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Directors League

Trying to devise an accurate ranking of who my favourite directors must be.

- Details are in the notes for each entry.
- Ranking is based on the average rating I have given the director's films BUT only taken from the top 10 ratings (this is my tweak, because I think the more prolific directors are unfairly disadvantaged when they don't have the freedom to make only the ten films they really wanted to a la Quentin Tarantino).
- I have to have rated at least 5 of the director's films.
- Short films and random ephemera generally not included. Although some might be e.g. Un Chien Andalou because despite being a short film, it's a monumental landmark in cinema.…

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  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

    1

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    2

  • The Red Shoes

    3

  • Frenzy

    4

  • Prince of Darkness

    5

  • Reservoir Dogs

    6

  • Shame

    7

  • Blue Velvet

    8

  • Time Bandits

    9

  • Metropolis

    10

  • The Handmaiden

    11

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    12

  • The Funhouse

    13

  • Touch of Evil

    14

  • The Tenant

    15

  • Seven Samurai

    16

  • Belle de Jour

    17

  • The Shining

    18

  • Possession

    19

  • The General

    20

  • The Untouchables

    21

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    22

  • The Verdict

    23

  • Black Sabbath

    24

  • Seven Beauties

    25

  • Streets of Fire

    26

  • The Brides of Dracula

    27

  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

    28

  • Edward Scissorhands

    29

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    30

  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    31

  • Suspiria

    32

  • Eastern Condors

    33

  • Die Hard

    34

  • Society

    35

  • Alien

    36

  • Ichi the Killer

    37

  • Eastern Promises

    38

  • Minority Report

    39

  • Hard Boiled

    40

  • Doctor Sleep

    41

  • Hot Fuzz

    42

  • Godzilla

    43

  • True Romance

    44

  • Cat People

    45

  • Speed Racer

    46

  • Licence to Kill

    47

  • Phantasm

    48

  • Wolf Creek 2

    49

  • Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

    50

  • Fascination

    51

  • The Evil Dead

    52

  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity

    53

  • The Descent

    54

  • I Saw the Devil

    55

  • Vampyres

    56

  • Dead Eyes of London

    57

  • The Longest Yard

    58

  • Cobra Verde

    59

  • Seconds

    60

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    61

  • Dr. No

    62

  • In the Mood for Love

    63

  • The Legend of Hell House

    64

  • The Big Racket

    65

  • Soylent Green

    66

  • Scream

    67

  • The Wild Bunch

    68

  • Motel Hell

    69

  • Triangle

    70

  • The Stuff

    71

  • The Conjuring

    72

  • Blue Collar

    73

  • Coffy

    74

  • An American Werewolf in London

    75

  • The Italian Connection

    76

  • Eugenie

    77

  • House of Usher

    78

  • Night of the Living Dead

    79

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    80

  • Outland

    81

  • Re-Animator

    82

  • Tales from the Crypt

    83

  • The Howling

    84

  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    85

  • Fast Five

    86

  • Crawl

    87

  • Almost Human

    88

  • House of 1000 Corpses

    89

  • Cruel Jaws

    90

  • The Addiction

    91

  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    92

  • Trancers

    93

  • Cube

    94

  • Anthropophagous

    95

  • Waxwork

    96

  • May

    97