Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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81Frank Capra

Frank Capra is one of my favorite directors. his movies are able to get humor out of the little elements of life that we take for granted.

He has given many classic movies... They are very old but will be enjoyable even today... Especially MEET JOHN DOE

He was just a great person and director - he had a love for people. Hard to find now days.

82Orson WellesGeorge Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.

He should be top 5 at least. his first film Citizen Kane is considered the greatest movie of all time and was made in 1941. He also directed The Third Man which is also a wonderful film.

It's depressing that this genius is only number 96. At least Kubrick is deservedly very high.

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83John Woo
84Terrence Malick

HOW DID YOU NOT HAVE THE GREAT MALICK ON THE LIST yet that hack Burton is at #9

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85Frank Darabont

His only great installment is also the biggest masterpiece of all time. He might not have made more than 2 really great movies, and one of them is today the best rated movie of all time: "The Shawshank Redemption" - the movie which is on the top on Imdb.com with 1.6 millions votes and a rating of 9.3/10 - that's an extremely high rating! Imdb.com is also the biggest rating site with most users that exists, so you can with certainty say that "The Shawshank Redemption" is the best movie ever!

86Renny Harlin
87Alan Parker

Maybe not as consistent with his movies like the Coen-Brothers, Burton, Tarantino or even Hitchcock ('Bugsy Malone' is one of the worst movies ever (in my opinion) and 'Evita' is pretty awful too), but 'The Wall', 'Midnight Express', 'Angel Heart', 'Birdy' and even 'Fame' are some of the greatest films ever.

88J.J. Abrams
89Cecil B Demille
90Stanley Kramer
91Wim Wenders

'Paris, Texas' is an incredible movie. Amazing cinematography, excellent cast, emotional story and a brilliant soundtrack.

92John Hughes

Without him we couldn't have had the 1980's and the influence it spawned. He directed classics such as The Breakfast Club (my all time favorite), Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink, Home Alone 1 and 2 and Weird Science. He was also a great producer.

John Hughes and Chris Columbus both rock.

93Michael Curtiz
94Lasse Hallström
95Catherine Hardwicke
96Sam Peckinpah

Sam Peckinpah was a real genius. Greatest maverick filmmaker of all time!

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97Abbas Kiarostami

Personally watching his films have been a revelation.

Doctors killed him but he is alive in our memory

Simply one of the best Cinema has ever seen...

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98Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro's filmography is varied and each one of his projects is exciting in their own way. Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone prove that he is a master of mixing the fantastical with the dramatic, balancing childlike wonder with paranoia and challenging situations; they delve deep into the emotional core of mythology and fairy tales with their haunting beauty and eerie performances and on the side, they possess an incredible understanding of the tragedies often faced by real children and how they react to them. As for his blockbuster ventures like Hellboy and Pacific Rim, they're just proof that he can still embrace his inner child and just have fun; in doing so, he always creates interesting universes filled by hyper-kenetic action and a great sense of humour. Only Stephen Spielberg has proven as articulate in balancing his starker films with such joyful and exciting projects. I always look for projects with del Toro's name on them and I always get excited for more ...more

He ll one day will become the no film director of all time... One thing which aids this statement is uncompromising and rigid vision

99Sanjay Leela Bhansali
100Oliver Stone

Don't forget Platoon people...

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