My Greatest Work is...

Movies which directors have publicly claimed is their greatest work – or their own personal favourite from their filmography. 

Could really use some help on this one. Am only aware of a few examples.

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  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • The Master
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Summertime
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Ran
  • Song of Summer
  • Camille
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Phantom India
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!
  • Martin
  • Beware of a Holy Whore
  • Dark Habits
  • Archangel
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Damsels in Distress
  • A Zed & Two Noughts
  • Flirt
  • Impolex
  • The Conspiracy of Torture
  • Deep Red
  • Demons
  • Le Havre
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Burden of Dreams
  • Sorcerer
  • Umberto D.
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • M
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Carlito's Way
  • The Fugitive
  • The Thing
  • La Terra Trema
  • The Burning Season
  • The Young Lions
  • Tabloid
  • Almost Famous
  • Lust for Life
  • The Gorgon
  • The Tarnished Angels
  • The Pianist
  • The Boys from Fengkuei
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • God's Little Acre
  • Twilight's Last Gleaming
  • They All Laughed
  • Black Sabbath
  • I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
  • Italianamerican
  • Easy Rider
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • The Singing Lesson
  • 8½
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Heaven & Earth
  • The 400 Blows
  • Serial Mom
  • It's Only the End of the World
  • Untitled (For Marilyn)
  • Daniel
  • The Navigator
  • Stand by Me
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • A Night to Remember
  • Park Row
  • I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
  • It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.
  • Humanity Through the Ages
  • Life of an American Fireman
  • Match Point
  • Schindler's List
  • Battle in Heaven
  • The Hurricane
  • America America
  • Throw Down
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Godzilla
  • Daddy-Long-Legs
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Kansas City
  • Fingered
  • There Was a Father
  • Stalker
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Grand Illusion
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Whistle Down the Wind
  • Yellow Earth
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • The Terminator
  • Highway Patrolman
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Jade