00 The Directors

  1. [79.67] Billy Wilder
  2. [72.00] F. W. Murnau
  3. [68.63] Jean-Pierre Melville
  4. [66.31] Joel (& Ethan) Coen
  5. [65.48] Howard Hawks
  6. [64.88] Frank Capra
  7. [64.82] Yasujiro Ozu
  8. [63.51] Fritz Lang
  9. [63.07] Lars von Trier
  10. [62.91] Otto Preminger
  11. [62.41] Josef von Sternberg
  12. [60.99] Ernst Lubitsch
  13. [60.44] Michelangelo Antonioni
  14. [60.17] Alejandro González Iñárritu
  15. [59.17] Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯)
  16. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  17. [58.74] Clint Eastwood
  18. [58.25] Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和)
  19. [56.93] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  20. [56.74] Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮)
  21. [56.22] Apichatpong Weerasethakul (อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล)
  22. [55.99] John Huston
  23. [55.11] Tim Burton
  24. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  25. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  26. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  27. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  28. [52.78] The Wachowskis
  29. [52.67] Shinji Sōmai (相米 慎二)
  30. [52.65] Henri Verneuil
  31. [52.17] Kornél Mundruczó
  32. [52.17] Matthew Vaughn
  33. [52.07] Atom Egoyan
  34. [52.03] Aki Kaurismäki
  35. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  36. [51.47] Mike Leigh
  37. [50.33] Michel Gondry
  38. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  39. [50.11] Šarūnas Bartas
  40. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  41. [48.93] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  42. [48.48] John Cassavetes
  43. [48.45] Roman Polanski
  44. [48.39] Tobe Hooper (status quo)
  45. [48.00] David O. Russell
  46. [47.82] Hong Sang-soo
  47. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  48. [47.67] François Ozon
  49. [47.17] John Waters
  50. [46.87] Nicolas Philibert
  51. [46.67] Sofia Coppola
  52. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  53. [44.91] Christophe Honoré
  54. [43.67] Joachim Lafosse
  55. [42.83] Jon Favreau
  56. [42.17] Abderrahmane Sissako
  57. [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.