Top 5 Director Averages

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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  • 1. Lee Chang-Dong 78.33 (6 films)
    2. David Lynch 78 (5 films)
    3. Martin Scorsese 77.14 (14 films)
    4. Hayao Miyazaki 76.82 (11 films)
    5. David Fincher 75.63 (8 films)
    6. Quentin Tarantino 75.5 (10 films)
    7. Stanley Kubrick 75 (9 films)
    8. Paul Thomas Anderson 74.17 (6 films)
    9. Roman Polanski 73.13 (8 films)
    10. Isao Takahata 72.86 (7 films)
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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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January 2020 rankings:

15+ films seen:
# Director - Avg (films seen) - Fav.film
1 Federico Fellini - 79.80 (15) - La Strada
2 Satyajit Ray - 77.20 (15) - Charulata
3 Mario Monicelli - 75.63 (16) - Big Deal on Madonna Street
4 Rainer Werner Fassbinder - 74.46 (24) - In a Year of 13 Moons
5 Ingmar Bergman - 72.92 (24) - Autumn Sonata
6 Dino Risi - 72.13 (15) - A Difficult Life
7 Frederick Wiseman - 71.31 (16) - Near Death
8 Werner Herzog - 71.05 (40) - Stroszek
9 Claude Chabrol - 70.71 (21) - The Girl Cut in Two
10 Terry Gilliam - 70.44 (18) - Brazil
11 Aki Kaurismäki - 70.06 (16) - Drifting Clouds / The Man Without a Past
12 Ken Loach - 69.20 (15) - Kes
13 Woody Allen - 68.42 (33) - Annie Hall
14 Sidney Lumet - 67.42 (24) - 12 Angry Men
15 Abbas Kiarostami - 65.60 (15) - Close-Up / A Taste of Cherry
16 Martin Scorsese - 64.70 (23) - Raging Bull
17 Chia-Liang Liu - 64.69 (16) - The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
18 Roman Polanski - 64.05 (20) - Chinatown
19 Alfred Hitchcock - 60.95 (20) - Rear Window
20 Tim Burton - 53.75 (20) - Beetlejuice

10-14 films seen:
# Director - Avg (films seen) - Fav.film
1 Maurice Pialat - 82.00 (10) - To Our Loves
2 Michelangelo Antonioni - 76.91 (11) - The Night
3 Luchino Visconti - 76.64 (11) - Bellissima
4 Antonio Pietrangeli - 76.20 (10) - The Visitor
5 Carl Theodor Dreyer - 76.08 (13) - Gertrude
6 Emir Kusturica - 75.83 (12) - Time of the Gypsies
7 Errol Morris - 75.09 (11) - The Thin Blue Line
8 John Cassavetes - 74.40 (10) - A Woman Under the Influence
9 Douglas Sirk - 74.18 (11) - Interlude
10 Sam Peckinpah - 73.91 (11) - Straw Dogs
11 Jean Renoir - 73.60 (10) - A Day in the Country
12 Louis Malle - 73.18 (11) - My Dinner with Andre
13 Costa-Gavras - 72.57 (14) - Z
14 Ernst Lubitsch - 70.83 (12) - Design for Living
15 David Lean - 70.27 (11) - Hobson's Choice
16 Ettore Scola - 69.50 (10) - The Dinner
17 Charles Chaplin - 69.25 (12) - Modern Times / The Gold Rush
18 Peter Weir - 67.33 (12) - Gallipoli
19 Yasuzo Masumura - 66.60 (10) - A Lustful Man
20 Michael Powell - 66.50 (10) - The Red Shoes
Runners-up: Robert Bresson, Robert Altman, Zhang Yimou, John Waters, Hayao Miyazaki, Gus Van Sant

5-9 films seen:
# Director - Avg (films seen) - Fav.film
1 Radu Jude - 87.67 (6) - Scarred Hearts
2 Asghar Farhadi - 86.43 (7) - About Elly
3 Jacques Rozier - 84.14 (7) - Near Orouet
4 Jan Troell - 83.67 (6) - The Emigrants
5 Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 80.00 (8) - Climates
6 Lynne Ramsay - 79.00 (8) - Morvern Callar
7 Sergei Parajanov - 78.17 (6) - Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors
8 Allan King - 78.00 (5) - A Married Couple
9 Andrei Zvyagintsev - 77.83 (6) - Elena
=10 Lina Wertmuller - 76.29 (7) - Swept Away
=10 Ermanno Olmi - 76.29 (7) - The Tree of Wooden Clogs
12 Francesco Rosi - 75.83 (6) - Salvatore Giuliano
13 Cristian Mungiu - 75.50 (6) - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
14 Alan Clarke - 75.44 (9) - The Firm / Rita, Sue and Bob Too
15 Miklos Jancso - 75.00 (6) - The Red and the White
16 Catherine Breillat - 74.83 (6) - 36 fillette
17 Rithy Panh - 74.83 (6) - The Missing Picture
18 Terry Jones - 74.80 (5) - Life of Brian
19 Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne - 74.57 (7) - Two Days, One Night
20 Jacques Audiard - 74.50 (6) - A Prophet
Runners-up: Peter Yates, Max Ophüls, Martin Ritt, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Paul Mazursky, Anthony Asquith, Wojciech Has, David Mamet, Jafar Panahi, Ephraim Kishon, Milos Forman, Sergio Leone, Harmony Korine, Bo Widerberg, Pietro Germi, Barbet Schroeder, Andrew Bujalski, Kaneto Shindô, Ousman Sembene, Albert Brooks, Marcel Carné, Bertrand Tavernier, Luigi Comencini, Orson Welles...

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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now with 2400+ films

7+ films

1. Peter Jackson 93.25%(8)...Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
2. Quentin Tarantino 88.00 (7)...From Dusk Till Dawn
3. Paul W.S. Anderson 87.00 (9)...Resident Evil
4. Zack Snyder 85.86 (7)...Sucker Punch
5. Sam Raimi 81.43 (7)...Spider-Man
6. Bryan Singer 78.63 (8)...X-Men: Days Of Future Past
7. Ridley Scott 76.50 (12)...Alien
8. Christopher Nolan 74.88 (8)...Inception
9. Kevin Smith 72.56 (9)...Zack And Miri Make A Porno
10. Robert Rodriguez 72.25 (12)...Sin City

5-6 films

1. George Lucas 92.60 (5)...Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
2. Tarsem Singh 83.40 (5)...Immortals
3. James Cameron 81.50 (6)...Terminator 2: Judgement Day
4. Guillermo Del Torro 80.80 (5)...Hellboy
5. Yoshiaki Kawajiri 80.20 (5)...Wicked City
6. Hayao Miyazaki 80.00 (6)...Howl's Moving Castle
7. Francis Lawrence 79.00 (5)...The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
8. Luc Besson 78.33 (6)...The Fifth Element
9. David Fincher 77.60 (5)...Fight Club
10. Russell Mulcahy 77.40 (5)...Highlander

3-4 films

1. George Miller 98.33 (3)...The Road Warrior
2. Paul Verhoeven 95.75 (4)...Starship Troopers
3. Len Wiseman 95.25 (4)...Underworld
4. Terry Jones 95.00 (3)...Life Of Brian
5. Rob Zombie 92.33 (3)...House Of 1000 Corpses
6. Frank Miller 90.67 (3)...Sin City
7. Neil Blomkamp 89.33 (3)...Chappie
8. Lilly Wachowski 88.75 (4)...The Matrix
9. Lana Wachowski 88.75 (4)...The Matrix
10. Gareth Edwards 88.67 (3)...Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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CosmicMonkey wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:36 pm
Minimum 5 Films:

Lee Unkrich (87.40) - 5 films -
Christopher Nolan (86.50) - 6 films
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger (84.60) - 5 films
David Fincher (84.20) - 5 films
Alfred Hitchcock (81.71) - 7 films
2 years later, 1170+ films.

5 film minimum

1. Lee Unkrich.................................(87.4 - 5 Films) (Toy Story 3)
2. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger...(84.6 - 5 Films) (A Matter of Life and Death)
3. Charlie Chaplin.............................(84.2 - 5 Films) (City Lights)
4. Christopher Nolan..........................(82.7 - 7 Films) (The Dark Knight)
5. Alfred Hitchcock............................(81.5 - 8 Films) (Notorious/Rebecca)

6. Peter Jackson...............................(81.3 - 6 Films) (The Lord of the Rings)
7. Joss Whedon................................(80.83 - 6 Films) (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
8. Orson Welles................................(80.80 - 5 Films) (Citizen Kane)
9. David Fincher...............................(79.9 - 7 Films) (Zodiac)
10. Robert Zemeckis..........................(79.8 - 6 Films) (Back to the Future)

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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djross wrote:
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:32 pm
It is three years since I last responded to this topic. Taking a 5-film minimum, here are my top ten by average score, as of July 2011:

