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A long list of directors

Here is a long list ( though incomplete) of important film directors
and a few films from their careers...

Great Directors
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/index.html

Robert Altman
MASH (1970)
Nashville (1975)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/05/altman.html

Woody Allen
Sleeper (1973)
Love and Death (1975)
Annie Hall (1977)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/03/allen.html

Gillian Armstrong
My Brilliant Career (1978)
Last Days of Chez Nous (1991)
Charlotte Gray (2001)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/02/armstrong.html

Wes Anderson
Bottle Rocket 1996
Rushmore 1998
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)


Hal Ashby
Harold and Maude (1971)
Coming Home (1978)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/04/ashby.html

Ingmar Bergman
Fanny and Alexander) (1982)
Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (1957) also writer
Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (1957) also writer
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/02/bergman.html

Bernardo Bertolucci
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
The Last Emperor (1987)

Brad Bird
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Incredibles (2004)
Ratatouille (2007)

Luis Bunuel
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/05/bunuel.html

Tim Burton
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/03/burton.html

Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Trainspotting (1996)

Jane Campion
An Angel at my Table (1990
Sweetie (1989)
The Piano (1993)

Gurinder Chadha
Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)

Charles Chaplin
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)

Jean Cocteau
Beauty and the Beast) (1946)
Orphée (1950) also writer
Le Testament d'Orphée (1959) also writer
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/04/cocteau.html

Joel and Ethan Coen
Raising Arizona (1987)
Barton Fink (1991)
Fargo (1996) also editor as Roderick Jaynes
The Big Lebowski (1998) also editor as Roderick Jaynes
http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/03/coens.html

Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather (1972)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
New York Stories (segment: Life Without Zoe)

Sofia Coppola
The Virgin Suicides. 1999.
Lost in Translation. 2003.
Marie Antoinette. 2006.

Alfonso Cuarón
Y tu mamá también (2001)
Great Expectations (1998)
Paris, je t'aime (2006) (short "Parc Monceau")

Claire Denis
Chocolat / Chocolate (1988)

Maya Deren
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Meditation on Violence (1948)
Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (1985)

Clint Eastwood
Unforgiven (1992)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Sergei Eisenstein
Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potemkin) (1925)
October (Octyabre) (1927)

Stephen Frears
The Queen (2006)
High Fidelity (2000)
The Grifters (1990)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

Federico Fellini
The Nights of Cabiria) (1957)
La dolce vita (1959
8½ (Otto e mezzo) (1963)
Roma (Fellini's Roma) (1972)
Amarcord (1973)

John Ford
Stagecoach (1939)
Drums along the Mohawk (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
My Darling Clementine (1946)


Terry Gilliam
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Brazil (1985) also actor
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Michel Gondry
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

D.W. Griffith
1915 The Birth of a Nation
1916 Intolerance

Howard Hawks
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
The Big Sleep (1946)


Werner Herzog
Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) (1974
Heart of Glass) (1976

Alfred Hitchcock
Strangers on a Train (1951) Warner Brothers
Vertigo (1958) Paramount
North by Northwest (1959) MGM
Psycho (1960) Paramount

Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001...)

Jim Jarmusch
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Down By Law (1986)
Coffee and Cigarettes (1986) short

Krzysztof Kieslowski
Three Colors: Blue (Trois colours: Bleu) (1993)
Three Colors: White (Trois colours: Blanc) (1994)
Three Colors: Red (Trois colours: Rouge) (1994)

Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Shining (1980)

Akira Kurosawa
Rashomon (1950)
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954)
Ran (1985)

Fritz Lang
Metropolis (1926)
M (1931)

David Lean
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957
Lawrence of Arabia (1962
Doctor Zhivago (1965

Ang Lee
Pushing Hands, 1992
Eat Drink Man Woman, 1994
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Mike Leigh
High Hopes (1988)
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Naked (1993)
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Richard Linklater
Slacker (1991)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Waking Life (2001)

David Lynch
Blue Velvet (1986)
Wild At Heart (1990)
Mulholland Drive (2001)

Miranda July
Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody? (2005) (Wholphin (DVD))
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

Guy Maddin
Maddin's short, The Heart of the World (2000) 6 min
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

Georges Méliès
Cendrillon (Cinderella) (1899)
Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902)
Les Hallucinations du baron de Münchausen (Baron Munchausen's Dream) (1911)
Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician (Patrick Montgomery & Luciano Martinengo, 1978)

Anthony Minghella
Truly, Madly, Deeply 1990
The English Patient 1996
Cold Mountain 2003


Hayao Miyazaki
My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Jp.)
Spirited Away (2001, Jp.)


F.W. Murnau
Nosferatu, 1922
The Last Laugh (1924
City Girl (1930 USA

Mira Nair
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Vanity Fair (2004)
The Namesake (2006)
New York, I Love You (Segment - "Kosher Vegetarian") (2008)
Amelia (2009)

Mike Nichols
The Graduate (1967)
Catch-22 (1970)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Sally Potter
Women Filmmakers in Russia/I Am an Ox, I Am a Horse, I Am a Man, I Am a Woman (1988)
Orlando (1992) also writer, composer
The Tango Lesson (1997) also writer, composer

Carol Reed
The Third Man (London Films, 1949)

Jean Renoir
A Day in the Country) (1936
La Grande illusion (1937)
The Rules of the Game) (1939

Robert Rodriguez
Sin City (2005)
Mariachi, El (1992)

Eric Rohmer
The Girl at the Monceau Bakery) (1963) short
Claire's Knee) (1971)
Chloe in the Afternoon, Love in the Afternoon) (1972)

Patricia Rozema
Mansfield Park (1999)
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

Martin Scorsese
Mean Streets (1973)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980)
GoodFellas (1990)

Susan Seidelman
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Smithereens (1982)
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

Penelope Spheeris
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
Suburbia (1984)
Wayne's World (1992)

Steven Soderbergh
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
Traffic (2000)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Steven Spielberg
Jaws (1975)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Schindler's List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill
Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Jacques Tati
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday) (1953,
Playtime (1967

Julie Taymor
Frida (2002)
Across the Universe (2007)

François Truffaut
Jules et Jim (1962)
Day for Night) (1973)

Paul Verhoeven
Katie Tippel (Keetje Tippel) (1975)
Soldier of Orange (Soldaat Van Oranje) (1978)

Margarethe von Trotta
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Marianne and Juliane (1981)
Rosa Luxemburg (1986)

Peter Weir
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Gallipoli (1981)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Witness (1985)

Orson Welles
Citizen Kane (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)

Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Some Like it Hot (1959, also Producer & Co-screenwriter)
The Apartment (1960, also Producer & Co-screenwriter)

Wim Wenders
The American Friend (1977)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Until the End of the World (1991)

Lina Wertmüller
1972 The Seduction of Mimi
1973 Love and Anarchy
1974 Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August
1975 Seven Beauties

Zhang Yimou
Red Sorghum (Hong gaoliang) (1987)
Raise the Red Lantern (Dahong denglong gaogao gua) (1991)
Hero (Yingxiong) (2002)
House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)

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