Guy Ritchie made his directorial debut in the 1998 crime comedy film, ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.’ The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a major box office success. He was also the writer of the film. In 2000, he wrote and directed the British-American crime comedy film ‘Snatch.’ The film garnered mixed to positive reviews from critics and did phenomenal business at the box office, grossing over $83.6 million against a budget of $10 million. He next wrote and directed the 2002 American adventure comedy romance film ‘Swept Away.’ The film was panned by critics and was a box office bomb. Many critics came to call it one of the worst films ever made. In 2008, he wrote and directed the action crime film, ‘RocknRolla.’ The film received a positive response from critics and went on to become a cult classic in the subsequent years.
The year 2009 saw the release of the period mystery action film ‘Sherlock Holmes’ directed by Guy Ritchie. The film opened to mixed reviews and was a major commercial success. In 2011, he returned to director’s chair for ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ the sequel to the 2009 film ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ The film saw mixed reviews upon release and was a financial success, earning over $545.4 million against a budget of $125 million. He next wrote and directed the 2015 spy film ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ The film received mixed reviews from critics. He went on to write and direct films like ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ (2017), ‘Aladdin’ (2019), and ‘The Gentlemen’ (2019). In 2021, he directed the action thriller heist film, ‘Wrath of Man.’ The film opened to a mixed reception and was a commercial success. Ritchie was also the writer of the film.