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Directors' TOP 10s (yes, they also make lists!)

By: Materia​l Salva+i​on

Andrei Tarkovsky
(Filmmaker: Andrei Rublev, Stalker)

1.Diary of a Country Priest (1950, Robert Bresson)
2.Winter Light (1962, Ingmar Bergman)
3.Nazarin (1958, Luis Bunuel)
4.Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
5.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
6.Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
7.Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
8.Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
9.Mouchette (1967, Robert Bresson)
1o.Woman in the Dunes (1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara)

Nestor Almendros
(Cinematographer: Claire’s Knee, Days of Heaven)

1-Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2-The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
3-Alexander Nevsky (1938, Sergei Eisenstein)
4-Design for Living (1933, Ernst Lubitsch)
5-The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
6-The Earrings of Madame de… (1953, Max Ophuls)
7-The Devil Is a Woman (1935, Josef von Sternberg)
8-Sansho Dayu (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
9- Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
10-Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)

Pedro Almodovar

(Filmmaker: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Talk to Her)

1.The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
2.The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
3.All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
4.Leave Her to Heaven (1945, John M. Stahl)
5.North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
6.Out of the Past (1947, Jacques Tourneur)
7.Midnight (1939, Mitchell Leisen)
8.Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
9.Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
10.Senso (1954, Luchino Visconti)

Theo Angelopoulos

(Filmmaker: The Traveling Players, Eternity and a Day)

1.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2.Ivan the Terrible (1943, Sergei Eisenstein)
3.Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
4.8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
5.Nosferatu (1922, F.W. Murnau)
6.L’Avventura (1960, Michelangelo Antonioni)
7.The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
8.Ugetsu (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
9.Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
10.Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)

Olivier Assayas
(Filmmaker: Irma Vep; Late August, Early September)

Andrei Rublev (1966, Andrei Tarkovsky)
L’Argent (1983, Robert Bresson)
La Dolce Vita (1959, Federico Fellini)
In Girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1978, Guy Debord)
Ludwig (1972, Luchino Visconti)
A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
Mirror (1975, Andrei Tarkovsky)
Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Playtime (1967, Jacques Tati)
Scenes from a Marriage (1974, Ingmar Bergman)

Paul Bartel
(Filmmaker: Death Race 2000, Eating Raoul)

1.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2.Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
3.The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
4.The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
5.A nous la liberte (1931, Rene Clair)
6.Pinocchio (1940, Ben Sharpsteen)
7.Lacombe, Lucien (1974, Louis Malle)
8.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
9.The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919, Robert Wiene)
10.The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)

Robert Benton
(Filmmaker: Kramer vs. Kramer, Nobody’s Fool)

1.Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
2.The Wild Child (1970, Francois Truffaut)
3.Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel)
4.The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
5.My Night at Maud’s (1969, Eric Rohmer)
6.Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
7.The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, Orson Welles)
8.The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Ermanno Olmi)
9.The Fallen Idol (1948, Carol Reed)
10.Claire’s Knee (1971, Eric Rohmer)
11.My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)

Bernardo Bertolucci
(Filmmaker: The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris)

1.The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
2.Sansho Dayu (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
3.Germany Year Zero (1947, Roberto Rossellini)
4.Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard)
5.Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
6.Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
7.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
8.Marnie (1964, Alfred Hitchcock)
9.Accatone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
10.Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)

Robert Bresson

(Filmmaker: Diary of a Country Priest, Pickpocket)

1.The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
2.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
3.Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
4.Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)
5.The Bicycle Thief (1947, Vittorio De Sica)
6.Man of Aran (1934, Robert Flaherty)
7.Louisiana Story (1948, Robert Flaherty)

Luis Bunuel
(Filmmaker: The Exterminating Angel, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)

