Best Movie Director in the World | List of Greatest Filmmakers

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.

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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.

2. Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

United Kingdom FlagUnited KingdomThroughout 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.

3. Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

4. Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

5. Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho

6. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

7. Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

8. Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

9. Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott

10. Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap

11. James Cameron

James Cameron

Canada FlagCanadaHe 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.

12. Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook

13. Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma

14. Wong Kar-wai

Wong Kar-wai

United States of America FlagUnited StatesSpielberg 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.

16. Ashok Mehta

Ashok Mehta

17. Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow

Hong Kong FlagHong KongHe 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.

18. Yasujirō Ozu

Yasujirō Ozu

19. Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou

20. Ahmed Rashwan

Ahmed Rashwan

21. John Carpenter

John Carpenter

United States of America FlagUnited StatesJohn 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".

22. Michael Mann

Michael Mann

United States of America FlagUnited StatesMichael 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.

23. Michael Bay

Michael Bay

United States of America FlagUnited StatesBay, 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.

24. Tim Burton

Tim Burton

25. Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige

26. Coen Brothers

Coen Brothers

United States of America FlagUnited StatesJoel 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."

27. Damien Dematra

Damien Dematra

28. David Yates

David Yates

29. Johnnie To

Johnnie To

30. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

31. Lawrence Ah Mon

Lawrence Ah Mon

Hong Kong FlagHong KongLawrence 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.

32. Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam

33. Riri Riza

Riri Riza

34. Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis

35. Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty

36. S.Shankar


37. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

38. Stephanie Okereke Linus

Stephanie Okereke Linus

39. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Tigmanshu Dhulia

40. Yousry Nasrallah

Yousry Nasrallah

41. Youssef Chahine

Youssef Chahine

42. Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar

43. A J Mintu

A J Mintu

44. A.J. Kardar

A.J. Kardar

45. A.R. Murugadoss

A.R. Murugadoss

46. A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman

A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman

47. AN Alcaff

AN Alcaff

48. Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

49. Abbas–Mustan


50. Abdolhossein Sepanta

Abdolhossein Sepanta

51. Abdolreza Kahani

Abdolreza Kahani

52. Abdul Jabbar Khan

Abdul Jabbar Khan

53. Abdullah Oğuz

Abdullah Oğuz

54. Abhinay Deo

Abhinay Deo

55. Abolfazl Jalili

Abolfazl Jalili

56. Abu Sayeed

Abu Sayeed

57. Abu Shahed Emon

Abu Shahed Emon

58. Adeyemi Afolayan

Adeyemi Afolayan

59. Adim Williams

Adim Williams

60. Aditya Chopra

Aditya Chopra

61. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

62. Adrian Lyne

Adrian Lyne

63. Afia Nathaniel

Afia Nathaniel

64. Ahmad Abdalla

Ahmad Abdalla

65. Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher

66. Ahmed Nader Galal

Ahmed Nader Galal

67. Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

68. Aida El-Kashef

Aida El-Kashef

69. Ajab Gul

Ajab Gul

70. Akhtaruzzaman


71. Akihiko Shiota

Akihiko Shiota

72. Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso

73. Akio Jissoji

Akio Jissoji

74. Alamgir Kabir

Alamgir Kabir

75. Alan Bridges

Alan Bridges

76. Alan Mak

Alan Mak

77. Alan Parker

Alan Parker

78. Albert Finney

Albert Finney

79. Alex Chandon

Alex Chandon

80. Alex Cox

Alex Cox

81. Alex Proyas

Alex Proyas

82. Alexander Korda

Alexander Korda

83. Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick

84. Alexis Kouros

Alexis Kouros

85. Alfred Cheung

Alfred Cheung

86. Ali Hatami

Ali Hatami

87. Ali Mosaffa

Ali Mosaffa

88. Ali Özgentürk

Ali Özgentürk

89. Alizeh Imtiaz

Alizeh Imtiaz

90. Alki David

Alki David

91. Allen Fong

Allen Fong

92. Alok Nembang

Alok Nembang

93. Aly Badrakhan

Aly Badrakhan

94. Amaka Igwe

Amaka Igwe

95. Amal Ramsis

Amal Ramsis

96. Ami Priyono

Ami Priyono

97. Amir Naderi

Amir Naderi

98. Amir Shahab Razavian

Amir Shahab Razavian

99. Amr Salama

Amr Salama

100. Ananta Jalil

Ananta Jalil

101. Andjar Asmara

Andjar Asmara

102. Andrew Dosunmu

Andrew Dosunmu

103. Andrew Lau

Andrew Lau

104. Andy Amadi Okoroafor

Andy Amadi Okoroafor

105. Andy Lau

Andy Lau

106. Anees Bazmee

Anees Bazmee

107. Ang Lee

Ang Lee

108. Angga Dwimas Sasongko

Angga Dwimas Sasongko

109. Anil Budha Magar

Anil Budha Magar

110. Animesh Aich

Animesh Aich

111. Ann Hui

Ann Hui

112. Anthony Onah

Anthony Onah

113. Anup Baral

Anup Baral

114. Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu

115. Anwar Kemal Pasha

Anwar Kemal Pasha

116. Anwar Wagdi

Anwar Wagdi

117. Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen

118. Arifin C. Noer

Arifin C. Noer

119. Arizal


120. Arpan Thapa

Arpan Thapa

121. Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn

122. Aryo Danusiri

Aryo Danusiri

123. Ashiqur Rahman

Ashiqur Rahman

124. Ashir Azeem

Ashir Azeem

125. Ashutosh Gowarikar

Ashutosh Gowarikar

126. Ashutosh Gowariker

Ashutosh Gowariker

127. Asim Raza

Asim Raza

128. Asrul Sani

Asrul Sani

129. Atef El-Tayeb

Atef El-Tayeb

130. Atıf Yılmaz

Atıf Yılmaz

131. Ayo Makun

Ayo Makun

132. Ayten Amin

Ayten Amin

133. Azizur Rahman

Azizur Rahman

134. Babak Payami

Babak Payami

135. Baby Islam

Baby Islam

136. Badal Rahman

Badal Rahman

137. Badar Munir

Badar Munir

138. Bahman Farmanara

Bahman Farmanara

139. Bahman Ghobadi

Bahman Ghobadi

140. Bahman Kiarostami

Bahman Kiarostami

141. Bahram Beyzai

Bahram Beyzai

142. Bakhtiar Effendi

Bakhtiar Effendi

143. Bala


144. Bang Eun-jin

Bang Eun-jin

145. Barbet Schroeder

Barbet Schroeder

146. Basu Chatterjee

Basu Chatterjee

147. Behrouz Gharibpour

Behrouz Gharibpour

148. Benny Chan

Benny Chan

149. Bharathan


150. Bhusan Dahal

Bhusan Dahal

151. Bikash Raj Acharya

Bikash Raj Acharya

152. Bill Douglas

Bill Douglas

153. Bill Forsyth

Bill Forsyth

154. Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder

155. Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy

156. Binod Pradhan

Binod Pradhan

157. Biyi Bandele

Biyi Bandele

158. Branwen Okpako

Branwen Okpako

159. Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma

160. Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

161. Bu Wancang

Bu Wancang

162. Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Buddhadeb Dasgupta

163. Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

164. Byun Young-joo

Byun Young-joo

165. Bülent Oran

Bülent Oran

166. Cai Chusheng

Cai Chusheng

167. Cai Shangjun

Cai Shangjun

168. Carol Reed

Carol Reed

169. Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille

170. Cem Yılmaz

Cem Yılmaz

171. Charles Novia

Charles Novia

172. Chashi Nazrul Islam

Chashi Nazrul Islam

173. Cheng Bugao

Cheng Bugao

174. Chetan Anand

Chetan Anand

175. Chico Ejiro

Chico Ejiro

176. Chidananda Dasgupta

Chidananda Dasgupta

177. Chineze Anyaene

Chineze Anyaene

178. Ching Siu-tung

Ching Siu-tung

179. Choi Dong-hoon

Choi Dong-hoon

180. Choo Chang-min

Choo Chang-min

181. Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle

182. Christopher Guinness

Christopher Guinness

183. Clarence Fok

Clarence Fok

184. Corey Yuen

Corey Yuen

185. Cüneyt Arkın

Cüneyt Arkın

186. D. Djajakusuma

D. Djajakusuma

187. D.W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith

188. Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke

189. Daisuke Itō

Daisuke Itō

190. Daniel Wu

Daniel Wu

191. Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

192. Dante Lam

Dante Lam

193. Daoud Abdel Sayed

Daoud Abdel Sayed

194. Dariush Mehrjui

Dariush Mehrjui

195. David Dhawan

David Dhawan

196. David Fincher

David Fincher

197. David Lean

David Lean

198. David Lynch

David Lynch

199. Dayahang Rai

Dayahang Rai

200. Deddy Mizwar

Deddy Mizwar

201. Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta

202. Deepa Shree Niraula

Deepa Shree Niraula

203. Deepak Raj Giri

Deepak Raj Giri

204. Deepak Rauniyar

Deepak Rauniyar

205. Deepak Rayamajhi

Deepak Rayamajhi

206. Dennis Law

Dennis Law

207. Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

208. Derek Yee

Derek Yee

209. Derviş Zaim

Derviş Zaim

210. Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

211. Dev Anand

Dev Anand

212. Dickson Iroegbu

Dickson Iroegbu

213. Dilip Rayamajhi

Dilip Rayamajhi

214. Dinesh D.C.

Dinesh D.C.

215. Dinesh Raut

Dinesh Raut

216. Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma

217. Dipendra K. Khanal

Dipendra K. Khanal

218. Djamaluddin Malik

Djamaluddin Malik

219. Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

220. Duygu Sağıroğlu

Duygu Sağıroğlu

221. Ebrahim Golestan

Ebrahim Golestan

222. Ebrahim Hatamikia

Ebrahim Hatamikia

223. Edward Yang

Edward Yang

224. Ehtesham


225. Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan

226. Emem Isong

Emem Isong

227. Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger

228. Emin Alper

Emin Alper

229. Enamul Karim Nirjhar

Enamul Karim Nirjhar

230. Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang

231. Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch

232. Eros Djarot

Eros Djarot

233. Ertem Eğilmez

Ertem Eğilmez

234. Ezzel Dine Zulficar

Ezzel Dine Zulficar

235. Fahad Mustafa

Fahad Mustafa

236. Farid Shawqi

Farid Shawqi

237. Farjad Nabi

Farjad Nabi

238. Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin

239. Fatima Rushdi

Fatima Rushdi

240. Fatin Abdel Wahab

Fatin Abdel Wahab

241. Fei Mu

Fei Mu

242. Felix Chong

Felix Chong

243. Femi Odugbemi

Femi Odugbemi

244. Feng Xiaogang

Feng Xiaogang

245. Ferzan Özpetek

Ferzan Özpetek

246. Forough Farrokhzad

Forough Farrokhzad

247. Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon

248. Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

249. Frank Capra

Frank Capra

250. Frank Rajah Arase

Frank Rajah Arase

251. Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

252. Fruit Chan

Fruit Chan

253. Fuat Uzkınay

Fuat Uzkınay

254. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

255. G. Aravindan

G. Aravindan

256. Garin Nugroho

Garin Nugroho

257. Gauri Shinde

Gauri Shinde

258. Gazi Rakayet

Gazi Rakayet

259. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

260. George Cukor

George Cukor

261. George Lucas

George Lucas

262. Giasuddin Selim

Giasuddin Selim

263. Goldie Behl

Goldie Behl

264. Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan

265. Goutam Ghose

Goutam Ghose

266. Govind Nihalani

Govind Nihalani

267. Gu Changwei

Gu Changwei

268. Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt

269. H. Tjut Djalil

H. Tjut Djalil

270. Haissam Hussain

Haissam Hussain

271. Hala Khalil

Hala Khalil

272. Halit Refiğ

Halit Refiğ

273. Hanny Saputra

Hanny Saputra

274. Hanung Bramantyo

Hanung Bramantyo

275. Happy Salma

Happy Salma

276. Hari Bansha Acharya

Hari Bansha Acharya

277. Haseeb Hassan

Haseeb Hassan

278. Hassan Al Imam

Hassan Al Imam

279. Hassan Rana

Hassan Rana

280. Hassan Tariq

Hassan Tariq

281. Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

282. He Jianjun

He Jianjun

283. He Ping

He Ping

284. Heinosuke Gosho

Heinosuke Gosho

285. Hem Raj BC

Hem Raj BC

286. Henry Barakat

Henry Barakat

287. Herwin Novianto

Herwin Novianto

288. Hideo Gosha

Hideo Gosha

289. Hideo Nakata

Hideo Nakata

290. Hira Singh Khatri

Hira Singh Khatri

291. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda

292. Hiroshi Inagaki

Hiroshi Inagaki

293. Hiroshi Shimizu

Hiroshi Shimizu

294. Hiroshi Teshigahara

Hiroshi Teshigahara

295. Hong Sangsoo

Hong Sangsoo

296. Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks

297. Hu Mei

Hu Mei

298. Huang Jianxin

Huang Jianxin

299. Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson

300. Humayun Saeed

Humayun Saeed