Films Seen By Director: M-Z

  • Byron Mabe (AKA B. Ron Elliot)

  • A Smell of Honey, A Swallow of Brine (1966) [C]
  • She Freak (1967) [C]
  • The Acid Eaters (1968) [B-]
  • The Bushwhacker (1968) [D]
  • The Head Mistress (1968) [C+]
  • The Adult Version of Jekyll and Hide (1972) [D+]
  • Average: C (6)

  • Guy Maddin

  • Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988) [B+]
  • Careful (1992) [C+]
  • Sissy Boy Slap Party (1995) {short}
  • The Heart of the World (2000) {short}
  • Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2003) [A-]
  • Cowards Bend the Knee (2004) [A-]
  • The Saddest Music in the World (2004) [B]
  • Sombra Dolorosa (2004) {short}
  • My Dad is 100 Years Old (2005) {short}
  • Brand Upon the Brain! (2007) [B+]
  • Odin's Shield Maiden (2007) {short}
  • Berlin (2008) {short}
  • Footsteps (2008) {short}
  • It's My Mother's Birthday Today (2008) {short}
  • My Winnipeg (2008) [A-]
  • Spanky: To the Pier and Back (2008) {short}
  • Keyhole (2012) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (8 + 9 shorts)

  • Barry Mahon

  • Pagan Island (1961) [C+]
  • The Beast That Killed Women (1965) [C]
  • The Sex Killer (1967) [D]
  • Get Down Grand Funk (1968) [C+] {with Frank Willard}
  • Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972) [D] {with R. Winer}
  • Average: C- (5)

  • Kelly Makin

  • National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995) [D-]
  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) [C+]
  • Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) [C-]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Terrence Malick

  • Badlands (1973) [A-]
  • Days of Heaven (1978) [A-]
  • The New World (2004) [B-]
  • The Tree of Life (2011) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Louis Malle

  • Elevator to the Gallows (1958) [B+]
  • The Lovers (1958) [B]
  • Zazie Dans le Metro (1961) [A-]
  • The Fire Within (1963) [B+]
  • William Wilson (1968) {short - segment of Spirits of the Dead)
  • ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986) [C+]
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (6 + 1 short)

  • William Malone

  • Creature (1985) [C-]
  • House on Haunted Hill (1999) [C-]
  • feardotcom (2002) [C]
  • The Fair-Haired Child (2006) [D]
  • Average: C- (4)

  • David Mamet

  • The Spanish Prisoner (1998) [A]
  • The Winslow Boy (1999) [A-]
  • State and Main (2000) [A]
  • Heist (2001) [B]
  • Spartan (2004) [B+]
  • Redbelt (2008) [C]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • James Mangold

  • Cop Land (1997) [C-]
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999) [C]
  • Kate & Leopold (2001) [C]
  • Identity (2003) [F]
  • Walk the Line (2005) [C]
  • 3:10 to Yuma (2007) [C+]
  • Grade: C- (6)

  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz

  • All About Eve (1950) [A]
  • Julius Caesar (1953) [A-]
  • Sleuth (1972) [A]
  • Average: A (3)

  • Anthony Mann

  • Strange Impersonation (1946) [C]
  • Railroaded! (1947) [B+]
  • Winchester '73 (1950) [A]
  • Bend of the River (1952) [B+]
  • The Naked Spur (1953) [B+]
  • The Man from Laramie (1955) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • Michael Mann

  • The Keep (1983) [B]
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992) [A-]
  • Heat (1995) [A-]
  • The Insider (1999) [A-]
  • Collateral (2004) [B+]
  • Public Enemies (2009) [B]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • Jose Mojica Marins

  • At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1963) [C+]
  • This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967) [B]
  • Awakening of the Beast (1970) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Arthur Marks

  • Bonnie's Kids (1973) [B]
  • Detroit 9000 (1973) [B]
  • J.D.'s Revenge (1976) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Neil Marshall

  • Dog Soldiers (2002) [B+]
  • The Descent (2005) [B+]
  • Centurion (2010) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Sergio Martino

  • Naked and Violent (1970) [C]
  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971) [B]
  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) [B-]
  • Giovannona, Long-Thigh (1973) [C]
  • Torso (1973) [C]
  • The Violent Professionals (1973) [B]
  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975) [B+]
  • The Big Alligator River (1979) [B]
  • Average: B- (8)

  • Joseph P. Mawra

  • White Slaves of Chinatown (1964) [C+]
  • Olga's Girls (1964) [B-]
  • Olga's House of Shame (1964) [B-]
  • All Men Are Apes! (1965) [B]
  • Chained Girls (1965) [C-]
  • Mondo Oscenita (1965) [B] {as "Carlo Scappine"}
  • Average: B- (6)

  • Leo McCarey

  • Duck Soup (1933) [A]
  • The Awful Truth (1937) [A-]
  • Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) [A]
  • Average: A (3)

  • McG

  • Charlie's Angels (2000) [B+]
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) [D+]
  • Terminator Salvation (2009) [D]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Paul McGuigan

  • Gangster No. 1 (2002) [C]
  • Wicker Park (2004) [D+]
  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006) [D-]
  • Push (2009) [C-]
  • Average: D+ (4)

  • Adam McKay

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) [B+]
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) [B]
  • Step Brothers (2008) [C+]
  • The Other Guys (2010) [B]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Lucky McKee

  • May (2003) [B+]
  • Sick Girl (2006) [B]
  • Red (2008) [B] {with Tryvge Allister Diesen}
  • The Woman (2011) [C-]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Norman Z. McLeod

  • Monkey Business (1931) [B+]
  • Horse Feathers (1932) [B+]
  • It's a Gift (1934) [A-]
  • The Paleface (1948) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • John McNaughton

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) [A]
  • Mad Dog and Glory (1993) [B]
  • Wild Things (1998) [B+]
  • Haeckel's Tale (2006) [C]
  • Average: B (4)

  • John McTiernan

  • Nomads (1986) [D]
  • Predator (1987) [B]
  • Die Hard (1988) [A-]
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990) [D]
  • Last Action Hero (1993) [D]
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) [B-]
  • The 13th Warrior (1999) [B-]
  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) [C]
  • Rollerball (2002) [D]
  • Average: C (9)

  • Shane Meadows

  • TwentyFourSeven (1998) [B]
  • Dead Man's Shoes (2006) [C+]
  • This Is England (2007) [B+]
  • Somers Town (2009) [B]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Jean-Pierre Melville

  • Bob le Flambeur (1956) [A-]
  • Le Samourai (1967) [A-]
  • Le Cercle Rouge (1970) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)
  • Fernando Mendez

  • The Vampire (1957) [B-]
  • The Vampire's Coffin (1958) [C]
  • The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Stevan Mena

  • Malevolence (2004) [D-]
  • Brutal Massacre (2007) [D-]
  • Bereavement (2011) [D]
  • Average: D- (3)

