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 (status quo)
  14. [60.17] Alejandro González Iñárritu
  15. [59.60] Clint Eastwood
  16. [59.17] Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯)
  17. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  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. [55.51] Tim Burton
  24. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  25. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  26. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  27. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  28. [52.78] The Wachowskis
  29. [52.67] Shinji Sōmai (相米 慎二) (new)
  30. [52.17] Kornél Mundruczó
  31. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  32. [51.47] Mike Leigh
  33. [50.33] Michel Gondry
  34. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  35. [50.11] Sharunas Bartas
  36. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  37. [48.64] Roman Polanski
  38. [48.48] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  39. [48.00] Hong Sang-soo
  40. [48.00] François Ozon
  41. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  42. [46.67] Sofia Coppola
  43. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  44. [45.17] Joachim Lafosse
  45. [42.83] Jon Favreau
  46. [42.80] Christophe Honoré
  47. [42.17] Abderrahmane Sissako
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.