1.Underworld (1927, Josef von Sternberg)
2.The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
3.The Bicycle Thief (1947, Vittorio De Sica)
4.Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
5.Portait of Jennie (1948, William Dieterle)
6.Cavalcade (1933, Frank Lloyd)
7.White Shadows in the South Seas (1928, W.S. Van Dyle/Robert Flaherty)
8.Dead of Night (1945, Alberto Cavalcanti/Charles Crichton/Basil Deardon/Robert Hamer)
9.L’Age d’Or (1930, Luis Bunuel/Salvador Dali)
10.I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, Mervyn LeRoy)

Charles Burnett

(Filmmaker: Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger)

1.The Bicycle Thief (1949, Vittorio De Sica)
2.Emitai (1971, Ousmane Sembene)
3.Alexander Nevsky (1938, Sergei Eisenstein)
4.The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Ermanno Olmi)
5.Shane (1953, George Stevens)
6.The Swimmer (1968, Frank Perry)
7.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
8.The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
9.Dodes’ka-den (1970, Akira Kurosawa)
10.The Shop on Main Street (1965, Jan Kadar/Elmar Klos)

Ethan Coen
(Filmmaker: Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

1.Brother’s Keeper (1992, Joe Berlinger/Bruce Sinofsky)
2.Il Bidone (1955, Federico Fellini)
3.Salesman (1969, Albert & David Maysles)
4.The Bad News Bears (1976, Michael Ritchie)
5.The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols)

Joel Coen
(Filmmaker: Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

1.The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols)
2.High and Low (1963, Akira Kurosawa)
3.Dames (1934, Ray Enright)
4.Separate Tables (1958, Delbert Mann)
5.Where Eagles Dare (1968, Brian G. Hutton)

Alex Cox
(Filmmaker: Repo Man, Sid & Nancy)

1.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2.The Devils (1971, Ken Russell)
3.The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Bunuel)
4.King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper/Ernest B. Schoedsack)
5.The Mattei Affair (1973, Francesco Rosi)
6.O Lucky Man! (1973, Lindsay Anderson)
7.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
8.Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
9.The Wages of Fear (1953, H.G. Clouzot)
10.The War Game (1967, Peter Watkins)

Terence Davies
(Filmmaker: Distant Voices, Still Lives; The House of Mirth)

1.Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly)
2.Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, Robert Hamer)
3.Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
4.Cries and Whispers (1972, Ingmar Bergman)
5.The Age of Innocence (1993, Martin Scorsese)
6.The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
7.The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950, Frank Launder)
8.Apu Trilogy (1955-59, Satyajit Ray)
9.Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
10.Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)

Jonathan Demme
(Filmmaker: The Silence of the Lambs, The Agronomist)

1.Shoot the Piano Player (1960, Francois Truffaut)
2.The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
3.Yojimbo (1961, Akira Kurosawa)
4.Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer)
5.Antonio das Mortes (1969, Glauber Rocha)
6.Black Orpheus (1959, Marcel Camus)
7.Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson)
8.Muriel (1963, Alain Resnais)
9.Coming Home (1978, Hal Ashby)
10.Ceddo (1977, Ousmane Sembene)

Federico Fellini
(Filmmaker: Nights of Cabiria, 8 1/2)

1.The Circus/City Lights/Monsieur Verdoux (1928,31,47, Charles Chaplin)
2.Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
3.any Marx Brothers or Laurel and Hardy
4.Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
5.The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Luis Bunuel)
6.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
7.Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
8.The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
9.Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
10.8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)

Milos Forman

(Filmmaker: The Fireman’s Ball, Amadeus)

1.Amarcord (1974, Federico Fellini)
2.American Graffiti (1973, George Lucas)
3.Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
4.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
5.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
6.The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
7.Giant (1956, George Stevens)
8.The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
9.Miracle in Milan (1950, Vittorio De Sica)
10.Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)

Samuel Fuller
(Filmmaker: Pickup on South Street, Shock Corridor)

1.The Informer (1935, John Ford)
2.The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
3.Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
4.Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
5.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
6.Pierrot le Fou (1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
7.The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
8.The Last Emperor (1987, Bernardo Bertolucci)
9.La Dolce Vita (1959, Federico Fellini)
10.Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)

Terry Gilliam
(Filmmaker: Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)

