Directors   (4,771) Most Notable
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395 Corman, Roger 8 1963 1339 USA English
396 Sembene, Ousmane 6 1983 1117 Senegal French
397 Assayas, Olivier 11 2009 1474 France French
398 Lonergan, Kenneth 3 2009 808 USA English
399 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 354 UK English
400 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 370 USA English
401 Farhadi, Asghar 3 2013 571 Iran Persian
402 Maysles, David 3 1971 734 USA English
403 Del Ruth, Roy 17 1937 1973 USA English
403 Perry, Frank 8 1971 1597 USA English
404 Oshima, Nagisa 7 1975 936 Japan Japanese
405 Blier, Bertrand 6 1981 1175 France French
406 Koreeda, Hirokazu 9 2009 1046 Japan Japanese
406 Skolimowski, Jerzy 6 1991 725 UK English
407 Dwan, Allan 15 1932 1503 USA English
408 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 641 Greece Greek
409 Pudovkin, Vsevolod 8 1930 1237 Soviet Union Russian
410 Thompson, J. Lee 9 1958 1124 USA English
411 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 396 Sweden Swedish
412 Brest, Martin 5 1983 1079 USA English
413 Cavalcanti, Alberto 3 1944 620 UK English
414 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 425 USA English
414 Bong, Joon-ho 6 2011 990 South Korea Korean
415 Clooney, George 5 2009 556 USA English
416 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 274 France French
417 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 344 USA English
417 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 344 USA English
418 Seiter, William A. 6 1935 877 USA English
419 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 312 USA English
420 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 284 USA English
421 Burnett, Charles 4 1986 443 USA English
422 Rosenberg, Stuart 5 1973 405 USA English
422 Wright, Joe 5 2010 708 UK English
423 McQueen, Steve 5 2009 704 UK English
424 Zwerin, Charlotte 3 1975 734 USA English
425 Ritchie, Michael 6 1976 937 USA English
425 Rydell, Mark 6 1975 1008 USA English
426 James, Steve 4 2005 511 USA English
427 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 328 USA English
428 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 554 Italy Italian
429 Farrelly, Peter 6 2003 1073 USA English
430 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 585 USA English
431 Heid, Graham 1 1942 284 USA English
431 Wright, Norman 1 1942 284 USA English
432 Marshall, Rob 5 2009 708 USA English
433 Kusturica, Emir 6 1993 1114 Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian
434 Parrott, James 6 1930 1024 USA English
435 Becker, Jacques 6 1951 977 France French
436 Kalatozov, Mikhail 3 1963 605 Soviet Union Russian
437 Davies, Terence 7 2004 1288 UK English
438 Hicks, Scott 4 2000 376 Australia English
439 Wachowski, Larry 3 2000 425 USA English
440 Young, Terence 5 1965 1213 USA English
441 McCarthy, Tom 4 2009 683 USA English
442 Reiner, Carl 6 1979 1302 USA English
443 Lyne, Adrian 5 1988 834 USA English
444 Daves, Delmer 10 1951 1555 USA English
445 Marton, Andrew 5 1959 829 USA English
