Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Otto Preminger
162 Michael Cimino
163 Ken Russell

'Tommy' and 'The Devils' are groundbreaking movies. 'Altered States', 'Crimes of Passion' and 'Mr Nice' are totally underrated, but excellent films, too.

164 John Schlesinger
165 Eric Rohmer
166 Ken Loach
167 Adrian Lyne
168 Paul Verhoeven
169 Tony Richardson
170 Lindsay Anderson
171 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
172 Howard Hawks

One of the most influential director's of all-time. The Big Sleep may be the greatest film noir of all-time.

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173 Julian Schnabel
174 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
175 Luc Besson

The Professional? The Fifth Element? Nikita? The Big Blue? These are just examples...

The Professional? Nikita? The Fifth Element? The big blue?

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176 Elia Kazan

Not having this man on the list yet shows a total ignorance of the history of American Film. Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Gentlemen's Agreement, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - ever heard of these movies? Most film historians and modern directors would place him squarely in the top 5.

To the visitor - I think you may need to consider the age group and focus of the majority of active users here. Participants determine ranks on these lists. They're knowledge generally doesn't include art from that era, exception being some music. - Billyv

177 Kathryn Bigelow
178 Lina Wertmuller

She started as Fellini's assistant and directed herself great movies like 'Love & Anarchy', a brilliant Italian 'black comedy'.

179 Jane Campion
180 Jerry Schatzberg
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