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Top Films by Director (W-Z)

Lana Wachowski

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Matrix1 1999 39
2 Bound1 1996 1140
3 The Matrix Reloaded1 2003 1255
4 The Matrix Revolutions1 2003 1911

1 Collaborated with Lily Wachowski.

Lily Wachowski

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Matrix1 1999 39
2 Bound1 1996 1140
3 The Matrix Reloaded1 2003 1255
4 The Matrix Revolutions1 2003 1911

1 Collaborated with Lana Wachowski.

Michael Wadleigh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Woodstock 1970 762

George Waggner

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Wolf Man 1941 1160

David Wain

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wet Hot American Summer 2001 1713

Andrej Wajda

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ashes and Diamonds 1958 513
2 Kanal 1957 1268
3 Man of Marble 1977 1839

Raoul Walsh

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 White Heat 1949 346
2 The Thief of Bagdad 1924 768
3 The Roaring Twenties 1939 1223
4 High Sierra 1941 1835
5 They Died with Their Boots on 1941 2173
6 Gentleman Jim 1942 2248

Charles Walters

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 High Society 1956 1374
2 Easter Parade 1948 1590

James Wan

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Saw 2004 1270

Bing Wang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 2002 1895

Wayne Wang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Joy Luck Club 1993 1556
2 Smoke 1995 1818

David S. Ward

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Major League 1989 1559

Andy Warhol

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Chelsea Girls1 1966 1554

1 Collaborated with Paul Morrissey.

John Waters

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Pink Flamingos 1972 453
2 Hairspray 1988 1415
3 Female Trouble 1974 1951

Mark S. Waters

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Mean Girls 2004 1081
2 Freaky Friday 2003 1914

Peter Watkins

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The War Game 1965 1238
2 Edvard Munch 1974 1588

Marc Webb

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 (500) Days of Summer 2009 1146

Chris Wedge

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ice Age 2002 1592

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Tropical Malady 2004 2009

Paul Wegener

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Golem1 1920 1935

1 Collaborated with Carl Boese.

Peter Weir

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Truman Show 1998 344
2 Dead Poets Society 1989 546
3 Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975 562
4 Witness 1985 645
5 Gallipoli 1981 955
6 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 1067
7 The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 1513

Chris Weitz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 About a Boy1 2002 1763

1 Collaborated with Paul Weitz.

Paul Weitz

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 American Pie 1999 833
2 About a Boy1 2002 1763

1 Collaborated with Chris Weitz.

Orson Welles

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Citizen Kane 1941 4
2 Touch of Evil 1958 63
3 The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 369
4 F for Fake 1973 539
5 Chimes at Midnight 1965 707
6 The Lady from Shanghai 1947 854
7 The Trial 1962 1510
8 Othello 1952 2217

William A. Wellman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Public Enemy 1931 522
2 The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 533
3 Wings 1927 1326
4 Battleground 1949 2126

Wim Wenders

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Wings of Desire 1987 197
2 Paris, Texas 1984 379
3 Alice in the Cities 1974 1232
4 Kings of the Road 1976 1292
5 Buena Vista Social Club 1999 1394
6 The American Friend 1977 1970

Lina Wertmüller

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Seven Beauties 1975 1598
2 Swept Away ... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August 1974 2344

Simon West

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Con Air 1997 1858

Haskell Wexler

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Medium Cool 1969 2298

James Whale

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Frankenstein 1931 128
2 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 137
3 The Invisible Man 1933 694
4 The Old Dark House 1932 1577
5 Show Boat 1936 1776

Ben Wheatley

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Kill List 2011 2380

Joss Whedon

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Serenity 2005 778
2 The Avengers 2012 1155

Tim Whelan

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

1 Collaborated with Ludwig Berger and Michael Powell.

Bernhard Wicki

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Longest Day1 1962 913

1 Collaborated with Ken Annakin and Andrew Martin.

Robert Wiene

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 168

Fred M. Wilcox

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Forbidden Planet 1956 368

Billy Wilder

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Some Like It Hot 1959 9
2 Sunset Blvd. 1950 28
3 Double Indemnity 1944 41
4 The Apartment 1960 65
5 Ace in the Hole 1951 486
6 The Lost Weekend 1945 523
7 Witness for the Prosecution 1957 534
8 Stalag 17 1953 732
9 Sabrina 1954 1153
10 The Seven Year Itch 1955 1296
11 One, Two, Three 1961 1524

Michael Winner

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Death Wish 1974 2409

Michael Winterbottom

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 24 Hour Party People 2002 1263

