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 2016’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 / 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 / 44 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
6. Francis Ford Coppola (6) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
7. Jean Renoir (9) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
8. Ingmar Bergman (8) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
9. John Ford (10) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 other films cited
10. Akira Kurosawa (7) 10 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
11. Martin Scorsese (12) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
12. Yasujiro Ozu (11) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
13. Luis Buñuel (13) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
14. Andrei Tarkovsky (14) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
15. Charles Chaplin (15) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
16. Robert Bresson (18) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
17. Carl Theodor Dreyer (17) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
18. Billy Wilder (16) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 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 / 9 other films cited
21. Howard Hawks (21) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
22. Fritz Lang (22) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
23. François Truffaut (24) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
24. Sergei Eisenstein (23) 6* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited [*October was co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov]
25. Kenji Mizoguchi (26) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
26. Roberto Rossellini (28) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
27. Steven Spielberg (25) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
28. David Lynch (30) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
29. Woody Allen (27) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
30. David Lean (29) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
31. Vittorio De Sica (31) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
32. Luchino Visconti (33) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
33. Alain Resnais (32) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
34. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (35) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [see also no. 145]
35. Roman Polanski (34) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
36. Ernst Lubitsch (41) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
37. John Cassavetes (36) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
38. Sergio Leone (37) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
39. Wong Kar-wai (39) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
40. Jean Vigo (40) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
41. Satyajit Ray (38) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
42. Max Ophüls (44) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
43. Robert Altman (43) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
44. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (47) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
45. Abbas Kiarostami (46) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
46. Ridley Scott (42) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
47. Werner Herzog (45) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
48. D.W. Griffith (49) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited
49. Terrence Malick (54) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
50. Buster Keaton (52) 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]
51. Krzysztof Kieslowski (51) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
52. Dziga Vertov (48) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
53. John Huston (53) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
54. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (56) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
55. Hou Hsiao-hsien (55) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
56. Chris Marker (50) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
57. Jacques Tati (58) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
58. Pier Paolo Pasolini (59) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
59. Bernardo Bertolucci (60) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
60. Michael Curtiz (62) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited [*The Adventures of Robin Hood was co-directed by William Keighley]
61. Sam Peckinpah (61) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
62. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (63) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
63. Quentin Tarantino (66) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
64. Edward Yang (57) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
65. Frank Capra (64) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
66. Carol Reed (70) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
67. Nicholas Ray (72) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
68. Vincente Minnelli (69) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
69. Preston Sturges (67) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
70. Victor Fleming (65) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
71. Marcel Carné (68) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
72. Leo McCarey (74) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
73. Erich von Stroheim (75) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
74. Wim Wenders (71) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
75. Lars von Trier (78) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
76. Douglas Sirk (76) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
77. Béla Tarr (73) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
78. Elia Kazan (77) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
79. Milos Forman (87) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
80. Michael Haneke (94) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
81. Eric Rohmer (80) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
82. Nicolas Roeg (79) 5* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited [*Performance was co-directed by Donald Cammell]
83. Paul Thomas Anderson (100) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
84. David Cronenberg (84) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
85. Chantal Akerman (85) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
86. Jean-Pierre Melville (82) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
87. Jacques Rivette (92) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
88. Theo Angelopoulos (86) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
89. Claude Lanzmann (81) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
90. Gillo Pontecorvo (83) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
91. Josef von Sternberg (90) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
92. Hayao Miyazaki (89) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
93. Jacques Tourneur (96) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
94. George Cukor (88) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
95. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (91) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
96. Jacques Demy (93) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
97. Clint Eastwood (103) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
98. Pedro Almodóvar (104) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
99. Victor Erice (97) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
100. William Wyler (95) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
101. King Vidor (112) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
102. Sidney Lumet (99) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
103. Jean Eustache (107) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
104. Brian De Palma (102) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
105. Claire Denis (108) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
106. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (127) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
107. James Cameron (98) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
108. Spike Lee (106) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
109. Robert Flaherty (105) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
110. George Lucas (101) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
111. Ken Loach (111) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
112. Glauber Rocha (110) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
113. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet (114) 5* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 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.]
