40 Classic Film Directors by Filmography

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Partial Filmography
"Sleeper," "Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "Zelig," "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Woody Allen
"M*A*S*H," "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," "Nashville," "The Player," "Gosford Park"
Robert Altman
"Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," "Punch-Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood," "The Master"
Paul Thomas Anderson
"Blowup," "L'Avventura," "L'Eclisse," "La Notte," "The Passenger"
Michelangelo Antonioni
"The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries," "Persona," "Autumn Sonata," "Fanny and Alexander"
Ingmar Bergman
"Diary of a Country Priest," "A Man Escaped," "The Trial of Joan of Arc," "Au hasard Balthazar," "Mouchette"
Robert Bresson
"Un Chien Andalou," "The Golden Age," "The Exterminating Angel," "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," "That Obscure Object of Desire"
Luis Buñuel
"It Happened One Night," "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," "You Can't Take It With You," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "It's a Wonderful Life"
Frank Capra
"The Gold Rush," "City Lights," "Modern Times," "The Great Dictator," "Monsieur Verdoux"
Charlie Chaplin
"Blood Simple," "Fargo," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "No Country for Old Men," "True Grit"
Joel and Ethan Coen
"The Godfather" trilogy, "The Conversation, "Apocalypse Now," "The Outsiders," "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
Francis Ford Coppola
"Videodrome," "The Dead Zone," "The Fly," "A History of Violence," "Eastern Promises"
David Cronenberg
"The Passion of Joan of Arc," "Vampyr," "Day of Wrath," "Ordet," "Gertrud"
Carl Theodor Dreyer
"Strike," "Battleship Potemkin," "October," "Alexander Nevsky," "Ivan the Terrible"
Sergei Eisenstein
"La Strada," "La Dolce Vita," "8½," "Roma," "Amarcord"
Frederico Fellini
"Stagecoach," "The Grapes of Wrath," "How Green Was My Valley," "The Searchers," "How the West Was Won"
John Ford
"Breathless," "Contempt," "Alphaville," "Weekend," "Film Socialisme"
Jean-Luc Godard
"The Birth of a Nation," "Intolerance," "Broken Blossoms," "Way Down East," "Orphans of the Storm"
D. W. Griffith
"Aguirre, the Wrath of God," "Nosferatu the Vampyre," "Woyzeck," "Fitzcarraldo," "Grizzly Man"
Werner Herzog
"Shadow of a Doubt," "Rear Window," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Vertigo," "Psycho"
Alfred Hitchcock
"The Maltese Falcon," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," "The Asphalt Jungle," "The African Queen," "Prizzi's Honor"
John Huston
Partial Filmography
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Viva Zapata!," "On the Waterfront," "East of Eden"
Elia Kazan
"One Week," "The Navigator," "Seven Chances," "The General," "Steamboat Bill, Jr."
Buster Keaton
"Paths of Glory," "Dr. Strangelove," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Barry Lyndon"
Stanley Kubrick
"Drunken Angel," "Rashomon," "Seven Samurai," "Throne of Blood," "Ran"
Akira Kurosawa
"Die Nibelungen," "Metropolis," "M," "Ministry of Fear," "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"
Fritz Lang
"Great Expectations," "Hobson's Choice," "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago"
David Lean
"She's Gotta Have It," "Do the Right Thing," "Malcolm X," "4 Little Girls," "25th Hour"
Spike Lee
"Eraserhead," "The Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet," "The Straight Story," "Mulholland Drive"
David Lynch
"Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line," "The New World," "The Tree of Life"
Terrence Malick
"Castle in the Sky," "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Ponyo"
Hayao Miyazaki
"Nosferatu," "Faust," "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans," "4 Devils," "Tabu"
F. W. Murnau
"Late Spring," "Early Summer," "Tokyo Story," "Floating Weeds," "An Autumn Afternoon"
Yasujirō Ozu
"Repulsion," "Rosemary's Baby," "Chinatown," "Tess," "The Pianist"
Roman Polanski
"The Crime of Monsieur Lange," "La Grande illusion," "La Bête humaine," "The Rules of the Game," "The River"
Jean Renoir
"Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Goodfellas"
Martin Scorsese
"Ivan's Childhood," "Andrei Rublev," "Solaris," "The Mirror," "Stalker"
Andrei Tarkovsky
"Damnation," "Sátántangó," "Werckmeister Harmonies," "The Man from London," "The Turin Horse"
Béla Tarr
"Breaking the Waves," "Dogville," "Antichrist," "Melancholia," "Nymphomaniac"
Lars von Trier
"The 400 Blows," "Shoot the Piano Player," "Jules and Jim," "Stolen Kisses," "Day for Night"
François Truffaut
"Citizen Kane," "The Stranger," "Othello," "Touch of Evil," "The Trial"
Orson Welles
"The Lost Weekend," "Double Indemnity," "Sunset Boulevard," "Some Like It Hot," "The Apartment"
Billy Wilder
Level 78
May 12, 2014
Good quiz!
Level 70
Jan 2, 2021
nice selection
Level 63
Oct 4, 2021
Great quiz!
Level 78
Oct 5, 2021
Nice quiz, though I wish you were more lenient on the spelling of the last names. At least now I know it's "Welles" and not "Wells".
Level 73
Oct 5, 2021
It's Federico Fellini, not Frederico. And I would've liked to see at least one woman.
Level 21
May 12, 2022
Which one?
Level 66
May 25, 2023
Agnes Varda probably.
Level 59
Aug 29, 2022
Missing Steven Spielberg, Sidney Lumet and Henry Ford.
Level 45
May 25, 2023
It would be nice to include some women in the quiz (maybe even just one would be great). Otherwise, great one.
Level 78
May 10, 2024
Could the quotes be removed from the movie titles? I found it really hard to read because of them