446 Handley, Jim 2 1940 328 USA English
447 Niblo, Fred 6 1923 1225 USA English
448 Tykwer, Tom 5 2005 472 Germany German
449 Sokurov, Aleksandr 8 1999 1034 Russia Russian
450 Mungiu, Cristian 4 2011 416 Romania English
451 Hart, William S. 11 1917 1856 USA English
452 Machatý, Gustav 4 1931 558 USA English
453 Potter, H.C. 9 1942 1564 USA English
454 Stahl, John M. 8 1938 1450 USA English
455 Polonsky, Abraham 2 1958 403 USA English
456 Jenkins, Barry 3 2014 768 USA English
457 Holland, Agnieszka 7 1998 736 Germany German
458 Wertmüller, Lina 4 1978 982 Italy Italian
459 Crosland, Alan 7 1926 694 USA English
460 Green, Alfred E. 7 1930 1477 USA English
461 Nelson, Ralph 6 1965 1536 USA English
462 Miller, Bennett 3 2010 784 USA English
463 Itami, Juzo 4 1986 678 Japan Japanese
464 Argento, Dario 4 1974 561 Italy English
464 Hee, T. 1 1940 328 USA English
465 Brakhage, Stan 12 1967 1794 USA English
466 McTiernan, John 3 1990 533 USA English
467 Gordon, Michael 4 1958 1065 USA English
468 Wadleigh, Michael 2 1975 411 USA English
469 DaCosta, Morton 2 1960 723 USA English
470 Kanin, Garson 5 1940 1415 USA English
471 Lewin, Albert 4 1946 1174 USA English
472 Klimov, Elem 1 1985 332 Soviet Union Russian
473 Schroeder, Barbet 5 1990 855 USA English
474 Wiene, Robert 3 1924 395 Germany English
475 Hirschbiegel, Oliver 3 2004 480 Germany German
476 Beineix, Jean-Jacques 2 1983 577 France French
477 Cornelius, Henry 3 1952 819 UK English
478 Condon, Bill 4 2009 1128 USA English
478 Troell, Jan 5 1985 1449 Sweden Swedish
479 Ruiz, Raoul 11 1990 979 France French
480 Wang, Wayne 11 1997 1612 USA English
481 Taviani, Paolo 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
481 Taviani, Vittorio 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
482 Costner, Kevin 2 1996 543 USA English
483 Park, Nick 4 2004 696 UK English
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484 Craven, Wes 6 1986 918 USA English
485 Tsui, Hark 5 1989 1281 Hong Kong Cantonese
486 Marker, Chris 6 1971 1151 France French
487 Baumbach, Noah 7 2012 1357 USA English
488 Cummings, Irving 11 1936 2099 USA English
489 Lewis, Joseph H. 2 1952 520 USA English
490 Benedek, László 4 1957 715 USA English
491 Bridges, James 4 1980 710 USA English
492 Wilcox, Fred M. 3 1949 804 USA English
493 Feuillade, Louis 7 1916 1071 France French
494 Franklin, Carl 4 1999 724 USA English
495 Germi, Pietro 5 1965 939 Italy Italian
496 Ingram, Rex 5 1923 1225 USA English
497 Guadagnino, Luca 4 2014 1000 Italy English
498 Hodges, Mike 4 1988 656 UK English
499 Armstrong, Gillian 4 1995 741 Australia English
500 Sherman, Vincent 6 1944 1464 USA English
501 Lewis, Jerry 6 1968 1145 USA English
502 Dante, Joe 10 1987 2061 USA English
503 Winterbottom, Michael 15 2003 1838 UK English
504 Brabin, Charles 8 1923 1225 USA English
505 Sherman, Lowell 3 1933 553 USA English
506 Reitherman, Wolfgang 4 1965 962 USA English
507 August, Bille 4 1994 677 Sweden Danish
508 Tandan, Loveleen 1 2008 400 UK English
509 Teshigahara, Hiroshi 1 1964 401 Japan Japanese
510 Robinson, Phil Alden 2 1995 464 USA English
