Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 John Landis
182 Walter Salles
183 Otto Preminger
184 Ken Russell

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

185 John Schlesinger
186 Eric Rohmer
187 Mike Leigh
188 Ken Loach
189 Adrian Lyne
190 Lindsay Anderson
191 Howard Hawks

One of the most influential director's of all-time. The Big Sleep may be the greatest film noir of all-time.

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192 Julian Schnabel
193 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
194 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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195 Michael Bay 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.

Only good movie was The Rock. And the first transformers film. The rest were mediocre

When in doubt, make a movie about explosions

This is not true

Are you kidding?!
This guy is The definition of blockbuster!
Anyone who hates his movies or think that he deserved this position must be blind or deaf!

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196 Mel Brooks

He directed such comedy classics as spaceballs and young frankenstein.

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197 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

198 Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow
199 Lina Wertmuller

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

200 Jane Campion
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