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Top Films by Director (R)

Michael Radford

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Il Postino 1994 1745
2 1984 1984 1989

Bob Rafelson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Five Easy Pieces 1970 529
2 Head 1968 2191
3 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 2215

Sam Raimi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Evil Dead 1981 322
2 Evil Dead II 1987 391
3 Spider-Man 2002 520
4 Spider-Man 2 2004 636
5 Army of Darkness 1992 1247
6 A Simple Plan 1998 1923

Harold Ramis

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Groundhog Day 1993 98
2 Caddyshack 1980 434
3 National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 1402

Lynne Ramsay

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ratcatcher 1999 1303

Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 1492

Irving Rapper

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Now, Voyager 1942 497

Nicholas Ray

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Rebel without a Cause 1955 134
2 In a Lonely Place 1950 442
3 Johnny Guitar 1954 463
4 They Live by Night 1948 959
5 Bigger than Life 1956 1342
6 The Lusty Men 1952 2256

Satyajit Ray

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pather Panchali 1955 155
2 The World of Apu 1959 384
3 Aparajito 1956 543
4 Charulata 1964 1016
5 The Music Room 1958 1110

Robert Redford

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ordinary People 1980 781
2 Quiz Show 1994 1512

Carol Reed

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Third Man 1949 30
2 Oliver! 1968 698
3 Odd Man Out 1947 1362
4 The Fallen Idol 1948 1739

Peyton Reed

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Bring It on 2000 1728

Matt Reeves

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Cloverfield 2008 1994

Michael Reeves

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Conqueror Worm 1968 1085

Nicolas Winding Refn

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Drive 2011 1440

Godfrey Reggio

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Koyaanisqatsi 1982 564

Carl Reiner

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Jerk 1979 659
2 The Man with Two Brains 1983 1978

Rob Reiner

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 This Is Spinal Tap 1984 85
2 The Princess Bride 1987 110
3 When Harry Met Sally… 1989 170
4 Stand by Me 1986 352
5 Misery 1990 803
6 A Few Good Men 1992 1420
7 The American President 1995 1790
8 The Sure Thing 1985 2176

Lotte Reiniger

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Adventures of Prince Achmed 1926 1714

Charles Reisner

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928 956

Karel Reisz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 804
2 The French Lieutenant's Woman 1981 2269

Wolfgang Reitherman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Jungle Book 1967 526
2 One Hundred and One Dalmatians1 1961 901
3 Robin Hood 1973 2151

1 Collaborated with Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske.

Ivan Reitman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ghostbusters 1984 220
2 Stripes 1981 1785
3 Dave 1993 2087

Jason Reitman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Juno 2007 738
2 Thank You for Smoking 2005 2237

Edgar Reitz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Heimat 1984 1409
2 Heimat 2 1992 2291

Jean Renoir

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Rules of the Game 1939 84
2 The Grand Illusion 1937 95
3 A Day in the Country 1936 665
4 The River 1951 989
5 Boudu Saved from Drowning 1932 1378
6 The Crime of Mr. Lange 1936 1412
7 La Bête Humaine 1938 1605
8 La Chienne 1931 1908
9 French Cancan 1954 2223

Alain Resnais

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hiroshima mon amour 1959 279
2 Last Year at Marienbad 1961 328
3 Night and Fog 1955 399
4 Mon oncle d'Amérique 1980 1718
5 Muriel 1963 2231
6 Providence 1977 2387

Tony Richardson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 763
2 Tom Jones 1963 870

W. D. Richter

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 1984 1322

Leni Riefenstahl

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Triumph of the Will 1935 470
2 Olympia 1938 573

Marlon Riggs

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tongues Untied 1989 1382

Wolf Rilla

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Village of the Damned 1960 1293

Dino Risi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Il Sorpasso 1963 2216

Guy Ritchie

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 713
2 Snatch. 2000 877

Michael Ritchie

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Bad News Bears 1976 802
2 Downhill Racer 1969 1922
3 Fletch 1985 2209

Martin Ritt

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Hud 1963 850
2 Norma Rae 1979 1450
3 Sounder 1972 1565
4 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 1965 1670
5 Hombre 1967 2302

Jacques Rivette

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Celine & Julie Go Boating 1974 577
2 La Belle noiseuse 1991 1071

Jay Roach

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 567
2 Meet the Parents 2000 1149
3 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 2099

Jerome Robbins

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 West Side Story1 1961 101

1 Collaborated with Robert Wise.

Tim Robbins

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Dead Man Walking 1995 1178

Bill Roberts

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Fantasia1 1940 239

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

Bruce Robinson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Withnail & I 1987 213

Phil Alden Robinson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Field of Dreams 1989 313
2 Band of Brothers1 2001 1710

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

Mark Robson

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Champion 1949 1981
2 The Seventh Victim 1943 2000

Glauber Rocha

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Black God and White Devil 1964 1253
2 Antonio das Mortes 1969 1942

Franc Roddam

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Quadrophenia 1979 2040

Robert Rodriguez

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Sin City1 2005 477
2 El Mariachi 1992 1401
3 From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 1541
4 Desperado 1995 1654

1 Collaborated with Frank Miller.

Nicolas Roeg

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Don't Look Now 1973 150
2 Performance1 1970 448
3 Walkabout 1971 621
4 The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 831

1 Collaborated with Donald Cammell.

Michael Roemer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Nothing but a Man 1964 2374

Eric Rohmer

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 My Night at Maud's 1969 697
2 Claire's Knee 1970 1032
3 Summer 1986 1538
4 La Collectionneuse 1967 2398

George A. Romero

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Night of the Living Dead 1968 93
2 Dawn of the Dead 1978 232
3 Day of the Dead 1985 1555
4 Martin 1977 1986

Don Roos

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Opposite of Sex 1998 1929

Bernard Rose

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Candyman 1992 1434

Martin Rosen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Watership Down 1978 1241

Stuart Rosenberg

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Cool Hand Luke 1967 307

Francesco Rosi

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Salvatore Giuliano 1962 1454

Gary Ross

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pleasantville 1998 1106
2 Seabiscuit 2003 1286

Herbert Ross

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Steel Magnolias 1989 1674
2 Play It Again, Sam 1972 1960

Roberto Rossellini

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Rome, Open City 1945 214
2 Paisan 1946 848
3 Voyage in Italy 1954 898
4 Germany, Year Zero 1948 1449
5 Stromboli 1950 1946

Robert Rossen

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Hustler 1961 272
2 Body and Soul 1947 1062
3 All the King's Men 1949 1336

Jean Rouch

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chronicle of a Summer1 1961 1391
2 Les Maîtres fous 1955 2135

1 Collaborated with Edgar Morin.

Roy Rowland

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T 1953 2194

Henry Alex Rubin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Murderball1 2005 1053

1 Collaborated with Dana Adam Shapiro.

Richard Rush

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Stunt Man 1980 1843

Chuck Russell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Mask 1994 1608

David O. Russell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Three Kings 1999 722
2 The Fighter 2010 1360
3 Flirting with Disaster 1996 1461
4 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 1840

Ken Russell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Devils 1971 1120
2 Women in Love 1969 1587
3 Tommy 1975 1659
4 Altered States 1980 1779

Walter Ruttmann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Berlin: Symphony of a Great City 1927 1333

Mark Rydell

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 On Golden Pond 1981 1417

Pawel Rzepkowski

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

1 Collaborated with Teresa Violetta Buhl and Krzysztof Kieslowski.

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