English
84 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 98 Italy Italian
85 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 298 West Germany German
86 Weir, Peter 13 1987 501 USA English
87 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 258 UK English
88 Whale, James 11 1934 100 USA English
89 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 75 USA English
90 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 278 France French
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 286 France French
92 Cameron, James 9 1994 160 USA English
93 Clair, René 16 1936 287 France French
94 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 223 USA English
95 Lee, Spike 19 2000 69 USA English
96 unknown 99 1890 2481 USA English
97 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 66 USA English
98 Siegel, Don 13 1967 151 USA English
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99 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 174 Soviet Union Russian
100 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 319 UK English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 301 USA English
102 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 132 France French
103 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 191 USA English
104 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 252 USA English
105 Lucas, George 7 1984 21 USA English
106 Pollack, Sydney 16 1984 241 USA English
107 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 545 USA English
108 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 8 USA English
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 142 Italy English
110 Anderson, Paul Thomas 9 2007 339 USA English
111 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 206 USA English
112 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 393 Denmark English
113 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 575 USA English
114 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 328 USA English
115 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 976 USA English
116 Dieterle, William 14 1939 305 USA English
117 Soderbergh, Steven 20 2006 502 USA English
118 Clément, René 10 1954 113 France French
119 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 70 France French
120 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 107 Poland Polish
121 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 911 USA English
122 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 85 USA English
123 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 285 USA English
124 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 354 USA English
125 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 428 USA English
126 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 312 USA English
127 Fincher, David 10 2006 430 USA English
128 Lester, Richard 13 1970 92 UK English
129 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 195 USA English
130 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 649 USA English
131 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 257 France French
132 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 211 UK English
133 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 136 USA English
134 Nolan, Christopher 11 2008 499 USA English
135 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 134 USA English
136 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 547 France French
137 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 367 USA English
138 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 253 USA English
139 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 126 UK English
140 Boorman, John 8 1982 194 USA English
141 Cocteau, Jean 5 1947 113 France French
142 Jackson, Wilfred 13 1945 315 USA English
143 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 387 USA English
144 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 193 USA English
145 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 154 USA English
146 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 195 USA English
147 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 267 UK English
148 Bogdanovich, Peter 13 1981 117 USA English
149 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 557 USA English
150 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 757 USA English
151 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1109 USA English
152 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 283 USA English
153 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 173 France French
154 Friedkin, William 8 1987 114 USA English
155 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 612 USA English
156 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 443 Austria French
157 Payne, Alexander 7 2006 275 USA English
158 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 164 USA Spanish
159 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 150 Hong Kong Cantonese
160 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 296 USA English
161 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 510 UK English
162 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 689 USA English
163 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 283 USA English
164 Conway, Jack 14 1935 576 USA English
165 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 97 USA English
166 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 341 USA English
167 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 115 USA English
168 Keighley, William 10 1938 112 USA English
169 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 598 USA English
170 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 461 Iran Persian
171 Sturges, John 9 1963 283 USA English
172 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 333 USA English
173 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 168 USA English
174 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 82 France French
175 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 342 USA English
176 Mann, Michael 10 1995 335 USA English
177 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 225 USA English
178 Van Sant, Gus 13 1999 713 USA English
179 Mendes, Sam 8 2008 124 USA English
180 Loach, Ken 20 1992 421 UK English
181 Ivory, James 8 1985 317 UK English
182 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 155 UK English
183 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 478 USA English
184 Verhoeven, Paul 10 1994 864 Netherlands Dutch
185 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 585 France French
186 Hand, David 4 1937 89 USA English
187 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 428 USA English
188 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 270 USA English
189 Yates, Peter 6 1976 463 USA English
190 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 218 Japan Japanese
191 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 522 USA English
192 Algar, James 11 1954 283 USA English
193 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 293 USA English
194 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 74 Soviet Union Russian
195 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 440 USA English
196 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 302 UK English
197 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 221 USA English
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198 Howard, Ron 14 2000 603 USA English
199 Cromwell, John 16 1941 667 USA English
200 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 232 Germany German
201 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 269 UK English
202 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 371 USA English
203 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 601 USA English
204 Campion, Jane 10 1994 139 Australia English
205 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 513 UK English
206 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1200 USA English
207 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 152 Italy Italian
208 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 55 USA English
209 Fleischer, Richard 17 1961 1204 USA English
210 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 438 Germany German
211 Benton, Robert 6 1984 253 USA English
212 Miller, George 10 1992 599 Australia English
213 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 49 USA English
214 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 292 UK English
215 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 284 UK English
216 Parker, Alan 11 1985 933 USA English
217 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 299 France French
218 Sayles, John 15 1992 836 USA English
219 Boyle, Danny 8 2006 398 UK English
220 Carpenter, John 10 1984 384 USA English
221 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 473 UK English
222 Apted, Michael 19 1992 489 UK English
223 Browning, Tod 12 1928 405 USA English
224 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 264 USA English
225 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 372 France French
226 Romero, George A. 8 1989 280 USA English
227 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 546 USA English
228 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 617 UK English
229 Burton, Tim 15 2000 1151 USA English
230 Lang, Walter 14 1949 843 USA English
231 del Toro, Guillermo 10 2006 233 USA Spanish
232 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 449 UK English
233 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 55 USA English
234 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 449 UK English
235 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 239 France French
236 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 799 USA English
237 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 158 USA English
238 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 749 Australia English
239 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 303 USA English
240 Russell, David O. 8 2005 596 USA English
241 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 315 USA English
242 Varda, Agnès 9 1985 794 France French
243 Anderson, Wes 9 2009 683 USA English
