00 The Directors

  1. [79.67] Billy Wilder
  2. [72.00] F. W. Murnau
  3. [70.62] Guy Maddin
  4. [68.63] Jean-Pierre Melville
  5. [66.31] Joel (& Ethan) Coen
  6. [65.48] Howard Hawks
  7. [64.88] Frank Capra
  8. [64.82] Yasujiro Ozu
  9. [63.51] Fritz Lang
  10. [63.07] Lars von Trier
  11. [62.91] Otto Preminger
  12. [62.41] Josef von Sternberg
  13. [60.99] Ernst Lubitsch
  14. [60.81] Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮)
  15. [60.53] Terrence Malick
  16. [60.44] Michelangelo Antonioni
  17. [60.17] Alejandro González Iñárritu
  18. [59.95] Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢)
  19. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  20. [58.93] Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯
  21. [58.74] Clint Eastwood
  22. [58.67] Carl Theodor Dreyer
  23. [58.65] Lav Diaz
  24. [58.09] Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和)
  25. [57.56] Christopher Nolan
  26. [57.40] Wes Anderson
  27. [56.34] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  28. [56.33] Jason Reitman
  29. [55.99] John Huston
  30. [55.92] Apichatpong Weerasethakul (อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล)
  31. [55.81] Wáng Xiăoshuài (王小帅)
  32. [55.60] Sergei Loznitsa (Сергій Володимирович Лозниця)
  33. [55.11] Tim Burton
  34. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  35. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  36. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  37. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  38. [54.50] György Pálfi
  39. [53.93] Guō Xiǎolǔ (郭小橹)
  40. [53.67] Joe Wright
  41. [53.33] Jaume Collet-Serra
  42. [53.33] Mel Brooks
  43. [53.17] Anton Corbijn
  44. [52.83] Paolo Sorrentino
  45. [52.78] The Wachowskis
  46. [52.67] Shinji Sōmai (相米 慎二)
  47. [52.65] Henri Verneuil
  48. [52.17] Kornél Mundruczó
  49. [52.17] Matthew Vaughn
  50. [52.13] Nuri Bilge Ceylan (new)
  51. [52.03] Aki Kaurismäki
  52. [51.95] Atom Egoyan
  53. [51.93] Jean Grémillon
  54. [51.83] Yorgos Lanthimos (Γιώργος Λάνθιμος)
  55. [51.81] Miloš Forman
  56. [51.47] Thomas Vinterberg
  57. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  58. [51.47] Mike Leigh
  59. [50.50] Morten Tyldum
  60. [50.33] Michel Gondry
  61. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  62. [50.11] Šarūnas Bartas
  63. [50.05] Denis Villeneuve
  64. [49.80] Noah Baumbach
  65. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  66. [49.00] Francis Lawrence
  67. [48.93] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  68. [48.60] David Ayer (down from 64)
  69. [48.50] Andrew Niccol
  70. [48.48] John Cassavetes
  71. [48.45] Roman Polanski
  72. [48.33] Tobe Hooper
  73. [48.22] Bill Condon
  74. [48.00] David O. Russell
  75. [48.00] Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
  76. [47.82] Hong Sang-soo
  77. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  78. [47.67] François Ozon
  79. [47.60] Miguel Gomes
  80. [47.17] John Waters
  81. [46.87] Nicolas Philibert
  82. [46.67] Sofia Coppola
  83. [46.00] Nabil Ayouch
  84. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  85. [46.07] Jon Favreau
  86. [45.67] Patrice Chéreau
  87. [45.50] Oliver Hirschbiegel
  88. [44.91] Christophe Honoré
  89. [43.67] Joachim Lafosse
  90. [46.07] Jon Favreau
  91. [42.17] Abderrahmane Sissako
  92. [41.13] Alexandre Aja
Author Comments: 

Don't mind the figures too much, their value is purely relative: they just want to say that Capra and Ozu could have swapped places, but Melville and Capra, or Ozu and Antonioni not.
I'll be adding more directors to this list as I publisch their individual lists. I'll start with directors by whom I've seen a lot of films in a short period - in one word: a retrospective - during the last years (Herzog, Ray, Lang, Kaurismäki, Clair,…)
Later, I'll add directors by whom I've seen a retrospective a whole while ago (Bergman, Hitchcock, Coppola, Visconti,…).
After that I'll add directors whose films I've seen throughout the years (Kurosawa, Almodóvar, Cukor, Ford, Godard…). By then it will be 2010 ;-)
Another kind of ranking. And another kind of list.