Movie Directors Top Films - Page 23


Steve McQueen
1969 -
 

  1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  2. Hunger (2008)
  3. Shame (2011)
  4. Widows (2018)
  5. Exodus (1997)

John McTiernan
1951 -
 

  1. Die Hard (1988)
  2. Predator (1987)
  3. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  4. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
  5. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
  6. Last Action Hero (1993)
  7. The 13th Warrior (1999)
  8. Basic (2003)
  9. Medicine Man (1992)
10. Nomads (1986)

Fernando Meirelles
1955 -
 

  1. City of God [with Kátia Lund] (2002)
  2. The Constant Gardener (2005)
  3. Blindness (2008)
  4. Maids [with Nando Olival] (2001)
  5. 360 (2011)

Jonas Mekas
1922 - 2019
 

  1. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)
  2. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)
  3. Walden: Diaries, Notes & Sketches (1969)
  4. Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)
  5. Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas (1992)
  6. Guns of the Trees (1961)
  7. The Brig (1964)
  8. Correspondencia Jonas Mekas – J. L. Guerín [with José Luis Guerín] (2011)
  9. Paradise Not Yet Lost, or Oona's Third Year (1980)
10. Notes on the Circus (1966)

George Melford
1877 - 1961
 

  1. The Sheik (1921)
  2. The Round-Up (1920)
  3. Drácula (1931)
  4. The Viking [with Varick Frissell] (1931)
  5. Young Romance (1915)
  6. To Have and to Hold (1916)
  7. Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
  8. The Call of the East (1917)
  9. East of Borneo (1931)
10. Cowboy Counsellor (1932)

Georges Méliès
1861 - 1938
 

  1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
  2. The Impossible Voyage (1904)
  3. The Vanishing Lady (1896)
  4. The One-Man Band (1900)
  5. The Dreyfus Affair (1899)
  6. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)
  7. The Haunted Castle (1896)
  8. Cinderella (1899)
  9. Joan of Arc (1900)
10. Bluebeard (1901)

Jean-Pierre Melville
1917 - 1973
 

  1. Le samouraï (1967)
  2. Le cercle rouge (1970)
  3. Army of Shadows (1969)
  4. Le Doulos (1962)
  5. Bob le flambeur (1956)
  6. Le deuxième souffle (1966)
  7. Les enfants terribles (1950)
  8. Le silence de la mer (1949)
  9. Un flic (1972)
10. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Sam Mendes
1965 -
 

  1. American Beauty (1999)
  2. Skyfall (2012)
  3. Road to Perdition (2002)
  4. Revolutionary Road (2008)
  5. Away We Go (2009)

Jiří Menzel
1938-
 

  1. Closely Watched Trains (1966)
  2. My Sweet Little Village (1985)
  3. Larks on a String (1969/1990)
  4. Cutting It Short (1981)
  5. I Served the King of England (2006)
  6. Capricious Summer (1968)
  7. The Snowdrop Festival (1983)
  8. Seclusion Near a Forest (1976)
  9. Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (1994)
10. The End of Old Times (1989)

Russ Meyer
1922 - 2004
 

  1. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
  2. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  3. Supervixens (1975)
  4. Up! (1976)
  5. Vixen! (1968)
  6. Mudhoney (1965)
  7. Motor Psycho (1965)
  8. Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)
  9. Lorna (1964)
10. Mondo Topless (1966)

Nancy Meyers
1949 -
 

  1. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
  2. What Women Want (2000)
  3. The Holiday (2006)
  4. It's Complicated (2009)
  5. The Parent Trap (1998)

Oscar Micheaux
1884 - 1951
 

  1. Within Our Gates (1920)
  2. The Homesteader (1919)
  3. Body and Soul (1925)
  4. The House Behind the Cedars (1927)
  5. The Exile [with Leonard Harper] (1931)
  6. The Girl from Chicago (1932)
  7. The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)
  8. God's Step Children (1938)
  9. Swing! (1938)
10. Lying Lips (1939)

Takashi Miike
1960 -
 

  1. Audition (1999)
  2. 13 Assassins (2010)
  3. Ichi the Killer (2001)
  4. Visitor Q (2001)
  5. Gozu (2003)
  6. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
  7. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
  8. The Bird People in China (1998)
  9. Blade of the Immortal (2017)
10. Dead or Alive (1999)

Nikita Mikhalkov
1945 -
 

  1. Burnt by the Sun (1994)
  2. Dark Eyes (1987)
  3. Close to Eden (1991)
  4. An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
  5. A Slave of Love (1976)
  6. 12 (2007)
  7. At Home Among Strangers, Stranger at Home (1974)
  8. Oblomov (1980)
  9. The Barber of Siberia (1998)
10. Five Evenings (1979)

Lewis Milestone
1895 - 1980
 

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  2. Of Mice and Men (1939)
  3. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
  4. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  5. A Walk in the Sun (1945)
  6. The Front Page (1931)
  7. Pork Chop Hill (1959)
  8. Ocean's 11 (1960)
  9. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933)
10. Rain (1932)

John Milius
1944 -
 

  1. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  2. The Wind and the Lion (1975)
  3. Red Dawn (1984)
  4. Big Wednesday (1978)
  5. Dillinger (1973)

George Miller
1945 -
 

  1. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  3. Mad Max (1979)
  4. Happy Feet (2006)
  5. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
  6. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  7. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
  8. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  9. Happy Feet Two (2011)
10. Violence in the Cinema, Part 1 (1971)

Anthony Minghella
1954 - 2008
 

  1. The English Patient (1996)
  2. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  3. Cold Mountain (2003)
  4. Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)
  5. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [with Richard Curtis] (2008-2009)
  6. Breaking and Entering (2006)
  7. The StoryTeller: Greek Myths (1990)
  8. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
  9. Play (2002)
10. A Little Like Drowning (1978)



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.