Most Watched Directors, by number of their films I've seen

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  • 50

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • 34

  • Woody Allen
  • 28

  • John Ford
  • 27

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • 24

  • George Cukor
  • Fritz Lang
  • Vincente Minnelli
  • 23

  • Frank Capra
  • William Wyler
  • 22

  • Ingmar Bergman
  • 21

  • Robert Altman
  • Martin Scorsese
  • 20

  • Michael Curtiz
  • Howard Hawks
  • Billy Wilder
  • 19

  • Claude Chabrol
  • Robert Wise
  • 18

  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • John Huston
  • 17

  • Mervyn LeRoy
  • 16

  • Elia Kazan
  • Eric Rohmer
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Francois Truffaut
  • 15

  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cecil Blount DeMille
  • Sidney Lumet
  • Mike Nichols
  • 14

  • Clarence Brown
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Ernst Lubitsch
  • Otto Preminger
  • George Stevens
  • King Vidor
  • Fred Zinnemann
  • 13

  • Luis Bunuel
  • Stanley Donen
  • Henry King
  • Lewis Milestone
  • Jean Renoir
  • 12

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Brian DePalma
  • Blake Edwards
  • Federico Fellini
  • Anatole Litvak
  • Norman Jewison
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Joseph Mankiewicz
  • Nicholas Ray
  • Herbert Ross
  • Raoul Walsh
  • William Wellman
  • 11

  • David Butler
  • Louis Malle
  • Anthony Mann
  • George Sidney
  • Sam Wood
  • Zhang Yimou
  • 10

  • Tim Burton
  • William Dieterle
  • Buster Keaton
  • Henry Koster
  • David Lean
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Martin Ritt
  • Mark Robson
  • Ridley Scott
  • Woodbridge Strong van Dyke, Jr.
  • Orson Welles
  • 9

  • Lloyd Bacon
  • Mel Brooks
  • Richard Brooks
  • John Carpenter
  • John Cromwell
  • David Cronenberg
  • Richard Donner
  • Carl Dreyer
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Richard Fleischer
  • Victor Fleming
  • John Frankenheimer
  • Henry Hathaway
  • George Roy Hill
  • Krzzsyzyszzstof Kieslowski
  • David Lynch
  • Jean Negulesco
  • Rob Reiner
  • John Sayles
  • Josef von Sternberg
  • John Sturges
  • Peter Weir
  • Robert Zemeckis
  • 8

  • Michael Apted
  • Coen Brothers
  • Vittorio de Sica
  • Milos Forman
  • Hal Hartley
  • Ron Howard
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • John Landis
  • Spike Lee
  • Rouben Mamoulian
  • Alan Parker
  • Roman Polanski
  • Sam Taylor
  • Mark Sandrich
  • John Schlesinger
  • Oliver Stone
  • Charles Walters
  • John Waters
  • 7

  • Robert Aldrich
  • Hal Ashby
  • John Avildsen
  • Busby Berkeley
  • Robert Bresson
  • John Cassavetes
  • Roger Corman
  • Wes Craven
  • Delmer Daves
  • John Farrow
  • Stephen Frears
  • Edmund Goulding
  • DW Griffith
  • Werner Herzog
  • Arthur Hiller
  • Lawrence Kasdan
  • Stanley Kramer
  • Barry Levinson
  • Joseph Losey
  • George Marshall
  • Leo McCarey
  • Norman Z McLeod
  • John McTiernan
  • George Miller
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Fred Newmeyer
  • Frank Oz
  • Sam Peckinpah
  • Michael Powell
  • Ivan Reitman
  • Roy Del Ruth
  • Gus van Sant
  • Edward Sedgwick
  • Don Siegel
  • Steven Soderbergh
  • Norman Taurog
  • Paul Verhoeven
  • Luchino Visconti
  • 6

  • Lindsay Anderson
  • Michaelangelo Antonioni
  • James Cameron
  • Jack Conway
  • Joe Dante
  • Jules Dassin
  • Jonathan Demme
  • Edward Dmytryk
  • Sergei Eisenstein
  • William Friedkin
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Taylor Hackford
  • Stephen Herek
  • Peter Jackson
  • Neil Jordan
  • Walter Lang
  • James Leison
  • Richard Lester
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Richard Linklater
  • Adrian Lyne
  • Delbert Mann
  • Michael Mann
  • Paul Mazursky
  • Robert Mulligan
  • FW Murnau
  • Fred Niblo
  • Yasujiro Ozu
  • Alan Pakula
  • Sam Raimi
  • Carl Reiner
  • Alain Resnais
  • Michael Ritchie
  • Franklin Schaffner
  • Joel Schumacher
  • William Seiter
  • Robert Stevenson
  • Preston Sturges
  • Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Richard Thorpe
  • Charles Vidor
  • 5

  • Don Bluth
  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Albert Brooks
  • Tod Browning
  • Eddie Cline
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Gordon Douglas
  • Allan Dwan
  • Farrelly Brothers
  • Sidney Franklin
  • Samuel Fuller
  • Tay Garnett
  • Alfred Green
  • Lasse Hallstrom
  • Curis Hanson
  • Amy Heckerling
  • John Hughes
  • Peter Hyams
  • Shohei Imamura
  • Mike Leigh
  • Sergio Leone
  • Frank Lloyd
  • Joshua Logan
  • Errol Morris
  • Laurence Olivier
  • GW Pabst
  • Arthur Penn
  • Harold Ramis
  • Tony Richardson
  • Jacques Rivette
  • Nicolas Roeg
  • Stuart Rosenberg
  • Roberto Rossellini
  • Robert Rossen
  • Tony Scott
  • Tom Shadyac
  • Robert Siodmak
  • Douglas Sirk
  • Kevin Smith
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Erich von Stroheim
  • Seijun Suzuki
  • Quentin Tarentino
  • Jacques Tourneur
  • Edgar Ulmer
  • Wim Wenders
  • James Whale
  • Peter Yates
Author Comments: 

Minimum - 5
Features Only

OK, as usual, impressive list. But which director would you say is a big lacuna in your general viewing log?

Good question. I've never seen a Michael Snow film due to lack of availability. A couple times I came close to renting one on 16mm but it's very expensive. If anyone can hook me up with a tape or video file...

Jacques Cousteau is also a blank for me. And Peter Lorre directed a single film I desperately want to see called "Der Verlorene".

You've never seen a film by Michael Snow? Well, I've never heard that name before. :-)

P.S.: With your required minimum of five movies, Terrence Malick will never make this list... (or you'll have to wait some years till his next project and as we already know, this can easily last twenty years.)

Natural that you haven't heard of him. I think he's some sort of freak about not making his movies available on video or for TV.

At least we know Terrence isn't rushing through projects for the money.

Wow, so much movies seen! Nauseously impressive! ::up