Movie Directors Top Films - Page 17


Norman Jewison
1926 -
 

  1. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  2. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  3. Moonstruck (1987)
  4. A Soldier's Story (1984)
  5. The Hurricane (1999)
  6. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
  7. ...And Justice for All (1979)
  8. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  9. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
10. The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)

Jia Zhangke
1970 -
 

  1. Platform (2000)
  2. Still Life (2006)
  3. A Touch of Sin (2013)
  4. The Pickpocket (1997)
  5. The World (2004)
  6. Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  7. Unknown Pleasures (2002)
  8. 24 City (2008)
  9. Mountains May Depart (2015)
10. I Wish I Knew (2010)

Alejandro Jodorowsky
1929 -
 

  1. El Topo (1970)
  2. The Holy Mountain (1973)
  3. Santa sangre (1989)
  4. The Dance of Reality (2013)
  5. Fando and Lis (1968)

Roland Joffé
1945 -
 

  1. The Killing Fields (1984)
  2. The Mission (1986)
  3. The Spongers [Play for Today episode] (1978)
  4. Vatel (2000)
  5. United Kingdom [Play for Today episode] (1981)
  6. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
  7. Sun Records (2017)
  8. City of Joy (1992)
  9. There Be Dragons (2011)
10. Goodbye Lover (1998)

Rian Johnson
1973 -
 

  1. Looper (2012)
  2. Ozymandias [Breaking Bad episode] (2013)
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  4. Brick (2005)
  5. Fifty-One [Breaking Bad episode] (2012)

Chuck Jones
1912 - 2002
 

  1. Duck Amuck (1953)
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  3. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
  4. One Froggy Evening (1955)
  5. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)
  6. Rabbit of Seville (1950)
  7. Feed the Kitty (1952)
  8. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)
  9. Rabbit Fire (1951)
10. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950)

Terry Jones
1942 -
 

  1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail [with Terry Gilliam] (1975)
  2. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
  3. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)
  4. The Wind in the Willows (1996)
  5. Erik the Viking (1989)

Spike Jonze
1969 -
 

  1. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  2. Adaptation. (2002)
  3. Her (2013)
  4. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  5. Praise You (1999)

Neil Jordan
1950 -
 

  1. The Crying Game (1992)
  2. Mona Lisa (1986)
  3. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
  4. The Company of Wolves (1984)
  5. The Butcher Boy (1997)
  6. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
  7. Michael Collins (1996)
  8. The Borgias (2011-2013)
  9. The End of the Affair (1999)
10. Byzantium (2012)

Mikhail Kalatozov
1903 - 1973
 

  1. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
  2. I Am Cuba (1964)
  3. Letter Never Sent (1959)
  4. Salt for Svanetia (1930)
  5. The Red Tent (1969)
  6. True Friends (1954)
  7. Valery Chkalov (1941)
  8. Nail in the Boot (1931)
  9. Courage (1939)
10. Conspiracy of the Doomed (1950)

Raj Kapoor
1924 - 1988
 

  1. Awaara (1951)
  2. Sangam (1964)
  3. Shree 420 (1955)
  4. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
  5. Bobby (1973)
  6. Barsaat (1949)
  7. Prem Rog (1982)
  8. Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
  9. Aag (1948)
10. Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

Phil Karlson
1908 - 1985
 

  1. Kansas City Confidential (1952)
  2. 99 River Street (1953)
  3. Walking Tall (1973)
  4. The Phenix City Story (1955)
  5. Scandal Sheet (1952)
  6. The Silencers (1966)
  7. Tight Spot (1955)
  8. 5 Against the House (1955)
  9. Hell to Eternity (1960)
10. Hell's Island (1955)

Lawrence Kasdan
1949 -
 

  1. The Big Chill (1983)
  2. Body Heat (1981)
  3. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
  4. Silverado (1985)
  5. Grand Canyon (1991)
  6. French Kiss (1995)
  7. Mumford (1999)
  8. I Love You to Death (1990)
  9. Wyatt Earp (1994)
10. Dreamcatcher (2003)

Matti Kassila
1924 - 2018
 

  1. Inspector Palmu's Error (1960)
  2. Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)
  3. The Harvest Month (1956)
  4. The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962)
  5. Radio tekee murron (1951)
  6. Blue Week (1954)
  7. The Scarlet Dove (1961)
  8. Hilmanpäivät (1954)
  9. Red Line (1959)
10. The Glory and Misery of Human Life (1988)

Philip Kaufman
1936 -
 

  1. The Right Stuff (1983)
  2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
  3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  4. The Wanderers (1979)
  5. Quills (2000)
  6. Henry & June (1990)
  7. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
  8. Rising Sun (1993)
  9. Goldstein [with Benjamin Manaster] (1964)
10. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

Aki Kaurismäki
1957 -
 

  1. The Man Without a Past (2002)
  2. The Match Factory Girl (1990)
  3. Le Havre (2011)
  4. Drifting Clouds (1996)
  5. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
  6. The Other Side of Hope (2017)
  7. La vie de bohème (1992)
  8. Ariel (1988)
  9. Shadows in Paradise (1986)
10. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Jerzy Kawalerowicz
1922 - 2007
 

  1. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
  2. Night Train (1959)
  3. Pharaoh (1966)
  4. Death of a President (1977)
  5. Shadow (1956)
  6. Austeria (1982)
  7. Cellulose (1954)
  8. The Real End of the Great War (1957)
  9. The Game (1969)
10. Quo vadis (2001)

Elia Kazan
1909 - 2003
 

  1. On The Waterfront (1954)
  2. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  3. East of Eden (1955)
  4. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  5. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
  6. Baby Doll (1956)
  7. America, America (1963)
  8. Wild River (1960)
  9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
10. Viva Zapata! (1952)

Buster Keaton
1895 - 1966
 

  1. The General [with Clyde Bruckman] (1926)
  2. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  3. Our Hospitality [with John G. Blystone] (1923)
  4. Steamboat Bill, Jr. [with Charles Reisner] (1928)
  5. The Cameraman [with Edward Sedgwick] (1928)
  6. The Navigator [with Donald Crisp] (1924)
  7. Seven Chances (1925)
  8. One Week [with Edward F. Cline] (1920)
  9. Cops [with Edward F. Cline] (1922)
10. The Playhouse [with Edward F. Cline] (1921)

Abdellatif Kechiche
1960 -
 

  1. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
  2. The Secret of the Grain (2007)
  3. Games of Love and Chance (2003)
  4. Black Venus (2010)
  5. Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)

William Keighley
1889 - 1984
 

  1. The Adventures of Robin Hood [with Michael Curtiz] (1938)
  2. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
  3. G Men (1935)
  4. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
  5. The Green Pastures [with Marc Connelly] (1936)
  6. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
  7. The Street with No Name (1948)
  8. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
  9 The Fighting 69th (1940)
10. Rocky Mountain (1950)



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.