Updated through 2011: Seen of the work of They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?'s Top 250 Directors, 126-250

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  • 126. Robert Aldrich

  • World for Ransom (1954)
  • Apache (1954)
  • Vera Cruz (1954)
  • Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  • The Big Knife (1955)
  • Autumn Leaves (1956)
  • Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • Too Late the Hero (1970)
  • Ulzana's Raid (1972)
  • Emperor of the North Pole (1973)
  • The Frisco Kid (1979)
  • ...All the Marbles (1981)
  • 127. John Boorman

  • Point Blank (1967)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Zardoz (1974)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • The Emerald Forest (1985)
  • Hope and Glory (1987)
  • Lumière et compagnie (1995; one short)
  • The General (1998)
  • The Tailor of Panama (2001)
  • 128. Jim Jarmusch

  • Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
  • Down by Law (1986)
  • Night on Earth (1991)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (1999)
  • Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
  • Broken Flowers (2005)
  • 129. Jane Campion

  • An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1982)
  • Two Friends (1986)
  • An Angel at My Table (1990)
  • The Piano (1993)
  • The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
  • Holy Smoke (1999)
  • Bright Star (2009)
  • 130. G.W. Pabst

  • Die freudlose Gasse (1925)
  • Pandora’s Box (1929)
  • Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
  • The Beggar's Opera (1931)
  • Kameradschaft (1931)
  • 131. Stan Brakhage

  • Wedlock House: An Intercourse (1959)
  • Cat's Cradle (1959)
  • Mothlight (1963)
  • Eye Myth (1967)
  • The Machine of Eden (1970)
  • The Wold Shadow (1972)
  • The Process (1972)
  • The Stars Are Beautiful (1974)
  • The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981)
  • Kindering (1987)
  • Rage Net (1988)
  • I...Dreaming (1988)
  • Glaze of Cathexis (1990)
  • Stellar (1993)
  • First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994)
  • Black Ice (1994)
  • Preludes 1 & 9 (1996)
  • Commingled Containers (1997)
  • The Dark Tower (1999)
  • Persian Series #1-12 (1999-2000)
  • Lovesong (2001)
  • Chinese Series (2003)
  • 132. Don Siegel

  • The Verdict (1946)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  • The Line-Up (1958)
  • The Killers (1964)
  • Madigan (1968)
  • Coogan's Bluff (1968)
  • The Beguiled (1971)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • The Shootist (1976)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
  • 133. Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Sydney (1996)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • 134. Tod Browning

  • The Unholy Three (1925)
  • The Unknown (1927)
  • Where East is East (1929)
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Freaks (1932)
  • The Devil-Doll (1936; uncredited)
  • 135. Mike Leigh

  • Bleak Moments (1971)
  • Nuts in May (1976)
  • The Kiss of Death (1977)
  • Five-Minute Films: Old Chums (1982)
  • Five-Minute Films: A Light Snack (1982)
  • Five-Minute Films: Probation (1982)
  • Five-Minute Films: Afternoon (1982)
  • Five-Minute Films: The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final (1982)
  • Home Sweet Home (1982)
  • High Hopes (1988)
  • A Sense of History (1992; short)
  • Naked (1993)
  • Secrets & Lies (1996)
  • Career Girls (1997)
  • Topsy-Turvy (1999)
  • All or Nothing (2002)
  • Vera Drake (2004)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
  • 136. Robert Wise

  • The Magnificent Ambersons (1942; additional sequences, uncredited)
  • The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
  • The Body Snatcher (1945)
  • Blood on the Moon (1948)
  • The Set-Up (1949)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • The Captive City (1952)
  • Destination Gobi (1953)
  • Executive Suite (1954)
  • Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
  • Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • Two for the Seesaw (1962)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • The Andromeda Strain (1971)
  • Audrey Rose (1977)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • Wisdom (1986; uncredited)
  • 137. Edward Yang

  • None!
  • 138. Tim Burton

  • Vincent (1982)
  • Frankenweenie (1984)
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • Beetle Juice (1988)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001)
  • Big Fish (2003)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • 139. Michael Cimino

