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  Directors A-L  
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  On this page you'll find an index of filmmakers (listed alphabetically from A to L) whose work we are most familiar with. Therefore, these are the directors we have - so far - established pages for*. Alongside each name is a carefully constructed director-rating. This rating takes into account quantity of work as well as quality, and is based primarily on films we've seen.  
  Rating Guide: 10 = Masterful; 9 = Outstanding; 8 = High Quality; 7 = Above Average; 6 = Good; 5 = Average; 4 = Below Average; 3 = Poor. The '+' symbol indicates that this director is at the top-end of his/her rating (in other words, close to the rating above). Conversely, the '-' symbol indicates that this director is at the bottom-end of his/her rating. For a full explanation of our ratings system, please go here.  
  We are currently in the process of updating all the director pages listed below. You'll notice, at the moment, that the quantity of information on each director page varies from one to the other. Ultimately, they will all look pretty much like this. Pages that have already been updated are marked accordingly ().  
  * Please note that we have also listed and rated some directors (listed in grey) that we haven't yet established pages for.  
     
 
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A  
Abrahams, Zucker & Zucker   5
Abrams, J.J.   6-
Akerman, Chantal   7
Akin, Fatih   6+
Aldrich, Robert   8+
Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez   6+
Aleksandrov, Grigori   6-
Allégret, Marc   6+
Allen, Lewis   6
Allen, Woody   8+
Almereyda, Michael   5+
Almodóvar, Pedro   7+
Alonso, Lisandro   6
Altman, Robert   8
Álvarez, Santiago   6
Amelio, Gianni   6
Amenábar, Alejandro   7
Amiel, Jon   5+
Anders, Allison   5+
Anderson, Lindsay   6+
Anderson, Michael   5+
Anderson, Paul Thomas   8
Anderson, Wes   8
Andersson, Roy   6+
Angelopoulos, Theo   7
Anger, Kenneth   7-
Annakin, Ken   5
Annaud, Jean-Jacques   5
Antonioni, Michelangelo   8
Apatow, Judd   5+
Apted, Michael   7-
Araki, Gregg   5
Arcand, Denys   6
Ardolino, Emile   4+
Argento, Dario   6+
Armstrong, Gillian   6
Arnold, Jack   6+
Aronofsky, Darren   6
Arteta, Miguel   6
Arzner, Dorothy   6+
Ashby, Hal   6
Asquith, Anthony   7-
Assayas, Olivier   6
Attenborough, Richard   6+
Audiard, Jacques   6
Autant-Lara, Claude   7-
Avati, Pupi   5+
Avery, Tex   7+
Avildsen, John G.   6
B  
Babenco, Hector   7-
Bacon, Lloyd   7
Badham, John   5+
Bahrani, Ramin   6
Baillie, Bruce   6+
Baker, Roy Ward   6
Bakshi, Ralph   6-
Ballard, Carroll   6
Barnet, Boris   7
Barron, Steve   4+
Bartel, Paul   5
