Films Seen By Director: A-L

  • Jim Abrahams

  • Airplane! (1980) [A-]
  • Top Secret! (1984) [A-]
  • Hot Shots! (1991) [B]
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • J.J. Abrams

  • Mission: Impossible III (2006) [B+]
  • Star Trek (2009) [B+]
  • Super 8 (2011) [C+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Al Adamson

  • Five Bloody Graves (1970) [D]
  • Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) [C+]
  • Nurse Sherri (1978) [B-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Ben Affleck

  • Gone Baby Gone (2007) [A]
  • The Town (2010) [B]
  • Argo (2012) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Alexandre Aja

  • High Tension (2005) [C+]
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006) [C+]
  • Mirrors (2008) [D]
  • Piranha 3D (2010) [C-]
  • Average: C/C- (4)

  • Fatih Akin

  • Head-On (2005) [B]
  • The Edge of Heaven (2008) [C-]
  • Soul Kitchen (2010) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Robert Aldrich

  • Big Leaguer (1953) [B]
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967) [B]
  • Emperor of the North (1973) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Woody Allen

  • What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) [B+] {with Senkichi Taniguchi}
  • Take the Money and Run (1969) [B]
  • Bananas (1971) [A-]
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) [C+]
  • Sleeper (1973) [A-]
  • Love and Death (1975) [B+]
  • Annie Hall (1977) [A]
  • Interiors (1978) [B+]
  • Manhattan (1979) [A-]
  • Stardust Memories (1980) [B+]
  • A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) [B+]
  • Zelig (1983) [B+]
  • Broadway Danny Rose (1984) [B]
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) [A-]
  • Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) [A]
  • Radio Days (1987) [B+]
  • Oedipus Wrecks (1989) {short - segment of New York Stories}
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) [A-]
  • Alice (1990) [B]
  • Shadows and Fog (1991) [B+]
  • Husbands and Wives (1992) [A]
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) [A-]
  • Mighty Aphrodite (1995) [B+]
  • Deconstructing Harry (1997) [A-]
  • Sweet and Lowdown (1999) [A-]
  • Small Time Crooks (2000) [C]
  • Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) [DNF]
  • Anything Else (2003) [B-]
  • Melinda and Melinda (2005) [C]
  • Match Point (2005) [B+]
  • Scoop (2006) [B]
  • Cassandra's Dream (2008) [C-]
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) [B-]
  • Whatever Works (2009) [C-]
  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) [C]
  • Midnight in Paris (2011) [B]
  • To Rome with Love (2012) [C+]
  • Blue Jasmine (2013) [C+]
  • Average: B (36 + 1 short + 1 incomp.)

  • Michael Almereyda

  • Nadja (1995) [B]
  • The Eternal (1999) [D]
  • Hamlet (2000) [A-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Pedro Almodóvar

  • What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) [C]
  • Live Flesh (1998) [A-]
  • All About My Mother (1999) [C+]
  • Bad Education (2004) [C+]
  • Volver (2006) [C]
  • The Skin I Live In (2011) [B+]
  • Average: B- (6)

  • Emmett Alston

  • New Year's Evil (1980) [C]
  • Three-Way Weekend (1980) [C+]
  • Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Robert Altman

  • MASH (1970) [A]
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) [A]
  • Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) [C]
  • A Wedding (1978) [C+]
  • Quintet (1979) [C+]
  • Popeye (1980) [D]
  • Short Cuts (1993) [A-]
  • Cookie's Fortune (1999) [DNF]
  • Dr. T and the Women (2000) [F]
  • Gosford Park (2001) [B]
  • A Prairie Home Companion (2006) [A-]
  • Average: B- (10 + 1 incomp.)

  • Christian Alvart

  • Antibodies (2007) [C]
  • Pandorum (2009) [F]
  • Case 39 (2010) [B-]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Alejandro Amenábar

  • Theis (1996) [A-]
  • Open Your Eyes (1999) [A-]
  • The Others (2001) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Jon Amiel

  • Copycat (1995) [C-]
  • Entrapment (2000) [C]
  • The Core (2003) [B-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Brad Anderson

  • Next Stop Wonderland (1998) [B]
  • Session 9 (2001) [D+]
  • The Machinist (2004) [C]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Lindsay Anderson

  • This Sporting Life (1963) [B]
  • if.... (1968) [A-]
  • O Lucky Man! (1973) [A-]
  • Britannia Hospital (1982) [B]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Hard Eight (1997) [B+]
  • Boogie Nights (1997) [A]
  • Magnolia (1999) [A]
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [A]
  • There Will Be Blood (2007) [B]
  • The Master (2012) [B+]
  • Average: A- (6)

  • Paul W.S. Anderson

  • Mortal Kombat (1995) [B]
  • Event Horizon (1997) [C-]
  • Soldier (1998) [C+]
  • Resident Evil (2002) [C]
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Wes Anderson

  • Rushmore (1998) [B+]
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) [C]
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) [C+]
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) [A-]
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012) [A-]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Nimrod Antal

  • Vacancy (2007) [B]
  • Armored (2009) [C]
  • Predators (2010) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Michelangelo Antonioni

  • L'Avventura (1960) [A-]
  • Red Desert (1964) [C+]
  • Blowup (1966) [A-]
  • Zabriskie Point (1970) [C-]
  • The Passenger (1975) [B]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Shinji Aoyama

  • Eureka (2001) [B-]
  • Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachtani? (2005) [B-]
  • Sad Vacation (2007) [D+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Judd Apatow

  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) [B+]
  • Knocked Up (2007) [B]
  • Funny People (2009) [B-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Michael Apted

  • Blink (1994) [C-]
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999) [C-]
  • Me and Isaac Newton (2000) [B+]
  • Enough (2002) [D-]
  • Average: C/C- (4)

  • Gregg Araki

  • Totally F***ed Up (1993) [B-]
  • The Doom Generation (1995) [F]
  • Splendor (1999) [B+]
  • Mysterious Skin (2005) [B]
  • Smiley Face (2007) [C]
  • Kaboom (2011) [A-]
  • Average: B-/C+ (6)

  • Emile Ardolino

  • Dirty Dancing (1987) [C]
  • Three Men and a Little Lady (1990) [C+]
  • Sister Act (1992) [B+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Dario Argento

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) [A]
  • The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) [C-]
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1972) [B]
  • Deep Red (1975) [A-]
  • Suspiria (1977) [A-]
  • Inferno (1980) [A-]
  • Tenebrae (1982) [B+]
  • Phenomena (1985) [B+]
  • Opera (1987) [B+]
  • The Black Cat (1990) {short - segment of Two Evil Eyes}
  • Trauma (1993) [D+]
  • The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) [C]
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1998) [D+]
  • Sleepless (2001) [C+]
  • The Card Player (2004) [D]
  • Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) [C]
  • Jenifer (2005) [C]
  • Pelts (2006) [C]
  • The Mother of Tears (2008) [B]
  • Giallo (2009) [D]
  • Average: B- (19 + 1 short)

  • George Armitage

  • Private Duty Nurses (1971) [D+]
  • Miami Blues (1990) [B+]
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) [C+]
  • The Big Bounce (2004) [B]
  • Average: B-/C+ (4)

  • Darren Aronofsky

  • Pi (1998) [B+]
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000) [A]
  • The Fountain (2006) [C+]
  • The Wrestler (2008) [B]
  • Black Swan (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Miguel Arteta

  • Chuck & Buck (2000) [C]
  • The Good Girl (2002) [C-]
  • Youth in Revolt (2010) [C+]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Ash

  • Bang (1997) [B+]
  • Pups (2000) [C]
  • This Girl's Life (2003) [D]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Olivier Assayas

  • Cold Water (1994) [A-]
  • Irma Vep (1997) [A-]
  • demonlover (2003) [A-]
  • Clean (2006) [C+]
  • Boarding Gate (2008) [B]
  • Summer Hours (2009) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • Jacques Audiard

  • Read My Lips (2002) [C]
  • The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) [C]
  • A Prophet (2010) [B]
  • Average: C+

  • Lloyd Bacon

  • 42nd Street (1933) [B]
  • Footlight Parade (1933) [B+]
  • Wonder Bar (1934) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • John Badham

  • Saturday Night Fever (1977) [A-]
  • WarGames (1983) [B+]
  • Short Circuit (1986) [B-]
  • Drop Zone (1994) [B-]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Roy (Ward) Baker

  • A Night to Remember (1958) [C]
  • The Vampire Lovers (1970) [F]
  • Asylum (1972) [B]
  • Vault of Horror (1973) [B]
  • Average: C (4)

  • Ralph Bakshi

  • Fritz the Cat (1972) [B]
  • Heavy Traffic (1973) [A-]
  • Cool World (1992) [D+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Jaume Balagueró

  • The Nameless (1999) [C]
  • Darkness (2004) [C-]
  • To Let (2006) [DNF]
  • [REC] (2007) [B+] {with Paco Plaza}
  • [REC] 2 (2010) [B] {with Paco Plaza}
  • Average: B-/C+ (4 + 1 incomp.)

