Guardian's List of the World's 40 Best Directors

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  1. 1. David Lynch

  2. Six Men Getting Sick "Short Film" (1966)
  3. Absurd Encounter with Fear "Short Film" (1967)
  4. Fictitious Anacin Commercial "Short Film" (1967)
  5. The Alphabet "Short Film" (1968)
  6. The Grandmother "Short Film" (1970)
  7. The Amputee "Short Film" (1974)
  8. Eraserhead (1977)
  9. The Elephant Man (1980)
  10. Dune (1984)
  11. Blue Velvet (1986)
  12. The Cowboy and the Frenchman "Short Film" (1988)
  13. Wild at Heart (1990)
  14. Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted "Short Film" (1990)
  15. Twin Peaks "TV Episodes 30" (1990/1)
  16. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  17. On the Air "TV Episodes 7" (1992)
  18. Hotel Room "TV Episodes 3" (1993)
  19. Premonitions Following an Evil Deed "Short Film" (1995)
  20. Lost Highway (1997)
  21. The Straight Story (1999)
  22. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  23. Darkened Room "Short Film" (2002)
  24. Ballerina "Short Film" (2006)
  25. Inland Empire (2006)
  26. Boat "Short Film" (2007)
  27. Bug Crawls "Short Film" (2007)
  28. Scissors "Short Film" (2008)
  29. Lady Blue Shanghai "Short Film" (2010)
  30. I Touch a Red Button Man "Short Film" (2011)
  31. The 3 Rs "Short Film" (2011)

  32. 2. Martin Scorsese

  33. Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968)
  34. Boxcar Bertha (1972)
  35. Mean Streets (1973)
  36. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
  37. Taxi Driver (1976)
  38. New York, New York (1977)
  39. Raging Bull (1980)
  40. The King of Comedy (1983)
  41. After Hours (1985)
  42. The Color of Money (1986)
  43. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  44. Goodfellas (1990)
  45. Cape Fear (1991)
  46. The Age of Innocence (1993)
  47. Casino (1995)
  48. Kundun (1997)
  49. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
  50. Gangs of New York (2002)
  51. The Aviator (2004)
  52. The Departed (2006)
  53. Shutter Island (2010)
  54. Hugo (2011)

  55. 3. Joel and Ethan Coen

  56. Blood Simple (1984)
  57. Raising Arizona (1987)
  58. Miller's Crossing (1990)
  59. Barton Fink (1991)
  60. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
  61. Fargo (1996)
  62. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  63. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  64. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
  65. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
  66. The Ladykillers (2004)
  67. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  68. Burn After Reading (2008)
  69. A Serious Man (2009)
  70. True Grit (2010)

  71. 4. Steven Soderbergh

  72. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
  73. Kafka (1991)
  74. King of the Hill (1993)
  75. The Underneath (1995)
  76. Gray's Anatomy (1996)
  77. Schizopolis (1996)
  78. Out of Sight (1998)
  79. The Limey (1999)
  80. Erin Brockovich (2000)
  81. Traffic (2000)
  82. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  83. Full Frontal (2002)
  84. Solaris (2002)
  85. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
  86. Bubble (2005)
  87. The Good German (2006)
  88. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
  89. Che (2008)
  90. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
  91. The Informant! (2009)
  92. And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)
  93. Contagion (2011)
  94. Haywire (2012)
  95. Magic Mike (2012)
  96. The Side Effects (2013)
  97. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

  98. 5. Terrence Malick

  99. Lanton Mills (1969)
  100. Badlands (1973)
  101. Days of Heaven (1978)
  102. The Thin Red Line (1998)
  103. The New World (2005)
  104. The Tree of Life (2011)
  105. Lawless (2013)
  106. Knight of Cups (2013)

