Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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101 Lasse Hallström
102 Catherine Hardwicke
103 Sam Peckinpah

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

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104 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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105 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

106 Denis Villeneuve

He's going to be big

Prisoniers, Enemy, Sicario. All great movies!

107 Sanjay Leela Bhansali
108 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.

109 Michael Mann

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

110 Ron Howard

-should be in the top 20

111 Oliver Stone

Don't forget Platoon people...

112 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

113 Alejandro G. Iñarritu

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.

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114 Dziga Vertov
115 Sydney Pollack
116 Alan J. Pakula
117 Arthur Penn
118 Robert Altman
119 Jean-Luc Godard
120 John Boorman
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