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Directors ranked by number of masterpieces/rank of masterpieces.

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John Woo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
John Woo Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II, The Killer - Hard-Boiled, The Killer, Bullet in the Head, Red Cliff II, A Better Tomorrow, Bullet in the Head, Last Hurrah for Chivalry, Red Cliff

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David Cronenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
David Cronenberg The Fly, The Dead Zone, Videodrome - The Fly, Naked Lunch, Eastern Promises, Videodrome, Scanners, Spider, The Brood

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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Heavenly Creatures, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Frighteners

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Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Joel Coen The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Fargo - Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, Blood Simple., Raising Arizona

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Akira Kurosawa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Akira Kurosawa The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, Seven Samurai - High and Low, Rashomon, Ran, Throne of Blood, Kagemusha

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Ang Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain, Hulk, Crouching Tiger - Hulk, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm

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The Wachowski brothers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
The Wachowski brothers Bound, Speed Racer, The Animatrix - The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix, Bound, Speed Racer

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Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Stanley Kubrick The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey - Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, The Killing

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volume 1 - Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs

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Terry Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Terry Gilliam Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, 12 Monkeys - Brazil, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Steven Spielberg Jaws, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan - Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, War of the Worlds, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark

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David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
David Fincher Fight Club, Seven, Being John Malkovich - Alien 3, Fight Club, Se7en, Zodiac

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Paul Greengrass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Paul Greengrass The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, Captain Phillips - The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, Bloody Sunday, United 93

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Sam Raimi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Sam Raimi Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3 - Evil Dead II, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man 2, The Quick and the Dead

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Lau Kar-leung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Lau Kar-leung The Legend of Drunken Master, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Seven Swords - Drunken Master II, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Executioners From Shaolin, Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

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Luc Besson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Luc Besson The Fifth Element, Taken, Léon: The Professional - Leon, La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element

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Paul Verhoeven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Paul Verhoeven RoboCop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers - RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Total Recall

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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins - The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Memento

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Martin Scorsese Goodfellas, The Departed, Taxi Driver - Taxi Driver, Casino, Raging Bull

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Kenji Misumi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Kenji Misumi Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades - Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart In the Land of Demons, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart In Hades, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

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George Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
George Miller Babe, Mad Max 2, Mad Max - The Road Warrior, Mad Max, Babe: Pig in the City

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Sidney Lumet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Sidney Lumet Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, Serpico - 12 Angry Men, Network, Dog Day Afternoon

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Ridley Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Ridley Scott Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator - Blade Runner, Alien

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Fritz Lang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Fritz Lang Metropolis, M, The Big Heat - Metropolis, M

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Carol Reed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Directors Of All Time
Carol Reed The Third Man, Oliver!, Mutiny on the Bounty - The Third Man, The Fallen Idol