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Old 09-05-2012, 09:42 AM
Directors' Top Ten Films Elimination Game

I have spent hours scouring the internet to find various directors' top ten favorite films lists. Here they are:

Allison Anders
1. A Woman is A Woman
2. Charade
3. 3 Women
4. Carnival of Souls
5. Young Mr. Lincoln
6. My Man Godfrey
7. Gimme Shelter
8. Monterey Pop
9. Dazed and Confused
10. The Red Shoes

Paul Anderson
1. Seven Samurai
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Betty Blue
4. The Wild Bunch
5. Blade Runner
6. Citizen Kane
7. The Third Man
8. Aliens
9. Last Year in Marienbad
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Woody Allen
1. Bicycle Thieves
2. Citizen Kane
3. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
4. 8 1/2
5. Il general Della Rovere
6. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
7. Partie de campagne
8. Seven Samurai
9. The Silence
10. Triumph of the Will

George Armitage
1. Dr. Strangelove
2. Sweet Smell of Success
3. The Magnificent Seven
4. Seven Samurai
5. The Boy with Green Hair
6. The Thing from Another World
7. A Canterbury Tale
8. The Maltese Falcon
9. Sullivan's Travels
10. Citizen Kane

Gillian Armstrong
1. Citizen Kane
2. Raging Bull
3. La Strada
4. The Godfather Part II
5. Rashomon
6. Chinatown
7. Bicycle Thieves
8. 8 1/2
9. Singin' in the Rain
10. Vertigo

Harold Becker
1. L'avventura
2. Berlin Alexanderplatz
3. Citizen Kane
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. 8 1/2
6. The Grapes of Wrath
7. In Cold Blood
8. Lawrence of Arabia
9. Sunset Blvd.
10. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Andrew Bergman
1. 8 1/2
2. Jules et Jim
3. Citizen Kane
4. City Lights
5. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II
6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
7. Brief Encounter
8. Jaws
9. Rear Window
10. Dr. Strangelove

Bernardo Bertolucci
1. La Règle du Jeu
2. Sansho Dayu
3. Germany, Year Zero
4. A Bout de Souffle
5. Stagecoach
6. Blue Velvet
7. City Lights
8. Marnie
9. Accattone
10. Touch of Evil

Antonia Bird
1. Mean Streets
2. Apocalypse Now
3. GoodFellas
4. Twelve Angry Men
5. Local Hero
6. Don't Look Now
7. Raising Arizona
8. Five Easy Pieces
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Broadcast News

Danny Boyle
1. Fearless
2. The Wrong Trousers
3. The Double Life of Veronique
4. Groundhog Day
5. The Piano
6. Darkness in Tallinn
7. Sonatine
8. Riff-Raff
9. Edward Scissorhands
10. Pulp Fiction

John Carpenter
1. The Thing From Another World
2. The Curse of Frankenstein
3. The Quatermass Xperiment
4. The Fly
5. The War of the Worlds
6. The Mummy
7. Horror of Dracula
8. Quatermass II: Enemy from Space
9. X the Unknown
10. Forbidden Planet

Jackie Chan
1. The General
2. City Lights
3. Rocky
4. War and Peace
5. Seven Samurai
6. Gone With the Wind
7. Jurassic Park
8. My Fair Lady
9. Pocketful of Miracles
10. Lawrence of Arabia

Yiwen Chen
1. Ashes of Time
2. A Brighter Summer Day
3. Citizen Kane
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors
5. The Godfather
6. Red Sorghum
7. Requiem for a Dream
8. Thirty-two Short Films about Glenn Gould
9. Throne of Blood
10. The Time to Live and the Time to Die

The Coen Brothers
1. Brother's Keeper
2. Il Bidone
3. Salesman
4. The Bad News Bears
5. The Fortune
6. The Fortune
7. High and Low
8. Dames
9. Separate Tables
10. Where Eagles Dare

Alex Cox
1. Citizen Kane
2. The Devils
3. The Exterminating Angel
4. King Kong
5. The Mattei Affair
6. O Lucky Man!
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
8. Throne of Blood
9. The Wages of Fear
10. The War Game

Wes Craven
1. Don't Look Now
2. Blow-Up
3. Psycho
4. The Virgin Spring
5. Repulsion
6. Beauty and the Beast
7. War of the Worlds
8. Frankenstein
9. Nosferatu
10. The Bad Seed

Cameron Crowe
1. The Apartment
2. La Regle du jeu
3. La dolce vita
4. Manhattan
5. The Best Years of Our Lives
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
7. Harold and Maude
8. Pulp Fiction
9. Quadrophenia
10. Ninotchka

John Dahl
1. Chinatown
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. Crimes and Misdemeanors
4. Double Indemnity
5. The Godfather
6. Once upon a Time in the West
7. Schindler's List
8. Sunset Blvd.
9. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
10. Unforgiven