1.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
2.Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
3.The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
4.8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
5.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
6.Sherlock Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)
7.Pinocchio (1940, Ben Sharpsteen)
8.Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
9.One-Eyed Jacks (1960, Marlon Brando)
10.The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)

Amos Gitai

(Filmmaker: Kippur, Kadosh)

1.Teorema (1968, Pier Poalo Pasolini)
2.Flowers of St. Francis (1950, Roberto Rossellini)
3.Paisan (1946, Roberto Rossellini)
4.Shock Corridor (1963, Samuel Fuller)
5.Some Came Running (1958, Vincente Minnelli)
6.The River (1951, Jean Renoir)
7.The Car (19??, Ritwik Ghatak)
8.The Music Room (1958, Satyajit Ray)
9.The Age of the Earth (1980, Glauber Rocha)
10.The Quiet Man (1952, John Ford)

Jean-Luc Godard
(Film critic: Cahiers du Cinema; Filmmaker: Breathless, Contempt)

Top Ten American Films from the Sound Era:

1.Scarface (1932, Howard Hawks)
2.The Great Dictator (1940, Charles Chaplin)
3.Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
4.The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
5.Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly)
6.The Lady from Shanghai (1948, Orson Welles)
7.Bigger Than Life (1956, Nicholas Ray)
8.Angel Face (1953, Otto Preminger)
9.To Be or Not to Be (1942, Ernst Lubitsch)
10.Dishonored (1931, Josef von Sternberg)

Top Six French Films Since the Liberation:

1.Le Plaisir (1951, Max Ophuls)
2.La Pyramide humaine (1961, Jean Rouch)
3.The Testament of Orpheus (1960, Jean Cocteau)
4.Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier (1961, Jean Renoir)
5.Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
6.Les Godelureaux (1961, Claude Chabrol)

Peter Greenaway
(Filmmaker: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover; The Pillow Book)

1.Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
2.Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard)
3.La Notte (1961, Michelangelo Antonioni)
4.The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
5.The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
6.Strike (1924, Sergei Eisenstein)
7.Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
8.Fellini’s Casanova (1976, Federico Fellini)
9.8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
10.The Marquise of O (1976, Eric Rohmer)

Michael Haneke
(Filmmaker: Code Unknown, The Piano Teacher)

1.Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
2.Lancelot du Lac (1974, Robert Bresson)
3.Mirror (1975, Andrei Tarkovsky)
4.Salo (1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
5.The Exterminating Angel (1962, Luis Bunuel)
6.The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
7.Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
8.A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)
9.Germany Year Zero (1947, Roberto Rossellini)
10.L’Eclisse (1962, Michelangelo Antonioni)

Todd Haynes

(Filmmaker: Safe, Far from Heaven)

1.All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
2.Un Chant d’Amour (1950, Jean Genet)
3.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
4.Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
5.Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
6.Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
7.The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
8.Performance (1970, Donald Cammell/Nicolas Roeg)
9.The Reckless Moment (1949, Max Ophlus)
10.Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

Werner Herzog
(Filmmaker: Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Lessons of Darkness)

1.Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988, Mark Lewis)
2.Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997, Errol Morris)
3.Forest of Bliss (1986, Robert Gardner)
4.Good News: Von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wienern (1990, Ulrich Seidl)
5.Letter from Siberia (1958, Chris Marker)
6.Les Maitres Fous (1955, Jean Rouch)
7.Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)
8.Spend It All (1972, Les Blank)

Jim Jarmusch
(Filmmaker: Stranger than Paradise, Dead Man)

1.L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
2.Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
3.They Live by Night (1949, Nicholas Ray)
4.Bob le Flambeur (1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
5.Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
6.The Cameraman (1928, Buster Keaton/Edward Sedgwick)
7.Mouchette (1967, Robert Bresson)
8.Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
9.Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
10.Open City (1945, Roberto Rossellini)

Aki Kaurismaki

(Filmmaker: The Match Factory Girl, The Man Without a Past)