Bauer, Yevgeni   6
Baumbach, Noah   7-
Bava, Mario   7-
Bay, Michael   5+
Beatty, Warren   6-
Becker, Harold   6
Becker, Jacques   8
Beineix, Jean-Jacques   6
Bellocchio, Marco   6+
Belvaux, Lucas   5+
Benjamin, Richard   5+
Bennett, Bill   3
Benning, James   6+
Benning, Sadie   5+
Benton, Robert   7-
Beresford, Bruce   6
Bergman, Andrew   6
Bergman, Ingmar   9-
Berke, William   5
Berkeley, Busby   6+
Berlanga, Luis García   7
Bernard, Raymond   6
Bernhardt, Curtis   7
Berri, Claude   7
Berry, John    6
Bertolucci, Bernardo   7+
Besson, Luc   6+
Bhansali, Sanjay Leela   6
Bier, Susanne   6
Bigelow, Kathryn   6
Bird, Antonia   5
Bird, Brad   7-
Blasetti, Alessandro   6
Blier, Bertrand   6
Bluth, Don   6-
Boetticher, Budd   8-
Bogdanovich, Peter   7-
Boleslawski, Richard   5+
Bolognini, Mauro   6
Bondarchuk, Sergei   7-
Bong Joon-ho   6+
Boorman, John   7-
Borowczyk, Walerian   6-
Borzage, Frank   9-
Boulting, John   6+
Boyer, Jean   6+
Boyle, Danny   6
Brahm, John   6+
Brakhage, Stan   8
Branagh, Kenneth   5+
Brault, Michel   6-
Breer, Robert   7-
Breillat, Catherine   6+
Bresson, Robert   9
Brest, Martin   5+
Bridges, James   5
Brocka, Lino     6+
Brook, Peter   6-
Brooks, Albert   7-
Brooks, James L.   6
Brooks, Mel   6-
Brooks, Richard   7
Brown, Clarence   7
Browning, Tod   7
Bujalski, Andrew   6
Buńuel, Luis   10
Burnett, Charles   7
Burns, Edward   6-
Burton, Tim   7+
Buscemi, Steve   6
Butler, David   6-
Buzzell, Edward     6-
 
C  
Cacoyannis, Michael   6-
Cain, Christopher   5+
Cameron, James   7-
Campbell, Martin   5+
Campion, Jane   7
Cantet, Laurent   7-
Capra, Frank   8+
Carasco, Raymonde   5+
Carax, Lčos   7-
Cardiff, Jack   5-
Carné, Marcel   8-
Carpenter, John   7-
Cassavetes, John   8-
Castellari, Enzo G.   5
Castle, Nick   4+
Castle, William   6
Caton-Jones, Michael   6
Cavalcanti, Alberto   7-
Cavani, Liliana   6-
Ceylan, Nuri Bilge   7
Chabrol, Claude   9-
Chaffey, Don   5-
Chahine, Youssef   6
Chaplin, Charles   8+
Charles, Larry   6-
Chatiliez, Étienne   6-
Cheh Chang   6
Chelsom, Peter   5+
Chen Kaige   6
Chéreau, Patrice   6+
Chopra, Yash   6
Chor Yuen     6-
Cimino, Michael   6+
Clair, René   8
Clampett, Robert   6+
Clark, Bob   5+
Clarke, Alan   6+
Clarke, Shirley   6
Clayton, Jack   7
Clément, René   7
Cline, Eddie     6
Clooney, George   6+
Clouzot, Henri-Georges   8-
Cocteau, Jean   7+
Coen, Joel and Ethan Coen   9-
Cohen, Larry   6
Colizzi, Giuseppe   5
Columbus, Chris   5
Comencini, Luigi   7-
Conner, Bruce   7-
Conway, Jack   6+
Coolidge, Martha   5
Cooper & Schoedsack   6+
Coppola, Francis Ford   8-
Coppola, Sofia   7
Corbucci, Sergio   6
Corman, Roger   8
Cornell, Joseph   6+
Cosmatos, George P.   4+
Costa, Pedro   7
Costa-Gavras, Constantin   7