511 Brooks, Albert 6 1989 1588 USA English
512 Affleck, Ben 3 2009 852 USA English
513 Docter, Pete 3 2008 1327 USA English
514 Frank, Melvin 8 1962 1505 USA English
515 Shyamalan, M. Night 3 2004 536 USA English
516 Reitman, Ivan 6 1990 897 USA English
517 Widerberg, Bo 6 1973 1660 Sweden Swedish
518 Vasilyev, Dmitri 1 1938 418 Soviet Union Russian
519 Hughes, John 3 1986 1184 USA English
520 Singleton, John 4 1998 552 USA English
521 Caro, Marc 2 1993 537 France French
522 Mamet, David 8 1997 827 USA English
523 Kobayashi, Masaki 4 1963 804 Japan Japanese
524 Cattaneo, Peter 1 1997 430 UK English
525 Kadár, Ján 3 1970 766 Czechoslovakia Slovak
526 Zvyagintsev, Andrey 2 2014 892 Russia Russian
527 Clements, Ron 5 2000 973 USA English
527 Musker, John 5 2000 973 USA English
528 Moretti, Nanni 3 2002 975 Italy Italian
529 Haggis, Paul 2 2005 639 USA English
530 Arnold, Jack 4 1955 916 USA English
531 Mayo, Archie 8 1937 1393 USA English
532 Hall, Alexander 4 1935 692 USA English
533 Jones, Chuck 13 1953 2003 USA English
534 Feyder, Jacques 8 1929 1742 France French
535 Panahi, Jafar 6 2002 1210 Iran Persian
536 Lee, Rowland V. 3 1935 989 USA English
537 Berger, Ludwig 1 1940 453 UK English
537 Whelan, Tim 1 1940 453 UK English
538 Folman, Ari 1 2008 462 Israel Hebrew
539 Téchiné, André 5 1999 886 France French
540 Kotcheff, Ted 6 1978 1608 USA English
541 Besson, Luc 5 1993 1541 France English
542 Zanuck, Darryl F. 2 1962 829 USA English
543 Miller, David 9 1955 1852 USA English
544 Ferrara, Abel 9 1999 1768 USA English
545 Medak, Peter 4 1981 960 UK English
546 May, Elaine 4 1976 1435 USA English
547 Kitano, Takeshi 9 2000 1619 Japan Japanese
548 Swift, David 6 1962 1780 USA English
549 Howard, Leslie 1 1938 478 UK English
550 Dahl, John 5 1998 891 USA English
551 Julian, Rupert 2 1924 531 USA English
552 Baker, Roy Ward 3 1959 612 UK English
553 Autant-Lara, Claude 7 1951 1339 France French
554 Adamson, Andrew 3 2004 664 USA English
555 Blystone, John G. 4 1930 842 USA English
556 Macdonald, Kevin 7 2007 1334 UK English
557 Makavejev, Dusan 4 1971 756 Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian
558 Paronnaud, Vincent 2 2009 600 France French
558 Satrapi, Marjane 2 2009 600 France French
559 Hellman, Monte 4 1980 813 USA English
560 Hackford, Taylor 6 1991 1338 USA English
561 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen 7 1994 1203 Iran Persian
562 Imamura, Shohei 7 1979 1368 Japan Japanese
563 Shelton, Ron 3 1989 591 USA English
564 Cruze, James 7 1925 1780 USA English
565 Mangold, James 7 2008 1601 USA English
566 Bondarchuk, Sergei 1 1966 507 Soviet Union Russian
567 Marshall, Penny 3 1990 1291 USA English
568 Douglas, Bill 4 1977 1781 UK English
569 Gilliat, Sidney 4 1950 905 UK English
570 Sorrentino, Paolo 5 2010 1205 Italy Italian
571 Boetticher, Budd 9 1958 2106 USA English
572 Noonan, Chris 2 2000 565 USA English
573 Pennebaker, D.A. 5 1978 943 USA English
574 Inagaki, Hiroshi 5 1957 1780 Japan Japanese
575 Furie, Sidney J. 4 1973 775 UK English
576 Akin, Fatih 6 2009 1602 Germany German
