Saturday, March 21, 2015

Top ten directors list

I make lists. Because, I like it. So here is some more ridiculous top ten randomness. My top ten favorite movie directors of all time, my picks for their best five films, and where each movie lands in my all-time favorite film rankings.

Steven Spielberg

 “Empire of the Sun” (1987) 6th.
 “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (2001) 10th
 “E. T. The extraterrestrial” (1982) 11th
 “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977) 22nd
  "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) 24th

James Cameron

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) 13th
“Avatar” (2009) 15th
“The Abyss” (1989) 25th
“Aliens” (1986) 38th
“The Terminator” (1984) 53rd

Brian De Palma

“Body Double” (1984) 27th  
“Dressed to Kill” (1980) 28th
“The Fury” (1978) 34th
“The Untouchables” (1987) 45th
“Obsession” (1976) 57th

Oliver Stone

“JFK” (1991) 5th
“Wall Street” (1987) 8th
“Talk Radio” (1989) 59th
“Platoon” (1986) 73rd
“Savages” (2012) 88th

Robert Zemeckis

“Contact” (1997) 26th
“Back to the Future II” (1989) 35th
“Forrest Gump” (1994) 36th
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) 44th
“Back to the Future” (1985) 48th

David Cronenberg

“Videodrome” (1983) 2nd
“Crash” (1996) 23rd
“Scanners” (1981) 29th
“The Brood” (1979) 58th
“Rabid’ (1975) 69th

Quentin Tarantino 

“Jackie Brown” (1997) 20th
“Pulp Fiction” (1994) 37th
“Inglourious Basterds” (2009) 61st
“Death Proof” (2007) 78th
“Kill Bill Volume 1” (2003) 85th

Joe Dante

“Explorers” (1985) 30th
“The Howling” (1981) 41st
“Gremlins” (1984) 51st
“Mantinee” (1993) 65th
“The Burbs” (1989) 93rd

Paul Verhoeven

“Basic Instinct” (1992) 11th
“Robocop” (1987) 17th
“Total Recall” (1990) 47th
“Showgirls” (1988) N/A
“Starship Troopers” (1983) N/A

Jess Franco

“Vampyros Lesbos” (1970) 32nd
“99 Women” (1968) 52nd
“Venus in Furs” (1968) 77th
 “Kiss Me, Monster” (1967) N/A

“A Virgin Among the Living Dead”  (1971) N/A

Runners up and my favorite film of theirs

John Carpenter "Escape from New York" (1981)
Kathryn Bigelow "Point Break" (1991)
Spike Lee "Malcolm X" (1992)
Martin Scorcese "Wolf of Wall Street" (2013)
Christopher Nolan "Interstellar" (2014)

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