Directors A-Z

Abrahamson, Lenny

Abrams, J.J.

Affleck, Ben

Akerman, Chantal

Alexander, Lexi

Alfredson, Tomas

Allen, Woody

Almodóvar, Pedro

Altman, Robert

Alvarez, Fede

Amirpour, Ana Lily

Anderson, Brad

Anderson, Lindsay

Anderson, Paul Thomas

Anderson, Wes

Antonioni, Michelangelo

Araki, Greg

Argento, Dario

Arnold, Andrea

Aronofsky, Darren

Arriaga, Guillermo

Arteta, Miguel

Ashby, Hal

Assayas, Olivier

Attenborough, Richard

Audiard, Jacques

Ayoade, Richard

Baird, Jon S.

Barker, Clive

Barnard, Clio

Batmanglij, Zal

Baumbach, Noah

Bava, Mario

Bayona, J.A.

Bazzoni, Luigi

Beineix, Jean-Jacques

Bergman, Ingmar

Bertolucci, Bernardo

Besson, Luc

Bidgood, James

Bigelow, Kathryn

Black, Shane

Boden, Anna

Bogdanovich, Peter

Boorman, John

Boyle, Danny

Branagh, Kenneth

Brooks, Adam

Brooks, Mel

Brooks, Richard

Browning, Tod

Bujalski, Andrew

Buñuel, Luis

Burger, Neil

Burton, Tim

Cahill, Mike

Cameron, James

Cammell, Donald

Campion, Jane

Campos, Antonio

Capra, Frank

Carax, Leos

Caro, Marc

Carpenter, John

Carruth, Shane

Cassavetes, Xan

Cattet, Hélène

Chabrol, Claude

Chandor, J.C.

Chan-Wook Park

Chaplin, Charlie

Chazelle, Damien

Christensen, Benjamin

Chytilová, Vera

Cianfrance, Derek

Cimino, Michael

Clayton, Jack

Clooney, George

Clouse, Robert

Cocteau, Jean

Coen Brothers

Coffey, Scott

Cohen, Jem

Columbus, Chris

Corbijn, Anton

Coogler, Ryan

Cooper, Merian C.

Corbucci, Sergio

Cortés, Rodrigo

Costner, Kevin

Coppola, Francis Ford

Coppola, Roman

Coppola, Sofia

Corman, Roger

Cosmatos, Panos

Cox, Alex

Craven, Wes

Cretin, Destin Daniel

Cronenberg, Brandon

Cronenberg, David

Crowe, Cameron

Cuarón, Alfonso

Cukor, George

Curran, John

Curtiz, Michael

Daldry, Stephen

Darabont, Frank

Deren, Maya

Domink, Andrew

Donen, Stanley

Donner, Richard

Del Toro, Guillermo

Demme, Jonathan

Demy, Jacques

Denis, Claire

De Palma, Brian

Dolan, Xavier

Dreyer, Carl Theodor

Durkin, Sean

Eastwood, Clint

Edwards, Gareth

Eisener, Jason

Eisenstein, Sergei M.

Egoyan, Atom

Elliot, Adam

Epstein, Rob

Erice, Victor

Ershov, Konstantin

Eubank, William

Fassbinder, Rainer Werner

Favreau, Jon

Fellini, Federico

Ferrara, Abel

Field, Todd

Fiennes, Ralph

Figgis, Mike

Fincher, David

Fleck, Ryan

Fleischer, Ruben

Fleming, Victor

Fliegauf, Benedek

Fonda, Peter

Ford, John

Ford, Tom

Forman, Milos

Forster, Marc

Forzani, Bruno

Franco, Jesús

Franklin, Richard

Franju, Georges

Fricke, Ron

Friedkin, William

Friedman, Jeffrey

Fukunaga, Cary

Fulci, Lucio

Fuller, Samuel

Gaghan, Stephen

Gallo, Vincent

Garland, Alex

Garnett, Tay

Gavras, Romain

Gibson, Mel

Gillespie, Craig

Gilliam, Terry

Gilroy, Dan

Gilroy, Tony

Glazer, Jonathan

Godard, Jean-Luc

Goddard, Drew

Gomes, Miguel

Gondry, Michel

Gorin, Jean-Pierre

Gosling, Ryan

Goulding, Edmund

Gray, James

Green, David Gordon

Gregg, Clark

Giffith, D.W.

