Directors   (4,767) Most Notable
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 RANK   NAME   FILMS   AVG YEAR   TOP FILM   COUNTRY   LANGUAGE 
1815 Hanks, Tom 0 0 0
1815 Porter, Edwin S. 0 0 0
1815 Straub, Jean-Marie 0 0 0
1815 Hranitzky, Ágnes 0 0 0
1815 Zierra, Tony 0 0 0
27 Welles, Orson 17 1958 1 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 2 UK English
17 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 3 France French
48 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 4 Italy Italian
1 Hitchcock, Alfred 43 1946 5 USA English
22 Coppola, Francis Ford 16 1980 6 USA English
10 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
43 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
108 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
2 Ford, John 58 1943 10 USA English
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 11 Italy Italian
18 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 13 USA English
67 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 15 France French
19 Godard, Jean-Luc 36 1978 16 France French
5 Scorsese, Martin 29 1993 17 USA English
76 Tarantino, Quentin 11 2005 18 USA English
32 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 19 USA English
77 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
20 Allen, Woody 35 1990 21 USA English
105 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
3 Spielberg, Steven 30 1995 24 USA English
7 Wilder, Billy 23 1957 25 USA English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
62 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
39 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 34 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 36 USA English
4 Cukor, George 38 1946 37 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 37 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 37 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 38 Sweden Swedish
57 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 44 France French
45 Antonioni, Michelangelo 10 1962 45 Italy Italian
66 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 46 China Mandarin
75 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
46 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 48 India Bengali
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 51 USA English
59 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
208 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 54 USA English
58 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
78 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
204 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
229 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
71 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
11 Huston, John 30 1961 64 USA English
64 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 65 Soviet Union Russian
186 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 65 Soviet Union Russian
42 Eastwood, Clint 28 1996 69 USA English
98 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
103 Lee, Spike 17 1998 73 USA English
116 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 75 USA English
38 Coen, Ethan 18 2001 76 USA English
38 Coen, Joel 18 2001 76 USA English
88 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
52 Reed, Carol 16 1950 77 UK English
83 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
40 Wise, Robert 19 1959 83 USA English
304 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 83 USA English
172 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 84 France French
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 85 USA English
74 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 86 Japan Japanese
119 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
51 Scott, Ridley 16 1998 88 USA English
29 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
113 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 90 Poland Polish
183 Hand, David 4 1937 92 USA English
126 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
49 Sturges, Preston 10 1943 96 USA English
112 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
129 Cocteau, Jean 5 1947 99 France French
33 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 USA English
279 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 100 USA English
164 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
288 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 103 Italy French
89 Whale, James 11 1934 104 USA English
81 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 106 Denmark Danish
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 108 USA English
44 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 110 USA English
23 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 111 USA English
315 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 112 USA English
293 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 115 Spain Spanish
167 Keighley, William 10 1938 116 USA English
152 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
166 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 118 USA English
53 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 120 France French
158 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 121 USA English
270 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 122 USA English
70 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 123 USA English
41 Malle, Louis 18 1973 124 France French
216 Mendes, Sam 7 2007 127 USA English
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79 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
137 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
73 Lee, Ang 11 2002 130 USA English
299 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 131 Soviet Union Russian
155 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 133 Hong Kong Cantonese
72 Lynch, David 10 1989 135 USA English
96 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
132 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 138 USA English
60 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 11 1988 139 Poland French
63 Almodóvar, Pedro 16 1998 140 Spain Spanish
131 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
283 Meirelles, Fernando 3 2008 143 USA Portuguese
353 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 143 Brazil Portuguese
151 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
277 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
247 Campion, Jane 9 1991 148 Australia English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 149 USA English
145 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 150 France French
109 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 152 Italy English
93 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 153 Soviet Union Russian
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 154 USA English
85 Jackson, Peter 11 2005 159 New Zealand English
97 Siegel, Don 13 1967 160 USA English
203 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 161 Italy Italian
142 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 163 USA English
180 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 164 UK English
47 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 165 Italy Italian
232 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 166 USA English
92 Cameron, James 9 1994 167 USA English
50 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 169 USA English
312 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 170 USA English
171 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 174 USA English
69 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 175 France French
173 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 183 Japan Japanese
306 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 184 Italy Italian
30 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
276 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
239 del Toro, Guillermo 9 2004 193 USA Spanish
101 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 196 USA English
140 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
141 Boorman, John 8 1982 199 USA English
127 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 200 USA English
143 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 200 USA English
211 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 201 France French
308 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 204 Czechoslovakia Czech
292 Badham, John 6 1983 208 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 210 UK English
54 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 210 UK English
111 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 211 USA English
130 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 215 UK English
360 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 218 USA English
377 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 219 UK English
259 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 221 USA English
124 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 222 France French
193 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 224 USA English
95 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 226 USA English
176 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 228 USA English
56 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 230 USA English
65 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 232 USA English
343 Vinterberg, Thomas 2 2005 234 Denmark Danish
387 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 234 France English
196 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 237 Germany German
271 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 239 USA English
104 Pollack, Sydney 16 1984 244 USA English
68 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 246 USA English
82 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
272 Gance, Abel 6 1929 249 France French
102 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 256 USA English
135 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
206 Benton, Robert 6 1984 257 USA English
301 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 258 USA English
87 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 261 UK English
61 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 267 USA English
220 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 267 USA English
144 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 269 UK English
197 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 271 UK English
187 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 272 USA English
416 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 274 France French
258 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 275 France French
242 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
156 Payne, Alexander 7 2006 277 USA English
90 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 279 France French
224 Romero, George A. 8 1989 281 USA English
150 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 284 USA English
162 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 284 USA English
170 Sturges, John 9 1963 284 USA English
190 Algar, James 11 1954 284 USA English
250 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 284 USA English
420 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 284 USA English
431 Heid, Graham 1 1942 284 USA English
431 Wright, Norman 1 1942 284 USA English
210 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 285 UK English
121 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 288 USA English
91 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 289 France French
94 Clair, René 16 1936 290 France French
287 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 291 USA English
300 Zucker, David 5 1984 291 USA English
358 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 291 USA English
320 Petersen, Wolfgang 6 1993 295 West Germany German
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209 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 296 UK English
191 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 297 USA English
317 Yang, Edward 4 1993 298 Taiwan Mandarin
168 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 299 USA English
157 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 300 USA English
84 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 302 West Germany German
213 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 303 France French
383 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 304 USA English
100 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 305 USA English
194 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 306 UK English
236 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 307 USA English
256 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 308 USA English
278 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
115 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
303 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 311 USA English
419 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 312 USA English
125 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 318 USA English
138 Jackson, Wilfred 14 1946 320 USA English
238 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 320 USA English
347 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 320 USA English
382 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 321 Germany German
179 Ivory, James 8 1985 322 UK English
99 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
267 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
427 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 328 USA English
447 Handley, Jim 2 1940 328 USA English
465 Hee, T. 1 1940 328 USA English
473 Klimov, Elem 1 1985 332 Soviet Union Russian
175 Mann, Michael 10 1995 336 USA English
322 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 339 Soviet Union Russian
376 Coppola, Sofia 5 2007 339 USA English
136 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 340 USA English
165 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 342 USA English
174 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 343 USA English
417 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 344 USA English
417 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 344 USA English
80 Wood, Sam 17 1936 349 USA English
399 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 354 UK English
122 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 355 USA English
334 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 357 USA English
352 Madden, John 4 2002 359 USA English
255 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 364 USA English
134 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 367 USA English
400 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 370 USA English
199 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 371 USA English
221 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 372 France French
438 Hicks, Scott 4 2000 376 Australia English
269 Reisz, Karel 5 1970 377 UK English
117 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 378 USA English
273 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 381 USA English
218 Carpenter, John 10 1984 385 USA English
223 Berri, Claude 5 1985 386 France French
145 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 389 USA English
262 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
257 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 391 UK English
107 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 394 Denmark English
475 Wiene, Robert 3 1924 395 Germany English
411 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 396 Sweden Swedish
217 Boyle, Danny 8 2006 400 UK English
508 Tandan, Loveleen 1 2008 400 UK English
509 Teshigahara, Hiroshi 1 1964 401 Japan Japanese
456 Polonsky, Abraham 2 1958 403 USA English
380 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 404 USA French
