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The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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List Criteria: Most important, culturally significant filmmakers of all time who deserve award recognition.

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    Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #1 on the original list
    Stanley Kubrick The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey

  2. 2
    Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #3 on the original list
    Martin Scorsese Goodfellas, The Departed, Taxi Driver

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    Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #2 on the original list
    Alfred Hitchcock Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo

  4. 4
    Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #12 on the original list
    Joel Coen The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Fargo

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    Sergio Leone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #9 on the original list
    Sergio Leone Good, Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America

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    David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #18 on the original list
    David Fincher Fight Club, Seven, Being John Malkovich

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    Wes Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #28 on the original list
    Wes Anderson Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums

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    Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #23 on the original list
    Woody Allen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

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    Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #7 on the original list
    Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volume 1

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    Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #13 on the original list
    Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #4 on the original list
    Steven Spielberg Jaws, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan

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    Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #11 on the original list
    Charlie Chaplin City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

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    Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #5 on the original list
    Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now

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    Richard Linklater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #87 on the original list
    Richard Linklater Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Beavis and Butt-head Do America

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    #25 on the original list
    Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, Serpico

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    Paul Thomas Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #26 on the original list
    Paul Thomas Anderson Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Minority Report

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    #6 on the original list
    The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, Seven Samurai

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    Ridley Scott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #14 on the original list
    Ridley Scott Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator

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    Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #15 on the original list
    Billy Wilder Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Sunset Boulevard

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    Miloš Forman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #32 on the original list
    Miloš Forman One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, Hair

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    Spike Jonze is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #94 on the original list
    Spike Jonze The Wolf of Wall Street, Being John Malkovich, Moneyball

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    Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #80 on the original list
    Alfonso Cuarón Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pan's Labyrinth, Gravity

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    Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #75 on the original list
    Sam Mendes American Beauty, Skyfall, Road to Perdition

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    Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #24 on the original list
    Frank Capra It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ...

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    #34 on the original list
    Scarface, Carrie, The Untouchables

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    #56 on the original list
    Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire

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    #222 on the original list
    The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant

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    #248 on the original list
    Toy Story, Up, The Incredibles

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    #256 on the original list
    Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3

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    Tim Burton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Directors in Movie History

    #31 on the original list
    Tim Burton Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands

  31. 31

    #33 on the original list
    Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    #77 on the original list
    Heat, The Last of the Mohicans, The Aviator

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