Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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41Brian De Palma

Would be placed at the top of the list "Most underrated director of all times". It's a shame that he not in the top ten.

42K. Balachander

Best directer in Indian cinema forever

Introduced many talents like Rajnikanth, Prakash Raj to Indian cinema. A great director!

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43George A. Romero

When you get down to it, George A. Romero seems like a wise old man.

44Roman Polanski

The Movie-Titles speak for themselves: Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, The Tenant, Chinatown, Tess, Frantic, The Ninth Gate, The Pianist, The Ghostwriter, etc.. Let's just ignore 'Hook'.

45John Ford

Made some of the greatest westerns stage coach my darling clementine and the searchers

46Lars Von Trier

Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves. No more to say..

47Paul Thomas Anderson

33 shocking. This man boasts an impeccable and awesomely eclectic track record. From the exuberance of Boogie sweep to the Broad sweeping drama of There will be blood. This man is a genius and he always collaborates with the best actors and draws the very best out of them. For me the best living director.

One of the best directors making movies now. Every movie is a classic. From Hard Eight to Inherent Vice, its amazing to see how he has evolved

There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights are masterpieces. A modern day Kubrick.

48YasujirĂ´ Ozu

The most truthful, touching and universally relevant films I have ever seen.
did I mention beautiful?

49Howard Hawks

One of the most influential director's of all-time. The Big Sleep may be the greatest film noir of all-time.

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50Todd Phillips
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52 Fritz Lang

His films from 80 years ago are still far better than most made today

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53David Cronenberg
54Yograj Bhat

He is the one who bought Kannada film industry a dimension of lyrics and dialogues Writting. Truly very talented. His lyrics will be the mixture of humour along with the message to the society. He was the one who made other writers to think once again.

He is different thinking director n also different body language

Hai sir your good and excellent in Kannada industry then your films are bombatt your films suitable hero is golden Star Ganesh

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55Puttanna Kanagal

If he would've not died so early.. He would've been one amongst the best classic director of Indian film industry.. All movies are novel based and brilliant narration mirrors the burning problems of the era and social messages in his movies are sensible.

Brilliant technically strong director.. All his movies are GEMS.. Re-made in almost all major Indian languages.

Very good movies came in Kannada film industry in his era. Many people got inspiration from his movies. I think he also should be in top 10 list.

The most talented Kannada movie director of all time. He was working as a driver on many sets and learnt about everything! Truly amazing talent.

The greatest director in Kannada. No one can meet his standards

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56Veeraswamy Ravichandran

Always every time superb director of all film industry Ravi sir is the love king "nobody can live without love no one love live without Ravi sir", love means Ravi sir,

Definitely he should be awarded for his creativeness and screenplay. The best of is his attitude and respect mixed reactions to the women.

He is the one who doesn't cares about money when it comes to his films in the world

No one Can Beat him

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57John Sturges
58Satyajit Ray

Mr Ray at no 19 and Mr Spielberg at number 1, even better from Kurosawa. really funny. how the greatest cinematic genius is disrespected by this kind of ranking. Mr spielberg took the complete script of E T... from Ray's story The Alien which he had written to make a film with Colombia Pictures. please don't make this kind of ranking..

The site does not know what kind of director he was. He can never be in no. 52. How can maker of Jurassic PArk topple him. People doesn't watch his films. His films speak the file of commoners. He is the best director of all time. Satyajit is great.

Spielberg is good but Satyajit Ray is the best

Satyajit Ray should be with in top 3..

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59David O. Russell

Silver linings playbook is amazing! So is American hustle. His directing techniques are amazing and timeless. He maked you feel warm and comfortable and as if you have been friends forever. He will take the time to talk to you and that is a making of an amazing director

It was starting from his works that I acknowledged movies as an art of a director, mastermind, not just a play by an actors

60Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playback singer, choreographer, lyricist, philanthropist and dancer who works primarily in the Tamil film industry.

Keeping the Indian flag flying high all over the world for three decades is great achievement. He is the greatest living legend in India.

Just copied from others movie and showcased big budget movie - gdchetan

The great director in Indian film industry movie viswaroopam

He's the great legend

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