Recommendations: Directors' Favorite Films

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    Allison Anders' 10 Favorite Criterion Films
  1. A Woman is A Woman
  2. Charade
  3. 3 Women
  4. Carnival of Souls
  5. Young Mr. Lincoln
  6. My Man Godfrey
  7. Gimme Shelter
  8. Monterey Pop
  9. Dazed and Confused
  10. The Red Shoes

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    Woody Allen
    Denys Arcand (circa 2002):
  • Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
  • Citizen Kane (Welles)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bu??)
  • 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  • Il general Della Rovere (Rossellini)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford)
  • Partie de campagne (Renoir)
  • Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
  • The Silence (Bergman)
  • Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl)
    George Armitage (circa 2002):
  1. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
  2. Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick)
  3. The Magnificent Seven (J. Sturges)
  4. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
  5. The Boy with Green Hair (Losey)
  6. The Thing from Another World (Nyby)
  7. A Canterbury Tale (Powell, Pressburger)
  8. The Maltese Falcon (Huston)
  9. Sullivan's Travels (P. Sturges)
  10. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  11. Local Hero (Forsyth)
    Gillian Armstrong's Top 10 Films (circa 2002):
  1. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  2. Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
  3. La Strada (Fellini, 1954)
  4. The Godfather Part II (Coppola, 1974)
  5. Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1951)
  6. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
  7. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)
  8. 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)
  9. Singin' in the Rain (Kelly, Donen, 1952)
  10. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
    Harold Becker (circa 2002):
  • L'avventura (Antonioni)
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz (Fassbinder)
  • Citizen Kane (Welles)
  • A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
  • 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Ford)
  • In Cold Blood (Brooks)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
  • Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
    Andrew Bergman
     
    Andrew Bergman (circa 2002):
    8 1/2 (Fellini)
    Jules et Jim (Truffaut)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    City Lights (Chaplin)
    The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
    Brief Encounter (Lean)
    Jaws (Spielberg)
    Rear Window (Hitchcock)
    It Happened One Night (Capra)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
    Some Like It Hot (Wilder)
    Double Indemnity (Wilder)
    Bernardo Bertolucci
     
    Bernardo Bertolucci's Top 10 Films (circa 2002):
  1. La Règle du Jeu (Renoir, 1939)
  2. Sansho Dayu (Mizoguchi, 1954)
  3. Germany, Year Zero (Rossellini, 1947)
  4. A Bout de Souffle (Godard, 1959)
  5. Stagecoach (Ford, 1939)
  6. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
  7. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
  8. Marnie (Hitchcock, 1964)
  9. Accattone (Pasolini, 1961)
  10. Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
    John Boorman
    Catherine Breillat
    Robert Bresson
     
    Robert Bresson's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. The Gold Rush (Chaplin, ?)
  2. City Lights (Chaplin, ?)
  3. Potemkin (Eisentein, ?)
  4. Brief Encounter (Lean, ?)
  5. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica, ?)
  6. Man of Aran (Flaherty, ?)
  7. Louisiana Story (Flaherty, ?)
    Luis Buñuel
     
    Luis Buñuel's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Underworld (Sternberg)
  2. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
  3. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
  4. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  5. Portrait of Jennie (Dieterle)
  6. Cavalcade (Lloyd)
  7. White Shadows in the South Seas (Van Dyke)
  8. Dead of Night (Cavalcantin, etc.)
  9. L'Age d'Or (Buñuel)
  10. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Le Roy)
    Tim Burton
    Yiwen Chen
     
    Yiwen Chen (circa 2002):
    Ashes of Time (Wong)
    A Brighter Summer Day (Yang)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Crimes and Misdemeanors (Allen)
    The Godfather (Coppola)
    Red Sorghum (Zhang)
    Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky)
    Thirty-two Short Films about Glenn Gould (Girard)
    Throne of Blood (Kurosawa)
    The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou)
    Alex Cox
     
    Alex Cox (circa 2002):
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    The Devils (K. Russell)
    The Exterminating Angel (Bu??)
    King Kong (Cooper, Schoedsack)
    The Mattei Affair (Rosi)
    O Lucky Man! (Anderson)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Throne of Blood (Kurosawa)
    The Wages of Fear (Clouzot)
    The War Game (Watkins)
    Cameron Crowe
     
    Cameron Crowe (circa 2002):
    The Apartment (Wilder)
    La R?e du jeu (Renoir)
    La dolce vita (Fellini)
    Manhattan (Allen)
    The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan)
    Harold and Maude (Ashby)
    Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
    Quadrophenia (Roddam)
    Ninotchka (Lubitsch)
    John Dahl
     
    John Dahl (circa 2002):
    Chinatown (Polanski)
    A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
    Crimes and Misdemeanors (Allen)
    Double Indemnity (Wilder)
    The Godfather (Coppola)
    Once upon a Time in the West (Leone)
    Schindler's List (Spielberg)
    Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
    Unforgiven (Eastwood)
    Joe Dante
     
    Joe Dante (circa 2002):
  1. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  2. City Lights (Chaplin)
  3. 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  4. Les Enfants du paradis (Carn?/a>
  5. The Dead (Brakhage)
  6. Rashomon (Kurosawa)
  7. Psycho (Hitchcock)
  8. Raging Bull (Scorsese)
  9. The Searchers (Ford)
  10. Once upon a Time in the West (Leone)
    Vittorio De Sica
     
    Vittorio De Sica's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Man of Aran (Flaherty)
  2. The Kid (Chaplin)
  3. La Chienne (Renoir)
  4. Le Million (Clair)
  5. L'Atalante (Vigo)
  6. Kameradschadt (Pabst)
  7. Storm Over Asia (Pudovkin)
  8. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  9. Hallelujah! (Vidor)
  10. La Kermesse Heroique (Feyder)
    Carl Dreyer
     
    Carl Dreyer's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Birth of a Nation (Griffith)
  2. Arne's Treasure (Stiller)
  3. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  4. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
  5. Sous les Toits de Paris (Clair)
  6. Quai des Brumes (Carne)
  7. Brief Encounter (Lean)
  8. Henry V (Olivier)
  9. The Petrified Forest (Mayo)
  10. Open City (Rossellini)
    Clint Eastwood
    Federico Fellini
    Milos Forman
     
    Milos Forman (circa 2002):
    Amarcord (Fellini)
    American Graffiti (Lucas)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    City Lights (Chaplin)
    The Deer Hunter (Cimino)
    Les Enfants du paradis (Carn?/a>
    Giant (Stevens)
    The Godfather (Coppola)
    Miracle in Milan (De Sica)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    Terry Gilliam
     
    Terry Gilliam's 10 Favorite Films (circa January 1994)
    Citizen Kane
    Seven Samurai
    Seventh Seal
    8 1/2
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Sherlock Jr
    Pinocchio
    Les Enfants du Paradis
    One-Eyed Jacks
    The Apartment

    Source: Sight and Sound Magazine

    Also:
    Birth of a Nation
    The Exterminating Angel
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Napoleon - D: Gance

    Jonathan Glazer
     
    Jonathan Glazer (circa 2002):
    Andrei Roublev (Tarkovsky)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Throne of Blood (Kurosawa)
    The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Cries and Whispers (Bergman)
    8 1/2 (Fellini)
    The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pasolini)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    The Great Dictator (Chaplin)
    Mary Harron
     
    Mary Harron (circa 2002):
    Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    La dolce vita (Fellini)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
    Les Enfants du paradis (Carn?/a>
    The Exterminating Angel (Bu??)
    His Girl Friday (Hawks)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    World of Apu (S. Ray)
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Smokey and the Bandit (1977) - D: Hal Needham
    Ann Hui
     
    Ann Hui (circa 2002):
    The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    The Time to Live and the Time to Die (Hou)
    Viridiana (Bu??)
    Mirror (Tarkovsky)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    Floating Clouds (Naruse)
    All about My Mother (Almod??)
    Vivre sa vie (Godard)
    ?oge de l'amour (Godard)
    Eternity and a Day (Angelopoulos)
    Jim Jarmusch
     
    Jim Jarmusch (circa 2002):
    L'Atalante (Vigo)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu)
    They Live by Night (N. Ray)
    Bob le flambeur (Melville)
    Sunrise (Murnau)
    The Cameraman (Sedgwick)
    Mouchette (Bresson)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    Broken Blossoms (Griffith)
    Rome, Open City (Rossellini)
    Terry Jones
    Asif Kapadia
     
    Asif Kapadia (circa 2002):
    Psycho (Hitchcock)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
    Do the Right Thing (Lee)
    Once upon a Time in the West (Leone)
    Don't Look Now (Roeg)
    The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa)
    The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang)
    Straw Dogs (Peckinpah)
    Jonathan Kaplan
     
    Jonathan Kaplan (circa 2002):
    Modern Times (Chaplin)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    The Searchers (Ford)
    Bringing Up Baby (Hawks)
    Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
    The Apartment (Wilder)
    To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan)
    The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
    Once upon a Time in the West (Leone)
    White Heat (Walsh)
    Aki Kaurism?
     
    Aki Kaurism? (circa 2002):
    L'Age d'or (Bu??)
    L'Atalante (Vigo)
    Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson)
    Broken Blossoms (Griffith)
    Casque d'or (Becker)
    Greed (von Stroheim)
    Mon oncle (Tati)
    Nanook of the North (Flaherty)
    Rome, Open City (Rossellini)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu)
    Elia Kazan
     
    Elia Kazan's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  2. Aerograd (Dovzhenko)
  3. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
  4. Flesh and the Devil (Brown)
  5. Open City (Rossellini)
  6. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
  7. Shoulder Arms (Chaplin)
  8. Target for Tonight (Watt)
  9. La Femme du Boulanger (Pagnol)
  10. Marius, Fanny, Cesar (Pagnol)
    Stanley Kubrick
     
    Stanley Kubrick's 10 Favorite Films (circa 1963):
  1. Vitelloni, I (1953) (aka Vitelloni) - D: Federico Fellini
  2. Smultronstället (1957) (aka Wild Strawberries) - D: Ingmar Bergman
  3. Citizen Kane (1941) - D: Orson Welles
  4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) - D: John Huston
  5. City Lights (1931) - D: Charles Chaplin
  6. Henry V (1944) - D: Laurence Olivier
  7. La Notte (1960) (aka The Night) - D: Michelangelo Antonioni
  8. The Bank Dick (1940) - D: Edward F. Cline
  9. Roxie Hart (1942) - D: William A. Wellman
  10. Hell's Angels (1930) - D: Howard Hughes
     
    Source: Kubrick by Michael Ciment (1980)
     
    Also:
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - D: Steven Spielberg
    Eraserhead (1977) - D: David Lynch
    Modern Romance (1981) - D: Albert Brooks
    La Ronde (1950) - D: Max Ophüls
    Spike Lee
    Richard Linklater
    O Lucky Man!
    Clara Law
     
    Clara Law (circa 2002):
    Mirror (Tarkovsky)
    Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu)
    Eternity and a Day (Angelopoulos)
    L'Argent (Bresson)
    Three Colours Blue (Kieslowski)
    L'eclisse (Antonioni)
    A City of Sadness (Hou)
    Ran (Kurosawa)
    Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
    David Lean
     
    David Lean's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Intolerance (Griffith)
  2. Variety (DuPont)
  3. The Crowd (Vidor)
  4. City Lights (Chaplin)
  5. White Shadows in the South Seas (Van Dyke)
  6. A Nous la Liberte (Clair)
  7. Grand Illusion (Renoir)
  8. Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne)
  9. Le Jour se leve (Carne)
  10. Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Ken Loach
    George Lucas
    Sidney Lumet
     
    Sidney Lumet (circa 2002):
    The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)
    Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)
    The Godfather (Coppola)
    The Grapes of Wrath (Ford)
    Intolerance (Griffith)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
    Ran (Kurosawa)
    Roma (Fellini)
    Singin' in the Rain (Kelly, Donen)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Kevin MacDonald
     
    Kevin MacDonald (circa 2002):
    Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (Kunuk)
    Double Indemnity (Wilder)
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell, Pressburger)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (Welles)
    The Palm Beach Story (P. Sturges)
    Partie de campagne (Renoir)
    Rear Window (Hitchcock)
    Singin' in the Rain (Kelly, Donen)
    The Thin Blue Line (Morris)
    The Unseen (Janek)
    Michael Mann
     
    Michael Mann (circa 2002):
    Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
    Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
    Faust (Murnau)
    Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
    My Darling Clementine (Ford)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
    Scott McGehee
     
    Scott McGehee (circa 2002):
    A Matter of Life and Death (Powell, Pressburger)
    The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)
    Written on the Wind (Sirk)
    Sweet Smell of Success (Mackendrick)
    Touch of Evil (Welles)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Naruse)
    Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Demy)
    The Conformist (Bertolucci)
    Chinatown (Polanski)
    Anurag Mehta
     
    Anurag Mehta (circa 2002):
    Star Wars (Lucas)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg)
    Rocky (Avildsen)
    Jaws (Spielberg)
    Forrest Gump (Zemeckis)
    Superman (Donner)
    Jerry Maguire (Crowe)
    Casablanca (Curtiz)
    Back to the Future (Zemeckis)
    Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
    Sam Mendes
    Lukas Moodysson
    The Chekist (1992) - D: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
    Steel Magnolias - D: Herbert Ross
    Geri - D: Molly Dineen
    Lamerica (1994) - D: Gianni Amelio
    Tarnation (2003)
    Mira Nair
     
    Mira Nair (circa 2002):
  1. An Angel at My Table (Campion)
  2. The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo)
  3. Dekalog (Kieslowski)
  4. The Double Life of V?nique (Kieslowski)
  5. 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  6. The Godfather (Coppola)
  7. In the Mood for Love (Wong)
  8. La Jet?(Marker)
  9. The Music Room (S. Ray)
  10. Pyaasa (Dutt)
  11. Raging Bull (Scorsese)
  12. Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica)
    Mike Newell
    Babak Payami
     
    Babak Payami (circa 2002):
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    The White Nights (Visconti)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Un Chien andalou (Bu??)
    Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
    Short Cuts (Altman)
    L'avventura (Antonioni)
    Still Life (Saless)
    Que Viva Mexico! (Eisenstein)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Sam Peckinpah
    Sydney Pollack
     
    Sydney Pollack (circa 2002):
    Casablanca (Curtiz)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    The Conformist (Bertolucci)
    The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    La Grande Illusion (Renoir)
    The Leopard (Visconti)
    Once upon a Time in America (Leone)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
    Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
    Alex Proyas
     
    Alex Proyas (circa 2002):
  1. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  2. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
  3. The Exorcist (Friedkin)
  4. The Godfather (Coppola)
  5. It's a Wonderful Life (Capra)
  6. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
  7. North by Northwest (Hitchcock)
  8. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Forman)
  9. The Third Man (Reed)
  10. The Wizard of Oz (Fleming)
    Sam Raimi
    Carol Reed
     
    Carol Reed's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. City Lights (Chaplin)
  2. Ninotchka (Lubitsch)
  3. Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne)
  4. Gone With the Wind (Fleming)
  5. La Ronde (Ophuls)
  6. All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone)
  7. La Kermesse Heroique (Feyder)
  8. Variety (DuPont)
  9. La Femme du Boulanger (Pagnol)
  10. Pygmalion (Asquith)
    Karel Reisz
     
    Karel Reisz (circa 2002):
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bu??)
    Earth (Dovzhenko)
    Fires Were Started (Jennings)
    The Lady Eve (P. Sturges)
    Nashville (Altman)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese)
    La R?e du jeu (Renoir)
    Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock)
    They Were Expendable (Ford)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu)
    Tim Robbins
    George A. Romero
     
    George A. Romero (circa 2002):
    The Brothers Karamazov (Brooks)
    Casablanca (Curtiz)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
    High Noon (Zinnemann)
    King Solomon's Mines (Bennett)
    North by Northwest (Hitchcock)
    The Quiet Man (Ford)
    Repulsion (Polanski)
    Touch of Evil (Welles)
    The Tales of Hoffmann (Powell, Pressburger)
    Paul Schrader
     
    Paul Schrader (circa 2002):
    La R?e du jeu (Renoir)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu)
    Pickpocket (Bresson)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    The Lady Eve (P. Sturges)
    La Belle et la B? (Cocteau)
    The Conformist (Bertolucci)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    The Searchers (Ford)
    The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
    Barbet Schroeder
     
    Barbet Schroeder (circa 2002):
  1. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger)
  2. Bigger Than Life (N. Ray)
  3. The Big Heat (Lang)
  4. Europa '51 (Rossellini)
  5. Gion Bayashi (Mizoguchi)
  6. Late Spring (Ozu)
  7. Ordet (Dreyer)
  8. Rio Bravo (Hawks)
  9. Sunrise (Murnau)
  10. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    Joel Schumacher
     
    Joel Schumacher (circa 2002):
    Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
    Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
    The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Greenaway)
    Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
    Breaking the Waves (von Trier)
    A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
    The Conversation (Coppola)
    Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
    Stalker (Tarkovsky)
    The Conformist (Bertolucci)
    Martin Scorcese
     
    Martin Scorcese's Favorite Color Films (circa 2005):

    English-Language:

  1. Barry Lyndon (Kubrick, 1975)
  2. Duel in the Sun (Vidor, 1946)
  3. Invaders from Mars (Menzies, 1953)
  4. Leave Her to Heaven (Stahl, 1946)
  5. Moby Dick (Huston, 1956)
  6. Phantom of the Opera (Lubin, 1943)
  7. The Red Shoes (Powell, 1948)
  8. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
  9. Singin' in the Rain (Donen, 1952)
  10. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)

    Foreign-Language:

  11. Contempt (Godard, 1963)
  12. Cries and Whispers (Bergman, 1972)
  13. Gate of Hell (Kinugasa, 1953)
  14. In The Mood For Love (Wong, 2000)
  15. The Last Emperor (Betolucci, 1987)
  16. Red Desert (Antonioni, 1964)
  17. The River (Renoir, 1951)
  18. Satyricon (Fellini, 1969)
  19. Senso (Visconti, 1954)
  20. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Paradjanov, 1964)

    Source: Pigs and Battleships

    Susan Seidelman
     
    Susan Seidelman (circa 2002):
    All about Eve (Mankiewicz)
    The Apartment (Wilder)
    Badlands (Malick)
    Blue Velvet (Lynch)
    Broadway Danny Rose (Allen)
    GoodFellas (Scorsese)
    Jules et Jim (Truffaut)
    Nights of Cabiria (Fellini)
    North by Northwest (Hitchcock)
    Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
    Mrinal Sen
     
    Mrinal Sen (circa 2002):
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
    Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
    La Grande Illusion (Renoir)
    L'Age d'or (Bu??)
    Four Nights of a Dreamer (Bresson)
    Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
    La dolce vita (Fellini)
    Aparajito (S. Ray)
    Monsieur Verdoux (Chaplin)
    Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
    Santosh Sivan
     
    Santosh Sivan (circa 2002):
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
    Mirror (Tarkovsky)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu)
    Cries and Whispers (Bergman)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Charulata (S. Ray)
    Aguirre, Wrath of God (Herzog)
    The Great Dictator (Chaplin)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
    George Sluizer
     
    George Sluizer (circa 2002):
    Andrei Roublev (Tarkovsky)
    L'avventura (Antonioni)
    Voyage to Italy (Rossellini)
    Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
    On the Waterfront (Kazan)
    Lacombe Lucien (Malle)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    Death in Venice (Visconti)
    Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)
    The Golden Coach (Renoir)
    Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith's Top Ten Films of 2006 (circa 2007):
    The Departed
    Little Children
    Half Nelson
    Clerks II
    Inside Man
    V for Vendetta
    The Last King of Scotland
    United 93
    Perfume
    Borat
    Iain Softley
     
    Iain Softley (circa 2002):
    Casablanca (Curtiz)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    The Godfather (Coppola)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    Don't Look Now (Roeg)
    Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
    Chinatown (Polanski)
    Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
    Psycho (Hitchcock)
    Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
    Steven Spielberg
     
    Steven Spielberg's 10 Favorite Films:
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - D: David Lean
    Fantasia (1940) - D: Walt Disney
    Citizen Kane (1941) - D: Orson Welles
    It's A Wonderful Life (1946) - D: Frank Capra
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - D: Stanley Kubrick
    A Guy Named Joe (1947) - D: Victor Fleming
    War of the Worlds (1953) - D: Byron Haskin and George Pal
    Psycho (1960) - D: Alfred Hitchcock
    Day For Night (1973) - D: François Truffaut
    The Godfather (1972) - D: Francis Ford Coppola
     
    Source: Empire Magazine
     
    Also:
    Cartouche
    Ikiru
    Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    The Searchers
    Seven Samurai
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
    Oliver Stone
    Quentin Tarantino
     
    Quentin Tarantino (circa 2002):
  1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
  2. Rio Bravo (Hawks)
  3. Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
  4. His Girl Friday (Hawks)
  5. Rolling Thunder (Flynn)
  6. They All Laughed (Bogdanovich)
  7. The Great Escape (J. Sturges)
  8. Carrie (De Palma)
  9. Coffy (Hill)
  10. Dazed and Confused (Linklater)
  11. Five Fingers of Death (Chang)
  12. Hi Diddle Diddle (Stone)
     
    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
    Chungking Express
    Iron Monkey
    'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1966)
    Revenge
    Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    Switchblade Sisters
    Thriller: A Cruel Picture
    Johnnie To
  1. Seven Samurai
  2. High and Low
  3. Straw Dogs
  4. Harakiri
  5. Le Samourai
  6. Le Cercle Rouge
  7. In in the Mood for Love
  8. Brazil
  9. The Last Emperor
  10. Yojimbo
    Lars von Trier
    Gore Verbinski
     
    Gore Verbinski (circa 2002):
    Chinatown (Polanski)
    The Conversation (Coppola)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Altman)
    The Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
    Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)
    The Servant (Losey)
    The Tenant (Polanski)
    The Wages of Fear (Clouzot)
    Paul Verhoeven
    King Vidor
     
    King Vidor's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Intolerance (Griffith)
  2. Sunrise (Murnau)
  3. Der letze Mann (Murnau)
  4. The Big Parade (Vidor)
  5. Brief Encounter (Lean)
  6. Red Shoes (Powell-Pressburger)
  7. Open City (Rossellini)
  8. City Lights (Chaplin)
  9. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  10. The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)
    Vincent Ward
     
    Vincent Ward (circa 2002):
  1. Andrei Roublev (Tarkovsky)
  2. La strada (Fellini)
  3. The General (Keaton)
  4. The Navigator (Keaton)
  5. The Apartment (Wilder)
  6. Sunrise (Murnau)
  7. The Wind (Sj??/a>
  8. Metropolis (Lang)
  9. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Riesner)
  10. Blade Runner (Scott)
    Orson Welles
     
    Orson Welles's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. City Lights (Chaplin)
  2. Greed (von Stroheim)
  3. Intolerance (Griffith)
  4. Nanook of the North (Flaherty)
  5. Shoe Shine (De Sica)
  6. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  7. La Femme du Boulanger (Pagnol)
  8. Grand Illusion (Renoir)
  9. Stagecoach (Ford)
  10. Our Daily Bread (Vidor)
    Wim Wenders
    Billy Wilder
     
    Billy Wilder's Favorite Films (circa 1952):
  1. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  2. Greed (von Stroheim)
  3. Variety (DuPont)
  4. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
  5. The Crowd (Vidor)
  6. Grand Illusion (Renoir)
  7. The Informer (Ford)
  8. Ninotchka (Lubitsch)
  9. The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)
  10. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
    Geoffrey Wright
     
    Geoffrey Wright (circa 2002):
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
    The Godfather (Coppola)
    The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
    Stray Dog (Kurosawa)
    Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
    Psycho (Hitchcock)
    The Exorcist (Friedkin)
    Jaws (Spielberg)

 
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Some of Sergio Leone's favorite films according to fraylings biography ("Something To Do With Death") on him(scattered throughout and in no order)...

Monsueir Verdoux
Modern Times
Angels With Dirty Faces
Duel
High Noon
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Shane
Yojimbo
Seven Samurai
The Magnificent Seven
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeouse
Johnny Guitar
The Searchers
The Iron Horse
The Last Sunset