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Top Films by Director (N-Q)

Mira Nair

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Monsoon Wedding 2001 1514
2 Salaam Bombay! 1988 1979

Olivier Nakache

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Intouchables1 2011 1944

1 Collaborated with Eric Toledano.

Hideo Nakata

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ring 1998 774

Mikio Naruse

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs 1960 2333
2 Floating Clouds 1955 2372

Vincenzo Natali

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Cube 1997 1552

Gregory Nava

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 El Norte 1983 1857

Ronald Neame

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Poseidon Adventure 1972 1724
2 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969 2254

Ralph Nelson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962 2324

Kurt Neumann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Fly 1958 2141

Mike Newell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 365
2 Donnie Brasco 1997 917
3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 979

Fred C. Newmeyer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Safety Last!1 1923 755
2 The Freshman1 1925 1169

1 Collaborated with Sam Taylor.

Fred Niblo

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ben-Hur 1925 1422

Andrew Niccol

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Gattaca 1997 874

Mike Nichols

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Graduate 1967 45
2 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 432
3 Working Girl 1988 1230
4 Catch-22 1970 1327
5 Silkwood 1983 1430
6 The Birdcage 1996 1716
7 Carnal Knowledge 1971 2193

Leonard Nimoy

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 1563

Gaspar Noé

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Irréversible 2002 1185
2 I Stand Alone 1998 2369

Christopher Nolan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Memento 2000 112
2 The Dark Knight 2008 177
3 Inception 2010 425
4 Batman Begins 2005 481
5 The Prestige 2006 819
6 Interstellar 2014 1581
7 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 1607
8 Insomnia 2002 1897

Chris Noonan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Babe 1995 491

Stephen Norrington

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Blade 1998 1878

Phillip Noyce

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Quiet American 2002 1635
2 Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 1664
3 Clear and Present Danger 1994 2111

David Nutter

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Band of Brothers1 2001 1710

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

Christian Nyby

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Thing from Another World 1951 623

Gavin O'Connor

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Miracle 2004 1002
2 Warrior 2011 1901

Laurence Olivier

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Henry V 1944 721
2 Hamlet 1948 1329

Ermanno Olmi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 1034
2 Il Posto 1961 1874

Marcel Ophüls

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Sorrow and the Pity 1969 609

Max Ophüls

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Letter from an Unknown Woman 1948 461
2 The Earrings of Madame De… 1953 493
3 Lola Montès 1955 964
4 La Ronde 1950 1392
5 Le Plaisir 1952 1603
6 Liebelei 1933 2422

Joshua Oppenheimer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Act of Killing 2012 1940

Mark Osborne

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Kung Fu Panda1 2008 2049

1 Collaborated with John Stevenson.

Mamoru Oshii

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ghost in the Shell 1995 475

Nagisa Oshima

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 In the Realm of the Senses 1976 498

Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Akira 1988 261

Frank Oz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 1508
2 Little Shop of Horrors 1986 1852
3 The Dark Crystal1 1982 2115

1 Collaborated with Jim Henson.

Yasujiro Ozu

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tokyo Story 1953 73
2 Late Spring 1949 572
3 An Autumn Afternoon 1962 1019
4 I Was Born, But... 1932 1281
5 Early Summer 1951 1455
6 Floating Weeds 1959 1574
7 Good Morning 1959 1885

Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pandora's Box 1929 576
2 Diary of a Lost Girl 1929 2321

José Padilha

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Bus 174 2002 1971

Alan J. Pakula

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 All the President's Men 1976 312
2 Klute 1971 815
3 Sophie's Choice 1982 928
4 The Parallax View 1974 1117

George Pal

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Time Machine 1960 1008

Jafar Panahi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Circle 2000 2172

Norman Panama

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Court Jester1 1955 1098

1 Collaborated with Melvin Frank.

Sergei Paradjanov

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Color of Pomegranates 1969 827
2 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 1965 1410

Dean Parisot

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Galaxy Quest 1999 1087

Chan-wook Park

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Oldboy 2003 360

Nick Park

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit1 2005 655
2 Chicken Run2 2000 947
3 The Wrong Trousers 1993 1614
4 A Close Shave 1995 2335

1 Collaborated with Steve Box.
2 Collaborated with Peter Lord.

Alan Parker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pink Floyd the Wall 1982 1325
2 Angel Heart 1987 1399
3 The Commitments 1991 1540
4 Midnight Express 1978 1572
5 Fame 1980 1756
6 Bugsy Malone 1976 1775
7 Mississippi Burning 1988 2279
8 Evita 1996 2295

Trey Parker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999 381
2 Team America: World Police 2004 1200

Gordon Parks

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Shaft 1971 1209

Gordon Parks Jr.

