AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Thrills [Directors]

Entertainment: Movies Awards: AFI

Missing: John Sturges (19, 79) * Andrew Davis (33) * Albert Lewin (86) * James Bridges (94) * Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor (97)

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60

0

AFI (American Film Institute)

Organization

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

50

1

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

57

2

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

38.40% (207 of 539 votes)

42

3

William Friedkin

Filmmaker

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

49

4

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

30

5

Jonathan Demme

Filmmaker

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

38

6

Ridley Scott

Filmmaker

43.28% (29 of 67 votes)

51

7

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

41

8

William Friedkin

Filmmaker

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

7

9

Roman Polanski

Filmmaker

55.68% (98 of 176 votes)

56

10

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

38.40% (207 of 539 votes)

61

11

Francis Ford Coppola

Filmmaker

33.33% (6 of 18 votes)

29

12

Merian C. Cooper

Filmmaker

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

86

12

Ernest B. Schoedsack

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

87

12

Willis O'Brien

Animator

0% (0 of 4 votes)

88

13

Arthur Penn

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

52

14

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

28

15

John Boorman

Filmmaker

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

8

16

Roman Polanski

Filmmaker

55.68% (98 of 176 votes)

84

17

John Frankenheimer

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 3 votes)

53

18

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

68

20

Fred Zinnemann

Filmmaker

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

12

21

Stanley Kubrick

Filmmaker

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

32

22

Martin Scorsese

Filmmaker

47.46% (112 of 236 votes)

27

23

David Lean

Filmmaker

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

85

24

Billy Wilder

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 3 votes)

16

25

James Cameron

Filmmaker

53.78% (64 of 119 votes)

71

26

John Huston

Filmmaker

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

31

27

George Lucas

Filmmaker

48.98% (96 of 196 votes)

25

28

Adrian Lyne

Filmmaker

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

13

29

Stanley Kubrick

Filmmaker

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

26

30

Michael Cimino

Filmmaker

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

54

31

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

38.40% (207 of 539 votes)

46

32

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

15

34

Charles Laughton

Actor

54.55% (36 of 66 votes)

55

35

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

38.40% (207 of 539 votes)

83

36

Peter Yates

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

65

37

Michael Curtiz

Filmmaker

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

47

38

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

98

39

John McTiernan

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

11

40

Stanley Kubrick

Filmmaker

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

100

41

Don Siegel

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

17

42

James Cameron

Filmmaker

53.78% (64 of 119 votes)

1

43

Victor Fleming

Filmmaker

100% (1 of 1 votes)

97

43

King Vidor

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 0 votes)

99

43

George Cukor

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 3 votes)

58

44

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

38.40% (207 of 539 votes)

59

45

Steven Spielberg

Filmmaker

38.40% (207 of 539 votes)

69

46

Brian De Palma

Filmmaker

18.18% (2 of 11 votes)

94

47

Don Siegel

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

48

48

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

95

49

William Wyler

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 0 votes)

96

50

John Schlesinger

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

33

51

Martin Scorsese

Filmmaker

47.46% (112 of 236 votes)

9

52

John Avildsen

Filmmaker

55.45% (61 of 110 votes)

4

53

Quentin Tarantino

Filmmaker

60.66% (37 of 61 votes)

66

54

George Roy Hill

Filmmaker

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

23

55

Terence Young

Filmmaker

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

92

56

James Whale

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 3 votes)

93

57

Alan J. Pakula

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 0 votes)

24

58

David Lean

Filmmaker

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

43

59

Franklin J. Schaffner

Filmmaker

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

34

60

M. Night Shyamalan

Author

46.15% (6 of 13 votes)

91

61

J. Lee Thompson

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

10

62

Stanley Kubrick

Filmmaker

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

35

63

Robert Aldrich

Filmmaker

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

37

64

Orson Welles

Actor

43.40% (46 of 106 votes)

36

65

Robert Aldrich

Filmmaker

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

67

66

The Wachowskis

Filmmakers

22.22% (2 of 9 votes)

70

67

John Huston

Filmmaker

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

22

68

John Carpenter (Director)

Filmmaker

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

89

69

Sam Peckinpah

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

90

70

Sidney Lumet

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

73

71

Guy Hamilton

Filmmaker

16.67% (1 of 6 votes)

5

72

Oliver Stone

Filmmaker

56.52% (13 of 23 votes)

6

73

Otto Preminger

Filmmaker

56.25% (9 of 16 votes)

40

74

Ridley Scott

Filmmaker

43.28% (29 of 67 votes)

44

75

Carol Reed

Filmmaker

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

39

76

Ridley Scott

Filmmaker

43.28% (29 of 67 votes)

18

77

James Cameron

Filmmaker

53.78% (64 of 119 votes)

78

78

George Cukor

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 3 votes)

45

80

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker

38.83% (40 of 103 votes)

79

81

Richard Donner

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 4 votes)

63

82

Robert Wise

Filmmaker

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

2

83

Rupert Julian

Actor

100% (1 of 1 votes)

72

83

Lon Chaney

Actor

16.67% (2 of 12 votes)

76

84

Tobe Hooper

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 6 votes)

21

85

Tod Browning

Filmmaker

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

62

87

Christian Nyby

Filmmaker

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

80

88

Sidney Lumet

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

81

89

J. Lee Thompson

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 2 votes)

82

90

Ronald Neame

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 1 votes)

3

91

Mel Gibson

Actor

65.24% (304 of 466 votes)

19

92

Lawrence Kasdan

Filmmaker

52.03% (64 of 123 votes)

75

93

George A. Romero

Filmmaker

6.67% (1 of 15 votes)

14

95

Stanley Kubrick

Filmmaker

55.00% (11 of 20 votes)

74

96

David Lynch

Filmmaker

11.11% (2 of 18 votes)

77

98

Coen Brothers

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 5 votes)

20

99

Jan De Bont

Filmmaker

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

64

100

Michael Curtiz

Filmmaker

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)