00 The Directors

  1. [79.67] Billy Wilder
  2. [72.00] F. W. Murnau
  3. [68.63] Jean-Pierre Melville
  4. [66.31] Joel (& Ethan) Coen
  5. [65.48] Howard Hawks
  6. [64.88] Frank Capra
  7. [64.82] Yasujiro Ozu
  8. [63.51] Fritz Lang
  9. [63.07] Lars von Trier
  10. [62.91] Otto Preminger
  11. [62.41] Josef von Sternberg
  12. [60.99] Ernst Lubitsch
  13. [60.49] Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) (up from 14)
  14. [60.44] Michelangelo Antonioni
  15. [60.17] Alejandro González Iñárritu
  16. [59.17] Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯)
  17. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  18. [58.74] Clint Eastwood
  19. [58.25] Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和)
  20. [56.93] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  21. [56.74] Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮)
  22. [56.22] Apichatpong Weerasethakul (อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล)
  23. [55.99] John Huston
  24. [55.81] Wáng Xiăoshuài (王小帅)
  25. [55.11] Tim Burton
  26. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  27. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  28. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  29. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  30. [54.50] György Pálfi
  31. [53.93] Guō Xiǎolǔ (郭小橹)
  32. [52.78] The Wachowskis
  33. [52.67] Shinji Sōmai (相米 慎二)
  34. [52.65] Henri Verneuil
  35. [52.17] Kornél Mundruczó
  36. [52.17] Matthew Vaughn
  37. [52.03] Aki Kaurismäki
  38. [51.95] Atom Egoyan
  39. [51.47] Thomas Vinterberg
  40. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  41. [51.47] Mike Leigh
  42. [50.67] Noah Baumbach
  43. [50.33] Michel Gondry
  44. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  45. [50.11] Šarūnas Bartas
  46. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  47. [48.93] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  48. [48.48] John Cassavetes
  49. [48.45] Roman Polanski
  50. [48.33] Tobe Hooper
  51. [48.00] David O. Russell
  52. [47.82] Hong Sang-soo
  53. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  54. [47.67] François Ozon
  55. [47.17] John Waters
  56. [46.87] Nicolas Philibert
  57. [46.67] Sofia Coppola
  58. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  59. [45.67] Patrice Chéreau
  60. [44.91] Christophe Honoré
  61. [43.67] Joachim Lafosse
  62. [42.83] Jon Favreau
  63. [42.17] Abderrahmane Sissako
  64. [41.13] Alexandre Aja
Author Comments: 

Don't mind the figures too much, their value is purely relative: they just want to say that Capra and Ozu could have swapped places, but Melville and Capra, or Ozu and Antonioni not.
I'll be adding more directors to this list as I publisch their individual lists. I'll start with directors by whom I've seen a lot of films in a short period - in one word: a retrospective - during the last years (Herzog, Ray, Lang, Kaurismäki, Clair,…)
Later, I'll add directors by whom I've seen a retrospective a whole while ago (Bergman, Hitchcock, Coppola, Visconti,…).
After that I'll add directors whose films I've seen throughout the years (Kurosawa, Almodóvar, Cukor, Ford, Godard…). By then it will be 2010 ;-)
Another kind of ranking. And another kind of list.