The Top 50 Directors by Average Rating on Letterboxd

This list ranks the top 50 directors according to the average rating of all their elegible movies on Letterboxd. To be elegible, the director must have the totally arbitrary amount of at least 3 feature-length films with above 1000 ratings. I didn't consider documentaries, TV movies, collections, etc. This method will value consistency over quantity so we may see some strange results.

Check the notes to see the director average score and how many films were taken into account to get it.

I may have missed some directors so the order might change slightly. Also, if I have the time I will make it a top 100, but that may be difficult without changing the elegibility rules, and therefore without…

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  • Harakiri

    1

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    2

  • The World of Apu

    3

  • Satantango

    4

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    5

  • Stalker

    6

  • Tokyo Story

    7

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    8

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    9

  • City Lights

    10

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    11

  • Woman in the Dunes

    12

  • Three Colors: Red

    13

  • Seven Samurai

    14

  • Paris, Texas

    15

  • Spirited Away

    16

  • Up

    17

  • Persona

    18

  • The Naked Island

    19

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    20

  • Perfect Blue

    21

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    22

  • Pulp Fiction

    23

  • Close-Up

    24

  • There Will Be Blood

    25

  • The Wages of Fear

    26

  • The Red Shoes

    27

  • To Be or Not to Be

    28

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    29

  • La Notte

    30

  • Army of Shadows

    31

  • Bicycle Thieves

    32

  • A Separation

    33

  • In a Lonely Place

    34

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    35

  • 12 Years a Slave

    36

  • The Dark Knight

    37

  • M

    38

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    39

  • 8½

    40

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    41

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    42

  • Incendies

    43

  • A Man Escaped

    44

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    45

  • Citizen Kane

    46

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    47

  • The Young and the Damned

    48

  • Grand Illusion

    49

  • Rome, Open City

    50