Favorite 3 from Top Directors

A)

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI (Iran)
- The Taste of Cherry, 1997
- Close-Up, 1990
- Certified Copy, 2010

AGNÉS VARDA (Belgium)
- Cleo from 5 to 7, 1962
- Vagabond, 1985
- The Beaches of Agnés, 2008

AKI KAURISMAKI (Finland)
- Ariel, 1988
- The Match Factory Girl, 1990
- The Man Without a Past, 2002

AKIRA KUROSAWA (Japan)
- Seven Samurai, 1954
- High and Low, 1963
- Ran, 1985

ALAIN RESNAIS (France)
- Hiroshima Mon Amour, 1959
- Last Year in Marienbad, 1961
- My American Uncle, 1980

ALEJANDRO AMENÁBAR (Spain)
- Tesis, 1996
- Open Your Eyes, 1997
- The Others, 2001

ALEJANDRO G. IÑARRITU (Mexico)
- Amores Perros, 2000
- Birdman, 2014
- The Revenant, 2015

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY (Chile)
- El Topo, 1970
- The Holy Mountain, 1973
- Santa Sangre, 1989

ALEXANDER PAYNE (USA)
- About Schmid, 2002
- Sideways, 2004
- Nebraska, 2013

ALFRED HITCHCOCK (UK)
- Rear Window, 1954
- Vertigo, 1958
- Psycho, 1960

ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Russia)
- Solaris, 1972
- The Mirror, 1975
- Stalker, 1979

ANDREI ZVYAGINTSEV (Russia)
- The Return, 2003
- Elena, 2011
- Leviathan, 2014

ANDRZEJ WAJDA (Poland)
- Kanal, 1957
- Ashes and Diamonds, 1959
- Danton, 1983

ANG LEE (Taiwan/USA)
- The Ice Storm, 1997
- Hidden Dragon Crushing Tiger, 2000
- Life of Pi, 2012

ASGHAR FARHADI (Iran)
- Fireworks Wednesday, 2006
- About Elly, 2009
- A Separation, 2011

ATOM EGOYAN (Armenia/Canada)
- Family Viewing, 1987
- Exotica, 1994
- The Sweet Hereafter, 1997

B)

BELA TARR (Hungary)
- Satantango, 1994
- The Werckmeister Harmonies, 2000
- The Turin Horse, 2011

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI (Italy)
- The Conformist, 1970
- Last Tango in Paris, 1972
- The Last Emperor, 1987

BILLY WILDER (USA)
- Double Indemnity, 1944
- Sunset Blvd, 1950
- The Apartment, 1960

BRIAN DE PALMA (USA)
- Phantom of the Paradise, 1974
- Carrie, 1976
- Carlito's Way, 1993

BUSTER KEATON (USA)
- Our Hospitality, 1923
- The General, 1927
- Steamboat Bill Jr., 1928

C)

CARL THEODOR DREYER (Denmark)
- The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928
- Day of Wrath, 1943
- The Word, 1955

CARLOS SAURA (Spain)
- The Hunt, 1966
- Peppermint Frappé, 1967
- Cria Cuervos, 1976

CAROL REED (UK)
- Odd Man Out, 1947
- The Fallen Idol, 1948
- The Third Man, 1949

CHARLES CHAPLIN (USA)
- The Kid, 1921
- City Lights, 1931
- Modern Times, 1936

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (UK)
- Memento, 2000
- The Dark Knight, 2008
- Inception, 2010

CLAUDE CHABROL (France)
- Just Before Nightfall, 1971
- Story of Women, 1988
-La Ceremonie, 1995

CLINT EASTWOOD (USA)
- Bird, 1988
- Unforgiven, 1992
- Mystic River, 2003

COSTA-GAVRAS (France)
- Z, 1969
- The Confession, 1970
- State of Siege, 1972

CRISTIAN MUNGIU (Romania)
- 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, 2007
- Beyond the Hills, 2012
- Graduation, 2016

D)

DANNY BOYLE (UK)
- Shallow Grave, 1994
- Trainspotting, 1996
- Slumdog Millionaire, 2008

DARREN ARONOFSKY (USA)
- Requiem for a Dream, 2000
- The Wrestler, 2008
- Black Swan, 2010

DAVID CRONENBERG (Canada)
- Spider, 2002
- History of Violence, 2005
- Eastern Promises, 2007