  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Heaven's Gate (1980)
  • Year of the Dragon (1985)
  • 140. Ken Loach

  • Kes (1970)
  • Family Life (1971)
  • Raining Stones (1993)
  • Sweet Sixteen (2002)
  • 141. Nagisa Oshima

  • Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
  • Double Suicide (1967)
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
  • 142. Rob Reiner

  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • Stand by Me (1986)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
  • Misery (1990)
  • A Few Good Men (1992)
  • North (1994)
  • The American President (1995)
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • The Story of Us (1999)
  • Alex & Emma (2003)
  • Rumor Has It... (2005)
  • 142. Fred Zinnemann

  • The Clock (1945; uncredited)
  • The Search (1948)
  • Act of Violence (1948)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • The Member of the Wedding (1952)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953)
  • Oklahoma! (1953)
  • A Hatful of Rain (1957)
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  • The Day of the Jackal (1973)
  • 144. Mikio Naruse

  • Flunky, Work Hard! (1931)
  • No Blood Relation (1932)
  • Apart From You (1933)
  • Every-Night Dreams (1933)
  • Street Without End (1934)
  • Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
  • 145. Peter Bogdanovich

  • Targets (1968)
  • The Last Picture Show (1971)
  • Directed by John Ford (1971)
  • What's Up, Doc? (1972)
  • Paper Moon (1973)
  • Daisy Miller (1974)
  • At Long Last Love (1975)
  • Mask (1985)
  • Texasville (1990)
  • Noises Off... (1992)
  • The Cat's Meow (2001)
  • 146. Louis Malle

  • Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958)
  • Pretty Baby (1978)
  • Atlantic City (1980)
  • My Dinner with Andre (1981)
  • Au revoir les enfants (1987)
  • Damage (1992)
  • Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
  • 147. Michael Mann

  • Thief (1981)
  • Manhunter (1986)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • Heat (1995)
  • The Insider (1999)
  • Ali (2001)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • Miami Vice (2006)
  • Public Enemies (2009)
  • 148. Bob Fosse

  • Sweet Charity (1969)
  • Cabaret (1972)
  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • 149. Victor Erice

  • The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
  • 150. Zhang Yimou

  • Ju Dou (1990)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
  • The Story of Qiu Ju (1991)
  • To Live (1994)
  • Shanghai Triad (1995)
  • Lumière et compagnie (1995; one short)
  • Not One Less (2001)
  • Hero (2002)
  • House of Flying Daggers (2004)
  • Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
  • 151. Michael Snow

  • None!
  • 152. Oliver Stone

  • Platoon (1986)
  • Wall Street (1987)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • JFK (1991)
  • Heaven & Earth (1993)
  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • Nixon (1995)
  • World Trade Center (2006)
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
  • 153. Ritwik Ghatak

  • The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
  • 154. Blake Edwards

  • Operation Petticoat (1959)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
  • The Pink Panther (1963)
  • A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  • The Party (1968)
  • Wild Rovers (1971)
  • 10 (1979)
  • Victor Victoria (1982)
  • Micki + Maude (1984)
  • That's Life! (1986)
  • Blind Date (1987)
  • Switch (1991)
  • 155. David Hand

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • 156. Robert Wiene

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  • 157. Béla Tarr

  • None!
  • 158. Jean Eustache

  • La maman et la putain (1973)
  • 159. Ben Sharpsteen

  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • 160. Robert Zemeckis

  • Used Cars (1980)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  • Death Becomes Her (1992)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Contact (1997)
  • What Lies Beneath (2000)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • Beowulf (2007)
  • A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • 161. Leni Riefenstahl

  • Triumph of the Will (1935) (favorite by default)
  • 162. Frank Borzage

  • The Circle (1925)
  • Lucky Star (1929)
  • Man's Castle (1933)
  • Big City (1937)
  • I Take This Woman (1940)
  • The Mortal Storm (1940)
  • The Spanish Main (1943)
  • Stage Door Canteen (1943)
  • Moonrise (1948)
  • Screen Directors Playhouse: Day Is Done (1955)
  • Screen Directors Playhouse: A Ticket for Thaddeus (1956)
  • 163. John Schlesinger