Guadagnino, Luca

Guercio, James William

Gunn, James

Hadzihalilovic, Lucile

Hancock, John D.

Haneke, Michael

Hanson, Curtis

Hardy, Robin

Harlin, Renny

Harper, Tom

Harron, Mary

Harvey, Herk

Haynes, Todd

Hazanavicius, Michel

Heller, Marielle

Hellman, Monte

Herz, Juraj

Herzog, Werner

Hess, Jared

Hicks, Scott

Hill, George Roy

Hillcoat, John

Hill, Jody

Hill, Walter

Hitchcock, Alfred

Hooper, Tobe

Hooper, Tom

Hopkins, Stephen

Hopper, Dennis

Horgan, Conor

Howard, Ron

Hranitzky, Ágnes

Huston, John

Huyck, Willard

Iñárritu, Alejandro González 

Ingster, Boris

Ishii, Katsuhito

Ishii, Teruo

Jackson, Peter

Jacobson, David

James, Elgin

Jarman, Derek

Jarmusch, Jim

Jenkins, Tamara

Jennings, Garth

Jeunet, Jean-Pierre

Jissoji, Akio

Jodorowsky, Alejandro

Johnston, Joe

Johnson, Craig

Johnson, Evan

Johnson, Mike

Johnson, Rian

Jones, Duncan

Jones, Tommy Lee

Jonze, Spike

Jordan, Neil

July, Miranda

Kaneko, Atsushi

Katz, Gloria

Kaufman, Charlie

Kavanagh, Ivan

Kaye, Tony

Kassovitz, Mathieu

Kechiche, Abdellatif

Keighley, William

Kelly, Gene

Kelly, Richard

Kennedy, Matthew

Kershner, Irvin

Khalfounm Franck

Kieslowski, Krzysztof 

Kim, Jee-Woon

King, Paul

Kinoshita, Keisuke

Kleiser, Randal

Knight, Steven

Korine, Harmony

Kosinski, Joseph

Koster, Henry

Kotcheff, Ted

Krokidas, John

Kropachyov, Georgiy

Kubrick, Stanley

Kuei, Chih-Hung

Kümel, Harry

Kurosawa, Akira

Kurzel, Justin

Landis, John

Lang, Fritz

Lanthimos, Yorgos

Lattuada, Alberto

Laughton, Charles

Layton, Bart

Lean, David

Lee, Ang

Lee, Spike

Leigh, Julia

Leigh, Mike

Leitch, David

Leni, Paul

Leone, Sergio

Lester, Richard

Leterrier, Louis

Linklater, Richard

Lipský, Oldrich

Losey, Joseph

Lowery, David

Lucas, George

Luhrmann, Baz

Lumet, Sidney

Lynch, David

Lynch, Jennifer

Mackendrick, Alexander

Maclean, John

Maddin, Guy

Malick, Terrence

Malle, Louis

Mamoulian, Rouben

Mangold, James

Mann, Anthony

Mann, Michael

Manuli, Davide

Marker, Chris

Marquand, Richard

Marshall, Rob

Massot, Joe

McDonagh, John Michael

McDonald, Bruce

McQueen, Steve

McTeigue, James

McTiernan, John

Meadows, Shane

Mendes, Sam

Michôd, David

Miller, Bennett

Miller, George

Mills, Mike

Minnelli, Vincente

Misumi, Kenji

Mitchell, David Robert

Mitchell, John Cameron

Moodysson, Lukas

Morris, Errol

Mottola, Greg

Mulligan, Robert

Murnau, F.W.

Nakagawa, Nobuo

Nakashima, Tetsuya

Newell, Mike

Nettheim, Daniel

Niccol, Andrew

Nichols, Jeff

Nichols, Mike

Noé, Gaspar

Nolan, Christopher

Ôbayashi, Nobuhiko

Ogilive, George

Ozu, Yasujirô

Pabst, Georg Wilhelm

Pakula, Alan J.

