Film Art and Cinematography : Top Cinematographers Ranked

Top Cinematographers Ranked

Top Cinematographers ranked:

01. Robert Richardson
02. Vittorio Storaro
03. Gregg Toland
04. Conrad Hall
05. Jack Cardiff
06. Gordon Willis
07. Robert Krasker
08. Emmanuel Lubezki
09. Geoffrey Unsworth
10. Roger Deakins
11. James Wong Howe
12. Nestor Almendros
13. John Toll
14. Dariusz Wolski
15. Vilmos Zsigmond
16. John Seale
17. Caleb Deschanel
18. Janusz Kaminski
19. Dean Semler
20. Darius Khondji
21. John Seale
22. Jordan Cronenweth
23. Robert Elswit
24. Freddie Young
25. John Alcott
26. Dante Spinotti
27. Howard Atherton
28. Philippe Rousselot
29. Chris Menges
30. Stanley Cortez
31. Harris Savides
32. Roger Pratt
33. Michael Seresin
34. Alex Thompson
35. William C. Mellor
36. Giuseppe Rotunno
37. Dean Cundey
38. Allen Daviau
39. Sven Nykvist
40. Totino Delli Colli
41. Robert Surtees
42. Mauro Fiore
43. Peter Biziou
44. Laszlo Kovacs
45. Lajos Koltai
46. Christopher Doyle
47. Owen Roizman
48. Ernest Haller
49. Arthur Edeson
50. Michael Ballhaus
51. Robert Fraisse
52. Jan DeBont
53. Oswald Morris
54. Stephen Goldblatt
55. Andrew Laszlo
56. Alar Kivilo
57. Donald McAlpine
58. Stephen H. Burham
59. Peter Suschitzki
60. John Mathieson
61. Adrian Biddle
62. Jeffrey L. Kimball
63. Russell Boyd
64. Loyal Griggs
65. Rodrigo Prieto
66. Andrew Lesnie
67. John Schwartzman
68. Greig Fraser
69. Dion Beebe
70. Amir Mokri
71. Slawomir Idziak
72. Eduardo Serra
73. Rusell Carpenter
74. Bojan Bazelli
75. Pawel Edelamn
76. Hoyte Van Hoytema
77. Ward Russell
78. Oliver Wood
79. Bill Butler
80. Rob Hardy
81. Peter Hyams
82. Piotr Sobocinski
83. Don Burgess
84. Bill Pope
85. Andrzej Sekula
86. Michael Chapman
87. Paul Cameron
88. Dan Mindel
89. Jeff Cronenweth
90. Shane Hurlbut
91. Juan Ruiz Anchia
92. Salvatore Totino
93. Bruno Delbonnel
94. Mihai Malaimare Jr.
95. William A. Fraker
96. Adam Greenberg
97. Mikael Salomon
98. Peter Menzies Jr.
99. Phedon Papamichael
100. Matthew Libatique
101. Edward Lachman
102. Seamus McGarvey
103. Douglas Slocombe
104. Guy Green
105. Theirry Arbogast
106. Ueli Steiger
107. Oliver Stapleton
108. Stephen F. Windon
109. Ericson Core
110. David Eggby
111. Matthew F. Lionetti
112. Don Peterman
113. Peter Levy
114. David Tattersall
115. Jack N. Green
116. Anna Foerster
117. Wally Pfister
118. Jost Vacano
119. Andrzej Bartkowiak
120. Adam Arkapaw
121. James Hawkinson
122. Bradford Young
123. John Lindley
124. Karl Walter Lindenlaub
125. Xiaoding Zhao
126. Frederick Elmes
127. Javier Aguirresarobe
128. Tobias A. Schliessler
129. Freddie Francis
130. Bruce Sursees
131. Ben Smithard
132. Theo Van de Sande
133. Guillermo Navaro
134. Benoit Delhomme
135. Lance Acord
136. Robert D. Yeoman
137. Gyula Pados
138. Oscar Faura
139. Enrique Chediak
140. Malik Hassan Sayeed
141. Steve Mason
142. James M. Muro
143. Tom Stern
144. Peter Deming
145. Dick Pope
146. Stefan Czapsky
147. Glen McPherson
148. Larry Fong
149. Artur Reinhart
150. Raffaele Mertes
151. Gilbert Taylor
152. Elliot Davis
153. Benoit Debie
154. Jo Williams
155. Adam Stone
156. Roman Osin
157. Eduard Grau
158. Mandy Walker
159. John R. Lionetti
160. Rogier Stoffers
161. Danny Cohen
162. Giles Nuttgens
163. Xavi Gimenez
164. Joaquin Baca-Asay
165. Michael Barrett
166. Johnatham Sela
167. Sean Bobbitt
168. Linus Sandgren
169. Alan Hume
170. Anthony Dod Mantle
171. Barry Ackroy
172. Thomas Kloss
173. Gerry Fisher
174. Mark Patten
175. Peter Lyons Collister
176. Simon Duggan
177. Maryse Albert
178. Lol Crawley
179. Charlotte Bruus Christiansen
180. Adriano Goldman
181. Hal Mohr



What say you? Who's overrated, underrated, or overlooked?

Mind only what is merited.

Re: Top Cinematographers Ranked

Certainly a boys club isn't it!

I would never attempt to rank these guys because you'll be influenced by how much you liked the movie, not just their skill as cinematographer.

For example I think Blade Runner looked amazing, but given the cinematographer's other movies are few, I would guess he had little input into the look of Blade Runner. I can't be sure of that, but I have a feeling the director was in control of most of that movie. Similar to how Kubrick was the "director" but we all know he was even behind the lens as camera operator sometimes and definitely cinematographer.
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