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Directors with at least 3 classic/masterpiece
James Cameron(Aliens, T2, Abyss/True Lies/The Terminator)
Ridley Scott(Alien, BR, Gladiator/Kingdom of Heaven)
Steven Spielberg(ROTLA, Jaws, ET/Jurassic Park/CEOTTK)
Robert Zemeckis(BTTF, Forrest Gump, Contact)
Paul Verhoeven(Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers)
Stanley Kubrick(2001,Dr. Strangelove,Full Metal Jacket)
John Carpentar(The Thing, BTILC, Halloween)

Christopher Nolan
David Fincher
Neill Blomkamp
Luc Besson

Ang Lee
Zhang Yimou
Wong Kar-wai
Akira Kurosawa
Park Chan-wook
Hayao Miyazaki

Alfonso Cuarón
Guillermo del Toro

Upcoming Directors:
Denis Villeneuve
Alex Garland

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Mann is one of the greatest filmmakers to live, so I agree. He's not quite top ten for me, but close.

this isn't the thread for it, but my favorite filmmakers of all time are:

Top 10:
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Steven Spielberg
Christopher Nolan
David Lynch
Hayao Miyazaki
Andrei Tarkovsky
Alfred Hitchcock
Michelangelo Antonioni
James Cameron

The rest:
Ingmar Bergman
Paul Thomas Anderon
Michael Mann
Brian De Palma
Fritz Lang
David Fincher
Edward Yang
Jean-luc Godard
Quentin Tarantino
Jean-Pierre Melville
David Lean
Billy Wilder
Powell & Pressburger

EDIT: a late addition would be Edward Yang, who absolutely is one of the greats.


-Vader
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Vader's top 10 directors on another thread inspired me to do my own. 3 to 10 is kinda always moving depending on their latest pictures. Top two is rock solid

1-David Lynch
2-Coen Brothers
3-Bong Joon-Ho
4-Paul Thomas Anderson
5-Martin Scorsese
6-Alfonso Cuaron
7-Leos Carax
8-Quentin Tarantino
9-Denis Villeneuve
10-Christopher Nolan

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Best

1. Martin Scorsese
2. Hayao Miyazaki
3. Ridley Scott
4. Steven Spielberg
5. Christopher Nolan
6. David Fincher
7. Alfonso Cuaron
8. Coen Bros.
9. Richard Linklater
10. Quentin Tarantino


Favourite

1. Christopher Nolan
2. Hayao Miyazaki
3. Peter Jackson
4. Alfonso Cuaron
5. Rian Johnson
6. Kenneth Branagh
7. Ridley Scott
8. Tim Burton
9. Joe Wright
10. Richard Linklater/Coens

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Can we just merge these two identical threads?
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=148&start=490

Also, I'll copy mine if this actually doesn't get merged:
1 - Steven Spielberg

- Schindler's List 10/10
- Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
- Jurassic Park 9/10
- Saving Private Ryan 9/10
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind 9/10

2 - Alfred Hitchcock

- Psycho 10/10
- Strangers on a Train 10/10
- Dial M for Murder 9/10
- Rope 9/10
- Rearview Window 9/10

3 - Christopher Nolan

- The Dark Knight 10/10
- Interstellar 10/10
- Memento 10/10
- The Prestige 9/10
- The Dark Knight Rises 9/10

4 - Quentin Tarantino

- Inglorious Basterds 10/10
- Pulp Fiction 10/10
- Django Unchained 9/10
- Kill Bill 9/10
- Reservoir Dogs 9/10

5 - David Fincher

- Se7en 10/10
- Fight Club 10/10
- Zodiac 9/10
- The Social Network 9/10
- Gone Girl 9/10

6 - Sidney Lumet

- 12 Angry Men 10/10
- Network 9/10
- The Hill 9/10
- Serpico 9/10
- Dog Day Afternoon 8/10

7 - Stanley Kubrick

- The Shining 9/10
- Full Metal Jacket 9/10
- 2001:A Space Odyssey 9/10
- A Clockwork Orange 9/10
- Dr. Strangelove 8/10

8 - Ridley Scott

- Blade Runner 10/10
- Alien 10/10
- Gladiator 9/10
- Prometheus 9/10
- The Martian 8/10

9 - James Cameron

- T2:Judgment Day 10/10
- The Terminator 9/10
- Aliens 9/10
- The Abyss 8/10
- True Lies 8/10

10 - Martin Scorsese

- Goodfellas 9/10
- The Departed 9/10
- Taxi Driver 9/10
- The Wolf of Wall Street 8/10
- The King of Comedy 8/10

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LelekPL wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Can we just merge these two identical threads?
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=148&start=490
Nah dude. Like Kubrick and Hitchcock are prob many of our favorite directors but he ain't working rn cuz you know, they're dead.

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Favorite Directors:

1. Nolan
2. Spielberg
3. Hitchcock
4. Scorsese
5. Mann
6. Kurosawa
7. Tarantino
8. Lean
9. Burton (though he hasn't made anything good recently)
10. Wes Anderson

****I forgot Kubrick, goodbye Wes Anderson
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Vader182 wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Mann is one of the greatest filmmakers to live, so I agree. He's not quite top ten for me, but close.

this isn't the thread for it, but my favorite filmmakers of all time are:

Top 10:
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Steven Spielberg
Christopher Nolan
David Lynch
Hayao Miyazaki
Andrei Tarkovsky
Alfred Hitchcock
Michelangelo Antonioni
James Cameron

The rest:
Ingmar Bergman
Paul Thomas Anderon
Brian De Palma
Fritz Lang
David Fincher
Jean-luc Godard
Quentin Tarantino
Jean-Pierre Melville
David Lean
Billy Wilder
Powell & Pressburger


-Vader
No Scorsese?!?!

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I was moving Mann up in the ranking but was so tired I forgot to lol. he's at the top of the bottom half.

And no, he isn't. For me a favorite filmmaker must have a point of view I feel fundamentally connected to on a quasi-spiritual gut level. I don't have that with Scorsese, even if I love many of his movies.


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Ridley Scott
Christopher Nolan
Dick Lester
Hitchcock
Bigelow
Gibson
Guy Hamilton
Scorsese
The Russo brothers
Sam Raimi
Kenneth Branagh
Alfonso Cuaron
Peter Jackson
Joss Whedon
George Lucas
Chris Columbus
Gore Verbinski
Mike Newell
David Yates
Patty Jenkins
David Yates
The Wachowskis
Matthew Vaughn
Josh Trank
Matt Reeves
Rian Johnson
Wes Craven
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