Parker, John

Pawlikowski, Pawel

Payne, Alexander

Peckinpah, Sam

Pellington, Mark

Penn, Arthur

Penn,Sean

Piedmont, Matt

Pohlad, Bill

Polanski, Roman

Polley, Sarah

Potter, Sally

Powell, Michael

Pressburger, Emeric

Proyas, Alex

Questi, Giulio

Quine, Richard

Rafelson, Bob

Raimi, Sam

Ramis, Harold

Ramsay, Lynne

Ray, Nicholas

Reed, Carol

Reeves, Matt

Reeves, Michael

Refn, Nicolas Winding

Reggio, Godfrey

Reichardt, Kelly

Reiner, Rob

Reitman, Ivan

Renoir, Jean

Resnais, Alain

Reygadas, Carlos

Robbe-Grillet, Alain

Robinson, Ruairi

Rodriguez, Robert

Roeg, Nicolas

Rohmer, Eric

Roinsard, Régis

Romanek, Mark

Romero, George A.

Roskam, Michaël R.

Ross, Gary

Russell, Chuck

Russell, David O

Russell, Ken

Russo Brothers

Salles, Walter

Sanders, Rupert

Sarafian, Richard C.

Satô, Hisayasu

Satrapi, Marjane

Saulnier, Jeremy

Sayles, John

Schlesinger, John

Schnabel, Julian

Schoedsack, Ernest B.

Schrader, Paul

Schreiber, Liev

Schroeder, Barbet

Schroeter, Werner

Schumacher, Joel

Scorsese, Martin

Scott, Ridley

Scott, Tony

Shainberg, Steven

Shelton, Lynn

Shindô, Kaneto

Sholder, Jack

Shum, Mina

Shyamalan, M. Night

Sigismondi, Floria

Singer, Bryan

Singh, Tarsem

Sirk, Douglas

Skolimowski, Jerzy

Snyder, Zack

Soderbergh, Steven

Solondz, Todd

Soska Sisters

Schnabel, Julian

Spielberg, Steven

Stahelski, Chad

Stanley, Richard

Sternberg, Josef von

Stevens, George

Stevenson, Robert

Stiller, Ben

Strickland, Peter

Stone, Oliver

Stuart, Mel

Svankmajer, Jan

Szulkin, Piotr

Taccone, Jorma

Takeuchi, Suguru

Talalay, Rachel

Tarantino, Quentin

Taretto, Gustavo

Tarkovsky, Andrei

Tarr, Béla

Tashlin, Frank

Taylor, Alan

Taylor-Johnson, Sam

Taymor, Julie

Tessari, Duccio

Thompson, J. Lee

Tornatore, Giuseppe

Torneur, Jacques

Truffaut, François

Trumbull, Douglas

Tykwer, Tom

Van Dormael, Jaco

Van Sant, Gus

Varda, Agnès

Vaughn, Matthew

Verhoeven, Paul

Vertov, Dziga

Vidor, King

Vigalondo, Nacho

Villaronga, Agustí

Villeneuve, Denis

Vinterberg, Thomas

Visconti, Luchino

Vlácil, Frantisek

Vogt-Roberts, Jordan

Von Trier, Lars

Wachowski, Starship

Wan, James

Webber, Peter

Weerasthakul, Apichatpong

Weir, Peter

Welles, Orson

Wenders, Wim

West, Ti

Whale, James

Wheatley, Ben

Whedon, Joss

White, Mike

Wiene, Robert

Wilder, Billy

Wingard, Adam

Winterbottom, Michael

Wise, Robert

Wong Kar-Wai

Wood, Sam

Wright, Edgar

Wright, Joe

Yates, David

Zeitlin, Benh

Zemekis, Robert

Zhang Yimou

Zobel, Craig

Zombie, Rob

Żuławski, Andrzej

Zvyagintsev, Andrey

31 thoughts on “Directors A-Z

  1. Fantastic work so far! Excellent selections of both cinematographers and directors. This site is a great reference.

    Of course, there are LOTS of films out there that would make a terrific addition to this collection. Let’s chat!

