Shared Top Border

They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

  WebTSPDT

[ Home ] [ Directors A-L ] [ Directors M-Z ] [ 1,000 Greatest Films ] [ 21st Century ] [ Film Noir ] [ Ain't Nobody's Blues ] [ Recommended Viewing ] [ About ] [ Links ]
 
                 
  Directors M-Z  
  Otto PremingerNicholas RayPreston SturgesQuentin TarantinoErich von StroheimRaoul WalshEdward YangZhang Yimou  
  On this page you'll find an index of filmmakers (listed alphabetically from M to Z) 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.  
     
 
     [ View chronological listing ]
 
     
     
                 
 
M  
Macdonald, Kevin   6
Machaty, Gustav   6+
Mackendrick, Alexander   8-
Mackenzie, John   6-
MacKinnon, Gillies   5+
Maddin, Guy   7
Makavejev, Dusan   6+
Makhmalbaf, Mohsen   7-
Makino, Masahiro   6-
Malick, Terrence   8
Malle, Louis   8-
Mambéty, Djibril Diop   7
Mamet, David   7
Mamoulian, Rouben   7+
Mangold, James   6
Mankiewicz, Joseph L.   8+
Mann, Anthony   9
Mann, Daniel   6
Mann, Delbert   7-
Mann, Michael   7
Marin, Edwin L.   6
Marker, Chris   7
Markle, Fletcher   6
Marquand, Richard   7-
Marsh, James   6
Marshall, Frank   5
Marshall, Garry   4+
Marshall, George   7-
Marshall, Penny   6
Martel, Lucrecia   6+
Masumura, Yasuzo   7-
Maté, Rudolph   6+
May, Elaine   7-
May, Joe   6+
Mayo, Archie   6+
Mazursky, Paul   6-
McBride, Jim   5
McCarey, Leo   8-
McDonald, Bruce   5
McGehee, Scott & David Siegel   7
McKay, Adam   6-
McLaglen, Andrew V.   5+
McLaren, Norman   7-
McLeod, Norman Z.   7
McNaughton, John   6
McTiernan, John   6
Meadows, Shane   6+
Medak, Peter   6
Mehta, Deepa   6-
Medem, Julio    6
Mekas, Jonas    6+
Méliès, Georges   6+
Melville, Jean-Pierre   8+
Mendes, Sam   7
Menken, Marie   6
Menzies, William Cameron   6
Meyer, Nicholas   6
Meyer, Russ   6-
Meyers, Nancy   4+
Micheaux, Oscar   6-
Michell, Roger   5
Miike, Takashi    6+
Mikhalkov, Nikita   7-
Milestone, Lewis   7+
Milius, John   6
Miller, Bennett   7
Miller, Claude   6
Miller, David   6
Miller, George   6+
Minghella, Anthony   5
Minnelli, Vincente   9-
Miyazaki, Hayao   7+
Mizoguchi, Kenji   9-
Moguy, Léonide   6
Monicelli, Mario   7
Monteiro, João César   6
Moodysson, Lukas   6-
Moore, Michael   7+
Moretti, Nanni   7-
Morris, Errol   6+
Morrissey, Paul   5
Mostow, Jonathan   6
Mottola, Greg   5
Moyle, Allan   4-
Mulcahy, Russell   4+
Mulligan, Robert   6
Muratova, Kira   7-
Murnau, F.W.   8
Musker, John & Ron Clements     5-
Mutrux, Floyd   4+
N  
Naderi, Amir   6
Nair, Mira   6
Nakata, Hideo   6
Naruse, Mikio   8-
Neame, Ronald   6
Negulesco, Jean   7-
Neill, Roy William   6
Nemec, Jan   7-
Neville, Edgar   6+
Newell, Mike   6
Newman, Joseph M.   6-
Newman, Paul   5
Niblo, Fred   6+
Nichols, Mike   7
Nicholson, Jack   6-
Noé, Gaspar   5
Nolan, Christopher   6
Norman, Leslie   5+
Norrington, Stephen   5
Norshteyn, Yuriy   7-
Noyce, Phillip   5+
Nugent, Elliott   6
Nugroho, Garin   6-
 
