My Top Ten Ridley Scott Movies

Happy Birthday to Ridley Scott, who turns 84 today.

I used to do these top ten lists for the birthdays of directors & actors/actresses. Not sure why I stopped but I still have plenty sitting in drafts. I had to change this one from “turns 80 today” to “turns 84”, so it was in there a while.

Well, I figured it was time to drag this one out of drafts with the recent releases of two Ridley Scott films. Which I haven’t seen as I’m still not going to the cinema! That’s partly due to viruses and not missing inconsiderate audiences anyway but also thanks to being completely & utterly broke. To be honest, though, neither of the two new ones appeal to me – I can update this list if need be when I do see them but I doubt they’d be very high.

So, counting down to my favorite & including all I’ve seen, here are My Top Ten Ridley Scott Movies: (I love the top three, really like 4 & 5, and could probably do with rewatching all of the rest. Except those highly disappointing Alien thingies…)

The Rest That I’ve Seen:

12. Black Rain
11. Hannibal

My Top Ten:

10. Alien: Covenant

9. Prometheus

8. Matchstick Men

7. Legend (but need to rewatch this)

6. American Gangster (could do with rewatching this too)

5. The Martian

4. Gladiator

3. Thelma & Louise (if I was honest with myself I’d put this at number 2 – I’ve watched this one way more)

2. Blade Runner

1. Alien (love love love love love!)

Not Seen:
House Of Gucci, The Last Duel, All The Money In The World, The Duellists, Someone To Watch Over Me, 1492: Conquest Of Paradise, White Squall, G.I. Jane, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom Of Heaven, A Good Year, Body Of Lies, Robin Hood, The Counsellor, Exodus: Gods And Kings

Figured I should also mention some famous ads directed by Ridley Scott – Hovis: Boy On The Bike & the great Apple Mac: 1984. I remember watching & discussing the Apple Mac one in an advertising course in college. Here it is:

14 thoughts on “My Top Ten Ridley Scott Movies

  1. 84? Jeez he’s almost as old as me!

    That House of Gucci looks awful. I didn’t know he did Matchstick Men – I remember liking that one. Did you watch any of that show he did for HBO? I’ll keep my discussion to myself until you let me know : )

  2. Happy (belated) birthday, Sir Ridley!

    I agree with the majority of your rankings, although I’m a big fan of Gladiator so would rank that higher.

    From the rest of your top 10 I haven’t seen American Gangster or Matchstick Men. From the ones you haven’t seen I’ve watched Black Hawk Down (that would make my top 10), Kingdom of Heaven, A Good Year and Robin Hood.

    A Good Year was an odd, but enjoyable one. At first it was quite jarring seeing Crowe as a romantic lead, but the humour and cockiness of his character means that he pulls it off.

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