Directors   (4,507) Most Notable
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1 Hitchcock, Alfred 43 1946 5 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 10 USA English
3 Spielberg, Steven 29 1993 24 USA English
4 Cukor, George 38 1946 37 USA English
5 Scorsese, Martin 27 1991 17 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 38 Sweden Swedish
7 Wilder, Billy 22 1956 25 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 44 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 74 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
11 Huston, John 30 1961 64 USA English
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 84 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 Allen, Woody 35 1990 21 USA English
20 Godard, Jean-Luc 35 1977 16 France French
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 11 Italy Italian
22 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 110 USA English
23 Coppola, Francis Ford 15 1980 6 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 16 1954 1 USA English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 143 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 88 USA English
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 183 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 205 UK English
32 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 19 USA English
33 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 99 USA English
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 107 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 37 USA English
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 150 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 37 USA English
38 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 34 USA English
39 Wise, Robert 19 1959 82 USA English
40 Coen, Ethan 17 2000 75 USA English
40 Coen, Joel 17 2000 75 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 122 France French
42 Eastwood, Clint 27 1995 68 USA English
43 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 109 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 162 Italy Italian
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 4 Italy Italian
49 Sturges, Preston 9 1942 95 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 166 USA English
51 Scott, Ridley 16 1998 87 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 76 UK English
53 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 118 France French
54 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 205 UK English
55 King, Henry 30 1942 607 USA English
56 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
57 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 224 USA English
58 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
59 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
60 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 136 Poland French
61 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 264 USA English
62 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
63 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 64 Soviet Union Russian
64 Zhang, Yimou 13 1997 46 China Mandarin
65 von Sternberg, Josef 22 1934 226 USA English
66 Almodóvar, Pedro 15 1997 137 Spain Spanish
67 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
68 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 244 USA English
69 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 171 France French
70 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 121 USA English
71 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
72 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 85 Japan Japanese
73 Lynch, David 10 1989 132 USA English
74 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
75 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
76 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
77 Lee, Ang 10 2000 152 USA English
78 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 126 UK English
79 Wood, Sam 17 1936 343 USA English
80 Tarantino, Quentin 10 2003 18 USA English
81 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 105 Denmark Danish
82 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 244 USA English
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 80 Italy Italian
84 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 298 West Germany German
85 Weir, Peter 13 1987 493 USA English
86 Jackson, Peter 10 2004 155 New Zealand English
87 Leigh, Mike 16 1993 263 UK English
88 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 75 USA English
89 Whale, James 11 1934 103 USA English
90 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 275 France French
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 285 France French
92 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1975 149 Soviet Union Russian
93 Clair, René 16 1936 286 France French
94 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 218 USA English
95 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 133 France French
96 Cameron, James 9 1994 180 USA English
97 Siegel, Don 13 1967 156 USA English
97 unknown 98 1890 2394 USA English
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98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 70 USA English
99 Frears, Stephen 17 1998 319 UK English
100 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 USA English
101 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 255 USA English
102 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
103 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 193 USA English
104 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 243 USA English
105 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 148 Italy English
106 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 540 USA English
107 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
108 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 568 USA English
109 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 206 USA English
110 Clément, René 10 1954 98 France French
111 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 388 Denmark English
112 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 89 Poland Polish
113 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 961 USA English
114 Dieterle, William 14 1939 306 USA English
115 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 73 France French
116 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 373 USA English
117 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 900 USA English
118 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 86 USA English
119 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 284 USA English
120 Lee, Spike 16 1997 72 USA English
121 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 214 France French
122 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 316 USA English
123 Lester, Richard 13 1970 94 UK English
124 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 424 USA English
125 Soderbergh, Steven 16 2003 494 USA English
126 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 350 USA English
127 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 197 USA English
128 Cocteau, Jean 5 1946 98 France French
129 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 643 USA English
130 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 210 UK English
131 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 140 USA English
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 135 USA English
133 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 542 France French
134 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 362 USA English
135 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 128 UK English
136 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 256 USA English
137 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 195 USA English
138 Boorman, John 8 1982 196 USA English
139 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 160 USA English
140 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 266 UK English
141 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 144 France French
142 Jackson, Wilfred 14 1946 322 USA English
143 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 197 USA English
144 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 426 USA English
145 Friedkin, William 8 1987 115 USA English
146 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 804 USA English
147 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 605 USA English
148 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1091 USA English
149 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 279 USA English
150 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 552 USA English
151 Fincher, David 9 2004 507 USA English
152 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 157 Hong Kong Cantonese
153 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 300 USA English
154 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 119 USA English
155 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 687 USA English
156 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 504 UK English
157 Conway, Jack 14 1935 569 USA English
158 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
159 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 523 Austria French
160 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 337 USA English
161 Keighley, William 10 1938 114 USA English
162 Payne, Alexander 5 2005 273 USA English
163 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 295 USA English
164 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 116 USA English
165 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 279 USA English
166 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 591 USA English
167 Anderson, Paul Thomas 7 2003 377 USA English
168 Sturges, John 9 1963 307 USA English
169 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 451 Iran Persian
170 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 170 USA English
171 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 83 France French
172 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 338 USA English
173 Mann, Michael 10 1995 331 USA English
174 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 222 USA English
175 Ivory, James 8 1985 318 UK English
176 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 161 UK English
177 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 473 USA English
178 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 221 Japan Japanese
179 Hand, David 4 1937 91 USA English
180 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 424 USA English
181 Verhoeven, Paul 9 1991 710 Netherlands Dutch
182 Van Sant, Gus 12 1998 708 USA English
183 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 64 Soviet Union Russian
184 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 269 USA English
185 Yates, Peter 6 1976 453 USA English
186 Loach, Ken 19 1991 416 UK English
187 Nolan, Christopher 9 2006 638 USA English
188 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 670 France French
189 Algar, James 11 1954 279 USA English
190 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 294 USA English
191 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 434 USA English
192 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 216 USA English
193 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 302 UK English
194 Cromwell, John 16 1941 663 USA English
195 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 233 Germany German
196 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 268 UK English
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197 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 366 USA English
198 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 594 USA English
199 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1176 USA English
200 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 515 UK English
201 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 158 Italy Italian
202 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
203 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 432 Germany German
204 Howard, Ron 12 1998 596 USA English
205 Benton, Robert 6 1984 256 USA English
206 Linklater, Richard 16 2003 636 USA English
207 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 54 USA English
208 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 281 UK English
209 Fleischer, Richard 15 1963 1180 USA English
210 Cuarón, Alfonso 5 2003 139 USA Spanish
211 Jordan, Neil 9 1998 293 UK English
212 Parker, Alan 11 1985 922 USA English
213 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 299 France French
214 Sayles, John 15 1992 823 USA English
215 Mendes, Sam 7 2007 125 USA English
216 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 467 UK English
217 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 235 France French
218 Miller, George 10 1992 592 Australia English
219 Boyle, Danny 7 2004 394 UK English
220 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 367 France French
221 Apted, Michael 18 1990 557 UK English
222 Carpenter, John 10 1984 379 USA English
223 Berri, Claude 5 1985 380 France French
224 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 264 USA English
225 Romero, George A. 8 1989 288 USA English
226 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 610 UK English
227 Lang, Walter 14 1949 831 USA English
228 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 441 UK English
229 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
230 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 441 UK English
231 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 786 USA English
232 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 163 USA English
233 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 741 Australia English
234 Browning, Tod 8 1930 402 USA English
235 Jarmusch, Jim 8 1997 541 USA English
236 Burton, Tim 14 1999 1130 USA English
237 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 303 USA English
238 Russell, David O. 8 2005 587 USA English
239 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 322 USA English
240 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 583 USA English
241 Lasseter, John 7 1997 280 USA English
242 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 807 UK English
243 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 978 USA English
244 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 762 USA English
245 Campion, Jane 9 1991 142 Australia English
246 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 471 USA English
247 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 279 USA English
248 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1100 USA English
249 Newell, Mike 8 1996 665 UK English
250 Sidney, George 18 1954 1404 USA English
251 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 359 USA English
252 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 384 UK English
253 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 272 France French
254 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 538 USA English
255 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 220 USA English
256 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 856 Belgium French
256 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 856 Belgium French
257 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1199 USA English
258 Varda, Agnès 8 1981 782 France French
259 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 383 UK English
260 Marshall, George 12 1943 517 USA English
261 Morris, Errol 9 1998 631 USA English
262 Egoyan, Atom 12 1997 421 Canada English
263 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 372 UK English
264 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 120 USA English
265 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 237 USA English
266 Gance, Abel 6 1929 247 France French
267 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 375 USA English
268 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 611 USA English
269 Haynes, Todd 8 2000 528 USA English
270 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 521 USA English
271 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 189 UK English
272 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 145 China Mandarin
