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Top Films by Director (B)

Hector Babenco

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pixote 1981 1503
2 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 2235

Lloyd Bacon

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 42nd Street 1933 474
2 Footlight Parade 1933 1813
3 Knute Rockne, All American 1940 1879

John Badham

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Saturday Night Fever 1977 412
2 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings 1976 1902

Fax Bahr

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse1 1991 1057

1 Collaborated with Eleanor Coppola and George Hickenlooper.

Roy Ward Baker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Quatermass and the Pit 1967 1476
2 A Night to Remember 1958 2213

Ralph Bakshi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fritz the Cat 1972 2168

Jaume Balagueró

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 [Rec]1 2007 2022

1 Collaborated with Paco Plaza.

Carroll Ballard

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Black Stallion 1979 1489
2 Fly Away Home 1996 2250

Tony Bancroft

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Mulan1 1998 1882

1 Collaborated with Barry Cook.

Banksy

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Exit through the Gift Shop 2010 1988

Clive Barker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hellraiser 1987 1040

Siddiq Barmak

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Osama 2003 2425

Charles Barton

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948 1484

Noah Baumbach

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Squid and the Whale 2005 1689

Mario Bava

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Black Sunday 1960 929

Michael Bay

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Armageddon 1998 1446
2 The Rock 1996 1464
3 Transformers 2007 2123
4 Bad Boys 1995 2413

Juan Antonio Bayona

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Orphanage 2007 1345

Warren Beatty

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Reds 1981 784
2 Heaven Can Wait1 1978 1102
3 Bulworth 1998 2363

1 Collaborated with Buck Henry.

Harry Beaumont

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Broadway Melody 1929 2404

Jacques Becker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Le Trou 1960 1259
2 Casque d'Or 1952 1260
3 Touchez pas au grisbi 1954 2211

Wolfgang Becker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Good Bye Lenin! 2003 1473

Ford Beebe

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fantasia1 1940 239

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

Jean-Jacques Beineix

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Diva 1981 1025
2 Betty Blue 1986 1349

Marco Bellocchio

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fist in His Pocket 1965 2122

Rémy Belvaux

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Man Bites Dog1 1992 1320

1 Collaborated with André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde.

László Benedek

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Wild One 1953 1809

Roberto Benigni

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Life Is Beautiful 1997 274

Richard Benjamin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 My Favorite Year 1982 1682

Robert Benton

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 637

Bruce Beresford

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 'Breaker' Morant 1980 1304
2 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 1466
3 Tender Mercies 1983 1863

Peter Berg

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Friday Night Lights1 2004 1099

1 Collaborated with Josh Pate.

Ludwig Berger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Thief of Bagdad1 1940 891

1 Collaborated with Michael Powell and Tim Whelan.

Ingmar Bergman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Seventh Seal 1957 116
2 Persona 1966 136
3 Wild Strawberries 1957 182
4 Fanny and Alexander 1982 212
5 Cries and Whispers 1972 468
6 Winter Light 1963 809
7 Scenes from a Marriage 1973 821
8 Smiles of a Summer Night 1955 864
9 The Virgin Spring 1960 938
10 The Silence 1963 1166
11 Hour of the Wolf 1968 1168
12 Through a Glass Darkly 1961 1419
13 Autumn Sonata 1978 1529
14 Shame 1968 1722

Joe Berlinger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills1 1996 1530
2 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster1 2004 2166

1 Collaborated with Bruce Sinofsky.

Shari Springer Berman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 American Splendor1 2003 1007

1 Collaborated with Robert Pulcini.

Claude Berri

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Jean de Florette 1986 624
2 Manon of the Spring 1986 1020

Bernardo Bertolucci

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Conformist 1970 205
2 Last Tango in Paris 1972 363
3 The Last Emperor 1987 585
4 1900 1976 1416
5 The Dreamers 2003 2064
6 The Spider's Stratagem 1970 2388

Luc Besson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Professional 1994 324
2 The Fifth Element 1997 626
3 La Femme Nikita 1990 1090

Herbert Biberman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Salt of the Earth 1954 2177

Kathryn Bigelow

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Hurt Locker 2008 613
2 Point Break 1991 1033
3 Near Dark 1987 1042
4 Strange Days 1995 1964

Brad Bird

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Incredibles 2004 250
2 The Iron Giant 1999 331
3 Ratatouille 2007 679

Shane Black

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005 1593

Les Blank

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Burden of Dreams 1982 1350

Bertrand Blier

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Going Places 1974 2253

Jeffrey Blitz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Spellbound 2002 1047

