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Ridley Scott – Every One of His Movies Ranked

Ridley Scott Movies Ranked

Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English filmmaker, who began his career in advertising, before making the jump to feature films. Scott has made some true classic movies over his career, so we collaborated all his ratings from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd to aggregate an average rating for each of his 25 movies.

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4.43 out of 10

25 – The Counsellor (2013)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
A Bentley-driving Texas lawyer (Michael Fassbender) appears to have it all, including a beautiful fiancee named Laura (Penélope Cruz) — but his financial needs force him to become involved in an ill-advised drug deal. His partners in the venture include middleman Westray (Brad Pitt), shady nightclub owner Reiner (Javier Bardem) and Malkina (Cameron Diaz), Reiner’s sociopathic lover. Unsurprisingly, the counselor’s deal spirals out of control, placing both him and Laura in mortal danger.

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4.57 out of 10

24 – Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Egyptian Princes Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) are raised together as brothers. When Ramses becomes pharaoh, Moses is his most-trusted adviser. However Moses soon discovers his Hebrew parentage, and Ramses banishes him to the desert — often a death sentence. But God has a mission for Moses: Free the Israelites from slavery. Moses returns from exile and demands that Ramses let his people go, but the arrogant ruler is unmoved, leading to a battle of divine wills.

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5.07 out of 10

23 – 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Determined to find a new sailing route to India, Christopher Columbus (Gérard Depardieu) convinces Spanish Queen Isabella (Sigourney Weaver) to finance an expedition. Setting sail with three ships, Columbus quells potential mutinies until the men arrive in North America. After his triumphant return home, Columbus is appointed governor of the new territory, but his dream of a peaceful new world does not fit with nobleman Don Adrian de Moxica’s (Michael Wincott) visions of conquest.

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5.36 out of 10

22 – Legend (1985)

Synopsis:  
Darkness (Tim Curry) seeks to create eternal night by destroying the last of the unicorns. Jack (Tom Cruise) and his friends do everything possible to save the world and Princess Lili (Mia Sara) from the hands of Darkness. Enter a world of unicorns, magic swamps, dwarfs and rainbows.

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5.54 out of 10

21 – A Good Year (2006)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Failed London banker Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) inherits his uncle’s (Albert Finney) vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.

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5.59 out of 10

20 – Robin Hood (2010)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
After the death of Richard the Lion-Hearted, a skilled archer named Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham, where villagers suffer under a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation. He meets and falls in love with a spirited widow, Marion (Cate Blanchett), although she is skeptical of his motives. Hoping to win her heart and save the village, Robin gathers a band of warriors to fight corruption in Nottingham, little knowing they will soon be fighting to save England itself.

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5.60 out of 10

19 – Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
After Manhattan socialite Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers) witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of Joey Venza (Andreas Katsulas), a ruthless mobster, rookie detective Mike Keegan (Tom Berenger) is assigned to protect her. While working on the case, Mike quickly falls in love with Claire, leaving his wife, Ellie (Lorraine Bracco), devastated. Mike is forced to choose between the two women he loves while fending off Venza, who will stop at nothing to get to Claire.

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5.73 out of 10

18 – G.I. Jane (1997)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
In response to political pressure from Senator Lillian DeHaven (Anne Bancroft), the U.S. Navy begins a program that would allow for the eventual integration of women into its services. The program begins with a single trial candidate, Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil (Demi Moore), who is chosen specifically for her femininity. O’Neil enters the grueling training program under the command of John James Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen), who unfairly pushes O’Neil until her determination wins his respect.

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6.00 out of 10

17 – Hannibal (2001)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Seven years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) escaped from custody. The doctor is now at large in Europe. Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) remembers Lecter too, and is obsessed with revenge. Verger was Dr. Lecter’s sixth victim, and though horribly disfigured, has survived. Verger realizes that to draw the doctor into the open, he must use someone as bait: Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore).

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6.01 out of 10

16 – Black Rain (1989)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
New York City policemen Nick (Michael Douglas) and Charlie (Andy Garcia) witness a murder in a bar and quickly apprehend the assailant. The killer, named Sato (Yusaku Matsuda), is a member of Japan’s infamous Yakuza mob, and Nick and Charlie must transport the gangster back to Osaka for his murder trial. There, Sato’s fellow gangsters free him from police custody, forcing Nick and Charlie to scour Japan’s dangerous underworld of organized crime in search of their fugitive.

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6.08 out of 10

15 – Alien: Covenant (2017)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

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6.18 out of 10

14 – White Squall (1996)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
In 1960, a hardy group of prep school students boards an old-fashioned sailing ship. With Capt. Christopher Sheldon (Jeff Bridges) at the helm, the oceangoing voyage is intended to teach the boys fortitude and discipline. But the youthful crew — among them confident Chuck Gieg (Scott Wolf), timid Gil Martin (Ryan Phillippe) and self-satisfied Frank Beaumont (Jeremy Sisto) — are about to get some unexpected instruction in survival when they get caught in the clutches of a white squall storm.

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6.28 out of 10

13 – Body of Lies (2008)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
CIA agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) hatches a bold but dangerous plan to capture terrorist Al-Saleem. With the help of Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) who is a master of subterfuge, Ferris creates a fake terrorist organization to prompt Al-Saleem out of hiding. At the same time, Ferris must keep his plan secret from Hani (Mark Strong), the head of Jordanian intelligence, because Ferris will lose his own life if Hani finds out.

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6.54 out of 10

12 – Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Still in grief over his wife’s sudden death, village blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom) joins his long-estranged father, Baron Godfrey (Liam Neeson), as a crusader on the road to Jerusalem. After a perilous journey to the holy city, the valiant young man enters the retinue of the leprous King Baldwin IV (Edward Norton), which is rife with dissent led by the treacherous Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas), who wishes to wage war against the Muslims for his own political and personal gain.

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6.72 out of 10

11 – Prometheus (2012)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
The discovery of a clue to mankind’s origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe. Two brilliant young scientists lead the expedition. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) hopes that they will meet a race of benevolent, godlike beings who will in some way verify her religious beliefs, while Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) is out to debunk any spiritual notions. However, neither the scientists nor their shipmates are prepared for the unimaginable terrors that await them.

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6.87 out of 10

10 – All The Money in the World (2017)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
In 1973, kidnappers demand $17 million from billionaire J. Paul Getty in exchange for his grandson’s release. Getty refuses to pay the perpetrators a single penny despite the desperate pleas from his former daughter-in-law Gail and adviser Fletcher Chase. With nowhere else to turn, Gail and Fletcher soon become unlikely allies in a race against time to save the teen’s life.

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7.45 out of 10

9 – Matchstick Men (2003)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Roy (Nicolas Cage), a depressed con artist with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Frank (Sam Rockwell), his partner, find their line of work complicated by the arrival of Roy’s teenage daughter, Angela (Alison Lohman). Angela brings some spirit back into Roy’s life, and some of his disorder symptoms seem to disappear. But when Angela wants to learn the family business, and Roy allows her to assist on a big scam concerning a businessmen (Bruce McGill), he reconsiders his parenting techniques.

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7.74 out of 10

8 – The Duellists (1977)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Armand d’Hubert (Keith Carradine) and Gabriel Féraud (Harvey Keitel) are French soldiers under Napoleon. A trivial quarrel between d’Hubert and Féraud escalates into a lifelong grudge, and, as war rages on, the officers repeatedly challenge one another to violent sword and pistol duels. After 15 years, both men have distinguished themselves through their service and become generals, however, their mutual hatred never ceases, even when the initial cause of their rivalry is forgotten.

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7.75 out of 10

7 – Black Hawk Down (2001)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
The film takes place in 1993 when the U.S. sent special forces into Somalia to destabilize the government and bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population. Using Black Hawk helicopters to lower the soldiers onto the ground, an unexpected attack by Somalian forces brings two of the helicopters down immediately. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their balance while enduring heavy gunfire.

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7.82 out of 10

6 – American Gangster (2007)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Harlem drug dealer Frank Lucas rises to power in corrupt 1970s New York, equalling and surpassing the notorious Mafia families with the reach of his empire. On the other side of the law, honest cop Richie Roberts dedicates himself to taking down `the most dangerous man walking the streets’. Lucas acts with impunity, smuggling heroin into the US in the coffins of American soldiers killed in Vietnam.

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8.07 out of 10

5 – Gladiator (2000)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator. The emperor’s son is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favour of his father’s favourite general. He kills his father and arranges the murder of the general’s family, and the general is sold into slavery to be trained as a gladiator – but his subsequent popularity in the arena threatens the throne.

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8.16 out of 10

4 – Thelma & Louise (1991)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

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8.27 out of 10

3 – The Martian (2015)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

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8.61 out of 10

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

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9.02 out of 10

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Synopsis:  
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.

TitleYearIMDbRT CritcRT UserMC CriticMC UserLETBXCombined Average
Alien (1979)19798.49.89.48.99.08.629.02
Blade Runner (1982)19828.19.09.18.48.88.248.61
The Martian (2015)20158.09.19.18.08.07.448.27
Thelma and Louise (1991)19917.58.48.28.88.27.848.16
Gladiator (2000)20008.57.78.76.78.97.908.07
American Gangster (2007)20077.88.08.77.67.67.227.82
Black Hawk Down (2001)20017.77.68.87.47.97.127.75
The Duellists (1977)19777.49.28.37.07.27.327.74
Matchstick Men (2003)20037.38.27.46.18.86.927.45
All The Money in the World (2017)20176.88.06.67.26.36.306.87
Prometheus (2012)20127.07.36.86.46.56.306.72
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)20057.23.97.26.38.06.646.54
Body of Lies (2008)20087.15.56.25.77.16.106.28
Alien: Covenant (2017)20176.46.55.56.55.85.806.08
White Squall (1996)19966.66.06.55.36.66.066.18
Black Rain (1989)19896.75.05.55.67.06.266.01
Hannibal (2001)20016.83.96.25.77.16.286.00
G.I. Jane (1997)19975.95.35.36.26.25.485.73
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)19876.16.74.15.55.625.60
Robin Hood (2010)20106.64.35.85.36.25.365.59
A Good Year (2006)20067.02.56.54.76.56.025.54
Legend (1985)19856.53.87.33.05.46.185.36
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)19926.53.25.24.75.25.605.07
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)20146.03.03.55.24.84.904.57
The Counsellor (2013)20135.33.32.34.85.75.104.42

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