Top 100 Directors Challenge

My objective is to watch or rewatch at least one feature by each of the top 100 filmmakers ranked on TSPDT's Top 250 Directors list.

Based upon availability, selections are subject to change, and I will try not to duplicate titles that appear on my other challenges. The order is fixed according to TSPDT's 2015 rankings, not my personal ratings. Although I've set no firm deadline, each time I complete a film, I will note the name of the director and the date watched. Links to reviews will appear in the Notes.

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  • Sabotage

    1

  • F for Fake

    2

  • Killer's Kiss

    3

  • Juliet of the Spirits

    4

  • Weekend

    5

  • Rumble Fish

    6

  • Dreams

    7

  • The Rules of the Game

    8

  • Cries and Whispers

    9

  • Tobacco Road

    10

  • Tokyo Story

    11

  • The King of Comedy

    12

  • Nostalgia

    13

  • Belle de Jour

    14

  • Shoulder Arms

    15

  • Vampyr

    16

  • L’argent

    17

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    18

  • The Last Laugh

    19

  • La Notte

    20

  • The Big Heat

    21

  • To Have and Have Not

    22

  • Strike

    23

  • Day for Night

    24

  • Ugetsu

    25

  • Journey to Italy

    26

  • The Color Purple

    27

  • In Which We Serve

    28

  • Wild at Heart

    29

  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    30

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    31

  • Night and Fog

    32

  • The Leopard

    33

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    34

  • L'Atalante

    35

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    36

  • The Music Room

    37

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    38

  • The Grandmaster

    39

  • To Be or Not to Be

    40

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    41

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    42

  • Broken Blossoms

    43

  • Certified Copy

    44

  • The Long Goodbye

    45

  • American Gangster

    46

  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    47

  • Funny Face

    48

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    49

  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    50

  • Sans soleil

    51

  • The Decalogue

    52

  • Millennium Mambo

    53

  • Yi Yi

    54

  • Mon Oncle

    55

  • The Night of the Iguana

    56

  • The New World

    57

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    58

  • The Gospel According to Matthew

    59

  • Stealing Beauty

    60

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    61

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    62

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    63

  • Blood Simple

    64

  • Captains Courageous

    65

  • Children of Paradise

    66

  • Odd Man Out

    67

  • The Lady Eve

    68

  • The Band Wagon

    69

  • Four Rooms

    70

  • In a Lonely Place

    71

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    72

  • Wings of Desire

    73

  • The Bells of St. Mary's

    74

  • Greed

    75

  • Lured

    76

  • Shoah

    77

  • From the East

    78

  • Landscape in the Mist

    79

  • Performance

    80

  • Army of Shadows

    81

  • Pauline at the Beach

    82

  • Medea

    83

  • The Battle of Algiers

    84

  • Splendor in the Grass

    85

  • Le coup du berger

    86

  • The Blue Angel

    87

  • A History of Violence

    88

  • Ragtime

    89

  • Adam's Rib

    90

  • Spirited Away

    91

  • No Way Out

    92

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

    93

  • Out of the Past

    94

  • Mrs. Miniver

    95

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    96

  • Caché

    97

  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    98

  • Ghosts of the Abyss

    99

  • Lightning

    100