The 1,000 Greatest Films (Top 250 Directors)

Listed below are, according to TSPDT, the 250 most critically acclaimed filmmakers of all-time. As per the 1,000 Greatest Films, this list has been compiled from a large resource of film lists. Additionally, also factored in are many 'Best Director' polls. Alongside each director's name (in brackets) is the position each director held in February 2013's version. To qualify for this top 250, each director (or directing team) needed to have a minimum of two films cited in ballots/lists that I have collated. Only one director (Charles Laughton) did not meet this criteria (despite attaining enough points to make the list). Five directors only just met the criteria (with only 2 cited films). They were Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, David Hand, Fei Mu, Guru Dutt, and Frantisek Vlácil.
1. Alfred Hitchcock (1) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited
2. Orson Welles (2) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
3. Stanley Kubrick (3) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
4. Federico Fellini (4) 10 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
5. Jean-Luc Godard (5) 16* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 32 other films cited [*Tout va bien was co-directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin]
6. Akira Kurosawa (8) 10 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
7. Jean Renoir (6) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
8. Francis Ford Coppola (9) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
9. John Ford (7) 16 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
10. Ingmar Bergman (10) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
11. Yasujiro Ozu (11) 10 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
12. Martin Scorsese (12) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
13. Andrei Tarkovsky (16) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
14. Luis Buñuel (14) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
15. Charles Chaplin (15) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
16. Carl Theodor Dreyer (13) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
17. Robert Bresson (17) 10 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
18. Billy Wilder (18) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
19. F.W. Murnau (19) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
20. Michelangelo Antonioni (21) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
21. Howard Hawks (20) 12* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited [*The Thing from Another World was credited to Christian Nyby]
22. Fritz Lang (22) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
23. Sergei Eisenstein (23) 7* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited [*October was co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov]
24. François Truffaut (24) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
25. Kenji Mizoguchi (25) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
26. Roberto Rossellini (26) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
27. David Lean (27) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
28. David Lynch (28) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
29. Vittorio De Sica (29) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
30. Steven Spielberg (31) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
31. Woody Allen (33) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
32. Luchino Visconti (30) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
33. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (32) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [see also no. 130]
34. Satyajit Ray (35) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
35. Jean Vigo (34) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
36. John Cassavetes (36) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
37. Alain Resnais (40) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
38. Ernst Lubitsch (37) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
39. Sergio Leone (39) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
40. Roman Polanski (38) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
41. D.W. Griffith (42) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
42. Wong Kar-wai (45) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
43. Abbas Kiarostami (46) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
44. Max Ophüls (41) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
45. Robert Altman (44) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
46. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (43) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
47. Buster Keaton (47) 7* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited [*5 films were co-directed by or credited to Clyde Bruckman, Edward Sedgwick, Charles F. Resiner, John Blystone & Donald Crisp]
48. Ridley Scott (50) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
49. Krzysztof Kieslowski (63) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
50. Werner Herzog (52) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
51. Terrence Malick (48) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
52. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (51) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
53. John Huston (49) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
54. Jacques Tati (56) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
55. Hou Hsiao-hsien (73) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
56. Pier Paolo Pasolini (54) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
57. Dziga Vertov (53) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
58. Chris Marker (55) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
59. Michael Curtiz (58) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited [*The Adventures of Robin Hood was co-directed by William Keighley]
60. Edward Yang (81) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
61. Sam Peckinpah (57) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
62. Bernardo Bertolucci (59) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
63. Carol Reed (60) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
64. Frank Capra (64) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
65. Marcel Carné (61) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
66. Victor Fleming (65) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
67. Preston Sturges (62) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
68. Vincente Minnelli (66) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
69. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (68) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
70. Nicholas Ray (67) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
71. Béla Tarr (71) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
72. Leo McCarey (69) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
73. Quentin Tarantino (78) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
74. Wim Wenders (75) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
75. Douglas Sirk (72) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
76. Erich von Stroheim (70) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
77. Nicolas Roeg (74) 4* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*Performance was co-directed by Donald Cammell][
78. Gillo Pontecorvo (77) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
79. Eric Rohmer (87) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
80. Chantal Akerman (76) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
81. Elia Kazan (79) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
82. Jean-Pierre Melville (83) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
83. Theo Angelopoulos (99) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
84. Lars von Trier (85) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
85. Josef von Sternberg (82) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
86. Jacques Rivette (80) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
87. David Cronenberg (90) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
88. Claude Lanzmann (84) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
89. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (86) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
90. George Cukor (89) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
91. Milos Forman (88) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
92. Jacques Tourneur (91) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
93. Jacques Demy (92) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
94. William Wyler (93) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
95. Hayao Miyazaki (95) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
96. Jean Eustache (94) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
97. Michael Haneke (104) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
98. Sidney Lumet (100) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
99. Claire Denis (98) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
100. Victor Erice (96) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
101. Clint Eastwood (97) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
102. Brian De Palma (107) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
103. Mikio Naruse (121) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
104. Paul Thomas Anderson (103) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
105. Spike Lee (101) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
106. James Cameron (111) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
107. Pedro Almodóvar (113) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
108. King Vidor (102) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
109. Ken Loach (119) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
110. Jean Cocteau (106) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
111. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet (105) 4* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited [*The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach and Not Reconciled were credited to Jean-Marie Straub as the only director. Danièle Huillet, however, was the co-screenwriter for both]
112. George Lucas (109) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
113. Abel Gance (108) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
114. Sergei Parajanov (112) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
115. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (129) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
116. George A. Romero (110) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
117. Jim Jarmusch (125) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
118. Stan Brakhage (117) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 34 other films cited
