1. Tim Burton
    Edward Scissorhands
  2. Frank Capra
    It's a Wonderful Life, Arsenic and Old Lace
  3. Charlie Chaplin
    The Great Dictator, Modern Times, City Lights, Limelight
  4. George Cukor
    The Philadelphia Story, The Women, Adam's Rib, Pat and Mike, Holiday
  5. Stanley Donen
    Singin' in the Rain, Charade
  6. Jon Favreau
  7. Howard Hawks
    The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Bringing Up Baby
  8. Alfred Hitcock
    Psycho, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Birds
  9. Garson Kanin
    My Favorite Wife
  10. Buster Keaton
    Steamboat Bill, Jr, The General, Sherlock Jr, Three Ages
  11. Irvin Kershner
    The Empire Strikes Back
  12. Stanley Kubrick
    2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus
  13. Fritz Lang
    M, Metropolis
  14. Frances Marion
    The Love Light
  15. Mike Nichols
    The Graduate, Postcards from the Edge
  16. Rob Reiner
    The Princess Bride, This Is Spinal Tap, Stand By Me
  17. Herbert Ross
    The Goodbye Girl
  18. Steven Spielberg
    Jaws, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  19. George Stevens
    Penny Serenade, Woman of the Year, Gunga Din
  20. Raoul Walsh
    The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  21. Orson Welles
    Citizen Kane
  22. Billy Wilder
    The Apartment, Sabrina, Double Indemnity
  23. Robert Wiene
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  24. James Whale
    Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man