1. Terrence Malick (92.20, 5 films)
2. Patricio Guzmán (90.60, 5 films)
3. Adam Curtis (88.00, 7 films)
4. Orson Welles (87.20, 5 films)
5. Andrei Tarkovsky (86.43, 7 films)
6. Mark Sandrich (85.40, 5 films)
7. Luis Buñuel (85.17, 6 films)
8. Preston Sturges (85.00, 5 films)
9. Robert Bresson (84.33, 6 films)
10. Ingmar Bergman (84.10, 21 films)
Just about ten years later, and now with 4677 ratings, the list looks like this:

1. Patricio Guzmán (85.6, 8 films)
2. Adam Curtis (85, 12 films)
3. Robert Bresson (83.9, 9 films)
4. Claude Lanzmann (83.9, 7 films)
5. Mark Sandrich (83.8, 5 films)
6. Hans-Jürgen Syberberg (82.3, 7 films)
7. Yasujiro Ozu (81.7, 12 films)
8. Terrence Malick (80.6, 11 films)
9. Ross McElwee (79.7, 7 films)
10. Stanley Kubrick (79.7, 13 films)

With a 10-film minimum, it looks like this:

1. Adam Curtis (85, 12 films)
2. Yasujiro Ozu (81.7, 12 films)
3. Terrence Malick (80.6, 11 films)
4. Stanley Kubrick (79.7, 13 films)
5. Federico Fellini (79.3, 12 films)
6. Eric Rohmer (76.7, 31 films)
7. Akira Kurosawa (75.8, 13 films)
8. Jacques Demy (75, 12 films)
9. John Huston (74.9, 12 films)
10. Abbas Kiarostami (74.9, 26 films)

With a 15-film minimum:

1. Eric Rohmer (76.7, 31 films)
2. Abbas Kiarostami (74.9, 26 films)
3. Orson Welles (74.7, 17 films)
4. Frederick Wiseman (74.2, 18 films)
5. Alfred Hitchcock (74.2, 15 films)
6. Luis Buñuel (74, 18 films)
7. Joel and Ethan Coen (72.5, 16 films)
8. Lars von Trier (71.9, 24 films)
9. Ingmar Bergman (71.8, 54 films)
10. Woody Allen (69.4, 46 films)

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01.James Cameron___91.0 (05 Films)
02.Joon-ho Bong_____88.0 (05 Films)
03.Robert Zemeckis___85.0 (06 Films)
04.Sidney Lumet______84.2 (06 Films)
05.Quentin Tarantino__82.7 (11 Films)
06.William Friedkin___82.5 (08 Films)
07.Stanley Kubrick____80.8 (06 Films)
08.Martin Scorsese____80.6 (18 Films)
09.Steven Spielberg___78.5 (17 Films)
10.David Fincher______77.5 (10 Films)
10.Michael Mann______77.5 (10 Films)

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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My top 5:

1. Shunya Ito 100 (3 films)
2. Quentin Tarantino 92.5 (11 films)
3. Sergio Leone 90.8 (6 films)
4. Paul Thomas Anderson 89.3 (10 films)
5. Chan-Wook Park 88.9 (10 films)

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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1.Frank Capra
2.Luchino Visconti
3.George Cukor
4.Billy Wilder
5.Akira Kurosawa

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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My top 5 (minimum 4 films):
  • 1. Ang Lee (6 films - 92.2) - Brokeback Mountain - Have not seen Lust, Caution
    2. Danny Boyle (4 films - 91.5) - 28 Days Later - Have not seen Frankenstein
    3. Akira Kurosawa (7 films - 90) - Yojimbo - Have not seen Red Beard
    4. Billy Wilder (4 films - 89.5) - Sunset Boulevard - Have not seen Ace in the Hole
    5. Terry Gilliam (7 films - 89.1) - Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Have not seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I only have 78 directors that meet the 4 film criterion. Median of the averages is 78.75, which is where Pedro Almodovar, Harold Ramis, and Martin Scorsese sit.

ETA: Favorites and next film I would probably see. Agnieszka Holland, to my disappointment, is the only woman to actually make it into this list.

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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

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Minimum 5

1 - Federico Fellini - 76.8
1/2 - Billy Wilder - 76.8
3 - Robert Bresson - 76.3
4 - Akira Kurosawa - 75.6
5 - John Ford - 75.3

Minimum 10

1 - Akira Kurosawa - 75.6
2 - Stanley Kubrick - 74.2
2/3 - Alfred Hitchcock - 74.2
4 - Satyajit Ray - 73.9
5 - Werner Herzog - 73.7

Minimum 15

1 - Akira Kurosawa - 75.6
2 - Ken Russell - 70.2
3 - Martin Scorsese - 69.2
4 - David Lynch - 68.8
5 - David Cronenberg - 68.4

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