100 Great Directors

REINER WERNER FASSBINDER

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

German

Best

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Recommends

Chinesisches Roulette (Chinese Roulette) (1967),Liebe ist Kälter als der Tod (Love Is Colder Than Death) (1969), Katzelmacher (1969),Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest)(1969),Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey) (1970), Warum Lauft Herr R. Amok? (Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?) (1970),The American Soldier (Der amerikanische Soldat)(1970),Whity (1971), Pioniere in Ingolstadt (Pioneers In Ingolstadt)(1971), Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (The Merchant of Four Seasons) (1971), Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore) (1971), Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972), World on a Wire (1973), Fontane Effi Briest (1974), Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali Fear Eats the Soul) (1974),Wie Ein Vogel Auf Dem Draht (Like a Bird on a Wire) (1975), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975), Faustrecht der Freiheit (Fox and His Friends) (Fist-Fight of Freedom) (1975), Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife) (1976), Satansbraten (Satan's Brew) (1976),Angst vor der Angst (Fear of Fear) (1976), Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me) (1976), In the Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden) (1978),Germany in Autumn (1978), Despair (Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht)(1978), The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (1979), Die Dritte Generation (The Third Generation) (1979),Lola (1981), Lili Marleen (1981), Querelle (1982), Die Sehnsucht der Veronika VossMartha (1982)

RICHARD LESTER

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Recommends

The Mouse on the Moon (1963), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965), Help! (1965), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), How I Won the War (1967), Petulia (1968),The Bed Sitting Room (1969), The Three Musketeers (1973),Juggernaut (1974), The Four Musketeers (1975), The Ritz (1976), Robin and Marian (1976), Cuba (1979), Superman II (1981), Superman III (1983), The Return of the Musketeers (1989),Butch and Sundance - The Early Days (1979)

RICHARD LINKLATER

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Before Sunrise

Recommends

Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013), Boyhood (2014), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Bernie (2011), Slacker (1991), Waking Life (2001), Dazed and Confused (1993)

RIDLEY SCOTT

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Blade Runner (1982)

Recommends

Gladiator (2000), American Gangster (2007), Black Hawk Down (2001), Alien (1979), Matchstick Men (2003),Thelma & Louise (1991),The Duellists (1978), Body of Lies (2008),Robin Hood (2010),Prometheus (2012),Legend (1986),Someone to Watch over Me (1987), Black Rain (1989), 1492 Conquest of Paradise (1992),White Squall (1996), G.I. Jane (1997),

RITWIK GHATAK

Timeline

Classic

Predominant Language

Bengali

Best

Meghe Dhaka Tara (1960)

Recommends

,A River Called Titash (1973) ,Reason, Debate and a Story (1974),Bedeni (1951),Nagarik (1952), Naramedh Yagna (1954),Bihar Ke Darshaniya Sthan (1955),Ajantrik (1958),Runaway (1958),Kato Ajanare (1959),A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale (1961),The Golden Thread (1965),Fear (1965),Scientists of Tomorrow (1967)

ROBERT ALTMAN

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Nashville (1975)

Recommends

Brewster McCloud (1975),M*A*S*H (MASH) (1970),The Company (2003), A Prairie Home Companion (2006),McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), The Long Goodbye (1973), California Split (1974), Thieves Like Us (1974), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976), 3 Women (1977), Secret Honor (1984), Fool for Love (1985), Vincent and Theo (1990), The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Kansas City (1996), The Gingerbread Man (1998), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Gosford Park (2001),A Wedding (1978)

ROBERT BRESSON

Timeline

Classic / Contemporary

Predominant Language

French

Best

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Recommends

Les Anges du Péché (Angels of the Streets) (1953), Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Ladies of the Park) (1945), Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) (1951), Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1956), Pickpocket 91959),Procès de Jeanne d'Arc (Trial of Joan of Arc) (1962), Mouchette (1967), Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman) (1969), Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer) (1971), Lancelot of the Lake (1974), The Devil Probably (Le diable probablement) (1977), L'Argent (1983)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Forrest Gump (1994)

Recommends

Castaway (2000), Polar Express (2004), Who Framed the Roger Rabbit (1988), Contact (1997), Beowulf (2007),The Flight (2012), A Christmas Carol (2009),Romancing the Stone (1984),Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989),Back to the Future Part III (1990)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI

Timeline

Classic / Contemporary

Predominant Language

Italian

Best

Roma, città aperta (Open City)(1945)

Recommends

Paisan (1946), Germany Year Zero (1947), Machine to Kill Bad People (1948), Ways of Love (1948), Stromboli (1950), The Flowers of St. Francis (1950), Europa '51 (1952),Where is Freedom? (Dov'e la liberta...?)(1952),Messiah(1978),Cartesius (1974),The Age of the Medici (1973),Blaise Pascal (1971),Socrate (Socrates)(1971),Augustine of Hippo (Agostino d'Ippona)(1971),Acts of the Apostles (Atti degli apostoli)(1969), La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV (The Taking of Power by Louis XIV)(The Rise of Louis XIV)(1966),Vanina Vanini(1961),It Was Night in Rome (Era notte a Roma)(1960),India Matri Bhumi(1959), IL Generale della Rovere (General della Rovere)(1959),Joan of Arc at the Stake(1954),Seven Deadly Sins (1953),Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1953),La paura (Fear)(1954)

ROMAN POLANSKI

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Recommends

The Pianist (2002),Death and the Maiden (1995),Bitter Moon (1994),Tess (1980),The Tenant (1976),Macbeth (1971),Chinatown (1974),Cul-de-Sac (1966),Repulsion (1965), Knife in the Water (1963), Carnage (2011), The Ghost Writer (2010)


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