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Most Significant Auteurs: A Selection of Their Films

by Jack Among the Actors
Most Significant Auteurs: A Selection of Their Films by Jack Among the Actors
For the record, this list is only concerned with feature films. I made no restriction whatsoever to the number of films per director. In alphabetical order by director. In order to make it more surveyable, you can find an overview of the listed auteurs below: Chantal Akerman Robert Aldrich Woody Allen Robert Altman Paul Thomas Anderson Michelangelo Antonioni Jacques Becker Ingmar Bergman Busby Berkeley Raymond Bernard Curtis Bernhardt Bernardo Bertolucci Kathryn Bigelow Budd Boetticher Peter Bogdanovich John Boorman Frank Borzage Robert Bresson Richard Brooks Tod Browning Luis Buñuel Mario Camerini Frank Capra Léos Carax Marcel Carné John… Read more

For the record, this list is only concerned with feature films. I made no restriction whatsoever to the number of films per director. In alphabetical order by director.

In order to make it more surveyable, you can find an overview of the listed auteurs below:

Chantal Akerman
Robert Aldrich
Woody Allen
Robert Altman
Paul Thomas Anderson
Michelangelo Antonioni

Jacques Becker
Ingmar Bergman
Busby Berkeley
Raymond Bernard
Curtis Bernhardt
Bernardo Bertolucci
Kathryn Bigelow
Budd Boetticher
Peter Bogdanovich
John Boorman
Frank Borzage
Robert Bresson
Richard Brooks
Tod Browning
Luis Buñuel

Mario Camerini
Frank Capra
Léos Carax
Marcel Carné
John Carpenter
John Cassavetes
Claude Chabrol
Charlie Chaplin
Michael Cimino
René Clair
Edward F. Cline
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Jean Cocteau
Luigi Comencini
Pedro Costa
John Cromwell
David Cronenberg
George Cukor
Michael Curtiz

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Jules Dassin
Delmer Daves
Terence Davies
André Delvaux
Cecil B. Demille
Jacques Demy
Claire Denis
Brian De Palma
Jacques Deray
Vittorio De Sica
Arnaud Desplechin
André De Toth
Thorold Dickinson
William Dieterle
Edward Dmytryk
Stanley Donen
Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Bruno Dumont
Julien Duvivier
Allan Dwan

Blake Edwards
Atom Egoyan
Sergei Eisenstein
Jean Epstein
Víctor Erice

Arnold Fanck
John Farrow
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Federico Fellini
Marco Ferreri
Jacques Feyder
Richard Fleischer
Victor Fleming
Robert Florey
John Ford
Georges Franju
John Frankenheimer
William Friedkin
Samuel Fuller

Abel Gance
Tay Garnett
Pietro Germi
Jean-Luc Godard
Edmund Goulding
Peter Greenaway
Jean Grémillon
D.W. Griffith

Michael Haneke
Henry Hathaway
Howard Hawks
Marcel L’Herbier
Werner Herzog
Alfred Hitchcock
Hong Sang-soo
John Huston

Miklós Jancsó
Norman Jewison

Mikhail Kalatozov
Phil Karlson
Elia Kazan
Buster Keaton
Léon Keigel
Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen
Abbas Kiarostami
Henry King
Alexander Korda
Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa

Fritz Lang
Alberto Lattuada
David Lean
Mitchell Leisen
Robert Z. Leonard
Sergio Leone
Irving Lerner
Mervyn Leroy
Albert Lewin
Joseph H. Lewis
Anatole Litvak
Ken Loach
Joshua Logan
Joseph Losey
Arthur Lubin
Ernst Lubitsch
Sidney Lumet
Ida Lupino
David Lynch

Leo McCarey
Norman Z. McLeod
Louis Malle
Rouben Mamoulian
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Anthony Mann
Michael Mann
Rudolph Maté
Jean-Pierre Melville
William Cameron Menzies
Lewis Milestone
David Miller
Vincente Minnelli
Kenji Mizoguchi
Gustaf Molander
Robert Montgomery
F.W. Murnau

Jean Negulesco

Manoel de Oliveira
Ermanno Olmi
Max Ophüls
Nagisa Ôshima
Yasujirô Ozu

G.W. Pabst
Marcel Pagnol
Alan J. Pakula
Sergei Parajanov
Alan Parker
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Sam Peckinpah
Arthur Penn
Elio Petri
Maurice Pialat
Roman Polanski
Sydney Pollack
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Michael Powell
Otto Preminger

Richard Quine

Nicholas Ray
Satyajit Ray
Carol Reed
Jean Renoir
Alain Resnais
Tony Richardson
Jacques Rivette
Mark Robson
Éric Rohmer
Francesco Rosi
Robert Rossen
Roberto Rossellini
Raúl Ruiz

Mark Sandrich
Paul Schrader
Martin Scorsese
William A. Seiter
Vincent Sherman
Don Siegel
Robert Siodmak
Douglas Sirk
Aleksandr Sokurov
Steven Spielberg
John M. Stahl
George Stevens
Robert Stevenson
Mauritz Stiller
Andrew L. Stone
John Sturges
Preston Sturges
Seijun Suzuki

Béla Tarr
Andrei Tarkovsky
Jacques Tati
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Richard Thorpe
Jacques Tourneur
Maurice Tourneur
François Truffaut
Tsai Ming-liang

Edgar G. Ulmer

Roger Vadim
W.S. Van Dyke
Gus Van Sant
Agnès Varda
King Vidor
Luchino Visconti
Josef von Sternberg
Erich von Stroheim
Lars von Trier

Andrzej Wajda
Raoul Walsh
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Orson Welles
William A. Wellman
Wim Wenders
Alfred L. Werker
James Whale
Billy Wilder
Robert Wise
Wong Kar-Wai
Sam Wood
William Wyler

Edward Yang

Fred Zinnemann

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