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. Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa

4. Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

5. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

6. Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

7. Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

8. Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho

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. 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.

15. Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma

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. Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige

25. 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."

26. Damien Dematra

Damien Dematra

27. David Yates

David Yates

28. Johnnie To

Johnnie To

29. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen

30. 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.

31. Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam

32. Riri Riza

Riri Riza

33. Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis

34. Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty

35. S.Shankar


36. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

37. Stephanie Okereke Linus

Stephanie Okereke Linus

38. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Tigmanshu Dhulia

39. Yousry Nasrallah

Yousry Nasrallah

40. Youssef Chahine

Youssef Chahine

41. Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar

42. A J Mintu

A J Mintu

43. A.J. Kardar

A.J. Kardar

44. A.R. Murugadoss

A.R. Murugadoss

45. A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman

A.T.M. Shamsuzzaman

46. AN Alcaff

AN Alcaff

47. Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

48. Abbas–Mustan


49. Abdolhossein Sepanta

Abdolhossein Sepanta

50. Abdolreza Kahani

Abdolreza Kahani

51. Abdul Jabbar Khan

Abdul Jabbar Khan

52. Abdullah Oğuz

Abdullah Oğuz

53. Abhinay Deo

Abhinay Deo

54. Abolfazl Jalili

Abolfazl Jalili

55. Abu Sayeed

Abu Sayeed

56. Abu Shahed Emon

Abu Shahed Emon

57. Adeyemi Afolayan

Adeyemi Afolayan

58. Adim Williams

Adim Williams

59. Aditya Chopra

Aditya Chopra

60. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

61. Adrian Lyne

Adrian Lyne

62. Afia Nathaniel

Afia Nathaniel

63. Ahmad Abdalla

Ahmad Abdalla

64. Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher

65. Ahmed Nader Galal

Ahmed Nader Galal

66. Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

67. Aida El-Kashef

Aida El-Kashef

68. Ajab Gul

Ajab Gul

69. Akhtaruzzaman


70. Akihiko Shiota

Akihiko Shiota

71. Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso

72. Akio Jissoji

Akio Jissoji

73. Alamgir Kabir

Alamgir Kabir

74. Alan Bridges

Alan Bridges

75. Alan Mak

Alan Mak

76. Alan Parker

Alan Parker

77. Albert Finney

Albert Finney

78. Alex Chandon

Alex Chandon

79. Alex Cox

Alex Cox

80. Alex Proyas

Alex Proyas

81. Alexander Korda

Alexander Korda

82. Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick

83. Alexis Kouros

Alexis Kouros

84. Alfred Cheung

Alfred Cheung

85. Ali Hatami

Ali Hatami

86. Ali Mosaffa

Ali Mosaffa

87. Ali Özgentürk

Ali Özgentürk

88. Alizeh Imtiaz

Alizeh Imtiaz

89. Alki David

Alki David

90. Allen Fong

Allen Fong

91. Alok Nembang

Alok Nembang

92. Aly Badrakhan

Aly Badrakhan

93. Amaka Igwe

Amaka Igwe

94. Amal Ramsis

Amal Ramsis

95. Ami Priyono

Ami Priyono

96. Amir Naderi

Amir Naderi

97. Amir Shahab Razavian

Amir Shahab Razavian

98. Amr Salama

Amr Salama

99. Ananta Jalil

Ananta Jalil

100. Andjar Asmara

Andjar Asmara

101. Andrew Dosunmu

Andrew Dosunmu

102. Andrew Lau

Andrew Lau

103. Andy Amadi Okoroafor

Andy Amadi Okoroafor

104. Andy Lau

Andy Lau

105. Anees Bazmee

Anees Bazmee

106. Ang Lee

Ang Lee

107. Angga Dwimas Sasongko

Angga Dwimas Sasongko

108. Anil Budha Magar

Anil Budha Magar

109. Animesh Aich

Animesh Aich

110. Ann Hui