O  
Oboler, Arch   5
Ogawa, Shinsuke    6+
Okamoto, Kihachi   6
Olivier, Laurence   6
Olmi, Ermanno   7-
Ophüls, Marcel    7
Ophüls, Max   8
Oshii, Mamoru   6
Oshima, Nagisa   7
Oswald, Gerd   6
Otsep, Fyodor   6
Ottinger, Ulrike   6
Oz, Frank   5+
Ozawa, Shigehiro   5
Ozon, François   7
Ozu, Yasujiro   9
P  
Pabst, G.W.   7
Pagnol, Marcel   7-
Pakula, Alan J.   7-
Panahi, Jafar    7
Parajanov, Sergei   7-
Park, Nick   7-
Park Chan-wook   5+
Parker, Alan   7-
Parker, Trey   6
Parrish, Robert    6+
Parrott, James   7-
Pasolini, Pier Paolo   7
Passer, Ivan   6
Payne, Alexander    7
Pearce, Richard   3
Peck, Raoul   6-
Peckinpah, Sam   7
Pellington, Mark   5
Penn, Arthur   7
Penn, Sean   7-
Pennebaker, D.A.   7
Perrault, Pierre   7-
Perry, Frank   6
Petersen, Wolfgang   6-
Petri, Elio   6
Petrie, Daniel   5-
Phillips, Todd   6-
Pialat, Maurice   7+
Pichel, Irving   6+
Pierson, Frank   5
Polanski, Roman   8
Polish, Michael   5
Pollack, Sydney   6+
Pollet, Jean-Daniel   6-
Pontecorvo, Gillo   6+
Porter, Edwin S.   6-
Post, Ted   6-
Potter, H.C.   6+
Potter, Sally   5+
Powell, Michael   7
Powell, Michael & Emeric Pressburger   8
Preminger, Otto   9-
Proyas, Alex   5+
Pudovkin, Vsevolod   7-
Q  
Quine, Richard   7-
R  
Radford, Michael   6
Rafelson, Bob   7-
Raimi, Sam   7
Rainer, Yvonne   5+
Ramis, Harold   5+
Ramsay, Lynne   7-
Rappeneau, Jean-Paul   5+
Rapper, Irving   5+
Ratnam, Mani   6+
Ray, Man   6+
Ray, Nicholas   9-
Ray, Satyajit   8
Redford, Robert   6+
Reed, Carol   7
Reed, Peyton   5+
Reeves, Matt   6
Refn, Nicolas Winding   6
Reichardt, Kelly   7
Reiner, Carl   6
Reiner, Rob   7
Reis, Irving   6+
Reisz, Karel   7-
Reitherman, Wolfgang     6
Reitman, Ivan   5+
Reitman, Jason   6
Reitz, Edgar   7
Renoir, Jean   9
Resnais, Alain   8
Reygadas, Carlos   6+
Reynolds, Kevin   5+
Richardson, Tony   6
Riefenstahl, Leni   6
Riggs, Marlon   6
Ripley, Arthur   5
Ripstein, Arturo   6
Risi, Dino   7-
Ritchie, Guy   5-
Ritchie, Michael   6
Ritt, Martin   7
Rivette, Jacques   8
Roach, Jay   6
Robbe-Grillet, Alain   6
Robbins, Tim   6-
Robson, Mark   7
Rocha, Glauber   7-
Rodriguez, Robert   6-
Roeg, Nicolas   6
Rohmer, Eric   9-
Rollin, Jean   5
Romero, George A.   7
Room, Abram   6
Rose, Bernard   6-
Rosenberg, Stuart   6
Rosi, Francesco   7-
Ross, Herbert   6
Rossellini, Roberto   8+
Rossen, Robert   7
Rouch, Jean   7-
Rowland, Roy   6+
Ruben, Joseph   5+
Rudolph, Alan   7
Ruggles, Wesley   6-
Ruiz, Raúl   7+
Rush, Richard   5+
Russell, David O.   7
Russell, Ken   7-
Ruttmann, Walter   6
Rydell, Mark   5+
 
