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Who are the ten directors you have seen the most films by?

Postby djross » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:50 am

Whose films we choose to see reveals quite a bit about our cinematic taste. Here are the ten directors I have watched the most (five are American, and the rest are from five different countries):

1. Werner Herzog. 45 films (average score: 69.24)
2. Woody Allen. 39 (72.28)
3. Martin Scorsese. 33 (71.06)
4. Robert Altman. 30 (72.20)
5. Eric Rohmer. 23 (78.87)
6. Ingmar Bergman. 22 (84.14)
7. David Lynch. 21 (66.00)
8. Lars von Trier. 16 (80.38)
9. Abbas Kiarostami. 16 (80.00)
10. Steven Spielberg. 15 (38.81)

Altogether, the 260 movies I have seen by these ten directors represent ten percent of all my Criticker rankings. Mostly, there is no coincidence who appears on this list: nine of the ten are in my view among the greatest directors of all time. One is not.
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Re: Who are the ten directors you have seem the most films b

Postby movieboy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:25 am

Tarantino - 8
Christopher Nolan, Scorcese, Clint Eastwood, Garry Marshall, Ridley Scott, Denis Dugan, Spielberg - 7

Putting only 8 directors because I have 9 of whom I have seen 6 movies.
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Postby Scottathon » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:04 am

I think it's probably more meaningful to go by total (approximate) runtime. I keep somewhat detailed information about what I watch.

1. Woody Allen (45 films, 4021 minutes)
2. Eric Rohmer (28 films, 2557 minutes)
3. Alfred Hitchcock (23 films, 2511 minutes)
4. Billy Wilder (21 films, 2477 minutes)
5. Martin Scorsese (18 films, 2166 minutes)
6. Francois Truffaut (23 films, 2163 minutes)
7. Steven Soderbergh (17 films, 1726 minutes)
8. Howard Hawks (18 films, 1719 minutes)
9. Steven Spielberg (13 films, 1677 minutes)
10. Joel and Ethan Coen (17 films, 1620 minutes)

Pretty typical, I guess.

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Re: Who are the ten directors you have seem the most films b

Postby TheDenizen » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:51 am

I'm listing 11 directors because I have a 3 way tie for 9/10/11

Jesus Franco avg 57.36 (T4) 36 films
Takashi Miike avg 74.69 (T8) 16 films
Steven Spielberg avg 58.38 (T4) 16 films
Woo-ping Yuen avg 79.93 (T9) 14 films
Lucio Fulci avg 64.58 (T6) 12 films
Chia-Liang Liu avg 90.58 (T10) 12 films
Terry Gilliam avg 77.50 (T8) 12 films
John Landis avg 60.42 (T5) 12 films
Richard Donner avg 52.27 (T4) 11 films
George A. Romero avg 68.09 (T7) 11 films
Wes Craven avg 46.82 (T3) 11 films

Dominated by smut, gore and kung fu. Yup, that reveals a lot about me. 8-)

I'm guessing that Lucio Fulci won't end up in anyone else's list...except maybe edkrak. ;)

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Re: Who are the ten directors you have seem the most films b

Postby PeaceAnarchy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:54 am

Scottathon wrote:I think it's probably more meaningful to go by total (approximate) runtime. I keep somewhat detailed information about what I watch.
I don't have time to go through runtimes, but as someone who watches a lot of shorts this is an issue in my list.

Woody Allen 80.63, 32 films
Alfred Hitchcock 81.66, 32 films
Eric Rohmer 83.76, 25 films
Fritz Lang 83.79, 24 films
Martin Scorsese 81.00, 24 films
Steven Spielberg 76.38, 24 films
Luis Buñuel 82.55, 20 films
Charles Chaplin 79.21, 19 films
Akira Kurosawa 87.17, 18 films
William Wyler 83.28, 18 films
Jean-Luc Godard 75.11, 18 films

Those who would make it based primarily on shorts.
Stan Brakhage 61.88, 56 films
Buster Keaton 77.74, 31 films
Chuck Jones 77.59, 27 films
Georges Méliès 77.83, 24 films

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Postby edkrak » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:18 am

1. Luis Buñuel 76.25, 12
Dario Argento 75.33, 12
3. Tim Burton 69.09, 11
Peter Greenaway 39.18, 11
Joe D'Amato 53.18, 11
6. Mario Bava 77.80, 10
David Lynch 56.20, 10
Takashi Miike 73.50, 10
Peter Jackson 74.40, 10
10. Federico Fellini 79.44, 9
Lucio Fulci 68.89, 9 Barely made it, but a good guess Deni :)
John Carpenter 65.56, 9
Norman McLaren 14.22, 9 :lol:
Werner Herzog 72.78, 9
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Postby Anomaly1 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:07 pm

1. Steven Spielberg - 16 - 74.19
2. Alfred Hitchcock - 12 - 87.00
3. Werner Herzog - 12 - 83.67
4. Joel and Ethan Coen - 11 - 87.00
5. Martin Scorsese - 9 - 84.44
6. Stanley Kubrick - 9 - 91.89
7. Ingmar Bergman - 9 - 86.33
8. Quentin Tarantino - 9 - 83.44
9. David Fincher - 8 - 76.75
10. Woody Allen - 8 - 82.13

D.W. Griffith (avg 54.63) and Louis Lumière (avg 61.00) also had 8, but I left them off in favor of Fincher and Allen because they're mostly shorts and they have that number because of the Film History class I took, so that's less so voluntary choice, which the rest of the list are examples of. And as with djross, the 103 films from them equal ~10% of my rankings.

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Re: Who are the ten directors you have seen the most films b

Postby Pickpocket » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:19 pm

Woody Allen 68.52 44
Martin Scorsese 70.19 27
Steven Spielberg 52.14 21
Chuck Jones 53.06 18
Alfred Hitchcock 70.59 17
Jean-Luc Godard 63.67 15
Joel Coen 74.00 15
Spike Jonze 77.00 15
Francis Ford Coppola 66.54 13
Clint Eastwood 61.54 13

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Re: Who are the ten directors you have seen the most films b

Postby Anonymous » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:27 pm

Steven Spielberg 2.17 23
Alfred Hitchcock 2.68 22
Uwe Boll 1.45 20 (lol)
Martin Scorsese 2.44 18
Clint Eastwood 2.28 18
Sidney Lumet 2.65 17
Ridley Scott 2.33 15
Tony Scott 1.87 15
Joel + Ethan Coen 2.31 13
Werner Herzog 2.62 13
Paul Verhoeven 2.23 13

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Re: Who are the ten directors you have seen the most films b

Postby edkrak » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:03 pm

Jorg wrote:Uwe Boll 1.45 20 (lol)


Now I'm impressed.


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