Neill Blomkamp

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 District 9 2009 725

Don Bluth

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Secret of NIMH 1982 1405

John G. Blystone

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Our Hospitality1 1923 935

1 Collaborated with Buster Keaton.

Carl Boese

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Golem1 1920 1935

1 Collaborated with Paul Wegener.

Budd Boetticher

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Seven Men from Now 1956 1318
2 The Tall T 1957 1787
3 Ride Lonesome 1959 1915

Peter Bogdanovich

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Last Picture Show 1971 257
2 What's Up, Doc? 1972 1130
3 Paper Moon 1973 1377
4 Targets 1968 1445

Sergei Bondarchuk

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 War and Peace 1966 1298

Joon-ho Bong

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Host 2006 1591
2 Memories of Murder 2003 1600

André Bonzel

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Man Bites Dog1 1992 1320

1 Collaborated with Rémy Belvaux and Benoît Poelvoorde.

John Boorman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Deliverance 1972 353
2 Point Blank 1967 507
3 Hope and Glory 1987 1159
4 Excalibur 1981 1438
5 Hell in the Pacific 1968 2091

Frank Borzage

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Seventh Heaven 1927 1705

John Boulting

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Brighton Rock 1947 988
2 I'm All Right Jack 1959 2358

Steve Box

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit1 2005 655

1 Collaborated with Nick Park.

Danny Boyle

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Trainspotting 1996 142
2 28 Days Later… 2002 459
3 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 559
4 Shallow Grave 1994 1585
5 Sunshine 2007 1845

Zach Braff

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Garden State 2004 987

Stan Brakhage

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Prelude: Dog Star Man 1962 2243
2 Dog Star Man: Part IV 1964 2384

Kenneth Branagh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Henry V 1989 1191
2 Hamlet 1996 2003

Marlon Brando

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 One-Eyed Jacks 1961 1579

Catherine Breillat

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fat Girl 2001 1805

Eric Bress

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Butterfly Effect1 2004 2028

1 Collaborated with J. Mackye Gruber.

Robert Bresson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pickpocket 1959 374
2 Au hasard Balthazar 1966 398
3 A Man Escaped 1956 450
4 Diary of a Country Priest 1951 452
5 Mouchette 1967 1132
6 L'Argent 1983 1354
7 Lancelot of the Lake 1974 2067

Martin Brest

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Midnight Run 1988 993
2 Beverly Hills Cop 1984 1386
3 Scent of a Woman 1992 1697

Paul Brickman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Risky Business 1983 1065

James Bridges

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The China Syndrome 1979 1860

Zana Briski

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids1 2004 2109

1 Collaborated with Ross Kauffman.

Albert Brooks

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Lost in America 1985 1452

James L. Brooks

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Terms of Endearment 1983 602
2 Broadcast News 1987 789
3 As Good as It Gets 1997 986

Mel Brooks

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Blazing Saddles 1974 211
2 The Producers 1967 225
3 Young Frankenstein 1974 251
4 Spaceballs 1987 2198

Richard Brooks

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 In Cold Blood 1967 1167
2 Blackboard Jungle 1955 1678
3 The Professionals 1966 1781
4 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 1871

Bruce Brown

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Endless Summer 1966 1551

Clarence Brown

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 National Velvet 1944 970
2 Anna Karenina 1935 2105

Tod Browning

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Freaks 1932 270
2 Dracula 1931 424
3 The Unknown 1927 2206

Clyde Bruckman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The General1 1926 51

1 Collaborated with Buster Keaton.

Chris Buck

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tarzan1 1999 1842

1 Collaborated with Kevin Lima.

Teresa Violetta Buhl

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 A Short Film about Love1 1988 2150

1 Collaborated with Krzysztof Kieslowski and Pawel Rzepkowski.

Luis Buńuel

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Un chien andalou 1929 259
2 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 267
3 Belle de Jour 1967 289
4 Viridiana 1961 291
5 Los Olvidados 1950 351
6 The Exterminating Angel 1962 515
7 L'Âge d'or 1930 538
8 That Obscure Object of Desire 1977 1073
9 Land without Bread 1933 1521
10 Nazarín 1959 1609
11 El 1953 1759
12 Tristana 1970 1820
13 The Phantom of Liberty 1974 1958

Charles Burnett

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Killer of Sheep 1978 430

Tim Burton

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Edward Scissorhands 1990 196
2 Ed Wood 1994 438
3 Batman 1989 569
4 Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 887
5 Batman Returns 1992 1049
6 Big Fish 2003 1054
7 Beetlejuice 1988 1111
8 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 1295
9 Mars Attacks! 1996 1983
10 Sleepy Hollow 1999 2266
11 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 2395

David Butler

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Road to Morocco 1942 1957
2 Calamity Jane 1953 2288

George Butler

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pumping Iron1 1977 1723

1 Collaborated with Robert Fiore.

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