S  
Sachs, Ira   5+
Saks, Gene   5
Salles, Walter   6+ 
Sandrich, Mark   7
Sanjinés, Jorge   6+
Saura, Carlos   7-
Sautet, Claude   7
Saville, Victor   5
Savoca, Nancy   6-
Sayles, John   8-
Schaffner, Franklin J.   6+
Schatzberg, Jerry   5
Schepisi, Fred   6
Schertzinger, Victor   6-
Schlesinger, John   7-
Schlöndorff, Volker   5+
Schnabel, Julian   6
Schrader, Paul   7-
Schroeder, Barbet   6
Schroeter, Werner   6
Schultz, Carl   5+
Schumacher, Joel   6
Scola, Ettore   7
Scorsese, Martin   10
Scott, Ridley   7-
Scott, Tony   6-
Sears, Fred F.   4
Seaton, George   6
Segal, Peter   4+
Seidelman, Susan   5
Seiler, Lewis   6-
Seiter, William A.   6-
Seitz, George B.   4+
Selick, Henry   6
Sembene, Ousmane   7
Sen, Mrinal   6
Serreau, Coline   6
Sganzerla, Rogério   6-
Shadyac, Tom   5
Shane, Maxwell   6-
Sharpsteen, Ben   6
Shavelson, Melville   5-
Shear, Barry   5+
Shelton, Ron   6
Shepitko, Larisa   6+
Sheridan, Jim   6
Sherman, Lowell   6-
Sherman, Vincent   7-
Shimizu, Hiroshi   6+
Shindo, Kaneto   6+
Shyamalan, M. Night   6-
Sidney, George   6+
Siegel, Don   8+
Silberling, Brad    5+
Silverstein, Elliot   5-
Singer, Bryan     6
Singleton, John   5-
Siodmak, Robert   8
Sirk, Douglas   9
Sissako, Abderrahmane   6
Sjöström, Victor   7
Skolimowski, Jerzy   6
Smith, Harry   6+
Smith, Kevin   7-
Snow, Michael   6+
Soavi, Michele   5+
Soderbergh, Steven   8
Softley, Iain   5
Sokurov, Aleksandr   7
Solondz, Todd   7+
Sommers, Stephen   4
Sonnenfeld, Barry   5
Sorrentino, Paolo   6
Spheeris, Penelope   5+
Spielberg, Steven   8+
Spottiswoode, Roger   5
Stahl, John M.   7
Stallone, Sylvester   5+
Starewicz, Ladislaw   6+
Staudte, Wolfgang   7-
Stevens, George   8-
Stevenson, Robert   6+
Stiller, Ben   5+
Stiller, Mauritz   6
Stillman, Whit   6+
Stone, Andrew L.   6
Stone, Oliver   6
Straub & Huillet     7-
Streisand, Barbra   5-
Sturges, John   7
Sturges, Preston   8
Sun Yu   6
Suzuki, Seijun   7+
Svankmajer, Jan   7
Syberberg, Hans-Jürgen   7-
Szabó, István   6
Szwarc, Jeannot   6-
 
T  
Takahata, Isao   6
Tamahori, Lee   5
Tanner, Alain   6+
Tarantino, Quentin   8-
Tarkovsky, Andrei   7
Tashlin, Frank   8-
Tass, Nadia   5+
Tati, Jacques   8-
Taurog, Norman   6
Tavernier, Bertrand   7
Taviani, Paolo & Vittorio   7-
Teague, Lewis   5
Téchiné, André     6+
Temple, Julien   6
Tetzlaff, Ted    6-
Thomas, Gerald   5+
Thomas, Ralph   5-
Thompson, J. Lee   6-
Thorpe, Richard   6
Tian Zhuangzhuang   6
To, Johnnie   6+
Toback, James   5
Tornatore, Giuseppe   6-
Tourneur, Jacques   8
Tourneur, Maurice   6-
Towne, Robert   5
Tran Anh Hung   6+
Trnka, Jirí   6
Troell, Jan   6
Truffaut, François   9
Tsai Ming-liang   7-
Tscherkassky, Peter   7-
Tsui Hark   7-
Tsukamoto, Shinya   6
Turteltaub, Jon   5
Tuttle, Frank   6
Twohy, David   6-
Tykwer, Tom   6
U  
Uchida, Tomu   7-
Ulmer, Edgar G.   7
Underwood, Ron   5
V  
Vadim, Roger   5
Vajda, Ladislao   6+
Van Dyke, W.S.   6+
Van Peebles, Mario   5
Van Sant, Gus   7
Varda, Agnès   8-
Veber, Francis   6-
Verbinski, Gore   5+
Verhoeven, Paul   6
Verneuil, Henri   6+
Vertov, Dziga   6+
Vidor, Charles   6
Vidor, King   9
Vigo, Jean   8
Visconti, Luchino   8-
von Sternberg, Josef   8
von Stroheim, Erich   8
von Trier, Lars   6
von Trotta, Margarethe   6
W  
Wachowski, Andy & Lana   5
Wajda, Andrzej   7
Wallace, Richard   6-
Walsh, Raoul   8
Walters, Charles   6+
Wang, Wayne   6
Ward, Vincent   6-
Warhol, Andy   6+
Waters, John   6
Watkins, Peter   8-
Watt, Harry   6-
Weerasethakul, Apichatpong   6+
Weir, Peter   6+
Weis, Don   5+
Welles, Orson   8+
Wellman, William   8+
Wenders, Wim   7+
Werker, Alfred L.   7-
Wertmüller, Lina   6
West, Simon   5
Whale, James    8-
Widerberg, Bo   6+
Wilcox, Fred M.   6
Wilder, Billy   9
Wilson, Hugh   4+
Wincer, Simon   5+
Winner, Michael   5-
Winterbottom, Michael   7
Wise, Robert   8+
Wiseman, Frederick   7+
Wishman, Doris   4
Wolf, Konrad   6
Wong Kar-Wai   7
Woo, John   6
Wood Jr., Edward D.   3+
Wood, Sam   7
Wright, Edgar   5
Wright, Joe   6-
Wyler, William   9-
X    
Xie Jin   6-
Y  
Yamada, Yôji   6
Yamanaka, Sadao   7
Yang, Edward   7
Yates, David   6
Yates, Peter   6+
Ying Liang   5+
Young, Robert M.   6
Young, Terence   6
Yuzna, Brian   4+
Z  
Zampa, Luigi   6
Zanussi, Krzysztof   6
Zeffirelli, Franco   5-
Zemeckis, Robert   7
Zhang Yimou   8
Zhu Shilin   6-
Zieff, Howard   5
Zinnemann, Fred   7+
Zucker, David   5+
Zulawski, Andrzej   5+
Zurlini, Valerio   6
Zwick, Edward   5
Zwigoff, Terry    7
     
[ Directors A-L ]    
 
                 
     
                 
                 

 

[ Home ] [ Directors A-L ] [ Directors M-Z ] [ 1,000 Greatest Films ] [ 21st Century ] [ Film Noir ] [ Ain't Nobody's Blues ] [ Recommended Viewing ] [ About ] [ Links ]
[ Recommended Reading Archives ] [ The Shooting Gallery ]
 
Contact Us: bill@theyshootpictures.com.
©2002-2012 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?