This is an interesting little game. But wouldn't it be more fun to rank these lists? Now, we ought not to rank out of desire to produce a final statement about the unwieldy corpuses of people like Godard and Bunuel (and Lang and Hitchcock), with their globe-trotting, stylistic changes, and shifts in thematic, theoretical, and ideological perspective. We need to rank, because, well, if we don't do so, it all seems so lifeless, so conservative: we're left with nothing to angry up the blood and provoke some juvenile mud-slinging and name-calling.
Sadly, I may not be able to contribute too much to this debate, primarily because of the sorry state of film distribution in these parts. (Yeah, I suppose I could get ahold of all those Mizoguchis, Renoirs, and post-60's Godards that I want to see, but I'd be bankrupting myself for some muddy nth-generation dubs of what were already battered and bruised prints. In other words, unless I get to a big city sometime soon, I'm damned.)
A few suggestions for more lists:
Need to be here: Ozu, Rossellini (where are the distributors for the late tv stuff?), Fassbinder
Possible Additions (they've made more than enough films, and some people would strenuously object to their absence, but I'm not too sure): Griffith, Herzog, Pasolini, Michael Powell
If only they'd made more films (ok, some made just enough, but this would make their lists way too obvious): Murnau, von Stroheim, Antonioni, Dreyer, Vertov, Rivette