Directors   (4,697) 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 30 1995 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 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 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 111 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 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 210 UK English
32 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 USA English
33 Polanski, Roman 16 1981 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 Malle, Louis 18 1973 124 France French
42 Eastwood, Clint 28 1996 69 USA English
43 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
44 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 110 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 210 UK English
55 King, Henry 30 1942 617 USA English
56 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 230 USA English
57 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
58 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
59 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
60 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 139 Poland French
61 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 267 USA English
62 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
63 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 65 Soviet Union Russian
64 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 232 USA English
65 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 46 China Mandarin
66 Almodóvar, Pedro 15 1997 140 Spain Spanish
67 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
68 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 246 USA English
69 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 175 France French
70 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 123 USA English
71 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
72 Lynch, David 10 1989 135 USA English
73 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 86 Japan Japanese
74 Lee, Ang 10 2000 130 USA English
75 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
76 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
77 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
78 Tarantino, Quentin 10 2003 18 USA English
79 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
80 Wood, Sam 17 1936 349 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 503 USA English
87 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 261 UK English
88 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
89 Whale, James 11 1934 104 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 226 USA English
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
97 Siegel, Don 13 1967 160 USA English
97 unknown 98 1890 2447 USA English
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98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
99 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
100 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 USA English
101 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 196 USA English
102 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 256 USA English
103 Lee, Spike 17 1998 73 USA English
104 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
105 Pollack, Sydney 15 1982 244 USA English
106 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 548 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 211 USA English
112 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 90 Poland Polish
114 Hathaway, Henry 22 1950 974 USA English
115 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
116 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
117 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 378 USA English
118 Borzage, Frank 27 1930 912 USA English
119 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
120 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 288 USA English
121 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 355 USA English
122 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 432 USA English
123 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 222 France French
124 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 318 USA English
125 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
126 Soderbergh, Steven 17 2004 504 USA 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 215 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 550 France French
134 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 367 USA English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
136 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 340 USA English
137 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
138 Jackson, Wilfred 14 1946 320 USA English
139 Nolan, Christopher 10 2007 502 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 559 USA English
147 Fincher, David 9 2004 434 USA English
148 Cronenberg, David 12 1995 759 USA English
149 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
150 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 284 USA English
151 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
152 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
153 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 615 USA English
154 Brown, Clarence 20 1934 1109 USA English
155 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 133 Hong Kong Cantonese
156 Payne, Alexander 6 2007 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 513 UK English
161 Goulding, Edmund 13 1937 693 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 342 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 343 USA English
175 Mann, Michael 10 1995 336 USA English
176 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 228 USA English
177 Van Sant, Gus 13 1999 714 USA English
178 Verhoeven, Paul 9 1991 716 Netherlands Dutch
179 Ivory, James 8 1985 322 UK English
180 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 164 UK English
181 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 484 USA English
182 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 587 France French
183 Hand, David 4 1937 92 USA English
184 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 432 USA English
185 Loach, Ken 19 1991 424 UK English
186 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 65 Soviet Union Russian
187 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 272 USA English
188 Yates, Peter 6 1976 467 USA English
189 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 526 USA English
190 Algar, James 11 1954 284 USA English
191 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 297 USA English
192 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
193 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 224 USA English
194 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 306 UK English
195 Cromwell, John 16 1941 670 USA English
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196 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 237 Germany German
197 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 271 UK English
198 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 371 USA English
199 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 604 USA English
200 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 516 UK English
201 Robson, Mark 18 1954 1198 USA English
202 Howard, Ron 13 1999 606 USA English
203 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 161 Italy Italian
204 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
205 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 442 Germany German
206 Benton, Robert 6 1984 257 USA English
207 Fleischer, Richard 16 1962 1202 USA English
208 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 54 USA English
209 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 296 UK English
210 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 285 UK English
211 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 201 France French
212 Parker, Alan 11 1985 935 USA English
213 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 303 France French
214 Miller, George 10 1992 602 Australia English
215 Sayles, John 15 1992 838 USA English
216 Mendes, Sam 7 2007 127 USA English
217 Carpenter, John 10 1984 385 USA English
218 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 478 UK English
219 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 267 USA English
220 Boyle, Danny 7 2004 400 UK English
221 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 372 France French
222 Apted, Michael 18 1990 564 UK English
223 Berri, Claude 5 1985 386 France French
224 Romero, George A. 8 1989 281 USA English
225 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 549 USA English
