Generally speaking, the best way to know if I am going to enjoy a movie before seeing it is to know who the Director is. For example, if a movie was directed by Marty Scorsese, there is about a 99% chance that I am really going to enjoy the movie! My favorites are: 1. Martin Scorsese 2. David Lean 3. Stanley Kubrick after those three, there are many that I like, but could not put in any particular order, such as Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and even Jim Jarmusch! Who are your favorite Directors?