Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Sidney Lumet
82 William Friedkin

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

83 Stanley Kramer
84 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.

85 Joss Whedon

How is this so far down? He directed great things like The Avengers and Firefly!

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86 David Yates

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

87 Asghar Farhadi

He's the best and greatest director in the world

He is perfect

A Seperation, A Great Movie
The Salesman, Another Great Movie

88 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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90 Frank Darabont

His only great installment is also the biggest masterpiece of all time. He might not have made more than 2 really great movies, and one of them is today the best rated movie of all time: "The Shawshank Redemption" - the movie which is on the top on Imdb.com with 1.6 millions votes and a rating of 9.3/10 - that's an extremely high rating! Imdb.com is also the biggest rating site with most users that exists, so you can with certainty say that "The Shawshank Redemption" is the best movie ever!

91 Werner Herzog

All his collaborations with actor Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo, Aquirre, the Wrath of God, Cobra Verde and Woyzeck) are incredible works of finest cinema.

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92 Terrence Malick

HOW DID YOU NOT HAVE THE GREAT MALICK ON THE LIST yet that hack Burton is at #9

The tree of life says it all...

93 J.J. Abrams J.J. Abrams

How is Abrams not higher on this list? He did Cloverfield, Mission Impossible 3, the first two excellent Star Trek reboots, and last but most certainly not least STAR WARS EPISODE 7.

Star Wars.

94 Renny Harlin
95 Alan Parker

Maybe not as consistent with his movies like the Coen-Brothers, Burton, Tarantino or even Hitchcock ('Bugsy Malone' is one of the worst movies ever (in my opinion) and 'Evita' is pretty awful too), but 'The Wall', 'Midnight Express', 'Angel Heart', 'Birdy' and even 'Fame' are some of the greatest films ever.

96 Wim Wenders

'Paris, Texas' is an incredible movie. Amazing cinematography, excellent cast, emotional story and a brilliant soundtrack.

97 Rob Reiner Rob Reiner
98 Mel Brooks

He directed such comedy classics as spaceballs and young frankenstein.

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99 Paolo Sorrentino
100 Guy Ritchie

Best British director of our time. One of the best directors of noir-action-crime films in that there are no others like them. Truly original and a brilliant rejection of Hollywood conventions.

Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, RocknRolla and Sherlock Holmes and its sequel

the guy is a legend

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