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The 100 Greatest Directors

The Top 10

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

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Ranking Essential DVD Filmography
10.

Michelangelo Antonioni
(1912-2007)
Selected Filmography:
Story of a Love Affair (1950)
I Vinti (1952)
The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
Love in the City (1953) [segment]
Le Amiche (1955)
Il Grido (1957)
L'Avventura (1960)
La Notte (1961)
L'Eclisse (1962)
Red Desert (1964)
Blowup (1966)
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Chung Kuo, Cina (1972)
The Passenger (1975)
The Mystery of Oberwald (1981)
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Eros (2005) [segment]
Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004) [short]
9.

Alfred Hitchcock
(1899-1980)
Selected Filmography:
The Pleasure Garden (1925)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
The Ring (1927)
Downhill (1927)
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
Easy Virtue (1928)
Champagne (1928)
The Manxman (1929)
Blackmail (1929)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Murder! (1930)
The Skin Game (1931)
Rich and Strange (1931)
Number Seventeen (1932)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Secret Agent (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
Young and Innocent (1937)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
Suspicion (1941)
Saboteur (1942)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Lifeboat (1944)
Spellbound (1945)
Notorious (1946)
The Paradine Case (1947)
Rope (1948)
Under Capricorn (1949)
Stage Fright (1950)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
I Confess (1953)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Vertigo (1958)
North by Northwest (1959)
Psycho (1960)
The Birds (1963)
Marnie (1964)
Torn Curtain (1966)
Topaz (1969)
Frenzy (1972)
Family Plot (1976)
8.

Orson Welles
(1915-1985)
Selected Filmography:
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Stranger (1946)
The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
Macbeth (1948)
Othello (1952)
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Fountain of Youth (1958)
The Trial (1962)
Chimes at Midnight (1966)
The Immortal Story (1968)
F for Fake (1973)
Filming Othello (1978)
7.

Carl Theodor Dreyer
(1889-1968)
Selected Filmography:
The Parson's Widow (1920)
Leaves from Satan's Book (1921)
Michael (1924)
Master of the House (1925)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Vampyr (1932)
Day of Wrath (1943)
They Caught the Ferry (1948)
Ordet (1955)
Gertrud (1964)
6.

Luis Buñuel
(1900-1983)
Selected Filmography:
Un Chien Andalou (1928)
L'age d'Or (1930)
Land Without Bread (1932)
Gran Casino (1947)
Los Olvidados (1950)
Susana (1951)
A Woman Without Love (1952)
El (This Strange Passion) (1953)
El Bruto (1953)
Illusion Travels By Streetcar (1954)
Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Wuthering Heights (1954)
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
Death in the Garden (1956)
Nazarin (1959)
The Young One (1960)
Viridiana (1961)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Simon of the Desert (1965)
Belle de Jour (1967)
The Milky Way (1969)
Tristana (1970)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
5.

Stanley Kubrick
(1928-1999)
Selected Filmography:
Fear and Desire (1953)
Killer's Kiss (1955)
The Killing (1956)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Spartacus (1960)
Lolita (1962)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
4.

John Ford
(1894-1973)
Selected Filmography:
Bucking Broadway (1917)
Straight Shooting (1917)
Just Pals (1920)
The Iron Horse (1924)
3 Bad Men (1926)
Upstream (1927)
Four Sons (1928)
Men Without Women (1930)
Born Reckless (1930)
Up the River (1930)
Seas Beneath (1931)
The Brat (1931)
Arrowsmith (1931)
Air Mail (1932)
Flesh (1932)
Pilgrimage (1933)
Doctor Bull (1933)
Judge Priest (1934)
The Lost Patrol (1934)
The World Moves On (1934)
The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
The Informer (1935)
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Mary of Scotland (1936)
The Plough and the Stars (1936)
Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
The Hurricane (1937)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Stagecoach (1939)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Tobacco Road (1941)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The Battle of Midway (1942)
December 7th (1943)
They Were Expendable (1945)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
The Fugitive (1947)
Fort Apache (1948)
3 Godfathers (1948)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Wagon Master (1950)
Rio Grande (1950)
The Quiet Man (1952)
What Price Glory (1952)
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Mogambo (1953)
The Long Gray Line (1955)
Mister Roberts (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
The Rising of the Moon (1957)
Gideon's Day (1958)
The Last Hurrah (1958)
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Two Rode Together (1961)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Donovan's Reef (1963)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
7 Women (1966)
3.

Howard Hawks
(1896-1977)
Selected Filmography:
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
The Criminal Code (1931)
Scarface (1932)
The Crowd Roars (1932)
Tiger Shark (1932)
Today We Live (1933)
Twentieth Century (1934)
Barbary Coast (1935)
Ceiling Zero (1935)
The Road to Glory (1936)
Come and Get It (1936)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Sergeant York (1941)
Ball of Fire (1941)
Air Force (1943)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Red River (1948)
A Song Is Born (1948)
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
The Thing from Another World (1951)
The Big Sky (1952)
Monkey Business (1952)
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Hatari! (1962)
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Red Line 7000 (1965)
El Dorado (1967)
Rio Lobo (1970)
2.

Buster Keaton
(1895-1966)
Selected Filmography:
Three Ages (1923)
Our Hospitality (1923)
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
The Navigator (1924)
Seven Chances (1925)
Go West (1925)
Battling Butler (1926)
The General (1927)
College (1927)
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
The Cameraman (1928)
Spite Marriage (1929)
1.

Charles Chaplin
(1889-1977)
Selected Filmography:
The Kid (1921)
The Pilgrim (1923)
A Woman of Paris (1923)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Circus (1928)
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Limelight (1952)
A King in New York (1957)
A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

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