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  • Rio Bravo
  • The Big Sleep
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Red River
  • His Girl Friday

Directors ranked: Howard Hawks

14 films

Note: haven't seen all his films yet.

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Shining
  • Paths of Glory
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

Directors ranked: Stanley Kubrick

12 films

Note: Haven't seen Fear and Desire (1953)

  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away
  • The Wind Rises
  • Porco Rosso
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • M
  • Casablanca
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Third Man
  • Sunset Boulevard

Showdown: The Grey

10 films

In chronological order

  • Gone with the Wind
  • Ben-Hur
  • El Cid
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Duellists

Showdown: Period

10 films

In chronological order

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Red Shoes
  • Vertigo
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Exorcist

Showdown: Spellbound

10 films

In chronological order

  • Sanjuro
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Aliens
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Showdown: Back Again

10 films

In chronological order

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Rio Grande
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Samurai Rebellion

Showdown: the Descendants

10 films

In chronological order

  • Metropolis
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Star Wars
  • Conan the Barbarian

Showdown: Fantasia

10 films

In chronological order

  • The Searchers
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Shining
  • The Third Man

Showdown: Frame Up

25 films

A list of what I consider to be the 25 most beautiful shot films in movie history

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Third Man
  • The Big Country
  • Rio Bravo
  • North by Northwest

Showdown: The Perfect Score

20 films

In chronological order.