Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Walter Salles
162 Otto Preminger
163 Ken Russell

'Tommy' and 'The Devils' are groundbreaking movies. 'Altered States', 'Crimes of Passion' and 'Mr Nice' are totally underrated, but excellent films, too.

164 John Schlesinger
165 Eric Rohmer
166 Ken Loach
167 Adrian Lyne
168 Paul Verhoeven
169 Karel Reisz
170 Lindsay Anderson
171 Julian Schnabel
172 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
173 Luc Besson

The Professional? The Fifth Element? Nikita? The Big Blue? These are just examples...

The Professional? Nikita? The Fifth Element? The big blue?

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174 Elia Kazan

Not having this man on the list yet shows a total ignorance of the history of American Film. Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Gentlemen's Agreement, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - ever heard of these movies? Most film historians and modern directors would place him squarely in the top 5.

To the visitor - I think you may need to consider the age group and focus of the majority of active users here. Participants determine ranks on these lists. They're knowledge generally doesn't include art from that era, exception being some music. - Billyv

175 Kathryn Bigelow
176 Lina Wertmuller

She started as Fellini's assistant and directed herself great movies like 'Love & Anarchy', a brilliant Italian 'black comedy'.

177 Jane Campion
178 Jerry Schatzberg
179 Roger Corman
180 Paolo Sorrentino
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