Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Alan Rudolph
182 Francois Truffaut
183 Walter Salles
184 Otto Preminger
185 Ken Russell

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

186 John Schlesinger
187 Eric Rohmer
188 Mike Leigh
189 Ken Loach
190 Adrian Lyne
191 Lindsay Anderson
192 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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193 Julian Schnabel
194 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
195 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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196 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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197 Mel Brooks

He directed such comedy classics as spaceballs and young frankenstein.

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198 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

199 Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Bigelow Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American director, producer, and writer. Her films include the vampire Western horror film Near Dark, the action crime film Point Break, the science fiction action thriller Strange Days, the mystery thriller The Weight of Water, the submarine thriller K-19: The Widowmaker, ...read more.
200 Lina Wertmuller

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

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