  107. 6. Abbas Kiarostami

  108. The Bread and Alley (1970) "Short film"
  109. Breaktime (1972) "Short film"
  110. The Experience (1973)
  111. The Traveller (1974)
  112. So Can I (1975) "Short film"
  113. Two Solutions for One Problem (1975) "Short film"
  114. Colors (1976) "Short film"
  115. A Wedding Suit (1976)
  116. How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting (1977) "Short film"
  117. The Report (1977)
  118. Tribute to the Teachers (1977) "Short film"
  119. Solution (1978) "Short film"
  120. First Case, Second Case (1979)
  121. Dental Hygiene (1980) "Short film"
  122. Orderly or Disorderly (1981) "Short film"
  123. The Chorus (1982) "Short film"
  124. Fellow Citizen (1983) "Documentary"
  125. Toothache (1983) "Short film"
  126. First Graders (1984) "Documentary"
  127. Where Is the Friend's Home (1987)
  128. Homework (1989)
  129. Close-Up (1990)
  130. Life, and Nothing More... (1991)
  131. Through the Olive Trees (1994)
  132. A propos de Nice, la suite (1995) Segment "Reperages"
  133. Lumiere and Company (1996) Segment "Dinner for One"
  134. The Birth of Light (1997) "Short film"
  135. Taste of Cherry (1997)
  136. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
  137. ABC Africa (2001)
  138. Ten (2002)
  139. Five (2003) "Documentary"
  140. Ten Minutes Older (2003)
  141. 10 on Ten (2004)
  142. The Roads of Kiarostami (2005) "Short film"
  143. Tickets (2005) directed with Ken Loach and Ermanno Olmi
  144. Kojast jaye residan (2007) "Short film"
  145. Chacun son cinema (2007) Segment Where is my Romeo?
  146. Shirin (2008)
  147. Certified Copy (2010)
  148. Like Someone in Love (2012)

  149. 7. Errol Morris

  150. Gates of Heaven (1978)
  151. Vernon, Florida (1981)
  152. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  153. The Dark Wind (1991)
  154. A Brief History of Time (1991)
  155. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
  156. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
  157. First Person (2000)
  158. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
  159. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
  160. Tabloid (2010)

  161. 8. Hayao Miyazaki

  162. Yuki's Sun (1972) (Pilot film for a never-realized anime series)
  163. Future Boy Conan (1978) anime series
  164. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  165. Lupin III Part II (1980) anime series (2 episodes in season 4 under the pseudonym Tsutomu Teruki)
  166. Sherlock Hound (1984) anime series
  167. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  168. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  169. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  170. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  171. Porco Rosso (1992)
  172. "On Your Mark", 1995 music video for Chage and Aska
  173. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  174. Spirited Away (2001)
  175. "The Whale Hunt", 2001 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
  176. "Koro's Big Day Out", 2001 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
  177. "Mei and the Kittenbus", 2002 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
  178. "Imaginary Flying Machines", 2002 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum as a part of the exhibited material)
  179. "Ornithopter Story: Fly! Hiyodori Tengu Go!", 2002 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum as a part of the exhibited material)
  180. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  181. "Monmon the Water Spider", 2006 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
  182. "House-hunting", 2006 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
  183. "The Day I Harvested A Planet", 2006 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
  184. Ponyo (2008)
  185. "Film Guruguru", (2001–2008) (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum as a part of the exhibited material)
  186. Porco Rosso 2: The Last Sortie (2012)
  187. "Pandane to tamago hime", 2010 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)

  188. 9. David Cronenberg

  189. Transfer (1966) "Short film"
  190. From the Drain (1967) "Short film"
  191. Stereo (1969)
  192. Crimes of the Future (1970)
  193. Shivers (1975)
  194. Rabid (1977)
  195. Fast Company (1979)
  196. The Brood (1979)
  197. Scanners (1981)
  198. Videodrome (1983)
  199. The Dead Zone (1983)
  200. The Fly (1986)
  201. Dead Ringers (1988)
  202. Naked Lunch (1991)
  203. M. Butterfly (1993)
  204. Crash (1996)
  205. eXistenZ (1999)
  206. Camera (2000) "Short film"
  207. Spider (2002)
  208. A History of Violence (2005)
  209. To Each His Own Cinema (Chacun son cinéma) (2007) "Short film"
  210. Eastern Promises (2007)
  211. A Dangerous Method (2011)
  212. Cosmopolis (2012)

  213. 10. Terence Davies

  214. Children (1976 – short)
  215. Madonna and Child (1980 – short)
  216. Death and Transfiguration (1983 – short)
  217. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1984 – collects the above three)
  218. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
  219. The Long Day Closes (1992)
  220. The Neon Bible (1995)
  221. The House of Mirth (2000)
  222. Of Time and the City (2008)
  223. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

  224. 11. Lukas Moodysson

  225. Det var en mörk och stormig natt (1995)
  226. En uppgörelse i den undre världen (1996)
  227. Talk (Bara prata lite) (1997)
  228. Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål) (1998)
  229. Together (Tillsammans) (2000)
  230. The New Country (Det nya landet) (2000)
  231. Lilya 4-ever (Lilja 4-ever) (2002)
  232. Terrorists: The Kids They Sentenced (Terrorister - en film om dom dömda) (2003)
  233. A Hole in My Heart (Ett hål i mitt hjärta) (2004)
  234. Container (2006)
  235. Mammoth (2009)

  236. 12. Lynne Ramsay

  237. Small Deaths (1996) "short film"
  238. Kill the Day (1996) "short film"
  239. Gasman (1997) "short film"
  240. Ratcatcher (1999)
  241. Morvern Callar (2002)
  242. Black and White Town (2005) "music video"
  243. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

  244. 13. Bela Tarr

  245. Családi tűzfészek / Family Nest (1977)
  246. Hotel Magnezit (1978) "short film"
  247. Szabadgyalog / The Outsider (1981)
  248. Panelkapcsolat / The Prefab People (1982)
  249. Macbeth (1982)
  250. Őszi almanach / Autumn Almanac (1985)
  251. Kárhozat / Damnation (1988)
  252. City Life (1990) segment: Az utolsó hajó / The Last Boat "Documentary"
  253. Sátántangó / Satan's Tango (1994)
  254. Utazás az alföldön / Journey on the Plain (1995) "short film"
  255. Werckmeister harmóniák / Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
  256. Visions of Europe(film) (2004) segment: Prologue "short film"
  257. A londoni férfi / The Man from London (2007)
  258. A torinói ló / The Turin Horse (2011)

  259. 14. Wong Kar-wai

  260. As Tears Go By (1988)
  261. Days of Being Wild (1991)
  262. Chungking Express (1994)
  263. Ashes of Time (1994)
  264. Fallen Angels (1995)
  265. wkw/tk/1996@7'55"hk.net "short film" (1996)
  266. Happy Together (1997)
  267. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  268. The Hire: The Follow "short film" (2001)
  269. 2046 (2004)
  270. Eros (The Hand) "short film" (2004)
  271. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
  272. The Grand Master (2011)

  273. 15. Pedro Almodovar

  274. Dos putas, o, Historia de amor que termina en boda (1974) "Short film"
  275. La caída de Sodoma (1975) "Short film"
  276. Homenaje (1976) "Short film"
  277. La estrella (1977) "Short film"
  278. Sexo Va: Sexo viene (1977) "Short film"
  279. Complementos (1978) "Short film"
  280. Folle, folle, fólleme, Tim (1978)
  281. Salome (1978) "Short film"
  282. Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón) (1980)
  283. Labyrinth of Passions (Laberinto de Pasiones) (1982)
  284. Dark Habits (Entre Tinieblas) (1983)
  285. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?) (1984)
  286. Matador (1986)
  287. Law of Desire (La Ley del Deseo) (1987)
  288. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) (1988)
  289. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!) (1990)
  290. High Heels (Tacones Lejanos) (1991)
  291. Kika (1993)
  292. The Flower of My Secret (La flor de mi secreto) (1995)
  293. Live Flesh (Carne trémula) (1997)
  294. All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999)
  295. Talk to Her (Hable con ella) (2002)
  296. Bad Education (La mala educación) (2004)
  297. Volver (Return) (2006)
  298. Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos) (2009)
  299. La Piel que Habito (The Skin I live in) (2011)

  300. 16. Todd Haynes

  301. Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (1985)
  302. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)
  303. Poison (1991)
  304. Dottie Gets Spanked (1993) (short film)
  305. Safe (1995)
  306. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
  307. From Heaven (2002)
  308. I'm Not There (2007)
  309. Mildred Pierce (2011) (miniseries)

  310. 17. Quentin Tarantino

  311. My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)
  312. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  313. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  314. Four Rooms (segment The Man from Hollywood) (1995)
  315. Jackie Brown (1997)
  316. Kill Bill: Vol. I (2003)
  317. Kill Bill: Vol. II (2004)
  318. Sin City (Special Guest Director) (2005)
  319. Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007)
  320. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  321. Django Unchained (2012)

