Top 10 Most Influential Film Directors

This is not a list of the best film directors. It is a list of directors who left a huge influence on film.

The Top Ten

1 Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

I agree with it. He should be on top. He has lots of thriller/mystery movies. - zxm

2 Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history.
3 Quentin Tarantino Quentin Tarantino Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, writer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear story lines, satirical subject matter, an anesthetization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular ...read more.
4 Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.
5 Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, ...read more.
6 Akira Kurosawa Akira Kurosawa
7 Francis Ford Coppola
8 Sergio Leone Sergio Leone
9 John Sturges
10 Cecil B. Demille Cecil B. Demille Cecil Blount DeMille was an American filmmaker. Between 1913 and 1956, he made a total of 70 features, both silent and sound films.
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