Author Topic: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists  (Read 39453 times)

FroHam X

  • Objectively Awesome
  • ******
  • Posts: 17792
  • “By any seeds necessary.”
    • justAtad
Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« on: November 15, 2008, 01:55:40 PM »
Please post your Top 20 Directors lists here.
"We didn't clean the hamster's cage, the hamster's cage cleaned us!"

Can't get enough FroHam? Read more of my musings at justAtad

Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • ******
  • Posts: 28455
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 02:21:42 PM »
20. Edgar Wright
19. Alfred Hitchcock
18. Michel Gondry
17. Darren Aronofsky
16. Steven Soderbergh
15. Tim Burton
14. Alfonso Cuaron
13. Coen Brothers
12. Clint Eastwood
11. Steven Spielberg
10.  Hayao Miyazaki
9. Stanley Kubrick
8. Ridley Scott
7. Danny Boyle
6. Christopher Nolan
5. Brad Bird
4. Guillermo del Toro
3. Howard Hawks
2. David Fincher
1. Paul Thomas Anderson

I would take away points from George Lucas, James Cameron, Kevin Smith, and Wes Anderson if I could...
« Last Edit: November 15, 2008, 06:00:24 PM by Junior »
Check out my blog of many topics

“I’m not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!”

roujin

  • Objectively Awesome
  • ******
  • Posts: 15499
  • it's all research
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 04:54:17 PM »

12. [noembed]Nicholas Ray[/noembed]

Think of how much cooler directors would look like if they all had eye patches.

They Live By Night (1948) ★★★★
In A Lonely Place (1950) ★★★★
Johnny Guitar (1954) ★★★★
Bigger Than Life (1956) ★★★★



11. [noembed]Paul Thomas Anderson[/noembed]

This man needs an eye patch.

Hard Eight (1996) ★★1/2
Boogie Nights (1997) ★★★★1/2
Magnolia (1999) ★★★★
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) ★★★★1/2
There Will Be Blood (2007) ★★★1/2


10. [noembed]Wes Anderson[/noembed]

So does this guy.

Bottle Rocket (1996) ★★★
Rushmore (1998) ★★★★1/2
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) ★★★★1/2
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) ★★★
The Darjeeling Limited (2007) ★★★1/2


09. [noembed]Hou Hsiao-Hsien[/noembed]

And, probably, this guy.

Millennium Mambo (2001) ★★★★1/2
Cafe Lumiere (2003) ★★★
Three Times (2005) ★★★★
Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) ★★★★


08. [noembed]Edward Yang[/noembed]

This guy needs to come back to life. Please.

A Brighter Summer Day (1991) ★★★★
A Confucian Confusion (1994) ★★★★
Yi Yi (2000) ★★★★★


07. [noembed]Akira Kurosawa[/noembed]

I need to see more from this man.

Stray Dog (1949) ★★★★
Rashomon (1950) ★★★1/2
Ikiru (1952) ★★★★1/2
Seven Samurai (1954) ★★★★1/2
Throne of Blood (1957) ★★★★
The Hidden Fortress (1958) ★★★1/2
The Bad Sleep Well (1960) ★★★★
Yojimbo (1961) ★★★
Sanjuro (1962) ★★★1/2


06. [noembed]Krzysztof Kieslowski[/noembed]

The man knew his actresses...

The Decalogue (1989) I watched enough of it to know :D
The Double Life of Veronique (1991) ★★★★
Three Colors: Blue (1993) ★★★★
Three Colors: White (1994) ★★★
Three Colors: Red (1994) ★★★★1/2


05. [noembed]François Truffaut[/noembed]

Truffaut was Cinema.

The 400 Blows (1959) ★★★★★
Shoot the Piano Player (1960) ★★★★
Jules and Jim (1962) ★★★★1/2
Day for Night (1973) ★★★1/2
The Story of Adele H. (1975) ★★★
Small Change (1976) ★★★★★


04. [noembed]Charles Chaplin[/noembed]

Louis Garrel is right.

The Kid (1921) ★★★★1/2
The Gold Rush (1925) ★★★★1/2
City Lights (1931) ★★★★★
Modern Times (1936) ★★★★1/2
The Great Dictator (1940) ★★★★



03. [noembed]Wong Kar-Wai[/noembed]

Something sad, something happy.

As Tears Go By (1988) ★★1/2
Days of Being Wild (1991) ★★★★1/2
Chungking Express (1994) ★★★★★
Fallen Angels (1995) ★★★★
Happy Together (1997) ★★★★
In The Mood For Love (2000) ★★★★1/2
2046 (2004) ★★★1/2
My Blueberry Nights (2007) ★★1/2


02. [noembed]Pedro Almodovar[/noembed]

Something beautiful, something personal.