Ann Hui

111. Anthony Onah

Anthony Onah

112. Anup Baral

Anup Baral

113. Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu

114. Anwar Kemal Pasha

Anwar Kemal Pasha

115. Anwar Wagdi

Anwar Wagdi

116. Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen

117. Arifin C. Noer

Arifin C. Noer

118. Arizal


119. Arpan Thapa

Arpan Thapa

120. Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn

121. Aryo Danusiri

Aryo Danusiri

122. Ashiqur Rahman

Ashiqur Rahman

123. Ashir Azeem

Ashir Azeem

124. Ashutosh Gowarikar

Ashutosh Gowarikar

125. Ashutosh Gowariker

Ashutosh Gowariker

126. Asim Raza

Asim Raza

127. Asrul Sani

Asrul Sani

128. Atef El-Tayeb

Atef El-Tayeb

129. Atıf Yılmaz

Atıf Yılmaz

130. Ayo Makun

Ayo Makun

131. Ayten Amin

Ayten Amin

132. Azizur Rahman

Azizur Rahman

133. Babak Payami

Babak Payami

134. Baby Islam

Baby Islam

135. Badal Rahman

Badal Rahman

136. Badar Munir

Badar Munir

137. Bahman Farmanara

Bahman Farmanara

138. Bahman Ghobadi

Bahman Ghobadi

139. Bahman Kiarostami

Bahman Kiarostami

140. Bahram Beyzai

Bahram Beyzai

141. Bakhtiar Effendi

Bakhtiar Effendi

142. Bala


143. Bang Eun-jin

Bang Eun-jin

144. Barbet Schroeder

Barbet Schroeder

145. Basu Chatterjee

Basu Chatterjee

146. Behrouz Gharibpour

Behrouz Gharibpour

147. Benny Chan

Benny Chan

148. Bharathan


149. Bhusan Dahal

Bhusan Dahal

150. Bikash Raj Acharya

Bikash Raj Acharya

151. Bill Douglas

Bill Douglas

152. Bill Forsyth

Bill Forsyth

153. Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder

154. Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy

155. Binod Pradhan

Binod Pradhan

156. Biyi Bandele

Biyi Bandele

157. Branwen Okpako

Branwen Okpako

158. Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma

159. Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

160. Bu Wancang

Bu Wancang

161. Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Buddhadeb Dasgupta

162. Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

163. Byun Young-joo

Byun Young-joo

164. Bülent Oran

Bülent Oran

165. Cai Chusheng

Cai Chusheng

166. Cai Shangjun

Cai Shangjun

167. Carol Reed

Carol Reed

168. Cecil B. DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille

169. Cem Yılmaz

Cem Yılmaz

170. Charles Novia

Charles Novia

171. Chashi Nazrul Islam

Chashi Nazrul Islam

172. Cheng Bugao

Cheng Bugao

173. Chetan Anand

Chetan Anand

174. Chico Ejiro

Chico Ejiro

175. Chidananda Dasgupta

Chidananda Dasgupta

176. Chineze Anyaene

Chineze Anyaene

177. Ching Siu-tung

Ching Siu-tung

178. Choi Dong-hoon

Choi Dong-hoon

179. Choo Chang-min

Choo Chang-min

180. Christopher Doyle

Christopher Doyle

181. Christopher Guinness

Christopher Guinness

182. Clarence Fok

Clarence Fok

183. Corey Yuen

Corey Yuen

184. Cüneyt Arkın

Cüneyt Arkın

185. D. Djajakusuma

D. Djajakusuma

186. D.W. Griffith

D.W. Griffith

187. Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke

188. Daisuke Itō

Daisuke Itō

189. Daniel Wu

Daniel Wu

190. Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

191. Dante Lam

Dante Lam

192. Daoud Abdel Sayed

Daoud Abdel Sayed

193. Dariush Mehrjui

Dariush Mehrjui

194. David Dhawan

David Dhawan

195. David Fincher

David Fincher

196. David Lean

David Lean

197. David Lynch

David Lynch

198. Dayahang Rai

Dayahang Rai

199. Deddy Mizwar

Deddy Mizwar

200. Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta

201. Deepa Shree Niraula

Deepa Shree Niraula

202. Deepak Raj Giri

Deepak Raj Giri

203. Deepak Rauniyar

Deepak Rauniyar

204. Deepak Rayamajhi

Deepak Rayamajhi

205. Dennis Law

Dennis Law

206. Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

207. Derek Yee

Derek Yee

208. Derviş Zaim

Derviş Zaim

209. Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

210. Dev Anand

Dev Anand

211. Dickson Iroegbu

Dickson Iroegbu

212. Dilip Rayamajhi

Dilip Rayamajhi

213. Dinesh D.C.

Dinesh D.C.

214. Dinesh Raut

Dinesh Raut

215. Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma

216. Dipendra K. Khanal

Dipendra K. Khanal

217. Djamaluddin Malik

Djamaluddin Malik

218. Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

219. Duygu Sağıroğlu

Duygu Sağıroğlu

220. Ebrahim Golestan

Ebrahim Golestan

221. Ebrahim Hatamikia

Ebrahim Hatamikia

222. Edward Yang

Edward Yang

223. Ehtesham


224. Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan

225. Emem Isong

Emem Isong

226. Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger

227. Emin Alper

Emin Alper

228. Enamul Karim Nirjhar

Enamul Karim Nirjhar

229. Eric Tsang

Eric Tsang

230. Ernst Lubitsch

Ernst Lubitsch

231. Eros Djarot

Eros Djarot

232. Ertem Eğilmez

Ertem Eğilmez

233. Ezzel Dine Zulficar

Ezzel Dine Zulficar

234. Fahad Mustafa

Fahad Mustafa

235. Farid Shawqi

Farid Shawqi

236. Farjad Nabi

Farjad Nabi

237. Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin

238. Fatima Rushdi

Fatima Rushdi

239. Fatin Abdel Wahab

Fatin Abdel Wahab

240. Fei Mu

Fei Mu

241. Felix Chong

Felix Chong

242. Femi Odugbemi

Femi Odugbemi

243. Feng Xiaogang

Feng Xiaogang

244. Ferzan Özpetek

Ferzan Özpetek

245. Forough Farrokhzad

Forough Farrokhzad

246. Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon

247. Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

248. Frank Capra

Frank Capra

249. Frank Rajah Arase

Frank Rajah Arase

250. Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang

251. Fruit Chan

Fruit Chan

252. Fuat Uzkınay

Fuat Uzkınay

253. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

254. G. Aravindan

G. Aravindan

255. Garin Nugroho

Garin Nugroho

256. Gauri Shinde

Gauri Shinde

257. Gazi Rakayet

Gazi Rakayet

258. Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji

259. George Cukor

George Cukor

260. George Lucas

George Lucas

261. Giasuddin Selim

Giasuddin Selim

262. Goldie Behl

Goldie Behl

263. Gordon Chan

Gordon Chan

264. Goutam Ghose

Goutam Ghose

265. Govind Nihalani

Govind Nihalani

266. Gu Changwei

Gu Changwei

267. Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt

268. H. Tjut Djalil

H. Tjut Djalil

269. Haissam Hussain

Haissam Hussain

270. Hala Khalil

Hala Khalil

271. Halit Refiğ

Halit Refiğ

272. Hanny Saputra

Hanny Saputra

273. Hanung Bramantyo

Hanung Bramantyo

274. Happy Salma

Happy Salma

275. Hari Bansha Acharya

Hari Bansha Acharya

276. Haseeb Hassan

Haseeb Hassan

277. Hassan Al Imam

Hassan Al Imam

278. Hassan Rana

Hassan Rana

279. Hassan Tariq

Hassan Tariq

280. Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

281. He Jianjun

He Jianjun

282. He Ping

He Ping

283. Heinosuke Gosho

Heinosuke Gosho

284. Hem Raj BC

Hem Raj BC

285. Henry Barakat

Henry Barakat

286. Herwin Novianto

Herwin Novianto

287. Hideo Gosha

Hideo Gosha

288. Hideo Nakata

Hideo Nakata

289. Hira Singh Khatri

Hira Singh Khatri

290. Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda

291. Hiroshi Inagaki

Hiroshi Inagaki

292. Hiroshi Shimizu

Hiroshi Shimizu

293. Hiroshi Teshigahara

Hiroshi Teshigahara

294. Hong Sangsoo

Hong Sangsoo

295. Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks

296. Hu Mei

Hu Mei

297. Huang Jianxin

Huang Jianxin

298. Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson

299. Humayun Saeed

Humayun Saeed

300. Hur Jin-ho

Hur Jin-ho