Greatest Film Directors of All Time

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101 Renny Harlin
102 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.

103 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

104 Cecil B Demille
105 Neil Breen Neil Breen

THIS MAN IS A GENIUS! - Animeguy15

106 Wim Wenders

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

107 Paolo Sorrentino
108 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.

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110 Satoshi Kon
111 Lasse Hallström
112 Catherine Hardwicke
113 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...

He is a legend

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114 Sam Peckinpah

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

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115 Denis Villeneuve

He's going to be big

Prisoniers, Enemy, Sicario. All great movies!

116 Sanjay Leela Bhansali
117 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.

118 Michael Mann

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

119 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

120 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.

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