• There is a 10-year moratorium on all new films so you will not yet find films from 2009-now on this list
1. The Searchers- Ford
2. Apocalypse Now- F. Coppola
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey- Kubrick
4. Raging Bull- Scorsese
5. Citizen Kane- Welles
6. Blade Runner – R. Scott
7. Vertigo- Hitchcock
8. The Passion of Joan of Arc- Dreyer
9. Stalker – Tarkovsky
10. Tokyo Story- Ozu
11. 8 1/2 – Fellini
12. The Godfather – F. Coppola
13. In the Mood for Love – Kar-Wai Wong 
14. Bicycle Thieves- De Sica
15. La Dolce Vita- Fellini
16. Lawrence of Arabia- Lean
17. Seven Samurai- Kurosawa
18. Sunrise- Murnau
19. Jules and Jim- Truffaut
20. Breathless- Godard
21. Breaking the Waves – von Trier 
22. Goodfellas – Scorsese
23. Rashoman- Kurosawa
24. The Godfather Part II – F. Coppola
25. Intolerance- Griffith
26. Nostalgia – Tarkovsky
27. The Rules of the Game- Renoir
28. Battleship Potemkin- Eisenstein
29. Touch of Evil- Welles
30. Pulp Fiction – Tarantino 
31. The Magnificent Ambersons- Welles
32. Taxi Driver- Scorsese
33. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover – Greenaway
34. Persona- Bergman
35. Psycho- Hitchcock
36. I Am Cuba- Kalatozov
37. Children of Men – Cuaron
38. Gertrud- Dreyer
39. A Clockwork Orange- Kubrick
40. Red Desert- Antonioni 
41. Aguirre, the Wrath of God – Herzog
42. The Third Man- Reed
43. The Thin Red Line- Malick
44. There Will Be Blood – P. T. Anderson
45. The Earrings of Madame De… – Ophuls
46. Manhattan- Allen
47. Days of Heaven – Malick
48. Blue Velvet – Lynch
49. Do the Right Thing – S. Lee
50. Magnolia – P.T. Anderson
51. City Lights- Chaplin
52. M- Lang
53. The 400 Blows- Truffaut
54. Metropolis- Lang
55. Nosferatu- Murnau
56. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari- Wiene
57. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly- Leone
58. The End of Summer- Ozu
59. The Seventh Seal- Bergman
60. The Shining – Kubrick
61. Nashville – Altman
62. Cries and Whispers – Bergman
63. Casablanca- Curtiz
64. The Pornographers – Imamura
65. The Wild Bunch- Peckinpah
66. Once Upton a Time in the West – Leone
67. Werckmeister Harmonies – Tarr
68. Brazil – Gilliam
69. Mulholland Drive – Lynch
70. Pierrot le Fou – Godard
71. The Trial- Welles
72. Gone With the Wind- Fleming
73. Shoot the Piano Player – Truffaut
74. Stagecoach- Ford
75. L’Avventura – Antonioni
76. The Blue Angel- von Sternberg
77. Heat- M. Mann
78. Punch-Drunk Love – P.T. Anderson
79. Rear Window- Hitchcock
80. Early Summer- Ozu
81. The Graduate- M. Nichols
82. Juliet of the Spirits- Fellini 
83. A Man Escaped- Bresson
84. It’s a Wonderful Life- Capra
85. Lola Montes- Ophuls
86. Annie Hall- Allen
87. Dekalog – Kieslowski
88. The Conformist – Bertolucci
89. Paths of Glory- Kubrick
90. Lost in Translation – S. Coppola
91. JFK – Stone
92. The Wizard of Oz- Fleming
93. Viridiana- Bunuel
94. The Passenger – Antonioni
95. Barry Lyndon- Kubrick
96. Chinatown- Polanski
97. Fitzcarraldo – Herzog
98. Boogie Nights – P.T. Anderson
99. The Grand Illusion- Renoir
100. The Big Sleep- Hawks
101. The Birth of a Nation- Griffith
102. Singin’ in the Rain- Donen, Kelly
103. North By Northwest- Hitchcock
104. The Royal Tenenbaums – W. Anderson
105. Notorious- Hitchcock
106. Rome, Open City- Rossellini
107. Dead Man – Jarmusch
108. Chungking Express –  Kar-Wai Wong
109. Bringing Up Baby- Hawks
110. Suspiria- Argento
111. Rio Bravo- Hawks
112. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Dominik
113. Jaws- Spielberg
114. Rosemary’s Baby- Polanski
115. La Strada – Fellini
116. Fargo – Coen
117. Late Spring- Ozu
118. The General- Keaton
119. Umberto D- De Sica
120. L’Eclisse- Antonioni
121. A Woman Under the Influence – Cassavetes
122. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Peckinpah
123. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie- Bunuel
124. Fanny and Alexander – Bergman
125. Dead Ringers – Cronenberg
126. The Conversation- F. Coppola
127. Raiders of the Lost Ark – Spielberg
128. Syndromes and a Century – Weerasethakul
129. Amarcord – Fellini
130. Mean Streets- Scorsese
131. Cool Hand Luke- Rosenberg
132. Pickpocket- Bresson
133. Rocco and His Brothers- Visconti
134. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg- Demy
135. White Heat- Walsh
136. Wild Strawberries- Bergman
137. Modern Times- Chaplin
138. Sunset Boulevard – Wilder
139. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp- Powell & Pressburger
140. Written on the Wind- Sirk
141. Black Narcissus- Powell & Pressburger
142. Eyes Wide Shut – Kubrick
143. Contempt- Godard
144. Le Plaisir- Ophuls
145. The Cranes Are Flying- Kalatozov
146. Intentions of Murder – Imamura
147. The Scarlett Express- von Sternberg
148. The Music Room- S. Ray
149. Hannah and Her Sisters- Allen
150. Once Upon a Time in America – Leone
151. Rumble Fish – F. Coppola
152. Fight Club – Fincher
153. The Big Lebowski – Coen
154. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- Roy Hill
155. Back to the Future – Zemeckis
156. A Zed & Two Noughts – Greenaway
157. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Forman
158. Double Indemnity- Wilder
159. Star Wars- Lucas
160. Schindler’s List – Spielberg
161. Before Sunset – Linklater
162. Performance – Roeg
163. Don’t Look Now – Roeg
164. Kings of the Road – Wenders
165. Blue – Kieslowski
166. Andrei Rublev- Tarkovsky
167. Amadeus – Forman
168. The Sacrifice – Tarkovsky
169. Repulsion- Polanski
170. The Empire Strikes Back – Kershner
171. Red River- Hawks
172. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre- Huston
173. Cache – Haneke
174. The Bridge on the River Kwai- Lean
175. Strangers on a Train- Hitchcock
176. Kill Bill – Tarantino 
177. Johnny Guitar- N. Ray
178. Malcolm X – S. Lee
179. Zodiac – Fincher
180. Alien- R. Scott
181. The Lord of the Rings – Jackson
182. Y Tu Mama Tambien – Cuaron
183. Ran – Kurosawa
184. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters – Schrader
185. It Happened One Night- Capra
186. Dancer in the Dark – von Trier 
187. Dr. Strangelove- Kubrick
188. Crimes and Misdemeanors – Allen
189. Blow Out – De Palma
190. Midnight Cowboy- Schlesinger
191. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance- Ford
192. Broken Flowers – Jarmusch 
193. The New World – Malick 
194. The Exorcist- Friedkin
195. My Darling Clementine- Ford 
196. The Piano – Campion
197. Out of the Past- Tourneur
198. Red – Kieslowski
199. Germany Year Zero- Rossellini
200. No Country For Old Men – Coen
201. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Spielberg
202. Network- Lumet
203. Bonnie and Clyde- Penn
204. The Gold Rush- Chaplin
205. Sherlock Jr. Keaton
206. High Noon- Zinnemann
207. The French Connection- Friedkin
208. The Silence of the Lambs – Demme
209. Raise the Red Lantern – Yimou Zhang
210. Dog Day Afternoon – Lumet
211. McCabe & Mrs. Miller- Altman
212. Aliens – Cameron
213. Veronika Voss – Fassbinder
214. Love Me Tonight- Mamoulian
215. Morocco- von Sternberg
216. Rushmore – W. Anderson
217. Unforgiven – Eastwood
218. Seven – Fincher
219. Los Olvidados- Bunuel 
220. The Manchurian Candidate- Frankenheimer
221. Diabolique- Clouzot
222. The Apartment- Wilder
223. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Gondry
224. Down by Law – Jarmusch
225. The Grapes of Wrath- Ford
226. The Bride of Frankenstein- Whale
227. The Deer Hunter – Cimino
228. Harold and Maude- Ashby
229. Requiem for a Dream – Aronofsky
230. L.A. Confidential – Hanson
231. Crash – Cronenberg
232. The Crime of Monsieur Lange- Renoir
233. Solaris- Tarkovsky
234. The Dark Knight – Nolan
235. Saving Private Ryan – Spielberg
236. Lost Highway – Lynch
237. The Mirror- Tarkovsky
238. The Maltese Falcon- Huston
239. On the Waterfront- Kazan
240. La Bête Humaine- Renoir
241. Talk to Her – Almodovar
242. 25th Hour – S. Lee
243. My Fair Lady- Cukor
244. Pinocchio- Sharpsteen
245. Greed- von Stroheim
246. The Hill- Lumet
247. MASH- Altman
248. Moulin Rouge! – Luhrmann
249. The Quiet Man- Ford
250. Letter from an Unknown Woman- Ophuls
251. Doctor Zhivago- Lean
252. Weekend- Godard
253. Blow-Up – Antonioni 
254. Winter Light- Bergman
255. Strike- Eisenstein
256. Great Expectations- Lean
257. La Chienne- Renoir
258. Casino – Scorsese 
259. The Parallax View – Pakula
260. The Sweet Smell of Success – Mackendrick
261. Groundhog Day – Ramis
262. Wild at Heart – Lynch
263. Million Dollar Baby – Eastwood
264. Badlands- Malick
265. Some Like It Hot- Wilder
266. The Last Laugh- Murnau
267. La Notte- Antonioni 
268. Foolish Wives- von Stroheim
269. Le Million- Clair
270. His Girl Friday- Hawks
271. Diner – Levinson
272. A Matter of Life and Death- Powell & Pressburger
273. Yojimbo- Kurosawa
274. L’Atalante – Vigo
275. Throne of Blood- Kurosawa
276. Mon Oncle- Tati
277. Floating Weeds- Ozu
278. West Side Story- Wise
279. The Leopard- Visconti
280. The Virgin Spring- Bergman
281. Pan’s Labyrinth – del Toro
282. Barton Fink – Coen
283. Le Samourai- Melville
284. Playtime- Tati
285. Reservoir Dogs – Tarantino
286. An Autumn Afternoon- Ozu
287. The Last of the Mohicans – M. Mann
288. The Exterminating Angel- Bunuel
289. The Night of the Hunter – Laughton
290. A Hen in the Wind- Ozu
291. Cleo from 5 to 7 – Varda
292. Five Easy Pieces – Rafelson
293. The Shawshank Redemption – Darabont
294. American Beauty – Mendes
295. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days – Mungiu
296. Rope- Hitchcock
297. Cabaret – Fosse
298. Carnal Knowledge – M. Nichols
299. Journey to Italy- Rossellini
300. A History of Violence – Cronenberg
301. The Fountain – Aronofsky
302. Mabuse: The Gambler – Lang
303. Sansho the Bailiff – Mizoguchi
304. Anatomy of a Murder- Preminger
305. Shadow of a Doubt- Hitchcock
306. The 47 Ronin- Mizoguchi
307. 1900 – Bertolucci
308. Atonement – J. Wright
309. All About Eve- Mankiewicz
310. Mystic River – Eastwood
311. Traffic – Soderbergh
312. The Lady From Shanghai- Welles
313. Memento – Nolan
314. Out of Sight – Soderbergh
315. Miller’s Crossing – Coen
316. The Man Who Fell to Earth- Roeg
317. La Ronde- Ophuls
318. Elevator to the Gallows – Malle
319. Kes- Loach
320. Letter Never Sent- Kalatozov
321. The Last Tango in Paris- Bertolucci
322. There Was a Father- Ozu
323. The Man with the Golden Arm- Preminger
324. Pather Panchali- S. Ray
325. Aparajito- S. Ray
326. Halloween- Carpenter
327. All the President’s Men- Pakula
328. Blood Simple – Coen
329. The Nights of the Cabiria- Fellini
330. All that Heaven Allows- Sirk 
331. La Pointe Courte – Varda
332. The Departed – Scorsese
333. American Psycho – Harron
334. Paisan- Rossellini
335. Charulata- S. Ray
336. A Fistful of Dollars- Leone
337. The Son – Dardenne
338. 2046 –  Kar-Wai Wong 
339. L’enfant – Dardenne
340. Full Metal Jacket – Kubrick
341. Army of Shadows – Melville
342. The Birds- Hitchcock
343. Ordet- Dreyer
344. The 39 Steps- Hitchcock
345. A Story of Floating Weeds- Ozu
346. Beauty and the Beast- Cocteau
347. Ivan the Terrible Part II- Eisenstein
348. Twelve Monkeys – Gilliam
349. Carrie – De Palma
350. To Have and Have Not- Hawks
351. Ivan the Terrible Part I- Eisenstein
352. For a Few Dollars More- Leone
353. Le Bonheur – Varda
354. October- Eisenstein
355. Jurassic Park – Spielberg
356. Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Cameron
357. The Crowd- Vidor
358. The Road Warrior – G. Miller
359. I Vitelloni- Fellini
360. Pickup on South Street- Fuller
361. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie- Cassavetes
362. The Big Parade- Vidor
363. Marie Antoinette – S. Coppola
364. Naked Lunch – Cronenberg
365. The Wind- Sjöström
366. The World of Apu- S. Ray
367. Bob le Flambeur- Melville
368. Duck Soup- McCarey
369. Trouble in Paradise- Lubitsch
370. Hunger – McQueen
371. Gosford Park – Altman
372. The Circus- Chaplin
373. The English Patient – Minghella
374. Vampyr- Dreyer
375. Ossessione – Visconti
376. Shane- Stevens
377. Chimes at Midnight- Welles
378. The Fly – Cronenberg
379. One from the Heart – F. Coppola
380. The Celebration – Vinterberg
381. Day of Wrath- Dreyer
382. El- Bunuel 
