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Top Films by Director (L)

Gregory La Cava

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 My Man Godfrey 1936 611
2 Stage Door 1937 1480

Neil LaBute

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 In the Company of Men 1997 1316

René Laloux

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fantastic Planet 1973 933

Albert Lamorisse

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Red Balloon 1956 984

John Landis

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Animal House 1978 314
2 The Blues Brothers 1980 316
3 An American Werewolf in London 1981 397
4 Trading Places 1983 786
5 Coming to America 1988 1615

Fritz Lang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Metropolis 1927 38
2 M 1931 71
3 The Big Heat 1953 444
4 Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 1922 863
5 Siegfried 1924 1109
6 Fury 1936 1161
7 The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 1933 1482
8 Scarlet Street 1945 1543
9 Kriemhild's Revenge 1924 1595
10 The Woman in the Window 1944 1747
11 Rancho Notorious 1952 2107
12 Spione 1928 2143

Walter Lang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The King and I 1956 925

Claude Lanzmann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Shoah 1985 295

John Lasseter

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Toy Story 1995 47
2 Toy Story 2 1999 297
3 A Bug's Life 1998 1279

Wai-keung Lau

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Infernal Affairs1 2002 948

1 Collaborated with Siu Fai Mak.

Charles Laughton

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Night of the Hunter 1955 50

Pascal Laugier

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Martyrs 2008 2316

Jean-Claude Lauzon

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Léolo 1992 1956

David Lean

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 16
2 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 83
3 Brief Encounter 1945 140
4 Doctor Zhivago 1965 288
5 Great Expectations 1946 362
6 In Which We Serve1 1942 1198
7 Oliver Twist 1948 1516

1 Collaborated with Noel Coward.

Ang Lee

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 176
2 Brokeback Mountain 2005 234
3 Sense and Sensibility 1995 458
4 The Ice Storm 1997 1244
5 Eat Drink Man Woman 1994 1319
6 The Wedding Banquet 1993 1811
7 Life of Pi 2012 2103

Chang-dong Lee

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Oasis 2002 2410

Rowland V. Lee

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Son of Frankenstein 1939 2400

Spike Lee

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Do the Right Thing 1989 102
2 Malcolm X 1992 618
3 25th Hour 2002 1068
4 She's Gotta Have It 1986 1197
5 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 2006 1758
6 He Got Game 1998 1947
7 Inside Man 2006 2292

Michael Lehmann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Heathers 1988 696

Mike Leigh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Secrets & Lies 1996 408
2 Naked 1993 488
3 Topsy-Turvy 1999 846
4 Vera Drake 2004 2125

Danny Leiner

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 1769

Mitchell Leisen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Midnight 1939 1557

David Leland

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Band of Brothers1 2001 1710

1 Collaborated with David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, and Tony To.

Claude Lelouch

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 A Man and a Woman 1966 1573

Robert Z. Leonard

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pride and Prejudice 1940 2015
2 The Great Ziegfeld 1936 2080

Sergio Leone

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 62
2 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 69
3 Once Upon a Time in America 1984 154
4 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 525
5 For a Few Dollars More 1965 799
6 Duck, You Sucker 1971 2098

Mervyn LeRoy

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Little Caesar 1931 760
2 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932 889
3 Gold Diggers of 1933 1933 943
4 Mister Roberts1 1955 1634

1 Collaborated with John Ford.

Mark L. Lester

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Commando 1985 2133

Richard Lester

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 A Hard Day's Night 1964 199
2 Superman II 1980 1287
3 Petulia 1968 2222

Barry Levinson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Rain Man 1988 451
2 The Natural 1984 767
3 Diner 1982 868
4 Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 1564
5 Wag the Dog 1997 1812

Herschell Gordon Lewis

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Blood Feast 1963 1925

Jerry Lewis

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Nutty Professor 1963 1114

Joseph H. Lewis

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Gun Crazy 1950 536
2 The Big Combo 1955 2160

Kevin Lima

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tarzan1 1999 1842
2 Enchanted 2007 2086

