Director scoring

Unfortunate UPDATE: I had my laptop stolen and realize I hadn't backed up the spreadsheet that tracked this. It will take me some time to recreate, so for now this will be a historical document of my favorite directors as of December 2021 (prior to watching Matrix Resurrections).

Here are all directors for whom I have seen at least 5 films, represented by my favorite films of theirs.

I have devised my own scoring system. They gain points based on how many of their films I have seen, how many are among my 75 favorites, how many I judge to be masterpieces or genre-defining, how many are among my top 10% of films, what percentage of their films are great…

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  • Psycho

    1

  • Jurassic Park

    2

  • Memento

    3

  • Harakiri

    4

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    5

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    6

  • High and Low

    7

  • The Big Lebowski

    8

  • Red River

    9

  • Blade Runner

    10

  • Serenity

    11

  • Before Sunrise

    12

  • The Godfather

    13

  • A Few Good Men

    14

  • M

    15

  • Knives Out

    16

  • Lady and the Tramp

    17

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    18

  • Avengers: Endgame

    19

  • 12 Angry Men

    20

  • The Usual Suspects

    21

  • Apollo 13

    22

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    23

  • Judgment at Nuremberg

    24

  • Spider-Man 2

    25

  • Amélie

    26

  • Inside Out

    27

  • 25th Hour

    28

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    29

  • The Thing

    30

  • Casablanca

    31

  • The Little Mermaid

    32

  • Die Hard

    33

  • Finding Nemo

    34

  • Clerks

    35

  • Taxi Driver

    36

  • Arrival

    37

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    38

  • Crimson Tide

    39

  • A History of Violence

    40

  • Rocky

    41

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    42

  • Toy Story

    43

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    44

  • The Shape of Water

    45

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    46

  • The Invisible Man

    47

  • Logan

    48

  • The Straight Story

    49

  • The Handmaiden

    50

  • The Red Shoes

    51

  • Last Night in Soho

    52

  • Mangrove

    53

  • RoboCop

    54

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    55

  • Sabrina

    56

  • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    57

  • The Iron Giant

    58

  • Paprika

    59

  • A Trip to the Moon

    60

  • The Terminator

    61

  • Big Fish

    62

  • Falling Leaves

    63

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    64

  • The NeverEnding Story

    65

  • Fantastic Voyage

    66

  • Star Wars

    67

  • Snowpiercer

    68

  • Children of Men

    69

  • The Untouchables

    70

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    71

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    72

  • Contagion

    73

  • Adventures in Babysitting

    74

  • Lonesome Dove

    75

  • Seven Days in May

    76

  • Touch of Evil

    77

  • American Sniper

    78

  • Sin City

    79

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    80

  • Gone Girl

    81

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    82

  • Superman

    83

  • Mortal Kombat

    84

  • Steve Jobs

    85

  • Requiem for a Dream

    86

  • Life of Pi

    87

  • The Pelican Brief

    88

  • Awakenings

    89

  • Strange Days

    90

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    91

  • Annie Hall

    92

  • The Rocketeer

    93

  • Pleasantville

    94

  • Iron Man

    95

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    96

  • Contact

    97

  • Joker

    98

  • The Matrix

    99

  • Stargate

    100