1.L’Age D’Or (1930, Luis Bunuel/Salvador Dali)
2.L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
3.Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, Robert Bresson)
4.Broken Blossoms (1919, D.W. Griffith)
5.Casque D’Or (1952, Jacques Becker)
6.Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
7.Mon Oncle (1958, Jacques Tati)
8.Nanook of the North (1922, Robert Flaherty)
9.Open City (1945, Roberto Rossellini)
10.Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)

Krzysztof Kieslowski

(Filmmaker: The Decalogue, Three Colors Trilogy)

1-La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
2.Kes (1969, Ken Loach)
3.A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
4.The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
5.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
6.The Kid (1921, Charles Chaplin)
7.Ivan’s Childhood (1962, Andrei Tarkovsky)
8.Musicians (1969, Mikheil Kobakhidze)
9.The Pram (1963, Bo Widerberg)
10.Intimiate Lighting (1965, Ivan Passer)

Takeshi Kitano

(Filmmaker: Sonatine, Hana-bi)

1.Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
2.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
3.A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
4.Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
5.To Live and Die in L.A. (1985, William Friedkin)
6.Wild at Heart (1990, David Lynch)
7.Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Sam Peckinpah)
8.Darkman (1990, Sam Raimi)
9.Crazy Thunder Road (1980, Sogo Ishii)
10.The Railroad Man (1956, Pietro Germi)

Ken Loach

(Filmmaker: Kes, Land and Freedom)

1.The Battle of Algiers (1965, Gillo Pontecorvo)
2.Breathless (1959, Jean-Luc Godard)
3.Bicycle Thieves (1949, Vittorio De Sica)
4.Closely Watched Trains (1966, Jiri Menzel)
5.Firemen’s Ball (1965, Milos Forman)
6.Jules et Jim (1961, Francois Truffaut)
7.Loves of a Blonde (1964, Milos Forman)
8.The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
9.The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Ermanno Olmi)
10.Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman)

Guy Maddin

(Filmmaker: The Heart of the World, The Saddest Music in the World)

1.The Chase (1947, Arthur Ripley)
2.They Won’t Believe Me (1947, Irving Pichel)
3.The Big Carnival (1951, Billy Wilder)
4.The Face Behind the Mask (1941, Robert Florey)
5.Johnny Apollo (1940, Henry Hathaway)
6.Scarlet Street (1945, Fritz Lang)
7.Reign of Terror (1949, Anthony Mann)
8.A Voice in the Wind (1944, Arthur Ripley)
9.Nightmare Alley (1947, Edmund Goulding)
10.D.O.A. (1949, Rudolph Mate)

Carol Reed

(Filmmaker: Odd Man Out, The Third Man)

1.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
2.Ninotchka (1939, Ernst Lubitsch)
3.Children of Paradise (1945, Marcel Carne)
4.Gone with the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
5.La Ronde (1950, Max Ophuls)
6.All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, Lewis Milestone)
7.Carnival in Flanders (1935, Jacques Feyder)
8.Variety (1925, E.A. Dupont)
9.The Baker’s Wife (1938, Marcel Pagnol)
10.Pygmalion (1938, Anthony Asquith/Leslie Howard)

Jacques Rivette
(Film critic: Cahiers du Cinema; Filmmaker: Celine & Julie Go Boating, La Belle Noiseuse)

1.The Life of Oharu (1952, Kenji Mizoguchi)
2.Germany Year Zero (1947, Roberto Rossellini)
3.True Heart Susie (1919, D.W. Griffith)
4.Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
5.The River (1951, Jean Renoir)
6.Ivan the Terrible (1943, Sergei Eisenstein)
7.L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo)
8.Day of Wrath (1945, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
9.Monsieur Verdoux (1947, Charles Chaplin)
10.Confidential Report (1955, Orson Welles)

Eric Rohmer
(Film critic: Cahiers du Cinema; Filmmaker: Claire’s Knee, Autumn Tale)

