Movie Directors Top Films - Page 1


Lenny Abrahamson
1966 -
 

  1. Room (2015)
  2. Frank (2014)
  3. Garage (2007)
  4. Adam & Paul (2004)
  5. What Richard Did (2012)

J. J. Abrams
1966 -
 

  1. Lost [with Jeffrey Lieber & Damon Lindelof] (2004-2010)
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  3. Star Trek (2009)
  4. Alias (2001-2006)
  5. Super 8 (2011)
  6. Fringe [with Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci] (2008-2013)
  7. Star Trek into Darkness (2013)
  8. Felicity [with Matt Reeves] (1998-2002)
  9. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
10. Undercovers [with Josh Reims] (2010)

Alexandre Aja
1978 -
 

  1. High Tension (2003)
  2. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  3. Piranha 3D (2010)
  4. Mirrors (2008)
  5. Horns (2013)

Chantal Akerman
1950 - 2015
 

  1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
  2. News from Home (1977)
  3. D'est (1993)
  4. Je, tu, il, elle (1976)
  5. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (1978)
  6. La captive (2000)
  7. Toute une nuit (1982)
  8. Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 1960s in Brussels (1994)
  9. No Home Movie (2015)
10. La chambre (1972)

Fatih Akın
1973 -
 

  1. Head-On (2004)
  2. The Edge of Heaven (2007)
  3. Soul Kitchen (2009)
  4. In the Fade (2017)
  5. In July (2000)
  6. Short Sharp Shock (1998)
  7. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)
  8. Solino (2002)
  9. Tschick (2016)
10. The Cut (2014)

Robert Aldrich
1918 - 1983
 

  1. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  2. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  3. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  4. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
  5. Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
  6. Attack! (1956)
  7. The Longest Yard (1974)
  8. Ulzana's Raid (1972)
  9. Vera Cruz (1954)
10. Emperor of the North Pole (1973)

Grigori Aleksandrov
1903 - 1983
 

  1. Jolly Fellows (1934)
  2. Volga-Volga (1938)
  3. Circus [with Isidor Simkov] (1936)
  4. Spring (1947)
  5. Svetlyy put (1940)
  6. Meeting on the Elbe [with Aleksei Utkin] (1949)
  7. The Composer Glinka (1952)
  8. Russkiy suvenir (1960)
  9. A Family [with Mikayil Mikayilov & Rza Takhmasib] (1943)
10. Internationale (1932)

James Algar
1912 - 1998
 

  1. The Living Desert (1953)
  2. The Vanishing Prairie (1954)
  3. White Wilderness (1958)
  4. Seal Island (1948)
  5. In Beaver Valley (1950)
  6. The African Lion (1955)
  7. Secrets of Life (1956)
  8. Grand Canyon (1958)
  9. Jungle Cat (1960)
10. The Legend of Lobo [with Jack Couffer] (1962)

Woody Allen
1935 -
 

  1. Annie Hall (1977)
  2. Manhattan (1979)
  3. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  5. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  6. Zelig (1983)
  7. Love and Death (1975)
  8. Stardust Memories (1980)
  9. Husbands and Wives (1992)
10. Sleeper (1973)

Pedro Almodóvar
1949 -
 

  1. Talk to Her (2002)
  2. All About My Mother (1999)
  3. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
  4. Volver (2006)
  5. The Skin I Live In (2011)
  6. Law of Desire (1987)
  7. Bad Education (2004)
  8. Live Flesh (1997)
  9. Julieta (2016)
10. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

Robert Altman
1925 - 2006
 

  1. Nashville (1975)
  2. M·A·S·H (1970)
  3. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  4. Short Cuts (1993)
  5. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  6. The Player (1992)
  7. 3 Women (1977)
  8. Gosford Park (2001)
  9. Tanner '88 (1988)
10. California Split (1974)

Alejandro Amenábar
1972 -
 

  1. The Others (2001)
  2. The Sea Inside (2004)
  3. Open Your Eyes (1997)
  4. Tesis (1996)
  5. Agora (2009)

Lindsay Anderson
1923 - 1994
 

  1. if.... (1968)
  2. O Lucky Man! (1973)
  3. This Sporting Life (1963)
  4. The Whales of August (1987)
  5. Britannia Hospital (1982)
  6. O Dreamland (1953)
  7. Thursday's Children (1954)
  8. In Celebration (1975)
  9. Every Day Except Christmas (1957)
10. The White Bus (1967)

Michael Anderson
1920 - 2018
 

  1. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  2. Logan's Run (1976)
  3. The Dam Busters (1955)
  4. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
  5. The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
  6. Operation Crossbow (1965)
  7. 1984 (1956)
  8. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)
  9. Orca (1977)
10. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

Paul Thomas Anderson
1970 -
 

  1. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  2. Boogie Nights (1997)
  3. Magnolia (1999)
  4. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  5. Phantom Thread (2017)
  6. The Master (2012)
  7. Inherent Vice (2014)
  8. Hard Eight (1996)
  9. Junun (2015)
10. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)

Paul W. S. Anderson
1965 -
 

  1. Mortal Kombat (1995)
  2. Resident Evil (2002)
  3. Death Race (2008)
  4. Event Horizon (1997)
  5. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
  6. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
  7. Alien vs. Predator (2004)
  8. The Three Musketeers (2011)
  9. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
10. Pompeii (2014)

Wes Anderson
1969 -
 

  1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  2. Rushmore (1998)
  3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  6. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  8. Bottle Rocket (1996)
  9. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
10. Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Roy Andersson
1943 -
 

  1. Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
  2. A Swedish Love Story (1970)
  3. You, the Living (2007)
  4. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
  5. World of Glory (1991)
  6. Something Happened (1987)
  7. Giliap (1975)
  8. Visiting One's Son (1967)
  9. To Fetch a Bike (1968)
10. Lördagen den 5.10 (1969)



Last Updated: 2019-04-27

Criteria: The movies were ranked according to their influence, their initial and lasting popularity, as well as their initial and lasting acclaim. Most lists rank the director's ten greatest films, while some directors with a particularly small filmography only have five films listed. Feature films, TV films, documentaries, short films, experimental films, essay films, TV miniseries and TV series that were created mainly by the director in question were all eligible.