Ranked by average rating. Favorite film chosen to represent each director. Open each note to see the average rating (out of 5, to three decimals), the number of films seen, a link to my film list for each director, and my favorite three works by that filmmaker.
I watch a lot of movies, but you'd be surprised perhaps by what I haven't seen.
Therefore, this list is incomplete and will always be incomplete. You'll search through immediately without even reading this description and wonder where your favorite director is and why he/she isn't higher. There are lots of reasons for that:
1) I watch hundreds of documentaries more than most people you know, and that skews the rankings. Those mostly-unheralded…