Joe Dante
1. Citizen Kane
2. City Lights
3. 8 1/2
4. Les Enfants du paradis
5. The Dead
6. Rashomon
7. Psycho
8. Raging Bull
9. The Searchers
10. Once upon a Time in the West

Guillermo Del Toro
1. Greed
2. The Gold Rush
3. Intolerance
4. Notorious
5. Viridiana
6. Frankenstein
7. The Godfather
8. Raging Bull
9. Mad Max 2
10. Touch of Evil

Milos Forman
1. Amarcord
2. American Graffiti
3. Citizen Kane
4. City Lights
5. The Deer Hunter
6. Les Enfants du paradis
7. Giant
8. The Godfather
9. Miracle in Milan
10. Raging Bull

Terry Gilliam
1. Citizen Kane
2. Seven Samurai
3. Seventh Seal
4. 8 1/2
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. Sherlock Jr.
7. Pinocchio
8. Les Enfants du Paradis
9. One-Eyed Jacks
10. The Apartment

Jonathan Glazer
1. Andrei Roublev
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. Throne of Blood
4. The Godfather Part II
5. Citizen Kane
6. Cries and Whispers
7. 8 1/2
8. The Gospel According to St. Matthew
9. Raging Bull
10. The Great Dictator

Mary Harron
1. Alexander Nevsky
2. Citizen Kane
3. La dolce vita
4. Dr. Strangelove
5. Les Enfants du paradis
6. The Exterminating Angel
7. His Girl Friday
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
9. Raging Bull
10. World of Apu

Ann Hui
1. The Godfather Part II
2. The Time to Live and the Time to Die
3. Viridiana
4. Mirror
5. Seven Samurai
6. Floating Clouds
7. All about My Mother
8. Vivre sa vie
9. Eloge de l'amour
10. Eternity and a Day

Vadim Jean
1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2. The Godfather Part II
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Schindler's List
5. Blade Runner
6. Brazil
7. The Princess Bride
8. When Harry Met Sally
9. Diva
10. The Graduate

Asif Kapadia
1. Psycho
2. Raging Bull
3. The Godfather
4. Ugetsu Monogatari
5. Do the Right Thing
6. Once upon a Time in the West
7. Don't Look Now
8. The Hidden Fortress
9. The Story of Qiu Ju
10. Straw Dogs

Jonathan Kaplan
1. Modern Times
2. Vertigo
3. The Searchers
4. Bringing Up Baby
5. Barry Lyndon
6. The Apartment
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
8. The Wild Bunch
9. Once upon a Time in the West
10. White Heat

Stanley Kubrick
1. Vitelloni, I
2. Smultronstället
3. Citizen Kane
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
5. City Lights
6. Henry V
7. La Notte
8. The Bank Dick
9. Roxie Hart
10. Hell's Angels

Sidney Lumet
1. The Best Years of Our Lives
2. Fanny and Alexander
3. The Godfather
4. The Grapes of Wrath
5. Intolerance
6. The Passion of Joan of Arc
7. Ran
8. Roma
9. Singin' in the Rain
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Kevin MacDonald
1. Atanarjuat The Fast Runner
2. Double Indemnity
3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
4. The Magnificent Ambersons
5. The Palm Beach Story
6. Partie de campagne
7. Rear Window
8. Singin' in the Rain
9. The Thin Blue Line
10. The Unseen

Michael Mann
1. Apocalypse Now
2. Battleship Potemkin
3. Citizen Kane
4. Dr. Strangelove
5. Faust
6. Last Year at Marienbad
7. My Darling Clementine
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
9. Raging Bull
10. The Wild Bunch

Scott McGehee
1. A Matter of Life and Death
2. The Best Years of Our Lives
3. Written on the Wind
4. Sweet Smell of Success
5. Touch of Evil
6. Vertigo
7. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
8. Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
9. The Conformist
10. Chinatown

Anurag Mehta
1. Star Wars
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Rocky
4. Jaws
5. Forrest Gump
6. Superman
7. Jerry Maguire
8. Casablanca
9. Back to the Future
10. Pulp Fiction

Christopher Nolan
1. 2001 - A Space Odyssey
2. Blade Runner
3. Chinatown
4. Lawrence of Arabia
5. Star Wars
6. The Man Who Would Be King
7. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
8. The Hitcher
9. Topkapi
10. The Black Hole

Ngozi Onwurah
1. Taxi Driver
2. Raging Bull
3. Do the Right Thing
4. West Side Story
5. Yaaba
6. Once Upon a Time in America
7. Deep Cover
8. Mildred Pierce
9. Apocalypse Now
10. The Godfather

Sydney Pollack
1. Casablanca
2. Citizen Kane
3. The Conformist
4. The Godfather Part II
5. La Grande Illusion
6. The Leopard
7. Once upon a Time in America
8. Raging Bull
9. The Seventh Seal
10. Sunset Blvd.

