Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Warren Beatty
162 Mike Nichols V 1 Comment
163 Peter Bogdanovich
164 Nicolas Roeg

'Insignificance' is one of the most over-looked masterpieces of modern cinema.

165 Alan Rudolph
166 Francois Truffaut
167 John Landis
168 Walter Salles
169 Otto Preminger
170 Ken Russell

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

171 John Schlesinger
172 Eric Rohmer
173 Ken Loach
174 Adrian Lyne
175 Lindsay Anderson
176 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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177 Julian Schnabel
178 James L. Brooks V 1 Comment
179 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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180 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

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