DAVID FINCHER (USA)
- Seven, 1995
- The Game, 1997
- Fightclub, 1999

DAVID LEAN (UK)
- Brief Encounter, 1945
- Great Expectations, 1946
- The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957

DAVID LYNCH (USA)
- Blue Velvet, 1977
- The Elephant Man, 1980
- Mulholland Drive, 2001

DENIS VILLENEUVE (Canada)
- Polytechnique, 2009
- Incendies, 2010
- Enemy, 2013

DEREK JARMAN (UK)
- War Requiem, 1989
- Edward II, 1991
- Wittgenstein, 1993

DUSAN MAKAVEJEV (Serbia)
- Man Is Not a Bird, 1965
- Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator, 1967
- Innocence Unprotected, 1968

E)

EDWARD YANG (Taiwan)
- A Brighter Summer Day, 1991
- Mahjong, 1996
- Yi Yi, 2000

ELIA KAZAN (USA)
- A Street Car Named Desire,1951
- On the Waterfront, 1954
- A Face in the Crowd, 1957

EMIR KUSTURICA (Serbia)
- When Father Was Away on Business, 1985
- Underground, 1995
- Black Cat White Cat, 1998

ERIC ROHMER (France)
- My Night at Maud's, 1969
- Claire's Knee,1970
- Chloe in the Afternoon, 1972

ERMANNO OLMI (Italy)
- I Fidanzati, 1963
- The Tree of the Wooden Cloggs, 1978
- Legend of the Holy Drinker, 1988

ERNST LUBITSCH (Germany/USA)
- Trouble in Paradise, 1932
- The Shop Around the Corner, 1940
- To Be or Not to Be, 1942

ETTORE SCOLA (Italy)
- We All Loved Each Other So Much, 1974
- A Special Day, 1977
- Ugly, Dirty and Bad, 1976

F)

F.W. MURNAU (Germany)
- Nosferatu, 1922
- Faust, 1926
- Sunrise, 1927 

FEDERICO FELLINI (Italy)
- The Nights of Cabiria, 1957
- La Dolce Vita, 1960
- 8½, 1963

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA (USA)
- The Godfather, 1972
- The Conversation, 1974
- Apocalypse Now, 1979

FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT (France)
- The 400 Blows, 1959
- Bed & Board, 1970
- Day For Night, 1973

FRANK CAPRA (USA)
- It Happened One Night, 1934
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939
- It's a Wonderful Life, 1946

FRED ZINNEMANN (Austria/USA)
- High Noon, 1952
- A Man for All Seasons, 1966
- The Day of the Jackal, 1973

FRITZ LANG (Germany)
- Metropolis, 1927
- M, 1931
- The Big Heat, 1953

G)

GEORG WILHELM PABST (Germany)
- Pandora's Box, 1929
- Diary of a Lost Girl, 1929
- Comradeship, 1931

GILLO PONTECORVO (Italy)
- Kapò, 1960
- The Battle of Algiers, 1966
- Burn!, 1969

H)

HAL ASHBY (USA)

HENRI-GEORGE CLOUZOT (France)

HIROKAZU KOREEDA (Japan)

HIROSHI SHIMIZU (Japan)

HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA (Japan)

HOU HSIAO HSIEN (Taiwan)

HOWARD HAWKS (USA)

I)

INGMAR BERGMAN (Sweden)

J)

JACK CLAYTON (UK)

JACO VAN DORMAEL (Belgium)

JACQUES AUDIARD (France)

JACQUES BECKER (France)

JACQUES RIVETTE (France)

JEAN COCTEAU (France)

JEAN-LUC GODARD (France)

JEAN-MARC VALLEÉ (Canada)

JEAN PIERRE DARDENNE (Belgium)

JEAN PIERRE JEUNET (France)

JEAN PIERRE MELVILLE (France)

JEAN RENOIR (France)

JIM JARMUSCH (USA)

JOÃO CÉSAR MONTEIRO (Portugal)

JOEL COEN (USA)

JOHN CASSAVETES (USA)

JOHN FORD (USA)

JOHN HUSTON (USA)

JOHN SCHLESINGER (UK)

JOON HO BONG (South Korea)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG (Austria/USA)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ (USA)

JOSEPH LOSEY (USA)

JUAN JOSE CAMPANELLA (Argentina)

JULES DASSIN (USA)

K)

KANETO SHINDO (Japan)

KATHRYN BIGELOW (USA)

KEN LOACH (UK)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI (Japan)

KIM KI DUK (South Korea)

