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Favorite Directors

by Jonas Silgalis
Still in development as I never know when I’ll come up with any new favourites. Not in chronological order except the first two. Coens and Allen are the best! ●●● 1. WOODY ALLEN (Favourite movies – Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Mighty Aphrodite) 2. ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There) 3. SAM MENDES (American Beauty, Skyfall, Jarhead, Away We Go, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road) 4. GORE VERBINSKI (Rango, The Weather Man, Pirates of the Caribbean) 5. QUENTIN TARANTINO (Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained) 6. TIM BURTON (Big Fish, Batman, Sweeney Todd) 7. STEVEN SODERBERGH (Side… Read more

Still in development as I never know when I’ll come up with any new favourites.

Not in chronological order except the first two. Coens and Allen are the best!

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1. WOODY ALLEN (Favourite movies – Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Mighty Aphrodite)

2. ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There)

3. SAM MENDES (American Beauty, Skyfall, Jarhead, Away We Go, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road)

4. GORE VERBINSKI (Rango, The Weather Man, Pirates of the Caribbean)

5. QUENTIN TARANTINO (Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained)

6. TIM BURTON (Big Fish, Batman, Sweeney Todd)

7. STEVEN SODERBERGH (Side Effects, Traffic, Out of Sight, Ocean’s Eleven)

8. CLINT EASTWOOD (Unforgiven, Breezy, Gran Torino)

9. MILOS FORMAN (Man on the Moon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The People vs. Larry Flynt)

10. STEVEN SPIELBERG (Munich, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Jaws)

11. OLIVER STONE (JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Any Given Sunday)

12. PEDRO ALMODOVAR (Bad Education, Broken Embraces, Volver)

13. GEORGE CLOONEY (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Ides of March, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)

14. ALAN J. PAKULA (Presumed Innocent, The Pelican Brief)

15. ROBERT RODRIGUEZ (Desperado, Machete, Sin City)

16. WES ANDERSON (The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom ,Rushmore)

17. ANTHONY MINGHELLA (The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient)

18. SOFIA COPPOLA (Somewhere, The Bling Ring, Marie Antoinette)

19. FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA (The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, New York Stories)

20. DAVID FINCHER (Zodiac, Se7en, Fight Club)

21. MARTIN SCORSESE (The Aviator, Goodfellas, Casino)

22. ANDREW NICCOL (Lord of War, Gattaca)

23. SPIKE LEE (Do the Right Thing, 25th Hour, Inside Man)

24. PAUL GREENGRASS (The Bourne Supremacy, Green Zone, The Bourne Ultimatum)

25. DARREN ARONOFSKY (Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain)

26. PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master)

27. PETER WEIR (The Truman Show)

28. TAYLOR HACKFORD (Ray, The Devil’s Advocate)

29. MICHAEL MANN (Heat, The Insider, Miami Vice)

30. DAVID LYNCH (Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet)

31. HAYAO MIYAZAKI (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo)

32. TONY SCOTT (Spy Game, Enemy of the State, Unstoppable)

33. DUNCAN JONES (Moon, Source Code)

34. STANLEY KUBRICK (2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Paths of Glory)

35. ROBERT ZEMECKIS (Flight, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump)

36. SIDNEY LUMET (12 Angry Men, Network, Running on Empty, The Pawnbroker)

37. JACQUES AUDIARD (Rust & Bone, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Read My Lips)

38. CHRIS COLUMBUS (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Home Alone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

39. LUC BESSON (Leon, The Lady, The Fifth Element)

40. ROBERT DE NIRO (The Good Shepherd, A Bronx Tale)

41. TERENCE YOUNG (From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Thunderball)

42. RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH (Gandhi, Shadowlands)

43. MICHAEL MOORE (Fahrenheit 9/11)

44. MARTIN CAMPBELL (Casino Royale)

45. ATOM EGOYAN (Where the Truth Lies)

46. FRANCIS VEBER (Shut Up!, The Valet, The Toy)

47. GUY RITCHIE (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch.)

48. GEORGE LUCAS (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace)

49. SCOTT HICKS (Hearts in Atlantis)

50. ALEJANDRO AMENABAR (Agora, The Others)

51. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins)

52. SHANE MEADOWS (This is England, Somers Town)

53. TERRY GILLIAM (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)

54. JOHN McTIERNAN (Predator, Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October)

55. MARTIN BREST (Midnight Run, Beverly Hills Cop)

56. PHILLIP NOYCE (The Quiet American, Clear and Present Danger, Salt)

57. TED DEMME (Life, Blow, Rounders)

58. JOHN HUGHES (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

59. BRIAN DE PALMA (Mission: Impossible, The Black Dahlia)

60. FRANK DARABONT (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile)

61. BENNETT MILLER (Capote, Moneyball)

62. TOMAS ALFREDSON (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

63. ROMAN POLANSKI (The Pianist, Chinatown)

64. RIDLEY SCOTT (Alien, Matchstick Men, Prometheus)

65. TERRENCE MALICK (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life)

66. SERGIO LEONE (Once Upon a Time in America, A Fistful of Dollars)

67. FRED ZINNEMANN (From Here to Eternity, High Noon)

68. JASON REITMAN (Up in the Air, Young Adult, Thank You for Smoking)

69. BILLY WILDER (Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot)

70. ASGHAR FARHADI (About Elly, A Separation)

71. OTTO PREMINGER (Anatomy of a Murder, Laura)

72. DAVID CRONENBERG (The Fly, Eastern Promises, History of Violence)

73. ALFRED HITCHCOCK (Notorious, Psycho, Dial M for Murder)

74. WILLIAM WYLER (Funny Girl, Ben-Hur, How to Steal a Million)

75. RICHARD LINKLATER (Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Before Midnight, Bernie)

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