244 Berri, Claude 5 1985 444 France French
245 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 592 USA English
246 Lasseter, John 7 1997 274 USA English
247 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 476 USA English
248 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 817 UK English
249 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 995 USA English
250 Leonard, Robert Z. 9 1933 773 USA English
251 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 276 USA English
252 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 542 USA English
253 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 283 USA English
254 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1116 USA English
255 Newell, Mike 8 1996 669 UK English
256 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 452 USA English
257 Sidney, George 18 1954 1443 USA English
258 Schrader, Paul 11 1992 1071 USA English
259 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 363 USA English
260 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 389 UK English
261 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 273 France French
262 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 217 USA English
263 Morris, Errol 9 1998 640 USA English
264 Marshall, George 12 1943 521 USA English
265 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 867 Belgium French
265 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 867 Belgium French
266 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1224 USA English
267 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 388 UK English
268 Unkrich, Lee 6 2007 686 USA English
269 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 425 Canada English
270 Reisz, Karel 6 1971 377 UK English
271 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 323 USA English
272 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 118 USA English
273 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 235 USA English
274 Gance, Abel 6 1929 245 France French
275 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 380 USA English
276 Villeneuve, Denis 7 2013 973 USA English
277 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 96 USA English
278 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 618 USA English
279 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 526 USA English
279 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 449 UK English
280 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 187 UK English
281 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1314 USA English
282 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 304 USA English
283 Redford, Robert 7 1994 427 USA English
284 Moore, Michael 8 2004 834 USA English
285 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 445 Canada French
286 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 930 USA English
287 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 171 China Mandarin
288 Meirelles, Fernando 3 2008 161 USA Portuguese
289 Aronofsky, Darren 7 2007 862 USA English
290 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 288 USA English
291 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 990 USA English
292 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1165 France French
293 Badham, John 6 1983 203 USA English
294 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 625 USA English
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295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 568 USA English
296 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 519 Japan Japanese
297 Branagh, Kenneth 10 2003 860 UK English
298 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1096 USA English
299 Vinterberg, Thomas 3 2010 271 Denmark Danish
300 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1190 France French
301 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 127 Soviet Union Russian
302 Zucker, David 5 1984 288 USA English
303 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 254 USA English
304 Greengrass, Paul 9 2010 992 USA English
305 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 119 Italy French
306 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 528 France French
307 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 650 Italy English
308 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 306 USA English
309 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 81 USA English
310 Seaton, George 8 1956 772 USA English
311 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 556 USA English
312 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 131 Spain Spanish
313 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 407 Australia English
314 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 752 France French
315 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 595 USA English
316 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 165 USA English
317 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 961 France Russian
318 Landis, John 8 1982 829 USA English
319 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 527 USA English
320 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 788 France French
321 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 109 USA English
322 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 791 USA English
323 Yang, Edward 4 1993 295 Taiwan Mandarin
324 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 872 USA English
325 Stanton, Andrew 5 2007 686 USA English
326 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 219 Italy Italian
327 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1360 Italy Italian
328 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 240 Czechoslovakia Czech
329 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 338 Soviet Union Russian
330 Boulting, John 5 1952 825 UK English
331 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1221 USA English
331 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 447 West Germany German
332 Petersen, Wolfgang 7 1992 327 West Germany German
333 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 420 USA English
334 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 931 UK English
335 Bong, Joon-ho 6 2011 473 South Korea Korean
336 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1280 USA English
337 Jones, Terry 4 1981 593 UK English
338 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 356 USA English
339 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1158 USA English
340 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 578 Spain Spanish
341 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 577 USA English
342 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 468 USA English
343 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 435 USA English
344 Forster, Marc 9 2006 748 USA English
345 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 999 USA English
346 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 839 Australia English
347 Kaurismäki, Aki 8 1999 1145 Finland Finnish
348 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 826 USA English
349 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 479 South Korea Korean
350 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 570 Ireland English
351 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 315 USA English
352 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 419 Brazil Portuguese
353 Nair, Mira 7 2002 677 India Hindi
354 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 754 USA English
355 Madden, John 4 2002 358 USA English
356 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 498 UK English
357 Salles, Walter 4 2002 573 France Portuguese
358 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 889 USA English
359 Donner, Richard 10 1988 718 UK English
360 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1308 UK English
361 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 524 Italy Italian
362 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 288 USA English
363 Coppola, Sofia 6 2009 338 USA English
364 Szabó, István 6 1987 615 Hungary Hungarian
365 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 214 USA English
366 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 518 USA English
367 Farhadi, Asghar 4 2015 569 Iran Persian
368 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1793 USA English
369 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1480 UK English
370 Russell, Ken 5 1973 723 UK English
371 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 621 Soviet Union Ukrainian
372 McQueen, Steve 8 2013 700 UK English
373 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 872 USA English
374 Pawlikowski, Pawel 5 2009 889 Poland Polish
375 Denis, Claire 8 2001 1251 France French
376 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 161 Brazil Portuguese
377 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1057 France French
378 Bird, Brad 6 2009 1153 USA English
379 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 731 UK English
380 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1309 USA English
381 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1122 Australia English
382 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 652 USA English
383 Reitman, Jason 5 2010 728 USA English
384 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 215 UK English
385 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1645 USA English
386 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 497 France French
387 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 402 USA French
388 Clooney, George 7 2012 554 USA English
389 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 316 Germany German
390 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 300 USA English
391 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1147 Taiwan Mandarin
392 Tarr, Béla 5 1995 872 Hungary Hungarian
393 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 229 France English
394 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1464 USA English
395 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 753 USA English
396 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 733 USA English
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