  322. 18. Tsai Ming-Liang

  323. Endless Love (1989)
  324. The Happy Weaver (1989)
  325. Far Away (1989)
  326. All Corners of the World (1989)
  327. Li Hsiang's Love Line (1990)
  328. My Name is Mary (1990)
  329. Ah-Hsiung's First Love (1990)
  330. Give Me a Home (1991)
  331. Boys (1991)
  332. Hsio Yueh's Dowry (1991)
  333. Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
  334. Vive l'Amour (1994)
  335. My New Friends (1995)
  336. The River (1997)
  337. The Hole (1998)
  338. What Time Is It There? (2001)
  339. A Conversation with God (2001) "short film"
  340. The Skywalk Is Gone (2002) "short film"
  341. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
  342. Welcome to São Paulo (2004) - "Aquarium" segment "short film"
  343. The Wayward Cloud (2005)
  344. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
  345. To Each His Own Cinema (2007) - "It's a Dream" "short film"
  346. Face (2009)

  347. 19. Aki Kaurismaki

  348. Saimaa-ilmiö (1981) "Documentaries
  349. Crime and Punishment (1983)
  350. Calamari Union (1985)
  351. Shadows in Paradise(1986)
  352. Rocky VI (1986) (8 min) "Short films"
  353. Thru the Wire (1987) (6 min) "Short films"
  354. Rich Little Bitch (1987) (6 min) "Short films"
  355. L.A. Woman (1987) (5 min) "Short films"
  356. Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
  357. Ariel (1988)
  358. Likaiset kädet (Les mains sales) (1989)
  359. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
  360. The Match Factory Girl (1990)
  361. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
  362. Those Were The Days (1991) (5 min) "Short films"
  363. These Boots (1992) (5 min) "Short films"
  364. La Vie de Bohème (1992)
  365. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
  366. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)
  367. Total Balalaika Show (1994)c
  368. Oo aina ihminen(1995) (5 min) "Short films"
  369. Välittäjä (1996) (4 min) "Short films"
  370. Drifting Clouds (1996)
  371. Juha (1999)
  372. The Man Without a Past (2002)
  373. Dogs Have No Hell (2002) (10 minute episode in Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet) "Short films"
  374. Bico (2004) (5 minute episode in Visions of Europe) "Short films"
  375. The Foundry (2006) (3 minute episode in To Each His Own Cinema) "Short films"
  376. Lights in the Dusk (2006)
  377. Le Havre (2011)

  378. 20. Michael Winterbottom

  379. Rosie the Great (1989, TV)
  380. Forget About Me (1990, TV)
  381. Under the Sun (1992, TV)
  382. Love Lies Bleeding (1992, TV)
  383. Family (1994, TV)
  384. Butterfly Kiss (1995)
  385. Go Now (1995)
  386. Jude (1996)
  387. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
  388. I Want You (1998)
  389. Wonderland (1999)
  390. With or Without You (1999)
  391. The Claim (2000)
  392. 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  393. In This World (2003)
  394. Code 46 (2003)
  395. 9 Songs (2004)
  396. A Cock and Bull Story (2006)
  397. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
  398. A Mighty Heart (2007)
  399. Genova (2008)
  400. The Shock Doctrine (2009)
  401. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
  402. The Trip (2010, TV)
  403. Trishna (2012)
  404. The King of Soho (2012)
  405. Bailout (2012)

  406. 21. Paul Thomas Anderson

  407. The Dirk Diggler Story (1987) "Short film"
  408. Cigarettes and Coffee (1993) "Short film"
  409. Hard Eight (AKA Sydney) (1996)
  410. Boogie Nights (1997)
  411. Flagpole Special (1998) "Short film"
  412. Magnolia (1999)
  413. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  414. Couch (2002) "Short film"
  415. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  416. The Master (2012)

  417. 22. Michael Haneke

  418. ...Und was Kommt Danach? (1974) (After Liverpool)
  419. Drei Wege zum See (1976) (Three Paths to the Lake)
  420. Sperrmüll (1976) (Household Rubbish)
  421. Lemminge, Teil 1: Arkadien (1979) (Lemmings, Part 1: Arcadia)
  422. Lemminge, Teil 2: Verletzungen (1979) (Lemmings, Part 2: Injuries)
  423. Variation (1983)
  424. Wer war Edgar Allan? (1984) (Who Was Edgar Allen?)
  425. Fräulein (1985) (Miss)
  426. The Seventh Continent (1989)
  427. Nachruf für einen Mörder (1991) (Obituary for a Murderer)
  428. Die Rebellion (1992) (The Rebellion)
  429. Benny's Video (1992)
  430. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
  431. Lumière and Company' (1995) (segment "Michael Haneke/Vienne")
  432. Das Schloß (1997) (The Castle)
  433. Funny Games (1997)
  434. Code Unknown (2000)
  435. The Piano Teacher (2002)
  436. Time of the Wolf (2003)
  437. Caché (2005) (Hidden)
  438. Funny Games (US remake) (2008)
  439. The White Ribbon (2009)
  440. Love (2012)

  441. 23. Walter Salles

  442. A Grande Arte (Exposure (1991)
  443. Socorro Nobre (Life Somewhere Else (1995)
  444. Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land (1995)
  445. Central do Brasil (Central Station (1998)
  446. O Primeiro Dia (Midnight (1999)
  447. Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun (2001)
  448. Diários de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
  449. Dark Water (2005)
  450. Paris, je t'aime (segment "Loin du 16e" (2006)
  451. To Each His Own Cinema (segment A 8 944 km de Cannes (5,557 Miles From Cannes) (2007)
  452. Linha de Passe (2008)
  453. Senna (2011) with Asif Kapadia
  454. On the Road (2012)

  455. 24. Alexander Payne

  456. Carmen (1985) "Short Film"
  457. The Passion Of Martin (1991)
  458. Citizen Ruth (1996)
  459. Election (1999)
  460. About Schmidt (2002)
  461. Sideways (2004)
  462. Paris, je t'aime (2006) (segment 14th arrondissement) "Short Film"
  463. The Descendants (2011)

  464. 25. Spike Jonze

  465. How They Get There (1997) "short film"
  466. Amarillo by Morning (1998) "short film"
  467. Torrance Rises (1999) "short film"
  468. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  469. Adaptation (2002)
  470. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  471. We Were Once a Fairytale (2009) "short film"
  472. I'm Here (2010) "short film"
  473. Scenes From the Suburbs (2011) "short film"
  474. Mourir Auprés De Toi (2011) "short film"

  475. 26. Aleksandr Sokurov

  476. The Lonely Voice of Man (Одинокий голос человека, 1978–1987)
  477. Maria (Peasant Elegy) (1978–1988) "Documentaries"
  478. Sonata for Hitler (1979–1989) "Documentaries"
  479. The Degraded (Разжалованный, 1980)
  480. Sonata for Viola. Dmitri Shostakovitch (1981) "Documentaries"
  481. And Nothing More (1982–1987) "Documentaries"
  482. Mournful Unconcern (Скорбное бесчувствие, 1983–1987)
  483. Evening Sacrifice (1984–1987) "Documentaries"
  484. Patience of Labour (1985–1987) "Documentaries"
  485. Elegy (1986) "Documentaries"
  486. Moscow Elegy (1986–1988) "Documentaries"
  487. Empire (Ампир, 1986)
  488. Days of Eclipse (Дни затмения, 1988)
  489. Save and Protect (Спаси и сохрани, 1989)
  490. The Second Circle (Круг второй, 1990)
  491. Petersburg Elegy (1990) "Documentaries"
  492. Soviet Elegy (1990) "Documentaries"
  493. To The Events In Transcaucasia (1990) "Documentaries"
  494. A Simple Elegy (1990) "Documentaries"
  495. A Retrospection of Leningrad (1957–1990) (1990) "Documentaries"
  496. An Example of Intonation (1991) "Documentaries"
  497. Elegy from Russia (1992) "Documentaries"
  498. Stone (Камень, 1992)
  499. Whispering Pages (Тихие страницы, 1993)
  500. Soldier's Dream (1995) "Documentaries"
  501. Spiritual Voices (1995) "Documentaries"
  502. Oriental Elegy (1996) "Documentaries"
  503. Hubert Robert. A Fortunate Life (1996) "Documentaries"
  504. A Humble Life (1997) "Documentaries"
  505. Mother and Son (Мать и сын, 1997)
  506. The St. Petersburg Diary: Inauguration of a monument to Dostoevsky (1997) "Documentaries"
  507. The St. Petersburg Diary: Kosintsev's Flat (1998) "Documentaries"
  508. Confession (1998) "Documentaries"
  509. The Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn (1998) "Documentaries"
  510. dolce… (1999) "Documentaries"
  511. Moloch (Молох, 1999)
  512. Taurus (Телец, 2001)
  513. Elegy of a Voyage (2001) "Documentaries"
  514. Russian Ark (Русский ковчег, 2002)
  515. Father and Son (Отец и сын, 2003)
  516. The Sun (Солнце, 2004)
  517. The St. Petersburg Diary: Mozart. Requiem (2004) "Documentaries"
  518. Elegy of a life: Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya (2006) "Documentaries"
  519. Alexandra (Александра, 2007)
  520. Faust (Фауст, 2011)
  521. Two Brothers and a Sister (TBC)

  522. 27. Ang Lee

  523. Pushing Hands (1992)
  524. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  525. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
  526. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  527. The Ice Storm (1997)
  528. Ride with the Devil (1999)
  529. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  530. The Hire: Chosen (2002)
  531. Hulk (2003)
  532. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  533. Lust, Caution (2007)
  534. Taking Woodstock (2009)
  535. Life of Pi (2012)

  536. 28. Michael Moore

  537. Roger & Me (1989)
  538. Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992) (TV)
  539. Canadian Bacon (1995)
  540. The Big One (1997)
  541. And Justice for All (1998) (TV)
  542. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  543. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  544. Sicko (2007)
  545. Captain Mike Across America (2007)
  546. Slacker Uprising (2008)
  547. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

  548. 29. Wes Anderson

  549. Bottle Rocket (1996)
  550. Rushmore (1998)
  551. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  552. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  553. Hotel Chevalier (2007) "Short Film"
  554. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  555. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  556. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

  557. 30. Takeshi Kitano

  558. Violent Cop (1989)
  559. Boiling Point (1990)
  560. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
  561. Sonatine (1993)
  562. Getting Any? (1995)
  563. Kids Return (1996)
  564. Hana-bi aka Fireworks (1997)
  565. Kikujiro (1999)
  566. Brother (2000)
  567. Dolls (2002)
  568. Zatōichi (2003)
  569. Takeshis' (2005)
  570. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
  571. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
  572. Outrage (2010)
  573. Outrage 2 (2012)

  574. 31. Richard Linklater

  575. Woodshock (1985)
  576. It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1989)
  577. Slacker (1991)
  578. Heads I Win/Tails You Lose (1991)
  579. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  580. Before Sunrise (1995)
  581. subUrbia (1996)
  582. The Newton Boys (1998)
  583. Waking Life (2001)
  584. Tape (2001)
  585. Live from Shiva's Dance Floor (2003)
  586. School of Rock (2003)
  587. $5.15/hour (2004)
  588. Before Sunset (2004)
  589. Bad News Bears (2005)
  590. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  591. Fast Food Nation (2006)
  592. Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008)
  593. Me and Orson Welles (2009)
  594. Bernie (2011)
  595. Boyhood (2013)

  596. 32. Gaspar Noé

  597. Tintarella di luna (1985) "Short Film"
  598. Pulpe amère (1987) "Short Film"
  599. Carne (1991) "Short Film"
  600. Une expérience d'hypnose télévisuelle (1995) "Short Film"
  601. I Stand Alone (1998)
  602. Sodomites (1998) "Short Film"
  603. Intoxication (1998) "Short Film"
  604. Irréversible (2002)
  605. Eva (2005) "Short Film"
  606. Destricted (segment, We Fuck Alone) (2006) "Short Film"
  607. 8 (segment, SIDA) (2007) "Short Film"
  608. Enter the Void (2009)
  609. 7 Days in Havana (2012) "Short Film"

  610. 33. Pawel Pawlikowski

  611. LUCIFER OVER LANCASHIRE (1987)
  612. VACLAV HAVEL (1988)
  613. EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES (1989)
  614. From Moscow to Pietushki with Benny Yepofeev (1990)
  615. Dostoevsky's Travels (1991)
  616. Serbian Epics (1992)
  617. Tripping with Zhirinovsky(1994)
  618. Twockers (1998)
  619. The Stringer (1998)
  620. Last Resort (2000)
  621. My Summer of Love (2004)
  622. THE RESTRAINT OF BEASTS (2006)
  623. The Woman in the Fifth (2011)

  624. 34. David O Russell

  625. Bingo Inferno (1987)
  626. Hairway to the Stars (1990)
  627. Spanking the Monkey (1994)
  628. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
  629. Three Kings (1999)
  630. I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
  631. Soldiers Pay (2004)
  632. The Fighter (2010)
  633. The Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

  634. 35. Larry and Andy Wachowski

  635. Bound (1996)
  636. The Matrix (1999)
  637. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  638. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  639. Speed Racer (2008)
  640. Cloud Atlas (2012)

  641. 36. Samira Makhmalbaf

  642. 1998 The Apple
  643. 2000 Blackboards
  644. 2002 11 September (Short Film) (segment "God, Construction and Destruction")
  645. 2003 At Five in the Afternoon
  646. 2008 Two-legged horse

  647. 37. Lars von Trier

  648. The Orchid Gardener (1977)
  649. Menthe: La bienheureuse (1979)
  650. Nocturne (1980)
  651. The Last Detail (1981)
  652. Images of a Relief (1982)
  653. The Element of Crime (1984)
  654. Epidemic (1987)
  655. Medea (1988)
  656. Europa (1991)
  657. The Kingdom I (1994)
  658. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  659. The Kingdom II (1997)
  660. The Idiots (1998)
  661. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
  662. D-Dag (2000)
  663. Dogville (2003)
  664. The Five Obstructions (2003)
  665. Manderlay (2005)
  666. The Boss of It All (2006)
  667. To Each His Own Cinema (2007)
  668. Antichrist (2009)
  669. Dimension (2010)
  670. Melancholia (2011)
  671. The Nymphomaniac (2012)

