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Best Directors of All Time
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Director
Score
Total # of Movies Career Span Top 4 Movies
1
Steven Spielberg

3.5440
32
1950s - 1
1960s - 3
1970s - 3
1980s - 7
1990s - 7
2000s - 9
2010s - 2
  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  3. Jaws (1975)
  4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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2
Alfred Hitchcock

3.4686
58
1920s - 11
1930s - 15
1940s - 14
1950s - 11
1960s - 5
1970s - 2
  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. Psycho (1960)
  3. Vertigo (1958)
  4. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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3
Woody Allen

3.4493
40
1960s - 1
1970s - 7
1980s - 9
1990s - 10
2000s - 13
  1. Annie Hall (1977)
  2. Manhattan (1979)
  3. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  4. Radio Days (1987)
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4
Martin Scorsese

3.4236
32
1950s - 1
1960s - 1
1970s - 8
1980s - 5
1990s - 8
2000s - 8
2010s - 1
  1. Goodfellas (1990)
  2. Taxi Driver (1976)
  3. Raging Bull (1980)
  4. Departed, The (2006)
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5
Stanley Kubrick

3.3584
14
1950s - 6
1960s - 4
1970s - 1
1980s - 2
1990s - 1
  1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. Paths of Glory (1958)
  4. Spartacus (1960)
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6
Quentin Tarantino

3.3241
7
1990s - 3
2000s - 4
  1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  2. Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
  3. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  4. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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7
Peter Jackson

3.3095
11
1970s - 1
1980s - 2
1990s - 3
2000s - 4
2010s - 1
  1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, (2001)
  2. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
  3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
  4. King Kong (2005)
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8
Joel Coen

3.2768
15
1980s - 2
1990s - 5
2000s - 7
2010s - 1
  1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  2. Serious Man, A (2009)
  3. Fargo (1996)
  4. Barton Fink (1991)
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9
Clint Eastwood

3.2629
34
1970s - 7
1980s - 7
1990s - 8
2000s - 10
2010s - 2
  1. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  2. Unforgiven (1992)
  3. Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
  4. Mystic River (2003)
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10
Francis Ford Coppola

3.2437
17
1960s - 2
1970s - 5
1980s - 4
1990s - 4
2000s - 2
  1. Godfather, The (1972)
  2. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
  3. Conversation, The (1974)
  4. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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