After having a debate with a friend the other day, I've been motivated to start a thread to discuss the best film directors of all time. List your top 10. Mine is: 1. Billy Wilder 2. Alfred Hitchcock 3. Stanley Kubrick 4. Howard Hawks 5. David Cronenberg 6. David Lean 7. Martin Scorsese 8. Akira Kurosawa 9. Roman Polanski 10. Sergio Leone In making this list I have favoured those with long, successful careers and regular, diverse quality of films over those who have only a few masterpieces to their name or those who are limited stylistically or pigeonholed with their films.