577 Heisler, Stuart 6 1944 1639 USA English
578 Blackton, J. Stuart 11 1907 2454 USA English
579 Gowariker, Ashutosh 1 2001 531 India Hindi
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579 Laemmle, Ernst 1 1925 531 USA English
580 Rudolph, Alan 7 1990 1462 USA English
581 Vadim, Roger 7 1962 1619 France French
582 Amenábar, Alejandro 3 2000 1102 Spain Spanish
583 Kim, Ki-duk 6 2004 1508 South Korea Korean
584 Cantet, Laurent 4 2003 1424 France French
585 Gondry, Michel 2 2007 747 USA English
586 Warhol, Andy 6 1965 1080 USA English
587 Field, Todd 2 2003 976 USA English
588 Franju, Georges 4 1955 739 France French
589 Eustache, Jean 2 1971 608 France French
590 Reitz, Edgar 3 1981 667 West Germany German
591 Cardiff, Jack 2 1962 656 UK English
592 Axel, Gabriel 2 1977 674 Denmark Danish
593 Scola, Ettore 7 1982 1872 Italy Italian
594 Jancsó, Miklós 3 1968 1036 Hungary Hungarian
595 Morrissey, Paul 3 1968 1080 USA English
596 Hazanavicius, Michel 1 2011 580 France English
597 Allers, Roger 4 2000 734 USA English
598 Parks, Gordon 5 1974 1159 USA English
599 Green, Guy 6 1961 1819 UK English
600 Marsh, James 6 2009 1589 UK English
600 Ruggles, Wesley 6 1934 1496 USA English
601 Sverák, Jan 3 1996 722 Czech Republic Czech
602 Nava, Gregory 4 1990 864 USA Spanish
603 French, Harold 2 1944 944 UK English
604 Brook, Peter 4 1963 1541 UK English
605 Tian, Zhuangzhuang 3 1993 1136 China Mandarin
606 Miike, Takashi 4 2005 941 Japan Japanese
607 Benigni, Roberto 1 1997 591 Italy Italian
608 Kechiche, Abdellatif 3 2013 717 France French
609 Daniels, Lee 3 2009 689 USA English
610 Jenson, Vicky 2 2002 664 USA English
611 Cammell, Donald 2 1973 720 UK English
612 Clark, Bob 3 1981 906 Canada English
613 Wicki, Bernhard 2 1960 829 USA English
614 McDonagh, Martin 3 2012 849 UK English
615 Abbott, George 3 1951 1363 USA English
616 Heckerling, Amy 2 1988 1208 USA English
617 Akerman, Chantal 7 1984 1296 Belgium French
618 Stillman, Whit 5 2001 1005 USA English
619 Monicelli, Mario 6 1964 1468 Italy Italian
620 Launder, Frank 7 1950 1982 UK English
621 Kinugasa, Teinosuke 4 1935 929 Japan Japanese
622 Dickinson, Thorold 4 1946 1389 UK English
623 Pichel, Irving 9 1944 2237 USA English
624 Minkoff, Rob 3 2000 734 USA English
625 Weerasethakul, Apichatpong 5 2004 1721 Thailand Thai
626 Kopple, Barbara 3 1990 1422 USA English
627 Tourneur, Maurice 7 1918 2086 USA English
628 Zonca, Erick 2 2003 815 France French
629 Reisner, Charles 3 1931 772 USA English
630 Bellocchio, Marco 7 1998 1262 Italy Italian
631 Russo, Anthony 5 2014 1869 USA English
631 Russo, Joe 5 2014 1869 USA English
632 Clouse, Robert 2 1971 687 USA English
633 Watkins, Peter 5 1968 1180 UK English
634 Kleiser, Randal 3 1979 793 USA English
635 Wright, Edgar 5 2010 1799 UK English
636 Lord, Peter 2 2006 696 UK English
637 Farrelly, Bobby 5 2000 1160 USA English
638 Fernández, Emilio 6 1946 1798 Mexico Spanish
639 Sautet, Claude 5 1982 1554 France French
640 Cissé, Souleymane 1 1987 655 Mali French
641 Nemes, László 2 2016 720 Hungary Hungarian
642 Montgomery, Robert 3 1946 1025 USA English