Kirk Wise

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Beauty and the Beast1 1991 218

1 Collaborated with Gary Trousdale.

Robert Wise

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 West Side Story1 1961 101
2 The Sound of Music 1965 121
3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 215
4 The Haunting 1963 413
5 The Set-Up 1949 1234
6 The Curse of the Cat People2 1944 1933
7 Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 2014
8 Run Silent Run Deep 1958 2228
9 Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 2233
10 The Andromeda Strain 1971 2306

1 Collaborated with Jerome Robbins.
2 Collaborated with Gunther von Fritsch.

Frederick Wiseman

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Titicut Follies 1967 920
2 High School 1968 1355

Kar-Wai Wong

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 In the Mood for Love 2000 148
2 Chungking Express 1994 464
3 Happy Together 1997 1063
4 2046 2004 1385
5 Days of Being Wild 1990 1890
6 Fallen Angels 1996 2219

John Woo

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Killer 1989 506
2 Hard Boiled 1992 638
3 Face/Off 1997 946
4 A Better Tomorrow 1986 1657

Edward D. Wood Jr.

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 1661

Sam Wood

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 A Night at the Opera 1935 299
2 The Pride of the Yankees 1942 828
3 Goodbye Mr. Chips 1939 1112
4 A Day at the Races 1937 1610

Basil Wright

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Night Mail1 1936 2325

1 Collaborated with Harry Watt.

Edgar Wright

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Shaun of the Dead 2004 290
2 Hot Fuzz 2007 797
3 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 2208

Joe Wright

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Atonement 2007 1100
2 Pride & Prejudice 2005 1550

William Wyler

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ben-Hur 1959 157
2 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 166
3 Roman Holiday 1953 260
4 Wuthering Heights 1939 716
5 Dodsworth 1936 977
6 Funny Girl 1968 1024
7 Mrs. Miniver 1942 1251
8 The Big Country 1958 1314
9 Jezebel 1938 1375
10 The Heiress 1949 1427
11 The Little Foxes 1941 1584
12 The Westerner 1940 2301
13 Dead End 1937 2338
14 The Letter 1940 2365

Boaz Yakin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Remember the Titans 2000 1138

Edward Yang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Yi yi: A One and a Two... 2000 540
2 A Brighter Summer Day 1991 783

Fenglian Yang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Ju Dou1 1990 1468

1 Collaborated with Yimou Zhang.

David Yates

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 906
2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 1707
3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 1834
4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 1873

Peter Yates

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Breaking Away 1979 553
2 Bullitt 1968 668

Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Blob 1958 2002

Terence Young

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 From Russia with Love 1963 742
2 Dr. No 1962 770
3 Thunderball 1965 1969
4 Wait until Dark 1967 2195

Steven Zaillian

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 1905

Franco Zeffirelli

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Romeo and Juliet 1968 1181

Robert Zemeckis

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Back to the Future 1985 56
2 Forrest Gump 1994 120
3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 321
4 Back to the Future Part II 1989 975
5 Contact 1997 1022
6 Cast Away 2000 1262
7 Back to the Future Part III 1990 1266

Yimou Zhang

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Raise the Red Lantern 1991 401
2 Hero 2002 912
3 Ju Dou1 1990 1468
4 House of Flying Daggers 2004 1580
5 To Live 1994 1671
6 Red Sorghum 1987 2114
7 The Story of Qiu Ju 1992 2275

1 Collaborated with Fenglian Yang.

Fred Zinnemann

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 High Noon 1952 123
2 From Here to Eternity 1953 315
3 A Man for All Seasons 1966 667
4 Oklahoma! 1955 1123
5 The Day of the Jackal 1973 1490
6 Julia 1977 2018
7 People on Sunday1 1930 2411

1 Collaborated with Curt and Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer.

David Zucker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Airplane!1 1980 158
2 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 684

1 Collaborated with Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker.

Jerry Zucker

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Airplane!1 1980 158
2 Ghost 1990 500

1 Collaborated with Jim Abrahams and David Zucker.

Andrzej Zulawski

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Possession 1981 1784

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 The Return 2003 1479

Charlotte Zwerin

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Salesman1 1968 883
2 Gimme Shelter1 1970 677

1 Collaborated with Albert and David Maysles.

Edward Zwick

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Glory 1989 591
2 The Last Samurai 2003 2134
3 Legends of the Fall 1994 2418

Joel Zwick

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 1916

Terry Zwigoff

Rank Title Year Overall
Rank
1 Crumb 1994 499
2 Ghost World 2001 775
3 Bad Santa 2003 2258
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