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

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    Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 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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    #76 on the original list
    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

    #109 on the original list
    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

    #28 on the original list
    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

    #2 on the original list
    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

    #80 on the original list
    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

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

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    #8 on the original list
    Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man

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

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

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    #12 on the original list
    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

    #1 on the original list
    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

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

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    #11 on the original list
    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

    #15 on the original list
    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

    #35 on the original list
    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

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

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    #50 on the original list
    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

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

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    #79 on the original list
    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

    #84 on the original list
    Preston Sturges The Invisible Man, Sullivan's Travels, The Lady Eve

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    #83 on the original list
    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

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

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    #152 on the original list
    The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap, A Few Good Men

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    #147 on the original list
    Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Armageddon

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