  • Darling (1965)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Pacific Heights (1990)
  • Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
  • Eye for an Eye (1996)
  • 164. Claude Lanzmann

  • None!
  • 165. Victor Sjöström

  • The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  • He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
  • The Scarlet Letter (1926)
  • The Wind (1928)
  • 166. Alan J. Pakula

  • Klute (1971)
  • Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
  • The Parallax View (1974)
  • All the President's Men (1976)
  • Sophie's Choice (1982)
  • Presumed Innocent (1990)
  • Consenting Adults (1992)
  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
  • The Devil's Own (1997)
  • 167. Sam Wood

  • Beyond the Rocks (1922)
  • Queen Kelly (1929; uncredited)
  • Hold Your Man (1933; uncredited)
  • A Night at the Opera (1935)
  • The Good Earth (1937; uncredited)
  • A Day at the Races (1937)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939; uncredited)
  • Our Town (1940)
  • Kitty Foyle (1940)
  • The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
  • Kings Row (1942)
  • The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
  • Saratoga Trunk (1945)
  • The Stratton Story (1949)
  • 168. Sydney Pollack

  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Jeremiah Johnson (1970)
  • The Way We Were (1973)
  • Three Days of the Condor (1975)
  • Absence of Malice (1981)
  • Tootsie (1982)
  • Out of Africa (1985)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • Sabrina (1995)
  • Random Hearts (1999)
  • The Interpreter (2005)
  • 169. Georges Franju

  • Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  • 170. Peter Jackson

  • Bad Taste (1987)
  • Braindead (Dead Alive) (1992)
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  • Forgotten Silver (1995)
  • The Frighteners (1996)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • King Kong (2005)
  • The Lovely Bones (2009)
  • 171. John Woo

  • A Better Tomorrow (1986)
  • A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
  • The Killer (1989)
  • Hard Boiled (1992)
  • Broken Arrow (1996)
  • Face/Off (1997)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
  • 172. Joseph Losey

  • The Prowler (1951)
  • The Servant (1963)
  • Secret Ceremony (1968)
  • The Go-Between (1970)
  • Mr. Klein (1976)
  • 173. Tobe Hooper

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Salem's Lot (1979)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • 174. Ousmane Sembene

  • Black Girl (1966)
  • Mandabi (1968)
  • Xala (1975)
  • Ceddo (1977)
  • 175. Michael Haneke

  • Funny Games (1997)
  • Code inconnu (2000)
  • The Piano Teacher (2002)
  • Caché (2005)
  • Funny Games (2008)
  • 176. Robert Hamer

  • Dead of Night (1945; co-director)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • 177. Agnès Varda

  • Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
  • Vagabond (1985)
  • The Gleaners & I (2000)
  • Les plages d'Agnès (2008)
  • 178. Andy Warhol

  • None!
  • 179. Ermanno Olmi

  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
  • 180. Charles Burnett

  • Several Friends (1969; short)
  • The Horse (1973; short)
  • Killer of Sheep (1977)
  • My Brother's Wedding (1983)
  • When It Rains (1995; short)
  • Nightjohn (1996)
  • 181. Claude Chabrol

  • Les bonnes femmes (1960)
  • Madame Bovary (1991)
  • La cérémonie (1995)
  • Merci pour le chocolat (2000)
  • The Bridesmaid (2004)
  • L'ivresse du pouvoir (2006)
  • 182. Paul Verhoeven

  • Turks Fruit (1973)
  • The Fourth Man (1983)
  • Flesh + Blood (1985)
  • RoboCop (1987)
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Showgirls (1995)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Hollow Man (2000)
  • 183. Mel Brooks

  • The Producers (1968)
  • The Twelve Chairs (1970)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • History of the World: Part I (1981)
  • Spaceballs (1987)
  • Life Stinks (1991)
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
  • 184. Robert Mulligan

  • Fear Strikes Out (1957)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
  • Up the Down Staircase (1967)
  • Summer of '42 (1971)
  • Same Time, Next Year (1978)
  • The Man in the Moon (1991)
  • 185. Francesco Rosi

  • Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
  • Le mani sulla città (1963)
  • C'era una volta... (1987)
  • Carmen (1984)
  • 186. Dario Argento

  • Deep Red (1975)
  • Suspiria (1977)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Tenebre (1982)
  • Opera (1987)
  • Trauma (1993)
  • The Stendhal Syndrome (1995)
  • Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
  • Giallo (2009)
  • 187. Claire Denis

  • Beau travail (1999)
  • L'intrus (2004)
  • White Material (2009)
  • 188. Shohei Imamura

  • Vengeance is Mine (1979)
  • Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
  • 189. Terence Davies

  • The House of Mirth (2000)
  • 190. Kenneth Anger

  • Fireworks (1947)
  • Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965)
  • 191. George Roy Hill

  • The World of Henry Orient (1964)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • The Sting (1973)
  • A Little Romance (1979)
  • The World According to Garp (1982)
  • Funny Farm (1988)
  • 192. Richard Linklater

  • Slacker (1991)
  • Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • The Newton Boys (1998)
  • Waking Life (2001)
  • The School of Rock (2003)
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • Fast Food Nation (2006)
  • A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • 193. Ang Lee

  • The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  • Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  • The Ice Storm (1997)
  • Ride with the Devil (1999)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Hulk (2003)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • 194. Gus Van Sant

  • The Discipline of D.E. (1982)
  • Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  • My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
  • To Die For (1995)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Finding Forrester (2000)
  • Gerry (2002)
  • Elephant (2003)
  • Last Days (2005)
  • Paris, je t'aime ("Le Marais") (2006)
  • Paranoid Park (2007)
  • Milk (2008)
  • 195. William Wellman

  • Wings (1927)
  • Other Men's Women (1931)
  • The Public Enemy (1931)
  • Night Nurse (1931)
  • So Big! (1932)
  • The Purchase Price (1932)
  • Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
  • Heroes for Sale (1933)
  • Midnight Mary (1933)
  • Viva Villa! (1934)
  • Stingaree (1934)
  • A Star is Born (1937)
  • Nothing Sacred (1937)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
  • Beau Geste (1939)
  • Roxie Hart (1942)
  • Lady of Burlesque (1943)
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  • Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
  • Yellow Sky (1948)
  • Battleground (1949)
  • Westward the Women (1951)
  • Track of the Cat (1954)
  • 196. Emir Kusturica

  • Guernica (1978)
  • Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
  • Underground (1995)
  • Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
  • 197. Luis García Berlanga

  • Bienvenido Mister Marshall! (1953)
  • 198. Manoel de Oliveira

  • Valley of Abraham (1993)
  • The Convent (1995)
  • Je rentre à la maison (2001)
  • 199. Ken Russell

  • Women in Love (1969)
  • The Devils (1971)
  • The Boy Friend (1971)
  • Tommy (1975)
  • Altered States (1980)
  • Gothic (1986)
  • Aria ("Nessun dorma") (1987)
  • Salome's Last Dance (1988)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • 200. Sam Raimi

  • The Evil Dead (1981)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • Darkman (1990)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • A Simple Plan (1998)
  • The Gift (2000)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  • 201. Rouben Mamoulian

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
  • Love Me Tonight (1932)
  • Queen Christina (1933)
  • Becky Sharp (1935)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  • Blood and Sand (1941)
  • Silk Stockings (1957)
  • 202. Lewis Milestone

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • The Front Page (1931)
  • Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
  • Of Mice and Men (1939)
  • A Walk in the Sun (1945)
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
  • Ocean's Eleven (1960)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  • 203. Edgar G. Ulmer

  • The Black Cat (1934)
  • Detour (1945)
  • The Strange Woman (1946)
  • The Naked Dawn (1955)
  • 204. Humphrey Jennings

  • None!
  • 205. John Landis

  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Trading Places (1983)
  • Thriller (1983)
  • Spies Like Us (1985)
  • Three Amigos (1986)
  • Coming to America (1988)
  • The Stupids (1996)
  • Masters of Horror: The Deer Woman (2005)
  • 206. Georges Méliès

  • Une partie de cartes (1896)
  • The Four Troublesome Heads (1898)
  • The One-Man Band (1900)
  • The Man with the Rubber Head (1901)
  • Bluebeard (1901)
  • A Trip to the Moon (1902)
  • The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)
  • The Infernal Cakewalk (1903)
  • The Music Lover (1903)
  • The Impossible Voyage (1904)
  • Imperceptible Transmutations (1904)
  • The Untamable Whiskers (1904)
  • The Cook in Trouble (1904)
  • Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer (1904)
  • The Wonderful Living Fan (1904)
  • The Mermaid (1904)
  • The Living Playing Cards (1905)
  • The Black Imp (1905)
  • The Enchanted Sedan Chair (1905)
  • The Scheming Gamblers Paradise (1905)
  • The Hilarious Posters (1906)
  • The Mysterious Retort (1906)
  • The Eclipse (1907)
  • Good Glue Sticks (1907)
  • Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908)
  • 207. Jacques Becker

  • Casque d'or (1952)
  • Touchez pas au grisbi (1954)
  • Le Trou (1960)
  • 208. David Fincher

  • Alien3 (1992)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • The Game (1997)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Panic Room (2002)
  • Zodiac (2007)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • 209. Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • 210. John Frankenheimer

  • Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  • Seven Days in May (1964)
  • The Train (1964)
  • Seconds (1966)
  • French Connection II (1975)
  • Ronin (1998)
  • Reindeer Games (2000)
  • 211. Jonathan Demme

  • Handle with Care (1977)
  • Swing Shift (1984)
  • Something Wild (1986)
  • Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
  • Married to the Mob (1988)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • Beloved (1998)
  • The Truth About Charlie (2002)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • 212. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet

  • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
  • En rachâchant (1982)
  • 213. Cecil B. DeMille

  • The Squaw Man (1914)
  • The Cheat (1915)
  • Cleopatra (1934)
  • Union Pacific (1939)
  • Samson and Delilah (1949)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • 214. Louis Feuillade

  • Les vampires (1915)
  • Tih Minh (1918)
  • 215. John Sturges

  • Mystery Street (1950)
  • Kind Lady (1951)
  • Jeopardy (1953)
  • Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  • The Scarlet Coat (1955)
  • Backlash (1956)
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  • The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  • Sergeants 3 (1962)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Hallelujah Trail (1965)
  • Ice Station Zebra (1968)
  • 216. Irvin Kershner

  • Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
  • Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
  • Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • 217. Sergei Parajanov

  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
  • 218. Todd Haynes

  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)
  • Poison (1991)
  • Safe (1995)
  • Velvet Goldmine (1998)
  • Far from Heaven (2002)
  • Mildred Pierce (2011; TV)
  • 219. Monte Hellman

  • Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)
  • The Shooting (1966)
  • Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
  • Cockfighter (1974)
  • China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
  • 220. Guru Dutt

  • Pyaasa (1957)
  • 221. Lindsay Anderson

  • O Dreamland (1953)
  • This Sporting Life (1963)
  • Britannia Hospital (1982)
  • 222. Chen Kaige

  • Farewell My Concubine (1993)
  • The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
  • 223. Bill Forsyth

  • Gregory's Girl (1981)
  • Local Hero (1983)
  • Housekeeping (1987)
  • 224. Seijun Suzuki

  • Tattooed Life (1965)
  • Tokyo Drifter (1966)
  • 225. Aleksandr Sokurov

  • Russian Ark (2003)
  • 226. Peter Greenaway

  • The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
  • A Zed & Two Noughts (1986)
  • The Belly of an Architect (1987)
  • Drowning by Numbers (1988)
  • The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
  • Prospero's Books (1991)
  • The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
  • Lumière and Company (1995)
  • The Pillow Book (1996)
  • 8-1/2 Women (1999)
  • 227. Maya Deren

  • Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
  • At Land (1944)
  • A Study in Choreography for the Camera (1945)
  • Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)
  • Meditation on Violence (1948)
  • The Very Eye of Night (1958)
  • 228. Stanley Donen

  • For my Stanley Donen titles, see entry #41, Donen & Kelly.
  • 229. Jerry Lewis

  • The Bellboy (1960)
  • The Ladies Man (1961)
  • The Nutty Professor (1963)
  • The Patsy (1964)
  • 230. Philip Kaufman

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • The Right Stuff (1983)
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
  • Henry & June (1990)
  • Quills (2000)
  • 231. Mikhail Kalatozov

  • The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
  • Letter Never Sent (1960)
  • I Am Cuba (1964)
  • The Red Tent (1969)
  • 232. Mark Sandrich

  • The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Follow the Fleet (1936)
  • A Woman Rebels (1936)
  • Shall We Dance (1937)
  • Carefree (1938)
  • Holiday Inn (1942)
  • 233. George Miller

  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • 234. John Sayles

  • The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
  • Matewan (1987)
  • Eight Men Out (1988)
  • Passion Fish (1992)
  • The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
  • Lone Star (1996)
  • Men with Guns (1997)
  • Limbo (1999)
  • Sunshine State (2002)
  • Casa de los babys (2003)
  • Silver City (2004)
  • 235. Richard Lester

  • The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
  • Robin and Marian (1976)
  • Superman II (1981)
  • Superman III (1983)
  • 236. Wes Anderson

  • Bottle Rocket (1996)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • 237. Maurice Pialat

  • La gueule ouverte (1974)
  • Loulou (1980)
  • À nos amours (1983)
  • Police (1985)
  • 238. John Hughes

  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Weird Science (1985)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • She's Having a Baby (1988)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • 239. Harold Ramis

  • Caddyshack (1980)
  • Vacation (1983)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
  • Multiplicity (1996)
  • Analyze This (1999)
  • Bedazzled (2000)
  • Analyze That (2002)
  • Year One (2009)
  • 240. Bob Rafelson

  • Head (1968)
  • Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  • Stay Hungry (1976)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
  • Black Widow (1987)
  • 241. Laurence Olivier

  • Henry V (1944)
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • Richard III (1955)
  • 242. Frederick Wiseman

  • Titicut Follies (1967)
  • 243. Sacha Guitry

  • Les perles de la couronne (1937)
  • 244. Dennis Hopper

  • Easy Rider (1969)
  • Out of the Blue (1980)
  • Colors (1988)
  • 245. René Clément

  • Jeux interdits (1952)
  • Plein soleil (1960)
  • 246. Takeshi Kitano

  • Sonatine (1993)
  • Dolls (2002)
  • 247. Vsevolod Pudovkin

  • Chess Fever (1925)
  • The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
  • 248. Joseph H. Lewis

  • Gun Crazy (1950)
  • The Big Combo (1955)
  • Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
  • 249. Stephen Frears

  • The Hit (1984)
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • The Grifters (1990)
  • Hero (1992)
  • The Snapper (1993)
  • Mary Reilly (1996)
  • The Van (1996)
  • High Fidelity (2000)
  • Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
  • Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
  • The Queen (2006)
  • Chéri (2009)
  • Tamara Drewe (2010)
  • 250. Robert Rossen

  • All the King's Men (1949)
  • The Hustler (1961)
Author Comments: 

1/7/12: Updated this list to reflect the second half of the "top 250 directors" as TSPDT calculates them as of January 2012. The list of Directors #1-125 is listed separately on Listology.

The original list can be found here.

Bold = my personal favorite of each director that I've seen---not necessarily the one I think is most accomplished, but the one I love most. (In some cases, the choice is arbitrary between a handful of top favorites; asking me to choose my favorite John Ford or Billy Wilder movie would be an exercise in futility.)

So many great movies (and directors) to go!