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My Re-Updated List of Favorite Directors

Cinema Variety’s Favorite Directors
(in no particular order)

  • Terrence Malick
    Favorite Film: The Tree of Life
    Next Best: The Thin Red Line


  • Paul Thomas Anderson
    Favorite Film: The Master
    Next Best: Magnolia


  • Andrei Tarkovsky
    Favorite Film: Solaris
    Next Best: Andrei Rublev


  • Larry Clark
    Favorite Film: KIDS
    Next Best: Bully


  • Darren Aronofsky
    Favorite Film: Requiem for a Dream
    Next Best: Black Swan


  • Quentin Tarantino
    Favorite Film: Pulp Fiction
    Next Best: Death Proof


  • Christopher Nolan
    Favorite Film: Interstellar
    Next Best: The Dark Knight


  • Sofia Coppola
    Favorite Film: The Virgin Suicides
    Next Best: Marie Antoinette

  • Rob Zombie
    Favorite Film: Halloween
    Next Best: House of 1,000 Corpses


  • Alfonso Cuaron
    Favorite Film: Children of Men
    Next Best: Gravity


  • Xavier Dolan
    Favorite Film: Laurence Anyways
    Next Best: I Killed My Mother


  • Harmony Korine
    Favorite Film: Mister Lonely
    Next Best: Spring Breakers


  • Lars Von Trier
    Favorite Film: Dancer in the Dark
    Next Best: Melancholia


  • David Lynch
    Favorite Film: Eraserhead
    Next Best: Mulholland Drive


  • Nicolas Winding Refn
    Favorite Film: Drive
    Next Best: Valhalla Rising


  • Stanley Kubrick
    Favorite Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Next Best: The Shining

  • Derek Cianfrance
    Favorite FilmBlue Valentine
    Next Best: The Place Beyond The Pines


  • Joel & Ethan Coen
    Favorite Film: No Country For Old Men
    Next Best: Fargo


  • Judd Apatow
    Favorite Film: Knocked Up
    Next Best: The 40 Year Old Virgin

  • Gaspar Noe
    Favorite Film: Irreversible
    Next Best: Enter The Void


  • Spike Jonze
    Favorite Film: Her
    Next Best: Being John Malkovitch

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu
    Favorite Film: 21 Grams
    Next Best: Amores Perros


  • Ingmar Bergman
    Favorite Film: The Silence
    Next Best: Wild Strawberries

  • Carlos Reygadas
    Favorite Film: Post Tenebras Lux
    Next Best: Silent Light

  • Lukas Moodysson
    Favorite Film: Mammoth
    Next Best: Together

  • Ben Wheatley
    Best Film: Kill List
    Next Best: A Field in England


  • Mike Cahill
    Best Film: Another Earth
    Next Best: I Origins


  • Steve McQueen
    Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
    Next Best: Shame


  • Denis Villenueve
    Best Film: Polytechnique
    Next Best: Enemy


  • Cate Shortland
    Best Film: Lore
    Next Best: Somersault

  • Shane Carruth
    Best Film: Upstream Color

  • Ron Fricke
    Best Film: Samsara
    Next Best: Baraka

  • Godfrey Reggio
    Best Film: Koyanisqatsi / Powaqqatsi
    Next Best: Visitors

  • William Eubank
    Best Film: The Signal
    Next Best: Love

  • François Truffaut
    Best Film: The 400 Blows
    Next Best: Shoot the Pianist

  • Jonathan Glazer
    Best Film: Under the Skin
    Next Best: Birth

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky
    Best Film: The Holy Mountain
    Next Best: Santa Sangre
  • Nicolas Roeg
    Best Film: Walkabout
    Next Best: The Man Who Fell to Earth

 

  • Lynne Ramsay
    Best Film: Ratcatcher
    Next Best: Morvern Callar
  • Andrea Arnold
    Best Film: Wuthering Heights
    Next Best: Fish Tank

 

  • Kelly Reichardt
    Best Film: Old Joy
    Next Best: Night Moves
  • Lenny Abrahamson
    Best Film: Frank
    Next Best: Room

 

  • Krzysztof Kieślowski
    Best Film: Three Colors: Red
    Next Best: The Double Life of Veronique
  • Werner Herzog
    Best Film: Aguirre: The Wrath of God
    Next Best: Rescue Dawn

 

  • Francis Ford Coppola
    Best Film: The Godfather
    Next Best: Apocalypse Now
  • Richard Kelly
    Best Film: Donnie Darko
    Next Best: The Box

 

  • Don Hertzfeldt
    Best Film: It’s Such a Beautiful Day
    Next Best: World of Tomorrow
  • Cary Fukunaga
    Best Film: Jane Eyre
    Next Best: Beasts of No Nation

  • Sebastian Silva
    Best Film: Magic Magic
    Next Best: Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus