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Top Films by Director (M)

Hettie MacDonald

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Beautiful Thing 1996 2330

Kevin Macdonald

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Touching the Void 2003 962
2 One Day in September 1999 2158
3 The Last King of Scotland 2006 2359

Gustav Machatý

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ecstasy 1933 2347

Alexander Mackendrick

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Sweet Smell of Success 1957 198
2 The Ladykillers 1955 366
3 The Man in the White Suit 1951 1254
4 Tight Little Island 1949 1384

John Mackenzie

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Long Good Friday 1980 490

John Madden

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Shakespeare in Love 1998 407

Albert Magnoli

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Purple Rain 1984 1708

Majid Majidi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Children of Heaven 1997 1959

Siu Fai Mak

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Infernal Affairs1 2002 948

1 Collaborated with Wai-keung Lau.

Dusan Makavejev

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism 1971 1726

Terrence Malick

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Badlands 1973 206
2 Days of Heaven 1978 240
3 The Thin Red Line 1998 378
4 The Tree of Life 2011 1695
5 The New World 2005 2068

Louis Malle

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Au Revoir, les Enfants 1987 578
2 Atlantic City 1980 606
3 Elevator to the Gallows 1958 981
4 My Dinner with Andre 1981 1520
5 Lacombe Lucien 1974 1561
6 The Fire within 1963 1753
7 Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 2006

David Mamet

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 House of Games 1987 1676

Rouben Mamoulian

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Love Me Tonight 1932 708
2 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 1031
3 Queen Christina 1933 1192

Milcho Manchevski

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Before the Rain 1994 1586

James Mangold

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Walk the Line 2005 1366
2 3:10 to Yuma 2007 1754
3 Girl, Interrupted 1999 1952

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 All about Eve 1950 44
2 Cleopatra 1963 1393
3 Guys and Dolls 1955 1400
4 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 1528
5 Sleuth 1972 1629
6 The Barefoot Contessa 1954 1937

Anthony Mann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Winchester '73 1950 752
2 The Naked Spur 1953 1119
3 The Man from Laramie 1955 1823
4 Man of the West 1958 1849
5 El Cid 1961 1993

Delbert Mann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Marty 1955 952

Michael Mann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Heat 1995 152
2 The Last of the Mohicans 1992 501
3 The Insider 1999 764
4 Manhunter 1986 1137
5 Ali 2001 1139
6 Collateral 2004 2017

Chris Marker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 La Jetée 1962 370
2 Sans soleil 1983 550

Richard Marquand

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Return of the Jedi 1983 264

James Marsh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Man on Wire 2008 849

Garry Marshall

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pretty Woman 1990 428
2 Beaches 1988 1877

George Marshall

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Destry Rides Again 1939 1023
2 How the West Was Won1 1962 1765

1 Collaborated with John Ford and Henry Hathaway.

Neil Marshall

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Descent 2005 1221

Penny Marshall

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Big 1988 528
2 A League of Their Own 1992 733
3 Awakenings 1990 2181

Rob Marshall

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chicago 2002 597

Andrew Marton

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Longest Day1 1962 913

1 Collaborated with Ken Annakin and Bernhard Wicki.

Toshio Masuda

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tora! Tora! Tora!1 1970 2175

1 Collaborated with Richard Fleischer and Kinji Fukasaku.

Rudolph Maté

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 D.O.A. 1950 1651
2 When Worlds Collide 1951 2031

Ronald F. Maxwell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Gettysburg 1993 1859

Albert Maysles

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Grey Gardens1 2 1975 662
2 Gimme Shelter1 3 1970 677
3 Salesman1 3 1968 883

1 Collaborated with David Maysles.
2 Collaborated with Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer
3 Collaborated with Charlotte Zwerin..

David Maysles

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Grey Gardens1 2 1975 662
2 Gimme Shelter1 3 1970 677
3 Salesman1 3 1968 883

1 Collaborated with Albert Maysles.
2 Collaborated with Charlotte Zwerin.
3 Collaborated with Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer.

Paul Mazursky

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Enemies, A Love Story 1989 2290

Stewart McAllister

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Listen to Britain1 1942 1426

1 Collaborated with Humphrey Jennings.

Jim McBride

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 David Holzman's Diary 1967 2169

Leo McCarey

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Duck Soup 1933 82
2 An Affair to Remember 1957 634
3 The Awful Truth 1937 682
4 Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 875
5 Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 1709
6 Going My Way 1944 2045
7 Love Affair 1939 2270
8 Big Business1 1929 2350

1 Collaborated with James W. Horne.

Thomas McCarthy

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Station Agent 2003 1274

Martin McDonagh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 In Bruges 2008 1267

Ross McElwee

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Sherman's March 1985 1219

Adam McKay

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 648
2 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 2071

Norman Z. McLeod

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 It's a Gift 1934 869
2 Horse Feathers 1932 1283
3 Monkey Business 1931 1841

John McNaughton

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986 1001
2 Wild Things 1998 2041

Steve McQueen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hunger 2008 1379
2 12 Years a Slave 2013 1460