  • Sam Mendes

  • American Beauty (1999) [A-]
  • Road to Perdition (2002) [B]
  • Skyfall (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Radley Metzger

  • Therese and Isabelle (1968) [C+]
  • The Lickerish Quartet (1970) [B+]
  • Little Mother (1973) [D+]
  • The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976) [B+] {as "Henry Paris"}
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Russ Meyer

  • The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) [B+]
  • Eve and the Handyman (1961) [C+]
  • Lorna (1964) [C+]
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) [A]
  • Mudhoney (1965) [B+]
  • Mondo Topless (1966) [B]
  • Good Morning... and Goodbye! (1967) [B]
  • Vixen! (1968) [A-]
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) [B+]
  • Cherry, Harry and Raquel (1970) [B-]
  • Supervixens (1975) [C+]
  • Up! (1976) [A]
  • Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979) [C]
  • Average: B (13)

  • Takashi Miike

  • Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) [B-]
  • Full Metal Yakuza (1997) [C]
  • Rainy Dog (1997) [C]
  • Dead or Alive (1999) [C+]
  • Ley Lines (1999) [B-]
  • Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000) [B-]
  • Audition (2001) [A-]
  • Visitor Q (2001) [A-]
  • The City of Lost Souls (2002) [C+]
  • Dead or Alive: Final (2002) [B-]
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris (2002) [B]
  • Ichi the Killer (2003) [B+]
  • Gozu (2004) [B-]
  • Izo (2004) [D+]
  • Zebraman (2004) [B]
  • Box (2005) {short - segment of Three... Extremes}
  • Imprint (2005) [C+]
  • One Missed Call (2005) [C+]
  • The Great Yokai War (2006) [B-]
  • Detective Story (2007) [B-]
  • Sukiyaki Western Django (2008) [A-]
  • 13 Assassins (2011) [B+]
  • Average: B- (21 + 1 short)

  • Ted V. Mikels

  • Dr. Sex (1964) [C] {as "Theo Mikacecci"}
  • The Astro Zombies (1968) [D]
  • The Corpse Grinders (1971) [D]
  • Little Red Riding Hood Saves the Big Bad Wolf (1993) {short}
  • Average: D+ (3 + 1 short)

  • Bennett Miller

  • The Cruise (1998) [B+]
  • Capote (2005) [B]
  • Moneyball (2011) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • George Miller

  • Mad Max (1979) [B-]
  • The Road Warrior (1982) [A-]
  • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet {short - segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie}
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987) [B+]
  • Babe: Pig in the City (1998) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (4 + 1 short)

  • Steve Miner

  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [D+]
  • Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) [C-]
  • Warlock (1989) [B]
  • Halloween H20 (1998) [B]
  • Lake Placid (1999) [C-]
  • Average: C (5)

  • Rob Minkoff

  • Tummy Trouble (1989) {short}
  • The Lion King (1994) [B+] {with Roger Allers}
  • Stuart Little (1999) [B+]
  • Stuart Little 2 (2002) [C+]
  • Average: B (3 + 1 short)

  • Kenji Misumi

  • The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) [B+]
  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964) [B+]
  • Zatoichi and the Chess Expert (1965) [C+]
  • Zatoichi Challenged (1967) [B+]
  • Samaritan Zatoichi (1968) [A-]
  • Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire (1970) [B+]
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) [B+]
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972) [B+]
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972) [B]
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (10)

  • Hayao Miyazaki

  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) [B+]
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) [A-]
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988) [A]
  • Princess Mononoke (1999) [A-]
  • Spirited Away (2001) [B+]
  • Ponyo (2009) [A-]
  • Average: A- (6)

  • Lukas Moodysson

  • Show Me Love (1999) [A-]
  • Lilya 4-Ever (2003) [D+]
  • A Hole in My Heart (2005) [B]
  • Container (2006) [C+]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Michael Moore

  • Roger & Me (1989) [A-]
  • Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992) {short}
  • The Big One (1998) [B]
  • Bowling for Columbine (2002) [A-]
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) [B]
  • Sicko (2007) [B]
  • Average: B+ (5 + 1 short)

  • Pierre Morel

  • District B13 (2006) [B-]
  • Taken (2009) [B-]
  • From Paris with Love (2010) [B-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Kazuo Mori

  • The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (1962) [B+]
  • Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965) [B+]
  • Zatoichi at Large (1972) [C]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Errol Morris

  • Vernon, Florida (1981) [B-]
  • Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997) [A]
  • Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) [B+]
  • The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) [A]
  • Standard Operating Procedure (2008) [B+]
  • Tabloid (2011) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • Jonathan Mostow

  • Breakdown (1997) [A-]
  • U-571 (2000) [B-]
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Greg Mottola

  • Superbad (2007) [A-]
  • Adventureland (2009) [C]
  • Paul (2011) [B-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Russell Mulcahy

  • Ricochet (1991) [B]
  • The Shadow (1994) [D+]
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) [D]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • F.W. Murnau

  • Nosferatu (1922) [B+]
  • The Last Laugh (1924) [B+]
  • Sunrise (1927) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Gerardo Naranja

  • Drama/Mex (2007) [C]
  • I'm Gonna Explode (2009) [C-]
  • Miss Bala (2011) [B-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Tim Blake Nelson

  • Eye of God (1997) [A-]
  • The Grey Zone (2002) [C+]
  • Leaves of Grass (2010) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Brian Neveldine & Mark Taylor

  • Crank (2006) [B+]
  • Crank: High Voltage (2009) [A-]
  • Gamer (2009) [B-]
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) [B]
  • Average: B+/B (4)

  • Mike Newell

  • Donnie Brasco (1997) [A]
  • Pushing Tin (1999) [C]
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Fred C. Newmeyer

  • Dr. Jack (1922) [B]
  • Safety Last! (1923) [A]
  • Why Worry? (1923) [B+]
  • Girl Shy (1924) [B+]
  • The Freshman (1925) [C+]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Andrew Niccol

  • Gattaca (1997) [C+]
  • Lord of War (2005) [B+]
  • In Time (2011) [D]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Jeff Nichols

  • Shotgun Stories (2007) [B-]
  • Take Shelter (2011) [A-]
  • Mud (2013) [B-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Mike Nichols

  • Catch-22 (1970) [C+]
  • Carnal Knowledge (1971) [A-]
  • Biloxi Blues (1988) [B]
  • Wolf (1994) [C-]
  • The Birdcage (1996) [B+]
  • Primary Colors (1998) [A-]
  • What Planet Are You From? (2000) [C]
  • Closer (2004) [B+]
  • Average: B (8)

  • Yoshihiro Nishimura

  • Tokyo Gore Police (2008) [B+]
  • Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009) [B] {with Naoyuki Tomomatsu}
  • Helldriver (2010) [B-]
  • Z Is for Zetsumetsu (2013) {short - segment of The ABCs of Death}
  • Average: B (3 + 1 short)

  • Gaspar Noe

  • I Stand Alone (1999) [C+]
  • Irreversible (2003) [A-]
  • Enter the Void (2010) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Christopher Nolan

