1 Martin Scorsese
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.
2 Stanley Kubrick
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.
3 Quentin Tarantino
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.
4 Christopher Nolan
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.
I'd consider Interstellar a not-so-good movie, and crap by Nolan''s standards, beats me why it's considered one of the best movies ever. TDKR is not bad, it's as great as Batman Begins. But it's just good enough to me to pass for not bad, mostly the acid trip ending ruined it.
Interstellar? The Dark Knight Rises?
5 Denis Villeneuve
Enemy, Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049
6 Orson Welles
George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
7 David Lynch
David Keith Lynch is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era".
8 Alfred Hitchcock
9 Michael Bay
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.
10 Paul Thomas Anderson
11 Edgar Wright
12 Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican filmmaker, author, actor, and former special effects makeup artist.
He made a bad film its called pacififc rim uprising
13 Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
14 Alejandro G. Iñarritu
15 Wes Anderson
Wesley Wales Anderson is an American filmmaker. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative styles.
16 Steven Spielberg
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.
Untrue, but Tarantino & Nolan did bad movies too, so why leave out Spielberg?
Tarantino and Nolan Have Never Made bad movies, name one with arguments - Ale99
That's completely untrue - 445956
War of the Worlds? - Ale99
17 David Fincher
David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video director.
18 Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
19 Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, Gothic, eccentric, and quirky fantasy films such as Beetle-juice (1988), Edward Scissor-hands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), the biographical film ...read more.
20 Chris Columbus