Every major director and their most famous film (+ Notion List)

A list of all major directors of all time and their most famous film (measured by letterboxd popularity), organized by release date, presently totalling 825 directors and 808 films.

Please let me know if you think any significant director is missing, thanks!

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New Columns for the Notion List:

- most Iconic / notable film (finished [...])
- genre (IN PROGRESS)
- which film movement is he/she part of (finished)


I included a link to the notion list I have created where you can get an overview of all the directors, the decades they where active, their most famous film (+ most iconic [...]), which film movement he/she is part of (or at least which Country), their origin…

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Consequences of Feminism
  • Värmländingarna
  • The Father
  • Suspense.
  • The Student of Prague
  • Mabel's Strange Predicament
  • Cabiria
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Les Vampires
  • Rapsodia Satanica
  • Nerves
  • From Morn to Midnight
  • Within Our Gates
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Golem
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Nosferatu
  • Nanook of the North
  • Häxan
  • The Smiling Madame Beudet
  • Greed
  • L'Inhumaine
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • By the Law
  • Ménilmontant
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • A Page of Madness
  • Mother
  • Flesh and the Devil
  • The General
  • Metropolis
  • Napoleon
  • The Jazz Singer
  • The Crowd
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • Pandora's Box
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Earth
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Dracula
  • The Public Enemy
  • Limite
  • Frankenstein
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Shanghai Express
  • She Done Him Wrong
  • 42nd Street
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Duck Soup
  • L'Atalante
  • The Thin Man
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Top Hat
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Modern Times
  • Things to Come
  • Mr. Thank You
  • My Man Godfrey
  • The Story of a Cheat
  • Pépé le Moko
  • Humanity and Paper Balloons
  • The Life of Emile Zola
  • The Baker's Wife
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Destry Rides Again
  • His Girl Friday
  • Gaslight
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • The Wolf Man
  • Casablanca
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Now, Voyager
  • I Married a Witch
  • Cat People
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • The Man in Grey
  • Murder, My Sweet
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Children of Paradise
  • Rome, Open City
  • Detour
  • Gilda
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • The Killers
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Spring in a Small Town
  • Hamlet
  • The Red Shoes