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Poll: So you're stranded on a desert island...

You have no food. No shelter. No company.

On the plus side, you've got a TV, Blu-Ray player, electricity supply and an entire filmography of a film director with you! What are the chances?!

But whose body of work would you take with you?

Choose from the following (chosen by IMDB poll board members)

Note: The body of work only includes directorial work of feature films - so no TV episodes, documentaries, music videos etc.

Discuss the list here

See also: So you're stranded on ANOTHER desert island...

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Martin Scorsese

    Notable Films:

    Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Shutter Island, Casino, The Departed, After Hours, The King of Comedy

    (Chosen by The-Social-Introvert)

  2. Vote!

    Christopher Nolan

    Notable Films:

    Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, Memento, Inception, The Prestige

    (Chosen by Mega-wizard)

  3. Vote!

    Steven Spielberg

    Notable Films:

    Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ET: The Extra Terrestrial, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Duel, Minority Report, Schindler's List

    (Chosen by aronsson-jessica)

  4. Vote!

    Michael Curtiz

    Notable Films:

    Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Angels with Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy, We're No Angels, The Comancheros, Passage to Marseille, Night and Day

    (Chosen by misspaddylee)

  5. Vote!

    Robert Zemeckis

    Notable Films:

    Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Contact, What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, The Polar Express, Flight

    (Chosen by ElMaruecan82)

  6. Vote!

    John Ford

    Notable Films:

    Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, My Darling Clementine, Fort Apache, How Green Was My Valley, The Long Voyage Home, 3 Godfathers, Rio Grande, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    (Chosen by jalapenoman)

  7. Vote!

    Stanley Kubrick

    Notable Films:

    The Killing, Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut

    (Chosen by alioth4)

  8. Vote!

    Satyajit Ray

    Notable Films:

    The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha, Heerak Rajar Deshe, Nayak: The Hero, The Golden Fortress, Pather Panchali, Teen Kanya, The Philosopher's Stone, The Stranger, The World of Apu, The Music Room

    (Chosen by Dibyayan_Chakravorty)

  9. Vote!

    John Carpenter

    Notable Films:

    Halloween, The Thing, The Fog, Christine, Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, In the Mouth of Madness, Starman

    (Chosen by Drevnibo)

  10. Vote!

    David Fincher

    Notable Films:

    Fight Club, Zodiac, The Game, Gone Girl, Se7en, The Curious Case of Bengamin Button, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Social Network, Panic Room, Alien 3

    (Chosen by Ahmad-zia)

  11. Vote!

    Akira Kurosawa

    Notable Films:

    Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, Yojimbo, Ran, Dreams, The Bad Sleep Well, Sanjuro, The Hidden Fortress

    (Chosen by bratface23)

  12. Vote!

    Hayao Miyazaki

    Notable Films:

    Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso

    (Chosen by TsarStepan)

  13. Vote!

    Ethan Coen

    And his brother Joel Coen

    Notable Films:

    Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, A Serious Man, Inside Llewyn Davis, No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Miller's Crossing

    (Chosen by jamesh5)

  14. Vote!

    Quentin Tarantino

    Notable Films:

    Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained

    (Chosen by peaspot)

  15. Vote!

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Notable Films:

    The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Psycho, Lifeboat, Spellbound, Notorious, Rope, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest

    (Chosen by IoreksDaemon)

  16. Vote!

    Federico Fellini

    Notable Films:

    I Vitelloni, La Strada, The Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8½, Orchestra Rehearsal, City of Women, And the Ship Sails On, Amarcord, Fellini's Casanova

    (Chosen by Dweezer)

  17. Vote!

    Brian De Palma

    Notable Films:

    Obsession, Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Casualties of War, Carlito's Way, Mission: Impossible, Mission to Mars

    (Chosen by albstein)

  18. Vote!

    William Wyler

    Notable Films:

    Funny Girl, How to Steal a Million, Roman Holiday, The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben-Hur, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, The Heiress, The Letter, The Children's Hour, The Collector

    (Chosen by dan_dassow)

  19. Vote!

    Sergio Leone

    Notable Films:

    A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in the Revolution, Once Upon a Time in America, The Colossus of Rhodes

    (Chosen by DoctorBuster)

  20. Vote!

    Ingmar Bergman

    Notable Films:

    The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Brink of Life, The Magician, The Virgin Spring, The Devil's Eye, Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence, Persona

    (Chosen by pbn)

  21. Vote!

    James Ivory

    Notable Films:

    Shakespeare-Wallah, A Room with a View, Maurice, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Howards End, The Remains of the Day, The Golden Bowl, The White Countess, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, Surviving Picasso

    (Chosen by ShannonTriumphant)

  22. Vote!

    Clint Eastwood

    Notable Films:

    High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Changeling, Gran Torino, American Sniper

    (Chosen by michaelfool)

  23. Vote!

    J.J. Abrams

    Notable Films:

    Mission: Impossible III, Anatomy of Hope, Star Trek, Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness

    (Chosen by Rafael_M)

  24. Vote!

    Robert Wise

    Notable Films:

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture, A Game of Death, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Captive City, Helen of Troy, Run Silent Run Deep, West Side Story, The Haunting, The Sound of Music, The Sand Pebbles

    (Chosen by brien1951)

  25. Vote!

    Woody Allen

    Notable Films:

    Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bullets Over Broadway, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris, Blue Jasmine, Zelig, Husbands and Wives

    (Chosen by chockfullofrock)

  26. Vote!

    Michael Powell

    Notable Films:

    The Edge of the World, The Thief of Bagdad, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, A Canterbury Tale, Stairway to Heaven, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, Hour of Glory, The Tales of Hoffmann, Peeping Tom

    (Chosen by nedeljkodjukic88)

  27. Vote!

    James Cameron

    Notable Films:

    The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic, Avatar

    (Chosen by kobe_q)

  28. Vote!

    Sidney Lumet

    Notable Films:

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 12 Angry Men, The Pawnbroker, Fail Safe, The Hill, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict, The Offence

    (Chosen by dr-strangeno24)

  29. Vote!

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Notable Films:

    Vivre Sa Vie, Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, Alphaville, Masculin Féminin, Two or Three Things I Know About Her, La chinoise, Weekend, Joy of Learning

    (Chosen by Professor_Tommen)

  30. Vote!

    Danny Boyle

    Notable Films:

    Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Trance, Steve Jobs, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach

    (Chosen by Rena_Mahone)

  31. Vote!

    Spike Lee

    Notable Films:

    Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Clockers, He Got Game, Passing Strange, Miracle at St. Anna, Inside Man, 25th Hour, Jungle Fever, Get on the Bus

    (Chosen by smoothsagetx)

  32. Vote!

    Billy Wilder

    Notable Films:

    The Seven Year Itch, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, A Foreign Affair, Sunset Blvd, Ace in the Hole, Stalag 17, Sabrina, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment

    (Chosen by Keyser-Soze-V)

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