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Rank Top 10 Avg. Films Name
1 90.5% 80.7% 26 Akira Kurosawa
2 90.5% 78.8% 46 Alfred Hitchcock
3 89.3% 80.7% 27 Billy Wilder
4 89.1% 76.7% 41 Ingmar Bergman
5 88.9% 82.5% 24 Luis Buñuel
6 88.8% 83.5% 28 William Wyler
7 88.7% 75.9% 44 George Cukor
8 88.5% 82.8% 19 Yasujirô Ozu
9 88.5% 78.7% 29 Martin Scorsese
10 88.5% 74.6% 57 John Ford
11 88.2% 70.7% 66 Michael Curtiz
12 88.1% 77.0% 36 Howard Hawks
13 88.1% 74.9% 35 Charles Chaplin
14 87.9% 76.9% 32 Buster Keaton
15 87.7% 79.9% 25 Fritz Lang
16 87.7% 71.3% 36 John Huston
17 87.5% 67.3% 38 Sidney Lumet
18 87.3% 86.5% 11 Robert Bresson
19 87.2% 71.2% 50 Raoul Walsh
20 86.8% 84.6% 12 Éric Rohmer
21 86.5% 80.4% 17 Michael Powell
22 86.5% 74.5% 33 Steven Spielberg
23 86.4% 83.2% 13 Stanley Kubrick
24 86.3% 76.1% 28 Sam Wood
25 86.3% 70.6% 44 Woody Allen
26 86.2% 81.7% 18 François Truffaut
27 85.9% 76.2% 20 Josef von Sternberg
28 85.8% 79.1% 17 David Lean
29 85.8% 73.4% 35 Ernst Lubitsch
30 85.7% 75.7% 29 Anthony Mann
31 85.7% 73.3% 34 William A. Wellman
32 85.6% 79.8% 20 Fred Zinnemann
33 85.6% 79.7% 18 Federico Fellini
34 85.6% 74.4% 34 Vincente Minnelli
35 85.5% 85.5% 10 Jean-Pierre Melville
36 85.5% 77.7% 19 George Stevens
37 85.5% 75.4% 26 Frank Capra
38 85.4% 77.7% 22 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
39 85.4% 74.2% 19 Elia Kazan
40 85.4% 73.5% 39 King Vidor
41 85.3% 74.9% 19 Louis Malle
42 85.3% 70.9% 44 Mervyn LeRoy
43 85.1% 82.0% 12 Orson Welles
44 84.9% 77.4% 18 Jean Renoir
45 84.6% 71.3% 32 Robert Wise
46 84.5% 74.8% 21 Jean-Luc Godard
47 84.3% 76.0% 19 Vittorio De Sica
48 84.3% 72.9% 28 W.S. Van Dyke
49 84.1% 76.8% 19 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
50 84.0% 82.5% 11 Andrei Tarkovsky
51 83.9% 75.3% 18 Roman Polanski
52 83.6% 79.2% 13 Luchino Visconti
53 83.6% 71.3% 23 Stanley Donen
54 83.4% 78.6% 18 Werner Herzog
55 83.4% 70.8% 30 Robert Altman
56 83.1% 83.1% 10 Krzysztof Kieslowski
57 82.9% 65.8% 30 Otto Preminger
58 82.8% 77.8% 14 Richard Linklater
59 82.8% 74.3% 23 Carol Reed
60 82.8% 73.4% 19 Nicholas Ray
61 82.7% 79.3% 12 John Cassavetes
62 82.7% 75.5% 15 Wim Wenders
63 82.7% 75.1% 17 Robert Siodmak
64 82.6% 72.4% 24 Don Siegel
65 82.5% 74.7% 22 Victor Fleming
66 82.5% 72.2% 26 Lewis Milestone
67 82.1% 79.0% 14 Shôhei Imamura
68 82.1% 73.2% 20 Leo McCarey
69 82.0% 73.7% 22 Jack Conway
70 82.0% 72.5% 34 Clarence Brown
71 81.9% 80.6% 11 Yimou Zhang
72 81.8% 69.3% 21 Stephen Frears
73 81.7% 76.1% 17 Joel Coen
74 81.7% 76.1% 17 Ethan Coen
75 81.6% 74.4% 28 Edward F. Cline
76 81.6% 69.9% 35 Clint Eastwood
77 81.5% 77.7% 13 Rouben Mamoulian
78 81.5% 77.1% 15 Samuel Fuller
79 81.5% 75.9% 16 Claude Chabrol
80 81.4% 63.8% 27 John Frankenheimer
81 81.3% 76.3% 16 Jules Dassin
82 81.2% 70.4% 25 Robert Aldrich
83 81.2% 68.6% 45 Henry Hathaway
84 81.1% 81.1% 10 Jacques Rivette
85 81.1% 71.0% 24 Norman Z. McLeod
86 81.1% 70.8% 32 Robert Z. Leonard
87 80.9% 75.2% 17 James Whale
88 80.8% 78.8% 12 René Clair
89 80.8% 76.6% 16 D.W. Griffith
90 80.7% 78.7% 12 Wilfred Jackson
91 80.7% 77.9% 12 Max Ophüls
92 80.6% 79.5% 11 Hrishikesh Mukherjee
93 80.6% 71.7% 23 Edmund Goulding
94 80.5% 78.5% 11 John Sayles
95 80.5% 74.1% 14 Sam Peckinpah
96 80.5% 71.1% 22 Robert Stevenson
97 80.5% 70.9% 33 William Dieterle
98 80.4% 62.7% 34 Blake Edwards
99 80.3% 70.7% 20 Francis Ford Coppola
100 80.2% 76.6% 15 Ken Loach
101 80.1% 73.7% 15 Pedro Almodóvar
102 80.1% 68.4% 32 John Sturges
103 79.9% 73.3% 15 Arthur Penn
104 79.9% 72.5% 23 Frank Borzage
105 79.9% 72.1% 17 Jonathan Demme
106 79.9% 72.0% 23 Douglas Sirk
107 79.9% 71.0% 23 Mitchell Leisen
108 79.8% 77.9% 11 Milos Forman
109 79.8% 71.5% 22 Steven Soderbergh
110 79.7% 78.5% 11 Bertrand Tavernier
111 79.7% 66.2% 24 Ridley Scott
112 79.6% 72.0% 33 Henry King
113 79.5% 75.0% 14 Jacques Tourneur
114 79.3% 78.5% 11 Hsiao-Hsien Hou
115 79.3% 77.4% 12 Hamilton Luske
116 79.2% 69.6% 18 Spike Lee
117 79.0% 75.0% 12 Peter Jackson
118 79.0% 74.4% 15 Tod Browning
119 79.0% 74.4% 13 Peter Weir
120 79.0% 69.9% 28 Lloyd Bacon
121 78.9% 72.3% 23 Anatole Litvak
122 78.9% 65.0% 37 Richard Fleischer
123 78.8% 78.8% 10 Pier Paolo Pasolini
124 78.8% 78.8% 10 Agnès Varda
125 78.8% 77.3% 11 Michelangelo Antonioni
126 78.7% 69.8% 36 Cecil B. DeMille
127 78.5% 75.5% 13 Aki Kaurismäki
128 78.2% 74.3% 12 Ang Lee
129 78.2% 67.9% 27 Mark Robson
130 78.2% 67.8% 25 Martin Ritt
131 78.1% 73.5% 17 Busby Berkeley
132 78.1% 62.6% 24 Ron Howard
133 78.0% 66.9% 20 Richard Brooks
134 78.0% 66.2% 22 Norman Jewison
135 77.9% 68.7% 23 George Sidney
136 77.9% 68.2% 20 Mike Nichols
137 77.9% 66.9% 18 Brian De Palma
138 77.9% 65.9% 23 Michael Apted
139 77.8% 67.4% 17 James Ivory
140 77.7% 71.0% 23 Delmer Daves
141 77.7% 64.6% 20 Peter Yates
142 77.6% 70.8% 23 Basil Dearden
143 77.6% 69.9% 20 Tim Burton
144 77.5% 70.7% 19 John Cromwell
145 77.5% 70.7% 19 Anthony Asquith
146 77.5% 68.1% 18 Joseph Losey
147 77.5% 65.6% 22 Herbert Ross
148 77.3% 76.5% 11 Yash Chopra
149 77.3% 75.3% 14 Sam Taylor
150 77.3% 68.6% 19 Robert Mulligan
151 77.1% 73.7% 12 Mario Monicelli
152 77.0% 74.0% 12 Bernardo Bertolucci
153 77.0% 70.4% 18 Robert Zemeckis
154 77.0% 66.7% 35 George Marshall
155 76.9% 68.4% 20 Allan Dwan
156 76.9% 67.8% 26 David Butler
157 76.9% 67.5% 19 Richard Lester
158 76.7% 75.6% 12 Ettore Scola
159 76.7% 75.0% 12 Georg Wilhelm Pabst
160 76.7% 72.0% 18 Sidney Franklin
161 76.7% 67.6% 17 Ronald Neame
162 76.7% 65.9% 25 Edward Dmytryk
163 76.6% 69.6% 19 Terence Fisher
164 76.5% 76.5% 10 Quentin Tarantino
165 76.5% 76.5% 10 Clyde Geronimi
166 76.5% 72.0% 18 William Keighley
167 76.4% 67.6% 17 Sydney Pollack
168 76.4% 64.1% 15 Peter Bogdanovich
169 76.3% 76.3% 10 Seijun Suzuki
170 76.3% 67.3% 32 Jean Negulesco
171 76.3% 66.9% 16 John Schlesinger
172 76.3% 66.4% 14 John Boorman
173 76.2% 76.2% 10 Mark Sandrich
174 76.2% 70.3% 23 William A. Seiter
175 76.2% 70.0% 17 David Cronenberg
176 76.1% 74.1% 11 David Lynch
177 76.1% 68.9% 30 Henry Koster
178 76.0% 68.2% 34 Roy Del Ruth
179 75.9% 75.9% 10 Theodoros Angelopoulos
180 75.6% 74.7% 11 Fred C. Newmeyer
181 75.6% 60.7% 19 Barry Levinson
182 75.5% 75.5% 10 Jack Kinney
183 75.5% 74.5% 11 Michael Haneke
184 75.4% 75.4% 10 Wolfgang Reitherman
185 75.4% 71.7% 14 George Roy Hill
186 75.4% 68.6% 14 Alan Parker
187 75.4% 58.5% 28 Roger Corman
188 75.3% 69.1% 24 Walter Lang
189 75.3% 66.4% 22 Daniel Mann
190 75.3% 65.9% 24 Phil Karlson
191 75.2% 75.2% 10 David Fincher
192 75.2% 67.7% 14 Fred Schepisi
193 75.2% 67.3% 21 Charles Walters
194 75.2% 66.7% 15 Alan J. Pakula
195 75.2% 61.3% 16 Rob Reiner
196 75.1% 62.2% 39 Norman Taurog
197 74.9% 74.9% 10 Charles Crichton
198 74.8% 69.2% 23 John Farrow
199 74.8% 69.0% 14 John M. Stahl
200 74.7% 70.4% 15 Delbert Mann
201 74.7% 68.4% 13 Terry Gilliam
202 74.7% 68.1% 15 Irving Rapper
203 74.7% 67.3% 20 Tony Richardson
204 74.7% 66.9% 21 Tay Garnett
205 74.6% 59.2% 18 William Friedkin
206 74.5% 69.8% 20 Archie Mayo
207 74.5% 68.1% 14 Sam Raimi
208 74.5% 67.5% 15 Roy Ward Baker
209 74.4% 72.6% 12 Martin Fric
210 74.2% 71.5% 12 Erle C. Kenton
211 74.2% 70.3% 15 H.C. Potter
212 74.2% 68.5% 15 Nicolas Roeg
213 74.2% 68.3% 12 Stanley Kramer
214 74.2% 65.6% 14 Paul Mazursky
215 74.2% 57.2% 32 J. Lee Thompson
216 74.0% 71.6% 11 Jim Jarmusch
217 74.0% 70.5% 15 Roy William Neill
218 73.8% 66.9% 15 Bryan Forbes
219 73.8% 60.3% 29 Arthur Hiller
220 73.7% 65.4% 39 Richard Thorpe
221 73.6% 59.7% 19 Bruce Beresford
222 73.5% 73.5% 10 Guillermo del Toro
223 73.5% 73.5% 10 Ernest B. Schoedsack
224 73.5% 73.5% 10 Alexander Korda
225 73.5% 70.2% 15 Irving Pichel
226 73.5% 63.9% 19 Oliver Stone
227 73.4% 72.3% 11 Carlos Saura
228 73.4% 70.5% 11 Danny Boyle
229 73.4% 67.8% 24 Vincent Sherman
230 73.4% 67.4% 23 Alfred E. Green
231 73.1% 70.6% 13 Gregory La Cava
232 73.1% 63.0% 16 John Carpenter
233 73.0% 73.0% 10 Sidney Lanfield
234 73.0% 73.0% 10 Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
235 73.0% 73.0% 10 Costa-Gavras
236 72.9% 67.5% 13 Franklin J. Schaffner
237 72.8% 70.0% 11 Michael Mann
238 72.7% 72.7% 10 Gene Kelly
239 72.6% 70.5% 11 H. Bruce Humberstone
240 72.6% 68.9% 16 George Seaton
241 72.6% 62.1% 18 Richard Donner
242 72.4% 68.5% 17 Lewis Gilbert
243 72.4% 61.5% 18 Walter Hill
244 72.3% 63.8% 15 Ken Annakin
245 72.2% 69.5% 13 Joseph H. Lewis
246 72.2% 68.2% 15 Budd Boetticher
247 72.2% 67.2% 14 Jack Arnold
248 72.2% 65.0% 23 Arthur Lubin
249 72.1% 68.4% 12 Kenneth Branagh
250 72.0% 72.0% 10 Norman Foster
251 72.0% 67.9% 14 Ralph Nelson
252 71.9% 64.1% 18 Ken Russell
253 71.7% 68.1% 16 Frank Lloyd
254 71.7% 67.0% 15 Michael Gordon
255 71.7% 63.8% 17 Terence Young
256 71.6% 67.9% 16 Robert Florey
257 71.5% 69.5% 12 Charles Barton
258 71.5% 67.2% 16 Curtis Bernhardt
259 71.5% 67.0% 12 Frank Oz
260 71.5% 61.7% 35 Gordon Douglas
261 71.4% 67.0% 14 Guy Hamilton
262 71.3% 61.8% 16 George Miller
263 71.1% 64.3% 19 Richard Quine
264 71.1% 64.3% 17 Victor Saville
265 71.1% 64.3% 14 Neil Jordan
266 71.1% 62.6% 14 Ted Kotcheff
267 71.1% 61.6% 16 John Badham
268 71.0% 63.6% 23 Ishirô Honda
269 70.9% 70.9% 10 Richard Boleslawski
270 70.9% 68.5% 11 Volker Schlöndorff
271 70.9% 62.4% 16 Lasse Hallström
272 70.8% 66.5% 17 Wesley Ruggles
273 70.7% 57.0% 18 Michael Ritchie
274 70.6% 68.7% 12 Lewis Allen
275 70.5% 68.2% 13 Frank Tuttle
276 70.5% 64.2% 24 Henry Levin
277 70.4% 63.8% 19 Charles Lamont
278 70.3% 69.2% 11 Edward Buzzell
279 70.3% 62.6% 13 Frank Perry
280 70.2% 66.4% 14 Michael Winterbottom
281 70.2% 62.1% 17 Michael Anderson
282 70.0% 68.8% 11 Roy Boulting
283 69.9% 69.9% 10 John Waters
284 69.8% 69.8% 10 Gus Van Sant
