Greatest Film Directors of All Time

Guess the film director based on their short portfolio or their most important films.
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Last updated: September 16, 2014
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Larger than life, he debuted with the dazzling Citizen Kane
Orson Welles
Sleeper, Annie Hall, and Manhattan, he invited moviegoers to laugh at urban neurotics
Woody Allen
He made science trippy in 2001, Cold War politics slapstick in Dr. Strangelove
Stanley Kubrick
He was a genius of silent comedy and one of its first stars. The Tramp and Modern Times
Charlie Chaplin
You talkin' to him? Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Departed
Martin Scorsese
The quintessential Westerner. Stagecoach and The Searchers
John Ford
He went from Dementia 13 to epics like The Godfather
Francis Ford Coppola
Sunset Blvd. and Ace in the Hole along with the gender-bending Some Like It Hot.
Billy Wilder
Sentimental but not sappy. (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)
Frank Capra
Modern blockbusters Jaws, E.T., and Raiders of the Lost Ark
Steven Spielberg
Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and the Kill Bill series.
Quentin Tarantino
Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby
Roman Polanski
A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront
Elia Kazan
The TV actor turned spaghetti-Western star. Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood
A master of suspense. His films are classic after classic, including Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.
Alfred Hitchcock
He went from Scarface to His Girl Friday and from To Have and Have Not to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Howard Hawks
Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma & Louise
Ridley Scott
Metropolis, The Woman in the Window and The Big Heat
Fritz Lang
Beetle Juice, Batman, and The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton
Shadows and A Woman Under the Influence
John Cassavetes
The Graduate, Silkwood, and Closer
Mike Nichols
MASH and Nashville
Robert Altman
He escaped the low-budget likes of Piranha Part Two to make the sci-fi spectacles Terminator, Aliens, and Avatar.
James Cameron
Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr.
David Lynch
Level 72
Sep 16, 2014
Good Quiz. The Metropolis Question wouldn't take the last name of the director.
Level 77
Sep 16, 2014
Misleading title. "Greatest Film Directors of Hollywood" would be more appropriate. It's missing Frederico Fellini, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Lars von Trier, Mika Kaurismäki, Pedro Almodovar, Ingmar Bergman, Luc Besson, Milos Forman, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone... To name a few.
Level 11
Sep 16, 2014
I agree in a way. but it was taken from an official Academy site, and this was the list.
Level 67
Sep 16, 2014
Jean Renoir, Vittorio DeSica, Ernst Lubitsch, Preston Sturges, William Wellman, and John Huston, to name a few more from both inside and outside of Hollywood. But good quiz, even if I don't agree with all of your inclusions either.
Level 11
Sep 16, 2014
sorry for that. it's corrected.
Level 50
Sep 16, 2014
the best movie quiz so far!
Level 73
Sep 17, 2014
Great quiz!