KON ICHIKAWA (Japan)

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI (Poland)

L)

LARISA SHEPITKO (Russia)

LARS VON TRIER (Denmark)

LAURENT CANTET (France)

LEO McCAREY (USA)

LEWIS MILESTONE (USA)

LOUIS MALLE (France)

LUC BESSON (France)

LUCHINO VISCONTI (Italy)

LUIS BUÑUEL (Spain)

M)

MAJID MAJIDI (Iran)

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA (Portugal)

MARCEL CARNÉ (France)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO (Italy)

MARTIN RITT (USA)

MARTIN SCORSESE (USA)

MASAKI KOBAYASHI (Japan)

MATHIEU KASSOVITZ (France)

MAURICE PIALAT (France)

MAX OPHULS (Germany)

MERVYN LEROY (USA)

MICHAEL CURTIZ (USA)

MICHAEL HANEKE (Austria)

MICHAEL POWELL (UK)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI (Italy)

MIKE LEIGH (UK)

MIKE NICHOLS (USA)

MIKHAIL KALATOZOV (Russia)

MIKIO NARUSE (Japan)

MILOS FORMAN (Czech Republic)

MIRA NAIR (India)

MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF (Iran)

N)

NEIL JORDAN (UK)

NICHOLAS RAY (USA)

NICOLAS ROEG (UK)

NIKITA MIKHALKOV (Russia)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN (Turkey)

O)

OLIVER STONE (USA)

ORSON WELLES (USA)

OTTO PREMINGER (USA)

OUSMANE SEMBENE (Senegal)

P)

PABLO LARRAÍN (Chile)

PAOLO SORRENTINO (Italy)

PARK CHAN-WOOK (South Korea)

PATRICE CHÉREAU (France)

PATRICE LECONTE (France)

PAUL GREENGRASS (UK)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (USA)

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR (Spain)

PEDRO COSTA (Portugal)

PETER GREENAWAY (UK)

PETER JACKSON (New Zealand)

PETER WATKINS (UK)

PETER WEIR (Australia)

PHILIP KAUFMAN (USA)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI (Italy)

Q)

QUENTIN TARANTINO (USA)

R)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER (Germany)

RAOUL RUIZ (Chile)

RAOUL WALSH (USA)

RENÉ CLÉMENT (France)

RICHARD FLEISCHER (USA)

RICHARD LINKLATER (USA)

RIDLEY SCOTT (USA)

ROBERT ALTMAN (USA)

ROBERT BRESSON (France)

ROBERT ROSSEN (USA)

ROBERT SIODMAK (USA)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI (Italy)

ROMAN POLANSKI (Poland/France)

S)

SAM MENDES (UK)

SATYAJIT RAY (India)

SERGEI EISENSTEIN (Russia)

SERGIO LEONE (Italy)

SHANE MEADOWS (UK)

SHOHEI IMAMURA (Japan)

SIDNEY LUMET (USA)

SIDNEY POLLACK (USA)

SOFIA COPOLLA (USA)

SPIKE LEE (USA)

STANLEY DONEN (USA)

STANLEY KUBRICK (USA)

STEPHEN FREARS (UK)

STEVE McQUEEN (UK)

STEVEN SODERBERGH (USA)

STEVEN SPIELBERG (USA)

T)

TAKASHI MIIKE (Japan)

TAKESHI KITANO (Japan)

TERRENCE MALICK (USA)

TERRY GEORGE (USA)

TERRY GILLIAM (UK)

TERRY JONES (Wales)

TERRY ZWIGOFF (USA)

THEO ANGELOPOULOS (Greece)

THOMAS VINTERBERG (Denmark)

TIM BURTON (USA)

TOD BROWNING (USA)

TODD FIELD (USA)

TONY SCOTT (USA)

TRAN ANH HUNG (Vietnam)

TSAI MING LIANG (Taiwan)

V)

VICTOR ERICE (Spain)

VINCENT GALLO (USA)

VITTORIO DE SICA (Italy)

W)

W.S VAN DYKE (USA)

WALTER SALLES (Brazil)

WERNER HERZOG (Germany)

WES ANDERSON (USA)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN (USA)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN (USA)

WILLIAM WYLER (USA)

WIM WENDERS (Germany)

WOJCIECH SMARZOWSKI (Poland)

WONG KAR WAI (China)

WOODY ALLEN (USA)

Y)

YASUJIRO OZU (Japan)

Z)

ZHANG YIMOU (China)