Directors Index

Updated 30 December.


This is a selective list of filmmakers from whom, with a few exceptions, I’ve seen three films or more. Though the whole point of this index is to record a scale of enthusiasm for particular directors, it's become less and less a priority for me to choose between favourites... and turds. Titles with the same rating are therefore alphabetised.

Key
5 = rating out of ten
% = short film
# = documentary

Ratings Guide
Grades are designed to have a level of flexibility and fluidity. A 7/10 grade, for example, means that at worst I like the film, at best I really like it. A 6/10 means that I like the film at best, and at worst I have major qualms, but wouldn't say I disliked it. Etc.
 
10/9 Among best seen; 9/8 Love it; 8/7 Really like it;
7/6 Like it; 6/5 Indifferent; 5/4 Dislike it; 4/3 Strongly dislike it;
3/2 Hate it; 2/1 Among worst seen.

A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · J · K · L · M
N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · V · W · Y · Z


A
Abrantes, Gabriel
Affleck, Ben
Akbari, Mania
Akin, Fatih
Aldrich, Robert
Allen, Woody
Almodóvar, Pedro
Alonso, Lisandro
Altman, Robert
Anderson, Brad
Anderson, Lindsay
Anderson, Paul Thomas
Anderson, Wes
Andersson, Roy
Antonioni, Michelangelo
Apted, Michael
Ardolino, Emile
Argento, Dario
Arnold, Andrea
Aronofsky, Darren
Asquith, Anthony
Assayas, Olivier
Attenborough, Richard
Audiard, Jacques
Avildsen, John G.

B
Badham, John
Balabanov, Alexei
Barnard, Clio
Benning, James
Bergman, Ingmar
Bertolucci, Bernardo
Bird, Brad
Blomkamp, Neill
Boyle, Danny
Boyle, Danny
Bresson, Robert
Browning, Tod
Buñuel, Luis
Burton, Tim

C
Cameron, James
Campion, Jane
Capra, Frank
Carpenter, John
Cassavetes, John
Ceylan, Nuri Bilge
Chaplin, Charles
Cimino, Michael
Clarke, Alan
Clément, René
Coen, Ethan & Joel
Columbus, Chris
Coppola, Francis Ford
Coppola, Sofia
Costa, Pedro
Cronenberg, David
Cuarón, Alfonso
Curtiz, Michael

D
Dante, Joe
Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc
Davies, Terence
De Palma, Brian
De Sica, Vittorio
Denis, Claire
Diaz, Lav
Dmytryk, Edward
Dominik, Andrew
Donen, Stanley
Donner, Richard
Douglas, Bill
Dovzhenko, Oleksandr
Dumont, Bruno

E
Eastwood, Clint
Egoyan, Atom
Emigholz, Heinz
Emmerich, Roland

F
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
Fellini, Federico
Figgis, Mike
Fincher, David
Fleischer, Richard
Ford, John
Frankenheimer, John
French, Lloyd
Friedkin, William

G
German, Alexei
Gibson, Mel
Gilbert, Lewis
Gilliam, Terry
Glen, John
Godard, Jean-Luc
Gondry, Michel
González Iñárritu, Alejandro
Gray, James
Greenaway, Peter
Greengrass, Paul
Grémillon, Jean
Grosbard, Ulu

H
Hackford, Taylor
Hamer, Robert
Hamilton, Guy
Haneke, Michael
Hanson, Curtis
Hawks, Howard
Haynes, Todd
Herzog, Werner
Hill, Walter
Hillcoat, John
Hitchcock, Alfred
Hogg, Joanna
Hooper, Tobe
Horne, James W.
Hou, Hsiao-hsien
Howard, Ron
Hughes, John
Huston, John

J
Jackson, Peter
Jarmusch, Jim
Jennings, Humphrey
Jeunet, Jean-Pierre
Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Joffé, Roland
Johnson, B. S.
Jonze, Spike

K
Kaurismäki, Aki
Kazan, Elia
Keiller, Patrick
Kelemen, Fred
Kelly, Paul
Kiarostami, Abbas
Kieslowski, Krzysztof
Kitano, Takeshi
Korine, Harmony
Kormákur, Baltasar
Krish, John
Kubrick, Stanley
Kurosawa, Akira

L
Lang, Fritz
Lasseter, John
Lean, David
Lee, Ang
Leigh, Mike
Leone, Sergio
LeRoy, Mervyn
Liman, Doug
Linklater, Richard
Llorca, Pablo
Loach, Ken
Lubitsch, Ernst
Lucas, George
Luhrmann, Baz
Lumet, Sidney
Lynch, David

M
Mack, Jodie
Mackenzie, John
Malick, Terrence
Mann, Michael
Marker, Chris
Martin, Raya
McQueen, Steve
McTiernan, John
Meadows, Shane
Melville, Jean-Pierre
Mendes, Sam
Miike, Takashi
Miller, George
Minnelli, Vincente
Moodysshon, Lukas
Moore, John
Morris, Errol
Murnau, F.W.

N
Newell, Mike
Nichols, Mike
Noé, Gaspar
Nolan, Christopher
Noyce, Phillip

O
Ozu, Yasujiro

P
Pakula, Alan J.
Parker, Alan
Parrott, James
Payne, Alexander
Penn, Arthur
Petersen, Wolfgang
Petit, Chris
Pialat, Maurice
Polanski, Roman
Porumboiu, Corneliu
Potter, Sally
Powell, Michael
Preminger, Otto
Provost, Nicolas
Puiu, Cristi

Q
Quay, Stephen & Timothy

R
Ray, Nicholas
Ray, Satyajit
Reed, Carol
Refn, Nicolas Winding
Reichardt, Kelly
Reiner, Rob
Reitman, Ivan
Reitz, Edgar
Resnais, Alain
Reygadas, Carlos
Rivers, Ben
Rivette, Jacques
Roach, Jay
Robinson, Dave
Roeg, Nicolas
Rogers, Charley
Rohmer, Eric
Romero, George
Russell, Ben
Russell, David O.

S
Schepisis, Fred
Schumacher, Joel
Scorsese, Martin
Scott, Ridley
Scott, Tony
Seidl, Ulrich
Shyamalan, M. Night
Siegel, Don
Singer, Bryan
Sirk, Douglas
Sniadecki, J.P.
Soderbergh, Steven
Sommers, Stephen
Sorrentino, Paolo
Spielberg, Steven
Stallone, Sylvester
Stone, Oliver
Svankmajer, Jan

T
Tarantino, Quentin
Tarkovsky, Andrei
Tarr, Béla
Tati, Jacques
Tourneur, Jacques
Tourneur, Jacques
Truffaut, François
Tsai, Ming-liang

V
Van Sant, Gus
Verhoeven, Paul
Vigo, Jean
Vinterberg, Thomas
Von Trier, Lars

W
Wang, Bing
Watt, Harry
Weerasethakul, Apichatpong
Weir, Peter
Welles, Orson
Wenders, Wim
Whale, James
Wheatley, Ben
Wilder, Billy
Winterbottom, Michael
Wise, Robert
Wiseman, Fredrick
Wong, Kar-wai
Woo, John
Wright, Edgar

Y
Young, Terence

Z
Zemeckis, Robert
Zhang, Yimou
Zinnemann, Fred
Zvyagintsev, Andrei

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Abrantes, Gabriel
6 Liberdade (2011) %
5 Baby Back Costa Rica (2011) %
5 History of Mutual Respect, A (2010) %
5 Palaces of Pity (2011) 
4 Ornithes (2012) %

Affleck, Ben
7 Town, The (2010)
5 Argo (2012)
5 Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Akbari, Mania
7 20 Fingers (2004)
5 One. Two. One (2011)
4 From Tehran to London (2012)

Akin, Fatih
7 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005) #
5 Edge of Heaven, The (2007)
5 Head-On (2003)

Aldrich, Robert
8 Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
6 Dirty Dozen, The (1967)
6 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Allen, Woody
9 Manhattan (1979)
8 Annie Hall (1977)
8 Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
8 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8 Husbands and Wives (1992)
7 Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
7

