Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Michael Curtiz
82 David Yates

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

83 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

84 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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86 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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87 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.

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88 Terrence Malick

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

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89 Renny Harlin
90 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.

91 Rob Reiner Rob Reiner
92 Cecil B Demille
93 Wim Wenders

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

94 Mel Brooks

He directed such comedy classics as spaceballs and young frankenstein.

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95 John Hughes John Hughes

Without him we couldn't have had the 1980's and the influence it spawned. He directed classics such as The Breakfast Club (my all time favorite), Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink, Home Alone 1 and 2 and Weird Science. He was also a great producer.

John Hughes and Chris Columbus both rock.

96 Lasse Hallström
97 Catherine Hardwicke
98 Abbas Kiarostami

Personally watching his films have been a revelation.

Doctors killed him but he is alive in our memory

Simply one of the best Cinema has ever seen...

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99 Sam Peckinpah

Sam Peckinpah was a real genius. Greatest maverick filmmaker of all time!

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100 Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro's filmography is varied and each one of his projects is exciting in their own way. Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone prove that he is a master of mixing the fantastical with the dramatic, balancing childlike wonder with paranoia and challenging situations; they delve deep into the emotional core of mythology and fairy tales with their haunting beauty and eerie performances and on the side, they possess an incredible understanding of the tragedies often faced by real children and how they react to them. As for his blockbuster ventures like Hellboy and Pacific Rim, they're just proof that he can still embrace his inner child and just have fun; in doing so, he always creates interesting universes filled by hyper-kenetic action and a great sense of humour. Only Stephen Spielberg has proven as articulate in balancing his starker films with such joyful and exciting projects. I always look for projects with del Toro's name on them and I always get excited for more ...more

He ll one day will become the no film director of all time... One thing which aids this statement is uncompromising and rigid vision

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