285 69.7% 69.2% 11 André De Toth
286 69.7% 67.8% 13 Alexander Hall
287 69.6% 69.6% 10 Marcel Varnel
288 69.5% 63.5% 19 Frank Tashlin
289 69.4% 69.4% 10 Rowland V. Lee
290 69.4% 69.4% 10 Alfred L. Werker
291 69.4% 64.9% 16 Stuart Heisler
292 69.4% 63.5% 15 Stuart Rosenberg
293 69.3% 66.2% 13 Herbert Wilcox
294 69.2% 66.1% 16 Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
295 69.2% 63.0% 17 Byron Haskin
296 69.0% 68.0% 11 A. Edward Sutherland
297 69.0% 66.0% 11 Franco Zeffirelli
298 69.0% 61.1% 16 Daniel Petrie
299 68.9% 65.4% 19 Irving Cummings
300 68.9% 63.5% 16 David Miller
301 68.7% 68.7% 10 John Woo
302 68.7% 64.4% 11 Hal Ashby
303 68.7% 63.6% 12 Jonathan Kaplan
304 68.6% 67.1% 11 William Beaudine
305 68.5% 67.5% 16 George B. Seitz
306 68.5% 67.5% 11 Roy Rowland
307 68.5% 65.4% 13 Joe Dante
308 68.4% 68.4% 10 Joshua Logan
309 68.4% 68.4% 10 Charles Vidor
310 68.4% 61.0% 14 Alan Rudolph
311 68.3% 68.3% 10 Robert Benton
312 68.3% 63.9% 15 William Castle
313 68.1% 68.1% 10 James Mangold
314 68.1% 59.1% 20 Michael Winner
315 67.9% 64.4% 11 Hark Tsui
316 67.8% 60.9% 14 John Guillermin
317 67.7% 67.7% 10 Johnnie To
318 67.7% 64.5% 17 Joseph Pevney
319 67.7% 60.0% 14 Carl Reiner
320 67.6% 67.6% 10 Philip Kaufman
321 67.5% 67.5% 10 Frank Launder
322 67.5% 57.7% 22 Andrew V. McLaglen
323 67.3% 65.4% 11 Melvin Frank
324 67.3% 65.2% 13 Hugo Fregonese
325 67.3% 65.0% 14 Edwin L. Marin
326 67.2% 65.3% 11 Wolfgang Petersen
327 67.1% 67.1% 10 Maurice Tourneur
328 67.0% 63.0% 23 Gerald Thomas
329 67.0% 62.7% 20 George Sherman
330 67.0% 57.1% 17 John G. Avildsen
331 66.7% 66.7% 10 Hal Roach
332 66.7% 66.7% 10 Elliott Nugent
333 66.7% 64.6% 14 Ray Enright
334 66.7% 62.3% 12 Robert Rodriguez
335 66.5% 61.6% 13 Mike Newell
336 66.4% 64.0% 11 Curtis Hanson
337 66.3% 66.3% 10 Malcolm St. Clair
338 66.3% 64.5% 14 Lewis Seiler
339 66.2% 66.2% 10 Ralph Thomas
340 66.1% 60.2% 13 Phillip Noyce
341 66.1% 54.4% 17 Wes Craven
342 66.0% 66.0% 10 Buzz Kulik
343 65.9% 65.9% 10 Cy Endfield
344 65.8% 64.7% 11 Norman Tokar
345 65.8% 63.5% 13 William Nigh
346 65.8% 58.2% 14 Roger Donaldson
347 65.7% 65.7% 10 Robert M. Young
348 65.6% 62.8% 11 Richard Attenborough
349 65.5% 63.9% 11 Andrew Marton
350 65.5% 59.1% 16 Jack Smight
351 65.2% 65.2% 10 Larry Peerce
352 64.9% 64.9% 10 Paul Schrader
353 64.7% 59.2% 13 Taylor Hackford
354 64.6% 64.6% 10 Robert Parrish
355 64.5% 62.6% 11 Irvin Kershner
356 64.5% 62.4% 14 Joseph Kane
357 64.4% 63.8% 11 Joseph M. Newman
358 64.2% 61.6% 11 Wayne Wang
359 64.2% 59.1% 15 Tony Scott
360 64.0% 61.9% 11 Jerry Lewis
361 63.9% 62.5% 11 Edward Zwick
362 63.7% 63.7% 10 Harry Beaumont
363 63.7% 57.3% 15 Ivan Reitman
364 63.6% 56.4% 16 Burt Kennedy
365 63.6% 54.3% 16 John Landis
366 63.5% 59.8% 11 Peter Medak
367 63.2% 61.4% 11 Nathan Juran
368 63.1% 63.1% 10 Mel Brooks
369 62.7% 60.6% 11 Luc Besson
370 62.5% 62.5% 10 John Irvin
371 62.4% 62.4% 10 Mark Rydell
372 62.4% 62.4% 10 Abel Ferrara
373 62.2% 53.6% 14 Sidney J. Furie
374 62.1% 58.2% 12 Martin Campbell
375 61.9% 59.6% 11 Lawrence Kasdan
376 61.8% 49.9% 20 Joel Schumacher
377 61.1% 61.1% 10 Roger Vadim
378 60.8% 60.8% 10 Paul Wendkos
379 60.7% 60.7% 10 Michael Hoffman
380 60.7% 60.7% 10 Joseph Sargent
381 60.6% 60.6% 10 Andrey Konchalovskiy
382 60.5% 56.5% 12 Vincent McEveety
383 60.1% 60.1% 10 Penelope Spheeris
384 60.1% 57.9% 11 Harold Becker
385 60.1% 57.5% 11 Mike Figgis
386 59.7% 56.8% 11 Kevin Smith
387 59.6% 59.6% 10 Gore Verbinski
388 59.5% 56.1% 11 Roger Spottiswoode
389 59.5% 50.5% 17 Peter Hyams
390 59.3% 52.6% 13 James Foley
391 59.2% 54.3% 14 Larry Cohen
392 58.8% 52.9% 14 Chris Columbus
393 58.4% 55.9% 11 Andrew Davis
394 58.2% 55.4% 11 Michael Schultz
395 58.1% 58.1% 10 Don Bluth
396 57.5% 57.5% 10 Harold Ramis
397 57.1% 54.6% 12 Bobby Farrelly
398 57.1% 52.0% 13 Peter Farrelly
399 57.0% 54.1% 11 Barry Sonnenfeld
400 56.7% 52.4% 12 Simon Wincer
401 56.5% 52.8% 11 David Zucker
402 56.0% 56.0% 10 Menahem Golan
403 55.9% 52.2% 11 John McTiernan
404 54.7% 44.8% 18 Garry Marshall
405 54.4% 54.4% 10 Randal Kleiser
406 53.7% 53.7% 10 Lamont Johnson
407 53.5% 50.5% 11 Brett Ratner
408 52.7% 52.7% 10 Jon Turteltaub
409 52.2% 44.9% 14 Renny Harlin
410 51.5% 51.5% 10 Jonathan Lynn
411 50.7% 50.7% 10 Russell Mulcahy
412 50.3% 47.4% 12 Michael Bay
413 50.1% 46.6% 12 Rob Cohen
414 49.8% 48.7% 11 Shawn Levy
415 49.5% 49.5% 10 M. Night Shyamalan
416 49.4% 49.4% 10 Bob Clark
417 48.4% 46.7% 11 Roland Emmerich
418 48.2% 48.2% 10 Richard Benjamin
419 48.1% 48.1% 10 Stephen Herek
420 45.3% 45.3% 10 Steve Miner
421 45.0% 45.0% 10 Howard Deutch
422 44.9% 39.5% 17 Tyler Perry
423 44.7% 43.5% 11 Donald Petrie
424 41.5% 41.5% 10 Paul W.S. Anderson
425 41.0% 36.7% 14 Dennis Dugan
426 40.8% 40.8% 10 Simon West
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