100 Great Directors

SAM MENDES

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

American Beauty (1999)

Recommends

Road to perdition (2002), Revolutionary Road (2008), Jarhead (2005), Away we go (2009), Skyfall (2012)

SAM PECKINPAH

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Straw Dogs (1971)

Recommends

The Deadly Companions (Trigger Happy) (1961),Ride the High Country (1962),The Wild Bunch (1969), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), Junior Bonner (1972), The Getaway (1972), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), Major Dundee (1974), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), The Killer Elite (1975),Cross of Iron (1976)

SAMUEL FULLER

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

The Steel Helmet(1951)

Recommends

Shockproof (1949), I Shot Jesse James (1949),The Baron of Arizona (1950),Fixed Bayonets (1951), Park Row (1952), Scandal Sheet (The Dark Page) (1952),Pickup on South Street (1953),Hell and High Water (1954) ,House of Bamboo (1955),Run of the Arrow (1957),China Gate (1957),Forty Guns (1957),Verboten (1959), The Crimson Kimono (1959),Underworld U.S.A (1961),Merrill's Marauders (1962),Shock Corridor (1963), The Naked Kiss (1964),Meanest Men in the West (1966),Caine (Man Eater)(Shark) (1968), The Last Movie (1971),Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street( 1972),The Deadly Trackers (1973), The Big Red One (1980), White Dog(1982),Voleurs de la Nuit (1983)

SATYAJIT RAY

Timeline

Classic

Predominant Language

Bengali

Best

Charulata (1962)

Recommends

Pather Panchali(1954),Aparajito (1957),The World of Apu (1959) , Jalsagar (1958) ,The Stranger (1991),The Home and the World (1984) ,The Elephant God (1978),The Middleman (1976),The Chess Players (1977),Pratidwandi (1972),Days and Nights in the Forest (1970),Mahanagar (1963) ,Two Daughters (1961),Devi (1960)

SERGEI EISENSTEIN

Timeline

Classic

Predominant Language

Russian

Best

Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Recommends

Ivan the Terrible - Pt. 1 (1943),Ivan the Terrible - Pt. 2 (1946),Alexander Nevsky (1938),Ten Days That Shook the World (1927),Strike (1924)

SERGIO LEONE

Timeline

Classic / Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Recommends

Once Upon a Time in the West (1969),Once Upon a Time in America (1984), A Fistful of Dynamite (1971), For a Few Dollars More (1965) , A Fistful of Dollars (1965)

SHANE MEADOWS

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

This is England (2006)

Recommends

Somers Town (2008),Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009),Small Time (1996),Where's the Money, Ronnie? (1996), Twenty Four Seven (1997), A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002),Northern Soul (2004), Dead Man's Shoes (2004),

SIDNEY LUMET

Timeline

Classic / Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

12 Angry Men (1957)

Recommends

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) ,Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), Q & A (1990) ,Running on Empty (1988), The Verdict (1982) , Prince of the City (1981) ,Network (1976), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Serpico (1973), The Hill (1965), The Pawnbroker (1965) , Fail-Safe (1964), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) (2007)

STANLEY KUBRICK

Timeline

Classic / Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Recommends

Lolita (1962) ,Barry Lyndon (1975) , A Clockwork Orange (1971), Full Metal Jacket(1985) , The Shining (1980), 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968) , Spartacus (1960), Paths of Glory (1957), The Killing (1956), Fear and Desire (1953), Killer's Kiss (1955) , Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

STEVEN SODERBERGH

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

Recommends

Erin Brockovich (2000), Traffic (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Bubble (2005), The Good German (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Che Part One (The Argentine) (2008), Che Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008), The Girlfriend Experience (2009), The Informant! (2009), And Everything Is Going Fine (2010), Contagion (2011), Magic Mike (2012), Side Effects (2013),Haywire (2012), Full Frontal (2002),Solaris (2002), Kafka (1991), King of the Hill (1993), Schizopolis (1996), Gray's Anatomy (1997),Out of Sight (1998),The Limey (1999)

STEVEN SPIELBERG

Timeline

Contemporary

Predominant Language

English

Best

Schindler's List (1993)

Recommends

Lincoln (2012),War Horse (2011), The Adventures of Tintin - The secret of the Unicorn (2011), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Jaws (1975),Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981),E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Munich (2005), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Minority Report (2002),Jurassic Park (1993),Amistad (1997), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), War of the Worlds (2005), The Terminal (2004), Catch Me If You Can (2002) ,A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Empire of the Sun (1987), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Color Purple (1985), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Sugarland Express (1974), Duel (1971)


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