Avatar was definitely a better 'directed film'. while hurt locker was a better film overall, still it relied heavily on other people's work mostly than the director. no offense she is also a very good director, but james cameron took it onto another level in directing. Shooting something good available is another thing, but making everything out of nothing in a precise way an auteur wants is a work of great director. so again it is not a list of best films but best directed films. i completely agree to the list and very happy that the most deserving director coppola holds the top spot. and yes blade runner should be at least 60 ahead of star wars.