True Heart Susie (1919, D.W. Griffith)
The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
Ivan the Terrible (1943, Sergei Eisenstein)
Red River (1948, Howard Hawks)
Voyage to Italy (1953, Roberto Rossellini)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
La Pyramide humaine (1959, Jean Rouch)

George A. Romero
(Filmmaker: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead)

The Brothers Karamazov (1958, Richard Brooks)
Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
King Solomon’s Mines (1950, Compton Bennett)
North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
The Quiet Man (1952, John Ford)
Repulsion (1965, Roman Polanski)
Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951, Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger)

John Schlesinger
(Filmmaker: Midnight Cowboy, The Falcon and the Snowman)

1.Umberto D (1952, Vittorio De Sica)
2.The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Luis Bunuel)
3.Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
4.Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
5.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
6.Fanny and Alexander (1983, Ingmar Bergman)
7.The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
8.Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
9.Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly)
10.The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)

Paul Schrader

(Film writer: Trancsendental Styles in Film; filmmaker: American Gigolo, Auto Focus)

1.The Rules of the Game (1939, Jean Renoir)
2.Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
3.Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
4.Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
5.The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
6.La Belle et la Bete (1946, Jean Cocteau)
7.The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
8.Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
9.The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
10.The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)

Martin Scorsese
(Filmmaker: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull)

8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
The Leopard (1963, Luchino Visconti)
The Red Shoes (1948, Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger)
The Searchers (1956, John Ford)

Quentin Tarantino

(Filmmaker: Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill)

1.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
2.Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
3.Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
4.His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
5.Rolling Thunder (1977, John Flynn)
6.They All Laughed (1981, Bogdanovich)
7.The Great Escape (1963, John Sturges)
8.Carrie (1976, Brian De Palma)
9.Coffy (1973, Jack Hill)
10.Dazed and Confused (1993, Richard Linklater)
11.Five Fingers of Death (1973, Chang Ho Cheng)
12Hi Diddle Diddle (1943, Andrew L. Stone)

John Waters
(Filmmaker: Female Trouble, Hairspray)

1.All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk)
2.Baby Doll (1956, Elia Kazan)
3.Boom! (1968, Joseph Losey)
4.Brink of Life (1958, Ingmar Bergman)
5.The Chelsea Girls (1966, Andy Warhol)
6.8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
7.Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965, Russ Meyer)
8.The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)
9.The Tingler (1959, William Castle)
10.The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)

Orson Welles
(Filmmaker: Citizen Kane, Chimes at Midnight)

1.City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
2.Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
3.Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
4.Nanook of the North (1922, Robert J. Flaherty)
5.Shoeshine (1946, Vittorio De Sica)
6.Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
7.The Baker’s Wife (1938, Marcel Pagnol)
8.Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
9.Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
10.Ninotchka (1939, Ernst Lubitsch)

NOTE: these lists are a selection made from within plenty other lists of film critics and filmakers found in the website: combustiblecelluloid.com

I placed few documentary titles on film / directors in the list bellow to be able to activate the lists above, since it is obligatory to fill it in.
However, they are a good references and i believe they can be seen as appropriate in the context.

 

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Zachary W

10May12

Leave it to Bunuel to select his own picture. Not that I blame him.

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Kenji

17Sep11

For Gitai's list i presume the Ghatak film is Ajantrik (1958)

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Darvek

22Jun11

My opinion of Tarkovsky is so high I wouldn't have been phased if he included a few of his own films in his list. I just think it's amazing that so many people put Ford on a towering pedestal - even directors - he is favourited 12 times in the list, yet Tarkovsky has only 4! Of course, it stands to reason that directors from the earliest cinema will be cited more with people who lived & worked through those periods, still there are far greater filmmakers than Ford.... imho. Good to see Bergman scored 12. Fascinating & interesting list, excellent work.

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Darvek

22Jun11

MY TEN: 2001: A Space Odyssey; Solyaris (1972); Stalker; Andrei Rublev; Eraserhead; A Clockwork Orange; Persona; Dr. Strangelove; The Mirror; Aguirre, the Wrath of God;