The List

A list of prominent directors from East Asia. Basically trying to keep track of whose films I tend to like most often or most strongly.

The +1 list – A side

I’ve watched at least two films from these directors and they’ve made at least one film that I really enjoy.

Zhang YiMou
Chen KaiGe
Feng XiaoGang
Jia ZhangKe

Wong Kar Wai
Johnnie To
Pang Ho Cheung
John Woo
Alan Mak
Stephen Chow

Ang Lee

Koreeda Hirokazu
Nakamura Yoshihiro
Iwai Shunji
Yamada Yoji
Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Miki Satoshi
Sato Shinsuke
Suzuki Seijun
Takahata Isao
Miyazaki Hayao
Satō Yūichi

Park Chan-wook
Bong Joon-ho
Kim Jee-woon
Jang Hoon
Lee Joon-ik
Kang Hyeong-cheol
Kwak Jae-yong

The +1 list – B side

List of directors that I don’t really like but I’ve seen multiple films by them because they seem interesting and others like them.

Hou Hsiao-hsien

Tsui Hark
Wong Jing

Miike Takashi
Sion Sono

Kim Ki Duk

The 1 & done list

I’ve only seen one film by these directors but it was a film I liked a lot.

Wang Xiaoshuai
Li Yang

Ann Hui
Philip Yung
Fruit Chan

Motoki Katsuhide
Uchida Kenji
Kudō Kankurō
Kawase Naomi
Kurosawa Akira
Yasujiro Ozu
Kawamura Taisuke

Lee Won-suk
Kim Young-tak
Jeon Soo-il