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Directors by average rating

111 films

Ranked by my own average rating (1-10 scale). Minimum of 5 films per director. Short films not included. Details in…

  • The Northman
  • Nest
  • Red Rocket
  • Fire of Love
  • Sundown

2022 - Full List

53 films

In constant progress during the year.

  • Drive
  • Pusher
  • Pusher II
  • Bronson
  • The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn

10 films

A Danish favorite of mine. In some ways an eclectic filmography - in other ways a very visible throughline between…

  • The Godfather
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Drive
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Heat

Top 100: Favorite Films of All Time

100 films

Number 1 to 24 - 10/10 Number 25 to 100 - 9/10

Decades represented: 1930's - 2 films 1940's -…

  • Back to the Future
  • Cast Away
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Used Cars
  • Forrest Gump

Robert Zemeckis

21 films

He lost it somewhere along the way, mostly due to his choice of diving into the uncanny valley. But he…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Iron Man 3
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

MCU

29 films

Ratings and other details in the notes.

  • Beginners
  • I Am Easy to Find
  • C'mon C'mon
  • Thumbsucker
  • 20th Century Women

Mike Mills

5 films

I've come around to the guy, at least to some degree, on these latest watches and rewatches of his films.…

  • GoodFellas
  • The King of Comedy
  • Taxi Driver
  • Silence
  • Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese

29 films

Probably my favorite director, and person in general, in the world of cinema.

It's certainly an ever-evolving list, this one,…

  • Stop Making Sense
  • Hoop Dreams
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • Minding the Gap
  • Frances Ha
  • Mistress America
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Kicking and Screaming
  • Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach

10 films

Good guy. Got Gerwig on his side: big plus, obviously.

Have not seen Highball, and don't intend to, either -…

  • Halloween
  • Halloween
  • Halloween II
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Halloween Kills

Halloween

10 films

Ratings and other details in the notes.

  • Snow Angels
  • Joe
  • Pineapple Express
  • George Washington
  • Manglehorn

David Gordon Green

14 films

Very much a director I like, but don't love. Solid guy. Intend to rewatch at least Pineapple Express and Manglehorn