1 Collaborated with Chris Buck.

Doug Liman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Swingers 1996 886
2 The Bourne Identity 2002 922
3 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 2232

Caroline Link

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Nowhere in Africa 2001 2373

Richard Linklater

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Before Sunset 2004 329
2 Dazed and Confused 1993 377
3 Before Sunrise 1995 380
4 Waking Life 2001 880
5 Slacker 1991 896
6 The School of Rock 2003 1165
7 A Scanner Darkly 2006 1855
8 Boyhood 2014 1928
9 Before Midnight 2013 2074

Steven Lisberger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tron 1982 727

Chia-Liang Liu

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Drunken Master II 1994 2152

Jennie Livingston

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Paris Is Burning 1990 845

Frank Lloyd

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 787

Ken Loach

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Kes 1969 403
2 Land and Freedom 1995 1694
3 Sweet Sixteen 2002 2300

Barbara Loden

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wanda 1970 1847

Joshua Logan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 South Pacific 1958 2061
2 Picnic 1955 2137

Richard Loncraine

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Richard III 1995 1612
2 Band of Brothers1 2001 1710

1 Collaborated with David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, David Leland, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, and Tony To.

Ken Lonergan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 You Can Count on Me 2000 1582

Peter Lord

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chicken Run1 2000 947

1 Collaborated with Nick Park.

Phil Lord

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Lego Movie1 2014 2367

1 Collaborated with Christopher Miller.

Joseph Losey

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Servant 1963 669
2 The Damned 1963 1918
3 The Go-Between 1971 2332

Eugène Lourié

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953 2343

Ernst Lubitsch

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 To Be or Not to Be 1942 268
2 Trouble in Paradise 1932 327
3 Ninotchka 1939 345
4 The Shop around the Corner 1940 394
5 The Merry Widow 1934 1822
6 Heaven Can Wait 1943 1851

George Lucas

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Star Wars 1977 6
2 American Graffiti 1973 283
3 THX-1138 1971 867
4 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 1070
5 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 1288
6 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 1423

Baz Luhrmann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Moulin Rouge! 2001 203
2 Romeo + Juliet 1996 610
3 Strictly Ballroom 1992 1113

Robert Luketic

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Legally Blonde 2001 1696

Sidney Lumet

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 12 Angry Men 1957 103
2 Network 1976 221
3 Dog Day Afternoon 1975 224
4 The Verdict 1982 895
5 Serpico 1973 900
6 Fail-Safe 1964 1562
7 The Pawnbroker 1964 1729
8 Long Day's Journey into Night 1962 1975

Auguste Lumière

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat1 1896 1144

1 Collaborated with Louis Lumière.

Louis Lumière

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat1 1896 1144
2 Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory 1895 1926

1 Collaborated with Auguste Lumière.

Hamilton Luske

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fantasia1 2 1940 239
2 Pinocchio3 1940 249
3 Lady and the Tramp1 4 1955 858
4 One Hundred and One Dalmatians1 5 1961 901
5 Cinderella1 4 1950 996
6 Peter Pan1 4 1953 1364
7 Alice in Wonderland1 4 1951 1684

1 Collaborated with Wilfred Jackson.
2 Collaborated with James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, and Paul Satterfield.
3 Collaborated with Ben Sharpsteen.
4 Collaborated with Clyde Geronimi
5 Collaborated with Wolfgang Reitherman.

David Lynch

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Blue Velvet 1986 72
2 Mulholland Dr. 2001 156
3 Eraserhead 1977 192
4 The Elephant Man 1980 385
5 The Straight Story 1999 805
6 Lost Highway 1997 894
7 Wild at Heart 1990 1116
8 Inland Empire 2006 1229
9 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 1265
10 Dune 1984 1888
11 Twin Peaks Pilot 1989 2244

Adrian Lyne

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fatal Attraction 1987 635
2 Jacob's Ladder 1990 892
3 9 1/2 Weeks 1986 1467
4 Flashdance 1983 1827

Jonathan Lynn

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 My Cousin Vinny 1992 1640
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