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Top 20 Hollywood Directors of all time

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This is a list of the best directors Hollywood has ever seen.

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Alfred Hitchcock Report Abuse
The master of suspense himself, Sir Alfred Hitchcock is no stranger to movie fans all over the world. People who have seen his movies walk away speechless. Some of the smash hits include Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo. There has been no one else as good as this guy.
280 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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c'mon , he is the best ever
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he's good .,,,, but old. . . outdated now !! - JC
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clint eastwood Report Abuse
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Don't forget 'Million $$ baby' and 'Letters from iwo jima'
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I agree...well except for Bridges of Madison County..lol..but you are forgetting his 2 masterpieces...Mystic River and Unforgiven.
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THE PERSON WITH A REAL INSPIRATIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF ALL ASPECTS OF SILVER SCREEN AND HUMAN SENSES BEYOND SENSES. BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, MILLION DOLLARS BABY, GRAN TORINO N HEREAFTER ARE THE INCREDIBLE FILMS DIRECTED ... PRODUCED.... ACTED IN TO .. MUSIC ....... AND MUCH MORE A REAL LEGEND
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Martin Scorsese Report Abuse
This guy needs no introduction. He is hands down one of the best, if not the absolute best. His movies include Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Aviator and Taxi Driver, amongst others. He has picked up awards regularly since the ‘70s.
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Scorsese is very very good, but not the best at all maybe top 5 but kubrick is far the best
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I think this director deserves the #1 spot!!
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Eh, good movies but not great. would put him at number 7
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David Lynch Report Abuse
Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway etc...
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R u kidding? He should be in Top 5.... Is there any match to his movies?... No one can think of remaking his cult movies...
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Stanley Kubrick Report Abuse
240 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 3 comments
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Come on!!! Kubrick must be #1 EVER... It's the only one i can watch his movies more than 20 times and he keeps surprising me every time love all his films... no other director can do the same
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Yes sir he was a legend , a director expressing one man's vision.The atmosphere of any of Kubrick films is simply incredible ,unseen in any other production so far.Definetly he is in the very top , the pantheon possibly the best director the world has ever seen.
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He is perhaps the most visually spectacular, and every single film leaves wanting more along with leaving you with so many questions not just about the film but about life.
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Steven Spielberg Report Abuse
232 points - added 5 years ago by kris - 9 comments
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His films gives unexpected twists
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Great director who conquered the century
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The fundastic great director who changed the vision of direction
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besides james cameron, spielberg is the greatest director
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awesome director of all time.in the universe
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The man made jaws, et, indiana jones, shhindlers list for christ sake. hes the best... PERIOD!
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OH YES... SCHINDLER'S LIST, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.... GREAT MOVIES BY A GREAT MAN
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truely versatile director..........from...blockbusters like jurassic park to classics like SCHLINDLER'S LIST.. there are few who can match this genius...
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also my mail is sqcdebdas@yahoo.com
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Ridley Scott Report Abuse
Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal
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Alien was definately his best movie. Blade Runner was confusing, so i speak for everyone saying Alien May 25 1979 was the best film by ridley scott
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alien
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Francis Ford Cappola Report Abuse
The director of Godfather, Francis Ford is arguable deserving of the top five spot. This guy is pretty much the best you can ask for in the business and someone you can rely on. He is also known to be one of the best writers in Hollywood.
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GOD FATHER SERIES BY THIS GREAT MAN IS STILL MATCHLESS........... AWESOME CHARACTER
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Quentin Tarantino Report Abuse
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great coz he is unpredictable
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great , but not the greatest ever
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new ways of making cinema born from him
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I dont believe he is the greatest director of all time,there are a quite a few directors on this list that are better.But Pulp Fiction is probably one of the greatest well directed movies of all time and really opened up the door and gave attention to alot of indipendant film directors.
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I think he is the best.Pulp Fiction is a classic.
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Do not like much of his films i like Robert Rodriguz much more but he is not even on here and where is Micheal Bay he may not be good at drama but he is the go to guy for real action.
