Directors   (4,807) Most Notable
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395 Hooper, Tobe 3 1980 754 USA English
396 Horne, James W. 5 1931 815 USA English
397 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1344 USA English
398 Sembene, Ousmane 6 1983 1116 Senegal French
399 Koreeda, Hirokazu 10 2010 1046 Japan Japanese
400 Assayas, Olivier 11 2009 1478 France French
401 Pudovkin, Vsevolod 8 1930 1238 Soviet Union Russian
402 Lonergan, Kenneth 3 2009 810 USA English
403 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 355 UK English
404 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 371 USA English
405 Farhadi, Asghar 3 2013 571 Iran Persian
406 Maysles, David 3 1971 735 USA English
407 Perry, Frank 8 1971 1601 USA English
408 Oshima, Nagisa 7 1975 936 Japan Japanese
409 Blier, Bertrand 6 1981 1175 France French
410 Skolimowski, Jerzy 6 1991 726 UK English
411 Dwan, Allan 15 1932 1506 USA English
412 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 641 Greece Greek
413 Thompson, J. Lee 9 1958 1123 USA English
414 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 396 Sweden Swedish
415 Brest, Martin 5 1983 1078 USA English
416 Cavalcanti, Alberto 3 1944 620 UK English
417 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 425 USA English
418 Clooney, George 5 2009 557 USA English
419 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 274 France French
420 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 345 USA English
420 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 345 USA English
421 Seiter, William A. 6 1935 877 USA English
422 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 312 USA English
423 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 284 USA English
424 Burnett, Charles 4 1986 443 USA English
425 Rosenberg, Stuart 5 1973 405 USA English
425 Wright, Joe 5 2010 709 UK English
426 McQueen, Steve 5 2009 705 UK English
427 Zwerin, Charlotte 3 1975 735 USA English
428 Ritchie, Michael 6 1976 937 USA English
428 Rydell, Mark 6 1975 1008 USA English
429 James, Steve 4 2005 512 USA English
430 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 328 USA English
431 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 555 Italy Italian
432 Farrelly, Peter 6 2003 1072 USA English
433 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 585 USA English
434 Heid, Graham 1 1942 284 USA English
434 Wright, Norman 1 1942 284 USA English
435 Marshall, Rob 5 2009 709 USA English
436 Kusturica, Emir 6 1993 1113 Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian
437 Parrott, James 6 1930 1024 USA English
438 Baumbach, Noah 7 2012 984 USA English
439 Niblo, Fred 6 1923 1226 USA English
440 Becker, Jacques 6 1951 977 France French
441 Kalatozov, Mikhail 3 1963 605 Soviet Union Russian
442 Davies, Terence 7 2004 1292 UK English
443 Hicks, Scott 4 2000 377 Australia English
444 Wachowski, Larry 3 2000 425 USA English
445 Young, Terence 5 1965 1213 USA English
446 McCarthy, Tom 4 2009 684 USA English
447 Reiner, Carl 6 1979 1306 USA English
448 Lyne, Adrian 5 1988 836 USA English
449 Daves, Delmer 10 1951 1558 USA English
450 Marton, Andrew 5 1959 831 USA English
451 Handley, Jim 2 1940 328 USA English
452 Tykwer, Tom 5 2005 472 Germany German
453 Sokurov, Aleksandr 8 1999 1034 Russia Russian
454 Mungiu, Cristian 4 2011 416 Romania English
455 Hart, William S. 11 1917 1864 USA English
456 Machatý, Gustav 4 1931 559 USA English
457 Potter, H.C. 9 1942 1567 USA English
458 Stahl, John M. 8 1938 1454 USA English
459 Polonsky, Abraham 2 1958 403 USA English
460 Jenkins, Barry 3 2014 769 USA English
461 Holland, Agnieszka 7 1998 737 Germany German
462 Wertmüller, Lina 4 1978 982 Italy Italian
463 Crosland, Alan 7 1926 695 USA English
464 Green, Alfred E. 7 1931 1481 USA English
465 Nelson, Ralph 6 1965 1539 USA English
466 Miller, Bennett 3 2010 784 USA English
467 Itami, Juzo 4 1986 679 Japan Japanese
468 Argento, Dario 4 1974 562 Italy English
468 Hee, T. 1 1940 328 USA English
469 Brakhage, Stan 12 1967 1801 USA English
470 McTiernan, John 3 1990 534 USA English
471 Gordon, Michael 4 1958 1064 USA English
472 Wadleigh, Michael 2 1975 411 USA English
473 DaCosta, Morton 2 1960 724 USA English
474 Kanin, Garson 5 1940 1419 USA English
475 Lewin, Albert 4 1946 1174 USA English
476 Klimov, Elem 1 1985 333 Soviet Union Russian
477 Schroeder, Barbet 5 1990 857 USA English
478 Wiene, Robert 3 1924 395 Germany English
479 Hirschbiegel, Oliver 3 2004 480 Germany German
480 Beineix, Jean-Jacques 2 1983 577 France French
481 Cornelius, Henry 3 1952 821 UK English
482 Condon, Bill 4 2009 1127 USA English
482 Troell, Jan 5 1985 1453 Sweden Swedish
483 Ruiz, Raoul 11 1990 979 France French
484 Wang, Wayne 11 1997 1616 USA English
485 Taviani, Paolo 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
485 Taviani, Vittorio 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
486 Costner, Kevin 2 1996 544 USA English
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487 Park, Nick 4 2004 697 UK English
488 Craven, Wes 6 1986 918 USA English
489 Tsui, Hark 5 1989 1284 Hong Kong Cantonese
490 Sherman, Lowell 3 1933 554 USA English
491 Marker, Chris 6 1971 1151 France French
492 Cummings, Irving 11 1936 2107 USA English
493 Lewis, Joseph H. 2 1952 521 USA English
494 Benedek, László 4 1957 716 USA English
495 Bridges, James 4 1980 711 USA English
496 Wilcox, Fred M. 3 1949 806 USA English
497 Feuillade, Louis 7 1916 1070 France French
498 Franklin, Carl 4 1999 725 USA English
499 Germi, Pietro 5 1965 939 Italy Italian
500 Ingram, Rex 5 1923 1226 USA English
501 Guadagnino, Luca 4 2014 1000 Italy English
502 Hodges, Mike 4 1988 656 UK English
503 Armstrong, Gillian 4 1995 742 Australia English
504 Sherman, Vincent 6 1944 1468 USA English
505 Lewis, Jerry 6 1968 1145 USA English
506 Dante, Joe 10 1987 2069 USA English
507 Winterbottom, Michael 15 2003 1846 UK English
508 Brabin, Charles 8 1923 1226 USA English
509 Cattaneo, Peter 2 2008 430 UK English
510 Reitherman, Wolfgang 4 1965 962 USA English
511 August, Bille 4 1994 677 Sweden Danish
512 Tandan, Loveleen 1 2008 400 UK English
513 Teshigahara, Hiroshi 1 1964 401 Japan Japanese
514 Robinson, Phil Alden 2 1995 464 USA English
515 Brooks, Albert 6 1989 1591 USA English
516 Affleck, Ben 3 2009 854 USA English
517 Docter, Pete 3 2008 1332 USA English
518 Medak, Peter 5 1988 960 UK English
519 Frank, Melvin 8 1962 1508 USA English
520 Shyamalan, M. Night 3 2004 537 USA English
521 Reitman, Ivan 6 1990 897 USA English
522 Widerberg, Bo 6 1973 1664 Sweden Swedish
523 Vasilyev, Dmitri 1 1938 418 Soviet Union Russian
524 Hughes, John 3 1986 1184 USA English
525 Mangold, James 7 2008 1605 USA English
525 Singleton, John 4 1998 553 USA English
526 Caro, Marc 2 1993 538 France French
527 Mamet, David 8 1997 829 USA English
528 Kobayashi, Masaki 4 1963 806 Japan Japanese
529 Kadár, Ján 3 1970 767 Czechoslovakia Slovak
530 May, Elaine 4 1976 1439 USA English
531 Zvyagintsev, Andrey 2 2014 892 Russia Russian
532 Clements, Ron 5 2000 973 USA English
532 Musker, John 5 2000 973 USA English
533 Moretti, Nanni 3 2002 975 Italy Italian
534 Haggis, Paul 2 2005 639 USA English
535 Arnold, Jack 4 1955 916 USA English
536 Mayo, Archie 8 1937 1397 USA English
537 Hall, Alexander 4 1935 693 USA English
538 Jones, Chuck 13 1953 2010 USA English
539 Panahi, Jafar 6 2002 1210 Iran Persian
540 Lee, Rowland V. 3 1935 989 USA English
541 Berger, Ludwig 1 1940 453 UK English
541 Whelan, Tim 1 1940 453 UK English
542 Folman, Ari 1 2008 462 Israel Hebrew
543 Téchiné, André 5 1999 886 France French
544 Kotcheff, Ted 6 1978 1612 USA English
545 Besson, Luc 5 1993 1544 France English
546 Zanuck, Darryl F. 2 1962 831 USA English
547 Miller, David 9 1955 1860 USA English
548 Ferrara, Abel 9 1999 1775 USA English
549 Gerwig, Greta 2 2018 1142 USA English
550 Kitano, Takeshi 9 2000 1623 Japan Japanese
551 Swift, David 6 1962 1787 USA English
552 Howard, Leslie 1 1938 478 UK English
553 Dahl, John 5 1998 891 USA English
554 Julian, Rupert 2 1924 532 USA English
555 Baker, Roy Ward 3 1959 612 UK English
556 Autant-Lara, Claude 7 1951 1344 France French
557 Adamson, Andrew 3 2004 664 USA English
558 Blystone, John G. 4 1930 844 USA English
559 Macdonald, Kevin 7 2007 1339 UK English
560 Makavejev, Dusan 4 1971 757 Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian
561 Paronnaud, Vincent 2 2009 600 France French
561 Satrapi, Marjane 2 2009 600 France French
562 Hellman, Monte 4 1980 815 USA English
563 Hackford, Taylor 6 1991 1343 USA English
564 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen 7 1994 1203 Iran Persian
565 Imamura, Shohei 7 1979 1373 Japan Japanese
566 Shelton, Ron 3 1989 591 USA English
567 Cruze, James 7 1925 1787 USA English
568 Bondarchuk, Sergei 1 1966 508 Soviet Union Russian
569 Marshall, Penny 3 1990 1295 USA English
570 Douglas, Bill 4 1977 1788 UK English
571 Gilliat, Sidney 4 1950 905 UK English
572 Phillips, Todd 3 2010 1136 USA English
573 Sorrentino, Paolo 5 2010 1205 Italy Italian
574 Boetticher, Budd 9 1958 2114 USA English
575 Noonan, Chris 2 2000 565 USA English
576 Pennebaker, D.A. 5 1978 943 USA English
577 Inagaki, Hiroshi 5 1957 1787 Japan Japanese
578 Furie, Sidney J. 4 1973 776 UK English
579 Akin, Fatih 6 2009 1606 Germany German
580 Heisler, Stuart 6 1944 1643 USA English
581 Blackton, J. Stuart 11 1907 2461 USA English
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582 Gowariker, Ashutosh 1 2001 532 India Hindi
582 Laemmle, Ernst 1 1925 532 USA English
583 Rudolph, Alan 7 1990 1466 USA English
584 Vadim, Roger 7 1962 1623 France French
585 Amenábar, Alejandro 3 2000 1101 Spain Spanish
586 Kim, Ki-duk 6 2004 1511 South Korea Korean
587 Cantet, Laurent 4 2003 1428 France French
588 Gondry, Michel 2 2007 748 USA English
589 Warhol, Andy 6 1965 1079 USA English
590 Field, Todd 2 2003 976 USA English
591 Feyder, Jacques 8 1929 1749 France French
592 Franju, Georges 4 1955 740 France French
593 Eustache, Jean 2 1971 608 France French
594 Reitz, Edgar 3 1981 667 West Germany German
595 Cardiff, Jack 2 1962 656 UK English
596 Axel, Gabriel 2 1977 674 Denmark Danish
597 Scola, Ettore 7 1982 1880 Italy Italian
598 Jancsó, Miklós 3 1968 1036 Hungary Hungarian
599 Morrissey, Paul 3 1968 1079 USA English
600 Hazanavicius, Michel 1 2011 580 France English
601 Allers, Roger 4 2000 735 USA English
602 Parks, Gordon 5 1974 1159 USA English
603 Green, Guy 6 1961 1826 UK English
604 Marsh, James 6 2009 1592 UK English
604 Ruggles, Wesley 6 1934 1500 USA English
605 Sverák, Jan 3 1996 723 Czech Republic Czech
606 Nava, Gregory 4 1990 864 USA Spanish
607 French, Harold 2 1944 944 UK English
608 Brook, Peter 4 1963 1544 UK English
609 Abrams, J.J. 6 2012 1791 USA English
610 Tian, Zhuangzhuang 3 1993 1135 China Mandarin
611 Miike, Takashi 4 2005 941 Japan Japanese
612 Benigni, Roberto 1 1997 591 Italy Italian
613 Kechiche, Abdellatif 3 2013 718 France French
614 Daniels, Lee 3 2009 690 USA English
615 Jenson, Vicky 2 2002 664 USA English
616 Cammell, Donald 2 1973 721 UK English
617 Clark, Bob 3 1981 906 Canada English
618 Wicki, Bernhard 2 1960 831 USA English
619 McDonagh, Martin 3 2012 851 UK English
620 Abbott, George 3 1951 1368 USA English
621 Heckerling, Amy 2 1988 1208 USA English
622 Johnson, Rian 4 2013 1649 USA English
623 Akerman, Chantal 7 1984 1300 Belgium French
624 Stillman, Whit 5 2001 1005 USA English
625 Monicelli, Mario 6 1964 1472 Italy Italian
626 Launder, Frank 7 1950 1989 UK English
627 Kinugasa, Teinosuke 4 1935 929 Japan Japanese
628 Dickinson, Thorold 4 1946 1394 UK English
629 Pichel, Irving 9 1944 2244 USA English
630 Minkoff, Rob 3 2000 735 USA English
631 Weerasethakul, Apichatpong 5 2004 1726 Thailand Thai
632 Kopple, Barbara 3 1990 1426 USA English
633 Tourneur, Maurice 7 1918 2094 USA English
634 Zonca, Erick 2 2003 817 France French
635 Reisner, Charles 3 1931 773 USA English
636 Bellocchio, Marco 7 1998 1265 Italy Italian
637 Russo, Anthony 5 2014 1877 USA English
637 Russo, Joe 5 2014 1877 USA English
638 Clouse, Robert 2 1971 688 USA English
639 Watkins, Peter 5 1968 1180 UK English
640 Kleiser, Randal 3 1979 795 USA English
641 Wright, Edgar 5 2010 1806 UK English
642 Lord, Peter 2 2006 697 UK English
643 Farrelly, Bobby 5 2000 1160 USA English
644 Fernández, Emilio 6 1946 1805 Mexico Spanish
645 Sautet, Claude 5 1982 1557 France French
646 Cissé, Souleymane 1 1987 655 Mali French
647 Nemes, László 2 2016 721 Hungary Hungarian
648 Montgomery, Robert 3 1946 1025 USA English
649 Werker, Alfred L. 6 1939 1763 USA English
650 Maddin, Guy 7 2000 2136 Canada English
651 Harvey, Anthony 2 1967 729 UK English
652 Ozon, François 7 2006 2254 France French
653 Cacoyannis, Michael 5 1962 1354 Greece English
654 Boulting, Roy 3 1953 1462 UK English
655 Grosbard, Ulu 4 1980 1610 USA English
656 Nugent, Elliott 5 1939 1906 USA English
657 Brenon, Herbert 8 1922 1921 USA English
658 Smith, Kevin 5 1997 1325 USA English
659 Gibney, Alex 5 2008 1642 USA English
660 Cox, Paul 6 1996 1615 Australia English
661 Andersson, Roy 4 2010 1412 Sweden Swedish
662 Dickson, William K.L. 12 1895 2606 USA English
663 Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez 3 1985 1032 Cuba Spanish
663 Hood, Gavin 3 2009 900 UK Zulu
664 Pascal, Gabriel 2 1943 944 UK English
665 Charles, Larry 3 2007 950 USA English
666 Liman, Doug 7 2006 2142 USA English
667 Sluizer, George 1 1988 682 Netherlands Dutch
668 Kapur, Shekhar 3 2000 897 UK English
669 Hranitzky, Ágnes 2 2005 874 Hungary Hungarian
670 Carax, Leos 3 1996 1381 France French
671 Coogler, Ryan 3 2015 1517 USA English
672 Donskoy, Mark 4 1943 1672 Soviet Union Russian
673 Lanthimos, Yorgos 3 2016 1348 Ireland English
674 De Toth, André 3 1950 1109 USA English
675 Oz, Frank 9 1993 2090 USA English
676 Wallace, Richard 8 1934 1804 USA English
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677 Hartley, Hal 5 1996 1773 USA English
678 Farrow, John 6 1949 1881 USA English
679 Waititi, Taika 4 2015 1286 New Zealand English
680 Penn, Sean 3 2001 1081 USA English
681 Glazer, Jonathan 3 2005 1493 UK English
681 Green, David Gordon 9 2009 2144 USA English
682 Hu, King 2 1967 931 Taiwan Mandarin
683 Marshall, Garry 3 1991 1289 USA English
684 Watt, Harry 6 1941 1808 UK English
685 Hytner, Nicholas 3 1998 1231 UK English
685 Robinson, Bruce 1 1987 719 UK English
686 Davis, Andrew 4 1996 927 USA English
687 various 15 1979 2425 USA English
688 Michell, Roger 8 2005 1978 UK English
689 Foley, James 3 2000 967 USA English
690 Waters, John 4 1983 1334 USA English
691 Bier, Susanne 6 2006 1907 Denmark Danish
691 Kurys, Diane 3 1983 1216 France French
692 Ballard, Carroll 4 1990 1140 USA English
692 Becker, Wolfgang 1 2003 745 Germany German
693 Cox, Alex 4 1987 1607 USA English
694 Hardy, Robin 1 1973 747 UK English
695 Brando, Marlon 1 1961 753 USA English
696 Youngson, Robert 6 1962 2418 USA English
697 Rocha, Glauber 3 1966 1218 Brazil Portuguese
698 Karlson, Phil 7 1960 1748 USA English
699 Pialat, Maurice 6 1980 1253 France French
700 Östlund, Ruben 2 2015 1340 Sweden Swedish
701 Tsai, Ming-liang 7 2001 1689 Taiwan Mandarin
702 Young, Harold 2 1939 1264 UK English
703 de Oliveira, Manoel 12 1993 2271 Portugal Portuguese
704 McBride, Jim 3 1983 1012 USA English
705 Radford, Michael 3 1994 1123 Italy Italian
706 Jarman, Derek 5 1987 1877 UK English
707 Honda, Ishirô 4 1964 1274 Japan Japanese
