What follows is my attempt at a comprehensive guide that lists “directors of note” and their available films. New additions are in bold. The newly dead are strikethrough’d. Errors are possible, feel free to tweet me with corrections @thefilmsaurus.

Robert Aldrich

Woody Allen

Michael Almereyda

Robert Altman

Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul W.S. Anderson

Wes Anderson

Michelangelo Antonioni

Dario Argento

Hal Ashby

Olivier Assayas

Roy Ward Baker

Michael Bay

Marco Bellocchio

Budd Boetticher

Frank Borzage

  • A Farewell to Arms
  • I’ve Always Loved You
  • Moonrise

Albert Brooks

James L. Brooks

Tod Browning

Luis Buñuel

Charles Burnett

Edward L. Cahn

Jane Campion

Marcel Carné

John Carpenter

John Cassavetes

Alberto Cavalcanti

Claude Chabrol

Charles Chaplin

Michael Cimino

Joel and Ethan Coen

Larry Cohen

Francis Ford Coppola

Sophia Coppola

Roger Corman

David Cronenberg

Cameron Crowe

George Cukor

Michael Curtiz

Joe Dante

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Terence Davies

Jonathan Demme

Claire Denis

Brian De Palma

Vittorio De Sica

Andre de Toth

William Dieterle

  • Dark City
  • September Affair

Stanley Donen

Richard Donner

Alexander Dovzhenko

John Duigan

Julien Duvivier

Allan Dwan

Clint Eastwood

Blake Edwards

Atom Egoyan

Sergei Eisenstein

Cy Endfield

Federico Fellini

Abel Ferrara

Louis Feuillade

David Fincher

Richard Fleischer

John Ford

Bill Forsyth

John Frankenheimer

William Friedkin

Jean-Luc Godard

Michel Gondry

D.W. Griffith

Michael Haneke

Tsui Hark

Hal Hartley

Henry Hathaway

Howard Hawks

Todd Haynes

Monte Hellman

Walter Hill

Alfred Hitchcock

John Huston

Peter Jackson

Jim Jarmusch

Rian Johnson

Mike Judge

Joseph Kane

Phil Karlson

Wong Kar-wai

Philip Kaufman

Elia Kazan

Buster Keaton

Abbas Kiarostami

Takeshi Kitano

Akira Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Fritz Lang

Alberto Lattuada

David Lean

Spike Lee

Mike Leigh

Sergio Leone

Richard Lester

Richard Linklater

Ernst Lubitsch

Baz Luhrmann

Ida Lupino

David Lynch

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Anthony Mann

Michael Mann

Paul Mazursky

Leo McCarey

Bruce McDonald

Ross McElwee

John McTiernan

Aleksandr Medvedkin

Jean-Pierre Melville

William Cameron Menzies

  • The Maze

Terrence Malick

Jim McBride

Errol Morris

Robert Mulligan

F.W. Murnau

Jean Negulesco

Joseph M. Newman

Mike Nichols

William Nigh

Nagisa Oshima

Gerd Oswald

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Sam Peckinpah

Roman Polanski

Otto Preminger

Sam Raimi

Carol Reed

Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Roeg

George A. Romero

Roberto Rossellini

Alan Rudolph

Raoul Ruiz

David O. Russell

Hong Sang-soo

Victor Saville

Martin Scorsese

Ridley Scott

Tony Scott

William A. Seiter

Ousmane Sembene

Lowell Sherman

Don Siegel

Steven Soderbergh

Alexander Sokurov

Steven Spielberg

Josef Von Sternberg

Whit Stillman

Preston Sturges

Seijun Suzuki

Quentin Tarantino

Andrei Tarkovsky

Béla Tarr

Frank Tashlin

Johnnie To

Jacques Tourneur

Lars von Trier

François Truffaut

  • The Man Who Loved Women

Edgar G. Ulmer

Gus Van Sant

King Vidor

Luchino Visconti

Raoul Walsh

Charles Marquis Warren

  • The Black Whip

Jack Webb

Peter Weir

Orson Welles

William A. Wellman

Wim Wenders

James Whale

Joss Whedon

Billy Wilder

William Witney

John Woo

William Wyler

Robert Zemeckis