Directors   (4,912) Most Notable
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1862 Hanks, Tom 0 0 0
1862 Porter, Edwin S. 0 0 0
1862 Straub, Jean-Marie 0 0 0
1862 Hranitzky, Ágnes 0 0 0
1862 Zierra, Tony 0 0 0
27 Welles, Orson 17 1958 1 USA English
13 Kubrick, Stanley 12 1969 2 UK English
17 Renoir, Jean 28 1940 3 France French
49 De Sica, Vittorio 11 1959 4 Italy Italian
1 Hitchcock, Alfred 45 1945 5 USA English
22 Coppola, Francis Ford 16 1980 6 USA English
11 Kurosawa, Akira 21 1963 7 Japan Japanese
45 Donen, Stanley 16 1960 9 USA English
109 Kelly, Gene 7 1961 9 USA English
2 Ford, John 59 1942 10 USA English
21 Fellini, Federico 17 1965 11 Italy Italian
18 Curtiz, Michael 37 1941 13 USA English
70 Penn, Arthur 11 1968 14 USA English
14 Truffaut, François 22 1970 15 France French
19 Godard, Jean-Luc 36 1978 16 France French
4 Scorsese, Martin 29 1993 17 USA English
69 Tarantino, Quentin 11 2005 18 USA English
33 Polanski, Roman 17 1983 19 USA English
78 Ozu, Yasujiro 14 1945 20 Japan Japanese
20 Allen, Woody 35 1990 21 USA English
105 Lucas, George 7 1984 22 USA English
15 Lean, David 16 1954 23 UK English
3 Spielberg, Steven 30 1995 24 USA English
7 Wilder, Billy 23 1957 25 USA English
16 Lang, Fritz 32 1942 27 Germany German
64 Bertolucci, Bernardo 10 1981 32 Italy Italian
40 Fleming, Victor 20 1938 34 USA English
25 Kazan, Elia 15 1954 36 USA English
5 Cukor, George 38 1946 37 USA English
35 Vidor, King 26 1938 37 USA English
37 LeRoy, Mervyn 25 1947 37 USA English
6 Bergman, Ingmar 27 1965 38 Sweden Swedish
58 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. 15 1956 40 USA English
8 Buñuel, Luis 20 1957 44 France French
46 Antonioni, Michelangelo 10 1962 45 Italy Italian
67 Zhang, Yimou 13 1999 46 China Mandarin
77 Nichols, Mike 15 1985 47 USA English
47 Ray, Satyajit 13 1965 48 India Bengali
26 Altman, Robert 25 1984 49 USA English
24 Capra, Frank 28 1939 51 USA English
61 Herzog, Werner 22 1993 52 West Germany German
211 Hanson, Curtis 4 2001 54 USA English
59 Forman, Milos 10 1980 55 USA English
79 Wenders, Wim 15 1991 57 West Germany German
206 Schoedsack, Ernest B. 7 1935 60 USA English
232 Cooper, Merian C. 4 1934 60 USA English
73 Murnau, F.W. 8 1926 61 Germany German
10 Huston, John 30 1961 64 USA English
65 Eisenstein, Sergei M. 8 1935 65 Soviet Union Russian
188 Aleksandrov, Grigori 6 1933 65 Soviet Union Russian
42 Eastwood, Clint 29 1996 69 USA English
100 Demme, Jonathan 16 1993 71 USA English
97 Lee, Spike 19 2000 73 USA English
119 Carné, Marcel 8 1947 74 France French
9 Hawks, Howard 31 1946 75 USA English
38 Coen, Joel 19 2002 76 USA English
39 Coen, Ethan 18 2001 76 USA English
90 Peckinpah, Sam 10 1970 76 USA English
53 Reed, Carol 16 1950 77 UK English
84 Rossellini, Roberto 13 1953 81 Italy Italian
41 Wise, Robert 19 1959 83 USA English
307 Robbins, Jerome 1 1961 83 USA English
173 Vigo, Jean 2 1933 84 France French
12 Wyler, William 30 1945 85 USA English
76 Mizoguchi, Kenji 18 1944 86 Japan Japanese
121 Frankenheimer, John 12 1971 87 USA English
52 Scott, Ridley 17 1999 88 USA English
30 Zinnemann, Fred 18 1954 89 USA English
114 Wajda, Andrzej 12 1974 90 Poland Polish
186 Hand, David 4 1937 92 USA English
128 Lester, Richard 13 1970 95 UK English
50 Sturges, Preston 10 1943 96 USA English
113 Clément, René 10 1954 99 France French
131 Cocteau, Jean 5 1947 99 France French
32 Keaton, Buster 34 1925 100 USA English
275 Bruckman, Clyde 4 1929 100 USA English
165 Sandrich, Mark 8 1938 101 USA English
290 Pontecorvo, Gillo 4 1962 103 Italy French
89 Whale, James 11 1934 104 USA English
83 Dreyer, Carl Theodor 9 1934 106 Denmark Danish
34 Lubitsch, Ernst 29 1929 108 USA English
44 McCarey, Leo 26 1935 110 USA English
23 Chaplin, Charles 35 1924 111 USA English
323 Laughton, Charles 2 1952 112 USA English
295 Erice, Víctor 2 1982 115 Spain Spanish
168 Keighley, William 10 1938 116 USA English
154 Friedkin, William 8 1987 117 USA English
167 Fosse, Bob 5 1975 118 USA English
54 Bresson, Robert 12 1965 120 France French
158 Bogdanovich, Peter 11 1979 121 USA English
271 Cimino, Michael 3 1977 122 USA English
72 Ray, Nicholas 15 1955 123 USA English
43 Malle, Louis 18 1973 124 France French
180 Mendes, Sam 8 2008 127 USA English
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80 Schlesinger, John 12 1974 128 UK English
140 Mackendrick, Alexander 6 1953 129 UK English
75 Lee, Ang 11 2002 130 USA English
301 Vertov, Dziga 5 1928 131 Soviet Union Russian
156 Wong, Kar Wai 8 1998 133 Hong Kong Cantonese
74 Lynch, David 10 1989 135 USA English
98 Tati, Jacques 7 1959 136 France French
135 Pakula, Alan J. 10 1979 138 USA English
62 Kieslowski, Krzysztof 10 1988 139 Poland French
60 Almodóvar, Pedro 17 2000 140 Spain Spanish
133 Hill, George Roy 11 1973 142 USA English
281 Meirelles, Fernando 3 2008 143 USA Portuguese
356 Lund, Kátia 1 2002 143 Brazil Portuguese
153 Cuarón, Alfonso 6 2006 144 USA Spanish
280 Chen, Kaige 7 1998 146 China Mandarin
243 Campion, Jane 10 1994 148 Australia English
28 Lumet, Sidney 21 1976 149 USA English
147 Clouzot, Henri-Georges 7 1951 150 France French
110 Leone, Sergio 6 1969 152 Italy English
94 Tarkovsky, Andrei 7 1974 153 Soviet Union Russian
36 Stevens, George 14 1946 154 USA English
86 Jackson, Peter 11 2005 160 New Zealand English
99 Siegel, Don 13 1967 161 USA English
205 Pasolini, Pier Paolo 9 1966 162 Italy Italian
144 Brooks, Mel 8 1976 164 USA English
183 Hamer, Robert 5 1951 165 UK English
48 Visconti, Luchino 14 1961 166 Italy Italian
235 Rafelson, Bob 8 1979 167 USA English
93 Cameron, James 9 1994 168 USA English
51 Griffith, D.W. 44 1913 170 USA English
316 Rosson, Arthur 2 1937 171 USA English
172 Rossen, Robert 5 1955 175 USA English
71 Resnais, Alain 15 1969 176 France French
174 Miyazaki, Hayao 8 1998 183 Japan Japanese
309 Tornatore, Giuseppe 5 2001 184 Italy Italian
29 Minnelli, Vincente 23 1953 186 USA English
278 Hamilton, Guy 8 1965 191 UK English
240 del Toro, Guillermo 9 2004 193 USA Spanish
103 Malick, Terrence 7 1999 196 USA English
143 Tourneur, Jacques 11 1948 198 USA English
141 Boorman, John 8 1982 199 USA English
129 Luske, Hamilton 13 1952 200 USA English
145 Sharpsteen, Ben 5 1938 200 USA English
214 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre 5 2000 201 France French
311 Menzel, Jirí 5 1985 205 Czechoslovakia Czech
294 Badham, John 6 1983 209 USA English
31 Powell, Michael 19 1947 211 UK English
55 Pressburger, Emeric 12 1947 211 UK English
111 Jewison, Norman 15 1977 212 USA English
132 Richardson, Tony 8 1963 216 UK English
365 Hopper, Dennis 3 1973 219 USA English
382 Hudson, Hugh 2 1982 220 UK English
261 Mulligan, Robert 10 1965 222 USA English
125 Melville, Jean-Pierre 9 1961 223 France French
196 von Stroheim, Erich 8 1923 225 USA English
96 Milestone, Lewis 14 1940 227 USA English
177 Bacon, Lloyd 14 1938 229 USA English
57 Walsh, Raoul 28 1939 231 USA English
66 von Sternberg, Josef 23 1933 233 USA English
285 Vinterberg, Thomas 3 2010 234 Denmark Danish
390 Lanzmann, Claude 2 1993 234 France English
199 Pabst, Georg Wilhelm 9 1931 237 Germany German
272 Beatty, Warren 5 1992 239 USA English
106 Pollack, Sydney 16 1984 244 USA English
68 Mamoulian, Rouben 14 1941 246 USA English
81 Preminger, Otto 18 1955 246 USA English
273 Gance, Abel 6 1929 249 France French
104 Van Dyke, W.S. 19 1935 256 USA English
138 Cline, Edward F. 24 1926 257 USA English
209 Benton, Robert 6 1984 257 USA English
303 Avildsen, John G. 5 1974 258 USA English
88 Leigh, Mike 17 1995 261 UK English
63 Wellman, William A. 19 1939 267 USA English
223 Jonze, Spike 4 2005 267 USA English
146 Roeg, Nicolas 6 1975 269 UK English
200 Olivier, Laurence 5 1954 271 UK English
189 Mann, Delbert 8 1959 272 USA English
424 Rappeneau, Jean-Paul 2 1996 274 France French
260 Costa-Gavras 7 1974 275 France French
245 Lasseter, John 7 1997 276 USA English
157 Payne, Alexander 7 2006 277 USA English
250 Bigelow, Kathryn 6 2001 278 USA English
91 Chabrol, Claude 20 1978 280 France French
226 Romero, George A. 8 1989 282 USA English
152 Roberts, Bill 4 1942 285 USA English
163 Armstrong, Samuel 3 1941 285 USA English
171 Sturges, John 9 1963 285 USA English
192 Algar, James 11 1954 285 USA English
252 Satterfield, Paul 2 1941 285 USA English
427 Pearce, Perce 2 1942 285 USA English
438 Heid, Graham 1 1942 285 USA English
438 Wright, Norman 1 1942 285 USA English
213 Anderson, Lindsay 5 1973 286 UK English
122 Cassavetes, John 10 1972 289 USA English
92 Ophüls, Max 9 1947 290 France French
95 Clair, René 16 1936 291 France French
289 Zucker, Jerry 6 1985 292 USA English
302 Zucker, David 5 1984 292 USA English
362 Abrahams, Jim 4 1983 292 USA English
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314 Petersen, Wolfgang 7 1992 296 West Germany German
212 Jordan, Neil 10 1999 297 UK English
193 Schaffner, Franklin J. 7 1969 298 USA English
325 Yang, Edward 4 1993 299 Taiwan Mandarin
169 Dassin, Jules 10 1957 300 USA English
159 Sirk, Douglas 10 1952 301 USA English
85 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner 15 1975 303 West Germany German
216 Demy, Jacques 8 1970 304 France French
387 Darabont, Frank 4 2000 305 USA English
102 Aldrich, Robert 17 1965 306 USA English
195 Crichton, Charles 6 1956 307 UK English
237 Lloyd, Frank 14 1928 308 USA English
282 Rapper, Irving 7 1949 309 USA English
117 Dieterle, William 14 1939 310 USA English
306 Minghella, Anthony 4 2001 311 USA English
426 Rosson, Richard 2 1934 312 USA English
126 Zemeckis, Robert 15 1998 318 USA English
142 Jackson, Wilfred 13 1945 320 USA English
239 Ferguson, Norman 3 1942 320 USA English
350 Kinney, Jack 6 1943 320 USA English
386 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel 3 2011 321 Germany German
182 Ivory, James 8 1985 322 UK English
101 Frears, Stephen 18 1999 324 UK English
270 Singer, Bryan 9 2006 326 USA English
433 Beebe, Ford 4 1938 328 USA English
454 Handley, Jim 2 1940 328 USA English
472 Hee, T. 1 1940 328 USA English
115 Stone, Oliver 13 1995 330 USA English
480 Klimov, Elem 1 1985 333 Soviet Union Russian
176 Mann, Michael 10 1995 337 USA English
328 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr 8 1936 340 Soviet Union Russian
363 Coppola, Sofia 6 2009 340 USA English
139 Anderson, Paul Thomas 8 2005 341 USA English
166 Ashby, Hal 7 1974 343 USA English
175 Levinson, Barry 12 1993 344 USA English
425 Trousdale, Gary 5 2000 345 USA English
425 Wise, Kirk 5 2000 345 USA English
82 Wood, Sam 17 1936 350 USA English
408 Joffé, Roland 2 1985 355 UK English
123 Fuller, Samuel 13 1960 356 USA English
338 Kershner, Irvin 6 1973 358 USA English
355 Madden, John 4 2002 360 USA English
258 Kaufman, Philip 9 1983 365 USA English
137 Reiner, Rob 12 1995 368 USA English
409 Ramis, Harold 5 1992 371 USA English
201 Siodmak, Robert 11 1945 372 USA English
224 Rivette, Jacques 11 1985 373 France French
446 Hicks, Scott 4 2000 377 Australia English
269 Reisz, Karel 6 1971 378 UK English
274 La Cava, Gregory 7 1932 381 USA English
219 Carpenter, John 10 1984 385 USA English
225 Berri, Claude 5 1985 386 France French
147 Ritt, Martin 14 1968 389 USA English
266 Clayton, Jack 6 1968 390 UK English
259 Attenborough, Richard 8 1982 391 UK English
108 von Trier, Lars 11 2002 394 Denmark English
482 Wiene, Robert 3 1924 395 Germany English
419 Alfredson, Tomas 2 2009 396 Sweden Swedish
218 Boyle, Danny 8 2006 400 UK English
516 Tandan, Loveleen 1 2008 400 UK English
517 Teshigahara, Hiroshi 1 1964 401 Japan Japanese
464 Polonsky, Abraham 2 1958 403 USA English
385 Schnabel, Julian 5 2006 404 USA French
429 Rosenberg, Stuart 5 1973 405 USA English
334 Park, Chan-wook 7 2008 407 South Korea Korean
222 Browning, Tod 12 1928 408 USA English
312 Luhrmann, Baz 4 2002 410 Australia English
476 Wadleigh, Michael 2 1975 411 USA English
457 Mungiu, Cristian 4 2011 416 Romania English
526 Vasilyev, Dmitri 1 1938 418 Soviet Union Russian
351 Babenco, Hector 3 1985 422 Brazil Portuguese
332 Solondz, Todd 6 2003 423 USA English
181 Loach, Ken 20 1992 424 UK English
423 Wachowski, Andy 4 2002 425 USA English
447 Wachowski, Larry 3 2000 425 USA English
268 Egoyan, Atom 13 1999 429 Canada English
513 Cattaneo, Peter 2 2008 430 UK English
283 Redford, Robert 7 1994 431 USA English
124 Kramer, Stanley 11 1962 432 USA English
187 Iñárritu, Alejandro González 6 2008 432 USA English
127 Fincher, David 10 2006 434 USA English
344 Ulmer, Edgar G. 4 1941 439 USA English
208 Riefenstahl, Leni 4 1935 442 Germany German
428 Burnett, Charles 4 1986 443 USA English
194 McLeod, Norman Z. 9 1936 444 USA English
292 Audiard, Jacques 7 2008 446 France French
151 Haneke, Michael 8 2002 448 Austria French
286 Arcand, Denys 3 1992 449 Canada French
330 Schlöndorff, Volker 8 1985 451 West Germany German
231 Korda, Alexander 7 1935 453 UK English
233 Korda, Zoltan 10 1942 453 UK English
277 Menzies, William Cameron 7 1939 453 UK English
546 Berger, Ludwig 1 1940 453 UK English
546 Whelan, Tim 1 1940 453 UK English
255 Haynes, Todd 9 2002 456 USA English
548 Folman, Ari 1 2008 462 Israel Hebrew
519 Robinson, Phil Alden 2 1995 464 USA English
160 Kiarostami, Abbas 13 1991 465 Iran Persian
190 Yates, Peter 6 1976 467 USA English
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343 Zwigoff, Terry 5 1998 471 USA English
455 Tykwer, Tom 5 2005 472 Germany German
342 Salles, Walter 4 2002 475 France Portuguese
220 Asquith, Anthony 15 1944 478 UK English
320 Bong, Joon-ho 6 2011 478 South Korea Korean
559 Howard, Leslie 1 1938 478 UK English
483 Hirschbiegel, Oliver 3 2004 480 Germany German
246 Stevenson, Robert 15 1955 482 USA English
184 Dmytryk, Edward 13 1953 484 USA English
221 Apted, Michael 19 1992 494 UK English
384 Ophüls, Marcel 3 1977 502 France French
357 Hooper, Tom 5 2010 503 UK English
134 Nolan, Christopher 11 2008 504 USA English
87 Weir, Peter 13 1987 505 USA English
118 Soderbergh, Steven 20 2006 506 USA English
573 Bondarchuk, Sergei 1 1966 509 Soviet Union Russian
432 James, Steve 4 2005 513 USA English
161 Losey, Joseph 15 1964 515 UK English
203 Gilliam, Terry 11 1993 518 UK English
497 Lewis, Joseph H. 2 1952 522 USA English
366 Chazelle, Damien 3 2016 524 USA English
298 Ichikawa, Kon 8 1960 525 Japan Japanese
263 Marshall, George 12 1943 527 USA English
191 Linklater, Richard 17 2004 528 USA English
361 Amelio, Gianni 8 2001 530 Italy Italian
277 Kasdan, Lawrence 7 1991 532 USA English
319 Sedgwick, Edward 5 1936 533 USA English
561 Julian, Rupert 2 1924 533 USA English
586 Gowariker, Ashutosh 1 2001 533 India Hindi
586 Laemmle, Ernst 1 1925 533 USA English
474 McTiernan, John 3 1990 535 USA English
523 Shyamalan, M. Night 3 2004 538 USA English
529 Caro, Marc 2 1993 539 France French
489 Costner, Kevin 2 1996 545 USA English
251 Brooks, James L. 5 1993 548 USA English
107 Edwards, Blake 17 1973 550 USA English
227 Jarmusch, Jim 9 1998 551 USA English
136 Rohmer, Eric 18 1981 552 France French
528 Singleton, John 4 1998 554 USA English
494 Sherman, Lowell 3 1933 555 USA English
434 Olmi, Ermanno 3 1975 556 Italy Italian
518 Zhao, Chloé 2 2018 557 USA English
397 Clooney, George 6 2011 558 USA English
310 Franklin, Sidney 11 1931 560 USA English
459 Machatý, Gustav 4 1931 560 USA English
148 Mann, Anthony 19 1953 561 USA English
472 Argento, Dario 4 1974 563 Italy English
579 Noonan, Chris 2 2000 566 USA English
297 Sjöström, Victor 9 1919 571 USA English
396 Farhadi, Asghar 4 2015 572 Iran Persian
349 Sheridan, Jim 5 1998 573 Ireland English
484 Beineix, Jean-Jacques 2 1983 577 France French
112 DeMille, Cecil B. 27 1929 578 USA English
164 Conway, Jack 14 1935 579 USA English
341 Gibson, Mel 4 2005 580 USA English
605 Hazanavicius, Michel 1 2011 580 France English
340 Saura, Carlos 8 1982 581 Spain Spanish
488 Taviani, Paolo 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
488 Taviani, Vittorio 3 1990 584 Italy Italian
436 Figgis, Mike 6 1994 585 USA English
185 Tavernier, Bertrand 14 1994 587 France French
538 Adamson, Andrew 3 2004 591 USA English
588 Jenson, Vicky 2 2002 591 USA English
571 Shelton, Ron 3 1989 592 USA English
617 Benigni, Roberto 1 1997 592 Italy Italian
244 Flaherty, Robert J. 7 1935 594 USA English
337 Jones, Terry 4 1981 595 UK English
315 Vidor, Charles 8 1948 597 USA English
238 Russell, David O. 8 2005 598 USA English
547 Satrapi, Marjane 3 2012 601 France French
566 Paronnaud, Vincent 2 2009 601 France French
170 Logan, Joshua 9 1959 602 USA English
210 Miller, George 10 1992 603 Australia English
202 Litvak, Anatole 16 1944 605 USA English
444 Kalatozov, Mikhail 3 1963 606 Soviet Union Russian
197 Howard, Ron 14 2000 607 USA English
598 Eustache, Jean 2 1971 609 France French
562 Baker, Roy Ward 3 1959 613 UK English
155 De Palma, Brian 19 1987 616 USA English
56 King, Henry 30 1942 618 USA English
364 Szabó, István 6 1987 619 Hungary Hungarian
228 Dearden, Basil 10 1955 621 UK English
422 Cavalcanti, Alberto 3 1944 621 UK English
276 Daldry, Stephen 5 2007 622 USA English
370 Parajanov, Sergei 3 1974 625 Soviet Union Ukrainian
296 Crowe, Cameron 4 1999 629 USA English
537 Haggis, Paul 2 2005 640 USA English
417 Angelopoulos, Theo 4 1989 642 Greece Greek
262 Morris, Errol 9 1998 643 USA English
130 Brooks, Richard 13 1963 651 USA English
305 Zeffirelli, Franco 8 1978 652 Italy English
380 Garnett, Tay 10 1941 654 USA English
647 Cissé, Souleymane 1 1987 656 Mali French
506 Hodges, Mike 4 1988 657 UK English
600 Cardiff, Jack 2 1962 657 UK English
599 Reitz, Edgar 3 1981 667 West Germany German
198 Cromwell, John 16 1941 670 USA English
254 Newell, Mike 8 1996 672 UK English
601 Axel, Gabriel 2 1977 674 Denmark Danish
515 August, Bille 4 1994 677 Sweden Danish
471 Itami, Juzo 4 1986 679 Japan Japanese
352 Nair, Mira 7 2002 680 India Hindi
668 Sluizer, George 1 1988 682 Netherlands Dutch
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