Movie Directors Top Films - Page 25


Jeff Nichols
1978 -
 

  1. Mud (2012)
  2. Take Shelter (2011)
  3. Loving (2016)
  4. Shotgun Stories (2007)
  5. Midnight Special (2016)

Mike Nichols
1931 - 2014
 

  1. The Graduate (1967)
  2. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  3. Catch-22 (1970)
  4. Angels in America (2003)
  5. Silkwood (1983)
  6. Closer (2004)
  7. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
  8. Working Girl (1988)
  9. Carnal Knowledge (1971)
10. Primary Colors (1998)

Gaspar Noé
1963 -
 

  1. Irréversible (2002)
  2. Enter the Void (2009)
  3. I Stand Alone (1998)
  4. Climax (2018)
  5. Carne (1991)

Christopher Nolan
1970 -
 

  1. Memento (2000)
  2. The Dark Knight (2008)
  3. Inception (2010)
  4. Dunkirk (2017)
  5. Batman Begins (2005)
  6. Interstellar (2014)
  7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  8. The Prestige (2006)
  9. Insomnia (2002)
10. Following (1998)

Chris Noonan
1952 -
 

  1. Babe (1995)
  2. Vietnam [with John Duigan] (1987)
  3. Miss Potter (2006)
  4. The Riddle of the Stinson (1987)
  5. The Cowra Breakout [with Phillip Noyce] (1984)

Yuriy Norshteyn
1941 -
 

  1. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)
  2. Tale of Tales (1979)
  3. The Heron and the Crane (1974)
  4. The Battle of Kerzhenets [with Ivan Ivanov-Vano] (1971)
  5. The Fox and the Hare (1973)

Phillip Noyce
1950 -
 

  1. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
  2. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  3. Patriot Games (1992)
  4. The Quiet American (2002)
  5. Dead Calm (1989)
  6. Salt (2010)
  7. Newsfront (1978)
  8. The Bone Collector (1999)
  9. Catch a Fire (2006)
10. The Saint (1997)

Sidney Olcott
1872 - 1949
 

  1. From the Manger to the Cross (1912)
  2. Ben Hur (1907)
  3. The Lad from Old Ireland (1910)
  4. Little Old New York (1923)
  5. Madame Butterfly (1915)
  6. The Railroad Raiders of '62 (1911)
  7. The Green Goddess (1923)
  8. The Colleen Bawn (1911)
  9. Poor Little Peppina (1916)
10. Monsieur Beaucaire (1924)

Manoel de Oliveira
1908 - 2015
 

  1. Abraham's Valley (1993)
  2. I'm Going Home (2001)
  3. Doomed Love (1979)
  4. Francisca (1981)
  5. Past and Present (1972)
  6. Aniki-Bóbó (1942)
  7. Benilde or the Virgin Mother (1975)
  8. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
  9. Rite of Spring (1963)
10. Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)

Laurence Olivier
1907 - 1989
 

  1. Henry V (1944)
  2. Hamlet (1948)
  3. Richard III (1955)
  4. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
  5. Three Sisters [with John Sichel] (1970)

Ermanno Olmi
1931 - 2018
 

  1. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
  2. Il posto (1961)
  3. The Fiances (1963)
  4. The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
  5. The Profession of Arms (2001)
  6. Time Stood Still (1959)
  7. Singing Behind Screens (2003)
  8. Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
  9. Long Live the Lady! (1987)
10. One Hundred Nails (2007)

Marcel Ophüls
1927 -
 

  1. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
  2. Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
  3. The Memory of Justice (1976)
  4. The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Journalism in Wartime (1994)
  5. Banana Peel (1963)
  6. November Days (1991)
  7. Un voyageur (2013)
  8. A Sense of Loss (1973)
  9. Munich or Peace in Our Time (1967)
10. The Harvest of My Lai (1970)

Max Ophüls
1902 - 1957
 

  1. The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
  2. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
  3. Lola Montès (1955)
  4. La ronde (1950)
  5. Le plaisir (1952)
  6. The Reckless Moment (1949)
  7. Liebelei (1933)
  8. Caught (1949)
  9. Everybody's Woman (1934)
10. Yoshiwara (1937)

Nagisa Ōshima
1932 - 2013
 

  1. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
  2. Death by Hanging (1968)
  3. The Ceremony (1971)
  4. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
  5. Boy (1969)
  6. Taboo (1999)
  7. Cruel Story of Youth (1960)
  8. Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
  9. Empire of Passion (1978)
10. Violence at Noon (1966)

Frank Oz
1944 -
 

  1. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  2. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  3. What About Bob? (1991)
  4. Bowfinger (1999)
  5. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
  6. In & Out (1997)
  7. Death at a Funeral (2007)
  8. The Score (2001)
  9. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
10. Housesitter (1992)

François Ozon
1967 -
 

  1. Under the Sand (2000)
  2. 8 Women (2002)
  3. In the House (2012)
  4. Frantz (2016)
  5. Swimming Pool (2003)
  6. Time to Leave (2005)
  7. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)
  8. Potiche (2010)
  9. Young & Beautiful (2013)
10. 5×2 (2004)

Yasujirō Ozu
1903 - 1963
 

  1. Tokyo Story (1953)
  2. Late Spring (1949)
  3. I Was Born, but... (1932)
  4. Early Summer (1951)
  5. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
  6. Floating Weeds (1959)
  7. The End of Summer (1961)
  8. Equinox Flower (1958)
  9. The Only Son (1936)
10. Good Morning (1959)

G.W. Pabst
1885 - 1967
 

  1. Pandora's Box (1929)
  2. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
  3. The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
  4. The Joyless Street (1925)
  5. Kameradschaft (1931)
  6. Westfront 1918 (1930)
  7. The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
  8. Secrets of a Soul (1926)
  9. The White Hell of Pitz Palu [with Arnold Fanck] (1929)
10. Adventures of Don Quixote (1933)

José Padilha
1967 -
 

  1. Elite Squad (2007)
  2. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
  3. Bus 174 [with Felipe Lacerda] (2002)
  4. The Mechanism [with Elena Soarez] (2018-)
  5. RoboCop (2014)

Marcel Pagnol
1895 - 1974
 

  1. The Baker's Wife (1938)
  2. César (1936)
  3. Harvest (1937)
  4. The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)
  5. Heartbeat (1938)
  6. Angèle (1934)
  7. Topaze (1951)
  8. Manon of the Spring (1952)
  9. Merlusse (1935)
10. Letters from My Windmill (1954)

Alan J. Pakula
1928 - 1998
 

  1. All the President's Men (1976)
  2. Klute (1971)
  3. Sophie's Choice (1982)
  4. The Parallax View (1974)
  5. Presumed Innocent (1990)
  6. The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
  7. Comes a Horseman (1978)
  8. Orphans (1987)
  9. The Pelican Brief (1993)
10. Starting Over (1979)



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.