Angela Pope
1. Pather Panchali
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Three Colours: Red
4. 8½
5. Belle de Jour
6. Dog Day Afternoon
7. Casablanca
8. It's a Wonderful Life
9. Les Enfants du Paradis
10. Diner

Alex Proyas
1. Citizen Kane
2. Dr. Strangelove
3. The Exorcist
4. The Godfather
5. It's a Wonderful Life
6. Lawrence of Arabia
7. North by Northwest
8. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
9. The Third Man
10. The Wizard of Oz

George A. Romero
1. The Brothers Karamazov
2. Casablanca
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. High Noon
5. King Solomon's Mines
6. North by Northwest
7. The Quiet Man
8. Repulsion
9. Touch of Evil
10. The Tales of Hoffmann

Paul Schrader
1. La Regle du jeu
2. Tokyo Story
3. Pickpocket
4. Citizen Kane
5. The Lady Eve
6. La Belle et la Bete
7. The Conformist
8. Vertigo
9. The Searchers
10. The Wild Bunch

Joel Schumacher
1. Battleship Potemkin
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
4. Bicycle Thieves
5. Breaking the Waves
6. A Clockwork Orange
7. The Conversation
8. Sunset Blvd.
9. Stalker
10. The Conformist

Stefan Schwartz
1. Diner
2. Life Story (Jackson, TV)
3. Schindler's List
4. Pulp Fiction
5. The Piano
6. My Life As a Dog
7. The Godfather Part II
8. Aliens
9. Blood Simple
10. Rear Window

David Siegel
1. The Reckless Moment
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Raging Bull
4. The Conformist
5. The Godfather Part II
6. Rear Window
7. La Regle du Jeu
8. A Place in the Sun
9. Blow Up
10. A Matter of Life and Death

Gary Sinyor
1. The Graduate
2. The Godfather Part II
3. Come and See
4. Amadeus
5. It's a Wonderful Life
6. Alien
7. Midnight Express
8. Manhattan
9. Ben-Hur
10. City Lights

Martin Scorcese
1. Barry Lyndon
2. Duel in the Sun
3. Invaders from Mars
4. Leave Her to Heaven
5. Moby Dick
6. Phantom of the Opera
7. The Red Shoes
8. The Searchers
9. Singin' in the Rain
10. Vertigo

Susan Seidelman
1. All about Eve
2. The Apartment
3. Badlands
4. Blue Velvet
5. Broadway Danny Rose
6. Goodfellas
7. Jules et Jim
8. Nights of Cabiria
9. North by Northwest
10. Pulp Fiction

Kevin Smith
1. The Departed
2. Little Children
3. Half Nelson
4. Clerks II
5. Inside Man
6. V for Vendetta
7. The Last King of Scotland
8. United 93
9. Perfume
10. Borat

Iain Softley
1. Casablanca
2. Citizen Kane
3. The Godfather
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Don't Look Now
6. Apocalypse Now
7. Chinatown
8. Lawrence of Arabia
9. Psycho
10. Sunset Blvd.

Steven Spielberg
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Fantasia
3. Citizen Kane
4. It's A Wonderful Life
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. A Guy Named Joe
7. War of the Worlds
8. Psycho
9. Day For Night
10. The Godfather

Quentin Tarantino
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Rio Bravo
3. Taxi Driver
4. His Girl Friday
5. Rolling Thunder
6. They All Laughed
7. The Great Escape
8. Carrie
9. Coffy
10. Dazed and Confused

Shinya Tsukamoto
1. Seven Samurai
2. Ruined Youth
3. Blade Runner
4. Metropolis
5. Taxi Driver
6. Intentions of Murder (Imamura)
7. The Terminator
8. My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki)
9. Nikita
10. Les Amants du Pont Neuf

Gore Verbinski
1. Chinatown
2. The Conversation
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
5. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
6. The Night of the Hunter
7. Sacrifice
8. The Servant
9. The Tenant
10. The Wages of Fear

Vincent Ward
1. Andrei Roublev
2. La strada
3. The General
4. The Navigator
5. The Apartment
6. Sunrise
7. The Wind
8. Metropolis
9. Steamboat Bill, Jr.
10. Blade Runner

Geoffrey Wright
1. Citizen Kane (Welles)
2. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
3. The Godfather (Coppola)
4. The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
5. Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
6. Stray Dog (Kurosawa)
7. Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
8. Psycho (Hitchcock)
9. The Exorcist (Friedkin)
10. Jaws (Spielberg)

John Woo
1. 400 Blows
2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
3. Le Samourai
4. Lawrence of Arabia
5. Seven Samurai
6. West Side Story
7. The Wild Bunch
8. Mean Streets
9. The Godfather
10. Psycho

Last edited by Film Fan BeAm2k; 09-05-2012 at 10:00 AM..
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