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
7 Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1984)
7 Radio Days (1987)
7 Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
6 Small Time Crooks (2000)
6 Take the Money and Run (1968)
5 Blue Jasmine (2013)
4 Match Point (2004)
4 Oedipus Wrecks (1989) %
4 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Almodóvar, Pedro
8 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
7 All About My Mother (1999)
7 Live Flesh (1997)
7 Talk to Her (2002)
7 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
7 Volver (2006)
6 Bad Education (2004)
6 Broken Embraces (2009)
6 Law of Desire, The (1987)
6 Skin I Live In, The (2011)
5 I'm So Excited (2013)

Alonso, Lisandro
8 Dead, The (2004)
8 Fantasma (2006)
8 Freedom (2001)
7 Jauja (2014)
6 Liverpool (2008)
6 Untitled (Letter for Serra) (2011) %

Altman, Robert
8 Gosford Park (2001)
8 McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)
8 Nashville (1975)
8 Player, The (1992)
8 Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)
8 Short Cuts (1993)

Anderson, Brad
8 Session 9 (2001)
8 TransSiberian (2008)
7 Machinist, The (2004)
7 Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

Anderson, Lindsay
8 If.... (1968)
7 Every Day Except Christmas (1967) % #

Anderson, Paul Thomas
8 Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
7 Inherent Vice (2014)
7 There Will Be Blood (2007)
6 Boogie Nights (1997)
6 Hard Eight (1996)
6 Magnolia (1999)
6 Master, The (2012)

Anderson, Wes
8 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
8 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004)
8 Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
7 Darjeeling Limited, The (2007)
7 Grand Budapest Hotel, The (2014)
7 Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001)
7 Rushmore (1998)
6 Hotel Chevalier (2007) %

Andersson, Roy
9 Songs From the Second Floor (2000)
9 You, the Living (2007)
7 Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A (2014)

Antonioni, Michelangelo
7 Blow Up (1966)
7 Passenger, The (1975)
6 La notte (1961)

Apted, Michael
6 Gorky Park (1983)
6 World is Not Enough, The (1999)
3 Enough (2002)

Ardolino, Emile
7 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
6 Dirty Dancing (1987)
6 Sister Act (1992)

Argento, Dario
5 Inferno (1980)
5 Suspiria (1977)

Arnold, Andrea
5 Wuthering Heights (2011)
4 Fish Tank (2009)
3 Milk (1998) %
2 Wasp (2003) %

Aronofsky, Darren
8 Wrestler, The (2008)
7 Fountain, The (2006)
6 Pi (1998)
5 Black Swan (2010)
5 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
3 Noah (2014)

Asquith, Anthony
8 Browning Version, The (1951)
8 Shooting Stars (1927)
7 Way to the Stars, The (1945)
6 Underground (1928)
4 Millionairess, The (1960)

Assayas, Olivier
6 Clean (2004)
6Irma Vep (1996)
4 Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
4 Something in the Air (2012)

Attenborough, Richard
6 Bridge Too Far, A (1977)
6 Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
5 Chaplin (1992)

Audiard, Jacques
7 Read My Lips (2001)
6 Beat That My Heart Skipped, The (2005)
6 Prophet, A (2009)
6 Rust and Bone (2012)

Avildsen, John G.
8 Rocky (1976)
7 Rocky V (1990)
6 Karate Kid, The (1984)
5 Karate Kid Part II, The (1986)
5 Karate Kid Part III, The (1989)

Badham, John
9 Saturday Night Fever (1977)
6 Another Stakeout (1993)
6 Bird On A Wire (1990)

Balabanov, Alexei
9 Cargo 200 (2007)
9 Me Too (2012)
8 Stoker, The (2010)
7 Brother (1997)

Barnard, Clio
7 Arbor, The (2010)
5 Selfish Giant, The (2013)

Benning, James
10 Deseret (1995) #
10 RR (2007) #
9 casting a glance (2007) #
9 Los (2001) #
9 small roads (2011) #
8 American Dreams (lost and found) (1984) #
8 BNSF (2013) #
8 El Valley Centro (1999) #
8 FAROCKI (2014) #
8 Four Corners (1997) #
8 Landscape Suicide (1984) #
8 Nightfall (2011) #
8 27 Years Later (2005) #
7 Chicago Loop (1975) % #
7 Fresh Air (2015) % #
7 One Way Boogie Woogie (1978) #
7 natural history (2014) #
7 Ruhr (2009) #
7 Sogobi (2001) #
6 Cuba: an historical romance (2016) % #
6 O Panama (1985) % #
6 Stemple Pass (2012) #
6 Unboxing (2016) % #

Bergman, Ingmar
8 Autumn Sonata (1978)
8 Cries and Whispers (1972)
8 Fanny and Alexander (1982)
8 Hour of the Wolf (1968)
8 Magician, The (1958)
8 Persona (1966)
8 Rite, The (1969)
8 Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
8 Seventh Seal, The (1957)
8 Shame (1968)
8 Silence, The (1963)
8 Virgin Spring, The (1959)
8 Wild Strawberries (1957)
8 Winter Light (1962)
7 After the Rehearsal (1984)
7 All These Women (1964)
7 From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
7 Lesson in Love, A (1954)
7 Passion of Anna, The (1969)
7 Port of Call (1948)
7 Prison (1949)
7 Saraband (2003)
7 Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
6 Crisis (1945)

Bertolucci, Bernardo
8 Conformist, The (1970)
6 Last Tango in Paris (1972)
3 Dreamers, The (2003)

Bird, Brad
8 Incredibles, The (2004)
8 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
8 Ratatouille (2007)

Blomkamp, Neill
8 Chappie (2015)
8 District 9 (2009)
4 Elysium (2013)

Bogdanovich, Peter
7 Last Picture Show, The (1971)
7 Mask (1985)
2 She's Funny That Way (2015)

Boyle, Danny
5 Steve Jobs (2015)
7 Trainspotting (1996)
5 127 Hours (2010)
5 28 Days Later… (2002)
5 Beach, The (2000)
5 Shallow Grave (1994)
5 Trance (2013)
4 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
4 Sunshine (2007)
2 Millions (2004)

Bresson, Robert
8 L'argent (1983)
7 Pickpocket (1959)
6 Mouchette (1967)
6 Trial of Joan of Arc, The (1962)
5 Diary of a Country Priest, The (1951)

Browning, Tod
9 Unknown, The (1927)
7 Dracula (1931)
7 Freaks (1932)

Buñuel, Luis
8 Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The (1972)
8 Exterminating Angel, The (1962)
8 Phantom of Liberty, The (1974)
7 Belle de Jour (1967)
7 Diary of a Chambermaid, The (1964)
7 That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
7 Tristana (1970)
7 Un Chien Andalou (1929) %
7 Viridiana (1961)
6 L'age d'Or (1930)
6 Milky Way, The (1969)
6 Nazarín (1959)
6 Young One, The (1960)
5 Land Without Bread (1933) % #

Burton, Tim
8 Beetlejuice (1988)
7 Batman (1989)
7 Batman Returns (1992)
7 Edward Scissorhands (1990)
3 Big Fish (2003)
2 Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Cameron, James
9 Aliens (1986)
9 Terminator, The (1984)
8 Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
7 Titanic (1997)
6 Avatar (2006)
3 True Lies (1994)

Campion, Jane
8 Bright Star (2009)
8 In the Cut (2003)
7 Piano, The (1993)

Capra, Frank
8 Forbidden (1932)
7 It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
7 Miracle Woman, The (1931)
6 Bitter Tea of General Yen, The (1932)
6 Why We Fight – Prelude to War (1944) #

Carpenter, John
9 Fog, The (1980)
9 Starman (1984)
9 Thing, The (1982)
7 Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
7 Halloween (1978)
7 They Live (1988)
6 Dark Star (1974)

Cassavetes, John
9 Husbands (1970)
8 Opening Night (1977)
7 Gloria (1980)
7 Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976)
7 Love Streams (1984)
7 Too Late Blues (1961)

Ceylan, Nuri Bilge
8 Climates (2006)
8 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
8 Uzak (2002)
8 Winter Sleep (2014)
7 Clouds of May (1999)
7 Cocoon (1985) %
7 Kasaba (1998)
7 Three Monkeys (2008)

