Film The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time  

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Akira Kurosawa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Akira Kurosawa The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, Seven Samurai

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Satyajit Ray The World of Apu, Aparajito, Pather Panchali

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Wong Kar-wai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Wong Kar-wai Chungking Express, In the Mood for Love, Happy Together

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Abbas Kiarostami Certified Copy, Taste of Cherry, Lumière and Company

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Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke

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Yasujirō Ozu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Yasujirō Ozu Tokyo Story, Late Spring, Floating Weeds

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Ang Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain, Hulk, Crouching Tiger

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Asghar Farhadi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Asghar Farhadi A Separation, About Elly, Fireworks Wednesday

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Edward Yang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Edward Yang A Brighter Summer Day, Mahjong, A Summer at Grandpa’s

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Park Chan-wook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Park Chan-wook Oldboy, Snowpiercer, Thirst

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Kenji Mizoguchi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Kenji Mizoguchi Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff, The Life of Oharu

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Ritwik Ghatak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Ritwik Ghatak Madhumati, Musafir, The Cloud-Capped Star

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Majid Majidi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Af Golpo added Majid Majidi Children of Heaven, The Color of Paradise, Baran

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Hou Hsiao-Hsien is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Hou Hsiao-Hsien The Time to Live and the Time to Die, A Summer at Grandpa’s, Flowers of Shanghai

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Hirokazu Koreeda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Hirokazu Koreeda Nobody Knows, Still Walking, After Life

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Kim Ki-duk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Kim Ki-duk 3-Iron, Spring, Summer

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Bong Joon-ho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Bong Joon-ho The Host, Snowpiercer, Memories of Murder

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Kim Jee-woon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Kim Jee-woon I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad

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Zhang Yimou is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Zhang Yimou Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Raise the Red Lantern

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Tropical Malady, Blissfully Yours

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Lino Brocka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
engel.talunton added Lino Brocka Insiang, Fight for Us, Macho Dancer

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Guru Dutt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Guru Dutt Pyaasa, Mr. & Mrs. '55, C.I.D.

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Satoshi Kon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Satoshi Kon Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika

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Takeshi Kitano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Takeshi Kitano Battle Royale, Fireworks, Outrage

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John Woo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
John Woo Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II, The Killer

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Kinji Fukasaku is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Kinji Fukasaku Battle Royale, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Battles Without Honor and Humanity

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Takashi Miike is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Takashi Miike Hostel, 13 Assassins, Audition

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Nagisa Oshima is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Nagisa Oshima In the Realm of the Senses, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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Hong Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
AriefSeptianNurhada added Hong Sang-soo Woman on the Beach, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Night and Day

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Lee Chang-dong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Lee Chang-dong Poetry, Peppermint Candy, Green Fish

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Jia Zhangke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Jia Zhangke Still Life, Platform, The World

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Chen Kaige is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Chen Kaige The Last Emperor, Farewell My Concubine, Killing Me Softly

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Ishmael Bernal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
engel.talunton added Ishmael Bernal Miracle, Affair, Broken Marriage

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Zahir Raihan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Af Golpo added Zahir Raihan Jibon Thekey Neya, Sangam, Stop Genocide

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Stephen Chow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Stephen Chow Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, A Better Tomorrow

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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Jackie Chan Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour, Enter the Dragon

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James Wan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
alexantonovici added James Wan Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious

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Tsai Ming-liang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
AriefSeptianNurhada added Tsai Ming-liang The Wayward Cloud, What Time Is It There?, The Hole

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Takashi Shimizu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
alexantonovici added Takashi Shimizu The Grudge, The Grudge 2, The Grudge 3

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Kamal Amrohi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Kamal Amrohi The Emperor of the Mughals, Mahal, Pakeezah

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Mehboob Khan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Mehboob Khan Mother India, Amar, Andaz

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Mohsen Namjoo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Mohsen Namjoo My Tehran for Sale, A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral, Not an illusion

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Jiang Wen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
CameronKroghStone added Jiang Wen New York, I Love You, Warriors of Heaven and Earth

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Wang Bing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Wang Bing Fengming, a Chinese Memoir, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

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Fei Mu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Fei Mu Spring in a Small Town, Springtime in a Small Town, Song of China

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Lou Ye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Lou Ye Purple Butterfly, Suzhou River, Summer Palace

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Lu Chuan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Asian Film Directors of All-Time
Lu Chuan City of Life and Death, Kekexili: Mountain Patrol, The Missing Gun