643 Werker, Alfred L. 6 1939 1756 USA English
644 Maddin, Guy 7 2000 2128 Canada English
645 Harvey, Anthony 2 1967 728 UK English
646 Ozon, François 7 2006 2247 France French
647 Cacoyannis, Michael 5 1962 1349 Greece English
648 Boulting, Roy 3 1953 1458 UK English
649 Grosbard, Ulu 4 1980 1606 USA English
650 Nugent, Elliott 5 1939 1898 USA English
651 Brenon, Herbert 8 1922 1913 USA English
652 Gibney, Alex 5 2008 1638 USA English
653 Cox, Paul 6 1996 1611 Australia English
654 Andersson, Roy 4 2010 1408 Sweden Swedish
655 Dickson, William K.L. 12 1895 2600 USA English
656 Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez 3 1985 1032 Cuba Spanish
656 Hood, Gavin 3 2009 900 UK Zulu
657 Pascal, Gabriel 2 1943 944 UK English
658 Charles, Larry 3 2007 950 USA English
659 Liman, Doug 7 2006 2135 USA English
660 Abrams, J.J. 5 2010 1784 USA English
661 Sluizer, George 1 1988 681 Netherlands Dutch
662 Kapur, Shekhar 3 2000 897 UK English
663 Hranitzky, Ágnes 2 2005 874 Hungary Hungarian
664 Carax, Leos 3 1996 1376 France French
665 Coogler, Ryan 3 2015 1514 USA English
666 Donskoy, Mark 4 1943 1668 Soviet Union Russian
667 De Toth, André 3 1950 1110 USA English
668 Oz, Frank 9 1993 2082 USA English
669 Wallace, Richard 8 1934 1797 USA English
670 Hartley, Hal 5 1996 1766 USA English
671 Farrow, John 6 1949 1873 USA English
672 Lanthimos, Yorgos 3 2016 1364 Ireland English
673 Penn, Sean 3 2001 1082 USA English
674 Glazer, Jonathan 3 2005 1489 UK English
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674 Green, David Gordon 9 2009 2137 USA English
675 Hu, King 2 1967 931 Taiwan Mandarin
676 Marshall, Garry 3 1991 1285 USA English
677 Watt, Harry 6 1941 1801 UK English
678 Hytner, Nicholas 3 1998 1230 UK English
678 Robinson, Bruce 1 1987 718 UK English
679 Davis, Andrew 4 1996 927 USA English
680 various 15 1979 2419 USA English
681 Michell, Roger 8 2005 1971 UK English
682 Foley, James 3 2000 967 USA English
683 Waters, John 4 1983 1329 USA English
684 Bier, Susanne 6 2006 1899 Denmark Danish
684 Kurys, Diane 3 1983 1216 France French
685 Ballard, Carroll 4 1990 1140 USA English
685 Becker, Wolfgang 1 2003 744 Germany German
686 Cox, Alex 4 1987 1603 USA English
687 Hardy, Robin 1 1973 746 UK English
688 Brando, Marlon 1 1961 752 USA English
689 Youngson, Robert 6 1962 2412 USA English
690 Rocha, Glauber 3 1966 1218 Brazil Portuguese
691 Pialat, Maurice 6 1980 1250 France French
692 Östlund, Ruben 2 2015 1335 Sweden Swedish
693 Tsai, Ming-liang 7 2001 1685 Taiwan Mandarin
694 Young, Harold 2 1939 1261 UK English
695 de Oliveira, Manoel 12 1993 2265 Portugal Portuguese
696 McBride, Jim 3 1983 1012 USA English
697 Radford, Michael 3 1994 1124 Italy Italian
698 Smith, Kevin 5 1997 1497 USA English
699 Jarman, Derek 5 1987 1869 UK English
700 Honda, Ishirô 4 1964 1271 Japan Japanese
701 de Heer, Rolf 5 1999 1544 Australia English
702 Guillermin, John 5 1970 1752 USA English
703 Ceylan, Nuri Bilge 5 2006 1752 Turkey Turkish
704 Klos, Elmar 1 1965 766 Czechoslovakia Slovak
705 Washington, Denzel 3 2008 1482 USA English
