Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 John Schlesinger
182 Eric Rohmer
183 Ken Loach
184 Adrian Lyne
185 Lindsay Anderson
186 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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187 Julian Schnabel
188 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
189 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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190 Mel Brooks

He directed such comedy classics as spaceballs and young frankenstein.

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191 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

192 Kathryn Bigelow
193 Lina Wertmuller

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

194 Jane Campion
195 Jerry Schatzberg
196 Dario Argento

Yes, he's one of the best film directors. Thank you for the horror, Dario!

197 Roger Corman
198 Takashi Mike

Love him. Love his movies. He rocks.

199 Paul Greengrass
200 Stephen King Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.

Stephen king has only directed one movie in his life and that's maximum overdrive.

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