383. Stranger Than Paradise – Jarmusch
384. The Long Goodbye- Altman
385. Lady Snowblood – Fujita
386. King Kong- Cooper 
387. The Lion King – Allers & Minkoff
388. Peeping Tom- Powell
389. Satan’s Tango – Tarr
390. Ugetsu- Mizoguchi
391. The Silence- Bergman
392. Amores Perros –  Iñárritu 
393. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – A. Lee
394. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday- Tati
395. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Minghella
396. Fort Apache- Ford
397. The Red Shoes- Powell & Pressburger
398. The Lady Eve- P. Sturges
399. Trainspotting – Boyle
400. Two Women – De Sica
401. Meet Me in St. Louis- Minnelli
402. Easy Rider- Hopper
403. The Age of Innocence – Scorsese
404. Ivan’s Childhood- Tarkovsky
405. A Star is Born- Cukor
406. The Life of Oharu- Mizoguchi
407. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors – Parajanov
408. Naked- Leigh 
409. Husbands and Wives – Allen
410. A.I. Artificial Intelligence – Spielberg
411. Broadway Danny Rose – Allen
412. Spirited Away – Miyazaki
413. Scenes From a Marriage – Bergman
414. How Green Was My Valley- Ford
415. Day for Night- Truffaut
416. Shoeshine- De Sica
417. Lola- Demy
418. The Piano Teacher – Haneke
419. Sullivan’s Travels- P. Sturges
420. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum – Mizoguchi
421. The 3 Penny Opera- Pabst
422. Dazed and Confused – Linklater
423. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – Lynch
424. All that Jazz- Fosse
425. The Insider – M. Mann
426. The Elephant Man – Lynch
427. The Marriage of Maria Braun – Fassbinder
428. My Night at Maud’s – Rohmer
429. Code Unknown – Haneke
430. The Philadelphia Story- Cukor
431. The Wild Child- – Truffaut
432. The Last Picture Show – Bogdanovich
433. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul – Fassbinder
434. The Thing – Carpenter 
435. A Streetcar Named Desire- Kazan
436. Detective Story- Wyler
437. Ben-Hur- Wyler
438. Othello- Welles
439. The Darjeeling Limited – W. Anderson
440. The Shop Around the Corner- Lubitsch
441. Detour- Ulmer
442. The Best Years of our Lives- Wyler
443. Imitation of Life- Sirk
444. Videodrome – Cronenberg
445. Belle De Jour- Bunuel
446. Safe – Haynes
447. Distant Voices, Still Lives – Davies 
448. Die Hard – McTiernan 
449. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington- Capra
450. The Battle of Algiers- Pontecorvo
451. Wall-E – Stanton
452. The Usual Suspects – Singer
453. Ikiru- Kurosawa
454. The Big Heat- Lang
455. Gun Crazy- Lewis
456. Lola – Fassbinder
457. Mystery Train – Jarmusch 
458. The Palm Beach Story- P. Sturges
459. My Dinner with Andre – Malle 
460. The Terminator – Cameron
461. In a Lonely Place- N. Ray
462. Vengeance is Mine – Imamura
463. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Fassbinder
464. Rebel Without a Cause- N. Ray
465. Two English Girls – Truffaut
466. Titanic – Cameron
467. Pigs and Battleships – Imamura
468. Gunga Din- Stevens
469. Dawn of the Dead –  Romero
470. The Hustler- Rossen
471. Accatone – Pasolini
472. Purple Noon- Clement 
473. The Reckless Moment- Ophuls
474. The Miracle of Morgan Creek- P. Sturges
475. Being John Malkovich – Jonze
476. O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Coen
477. Henry V- Olivier
478. Laura- Preminger
479. Amelie – Jeunet
480. Fallen Angel- Preminger
481. The Roaring Twenties- Walsh
482. Brief Encounter- Lean
483. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – M. Nichols
484. Children of Paradise- Carne
485. Scarlet Street- Lang
486. Destiny- Lang
487. Tom Jones- Richardson
488. Stardust Memories – Allen
489. Scarface – De Palma
490. The Outlaw Josey Wales – Eastwood
491. Dick Tracy – Beatty
492. La Haine – Kassovitz
493. Taste of Cherry – Kiarostami
494. Days of Being Wild – Kar-Wai Wong
495. Eraserhead – Lynch
496. Election- Payne
497. The Player – Altman
498. The Hurt Locker – Bigelow
499. The Bourne Ultimatum – Greengrass
500. Nosferatu the Vampyre – Herzog
  • DIRECTORS WITH MULTIPLE FILMS

