Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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61 Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire, Millions, 127 Hours, Trainspotting. Hands down the greatest director of the last 3 decades. - tuckrayl

Unconventional may be the best word to describe him.
A way of directing in which you can expect the unexpected, plus a brilliant way of storytelling, Boyle makes films that get into your brain, and they won't get of it in a long long time
With his portrait of claustrophoby; comedy; and subtle, not dramatic, sentimentalism, Boyle has become one of the greatest of our generations, and a really underrated one along with Paul Thomas, Wes Anderson
127 Hours, Trainspotting, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, and 28 Days Later are among his best films

62 Ang Lee

One of the all time great directors hands down.

One of the best directors in the world. The level of his diversity is on the level of Kubrick. All of his films have such beauty and sensitivity.

His most well known films include brokeback mountain, hulk, life of pi, and crouching tiger hidden dragon.

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63 Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Great Actor, Versatile Director

Going of to the Indian DVD store.

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64 William Wyler

How can William Wyler be forgotten.
Movies such as Ben Hur, The little foxes surely cannot be underrated.

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65 Masaki Kobayashi
66 Wolfgang Petersen
67 Pier Paolo Pasolini
68 Mel Gibson Mel Gibson

Braveheart (won best director in the academy awards), Apocalypto, Passion of the Christ - Bman23

69 Michelangelo Antonioni

There are only three Film Directors: Antonioni, Bergman, Fellini. All others are just film directors.

70 Zack Snyder Zack Snyder Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder is an American filmmaker, best known for his action and science fiction films.

Awesome director, different and a class apart vision too... Man of steel is a movie which will appeal future progeny

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71 Sam Mendes
72 Puri Jaganath

Very creative. Director all his movies dedicated for new generation his thinking style is difference... I enjoyed every movie of his direction

Fastest film maker, characterizations are very strong. dialogs are contemporary!

Very open minded dialogues in his movies. Always thinks positive.

73 Sidney Lumet
74 William Friedkin

#57 Really?
The French Connection and The Exorcist alone put him in the Top 10

75 Edgar Wright

Comedies are so bland. Wright makes jokes out of the simplest things. It's amazing what he can do with film

76 Douglas Sirk
77 David Yates

Harry Potter 5,6,7, and 8! Come on!

78 Frank Capra Frank Capra

Frank Capra is one of my favorite directors. his movies are able to get humor out of the little elements of life that we take for granted.

He has given many classic movies... They are very old but will be enjoyable even today... Especially MEET JOHN DOE

He was just a great person and director - he had a love for people. Hard to find now days.

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79 Asghar Farhadi

He's the best and greatest director in the world

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80 John Ford

Made some of the greatest westerns stage coach my darling clementine and the searchers

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