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Top 100 Film Directors of all time according to theyshootpictures.com.

Check mark if you have seen at least one feature film by the director.

Updated January 2010.

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  1. 1.
    Orson Welles

  2. 2.
    Alfred Hitchcock

  3. 3.
    Federico Fellini

  4. 4.
    stanley kubrick

  5. 5.
    John Ford

  6. 6.
    Jean Renoir

  7. 7.
    Akira Kurosawa 黒沢 明

  8. 8.
    Ingmar Bergman

  9. 9.
    Francis Ford Coppola

  10. 10.
    Jean-Luc Godard

  11. 11.
    Charlie Spencer Chaplin

  12. 12.
    Billy Wilder

  13. 13.
    Luis Bunuel

  14. 14.
    Martin Scorsese

  15. 15.
    Howard Hawks

  16. 16.
    Carl Theodore Dreyer

  17. 17.
    Sergei Eisenstein

  18. 18.
    F.W. Murnau

  19. 19.
    Yasujiro Ozu

  20. 20.
    Robert Bresson

  21. 21.
    Andrei Tarkovsky

  22. 22.
    Fritz Lang

  23. 23.
    David Lean

  24. 24.
    François Truffaut

  25. 25.
    Kenji Mizoguchi

  26. 26.
    Buster Keaton

  27. 27.
    Michaelangelo Antonioni

  28. 28.
    Roberto Rossellini

  29. 29.
    Steven Spielberg

  30. 30.
    D.W. Griffith

  31. 31.
    Luchino Visconti

  32. 32.
    Vittorio Di Sica

  33. 33.
    Max Ophuls

  34. 34.
    Ernst Lubitsch

  35. 35.
    Woody Allen

  36. 36.
    Satyajit Ray

  37. 37.
    John Huston

  38. 38.
    Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

  39. 39.
    Robert Altman

  40. 40.
    Jean Vigo

  41. 41.
    Roman Polanski

  42. 42.
    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

  43. 43.
    Sergio Leone

  44. 44.
    Frank Capra

  45. 45.
    Alain Resnais

  46. 46.
    Michael Curtiz

  47. 47.
    Preston Sturges

  48. 48.
    Sam Peckinpah

  49. 49.
    Ridley Scott

  50. 50.
    Bernardo Bertolucci

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Functionality of this website — 3 years ago

Why are we now unable to update or add people to “people” lists like this one?


Top 200 — 4 years ago

TSPDT have extended their directors list to 200. What do you guys think is better: should we extend this list, or should we make a new one?


January 2010 — 4 years ago

The January 2010 update is now complete.


Untitled — 4 years ago

Fastastic List!


Full Filmographies — 4 years ago

I have decided to only check directors of whom I have seen every feature film.

In the case of silent film directors, a lot of the films no longer exist. So I will only check them once I have seen every film that is available. I will not count unfinished films that are not available, or that are available in parts. I will not count (most) Tv Movies. I will not count (Most) short films. I will not count films were directors such as Welles, Walsh or Cukor might have directed some of the film, but are not credited as directors.

Maybe other peope want to do it this way to?


Lean and Scorsese Should Switch — 5 years ago

I think David Lean and Martin Scorsese should switch places on this list. Scorsese is a great director, but none of his films match the brilliance of Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge on the River Kwai.


Untitled — 5 years ago

for some reason i think u hojon should be very very happy that Spielberg is even in the top 50. Because he dosnt deserve to be at all. While I will admit that SCHINDLER’s LIST is a very good film. But thats about it.


Untitled — 5 years ago

my alternative greatest:

Mizoguchi, Tarkovsky, Renoir, Hitchcock, Ozu, Kubrick, Eisenstein, Kurosawa, Welles, Bergman, Antonioni, Godard, Bunuel, Dreyer, Satyajit Ray, Ford, Lang..

Oliveira, Angelopoulos, Ophuls, Rohmer, Sternberg + Rivette are underrated i.m.o.

I’m sorry to say i’m not convinced any woman clearly deserves inclusion- plenty of goodies by women but not enough masterpieces in any single career yet?


No Robert Wise? — 5 years ago

Boo to that, sirs and madams.



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