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My Favorite 250 Directors

by Rich
My Favorite 250 Directors by Rich
Along with each director named I’ll name a favorite of mine from them. Alfred Hitchcock David Lean Jean-Luc Godard Ingmar Bergman Federico Fellini Billy Wilder Stanley Kubrick Luis Bunuel Andrei Tarkovsky Woody Allen Charlie Chaplin Coen Bros. Werner Herzog Francis Ford Coppola Frank Capra Carl Th. Dreyer R.W. Fassbinder John Huston Fritz Lang Buster Keaton Roman Polanski Jean Renoir Alain Resnais Martin Scorsese Bernardo Bertolucci Orson Welles Jacques Rivette Akira Kurosawa Henri-Georges Clouzot Michelangelo Antonioni Milos Forman James Cameron Krzysztof Kieslowski Sergio Leone David Lynch Francois Truffaut Robert Altman Robert… Read more

Along with each director named I’ll name a favorite of mine from them.

Alfred Hitchcock
David Lean
Jean-Luc Godard
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
Billy Wilder
Stanley Kubrick
Luis Bunuel
Andrei Tarkovsky
Woody Allen
Charlie Chaplin
Coen Bros.
Werner Herzog
Francis Ford Coppola
Frank Capra
Carl Th. Dreyer
R.W. Fassbinder
John Huston
Fritz Lang
Buster Keaton
Roman Polanski
Jean Renoir
Alain Resnais
Martin Scorsese
Bernardo Bertolucci
Orson Welles
Jacques Rivette
Akira Kurosawa
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Michelangelo Antonioni
Milos Forman
James Cameron
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Sergio Leone
David Lynch
Francois Truffaut
Robert Altman
Robert Bresson
Sidney Lumet
King Vidor
William Wyler
Steven Spielberg
Terry Gilliam
Jean Cocteau
Michael Curtiz
Tim Burton
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Rene Clair
Vittorio de Sica
D.W. Griffith
Luchino Visconti
Mike Nichols
Tony Richardson
John Schlesinger
David Cronenberg
William Dieterle
Brain de Palma
Stanley Donen
Blake Edwards
Joseph Losey
Louis Malle
Masaki Koboyashi
Michael Powell (Emeric Pressburger)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Jean Vigo
Howard Hawks
Elia Kazan
Mike Leigh
Ernst Lubitsch
Jean-Pierre Melville
F.W. Murnau
Max Ophuls
Erich von Stroheim
Carol Reed
P.P. Pasolini
Nicolas Roeg
Zhang Yimou
John Ford
Jane Campion
John Frankenheimer
Josef von Sternberg
Wim Wenders
Peter Weir
Claude Berri
Pedro Almodovar
George Cukor
George Stevens
Mel Brooks
Nicholas Ray
G.W. Pabst
Leo McCarey
Peter Greenaway
Peter Watkins
Satyajit Ray
Andrzej Wajda
Abel Gance
Chantal Akerman
Ken Burns
Claude Chabrol
Lewis Milestone
Wojciech Has
Norman Jewison
Anthony Mann
George Roy Hill
Kenji Mizoguchi
Chuck Jones
Otto Preminger
Michael Mann
Hayao Miyazaki
Errol Morris
Sydney Pollack
Rob Reiner
Roberto Rossellini
Ridley Scott
Victor Sjostrom
Quentin Tarantino
Aleksandr Sokurov
Lars von Trier
Wong Kar-Wai
Robert Zemeckis
Fred Zinnemann
Eric Rohmer
Neil Jordan
Richard Brooks
John Sayles
Robert Wise
Raoul Walsh
Jules Dassin
George A. Romero
Lindsay Anderson
Bryan Forbes
Michael Apted
Anthony Asquith
Theo Angelopoulos
William Friedkin
Marcel Carne
Vsevolod Pudovkin
John Cassavetes
Clarence Brown
Stanley Kramer
Francois Ozon
Jonathon Demme
Peter Brook
Catherine Briellat
Martin Campbell
Michael Cimino
Yasujiro Ozu
Peter Bogdanovich
John Carpenter
Jack Clayton
Arthur Penn
Jim Sheridan
Rene Clement
David Fincher
Kenneth Anger
Oliver Stone
Hal Ashby
Paul Thomas Anderson
Leos Carax
Darren Aronofsky
Sam Raimi
John Landis
John Lasseter
Samuel Fuller
Eadweard Muybridge- He filmed on glass before there was film so I put a documentary about him in his spot.
Leni Riefenstahl
Christopher Guest
Lewis Gilbert
James L. Brooks
Roger Corman
John Sturges
Richard Donner
Jafar Panahi
Ken Russell
Jim Jarmusch
D.A. Pennebaker
Norman McLaren
James Whale
Frank Oz
Ladislaw Starewisz
Chris Marker
Mervyn LeRoy
Robert Aldrich
Alexander Dovzhenko
Guy Hamilton
Douglas Sirk
Jan Troell
Aki Kaurismaki
Alexander Mackendrick
Guy Maddin
Georges Melies
Terence Young
Franco Zeffirelli
Seijun Suzuki
William A. Wellman
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Sam Wood
Tod Browning
Sam Peckinpah
Ken Loach
Peter Jackson
Stan Brakhage
Glauber Rocha
David & Albert Maysles
Kenneth Branagh
Grigori Kozintsev
Jacques Feyder
Albert Lamorisse
Rex Ingram
Lumiere Bros.
Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Terry Jones
Raymond Bernard
Alan J. Pakula
Ivan Reitman
Larisa Shepitko
Nick Park
Man Ray
John McTiernan
Robert Rossen
Julio Medem
Jacques Tourneur
Terence Davies
Ishiro Honda
Ming-Liang Tsai
Anthony Minghella
Paul Morrissey
Maurice Pialat
Agnes Varda
Dziga Vertov
Mario Bava
William Klein
Hiroshi Teshigahara
John Hughes
Ja Kia Zhang
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Richard Attenborough
John Woo
Fatty Arbuckle
Robert Mulligan
Frederic Back
Maya Deren
Robert Siodmak
Terence Fisher
Ritwik Ghatak
Louis Feuillade
William K.L. Dickson
Bob Fosse
Warren Beatty
Frederick Wiseman

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