Chaplin, Charles
9 Circus, The (1928)
9 City Lights (1931)
9 Easy Street (1917) %
9 Kid, The (1921)
9 Modern Times (1936)
8 Gold Rush, The (1925)
8 King in New York, A (1957)
8 Shoulder Arms (1918)
8 Woman in Paris: A Drama of Fate, A (1923)
7 Adventurer, The (1917) %
7 Behind the Screen (1916) %
7 Bond, The (1918) %
7 Floorwalker, The (1916) %
7 Great Dictator, The (1940)
7 Limelight (1952)
7 Monsieur Verdoux (1946)
7 Rink, The (1916) %
6 Police (1916) %
5 Busy Day, A (1914) %
5 Twenty Minutes of Love (1914) %
5 Triple Trouble (1918) %

Cimino, Michael
9 Deer Hunter, The (1978)
9 Heaven's Gate (1980)

Clarke, Alan
9 Firm, The (1989)
8 Elephant (1989) %
8 Made in Britain (1982)
8 Scum (1979)

Clément, René
8 Forbidden Games (1952)
8 Gervaise (1956)
8 Purple Moon (1960)
6 And Hope to Die (1972)
6 Deadly Trap, The (1971)

Coen, Ethan & Joel
9 Fargo (1995)
8 Man Who Wasn’t There, The (2001)
8 No Country for Old Men (2007)
7 Barton Fink (1991)
7 Big Lebowski, The (1998)
7 Blood Simple. (1984)
7 Burn After Reading (2008)
7 Hail, Caesar! (2016)
7 Hudsucker Proxy, The (1994)
7 Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
7 Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
7 Miller's Crossing (1990)
7 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
7 Raising Arizona (1987)
7 Serious Man, A (2009)
6 True Grit (2010)

Columbus, Chris
10 Home Alone (1990)
9 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
7 Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Coppola, Francis Ford
10 Conversation, The (1974)
10 Godfather Part II, The (1974)
9 Apocalypse Now (1979)
9 Godfather, The (1972)
7 Godfather Part III, The (1990)
6 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
5 Dementia 13 (1963)
3 Youth Without Youth (2007)
2 Life Without Zoë (1989) %

Coppola, Sofia
9 Lost In Translation (2003)
6 Marie Antoinette (2006)
6 Virgin Suicides, The (1999)
3 Bling Ring, The (2013)
3 Somewhere (2010)

Costa, Pedro
7 Casa de Lava (1994)
7 Colossal Youth (2006)
7 Horse Money (2014)
2 Sweet Exorcism (2012)

Cronenberg, David
10 Fly, The (1986)
9 Crash (1996)
9 Dead Ringers (1988)
9 Naked Lunch (1991)
9 Videodrome (1983)
8 Brood, The (1979)
8 Spider (2002)
7 Dangerous Method, A (2011)
7 Dead Zone, The (1983)
7 Eastern Promises (2007)
7 History of Violence, A (2005)
7 Maps to the Stars (2014)
6 eXistenZ (1997)
5 Camera (2000) %
5 Scanners (1980)
4 From the Drain (1967) %
3 Cosmopolis (2012)

Cuarón, Alfonso
10 Children of Men (2006)
8 Gravity (2013)
8 Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

Curtiz, Michael
9 Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
9 Casablanca (1942)
8 White Christmas (1954)
7 Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Dante, Joe
8 Gremlins (1984)
8 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
7 Small Soldiers (1998)

Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc
7 Kid with a Bike, The (2011)
7 La Promesse (1996)
6 Rosetta (1999)

Davies, Terence
8 Quiet Passion, A (2016)
7 Deep Blue Sea, The (2011)
7 Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
7 Long Day Closes, The (1992)
6 Children (1976) %
6 Death and Transfiguration (1983) %
6 Madonna and Child (1980) %

De Palma, Brian
8 Blow Out (1981)
8 Carrie (1976)
7 Mission: Impossible (1996)
7 Snake Eyes (1997)
6 Carlito's Way (1993)
6 Scarface (1983)
6 Sisters (1973)
6 Untouchables, The (1987)
5 Black Dahlia, The (2006)
5 Casualties of War (1989)
5 Mission to Mars (2000)
4 Redacted (2007)

De Sica, Vittorio
9 Il Boom (1963)
8 Bicycle Thieves (1948)
8 Shoeshine (1946)

Denis, Claire
8 Beau Travail (1999)
8 Chocolat (1988)
8 Trouble Every Day (2001)
7 35 Shots of Rum (2008)
7 Friday Night (2002)
7 Intruder, The (2004)
7 No Fear, No Die (1990)
7 White Material (2009)
6 Bastards (2013)
6 Towards Nancy (2002) %

Diaz, Lav
4 From What Is Before (2014)
3 Butterflies Have No Memories (2009)
3 Heremias Book II (2011)
3 Melancholia (2008)
2 Century of Birthing (2011)

Dmytryk, Edward
8 Farewell My Lovely (1944)
7 Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
7 Crossfire (1947)

Dominik, Andrew
9 Assassination of Jesse James [. . .], The (2007)
7 Chopper (2000)
7 Killing Them Softly (2012)

Donen, Stanley
10 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
8 On the Town (1949)

Donner, Richard
8 Omen, The (1976)
7 Goonies, The (1985)
7 Lethal Weapon (1987)
6 Lethal Weapon 2  (1989)
6 Scrooged (1988)
5 Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
5 Superman (1978)
4 Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Douglas, Bill
9 Comrades (1986)
8 My Ain Folk (1973) %
8 My Childhood (1972) %
8 My Way Home (1978) %

Dovzhenko, Oleksandr
8 Arsenal (1929)
8 Earth (1930)
7 Zvenigora (1928)

Dumont, Bruno
8 Li'l Quinquin (2014)
7 Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
6 Humanity (1999)
6 Hors Satan (2011)
5 Flanders (2006)
5 Twentynine Palms (2003)

Eastwood, Clint
8 Unforgiven (1992)
7 High Plains Drifter (1972)
6 Absolute Power (1997)
6 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
6 Pale Rider (1985)
5 American Sniper (2015)
4 Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
4 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
4 Mystic River (2003)
3 Gran Torino (2008)

Egoyan, Atom
7 Sweet Hereafter, The (1997)
7 Where the Truth Lies (2005)
3 Chloe (2009)

Emigholz, Heinz
9 Parabeton: Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete (2012) #
8 Sullivan's Banks (2000) # %
8 Maillart's Bridges (2011) # %
7 Goff in the Desert (2003) #
7 Miscellanea III (2005) % #
7 Two Museums (2014) % #
6 Airstrip: Decampment of Modernism, Part III, The (2014) #
6 D'Annunzio's Cave (2005) #
6 Two Projects By Frederick Kieser (2009) # %

Emmerich, Roland
7 Universal Soldier (1992)
3 Patriot, The (2000)
2 Independence Day (1996)

Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
8 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
8 Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
8 Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, The (1972)
8 Merchant of Four Seasons, The (1971)
8 World on a Wire (1973)
7 American Soldier, The (1970)
7 Chinese Roulette (1986)
7 Fear of Fear (1975)
7 Niklashausen Journey, The (1970)
7 Rio das Mortes (1971)
6 Gods of the Plague (1970)
6 Love is Colder Than Death (1969)
5 City Tramp, The (1968)
5 Katzelmacher (1969)

Fellini, Federico
8 8½ (1963)
8 La Dolce Vita (1960)
6 La Strada (1954)
6 Nights of Cabiria (1957)
4 Fellini-Satyricon (1969)

Figgis, Mike
6 Internal Affairs (1990)
6 Stormy Monday (1988)
6 Timecode (2000)
4 Leaving Las Vegas (1996)

Fincher, David
10 Zodiac (2007)
9 Seven (1995)
8 Panic Room (2002)
7 Alien 3 (1992)
7 Social Network, The (2010)
6 Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
6 Fight Club (1999)
6 Game, The (1997)
5 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (2011)
3 Gone Girl (2014)

Fleischer, Richard
8 10 Rillington Place (1971)
8 Narrow Margin, The (1952)
7 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Ford, John
8 Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
8 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
8 Prisoner of Shark Island, The (1936)
8 Stagecoach (1939)
8 This Is Korea! (1951) # %
8 Two Rode Together (1961)
7 3 Godfathers (1948)
7 Fort Apache (1948)
7 Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
7 My Darling Clementine (1946)
7 Searchers, The (1956)
7 They Were Expendable (1945)
6 Battle of Midway (1942) # %
6 December 7th (1943) # %
6 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
6 Torpedo Squadron (1942) # %