James McTeigue

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 V for Vendetta 2005 1233

John McTiernan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Die Hard 1988 104
2 Predator 1987 519
3 Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 1679
4 The Hunt for Red October 1990 2016

Shane Meadows

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dead Man's Shoes 2004 1285
2 This Is England 2006 1351

Peter Medak

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Changeling 1980 1990

Julio Medem

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Lovers of the Arctic Circle 1998 2415

Fernando Meirelles

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 City of God 2002 119
2 The Constant Gardner 2005 1646

Georges Méliès

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Voyage to the Moon 1902 367

Jean-Pierre Melville

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Le Samouraï 1967 371
2 Army in the Shadows 1969 484
3 Le Cercle rouge 1970 923
4 Bob le Flambeur 1956 1331
5 Le Doulos 1962 1832

Sam Mendes

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 American Beauty 1999 113
2 Road to Perdition 2002 1176
3 Skyfall 2012 1649

Ramón Menéndez

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Stand and Deliver 1988 2079

Jirí Menzel

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Closely Watched Trains 1966 570

William Cameron Menzies

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Things to Come 1936 951
2 Invaders from Mars 1953 2039

Muffie Meyer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Grey Gardens1 1975 662

1 Collaborated with Ellen Hovde and Albert and David Maysles.

Nicholas Meyer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 414
2 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 2146

Russ Meyer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965 1043
2 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970 1527

Nancy Meyers

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Something's Gotta Give 2003 2303

Roger Michell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Notting Hill 1999 1014

Takashi Miike

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Audition 1999 504
2 13 Assassins 2010 2327
3 Ichi the Killer 2001 2428

Nikita Mikhalkov

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Burnt by the Sun 1994 1665

Lewis Milestone

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 227
2 Of Mice and Men 1939 2336

John Milius

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Conan the Barbarian 1982 1451
2 Big Wednesday 1978 2056

Bennett Miller

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Capote 2005 1280
2 Moneyball 2011 2096

Christopher Miller

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Lego Movie1 2014 2367

1 Collaborated with Phil Lord.

David Miller

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Lonely Are the Brave 1962 2401

Frank Miller

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Sin City1 2005 477

1 Collaborated with Robert Rodriguez.

George Miller

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Road Warrior 1981 342
2 Mad Max 1979 672
3 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 2078

Anthony Minghella

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The English Patient 1996 387
2 The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 903
3 Truly, Madly, Deeply 1990 2156

Rob Minkoff

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Lion King1 1994 194

1 Collaborated with Roger Allers.

Vincente Minnelli

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 233
2 An American in Paris 1951 335
3 The Band Wagon 1953 541
4 Gigi 1958 836
5 The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 1184
6 Some Came Running 1958 1721
7 Cabin in the Sky 1943 2065
8 Lust for Life 1956 2112

John Cameron Mitchell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 724

Hayao Miyazaki

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Spirited Away 2001 86
2 My Neighbor Totoro 1988 308
3 Princess Mononoke 1997 326
4 Howl's Moving Castle 2004 940
5 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 1096
6 Kiki’s Delivery Service 1989 1213
7 Laputa: Castle in the Sky 1986 1486
8 Ponyo 2008 1821
9 Porco Rosso 1992 2026

Kenji Mizoguchi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ugetsu 1953 253
2 Sansho the Bailiff 1954 406
3 The Life of Oharu 1952 743
4 The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums 1939 1172
5 The Crucified Lovers 1954 1797

Edouard Molinaro

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 La Cage aux Folles 1978 1898

Mario Monicelli

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Big Deal on Madonna Street 1958 1680

Lukas Moodysson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Show Me Love 1998 1533
2 Together 2000 1699
3 Lilja 4-ever 2002 1742

Michael Moore

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Bowling for Columbine 2002 560
2 Roger & Me 1989 758
3 Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 1294
4 Sicko 2007 2174

Rich Moore

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wreck-It Ralph 2012 2132

Pierre Morel

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Taken 2008 2024

Nanni Moretti

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Caro Diario 1993 2180
2 The Son's Room 2001 2246

Edgar Morin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chronicle of a Summer1 1961 1391

1 Collaborated with Jean Rouch.

Errol Morris

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Thin Blue Line 1988 423
2 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara 2003 911
3 Gates of Heaven 1978 1353
4 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 1997 1616

Paul Morrissey

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chelsea Girls1 1966 1554

1 Collaborated with Andy Warhol.

Greg Mottola

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Superbad 2007 1091

Russell Mulcahy

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Highlander 1986 1953

Peter Mullan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Magdalene Sisters 2002 2224

Robert Mulligan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 70

Cristian Mungiu

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 2007 1457

Jimmy T. Murakami

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 When the Wind Blows 1986 2164

Walter Murch

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Return to Oz 1985 2402

F. W. Murnau

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Nosferatu 1922 89
2 Sunrise 1927 92
3 The Last Laugh 1924 485
4 Faust 1926 834
5 Tabu 1931 1284

John Musker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Aladdin1 1992 582
2 The Little Mermaid1 1989 794

1 Collaborated with Ron Clements.

Daniel Myrick

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Blair Witch Project1 1999 207

1 Collaborated with Eduardo Sánchez.

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