Directors with the Best "Top 3" Movies

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The Top Ten

1 Steven Spielberg - Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg - Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park Steven Allan Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

Should be number 1 - WinchesterGirl26

Jaws, Raiders of the lost Ark, Jurassic Park

Best on every list!

I love all of those movies😘

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2 Quentin Tarantino - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Quentin Tarantino - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, writer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear story lines, satirical subject matter, an anesthetization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular ...read more.

Kinda disagree here. Can't disagree with Pulp Fiction being one of his best movies. But Django Unchained is also very popular. I think its more popular than Kill Bill. Plus Inglourious Basterds also deserves to be here. - zxm

Inglourious Basterds>Kill Bill - BeatlesFan1964

Kill Bill sucks and is nowhere near as good as the other two. Maybe Jackie Brown should have taken KB's place instead. - Mrveteran

3 Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, ...read more.

I think this man should be #1 because I don't think he's made a single movie that was bad, at least not as far as I know - Mcgillacuddy

Yes these are his best movies. But I enjoyed The Departed and Shutter Island more than these movies. - zxm

4 Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history.

Still waiting for someone to come along and match his talent.

Full Metal Jacket and Spartacus are also very famous. - zxm

Barry Lyndon>Shining - BeatlesFan1964

Dr. Strangelove instead of The Shining. - Merkwurdigliebe

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5 Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight, Memento, Inception Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight, Memento, Inception Christopher Edward Nolan is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.

Most of his movies are good. This man thinks before making a movie. - zxm

The Prestige, Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises were also good. - zxm

6 Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

Psycho's been his best movie no doubt in it. But The Birds and Rebecca are also very famous movies of his. - zxm

In my opinion, Rebecca is his second best movie after Psycho. It may not be a crime movie, but the pressure put on Mrs. de Winter by Ms. Denvers' obsession for Rebecca gets more and more intense throughout the movie until you start feeling claustrophobic. It starts off as a Cinderella story and turns darker and darker each minute. - Martin_Canine

7 Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump, Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Can't argue about Forrest Gump and Back To The Future. But tie between Cast Away and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. - zxm

8 James Cameron - Terminator 2, Aliens, Titanic James Cameron - Terminator 2, Aliens, Titanic James Cameron is a Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and deep-sea explorer. He is best known for his films, The Terminator, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Titanic, and Avatar. He is also the third person in history to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ...read more.

NaWh, Aliens, Terminator 2, True Lies - VideoGamefan5

9 David Fincher - Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network

This man seems incapable of making a terrible movie (I don't count Alien 3 because Fincher disowned it). I loved Fight Club and Gone Girl.

Gone Girl, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Game are also good. - zxm

10 Edgar Wright - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, the World's End

I absolutely adore Shaun of the Dead. One of my all-time favorite comedies. And Hot Fuzz was also really really good. Still have to see the World's End but I expect it to be good too. Edgar Wright is just a genius. - cjWriter1997

The Contenders

11 Brian de Palma - Scarface, Carrie, the Untouchables

Blow Out, Body Double, Carlito's Way - BeatlesFan1964

12 The Cohen Brothers - Fargo, The Big Lebobwski, No Country for Old Men

It's "Coen", not "Cohen". - BeatlesFan1964

Yes, these are their most famous movies. But Inside Llewyn Davis and True Grit were amazing too. Especially True Grit. Blood Simple and Miller's Crossing were also good. - zxm

13 Ki-Duk Kim - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, 3 Iron, Samaritan Girl
14 Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
15 Woody Allen - Annie Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Manhattan Woody Allen - Annie Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Manhattan Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades.

Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Manhattan - BeatlesFan1964

16 Roman Polanski - Repulsion, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby

Hmm, I think The Pianist is more famous than Repulsion and considered as one of him greatest movies. - zxm

17 Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather, the Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now
18 Ingmar Bergman - The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona
19 Howard Hawks - The Big Sleep, His Girl Friday, Bringin' Up Baby
20 Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo

Ikiru>Yojimbo - BeatlesFan1964

21 Billy Wilder - Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, the Apartment
22 Tim Burton - Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman
23 Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times, the Great Dictator, City Lights
24 Mel Brooks - The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles
25 Kar-Wai Wong - In the Mood for Love, 2046, Chungking Express
26 Takashi Miike - The Audition, Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins
27 Federico Fellini - 8 1/2, la Dolce Vita, Amarcord
28 Chan-Wook Park - Oldboy, I'm a Cyborg but That's Ok, Thirst

Oldboy, the Handmaiden, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. - BeatlesFan1964

29 Hayao Miyazaki - Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro

Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro. - BeatlesFan1964

30 Hayao Miyazaki - Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle
31 Douglas Sirk - Imitation of Life, All that Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind
32 Hayao Miyazaki - Princess Mononole, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky
33 Michael Haneke - The White Ribbon, Caché (Hidden), the Piano Teacher

Funny Games? Amour? - BeatlesFan1964

34 Sergio Leone - Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, the Good the Bad and the Ugly
35 Darren Aronofsky - Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Pi
36 Michael Bay - Transformers, Armageddon, the Rock Michael Bay - Transformers, Armageddon, the Rock Michael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.
37 Darren Aronofsky - The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan

And - Noah (2014) and Pi (1998) too... - Ananya

38 Ridley Scott - Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator
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1. Quentin Tarantino - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill
2. Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas
3. Steven Spielberg - Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park
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