Frankenheimer, John
7 French Connection II (1975)
7 Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
7 Seconds (1966)
6 Ronin (1997)

French, Lloyd
8 Dirty Work (1933) %
7 Busy Bodies (1933) %
7 Midnight Patrol (1933) %
7 Oliver the Eighth (1934) %
6 That's My Wife (1929) %

Friedkin, William
10 French Connection, The (1971)
9 Exorcist, The (1973)
7 Birthday Party, The (1968)
7 Hunted, The (2003)
7 Jade (1995)
7 Night They Raided Minsky's, The (1968)
6 Cruising (1980)
6 To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
5 Killer Joe (2011)
5 Rules of Engagement (2000)

German, Alexei
8 Hard to Be a God (2014)
7 Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
6 My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1984)

Gibson, Mel
5 Apocalypto (2006)
5 Braveheart (1995)
2 Passion of the Christ, The (2004)

Gilbert, Lewis
7 You Only Live Twice (1967)
6 Educating Rita (1983)
6 Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977)
6 Ten Year Plan, The (1945)
4 Moonraker (1979)

Gilliam, Terry
7 Brazil (1985)
6 Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (2009)
5 Time Bandits  (1981)
4 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Glen, John
6 For Your Eyes Only (1981)
6 Licence To Kill (1989)
6 Living Daylights, The (1987)
6 View to a Kill, A (1985)
4 Octopussy (1983)

Godard, Jean-Luc
8 Breathless (1960)
8 Contempt (1963)
8 Tout va bien (1972)
8 Weekend (1967)
7 Alphaville (1965)
7 First Name: Carmen (1983)
7 In Praise of Love (2000)
7 Little Soldier, The (1960)
7 Passion (1982)
7 Pierrot le fou (1965)
6 A Woman is a Woman (1960)
6 All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1957) %
6 Bande à part (1964)
6 British Sounds (1970) #
6 Charlotte and Her Jules (1958) %
6 Détective (1985)
6 Made in U.S.A. (1966)
6 Masculine Feminine (1966)
6 Notre musique (2004)
6 Sympathy for the Devil (1968) #
6 Vivre sa vie (1962)
5 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
5 La Chinoise (1967)
5 Les carabiniers (1963)
5 Pravda (1970) #
5 Wind from the East (1970) #
4 Slow Motion (1979)
3 Hélas pour moi (1993)
3 Histoire(s) du Cinéma (1998)
3 Goodbye to Language (2014)
3 Three Disasters, The (2013) %

Gondry, Michel
10 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
8 Science of Sleep, The (2006)
6 Be Kind Rewind (2008)
6 Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (2014)

González Iñárritu, Alejandro
8 21 Grams (2003)
7 Amores Perros (2000)
6 Birdman (2014)
5 Babel (2006)
4 Revenant, The (2015)
4 Biutiful (2010)

Gray, James
8 Two Lovers (2008)
7 Immigrant, The (2013)
6 We Own the Night (2007)

Greenaway, Peter
9 Vertical Features Remake (1978) %
8 Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The (1989)
8 Draughtsman's Contract, The (1982)
8 Falls, The (1980)
7 Dear Phone (1978) %
7 H is for House (1973) %
7 Nightwatching (2007)
7 Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist, A (1978)
6 8½ Women (1999)
6 Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
6 Intervals (1969) %
6 Pillow Book, The (1995)
6 Water Wrackets (1975) %
6 Windows (1975) %
5 Zed and Two Noughts, A (1985)
2 Just in Time (2013) %

Greengrass, Paul
7 Bourne Supremacy, The (2004)
7 Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007)
6 United 93 (2006)
5 Captain Phillips (2013)

Grémillon, Jean
8 House of Mirrors, The (1954) %
8 Stormy Waters (1941)
8 Strange Mr. Victor, The (1937)
7 Summer Light (1943)

Grosbard, Ulu
9 True Confessions (1981)
6 Falling in Love (1984)

Hackford, Taylor
9 Proof of Life (2000)
6 Ray (2004)
3 Parker (2013)

Hamer, Robert
9 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
8 It Always Rains On Sunday (1947)

Hamilton, Guy
7 Goldfinger (1964)
6 Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
4 Live and Let Die (1973)
3 Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974)

Haneke, Michael
7 Caché (2005)
7 Code Unknown (2000)
7 Piano Teacher, The (2001)
7 Seventh Continent, The (1989)
7 White Ribbon, The (2009)
6 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
6 Amour (2012)
6 Time of the Wolf (2003)
5 Benny's Video (1992)
5 Funny Games (1997)
4 Funny Games U.S. (2008)

Hanson, Curtis
9 LA Confidential (1997)
6 8 Mile (2002)
5 Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The (1991)

Hawks, Howard
9 Big Sleep, The (1946)
8 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
8 His Girl Friday (1940)
8 Red River (1948)
8 To Have and Have Not (1944)
6 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Haynes, Todd
7 Far From Heaven (2002)
7 I'm Not There (2007)
7 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)
7 Carol (2015)

Herzog, Werner
9 Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
9 Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner, The (1974) % #
9 Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
8 Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The (1974)
8 Fitzcarraldo (1982)
8 Woyzeck (1979)
7 Flying Doctors of East Africa, The (1969) % #
7 Heart of Glass (1976)
7 Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (2011) #
7 La Soufrière (1977) % #
7 My Best Fiend (1999) #
7 Stroszek (1977)
7 White Diamond, The (2004) #
7 Wings of Hope (2000) #
6 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) #
6 Cobra Verde (1987)
6 Even Dwarfs Started Small (1968)
6 Fata Morgana (1969)
6 Grizzly Man (2005) #
6 How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976) % #
6 Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) #
6 Rescue Dawn (2006)
6 Wild Blue Yonder, The (2005) #
5 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call  New Orleans, The (2009)
4 Queen of the Desert, The (2015)
3 Invincible (2001)

Hill, Walter
10 Southern Comfort (1981)
9 Hard Times (1975)
9 Streets of Fire (1984)
9 Warriors, The (1979)
8 48 Hrs. (1982)
8 Driver, The (1978)
8 Long Riders, The (1980)
8 Trespass (1992)
7 Extreme Prejudice (1987)
7 Johnny Handsome (1989)
4 Bullet to the Head (2012)

Hillcoat, John
6 Lawless (2012)
6 Proposition, The(2005)
6 Road, The (2009)

Hitchcock, Alfred
10 North by Northwest (1959)
10 Rear Window (1954)
10 Rope (1948)
9 Birds, The (1963)
9 Blackmail (1929)
9 Psycho (1960)
9 Rebecca (1940)
9 Vertigo (1958)
8 39 Steps, The (1935)
8 Foreign Correspondent (1940)
8 Frenzy (1972)
8 I Confess (1953)
8 Lady Vanishes, The (1938)
8 Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, The (1927)
8 Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1955)
8 Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934)
8 Notorious (1946)
8 Sabotage (1936)
8 Secret Agent (1936)
8 Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
8 Stage Fright (1950)
8 Strangers on a Train (1951)
8 Torn Curtain (1966)
8 Trouble with Harry, The (1955)
8 Wrong Man, The (1956)
8 Young and Innocent (1937)
7 Dial M for Murder (1954)
7 Lifeboat (1944)
7 Number Seventeen (1932)
7 Saboteur (1942)
7 Suspicion (1941)
7 Topaz (1969)
6 Family Plot (1976)
6 Jamaica Inn (1939)
6 Juno and the Paycock (1930)
6 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
6 To Catch a Thief (1955)
5 Marnie (1964)
5 Spellbound (1945)
4 Easy Virtue (1928)
4 Farmer's Wife, The (1928)
4 Paradine Case, The (1947)
4 Rich and Strange (1931)
4 Under Capricorn (1949)
3 Skin Game, The (1931)

Hogg, Joanna
9 Archipelago (2010)
8 Unrelated (2007)
7 Exhibition (2013)

Hooper, Tobe
9 Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The  (1974)
8 Poltergeist (1982)
7 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The (1986)

Horne, James W. 
9 Way Out West (1937)
8 Beau Hunks (1931) %
8 Come Clean (1931) %
8 Laughing Gravy (1931) %
8 Thicker Than Water (1935) %
7 Be Big! (1931) %
6 Chickens Come Home (1931) %
6 One Good Turn (1931) %
6 Our Wife (1931) %
6 Politiquerias (1931) %
6 Les Carottiers (1931) %

Hou, Hsiao-hsien
9 Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996)
8 City of Sadness, A (1989)
8 Dust In the Wind (1986)
7 Boys From Fengkuei, The (1983)
7 Sandwich Man, The (1983) %

Howard, Ron
7 Apollo 13 (1993)
6 Frost/Nixon (2008)
4 Backdraft  (1991)
4 Da Vinci Code, The (2005)
4 Grinch, The (2000)

Hughes, John
7 Breakfast Club, The (1985)
7 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
7 Pretty in Pink (1986)
6 Sixteen Candles (1984)

Huston, John
8 Maltese Falcon,The (1941)
7 African Queen, The (1951)
7 Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)
7 Dead, The (1987)
7 Key Largo (1948)
6 Escape To Victory (1981)
6 Under the Volcano (1984)
4 Annie  (1982)
4 Prizzi’s Honor  (1985)

Jackson, Peter
8 King Kong (2005)
8 Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
8 Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King, The (2002)
8 Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, The (2003)
7 Heavenly Creatures (1994)
6 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (2012)
5 Bad Taste (1987)

Jarmusch, Jim
8 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
7 Broken Flowers (2005)
6 Dead Man (1995)
6 Mystery Train (1989)
5 Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Jennings, Humphrey
8 English Harvest (1938) %
8 Penny Journey (1938) %
7 Diary for Timothy, A (1946) %
7 Spring Offensive (1940) %
6 Dim Little Island, The (1948) %
6 Eighty Days, The (1944) %
6 Family Portrait (1950) %
6 Myra Hess (1945) %
6 Spare Time (1939) %
6 SS Ionian (1939) %
6 True Story of Lili Marlene (1944) %
5 Cumberland Story, The (1947) %
5 Defeated People, A (1946) %

Jeunet, Jean-Pierre
8 Amelie (2001)
7 Alien: Resurrection (1997)
7 Delicatessen (1990)
7 Very Long Engagement, A (2004)
6 Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (1989) %

Jodorowsky, Alejandro
8 Holy Mountain, The (1973)
7 El Topo (1970)
6 La cravate (1957) %
5 Fando and Lis (1968)

Joffé, Roland
9 Spongers, The (1978)
9 United Kingdom (1981)
8 Killing Fields, The (1984)

Johnson, B. S.
9 On Reflection: B.S. Johnson on Dr. Samuel Johnson (1971) # %
8 You're Human Like the Rest of Them (1967) %
7 Paradigm (1969) %
7 Unfortunates, The (1969) %
7 Up Yours Too Guillaume Apollinaire! (1968) %
6 Poem (1971) %
6 Unfair! (1970) %

Jonze, Spike
7 Adaptation. (2002)
7 Her (2013)
7 Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
6 Being John Malkovich (1999)
5 I'm Here (2010) %

Kaurismäki, Aki
8 Crime and Punishment (1983)
7 Le Havre (2011)
7 Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
5 Calamari Union (1985)

Kazan, Elia
7 On the Waterfront (1954)
6 America America (1963)
5 Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)

Keiller, Patrick
10 Robinson in Ruins (2010) #
10 London (1994) #
10 Robinson in Space (1997) #
6 Dilapidated Dwelling, The (2000) #

Kelemen, Fred
8 Frost (1997)
7 Fate (1994)
6 Nightfall (1999)

Kelly, Paul
7 This Is Tomorrow (2008) #
6 What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? (2005) #
6 Finisterre (2003) #

Kiarostami, Abbas
8 Close-Up (1990)
8 Where is My Friend's House? (1987)
7 Through the Olive Trees (1994)
6 Ten (2002)
6 Wind Will Carry Us, The (1999)
5 Like Someone in Love (2012)
3 Five: Five Long Takes Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu (2003)
3 Making of 5 (2005) #

Kieslowski, Krzysztof
8 Short Film About Killing, A (1988)
8 Short Film About Love, A (1988)
7 Dekalog (1988)
7 Three Colours: Blue (1993)
7 Three Colours: Red (1994)
7 Three Colours: White (1993)

Kitano, Takeshi
8 Boiling Point (1990)
8 Sonatine (1993)
8 Violent Cop (1989)
7 Hana-bi (1997)
7 Zatoichi (2003)
6 Brother (2000)

Korine, Harmony
6 Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
6 Spring Breakers (2012)
5 Gummo (1997)
3 Mister Lonely (2007)

Kormákur, Baltasar
7 Jar City (2006)
6 101 Reykjavík (2000)
6 Deep, The (2012)

Krish, John
9 H.M.P. (1976) #
8 Finishing Line, The (1977)
7 Captured (1959)
7 Searching (1974)
7 Sewing Machine (1973)

Kubrick, Stanley
8 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
8 Dr Strangelove [. . .] (1964)
8 Paths of Glory (1957)
8 Spartacus (1960)
7 Barry Lyndon (1975)
7 Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
6 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
6 Full Metal Jacket (1987)
6 Lolita (1962)
6 Shining, The (1980)

Kurosawa, Akira
9 Kagemusha (1980)
9 Ran (1985)
8 Rashomon (1951)
8 Seven Samurai (1954)
8 Throne of Blood (1957)
7 Ikiru (1952)
7 Red Beard (1965)
7 Yojimbo (1961)
6 Rhapsody in August (1990)
6 Stray Dog (1949)
5 Scandal (1950)

Lang, Fritz
9 M (1931)
9 Scarlet Street (1945)
8 Big Heat, The (1953)
8 Woman in the Window, The (1944)
7 Metropolis (1926)
6 Man Hunt (1941)
6 While the City Sleeps (1956)

Lasseter, John
9 Toy Story 2 (1999)
8 Toy Story (1995)
6 Cars (2006)
7 Bug's Life, A (1998)

Lean, David
9 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8 Bridge On the River Kwai, The (1957)
7 Blithe Spirit (1945)
7 Brief Encounter (1945)
7 Great Expectations (1946)
7 Hobson's Choice (1953)
7 Oliver Twist (1948)
7 This Happy Breed (1944)
6 Doctor Zhivago (1965)
6 In Which We Serve (1942)

Lee, Ang
7 Life of Pi (2012)
7 Lust, Caution (2007)
6 Brokeback Mountain (2005)
6 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
6 Ride With The Devil (1999)

Leigh, Mike
8 Another Year (2010)
8 Mr. Turner (2014)
8 Nuts in May (1976)
7 Secrets & Lies (1996)
7 Topsy-Turvy (1999)
7 Vera Drake (2004)
6 Short & Curlies, The (1987)
5 Happy-Go-Lucky (2007)
4 Naked (1993)

Leone, Sergio
8 For A Few Dollars More (1965)
7 Fistful of Dollars, A (1964)
7 Once Upon a Time in The West (1968)
6 Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
6 Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The (1966)
5 Fistful of Dynamite, A (1966)

LeRoy, Mervyn
8 Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
8 I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
7 Heat Lightning (1934)
7 Little Caesar (1931)

Liman, Doug
8 Bourne Identity, The (2002)
7 Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
7 Swingers (1996)
4 Go (1999)

Linklater, Richard
8 Before Sunset (2004)
7 Before Sunrise (1995)
7 Boyhood (2014)
7 SubUrbia (1996)
6 Waking Life (2001)
5 Scanner Darkly, A (2006)

Llorca, Pablo
8 Bouquet of Cactus, A (2013)
7 Behind God's Back (2001)
7 Great Leap Forward, The (2014)
7 Orange Coloured Days (2016)
7 Palace Without Stairs, The (2014)
7 World That Was (And That Is), The (2011)
6 Recoletos (Up and Down) (2012)

Loach, Ken
9 After a Lifetime (1971)
9 Black Jack (1979)
9 Days of Hope (1975)
9 Gamekeeper, The (1980)
9 Kes (1969)
9 Land and Freedom (1995)
9 Price of Coal, Part 1: Meet the People, The (1977)
9 Raining Stones (1993)
9 Riff-Raff (1991)
9 Wind That Shakes the Barley, The (2006)
8 3 Clear Sundays (1965)
8 Angels' Share, The (2012)
8 Big Flame, The (1969)
8 Flickering Flame, The (1998)
8 Hidden Agenda (1990)
8 In Two Minds (1967)
8 It's a Free World… (2007)
8 My Name Is Joe (1998)
8 Navigators, The (2001)
8 Price of Coal, Part 2: Back to Reality, The (1977)
8 Question of Leadership, A (1980) #
8 Route Irish (2010)
8 Save the Children Fund Film (1971) #
8 Socialist Labour Party Election Broadcast (1997) #
8 Talk About Work (1971) % #
8 Time to Go ["Split Screen"] (1989) % #
8 We Should Have Won (1985) #
7 Ae Fond Kiss… (2004)
7 Arthur Legend, The (1991) #
7 Bread and Roses (2000)
7 Carla's Song (1996)
7 Cathy Come Home (1966)
7 Coming Out Party, The (1965)
7 End of Arthur's Marriage, The (1965)
7 Family Life (1971)
7 Fatherland (1986)
7 Golden Vision, The (1968)
7 Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
7 Looking For Eric (2009)
7 Looks and Smiles (1981)
7 Rank and File, The (1971)
7 Sweet Sixteen (2002)
7 Tap on the Shoulder, A (1965)
7 Up the Junction (1965)
7 Which Side Are You On? (1985) #
6 Misfortune, A (1973) %
6 Poor Cow (1967)
6 Red and the Blue, The (1983) #
6 View From the Woodpile, The (1989) %
5 Spirit of '45, The (2013) #
3 I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Lubitsch, Ernst
9 I Wouldn't Like to Be a Man (1918)
8 Doll, The (1919)
8 Madame DuBarry (1919)
8 Oyster Princess, The (1919)
8 Shop Around the Corner, The (1940)
7 Anna Boleyn (1920)
6 Loves of Pharaoh, The (1922)
6 When I Was Dead (1916) %
6 Wildcat, The (1921)
5 Sumurun (1920)

Lucas, George
8 American Graffiti (1973)
8 Star Wars  (1977)
5 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
4 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
4 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Luhrmann, Baz
8 Strictly Ballroom (1992)
7 Moulin Rouge! (2002)
6 William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Lumet, Sydney
8 12 Angry Men (1957)
8 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
8 Fail-Safe (1964)
8 Network (1976)
6 Serpico (1973)

Lynch, David
9 Blue Velvet (1986)
9 Eraserhead (1977)
8 Elephant Man, The (1980)
7 Alphabet, The (1968) %
7 Mulholland Dr. (2001)
7 Straight Story, The (1999)
7 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
6 Grandmother, The (1970) %
6 Lost Highway (1997)
5 Amputee, The (1974) %
5 Darkened Room (2002) %
5 Dune (1984)
5 Inland Empire (2006)
5 Rabbits (2002) %
5 Six Figures Getting Sick (1966) %
5 Wild at Heart (1990)

Mack, Jodie
8 Razzle Dazzle (2014) %
7 Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (2013) %
7 Glistening Thrills (2013) %
7 Let Your Light Shine (2013) %
7 New Fancy Foils (2013) %
7 Undertone Overtone (2013) %

Mackenzie, John
9 Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (1974)
8 Just a Boys' Game (1979)
8 Just Another Saturday (1975)
8 Long Good Friday, The (1980)
7 Red Shift (1978)

Malick, Terrence
10 New World, The (2005)
9 Days of Heaven (1978)
9 Badlands (1973)
9 Thin Red Line, The (1998)
6 To the Wonder (2012)
6 Tree of Life, The (2011)
6 Knight of Cups (2015)

Mann, Michael
10 Heat (1995)
10 Insider, The (1999)
9 Manhunter (1986)
7 Collateral (2004)
7 Last of the Mohicans, The (1992)
6 Thief (1981)
5 Ali (2001)
5 Blackhat (2015)
5 Miami Vice (2006)
5 Public Enemies (2009)

Marker, Chris
8 La Jetée (1962) %
7 A.K. (1985) #
7 Level Five (1997) #
7 Sans Soleil (1983) #
7 Statues Die Too (1953) % #
6 Chat écoutant la musique (1997) #

Martin, Raya
6 Independencia (2009)
5 How to Disappear Completely (2013)
2 La última película (2013)

McQueen, Steve
6 Hunger (2008)
5 12 Years a Slave (2013)
3 Shame (2011)

McTiernan, John
9 Die Hard (1988)
8 Die Hard with A Vengeance (1995)
8 Predator (1987)
6 Hunt For Red October, The (1990)
5 13th Warrior, The (1997)
5 Last Action Hero (1993)

Meadows, Shane
7 Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
7 Room for Romeo Brass, A (1999)
7 Shane's World (2000)
7 This is England (2006)
6 Le Donk + Scor-Zay-Zee (2009)
6 Northern Soul (2004) %
6 TwentyFourSeven (1997)
5 Stone Roses: Made of Stone, The (2013) #
3 Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
3 Where's the Money, Ronnie! (1996) %

Melville, Jean-Pierre
9 Army of Shadows (1969)
9 Le Samouraï (1967)
8 Red Circle, The (1970)
7 Le Doulos (1962)
5 Two Men in Manhattan (1958)

Mendes, Sam
7 American Beauty (1999)
6 Road To Perdition (2002)
5 Jarhead (2005)
5 Skyfall (2012)
4 Revolutionary Road (2008)
5 Spectre (2015)

Miike, Takashi
7 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
6 Audition (1999)
6 Ichi the Killer (2001)

Miller, George
7 Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
6 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
6 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
5 Mad Max (1979)
4 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Minnelli, Vincente
8 American in Paris, An (1951)
8 Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)
8 Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
6 Yolanda and the Thief (1945)

Moodysson, Lukas
7 We Are the Best! (2013)
4 Show Me Love (1998)
1 Hole in My Heart, A (2004)

Moore, John 
6 Behind Enemy Lines (2002)
5 Omen, The (2006)
1 Good Day to Die Hard, A (2013)

Morris, Errol
8 Thin Blue Line, The (1988)
7 Fog of War, The (2003)
7 Vernon, Florida (1981)

Murnau, F.W.
9 Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horrors (1922)
9 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
7 Last Laugh, The (1924)
5 Grand Duke's Finances, The (1924)

Newell, Mike
7 Destiny (1978)
7 Donnie Brasco  (1997)
6 Not Counting the Savages (1972) %
5 Great Expectations (2012)

Nichols, Mike
7 Catch-22 (1970)
7 Graduate, The (1967)
5 Closer (2004)

Noé, Gaspar
9 Irreversible (2002)
6 Enter the Void (2009)

Nolan, Christopher
9 Prestige, The (2006)
7 Inception (2010)
7 Memento (2000)
6 Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
6 Insomnia (2002)
6 Interstellar (2014)
5 Following (1998)
3 Batman Begins (2005)
3 Dark Knight, The (2008)

Noyce, Phillip
8 Quiet American, The (2002)
7 Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
5 Clear and Present Danger (1994)
5 Patriot Games (1992)

Ozu, Yasujiro
9 Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
9 Late Spring (1949)
9 Tokyo Story (1953)
8 Early Summer (1951)
8 Only Son, The (1936)
7 Story of Floating Weeds, A (1934)
6 Inn in Tokyo, An (1935)
6 That Night's Wife (1930)

Pakula, Alan J.
9 All the President’s Men (1976)
9 Parallax View, The (1974)
8 Klute (1971)
7 Sophie's Choice (1982)
4 Pelican Brief, The (1993)

Parker, Alan
7 Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
5 Mississippi Burning (1988)
4 Midnight Express (1978)
6 Willie's Last Stand (1982)

Parrott, James
9 Brats (1930) %
9 Music Box, The (1932) %
8 Another Fine Mess (1930) %
8 Blotto (1930) %
8 County Hospital (1932) %
8 Hog Wild (1930) %
8 Night Owls (1930) %
8 Twice Two (1933) %
7 Helpmates (1931) %
7 Ladrones (1930) %
7 Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, The (1930) %
7 Perfect Day (1929) %
6 Noche De Duendes (1930) %
6 They Go Boom! (1929) %
5 Below Zero (1930) %
5 Tiembla y Titubea (1930) %

Payne, Alexander
7 Nebraska (2013)
6 Descendants, The (2011)
6 Sideways (2004)

Penn, Arthur
8 Night Moves (1975)
7 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
6 Target  (1985)