119. Glauber Rocha (116) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
120. Robert Flaherty (115) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
121. Alexander Dovzhenko (120) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
122. Michael Snow (114) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
123. Otto Preminger (118) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
124. Aleksandr Sokurov (126) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
125. John Carpenter (131) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
126. William Friedkin (128) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
127. Alexander Mackendrick (124) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
128. Hal Ashby (137) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
129. Jane Campion (123) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
130. Michael Powell (135) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [see also no.33]
131. Peter Weir (122) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
132. Raoul Walsh (132) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 30 other films cited
133. Henri-Georges Clouzot (127) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
134. Michael Cimino (138) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
135. Terry Gilliam (140) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [*Monty Python and the Holy Grail was co-directed by Terry Jones]
136. Andrzej Wajda (130) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
137. Andy Warhol (133) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
138. Agnès Varda (144) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
139. Maurice Pialat (142) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
140. Mike Leigh (141) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
141. Ousmane Sembene (139) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
142. Elem Klimov (136) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
143. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (134) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
144. Emir Kusturica (183) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
145. Arthur Penn (148) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
146. James Whale (143) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
147. Mike Nichols (147) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
148. Zhang Yimou (145) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
149. Nagisa Oshima (151) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
150. Samuel Fuller (150) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
151. Robert Wise (152) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited [*West Side Story was co-directed by Jerome Robbins]
152. Fei Mu (195) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
153. Louis Malle (146) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
154. G.W. Pabst (154) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
155. Ritwik Ghatak (149) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
156. John Boorman (162) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
157. George Stevens (156) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
158. Ang Lee (203) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
159. Djibril Diop Mambéty (153) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
160. Rob Reiner (159) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
161. Robert Aldrich (158) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
162. Georges Méliès (167) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
163. Michael Mann (157) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
164. Mikhail Kalatozov (155) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
165. Maya Deren (161) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
166. Robert Zemeckis (171) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
167. Tsai Ming-liang (169) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
168. Anthony Mann (166) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
169. Terence Davies (160) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
170. Luis García Berlanga (208) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
171. René Clair (163) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
172. Tod Browning (164) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
173. Robert Hamer (168) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
174. David Fincher (193) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
175. Tobe Hooper (165) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
176. Sydney Pollack (188) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
177. Manoel de Oliveira (170) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
178. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (191) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
179. Joseph Losey (175) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
180. Frank Borzage (172) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
181. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (174) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
182. Bob Fosse (176) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
183. Robert Wiene (177) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
184. Humphrey Jennings (173) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
185. Shohei Imamura (178) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
186. Jia Zhangke (207) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
187. Fred Zinnemann (201) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
188. Ben Sharpsteen (182) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited [*Pinocchio was co-directed by Hamilton Luske]
189. Peter Bogdanovich (179) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
190. Georges Franju (186) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
191. Don Siegel (180) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
192. Lindsay Anderson (192) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
193. Tim Burton (198) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
194. Victor Sjöström (187) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
195. Todd Haynes (189) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
196. David Hand (190) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
197. Frederick Wiseman (181) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
198. Charles Burnett (194) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
199. Richard Linklater (215) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
200. Blake Edwards (184) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
201. Errol Morris (204) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
202. Gus Van Sant (205) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
203. John Schlesinger (196) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
204. Oliver Stone (185) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
205. King Hu (232) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
206. George Roy Hill (197) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
207. Guru Dutt (199) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
208. Mel Brooks (218) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
209. Ken Russell (206) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
210. Paul Verhoeven (209) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
211. Leni Riefenstahl (210) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
212. Harold Ramis (200) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
213. Chen Kaige (217) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
214. Kenneth Anger (202) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
215. Ermanno Olmi (212) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
216. John Woo (214) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
217. Aki Kaurismäki (235) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
218. Robert Mulligan (225) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
219. Monte Hellman (211) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
220. Peter Jackson (230) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
221. Jean Rouch (220) 1* film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited [*Chronicle of a Summer was co-directed by Edgar Morin]
222. Peter Watkins (222) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
223. Louis Feuillade (213) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
224. Francesco Rosi (216) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
225. Jack Clayton (223) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
226. Peter Greenaway (238) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
227. Jacques Becker (221) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
228. Edgar G. Ulmer (227) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [*People on Sunday was co-directed by Robert Siodmak]
229. Irvin Kershner (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
230. Jerry Lewis (228) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
231. Dario Argento (231) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
232. Bob Rafelson (226) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
233. Claude Chabrol (239) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
234. Rouben Mamoulian (229) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
235. Pedro Costa (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
236. Marcel Ophüls (237) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
237. John Hughes (236) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
238. Sam Wood (234) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
239. Seijun Suzuki (245) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
240. Peter Kubelka (219) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
241. Alan J. Pakula (233) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
242. Giuseppe Tornatore (243) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
243. Mohsen Makhmalbaf (240) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
244. Frantisek Vlácil (241) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
245. Derek Jarman (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
246. Raúl Ruiz (new) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
247. Miklós Jancsó (242) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
248. Dennis Hopper (244) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
249. Wes Anderson (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
250. Jonas Mekas (248) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
Directors that fell off the list (with previous ranking in brackets)-: Boris Barnet (224), Dusan Makavejev (246), Masaki Kobayashi (247), Mark Sandrich (249) and Alejandro Jodorowsky (250).