Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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101 Sam Peckinpah

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

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102 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

103 Sanjay Leela Bhansali
104 Alejandro G. Iñarritu

He is a good director

Amazing director!

Iñarritu is quickly paving his way into the list of great directors, especially over recent years with The Revenant and Birdman. I can't wait to see what he has in store next.

105 James Mangold
106 Denis Villeneuve

He's going to be big

Prisoniers, Enemy, Sicario. All great movies!

107 Michael Mann

Seriously107? Heat Alone should put him in the top 50!

108 Oliver Stone

Don't forget Platoon people...

109 Trivikram Srinivas

Wow! he's a director born for entertainment

He is one of the best directors in telugu

He is the best director in telugu because of his all films must be think and then understood films his films are very different for other films family sentiments recent movies like Attarintiki Daaredi,S/O Sathyamurthy like these movies are very thinking and then understanding films that's y am liking trivikram srinivas garu

110 John Huston

From his directorial debut, 'The Maltese Falcon' to dozens of total classics (Treasure of Sierra Madre, Key Largo, Asphalt Jungle, African Queen, Moby Dick, The Misfits, Night of the Iguana, The Mackintosh Man, The Man who would be King, Prizzi's Honour and his last, The Dead) he covered most genres, unfortunately, even musicals, with the terrible 'Annie' (one of very few mistakes). Also, a talented screenwriter, an incredible actor and father to Anjelica Huston, he had an impressive career of over 65 years.

111 Robert Altman
112 Michelangelo Antonioni

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

113 David O. Russell

Silver linings playbook is amazing! So is American hustle. His directing techniques are amazing and timeless. He maked you feel warm and comfortable and as if you have been friends forever. He will take the time to talk to you and that is a making of an amazing director

It was starting from his works that I acknowledged movies as an art of a director, mastermind, not just a play by an actors

114 Ron Howard

-should be in the top 20

115 Dziga Vertov
116 Pedro Almodóvar
117 Bernardo Bertolucci
118 Sydney Pollack
119 Theo Angelopoulos
120 Krzysztof Kieślowski
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