  2. Oh there are so many that I’m dying to get to do, Im looking at the site as a long term project.

    I don’t really have time to update it more than I do, It used to a be a post every second day, its now every third day (and Im struggling making that schedule sometimes with pre production on my feature films)

    But i would love to hear some suggestions of course… ill see what I can do!

  3. Great site, will be bookmarking it.

    How about some of Woody Allen’s collaborations with Gordon Willis, Carlo DiPalma and Sven Nykvist? The period of 1977 – 1998 using those three exclusively is a watershed of outstanding photography, perhaps most notably with Willis on “Manhattan” and “Stardust Memories”.

  4. Good stuff, bookmarking this site. Some great films, directors etc. but I dislike the lack of Ingmar Bergman in this list. His ‘Persona’ (with the above mentioned Sven Nykvist) is one of the most beautiful films ever.

    It’s nice to see Tarkovsky and all the Herzog movies with Klaus Kinski. Other directors whose films should be here in the future (I hope) are Federico Fellini and Krzysztof Kieslowski. Keep it up man.

  5. Ive never been a huge Bergman fan, I appreciate his films, but I dont really love them, so I don’t actually own any of the DVDs. That said of the few I have watch the photography and imagery have always been really powerful… I have a friend whose a big fan so Ill see if I can borrow some of his movies for a while.

    Ill have to find people who own Kieslowski and Fellini… because honestly I havent gotten around to seeing any of their films yet (though I desperately want to)

  6. Great idea for a site. Nice cinematography and interesting editing tend to be a very large part of what I respond to in films.

    A few directors I’d recommend you include on your site sometime would be –

    Michael Mann: His regular cinematographer is Dante Spinotti – all their collaberations are very striking. I think MANNHUNTER is a particular standout; also my DVD has a nice feature with Spinotti called The Look of MANNHUNTER. Mann’s done brilliant Hi-def work with Dion Beebe on COLLATERAL and MIAMI VICE.

    Mike Figgis: I think he tends to be his own DP, regularly shoots with handheld 16mm, in colour. I’ve only seen LEAVING LAS VEGAS – extraordinary. THE LOSS OF SEXUAL INOCENCE looks well worth checking out too.

    Olivier Assayas: plenty of stunning cinematographry over the 330 mins. of CARLOS. It had 2 DP’s. It’s incredible it only cost 18 million. His other film look great too.

    Tony Scott: one of the most visually fascinating directors around. His really interesting stuff comes with MAN ON FIRE and after, but all his films prior to this are very strong too. My DOMINO DVD has a featurette on its visual style – goes into great detail on Scott’s multi-camera shooting style, use of various frame rates, and post production – everything they did developing the negative to get the distinct look.

    Merchant-Ivory Films: period piece specialists. Beautiful cinematography and editing on HOWARDS END and SURVIVING PICASSO particularly. Of the other of their films I’ve seen A ROOM WITH A VIEW is pretty good, THE WHITE COUNTESS is bad.

    Others I think you shoul consider including some work from are Spielberg, Tarantino, Polanski and, yeah, Welles as others have said, or some film noir.

    Keep up the good work! Ciao.

  7. Wish list:

    Bee Season – 2005, directed by Scott McGehee & David Siegel; director of photography, Giles Nuttgens
    Synecdoche, New York – 2008, directed by Charlie Kauman; director of photography, Frederick Elmes
    Rocket Science – 2007, directed by Jeffrey Blitz; director of photography, Jo Willems
    Stranger Than Fiction – 2006, directed by Marc Forster; director of photography, Roberto Schaefer
    Thumbsucker – 2005, directed by Mike Mills; director of photography, Joaquin Baca-Asay
    Little Miss Sunshine – 2006, directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris; director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt
    Little Children – 2006, directed by Todd Field; director of photography, Antonio Calvache

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  9. Some directors that would be nice to see listed:
    Theo Angelopolous, Alexander Sokurov, Takeshi Kitano, Carlos Saura, Emir Kusturica, Peter Greenaway and Tran Anh Hung

  10. I love your site. Thank you for all the effort put into it!

    I’m wondering if you’ve ever thought of doing more classic comedies. The works of Mel Brooks and Christopher Guest come to mind as movies with such wonderful and distinct visual styles.

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