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

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

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

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    #36 on the original list
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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    #13 on the original list
    Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator

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    #55 on the original list
    Brokeback Mountain, Hulk, Crouching Tiger

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    #6 on the original list
    Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volume 1

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

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

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    #14 on the original list
    The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Fargo

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    #62 on the original list
    Apollo 13, American Graffiti, A Beautiful Mind

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    #239 on the original list
    Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin ...

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    #39 on the original list
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, 12 Monkeys

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    #31 on the original list
    Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums

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

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

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    #20 on the original list
    La Dolce Vita, 8½, La Strada

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    #45 on the original list
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Beauty of the Day, An Andalusian ...

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    #89 on the original list
    The Wolf of Wall Street, Being John Malkovich, Moneyball

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    #32 on the original list
    Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands

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    #74 on the original list
    The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me

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    #167 on the original list
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire

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    #34 on the original list
    Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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

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    #47 on the original list
    The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life, Badlands

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    #29 on the original list
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, Hair

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  27. 27

    #107 on the original list
    Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Animal House

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    #97 on the original list
    Spider-Man 2, The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Animal House

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    #19 on the original list
    Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead

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

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    #11 on the original list
    The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    #188 on the original list
    Bound, Speed Racer, The Animatrix

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    #113 on the original list
    Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Three Kings

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    #21 on the original list
    Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, The Pianist

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    #52 on the original list
    The Wild Bunch, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Getaway

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

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    #76 on the original list
    American Beauty, Skyfall, Road to Perdition

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    #67 on the original list
    Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander: The Far Side of ...

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    #155 on the original list
    Dances with Wolves, Man of Steel, Field of Dreams

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    #106 on the original list
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch

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    #71 on the original list
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone

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