114. George A. Romero (116) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
115. Jim Jarmusch (113) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
116. John Carpenter (117) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
117. Jean Cocteau (118) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
118. Zhang Yimou (120) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
119. Mikio Naruse (109) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
120. Andrzej Wajda (145) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
121. Jane Campion (128) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
122. Michael Cimino (124) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
123. Agnès Varda (123) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
124. Stan Brakhage (126) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 34 other films cited
125. Michael Snow (125) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
126. Terry Gilliam (115) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [*Monty Python and the Holy Grail was co-directed by Terry Jones]
127. Otto Preminger (129) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
128. Mike Leigh (140) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
129. William Friedkin (121) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
130. Hal Ashby (119) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
131. Ang Lee (134) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
132. Aleksandr Sokurov (122) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
133. Alexander Dovzhenko (132) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
134. Abel Gance (131) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
135. Alexander Mackendrick (133) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
136. Peter Weir (138) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
137. David Fincher (163) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
138. Sergei Parajanov (130) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
139. Robert Zemeckis (150) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
140. Raoul Walsh (148) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 33 other films cited
141. Arthur Penn (147) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
142. Maurice Pialat (154) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
143. Mike Nichols (151) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
144. Emir Kusturica (137) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
145. Michael Powell (153) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [see also no.34] [*TheThief of Bagdad was co-directed by Ludwig Berger & Tim Whelan]
146. Tsai Ming-liang (161) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
147. James Whale (164) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
148. Nagisa Oshima (135) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
149. Robert Aldrich (156) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
150. Elem Klimov (141) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
151. Samuel Fuller (144) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
152. Henri-Georges Clouzot (143) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
153. Andy Warhol (149) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
154. Richard Linklater (188) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
155. Luis García Berlanga (158) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
156. Jia Zhangke (169) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
157. Errol Morris (142) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
158. Robert Wise (146) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited [*West Side Story was co-directed by Jerome Robbins]
159. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (155) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
160. John Boorman (159) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
161. Rob Reiner (139) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
162. Terence Davies (184) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
163. Gus Van Sant (179) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
164. Ousmane Sembene (162) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
165. Louis Malle (160) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
166. Michael Mann (157) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
167. G.W. Pabst (165) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
168. Anthony Mann (174) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
169. Fei Mu (136) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
170. Humphrey Jennings (173) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
171. George Stevens (166) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
172. Joseph Losey (177) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
173. Frederick Wiseman (152) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
174. Todd Haynes (219) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
175. Georges Franju (191) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
176. Bob Fosse (194) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
177. Shohei Imamura (196) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
178. Tim Burton (187) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
179. Ritwik Ghatak (167) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
180. Lindsay Anderson (207) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
181. Tobe Hooper (175) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
182. Mikhail Kalatozov (168) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
183. Robert Hamer (198) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
184. Tod Browning (181) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
185. Jean Rouch (172) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited [*Chronicle of a Summer was co-directed by Edgar Morin]
186. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (189) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
187. Wes Anderson (227) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
188. Georges Méliès (171) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
189. Chen Kaige (182) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
190. Peter Bogdanovich (190) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
191. Fred Zinnemann (206) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
192. Paul Verhoeven (180) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
193. Robert Wiene (183) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
194. Maya Deren (176) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
195. Frank Borzage (220) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
196. Christopher Nolan (239) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
197. Manoel de Oliveira (178) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
198. Don Siegel (197) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
199. René Clair (193) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
200. Peter Jackson (200) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
201. John Schlesinger (195) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
202. Louis Feuillade (248) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
203. Victor Sjöström (214) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
204. King Hu (170) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
205. George Roy Hill (213) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
206. Djibril Diop Mambéty (186) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
207. Jonathan Demme (229) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
208. Ken Russell (209) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
209. Harold Ramis (201) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
210. Ermanno Olmi (216) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
211. David Hand (210) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
212. Aki Kaurismäki (222) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
213. Blake Edwards (208) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
214. Ben Sharpsteen (199) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited [*Pinocchio was co-directed by Hamilton Luske]
215. Oliver Stone (218) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
216. Sydney Pollack (185) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
217. Charles Burnett (215) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
218. Mel Brooks (211) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
219. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (192) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
220. Jacques Becker (235) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
221. Peter Watkins (205) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
222. Pedro Costa (241) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
223. John Woo (202) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
224. Claude Chabrol (237) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
225. Michel Gondry (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
226. Leni Riefenstahl (212) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
227. Mohsen Makhmalbaf (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
228. Robert Mulligan (203) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
229. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin (204) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
230. Peter Greenaway (226) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
231. Takeshi Kitano (250) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
232. Francesco Rosi (234) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
233. Dario Argento (228) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
234. Marcel Ophüls (221) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
235. Kenneth Anger (233) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
236. Guru Dutt (217) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
237. Edgar G. Ulmer (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
238. Danny Boyle (244) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
239. Nelson Pereira dos Santos (225) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
240. Derek Jarman (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
241. Philippe Garrel (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
242. Monte Hellman (238) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
243. D.A. Pennebaker (230) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
244. Alan J. Pakula (240) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
245. Giuseppe Tornatore (224) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
246. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski (242) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
247. Alfonso Cuarón (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
248. John Frankenheimer (247) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
249. Kathryn Bigelow (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
250. Wang Bing (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors