Time Out: Director's Choice

Individual Top Ten Lists for Directors
Note: A "*" after an individual's name means that the order of his/her list is *not* preferential...


Pedro Almodóvar 01. Night of the Hunter
02. La Regle du Jeu
03. All About Eve
04. Leave Her to Heaven
05. North by Northwest
06. Out of the Past
07. Midnight
08. Some Like It Hot
09. Touch of Evil
10. Senso

Director: Hitchcock
Actor: Cary Grant
Actress: Bette Davis
Allison Anders 01. All That Heaven Allows
02. Alice in the Cities
03. The Hours and Times
04. The Man from Laramie
05. Letter from an Unknown Woman
06. A Hard Day's Night
07. Woman on the Beach
08. Naked
09. The Age of Innocence
10. There's Always Tomorrow

Director: Renoir
Actor: Stewart
Actress: Stanwyck
Paul Anderson 01. Seven Samurai
02. Lawrence of Arabia
03. Betty Blue
04. The Wild Bunch
05. Blade Runner
06. Citizen Kane
07. The Third Man
08. Aliens
09. Last Year in Marienbad
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Director: Lean / Kubrick / Kurosawa
Paul Bartel 01. Citizen Kane
02. Les Enfants du Paradis
03. The Red Shoes
04. The Best Years of Our Lives
05. A Nous la Liberte
06. Pinocchio
07. Lacombe Lucien
08. City Lights
09. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
10. The 39 Steps

Director: Hitchcock
Actor: Charles Laughton
Actress: Jean Arthur
Robert Benton * 01. Rio Bravo
02. L'Enfant Sauvage
03. Charley Varrick
04. La Regle du Jeu
05. My Night With Maud
06. Les Enfants du Paradis
07. The Magnificent Ambersons
08. The Tree of Wooden Clogs
09. Fallen Idol
10. Claire's Knee/My Darling Clementine

Director: Hawks
Actor: Spencer Tracy
Actress: Louise Brooks
Antonia Bird 01. Mean Streets
02. Apocalypse Now
03. GoodFellas
04. Twelve Angry Men
05. Local Hero
06. Don't Look Now
07. Raising Arizona
08. Five Easy Pieces
09. Full Metal Jacket
10. Broadcast News

Director: Scorsese
Actor: Cary Grant
Actress: Holly Hunter
Budd Boetticher 01. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
02. Lawrence of Arabia
03. The Way We Were
04. Casablanca
05. For Whom the Bell Tolls
06. The Sting
07. Seven Men From Now (Boetticher)
08. The Bullfighter and the Lady (Boetticher)

Director: Lean
Actor: Olivier
Actress: Bergman
John Boorman * 01. Ugetsu Monogatari
02. 8½
03. Amarcord
04. Seven Samurai
05. The Seventh Seal
06. The Magnificent Ambersons
07. The Sacrifice
08. Birth of a Nation
09. Once Upon a Time in America
10. Sunset Boulevard
Danny Boyle 01. Fearless
02. The Wrong Trousers
03. The Double Life of Veronique
04. Groundhog Day
05. The Piano
06. Darkness in Tallinn
07. Sonatine
08. Riff-Raff
09. Edward Scissorhands
10. Pulp Fiction

Director: Campion
Actor: Johnny Depp
Actress: Kerry Fox
Donald Cammell * 01. Napoleon
02. Contempt
03. Nouvelle Vague
04. Ivan the Terrible Part I
05. Blood of a Poet
06. Ran
07. Throne of Blood
08. Touch of Evil
09. Dr. Strangelove
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Michael Caton-Jones 01. Seven Samurai
02. La Grande Illusion
03. Living
04. My Darling Clementine
05. Midnight Cowboy
06. L'Atalante
07. The Maggie
08. The Awful Truth
09. Show People
10. The Philadelphia Story

Director: Ford
Actor: Cary Grant
Actress: Hepburn
Gurinder Chadha * 01. Tokyo Story
02. Bicycle Thieves
03. Mother India (Khan)
04. Raining Stones
05. Baiju Bawra (Bhatt)
06. Nashville
07. Carwash
08. Up the Junction
09. Pyaasa (Dutt)
10. Bobby (Kapoor)

Director: Guru Dutt/Ozu
Actress: Nargis
Jackie Chan 01. The General
02. City Lights
03. Rocky
04. War and Peace
05. Seven Samurai
06. Gone With the Wind
07. Jurassic Park
08. My Fair Lady
09. Pocketful of Miracles
10. Lawrence of Arabia

Director: Lean
Actor: Keaton
Actress: Audrey Hepburn
The Coen Brothers * Ethan Coen

01. Brother's Keeper
02. Il Bidone
03. Salesman
04. The Bad News Bears
05. The Fortune

Joel Coen

06. The Fortune
07. High and Low
08. Dames
09. Separate Tables
10. Where Eagles Dare

Terence Davies 01. Singin' in the Rain
02. Young at Heart
03. Meet Me in St. Louis
04. Night of the Hunter
05. Letter from an Unknown Woman
06. All About Eve
07. King Hearts and Coronets
08. The Ladykillers
09. The Happiest Days of Your Life
10. Brief Encounter

Director: Bergman
Actor: Dirk Bogarde
Actress: Doris Day
Guillermo Del Toro * 01. Greed
02. The Gold Rush
03. Intolerance
04. Notorious
05. Viridiana
06. Frankenstein
07. The Godfather
08. Raging Bull
09. Mad Max 2
10. Touch of Evil/Great Expectations
Michael Eaton * 01. The Wizard of Oz
02. North by Northwest
03. Listen to Britain
04. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
05. Chelsea Girls
06. Judex (Franju)
07. Theorem
08. The Third Man
09. Les Maitres Fous
10. Performance

Director: Hitchcock
Actor: Clint Eastwood
Actress: Judy Garland
Atom Egoyan 01. Vertigo
02. Last Year in Marienbad
03. India Song
04. Wavelength
05. The Colour of Pomegranates
06. La Notte
07. Rosemary's Baby
08. Taxi Driver
09. La Dolce Vita
10. The Conversation

Actor: Hoffman
Actress: Dunaway
Andl Engel * 01. Late Spring
02. Pickpocket
03. My Darling Clementine
04. Ordet
05. Voyage to Italy
06. Five Women Around Utamaro
07. Partie de Campagne
08. Hiroshima Mon Amour
09. The Lady from Shanghai
10. Tokyo Story
Stephen Frears * 01. The Lady Eve
02. Ossessione
03. Le Crime de Monsieur Lange
04. The Third Man
05. The Godfather Part II
06. Blue Velvet
07. The Quiet Man
08. Meet Me in St. Louis
09. Notorious
10. Raging Bull/L'Atalante/The Maltese Falcon/The Apartment

Director: Ford
Actor: Gabin/Grant
Mike Figgis * 01. Providence
02. Weekend
03. Bonnie and Clyde
04. Once Upon a Time in America
05. Fanny and Alexander
06. Under the Volcano
07. The Man Who Fell to Earth
08. The Third Man
09. The Godfather Part II
10. Jazz on a Summer's Day

Director: Godard
Actor: Brando
Actress: Bergman
Sam Fuller 01. The Informer
02. The Gold Rush
03. Battleship Potemkin
04. Rashomon
05. Citizen Kane
06. Pierrot Le Fou
07. 400 Blows
08. The Last Emperor
09. La Dolce Vita
10. Brief Encounter

Director: Ford
Actor: Welles
Actress: Hepburn
Terry Gilliam * 01. Citizen Kane
02. 8½
03. Pinocchio
04. The Seventh Seal
05. Seven Samurai
06. Napoleon
07. Birth of a Nation
08. Sherlock Jr.
09. The Exterminating Angel
10. Lawrence of Arabia
Peter Greenaway 01. Last Year in Marienbad
02. A Bout de Souffle
03. La Notte
04. La Regle du Jeu
05. The Seventh Seal
06. Strike
07. Throne of Blood
08. Fellini's Casanova
09. 8½
10. The Marquise Von O...
Hal Hartley * 01. Hail Mary
02. La Regle du Jeu
03. Ordet
04. Diary of a Country Priest
05. Ivan the Terrible Part I
06. Faces
07. A Hard Day's Night
08. Nosferatu (Murnau)
09. Badlands
10. Kings of the Road
Todd Haynes * 01. All That Heaven Allows
02. Un Chant a'Amour
03. Citizen Kane
04. Fear Eats the Soul
05. Jeanne Dielman -- 23, Quai du Commerce -- 1080 Bruxelles
06. Nashville
07. Night of the Hunter
08. Performance
09. The Reckless Moment
10. Vertigo

Director: Hitchcock
Actor: James Stewart
Actress: Bette Davis
Monte Hellman 01. Spirit of the Beehive
02. A Slave of Love
03. Outcast of the Islands
04. Persona
05. Broken Blossoms
06. Stavisky
07. A Place in the Sun
08. Sherlock Jr.
09. It's a Wonderful Life
10. Celine and Julie Go Boating

Director: Hellman
Actor: Depardieu
Actress: Binoche
Mike Hodges 01. Ran
02. Fellini's Casanova
03. L'Atalante
04. Lola Montes
05. The King of Comedy
06. My American Uncle
07. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
08. The Man Who Fell to Earth
09. The Man Who Would Be King
10. The Gospel According to Matthew

Director: Kurosawa/Fellini
Vadim Jean 01. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
02. The Godfather Part II
03. Apocalypse Now
04. Schindler's List
05. Blade Runner
06. Brazil
07. The Princess Bride
08. When Harry Met Sally...
09. Diva
10. The Graduate

Director: Rob Reiner
Actor: James Stewart
Actress: Jessica Lange
Patrick Keiller 01. Night Mail
02. Couch (Warhol)
03. Listen to Britain
04. Manhatta (Strand/Shuler)
05. La Jetee
06. Anticipation of the Night (Brakhage)
07. Kuhle Wampe
08. Le Sang bes Betes
09. Class Relations (Straub-Huillet)
10. L'Atalante

Director: Lev Kuleshov
Actor: Anton Walbrook
Actress: Anna Magnani
Lodge Kerrigan * 01. Taxi Driver
02. Pickpocket
03. A Woman Under the Influence
04. Aguirre, Wrath of God
05. Sans Soleil
06. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna
07. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
08. Made in Britain (Clarke, TV)
09. Fear Eats the Soul
10. High and Low
Krzysztof Kieslowski * 01. La Strada
02. Kes
03. A Comdemned Man Escaped
04. 400 Blows
05. Citizen Kane
06. The Kid
07. Ivan's Childhood
08. Musicians (Karabasz)
09. The Pram (Widerberg)
10. Intimate Lighting (Passer)

Director: Bergman
Actor: Chaplin
Actress: Bergman/Giulietta Masina
Takeshi Kitano 01. Les Enfants du Paradis
02. 2001: A Space Odyssey
03. A Clockwork Orange
04. Seven Samurai
05. To Live and Die in L.A.
06. Wild at Heart
07. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
08. Darkman
09. Crazy Thunder Road (Ishii)
10. The Railroad Man (Germi)

Director: Kubrick
Actor: Michael Constantine
Actress: Catherine Spaak
Richard Linklater 01. Some Came Running
02. Au Hasard Balthazar
03. Barry Lyndon
04. In a Year With 13 Moons
05. The Crowd
06. They Were Expendable
07. Bigger Than Life
08. New York, New York
09. O Lucky Man
10. El

Director: Godard
Actor: Sterling Hayden
Actress: Kay Kendall
Bigas Luna 01. The Gold of Naples (De Sica)
02. L'Age d'Or
03. 8½
04. Citizen Kane
05. Apocalypse Now
06. Viridiana
07. Rear Window
08. La Strada
09. 2001: A Space Odyssey
10. Samson and Delilah

Director: Bunuel
Actor: Mastroianni
Actress: Sophia Loren
Gilles Mackinnon 01. Mirror
02. Wild Strawberries
03. Rashomon
04. Come and See
05. The Gospel According to Matthew
06. Shoah
07. Angels With Dirty Faces
08. Pierrot Le Fou
09. Rocco and His Brothers
10. A Short Film About Killing

Director: Tarkovsky
Actor: Toshiro Mifune
Actress: Monroe
Scott McGehee 01. The Conformist
02. The Reckless Moment
03. Sweet Smell of Success
04. Touch of Evil
05. Tokyo Story
06. Badlands
07. Double Indemnity
08. Written on the Wind
09. Rear Window
10. 8½

Director: Welles
Actor: Burt Lancaster
Actress: Setsuko Hara
John Milius 01. Seven Samurai
02. The Searchers
03. Lawrence of Arabia
04. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
05. Citizen Kane
06. They Were Expendable
07. Bringing Up Baby
08. Red River
09. Sunset Boulevard
10. La Dolce Vita

Director: Ford
Actor: Marlon Brando
Actress: Sophia Loren
Shunichi Nagasaki 01. Foolish Wives
02. Floating Clouds (Naruse)
03. Scarlet Street
04. A Bout de Souffle
05. Tokyo Drifter
06. The Pot Worth a Million Ryo (Yamanaka)
07. The Puppetmaster (Hsiao-hsien)
08. Ruined Youth (Kumashiro)
09. Before the Revolution
10. Bringing Up Baby
Mike Newell 01. La Grande Illusion
02. Some Like It Hot
03. 400 Blows
04. Seven Samurai
05. I Live in Fear
06. My Darling Clementine
07. The Hustler
08. A Generation
09. The Godfather Part II
10. Pather Panchali/Kind Hearts and Coronets

Director: Renoir
Ngozi Onwurah 01. Taxi Driver
02. Raging Bull
03. Do the Right Thing
04. West Side Story
05. Yaaba
06. Once Upon a Time in America
07. Deep Cover
08. Mildred Pierce
09. Apocalypse Now
10. The Godfather Parts I & II

Director: Scorsese
Actor: Laurence Fishburne
Actress: Angela Bassett
Roman Polanski * 01. Citizen Kane
02. Odd Man Out
03. Hamlet (Olivier)
04. 8½
05. The Gold Rush
06. The Circus
Angela Pope 01. Pather Panchali
02. Reservoir Dogs
03. Three Colours: Red
04. 8½
05. Belle de Jour
06. Dog Day Afternoon
07. Casablanca
08. It's a Wonderful Life
09. Les Enfants du Paradis
10. Diner

Director: Kieslowski
The Brothers Quay * 01. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Gherman)
02. Happiness (Medvedkin)
03. L'Ange (Bokanowski)
04. Earth
05. An Actor's Revenge
06. Goto, Isle of Love
07. L'Avventura
08. Barrier (Skolimowski)
09. Ordet
10. The Cranes Are Flying (Kalatozov)
11. Ashes and Diamonds
12. Motherland of Electricity (Shepitko)
13. Umberto D
14. Los Olvidados
15. Un Chien Andalou
16. Persona
17. The Cameraman
18. Vertigo
19. The Colour of Pomegranates
20. Touch of Evil

Director: Bunuel, Dreyer
Actor: Stewart, Toshio Mifune
Actress: Tatiana Samoilova, Mitzi Gaynor
Karel Reisz 01. Earth
02. The Lady Eve
03. Citizen Kane
04. Raging Bull
05. Tokyo Story
06. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
07. The Godfather Part I & II
08. La Regle du Jeu
09. Fires Were Started
10. The Maltese Falcon
Bruce Ricker 01. Citizen Kane
02. La Dolce Vita
03. 2001: A Space Odyssey
04. Lawrence of Arabia
05. The Godfather
06. Midnight Cowboy
07. The Sorrow and the Pity
08. The Hustler
09. On the Town
10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Director: Fellini
Actor: Bogart
Actress: Audrey Hepburn
Franc Roddam 01. Sweet Smell of Success
02. Spirit of the Beehive
03. The Red Shoes
04. The Quiet Man
05. The Asphalt Jungle
06. Citizen Kane
07. The Conformist
08. My Darling Clementine
09. Raging Bull
10. Seven Samurai

Director: Powell
Actor: Brando
Actress: Hepburn
Chris Rodley 01. Last Tango in Paris
02. Peeping Tom
03. Performance
04. Vertigo
05. The Searchers
06. Blue Velvet
07. Once Upon a Time in the West
08. Rumblefish
09. Point Blank
10. Videodrome

Director: Powell
Actor: Brando
Actress: Judy Davis
Paul Schrader 01. La Regle du Jeu
02. Pickpocket
03. Tokyo Story
04. Citizen Kane
05. The Conformist
06. My Darling Clementine
07. The Lady Eve
08. Vertigo
09. Masculin-Feminin
10. Mishima

Director: Ozu
Actor: Olivier
Stefan Schwartz 01. Diner
02. Life Story (Jackson, TV)
03. Schindler's List
04. Pulp Fiction
05. The Piano
06. My Life As a Dog
07. The Godfather Part II
08. Aliens
09. Blood Simple
10. Rear Window

Director: Peter Weir
Actor: Jeff Bridges
Actress: Jodie Foster
David Siegel 01. The Reckless Moment
02. Full Metal Jacket
03. Raging Bull
04. The Conformist
05. The Godfather Part II
06. Rear Window
07. La Regle du Jeu
08. A Place in the Sun
09. Blow Up
10. A Matter of Life and Death

Director: Kubrick
Actor: Burt Lancaster
Actress: Meryl Streep
Gary Sinyor * 01. The Graduate
02. The Godfather Part II
03. Come and See
04. Amadeus
05. It's a Wonderful Life
06. Alien
07. Midnight Express
08. Manhattan
09. Ben-Hur (Niblo)
10. City Lights

Director: Woody Allen
Actor: Al Pacino
Actress: Jodie Foster
Whit Stillman * 01. The Gay Divorcee
02. Strangers on a Train
03. It's a Wonderful Life
04. Kind Hearts and Coronets
05. 400 Blows/Stolen Kisses/Bed and Board
06. The Shop Around the Corner
07. Big Deal on Madonna Street (Monicelli)
08. The Palm Beach Story
09. Howards End
10. That Sinking Feeling

Director: Hitchcock
Actor: Cary Grant
Actress: Margaret Sullavan
James Toback 01. F for Fake
02. Touch of Evil/Aguirre, Wrath of God
03. Mississippi Mermaid/Peau Douce
04. Reds/The Leopard
05. Point Blank/Contempt
06. Pulp Fiction/Bananas
07. The Condemned of Altona (De Sica)/Schindler's List
08. Isadora/The Gambler
09. Bugsy/Jimmy Hollywood
10. The Big Bang/Fingers

Director: Welles
Actor: Beatty/Kietel/Delon
Actress: Dietrich/Francoise Dorleac
Shinya Tsukamoto 01. Seven Samurai
02. Ruined Youth
03. Blade Runner
04. Metropolis
05. Taxi Driver
06. Intentions of Murder (Imamura)
07. The Terminator
08. My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki)
09. Nikita
10. Les Amants du Pont Neuf

Director: Kurosawa
Actor: Robert De Niro
Actress: Jodie Foster
Gus Van Sant 01.-07. Kids
08. Citizen Kane
09. Sunrise
10. Broken Blossoms
Wayne Wang 01. Sweet Movie (Makavejev)
02. All About Eve
03. Tokyo Story
04. Le Gai Savoir
05. The Kid
06. 2001: A Space Odyssey
07. The Wild Bunch
08. Jules et Jim
09. To Live
10. Sunset Boulevard
Billy Wilder * 01. The Best Years of Our Lives
02. Bicycle Thieves
03. The Bridge on the River Kwai
04. The Conformist
05. Les Diaboliques
06. La Dolce Vita
07. 42nd Street
08. La Grande Illusion
09. Seduced and Abandoned (Germi)
10. The Shop Around the Corner
Peter Wollen 01. La Signora di Tutti (Ophuls)
02. L'Age d'Or
03. Pakeezah (Amrohi)
04. Sansho Dayu
05. Singin' in the Rain
06. La Regle du Jeu
07. They Made Me a Fugitive (Cavalcanti)
08. M
09. Rope
10. Line Describing a Cone (McCael)

Director: Max Ophuls
Actor: Peter Lorre
Actress: Betty Boop
John Woo 01. 400 Blows
02. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
03. Le Samourai
04. Lawrence of Arabia
05. Seven Samurai
06. West Side Story
07. The Wild Bunch
08. Mean Streets
09. The Godfather
10. Psycho/The Exorcist
Zhou Xiaowen 01. Modern Times
02. The Ballad of Narayama (Imamura)
03. Ermo (Zhou)
04. 8½
05. Apocalypse Now
06. Schindler's List
07. The Tin Drum
08. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
09. The Go-Between
10. Amadeus

Director: Chaplin
Actor: De Niro
Actress: Kinski
Fred Zinnemann 01. The Passion of Joan of Arc
02. Intolerance
03. Battleship Potemkin
04. Greed
05. The Crowd
06. All Quiet on the Western Front
07. Stagecoach
08. Seven Samurai
09. The Bridge on the River Kwai
10. La Grande Illusion/M/My Darling Clementine