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Top Directors in Your Collection 
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I went back to the DVD collection and counted up the directors, leaving off any with less than three movies on the shelf. Here goes...

Three
Darren Aronofsky
Michael Bay
Luc Besson
Brad Bird
Danny Boyle
Wes Craven
George Cukor
Joe Dante
Brian DePalma
Stephen Frears
Ron Howard
Peter Jackson
Joe Johnston
Stanley Kubrick
Frank Oz
Alex Proyas
Harold Ramis
George Romero
Stephen Sommers
Billy Wilder
Robert Zemeckis

Four
Cameron Crowe
Terry Gilliam
Anthony Hickox
John Landis
John Lasseter
Richard Linklater
Steve Miner

Five
Tim Burton
Stanley Donen
Howard Hawks
John Hughes

And the big winners (what they win, I'm not sure...):

Rob Reiner (6)
Quentin Tarantino (8)
John Carpenter (11)

And, by a landslide, the grandaddy of them all...

Alfred Hitchcock, with 22 films in the collection.


So how does your collection break down?

And feel free to discuss/make fun of my collection if you wish. I'm mainly doing this to stimulate discussion (I know it's kind of a pain in the ass to cross-reference your collection, but I'm on vacation this week, so I've got some extra time on my hands...).


Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:36 pm
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Rather than give numbers for each one I'll just give you a list of the directors who have more than two films in my collection: Tarantino, Spielberg, James Cameron (including Strange Days although it was only written and not directed by him) and Kevin Smith. The next group has two each: Linklater, Soderbergh, Cameron Crowe, Jean Jenuet, The Wachowski Brothers, John McTiernan and perhaps some others that aren't quite coming to mind. Every other director has one film each in my collection including a film from each of the Scott brothers (Tony and Ridley, in case you were wondering) Oliver Stone, Alex Proyas, The Coen Brothers (sadly) and (even more sadly) Scorsese.


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Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:04 am
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Doh! I forgot James Cameron (4).

Thanks for sharing. My collection is also woefully lacking in Martin Scorsese.


Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:12 am
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Nine
Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, Hook, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Minority Report)

Eight
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Clerks II, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make a Porno)

Six
Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night, Help!, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, Superman II, Superman III)
George Lucas (THX-1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith)
Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, The Polar Express)

Five
James Cameron (The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic, Avatar)

Four
Tim Burton (Batman, Batman Returns, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd)
Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Rent, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, King Kong)
Jay Roach (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Meet the Parents)
Bryan Singer (The Usual Supsects, X-Men, X2, Superman Returns)
The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Speed Racer)

Three
Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian)
Ron Howard (Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons)
Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception)
Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3)
Joel Schumacher (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin :oops: , Phone Booth)
Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End)


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Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:45 am
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hmm I didn't realize I had so many woody allen films.

Woody Allen(9)

Steven Speilberg(7)

Christopher Nolan(6)-all his films

Danny Boyle(5)

Peter Jackson(4)
Coen Brothers(4)
Akira Kurosawa(4)

Darren Aronofsky(3)
Richard Linklater(3)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu(3)-all of his films
Paul Greengrass(3)


Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:47 am
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Good to see some diverse lists.

Nice to have some Kurosawa representation! Another big hole in my collection.


Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:46 pm
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THREE
Ben Sharpsteen (Dumbo, Fantasia, Pinocchio)
Gore Verbinksi (The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy)
Randal Kleiser (three copies of Grease with different sleeves)
Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico)

FOUR
Charlie Chaplin (The Gold Rush, The Great Dictator, Limelight, Modern Times)
Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather trilogy)
Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence)
Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, Lolita, The Shining)

FIVE
Akira Kurosawa (The Hidden Fortress, Rashomon, The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Sanjuro)
Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Insomnia, Memento, The Prestige)
George Lucas (American Graffiti, Star Wars I-IV)
Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West, The Man With No Name anthology)
Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Schindler's List)

SIX
Frank Capra (American Madness, It Happened One Night, It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can't Take It With You)

EIGHT
Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Clerks., Clerks. X, Clerks II, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Mallrats)
Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother, Bad Education, The Flower of My Secret, Law of Desire, Live Flesh, Matador, Talk to Her, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)

ELEVEN
Krzysztof Kieslowski (Decalogue, The Three Colors Trilogy, Blind Chance, Camera Buff, No End, The Scar, A Short Film About Killing, A Short Film About Love)

THIRTEEN
Martin Scorsese (After Hours, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Aviator, Boxcar Bertha, The Departed, Goodfellas, The Last Waltz, The Last Waltz Blu-ray, Mean Streets, New York New York, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Who's That Knocking At My Door?)

TWENTY-THREE
Alfred Hitchcock (The Birds, Dial M For Murder, Family Plot, Foreign Correspondent, Frenzy, I Confess, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, North By Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window, Rope, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Stage Fright, Strangers on a Train, Suspicion, Topaz, Torn Curtain, The Trouble with Harry, Vertigo, The Wrong Man)


Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:23 pm
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Wow, Pedro. An impressive list, and well documented, too. Thanks for giving the individual titles as well.

Three copies of Grease! That must be some kind of record...

I can't believe I don't own a single Capra movie.


Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:27 pm
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Kim Ki Duk
Quentin Tarantino
Hayao Miyazaki
Mel Gibson
Brad Bird
Anno Hideoki
Wachowski brothers


Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:46 pm
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My top two directors are actually tied in terms of the actual number of DVDs I own but it's pretty clear for me as to which is my favorite. My favorite directors are hands down The Coen Brothers, I own all but one of their films on DVD, that's 12 of 13, I don't own The Ladykillers. Second for me is Steven Spielberg, I have 12 of his films on DVD. Third is oddly Kevin Smith, I own 7 of the 8 eight films he's directed. As a native New Jerseyian I got to support Smith, but more than anything I share his sense of humor and he writes some great dialogue.

Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino each have 6 in my collection and then the field really opens up with lots of directors with 4 or less entries.


Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:52 pm
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This thread makes me realize there is more shopping to do...

I believe my collection has the most Coen Brother movies than any other...something I am proud of although the count is only a meager 6. After that, it would be Stanley Kubrick, something I am also pround of although, again, the count is only 5. Then, thanks to the Pixar movies, I have 4 John Lasseter films as well as 3 Brad Bird films.


Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:48 am
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ram1312 wrote:
This thread makes me realize there is more shopping to do...

I believe my collection has the most Coen Brother movies than any other...something I am proud of although the count is only a meager 6. After that, it would be Stanley Kubrick, something I am also pround of although, again, the count is only 5. Then, thanks to the Pixar movies, I have 4 John Lasseter films as well as 3 Brad Bird films.


My sentiments exactly. Of course, now that I'm about to start this new job, that should give me some extra cash to take care of this problem...that is of course after I have paid off the rent and all of my bills!!!!


Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:13 pm
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oafolay wrote:
ram1312 wrote:
This thread makes me realize there is more shopping to do...

I believe my collection has the most Coen Brother movies than any other...something I am proud of although the count is only a meager 6. After that, it would be Stanley Kubrick, something I am also pround of although, again, the count is only 5. Then, thanks to the Pixar movies, I have 4 John Lasseter films as well as 3 Brad Bird films.


My sentiments exactly. Of course, now that I'm about to start this new job, that should give me some extra cash to take care of this problem...that is of course after I have paid off the rent and all of my bills!!!!


I've been lucky lately with $4.99 movies on Amazon, as well as a great used movie store in Dallas.


Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:09 am
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Steven Spielberg tops my collection with five films.

With Four: Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, Robert Rodriguez

With Three: Darren Lynn Bousman, Gore Verbinski, Peter Berg, Marcus Nispel

After that, it's all pretty diverse. I have a lot of Japanese directors (mostly anime) and Australian filmmakers... I tried learning about their films before I moved here.

Curiously, I don't own many movies by my favourite directors.


Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:14 am
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I have two or more films from the following directors:

Ten
Steven Spielberg

Seven
Martin Scorsese

Six
Robert Zemeckis
Coen Brothers
Ridley Scott

Four
James Cameron
Edward Zwick
Francis Ford Coppola
Quentin Tarantino
Rob Reiner
George Lucas
Bryan Singer
Peter Jackson

Three
Stanley Kubrick
Alexander Payne
Cameron Crowe
Milos Forman
Sam Mendes
John Lasseter
Michael Mann
Ang Lee
Steven Soderbergh
David Fincher
Brad Bird
Mel Gibson
Christopher Nolan
Richard Linklater
Clint Eastwood
Alfred Hitchcock

Two
Terry Gilliam
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Danny Boyle
Zack Snyder
Judd Apatow
David Lean
Roman Polanski
Anthony Minghella
Alex Proyas
Jon Favreau
John Hughes
Andrew Stanton
James Mangold
Ron Howard
Tim Burton
Craig Brewer
Paul Thomas Anderson
Ron Clements and John Musker
Guy Ritchie
Robert Rodriguez
Gore Verbinski
Oliver Stone
Brian De Palma
M. Night Shyamalan
Jonathan Demme
Sam Raimi


Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:17 am
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Scorsese is the leader in mine. He's followed closely by Spike Lee and The Coen Brothers. Tarantino would come in third. Then we have Richard Linklater, Paul Thomas Anderson and Alex Proyas. I also just realized that I love David Lynch. But the only film of his I actually own is Blue Velvet.

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Jeff Wilder wrote:
Scorsese is the leader in mine. He's followed closely by Spike Lee and The Coen Brothers. Tarantino would come in third. Then we have Richard Linklater, Paul Thomas Anderson and Alex Proyas. I also just realized that I love David Lynch. But the only film of his I actually own is Blue Velvet.


Geez Jeff...you sure are resurrecting a lot of "dead threads" of late. Not that that's a bad thing, but you making up for lost time or something?


Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:44 am
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Gave me a chance to update my list, at least. :D


Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:54 am
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johnny larue wrote:
Jeff Wilder wrote:
Scorsese is the leader in mine. He's followed closely by Spike Lee and The Coen Brothers. Tarantino would come in third. Then we have Richard Linklater, Paul Thomas Anderson and Alex Proyas. I also just realized that I love David Lynch. But the only film of his I actually own is Blue Velvet.


Geez Jeff...you sure are resurrecting a lot of "dead threads" of late. Not that that's a bad thing, but you making up for lost time or something?

Yeah, when I got here this morning the entire front page of the General Movie Discussion forum was painted orange and I was like WHAT WHAT WHAT.


Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:32 pm
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Pedro wrote:
johnny larue wrote:
Jeff Wilder wrote:
Scorsese is the leader in mine. He's followed closely by Spike Lee and The Coen Brothers. Tarantino would come in third. Then we have Richard Linklater, Paul Thomas Anderson and Alex Proyas. I also just realized that I love David Lynch. But the only film of his I actually own is Blue Velvet.


Geez Jeff...you sure are resurrecting a lot of "dead threads" of late. Not that that's a bad thing, but you making up for lost time or something?

Yeah, when I got here this morning the entire front page of the General Movie Discussion forum was painted orange and I was like WHAT WHAT WHAT.


I just assumed spambots had taken over again. I was happy to be wrong.


Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:07 pm
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