Law of Desire (1987) ★★★1/2
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) ★★★★
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) ★★★1/2
The Flower of My Secret (1996) ★★★
Live Flesh (1997) ★★★1/2
All About My Mother (1999) ★★★★★
Talk to Her (2002) ★★★★1/2
Bad Education (2004) ★★★
Volver (2006) ★★★★


01. [noembed]Hayao Miyazaki[/noembed]

Magic.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) ★★★1/2
Castle in the Sky (1986) ★★★1/2
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) ★★★★★
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) ★★★★1/2
Porco Rosso (1992) ★★★1/2
Princess Mononoke (1997) ★★★★★
Spirited Away (2001) ★★★★★
Howl's Moving Castle (2004) ★★★1/2

Also, I guess add this guy as my #13:


[noembed]Harmony Korine[/noembed]

Embrace it.

Gummo (1997) ??????????????? / ★★★★★

Kevin Shields

  • Godfather
  • *****
  • Posts: 5047
  • CINECAST! You FLY, Clovis, & FroHam
    • thevoid99's Epinions Profile
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 05:58:09 PM »
Instead of going for favorites, I'm going for most influential for me on a personal filmmaking level.  Besides, Sofia Coppola is my personal favorite but for this list.  She's not #1. 

1. Lars von Trier
2. Sergio Leone
3. Terrence Malick
4. Akira Kurosawa
5. Todd Haynes
6. Gus Van Sant
7. Mike Leigh
8. The Coen Brothers
9. Robert Altman
10. Pedro Almodovar
11. Bernardo Bertolucci
12. Wong Kar-Wai
13. Ingmar Bergman
14. Sofia Coppola
15. Federico Fellini
16. Paul Thomas Anderson
17. Krzystof Kieslowski
18. Stanley Kubrick
19. Michelangelo Antonioni
20. Michael Winterbottom

Honorable Mentions:  Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog, Richard Linklater, Francois Ozon, Woody Allen, Alfonso Cuaron, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Soderbergh, and Clint Eastwood. 
« Last Edit: November 24, 2008, 02:19:46 PM by thevoid99 »
"I want to be bored"-Maggie Gyllenhaal

edgar00

  • 00 Agent
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *
  • Posts: 12131
  • corndogs are better than Die Another Day
    • Between The Seats
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 09:10:04 PM »
20-Spike Lee

19-Sergio Leone

18-Michael Curtiz

17-Chantal Akerman

16-Leos Carax

15-Krzysztof Kieslowski

14-Francis Ford Coppola

13- Alejando Gonzalez Inarritu

12-Stanley Kubrick

11-Robert Bresson

10-Guy Maddin

9-Denys Arcand

8-Michel Gondry

7-David Fincher

6-Atom Egoyan

5-Jean-Luc Godard

4-Wong Kar-Wai

3-Clint Eastwood

2-David Cronenberg

1-Akira Kurosawa

If there are any points awarded to honorable mentions: Takeshi Kitano, David Mamet, Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Young, Martin Scorsese
« Last Edit: November 16, 2008, 10:05:46 PM by edgarchaput »
-Le Chiffre: You changed your shirt, Mr Bond. I hope our little game isn't causing you to perspire.

-James Bond: A little. But I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood.

https://twitter.com/Betweentheseats
http://crabkeyheadquarters.wordpress.com/

Basil

  • Godfather
  • *****
  • Posts: 9510
  • Entrepreneur, spiritualist, healer.
    • Forced Perspective
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 09:49:47 PM »
Here's my list, folks. Each director name is linked to an especially awesome video to represent his body of work. You might find that, based on my grades for each film, the rankings seem illogical. They are based mostly on potential for future greatness. In other words, even if I haven't seen a lot from a specific director, I may feel like I still haven't seen his best work. Films are ranked in order of preference. Enjoy.

20. [noembed]Stanley Kubrick[/noembed]

Full Metal Jacket (A)
2001: A Space Odyssey (A-)
A Clockwork Orange (B+)
Dr. Strangelove (C+)

19. [noembed]John Huston[/noembed]

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (A-)
The Maltese Falcon (A-)
The Asphalt Jungle (B)

18. [noembed]Charles Chaplin[/noembed]

City Lights (A)
The Great Dictator (A)

17. [noembed]Michel Gondry[/noembed]

The Science of Sleep (A)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (B+)
Be Kind, Rewind (C+)

16. [noembed]Akira Kurosawa[/noembed]

Seven Samurai (A)
Ran (A)

15. [noembed]Jean-Luc Godard[/noembed]

Breathless (A)
Band of Outsiders (B)

14. [noembed]Steven Spielberg[/noembed]

Jaws (A)
E.T. (A-)
Schindler's List (A-)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (A-)
Munich (B+)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (B+)
The Terminal (B)
War of the Worlds (B)
Saving Private Ryan (B-)
Jurassic Park (B-)
A.I. (C)
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (C)

13. [noembed]Sidney Lumet[/noembed]

12 Angry Men (A)
The Verdict (A-)
Network (A-)
Dog Day Afternoon (B+)
Murder on the Orient Express (No Grade)

12. [noembed]Terrence Malick[/noembed]

The Thin Red Line (A)
Days of Heaven (A-)
The New World (A-)
Badlands (B+)

11. [noembed]David Fincher[/noembed]

Zodiac (A)
Se7en (A)
The Game (B+)
Panic Room (B)
Fight Club (B-)

10. [noembed]Francois Truffaut[/noembed]

Jules and Jim (A)
The 400 Blows (A-)
Pocket Money (B+)

9. [noembed]Yasujiro Ozu[/noembed]

Tokyo Story (A)
Early Summer (A-)

8. [noembed]Howard Hawks[/noembed]

Rio Bravo (A)
His Girl Friday (A-)
Only Angels Have Wings (B+)

7. [noembed]Joel and Ethan Coen[/noembed]

No Country for Old Men (A-)
Miller's Crossing (A-)
O Brother, Where Art Thou (A-)
Barton Fink (A-)
Fargo (A-)
Raising Arizona (B+)
Burn After Reading (B+)
The Big Lebowski (B)

6. [noembed]Francis Ford Coppola[/noembed]

The Godfather: Part II (A)
Apocalypse Now (A)
The Godfather (A)
The Conversation (A-)
The Rainmaker (B+)

5. [noembed]Sergio Leone[/noembed]

Once Upon a Time in the West (A)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (A)
For a Few Dollars More (A)
A Fistful of Dollars (A-)

4. [noembed]Paul Thomas Anderson[/noembed]

Magnolia (A)
There Will Be Blood (A-)
Boogie Nights (A-)
Hard Eight (B+)
Punch-Drunk Love (B)

3. [noembed]Robert Altman[/noembed]

Short Cuts (A)
Nashville (A)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (A)

2. [noembed]Alfred Hitchcock[/noembed]

Vertigo (A)
Rope (A)
Rear Window (A)
Shadow of a Doubt (A-)
Psycho (A-)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (B+)
North By Northwest (B+)
The Birds (B+)
Saboteur (B+)
The 39 Steps (B+)
The Lady Vanishes (B)
Strangers on a Train (B-)
To Catch a Thief (C+)
Frenzy (C+)


1. [noembed]Steven Soderbergh[/noembed]

Traffic (A)
Che (No Grade)
Out of Sight (A)
Schizopolis (A)
The Limey (A)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (A-)
Bubble (A-)
Erin Brockovich (B+)
Ocean's Eleven (B+)
The Good German (B)
Ocean's Twelve (B)
Ocean's Thirteen (B)
Solaris (B-)

The End. (of cinema)
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 01:22:17 AM by Basil »
I'm like Cold Stone: you either like me, love me, or gotta have me.

Clovis8

  • Objectively Awesome
  • ******
  • Posts: 11720
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 01:02:06 AM »

20. Todd Haynes
19. Paul Greengrass
18. Alejando Gonzalez Inarritu
17. Wes Anderson
16. Gus Van Sant
15. Micheal Winterbottom
14. David Cronenberg
13. Michel Gondry
12. Clint Eastwood
11. Darren Aronofsky
10. Stanley Kubrick
9. Ridley Scott
8. Atom Egoyan
7. Spike Lee
6. Cohens
5. Frances Ford Coppolla
4. Steven Soderbergh
3, Martin Scorsese (how is he on no lists yet!)
2. Paul Thomas Anderson
1. David Fincher
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 01:20:22 AM by Clovis8 »

Basil

  • Godfather
  • *****
  • Posts: 9510
  • Entrepreneur, spiritualist, healer.
    • Forced Perspective
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 01:13:58 AM »
3. Steven Soderbergh

Love you, Clovis. Make sure you submit your list to frozenhamster.
I'm like Cold Stone: you either like me, love me, or gotta have me.

mañana

  • Objectively Awesome
  • ******
  • Posts: 20863
  • Check your public library
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 01:19:27 AM »
Hey FroHam, do I need to email my list to you or is posting it here sufficient?
There's no deceit in the cauliflower.

skjerva

  • Godfather
  • *****
  • Posts: 9448
  • I'm your audience.
Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Film Directors: Your Lists
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 11:30:25 AM »

3, Martin Scorsese (how is he on no lists yet!)


it probably has something to do with boring and over-rated (and a few of the [thurston powelly voice]cinephiles[/thurston powelly voice] have not yet responded, they know better, you know?)
But I wish the public could, in the midst of its pleasures, see how blatantly it is being spoon-fed, and ask for slightly better dreams. 
                        - Iris Barry from "The Public's Pleasure" (1926)