Best Directors of All Time

A list of my 40 favorite directors represented by my favorite movie of each one. In order.

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  • A Clockwork Orange

    1

  • There Will Be Blood

    2

  • Blue Velvet

    3

  • Stalker

    4

  • The Tree of Life

    5

  • Drive

    6

  • The House That Jack Built

    7

  • Oldboy

    8

  • In the Mood for Love

    9

  • Seven Samurai

    10

  • Blade Runner 2049

    11

  • The Godfather

    12

  • Taxi Driver

    13

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    14

  • Citizen Kane

    15

  • The Seventh Seal

    16

  • 8½

    17

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    18

  • The Lighthouse

    19

  • The Beach Bum

    20

  • Shame

    21

  • Pulp Fiction

    22

  • Whiplash

    23

  • Mandy

    24

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    25

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    26

  • Mystic River

    27

  • Heat

    28

  • Before Sunset

    29

  • Scarface

    30

  • Princess Mononoke

    31

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    32

  • Eastern Promises

    33

  • Irreversible

    34

  • Cure

    35

  • Ichi the Killer

    36

  • Ex Machina

    37

  • Memories of Murder

    38

  • The Exorcist

    39

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    40