10- Hitchcock

9- Bergman, Ozu

8- Kubrick, Ford

7- Fellini, Scorsese, Tarkovsky, Welles, Spielberg, Allen, Coen, Lynch

6- F. Coppola, Antonioni, Hawks, Kurosawa, Ophuls, Truffaut, Bunuel, Lang, Altman, Cronenberg

5- Renoir, Leone, Dreyer, Lean, Eisenstein, Powell, Jarmusch, S. Ray, Mizoguchi, Fassbinder

4- P.T. Anderson, Godard, Malick, Chaplin, Wilder, Rossellini, De Sica, Kar-Wai Wong, Imamura, Eastwood, Preminger, P. Sturges

3- Murnau, Polanski, Herzog, von Sternberg, Fincher, Kieslowski, S. Lee, Tarantino, Kalatozov, Roeg, Lumet, Bertolucci, Capra, W. Anderson, Visconti, M. Mann, M. Nichols, Sirk, Tati, Varda, Melville, Haneke, De Palma, N. Ray, , Cukor, Wyler

2- Griffith, R. Scott, Peckinpah, Greenaway, von Trier, Bresson, Cuaron, Keaton, Forman, Friedkin, Huston, Gilliam, S. Coppola, Tarr, Cassavetes, von Stroheim, Aronofsky, Nolan, Demy, Linklater, Pakula, Fleming, Walsh, Soderbergh, Kazan, Dardenne, Vidor, Fosse, Carpenter, Minghella, Malle, Lubitsch, Stevens