Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Joseph Losey
162 Otto Preminger
163 Michael Cimino
164 Ken Russell

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

165 John Schlesinger
166 Eric Rohmer
167 Ken Loach
168 Adrian Lyne
169 Paul Verhoeven
170 Tony Richardson
171 Lindsay Anderson
172 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
173 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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174 Julian Schnabel
175 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
176 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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177 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

178 Kathryn Bigelow
179 Lina Wertmuller

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

180 Jane Campion
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