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 2015’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 have been collated.
1. Alfred Hitchcock (1) 13 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 / 12 other films cited
5. Jean-Luc Godard (5) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 41 other films cited
6. Francis Ford Coppola (6) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
7. Akira Kurosawa (7) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
8. Ingmar Bergman (9) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
9. Jean Renoir (8) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
10. John Ford (10) 14 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 other films cited
11. Yasujiro Ozu (11) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
12. Martin Scorsese (12) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
13. Luis Buñuel (14) 16 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
14. Andrei Tarkovsky (13) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
15. Charles Chaplin (15) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
16. Billy Wilder (18) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
17. Carl Theodor Dreyer (16) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
18. Robert Bresson (17) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
19. F.W. Murnau (19) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
20. Michelangelo Antonioni (20) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
21. Howard Hawks (22) 11* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited [*The Thing from Another World was credited to Christian Nyby]
22. Fritz Lang (21) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
23. Sergei Eisenstein (23) 6* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited [*October was co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov]
24. François Truffaut (24) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
25. Steven Spielberg (27) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
26. Kenji Mizoguchi (25) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
27. Woody Allen (31) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
28. Roberto Rossellini (26) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
29. David Lean (28) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
30. David Lynch (29) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
31. Vittorio De Sica (30) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
32. Alain Resnais (32) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
33. Luchino Visconti (33) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
34. Roman Polanski (41) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
35. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (34) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [see also no. 153]
36. John Cassavetes (38) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
37. Sergio Leone (36) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
38. Satyajit Ray (37) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
39. Wong Kar-wai (39) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
40. Jean Vigo (35) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
41. Ernst Lubitsch (40) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
42. Ridley Scott (46) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
43. Robert Altman (45) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
44. Max Ophüls (42) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
45. Werner Herzog (47) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
46. Abbas Kiarostami (44) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
47. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (48) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
48. Dziga Vertov (49) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
49. D.W. Griffith (43) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited
50. Chris Marker (51) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
51. Krzysztof Kieslowski (52) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
52. Buster Keaton (50) 7* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited [*5 films were co-directed by or credited to Clyde Bruckman, Edward Sedgwick, Charles F. Resiner, John Blystone & Donald Crisp]
53. John Huston (56) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
54. Terrence Malick (57) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
55. Hou Hsiao-hsien (53) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
56. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (58) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
57. Edward Yang (54) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
58. Jacques Tati (55) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
59. Pier Paolo Pasolini (59) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / `0 other films cited
60. Bernardo Bertolucci (60) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
61. Sam Peckinpah (61) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
62. Michael Curtiz (62) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited [*The Adventures of Robin Hood was co-directed by William Keighley]
63. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (64) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
64. Frank Capra (63) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
65. Victor Fleming (65) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
66. Quentin Tarantino (70) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
67. Preston Sturges (68) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
68. Marcel Carné (66) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
69. Vincente Minnelli (69) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
70. Carol Reed (67) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
71. Wim Wenders (73) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
72. Nicholas Ray (71) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
73. Béla Tarr (72) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
74. Leo McCarey (74) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
75. Erich von Stroheim (75) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
76. Douglas Sirk (76) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
77. Elia Kazan (85) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
78. Lars von Trier (83) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
79. Nicolas Roeg (80) 4* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*Performance was co-directed by Donald Cammell][
80. Eric Rohmer (82) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
81. Claude Lanzmann (77) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
82. Jean-Pierre Melville (81) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
83. Gillo Pontecorvo (84) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
84. David Cronenberg (88) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
85. Chantal Akerman (78) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
86. Theo Angelopoulos (79) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
87. Milos Forman (89) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
88. George Cukor (90) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
89. Hayao Miyazaki (91) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
90. Josef von Sternberg (87) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
91. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (92) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
92. Jacques Rivette (86) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
93. Jacques Demy (93) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
94. Michael Haneke (97) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
95. William Wyler (95) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
96. Jacques Tourneur (94) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
97. Victor Erice (96) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
98. James Cameron (99) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
99. Sidney Lumet (98) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
100. Paul Thomas Anderson (107) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
101. George Lucas (108) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
102. Brian De Palma (103) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
103. Clint Eastwood (102) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
104. Pedro Almodóvar (109) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
105. Robert Flaherty (105) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
106. Spike Lee (106) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
107. Jean Eustache (101) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
108. Claire Denis (104) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
109. Mikio Naruse (100) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
110. Glauber Rocha (114) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
111. Ken Loach (110) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
112. King Vidor (111) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
113. Jim Jarmusch (122) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
114. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet (112) 4* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 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]
115. Terry Gilliam (127) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [*Monty Python and the Holy Grail was co-directed by Terry Jones]
116. George A. Romero (118) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
117. John Carpenter (125) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
118. Jean Cocteau (113) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
119. Hal Ashby (129) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
120. Zhang Yimou (123) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
121. William Friedkin (132) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
122. Aleksandr Sokurov (115) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
123. Agnès Varda (117) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
124. Michael Cimino (134) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
125. Michael Snow (128) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
126. Stan Brakhage (116) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 34 other films cited
127. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (120) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
128. Jane Campion (133) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
129. Otto Preminger (126) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
130. Sergei Parajanov (119) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
131. Abel Gance (121) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
132. Alexander Dovzhenko (124) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
133. Alexander Mackendrick (131) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
134. Ang Lee (142) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
135. Nagisa Oshima (143) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
136. Fei Mu (130) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
137. Emir Kusturica (138) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
138. Peter Weir (139) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
139. Rob Reiner (163) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
140. Mike Leigh (146) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
141. Elem Klimov (135) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
142. Errol Morris (144) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
143. Henri-Georges Clouzot (136) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
144. Samuel Fuller (148) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
145. Andrzej Wajda (140) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
146. Robert Wise (152) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited [*West Side Story was co-directed by Jerome Robbins]
147. Arthur Penn (153) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
148. Raoul Walsh (145) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 32 other films cited
149. Andy Warhol (137) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
150. Robert Zemeckis (161) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
151. Mike Nichols (160) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
152. Frederick Wiseman (147) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
153. Michael Powell (141) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [see also no.35] [*TheThief of Bagdad was co-directed by Ludwig Berger & Tim Whelan]
154. Maurice Pialat (150) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
155. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (149) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
156. Robert Aldrich (159) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
157. Michael Mann (158) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
158. Luis García Berlanga (154) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
159. John Boorman (167) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
160. Louis Malle (156) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
161. Tsai Ming-liang (155) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
162. Ousmane Sembene (151) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
163. David Fincher (171) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
164. James Whale (157) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
165. G.W. Pabst (164) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
166. George Stevens (176) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
167. Ritwik Ghatak (166) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
168. Mikhail Kalatozov (162) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
169. Jia Zhangke (170) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
170. King Hu (165) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
171. Georges Méliès (168) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
172. Jean Rouch (177) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited [*Chronicle of a Summer was co-directed by Edgar Morin]
173. Humphrey Jennings (169) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
174. Anthony Mann (172) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
175. Tobe Hooper (184) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
176. Maya Deren (175) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
177. Joseph Losey (189) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
178. Manoel de Oliveira (173) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
179. Gus Van Sant (204) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
180. Paul Verhoeven (195) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
181. Tod Browning (182) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
182. Chen Kaige (179) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
183. Robert Wiene (183) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
184. Terence Davies (178) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
185. Sydney Pollack (185) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
186. Djibril Diop Mambéty (174) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
187. Tim Burton (202) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
188. Richard Linklater (187) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
189. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (190) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
190. Peter Bogdanovich (196) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
191. Georges Franju (181) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
192. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (198) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
193. René Clair (180) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
194. Bob Fosse (193) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
195. John Schlesinger (218) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
196. Shohei Imamura (186) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
197. Don Siegel (201) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
198. Robert Hamer (188) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
199. Ben Sharpsteen (191) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited [*Pinocchio was co-directed by Hamilton Luske]
200. Peter Jackson (216) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
201. Harold Ramis (213) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
202. John Woo (194) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
203. Robert Mulligan (219) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
204. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin (212) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
205. Peter Watkins (192) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
206. Fred Zinnemann (197) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
207. Lindsay Anderson (199) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
208. Blake Edwards (205) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
209. Ken Russell (207) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
210. David Hand (203) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
211. Mel Brooks (222) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
212. Leni Riefenstahl (200) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
213. George Roy Hill (217) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
214. Victor Sjöström (210) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
215. Charles Burnett (209) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
216. Ermanno Olmi (215) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
217. Guru Dutt (220) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
218. Oliver Stone (214) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
219. Todd Haynes (211) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
220. Frank Borzage (206) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
221. Marcel Ophüls (208) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
222. Aki Kaurismäki (221) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
223. Irvin Kershner (225) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
224. Giuseppe Tornatore (226) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
225. Nelson Pereira dos Santos (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
226. Peter Greenaway (227) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
227. Wes Anderson (242) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
228. Dario Argento (224) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
229. Jonathan Demme (234) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
230. D.A. Pennebaker (231) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
231. Jonas Mekas (228) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
232. John Hughes (236) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
233. Kenneth Anger (223) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
234. Francesco Rosi (235) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
235. Jacques Becker (233) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
236. John Landis (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
237. Claude Chabrol (241) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
238. Monte Hellman (229) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
239. Christopher Nolan (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
240. Alan J. Pakula (247) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
241. Pedro Costa (230) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 50 Directors
242. Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski (243) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
243. Alejandro Jodorowsky (246) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
244. Danny Boyle (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
245. Jack Clayton (237) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
246. Bob Rafelson (239) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
247. John Frankenheimer (238) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
248. Louis Feuillade (232) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
249. Masaki Kobayashi (240) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
250. Takeshi Kitano (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
Directors that fell off the list (with previous ranking in brackets)-: Jerry Lewis (244), Jan Svankmajer (245), Philip Kaufman (248), Rouben Mamoulian (249), John Lasseter (250).