  • Craig Baldwin

  • Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1992) [A-]
  • Spectres of the Spectrum (2000) [B+]
  • Mock Up on Mu (2009) [A-]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Noah Baumbach

  • The Squid and the Whale (2005) [B-]
  • Greenberg (2010) [B]
  • Frances Ha (2013) [A-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Mario Bava

  • Black Sunday (1960) [B+]
  • Black Sabbath (1963) [B+]
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) [B]
  • Blood and Black Lace (1964) [B-]
  • Planet of the Vampires (1965) [B-]
  • Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) [C]
  • Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) [C+]
  • Bay of Blood (1971) [B-]
  • Rabid Dogs (1974) [B+]
  • Shock (1977) [B+]
  • Average: B (10)

  • Michael Bay

  • Bad Boys (1995) [C-]
  • The Rock (1996) [A-]
  • Armageddon (1998) [D]
  • Bad Boys II (2003) [B-]
  • Pain & Gain (2013) [B+]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Lucas Belvaux

  • On the Run (2004) [C+]
  • An Amazing Couple (2004) [C-]
  • Rapt (2011) [B+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Peter Berg

  • Very Bad Things (1998) [C-]
  • The Rundown (2003) [B]
  • Friday Night Lights (2004) [C+]
  • Hancock (2008) [C+]
  • Battleship (2012) [C]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Ingmar Bergman

  • Crisis (1946) [B]
  • Port of Call (1948) [B-]
  • Thirst (1949) [B]
  • Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [B-]
  • The Seventh Seal (1957) [A]
  • Wild Strawberries (1957) [A-]
  • The Virgin Spring (1960) [A-]
  • Through a Glass Darkly (1961) [C]
  • Winter Light (1962) [B]
  • The Silence (1963) [B]
  • Persona (1966) [A-]
  • Hour of the Wolf (1968) [A-]
  • Shame (1968) [C]
  • Cries & Whispers (1972) [A]
  • Scenes from a Marriage (1973) [B]
  • Autumn Sonata (1978) [B+]
  • Average: B (16)

  • Dale Berry

  • Hot-Blooded Woman (1965) [C]
  • Hip, Hot and 21 (1967) [B-]
  • Hot Thrills and Warm Chills (1967) [F]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Bernardo Bertolucci

  • The Conformist (1970) [A-]
  • Last Tango in Paris (1972) [B-]
  • The Dreamers (2004) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Luc Besson

  • La Femme Nikita (1991) [B+]
  • The Professional (1994) [B+]
  • The Fifth Element (1997) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Kathryn Bigelow

  • Near Dark (1987) [B-]
  • Point Break (1991) [C+]
  • Strange Days (1995) [D+]
  • The Hurt Locker (2009) [A-]
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Brad Bird

  • The Iron Giant (1999) [A]
  • The Incredibles (2004) [B+]
  • Jack-Jack Attack (2005) {short}
  • Ratatouille (2007) [A]
  • Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (2011) [B+]
  • Average: A- (4 + 1 short)

  • Don Bluth

  • An American Tail (1986) [B+]
  • The Land Before Time (1988) [B]
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) [C-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Budd Boetticher

  • The Killer Is Loose (1956) [B+]
  • Seven Men from Now (1956) [B+]
  • The Tall T (1957) [B+]
  • Decision at Sundown (1957) [B]
  • Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) [B+]
  • Ride Lonesome (1959) [C+]
  • Westbound (1959) [C+]
  • Comanche Station (1960) [B+]
  • Average: B (8)

  • Uwe Boll

  • Blackwoods (2002) [D]
  • House of the Dead (2003) [D-]
  • Alone in the Dark (2005) [D]
  • BloodRayne (2006) [D+]
  • BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (2007) [D]
  • Seed (2007) [F]
  • In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008) [C+]
  • Postal (2008) [C]
  • Far Cry (2009) [C+]
  • Rampage (2009) [B-]
  • Stoic (2009) [C-]
  • The Final Storm (2010) [D]
  • Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2011) [D]
  • In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011) [D]
  • Average: D+ (14)

  • Bong Joon-ho

  • Memories of Murder (2005) [A-]
  • The Host (2007) [B+]
  • Shaking Tokyo (2009) {short - segment of Tokyo!}
  • Mother (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3 + 1 short)

  • John Boorman

  • Point Blank (1967) [B]
  • Deliverance (1972) [A]
  • Zardoz (1974) [B+]
  • Excalibur (1981) [B+]
  • Untitled (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • The Tailor of Panama (2001) [C]
  • Average: B (5 + 1 short)

  • Darren Lynn Bousman

  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) [D]
  • 11-11-11 (2011) [D-]
  • Mother's Day (2012) [C-]
  • Average: D (3)

  • Danny Boyle

  • Shallow Grave (1995) [B-]
  • Trainspotting (1996) [C]
  • 28 Days Later (2003) [C+]
  • Millions (2005) [C+]
  • 127 Hours (2010) [B]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Catherine Breillat

  • Romance (1999) [B+]
  • Fat Girl (2001) [C]
  • Anatomy of Hell (2004) [D]
  • The Last Mistress (2008) [B-]
  • Bluebeard (2010) [B]
  • The Sleeping Beauty (2011) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (6)

  • Robert Bresson

  • Les Anges du Péché (1943) [B+]
  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) [B+]
  • Diary of a Country Priest (1951) [B]
  • A Man Escaped (1956) [A]
  • Pickpocket (1959) [B+]
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962) [A-]
  • Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) [B]
  • Mouchette (1967) [B+]
  • A Gentle Woman (1969) [B+]
  • Lancelot of the Lake (1974) [B]
  • L'Argent (1983) [A]
  • Average: B+ (11)

  • Martin Brest

  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) [B+]
  • Scent of a Woman (1992) [B+]
  • Meet Joe Black (1998) [C]
  • Gigli (2003) [C+]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Matthew Bright

  • Freeway (1996) [A-]
  • Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) [C]
  • Ted Bundy (2002) [C]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Albert Brooks

  • Modern Romance (1981) [B+]
  • Lost in America (1985) [A-]
  • The Muse (1999) [B-]
  • Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006) [C]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Mel Brooks

  • The Producers (1968) [A-]
  • Blazing Saddles (1974) [A-]
  • Young Frankenstein (1974) [A]
  • Silent Movie (1976) [A-]
  • High Anxiety (1977) [B]
  • History of the World: Part 1 (1981) [B]
  • Spaceballs (1987) [C+]
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) [B]
  • Average: B+ (8)

  • Eric Bross

  • Restaurant (2000) [C]
  • On the Line (2001) [D]
  • Stranger Than Fiction (2001) [D]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Tod Browning

  • The Unholy Three (1925) [C+]
  • The Unknown (1927) [B]
  • Dracula (1932) [B]
  • Freaks (1932) [A]
  • The Devil-Doll (1936) [B-]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Clyde Bruckman

  • The General (1926) [A] {with Buster Keaton}
  • Feet First (1930) [B+]
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) [B+]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Larry Buchanan

  • The Naked Witch (1961) [C]
  • Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966) [D-]
  • It's Alive! (1968) [F]
  • Average: D (3)

  • Luis Buñuel

  • Un Chien Andalou (1929) {short}
  • L'Age d'Or (1930) [A-]
  • Land Without Bread (1933) {short}
  • Gran Casino (1947) [B-]
  • Los Olvidados (1950) [A-]
  • Susana (1951) [B+]
  • El Bruto (1953) [B]
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955) [B+]
  • Death in the Garden (1956) [B]
  • Nazarin (1959) [B+]
  • Viridiana (1961) [B+]
  • The Exterminating Angel (1962) [A]
  • Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) [B+]
  • Simon of the Desert (1965) [A-]
  • Belle de Jour (1967) [A]
  • The Milky Way (1969) [C+]
  • Tristana (1970) [C]
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) [A]
  • The Phantom of Liberty (1974) [B]
  • That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) [A]
  • Average: B+ (18 + 2 shorts)

  • Neil Burger

  • Interview with the Assassin (2002) [B-]
  • The Illusionist (2006) [C]
  • Limitless (2011) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Tim Burton

  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985) [A-]
  • Beetlejuice (1988) [A-]
  • Batman (1989) [A-]
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) [B+]
  • Batman Returns (1992) [B-]
  • Ed Wood (1994) [A-]
  • Mars Attacks! (1996) [A-]
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999) [B+]
  • Planet of the Apes (2001) [C]
  • Big Fish (2003) [B]
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) [B]
  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) [B+] {with Mike Johnson}
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) [A-]
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010) [C-]
  • Dark Shadows (2012) [C]
  • Average: B (15)

  • Jorg Buttgereit

  • Nekromantik (1987) [B]
  • Nekromantik 2 (1991) [D+]
  • Schramm (1993) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • James Cameron

  • The Terminator (1984) [A-]
  • Aliens (1986) [A]
  • The Abyss (1989) [C]
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) [A]
  • True Lies (1994) [A-]
  • Titanic (1997) [B+]
  • Avatar (2009) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (7)

  • Martin Campbell

  • The Sex Thief (1974) [C+]
  • Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) [B]
  • GoldenEye (1995) [B+]
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998) [B+]
  • Casino Royale (2006) [B+]
  • Green Lantern (2011) [C]
  • Average: B (6)

  • Frank Capra

  • Platinum Blonde (1931) [B+]
  • It Happened One Night (1934) [A]
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) [A]
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) [B]
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946) [A]
  • Average: A- (5)

  • Leos Carax

  • Mauvais Sang (1986) [B+]
  • The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) [A]
  • Holy Motors (2012) [A-]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • René Cardona

