3 titles, 49th in points with 14,737
Forman was born in 1932 in Czechoslavakia; his parents died at Auschwitz. He first made small but successful films in Czechoslovakia before coming to the U.S. and making some huge pictures especially in terms of Oscars.
These are all the films of Forman’s that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) #44 [AA]
2. Amadeus (1984) #70 [AA]
3. Loves of a Blonde (1965) #703 (Czechoslavakia)
Just out of the top 1000
4. The Fireman's Ball (1967) #1119 (Czechoslavakia)
These top two films were among his first in the U.S., and both won best picture Oscars®. The bottom two are comedies made in Czechoslavakia. I found Fireman’s Ball to be hilarious, it’s like the “fireman’s ball from hell”, as door prizes slowly go missing and they can’t find any girls interested in the beauty pageant, so they start drafting unwilling victims.
Some other big titles of Forman’s not making the polls are Hair (1979), Ragtime (1981), Valmont (1989), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Goya’s Ghosts (2006). Some love Hair, I hated it. I also prefer Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, the basis for Valmont. The People vs. Larry Flynt is a good one, Ragtime was forgettable. Haven't seen Goya's Ghosts yet.
See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition