Movie Directors Top Films - Page 19


Gregory La Cava
1892 - 1952
 

  1. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  2. Stage Door (1937)
  3. So's Your Old Man (1926)
  4. Gabriel over the White House (1933)
  5. Running Wild (1927)
  6. Primrose Path (1940)
  7. 5th Ave Girl (1939)
  8. The Half-Naked Truth (1932)
  9. She Married Her Boss (1935)
10. Symphony of Six Million (1932)

René Laloux
1929 - 2004
 

  1. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  2. Time Masters (1982)
  3. Gandahar (1988)
  4. The Snails (1965)
  5. How Wang-Fo Was Saved (1987)
  6. Dead Times (1964)
  7. Monkey's Teeth (1960)
  8. The Captive [with Philippe Caza] (1988)
  9. Tick-Tock (1957)
10. Les achalunés (1958)

Ringo Lam
1955 - 2018
 

  1. City on Fire (1987)
  2. Full Contact (1992)
  3. Prison on Fire (1987)
  4. Full Alert (1997)
  5. Prison on Fire II (1991)
  6. Twin Dragons [with Tsui Hark] (1992)
  7. Burning Paradise (1994)
  8. Maximum Risk (1996)
  9. Victim (1999)
10. School on Fire (1988)

John Landis
1950 -
 

  1. Thriller (1983)
  2. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
  3. The Blues Brothers (1980)
  4. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  5. Trading Places (1983)
  6. Coming to America (1988)
  7. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  8. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
  9. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
10. Spies Like Us (1985)

Fritz Lang
1890 - 1976
 

  1. Metropolis (1927)
  2. M (1931)
  3. The Big Heat (1953)
  4. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)
  5. Scarlet Street (1945)
  6. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
  7. The Woman in the Window (1944)
  8. Fury (1936)
  9. You Only Live Once (1937)
10. Destiny (1921)

Walter Lang
1896 - 1972
 

  1. The King and I (1956)
  2. State Fair (1945)
  3. Sitting Pretty (1948)
  4. The Little Princess (1939)
  5. Mother Wore Tights (1947)
  6. Call Me Madam (1953)
  7. With a Song in My Heart (1952)
  8. Desk Set (1957)
  9. The Blue Bird (1940)
10. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Yorgos Lanthimos
1973-
 

  1. The Favourite (2018)
  2. Dogtooth (2009)
  3. The Lobster (2015)
  4. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
  5. Alps (2011)

Claude Lanzmann
1925 - 2018
 

  1. Shoah (1985)
  2. The Last of the Unjust (2013)
  3. Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (2001)
  4. Shoah: Four Sisters (2018)
  5. Israel, Why (1973)
  6. Tsahal (1994)
  7. A Visitor from the Living (1999)
  8. The Karski Report (2010)
  9. Napalm (2017)
10. Lights and Shadows (2008)

John Lasseter
1957 -
 

  1. Toy Story (1995)
  2. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  3. A Bug's Life (1998)
  4. Luxo Jr. (1986)
  5. Cars (2006)
  6. Tin Toy (1988)
  7. Knick Knack (1989)
  8. Cars 2 (2011)
  9. Red's Dream (1987)
10. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

Francis Lawrence
1971 -
 

  1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  2. I Am Legend (2007)
  3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
  4. Waiting For Tonight (1999)
  5. Bad Romance (2009)
  6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
  7. Constantine (2005)
  8. Cry Me A River (2003)
  9. Water For Elephants (2011)
10. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (1998)

David Lean
1908 - 1991
 

  1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  3. Brief Encounter (1945)
  4. Great Expectations (1946)
  5. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  6. Oliver Twist (1948)
  7. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
  8. A Passage to India (1984)
  9. Summertime (1955)
10. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Patrice Leconte
1947 -
 

  1. Monsieur Hire (1989)
  2. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
  3. Girl on the Bridge (1999)
  4. Ridicule (1996)
  5. The Man on the Train (2002)
  6. The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
  7. French Fried Vacation 2 (1979)
  8. French Fried Vacation (1978)
  9. Tandem (1987)
10. Intimate Strangers (2004)

Mimi Leder
1952 -
 

  1. Deep Impact (1998)
  2. On the Basis of Sex (2018)
  3. Pay It Forward (2000)
  4. The Peacemaker (1997)
  5. Thick as Thieves (2009)
  6. A Little Piece of Heaven (1991)
  7. House of Secrets (1993)
  8. There Was a Little Boy (1993)
  9. Woman with a Past (1992)
10. The Innocent (1994)

Ang Lee
1954 -
 

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  3. Life of Pi (2012)
  4. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  5. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  6. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
  7. The Ice Storm (1997)
  8. Lust, Caution (2007)
  9. Hulk (2003)
10. Ride with the Devil (1999)

Lee Chang-Dong
1954 -
 

  1. Burning (2018)
  2. Poetry (2010)
  3. Oasis (2002)
  4. Peppermint Candy (1999)
  5. Secret Sunshine (2007)

Spike Lee
1957 -
 

  1. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  2. Malcolm X (1992)
  3. 25th Hour (2002)
  4. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  5. She's Gotta Have It (1986)
  6. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
  7. Inside Man (2006)
  8. 4 Little Girls (1997)
  9. Jungle Fever (1991)
10. Clockers (1995)

Mike Leigh
1943 -
 

  1. Naked (1993)
  2. Secrets & Lies (1996)
  3. Life Is Sweet (1990)
  4. Another Year (2010)
  5. Meantime (1983)
  6. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
  7. Vera Drake (2004)
  8. Mr. Turner (2014)
  9. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
10. High Hopes (1988)

Mitchell Leisen
1898 - 1972
 

  1. Midnight (1939)
  2. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
  3. Easy Living (1937)
  4. Remember the Night (1940)
  5. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
  6. To Each His Own (1946)
  7. Hands Across the Table (1935)
  8. The Mating Season (1951)
  9. No Man of Her Own (1950)
10. Arise, My Love (1940)

Claude Lelouch
1937 -
 

  1. A Man and a Woman (1966)
  2. And Now My Love (1974)
  3. Les Misérables (1995)
  4. C'était un rendez-vous (1976)
  5. Les uns et les autres (1981)
  6. Live for Life (1967)
  7. L'aventure, c'est l'aventure (1972)
  8. Roman de gare (2007)
  9. Happy New Year (1973)
10. Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (1988)

Kasi Lemmons
1961 -
 

  1. Eve's Bayou (1997)
  2. Talk to Me (2007)
  3. Black Nativity (2013)
  4. The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
  5. Dr. Hugo (1996)

Umberto Lenzi
1931 - 2017
 

  1. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
  2. Almost Human (1974)
  3. Man from Deep River (1972)
  4. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
  5. Rome Armed to the Teeth (1976)
  6. Eaten Alive! (1980)
  7. Orgasmo (1969)
  8. Nightmare City (1980)
  9. Violent Naples (1976)
10. Eyeball (1975)

Robert Z. Leonard
1889 - 1968
 

  1. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  2. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  3. The Divorcee (1930)
  4. Naughty Marietta [with W.S. Van Dyke] (1935)
  5. Dancing Lady (1933)
  6. Maytime (1937)
  7. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
  8. Peacock Alley (1922)
  9. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
10. The Bribe (1949)

Sergio Leone
1929 - 1989
 

  1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  2. Once upon a Time in the West (1968)
  3. Once upon a Time in America (1984)
  4. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  5. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)



Last Updated: 2019-04-28

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.