  672. 38. Takashi Miike

  673. (Shissō Feraari 250 GTO / Rasuto ran: Ai to uragiri no hyaku-oku en) (1991)
  674. (Toppū! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon) (1991)
  675. (Redi hantā: Koroshi no pureryuudo) (1991)
  676. A Human Murder Weapon (1992)
  677. Bodyguard Kiba (1993)
  678. (Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai) (1993)
  679. (Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai 2) (1993)
  680. Shinjuku Outlaw (1994)
  681. (Shura no mokushiroku: Bodigādo Kiba) (1994)
  682. (Daisan no gokudō) (1995)
  683. (Shura no mokushiroku 2: Bodigādo Kiba) (1995)
  684. Osaka Tough Guys なにわ遊侠伝 Naniwa yūkyōden Video (1995)
  685. Shinjuku Triad Society: Chaina mafia War (1995)
  686. (Shin daisan no gokudō: boppatsu Kansai gokudō sensō) (1996)
  687. (Shin daisan no gokudō II) (1996)
  688. (Jingi naki yabō) (1996)
  689. (Piinattsu: Rakkasei) (1996)
  690. The Way To Fight (1996)
  691. Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
  692. (Jingi naki yabō 2) (1997)
  693. Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (1997)
  694. Rainy Dog (1997)
  695. Full Metal Yakuza (1997)
  696. The Bird People in China (1998)
  697. Andromedia (1998)
  698. Blues Harp (1998)
  699. Young Thugs: Nostalgia (1998)
  700. Audition (1999)
  701. Man, A Natural Girl (1998)
  702. Ley Lines (1998)
  703. (Silver) (1998)
  704. Dead or Alive (1998)
  705. Salaryman Kintaro aka White Collar Worker Kintaro (1998)
  706. Man, Next Natural Girl: 100 Nights In Yokohama aka N-Girls vs Vampire (1998)
  707. The Making of 'Gemini' (2000)
  708. MPD Psycho TV miniseries (2000)
  709. The City of Lost Souls aka The City of Strangers aka The Hazard City (2000)
  710. The Guys from Paradise (2000)
  711. Dead or Alive 2: Birds aka Dead or Alive 2: Runaway (2000)
  712. (Kikuchi-jō monogatari: sakimori-tachi no uta) (2001)
  713. (Zuiketsu gensō: Tonkararin yume densetsu) (2001)
  714. Family (2001)
  715. Family 2 (2001)
  716. Visitor Q (2001)
  717. Ichi the Killer (2001)
  718. Agitator (2001)
  719. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
  720. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
  721. (Onna kunishū ikki) (2002)
  722. Sabu (2002)
  723. Graveyard of Honor (2002)
  724. Shangri-La (2002)
  725. Pandōra "Music video" (2002)
  726. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka aka Violent Fire (2002)
  727. Pāto-taimu tantei (2002)
  728. The Man In White (2003)
  729. Gozu (2003)
  730. Yakuza Demon (2003)
  731. Kōshōnin (2003)
  732. One Missed Call aka You've Got a Call (2003)
  733. Zebraman (2004)
  734. Pāto-taimu tantei 2 (2004)
  735. Box segment in Three... Extremes (2004)
  736. Izo (2004)
  737. Demon Pond (2005)
  738. Ultraman Max "Episodes 15 and 16 from TV tokusatsu series" (2005)
  739. The Great Yokai War (2005)
  740. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A aka 4.6 Billion Years Of Love 46 (2006)
  741. Waru (2006)
  742. Imprint episode from Masters of Horror (2006)
  743. Waru: kanketsu-hen (2006)
  744. Sun Scarred (2006)
  745. Sukiyaki Western: Django (2007)
  746. Crows Zero (2007)
  747. Like a Dragon (2007)
  748. Zatoichi (2007)
  749. Detective Story (2007)
  750. God's Puzzle (2008)
  751. K-tai Investigator 7 (2008)
  752. Yatterman (2009)
  753. Crows Zero 2 (2009)
  754. Zebraman 2 (2010)
  755. Ninja Kids!!! (2011)
  756. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
  757. Ai to makoto (2012)
  758. Aku no Kyoten (2012)
  759. (Takeru) (2012)
  760. Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: The Movie)(2012)

  761. 39. David Fincher

  762. Alien 3 (1992)
  763. Seven (1995)
  764. The Game (1997)
  765. Fight Club (1999)
  766. Panic Room (2002)
  767. Zodiac (2007)
  768. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  769. The Social Network (2010)
  770. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) (US)

  771. 40. Gus Van Sant

  772. Fun with a Bloodroot (1967) (2 min 20 sec, 8 mm color)
  773. The Happy Organ (1971) (20 min, 16 mm black and white)
  774. Little Johnny (1972) (40 sec, 16 mm black and white)
  775. 1/2 of a Telephone Conversation (1973) (2 min, 16 mm black and white)
  776. Late Morning Start (1975) (28 min, 16 mm color)
  777. The Discipline of DE (1978) (9 min, 16 mm black and white)
  778. Alice in Hollywood (1981) (45 min, 16 mm color)
  779. My Friend (1982) (3 min, 16 mm black and white)
  780. Where'd She Go? (1983) (3 min, 16 mm color)
  781. Nightmare Typhoon (1984) (9 min, 16 mm black and white)
  782. My New Friend (1984) (3 min, 16 mm color)
  783. Ken Death Gets Out of Jail (1985) (3 min, 16 mm black and white)
  784. Mala Noche (1985)
  785. Five Ways to Kill Yourself (1986) (3 min, 16 mm black and white)
  786. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  787. Thanksgiving Prayer (1991) (2 min, 35 mm color)
  788. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  789. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
  790. To Die For (1995)
  791. Four Boys in a Volvo (1996) (4min, color)
  792. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  793. Psycho (1998)
  794. Finding Forrester (2000)
  795. Gerry (2002)
  796. Elephant (2003)
  797. Last Days (2005)
  798. Paris, je t'aime (2006) (segment "Le Marais")
  799. Chacun son cinéma / To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "First Kiss") (3 min)
  800. Paranoid Park (2007)
  801. 8 (2008) (segment "Mansion on the Hill")
  802. Milk (2008)
  803. Restless (2011)
Author Comments: 

The films I've seen are numbered
The films I own but haven't seen or need to re-watch are highlighted