708 de Heer, Rolf 5 1999 1547 Australia English
709 Guillermin, John 5 1970 1759 USA English
710 Ceylan, Nuri Bilge 5 2006 1759 Turkey Turkish
711 Klos, Elmar 1 1965 767 Czechoslovakia Slovak
712 Washington, Denzel 3 2008 1486 USA English
713 de Bont, Jan 2 1995 912 USA English
714 Gitai, Amos 9 2000 2110 France Hebrew
715 McKay, Adam 2 2013 1502 USA English
716 Granik, Debra 2 2014 1027 USA English
717 Saks, Gene 4 1972 1417 USA English
718 Chomet, Sylvain 2 2006 865 UK French
719 Camus, Marcel 1 1959 783 Brazil Portuguese
720 Petrie, Daniel 4 1972 1425 USA English
721 McElwee, Ross 3 1996 1059 USA English
722 Giordana, Marco Tullio 3 1999 1080 Italy Italian
723 Zanussi, Krzysztof 6 1983 2008 Poland Polish
724 Robbins, Tim 3 1995 1446 USA English
725 Garrone, Matteo 3 2012 1086 Italy Italian
726 Tanovic, Danis 1 2001 804 Bosnia-Herzegovina Serbo-Croatian
727 Olcott, Sidney 6 1916 2215 USA English
728 Khan, Mehboob 2 1953 813 India Hindi
729 Barker, Reginald 8 1917 2300 USA English
730 Kunuk, Zacharias 1 2001 816 Canada Inuktitut
731 Moodysson, Lukas 5 2003 1523 Sweden Swedish
732 Dunning, George 1 1968 828 UK English
733 Campanella, Juan José 2 2005 933 Argentina Spanish
733 Marquand, Richard 3 1983 1067 USA English
734 Wilde, Ted 2 1927 1066 USA English
735 Nakata, Hideo 1 1998 834 Japan Japanese
736 Ade, Maren 1 2016 837 Germany German
737 Mackenzie, John 2 1983 904 UK English
738 Lucas, Wilfred 2 1929 989 USA English
739 Haskin, Byron 5 1951 1787 USA English
740 Wiseman, Frederick 8 1990 1717 USA English
741 Loden, Barbara 1 1971 845 USA English
742 Cleese, John 1 1988 846 USA English
743 Majidi, Majid 4 2001 2075 Iran Persian
744 Howard, William K. 7 1932 1899 USA English
745 Crisp, Donald 2 1924 920 USA English
746 Jodorowsky, Alejandro 3 1977 1070 Mexico Spanish
747 Endfield, Cy 5 1952 1610 UK English
748 Chéreau, Patrice 5 2001 1687 France French
749 Tyldum, Morten 2 2013 1131 UK English
750 Peirce, Kimberly 2 2003 920 USA English
751 Panama, Norman 5 1958 1508 USA English
752 Barton, Charles 4 1951 1229 USA English
753 Saville, Victor 8 1938 2216 UK English
754 Ôtomo, Katsuhiro 2 1997 955 Japan Japanese
754 Sennett, Mack 6 1912 2062 USA English
755 Beaudine, William 9 1941 2062 USA English
756 Cabanne, Christy 3 1918 1226 USA English
757 Selick, Henry 3 1999 1646 USA English
758 Pal, George 7 1953 2205 USA English
759 Rodriguez, Robert 5 2003 2116 USA English
760 Arzner, Dorothy 4 1931 1627 USA English
761 Fukasaku, Kinji 2 1985 1309 Japan Japanese
762 Fisher, Terence 2 1957 1039 UK English
763 Melford, George 6 1923 2300 USA English
764 Kassovitz, Mathieu 2 1998 962 France French
765 von Trotta, Margarethe 5 1988 1787 West Germany German
766 Nyby, Christian 2 1956 961 USA English
767 Arnold, Andrea 5 2009 1315 UK English
768 Straub, Jean-Marie 11 1984 2136 France German
769 Ross, Gary 3 2004 1318 USA English
770 Verbinski, Gore 4 2007 1644 USA English
771 Apatow, Judd 6 2011 2299 USA English
772 Lloyd, Harold 2 1922 1066 USA English
773 Dayton, Jonathan 2 2009 924 USA English
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