All of these director polls has gotten me thinking. I'm not talking about 'discriminating' in the sense of 'having superior taste in film', rather just in a purely statistical sense. It's hard to describe adequately what I mean, but essentially I find that, even amongst my favorite directors, the ones that I admire the most, there's still a large amount of their work that I don't like. In other words, as much as I love Hitchcock, I still am fairly discriminating with his films, and there are a number that I don't like. I could be off base here, but I get the impression that most other HTFers are less discriminating in this statistical sense, with the directors they love and respect the most. And so I just thought I'd do a poll to see if my suspicions bear out. I don't really have a top 10 list of directors, but these would be strong candidates for such a list, and I've included the % of their films that I've seen that I like. Alfred Hitchcock 79% Billy Wilder 65% Orson Welles 29% Charlie Chaplin 46% Stanley Kubrick 55% Steven Spielberg 65% Woody Allen 36% Robert Zemeckis 75% Howard Hawks 56% Michael Curtiz 55% Frank Capra 56% John Huston 42% Fritz Lang 67% Preston Sturges 63% Ernest Lubitsch 67% George Roy Hill 43% There are certainly a few directors with higher percentages, but they either haven't made many films (e.g., John Lassiter), or I haven't seen many of their films. Anyway, I'd be curious as to whether or not most people have higher or lower like percentages of their favorite directors. And if you're confused about where to draw the 'like' threshold, I'm including any film that I'd ever want to see again by that director. Which means that 21% of the films made by my top director, Hitchcock, I never want to see again.