B E S T   DIRECTOR       based on IMDB rating                                 Minimum movies: 3   
                                                                              Movies to list: 2
      Director           Movies   Rating    Best Movie(s)                     More Examples : 1 2

   1. Christopher Nolan       6     8.43    The Dark Knight                   9.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Inception                         9.0   Info  
   2. Stanley Kubrick         5     8.38    Paths of Glory                    8.6   Info   Bio  
                                            A Clockwork Orange                8.5   Info  
   3. Sergio Leone            6     8.20    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly    9.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Once upon a Time in the West      8.8   Info  
   4. Quentin Tarantino       8     8.16    Pulp Fiction                      8.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Inglorious Basterds               8.4   Info  
   5. Billy Wilder            5     8.12    Sunset Boulevard                  8.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Some like it hot                  8.4   Info  
   6. Charles Chaplin         4     8.05    Modern times                      8.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The great dictator                8.4   Info  
   7. Martin Scorsese         8     8.00    Goodfellas                        8.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Departed                      8.5   Info  
   8. Francis Ford Coppola    6     7.90    The godfather 1                   9.1   Info   Bio  
                                            The Godfather 2                   9.0   Info  
   9. David Fincher           6     7.85    Seven                             8.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The Curious Case of Benjamin But  8.1   Info  
  10. James Cameron           6     7.80    Alien II                          8.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Avatar                            8.4   Info  
  11. Guy Ritchie             4     7.80    Snatch                            8.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Lock, stock and two smoking barr  8.2   Info  
  12. Stuart Elliott          4     7.80    The Crusades (2)                  7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Crusades (3)                  7.8   Info  
  13. Sam Mendes              4     7.77    American beauty                   8.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Road to Perdition                 7.7   Info  
  14. Joel Coen               7     7.74    No Country for Old Men            8.3   Info   Bio  
                                            The Big Lebowski                  8.2   Info  
  15. Franklin J. Schaffne    3     7.70    Patton                            8.1   Info   Bio  
                                            Papillon                          8.0   Info  
  16. Paul Greengrass         5     7.68    The Bourne Ultimatum              8.2   Info   Bio  
                                            United 93                         7.9   Info  
  17. Stephen Daldry          3     7.67    The reader                        7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Billy Elliot                      7.7   Info  
  18. Robert Zemeckis         8     7.59    Forrest Gump                      8.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Back to the Future I              8.3   Info  
  19. Marc Forster            3     7.57    Finding Neverland                 8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The Kite Runner                   7.8   Info  
  20. Peter Weir              5     7.56    The Truman Show                   7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Dead poets society                7.8   Info  
  21. Norman Jewison          3     7.53    In the Heat of the Night          8.1   Info   Bio  
                                            The Hurricane                     7.3   Info  
  22. Spike Lee               4     7.53    25th hour                         7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Inside Man                        7.7   Info  
  23. Alfred Hitchcock       13     7.52    Psycho                            8.7   Info   Bio  
                                            North by northwest                8.6   Info  
  24. Jonathan Demme          4     7.50    The Silence of the Lambs          8.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Philadelphia                      7.6   Info  
  25. James Mangold           4     7.50    Walk the line                     8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            310 to Yuma                       7.9   Info  
  26. Steven Spielberg       16     7.49    Schindler's list                  8.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Saving Private Ryan               8.5   Info  
  27. Michael Mann            6     7.48    Heat                              8.2   Info   Bio  
                                            The Insider                       8.0   Info  
  28. Roman Polanski          4     7.48    Chinatown                         8.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The Ghost Writer                  7.5   Info  
  29. George Lucas            4     7.47    Starwars (4)                      8.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Starwars (3)                      7.9   Info  
  30. Joe Wright              3     7.47    Atonement                         7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Pride and Prejudice               7.8   Info  
  31. Mel Gibson              4     7.45    Braveheart                        8.3   Info   Bio  
                                            Apocalypto                        7.9   Info  
  32. Ridley Scott            8     7.45    Alien                             8.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Gladiator                         8.3   Info  
  33. Paul Verhoeven          7     7.41    Zwartboek                         8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Soldaat van Oranje                7.9   Info  
  34. Stephen Frears          3     7.40    High Fidelity                     7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The Queen                         7.6   Info  
  35. Tim Burton              6     7.38    Ed Wood                           8.1   Info   Bio  
                                            Big fish                          8.1   Info  
  36. Gus Van Sant            4     7.38    Good Will Hunting                 8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Elephant                          7.3   Info  
  37. David Cronenberg        3     7.37    Eastern Promises                  7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            A History of Violence             7.6   Info  
  38. Andy Wachowski          3     7.33    The Matrix (1)                    8.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The Matrix (2)                    7.0   Info  
  39. Martin Brest            3     7.33    Scent of a woman                  7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Midnight run                      7.5   Info  
  40. Wolfgang Reitherman     3     7.30    Jungle Book 1                     7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Robin Hood                        7.5   Info  
  41. USA/                   16     7.28    The Event 1x14                    7.3   Info   Bio  
                                            The Event 1x11                    7.3   Info  
  42. Edward Zwick            7     7.27    Glory                             8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Blood Diamond                     8.0   Info  
  43. Terence Young           3     7.27    From Russia with love             7.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Dr. No                            7.3   Info  
  44. Nicholas Meyer          3     7.23    Startrek (2)                      7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Startrek (6)                      7.2   Info  
  45. Sidney Lumet            9     7.20    12 Angry Men                      8.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Dog Day Afternoon                 8.2   Info  
  46. Irvin Kershner          3     7.20    Starwars (5)                      8.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Raid on Entebbe                   6.8   Info  
  47. Nick Cassavetes         4     7.20    The notebook                      8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            My Sister's Keeper                7.4   Info  
  48. Alan Parker             5     7.18    Mississippi burning               7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Midnight Express                  7.6   Info  
  49. Richard Attenborough    4     7.18    Shadowlands                       7.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Cry Freedom                       7.3   Info  
  50. Ron Howard              9     7.13    Cinderella man                    8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Frost - Nixon                     7.9   Info  
  51. F. Gary Gray            3     7.10    The Negotiator                    7.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Law Abiding Citizen               7.2   Info  
  52. Wolfgang Petersen       6     7.08    Das Boot                          8.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The never ending story            7.3   Info  
  53. Anthony Minghella       4     7.08    Cold Mountain                     7.3   Info   Bio  
                                            The talented Mr. Ripley           7.2   Info  
  54. Clint Eastwood         19     7.07    Gran Torino                       8.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Unforgiven                        8.3   Info  
  55. Guy Hamilton            3     7.07    Goldfinger                        7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Diamonds are forever              6.7   Info  
  56. Oliver Hirschbiegel     3     7.07    Der Untergang                     8.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Five Minutes of Heaven            6.7   Info  
  57. Don Siegel              5     7.04    Dirty Harry                       7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Escape from Alcatraz              7.6   Info  
  58. Sydney Pollack          5     7.00    Three days of the condor          7.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Tootsie                           7.4   Info  
  59. Curtis Hanson           5     7.00    L.A. Confidential                 8.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Wonder boys                       7.5   Info  
  60. Taylor Hackford         4     6.97    Ray                               7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Dolores Claiborne                 7.2   Info  
  61. John Dahl               4     6.97    Rounders                          7.3   Info   Bio  
                                            Last seduction                    7.1   Info  
  62. John McTiernan          6     6.97    Die Hard                          8.2   Info   Bio  
                                            The hunt for red october          7.6   Info  
  63. Lasse Hallström         9     6.94    Hachi                             8.1   Info   Bio  
                                            What's eating Gilbert Grape       7.7   Info  
  64. Rob Reiner              4     6.93    Misery                            7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Bucket List                   7.5   Info  
  65. Steven Soderbergh      13     6.92    Traffic                           7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Oceans 11                         7.6   Info  
  66. Paul McGuigan           3     6.90    Lucky number Slevin               7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Wicker Park                       6.9   Info  
  67. Robert Altman           3     6.90    The Player                        7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Gosford Park                      7.3   Info  
  68. Neil Jordan             4     6.90    Mona Lisa                         7.3   Info   Bio  
                                            The Brave One                     6.9   Info  
  69. Tony Scott             10     6.88    True romance                      7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Man on Fire                       7.6   Info  
  70. John Huston             4     6.88    Key Largo                         8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The Unforgiven                    6.8   Info  
  71. David Mamet             3     6.87    House of Games                    7.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Spartan                           6.8   Info  
  72. Gregory Hoblit          5     6.86    Primal Fear                       7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Frequency                         7.3   Info  
  73. Antoine Fuqua           4     6.82    Training Day                      7.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Shooter                           7.2   Info  
  74. Alan J. Pakula          4     6.80    All the President's Men           8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Presumed Innocent                 6.8   Info  
  75. Michael Bay             5     6.80    Transformers                      7.4   Info   Bio  
                                            The Rock                          7.2   Info  
  76. Michael Cimino          3     6.80    The Deer Hunter                   8.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Thunderbolt and Lightfoot         7.0   Info  
  77. Dave Schram             3     6.80    Radeloos                          7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Lover of loser                    6.8   Info  
  78. Oliver Stone           13     6.79    Platoon                           8.2   Info   Bio  
                                            JFK                               8.0   Info  
  79. McG                     6     6.75    Lucky number Slevin               7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Infamous                          7.2   Info  
  80. Lewis Gilbert           3     6.73    The spy who loved me              7.1   Info   Bio  
                                            You only live twice               7.0   Info  
  81. Brian De Palma          9     6.73    Scarface                          8.1   Info   Bio  
                                            The Untouchables                  8.0   Info  
  82. Martin Campbell         5     6.72    Casino Royale                     8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            GoldenEye                         7.1   Info  
  83. Robert Harmon           7     6.71    The hitcher                       7.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Jesse Stone - Night passage       7.1   Info  
  84. Rod Lurie               4     6.70    Resurrecting the Champ            7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The contender                     6.9   Info  
  85. Phillip Noyce           7     6.69    The quiet American                7.3   Info   Bio  
                                            Patriot Games                     6.9   Info  
  86. Roger Michell           4     6.68    Notting Hill                      6.9   Info   Bio  
                                            The mother                        6.8   Info  
  87. Doug Liman              3     6.63    The Bourne Identity               7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Mr. and Mrs. Smith                6.4   Info  
  88. Robert Redford          4     6.60    Quiz show                         7.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The Legend of Bagger Vance        6.4   Info  
  89. William Friedkin        3     6.60    The French Connection             7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Rules of Engagement               6.2   Info  
  90. Barry Levinson          7     6.59    Rain Man                          7.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Sleepers                          7.3   Info  
  91. Brett Ratner            4     6.58    Red dragon                        7.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Rush Hour                         6.8   Info  
  92. Robert Benton           4     6.55    Kramer vs Kramer                  7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            The Human Stain                   6.3   Info  
  93. Joel Schumacher         9     6.53    Falling Down                      7.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Phone Boot                        7.2   Info  
  94. Kathryn Bigelow         4     6.53    The Hurt Locker                   7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Strange Days                      7.0   Info  
  95. John Schlesinger        4     6.52    Marathon Man                      7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The Falcon and the Snowman        6.6   Info  
  96. Jonathan Mostow         4     6.52    Terminator III                    6.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Breakdown                         6.7   Info  
  97. Gary Fleder             5     6.52    The Express                       7.1   Info   Bio  
                                            Runaway Jury                      7.1   Info  
  98. Roger Donaldson        10     6.51    The World's Fastest Indian        8.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The Bank Job                      7.5   Info  
  99. Jon Turteltaub          3     6.50    National Treasure                 6.8   Info   Bio  
                                            National Treasure Book of Secret  6.6   Info  
 100. John Glen               5     6.50    For your eyes only                6.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Living Daylights              6.6   Info  
 101. Richard Donner          8     6.48    Lethal weapon                     7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Lethal weapon 2                   7.0   Info  
 102. Michael Winner          4     6.48    Death Wish I                      7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The Mechanic                      6.8   Info  
 103. Mira Nair               3     6.47    The namesake                      7.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Vanity Fair                       6.2   Info  
 104. David Twohy             3     6.47    Pitch Black                       6.8   Info   Bio  
                                            A Perfect Getaway                 6.5   Info  
 105. Mike Figgis             5     6.46    Leaving Las Vegas                 7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The Browning Version              7.2   Info  
 106. Christian Duguay        4     6.45    Human trafficking                 7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The assignment                    6.8   Info  
 107. Adrian Lyne             3     6.43    Jacob's Ladder                    7.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Unfaithful                        6.5   Info  
 108. Michael Caton-Jones     3     6.43    This boy's life                   7.3   Info   Bio  
                                            City by the sea                   6.1   Info  
 109. Richard Shepard         3     6.43    The Matador                       7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The Hunting Party                 7.0   Info  
 110. Ben Sombogaart          4     6.40    De tweeling                       7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            De storm                          6.4   Info  
 111. D.J. Caruso             4     6.40    Disturbia                         7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Eagle Eye                         6.7   Info  
 112. Carl Franklin           3     6.37    Out of Time                       6.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Devil in a blue dress             6.5   Info  
 113. Steven de Jong          3     6.37    De scheepsjongens van Bontekoe    6.7   Info   Bio  
                                            De schippers van de Kameleon      6.2   Info  
 114. Ernst Marischka         3     6.33    Sissi                             6.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Sissi, die junge Kaiserin         6.2   Info  
 115. Michael Apted           8     6.32    Amazing Grace                     7.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Gorillas in the mist              6.9   Info  
 116. Lee Tamahori            4     6.28    The Edge                          6.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Next                              6.2   Info  
 117. Andrew Davis            6     6.27    The Fugitive                      7.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Guardian                      6.7   Info  
 118. Roger Spottiswoode      6     6.25    Under Fire                        7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            The Children of Huang Shi         6.9   Info  
 119. John Woo                4     6.18    Face Off                          7.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Paycheck                          6.1   Info  
 120. Maria Peters            4     6.18    Kruimeltje                        6.5   Info   Bio  
                                            Pietje Bell (1)                   6.4   Info  
 121. Roland Emmerich         6     6.17    The Patriot                       6.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Stargate (pilot)                  6.7   Info  
 122. Renny Harlin            7     6.13    Die Hard 2                        6.9   Info   Bio  
                                            The Long kiss goodnight           6.6   Info  
 123. Mimi Leder              4     6.10    Pay it Forward                    6.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Code                          5.9   Info  
 124. Fred Schepisi           3     6.10    Six degrees of separation         6.9   Info   Bio  
                                            The Russia house                  5.9   Info  
 125. Bruce Beresford         4     6.08    Evelyn                            7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Double Jeopardy                   6.0   Info  
 126. Simon West              3     6.07    Con Air                           6.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The General's Daughter            6.0   Info  
 127. John Herzfeld           3     6.07    2 days in the valley              6.4   Info   Bio  
                                            15 Minutes                        6.0   Info  
 128. Robert Markowitz        3     6.03    Word of honor                     6.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Too Young to Die                  5.8   Info  
 129. George P. Cosmatos      3     6.00    Tombstone                         7.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Rambo II - First Blood part 2     5.7   Info  
 130. Jon Avnet               3     6.00    Righteous Kill                    6.1   Info   Bio  
                                            88 Minutes                        6.0   Info  
 131. Harold Becker           5     5.98    Sea of Love                       6.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Malice                            6.2   Info  
 132. James Foley             3     5.97    Confidence                        6.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Chamber                       5.7   Info  
 133. Barbet Schroeder        4     5.95    Single White Female               6.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Kiss Of Death                     5.9   Info  
 134. Christopher Cain        3     5.93    Young guns                        6.6   Info   Bio  
                                            The principal                     5.8   Info  
 135. John Irvin              3     5.93    Hamburger Hill                    6.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The Dogs of War                   6.2   Info  
 136. Stephen Hopkins         4     5.90    The Ghost and the Darkness        6.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Under Suspicion                   6.4   Info  
 137. Jon Amiel               4     5.90    Copycat                           6.5   Info   Bio  
                                            The Entrapment                    6.0   Info  
 138. Irwin Winkler           3     5.87    Guilty by suspicion               6.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Home of the Brave                 5.6   Info  
 139. John Moore              3     5.83    Behind enemy lines                6.1   Info   Bio  
                                            Flight of the Phoenix             6.0   Info  
 140. John Badham             5     5.80    WarGames                          7.0   Info   Bio  
                                            Nick of Time                      6.2   Info  
 141. Rowdy Herrington        3     5.77    A murder of crows                 6.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Road House                        5.7   Info  
 142. Peter Hyams             3     5.67    2010                              6.6   Info   Bio  
                                            Narrow margin                     6.4   Info  
 143. Joseph Ruben            4     5.65    The good Son                      5.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The Forgotten                     5.8   Info  
 144. Rob Cohen               3     5.63    The fast and the furious          6.0   Info   Bio  
                                            xXx                               5.5   Info  
 145. David Carson            3     5.53    Startrek (7)                      6.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Letters from a Killer             5.4   Info  
 146. Dick Maas               4     5.50    Flodder                           6.4   Info   Bio  
                                            Amsterdamned                      6.2   Info  
 147. Jan de Bont             3     5.50    Speed                             7.2   Info   Bio  
                                            Twister                           6.0   Info  
 148. Mick Jackson            3     5.47    The hades factor                  5.8   Info   Bio  
                                            The bodyguard                     5.5   Info  
 149. John Polson             3     5.30    Tenderness                        5.7   Info   Bio  
                                            Hide and Seek                     5.6   Info  
 150. Lewis Teague            3     5.23    The Jewel Of The Nile             5.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Wedlock                           5.7   Info  
 151. William Lau             3     5.17    Barbie en de bedelaar             5.8   Info   Bio  
                                            Barbie Magic Of The Rainbow       5.3   Info  
 152. Geoff Murphy            3     4.63    Race against Time                 5.1   Info   Bio  
                                            Freejack                          4.9   Info  
 153. Luis Llosa              3     4.13    The Specialist                    4.9   Info   Bio  
                                            Anaconda                          4.2   Info  
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