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The Directors Guild of America's 80 Best-Directed Films

In honor of their 80th anniversary, the DGA polled 2,189 members and these are the "80 greatest directorial achievements in feature films since the Guild’s founding in 1936." Agree? Disagree? Duke it out in the comments!

Source: www.dga.org/Craft/DGAQ/All-Articles/1602-Spring-2016/80th-Film-Poll.aspx

  • The Godfather

    1

  • Citizen Kane

    2

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    3

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    4

  • Casablanca

    5

  • The Godfather: Part II

    6

  • Apocalypse Now

    7

  • Schindler's List

    8

  • Gone with the Wind

    9

  • GoodFellas

    10

  • Chinatown

    11

  • The Wizard of Oz

    12

  • Raging Bull

    13

  • Jaws

    14

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    15

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    16

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    17

  • The Graduate

    18

  • Star Wars

    19

  • Blade Runner

    20

  • On the Waterfront

    21

  • Pulp Fiction

    22

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    23

  • Annie Hall

    24

  • Saving Private Ryan

    25

  • Seven Samurai

    26

  • A Clockwork Orange

    27

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    28

  • Vertigo

    29

  • Sunset Boulevard

    30

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    31

  • Psycho

    32

  • The Searchers

    33

  • Forrest Gump

    34

  • Singin' in the Rain

    35

  • 8½

    36

  • The Third Man

    37

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    38

  • Rear Window

    39

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    40

  • North by Northwest

    41

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    42

  • The Sound of Music

    43

  • Taxi Driver

    44

  • Titanic

    45

  • The Shining

    46

  • Amadeus

    47

  • Doctor Zhivago

    48

  • West Side Story

    49

  • Some Like It Hot

    50

  • Ben-Hur

    51

  • Fargo

    52

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    53

  • The Apartment

    54

  • Avatar

    55

  • The Hurt Locker

    56

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    57

  • Birdman

    58

  • All About Eve

    59

  • The Deer Hunter

    60

  • There Will Be Blood

    61

  • The Sting

    62

  • The Wild Bunch

    63

  • Alien

    64

  • Rocky

    65

  • The Conformist

    66

  • Gandhi

    67

  • Bicycle Thieves

    68

  • Cinema Paradiso

    69

  • Brazil

    70

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    71

  • All the President's Men

    72

  • Barry Lyndon

    73

  • Touch of Evil

    74

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    75

  • Unforgiven

    76

  • The Usual Suspects

    77

  • Network

    78

  • Rashomon

    79

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    80