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Top Films by Director (A)

George Abbott

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Damn Yankees!1 1958 1570

1 Collaborated with Stanley Donen.

Jennifer Abbott

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Corporation1 2003 2170

1 Collaborated with Mark Achbar.

Jim Abrahams

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Airplane!1 1980 158

1 Collaborated with David and Jerry Zucker.

J.J. Abrams

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Star Trek 2009 945

Mark Achbar

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Corporation1 2003 2170

1 Collaborated with Jennifer Abbott.

Andrew Adamson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Shrek1 2001 304
2 Shrek 22 2004 1183
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 1825

1 Collaborated with Vicky Jenson.
2 Collaborated with Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon.

Ben Affleck

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Argo 2012 1816
2 Gone Baby Gone 2007 2101

Charlie Ahearn

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wild Style 1983 2317

Alexandre Aja

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 High Tension 2003 1910

Chantal Akerman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Jeanne Dielman 1975 595

Fatih Akin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Head-On 2004 1474

Robert Aldrich

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Kiss Me Deadly 1955 311
2 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962 415
3 The Dirty Dozen 1967 599
4 The Longest Yard 1974 1035
5 Ulzana's Raid 1972 1731

Grigori Aleksandrov

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 October1 1928 1036

1 Collaborated with Sergei M. Eisenstein.

Tomas Alfredson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Let the Right One in 2008 589

James Algar

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fantasia1 1940 239

1 Collaborated with Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, and Paul Satterfield.

Irwin Allen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Towering Inferno1 1974 1668

1 Collaborated with John Guillermin.

Woody Allen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Annie Hall 1977 15
2 Manhattan 1979 130
3 Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 395
4 Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 516
5 Sleeper 1973 575
6 The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 739
7 Zelig 1983 909
8 Love and Death 1975 1013
9 Broadway Danny Rose 1984 1324
10 Bananas 1971 1403
11 Husbands and Wives 1992 2019
12 Stardust Memories 1980 2032
13 Radio Days 1987 2066
14 Bullets over Broadway 1994 2094
15 Match Point 2005 2131
16 Everyone Says I Love You 1996 2299

Roger Allers

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Lion King1 1994 194

1 Collaborated with Rob Minkoff.

Pedro Almodóvar

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 All about My Mother 1999 305
2 Talk to Her 2002 476
3 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 628
4 Volver 2006 1413
5 Bad Education 2004 1478
6 Law of Desire 1987 2127

Paul Almond

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Seven Up! 1964 1493

Robert Altman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Nashville 1975 108
2 M*A*S*H 1970 210
3 McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 278
4 The Player 1992 456
5 The Long Goodbye 1973 503
6 Short Cuts 1993 537
7 Gosford Park 2001 1101
8 3 Women 1977 1500

Santiago Álvarez

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Hour of the Furnaces1 1968 1760

1 Collaborated with Octavio Getino and Fernando E. Solanas.

Alejandro Amenábar

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Others 2001 882
2 The Sea Inside 2004 1248
3 Open Your Eyes 1997 1481

Allison Anders

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Grace of My Heart 1996 2378

Thom Andersen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Los Angeles Plays Itself 2003 2058

Brad Anderson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Session 9 2001 2055

Lindsay Anderson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 If.... 1968 465
2 This Sporting Life 1963 681
3 O Lucky Man! 1973 1881

Michael Anderson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Dam Busters 1955 1498
2 Logan's Run 1976 1655
3 Around the World in Eighty Days 1956 2023

Paul Thomas Anderson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Magnolia 1999 217
2 There Will Be Blood 2007 271
3 Boogie Nights 1997 284
4 Punch-Drunk Love 2002 731
5 Hard Eight 1996 2423

Wes Anderson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Rushmore 1998 287
2 The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 404
3 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 1129
4 Bottle Rocket 1996 1235
5 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 1548
6 Moonrise Kingdom 2012 1618
7 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 1642

Roy Andersson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Songs from the Second Floor 2000 1720

Theodoros Angelopoulos

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Travelling Players 1975 982
2 Landscape in the Mist 1988 1941
3 Eternity and a Day 1998 2427

Kenneth Anger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Scorpio Rising 1964 1128

Ken Annakin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Longest Day1 1962 913

1 Collaborated with Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki.

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Name of the Rose 1986 1904
2 Enemy at the Gates 2001 2284

Hideaki Anno

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 End of Evangelion1 1997 2070

1 Collaborated with Kazuya Tsurumaki.

David Anspaugh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hoosiers 1986 695
2 Rudy 1993 1125

Michelangelo Antonioni

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 L'Avventura 1960 186
2 Blow-Up 1966 247
3 L'Eclisse 1962 640
4 The Passenger 1975 873
5 La Notte 1961 1104
6 The Red Desert 1964 1202
7 Zabriskie Point 1970 2120

Judd Apatow

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The 40 Year Old Virgin 2005 641
2 Knocked Up 2007 1735

Michael Apted

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 28 Up 1984 1312
2 42: Forty Two Up 1998 1376
3 Coal Miner's Daughter 1980 1453
4 21 Up 1977 1569
5 49 Up 2005 1656
6 35 Up 1991 1743
7 Seven Plus Seven 1970 1749

Gregg Araki

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Mysterious Skin 2004 1836
2 The Living End 1992 2364

Alfonso Arau

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Like Water for Chocolate 1992 1216

Denys Arcand

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Barbarian Invasions 2003 965
2 Jesus of Montreal 1989 1909

Emile Ardolino

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dirty Dancing 1987 393

Dario Argento

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Suspiria 1977 310
2 Deep Red 1975 1340

Allan Arkush

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 2282

George Armitage

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 1021

Gillian Armstrong

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Little Women 1994 1371
2 My Brilliant Career 1979 1764

Samuel Armstrong

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fantasia1 1940 239

1 Collaborated with James Algar, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, and Paul Satterfield.

Andrea Arnold

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fish Tank 2009 1808

Jack Arnold

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 872
2 Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 1494
3 It Came from Outer Space 1953 2360

Darren Aronofsky

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Requiem for a Dream 2000 382
2 The Wrestler 2008 748
3 Pi 1998 796
4 Black Swan 2010 1256
5 The Fountain 2006 2238

Kelly Asbury

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Shrek 21 2004 1183

1 Collaborated with Andrew Adamson and Conrad Vernon.

Hal Ashby

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Harold and Maude 1971 201
2 Being There 1979 510
3 The Last Detail 1973 1214
4 Shampoo 1975 1677
5 Coming Home 1978 2212

Anthony Asquith

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pygmalion1 1938 1683

1 Collaborated with Leslie Howard.

Olivier Assayas

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Irma Vep 1996 1741

Richard Attenborough

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Gandhi 1982 405
2 A Bridge Too Far 1977 2042

Jacques Audiard

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 A Prophet 2009 1194
2 The Beat That My Heart Skipped 2005 1477
3 Read My Lips 2001 2265

Bille August

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pelle the Conqueror 1987 1636

John G. Avildsen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Rocky 1976 109
2 The Karate Kid 1984 686

Jon Avnet

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 1583

Gabriel Axel

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Babette's Feast 1987 772
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