  • Following (1999) [B]
  • Memento (2001) [A]
  • Insomnia (2002) [B]
  • Batman Begins (2005) [C]
  • The Prestige (2006) [B]
  • The Dark Knight (2008) [A-]
  • Inception (2010) [B+]
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) [B-]
  • Average: B (8)

  • Stephen Norrington

  • Death Machine (1995) [D+]
  • Blade (1998) [C+]
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) [D]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Phillip Noyce

  • Blind Fury (1989) [B-]
  • Patriot Games (1992) [C+]
  • The Bone Collector (1999) [C]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Nagisa Oshima

  • Cruel Story of Youth (1960) [B]
  • Violence at Noon (1966) [B]
  • In the Realm of the Senses (1976) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Frank Oz

  • Little Shop of Horrors (1986) [B]
  • What About Bob? (1991) [B+]
  • In & Out (1997) [B+]
  • Bowfinger (1999) [B+]
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) [D-]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Francois Ozon

  • A Summer Dress (1996) {short}
  • See the Sea (1997) [C]
  • Under the Sand (2001) [B]
  • 8 Women (2002) [B+]
  • Swimming Pool (2003) [B-]
  • 5 x 2 (2005) [C]
  • Ricky (2009) [B-]
  • Average: B- (6 + 1 short)

  • Danny & Oxide Pang

  • The Eye (2003) [C+]
  • The Messengers (2007) [D+]
  • Bangkok Dangerous (2008) [D]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Park Chan-wook

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) [B]
  • Oldboy (2004) [A]
  • Cut (2005) {short - segment of Three... Extremes}
  • Lady Vengeance (2006) [D-]
  • Thirst (2009) [C]
  • Stoker (2013) [B+]
  • Average: B- (5 + 1 short)

  • Alan Parker

  • Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) [A]
  • Angel Heart (1987) [B]
  • Mississippi Burning (1988) [A]
  • The Commitments (1991) [A]
  • The Road to Wellville (1994) [D]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Trey Parker

  • Cannibal! The Musical (1996) [B]
  • Orgazmo (1998) [B+]
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) [A]
  • Team America: World Police (2004) [B]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • Mamma Roma (1962) [B-]
  • Teorema (1968) [A-]
  • Porcile (1969) [C]
  • The Canterbury Tales (1972) [B]
  • Salo, or: The 120 Days of Sodom (1975) [B]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Alexander Payne

  • Citizen Ruth (1996) [A-]
  • Election (1999) [B+]
  • About Schmidt (2002) [C]
  • Sideways (2004) [A]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Sam Peckinpah

  • The Wild Bunch (1969) [A]
  • Straw Dogs (1971) [B+]
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) [B]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Arthur Penn

  • The Miracle Worker (1962) [B+]
  • Bonnie & Clyde (1967) [A-]
  • Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Sean Penn

  • The Crossing Guard (1995) [C+]
  • The Pledge (2001) [B]
  • Into the Wild (2007) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Wolfgang Petersen

  • In the Line of Fire (1993) [A]
  • Air Force One (1997) [A-]
  • The Perfect Storm (2000) [C]
  • Troy (2004) [B]
  • Average: B+/B (4)

  • Donald Petrie

  • Grumpy Old Men (1993) [B]
  • My Favorite Martian (1999) [C+]
  • My Life in Ruins (2009) [D]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Todd Phillips

  • Road Trip (2000) [C-]
  • Starsky and Hutch (2004) [C]
  • The Hangover (2009) [C+]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Charles Pinion

  • Twisted Issues (1988) [B]
  • Red Spirit Lake (1993) [A-]
  • We Await (1996) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Bill Plympton

  • Your Face (1987) {short}
  • How to Kiss (1989) {short}
  • 25 Ways to Quit Smoking (1989) {short}
  • Push Comes to Shove (1991) {short}
  • The Wiseman (1991) {short}
  • The Tune (1992) [C]
  • I Married a Strange Person! (1997) [B]
  • More Sex and Violence (1998) {short}
  • Eat (2001) {short}
  • Mutant Aliens (2002) [B-]
  • Guard Dog (2004) {short}
  • Idiots and Angels (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B- (4 + 8 shorts)

  • Roman Polanski

  • Break Up the Dance (1957) {short}
  • Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) {short}
  • Knife in the Water (1962) [A]
  • Repulsion (1965) [C+]
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968) [B+]
  • Macbeth (1971) [B+]
  • Chinatown (1974) [A-]
  • The Tenant (1976) [B+]
  • Death and the Maiden (1994) [C+]
  • The Ninth Gate (2000) [C+]
  • The Ghost Writer (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B (9 + 2 shorts)

  • Sydney Pollack

  • Out of Africa (1985) [D+]
  • The Firm (1993) [B]
  • Random Hearts (1999) [C]
  • The Interpreter (2005) [C+]
  • Average: C+/C (4)

  • John Polson

  • Swimfan (2002) [B-]
  • Hide and Seek (2005) [C-]
  • Tenderness (2009) [D-]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Michael Powell

  • The Edge of the World (1937) [C+]
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940) [B+] {with Ludwig Berger & Tim Whelan}
  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946) [B+]
  • Black Narcissus (1947) [A-]
  • The Red Shoes (1948) [A-]
  • Peeping Tom (1960) [A]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • Otto Preminger

  • Laura (1944) [B+]
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) [B]
  • Skidoo (1968) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Emeric Pressburger

  • A Matter of Life and Death (1946) [B+]
  • Black Narcissus (1947) [A-]
  • The Red Shoes (1948) [A-]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • David A. Prior

  • Sledgehammer (1983) [B-]
  • Deadly Prey (1987) [B+]
  • Lost at War (2007) [D]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Alex Proyas

  • The Crow (1994) [B+]
  • Dark City (1998) [A-]
  • I, Robot (2004) [B-]
  • Knowing (2009) [C-]
  • Average: B/B- (4)

  • Michael Radford

  • 1984 (1984) [A-]
  • The Postman (Il Postino) (1994) [B+]
  • Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2001) [D+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Sam Raimi

  • The Evil Dead (1981) [B+]
  • Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) [A-]
  • Darkman (1990) [B]
  • Army of Darkness (1992) [B+]
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995) [B-]
  • A Simple Plan (1998) [A]
  • The Gift (2000) [B+]
  • Spider-Man (2002) [A]
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004) [B+]
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007) [B]
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (11)

  • Harold Ramis

  • Caddyshack (1980) [C+]
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) [B]
  • Groundhog Day (1993) [B+]
  • Analyze This (1999) [B+]
  • Bedazzled (2000) [C]
  • The Ice Harvest (2005) [B]
  • Average: B/B- (6)

  • Brett Ratner

  • Rush Hour (1998) [B]
  • Rush Hour 2 (2001) [C]
  • Red Dragon (2002) [C+]
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Joel M. Reed

  • Sex by Advertisement (1968) [D+]
  • Career Bed (1969) [B]
  • Blood Bath (1975) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Kelly Reichardt

  • Old Joy (2006) [B-]
  • Wendy and Lucy (2008) [B]
  • Meek's Cutoff (2011) [A]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Rob Reiner

  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984) [A-]
  • The Sure Thing (1985) [B+]
  • The Princess Bride (1987) [A]
  • When Harry Met Sally... (1989) [A-]
  • Misery (1990) [B+]
  • A Few Good Men (1992) [A-]
  • The American President (1995) [B+]
  • The Story of Us (1999) [D-]
  • Average: B+ (8)

  • Ivan Reitman

  • Ghostbusters (1984) [A]
  • Ghostbusters II (1989) [B]
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990) [B-]
  • Dave (1993) [B+]
  • Junior (1994) [C+]
  • Six Days Seven Nights (1998) [C+]
  • Evolution (2001) [D+]
  • Average: B- (7)

  • Jason Reitman

  • Thank You for Smoking (2006) [C]
  • Juno (2007) [B]
  • Up in the Air (2009) [B-]
  • Young Adult (2011) [B-]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Jean Renoir

  • Grand Illusion (1937) [B+]
  • La Bete Humaine (1938) [C]
  • The Rules of the Game (1939) [A]
  • Average: B

  • Alain Resnais

  • Night and Fog (1955) {short}
  • Last Year at Marienbad (1961) [A-]
  • Private Fears in Public Places (2007) [B-]
  • Wild Grass (2010) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (3 + 1 short)

  • Guy Ritchie

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999) [B+]
  • Snatch (2001) [C+]
  • Rocknrolla (2008) [C]
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) [C]
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Jacques Rivette

  • Paris Belongs to Us (1960) [A-]
  • Out 1 (1971) [A]
  • La Belle Noiseuse (1991) [A-]
  • Jacques Rivette/Paris (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • The Duchess of Langeais (2008) [B+]
  • Around a Small Mountain (2011) [B]
  • Average: A- (5 + 1 short)

  • Jay Roach

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) [A-]
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) [B+]
  • Meet the Parents (2000) [C+]
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) [C+]
  • Meet the Fockers (2004) [D]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Mark Robson

  • The Ghost Ship (1943) [B-]
  • The Seventh Victim (1943) [B+]
  • Isle of the Dead (1945) [B+]
  • Bedlam (1946) [C]
  • Average: B/B- (4)

  • Robert Rodriguez

  • El Mariachi (1992) [B+]
  • Desperado (1995) [B-]
  • The Misbehavers (1995) {short - segment of Four Rooms}
  • The Faculty (1998) [C]
  • Sin City (2005) [B+] {with Frank Miller}
  • Machete (2007) {short - segment of Grindhouse}
  • Planet Terror (2007) {Grindhouse cut) [B+]
  • Machete (2010) [B] {with Ethan Maniquis}
  • Grade: B (6 + 2 shorts)

  • Nicolas Roeg

  • Performance (1970) [B+] {with Donald Cammell}
  • Don't Look Now (1973) [B+]
  • The Witches (1990) [B+]
  • Grade: B+ (3)

  • Eric Rohmer

  • Veronique and Her Dunce (1958) {short}
  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963) {short}
  • Suzanne's Career (1963) [B]
  • La Collectionneuse (1967) [A-]
  • My Night at Maud's (1969) [A]
  • Claire's Knee (1970) [DNF]
  • Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) [B]
  • The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2008) [C]
  • Average: B (5 + 2 shorts + 1 incomp.)

  • Jean Rollin

  • Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973) [C-] {as "Michel Gentil"}
  • Demoniacs (1974) [C-]
  • Lips of Blood (1975) [C]
  • The Grapes of Death (1978) [B]
  • Zombie Lake (1981) [C] {as "J.A. Laser"}
  • The Living Dead Girl (1982) [B-]
  • Average: C+/C (6)

  • George A. Romero

  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) [A]
  • Season of the Witch (1972) [C]
  • The Crazies (1973) [A-]
  • Martin (1977) [B]
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978) [A]
  • Creepshow (1982) [B]
  • Day of the Dead (1985) [A-]
  • Monkey Shines (1988) [A-]
  • The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar {short - segment of Two Evil Eyes}
  • The Dark Half (1993) [B-]
  • Bruiser (2000) [C+]
  • Land of the Dead (2005) [A-]
  • George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead (2008) [C]
  • George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead (2010) [C+]
  • Average: B (13 + 1 short)

  • Eli Roth

  • Cabin Fever (2003) [C+]
  • Hostel (2006) [C+]
  • Thanksgiving (2007) {short - segment of Grindhouse}
  • Hostel: Part II (2007) [B-]
  • Grade: C+ (3 + 1 short)

  • Stephanie Rothman

  • Blood Bath (1965) [C]
  • It's a Bikini World (1967) [C+]
  • The Student Nurses (1970) [B-]
  • Grade: C+ (3)

  • William Rotsler

  • Agony of Love (1966) [B-]
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (1967) [D]
  • The Godson (1971) [C]
  • Street of a Thousand Pleasures (1972) [C]
  • Average: C (4)

  • Joseph Ruben

  • The Pom Pom Girls (1976) [C]
  • Gorp (1980) [C]
  • The Stepfather (1987) [C]
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) [C+]
  • The Good Son (1993) [C+]
  • The Forgotten (2004) [C-]
  • Average: C (6)

  • Alan Rudolph

  • The Moderns (1988) [B+]
  • Breakfast of Champions (1999) [B-]
  • Trixie (2000) [C-]
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003) [A-]
  • Average: B/B- (4)

  • Chuck Russell

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) [B]
  • The Blob (1988) [B+]
  • The Mask (1994) [B+]
  • Eraser (1996) [B-]
  • Bless the Child (2000) [C-]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • David O. Russell

  • Spanking the Monkey (1994) [B-]
  • Flirting with Disaster (1996) [A-]
  • Three Kings (1999) [A-]
  • I Heart Huckabees (2004) [B]
  • The Fighter (2010) [B]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Ken Russell

  • Tommy (1975) [F]
  • Altered States (1980) [B-]
  • Gothic (1986) [B+]
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988) [B+]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • Mark Savage

  • Marauders (1987) [C-]
  • Sensitive New Age Killer (2000) [C+]
  • Defenceless: A Blood Symphony (2004) [D-]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • John Sayles

  • Eight Men Out (1988) [A]
  • Lone Star (1996) [B+]
  • Men with Guns (1998) [A-]
  • Limbo (1999) [A-]
  • Casa de Los Babys (2003) [C+]
  • Honeydripper (2007) [C+]
  • Average: B+ (6)

  • John Schlesinger

  • Billy Liar (1963) [B-]
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969) [B]
  • Cold Comfort Farm (1996) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Barbet Schroeder

  • General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (1974) [B]
  • Maitresse (1976) [B+]
  • Single White Female (1992) [B-]
  • Desperate Measures (1998) [DNF]
  • Average: B (3 + 1 DNF)

  • Joel Schumacher

  • Batman Forever (1995) [B+]
  • A Time to Kill (1996) [B+]
  • 8MM (1999) [D+]
  • Bad Company (2002) [D+]
  • Phone Booth (2003) [B-]
  • Trespass (2011) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (6)

  • Martin Scorsese

  • What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963) {short}
  • It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964) {short}
  • The Big Shave (1967) {short}
  • Boxcar Bertha (1972) [B+]
  • Mean Streets (1973) [A]
  • Taxi Driver (1976) [A-]
  • Raging Bull (1980) [A]
  • The King of Comedy (1983) [A]
  • After Hours (1985) [A-]
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) [B+]
  • Life Lessons (1989) {short - sgement of New York Stories}
  • Goodfellas (1990) [A]
  • Casino (1995) [B]
  • Bringing Out the Dead (1999) [B+]
  • Gangs of New York (2002) [A]
  • The Aviator (2004) [B-]
  • The Departed (2006) [A-]
  • Shine a Light (2008) [B+]
  • Shutter Island (2010) [A-]
  • Hugo (2011) [B-]
  • Public Speaking (2011) [B]
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) [A]
  • Average: A- (18 + 4 shorts)

  • Ridley Scott

  • Alien (1979) [B+]
  • Blade Runner (1982) [B+ -- applies only to "director's cut"]
  • Legend (1985) [C]
  • Thelma & Louise (1991) [C+]
  • Gladiator (2000) [A-]
  • Hannibal (2001) [C]
  • Matchstick Men (2003) [B]
  • Prometheus (2012) [B]
  • Average: B/B- (8)

  • Tony Scott

  • Top Gun (1986) [D]
  • True Romance (1993) [A-]
  • Crimson Tide (1995) [A-]
  • Enemy of the State (1998) [B+]
  • Spy Game (2001) [D]
  • Domino (2005) [B-]
  • Deja Vu (2006) [C+]
  • Unstoppable (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B- (8)

  • Peter Segal

  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) [B-]
  • Tommy Boy (1995) [C+]
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) [D]
  • Anger Management (2003) [C]
  • 50 First Dates (2004) [C]
  • Average: C (5)

  • Tom Shadyac

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) [B+]
  • The Nutty Professor (1996) [B+]
  • Liar Liar (1997) [B-]
  • Dragonfly (2002) [D]
  • Bruce Almighty (2003) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Richard Shepard

  • Mercy (1996) [C+]
  • Oxygen (1999) [C+]
  • The Matador (2005) [B]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Gary Sherman

  • Raw Meat (1973) [C+]
  • Dead & Buried (1981) [A-]
  • Vice Squad (1983) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Takashi Shimizu

  • Ju-on: The Grudge (2004) [C]
  • Marebito (2004) [C]
  • The Grudge (2004) [C]
  • Average: C (3)

  • M. Night Shyamalan

  • The Sixth Sense (1999) [B+]
  • Unbreakable (2000) [B+]
  • Signs (2002) [A-]
  • The Village (2004) [C-]
  • Lady in the Water (2006) [C+]
  • The Happening (2008) [C]
  • The Last Airbender (2010) [D]
  • Average: C+ (7)

  • Andy Sidaris

  • Malibu Express (1985) [B]
  • Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) [B+]
  • Savage Beach (1990) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Don Siegel

  • Star in the Night (1945) {short}
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) [B+]
  • The Lineup (1958) [B+]
  • The Killers (1964) [B+]
  • The Beguiled (1971) [B+]
  • Dirty Harry (1971) [B]
  • Charley Varrick (1973) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (6 + 1 short)

  • Brad Silberling

  • Casper (1995) [B-]
  • City of Angels (1998) [C]
  • Land of the Lost (2009) [C+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Juan Piquer Simón

  • Mystery on Monster Island (1981) [C]
  • Pieces (1982) [B+]
  • Slugs (1988) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Bryan Singer

  • The Usual Suspects (1995) [A]
  • Apt Pupil (1998) [C+]
  • X-Men (2000) [C]
  • X2: X-Men United (2003) [B+]
  • Superman Returns (2006) [C]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • John Singleton

  • Shaft (2000) [B]
  • Four Brothers (2005) [D]
  • Abduction (2011) [C-]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Kevin Smith

  • Clerks (1994) [B+]
  • Mallrats (1995) [D+]
  • Chasing Amy (1997) [A-]
  • Dogma (1999) [C]
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) [B-]
  • Clerks II (2006) [B]
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) [B-]
  • Cop Out (2010) [C+]
  • Red State (2011) [C+]
  • Average: B- (9)

  • Zack Snyder

  • Dawn of the Dead (2004) [B-]
  • 300 (2007) [D]
  • Watchmen (2009) [B]
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) [D]
  • Sucker Punch (2011) [C+]
  • Man of Steel (2013) [C-]
  • Average: C (6)

  • Michele Soavi

  • Dario Argento's World of Horror (1985) [C]
  • Stagefright (1987) [A-]
  • The Church (1989) [B]
  • Cemetery Man (1996) [A-]
  • Average: B (4)

  • Steven Soderbergh

  • Schizopolis (1997) [B+]
  • Out of Sight (1998) [A-]
  • The Limey (1999) [B+]
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) [B+]
  • Traffic (2000) [A-]
  • Ocean's Eleven (2001) [B+]
  • Full Frontal (2002) [B+]
  • Ocean's Twelve (2004) [D+]
  • Bubble (2006) [A-]
  • The Good German (2006) [C]
  • Ocean's Thirteen (2007) [C]
  • Che (2008) [C+]
  • The Girlfriend Experience (2009) [B]
  • The Informant! (2009) [B]
  • Contagion (2011) [B-]
  • Haywire (2012) [B+]
  • Magic Mike (2012) [B]
  • Side Effects (2013) [C]
  • Average: B (18)

  • Todd Solondz

  • Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) [B+]
  • Happiness (1998) [A-]
  • Storytelling (2002) [C]
  • Life During Wartime (2010) [D]
  • Dark Horse (2012) [B-]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Stephen Sommers

  • The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) [C]
  • Deep Rising (1998) [B-]
  • The Mummy (1999) [B+]
  • The Mummy Returns (2001) [B]
  • Van Helsing (2004) [D+]
  • Average: C+ (5)

  • Barry Sonnenfeld

  • The Addams Family (1991) [C+]
  • Addams Family Values (1993) [A-]
  • Get Shorty (1995) [B-]
  • Men in Black (1997) [B+]
  • Wild Wild West (1999) [D]
  • Big Trouble (2002) [B+]
  • Men in Black II (2002) [C-]
  • Men in Black 3 (2012) [B]
  • Average: B- (8)

  • Sion Sono

  • Suicide Club (2002) [B]
  • Noriko's Dinner Table (2005) [B]
  • Exte: Hair Extensions (2008) [B]
  • Cold Fish (2011) [C]
  • Love Exposure (2011) [B+]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Scott Spiegel

  • Intruder (1989) [B-]
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) [C+]
  • Hostel: Part III (2011) [C]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Steven Spielberg

  • Duel (1971) [A-]
  • The Sugarland Express (1974) [B+]
  • Jaws (1975) [A]
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [A]
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) [A]
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) [B+]
  • Kick the Can (1983) {short - segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie}
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) [B]
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) [B+]
  • Hook (1991) [C+]
  • Jurassic Park (1993) [B+]
  • Schindler's List (1993) [A]
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) [A]
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) [A-]
  • Minority Report (2002) [B+]
  • Catch Me if You Can (2002) [C+]
  • War of the Worlds (2005) [B]
  • Munich (2005) [B]
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) [C]
  • War Horse (2011) [B]
  • Lincoln (2012) [B]
  • Average: B+ (20 + 1 short)

  • Roger Spottiswoode

  • Terror Train (1980) [D]
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) [C]
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) [A-]
  • The 6th Day (2000) [B+]
  • Average: B-/C+ (4)

  • Andrew Stanton

  • A Bug's Life (1998) [B+]
  • Finding Nemo (2003) [A-]
  • WALL-E (2008) [A-]
  • John Carter (2012) [B+]
  • Average: A-/B+ (4)

  • Danny Steinmann

  • The Unseen (1980) [B-]
  • Savage Streets (1984) [B]
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Ben Stiller

  • The Cable Guy (1996) [C+]
  • Zoolander (2001) [B+]
  • Tropic Thunder (2008) [D+]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Oliver Stone

  • Platoon (1986) [A]
  • Wall Street (1987) [A-]
  • Heaven & Earth (1993) [C-]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Preston Sturges

  • The Lady Eve (1941) [A]
  • Sullivan's Travels (1941) [A]
  • The Palm Beach Story (1942) [B+]
  • Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) [B+]
  • The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) [C+]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Seijun Suzuki

  • Youth of the Beast (1963) [B-]
  • Gate of Flesh (1964) [B+]
  • Story of a Prostitute (1965) [B+]
  • Tattooed Life (1965) [C-]
  • Fighting Elegy (1966) [A]
  • Tokyo Drifter (1966) [B]
  • Branded to Kill (1967) [A-]
  • Pistol Opera (2003) [D+]
  • Princess Raccoon (2005) [A]
  • Average: B (9)

  • Jan Svankmajer

  • A Game with Stones (1965) {short}
  • Punch and Judy (1966) {short}
  • Et Cetera (1966) {short}
  • The Flat (1968) {short}
  • Picnic with Weissman (1968) {short}
  • A Quiet Week in the House (1969) {short}
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (1981) {short}
  • Dimensions of Dialogue (1982) {short}
  • The Pit, the Pendulum and Hope (1983) {short}
  • Down to the Cellar (1983) {short}
  • Alice (1988) [A]
  • Meat Love (1989) {short}
  • Flora (1989) {short}
  • The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990) {short}
  • Food (1992) {short}
  • Faust (1994) [D+]
  • Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) [A-]
  • Little Otik (2001) [B+]
  • Lunacy (2006) [C]
  • Average: B (5 + 14 shorts)

  • Takeshi Kitano

  • Fireworks (1998) [A-]
  • Kikujiro (2000) [B]
  • Brother (2001) [B+]
  • The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2004) [B+]
  • Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007) [C]
  • Outrage (2011) [B]
  • Average: B (6)

  • Tokuzo Tanaka

  • New Tale of Zatoichi (1963) [B+]
  • Zatoichi: The Fugitive (1963) [B+]
  • Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966) [C+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Billy Tang

  • Dr. Lamb (1992) [C] {with Billy Lee}
  • Run and Kill (1993) [B+]
  • Red to Kill (1994) [B-]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Quentin Tarantino

  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) [A]
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) [A]
  • The Man from Hollywood (1995) {short- segment of Four Rooms}
  • Jackie Brown (1997) [B+]
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) [A-]
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) [A]
  • Death Proof (2007) {Grindhouse cut} [B+]
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) [A]
  • Django Unchained (2012) [B+]
  • Average: A- (8 + 1 short)

  • Andrei Tarkovsky

  • Andrei Rublev (1969) [A-]
  • Solaris (1972) [B+]
  • The Mirror (1974) [B]
  • The Sacrifice (1986) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Jacques Tati

  • Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953) [B]
  • Mon Oncle (1958) [A-]
  • Play Time (1967) [A]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Sam Taylor

  • Safety Last! (1923) [A]
  • Why Worry? (1923) [B+]
  • Girl Shy (1924) [B+]
  • The Freshman (1925) [C+]
  • For Heaven's Sake (1926) [B]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Andre Techine
  • Strayed (2004) [C+]
  • The Witnesses (2008) [B]
  • The Girl on the Train (2010) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Johnnie To

  • The Heroic Trio (1993) [B+]
  • A Hero Never Dies (1998) [B+]
  • Running Out of Time (1999) [C+]
  • Fulltime Killer (2003) [B+]
  • PTU (2003) [C+]
  • Running on Karma (2003) [B-]
  • Throwdown (2005) [B]
  • Breaking News (2006) [B]
  • Election (2007) [C]
  • Exiled (2007) [B+]
  • Mad Detective (2008) [C+]
  • Vengeance (2010) [B+]
  • Life Without Principle (2012) [B+]
  • Average: B (13)

  • James Toback

  • Black and White (2000) [C]
  • Harvard Man (2002) [B-]
  • When Will I Be Loved (2004) [B+]
  • Tyson (2009) [B]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Stanley Tong

  • Rumble in the Bronx (1996) [B+]
  • Supercop (1996) [B+]
  • Jackie Chan's First Strike (1997) [A-]
  • Mr. Magoo (1997) [D-]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Jacques Tourneur

  • Cat People (1942) [A-]
  • I Walked with a Zombie (1943) [A]
  • The Leopard Man (1943) [A-]
  • Out of the Past (1947) [A-]
  • The Comedy of Terrors (1963) [B]
  • Average: A- (5)

  • Jeff Tremaine

  • Jackass: The Movie (2002) [B+]
  • Jackass Number Two (2005) [A]
  • Jackass 3D (2010) [A-]
  • Average: A- (3)

  • Francois Truffaut

  • Les Mistons (1957) {short}
  • The 400 Blows (1959) [A]
  • Shoot the Piano Player (1960) [A-]
  • Antoine and Colette (1962) {short}
  • Jules and Jim (1962) [C+]
  • The Bride Wore Black (1968) [B-]
  • Average: B+/B (4 + 2 shorts)

  • Tsai Ming-liang

  • The River (1997) [B+]
  • What Time Is it There? (2002) [B+]
  • The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) {short}
  • Goodbye Dragon Inn (2004) [C+]
  • The Wayward Cloud (2007) [B+]
  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2007) [C+]
  • Average: B (5 + 1 short)

  • Shinya Tsukamoto

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) [B+]
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992) [B-]
  • Tokyo Fist (1995) [B]
  • Bullet Ballet (1998) [D+]
  • A Snake of June (2002) [C-]
  • Haze (2005) [C]
  • Average: C+ (6)

  • Jon Turteltaub

  • Cool Runnings (1993) [B+]
  • Instinct (1999) [C]
  • National Treasure (2004) [C-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • David Twohy

  • Pitch Black (2000) [C+]
  • Below (2002) [B+]
  • A Perfect Getaway (2009) [B]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Tom Tykwer

  • Winter Sleepers (1997) [C]
  • Run Lola Run (1999) [A-]
  • The Princess and the Warrior (2001) [C]
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) [A-]
  • The International (2009) [B]
  • Cloud Atlas (2012) [B]
  • Average: B (5)

  • Edgar G. Ulmer

  • Detour (1945) [B+]
  • The Naked Venus (1959) [C+] {as "Ove H. Sehested"}
  • The Cavern (1964) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Ron Underwood

  • Tremors (1990) [B+]
  • City Slickers (1991) [A-]
  • The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) [F]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Gus Van Sant

  • My Own Private Idaho (1991) [B]
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) [A-]
  • Psycho (1998) [D]
  • Gerry (2003) [A-]
  • Elephant (2003) [C]
  • Last Days (2005) [C]
  • Paranoid Park (2008) [B+]
  • Milk (2008) [B-]
  • Average: B- (8)

  • Matthew Vaughn

  • Stardust (2007) [D+]
  • Kick-Ass (2010) [C]
  • X-Men: First Class (2011) [B]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Gore Verbinski

  • Mouse Hunt (1997) [B+]
  • The Mexican (2000) [B-]
  • The Ring (2002) [C+]
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) [B]
  • Rango (2011) [B]
  • The Lone Ranger (2013) [B-]
  • Average: B/B- (6)

  • Paul Verhoeven

  • The 4th Man (1983) [A-]
  • RoboCop (1987) [A-]
  • Total Recall (1990) [B+]
  • Basic Instinct (1992) [D]
  • Starship Troopers (1997) [B+]
  • Hollow Man (2000) [B]
  • Black Book (2007) [B]
  • Average: B (7)

  • Virgil W. Vogel

  • Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959) [C]
  • Invasion of the Animal People (1962) [D] {with Jerry Warren}
  • Condor (1986) [C]
  • Average: C- (3)

  • Josef von Sternberg

  • Underworld (1927) [A-]
  • The Last Command (1928) [A-]
  • The Docks of New York (1928) [A]
  • The Scarlet Empress (1934) [A-]
  • Average: A- (4)

  • Lars Von Trier

  • Epidemic (1987) [B-]
  • The Kingdom (1994) [A-]
  • Breaking the Waves (1996) [B+]
  • Dancer in the Dark (2000) [A-]
  • Dogville (2004) [A]
  • The Five Obstructions (2004) [B+] {with Jorgen Leth}
  • Manderlay (2006) [B]
  • The Boss of it All (2007) [B]
  • Antichrist (2009) [A-]
  • Melancholia (2011) [B-]
  • Average: B+ (10)

  • Andy & Lana Wachowski

  • Bound (1996) [A-]
  • The Matrix (1999) [B+]
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003) [C]
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003) [D+]
  • Speed Racer (2008) [B+]
  • Cloud Atlas (2012) [B]
  • Average: B- (6)

  • Wai Ka Fai

  • Fulltime Killer (2003) [B+]
  • Running on Karma (2003) [B-]
  • Mad Detective (2007) [C+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • David Wain

  • Wet Hot American Summer (2001) [B+]
  • Role Models (2008) [B+]
  • Wanderlust (2012) [C]
  • Average: B (3)

  • Tommy Lee Wallace

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1983) [B-]
  • Fright Night Part II (1989) [C]
  • Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) [D+]
  • Average: C (3)

  • Anthony Waller

  • Mute Witness (1995) [B]
  • An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) [D+]
  • The Guilty (2001) [B+]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • James Wan

  • Saw (2004) [C-]
  • Dead Silence (2007) [D]
  • Insidious (2011) [C-]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Wayne Wang

  • Chan Is Missing (1982) [B]
  • Dim Sum: a little bit of heart (1984) [C+]
  • The Joy Luck Club (1993) [B+]
  • Average: B (3)

  • David S. Ward

  • Major League (1989) [B+]
  • King Ralph (1991) [C]
  • Major League II (1994) [C-]
  • Down Periscope (1996) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (4)

  • John Waters

  • Multiple Maniacs (1970) [C]
  • Pink Flamingos (1972) [A-]
  • Female Trouble (1974) [A-]
  • Cry-Baby (1990) [A-]
  • Serial Mom (1994) [A-]
  • Cecil B. DeMented (2000) [B-]
  • A Dirty Shame (2004) [C]
  • Average: B (7)

  • Peter Watkins

  • Culloden (1964) [B]
  • The War Game (1965) [A]
  • Punishment Park (1971) [B]
  • Edvard Munch (1974) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (4)

  • Keenan Ivory Wayans

  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) [B]
  • Scary Movie (2000) [B]
  • Scary Movie 2 (2001) [F]
  • White Chicks (2004) [C]
  • Average: C (4)

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • Mysterious Object at Noon (2001) [B-]
  • The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2003) [B] {with Michael Shaowanasai}
  • Blissfully Yours (2004) [B+]
  • Tropical Malady (2005) [A-]
  • Syndromes and a Century (2007) [B]
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) [A-]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Peter Weir

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) [B+]
  • Gallipoli (1981) [A]
  • Dead Poets Society (1989) [C]
  • Fearless (1993) [A-]
  • The Truman Show (1998) [B+]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • Orson Welles

  • Citizen Kane (1941) [A]
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) [B-]
  • Touch of Evil (1958) [A-]
  • Chimes at Midnight (1965) [B+]
  • F for Fake (1974) [B]
  • Average: B+ (5)

  • William A. Wellman

  • Heroes for Sale (1933) [B+]
  • Wild Boys of the Road (1933) [B+]
  • Nothing Sacred (1937) [B+]
  • The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) [B+]
  • Average: B+

  • Wim Wenders

  • The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972) [B+]
  • Wings of Desire (1988) [DNF]
  • Untitled (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • Buena Vista Social Club (1999) [C]
  • The Million Dollar Hotel (2001) [D+]
  • Pina (2011) [B]
  • Average: C+ (4 + 1 short & 1 incomp.)

  • Simon West

  • The General's Daughter (1999) [B-]
  • Tomb Raider (2001) [D-]
  • When a Stranger Calls (2006) [D-]
  • The Mechanic (2011) [C]
  • Average: C-/D+ (4)

  • Ti West

  • The Roost (2005) [B]
  • Trigger Man (2007) [D]
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) [C]
  • The House of the Devil (2009) [B+]
  • The Innkeepers (2012) [B-]
  • M Is for Miscarriage (2013) {short - segment of The ABCs of Death}
  • Average: C+ (5 + 1 short)

  • James Whale

  • Frankenstein (1931) [B]
  • The Invisible Man (1933) [B+]
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [A]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Billy Wilder

  • Mauvaise Graine (1934) [B] {with Alexander Esway}
  • Double Indemnity (1944) [A]
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950) [A]
  • Ace in the Hole (1951) [A]
  • Stalag 17 (1953) [A]
  • Some Like it Hot (1959) [A]
  • The Apartment (1960) [A]
  • One, Two, Three (1961) [A-]
  • Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) [B]
  • Average: A- (9)

  • Michael Winner

  • The Mechanic (1971) [C-]
  • Death Wish (1974) [B-]
  • The Sentinel (1977) [B-]
  • Death Wish II (1982) [C+]
  • Scream for Help (1984) [C+]
  • Death Wish 3 (1985) [B]
  • Dirty Weekend (1993) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (7)

  • Nicolas Winding Refn

  • Fear X (2005) [D]
  • Bronson (2009) [B]
  • Valhalla Rising (2010) [B]
  • Drive (2011) [B+]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Michael Winterbottom

  • The Claim (2001) [C-]
  • 24 Hour Party People (2003) [B]
  • 9 Songs (2005) [B]
  • Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2006) [B+]
  • The Killer Inside Me (2010) [C]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • Robert Wise

  • The Curse of the Cat People (1944) [B+] {with Gunther von Fritsch}
  • The Body Snatcher (1945) [B+]
  • The Set-Up (1949) [A-]
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) [B+]
  • West Side Story (1961) [A-] {with Jerome Robbins}
  • The Haunting (1963) [A-]
  • Average: A-/B+ (6)

  • Doris Wishman

  • Diary of a Nudist (1961) [D+]
  • Nude on the Moon (1961) [C] {as "Anthony Brooks"}
  • Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965) [C+]
  • Another Day, Another Man (1966) [C+]
  • My Brother's Wife (1966) [C]
  • Indecent Desires (1967) [B-]
  • Deadly Weapons (1973) [DNF]
  • Satan Was a Lady (1975) [D-] {as "Kenyon Wintel"}
  • Average: C (7 + 1 incomp.)

  • James Wong

  • Final Destination (2000) [A-]
  • The One (2001) [C+]
  • Final Destination 3 (2006) [C]
  • Average: B- (3)

  • Wong Kar-Wai

  • Chungking Express (1994) [B+]
  • Fallen Angels (1997) [B+]
  • In the Mood for Love (2001) [B]
  • 2046 (2005) [C+]
  • My Blueberry Nights (2008) [C]
  • Average: B- (5)

  • John Woo

  • A Better Tomorrow (1986) [B-]
  • The Killer (1989) [A-]
  • Bullet in the Head (1990) [B+]
  • Hard-Boiled (1992) [A]
  • Broken Arrow (1996) [D+]
  • Face/Off (1997) [A]
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000) [B+]
  • Paycheck (2003) [C]
  • Average: B (8)

  • Edward D. Wood, Jr.

  • Glen or Glenda? (1953) [B-]
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) [C+]
  • Necromania (1971) [D-] {as "Don Miller"}
  • Average: C (3)

  • Edgar Wright

  • Shaun of the Dead (2004) [A-]
  • Hot Fuzz (2007) [B+]
  • Don't (2007) {short - segment of Grindhouse}
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) [B+]
  • The World's End (2013) [A-]
  • Average: A-/B+ (4 + 1 short)

  • Jim Wynorski

  • Big Bad Mama II (1987) [D]
  • Not of This Earth (1988) [C]
  • Cheerleader Massacre (2003) [D]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Kimiyoshi Yasuda

  • Zatoichi: On the Road (1963) [A-]
  • Adventures of Zatoichi (1964) [B+]
  • Zatoichi's Cane-Sword (1967) [B]
  • Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968) [B]
  • Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971) [C]
  • Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973) [B]
  • Average: B (6)

  • David Yates

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) [B]
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) [B]
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) [B]
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) [B]
  • Average: B

  • Wilson Yip

  • Bio Zombie (2000) [B-]
  • Flash Point (2008) [C]
  • Ip Man (2010) [B-]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Robert Young

  • Vampire Circus (1972) [B]
  • Ninja Squad (1986) [C] {with Godfrey Ho}
  • Fierce Creatures (1997) [B-] {with Fred Schepisi}
  • Blood Monkey (2007) [D]
  • Average: C+/C (4)

  • Terence Young

  • Dr. No (1962) [A-]
  • From Russia with Love (1963) [A]
  • Wait Until Dark (1967) [C+]
  • Average: B+ (3)

  • Ronny Yu

  • Bride of Chucky (1998) [B+]
  • Formula 51 (2002) [D]
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003) [B]
  • Average: C+ (3)

  • Corey Yuen

  • Righting Wrongs (1986) [B-]
  • Dragons Forever (1988) [B]
  • The Transporter (2002) [B-]
  • So Close (2003) [C+]
  • Average: B- (4)

  • Brian Yuzna

  • Society (1989) [C]
  • Bride of Re-Animator (1990) [C]
  • Return of the Living Dead III (1993) [B-]
  • Progeny (1998) [D]
  • Beyond Re-Animator (2003) [C-]
  • Average: C (5)

  • Robert Zemeckis

  • Romancing the Stone (1984) [B+]
  • Back to the Future (1985) [A-]
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) [A]
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) [B-]
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990) [B+]
  • Death Becomes Her (1992) [C+]
  • Forrest Gump (1994) [C+]
  • Contact (1997) [A-]
  • Cast Away (2000) [B+]
  • What Lies Beneath (2000) [C]
  • Average: B (10)

  • Zhang Yimou

  • Untitled (1995) {short - segment of Lumiere and Company}
  • Not One Less (2000) [B]
  • Hero (2004) [B+]
  • House of Flying Daggers (2004) [B-]
  • Average: B (3 + 1 short)

  • Joseph Zito

  • Abduction (1975) [D]
  • The Prowler (1981) [D+]
  • Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984) [C-]
  • Average: D+ (3)

  • Rob Zombie

  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003) [B+]
  • The Devil's Rejects (2005) [B+]
  • Werewolf Women of the S.S. (2007) {short - segment of Grindhouse}
  • Halloween (2007) [C+]
  • Halloween II (2009) [C]
  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) [C]
  • The Lords of Salem (2013) [A-]
  • Average: B- (6 + 1 short)

  • David Zucker

  • Airplane! (1980) [A-]
  • Top Secret! (1984) [A-]
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) [A-]
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) [B+]
  • Average: A- (4)

  • Jerry Zucker

  • Airplane! (1980) [A-]
  • Top Secret! (1984) [A-]
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) [A-]
  • Ghost (1990) [B-]
  • Rat Race (2001) [C+]
  • Average: B+ (5)
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.)