226 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 620 UK English
227 Lang, Walter 14 1949 845 USA English
228 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 453 UK English
229 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
230 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 453 UK English
231 Leisen, Mitchell 15 1940 801 USA English
232 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 166 USA English
233 Beresford, Bruce 10 1990 751 Australia English
234 Browning, Tod 8 1930 408 USA English
235 Burton, Tim 14 1999 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 797 France French
241 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 593 USA English
242 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
243 Anderson, Wes 8 2007 687 USA English
244 Neame, Ronald 12 1964 820 UK English
245 Mazursky, Paul 11 1978 992 USA English
246 Leonard, Robert Z. 10 1933 777 USA English
247 Campion, Jane 9 1991 148 Australia English
248 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
249 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 546 USA English
250 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 284 USA English
251 Koster, Henry 11 1949 1116 USA English
252 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
253 Sidney, George 18 1954 1434 USA English
254 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 364 USA English
255 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 308 USA English
256 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 391 UK English
257 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 275 France French
258 Haynes, Todd 8 2000 456 USA English
259 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 221 USA English
260 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre 7 2005 870 Belgium French
260 Dardenne, Luc 7 2005 870 Belgium French
261 Ross, Herbert 12 1976 1222 USA English
262 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
263 Unkrich, Lee 6 2007 690 USA English
264 Marshall, George 12 1943 525 USA English
265 Morris, Errol 9 1998 642 USA English
266 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
267 Schrader, Paul 10 1989 1070 USA English
268 Egoyan, Atom 12 1997 429 Canada English
269 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 377 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 530 USA English
275 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
276 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
277 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
278 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
279 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 100 USA English
280 Redford, Robert 7 1994 431 USA English
281 Geronimi, Clyde 11 1949 1310 USA English
282 Moore, Michael 8 2004 836 USA English
283 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 449 Canada French
284 Mann, Daniel 8 1960 932 USA English
285 Aronofsky, Darren 7 2007 865 USA English
286 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 291 USA English
287 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 103 Italy French
288 Negulesco, Jean 14 1950 986 USA English
289 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
290 Leconte, Patrice 9 1997 1163 France French
291 Badham, John 6 1983 208 USA English
292 Meirelles, Fernando 2 2003 143 USA Portuguese
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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 523 Japan Japanese
297 Walters, Charles 12 1954 1096 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 776 USA English
306 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 184 Italy Italian
307 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 558 USA English
308 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 204 Czechoslovakia Czech
309 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 410 Australia English
310 Duvivier, Julien 10 1939 754 France French
311 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 596 USA English
312 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 170 USA English
313 Mikhalkov, Nikita 8 1988 958 France Russian
314 Pagnol, Marcel 8 1937 790 France French
315 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 112 USA English
316 Hallström, Lasse 11 1999 794 USA English
317 Yang, Edward 4 1993 298 Taiwan Mandarin
318 Taylor, Sam 10 1926 874 USA English
319 Rosi, Francesco 9 1972 1354 Italy Italian
320 Petersen, Wolfgang 6 1993 295 West Germany German
321 Landis, John 8 1982 833 USA English
322 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 339 Soviet Union Russian
323 Boulting, John 5 1952 828 UK English
324 Porter, Edwin S. 16 1905 1219 USA English
324 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 451 West Germany German
325 Kaurismäki, Aki 8 1999 1143 Finland Finnish
326 Greengrass, Paul 8 2009 988 USA English
327 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 531 USA English
328 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 423 USA English
329 Gilbert, Lewis 9 1972 933 UK English
330 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
331 Stanton, Andrew 5 2007 690 USA English
332 Tashlin, Frank 15 1954 1277 USA English
333 Jones, Terry 4 1981 594 UK English
334 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 357 USA English
335 Raimi, Sam 9 1998 1155 USA English
336 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
337 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 580 USA English
338 Salles, Walter 4 2002 475 France Portuguese
339 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 471 USA English
340 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 439 USA English
341 Forster, Marc 9 2006 750 USA English
342 Hiller, Arthur 8 1970 996 USA English
343 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 234 Denmark Danish
344 Schepisi, Fred 8 1991 841 Australia English
345 Annakin, Ken 8 1957 829 USA English
346 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 572 Ireland English
347 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 320 USA English
348 Villeneuve, Denis 6 2011 971 USA English
349 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 422 Brazil Portuguese
350 Nair, Mira 7 2002 679 India Hindi
351 Anderson, Michael 7 1964 756 USA English
352 Madden, John 4 2002 359 USA English
353 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 143 Brazil Portuguese
354 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 501 UK English
355 Zwick, Edward 9 1998 890 USA English
356 Greenaway, Peter 7 1990 1304 UK English
357 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 528 Italy Italian
358 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 291 USA English
359 Szabó, István 6 1987 618 Hungary Hungarian
360 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 218 USA English
361 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 522 USA English
362 Taurog, Norman 14 1944 1779 USA English
363 Forbes, Bryan 9 1967 1471 UK English
364 Russell, Ken 5 1973 724 UK English
365 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 624 Soviet Union Ukrainian
366 Newmeyer, Fred C. 8 1923 874 USA English
367 Lelouch, Claude 7 1982 1055 France French
368 Forsyth, Bill 4 1983 732 UK English
369 Pawlikowski, Pawel 5 2009 890 Poland Polish
370 Noyce, Phillip 7 1994 1122 Australia English
371 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 653 USA English
372 Branagh, Kenneth 8 2000 863 UK English
373 Denis, Claire 7 1999 1248 France French
374 Bird, Brad 6 2009 1151 USA English
375 Reitman, Jason 5 2010 729 USA English
376 Coppola, Sofia 5 2007 339 USA English
377 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 219 UK English
378 Hill, Walter 10 1985 1635 USA English
379 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 500 France French
380 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 404 USA French
381 Berkeley, Busby 10 1941 1480 USA English
382 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 321 Germany German
383 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 304 USA English
384 Hou, Hsiao-hsien 10 1994 1145 Taiwan Mandarin
385 Tarr, Béla 5 1995 874 Hungary Hungarian
386 Donner, Richard 9 1989 719 UK English
387 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 234 France English
388 Woo, John 5 1997 817 Hong Kong Cantonese
389 Thorpe, Richard 7 1950 1455 USA English
390 Glenville, Peter 6 1961 755 USA English
391 Maysles, Albert 4 1968 734 USA English
392 Boleslawski, Richard 5 1933 691 USA English
393 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 753 USA English
394 Horne, James W. 5 1931 813 USA English
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