0012 - Favorite Directors

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  1. Frank Darabont (10)
  2. Michael Moore (9.8)
  3. Luis Buñuel (9.7)
  4. Terry Jones (9.7)
  5. Sidney Lumet (9.7)
  6. Christopher Nolan (9.7)
  7. Peter Weir (9.7)
  8. Quentin Tarantino (9.6)
  9. Tevo Díaz (9.5)
  10. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (9.5)
  11. Bobcat Goldthwait (9.5)
  12. Alfred Hitchcock (9.5)
  13. Richard Kelly (9.5)
  14. Akira Kurosawa (9.5)
  15. David Lean (9.5)
  16. Ang Lee (9.5)
  17. Joshua Oppenheimer (9.5)
  18. Tom Tykwer (9.5)
  19. James Whale (9.5)
  20. Peter Jackson (9.4)
  21. Stanley Kubrick (9.4)
  22. Chan-wook Park (9.4)
  23. Kar Wai Wong (9.4)
  24. Joon-ho Bong (9.3)
  25. Jean-Pierre Dardenne (9.3)
  26. Luc Dardenne (9.3)
  27. David Fincher (9.3)
  28. Michael Haneke (9.3)
  29. Mamoru Hosoda (9.3)
  30. Bennett Miller (9.3)
  31. Joss Whedon (9.3)
  32. Robert Bresson (9.2)
  33. Don Hertzfeldt (9.2)
  34. Hayao Miyazaki (9.2)
  35. Lars von Trier (9.2)
  36. Danny Boyle (9.1)
  37. John Carpenter (9.1)
  38. Terry Gilliam (9.1)
  39. Ben Affleck (9)
  40. Lisandro Alonso (9)
  41. Robert Altman (9)
  42. Hideaki Anno (9)
  43. Dario Argento (9)
  44. Darren Aronofsky (9)
  45. Malik Bendjelloul
  46. Ingmar Bergman (9)
  47. Richard Brooks (9)
  48. Frank Capra (9)
  49. Sofia Coppola (9)
  50. Jonathan Dayton (9)
  51. Jonathan Demme (9)
  52. Pete Docter (9)
  53. Valerie Faris (9)
  54. Forugh Farrokhzad
  55. Nestor Frenkel (9)
  56. William Friedkin (9)
  57. Howard Hawks (9)
  58. Alejandro Jodorowsky (9)
  59. Aki Kaurismäki (9)
  60. Masaki Kobayashi (9)
  61. Satoshi Kon (9)
  62. Kiyoshi Kurosawa (9)
  63. Guy Maddin (9)
  64. Paco Plaza (9)
  65. Bernardo Quesney (9)
  66. Sam Raimi (9)
  67. Henry Selick (9)
  68. Kôji Shiraishi (9)
  69. David Sieveking (9)
  70. Isao Takahata (9)
  71. Béla Tarr (9)
  72. Françóis Truffaut (9)
  73. Kazuya Tsurumaki (9)
  74. Paul Verhoeven (9)
  75. Billy Wilder (9)
  76. Wilson Yip (9)
  77. Tod Browning (8.8)
  78. John Cassavetes (8.8)
  79. Ethan Coen (8.8)
  80. Joel Coen (8.8)
  81. Edward F. Cline (8.8)
  82. John Ford (8.8)
  83. Patricio Guzmán (8.8)
  84. Hirokazu Koreeda (8.8)
  85. Fritz Lang (8.8)
  86. Alain Resnais (8.8)
  87. Carl Theodor Dreyer (8.8)
  88. M. Night Shyamalan (8.8)
  89. Orson Welles (8.8)
  90. Nagisa Ôshima (8.7)
  91. Charles Chaplin (8.7)
  92. Stephen Chow (8.7)
  93. Karl Freund (8.7)
  94. Jean-Luc Godard (8.7)
  95. Tsui Hark (8.7)
  96. Werner Herzog (8.7)
  97. Buster Keaton (8.7)
  98. Joseph Losey (8.7)
  99. Kenji Mizoguchi (8.7)
  100. Mamoru Oshii (8.7)
  101. Makoto Shinkai (8.7)
  102. Ignacio Agüero (8.6)
  103. David Lynch (8.6)
  104. Takashi Miike (8.6)
  105. Yasujirô Ozu (8.6)
  106. Raúl Ruiz (8.6)
  107. Yimou Zhang (8.6)
  108. Alejandro Amenábar (8.5)
  109. Thom Andersen (8.5)
  110. Frédéric Back (8.5)
  111. Jaume Balagueró (8.5)
  112. Brad Bird (8.5)
  113. Neill Blomkamp (8.5)
  114. Tim Burton (8.5)
  115. Leos Carax (8.5)
  116. Shane Carruth (8.5)
  117. Fruit Chan (8.5)
  118. Jackie Chan (8.5)
  119. Larry Charles (8.5)
  120. Chris Cunningham (8.5)
  121. Adam Curtis (8.5)
  122. Clint Eastwood (8.5)
  123. Daniel Farrands (8.5)
  124. Milos Forman (8.5)
  125. Paul Greengrass (8.5)
  126. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (8.5)
  127. Álex de la Iglesia (8.5)
  128. Wilfred Jackson (8.5)
  129. Jim Jarmusch (8.5)
  130. Teinosuke Kinugasa (8.5)
  131. Takeshi Kitano (8.5)
  132. Lew Landers (8.5)
  133. Fernando Lavanderos (8.5)
  134. Hamilton Luske (8.5)
  135. Sergei M. Eisenstein (8.5)
  136. Ian MacNaughton (8.5)
  137. Neil Marshall (8.5)
  138. José Mojica Marins (8.5)
  139. Avi Mograbi (8.5)
  140. Nobuhiko Ohbayashi (8.5)
  141. Frank Oz (8.5)
  142. Jafar Panahi (8.5)
  143. Pier Paolo Pasolini (8.5)
  144. Nicolas Philibert (8.5)
  145. Matías Piñeiro (8.5)
  146. Nicolas Roeg (8.5)
  147. Mark Romanek (8.5)
  148. Victor Sjöström (8.5)
  149. Steven Soderbergh (8.5)
  150. Sion Sono (8.5)
  151. Lee Unkrich (8.5)
  152. King Vidor (8.5)
  153. Wim Wenders (8.5)
  154. William Wyler (8.5)
  155. Andrey Zvyagintsev (8.5)
  156. Alfonso Cuarón (8.4)
  157. Brian De Palma (8.4)
  158. John Huston (8.4)
  159. Spike Jonze (8.4)
  160. Chris Marker (8.4)
  161. Errol Morris (8.4)
  162. George A. Romero (8.4)
  163. Ken Russell (8.4)
  164. Robert Zemeckis (8.4)
  165. Don Coscarelli (8.3)
  166. David Cronenberg (8.3)
  167. James D. Rolfe (8.3)
  168. Dean DeBlois (8.3)
  169. Lav Diaz (8.3)
  170. Sang-soo Hong (8.3)
  171. Abbas Kiarostami (8.3)
  172. Jee-woon Kim (8.3)
  173. Ki-duk Kim (8.3)
  174. Keisuke Kinoshita (8.3)
  175. Mike Leigh (8.3)
  176. Terrence Malick (8.3)
  177. Michael Mann (8.3)
  178. F.W. Murnau (8.3)
  179. Vincenzo Natali (8.3)
  180. Jay Roach (8.3)
  181. Eric Rohmer (8.3)
  182. Eli Roth (8.3)
  183. Jan Svankmajer (8.3)
  184. Jacques Tourneur (8.3)
  185. Nacho Vigalondo (8.3)
  186. Stan Brakhage (8.2)
  187. Mel Brooks (8.2)
  188. Richard Linklater (8.2)
  189. Tsai Ming-liang (8.2)
  190. Roman Polanski (8.2)
  191. Steven Spielberg (8.2)
  192. Michael Winterbottom (8.2)
  193. Paul Thomas Anderson (8.1)
  194. Wes Anderson (8.1)
  195. James Cameron (8.1)
  196. Edgar Wright (8.1)
  197. J.J. Abrams (8)
  198. Maite Alberdi (8)
  199. Tomas Alfredson (8)
  200. Fede Alvarez (8)
  201. Jack Arnold (8)
  202. Olivier Assayas (8)
  203. Ernest B. Schoedsack (8)
  204. Noah Baumbach (8)
  205. Mario Bava (8)
  206. Roberto Benigni (8)
  207. Bruce Beresford (8)
  208. Luc Besson (8)
  209. Kathryn Bigelow (8)
  210. John Brahm (8)
  211. Kenneth Branagh (8)
  212. José Campusano (8)
  213. Albertina Carri (8)
  214. Benjamin Christensen (8)
  215. René Clair (8)
  216. Anton Corbijn (8)
  217. Jonás Cuarón (8)
  218. Michael Curtiz (8)
  219. Richard Donner (8)
  220. Bruno Dumont (8)
  221. Gareth Edwards (8)
  222. Stephan Elliot (8)
  223. Gareth Evans (8)
  224. Oskar Fischinger (8)
  225. Buntaro Futagawa (8)
  226. Clyde Geronimi (8)
  227. Michel Gondry (8)
  228. María Paz González (8)
  229. Alejandro González Iñarritu (8)
  230. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (8)
  231. Olivier Hirschbiegel (8)
  232. Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  233. Shôhei Imamura (8)
  234. Andrew Jarecki (8)
  235. Duncan Jones (8)
  236. Makoto Kamiya (8)
  237. Zhang Ke Jia (8)
  238. Jack Kinney (8)
  239. Jonh Landis (8)
  240. Tommy Lee Jones (8)
  241. George Lucas (8)
  242. Antonio Luco (8)
  243. James Mangold (8)
  244. Anthony Mann (8)
  245. Norman McLaren (8)
  246. Steve McQueen (8)
  247. Jonas Mekas (8)
  248. Sam Mendes (8)
  249. Yuriy Norshteyn (8)
  250. Kazuki Ohmori (8)
  251. Dean Parisot (8)
  252. Sam Peckinpah (8)
  253. Otto Preminger (8)
  254. Yakov Protazanov (8)
  255. Robert Pulcini (8)
  256. Verónica Quense (8)
  257. Enrique Ramírez (8)
  258. Mark Robson (8)
  259. Cristián Sánchez (8)
  260. Chris Sanders (8)
  261. Che Sandoval (8)
  262. Martin Scorsese (8)
  263. Ridley Scott (8)
  264. Takashi Shimizu (8)
  265. Sebastián Silva (8)
  266. Kevin Smith (8)
  267. Shari Springer Berman (8)
  268. Andrew Stanton (8)
  269. Wladyslaw Starewicz (8)
  270. Damián Szifrón (8)
  271. Andrey Tarkovskiy (8)
  272. Giuseppe Tornatore (8)
  273. José Luis Torres Leiva (8)
  274. Andy Wachowski (8)
  275. Lana Wachowski (8)
  276. Paul Wegener (8)
  277. Robert Wiene (8)
  278. Yôji Yamada (8)
  279. Yoshishige Yoshida (8)
  280. Terence Fisher (7.9)
  281. Ron Howard (7.9)
  282. Tony Scott (7.9)
  283. Woody Allen (7.8)
  284. Michelangelo Antonioni (7.8)
  285. William Castle (7.8)
  286. Wes Craven (7.8)
  287. Guillermo del Toro (7.8)
  288. Louis Feuillade (7.8)
  289. Tobe Hooper (7.8)
  290. Georges Méliès (7.8)
  291. Hideo Nakata (7.8)
  292. Tiziana Panizza (7.8)
  293. Ulrich Seidl (7.8)
  294. Nathan Silver (7.8)
  295. David Silverman (7.8)
  296. James Wan (7.8)
  297. Rob Zombie (7.8)
  298. Pedro Almodóvar (7.7)
  299. Robert Fuest (7.7)
  300. Lucio Fulci (7.7)
  301. Henrik Galeen (7.7)
  302. Lloyd Kaufman (7.7)
  303. Ernst Lubitsch (7.7)
  304. Len Lye (7.7)
  305. Iván Osnovikoff (7.7)
  306. Richard Oswald (7.7)
  307. Bettina Perut (7.7)
  308. Sydney Pollack (7.7)
  309. Bryan Singer (7.7)
  310. Iain Softley (7.7)
  311. Morgan Spurlock (7.7)
  312. Jean-Marie Straub (7.7)
  313. José Val del Omar (7.7)
  314. Doug Walker (7.7)
  315. Jake West (7.7)
  316. Ben Wheatley (7.7)
  317. Andrés Wood (7.7)
  318. Joe Dante (7.6)
  319. Alex Gibney (7.6)
  320. John Lasseter (7.6)
  321. Barry Levinson (7.6)
  322. Louis Lumiere (7.6)
  323. Manoel de Oliveira (7.6)
  324. Rob Reiner (7.6)
  325. Santiago Álvarez (7.5)
  326. Brad Anderson (7.5)
  327. Hector Babenco (7.5)
  328. Ramin Bahrani (7.5)
  329. Catherine Breillat (7.5)
  330. John Cameron Mitchell (7.5)
  331. Laurent Cantet (7.5)
  332. Hélene Cattet (7.5)
  333. George Clooney (7.5)
  334. Louis D'Esposito (7.5)
  335. Fred Dekker (7.5)
  336. Abel Ferrara (7.5)
  337. Bruno Forzani (7.5)
  338. Freddie Francis (7.5)
  339. Amos Gitai (7.5)
  340. Davis Guggenheim (7.5)
  341. Lee Hardcastle (7.5)
  342. Robert Harmon (7.5)
  343. Tom Holland (7.5)
  344. Noboru Iguchi (7.5)
  345. Steve James (7.5)
  346. Andrew Kasch (7.5)
  347. Aki Kaurismäki (7.5)
  348. Aharon Keshales (7.5)
  349. Barbara Kopple (7.5)
  350. Giorgos Lanthimos (7.5)
  351. Sebastián Lelio (7.5)
  352. Paul Leni (7.5)
  353. Louis Leterrier (7.5)
  354. Avin Lima (7.5)
  355. Tobias Lindholm (7.5)
  356. Darren Lynn Bousman (7.5)
  357. Kevin Macdonald (7.5)
  358. Shôzô Makino (7.5)
  359. John McTiernan (7.5)
  360. Frank Miller (7.5)
  361. Pierre Morel (7.5)
  362. Gaspar Noé (7.5)
  363. Takao Okawara (7.5)
  364. Navot Papushado (7.5)
  365. Pedro Peirano (7.5)
  366. Joel Potrykus (7.5)
  367. Harold Ramis (7.5)
  368. Matt Reeves (7.5)
  369. Guy Ritchie (7.5)
  370. João Pedro Rodrigues (7.5)
  371. Robert Rodriguez (7.5)
  372. Jean Rollin (7.5)
  373. Jacques Rozier (7.5)
  374. Tak Sakaguchi (7.5)
  375. J.P. Sniadecki (7.5)
  376. Cristián Tàpies (7.5)
  377. Matthew Vaughn (7.5)
  378. Conrad Vernon (7.5)
  379. Ai Weiwei (7.5)
  380. Chris Williams (7.5)
  381. Nicolas Winding Refn (7.5)
  382. Adam Wingard (7.5)
  383. Wallace Worsley (7.5)
  384. Hiroshi Teshigahara (7.4)
  385. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (7.4)
  386. Andrew Adamson (7.3)
  387. Alexandre Aja (7.3)
  388. Rodney Ascher (7.3)
  389. Sergio Bravo (7.3)
  390. Claire Denis (7.3)
  391. Jason Eisener (7.3)
  392. Seth Gordon (7.3)
  393. Harmony Korine (7.3)
  394. Pablo Larraín (7.3)
  395. Justin Lin (7.3)
  396. James Marsh (7.3)
  397. Yasuji Murata (7.3)
  398. Andrew Niccol (7.3)
  399. Yoshihiro Nishimura (7.3)
  400. Philip Noyce (7.3)
  401. Cristóbal Palma (7.3)
  402. Banjong Pisanthanakun (7.3)
  403. Michael Radford (7.3)
  404. Eduardo Sánchez (7.3)
  405. Sylvester Stalone (7.3)
  406. Timo Tjahjanto (7.3)
  407. Kôji Wakamatsu (7.3)
  408. Robert Wise (7.3)
  409. Yûdai Yamaguchi (7.3)
  410. David Zucker (7.3)
  411. Ishirô Honda (7.2)
  412. Pablo Trapero (7.2)
  413. Jean-Gabriel Périot (7.1)
  414. William A. Seiter (7)
  415. John Akomfrah (7)
  416. Carlos Araya Díaz (7)
  417. Kelly Asbury (7)
  418. Alejandro Brugués (7)
  419. Martin Campbell (7)
  420. Cheh Chang (7)
  421. Larry Cohen (7)
  422. Chris Columbus (7)
  423. Amiel Courtin-Wilson (7)
  424. Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (7)
  425. Stephen Daldry (7)
  426. Eric Darnell (7)
  427. Marcelo Ferrari (7)
  428. Marc Forster (7)
  429. Jesús Franco (7)
  430. Tamae Garateguy (7)
  431. Adrián García Bogliano (7)
  432. Gabriel García Márquez
  433. Julian Gilbey (7)
  434. Enrique Grau Araújo
  435. Mikael Håfström (7)
  436. Tom Hooper (7)
  437. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (7)
  438. Henry Joost (7)
  439. E.L. Katz (7)
  440. Steven Kostanski (7)
  441. Jazmín López (7)
  442. Francis Lawrence (7)
  443. Gary Leva (7)
  444. Miguel Littin (7)
  445. Camila Luna Toledo (7)
  446. Alan Mak (7)
  447. Milcho Manchevski (7)
  448. Toshio Matsumoto (7)
  449. Winsor McCay (7)
  450. Tom McGrath (7)
  451. Steve Miner (7)
  452. Celina Murga (7)
  453. Mira Nair (7)
  454. David O. Russell (7)
  455. Pierre Quérut
  456. Ivan Reitman (7)
  457. Jerome Sable (7)
  458. Ariel Schulman (7)
  459. Dominga Sotomayor (7)
  460. Danny Steinmann
  461. Johnnie To (7)
  462. Jonás Trueba (7)
  463. Shin'ya Tsukamoto (7)
  464. Norio Tsuruta (7)
  465. Gore Verbinski (7)
  466. Luis Vicens
  467. Ti West (7)
  468. John Woo (7)
  469. Adam Yauch (7)
  470. Laurent Bouzereau (6.8)
  471. Felix Chong (6.8)
  472. Jon Favreau (6.8)
  473. Francis Ford Coppola (6.8)
  474. Stephen Frears (6.8)
  475. Jun Fukuda (6.8)
  476. Stuart Gordon (6.8)
  477. Carlos Saldanha (6.8)
  478. Tom Shadyac (6.8)
  479. George Miller (6.7)
  480. Alexander Payne (6.7)
  481. Chuck Russell (6.7)
  482. Karim Aïnouz (6.5)
  483. John Badham (6.5)
  484. Peter Berg (6.5)
  485. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (6.5)
  486. Angela Bettis (6.5)
  487. Jörg Buttgereit (6.5)
  488. Erle C. Kenton (6.5)
  489. Ron Clements (6.5)
  490. Frank Coraci (6.5)
  491. Pedro Costa (6.5)
  492. Danny DeVito (6.5)
  493. Dennis Dugan (6.5)
  494. James Franco (6.5)
  495. Tyler Gillett (6.5)
  496. Frank Henenlotter (6.5)
  497. Cristián Jiménez (6.5)
  498. Mauricio López Fernández (6.5)
  499. Alan Mak (6.5)
  500. Erik Matti (6.5)
  501. John Musker (6.5)
  502. Mike Newell (6.5)
  503. Steve Oederek (6.5)
  504. Pablo Parés (6.5)
  505. Nicolás Pereda (6.5)
  506. Pablo Perelman (6.5)
  507. Rick Rosenthal (6.5)
  508. Hernán Sáez (6.5)
  509. Marcel Sarmiento (6.5)
  510. David Schmoeller (6.5)
  511. Robert Schwentke (6.5)
  512. Tom Six (6.5)
  513. Jon Turteltaub (6.5)
  514. W.S. Van Dyke (6.5)
  515. Denis Villeneuve (6.5)
  516. George Waggner (6.5)
  517. Roy Ward Baker (6.5)
  518. Simon West (6.5)
  519. Noriaki Yuasa (6.5)
  520. Joseph Zito (6.5)
  521. Leythum (6.5)
  522. Joel Schumacher (6.4)
  523. Zack Snyder (6.4)
  524. Joe Swanberg (6.4)
  525. Noburô Ôfuji (6.3)
  526. Todd Phillips (6.3)
  527. Aleksandr Sokurov (6.3)
  528. David Yates (6.3)
  529. D.W. Griffith (6.2)
  530. Rob Minkoff (6.2)
  531. Theodore Case
  532. James Franco (6)
  533. Alan Gibson (6)
  534. James Gunn (6)
  535. Catherine Hardwicke (6)
  536. Tim Johnson (6)
  537. Joe Johnston (6)
  538. Wai-keung Lau (6)
  539. Mimi Leder (6)
  540. Tommy Lee Wallace (6)
  541. Richard Loncraine (6)
  542. Les Mayfield (6)
  543. McG (6)
  544. Donald Petrie (6)
  545. Brett Ratner (6)
  546. Marialy Rivas (6)
  547. Paul Schrader (6)
  548. Stephen Sommers (6)
  549. Richard Talmadge (6)
  550. Andrew Traucki (6)
  551. Ron Underwood (6)
  552. Esteban Vidal (6)
  553. Gordon Willis
  554. Roger Corman (5.9)
  555. Roland Emmerich (5.8)
  556. Jen Soska (5.8)
  557. Sylvia Soska (5.8)
  558. Bobby Farrelly (5.7)
  559. Simon Wells (5.7)
  560. Kaare Andrews (5.6)
  561. Barry Sonnenfeld (5.6)
  562. Don Bluth (5.5)
  563. John Boorman (5.5)
  564. Rob Bowman (5.5)
  565. Jessica Cameron (5.5)
  566. Patricia Chica (5.5)
  567. Larry Fessenden (5.5)
  568. Gustavo Fontán (5.5)
  569. Monte Hellman (5.5)
  570. James Isaac
  571. Stefan Kramer (5.5)
  572. Marvin Kren (5.5)
  573. Shawn Levy (5.5)
  574. Maude Michaud (5.5)
  575. Roger Michell (5.5)
  576. Hannah Neurotica (5.5)
  577. Peter Farrelly (5.4)
  578. Paul W.S. Anderson (5.4)
  579. Rob Cohen (5.3)
  580. Steven Brill (5)
  581. Antoine Fuqua (5)
  582. Robert Gaffney
  583. Michael Haigney (5)
  584. Robert Luketic (5)
  585. John Singleton (5)
  586. Paul Solet (5)
  587. Lee Tamahori (5)
  588. Kunihiko Yuyama (5)
  589. Gary Goldman (4.7)
  590. Raja Gosnell (4.7)
  591. Marco Berger (4.5)
  592. John Carl Buechler (4.5)
  593. Lasse Hallström (4.5)
  594. Keenen Ivory Wayans (4.5)
  595. Marcelo Mónaco (4.5)
  596. Steve Carr (4)
  597. Marcus Dunstan (4)
  598. Roland Joffé (4)
  599. Nicolás López (4)
  600. Joan Rivers
  601. Uwe Boll (3.9)
  602. Garry Marshall (3.5)
  603. Michael Bay (3.2)
  604. Gonzalo Badilla (3)
  605. Sebastián Badilla (3)
  606. Bill Condon (3)
  607. Philip G. Atwell (3)
  608. Al Adamson (2.5)
  609. Claudio Fragasso (2.5)
Author Comments: 

Updates:

- Amos Gitai added.
- Mira Nair added.
- Álex de la Iglesia goes down 41 spots.
- Hideo Nakata goes up 8 spots.

Interesting list

Thank you, I have fun with it.

When you have Bobcat Goldthwaith above Orson Welles and John Ford something must be wrong with your ratings.

Or haven't seen enough of both of them. And I hate the altars and high places that some directors have, let's dethrone some.

Very interesting. But your metrics place Joss Whedon over Ingmar Bergman...have you considered changing your ratings system?

Once I see more films by Bergman, his true mastery will come and he'll easily surpass Whedon.

Which ones from him have you watched?

I've seen 'Wild Strawberries,' 'The Seventh Seal,' and 'Persona' (his best IMO).

Only Wild Strawberries and Time of the Wolf.