422 Rosenberg, Stuart 5 1973 405 USA English
330 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
234 Browning, Tod 8 1930 408 USA English
309 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 410 Australia English
469 Wadleigh, Michael 2 1975 411 USA English
451 Mungiu, Cristian 4 2011 416 Romania English
518 Vasilyev, Dmitri 1 1938 418 Soviet Union Russian
349 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 422 Brazil Portuguese
328 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 423 USA English
185 Loach, Ken 19 1991 424 UK English
414 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 425 USA English
439 Wachowski, Larry 3 2000 425 USA English
264 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 429 Canada English
525 Cattaneo, Peter 1 1997 430 UK English
280 Redford, Robert 7 1994 431 USA English
123 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 432 USA English
184 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 432 USA English
147 Fincher, David 9 2004 434 USA English
340 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 439 USA English
205 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 442 Germany German
421 Burnett, Charles 4 1986 443 USA English
192 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
290 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
149 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
284 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 449 Canada French
324 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 451 West Germany German
228 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 453 UK English
230 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 453 UK English
275 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
538 Berger, Ludwig 1 1940 453 UK English
538 Whelan, Tim 1 1940 453 UK English
253 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 456 USA English
539 Folman, Ari 1 2008 462 Israel Hebrew
510 Robinson, Phil Alden 2 1995 464 USA English
159 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 465 Iran Persian
188 Yates, Peter 6 1976 467 USA English
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339 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 471 USA English
449 Tykwer, Tom 5 2005 472 Germany German
338 Salles, Walter 4 2002 475 France Portuguese
219 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 478 UK English
550 Howard, Leslie 1 1938 478 UK English
476 Hirschbiegel, Oliver 3 2004 480 Germany German
248 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
181 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 484 USA English
379 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 500 France French
354 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 501 UK English
139 Nolan, Christopher 10 2007 502 USA English
86 Weir, Peter 13 1987 503 USA English
120 Soderbergh, Steven 18 2005 504 USA English
566 Bondarchuk, Sergei 1 1966 507 Soviet Union Russian
426 James, Steve 4 2005 511 USA English
160 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 513 UK English
201 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 516 UK English
489 Lewis, Joseph H. 2 1952 520 USA English
361 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 522 USA English
296 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 523 Japan Japanese
265 Marshall, George 12 1943 525 USA English
189 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 526 USA English
357 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 528 Italy Italian
275 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 530 USA English
327 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 531 USA English
552 Julian, Rupert 2 1924 531 USA English
579 Gowariker, Ashutosh 1 2001 531 India Hindi
579 Laemmle, Ernst 1 1925 531 USA English
467 McTiernan, John 3 1990 533 USA English
515 Shyamalan, M. Night 3 2004 536 USA English
521 Caro, Marc 2 1993 537 France French
483 Costner, Kevin 2 1996 543 USA English
249 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 546 USA English
106 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 548 USA English
225 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 549 USA English
133 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 550 France French
520 Singleton, John 4 1998 552 USA English
505 Sherman, Lowell 3 1933 553 USA English
428 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 554 Italy Italian
415 Clooney, George 5 2009 556 USA English
307 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 558 USA English
453 Machatý, Gustav 4 1931 558 USA English
146 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 559 USA English
465 Argento, Dario 4 1974 561 Italy English
222 Apted, Michael 18 1990 564 UK English
572 Noonan, Chris 2 2000 565 USA English
295 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 570 USA English
401 Farhadi, Asghar 3 2013 571 Iran Persian
346 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 572 Ireland English
477 Beineix, Jean-Jacques 2 1983 577 France French
110 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 578 USA English
163 Conway, Jack 14 1935 579 USA English
337 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 580 USA English
596 Hazanavicius, Michel 1 2011 580 France English
336 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
482 Taviani, Paolo 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
482 Taviani, Vittorio 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
430 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 585 USA English
182 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 587 France French
564 Shelton, Ron 3 1989 591 USA English
607 Benigni, Roberto 1 1997 591 Italy Italian
241 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 593 USA English
333 Jones, Terry 4 1981 594 UK English
311 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 596 USA English
237 Russell, David O. 8 2005 597 USA English
559 Paronnaud, Vincent 2 2009 600 France French
559 Satrapi, Marjane 2 2009 600 France French
169 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 601 USA English
214 Miller, George 10 1992 602 Australia English
200 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 604 USA English
436 Kalatozov, Mikhail 3 1963 605 Soviet Union Russian
198 Howard, Ron 14 2000 606 USA English
589 Eustache, Jean 2 1971 608 France French
553 Baker, Roy Ward 3 1959 612 UK English
153 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 615 USA English
55 King, Henry 30 1942 617 USA English
359 Szabó, István 6 1987 618 Hungary Hungarian
226 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 620 UK English
413 Cavalcanti, Alberto 3 1944 620 UK English
274 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 621 USA English
365 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 624 Soviet Union Ukrainian
294 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 628 USA English
530 Haggis, Paul 2 2005 639 USA English
408 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 641 Greece Greek
266 Morris, Errol 9 1998 642 USA English
128 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 650 USA English
302 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 651 Italy English
373 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 653 USA English
639 Cissé, Souleymane 1 1987 655 Mali French
498 Hodges, Mike 4 1988 656 UK English
591 Cardiff, Jack 2 1962 656 UK English
555 Adamson, Andrew 3 2004 664 USA English
610 Jenson, Vicky 2 2002 664 USA English
590 Reitz, Edgar 3 1981 667 West Germany German
195 Cromwell, John 16 1941 670 USA English
252 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
592 Axel, Gabriel 2 1977 674 Denmark Danish
507 August, Bille 4 1994 677 Sweden Danish
464 Itami, Juzo 4 1986 678 Japan Japanese
350 Nair, Mira 7 2002 679 India Hindi
660 Sluizer, George 1 1988 681 Netherlands Dutch
441 McCarthy, Tom 4 2009 683 USA English
243 Anderson, Wes 8 2007 687 USA English
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