Cottafavi, Vittorio   5
Cox, Alex   6+
Cox, Paul   6+
Crabtree, Arthur   6
Craven, Wes   6+
Crichton, Charles   7-
Cromwell, John   7
Cronenberg, David   7+
Crowe, Cameron   6
Cuarón, Alfonso   6
Cummings, Irving   5-
Cukor, George   9
Curran, John   6-
Curtis, Adam    7
Curtiz, Michael   8
D  
Dahl, John   6
Daneliya, Georgi   6+
Dante, Joe   7-
Darabont, Frank   6+
Dardenne, Jean-Pierre and Luc   8
Dash, Julie   6
Dassin, Jules   7+
Daves, Delmer   7
Davies, Terence   8
Davis, Andrew   6-
Davis, Tamra   4
Day, Robert   5
de Andrade, Joaquim Pedro   6-
de Antonio, Emile   6
de Heer, Rolf   6
de Oliveira, Manoel   7
De Palma, Brian   7+
De Sica, Vittorio   7
De Toth, André   7+
Dearden, Basil   6+
Decoin, Henri   6-
Del Ruth, Roy   7-
del Toro, Guillermo   6
Delannoy, Jean   7-
Delvaux, André   6+
DeMille, Cecil B.   8-
Demme, Jonathan   7+
Demme, Ted   5
Demy, Jacques   7+
Denis, Claire   7
Depardon, Raymond   6
Deray, Jacques   6-
Deren, Maya   7-
Desplechin, Arnaud   6
Deville, Michel   6
DeVito, Danny   6
DiCillo, Tom   6-
Dickinson, Thorold   6
Diegues, Carlos   6
Dieterle, William   8
Dmytryk, Edward   8
Doillon, Jacques   6
Donaldson, Roger   6
Donen, Stanley   7
Donen, Stanley & Gene Kelly   8
Donner, Clive   4
Donner, Richard   7-
Donskoi, Mark   6+
Dorsky, Nathaniel   5+
dos Santos, Nelson Pereira   7-
Douglas, Bill   6
Douglas, Gordon   7
Dovzhenko, Alexander   6
Dragoti, Stan   4-
Dreyer, Carl   8-
Duigan, John    6+
Dumont, Bruno   5+
Dupont, E.A.   7
Duvivier, Julien   7+
Dwan, Allan   7
E  
Eastwood, Clint   8+
Edel, Uli   3+
Edwards, Blake   7
Egoyan, Atom   7
Eisenstein, Sergei   7
Elvey, Maurice   6-
Emmerich, Roland     5+
Endfield, Cy   7
Enright, Ray   6
Ephron, Nora   6
Epstein, Jean   7
Eustache, Jean   7-
Erice, Victor   7+
 
F  
Farrelly, Bobby & Peter   6
Farrow, John   7
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner   9-
Favio, Leonardo   6
Favreau, Jon   5+
Feist, Felix E.   6+
Fellini, Federico   8-
Fernán Gómez, Fernando   6
Fernández, Emilio   7-
Ferran, Pascale   6
Ferrara, Abel   7-
Ferreri, Marco   6
Ferroni, Giorgio   5
Feuillade, Louis   7-
Feyder, Jacques   7-
Figgis, Mike   6
Fincher, David   7-
Fischinger, Oskar   6
Fisher, Terence   7
Flaherty, Robert   7-
Fleder, Gary   6-
Fleischer, Dave   6
Fleischer, Richard   8-
Fleming, Victor   7+
Florey, Robert   6+
Flynn, John   6+
Foley, James   5
Forbes, Bryan   6
Ford, John   9-
Forman, Milos   8-
Forst, Willi   7-
Forster, Marc   6
Forsyth, Bill   6+
Fosse, Bob   7-
Foster, Lewis R.   5
Foster, Norman   6
Frampton, Hollis   6+
Francis, Freddie   6-
Franco, Jesus   5
Franju, Georges   8-
Frankenheimer, John   7
Franklin, Carl   6+
Franklin, Richard   5
Franklin, Sidney   6-
Frears, Stephen   7+
Freda, Riccardo   5+
Friedkin, William   6
Fukasaku, Kinji   6+
Fulci, Lucio   6
Fuller, Samuel   9-
Fuqua, Antoine   5-
Furie, Sidney J.   5-
G  
Gance, Abel   7-
Garci, José Luis   6
Garnett, Tay   6
Garrel, Philippe   7
Gehr, Ernie   6
Gerima, Haile   6
Germi, Pietro   6+
Geronimi, Luske & Jackson     6
Ghatak, Ritwik   7
Gianikian, Yervant & Angela Ricci Lucchi   6
Gibney, Alex   6
Gibson, Mel   5
Gilbert, Lewis   6-
Gilliam, Terry   6
Gilliat, Sidney   6
Gilling, John   6
Gitai, Amos   6
Glen, John   5+
Godard, Jean-Luc   9-
Godfrey, Peter   6
Gondry, Michel   5+
Gordon, Keith   6
Gordon, Michael   6+
Gordon, Stuart   6-
Goulding, Edmund   7-
Graf, Dominik   6
Grandrieux, Philippe   6-
Gray, F. Gary     6-
Gray, James     7-
Green, Alfred E.   5
Green, David Gordon   7-
Green, Guy   4
Greene, David   5
Greenaway, Peter   6+
Greengrass, Paul   6
Greewald, Maggie   6-
Greenwald, Robert   4+
Grémillon, Jean   6+
Greyson, John   6-
Griffi, Giuseppe Patroni   5+
Griffith, D.W.   8
Grosbard, Ulu   6
Guediguian, Robert   6
Guerra, Ruy   6
Guest, Christopher   6
Guest, Val   6-
Guillermin, John   4
Guitry, Sacha   7
Guzmán, Patricio   7
Gyllenhaal, Stephen   5+
H  
Hackford, Taylor   5
Haines, Randa   6-
Hallström, Lasse   6-
Hamer, Robert   6+
Hamilton, Guy   6
Hancock, John D.   6
Haneke, Michael   7
Hanson, Curtis   6+
Harlan, Veit   5+
Harlin, Renny   5-
Harrington, Curtis   5
Harris, James B.   5+
Harron, Mary   6+
Hartley, Hal   7
Harvey, Anthony   5+
Haskin, Byron   7
Hathaway, Henry   8
Hawks, Howard   10
Haynes, Todd   7
Hazanavicius, Michel   6+
Heckerling, Amy   4+
Heisler, Stuart   7-
Hellman, Monte   6
Henenlotter, Frank   5
Herek, Stephen   5
Herrington, Rowdy   5-
Herzog, Werner   8+
Hess, Jared   5
Hicks, Scott   5-
Hill, George Roy   6
Hill, Walter   6+
Hiller, Arthur   6
Hitchcock, Alfred   10
Hoblit, Gregory   6
Hodges, Mike   6
Hoffman, Michael   5
Holland, Agnieszka   7-
Holofcener, Nicole   6+
Holt, Seth   6
Hong Sang-soo   7-
Hooper, Tobe   6
Hopkins, Stephen   5
Hopper, Dennis   6
Hou Hsiao-hsien   8
Howard, William K.   5+
Howard, Ron   6
Hu, King     6+
Hughes, Albert & Allen Hughes   6
Hughes, John   5+
Hughes, Ken   5-
Hui, Ann     6+
Humberstone, H. Bruce   5
Huston, John   8
Hutton, Brian G.    5+
Hutton, Peter   5+
Hyams, Peter   5
Hytner, Nicholas   6-
 
I  
Ichikawa, Kon   7
Imamura, Shohei   7+
Im Kwon-taek   6+
Inagaki, Hiroshi   6
Ińárritu, Alejandro González   6+
Iosseliani, Otar   6+
Irvin, John   5+
Itami, Juzo   6
Ivens, Joris   6+
Ivory, James   6+
J  
Jackson, Mick   5
Jackson, Peter   6
Jacobs, Ken   6
Jancsó, Miklós   7-
Jarman, Derek   7-
Jarmusch, Jim   8-
Jarrott, Charles   4
Jennings, Humphrey   6+
Jeunet, Jean-Pierre   6
Jewison, Norman   7
Jia Zhangke   7-
Jodorowsky, Alejandro   6-
Joffé, Roland    5+
Johnston, Joe   6-
Jones, Chuck   7
Jones, Terry   6
Jonze, Spike    6
Jordan, Neil   6
Jost, Jon   6+
Judge, Mike   5
July, Miranda   6-
Juran, Nathan   5+
Jutra, Claude   6
K  
Kabir, Alamgir   5
Kalatozov, Mikhail     7
Kanin, Garson   6
Kaplan, Jonathan   5
Kapoor, Raj   6+
Kapur, Shekhar   6+
Karlson, Phil   7
Kasdan, Lawrence   6+
Kaufman, Philip   6+
Kaul, Mani   6-
Kaurismäki, Aki   8-
Kaurismäki, Mika   6
Käutner, Helmut   6+
Kawalerowicz, Jerzy   7-
Kawashima, Yuzo   6
Kazan, Elia   8+
Keaton, Buster   8+
Keighley, William   6+
Kelly, Richard   5
Kennedy, Burt   6
Kenton, Erle C.   5+
Kershner, Irvin   5
Kiarostami, Abbas   8
Kieslowski, Krzysztof   8
Kim Ki-Duk   6-
Kimmins, Anthony   6-
King, Henry   8-
King, Zalman   3
Kinoshita, Keisuke   6
Kirsanoff, Dimitri   7-
Kitano, Takeshi   7
Klahr, Lewis   5
Kleiser, Randal    4
Klimov, Elem    6+
Kluge, Alexander   7-
Kobayashi, Masaki   7
Koepp, David   5+
Kon, Satoshi   6-
Konchalovsky, Andrei   6+
Kopple, Barbara     6+
Korda, Alexander   6
Korda, Zoltan   6+
Koreeda, Hirokazu   6+
Koster, Henry   6-
Kotcheff, Ted   5+
Kramer, Stanley   6
Kren, Kurt   5+
Kubelka, Peter   6
Kubrick, Stanley   9-
Kumashiro, Tatsumi   6-
Kümel, Harry   6-
Kurosawa, Akira   9-
Kurosawa, Kiyoshi   6-
Kusturica, Emir   7
Kwan, Stanley   6
L  
LaBute, Neil   7-
La Cava, Gregory   6+
Laloux, René   6
Lamont, Charles   5-
Lamorisse, Albert   6+
Landis, John   6-
Lanfield, Sidney   6-
Lang, Fritz   10
Lang, Walter   6+
Lanzmann, Claude   7-
Lasseter, John   7
Lattuada, Alberto   6-
Lau, Andrew & Alan Mak   6+
Laughton, Charles   7+
Launder, Frank   6
Law, Clara   6-
Lawrence, Ray   5
Lean, David   8
Leconte, Patrice   7
Leduc, Paul   6
Lee, Ang   7+
Lee, Rowland V.   6
Lee, Spike   7
Lee Chang-dong   6
Lehmann, Michael   4+
Leigh, Mike   8-
Leisen, Mitchell   8
Lelouch, Claude   6+
Leni, Paul   6
Lenzi, Umberto   5
Leonard, Robert Z.   7-
Leone, Sergio   8
LeRoy, Mervyn   8
Lester, Mark L.   4
Lester, Richard   7
Levin, Henry   6
Levinson, Barry   6
Lewin, Albert   7
Lewis, Herschell Gordon   5-
Lewis, Jerry   6-
Lewis, Joseph H.   8
L'Herbier, Marcel   7-
Li Han Hsiang   6-
Liman, Doug   6+
Linklater, Richard   7+
Litvak, Anatole   7
Liu Chia-Liang   6+
Lizzani, Carlo   6-
Lloyd, Frank   6+
Loach, Ken   8-
Logan, Joshua   5+
Losey, Joseph   8
Lou Ye   5+
Lubin, Arthur   6
Lubitsch, Ernst   9
Lucas, George   7-
Luhrmann, Baz   3+
Lumet, Sidney   8
Lumičre, Louis   6-
Luna, Bigas   5
Lupino, Ida   7
Lye, Len   7-
Lynch, David   7
Lyne, Adrian   5+
Lynn, Jonathan   5-
     
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