Greatest film-makers of all times

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(Note: created in the 1980s, superficially updated in the 1990s and never truly updated in the 2000s)
  1. Orson Welles
  2. Fritz Lang
  3. Alfred Hitchcock
  4. Ingmar Bergman
  5. Charlie Chaplin
  6. Luis Bunuel
  7. Akira Kurosawa
  8. Roman Polanski
  9. Billy Wilder
  10. Theodoros Angelopoulos
  11. Federico Fellini
  12. Stanley Kubrick
  13. Elia Kazan
  14. Robert Altman
  15. Emir Kusturica
  16. Andrej Tarkovsky
  17. Lars Von Trier
  18. Michelangelo Antonioni
  19. Bela Tarr
  20. Eric von Stroheim
  21. Howard Hawks
  22. Josef von Sternberg
  23. Sam Peckinpah
  24. Victor Sjostrom
  25. John Huston
  26. John Ford
  27. Marx Brothers
  28. Francis Ford Coppola
  29. Martin Scorsese
  30. Sergej Eisenstein
  31. Blake Edwards
  32. Frank Capra
  33. Krzysztof Kieslowski
  34. Robert Aldrich
  35. David Lynch
  36. David Griffith
  37. Peter Greenaway
  38. Don Siegel
  39. Francois Truffaut
  40. Wim Wenders
  41. Manuel DeOliveira
  42. Aleksandr Dovzenko
  43. Steven Spielberg
  44. Abbas Kiarostami
  45. George Lucas
  46. Ernst Lubitsch
  47. Sergio Leone
  48. Friedrich Murnau
  49. Jean Renoir
  50. John Boorman
  51. Bernardo Bertolucci
  52. Carl Dreyer
  53. Kenji Mizoguchi
  54. Pedro Almodovar
  55. Vittorio Desica
  56. Woody Allen
  57. Buster Keaton
  58. Rene` Clair
  59. Quentin Tarantino
  60. Alain Resnais
  61. Nicholas Ray
  62. Ermanno Olmi
  63. Takeshi Kitano
  64. Claude Chabrol
  65. Nikita Mikhalkov
  66. Michael Curtiz
  67. Werner Herzog
  68. Brian Depalma
  69. Aki Kaurismaki
  70. Jan Svankmajer
  71. Ridley Scott
  72. Preston Sturges
  73. Yasujiro Ozu
  74. Vsevolod Pudovkin
  75. Michael Powell
  76. Roberto Rossellini
  77. Mike Leigh
  78. Robert Bresson
  79. Joel Coen
  80. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  81. Mario Monicelli
  82. Eric Rohmer
  83. Shohei Imamura
  84. Luchino Visconti
  85. George Cukor
  86. Majid Majidi
  87. Raoul Ruiz
  88. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  89. Peter Weir
  90. William Wyler
  91. Miklos Jancso
  92. Vincent Minnelli
  93. John Sayles
  94. Steven Soderbergh
  95. Frank Borzage
  96. Richard Quine
  97. Jean-Luc Godard
  98. Jerry Lewis
  99. Milos Forman
  100. Atom Egoyan
  101. Peter Watkins
  102. Ken Loach
  103. Anatole Litvak
  104. Ken Russell
  105. Otto Preminger
  106. Arthur Penn
  107. Nicholas Roeg
  108. Henry Hathaway
  109. John Cassavetes
  110. Terry Gilliam
  111. Louis Malle
  112. Gus Van Sant
  113. King Vidor
  114. Jean Vigo
  115. Sion Sono
  116. Alan Parker
  117. Abel Ferrara
  118. Kar-Wai Wong
  119. Yimou Zhang
  120. Patrice Leconte
  121. Claire Denis
  122. Andre Techine
  123. Olivier Assayas
  124. Chantal Akerman
  125. Agnieszka Holland
  126. Istvan Szabo
  127. Youssef Chahine
  128. Yilmaz Guney
  129. Kaige Chen
  130. Jane Campion
  131. Mike Figgis
  132. Jerzy Skolimowski
  133. Andrzej Wajda
  134. Jafar Panahi
  135. Arturo Ripstein
  136. Shinya Tsukamoto
  137. Chan-wook Park
  138. Michael Haneke
  139. Ki-Duk Kim
  140. Terrence Malick
  141. Satoshi Kon
  142. Christopher Nolan
  143. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  144. Michael Cimino
  145. Jim Jarmusch
  146. John Frankenheimer
  147. Lewis Milestone
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