Greatest Filmmakers!

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  1. Andrei Tarkovsky (Russia, 1932-86);
  2. a. Stalker (1979),
  3. b. Nostalghia (1983),
  4. c. Sacrifice (1986),
  5. d. Andrei Rublev (1966),
  6. e. Mirror (1975),
  7. f. Ivan's Childhood (1962),
  8. g. Solaris (1972),
  9. h. Steamroller and Violin (1960).
  10. John Cassavetes (USA, 1929-89);
  11. a. Faces (1968),
  12. b. Love Streams (1984),
  13. c. A Woman Under The Influence (1974),
  14. d. Solomon (1960),
  15. e. Evil (1959),
  16. f. Shadows (1959),
  17. g. Murder For Credit (1959),
  18. h. A Piece of Paradise (1959),
  19. i. Minnie & Moskowitz (1971),
  20. j. Night In Jeopardy (1960).
  21. Yasujiro Ozu (Japan, 1903-63);
  22. a. Late Spring (1949),
  23. b. Late Autumn (1960),
  24. c. Tokyo Story (1953),
  25. d. Equinox Flower (1958),
  26. e. Early Spring (1956),
  27. f. Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice (1953),
  28. g. Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941),
  29. h. I Was Born, But... (1932),
  30. i. Taste of Autumn Mackerel (1961),
  31. j. There was a Father (1942),
  32. k. Good Morning! (1959),
  33. l. Tokyo Twilight (1957).
  34. Robert Bresson (France, 1901-99);
  35. a. Au Hasard, Balthazar (1966),
  36. b. Diary Of A Country Priest (1951),
  37. c. Pickpocket (1959),
  38. d. A Man Escaped -- The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth (1956),
  39. e. Four Nights Of A Dreamer (1971),
  40. f. A Gentle Woman (1969),
  41. g. Mouchette (1967),
  42. h. Les anges du péché (1943),
  43. i. Lancelot du Lac (1974),
  44. j. The Devil Probably (1977),
  45. k. L'argent (1983),
  46. l. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945),
  47. m. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962).
  48. Kenji Mizoguchi (Japan, 1898-1956);
  49. a. Ugetsu Monogatari (1953),
  50. b. The Story Of The Last Chrysanthemum (1939),
  51. c. Sansho The Bailiff (1954),
  52. d. Osaka Elegy (1936).
  53. Bruce Conner (USA, 1933-2008);
  54. a. Breakaway (1966),
  55. b. The White Rose (1967),
  56. c. A MOVIE (1958),
  57. d. Ten Second Film (1965),
  58. e. Report (1967),
  59. f. Valse Triste (1979),
  60. g. Vivian (1964),
  61. h. Mongoloid (1976),
  62. i. Mea Culpa (1981).
  63. Charlie Chaplin (Britain, 1889-1977);
  64. a. City Lights (1931),
  65. b. Limelight (1952),
  66. c. The Circus (1928),
  67. d. The Gold Rush (1925),
  68. e. Modern Times (1936),
  69. f. Monsieur Verdoux (1947),
  70. g. The Kid (1921),
  71. h. The Great Dictator (1940),
  72. i. The Idle Class (1921),
  73. j. Pay Day (1922).
  74. Carl Th Dreyer (Denmark, 1889-1968);
  75. a. Passion of Joan Of Arc (1928),
  76. b. Vampyr: Der Traum des Allan Grey (1931),
  77. c. Michael (1924),
  78. d. They Caught The Ferry (1948),
  79. e. A Castle In A Casle: Krogen and Kronborg with Jørgen Roos (1955),
  80. f. Kampen mod kræften (1947).
  81. Su Friedrich (USA, 1954-present);
  82. a. Sink Or Swim (1990),
  83. b. The Ties That Bind (1985),
  84. c. The Rules Of The Road (1993),
  85. d. Damned If You Don't (1987),
  86. e. First Comes Love (1991),
  87. f. Scar Tissue (1979).
  88. Frank Capra (Italy/USA, 1897-1991);
  89. a. It's A Wonderful Life (1946),
  90. b. Meet John Doe (1941),
  91. c. It Happened One Night (1934),
  92. d. Lost Horizon (1937).
  93. Andy Warhol (USA, 1928-87);
  94. a. Chelsea Girls with Paul Morrissey (1966),
  95. b. Blow Job (1964),
  96. c. Kiss (1964),
  97. d. The Velvet Underground & Nico (1966),
  98. e. Lonesome Cowboys with Paul Morrissey (1968),
  99. f. Bike Boy (1967),
  100. g. Vinyl (1965).
  101. Paul Morrissey (USA, 1938-present);
  102. a. Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol (1966),
  103. b. Flesh (1968),
  104. c. Trash (1970),
  105. d. Lonesome Cowboys with Andy Warhol (1968).
  106. Federico Fellini (Italy, 1920-93);
  107. a. (1963),
  108. b. Amarcord (1973),
  109. c. La Dolce Vita (1960),
  110. d. Roma (1972),
  111. e. La Strada (1954),
  112. f. Temptations of Dr Antonio (1962),
  113. g. I Vitelloni (1953),
  114. h. Satyricon (1969).
  115. Mike Leigh (England, 1943-present);
  116. a. Abigail's Party (1977),
  117. b. The Short And Curlies (1987),
  118. c. Five Minute Films (1975),
  119. d. Nuts In May (1976),
  120. e. Topsy Turvy (1999).
  121. Buster Keaton (USA, 1895-1966);
  122. a. The General with Clyde Bruckman (1926),
  123. b. Paleface with Edward F Cline (1922),
  124. c. Steamboat Bill Jr with Charles Reisner (1928),
  125. d. One Week with Edward F Cline (1920),
  126. e. The Boat with Edward F Cline (1921),
  127. f. Our Hospitality with John G Blystone (1923).
  128. Jacques Tati (France, 1907-82);
  129. a. Playtime (1967),
  130. b. M Hulot's Holiday (1953),
  131. c. Mon Oncle (1958),
  132. d. Night Class (1967),
  133. e. Jour De Fete/School For Postmen (1949).
  134. Lars von Trier (Denmark, 1953-present);
  135. a. Dogville (2003),
  136. b. Dancer in the Dark (2000),
  137. c. Breaking The Waves (1996),
  138. d. Melancholia. (2011),
  139. e. The Idiots (1998),
  140. f. Kingdom (1994-7),
  141. g. The Five Obstructions with Jorgen Leth (2003),
  142. h. Manderlay (2005),
  143. i. Antichrist (2009),
  144. j. The Boss Of It All (2006).
  145. Chris Marker (France, 1921-2012);
  146. a. La Jetee (1962),
  147. b. Sans Soliel (1983),
  148. c. A Cat Listens To Music (1990),
  149. d. The Embassy (1973),
  150. e. Case of the Grinning Cat (2004),
  151. f. A Grin Without A Cat 180 minute version (1977/1993),
  152. g. AK (1985),
  153. h. Slon Tango (1993),
  154. i. Zoo Piece (1990),
  155. j. Be Seeing You with Mario Marret (1968),
  156. k. A Bullfight in Okinawa (1994),
  157. l. Remembrance of Things To Come with Yannick Bellon (2001),
  158. m. The Sixth Side of the Pentagon with François Reichenbach (1972),
  159. n. An Owl Is An Owl Is An Owl (1990),
  160. o. Three Cheers For The Whale with Mario Ruspoli (1972).
  161. Orson Welles (USA, 1915-85);
  162. a. Falstaff: The Chimes At Midnight (1965),
  163. b. F For Fake (1974),
  164. c. The Magnificent Ambersons soiled by Robert Wise/Fred Fleck (1942),
  165. d. Citizen Kane (1941)
  166. e. The Lady From Shanghai (1947).
  167. Len Lye (New Zealand, 1901-80);
  168. a. A Colour Box (1935),
  169. b. Free Radicals (1955),
  170. c. Kaleidoscope (1935),
  171. d. N or NW (1938),
  172. e. Rainbow Dance (1936),
  173. f. Particles in Space (1966),
  174. g. Swinging The Lambeth Walk (1939),
  175. h. Colour Flight (1937),
  176. i. Rhythm (1952),
  177. j. Tusalava (1929),
  178. k. The Peanut Vendor (1933),
  179. l. Color Cry (1953).
  180. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Germany, 1945-1982);
  181. a. Angst Essen Seele Auf (1974),
  182. b. Effi Briest (1974),
  183. c. Marriage of Maria Braun (1979),
  184. d. Merchant of Four Seasons (1971),
  185. e. Fox and his Friends/Fistfight For Freedom (1975),
  186. f. The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant (1972),
  187. g. The Loneliness of Veronika Voss (1982),
  188. h. Fear of Fear (1975),
  189. i. World on a Wire (1973),
  190. j. Lola (1981),
  191. k. Chinese Roulette (1976),
  192. l. Beware Of A Holy Whore (1970).
  193. Michelangelo Antonioni (Italy, 1912–2007);
  194. a. l'Avventura (1960),
  195. b. Red Desert (1964),
  196. c. Blow-Up (1966),
  197. d. Profession: Reporter (1975).
  198. Luis Buñuel (Spain, 1900-83);
  199. a. The Exterminating Angel (1962),
  200. b. Un Chien Andalou (1929),
  201. c. l'Age d'Or (1930),
  202. d. Land Without Bread (1933),
  203. e. The Phantom Of Liberty (1974).
  204. Ryan Larkin (Canada, 1943-2007);
  205. a. Walking (1969),
  206. b. Street Musique (1972),
  207. c. Syrinx (1965),
  208. d. Cityscape (1966).
  209. Matthew Barney (USA, 1967-present);
  210. a. Cremaster 3 (2002),
  211. b. Cremaster 5 (1997),
  212. c. Cremaster 2 (1999),
  213. d. Cremaster 4 (1995),
  214. e. Cremaster 1 (1996).
  215. Norman McLaren (Scotland/Canada, 1914-87);
  216. a. Begone Dull Care with Evelyn Lambart (1949),
  217. b. Neighbors (1952),
  218. c. Pas De Deux (1968),
  219. d. Blinkity Blank (1955),
  220. e. Dots (1940).
  221. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1918-2007);
  222. a. Fanny & Alexander TV version (1982),
  223. b. Hour Of The Wolf (1968),
  224. c. The Magic Flute (1975),
  225. d. Persona (1966),
  226. e. The Seventh Seal (1957),
  227. f. Document Of Fanny & Alexander (1986).
  228. Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1941-present);
  229. a. My Neighbor Totoro (1988),
  230. b. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1985),
  231. c. Princess Mononoke (1997),
  232. d. Porco Rosso (1994),
  233. e. Spirited Away (2001),
  234. f. Castle In The Sky (1986),
  235. g. Howl's Moving Castle (2004),
  236. h. Castle Of Cagliostro (1979),
  237. i. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989).
  238. Joseph Strick (USA, 1923-2010);
  239. a. Road Movie (1974),
  240. b. Ulysses (1966),
  241. c. Tropic Of Cancer (1970),
  242. d. Interviews With My Lai Veterens (1971),
  243. e. The Savage Eye with Ben Maddow and Sidney Meyers (1960),
  244. f. Muscle Beach with Irving Lerner (1948),
  245. g. Criminals (1996),
  246. h. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (1977).
  247. Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1910-98);
  248. a. Throne Of Blood (1957),
  249. b. Rhapsody In August (1991),
  250. c. Ran (1985),
  251. d. Rashomon (1950),
  252. e. Seven Samurai (1954),
  253. f. Ikiru (1952).
  254. Val Lewton, producer (Ukraine, 1904-51);
  255. a. Curse of the Cat People with Robert Wise and Gunther von Fritsch (1944),
  256. b. Cat People with Jacques Tourneur (1942),
  257. c. The Seventh Victim with Mark Robson (1943),
  258. d. I Walked With A Zombie with Jacques Tourneur (1943),
  259. e. Bedlam with Mark Robson (1946),
  260. f. The Ghost Ship with Mark Robson (1943),
  261. g. The Leopard Man with Jacques Tourneur (1943).
  262. Isao Takahata (Japan, 1935-present);
  263. a. Only Yesterday/Memories Tumble Down (1991),
  264. b. Pom Poko (1994),
  265. c. My Neighbors The Yamadas (1999),
  266. d. Panda! Go, Panda! (1972).
  267. Busby Berkeley (USA, 1895-1976);
  268. a. The music sequences of Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933),
  269. b. The music sequences of Dames (1934),
  270. c. The music sequences of 42nd Street (1933),
  271. d. The music sequences of Footlight Parade (1933).
  272. Ernst Lubitsch (Germany, 1892-1947);
  273. a. Ninotchka (1939),
  274. b. Heaven Can Wait (1943),
  275. c. Trouble in Paradise (1932),
  276. d. To Be Or Not To Be (1942),
  277. e. Cluny Brown (1946).
  278. Stanley Kubrick (USA, 1928-99);
  279. a. Barry Lyndon (1975),
  280. b. Eyes Wide Shut (1999),
  281. c. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968),
  282. d. Dr Strangelove, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964),
  283. e. A Clockwork Orange (1971),
  284. f. Paths Of Glory (1957),
  285. g. Full Metal Jacket (1987),
  286. h. Lolita (1962)
  287. i. The Shining (1980).
  288. Don Hertzfeldt (USA, 1976 - present);
  289. a. Everything will be ok/I am so proud of you/It's such a beautiful day (2006, 8, 11),
  290. b. Lily & Jim (1997),
  291. c. The Meaning Of Life (2005),
  292. d. Rejected (2000),
  293. e. The Animation Show bookends (2003),
  294. f. Genre (1996),
  295. g. Billy's Balloon (1998),
  296. h. Ah, l'Amour (1995),
  297. i. Wisdom Teeth (2010).
  298. James Stanley Brakhage (USA, 1933-2003);
  299. a. Mothlight (1963),
  300. b. Dante Quartet (1987),
  301. c. Garden of Earthly Delights (1981),
  302. d. Eye Myth (1967),
  303. d. Rage Net (1988),
  304. e. Black Ice (1994),
  305. f. Desistfilm (1954).
  306. Sergei Eisenstein (Russia, 1898-1948);
  307. a. Ivan The Terrible (1944/6)
  308. b. October: Ten Days That Shook The World with Grigori Aleksandrov (1928),
  309. c. Battleship Potemkin (1925),
  310. d. Strike! (1924),
  311. e. Alexander Nevsky with Dmitri Vasilyev (1939).
  312. "Raj" Kapoor (India, 1924-88);
  313. a. Awaara (1951),
  314. b. Barsaat (1949),
  315. c. Mera Naam Joker 183 minute version (1972),
  316. d. Shree 420 (1955).
  317. Jan Švankmajer (Czechoslovakia, 1934-present);
  318. a. Alice (1988),
  319. b. Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010),
  320. c. Dimensions Of Dialogue (1982),
  321. d. Faust (1994).
  322. Alfred Hitchcock (England, 1899-1980);
  323. a. Rope (1948),
  324. b. Vertigo (1958),
  325. c. North By Northwest (1959),
  326. d. Rear Window (1954),
  327. e. Sabotage (1936),
  328. f. Marnie (1964),
  329. g. The 39 Steps (1935),
  330. h. Psycho (1960),
  331. i. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956),
  332. j. The Birds (1963),
  333. k. Bon Voyage (1944),
  334. l. Aventure Malgache (1944).
  335. Gillian Wearing (England, 1963-present);
  336. a. 10-16 (1995),
  337. b. Homage to the Woman with the Bandanged Face (1992),
  338. c. 2 into 1 (1997),
  339. d. Sacha & Mum (1997).
  340. David Lynch (USA, 1946-present);
  341. a. INLAND EMPIRE (2006),
  342. b. Eraserhead (1977),
  343. c. Mulholland Dr (2001),
  344. d. Blue Velvet (1986),
  345. e. Premonitions Following An Evil Deed (1996),
  346. f. The Alphabet (1968),
  347. g. The Amputee (1974),
  348. h. Lost Highway (1997),
  349. i. Fire Walk With Me (1992),
  350. j. The Grandmother (1970),
  351. k. The Cowboy And The Frenchman (1988),
  352. l. Six Figures Getting Sick (Six Times) (1966).
  353. Billy Wilder (Austria-Hungary, 1906-2002);
  354. a. Sunset Boulevard (1950),
  355. b. One, Two, Three (1961),
  356. c. The Apartment (1960),
  357. d. Double Indemnity (1944),
  358. e. Some Like It Hot (1959).
  359. François Roland Truffaut (France, 1932–84);
  360. a. The Man Who Loved Women (1977),
  361. b. The Soft Skin (1964),
  362. c. The Bride Wore Black (1968),
  363. d. The 400 Blows (1959).
  364. Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1930-present);
  365. a. Vivre Sa Vie (1962),
  366. b. Breathless (1960),
  367. c. Weekend (1967),
  368. d. Every Man For Himself (1980),
  369. e. Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965).
  370. Gus Van Sant (USA, 1952-present);
  371. a. Elephant (2003),
  372. b. Gerry (2002),
  373. c. Last Days (2005),
  374. d. My Own Private Idaho (1991),
  375. e. Finding Forrester (2000),
  376. f. Milk (2008).
  377. Pierre Etaix (France, 1928-present);
  378. a. Le Grand Amour (1969),
  379. b. Land of Milk And Honey (1971),
  380. c. Yo-Yo (1965),
  381. d. The Suitor (1962),
  382. e. Rupture with Jean-Claude Carriere (1961),
  383. f. Happy Anniversary with Jean-Claude Carriere (1962),
  384. g. As Long As You're Healthy/Feeling Good (1966).
  385. Ali Khamrayev (Uzbekistan, 1937-present);
  386. a. Man Follows Birds/Chasing The Birds (1975),
  387. b. Bo Ba Bu (1998),
  388. c. Without Fear (1972),
  389. d. White White Storks (1966),
  390. e. Bodyguard (1979),
  391. f. Triptych (1979).
Author Comments: 


Need to watch at least 4 films in order to have them on this list (might make exceptions for directors whose films are extremely hard to find (example: Jon Jost), or directors who had made less than four films (example: Yoshifumi Kondo)).
Directors whose full filmography I have seen: Andrei Tarkovsky (not counting his student works), Robert Bresson (excluding his earliest short).

PS: Val Lewton included as he is basically the director of his films in the creative-control sense (note the extremely strong visual, thematic, and narrative similarities in all his films), but the "actual" directors credited also.
PPS: Eat a million dicks, Quentin Tarantino.

DIRECTORS I NEED TO WATCH MORE OF (have seen only a few, thus not on list (or just I am currently unsure about placement)):
Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause, In A Lonely Place, We Can't Go Home Again, Janitor),
Segundo De Chomon (Legend of a Ghost, Andalousian Superstition, Creation of the Serpentine, Electric Hotel)
Ralph Bakshi (Coonskin, Fritz The Cat, Heavy Traffic, Spicy City)
Yoshifumi Kondo (Whisper Of The Heart, Sora Iro No Tane),
Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, Bend in the River, Man from Laramie),
Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M, The Woman in the Window),
Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thieves, Un Garibaldino Al Convento, Marriage Italian Style),
Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Millenium Actress, Perfect Blue),
Shirley Clarke (Bridges Go Round, The Connection, Ornette),
Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights),
Maysles Brothers (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, Get Yer Ya-Yas Out),
Bernardo Bertolucci (Dreamers, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist),
Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr Fox, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums),
Luchino Visconti (The Leopard, Death in Venice),
Georges Melies (Voyage to the Moon, Dreyfuss Affair)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Red, Blue)
Jon Jost (Last Chants For A Slow Dance, All The Vermeers in New York),
Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep, To Sleep With Anger),
Lukas Moodysson (Fucking Åmål, Lilya-4-Ever),
Sergei Parajanov (Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors, Sayat Nova),
Jafar Panahi (Offside, Crimson Gold),
Chantal Akerman (Jeanne Dielman, Saute Ma Ville),
Alain Resnais (Last Year At Marienbad, Hiroshima Mon Amour),
Roy Andersson (Songs From The Second Floor, You The Living),
Terrence Malick (Tree of Life, The New World),
Wong Kar-Wai (Chungking Express, Days Of Being Wild),
F W Murnau (Nosferatu, Sunrise),
Michael Haneke (Funny Games/Funny Games, Caché),
Jonas Mekas (Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania),
Lotte Reiniger (Adventures Of Prince Achmed),
Frank Borzage (Little Man What Now),
Bill Viola (The Passing),
Eric Rohmer (The Green Ray),
Lionel Rogosin (On The Bowery),
Robert J Flaherty (Nanook Of The North),
Abbas Kiarostami (Close-Up),
Max Ophüls (Earrings of Madame De...),
Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face Of Another),
Georges Franju (Eyes Without A Face),
Roberto Rossellini (Rome Open City),
Harmony Korine (Gummo),
Jerry Lewis (Bellboy),
Elaine May (Mikey & Nicky),
Jean Renoir (The Rules Of The Game),
Otto Preminger (Laura),
Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday, Ball of Fire),
Jay Rosenblatt (Smell of Burning Ants),
Mark Rappaport (The Scenic Route),
Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark),
Jorgen Leth (The Perfect Human),
D W Griffith (Birth of a Nation),
Terence Davies (Of Time And The City),
Kelly Reichardt (Wendy And Lucy),
Henri-Georges Clouzot (Wages of Fear),
Leo McCarey (Duck Soup),
Preston Sturges (Sullivan's Travels),
Amanda Forbis/Wendy Tilby (When The Day Breaks),
James Whale (Frankenstein),
Tod Browning (Dracula),
Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children),

HAVE SEEN NONE:
William Wyler, Maurice Pialat, Bela Tarr, Theo Angelopoulos, Satyajit Ray, Jean-Pierre Melville, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Errol Morris, Morris Engel, Mikio Naruse, Micheal Almareyda, Alan Clarke, John Korty, Robert Kramer, Rick Schmidt, Peter Watkins, Caveh Zahedi, Erich Von Stroheim, Cecil B DeMille, Frederick Wiseman, William C DeMille,

AND MORE...

Loooove this list! Especially if it's in order, I can't get enough of your top four, and I love both Fellni and Chaplin. Have you not seen The Killing of a Chinese Bookie? La Dolce Vita and Roma are two Fellini's I really don't care for, but the rest are very good.

Throw Kiarostami onto the list! As well as the other names on my favorite filmmakers list =). Although I'm not sure Welles is your thing, but it's good you're giving him a fair shot. Mizoguchi definitely seems like your style, glad to see you loved Ugetsu. Have you watched much Rossellini? I honestly haven't but he's another director I think you'd like (I'm just trying to make your list longer and longer...). Then there's also Maurice Pialat, Charles Burnett, Bela Tarr, David Cronenberg, Theo Angelopoulos, Satyajit Ray, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Luis Bunuel, Michael Haneke, Jean-Pierre Melville, Atom Egoyan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, etc.

Su Friedrich is someone I have yet to see a single thing from, I'll have to get on that. Same goes for Morrisey and Warhol. I don't know how I've only managed to see the first two Cremasters, I have to get on that. I wishhh those Bruce Conner shorts were downloadable, there's something about streaming that I just can't stand.

Booo @ Kubrick. & Bergman, to an extent.

I'm considering putting on Hayao Miyazaki and Lars von Trier BUT I JUST DON'T KNOW.

Glad you dig the list-- decided to make/upload it last night JUST FOR YOOOOUUUUUUU.

I really gotta see more of the directors I only have three of... D: As for Roma, I just found something weirdly striking and sincere about it.

ALL ADDED and the only Rossellini I have seen is Rome, Open City and I gotta say that that movie was awful in comparison to other classics of that era. But I should see Voyage In Italy and some others before I write him off.

Friedrich's documentaries are sincere and so damn heartbreaking. I mean, I usually don't feel much artistic stimulation from documentaries, but Friedrich really does some interesting shit with it. and Elston, you, and I should watch Morrissey's Trash and Heat together or something. Or maybe try to see if we can find **** by Warhol and try to watch the whole 25 hours of it together heheh.
And I really want Bruce Conner's wife to distribute his movies on a DVD. If she doesn't I will cry. I NEED TO SEE COSMIC RAY AND REPORT. ;O;

As I add to the list, they'll probably go lower, so don't worry. I just have a spoft-spot for Kubrick because he is the director that first got me interested in films, and something about Fanny & Alexander gets to me.

Check out Errol Morris for great documentaries. Also, "Crumb" is an AMAZING doc.

ADDED TO LISTS. THANK YOU.

No Alfred Hitchcock/Quentin Tarantino/Martin Scorsese/Francis Ford Coppola/Woody Allen/David Lynch on your list? Is it because you didn't seen them a lot or didn't like them much ? There are some badass movies by them.

I can suggest Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Amelie Poulain, Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children. Krzysztof Kieslowski Blue-White-Red trilogy, The Double Life of Veronique. Denis Villeneuve is my favorite director of my country (Canada) with Polytechnique, Maelström and August 32nd on Earth.

I didn't see 3 movies from Eric Rohmer, but he is one of my favorite director with The Lady and the Duke, The Green Ray...

For Godard, I've just seen Contempt, but it was amazing. For Luchino Visconti, I don't know, I find his movies (Death in Venice, The Leopard) a little bit boring, but at least Alain Delon is hot as always in The Leopard, made the movie watchable.

For the rest, there are too many choices...

Hitchcock: I should watch and rewatch a few but I just feel like most of his catalogue is a bit empty (although I do like Rope).
Tarantino: I hate hate hate that smarmy obnoxious director. Jackie Brown is by far his least obnoxious, but that said, only 6/10. He's too concerned with being cool. Death Proof, also, is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Scorsese: I don't hate him but for the most part I've just gotten extremely bored by his films (although I dug Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore).
Francis Ford Coppola: I forgot this man even existed. CONSDERING although I am the only person in the world who would take One From The Heart and Apocalypse Now over the Godfather films. Heh.
Woody Allen: another one I am considering. But I just don't know if I feel for him like I used to.
David Lynch: I really feel like only two of his films are legitimately great: Eraserhead and INLAND EMPIRE. He's another I've been thinking about but simply not sure.

As much as I find Jeunet's films quite pleasant, I don't know if I really would say he ought to be on this list. Amelie, though, really is the most adorable movie.
Heh, I'm Canadian too! To be honest I've never seen a "great" canadian film. Some good ones, a lot of mediocre ones, but never anything that really stands out.

Now I really gotta watch some Visconti; as a rule, if someone says a movie si boring, I'll make a point to watch is. Generally, when someone says something is boring, I take it as cue as it is a movie I'd really dig (I guess I have a think for slower, deliberate pacing).

Me too I prefer Apocalypse Now over Coppola other works and Jackie Brown is my favorite from Quentin Tarantino. I really like his endless character monologues (Christopher Walken in Pulp Fiction ?) and his movies characters in general, even the support casts do amazing job, in my opinion.

We probably don't have the same taste, but if you want you could take a look on my list My favorite movies, Top 1000, in the Author Comments I say my top 10 movies, scenes and stuffs.

Maybe you would like Sunless by Chris Marker, not (always) boring, but really weird. Songs from the Second Floor by Roy Andersson is original in some points too with the static camera.

Oh come on! There is great canadian movies! I feel like I have to defend Canada here! :P I don't know, I try to "think big"... The Red Violin by François Girard ? My favorite is Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary by Guy Maddin, but I don't know if we can considering it a "great" movie... Some would say The Barbarian Invasions by Denys Arcand, but I can't stand it anymore, like it's the only canadian movie... anyway The Decline of the American Empire was far better and even more Jesus of Montreal. David Cronenberg movie perhaps ? Atom Egoyan ? I really like canadian cinema and watch a lot of it (mostly from Quebec)...

Top five Canadian movies I've seen:

5 eXistenZ
4 C.R.A.Z.Y.
3 Last Night
2 Waydowntown
1 Walking (Short)

Last Night, I agree, but not the kind of movie I would watch everyday! ~_^

You neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed more Fassbinder in your life. I'm blown away, my greatest cinematic "discovery" this year (I had only seen two of his films previously). I don't even know what to say about him, I'm still in a daze.

I do really want to see more :c although I was relatively underwhelmed with Angst Essen Selle Auf. I really want to see Marriage of Maria Braun, Fox and His Friends, and In A Year With 13 Moons though.

That. Is. In. Cred. I. Ble.

So much I haven't seen, WHYYYYY DOES CALGARY GET NOTHING!?!?! Are there any in particular you're going to see? Or are you going to make me dislike you by trying to see all of them =( =(.

I thought of you when I saw they were doing a whole series.

BABY DON'T BE LIKE THAT. You know I wish I could take you to ALL OF THEM. :'c

Hey man, interested in participating in my "Greatest Films Poll"?

There's a lot of films you've seen (that not a lot of others have) and it would be fun to see how you'd list those in the different categories...