Who is your favorite film director?

What's your favorite film by this director?

43 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Oh how could anybody have a favorite? Too much to ask. Some directors aren't likable in and of themselves so one hates to even mention Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen and for some even Clint Eastwood. So when I say my favorite director I risk saying I condone the life of the director and not his/her talents/abilities/works. Then there's comparing genres. Some stick only to a certain style, which showcases their best abilities, and maybe only shows a limited scope or limited opportunities to direct different films.

    I guess I'd have to go by genres and still would be uncomfortable saying any director is the absolute best one.

    So, I'll work backwards without consulting whether I like the director or not and mostly sticking to American & European directors who've worked in the past 60 or so years.

    Socially Important Films:

    Schindler's List (Spielberg)

    Munich (Spielberg)

    The Pianist (Polanski)


    Unforgiven (Eastwood)

    True Grit (Coen Bros)

    The Missing (Ron Howard)

    The Outlaw Josey Wales (Eastwood)

    Literary Films:

    Bram Stoker's Dracula (Coppola)

    Rebecca (Hitchcock)

    Henry V (Branagh)

    Age of Innocence (Scorsese)

    Tess (Polanski)

    Macbeth (Polanski)

    Romeo & Juliet (Zeffirelli)

    Taming of the Shrew (Zeffirelli)

    Hamlet (Zeffirelli)

    Crime Films:

    Godfather I & II (Coppola)

    Taxi Driver (Scorsese)

    Fargo (Coen Bros)

    Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)


    The New World (Terrence Malick)

    Wuthering Heights (William Wyler, 1939)

    American Graffiti (George Lucas)

    Catch Me If You Can (also a drama, Spielberg)

    Rebecca (Hitchcock)

    Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)

    Master & Commander (Peter Weir)

    Once Apon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)

    The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)

    Lost in Translation (S. Coppola)

    Remains of the Day (James Ivory)

    Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur)

    Sci-Fi/ Dystopian:

    A.I. (Spielberg)

    Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam)

    Fifth Element (Luc Besson)

    Alien Franchise (Ridley Scott)

    1984 (Michael Radford)

    Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)

    2001 A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)

    War Films:

    War Horse (Spielberg)

    Dirty Dozen (Robert Aldrich)

    Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino)

    Das Boot (Herzog)

    Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick)

    Apocalypse Now (Coppola)

    Paths of Glory (Kubrick)


    HITCHCOCK (all of them)

    Shining (Kubrick)

    Carrie (1976, De Palma)

    Gosford Park (Altman)

    The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan)

    Foreign Films:

    Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore)

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Eat Drink Man Woman, Wedding Banquet, Life of Pi, etc: Ang Lee

    Life is Beautiful (Benini)

    Sword & Sandals:

    Gladiator (Ridley Scott)

    The Eagle (Kevin MacDonald)

    Spartacus (Kubrick)

    Other Films I love:

    Marathon Man (John Schlesinger)

    Boys from Brazil (Schaffner)

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)

    There are so many but I guess if you look at the overall list, I like Spielberg's films best as a group. These are hardly all of my faves or fave directors.

  • 2 years ago

    George Lucas : Star Wars and Indiana Jones

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Spielberg, Tarantino, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan

  • Vahe
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    Tom cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Lucas, and Leonardo DiCaprio. I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger as the director of Batman and Robin, but also the only California actor besides Reagan to have served as California governor.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Lucio Fulci, Amando de Ossorio and Sergio Martino.

    Screw the overhyped "geniuses" of Hollywood, they all suck.

    Give me a stylish and somewhat perverted B-movie over Hollywood trash any day. At least they come without pretensions.

  • 2 years ago

    Christopher Nolan - Memento

  • 2 years ago

    Hugh Jackman

  • 2 years ago

    Coen brothers. Certainly they are...


  • Sam Peckinpah-Straw Dogs

    • Peckinpah's not my favorite director, but he certainly was good. And, yes, a resounding HELL, YES to "Straw Dogs."

  • Aarj
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    Andrei Tarkovsky - The Mirror, Andrei Rublev.

    Robert Bresson - A man escaped, Au Hasard Balthazar

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