Directors   (4,804) Most Notable
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1 Hitchcock, Alfred 46 1945 5 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 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 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 211 UK English
32 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 19 USA English
33 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 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 165 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 169 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 617 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 11 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 175 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 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
80 Wood, Sam 17 1936 350 USA English
81 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 106 Denmark Danish
82 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
84 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 302 West Germany German
85 Jackson, Peter 11 2005 159 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 279 France French
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 289 France French
92 Cameron, James 9 1994 167 USA English
93 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 153 Soviet Union Russian
94 Clair, René 16 1936 290 France French
95 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 227 USA English
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
97 Siegel, Don 13 1967 160 USA English
97 unknown 98 1890 2458 USA English
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98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
99 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
100 Lee, Spike 18 1999 73 USA English
101 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 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 974 USA English
116 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
117 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
118 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 912 USA English
119 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
120 Soderbergh, Steven 18 2005 505 USA English
121 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 288 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 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
127 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 200 USA English
128 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 650 USA English
129 Cocteau, Jean 5 1947 99 France French
130 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 216 UK English
131 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 138 USA English
133 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 551 France French
134 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 368 USA English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
136 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 341 USA English
137 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
138 Nolan, Christopher 10 2007 503 USA English
139 Jackson, Wilfred 13 1945 320 USA English
140 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
141 Boorman, John 8 1982 199 USA English
142 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 163 USA English
143 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 200 USA English
144 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 269 UK English
145 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 150 France French
145 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 389 USA English
146 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 560 USA English
147 Fincher, David 9 2004 434 USA English
148 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 760 USA English
149 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1108 USA English
150 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
151 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 284 USA English
152 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
153 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
154 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 615 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 300 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 694 USA English
162 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 284 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 299 USA English
169 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 601 USA English
170 Sturges, John 9 1963 284 USA English
171 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 174 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 715 USA English
178 Verhoeven, Paul 9 1991 717 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 164 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 284 USA English
192 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 297 USA English
193 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
194 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 306 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 606 USA English
200 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 372 USA English
201 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 604 USA English
202 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 517 UK English
203 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1198 USA English
204 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 161 Italy Italian
205 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
206 Fleischer, Richard 17 1961 1202 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 296 UK English
211 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 285 UK English
212 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 201 France French
213 Parker, Alan 11 1985 935 USA English
214 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 303 France French
215 Miller, George 10 1992 602 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 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 267 USA English
222 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 373 France French
223 Berri, Claude 5 1985 386 France French
224 Romero, George A. 8 1989 281 USA English
225 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 550 USA English
226 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 620 UK English
227 Lang, Walter 14 1949 847 USA English
228 Browning, Tod 9 1930 408 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 166 USA English
234 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 752 Australia English
235 Burton, Tim 14 2001 1149 USA English
236 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 307 USA English
237 Russell, David O. 8 2005 597 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 593 USA English
242 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
243 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
244 Anderson, Wes 8 2007 688 USA English
245 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 822 UK English
246 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 992 USA English
247 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 778 USA English
248 Campion, Jane 9 1991 148 Australia English
249 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 547 USA English
250 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 284 USA English
251 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1115 USA English
252 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
253 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 456 USA English
254 Sidney, George 18 1954 1439 USA English
255 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 365 USA English
256 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 308 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 642 USA English
261 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 870 Belgium French
261 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 870 Belgium French
262 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1222 USA English
263 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
264 Unkrich, Lee 6 2007 691 USA English
265 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 429 Canada English
266 Marshall, George 12 1943 526 USA English
267 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
268 Schrader, Paul 10 1989 1069 USA English
269 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 378 UK 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 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 621 USA English
275 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 531 USA English
275 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
276 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
277 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1314 USA English
278 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
279 Meirelles, Fernando 3 2008 143 USA Portuguese
280 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
281 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 100 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 932 USA English
286 Aronofsky, Darren 7 2007 865 USA English
287 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 291 USA English
288 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 103 Italy French
289 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 986 USA English
290 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
291 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1163 France French
292 Badham, John 6 1983 209 USA English
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293 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 115 Spain Spanish
294 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 628 USA English
295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 570 USA English
296 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 524 Japan Japanese
297 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1095 USA English
298 Méliès, Georges 21 1903 1188 France French
299 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 131 Soviet Union Russian
300 Zucker, David 5 1984 291 USA English
301 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 258 USA English
302 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 651 Italy English
303 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 311 USA English
304 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 83 USA English
305 Seaton, George 8 1956 777 USA English
306 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 184 Italy Italian
307 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 559 USA English
308 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 205 Czechoslovakia Czech
309 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 410 Australia English
310 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 755 France French
311 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 596 USA English
312 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 170 USA English
313 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 959 France Russian
314 Bong, Joon-ho 6 2011 478 South Korea Korean
315 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 792 France French
316 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 112 USA English
317 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 796 USA English
318 Yang, Edward 4 1993 298 Taiwan Mandarin
319 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 874 USA English
320 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1359 Italy Italian
321 Petersen, Wolfgang 6 1993 295 West Germany German
322 Landis, John 8 1982 835 USA English
323 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 340 Soviet Union Russian
324 Boulting, John 5 1952 830 UK English
325 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1219 USA English
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
328 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 532 USA English
329 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 423 USA English
330 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 933 UK English
331 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
332 Stanton, Andrew 5 2007 691 USA English
333 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1280 USA English
334 Jones, Terry 4 1981 594 UK English
335 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 358 USA English
336 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1155 USA English
337 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
338 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 580 USA English
339 Salles, Walter 4 2002 475 France Portuguese
340 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 471 USA English
341 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 439 USA English
342 Forster, Marc 9 2006 751 USA English
343 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 996 USA English
344 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 234 Denmark Danish
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 971 USA English
350 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 422 Brazil Portuguese
351 Nair, Mira 7 2002 680 India Hindi
352 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 757 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 890 USA English
357 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1308 UK English
358 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 529 Italy Italian
359 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 291 USA English
360 Szabó, István 6 1987 618 Hungary Hungarian
361 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 219 USA English
362 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 523 USA English
363 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1787 USA English
364 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1476 UK English
365 Russell, Ken 5 1973 725 UK English
366 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 624 Soviet Union Ukrainian
367 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 874 USA English
368 Pawlikowski, Pawel 5 2009 890 Poland Polish
369 Denis, Claire 8 2001 1250 France French
370 Branagh, Kenneth 9 2002 863 UK English
371 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1054 France French
372 Bird, Brad 6 2009 1151 USA English
373 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 733 UK English
374 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1121 Australia English
375 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 653 USA English
376 Reitman, Jason 5 2010 730 USA English
377 Coppola, Sofia 5 2007 340 USA English
378 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 220 UK English
379 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1640 USA English
380 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 501 France French
381 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 404 USA French
382 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1485 USA English
383 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 321 Germany German
384 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 304 USA English
385 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1145 Taiwan Mandarin
386 Tarr, Béla 5 1995 874 Hungary Hungarian
387 Donner, Richard 9 1989 720 UK English
388 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 234 France English
389 Woo, John 5 1997 819 Hong Kong Cantonese
390 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1460 USA English
391 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 756 USA English
392 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 735 USA English
393 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 692 USA English
394 Del Ruth, Roy 17 1937 1980 USA English
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