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. [60.75] Michelangelo Antonioni
  14. [59.60] Clint Eastwood
  15. [59.17] Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯)
  16. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  17. [58.25] Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和)
  18. [56.93] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  19. [56.74] Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮)
  20. [56.22] Apichatpong Weerasethakul (อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล)
  21. [55.99] John Huston
  22. [55.51] Tim Burton (up from 26)
  23. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  24. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  25. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  26. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  27. [52.17] Kornél Mundruczó
  28. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  29. [51.47] Mike Leigh
  30. [50.33] Michel Gondry
  31. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  32. [50.11] Sharunas Bartas
  33. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  34. [48.64] Roman Polanski
  35. [48.48] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  36. [48.00] Hong Sang-soo
  37. [48.00] François Ozon
  38. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  39. [46.67] Sofia Coppola (down from 34)
  40. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  41. [45.17] Joachim Lafosse
  42. [42.83] Jon Favreau
  43. [42.80] Christophe Honoré
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.