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Super Fly 1972 2273

Vincent Paronnaud

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Persepolis1 2007 820

1 Collaborated with Marjane Satrapi.

James Parrott

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Music Box 1932 1631

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964 590
2 Salò 1975 793
3 Accattone 1961 1370
4 Teorema 1968 1515

Ivan Passer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Cutter's Way 1981 2263

Giovanni Pastrone

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Cabiria 1914 1824

Josh Pate

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Friday Night Lights1 2004 1099

1 Collaborated with Peter Berg.

Alexander Payne

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Election 1999 421
2 Sideways 2004 558
3 About Schmidt 2002 1887
4 Citizen Ruth 1996 2262

Sam Peckinpah

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Wild Bunch 1969 53
2 Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1973 761
3 Straw Dogs 1971 776
4 Ride the High Country 1962 881
5 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974 1226
6 Cross of Iron 1977 1711
7 The Getaway 1972 2083

Kimberly Peirce

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Boys Don't Cry 1999 1083

Arthur Penn

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 55
2 Little Big Man 1970 674
3 The Miracle Worker 1962 1332
4 Night Moves 1975 1637

Sean Penn

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Into the Wild 2007 1628

D. A. Pennebaker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dont Look Back 1967 608
2 Monterey Pop 1968 2357

Stacy Peralta

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 1407

Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Barren Lives 1963 1992

Jacques Perrin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Winged Migration 2001 2076

Frank Perry

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Mommie Dearest 1981 2048
2 The Swimmer 1968 2392

Wolfgang Petersen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Das Boot 1981 248
2 The NeverEnding Story 1984 1532
3 In the Line of Fire 1993 1803
4 Air Force One 1997 2161
5 Enemy Mine 1985 2236

Elio Petri

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion 1970 2322

Daniel Petrie

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 A Raisin in the Sun 1961 2089

Nicolas Philibert

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 To Be and to Have 2002 1305

Todd Phillips

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Old School 2003 1121
2 The Hangover 2009 1359

Maurice Pialat

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 À nos amours 1983 1206

Irving Pichel

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Destination Moon 1950 2050

Paco Plaza

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

1 Collaborated with Jaume Balagueró.

Benoît Poelvoorde

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Man Bites Dog1 1992 1320

1 Collaborated with Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel.

Sidney Poitier

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Stir Crazy 1980 2328

Roman Polanski

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chinatown 1974 18
2 Rosemary's Baby 1968 97
3 Repulsion 1965 350
4 The Pianist 2002 376
5 Knife in the Water 1962 740
6 The Tenant 1976 1037

Sydney Pollack

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tootsie 1982 303
2 Out of Africa 1985 751
3 The Way We Were 1973 1006
4 Three Days of the Condor 1975 1485
5 Jeremiah Johnson 1972 1817
6 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 2368

Abraham Polonsky

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Force of Evil 1948 910

Gillo Pontecorvo

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Battle of Algiers 1966 145

Edwin S. Porter

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Great Train Robbery 1903 856

H.C. Potter

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hellzapoppin' 1941 2186

Sally Potter

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Orlando 1992 1278

Michael Powell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Red Shoes1 1948 149
2 Stairway to Heaven1 1946 200
3 Peeping Tom 1960 222
4 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp1 1943 317
5 Black Narcissus1 1947 319
6 'I Know Where I'm Going!'1 1945 552
7 The Thief of Bagdad2 1940 891
8 A Canterbury Tale1 1944 1509

1 Collaborated with Emeric Pressburger.
2 Collaborated with Ludwig Berger and Tim Whelan.

Otto Preminger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Laura 1944 280
2 Anatomy of a Murder 1959 561
3 The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 1347
4 Carmen Jones 1954 1702
5 Advise & Consent 1962 1962
6 Porgy and Bess 1959 2293

Emeric Pressburger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Red Shoes1 1948 149
2 Stairway to Heaven1 1946 200
3 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp1 1943 317
4 Black Narcissus1 1947 319
5 'I Know Where I'm Going!'1 1945 552
6 A Canterbury Tale1 1944 1509

1 Collaborated with Michael Powell.

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Love & Basketball 2000 1972

Alex Proyas

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dark City 1998 788
2 The Crow 1994 1363

Louie Psihoyos

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Cove 2009 2346

Vsevolod Pudovkin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Mother 1926 1973
2 Storm over Asia 1928 2249

Luis Puenzo

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Official Story 1985 1880

Cristi Puiu

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Death of Mister Lazarescu 2005 1893

Robert Pulcini

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 American Splendor1 2003 1007

1 Collaborated with Shari Springer Berman.

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