  • Tom Thumb (1957) [C]
  • Doctor of Doom (1963) [B-]
  • Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964) [B]
  • Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) [B-]
  • Santo and the Vengeance of the Mummy (1971) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Joe Carnahan

  • Narc (2002) [B+]
  • Smokin' Aces (2007) [C+]
  • The A-Team (2010) [C]
  • The Grey (2012) [B]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • John Carpenter

  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) [A-]
  • Halloween (1978) [A]
  • Escape from New York (1981) [C]
  • The Thing (1982) [B+]
  • Christine (1983) [B]
  • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) [B+]
  • Prince of Darkness (1987) [C+]
  • They Live (1988) [B]
  • The Gas Station {short - segment of Body Bags}
  • Hair {short - segment of Body Bags}
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) [B+]
  • John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) [A-]
  • John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) [B-]
  • Cigarette Burns (2005) [B]
  • Pro-Life (2006) [C-]
  • John Carpenter's The Ward (2011) [C]
  • Average: B (14 + 2 shorts)

  • John Cassavetes

  • Shadows (1959) [B+]
  • Faces (1968) [A-]
  • Husbands (1970) [B+]
  • A Woman Under the Influence (1974) [A]
  • Average: A- (4)

  • Enzo G. Castellari

  • Any Gun Can Play (1968) [C-]
  • The Inglorious Bastards (1978) [C]
  • The Last Shark (1981) [C-]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Claude Chabrol

  • Merci pour le chocolat (2002) [C+]
  • Comedy of Power (2007) [B]
  • A Girl Cut in Two (2008) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Jay Chandrasekhar

  • Super Troopers (2002) [B+]
  • Broken Lizard's Club Dread (2004) [C]
  • Beerfest (2006) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Charles (Charlie) Chaplin

  • The Bank (1915) {short}
  • One A.M. (1916) {short}
  • The Rink (1916) {short}
  • The Kid (1921) [A-]
  • The Gold Rush (1925) [B+]
  • City Lights (1931) [A]
  • Modern Times (1936) [A]
  • The Great Dictator (1940) [A-]
  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947) [C]
  • Average: B+ (6 + 3 shorts)

  • Larry Charles

  • Masked and Anonymous (2003) [D+]
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) [A-]
  • Brüno (2009) [C+]
  • The Dictator (2012) [D+]
  • Average: C+/C (4)

  • Jeremiah Chechik

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) [B+]
  • Benny & Joon (1993) [B+]
  • The Avengers (1998) [C-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Stephen Chow

  • God of Cookery (1996) [B+] {with Lee Lik-Chi}
  • Shaolin Soccer (2001) [D+]
  • Kung Fu Hustle (2005) [A-]
  • CJ7 (2008) [C+]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Rene Clair

  • Under the Roofs of Paris (1930) [B]
  • A Nous la Liberte (1931) [B+]
  • Le Million (1931) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Bob Clark

  • Deathdream (1974) [B]
  • Black Christmas (1974) [B]
  • Baby Geniuses (1999) [F]
  • Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) [D+]
  • Average: C (4)

  • Jack Clayton

  • The Innocents (1961) [A-]
  • The Great Gatsby (1974) [C]
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Edward Cline

  • Three Ages (1923) [C+]
  • The Bank Dick (1940) [B]
  • Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • George Clooney

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) [B-]
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) [B+]
  • Leatherheads (2008) [B-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Robert Clouse

  • Enter the Dragon (1973) [B+]
  • Black Belt Jones (1974) [B+]
  • The Pack (1977) [C]
  • Game of Death (1978) [C+]
  • Gymkata (1985) [B-]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot

  • Le Corbeau (1943) [A-]
  • Quai des Orfevres (1947) [A]
  • The Wages of Fear (1953) [A-]
  • Diabolique (1955) [A]
  • Average: A/A- (4)

  • Joel (and Ethan) Coen

  • Blood Simple (1984) [A]
  • Raising Arizona (1987) [A-]
  • Miller's Crossing (1990) [B+]
  • Barton Fink (1991) [A]
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) [B]
  • Fargo (1996) [A]
  • The Big Lebowski (1998) [B-]
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) [A]
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) [A-]
  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003) [A-]
  • The Ladykillers (2004) [C+]
  • No Country for Old Men (2007) [A-]
  • Burn After Reading (2008) [A-]
  • A Serious Man (2009) [C-]
  • True Grit (2010) [B]
  • Average: B+ (15)

  • Larry Cohen

  • It's Alive (1974) [B+]
  • God Told Me To (1976) [C-]
  • The Stuff (1985) [D+]
  • Pick Me Up (2006) [C]
  • Average: C (4)

  • Rob Cohen

  • Dragonheart (1996) [C-]
  • The Skulls (2000) [D+]
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001) [C]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Jaume Collet-Serra

  • House of Wax (2005) [D+]
  • Orphan (2009) [B-]
  • Unknown (2011) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Chris Columbus

  • Home Alone (1990) [B+]
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) [B-]
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) [B]
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) [C]
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) [C]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Francis Ford Coppola

  • Dementia 13 (1963) [C]
  • The Godfather (1972) [A]
  • The Conversation (1974) [A]
  • The Godfather, Part II (1974) [A-]
  • Apocalypse Now (1979) [A]
  • Life Without Zoe (1989) {short - segment of New York Stories}
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) [C+]
  • John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997) [B-]
  • Average: B (7 + 1 short)

  • Frank Coraci

  • The Waterboy (1998) [C]
  • The Wedding Singer (1998) [C]
  • Zookeeper (2011) [C]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Sergio Corbucci

  • Django (1966) [B]
  • Navajo Joe (1966) [B]
  • The Great Silence (1968) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Roger Corman

  • A Bucket of Blood (1959) [B+]
  • The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) [B+]
  • The Intruder (1962) [B-]
  • X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (1963) [B]
  • The Masque of the Red Death (1964) [C+]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Don Coscarelli

  • Phantasm (1979) [B+]
  • The Beastmaster (1982) [C+]
  • Phantasm II (1988) [C]
  • Survival Quest (1988) [B-]
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994) [C+]
  • Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) [B+]
  • Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) [B-]
  • John Dies at the End (2013) [B-]
  • Average: B- (8)

  • George P. Cosmatos

  • Cobra (1985) [C+]
  • Leviathan (1989) [C+]
  • Tombstone (1993) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Wes Craven

  • The Last House on the Left (1972) [D+]
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977) [B+]
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) [A-]
  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) [B+]
  • Scream (1996) [A-]
  • Scream 2 (1997) [B+]
  • Scream 3 (2000) [D+]
  • Cursed (2005) [D]
  • Red Eye (2005) [C+]
  • My Soul to Take (2010) [C]
  • Scream 4 (2011) [B-]
  • Average: B- (11)

  • David Cronenberg

  • Stereo (1969) [D]
  • Crimes of the Future (1970) [C]
  • Shivers (1975) [B+]
  • Rabid (1977) [B+]
  • Fast Company (1979) [D]
  • The Brood (1979) [C]
  • Scanners (1981) [B]
  • Videodrome (1983) [A]
  • The Dead Zone (1983) [A-]
  • The Fly (1986) [A-]
  • Dead Ringers (1988) [B+]
  • Crash (1997) [B+]
  • eXistenZ (1999) [A-]
  • Camera (2000) {short}
  • Spider (2003) [C-]
  • A History of Violence (2005) [A]
  • Eastern Promises (2007) [C+]
  • A Dangerous Method (2011) [B]
  • Cosmopolis (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B (18 + 1 short)

  • Alfonso Cuarón

  • Sólo con tu pareja (1991) [C]
  • Y Tu Mamá También (2002) [B+]
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) [B]
  • Children of Men (2006) [A]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • John Curran

  • Praise (2000) [B+]
  • We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) [C-]
  • Stone (2010) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • John Dahl

  • The Last Seduction (1994) [A]
  • Red Rock West (1994) [A-]
  • Rounders (1998) [B+]
  • Joy Ride (2001) [B+]
  • Average: A- (4)

  • Joe Dante

  • Piranha (1978) [B+]
  • The Howling (1981) [B-]
  • It's a Good Life (1983) {short - segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie}
  • Gremlins (1984) [B+]
  • Innerspace (1987) [B+]
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) [B+]
  • Matinee (1993) [B+]
  • Runaway Daughters (1994) [B]
  • Small Soldiers (1998) [B-]
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) [A-]
  • Homecoming (2005) [B-]
  • The Screwfly Solution (2006) [B-]
  • The Hole (2009) [C]
  • Average: B (12 + 1 short)

  • Frank Darabont

  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) [A-]
  • The Green Mile (1999) [B+]
  • The Mist (2007) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

  • La Promesse (1997) [B+]
  • The Son (2003) [C+]
  • L'Enfant (The Child) (2006) [B+]
  • Lorna's Silence (2009) [B+]
  • The Kid with a Bike (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Jules Dassin

  • Brute Force (1947) [B+]
  • The Naked City (1948) [D+]
  • Thieves' Highway (1949) [A-]
  • Night and the City (1950) [B+]
  • Rififi (1955) [A]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Terence Davies

  • The House of Mirth (2000) [B+]
  • Of Time and the City (2008) [B]
  • The Deep Blue Sea (2012) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Andrew Davis

  • Under Siege (1992) [B+]
  • The Fugitive (1993) [A-]
  • Chain Reaction (1996) [D-]
  • Collateral Damage (2002) [C-]
  • Holes (2003) [B]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Robert Day

  • Corridors of Blood (1958) [B]
  • The Haunted Strangler (1958) [B]
  • First Man Into Space (1959) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Jan de Bont

  • Speed (1994) [B]
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) [D]
  • The Haunting (1999) [C+]
  • Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) [C]
  • Average: C (4)

  • David DeCoteau

  • Beach Babes from Beyond (1993) [D] {as "Ellen Cabot"}
  • The Journey: Absolution (1997) [C+]
  • The Killer Eye (1999) [C] {as "Richard Chasen"}
  • Retro Puppet Master (1999) [F] {as "Joseph Tennent"}
  • Wolves of Wall Street (2002) [D]
  • Average: D+ (5)

  • Rolf de Heer

  • Bad Boy Bubby (1993) [C-]
  • Ten Canoes (2007) [B-]
  • Dr. Plonk (2007) [C]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Alex de la Iglesia

  • Accion Mutante (1993) [B]
  • The Day of the Beast (1995) [B]
  • Dying of Laughter (1999) [C]
  • Common Wealth (2000) [B+]
  • 800 Bullets (2004) [DNF]
  • The Perfect Crime (2006) [B-]
  • The Last Circus (2011) [B-]
  • As Luck Would Have It (2013) [C+]
  • Average: B- (7 + 1 incomp.)

  • Miguel M. Delgado

  • Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter (1972) [B]
  • Santo and Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolf Man (1973) [B]
  • Santo and Blue Demon vs. Doctor Frankenstein (1974) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Guillermo del Toro

  • Mimic (1997) [B+]
  • The Devil's Backbone (2001) [B]
  • Blade II (2002) [B+]
  • Hellboy (2004) [C]
  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006) [B+]
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) [B]
  • Pacific Rim (2013) [B]
  • Average: B (7)

  • Lee Demarbre

  • Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) [B]
  • Harry Knuckles and the Pearl Necklace (2004) [C+]
  • Smash Cut (2009) [C]
  • Stripped Naked (2009) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Jonathan Demme

  • Caged Heat (1974) [A-]
  • Crazy Mama (1975) [B+]
  • Stop Making Sense (1984) [A]
  • Something Wild (1986) [A]
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) [A]
  • Philadelphia (1993) [B-]
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004) [B+]
  • Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) [B]
  • Rachel Getting Married (2008) [A-]
  • Average: A- (9)

  • Ted Demme

  • The Ref (1994) [B]
  • Life (1999) [B+]
  • Blow (2001) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Claire Denis

  • Trouble Every Day (2002) [B]
  • Friday Night (2003) [A-]
  • The Intruder (2005) [C]
  • 35 Shots of Rum (2009) [B]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Ruggero Deodato

  • Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976) [B-]
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980) [C]
  • Cut and Run (1986) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Manoel de Oliveira

  • Oporto of My Childhood (2001) [B-]
  • I'm Going Home (2002) [B+]
  • A Talking Picture (2004) [B-]
  • Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2010) [B+]
  • The Strange Case of Angelica (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Brian De Palma

  • Sisters (1973) [B]
  • Carrie (1976) [A-]
  • The Fury (1978) [C+]
  • Dressed to Kill (1980) [B]
  • Blow Out (1981) [A-]
  • The Untouchables (1987) [B+]
  • Carlito's Way (1993) [B+]
  • Mission: Impossible (1996) [B-]
  • Snake Eyes (1998) [C-]
  • Mission to Mars (2000) [B]
  • Femme Fatale (2002) [B+]
  • The Black Dahlia (2006) [B-]
  • Redacted (2007) [C]
  • Average: B (13)

  • Arnaud Desplechin

  • My Sex Life... Or How I Got Into an Argument (1997) [C+]
  • Esther Kahn (2002) [A-]
  • Kings and Queen (2005) [C+]
  • A Christmas Tale (2008) [B]
  • Average: B/B- (4)

  • Danny DeVito

  • The War of the Roses (1989) [B+]
  • Hoffa (1992) [B+]
  • Death to Smoochy (2002) [B-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Kirby Dick

  • Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997) [A]
  • Chain Camera (2001) [A-]
  • Derrida (2002) [B+] {with Amy Ziering Kofman}
  • This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006) [B+]
  • Outrage (2009) [B]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Ernest Dickerson

  • Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995) [B-]
  • Bones (2001) [B-]
  • Our America (2002) [B-]
  • Never Die Alone (2004) [C]
  • Average: B-/C+ (4)

  • H. Tjut Djalil

  • Mystics in Bali (1981) [B]
  • Lady Terminator (1989) [B+]
  • Dangerous Seductress (1995) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • David Dobkin

  • Clay Pigeons (1998) [D]
  • Shanghai Knights (2003) [B-]
  • Wedding Crashers (2005) [C+]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Roger Donaldson

  • No Way Out (1987) [B+]
  • Species (1995) [C+]
  • The Recruit (2003) [C+]
  • The World's Fastest Indian (2005) [B-]
  • The Bank Job (2008) [B+]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Stanley Donen

  • Singin' in the Rain (1952) [A] {with Gene Kelly}
  • Charade (1963) [A-]
  • Bedazzled (1967) [A-]
  • Movie Movie (1978) [B]
  • Average: A- (4)

  • Richard Donner

  • The Omen (1976) [C]
  • Superman: The Movie (1978) [B+]
  • The Goonies (1985) [B]
  • Lethal Weapon (1987) [A-]
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) [B+]
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) [B-]
  • Maverick (1994) [B+]
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) [C]
  • Average: B (8)

  • Carl Theodor Dreyer

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) [A]
  • Vampyr (1932) [A]
  • Day of Wrath (1943) [A]
  • Ordet (1954) [C]
  • Average: A-/B+ (4)

  • Dennis Dugan

  • Problem Child (1990) [C]
  • Saving Silverman (2001) [D]
  • Jack and Jill (2011) [D-]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Christian Duguay

  • Screamers (1996) [B-]
  • The Assignment (1997) [B+]
  • The Art of War (2000) [C-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Bruno Dumont

  • Life of Jesus (1998) [C]
  • Humanite (2000) [B-]
  • Twentynine Palms (2004) [A-]
  • Flanders (2007) [C+]
  • Hadewijch (2009) [B-]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Clint Eastwood

  • The Eiger Sanction (1975) [B]
  • Unforgiven (1992) [A]
  • A Perfect World (1995) [B]
  • Absolute Power (1997) [B-]
  • True Crime (1999) [DNF]
  • Mystic River (2003) [A-]
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004) [A-]
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006) [B-]
  • Gran Torino (2008) [B]
  • Average: B+ (8 + 1 incomp.)

  • Don Edmonds

  • Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1975) [C]
  • Bare Knuckles (1977) [C]
  • Terror on Tour (1980) [D+]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Blake Edwards

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) [C]
  • Experiment in Terror (1962) [B]
  • The Pink Panther (1963) [A-]
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) [C]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Atom Egoyan

  • Exotica (1995) [A]
  • The Sweet Hereafter (1997) [A]
  • Felicia's Journey (1999) [B]
  • Krapp's Last Tape (2000) [B]
  • Chloe (2010) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Sergei Eisenstein

  • The Battleship Potemkin (1925) [A]
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 (1945) [A-]
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part 2 (1958) [C]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • David R. Ellis

  • Final Destination 2 (2003) [C+]
  • Snakes on a Plane (2006) [C+]
  • The Final Destination (2009) [D+]
  • Shark Night 3D (2011) [C-]
  • Average: C (4)

  • Roland Emmerich

  • Stargate (1994) [C]
  • Independence Day (1996) [C]
  • Godzilla (1998) [F]
  • 2012 (2009) [C]
  • Average: C- (4)

  • Nora Ephron

  • Mixed Nuts (1994) [F]
  • Michael (1996) [C]
  • You've Got Mail (1998) [C+]
  • Lucky Numbers (2000) [D-]
  • Bewitched (2005) [D+]
  • Average: D+ (5)

  • Luciano Ercoli

  • The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970) [B-]
  • Death Walks on High Heels (1971) [B]
  • Death Walks at Midnight (1972) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Peter & Bobby Farrelly

  • Dumb & Dumber (1994) [B-]
  • Kingpin (1996) [B+]
  • There's Something About Mary (1998) [A-]
  • Me, Myself & Irene (2000) [C+]
  • Osmosis Jones (2001) [C]
  • Stuck on You (2003) [B+]
  • The Three Stooges (2012) [B-]
  • Average: B (7)

  • Jon Favreau

  • Iron Man (2008) [B+]
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) [C]
  • Cowboys & Aliens (2011) [D+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Federico Fellini

  • I Vitelloni (1953) [B]
  • La Strada (1954) [A]
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957) [B]
  • La Dolce Vita (1960) [A-]
  • 8 1/2 (1963) [B+]
  • Toby Dammit, or: Never Bet the Devil Your Head (1968) {short - segment of Spirits of the Dead}
  • The Clowns (1970) [B+]
  • Amarcord (1973) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (7 + 1 short)

  • Abel Ferrara

  • The Driller Killer (1979) [B]
  • Ms. 45 (1981) [B-]
  • Fear City (1984) [C+]
  • Bad Lieutenant (1992) [D]
  • The Blackout (1997) [D-]
  • New Rose Hotel (1998) [F]
  • 'R Xmas (2002) [B]
  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2012) [B]
  • Average: C (8)

  • Larry Fessenden

  • No Telling (1991) [B]
  • Habit (1997) [B]
  • Wendigo (2002) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Mike Figgis

  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995) [A-]
  • The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999) [C]
  • Timecode (2000) [D-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • David Fincher

  • Alien 3 (1992) [B+]
  • Se7en (1995) [A-]
  • The Game (1997) [F]
  • Fight Club (1999) [A]
  • Panic Room (2001) [B+]
  • Zodiac (2007) [B]
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) [C]
  • The Social Network (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B (8)

  • Michael Findlay A.K.A. "Julian Marsh"

  • The Touch of Her Flesh (1967) [C-]
  • The Curse of Her Flesh (1968) [D-]
  • The Kiss of Her Flesh (1968) [C+]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Sam Firstenberg

  • Revenge of the Ninja (1983) [B]
  • Ninja III: The Domination (1984) [B]
  • American Ninja (1985) [C-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • John Ford

  • Stagecoach (1939) [A]
  • Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) [B+]
  • My Darling Clementine (1946) [B]
  • The Searchers (1956) [C+]
  • Average: B+/B (4)

  • Milos Forman

  • Amadeus (1984) [A-]
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) [A-]
  • Man on the Moon (1999) [C]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Marc Forster

  • Monster's Ball (2001) [B-]
  • Stay (2005) [C+]
  • Stranger than Fiction (2006) [B]
  • Quantum of Solace (2008) [C]
  • Average: B-/C+ (4)

  • Jesus (Jess) Franco

  • The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968) [C+]
  • Venus in Furs (1969) [D]
  • Eugenie... The Story of Her Descent into Perversion (1970) [DNF]
  • Vampyros Lesbos (1971) [B-] {as "Franco Manera"}
  • She Killed in Ecstasy (1971) [D] {as "Frank Hollmann"}
  • Oasis of the Zombies (1981) [D] {as "A.M. Frank"}
  • Sadomania (1981) [C]
  • Snakewoman (2005) [D+]
  • Average: C- (7 + 1 inc.)

  • John Frankenheimer

  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962) [A-]
  • The Fixer (1968) [B]
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) [D+]
  • Ronin (1998) [B+]
  • Reindeer Games (2000) [B-]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Richard Franklin

  • Patrick (1978) [B]
  • Roadgames (1981) [B+]
  • Psycho II (1983) [B+]
  • F/X 2 (1991) [C+]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Stephen Frears

  • The Hit (1985) [B+]
  • Dangerous Liasons (1988) [A]
  • The Grifters (1990) [B+]
  • Mary Reilly (1996) [D-]
  • High Fidelity (2000) [B-]
  • The Queen (2006) [B-]
  • Average: B- (6)

  • William Friedkin

  • The French Connection (1971) [A]
  • The Exorcist (1973) [B-]
  • Cruising (1980) [B-]
  • To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) [A-]
  • The Guardian (1990) [B]
  • Jade (1995) [C]
  • The Hunted (2003) [B+]
  • Bug (2007) [B+]
  • Killer Joe (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B (9)

  • Lee Frost

  • House on Bare Mountain (1962) [B]
  • The Defilers (1965) [C+]
  • The Pick-Up (1968) [B+]
  • Chain Gang Women (1971) [B]
  • Zero in and Scream (1971) [F] {as "Les Emerson"}
  • The Black Gestapo (1975) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (6)

  • Kinji Fukasaku

  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973) [B]
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima (1973) [B]
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 3: Proxy War (1973) [C+]
  • The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics (1974) [C]
  • Graveyard of Honor (1975) [C]
  • Samurai Reincarnation (1981) [C-]
  • Battle Royale (2000) [A-]
  • Average: B- (7)

  • Lucio Fulci

  • Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971) [DNF]
  • Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) [C+]
  • Four of the Apocalypse (1975) [C]
  • Zombie (1979) [B-]
  • City of the Living Dead (1980) [B-]
  • The Beyond (1981) [B-]
  • The New York Ripper (1982) [C]
  • Average: C+ (6 + 1 incomp.)

  • Samuel Fuller

  • I Shot Jesse James (1949) [B+]
  • Pickup on South Street (1953) [A-]
  • Underworld U.S.A. (1961) [B-]
  • Shock Corridor (1963) [A-]
  • The Naked Kiss (1964) [B+]
  • The Big Red One (1980) [A-]
  • White Dog (1982) [B]
  • Average: B+ (7)

  • Antoine Fuqua

  • The Replacement Killers (1998) [C]
  • Training Day (2001) [A-]
  • Tears of the Sun (2003) [D]
  • Brooklyn's Finest (2010) [B]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Christophe Gans

  • Crying Freeman (1995) [C]
  • The Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002) [B]
  • Silent Hill (2006) [D+]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Terry Gilliam

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) [A]
  • Jabberwocky (1977) [C]
  • Time Bandits (1981) [B]
  • The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) {short - segment of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life}
  • Brazil (1985) [A]
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) [B+]
  • Twelve Monkeys (1995) [A]
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) [D-]
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005) [D+]
  • Tideland (2006) [B+]
  • The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009) [C+]
  • Average: B- (10 + 1 short)

  • Tony Gilroy

  • Michael Clayton (2007) [B+]
  • Duplicity (2009) [A-]
  • The Bourne Legacy (2012) [C+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • William Girdler

  • Asylum of Satan (1972) [D+]
  • Three on a Meathook (1973) [C]
  • Grizzly (1976) [B-]
  • The Manitou (1978) [B]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • John Glen

  • For Your Eyes Only (1981) [B+]
  • A View to a Kill (1985) [C-]
  • The Living Daylights (1987) [B]
  • Licence to Kill (1989) [B+]
  • Average: B/B- (4)

  • Jean-Luc Godard

  • Breathless (1960) [A-]
  • A Woman Is a Woman (1961) [B+]
  • My Life to Live (1962) [B]
  • Contempt (1963) [C+]
  • Les Carabiniers (1963) [D]
  • Band of Outsiders (1964) [A-]
  • Alphaville (1965) [A]
  • Masculin Féminin (1966) [B]
  • Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) [D+]
  • Weekend (1967) [C+]
  • Tout Va Bien (1972) [B+]
  • Every Man for Himself (1980) [D+]
  • Notre Musique (2005) [B]
  • Film Socialisme (2011) [A-]
  • Average: B- (14)

  • Michel Gondry

  • Human Nature (2002) [A-]
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) [A]
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) [B+]
  • The Science of Sleep (2006) [B-]
  • Be Kind Rewind (2008) [C+]
  • Interior Design (short - segment of Tokyo!}
  • Average: B+ (5 + 1 short)

  • Stuart Gordon

  • Re-Animator (1985) [A]
  • From Beyond (1986) [A-]
  • Dolls (1987) [B]
  • Daughter of Darkness (1990) [F]
  • Castle Freak (1995) [C]
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) [B-]
  • Dagon (2002) [B]
  • King of the Ants (2004) [C+]
  • Dreams in the Witch-House (2005) [B]
  • Edmond (2006) [B-]
  • The Black Cat (2007) [B+]
  • Stuck (2008) [A-]
  • Average: B- (12)

  • Raja Gosnell

  • Never Been Kissed (1999) [B]
  • Big Momma's House (2000) [C-]
  • Scooby-Doo (2002) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • David S. Goyer

  • ZigZag (2002) [C+]
  • Blade: Trinity (2004) [C]
  • The Unborn (2009) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • F. Gary Gray

  • The Negotiator (1998) [B+]
  • A Man Apart (2003) [D]
  • The Italian Job (2003) [B]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Adam Green

  • Hatchet (2007) [C]
  • Frozen (2010) [B]
  • Hatchet II (2010) [D]
  • Average: C (3)

  • David Gordon Green

  • George Washington (2000) [A-]
  • All the Real Girls (2003) [A]
  • Undertow (2004) [C+]
  • Pineapple Express (2008) [B-]
  • Snow Angels (2008) [C+]
  • Your Highness (2011) [D+]
  • Average: B- (6)

  • Peter Greenaway

  • Intervals (1969) {short}
  • H Is for House (1973) {short}
  • Water Wrackets (1975) {short}
  • Windows (1975) {short}
  • Dear Phone (1977) {short}
  • A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1978) {short}
  • The Draughtsman's Contract (1983) [C+]
  • A Zed and Two Noughts (1985) [A-]
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1990) [B+]
  • Untitled (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • 8 1/2 Women (2000) [C+]
  • Nightwatching (2007) [B-]
  • Average: B (5 + 7 shorts)

  • Robert Greenwald

  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) [B]
  • Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004) [B]
  • Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices (2005) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • D.W. Griffith

  • The Avenging Conscience, or: 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' (1914) [B-]
  • Intolerance (1916) [B+]
  • Broken Blossoms (1919) [A]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Christopher Guest

  • Waiting for Guffman (1996) [B-]
  • Best in Show (2000) [B]
  • A Mighty Wind (2003) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Taylor Hackford

