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Directors League

Basically, every director who I've seen 5+ films by is ranked here according to the mean average rating I've given to their work.

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I'd love to see your leagues if you set them up, so please share them with me in the comments if you want!

My friend John has produced an excellent resource for creating your own.

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More information about my list:

The average rating is my average rating out of 10.

The film chosen for the list represents my favourite solo work by each given director.

The notes list the directors, their scores and the number of films seen.

How these are ranked:
1. By average rating (highest first)
2. By number of films seen (highest…

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  • A Brighter Summer Day

    1

  • The Battle of Chile: Part I

    2

  • Stalker

    3

  • Pather Panchali

    4

  • Children of Men

    5

  • Chungking Express

    6

  • Parasite

    7

  • Citizen Kane

    8

  • Sunset Boulevard

    9

  • Burning

    10

  • The Handmaiden

    11

  • There Will Be Blood

    12

  • Late Spring

    13

  • Rosemary's Baby

    14

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    15

  • Kwaidan

    16

  • Neruda

    17

  • Tale of Cinema

    18

  • Satantango

    19

  • Seven Samurai

    20

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    21

  • From What Is Before

    22

  • Trainspotting

    23

  • Blow-Up

    24

  • The Incredibles

    25

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    26

  • Princess Mononoke

    27

  • The White Ribbon

    28

  • Brazil

    29

  • The Phantom Carriage

    30

  • Se7en

    31

  • Antichrist

    32

  • The Tree of Life

    33

  • The Neon Demon

    34

  • The Dying Swan

    35

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    36

  • Adoption

    37

  • Toy Story 3

    38

  • La Dolce Vita

    39

  • The Last Laugh

    40

  • Shaun of the Dead

    41

  • Like Someone in Love

    42

  • Taxi Driver

    43

  • Persona

    44

  • Vertigo

    45

  • Ugetsu

    46

  • Memento

    47

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    48

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    49

  • The Exterminating Angel

    50

  • Fish Tank

    51

  • Fireworks

    52

  • The Land

    53

  • In a Year with 13 Moons

    54

  • City Lights

    55

  • Mulholland Drive

    56

  • Bloody Sunday

    57

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    58

  • Apocalypse Now

    59

  • The Red Shoes

    60

  • Cure

    61

  • Pauline at the Beach

    62

  • The Thing

    63

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    64

  • High-Rise

    65

  • Love Exposure

    66

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    67

  • Videodrome

    68

  • Suspiria

    69

  • Metropolis

    70

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    71

  • Flowers of Shanghai

    72

  • Audition

    73

  • Do the Right Thing

    74

  • Rust and Bone

    75

  • Lost in Translation

    76

  • Spider-Man 2

    77

  • Blade Runner

    78

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    79

  • Brokeback Mountain

    80

  • West Side Story

    81

  • Breathless

    82

  • Hard Boiled

    83

  • Pulp Fiction

    84

  • The General

    85

  • Mommy

    86

  • Aliens

    87

  • Amélie

    88

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    89

  • American Beauty

    90

  • Clerks

    91

  • Blade Runner 2049

    92

  • Night of the Living Dead

    93

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    94

  • Pain and Glory

    95

  • His Girl Friday

    96

  • Matinee

    97

  • The Intruder

    98

  • No Country for Old Men

    99

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    100