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 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

3 Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather, the Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather, the Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now
4 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

5 Mel Brooks - The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks - The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles
6 Ridley Scott - Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator
7 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.

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

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

Barry Lyndon>Shining - BeatlesFan1964

Dr. Strangelove instead of The Shining. - Merkwurdigliebe

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8 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.

The Dark Knight, Memento, and Inception are so good and so creative. Underrated in my opinion.

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

Great director - PumpkinKing109

9 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, Play It Again Sam, Hannah and Her Sisters - Billyv

Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Manhattan - BeatlesFan1964

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

12 Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times, the Great Dictator, City Lights
13 Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump, Back To The Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo

Ikiru>Yojimbo - BeatlesFan1964

18 Tim Burton - Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman
19 Brian de Palma - Scarface, Carrie, the Untouchables

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

20 Ki-Duk Kim - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, 3 Iron, Samaritan Girl
21 Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
22 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

23 Ingmar Bergman - The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona
24 Howard Hawks - The Big Sleep, His Girl Friday, Bringin' Up Baby
25 Billy Wilder - Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, the Apartment
26 Kar-Wai Wong - In the Mood for Love, 2046, Chungking Express
27 Takashi Miike - The Audition, Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins
28 Federico Fellini - 8 1/2, la Dolce Vita, Amarcord
29 Chan-Wook Park - Oldboy, I'm a Cyborg but That's Ok, Thirst

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

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

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

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

Funny Games? Amour? - BeatlesFan1964

35 Sergio Leone - Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America, the Good the Bad and the Ugly
36 Darren Aronofsky - Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Pi
37 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.
38 Darren Aronofsky - The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan

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

39 Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi, Sense & Sensibility
40 Peter Jackson - The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, Return of the King
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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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1. Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather, the Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now
2. Mel Brooks - The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles
3. Ridley Scott - Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator
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