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

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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Frank Capra It's a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The Most Iconoclastic Directors in Film History The Best British Crime Movies

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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Steven Spielberg Jaws, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan

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John Hughes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
John Hughes Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone

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Blake Edwards is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Blake Edwards Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark

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Wes Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Wes Anderson Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums

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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Alfred Hitchcock Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo

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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Alfonso Cuarón Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pan's Labyrinth, Gravity

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Martin Scorsese Goodfellas, The Departed, Taxi Driver

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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Orson Welles Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now

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Robert Zemeckis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Joel Coen The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Fargo

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Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Stanley Kubrick The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volume 1

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Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Charlie Chaplin City Lights, The Gold Rush, Modern Times

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Billy Wilder Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Sunset Boulevard

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
James Cameron Titanic, Avatar, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Tim Burton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Tim Burton Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs

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Peter Weir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Peter Weir Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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Rob Reiner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Rob Reiner The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap, Stand by Me

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Preston Sturges is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Preston Sturges The Invisible Man, Sullivan's Travels, The Lady Eve

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Sam Raimi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Sam Raimi Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

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John Landis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
John Landis Spider-Man 2, The Blues Brothers, National Lampoon's Animal House

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Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
Christopher Guest The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap, A Few Good Men

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J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
J.J. Abrams Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Armageddon

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George Miller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Directors In Movie History
George Miller Babe, Mad Max 2, Mad Max