Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 11

201 Ken Loach
202 Adrian Lyne
203 Lindsay Anderson
204 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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205 Julian Schnabel
206 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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207 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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208 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

209 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.
210 Lina Wertmuller

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

211 Jane Campion
212 Roland Emmerich

He's known for working in the disaster and action genres. his films include moon 44, universal soldier, stargate, independence day, the 1998 remake of godzilla, the day after tomorrow, 10,000 because, 2012, and white house down.

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213 Jerry Schatzberg
214 Fred Zinnemann
215 Frank Lloyd
216 Dario Argento

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

217 Roger Corman
218 A. R. Murugadoss

He is the greatest director in Indian film industries...

Simple man with loads of vision

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219 Takashi Mike

Love him. Love his movies. He rocks.

220 Paul Greengrass
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