273 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 304 USA English
274 Menzies, William Cameron 6 1941 441 UK English
275 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 99 USA English
276 Redford, Robert 7 1994 423 USA English
277 Anderson, Wes 7 2006 682 USA English
278 Bigelow, Kathryn 5 1998 349 USA English
279 Schrader, Paul 9 1986 1052 USA English
280 Singer, Bryan 8 2005 320 USA English
281 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 437 Canada French
282 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 919 USA English
283 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 287 USA English
284 Moore, Michael 7 2003 821 USA English
285 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1458 USA English
286 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 102 Italy French
287 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 973 USA English
288 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1143 France French
289 Badham, John 6 1983 203 USA English
290 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 113 Spain Spanish
291 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 514 Japan Japanese
292 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1079 USA English
293 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1166 France French
294 Unkrich, Lee 5 2005 799 USA English
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295 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 129 Soviet Union Russian
296 Zucker, David 5 1984 287 USA English
297 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 257 USA English
298 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 644 Italy English
299 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 308 USA English
300 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 82 USA English
301 Seaton, George 8 1956 761 USA English
302 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 573 USA English
303 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 617 USA English
304 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 164 USA Portuguese
305 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 551 USA English
306 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 200 Czechoslovakia Czech
307 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 181 Italy Italian
308 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 743 France French
309 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 586 USA English
310 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 167 USA English
311 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 947 France Russian
312 Aronofsky, Darren 6 2006 850 USA English
313 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 774 France French
314 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 111 USA English
315 Audiard, Jacques 6 2006 509 France French
316 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 779 USA English
317 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 861 USA English
318 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1327 Italy Italian
319 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 470 Australia English
320 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 334 Soviet Union Russian
321 Boulting, John 5 1952 815 UK English
322 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1196 USA English
322 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 439 West Germany German
323 del Toro, Guillermo 8 2003 236 USA Spanish
324 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 415 USA English
325 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 522 USA English
326 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 920 UK English
327 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1253 USA English
328 Jones, Terry 4 1981 584 UK English
329 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 352 USA English
330 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1135 USA English
331 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 571 Spain Spanish
332 Petersen, Wolfgang 5 1995 292 West Germany German
333 Landis, John 7 1980 819 USA English
334 Yang, Edward 4 1993 338 Taiwan Mandarin
335 Salles, Walter 4 2002 463 France Portuguese
336 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 458 USA English
337 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 982 USA English
338 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 229 Denmark Danish
339 Greengrass, Paul 7 2008 975 USA English
340 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 827 Australia English
341 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 816 USA English
342 Kaurismäki, Aki 7 1997 1124 Finland Finnish
343 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 563 Ireland English
344 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 570 USA English
345 Forster, Marc 8 2005 740 USA English
346 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1940 465 USA English
347 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 414 Brazil Portuguese
348 Nair, Mira 7 2002 673 India Hindi
349 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 746 USA English
350 Madden, John 4 2002 355 USA English
351 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 492 UK English
352 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 878 USA English
353 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 354 USA English
354 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1279 UK English
355 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 519 Italy Italian
356 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 287 USA English
357 Stanton, Andrew 5 2007 799 USA English
358 Szabó, István 6 1987 608 Hungary Hungarian
359 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1738 USA English
360 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1442 UK English
361 Russell, Ken 5 1973 717 UK English
362 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 217 USA English
363 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 614 Soviet Union Ukrainian
364 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 861 USA English
365 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 164 Brazil Portuguese
366 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1038 France French
367 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 725 UK English
368 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1105 Australia English
369 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 646 USA English
370 Branagh, Kenneth 8 1998 848 UK English
371 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 475 South Korea Korean
372 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 213 UK English
373 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1602 USA English
374 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 491 France French
375 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1451 USA English
376 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 301 USA English
377 Reitman, Jason 4 2008 721 USA English
378 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1126 Taiwan Mandarin
379 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 229 France English
380 Woo, John 5 1997 804 Hong Kong Cantonese
381 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1427 USA English
382 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 744 USA English
383 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 685 USA English
384 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 745 USA English
385 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 742 USA English
386 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1311 USA English
387 Denis, Claire 7 1999 1225 France French
388 Villeneuve, Denis 5 2010 1099 USA English
389 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 348 UK English
390 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 365 USA English
391 Bird, Brad 5 2007 1255 USA English
392 Horne, James W. 5 1931 800 USA English
393 Del Ruth, Roy 17 1937 1925 USA English
393 Perry, Frank 8 1971 1564 USA English
394 Maysles, David 3 1971 745 USA English
395 Oshima, Nagisa 7 1975 923 Japan Japanese
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