Petersen, Wolfgang
7 Das Boot (1981)
4 In the Line of Fire (1993)
3 Air Force One (1997)

Petit, Chris
6 Radio On (1979)
3 Content (2010)
3 London Orbital (2002)

Pialat, Maurice
9 À nos amours. (1983)
8 Loulou (1980)
6 Passe ton bac d'abord (1979)

Polanski, Roman
10 Chinatown (1974)
8 Ghost, The (2010)
8 Pianist, The (2001)
7 Carnage (2011)
6 Frantic (1988)
6 Macbeth (1972)
6 Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Porumboiu, Corneliu
9 Police, Adjective (2009)
8 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
8 Treasure, The (2015)
6 The Second Game (2014)
5 When Evening Falls on Metabolism or Bucharest (2013)

Potter, Sally
8 London Story, The (1986) %
7 Thriller (1979) %
6 Hors D'Oeuvres (1971) %
6 Jerk (1969) %
6 Play (1970) %
6 Yes (2004)

Powell, Michael
9 Canterbury Tale, A (1944)
9 Red Shoes, The (1948)
7 Black Narcissus (1947)
7 Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)
6 Boy Who Turned Yellow, The (1972)
6 Peeping Tom (1960)

Preminger, Otto
9 Laura (1944)
8 Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Provost, Nicolas
7 Bataille (2003) %
7 Gravity (2007) %
7 I Hate This Town! (2002) %
7 Invader, The (2011)
7 Long Live the New Flesh (2010) %
7 Moving Stories (2011) %
7 Plot Point (2008) %
7 Stardust (2010) %
7 Storyteller (2010) %

Puiu, Cristi
9 Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The (2005)
8 Aurora (2010)

Quay, Stephen & Timothy
9 Comb, The (1990) %
9 In Absentia (2000) %
9 Street of Crocodiles (1986) %
7 Anamorphosis (1991) %
7 Are We Still Married? (Stille Nacht II) (1991) %
7 Can't Go Wrong without You (Stille Nacht IV) (1993) %
7 Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (1987) %
7 Stille Nacht I: Dramolet (1988) %
7 Stille Nacht III: Tales From Vienna Woods (1992) %
6 Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer, The (1984) %
6 Dog Door (Stille Nacht V) (2001) %
6 Phantom Museum, The (2003) %
6 Unnameable Little Broom, The (1985) %

Ray, Nicholas
9 In a Lonely Place (1950)
9 Johnny Guitar (1954)
9 Lusty Men, The (1952)
8 Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
6 They Live By Night (1949)

Ray, Satyajit
6 Aparajito (1956)
6 World of Apu, The (1959)
5 Pather Panchali (1955)

Reed, Carol
9 Third Man, The (1949)
8 Oliver! (1965)
7 Odd Man Out (1947)

Refn, Nicolas Winding
7 Drive (2011)
6 Bleeder (1999)
2 Only God Forgives (2013)

Reichardt, Kelly
8 Meek's Cutoff (2010)
8 Wendy and Lucy (2008)
7 Old Joy (2006)
7 River of Grass (1996)
6 Night Moves (2013)

Reiner, Rob
8 Misery  (1990)
8 When Harry Met Sally (1989)
7 Stand By Me (1986)
7 This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Reitman, Ivan
9 Ghostbusters (1984)
9 Ghostbusters II (1989)
6 Kindergarten Cop (1990)
5 Twins (1988)

Reitz, Edgar
9 Heimat: A German Chronicle (1984)
9 Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
9 Tailor from Ulm, The (1979)
7 Lust for Love (1967)

Resnais, Alain
9 Last Year in Marienbad (1961)
8 All the World's Memory (1956) % #
8 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
7 Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)
7 Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963)
7 Mon Oncle D'Amerique (1980)
7 Statues Die Too (1953) % #

Reygadas, Carlos
6 Silent Light (2007)
4 Battle in Heaven (2005)
3 Japón (2002)
3 Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Rivers, Ben
7 Two Years at Sea (2011)
6 Sky Trembles [. . .], The (2015)
6 Slow Action (2010)
6 Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, A (2013)

Rivette, Jacques
8 Don't Touch the Axe (2007)
8 Va Savoir (2001)
7 Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
7 Jeanne la Pucelle I: The Battles (1994)
7 Out 1, Noli me tangere (1971)
7 Story of Marie and Julien, The (2003)

Roach, Jay
6 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
6 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
6 Meet the Parents (2000)
4 Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
3 Meet the Fockers (2004)
3 Trumbo (2015)

Robinson, Dave
10 Take It Or Leave It (1981)

Roeg, Nicolas
9 Don't Look Now (1973)
9 Walkabout (1971)
8 Bad Timing (1980)
7 Performance (1970)
7 Witches, The (1990)
6 Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976)
6 Track 29 (1988)

Rogers, Charley
9 Fixer Uppers, The (1935) %
8 Me and My Pal (1933) %
7 Them Thar Hills (1934) %
7 Tit for Tat (1935) %

Rohmer, Eric
8 Claire's Knee (1970)
8 Good Marriage, The (1982)
8 Green Ray, The (1986)
7 Marquise of O, The (1976)
6 Baker of Monceau, The (1963) %
6 Charlotte and Her Steak (1960) %
6 Nadjya in Paris (1964) %

Romero, George A.
8 Dawn of the Dead (1978)
8 Night of the Living Dead (1968)
6 Day of the Dead (1985)
5 Land of the Dead (2005)

Russell, Ben
8 Let Each One Go Where He May (2009)
6 Atlantis (2014) % #
6 Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved [. . .] (2013) % #
6 Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, A (2013)
6 Twilight State, The (2014) % #

Russell, David O.
7 Fighter, The (2010)
7 Three Kings (1999)
6 I Heart Huckabees (2004)
6 Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
5 American Hustle (2013)

Schepisi, Fred
8 Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978)
5 Russia House, The (1990)
3 Last Orders (2001)

Schumacher, Joel
8 Lost Boys, The (1987)
7 Phone Booth (2002)
7 Tigerland (2000)
6 Falling Down (1992)
5 Batman Forever (1995)
4 Batman & Robin (1997)

Scorsese, Martin
9 GoodFellas (1990)
9 King of Comedy, The (1983)
9 Mean Streets (1973)
8 Age of Innocence, The (1993)
8 Departed, The (2006)
8 Casino (1995)
8 Feel Like Going Home (2003) #
8 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) #
8 Raging Bull (1980)
8 Taxi Driver (1976)
8 Wolf of Wall Street, The (2013)
7 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
7 Boxcar Bertha (1972)
7 ItalianAmerican (1974) #
7 Key to Reserva, The (2006) %
7 Last Waltz, The (1978) #
7 Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese [. . .], A (1995) #
6 After Hours (1985)
6 American Boy (1978) #
6 Aviator, The (2004)
6 Big Shave, The (1967) %
6 Cape Fear (1991)
6 Color of Money, The (1986)
6 Gangs of New York (2002)
6 It's Not Just You, Murray! (1965) %
6 Kundun (1997)
6 Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988)
6 New York, New York (1977)
6 Shutter Island (2010)
6 What's a Nice Girl Like You [. . .] (1963) %
6 Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968)
5 Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
5 Hugo (2011)
5 Life Lessons (1989) %
5 Shine a Light (2008) #

Scott, Ridley
9 Alien (1979) 
9 Gladiator (2000) 
6 Black Hawk Down (2001)
6 Black Rain (1989)
6 Blade Runner (1982)
5 Prometheus (2012)
4 American Gangster (2007)

Scott, Tony
6 Crimson Tide (1995)
6 Enemy of the State (1998)
6 Spy Game (2002)
5 Top Gun (1986)
4 True Romance (1993)
2 Man on Fire (2004)

Seidl, Ulrich
8 Import/Export (2007)
7 In the Basement (2014)
7 Jesus, You Know (2003) #
7 Models (1999)
7 Paradise: Love (2012)
6 Animal Love (1996) #
6 Paradise: Faith (2012)
6 Paradise: Hope (2013)

Shyamalan, M. Night
8 Unbreakable (2000)
8 Village, The (2004)
6 Signs (2002)
6 Sixth Sense, The (1999)
2 After Earth (2013)

Siegel, Don
8 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
7 Killers, The (1964)
7 Shootist, The (1976)
6 Dirty Harry (1971)
6 Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

