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. [60.44] Michelangelo Antonioni
  14. [60.17] Alejandro González Iñárritu
  15. [59.17] Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯)
  16. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  17. [58.74] Clint Eastwood
  18. [58.25] Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和)
  19. [56.93] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  20. [56.74] Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮)
  21. [56.22] Apichatpong Weerasethakul (อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล)
  22. [55.99] John Huston
  23. [55.81] Wáng Xiăoshuài (王小帅)
  24. [55.11] Tim Burton
  25. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  26. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  27. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  28. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  29. [53.93] Guō Xiǎolǔ (郭小橹)
  30. [52.78] The Wachowskis
  31. [52.67] Shinji Sōmai (相米 慎二)
  32. [52.65] Henri Verneuil
  33. [52.17] Kornél Mundruczó
  34. [52.17] Matthew Vaughn
  35. [52.03] Aki Kaurismäki
  36. [51.90] Atom Egoyan
  37. [51.47] Thomas Vinterberg
  38. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  39. [51.47] Mike Leigh
  40. [50.67] Noah Baumbach (new addition)
  41. [50.33] Michel Gondry
  42. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  43. [50.11] Šarūnas Bartas
  44. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  45. [48.93] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  46. [48.48] John Cassavetes
  47. [48.45] Roman Polanski
  48. [48.39] Tobe Hooper
  49. [48.00] David O. Russell
  50. [47.82] Hong Sang-soo
  51. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  52. [47.67] François Ozon
  53. [47.17] John Waters
  54. [46.87] Nicolas Philibert
  55. [46.67] Sofia Coppola
  56. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  57. [45.67] Patrice Chéreau (new addition)
  58. [44.91] Christophe Honoré
  59. [43.67] Joachim Lafosse
  60. [42.83] Jon Favreau
  61. [42.17] Abderrahmane Sissako
  62. [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.