Greatest Film Directors of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Peter Bogdanovich
162 Nicolas Roeg

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

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

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

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

179 Kathryn Bigelow
180 Lina Wertmuller

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

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