The Greatest Film Directors Ever
by Total Film Magazine
(in two parts)


The Greatest Film Directors Ever
by Total Film Magazine
(Part 2, Ranked Order)

Ranking
Film Director
Total Film's
"Picture-Perfect" Film
Filmsite's
"Picture-Perfect" Film
51
Robert Wise The Curse of the Cat People (1944) The Sound of Music (1965)
52
Michael Haneke Hidden (2005) (aka Caché) -
53
Don Siegel Dirty Harry (1971) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
54
Brian DePalma Scarface (1983) Carrie (1976)
55
John Huston The Maltese Falcon (1941) -
56
Nicholas Ray Bigger Than Life (1956) Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
57
Spike Lee Do the Right Thing (1989) -
58
Hal Ashby Harold and Maude (1971) Being There (1979)
59
Jean-Luc Godard Breathless (1960, Fr.) -
60
John Cassavetes A Woman Under the Influence (1974) -
61
Sam Raimi Evil Dead II (1987) Spider-Man (2002)
62
Robert Bresson Pickpocket (1959) -
63
John Carpenter Halloween (1978) -
64
Richard Linklater Dazed and Confused (1993) Waking Life (2001)
65
Bryan Singer The Usual Suspects -
66
Ken Loach Kes (1969, UK) -
67
Federico Fellini La Dolce Vita (1960, It.) 8 1/2 (1963, It.)
68
Pedro Almodovar All About My Mother (1999, Sp.) Talk to Her (2002, Sp.)
69
Alexander Mackendrick Sweet Smell of Success (1957) -
70
Michael Curtiz Casablanca (1942) -
71
John Sayles Lone Star (1996) -
72
Sergei Eisenstein Battleship Potemkin (1925, USSR) -
73
Nicolas Roeg Don't Look Now (1973) -
74
Tony Scott The Last Boy Scout (1991) True Romance (1993)
75
Milos Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) -
76
Kenji Mizoguchi Ugetsu (1953, Jp.) Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954, Jp.)
77
William Friedkin The Exorcist (1973) The French Connection (1971)
78
Oliver Stone Platoon (1986) -
79
George Romero Dawn of the Dead (1978) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
80
Satyajit Ray The Lonely Wife (1964, India) Pather Panchali (1955, India)
81
Cameron Crowe Jerry Maguire (1996) Almost Famous (2000)
82
James Whale Bride of Frankenstein (1935) -
83
Wes Anderson Rushmore (1998)  
84
Carl Theodor Dryer Ordet (1955, Fr.) La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928)
85
John Woo The Killer (1989, HK) -
86
Lars von Trier Breaking the Waves (1996) Dogville (2003)
87
Gus van Sant Drugstore Cowboy (1989) or Good Will Hunting (1997)
88
Buster Keaton The General (1927) -
89
Peter Weir The Truman Show (1998) Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
90
Curtis Hanson L.A. Confidential (1997) -
91
D.W. Griffith Intolerance (1916) The Birth of a Nation (1915)
92
Paul Verhoeven RoboCop (1987) Basic Instinct (1992)
93
Alan J. Pakula All the President's Men (1976) -
94
Wong Kar-Wai 2046 (2004) -
95
George Lucas Star Wars (1977) -
96
M. Night Shyamalan The Sixth Sense (1999) -
97
Baz Luhrmann Moulin Rouge! (2001) -
98
John Sturges The Magnificent Seven (1960) Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
99
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation (2003) -
100
Abel Ferrara Bad Lieutenant (1992) -

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