Best Picture Oscar Winners or Best Director Oscar Winners?

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When you look at the crop of films that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards over the years, do you like them better or worse than the films that have won Best Director?

Note that most of the time, Best Picture matches up with Best Director, so you're really only comparing these Best Picture winners...

Crash
Chicago
Gladiator
Driving Miss Daisy
Chariots of Fire
The Godfather
In the Heat of the Night
Around the World in 80 Days
The Greatest Show on Earth
An American in Paris
All the King’s Men
Hamlet
Rebecca
The Life of Emile Zola
The Great Ziegfeld
Mutiny on the Bounty
Grand Hotel
Cimarron
The Broadway Melody
Sunrise
Wings

...with these Best Director winners:

Brokeback Mountain
Pianist
Traffic
Born on the Fourth of July
Reds
Cabaret
The Graduate
Giant
The Quiet Man
A Place in the Sun
Letter to Three Wives
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Grapes of Wrath
The Awful Truth
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
The Informer
Bad Girl
Skippy
The Divine Lady
Two Arabian Knights
Seventh Heaven

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When you look at the crop of films that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards over the years, do you like them better or worse than the films that have won Best Director?

Note that most of the time, Best Picture matches up with Best Director, so you're really only comparing these Best Picture winners...

Crash
Chicago
Gladiator
Driving Miss Daisy
Chariots of Fire
The Godfather
In the Heat of the Night
Around the World in 80 Days
The Greatest Show on Earth
An American in Paris
All the King’s Men
Hamlet
Rebecca
The Life of Emile Zola
The Great Ziegfeld
Mutiny on the Bounty
Grand Hotel
Cimarron
The Broadway Melody
Sunrise
Wings

...with these Best Director winners:

Brokeback Mountain
Pianist
Traffic
Born on the Fourth of July
Reds
Cabaret
The Graduate
Giant
The Quiet Man
A Place in the Sun
Letter to Three Wives
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Grapes of Wrath
The Awful Truth
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
The Informer
Bad Girl
Skippy
The Divine Lady
Two Arabian Knights
Seventh Heaven

Directors over pictures, but much more than directors I prefer the the best screenplay nominees. Tho there's often lots of overlap, there are usually fewer crappy films in the screenplay categories. I think it's because of the voters - my favorites are closer to those of writers than of whoever the hell votes for best picture.

I'm curious to get others' takes on this, but I'm going with the Directors for this one. Much as I enjoy Rebecca, Sunrise, and Mutiny on the Bounty, I feel that the Best Director list replaces some of the Best Pictures that are notorious for being questionable (Crash, Greatest Show on Earth, Emile Zola, Ziegfeld) with much more enduring or just plain better choices. Then there are the closer calls (In the Heat of the Night is good, but the Graduate is better; I also liked Chicago and Gladiator but preferred The Pianist and Traffic), the really close calls (Cabaret and The Godfather are both fully deserving of their "enduring classic" status) and the calls I want to make even though I'm not equipped to (I haven't seen Hamlet, but Treasure of the Sierra Madre is one of my all-time favorites; and I haven't seen Reds, but Chariots bored the crap out of me). Sure, it sucks to nix Rebecca and support the first five all-but-forgotten Best Director winners, but I still think the directors have it.