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You have got to be kidding. Tarantino is by far one of, if not the, most overrated Director of all time. Why are people so infatuated with his films, which are nothing but glorified, gratuitous violence. Clint Eastwood and many others blow him out of the water. Wake up people
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This man is unpredictable when it comes to the genre of movies. He went from Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill to Indglorious Basterds. The man is genius when it come to directing. Great Director
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Cameron Crowe Report Abuse
Crowe's debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a book he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California, USA. Later, he wrote and directed one more high school saga, Say Anything, and then Singles, a story of Seattle twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on that city's burgeoning grunge music scene. Crowe landed his biggest hit, though, with Jerry Maguire. After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous. Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up-and-coming band, it gave insight to his life as a 15-year-old writer for Rolling Stone.
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Woody Allen Report Abuse
Annie Hall (1977) Manhattan The Purple Rose of Cairo Hannah and Her Sisters Zelig Stardust Memories Match Point Midnight in Paris Vicky Cristina Barcelona Bullets Over Broadway Broadway Danny Rose Manhattan Murder Mystery Radio Days Crimes and Misdemeanors Sweet and Lowdown Husbands and Wives Interiors Deconstructing Harry Take the Money and Run Sleeper Bananas Mighty Aphrodite Whatever Works
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Peter Jackson Report Abuse
166 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 5 comments
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HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST
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Sir Peter Jackson Is The Best,greatest And Most Inspiring Director In The World.I Hope He Finds Me Cause I Have A Package For Him Paul.Senesi@yahoo.Com
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hope that mr. jackson will discover me and to be just like him @metalrose15
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peter's lotr was damn exeptional
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he is the best of all
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Orson Wells Report Abuse
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Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, F for Fake
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John Ford Report Abuse
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The Coen Brothers Report Abuse
Top Ten at least! - Raising Arizona. Fargo. The Big Lebowski. Barton Fink. O Brother, Where Are Thou? The Hudsucker Proxy. Miller's Crossing. Burn After Reading. The Lady Killers.
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what about 'No country for old men' ?? they should be among the top 10 now
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top 10 for sure, these guys along with Nolan make some of the most interesting movies ever made.
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Christopher Nolan Report Abuse
5 of his last 6 movies are in IMDB's top 250 movies of all time.
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a dream within a dream ?? Awesome!! Inception is 100% true and masterpiece. One can dream anything in his dream but to make the world real in other's mind can only be done by making the world as it is around us. I knew a little like dreams always start in middle and true inspiration of the dream from real world but damn !!1 LOVE YOU CHRIS AND HOPE YOU MAKE A HELL OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE (IF YOU WISH)
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greatest visionary of all time....
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he is the dark knight who made an inception then rises again and again
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I m surprised to see him on 7th spot.He is the best director..........there's no match.He is beyond this list.
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the greatest director of all time...
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GREATEST DIRECTOR OF ALL TIME......JUST SO GOOD...KNOWS HOW TO DECEIVE THE AUDIENCE.....NO ONE ON EARTH CAN PREDICT THE ULTIMATE TWIST IN HIS MOVIES.....THAT'S FOR SURE (U BET!)
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could even twist the einstein's brain wid his super brain-twisting muvies ....DARK KNIGTH RISES..HIS MASTERPIECE
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1.Inception 2.Memento 3.The Dark knight 4.The prestige 5.Insomnia 6.Batman begins 7.The dark knight rises
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THE BEST. Period.
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INTELLIGENCE MAKES HIOM BEST OF ALL TIME AND THE STYLE OF MOVIE MAKING
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nolan is undoubtedly the best director in hollywood now....his INCEPTION is quite a masterpiece....nolan rulezzzzzzz...!!
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NOLAN is the best director out there in HOLLYWOOD at present.u give him any script he can turn it into a masterpiece.Memento,Dark Knight,INception,Prestige.he will certainly go down as one of d best auteurs in the history.FULL STOP.
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his movies are really brain melting..he is best... I'm eagerly waiting for his next movie
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you are the best..... after seeing inception i thought that your the einstein of this generation... what a genius you are....
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SIR YOUR MOVIES ARE AWESOME AND INTELLIGENT. I AM ONE OF YOUR GREATEST FAN-ARAVIND SPIELBERG
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making, dialogues, everything is awesome
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Director of the century . . . . .nolan rocksssssssssssssssssssssssss
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AWSMMM DIRECTOR
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This Guy will make the top of this list, soon.. :) NOLAN IS THE BEST!!
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Christopher Nolan is best right now...I Agree..His all Movies are Fascianting..
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Jim Jarmusch Report Abuse
Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man
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James Cameron Report Abuse
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He is the of all time..... Avatar is outstanding....
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iam waiting for avatar 2
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this is best joke james was no1 director of all time
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number one best director
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T-2 is his best movie , avatar was not half as good as T-2 , T-1 or Aliens
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AVATAR WAS AWESOME...............................
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my all time favourite want to assest him my dream
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Have a god gifted power of imagination,thinking and developing.
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Titantic was a bit over the top, enjoyed Avatar extremely. His others ain't too bad-Average. Number 5
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my fav director
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Tim Burton Report Abuse
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I like Planet of the Apes best
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Wim Wenders Report Abuse
Wings of Desire
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Nicholas Ray Report Abuse
Bigger Than Life, Johnny Guitar, They Live by Night
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i want to give my script to you because you are a great thinker of this modern age.this is my first script based on global issue(real facts)
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William Wyler Report Abuse
Ben Hur, The Best Years of Our Lives, Mrs. Miniver, Funny Girl, Friendly Persuasion. How can you forget him.
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Roman Polanski Report Abuse
Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown
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François Truffaut Report Abuse
The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Jules and Jim
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George Lucas Report Abuse
made starwars
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Star Wars and Indiana Jones are hi best movies. I hope Disney creates good Star Wars 7 8 and 9 movies
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woah..the Star Wars maker is on the 35th spot??
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David Fincher Report Abuse
Completely original look and feel to his movies. He's going to be one of the greats: Se7en. Fight Club. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Panic Room. Aliens3. Zodiac. The Game.
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curious case of benjamin is one of my best
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1.Fight club 2.Seven 3.The social network 4.The girl with the dragon tattoo 5.Benjamin button 6.Zodiac 7.The game
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his fight club is one among the top 20 movies ever made
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Akira Kurosawa Report Abuse
One of the most influential directors. Admired by such a directors as G.Lucas and S.Spielberg. Movies that made history and change movies forever.
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top 5
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He is the man who inspired the directors in the top10.They reached t0p 10 partially because of him.
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My god,,who is this guy?? how he came in front..
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Ang Lee Report Abuse
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In 2003, Lee returned to Hollywood to direct Hulk, his first big-budget movie. The film received mixed reviews and became a moderate success, grossing over $245 million at the box office. After the setback, Lee considered retiring early, but his father encouraged him to continue making movies.
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Robert Zemeckis Report Abuse
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He pioneered Motion Capture animation with The Polar Express. He made Dr Pepper famous with Forrest Gump. He also pioneered the IMAX 3D we know as today with Beowulf.
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Oliver Stone Report Abuse
A director's list without Mr. Conspiracy? No brainer top 5? Wall Street. Platoon. JFK. The Doors. Nixon. Natural Born Killers. World Trade Center.
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John Carpenter Report Abuse
The BEST workhorse director of all time. Someone who can take a small budget and make an innovational and creative movie. Old school filmmaking at it's finest, and one of the best directors in modern history. They Live Halloween The Thing Assault on Precinct 13 Star Man Christine The Fog Big Trouble in Little China Prince of Darkness Escape from New York
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Ron Howard Report Abuse
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awesome director
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Jesus Christ... Hope none of them have seen the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.. 2 movies which speak time. Which will help you to make out the difference between good and bad.. Love you Ron...!!
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Werner Herzog Report Abuse
Aguirre the Wrath of God, Grizzly Man
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Sergio Leone Report Abuse
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars
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Terry Gilliam Report Abuse
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Fisher King. Time Bandits. Monty Python - The Meaning of Life. Twelve Monkey's. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Monty Python - The Life of Brian. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Tideland. Jabberwocky. Brazil.
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Agnès Varda Report Abuse
Cléo from 5 to 7, The Gleaners and I
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Wes Anderson Report Abuse
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Kathryn Bigelow Report Abuse
Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker
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Jean Renoir Report Abuse
Rules of the Game
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Paul Thomas Anderson Report Abuse
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Blake Edwards Report Abuse
This Oklahoma born director is most famous for his epic movie “Breakfst at Tiffany’s”. This aside, he is also responsible for the “Pink Panther” series and other great movies like “Days of wines and roses” and “10” which have gotten him several accolades.
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Guy Ritchie Report Abuse
He has exceptional directing skills.....made movies like lock,stock and two smoking barels...snatch..and rock'n'nrolla !!
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GUY RITCHIE made my favorite film of all time.His comic scenes are d best.He epitomized the best use of slow-motion fights,non-linear story telling.GUY,u r awesome man.ROCK ON
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Darren Aronofsky Report Abuse
The Wrestler. Black Swan. The Fountain. Pi. Requiem for a Dream. The man is a true auteur, and has never made a bad movie. His films are more of a high art form than mere entertainment.
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Chris Marker Report Abuse
La Jette, Sans Solei
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Love in the Afternoon
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Jean-Luc Godard Report Abuse
Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, Band of Outsiders, Contempt, My Life to Live
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Ratcatcher, We Need to Talk About Kevin
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Best director!
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Andrei Tarkovsky Report Abuse
Stalker, Solaris, The Sacrifice
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Robert Bresson Report Abuse
Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is the German music.
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Mel Brooks Report Abuse
Young Frankenstein. Blazzing Saddles. Silent Movie. History of the World I & II. Spaceballs. Life Stinks.
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Hayao Miyazaki Report Abuse
He undoubtedly the greatest animator alive and possibly the greatest to ever live. His movies are breathtaking and have received more American recognition than any other foreign animation films.
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The sixth sense no one can break his record
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Same kind o boring movies
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his movies are slow paced but with an unpredictable twist..sixth sense,unbreakable & signs.
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Jon Hughes Report Abuse
top 15? Home Alone. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. National Lampoon's Vacation. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The Breakfast Club. Mr. Mom. Sixteen Candles. Wierd Science. Some Kind of Wonderful. She's Having a Baby. The Great Outdoors. Uncle Buck. Dutch. Only the Lonely. Beethoven (series). Baby's Day Out. Pretty In Pink. Curley Sue. - Wow. Who's made more, consistantly good movies more than Hughes? R.I.P.
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milos formman Report Abuse
he touch's human sensible parts!!!!!!!!!111
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Steven Soderbergh Report Abuse
Erin Brockovich. Traffic. Ocean's 11, 12 & 13. Gray's Anatomy. The Informant! Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Out of Sight. Full Frontal. Bubble. The Good German. Kafka. Solaris.
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Takeshi Kitano Report Abuse
46 award wins & 29 nominations. Film included: The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Kikujiro, Brother, Fireworks, etc
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Frank Capra Report Abuse
This is the legendary director of “It’s a wonderful life”. That pretty much explains why he deserves the #3 spot. His movies were just mind blowing and the critics were with the audience with him – 10 actors were Oscar nominated by the end of Frank’s career through his movies.
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Curtis Hanson Report Abuse
L.A. Confidential. The Wonder Boys. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. Bad Influence. The Ricer Wild. 8 Mile. Lucky You.
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Michael Mann Report Abuse
Last of the Mohicans. The Insider. Heat. Ali. Colateral. Miami Vice. Man On Fire. The original "Hannibal" movie.
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Joss Whedon Report Abuse
Director of Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing, The Avengers
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Anthony Minghella Report Abuse
Cold Mountain. The Talented Mr. Ripley. The English Patient. Mr. Wonderful. Michael Clayton. Truly Madly Deeply. Play. Breaking and Entering. "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." A Little Like Drowning.
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Gus Van Sant Report Abuse
Drugstore Cowboy. Good Will Hunting. Milk. My Own Private Idaho. To Die For. Five Ways to Kill Yourself. Finding Forrester. Gerry. Paranoid Park.
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Jon Favreau Report Abuse
The Iron Man director eho also acts.. and he acts good.
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edward zwick Report Abuse
cause he narrates the story as smoothly as anyone can think of.....and his movies can't be fast forwarded :)
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Barbra Streisand Report Abuse
Only directed three movies, but they garnered 14 Oscar nominations
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