706 de Bont, Jan 2 1995 912 USA English
707 Gitai, Amos 9 2000 2102 France Hebrew
708 McKay, Adam 2 2013 1499 USA English
709 Johnson, Rian 4 2013 1645 USA English
710 Granik, Debra 2 2014 1027 USA English
711 Saks, Gene 4 1972 1413 USA English
712 Chomet, Sylvain 2 2006 865 UK French
713 Camus, Marcel 1 1959 782 Brazil Portuguese
714 Petrie, Daniel 4 1972 1421 USA English
715 McElwee, Ross 3 1996 1060 USA English
716 Beaudine, William 10 1943 2054 USA English
717 Giordana, Marco Tullio 3 1999 1081 Italy Italian
718 Zanussi, Krzysztof 6 1983 2001 Poland Polish
719 Robbins, Tim 3 1995 1442 USA English
720 Garrone, Matteo 3 2012 1087 Italy Italian
721 Phillips, Todd 3 2010 1454 USA English
722 Tanovic, Danis 1 2001 802 Bosnia-Herzegovina Serbo-Croatian
723 Khan, Mehboob 2 1953 811 India Hindi
724 Barker, Reginald 8 1917 2294 USA English
725 Kunuk, Zacharias 1 2001 814 Canada Inuktitut
726 Moodysson, Lukas 5 2003 1520 Sweden Swedish
727 Dunning, George 1 1968 826 UK English
728 Campanella, Juan José 2 2005 933 Argentina Spanish
728 Marquand, Richard 3 1983 1068 USA English
729 Wilde, Ted 2 1927 1067 USA English
730 Nakata, Hideo 1 1998 832 Japan Japanese
731 Ade, Maren 1 2016 835 Germany German
732 Mackenzie, John 2 1983 904 UK English
733 Lucas, Wilfred 2 1929 989 USA English
734 Haskin, Byron 5 1951 1780 USA English
735 Karlson, Phil 7 1960 1976 USA English
736 Wiseman, Frederick 8 1990 1712 USA English
737 Loden, Barbara 1 1971 843 USA English
738 Cleese, John 1 1988 844 USA English
739 Majidi, Majid 4 2001 2067 Iran Persian
740 Howard, William K. 7 1932 1891 USA English
741 Crisp, Donald 2 1924 920 USA English
742 Jodorowsky, Alejandro 3 1977 1071 Mexico Spanish
743 Endfield, Cy 5 1952 1606 UK English
744 Chéreau, Patrice 5 2001 1683 France French
745 Tyldum, Morten 2 2013 1132 UK English
746 Panama, Norman 5 1958 1505 USA English
747 Barton, Charles 4 1951 1228 USA English
748 Saville, Victor 8 1938 2209 UK English
749 Ôtomo, Katsuhiro 2 1997 955 Japan Japanese
749 Sennett, Mack 6 1912 2054 USA English
750 Cabanne, Christy 3 1918 1225 USA English
751 Selick, Henry 3 1999 1642 USA English
752 Pal, George 7 1953 2198 USA English
753 Rodriguez, Robert 5 2003 2108 USA English
754 Fukasaku, Kinji 2 1985 1305 Japan Japanese
755 Olcott, Sidney 6 1916 2362 USA English
756 Fisher, Terence 2 1957 1039 UK English
757 Melford, George 6 1923 2294 USA English
758 Kassovitz, Mathieu 2 1998 962 France French
759 von Trotta, Margarethe 5 1988 1780 West Germany German
760 Nyby, Christian 2 1956 961 USA English
761 Arnold, Andrea 5 2009 1311 UK English
762 Straub, Jean-Marie 11 1984 2128 France German
763 Ross, Gary 3 2004 1314 USA English
764 Verbinski, Gore 4 2007 1640 USA English
765 Lloyd, Harold 2 1922 1067 USA English
766 Dayton, Jonathan 2 2009 924 USA English
766 Faris, Valerie 2 2009 924 USA English
767 Gerwig, Greta 2 2018 1142 USA English
768 Sjöberg, Alf 2 1947 1332 Sweden Swedish
769 Link, Caroline 2 1998 1311 Germany English
770 Brannon, Ash 1 1999 907 USA English
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