The top 250 directors and their best film according to TSPDT/DtC (2012)

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This list contains 250 films by the 250 greatest directors of all time, according to "they shoot pictures don't they?". Each director has one entry; their most critically acclaimed film. Two directors appear more than once on the list (Michael Powell and Stanley Donen) and all together there are 5 director couples (Powell/Pressburger, Donen/Kelly, Coen Brothers, Cooper/Schoedsack and Straub/Huillet). #76 is a TV-mini-series; #81, #151, #157, #180, #190 and #202 are short features, the rest of the entries are featured films.

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  1. 1 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    La règle du jeu

    1939 — a.k.a. The Rules of the Game, in 24 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
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    1963, in 32 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 26 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 25 top lists Check
  12. 12 new

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927, in 32 top lists Check
  13. 13 new

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  15. 15 new

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  16. 16 new

    L'Atalante

    1934, in 21 top lists Check
  17. 17 new

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
  19. 19 new

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
  20. 20 new

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  21. 21 new

    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 28 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 25 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    Les enfants du paradis

    1945 — a.k.a. Children of Paradise, in 20 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 31 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    L'avventura

    1960 — a.k.a. L'Avventura, in 22 top lists Check
  29. 29 new

    Andrey Rublev

    1966 — a.k.a. Andrei Rublev, in 28 top lists Check
  30. 30 new

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Wild Bunch

    1969, in 23 top lists Check
  34. 34 new

    Ugetsu monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Ugetsu, in 23 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    1916, in 22 top lists Check
  36. 36 new

    Rio Bravo

    1959, in 18 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Au hasard Balthazar

    1966 — a.k.a. Au Hasard Balthazar, in 16 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  39. 39 new

    Pather Panchali

    1955, in 21 top lists Check
  40. 40 new

    C'era una volta il West

    1968 — a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in the West, in 25 top lists Check
  41. 41 new

    Il gattopardo

    1963 — a.k.a. The Leopard, in 17 top lists Check
  42. 42 new

    Il conformista

    1970 — a.k.a. The Conformist, in 17 top lists Check
  43. 43 new

    Greed

    1924, in 20 top lists Check
  44. 44 new

    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    Viridiana

    1961, in 23 top lists Check
  46. 46 new

    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  47. 47 new

    La battaglia di Algeri

    1966 — a.k.a. The Battle of Algiers, in 26 top lists Check
  48. 48 new

    Nashville

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  49. 49 new

    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 21 top lists Check
  50. 50 new

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 22, 2012; source