Singer, Bryan
7 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
6 Usual Suspects, The (1995)
6 X2 (2003)
6 X-Men (2000)
4 Superman Returns (2006)

Sirk, Douglas
8 All That Heaven Allows (1955)
8 There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
8 Written on the Wind (1956)
7 All I Desire (1953)

Sniadecki, J.P.
7 Chaiqian (2008) #
7 Foreign Parts (2012) #
7 Yellow Bank, The (2010) % #
6 People's Park (2012) #
6 Yumen (2013) #

Soderbergh, Steven
9 Che Part Two (2008)
8 Che Part One (2008)
8 Ocean's Eleven (2001)
8 Traffic (2000)
7 Bubble (2005)
7 Erin Brockovich (2000)
7 Magic Mike (2012)
7 Out of Sight (1998)
7 Side Effects (2013)
7 Solaris (2002)
6 Behind the Candelabra (2013)
6 Contagion (2011)
6 Haywire (2011)
6 sex, lies and videotape (1989)
4 Building No. 7 (2006) %
4 Limey, The (1999)
4 Ocean's Twelve (2004)
3 Girlfriend Experience, The (2009)

Sommers, Stephen
6 Deep Rising (1997)
5 Mummy, The (1999)
4 Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book (1994)

Sorrentino, Paolo
8 Great Beauty, The (2013)
7 Consequences of Love, The (2004)
7 Il Divo (2008)
6 This Must Be the Place (2011)
1 Youth (2015)

Spielberg, Steven
9 Jurassic Park (1993)
9 Jaws (1975)
8 Amistad (1997)
8 Duel (1971)
8 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
7 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
7 Lincoln (2012)
7 Minority Report (2002)
7 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7 War Horse (2011)
6 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
6 Catch Me If You Can (2002)
6 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
6 Munich (2005)
6 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
6 Schindler’s List (1993)
6 War of the Worlds (2005)
5 Hook (1991)
5 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Stallone, Sylvester
9 Paradise Alley (1978)
7 Rocky II (1979)
6 Rocky Balboa (2006)
5 Rocky III (1982)
3 Rocky IV (1985)
1 Rambo (2008)

Stone, Oliver
6 JFK (1991)
6 Platoon  (1986)
4 Natural Born Killers (1994)
2 World Trade Center (2006)

Svankmajer, Jan
8 Death of Stalinism in Bohemia, The (1990) %
8 Jabberwocky (1971) %
8 Meat Love (1989) %
8 Virile Games (1988) %
7 Et Cetera (1966) %
7 Flora (1989) %
6 Game with Stones, A (1965) %
6 Pit, the Pendulum and Hope, The (1989) %

Tarantino, Quentin
7 Django Unchained (2012)
7 Pulp Fiction (1994)
7 Reservoir Dogs (1992)
6 Jackie Brown (1997)
5 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
5 Hateful Eight, The (2015)
4 Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)
4 Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)

Tarkovsky, Andrei
9 Andrei Rublev (1966)
8 Ivan's Childhood (1962)
8 Mirror (1975)
6 Nostalgia (1983)
6 Sacrifice, The (1986)
6 Solaris (1972)
6 Stalker (1979)
2 Voyage in Time (1983) #

Tarr, Béla
9 Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
9 Damnation (1988)
8 Satan's Tango (1994)
6 Man from London, The (2007)
6 Turin Horse, The (2011)

Tati, Jacques
8 Playtime (1967)
7 Mon Oncle (1958)
7 Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)

Teguia, Tariq
7 Fence, The (2002) # %
7 Inland (2008)
7 Rome Rather Than You (2006)
6 Ferrailles d'attente (1998)
2 Zanj Revolution (2013)

Tourneur, Jacques
9 Out of the Past (1947)
6 I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

Truffaut, François
8 400 Blows, The (1959)
7 Day For Night (1973)
7 Jules and Jim (1962)
7 Last Metro, The (1980)
7 Shoot the Pianist (1960)
7 Woman Next Door, The (1981)

Tsai, Ming-liang
9 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
9 Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
9 Stray Dogs (2013)
9 Journey to the West (2014)
6 Walking On Water (2013) % #

Van Sant, Gus
8 Good Will Hunting (1997)
7 Elephant (2003)
7 Gerry (2001)
6 Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
6 My Own Private Idaho (1991)
6 Psycho (1998)
5 Last Days (2005)
5 Milk (2008)
4 Finding Forrester (2000)

Verhoeven, Paul
8 Total Recall (1990)
7 RoboCop (1987)
5 Showgirls (1995)

Vigo, Jean
8 Zero de Conduit (1933)
7 À propos de Nice (1930)
7 L'Atalante (1934)
7 Taris (1931)

Vinterberg, Thomas
9 Festen (1998)
8 Hunt, The (2012)
6 Dear Wendy (2004)

Von Trier, Lars
7 Dogville (2003)
6 Breaking the Waves (1996)
6 Europa (1991)
6 Idiots, The (1998)
6 Manderlay (2005)
3 Melancholia (2011)

Wang, Bing
7 West of the Tracks (2003)
6 Coal Money (2008)
6 Man With No Name (2009)
6 Three Sisters (2012)

Watt, Harry
9 Night Mail (1936) % #
8 Big Money (1937) % #
8 North Sea (1938) % #
8 Saving of Bill Blewitt, The (1937) % #
7 6.30 Collection (1934) % #
6 Front Line, The (1940) % #
6 Squadron 992 (1940) % #
6 War at Christmas (1941) % #
6 London Can Take It! (1940) % #

Weerasethakul, Apichatpong
9 Syndromes and a Century (2006)
7 Blissfully Yours (2002)
7 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
6 Empire (2010) %
6 Mekong Hotel (2012) %
6 Worldy Desires (2005) %

Weir, Peter
8 Truman Show, The (1998)
8 Witness (1985)
7 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Welles, Orson
9 Citizen Kane (1941)
8 F for Fake (1973) #
8 Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942)
8 Touch of Evil (1958)
7 Stranger, The (1946)
4 Mr. Arkadin (1955)

Wenders, Wim
9 Paris, Texas (1984)
8 Wings of Desire (1987)
7 Buena Vista Social Club (1999) #
3 Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

Whale, James
10 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
10 Frankenstein (1931)
9 Invisible Man, The (1933)
9 Old Dark House, The (1932)
8 Road Back, The (1937)

Wheatley, Ben
6 Kill List (2011)
6 Sightseers (2012)
5 Field in England, A (2013)

Wilder, Billy
9 Double Indemnity (1944)
8 Ace in the Hole (1951)
8 Apartment, The (1960)
8 Some Like It Hot (1959)
8 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
6 Stalag 17 (1953)
5 Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Winterbottom, Michael
8 Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic (1993)
7 Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
6 9 Songs (2004)
6 Code 46 (2003)
4 Genova (2008)
2 Killer Inside Me, The (2010)

Wise, Robert
9 West Side Story (1961)
8 Set-Up, The (1949)
7 Sound of Music, The (1965)

Wiseman, Frederick
8 At Berkeley (2013)
8 High School (1968)
8 National Gallery (2014)
8 Titicut Follies (1967)
7 In Jackson Heights (2015)
7 Store, The (1982)

Wong, Kar-wai
9 2046 (2004)
9 In the Mood for Love (2000)
7 Chungking Express (1994)

Woo, John
7 Face/Off (1997)
6 Killer, The (1989)
6 Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

Wright, Edgar
8 Hot Fuzz (2007)
8 Shaun of the Dead (2004)
6 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
6 World's End, The (2013)

Young, Terence
7 Doctor No (1962)
7 From Russia With Love (1963)
5 Thunderball (1965)

Zemeckis, Robert
8 Back To The Future (1985)
8 Back to the Future Part II (1989)
8 Back to the Future Part III (1990)
7 Cast Away (2000)
7 Contact (1997)
7 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
6 Flight (2012)
5 What Lies Beneath (2000)
3 Forrest Gump (1994)

Zhang, Yimou
7 Hero (2002)
7 House of Flying Daggers (2004)
7 Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Zinnemann, Fred
8 Day of the Jackal, The (1973)
7 High Noon (1951)
7 Men, The (1950)

Zvyagintsev, Andrei
9 Elena (2011)
8 Leviathan (2014)
8 Return, The (2003)
6 Banishment, The (2007)