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Ranking John Carpenter

21 films

Here's how I would stack up John Carpenter's films.

My full breakdown of Carpenter's work can be found here: www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2018/04/the-directors-john-carpenter.html

  • Le Samouraï
  • Army of Shadows
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Le Deuxième Souffle
  • Bob le Flambeur

Ranking Jean-Pierre Melville

12 films

Here's how I would rank the excellent work of Jean-Pierre Melville.

My full breakdown of Melville's films can be found…

  • Persona
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Wild Strawberries

Ranking Ingmar Bergman

44 films

I recently published my largest post ever, a write-up of Ingmar Bergman's entire career. Here's how I'd rank his films.…

  • Psycho
  • Rear Window
  • Vertigo
  • Notorious
  • Shadow of a Doubt

Ranking Alfred Hitchcock

53 films

I spent a few years making my way through Hitch's entire filmography, and here's how the films play out for…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Graduate
  • Angels in America
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • Closer

Ranking Mike Nichols

21 films

A director with one of the greatest one-two punch debuts in history. Check out my full post here: http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2014/11/the-directors-mike-nichols.html

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Conversation
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Rain People

Ranking Francis Ford Coppola

23 films

Ranking one of the masters who owned '70s American cinema. Full post here: http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2014/08/the-directors-francis-ford-coppola.html

  • Scream
  • The Last House on the Left
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Paris, je t'aime
  • Scream 2

Ranking Wes Craven

22 films

In honor of the passing of this master, here's how'd I'd rank all of his films. More here: http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2015/09/the-directors-wes-craven.html

  • Traffic
  • Out of Sight
  • Solaris
  • The Limey
  • sex, lies, and videotape

Ranking Steven Soderbergh

28 films

My ranking of Steven Soderbergh's entire career, which, despite what he may say, I certainly hope is far from over.…

  • Heat
  • The Insider
  • Ali
  • Miami Vice
  • Thief

Ranking Michael Mann

10 films

A cursory overview of my thoughts on Michael Mann. My full post can be found here:

www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2011/09/michael-mann-career-examined.html

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Elephant Man
  • Eraserhead
  • Wild at Heart

Ranking David Lynch

11 films

The warped and wonderful world of David Lynch, listed in order of my preference.

Much more here: www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2013/03/the-directors-david-lynch.html

  • The Seventh Continent
  • Caché
  • Code Unknown
  • Funny Games
  • Funny Games

Ranking Michael Haneke

11 films

My ranking of Michael Haneke's damn near perfect career.

My full thoughts on Haneke's work can be found here: www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2012/12/the-directors-michael-haneke.html

  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Beetlejuice
  • Ed Wood
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Batman

Ranking Tim Burton

18 films

Here's how I'd rank the films of Tim Burton's exciting and maddening career.

You can check out my full post…