Even the most hardcore cinephiles could never deny the influence IMDb had on their taste at some point of time in their lives. IMDb is not the benchmark of great cinema but there’s no denying the fact that some of the most highly rated films on the site are absolute classics. And to have a significant number of movies on the site’s famous top 250 list shows a director’s consistency on a critical aspect and popular appeal. Let’s take a look at the list of top 12 directors with the most number of movies in IMDb top 250.
12. Ridley Scott: 3
Movies: ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Alien’, ‘Gladiator’
Ridley Scott hasn’t been the most consistent director but his best films have been nothing short of classics. Scott’s films are known for their epic settings, atmospheric style and distinctive visual aesthetics. Period dramas and Science fictions have been his arena but his other ventures have also received immense critical acclaim with films like ‘Thelma and Louise’ and ‘Hannibal’ being regarded as cult classics of its genre. But its his most renowned works- ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Alien’ and ‘Gladiator’- that sealed the deal for places on IMDb’s top 250 lists.
11. Akira Kurosawa: 4
Movies: ‘Seven Samurai’, ‘Rashomon’, ‘Yojimbo’, ‘Ikiru’, ‘Ran’
The great Japanese auteur revolutionised nearly every aspect of cinema and turned into the form as we know it today. Akira Kurosawa is one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema. His work significantly changed various aspects of the medium, technically and in storytelling style. Kurosawa influenced countless filmmakers from across the globe and his revered oeuvre continues to inspire and touch movie buffs despite the cultural barriers of Asian Cinema. While there are a few glaring omissions, some of his most acclaimed works, including ‘Rashomon’ which was highly innovative with its unusual narrative structure and ‘Seven Samurai’, feature on the list.
8. Billy Wilder: 5
Movies: ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Double Indemnity’, ‘ Some Like it Hot’, ‘The Apartment’, ‘Witness For the Prosecution’,