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 2020'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) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 49 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
6. Francis Ford Coppola (6) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
7. Ingmar Bergman (7) 14 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
8. Jean Renoir (8) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
9. John Ford (9) 14 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 32 other films cited
10. Akira Kurosawa (10) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
11. Martin Scorsese (11) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
12. Yasujiro Ozu (12) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
13. Luis Buñuel (13) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 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 / 22 other films cited
16. Billy Wilder (16) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 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 / 6 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 / 28 other films cited
23. François Truffaut (23) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
24. Steven Spielberg (24) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
25. Sergei Eisenstein (25) 6* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*October was co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov]
26. Kenji Mizoguchi (26) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
27. David Lynch (28) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
28. Roberto Rossellini (27) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
29. Woody Allen (29) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 39 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
30. Luchino Visconti (30) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
31. Alain Resnais (32) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
32. David Lean (31) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
33. Vittorio De Sica (33) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
34. Roman Polanski (35) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
35. Wong Kar-wai (39) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
36. John Cassavetes (34) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
37. Ernst Lubitsch (38) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 other films cited
38. Sergio Leone (36) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
39. Abbas Kiarostami (40) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
40. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (39) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited [see also no. 175]
41. Ridley Scott (41) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
42. Jean Vigo (43) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
43. Max Ophüls (47) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
44. Satyajit Ray (42) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
45. Terrence Malick (48) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
46. Robert Altman (44) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
47. Werner Herzog (45) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
48. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (46) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
49. Hou Hsiao-hsien (50) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
50. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (56) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
51. 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]
52. Pier Paolo Pasolini (53) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
53. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (51) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
54. John Huston (54) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
55. D.W. Griffith (52) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 30 other films cited
56. Quentin Tarantino (59) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
57. Jacques Tati (57) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
58. Krzysztof Kieslowski (55) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
59. Dziga Vertov (58) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
60. Bernardo Bertolucci (62) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
61. Michael Curtiz (60) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 31 other films cited [*The Adventures of Robin Hood was co-directed by William Keighley]
62. Chris Marker (61) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
63. Paul Thomas Anderson (73) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
64. Sam Peckinpah (63) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
65. Edward Yang (64) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
66. Frank Capra (65) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
67. Vincente Minnelli (67) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
68. Lars von Trier (74) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
69. Nicholas Ray (66) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
70. Wim Wenders (69) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
71. Leo McCarey (68) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
72. Chantal Akerman (75) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
73. Carol Reed (70) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
74. Preston Sturges (71) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
75. Victor Fleming (72) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
76. David Cronenberg (78) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
77. Michael Haneke (79) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 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. Marcel Carné (76) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
80. Eric Rohmer (82) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
81. Milos Forman (80) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
82. Béla Tarr (84) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
83. Douglas Sirk (83) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
84. Hayao Miyazaki (86) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
85. Erich von Stroheim (81) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
86. Clint Eastwood (88) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
87. Claire Denis (90) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
88. Jean-Pierre Melville (89) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
89. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (102) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
90. Nicolas Roeg (85) 4* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*Performance was co-directed by Donald Cammell]
91. Victor Erice (87) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
92. Pedro Almodóvar (95) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
93. Agnès Varda (97) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
94. Jacques Rivette (91) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
95. Jacques Demy (105) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
96. Brian De Palma (93) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
97. Jacques Tourneur (92) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
98. Josef von Sternberg (94) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
99. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (98) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
100. George Cukor (96) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 other films cited
101. Sidney Lumet (100) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
102. James Cameron (99) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
103. Claude Lanzmann (101) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
104. John Carpenter (106) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
105. Glauber Rocha (107) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
106. Theo Angelopoulos (103) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
107. Gillo Pontecorvo (104) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
108. Spike Lee (109) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
109. William Wyler (108) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
110. King Vidor (110) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
111. Jim Jarmusch (113) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
112. Jane Campion (112) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
113. Jean Eustache (111) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
114. David Fincher (124) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
115. Ken Loach (114) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
116. Richard Linklater (126) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
117. George A. Romero (115) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
118. Mike Leigh (122) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
119. William Friedkin (121) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
120. George Lucas (116) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
121. Michael Cimino (125) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
122. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet (117) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 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.]
123. Ang Lee (123) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
124. Robert Flaherty (118) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
125. Mikio Naruse (119) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
126. Jia Zhangke (133) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
127. Terry Gilliam (129) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited [*Monty Python and the Holy Grail was co-directed by Terry Jones]
128. Zhang Yimou (120) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
129. Andrzej Wajda (131) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
130. Raoul Walsh (130) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 37 other films cited
131. Jean Cocteau (132) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
132. Otto Preminger (128) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
133. Samuel Fuller (127) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
134. Maurice Pialat (136) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
135. Robert Zemeckis (142) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
136. Aleksandr Sokurov (139) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
137. Tsai Ming-liang (146) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
138. Hal Ashby (134) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
139. Robert Aldrich (135) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
140. Rob Reiner (137) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
141. Wes Anderson (152) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
142. Robert Wise (138) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited [*West Side Story was co-directed by Jerome Robbins]
143. Michael Snow (141) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
144. Peter Weir (143) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
145. Alexander Dovzhenko (144) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
146. Gus Van Sant (153) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
147. Arthur Penn (149) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
148. Alexander Mackendrick (145) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
149. Henri-Georges Clouzot (148) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
150. Stan Brakhage (140) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 38 other films cited
151. Nagisa Oshima (150) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
152. James Whale (147) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
153. Todd Haynes (166) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
154. Christopher Nolan (177) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
155. Michael Mann (155) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
156. Mike Nichols (151) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
157. Sergei Parajanov (156) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
158. Abel Gance (154) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
159. Manoel de Oliveira (170) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
160. Terence Davies (158) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
161. Leos Carax (205) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
162. Louis Malle (165) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
163. Frederick Wiseman (173) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 32 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
164. John Boorman (163) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
165. Elem Klimov (164) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
166. Tobe Hooper (161) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
167. Errol Morris (162) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
168. Anthony Mann (160) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 films cited
169. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (182) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
170. Emir Kusturica (169) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
171. Luis García Berlanga (157) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
172. Alfonso Cuarón (210) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
173. Fei Mu (159) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
174. George Miller (202) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
175. Michael Powell (167) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited [see also no. 40] [*TheThief of Bagdad was co-directed by Ludwig Berger & Tim Whelan]
176. Joseph Losey (184) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
177. Ousmane Sembene (168) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
178. Pedro Costa (193) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
179. George Stevens (171) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
180. Peter Bogdanovich (183) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
181. Kathryn Bigelow (186) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
182. Tim Burton (185) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
183. Don Siegel (176) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
184. Georges Franju (179) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
185. Shohei Imamura (174) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
186. Tod Browning (172) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
187. Paul Verhoeven (188) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
188. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (175) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
189. Bob Fosse (178) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
190. Chen Kaige (180) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
191. Lucrecia Martel (209) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
192. Andy Warhol (181) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
193. Mikhail Kalatozov (189) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
194. Victor Sjöström (191) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
195. Fred Zinnemann (187) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
196. G.W. Pabst (190) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
197. Peter Jackson (195) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
198. Bong Joon-ho (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
199. Michel Gondry (216) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
200. Jonathan Demme (203) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
201. Dario Argento (196) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
202. René Clair (207) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
203. Jacques Becker (221) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
204. John Schlesinger (199) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
205. Humphrey Jennings (192) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
206. Jean Rouch (201) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited [*Chronicle of a Summer was co-directed by Edgar Morin]
207. Robert Hamer (198) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
208. Ritwik Ghatak (197) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
209. King Hu (194) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
210. David Hand (200) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
211. Aki Kaurismäki (214) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
212. Nuri Bilge Ceylan (236) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
213. Lindsay Anderson (204) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
214. Claude Chabrol (212) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 films cited
215. Ermanno Olmi (222) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
216. Robert Wiene (208) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
217. Oliver Stone (213) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
218. Harold Ramis (215) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
219. John Woo (206) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
220. Sydney Pollack (219) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
221. Francesco Rosi (228) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
222. Blake Edwards (224) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
223. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (218) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
224. Georges Méliès (217) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
225. Charles Burnett (220) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
226. Frank Borzage (211) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
227. Mel Brooks (223) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
228. Louis Feuillade (227) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
229. Philippe Garrel (242) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 films cited
230. George Roy Hill (225) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
231. Steven Soderbergh (247) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
232. Djibril Diop Mambéty (226) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
233. John Landis (230) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
234. Lee Chang-dong (new) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
235. Sofia Coppola (239) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
236. Aleksey German (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
237. Raúl Ruiz (new) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 films cited
238. Ken Russell (231) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
239. Takeshi Kitano (234) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
240. Peter Watkins (229) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
241. Guillermo del Toro (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
242. Boris Barnet (new) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
243. Sam Raimi (249) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
244. Abel Ferrara (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
245. Danny Boyle (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
246. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski (237) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
247. Edgar G. Ulmer (232) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
248. Wang Bing (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
249. Alan J. Pakula (233) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
250. Nelson Pereira dos Santos (241) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited