The 1,000 Greatest Films (Top 250 Directors)

Listed below are, according to TSPDT, the 250 most critically acclaimed filmmakers of all-time. As per the 1,000 Greatest Films, this list has been compiled from a large resource of film lists. Additionally, also factored in are many 'Best Director' polls. Alongside each director's name (in brackets) is the position each director held in February 2017’s version. To qualify for this top 250, each director (or directing team) needed to have a minimum of two films cited in ballots/lists that have been collated.
1. Alfred Hitchcock (1) 13 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 30 other films cited
2. Orson Welles (2) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
3. Stanley Kubrick (3) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
4. Federico Fellini (4) 10 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
5. Jean-Luc Godard (5) 16 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 45 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
6. Francis Ford Coppola (6) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
7. Jean Renoir (7) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
8. Ingmar Bergman (8) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
9. John Ford (9) 14 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 31 other films cited
10. Akira Kurosawa (10) 12 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
11. Martin Scorsese (11) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
12. Yasujiro Ozu (12) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
13. Luis Buñuel (13) 15 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
14. Charles Chaplin (15) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
15. Andrei Tarkovsky (14) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
16. Billy Wilder (18) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
17. Robert Bresson (16) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
18. Carl Theodor Dreyer (17) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
19. F.W. Murnau (19) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
20. Michelangelo Antonioni (20) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
21. Howard Hawks (21) 11 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
22. Fritz Lang (22) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 other films cited
23. François Truffaut (23) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
24. Sergei Eisenstein (24) 6* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [*October was co-directed by Grigori Aleksandrov]
25. Kenji Mizoguchi (25) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
26. Steven Spielberg (27) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
27. Roberto Rossellini (26) 9 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
28. David Lynch (28) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
29. Woody Allen (29) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
30. David Lean (30) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
31. Vittorio De Sica (31) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
32. Luchino Visconti (32) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
33. Alain Resnais (33) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
34. Roman Polanski (35) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
35. Ernst Lubitsch (36) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
36. John Cassavetes (37) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
37. Sergio Leone (38) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
38. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (34) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited [see also no. 157]
39. Wong Kar-wai (39) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
40. Satyajit Ray (41) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
41. Jean Vigo (40) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
42. Ridley Scott (46) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
43. Abbas Kiarostami (45) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
44. Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (44) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
45. Robert Altman (43) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
46. Max Ophüls (42) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
47. Werner Herzog (47) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
48. Terrence Malick (49) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
49. Buster Keaton (50) 7* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited [*5 films were co-directed by or credited to Clyde Bruckman, Edward Sedgwick, Charles F. Resiner, John Blystone & Donald Crisp]
50. D.W. Griffith (48) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 29 other films cited
51. Krzysztof Kieslowski (51) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
52. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (54) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
53. John Huston (53) 8 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
54. Jacques Tati (57) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
55. Pier Paolo Pasolini (58) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
56. Dziga Vertov (52) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
57. Hou Hsiao-hsien (55) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
58. Sam Peckinpah (61) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
59. Chris Marker (56) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
60. Michael Curtiz (60) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 28 other films cited [*The Adventures of Robin Hood was co-directed by William Keighley]
61. Bernardo Bertolucci (59) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
62. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (62) 7 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
63. Quentin Tarantino (63) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
64. Frank Capra (65) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
65. Edward Yang (64) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
66. Nicholas Ray (67) 6 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
67. Preston Sturges (69) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
68. Vincente Minnelli (68) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
69. Carol Reed (66) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
70. Victor Fleming (70) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
71. Leo McCarey (72) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
72. Marcel Carné (71) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
73. Wim Wenders (74) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
74. Lars von Trier (75) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
75. Erich von Stroheim (73) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
76. Elia Kazan (78) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
77. Douglas Sirk (76) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
78. Paul Thomas Anderson (83) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
79. Béla Tarr (77) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
80. Milos Forman (79 ) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
81. David Cronenberg (84) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
82. Michael Haneke (80) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
83. Eric Rohmer (81) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
84. Nicolas Roeg (82) 5* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited [*Performance was co-directed by Donald Cammell]
85. Chantal Akerman (85) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
86. Jean-Pierre Melville (86) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
87. Jacques Rivette (87) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
88. Victor Erice (99) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
89. Gillo Pontecorvo (90) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
90. Theo Angelopoulos (88) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
91. Clint Eastwood (97) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
92. Hayao Miyazaki (92) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
93. Josef von Sternberg (91) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
94. Claude Lanzmann (89) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
95. Pedro Almodóvar (98) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
96. Jacques Tourneur (93) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
97. George Cukor (94) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
98. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (95) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
99. Jacques Demy (96) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
100. Sidney Lumet (102) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
101. William Wyler (100) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
102. Brian De Palma (104) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
103. Claire Denis (105) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
104. Glauber Rocha (112) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
105. James Cameron (107) 5 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
106. King Vidor (101) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
107. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (106) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
108. Jean Eustache (103) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
109. Spike Lee (108) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
110. John Carpenter (116) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
111. Ken Loach (111) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
112. Robert Flaherty (109) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
113. George Lucas (110) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
114. George A. Romero (114) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
115. Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet (113) 5* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited [*The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach and Not Reconciled were credited to Jean-Marie Straub as the only director. Danièle Huillet, however, was the co-screenwriter for both.]
116. Jim Jarmusch (115) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
117. Michael Cimino (122) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
118. Mikio Naruse (119) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
119. Agnès Varda (123) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
120. Zhang Yimou (118) 4 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
121. Terry Gilliam (126) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited [*Monty Python and the Holy Grail was co-directed by Terry Jones]
122. William Friedkin (129) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
123. Jane Campion (121) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
124. Ang Lee (131) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
125. Jean Cocteau (117) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
126. Andrzej Wajda (120) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 20 other films cited
127. Stan Brakhage (124) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 37 other films cited
128. Otto Preminger (127) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 23 other films cited
129. Mike Leigh (128) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
130. Hal Ashby (130) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
131. Aleksandr Sokurov (132) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
132. Michael Snow (125) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
133. Alexander Mackendrick (135) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
134. Alexander Dovzhenko (133) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
135. David Fincher (137) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
136. Peter Weir (136) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
137. Abel Gance (134) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
138. Maurice Pialat (142) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
139. Raoul Walsh (140) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 34 other films cited
140. Robert Aldrich (149) 1 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
141. Robert Zemeckis (139) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
142. Luis García Berlanga (155) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
143. Arthur Penn (141) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
144. Rob Reiner (161) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
145. Mike Nichols (143) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
146. Henri-Georges Clouzot (152) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
147. Samuel Fuller (151) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
148. Richard Linklater (154) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
149. Sergei Parajanov (138) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
150. Robert Wise (158) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited [*West Side Story was co-directed by Jerome Robbins]
151. Jia Zhangke (156) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
152. Nagisa Oshima (148) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
153. James Whale (147) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
154. Tsai Ming-liang (146) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
155. Emir Kusturica (144) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
156. Gus Van Sant (163) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
157. Michael Powell (145) 2* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited [see also no. 38] [*TheThief of Bagdad was co-directed by Ludwig Berger & Tim Whelan]
158. Elem Klimov (150) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
159. Errol Morris (157) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
160. Terence Davies (162) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
161. Michael Mann (166) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
162. John Boorman (160) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
163. Andy Warhol (153) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 other films cited
164. Ousmane Sembene (164) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
165. Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (159) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 1 other film cited
166. Louis Malle (165) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 22 other films cited
167. Anthony Mann (168) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 26 films cited
168. Bob Fosse (176) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
169. G.W. Pabst (167) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
170. Tim Burton (178) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
171. Tobe Hooper (181) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
172. George Stevens (171) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
173. Wes Anderson (187) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
174. Todd Haynes (174) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
175. Shohei Imamura (177) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
176. Fei Mu (169) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
177. Manoel de Oliveira (197) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
178. Joseph Losey (172) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 24 other films cited
179. Tod Browning (184) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
180. Frederick Wiseman (173) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 27 other films cited
181. Georges Franju (175) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
182. Humphrey Jennings (170) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
183. Fred Zinnemann (191) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 13 other films cited
184. Peter Bogdanovich (190) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
185. Chen Kaige (189) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
186. Ritwik Ghatak (179) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
187. Don Siegel (198) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
188. Peter Jackson (200) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
189. Mikhail Kalatozov (182) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
190. Paul Verhoeven (192) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
191. Robert Hamer (183) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
192. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (186) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
193. Jean Rouch (185) 3* films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited [*Chronicle of a Summer was co-directed by Edgar Morin]
194. René Clair (199) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 18 other films cited
195. Lindsay Anderson (180) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
196. Georges Méliès (188) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 15 other films cited
197. Christopher Nolan (196) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
198. David Hand (211) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
199. John Schlesinger (201) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
200. Harold Ramis (209) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
201. Robert Wiene (193) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
202. Frank Borzage (195) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 21 other films cited
203. Victor Sjöström (203) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
204. Oliver Stone (214) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 12 other films cited
205. King Hu (204) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
206. Pedro Costa (221) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
207. George Roy Hill (205) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
208. Jonathan Demme (207) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited
209. Ken Russell (208) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
210. Louis Feuillade (202) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
211. John Woo (222) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
212. Blake Edwards (213) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 19 other films cited
213. Charles Burnett (216) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
214. Aki Kaurismäki (212) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 14 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
215. Djibril Diop Mambéty (206) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
216. Dario Argento (232) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
217. Michel Gondry (224) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
218. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (218) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
219. Jacques Becker (219) 3 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
220. Sydney Pollack (215) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 10 other films cited
221. Peter Greenaway (229) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
222. Mel Brooks (217) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
223. Claude Chabrol (223) 0 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 25 films cited
224. Ermanno Olmi (210) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
225. Takeshi Kitano (230) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
226. Peter Watkins (220) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
227. Robert Mulligan (227) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
228. Leni Riefenstahl (225) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 2 other films cited
229. Giuseppe Tornatore (244) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited
230. Edgar G. Ulmer (236) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
231. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin (228) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 0 other films cited
232. Guru Dutt (235) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 3 other films cited
233. Alfonso Cuarón (246) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
234. Francesco Rosi (231) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
235. Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski (245) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
236. Mohsen Makhmalbaf (226) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
237. Kenneth Anger (234) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited
238. Monte Hellman (241) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
239. John Landis (250) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 9 other films cited
240. Danny Boyle (237) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
241. Kathryn Bigelow (248) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 6 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
242. Marcel Ophüls (233) 2 films in the 1,000 Greatest / 4 other films cited
243. Philippe Garrel (240) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 16 other films cited
244. Leos Carax (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
245. Nelson Pereira dos Santos (238) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 7 other films cited
246. Alan J. Pakula (243) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
247. Irvin Kershner (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 5 other films cited
248. George Miller (new) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 8 other films cited / The 21st Century's Top 100 Directors
249. Derek Jarman (239) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 11 other films cited
250. John Frankenheimer (247) 1 film in the 1,000 Greatest / 17 other films cited
Directors that fell off the list (with previous ranking in brackets)-: Maya Deren (194), D.A. Pennebaker (242), and Wang Bing (249).