The 1,000 Greatest Films (Top 250 Directors)

Listed below are, according to TSPDT's calculations, 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 January 2018'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 / 30 other films cited
2. Orson Welles (2) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 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 / 14 other films cited
5. Jean-Luc Godard (5) 16 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 46 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
6. Francis Ford Coppola (6) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
7. Jean Renoir (7) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
8. Ingmar Bergman (8) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
9. John Ford (9) 14 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 32 other films cited
10. Akira Kurosawa (10) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
11. Yasujiro Ozu (12) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
12. Martin Scorsese (11) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
13. Luis Buñuel (13) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
14. Andrei Tarkovsky (15) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
15. Charles Chaplin (14) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
16. Billy Wilder (16) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
17. Robert Bresson (17) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
18. Carl Theodor Dreyer (18) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 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 / 11 other films cited
21. Howard Hawks (21) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
22. Fritz Lang (22) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
23. François Truffaut (23) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
24. Sergei Eisenstein (24) 6* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*October was co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov]
25. Steven Spielberg (26) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
26. Kenji Mizoguchi (25) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
27. Roberto Rossellini (27) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
28. David Lynch (28) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
29. Woody Allen (29) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
30. Luchino Visconti (32) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
31. David Lean (30) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
32. Vittorio De Sica (31) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
33. Alain Resnais (33) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
34. John Cassavetes (36) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
35. Roman Polanski (34) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
36. Sergio Leone (37) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
37. Ernst Lubitsch (35) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited
38. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (38) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited [see also no. 163]
39. Wong Kar-wai (39) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
40. Abbas Kiarostami (43) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
41. Jean Vigo (41) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
42. Satyajit Ray (40) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
43. Ridley Scott (42) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
44. Robert Altman (45) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
45. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (44) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
46. Max Ophüls (46) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
47. Werner Herzog (47) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
48. Terrence Malick (48) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
49. Buster Keaton (49) 7* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited [*5 films were co-directed by or credited to Clyde Bruckman, Edward Sedgwick, Charles F. Resiner, John Blystone & Donald Crisp]
50. D.W. Griffith (50) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 30 other films cited
51. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (52) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
52. Pier Paolo Pasolini (55) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
53. Krzysztof Kieslowski (51) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
54. Hou Hsiao-hsien (57) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
55. John Huston (53) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
56. Jacques Tati (54) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
57. Dziga Vertov (56) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
58. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (62) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
59. Quentin Tarantino (63) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
60. Chris Marker (59) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
61. Michael Curtiz (60) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 30 other films cited [*The Adventures of Robin Hood was co-directed by William Keighley]
62. Sam Peckinpah (58) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
63. Bernardo Bertolucci (61) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
64. Frank Capra (64) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
65. Edward Yang (65) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
66. Nicholas Ray (66) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
67. Vincente Minnelli (68) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
68. Wim Wenders (73) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
69. Leo McCarey (71) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
70. Victor Fleming (70) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
71. Preston Sturges (67) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
72. Carol Reed (69) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
73. Lars von Trier (74) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
74. Marcel Carné (72) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
75. Elia Kazan (76) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
76. Erich von Stroheim (75) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
77. Paul Thomas Anderson (78) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
78. Douglas Sirk (77) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
79. Milos Forman (80) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
80. David Cronenberg (81) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
81. Béla Tarr (79) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
82. Michael Haneke (82) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
83. Eric Rohmer (83) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
84. Chantal Akerman (85) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
85. Nicolas Roeg (84) 4* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*Performance was co-directed by Donald Cammell]
86. Jean-Pierre Melville (86) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
87. Jacques Rivette (87) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
88. Hayao Miyazaki (92) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
89. Victor Erice (88) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
90. Clint Eastwood (91) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
91. Theo Angelopoulos (90) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
92. Gillo Pontecorvo (89) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
93. Josef von Sternberg (93) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
94. Brian De Palma (102) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
95. Claude Lanzmann (94) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
96. Jacques Tourneur (96) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
97. Pedro Almodóvar (95) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
98. George Cukor (97) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 other films cited
99. Sidney Lumet (100) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
100. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (98) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
101. Jacques Demy (99) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
102. Glauber Rocha (104) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
103. James Cameron (105) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
104. William Wyler (101) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
105. Claire Denis (103) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
106. King Vidor (106) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
107. Spike Lee (109) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
108. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (107) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
109. John Carpenter (110) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
110. Jean Eustache (108) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
111. Ken Loach (111) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
112. Jim Jarmusch (116) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
113. George Lucas (113) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
114. Robert Flaherty (112) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
115. Agnès Varda (119) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
116. George A. Romero (114) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
117. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet (115) 5* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 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.]
118. Mikio Naruse (118) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
119. Michael Cimino (117) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
120. William Friedkin (122) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
121. Zhang Yimou (120) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
122. Jane Campion (123) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
123. Andrzej Wajda (126) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
124. Terry Gilliam (121) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited [*Monty Python and the Holy Grail was co-directed by Terry Jones]
125. Ang Lee (124) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
126. Otto Preminger (128) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
127. Jean Cocteau (125) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
128. Hal Ashby (130) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
129. Mike Leigh (129) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
130. Raoul Walsh (139) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 35 other films cited
131. Alexander Dovzhenko (134) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
132. David Fincher (135) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
133. Stan Brakhage (127) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 37 other films cited
134. Michael Snow (132) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
135. Peter Weir (136) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
136. Rob Reiner (144) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
137. Maurice Pialat (138) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
138. Aleksandr Sokurov (131) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
139. Samuel Fuller (147) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
140. Robert Zemeckis (141) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
141. Richard Linklater (148) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
142. Alexander Mackendrick (133) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
143. Robert Aldrich (140) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
144. Robert Wise (150) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited [*West Side Story was co-directed by Jerome Robbins]
145. Abel Gance (137) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
146. Henri-Georges Clouzot (146) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
147. Arthur Penn (143) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
148. Mike Nichols (145) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
149. Jia Zhangke (151) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
150. Nagisa Oshima (152) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
151. Sergei Parajanov (149) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
152. Michael Mann (161) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
153. Luis García Berlanga (142) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
154. James Whale (153) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
155. Elem Klimov (158) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
156. Tsai Ming-liang (154) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
157. Emir Kusturica (155) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
158. Gus Van Sant (156) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
159. Fei Mu (176) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
160. Ousmane Sembene (164) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
161. John Boorman (162) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
162. Louis Malle (166) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
163. Michael Powell (157) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [see also no. 38] [*TheThief of Bagdad was co-directed by Ludwig Berger & Tim Whelan]
164. Wes Anderson (173) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
165. Errol Morris (159) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
166. Terence Davies (160) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
167. Anthony Mann (167) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 films cited
168. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (165) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
169. George Stevens (172) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
170. Andy Warhol (163) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
171. Tobe Hooper (171) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
172. Bob Fosse (168) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
173. Manoel de Oliveira (177) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
174. Tod Browning (179) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
175. Todd Haynes (174) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
176. Shohei Imamura (175) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
177. G.W. Pabst (169) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
178. Peter Bogdanovich (184) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
179. Tim Burton (170) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
180. Chen Kaige (185) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
181. Frederick Wiseman (180) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 31 other films cited
182. Fred Zinnemann (183) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
183. Mikhail Kalatozov (189) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
184. Don Siegel (187) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
185. Georges Franju (181) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
186. Christopher Nolan (197) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
187. Joseph Losey (178) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
188. Peter Jackson (188) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
189. Ritwik Ghatak (186) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
190. Paul Verhoeven (190) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
191. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (192) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
192. Humphrey Jennings (182) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
193. Victor Sjöström (203) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
194. René Clair (194) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
195. David Hand (198) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
196. Robert Hamer (191) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
197. Jean Rouch (193) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited [*Chronicle of a Summer was co-directed by Edgar Morin]
198. King Hu (205) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
199. Lindsay Anderson (195) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
200. Georges Méliès (196) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
201. John Schlesinger (199) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
202. Robert Wiene (201) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
203. Pedro Costa (206) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
204. Dario Argento (216) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
205. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (218) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
206. Michel Gondry (217) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
207. Harold Ramis (200) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
208. John Woo (211) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
209. Sydney Pollack (220) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
210. Oliver Stone (204) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
211. Frank Borzage (202) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
212. Aki Kaurismäki (214) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
213. Jonathan Demme (208) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
214. George Roy Hill (207) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
215. Charles Burnett (213) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
216. Djibril Diop Mambéty (215) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
217. Ken Russell (209) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
218. Claude Chabrol (223) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 films cited
219. Blake Edwards (212) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
220. Jacques Becker (219) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
221. Louis Feuillade (210) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
222. Mel Brooks (222) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
223. Leos Carax (244) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
224. Ermanno Olmi (224) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
225. Takeshi Kitano (225) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
226. George Miller (248) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
227. Nelson Pereira dos Santos (245) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
228. Francesco Rosi (234) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
229. Alfonso Cuarón (233) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
230. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski (235) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
231. Peter Greenaway (221) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
232. Robert Mulligan (227) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
233. John Landis (239) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
234. Alan J. Pakula (246) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
235. Peter Watkins (226) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
236. Kathryn Bigelow (241) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
237. Monte Hellman (238) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
238. Edgar G. Ulmer (230) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
239. Mohsen Makhmalbaf (236) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
240. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin (231) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
241. Giuseppe Tornatore (229) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
242. Danny Boyle (240) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
243. Leni Riefenstahl (228) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
244. Guru Dutt (232) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
245. Jonas Mekas (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
246. Boris Barnet (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
247. Philippe Garrel (243) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 films cited
248. Irvin Kershner (247) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
249. Steven Soderbergh (new) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
250. Kenneth Anger (237) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
Directors that fell off the list (with previous ranking in brackets)-: Marcel Ophüls (242), Derek Jarman (249), and John Frankenheimer (250).