Who is The Best Movie Director in the World | List of Greatest Filmmakers of All Time

The director or filmmaker is the person in charge of directing a film according to the script, filmmakers are also used to refer to film producers. Screenplay manuscripts are used to control aspects of art and drama. At the same time, the director escorted the officers or technical workers and casts to fulfill his briefing insight. A director also plays a role in guiding the technician's crew and filmmakers in realizing the creativity they have.

The director is responsible for the creative aspects of making the film, both interpretative and technical. He occupied the highest position in terms of artistic and led the making of a film about "what should be seen" by the audience. In addition to regulating the behavior in front of the camera and directing acting and dialogue, the director also controls the position along with the motion of the camera, sound, lighting, and other things that contribute to the end result of a film.

In carrying out his responsibilities a director works with the film crew and filmmakers. Among them are photography stylists, costume stylists, camera stylists and so on. In addition, the director was also involved in the process of making films from pre-production, production, to post-production.

Here is the list of world's greatest movie director, choose your favorite film maker and vote your favorite filmmakers so that he or she can get the proper position in this list. Re-rank this list.

Iran (Islamic Republic of) FlagIran (Islamic Republic of)

Daryush Shokof is an Iranian philosopher, artist, independent filmmaker and writer who lives in Germany. Daryush Shokof immigrated to the United States in 1979. In the 1980s he studied physics and mathematics. Furthermore, he graduated from the Film Academy New York. In 1981 he participated for the first time in an art exhibition. This took place in the New York gallery Gorky. In 1990 he shot his first experimental short film Angels Are Wired in Prague. After a few more short films, he made his debut film Seven Servants with Anthony Quinn. The film was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 1996 and received awards at festivals such as Berlin, St. Petersburg, Toronto and Montreal. His film Venussian Tabutasco was founded in 2004 as part of the second Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) premiered as a world premiere.

Steven Spielberg

United States of America FlagUnited States

Spielberg is the director who has more films in the list of the 100 Best Films of All Time, made by the American Film Institute. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

3. Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

Throughout a career that lasted more than half a century, Hitchcock set up a distinctive and very recognizable cinematic style. It was innovative in the use of the camera to imitate the look of a person, thus forcing viewers to participate in a certain way of voyeurism, used frames to cause anxiety, fear or empathy and developed a novel way of film mount. Their stories are often starring fugitives from the law and their leading actresses are usually fair-haired. Many of his films feature plot twists in the outcome and disturbing plots that move around violence, murders and crime. Frequently, the mysteries that articulate the plots are nothing more than decoys that serve to advance the story but have no greater importance in the argument.

4. Michael Bay

Michael Bay

United States of America FlagUnited States

Bay, known for directing and producing action films big budget cut characterized by rapid and extensive use of special effects, often including explosions. Bay began his career in the film industry with George Lucas when he was fifteen, presenting the storyboards of Raiders of the Lost Ark, who thought "they were going to be terrible". His opinion changed after seeing him at the cinema and he was so impressed by the experience that he decided to become a film director. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986, specializing in English and film.

5. James Cameron

James Cameron

Canada FlagCanada

He started his career in the film industry as a special effects technician and later triumphed as a screenwriter and director of the action and science fiction film The Terminator (1984). His popularity led him to be hired as a screenwriter and director of a larger budget project, Aliens: The Return (1986), and three years later he premiered The Abyss, an underwater odyssey. He continued to enjoy the favor of criticism and public with Terminator 2: the final judgment (1991), praised for its special effects. After directing the spy film True Lies (1994), Cameron embarked on his most ambitious and successful project so far, Titanic (1997), which became the film with the highest collection in history and for which he was nominated for three Oscar awards, for best film, best director and best editing.

6. Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow

Hong Kong FlagHong Kong

He began his career at the Shaw Brothers TVB actor school. Later he participated in the children's program 430 Shuttle, where he was the character called Black and White Vampire. Chow's latest films have begun to focus on action and special effects instead of verbal humor sequences, in order to appeal to a wider international audience. The film that launched him to international fame was Shaolin Soccer (2001), which made use of the CGI, and was directed by Chow himself. His next film was Kung Fu Hustle (2004), also directed by him, and in February 2005 he surpassed Siu lam juk kau as the film with the highest figures of cinema in Hong Kong.

7. Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

8. Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho

9. Martin Scorsese

10. Zhang Yimou

11. Charlie Chaplin

12. Park Chan-wook

13. Wong Kar-wai

14. Tim Burton

15. Mel Gibson

16. Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

New Zealand FlagNew Zealand

Jackson was crazy about movies from the childhood. When a family friend gave the Jacksons a film camera as a gift, Peter quickly started making short films with his friends. Jackson did not receive official training in film making, but with trial and error he learned from his own productions. After school Jackson started working as an etcher for a newspaper and he also started on a vampire film that was already written off before he was finished. His first 'big' feature film, Bad Taste (1988), started as a short film, after which he received a grant from the New Zealand Film Commission to complete the film as a feature film. Bad Taste premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988 and has since become a cult classic. In December 2002, Peter Jackson became a partner in the Order of Merit of New Zealand and since then he has been allowed to put the title sir for his name. In 2014 Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

17. Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap

18. Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

19. Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis

20. Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

21. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

22. Riri Riza

23. Michael Mann

United States of America FlagUnited States

Michael Mann graduated in the UK, at London's International Film School. After seven years in England, he moved back to the United States where he started as a screenwriter for a few television series. He wrote episodes for Police Story and Starsky and Hutch, among others. Later he also stood behind the camera and in 1979 he directed the television film The Jericho Mile. His major debut came in 1981 with the crime film Thief starring James Caan. A few years later Mann made the horror film The Keep. Despite some big names in the actors, Gabriel Byrne and Ian McKellen, The Keep became a huge flop.

24. John Carpenter

United States of America FlagUnited States

John Carpenter is an American director, writer, and composer born January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York State. With a film career spanning nearly forty years, Carpenter has produced a number of horror and science fiction films that have gained international acclaim over the years. He directed his first feature film, Dark Star in 1974 when he was only 25 years old. He signed two years later an action film, Assault, before turning to another register with Halloween, the night masks: the horror. A genre that will quickly become his favorite genre. Released in 1978, Halloween meets a tremendous success, both critical and commercial. From then on, Carpenter's career was launched, and productions followed one another, Hollywood also opening its doors thanks to its new status of "profitable director".

25. Coen Brothers

United States of America FlagUnited States

Joel David Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen, professionally known as the Coen brothers, are two American filmmakers who won four Oscars, two BAFTAs and one Golden Globe, among other recognitions. In a 2013 article for Entertainment Weekly, Darren Franich named the Coen brothers "the leading contemporary professionals" of both the western and the black movies. Robert C. Sickels added that directors' films "are deeply rooted in one or more traditional genres." Empire magazine wrote that the Coens "are a law unto themselves, dancing their own songs without being responsible to anyone except themselves." Critic Jonathan Romney of Sight and Sound described them as "the most purely ludic American filmmakers."

26. Lawrence Ah Mon

Hong Kong FlagHong Kong

Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong, better known as Lawrence Ah Mon, born in South Africa in 1949, educated and lived in Hong Kong, graduated from Diocesan Boys College and the University of Southern California Film Department. Native place in Shunde, Guangdong, is a Hong Kong famous movie director. He is an outstanding film director in Hong Kong and on both sides of the strait and is known as the originator of Hong Kong's realism.

27. Zheng Junli

28. Narayan Rayamajhi

29. Hong Sangsoo

30. Richard Attenborough

31. Mustafa Altıoklar

32. Aditya Chopra

33. Masahiro Shinoda

34. Sion Sono

35. Nia Dinata

36. Shin Sang-ok

37. Madhur Bhandarkar

38. Abdullah al Mamun

39. Gazi Mazharul Anwar

40. Alan Parker

41. Mira Lesmana

42. Lonzo Nzekwe

43. Masaki Kobayashi

44. Mohammad Rasoulof

45. Dibakar Banerjee

46. Danny Pang Phat

47. Patrick Tam

48. Vikas Bahl

49. Chang Cheh

50. Phani Majumdar

51. Zeki Demirkubuz

52. Javad Shamaqdari

53. Ali Hatami

54. Teco Benson

55. Mahmood Ali-Balogun

56. Thomas Ikimi

57. Dipendra K. Khanal

58. Riaz Shahid

59. Uche Jombo

60. David Yates

David Yates

61. Ingmar Bergman

62. Feng Xiaogang

63. Rasoul Mollagholipour

64. Mak 'Kusare

65. Joke Silva

66. Alan Bridges

67. Ying Liang

68. Rohan Dhakal

69. Animesh Aich

70. Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar

71. Jack Clayton

72. Andy Amadi Okoroafor

73. H. Tjut Djalil

74. Meher Afroz Shaon

75. So Yong Kim

76. Song Hae-sung

77. Ron Howard

Ron Howard

78. Çetin İnanç

79. Kwak Kyung-taek

80. Cüneyt Arkın

81. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

82. Vivek Agnihotri

83. Abdul Jabbar Khan

84. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

85. David Dhawan

86. Pang Ho-cheung

87. Osman Sınav

88. Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus

89. Behrouz Gharibpour

90. Umer Sharif

91. S.Shankar


92. Alamgir Kabir

93. Hiroshi Shimizu

94. Slamet Rahardjo

95. Ashok Mehta

Ashok Mehta

96. Sajjad Gul

97. Baby Islam

98. Damien Dematra

99. Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar

100. Cheng Bugao

Add / Suggest New Item