  • An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) [B]
  • The Devil's Advocate (1997) [B]
  • Ray (2004) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Michael Haneke

  • The Seventh Continent (1989) [B-]
  • Benny's Video (1992) [B-]
  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) [B-]
  • Michael Haneke/Vienna (1995) {short -- segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • Funny Games (1998) [A]
  • Code Unknown (2001) [B+]
  • The Piano Teacher (2002) [A-]
  • Time of the Wolf (2004) [B-]
  • Caché (2005) [B]
  • Funny Games (2008) [B]
  • Amour (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B (10 + 1 short)

  • Curtis Hanson

  • The River Wild (1994) [B-]
  • L.A. Confidential (1997) [A]
  • Wonder Boys (2000) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Kazuo Hara

  • Goodbye CP (1972) [A]
  • Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974) [B]
  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Tsui Hark

  • Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983) [B+]
  • Double Team (1997) [C+]
  • Time and Tide (2001) [B]
  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011) [B]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Renny Harlin

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) [C]
  • Prison (1988) [C]
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) [B]
  • Cliffhanger (1993) [B+]
  • Cutthroat Island (1995) [C+]
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999) [B]
  • Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) [F]
  • Mindhunters (2005) [B]
  • The Covenant (2006) [C-]
  • 12 Rounds (2009) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (10)

  • Mary Harron

  • American Psycho (2000) [A-]
  • The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) [C+]
  • The Moth Diaries (2012) [D]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Hal Hartley

  • Trust (1991) [A-]
  • Surviving Desire (1993) [B+]
  • The Book of Life (1998) [C+]
  • Henry Fool (1998) [C+]
  • No Such Thing (2002) [B]
  • The Girl from Monday (2005) [A-]
  • Fay Grim (2007) [C]
  • Average: B (7)

  • Howard Hawks

  • Scarface (1932) [A-]
  • Twentieth Century (1934) [C]
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938) [A]
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939) [B+]
  • His Girl Friday (1940) [A]
  • Ball of Fire (1941) [B+]
  • The Big Sleep (1946) [A]
  • A Song Is Born (1948) [B]
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) [A-]
  • Rio Bravo (1959) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (10)

  • John (Patrick) Hayes

  • The Rotten Apple (1963) [C]
  • Hollywood After Dark (1968) [C+]
  • Garden of the Dead (1974) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Todd Haynes

  • Poison (1991) [B]
  • Safe (1995) [C+]
  • Velvet Goldmine (1998) [D]
  • Far from Heaven (2002) [B+]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Amy Heckerling

  • National Lampoons European Vacation (1985) [F]
  • Look Who's Talking (1989) [B+]
  • Look Who's Talking Too (1990) [D]
  • Clueless (1995) [B+]
  • Loser (2000) [D+]
  • Vamps (2012) [B]
  • Average: C (6)

  • Monte Hellman

  • Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) [B+]
  • Cockfighter (1974) [B+]
  • Road to Nowhere (2011) [B-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Frank Henenlotter

  • Basket Case (1982) [B]
  • Brain Damage (1988) [B+]
  • Frankenhooker (1990) [B]
  • Bad Biology (2008) [C+]
  • Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2011) [B] {with Jimmy Maslon}
  • Average: B

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  • Stephen Herek

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) [B]
  • Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) [C]
  • The Three Musketeers (1993) [B-]
  • Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) [C]
  • 101 Dalmatians (1996) [D]
  • Average: C (5)

  • Werner Herzog

  • Even Dwarves Started Small (1971) [B]
  • Fata Morgana (1971) [B]
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) [A-]
  • Land of Silence and Darkness (1972) [B+]
  • The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) [B+]
  • How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck... (1976) [C+]
  • La Soufriere (1977) {short}
  • Stroszek (1977) [A-]
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) [B]
  • God's Angry Man (1980) [A-]
  • Fitzcarraldo (1982) [B+]
  • Lessons of Darkness (1992) [A]
  • Grizzly Man (2005) [B+]
  • Wheel of Time (2005) [DNF]
  • The White Diamond (2005) [A-]
  • The Wild Blue Yonder (2006) [B]
  • Rescue Dawn (2007) [B+]
  • Encounters at the End of the World (2008) [B+]
  • The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans (2009) [B]
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) [B]
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) [B]
  • Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (2011) [B]
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013) [B] {with Dmitry Vasyukov}
  • Average: B+ (21 + 1 short + 1 incomp.)

  • Jack Hill

  • Blood Bath (1966) [C] {with Stephanie Rothman}
  • Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968) [B+]
  • The Big Bird Cage (1972) [B]
  • The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974) [B-]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Walter Hill

  • The Driver (1978) [A-]
  • Crossroads (1986) [B+]
  • Supernova (2000) [C+] {as "Thomas Lee"}
  • Undisputed (2002) [B+]
  • Average: B+/B (4)

  • John Hillcoat

  • Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988) [D]
  • The Proposition (2006) [B]
  • The Road (2009) [B]
  • Lawless (2012) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Alfred Hitchcock

  • Blackmail (1929) [A-]
  • The 39 Steps (1935) [B+]
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938) [A-]
  • Foreign Correspondant (1940) [B+]
  • Rebecca (1940) [A-]
  • Saboteur (1942) [B]
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943) [A-]
  • Lifeboat (1944) [A-]
  • Spellbound (1945) [C+]
  • Notorious (1946) [A-]
  • Strangers on a Train (1951) [A]
  • Dial M for Murder (1954) [A-]
  • Rear Window (1954) [A]
  • The Trouble with Harry (1955) [B+]
  • Vertigo (1958) [A]
  • North by Northwest (1959) [A]
  • Psycho (1960) [A]
  • The Birds (1963) [A-]
  • Marnie (1964) [B+]
  • Frenzy (1972) [A-]
  • Family Plot (1976) [A-]
  • Average: A- (21)

  • Godfrey Ho

  • Ninja Masters of Death (1985) [C+] {as "Bruce Lambert"}
  • Ninja Squad (1985) [C] {with Robert M. Young}
  • Ninja Terminator (1985) [B-]
  • Scorpion Thunderbolt (1988) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Gregory Hoblit

  • Primal Fear (1996) [C+]
  • Fallen (1998) [C]
  • Frequency (2000) [C+]
  • Average: C+

  • Tom Holland

  • Fright Night (1985) [B]
  • Child's Play (1988) [C]
  • Stephen King's Thinner (1996) [D-]
  • We All Scream for Ice Cream (2007) [D+]
  • Average: C- (4)

  • Ishirô Honda

  • Gojira (1954) [C+]
  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) [C+] {with Terry O. Morse}
  • Rodan (1956) [C+]
  • War of the Gargantuas (1966) [B]
  • Average: B-/C+ (4)

  • Hong Sang-soo

  • The Power of Kangwon Province (1998) [C+]
  • Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000) [DNF]
  • Woman on the Beach (2008) [B+]
  • Night and Day (2009) [B]
  • Average: B (3 + 1 DNF)

  • Tobe Hooper

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) [A-]
  • The Funhouse (1981) [C]
  • Lifeforce (1985) [B]
  • Eye (1993) {short - segment of Body Bags}
  • The Toolbox Murders (2005) [B-]
  • Dance of the Dead (2005) [D-]
  • Average: C+ (5 + 1 short)

  • Stephen Hopkins

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) [B-]
  • Blown Away (1994) [C+]
  • Under Suspicion (2000) [F]
  • The Reaping (2007) [C]
  • Average: C/C- (4)

  • Ron Howard

  • Night Shift (1982) [C+]
  • Cocoon (1985) [B+]
  • Willow (1988) [B]
  • Parenthood (1989) [B]
  • Backdraft (1991) [B-]
  • Ransom (1996) [B]
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) [C-]
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001) [B-]
  • The Missing (2003) [C-]
  • Average: B- (9)

  • John Hughes

  • Weird Science (1985) [C+]
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) [B-]
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) [B+]
  • Uncle Buck (1989) [B]
  • Average: B/B- (4)

  • Sammo Hung

  • Dragons Forever (1988) [B]
  • Blade of Fury (1993) [B-]
  • Mr. Nice Guy (1997) [D+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Lillian Hunt

  • B Girl Rhapsody (1952) [B-] {with James R. Connell}
  • The A-B-Cs of Love (1953) [C-]
  • Peek-a-Boo (1953) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • John Huston

  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) [A-]
  • The Battle of San Pietro (1945) {short}
  • Key Largo (1948) [A-]
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) [A]
  • Beat the Devil (1953) [A]
  • Fat City (1972) [B+]
  • Annie (1982) [C]
  • Prizzi's Honor (1985) [A-]
  • Average: A- (7 + 1 short)

  • Peter Hyams

  • Busting (1974) [B]
  • The Relic (1997) [D]
  • End of Days (1999) [D]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Nicholas Hytner

  • The Madness of King George (1994) [C+]
  • The Crucible (1996) [B+]
  • The Object of My Affection (1998) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Kon Ichikawa

  • The Burmese Harp (1956) [B+]
  • Fires on the Plain (1959) [B+]
  • Tokyo Olympiad (1965) [A]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Kazuo Ikehiro

  • Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964) [B+]
  • Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964) [B-]
  • Zatoichi's Pilgrimage (1966) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Hiroshi Inagaki

  • Samurai I: Miyamoto Musashi (1954) [B-]
  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) [C+]
  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu

  • Amores Perros (2001) [B+]
  • 21 Grams (2003) [C+]
  • Babel (2006) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Peter Jackson

  • Bad Taste (1987) [B+]
  • Meet the Feebles (1989) [A-]
  • Dead Alive (1992) [A]
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994) [A]
  • Forgotten Silver (1995) [B+]
  • The Frighteners (1996) [A-]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) [B]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) [A]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [B+]
  • King Kong (2005) [B+]
  • Average: A- (10)

  • Benoit Jacquot

  • The Disenchanted (1990) [D]
  • A Single Girl (1996) [B+]
  • À tout de suite (2005) [C]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Jim Jarmusch

  • Stranger Than Paradise (1984) [B]
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2000) [B+]
  • Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) [C+]
  • Broken Flowers (2005) [C+]
  • The Limits of Control (2009) [C+]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet

  • Delicatessen (1991) [A-] {with Marc Caro}
  • The City of Lost Children (1995) [A-] {with Marc Caro}
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997) [B-]
  • Amelie (2001) [B+]
  • A Very Long Engagement (2004) [C]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • Fando and Lis (1968) [B]
  • El Topo (1970) [B+]
  • The Holy Mountain (1973) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Roland Joffé

  • The Mission (1986) [B]
  • City of Joy (1992) [C]
  • Goodbye Lover (1998) [C-]
  • Captivity (2007) [D-]
  • Average: C/C- (4)

  • Rian Johnson

  • Brick (2006) [C]
  • The Brothers Bloom (2009) [B+]
  • Looper (2012) [A-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Joe Johnston

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) [B+]
  • Jumanji (1995) [B]
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) [C]
  • The Wolfman (2010) [C]
  • Captain America (2011) [B]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Terry Jones

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) [A]
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) [A-]
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) [B+]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Spike Jonze

  • Being John Malkovich (1999) [A]
  • Adaptation. (2002) [B]
  • Where the Wild Things Are (2009) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Neil Jordan

  • The Company of Wolves (1984) [B]
  • Mona Lisa (1986) [A]
  • The Crying Game (1992) [A]
  • Interview with the Vampire (1994) [B-]
  • The Butcher Boy (1997) [A-]
  • In Dreams (1999) [C]
  • The End of the Affair (1999) [A-]
  • Not I (2000) {short}
  • The Good Thief (2003) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (8 + 1 short)

  • Mike Judge

  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996) [B+]
  • Office Space (1999) [B]
  • Idiocracy (2006) [B-]
  • Extract (2009) [C]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Shusuke Kaneko

  • Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) [B-]
  • Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996) [C+]
  • Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Jake Kasdan

  • Zero Effect (1998) [B]
  • Orange County (2002) [C+]
  • The TV Set (2007) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Lawrence Kasdan

  • Body Heat (1981) [A-]
  • Mumford (1999) [C-]
  • Dreamcatcher (2003) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Jeremy Kasten

  • The Attic Expeditions (2001) [C+]
  • All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005) [D]
  • The Wizard of Gore (2007) [D-]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Lloyd Kaufman

  • Big Gus, What's the Fuss? (1973) [D] {with Ami Artzi}
  • Squeeze Play (1979) [B-] {as "Samuel Weil"}
  • Stuck on You! (1983) [B-] {with Michael Herz; as "Samuel Weil"}
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984) [B+] {with Michael Herz; as "Samuel Weil"}
  • Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) [C] {with Michael Herz & Richard W. Haines; as "Samuel Weil"}
  • Troma's War (1988) [B+] {with Michael Herz; as "Samuel Weil"}
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989) [B-] {with Michael Herz}
  • Tromeo and Juliet (1996) [A-]
  • Terror Firmer (2000) [B]
  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2001) [B-]
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2008) [B]
  • Average: B- (11)

  • Yoshiyaki Kawajiri

  • Wicked City (1989) [F]
  • Ninja Scroll (1995) [A-]
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2001) [C+]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Elia Kazan

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) [A-]
  • On the Waterfront (1954) [B]
  • The Visitors (1972) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Buster Keaton

  • Neighbors (1920) {short}
  • The Goat (1921) {short}
  • The Blacksmith (1922) {short}
  • Cops (1922) {short}
  • My Wife's Relations (1922) {short}
  • The Balloonatic (1923) {short}
  • Three Ages (1923) [C+]
  • Our Hospitality (1923) [A-]
  • The Navigator (1924) [B]
  • Sherlock, Jr. (1924) [A]
  • Go West (1925) [B]
  • Seven Chances (1925) [A]
  • Battling Butler (1926) [B+]
  • The General (1927) [A] {with Clyde Bruckman}
  • Average: B+ (8 + 6 shorts)

  • Bob Kelljan

  • Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) [B-]
  • The Return of Count Yorga (1971) [B+]
  • Rape Squad (1974) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Krzysztof Kieslowski

  • Tramway (1966) {short}
  • Night Porter's Point of View (1978) {short}
  • Camera Buff (1979) [A]
  • Blind Chance (1981) [C+]
  • The Decalogue (1988)
  • A Short Film About Killing (1988) [A]
  • A Short Film About Love (1988) [A]
  • The Double Life of Veronique (1991) [B+]
  • Average: A- (5 + 2 shorts & 1 misc.)

  • Kim Jee-woon

  • The Foul King (2000) [A-]
  • A Tale of Two Sisters (2004) [B+]
  • The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2010) [B+]
  • I Saw the Devil (2011) [B+]
  • The Last Stand (2013) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Kim Ki-duk

  • The Isle (2000) [C+]
  • Bad Guy (2001) [DNF]
  • Samaritan Girl (2004) [C]
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2004) [B+]
  • 3-iron (2005) [B+]
  • Time (2007) [B+]
  • Average: B (5 + 1 incomp.)

  • Takeshi Kitano

  • Fireworks (1998) [A-]
  • Kikujiro (2000) [B]
  • Brother (2001) [B+]
  • The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2004) [B+]
  • Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007) [C]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Masaki Kobayashi

  • Harakiri (1962) [A-]
  • Kwaidan (1964) [A-]
  • Samurai Rebellion (1967) [A-]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • David Koepp

  • Stir of Echoes (1999) [B+]
  • Secret Window (2004) [C]
  • Premium Rush (2012) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Satoshi Kon

  • Perfect Blue (1999) [B+]
  • Millennium Actress (2003) [B]
  • Tokyo Godfathers (2004) [B-] {with Shogo Furuya}
  • Paranoia Agent (2004) {TV (but clearly awesome)}
  • Paprika (2007) [B+]
  • Average: B (3 + 1 TV series)

  • Harmony Korine

  • Mister Lonely (2008) [B-]
  • Trash Humpers (2010) [B-]
  • Spring Breakers (2013) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Stanley Kubrick

  • Killer's Kiss (1955) [C]
  • The Killing (1956) [A]
  • Paths of Glory (1957) [A]
  • Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) [A]
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [A]
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971) [A]
  • Barry Lyndon (1975) [B+]
  • The Shining (1980) [B]
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987) [B]
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999) [A]
  • Average: A- (10)

  • Akira Kurosawa

  • Stray Dog (1949) [B+]
  • Rashomon (1950) [A]
  • Ikiru (1952) [A-]
  • The Seven Samurai (1954) [A]
  • Throne of Blood (1957) [A]
  • The Hidden Fortress (1958) [B+]
  • Yojimbo (1961) [A]
  • Sanjuro (1962) [B]
  • High and Low (1963) [B+]
  • Average: A- (9)

  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa

  • Cure (1997) [C+]
  • Charisma (1999) [C]
  • Pulse (2001) [B+]
  • Doppleganger (2003) [B-]
  • Bright Future (2004) [C]
  • Retribution (2006) [B+]
  • Tokyo Sonata (2009) [B-]
  • Average: B- (7)

  • Neil Labute

  • In the Company of Men (1997) [A]
  • Your Friends and Neighbors (1998) [B-]
  • Nurse Betty (2000) [C]
  • The Wicker Man (2006) [B]
  • Lakeview Terrace (2008) [B-]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Aldo Lado

  • Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) [A-]
  • Who Saw Her Die? (1972) [B-]
  • Night Train Murders (1975) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • John Landis

  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) [A-]
  • National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) [C]
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981) [A-]
  • Prologue (1983) {short - segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie}
  • Time Out (1983) {short - segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie}
  • Coming to America (1988) [B+]
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) [B-]
  • Deer Woman (2006) [B-]
  • Average: B (6 + 2 shorts)

  • Fritz Lang

  • Metropolis (1927) [A-]
  • M (1931) [A]
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) [B]
  • The Woman in the Window (1944) [C]
  • The Big Heat (1953) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • John Lasseter

  • Luxo, Jr. (1986) {short}
  • Tin Toy (1988) {short}
  • Toy Story (1995) [A]
  • A Bug's Life (1998) [B+]
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) [A]
  • Cars (2006) [C-]
  • Average: B+ (4 + 2 shorts)

  • Pascal Laugier

  • Saint Ange (2004) [D]
  • Martyrs (2008) [B]
  • The Tall Man (2012) [B]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • David Lean

  • Brief Encounter (1945) [A-]
  • Great Expectations (1946) [A-]
  • Oliver Twist (1948) [B+]
  • Summertime (1955) [B-]
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) [A-]
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • Ang Lee

  • Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) [A-]
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) [A-]
  • Hulk (2003) [C+]
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Spike Lee

  • Do the Right Thing (1989) [A-]
  • Untitled (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • Summer of Sam (1999) [C]
  • The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) [B-]
  • 25th Hour (2002) [A]
  • She Hate Me (2004) [C+]
  • Inside Man (2006) [B+]
  • Passing Strange: The Movie (2009) [B]
  • Average: B (7 + 1 short)

  • Michael Lehmann

  • Heathers (1989) [A-]
  • Hudson Hawk (1991) [B]
  • The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Mike Leigh

  • Naked (1994) [A]
  • Vera Drake (2004) [A]
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) [B+]
  • Another Year (2010) [C+]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Kasi Lemmons

  • Eve's Bayou (1997) [A-]
  • The Caveman's Valentine (2001) [B-]
  • Talk to Me (2007) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Sergio Leone

  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964) [A-]
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965) [A-]
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) [A]
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) [A]
  • Average: A/A- (4)

  • Mervyn LeRoy

  • Little Caesar (1931) [C]
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) [B+]
  • Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) [B+]
  • The Bad Seed (1956) [C+]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Mark L. Lester

  • Bobbi Jo and the Outlaw (1976) [B]
  • Roller Boogie (1979) [D]
  • Commando (1985) [B]
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) [C-]
  • Blowback (2000) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Richard Lester

  • A Hard Day's Night (1964) [A-]
  • The Bed Sitting Room (1969) [A-]
  • Juggernaut (1974) [B+]
  • Superman II (1980) [B+]
  • Average: A-/B+ (4)

  • Louis Leterrier

  • The Transporter (2002) [B-]
  • Unleashed (2005) [C+]
  • Transporter 2 (2005) [C+]
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008) [B]
  • Now You See Me (2013) [C]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Brian Levant

  • Beethoven (1992) [C+]
  • The Flinstones (1994) [D+]
  • Snow Dogs (2002) [D]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Barry Levinson

  • Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) [B+]
  • Disclosure (1994) [B]
  • Wag the Dog (1997) [A-]
  • Sphere (1998) [D+]
  • Liberty Heights (1999) [B-]
  • Bandits (2001) [D]
  • Average: B-/C+ (6)

  • Herschell Gordon Lewis

  • The Adventures of Lucky Pierre (1961) [C]
  • Blood Feast (1963) [C+]
  • Scum of the Earth (1963) [C]
  • Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) [B]
  • Color Me Blood Red (1965) [B-]
  • Jimmy the Boy Wonder (1966) [C]
  • The Gruesome Twosome (1967) [C+]
  • Something Weird (1967) [D]
  • The Alley Tramp (1968) [C-] {as "Armand Parys"}
  • How to Make a Doll (1968) [D]
  • Just for the Hell of It (1968) [B-]
  • She-Devils on Wheels (1968) [D-]
  • Suburban Roulette (1968) [C-]
  • The Ecstasies of Women (1969) [C-]
  • The Wizard of Gore (1970) [B]
  • The Gore Gore Girls (1972) [C+]
  • The Year of the Yahoo! (1972) [C]
  • Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002) [B-]
  • The Uh-Oh Show (2009) [D+]
  • Average: C (19)

  • Jerry Lewis

  • The Bellboy (1960) [A]
  • The Ladies Man (1962) [B+]
  • The Nutty Professor (1963) [B+]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Doug Liman

  • Swingers (1996) [A-]
  • Go (1999) [B+]
  • The Bourne Identity (2002) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Richard Linklater

  • Slacker (1991) [B]
  • Dazed and Confused (1993) [A-]
  • Before Sunrise (1995) [A]
  • Tape (2001) [B+]
  • Waking Life (2001) [B+]
  • School of Rock (2003) [B+]
  • Before Sunset (2004) [A]
  • Bad News Bears (2005) [B]
  • A Scanner Darkly (2006) [B+]
  • Bernie (2012) [B+]
  • Before Midnight (2013) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (11)

  • Liu Chia-liang

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) [A-]
  • Dirty Ho (1979) [B]
  • Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979) [A-]
  • Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1983) [B+]
  • Drunken Master II (1994) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Ken Loach

  • My Name Is Joe (1999) [B+]
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007) [C+]
  • Looking for Eric (2010) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Ernst Lubitsch

  • The Wildcat (1921) [B+]
  • The Love Parade (1929) [B-]
  • Monte Carlo (1930) [B+]
  • The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) [B+]
  • One Hour with You (1932) [B+]
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932) [A]
  • Ninotchka (1939) [A]
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940) [A]
  • To Be or Not to Be (1942) [A]
  • Heaven Can Wait (1943) [B+]
  • Average: A- (10)

  • George Lucas

  • Star Wars (1977) [A]
  • Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999) [C]
  • Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (2002) [C+]
  • Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005) [B-]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Robert Luketic

  • Legally Blonde (2001) [C+]
  • Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004) [D+]
  • Killers (2010) [D]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Sidney Lumet

  • 12 Angry Men (1957) [A-]
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975) [B]
  • Network (1976) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Patrick Lussier

  • Dracula 2000 (2000) [C+]
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) [C]
  • Drive Angry 3D (2011) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • William Lustig

  • Maniac (1980) [C-]
  • Maniac Cop (1988) [B]
  • Uncle Sam (1996) [D]
  • Average: C (3)

  • David Lynch

  • The Alphabet (1968) {short}
  • The Grandmother (1970) {short}
  • Eraserhead (1977) [A]
  • Blue Velvet (1986) [A]
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) [C]
  • Lumiere (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • Lost Highway (1997) [B]
  • The Straight Story (1999) [A-]
  • Mulholland Drive (2001) [A]
  • Inland Empire (2006) [B]
  • Average: B+ (7 + 3 shorts)
  • Jonathan Lynn

  • Clue (1985) [C+]
  • My Cousin Vinny (1992) [A]
  • Trial and Error (1997) [B]
  • The Whole Nine Yards (2000) [B-]
  • Average: B (4)
Author Comments: 

Inspired even more by this, down to the two-film-per-director minimum [ADDENDUM, 5/29/07: Not anymore -- I'm pruning this list by upping the minimum to three, thereby also wiggling out of my average-grade quandary]. Many listed grades are considered suspect, as they stem from many-years-ago viewings. But we'll roll with it anyway.

For average purposes, I probably should be listing DNF films, but I can't quite figure out how that would work. Suggestions, anyone? (Also, shorts aren't counted in the averages, since I don't really letter-grade them.)

I was thinking of doing this, but different lists dedicated to my favorite or notorious directors.

Some thoughts, wow you actually saw Pluto Nash?, why an F for Tommy?, haven't seen it but i'm a huge Who fan i almost bought the dvd. A- for Addam's family values?, i guess i have to see it again.

Also, you haven't seen Groundhog day?.

Nope, haven't seen Groundhog Day yet. I know, I know...

Also, yeah, I'm a big fan of Addams Family Values. Haven't seen it in a few years, but the scene where Wednesday smiles is worth the price all on its own.

well i was surprised by the groundhog day omision, not because of the film greatness but because it used to be on all the time on cable in the late 90's, early 00's.

I'm surprised John Cassavettes isn't on the list.

I've only seen two Cassavetes films (Shadows and Faces, both of which I loved), which is why he isn't listed yet. As soon as I watch the TCM airing of A Child Is Waiting that I just taped, or the DVD-R of Love Streams I received some time ago, or the VHS of Husbands that someone was nice enough to let me borrow (I swear I'll get it back to you, Kza), he'll be up here. :-)

You know what else you're missing? John Woo's US debut, Hard Target. It's sort of a quasi-remake of Hard Boiled but it has some incredible scenes to call its own.

Two directors I noticed absent: Richard Donner and Michael Bay.

I've only seen two Bay films -- The Rock and Armageddon -- and the ruinous anti-quality of the latter pretty much ensured I'd avoid his films from then on. Donner, though, I just hadn't quite gotten to yet, mainly because I haven't seen anything he's done since Lethal Weapon 4 and frankly I'd forgotten he wasn't dead.

I figured that you likely would have seen a bunch of Donner films at one point or another, but I'm surprised you've only seen two of Bay's, because you've got a lot of obscure/medicore directors on there.

Yes! The Game gets the "F". So many people overrate this, and it's not either that smart or that thrilling.
And I think you need to see Walter Hill's Extreme Prejudice, a truly fantastic (man) movie. I just enjoy in every scene in it, and it has like the greatest assemblage of (b?) actors ever.
I'm not much into other W. Hill movies, because they all plotwise become uninteresting or fall apart at some time, but this one is perfect.

I'll stick Extreme Prejudice on my list of things to see. Though I think your assessment of Hill means that you're severely underrating The Driver Who Was Awesome.

Could be, I've only seen bits of it, I have still to watch the whole deal.
Some would also say I'm knocking off 48 Hrs, Southern Comfort and The Long Riders, but I watched them all after Extreme Prejudice and they all failed to equal "the peppery." Must be the Texan coolness behind it.

The fact that I'm now noticing that you don't have a John Ford section suggests that I check your list out a lot.

HA! And as it stands, I've only seen THE SEARCHERS.