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List of Ridley Scott Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gladiator (2000)
41
7
Gladiator
R
41
7

After aging Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius names his favorite general Maximus to be his successor, his son Commodus seizes the throne by murdering him and the family of Maximus, who is imprisoned and sold into slavery in Africa. But, Maximus returns to Rome as a popular gladiator and hatches a plot to overthrow the dictator.

Directed By:
Ridley Scott
2. Alien (1979)
28
5
Alien
TV-14
28
5

Considered one of the greatest films of all time, this science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott is about space merchant vessel Nostromo whose crew respond to a distress call on their way back to earth. As a result they end up with a dangerous and aggressive extra-terrestrial creature on board.

Directed By:
Ridley Scott
3. Blade Runner (1982)
24
6
Blade Runner
R
24
6

Drawing from the 1968 novel - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - by Philip K. Dick, the film sees Tyrell Corporation building synthetic humans known as replicants  to work in space colonies. However, when four rogue replicants led by Roy Batty escape and head back to Earth, a former blade runner, Rick Deckard, is forced to resume his duties and terminate them.

Starring:
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Rutger Hauer, M. Emmet Walsh
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
4. The Martian (2015)
25
6
The Martian
PG-13
25
6

Adapted from Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name, the film portrays the struggle of an astronaut, Mark Watney, after he gets left behind by his crew who think he died in a powerful storm. He strives to survive on Mars and uses scientific wisdom to send signals to earth. Meanwhile a team of international scientists collaborate to bring him back to earth

Directed By:
Ridley Scott
7. Thelma & Louise (1991)
11
3
Thelma & Louise
R
11
3

Two friends, tame housewife Thelma and abused waitress Louise, decide to break away from their regular routine by going on a weekend fishing trip, which soon turns into a nightmare after Louise kills a man attempting to rape Thelma. Hunted by the police, they decide to flee to Mexico, committing one crime after another to secure save passage.

Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Brad Pitt, Harvey Keitel, Geena Davis, Michael Madsen
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
8. The Last Duel (2021)
10
3
The Last Duel
A
10
3

The Adam Project is a science fiction action adventure comedy film which tells the story of Adam, a time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed who crash-lands in 2022. He meets his 12 year old self, and teams up with him to save the future.

9. The Duellists (1977)
8
3
The Duellists
PG
8
3

Armand and Gabriel are French soldiers serving under Napoleon. When a small quarrel between them becomes a lifelong grudge, they eventually challenge one another to a sword and pistol duel. Although fifteen years later, both men have performed remarkably in their military careers, and have become Generals, their hatred still doesn’t cease.

Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Tom Conti, Albert Finney, Edward Fox, Cristina Raines, Keith Carradine
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
11. Matchstick Men (2003)
9
3
Matchstick Men
PG-13
9
3

Con-artist, Roy Waller, suffers from Tourette’s syndrome and OCD. He, along with his partner, Frank Mercer, operates a fake lottery, but things get complicated when Roy’s daughter, Angela, suddenly enters their lives. What follows is a tale of unexpected double-crosses and hidden identities that leaves Roy questioning his life decisions. 

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
12. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
12
5
Kingdom of Heaven
R
12
5

Producer-director Ridley Scott’s historical adventure drama Kingdom of Heaven is an adapted depiction of Balian of Ibelin, the 12th century crusader of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. After losing his family, Balian, a French blacksmith, joins the Crusade to defend Jerusalem, where he finds love, and becomes a leader who fights against the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin, in the Battle of Hattin.

Starring:
Liam Neeson, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Sheen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
13. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017)
7
3
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing
7
3
Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
14. Prometheus (2012)
17
7
Prometheus
R
17
7

When a star map is discovered among the various ancient cultures of earth, it is deduced that it is a clue to the origin of humanity. Following the map a team of explorers, aboard spaceship Prometheus, embark on a journey to a distant planet. Soon, they get involved in a dangerous battle to save the human race from extinction.

Starring:
Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
15. Body of Lies (2008)
10
4
Body of Lies
R
10
4

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a CIA agent on the hunt for an elusive terrorist leader, Al Saleem, Body of Lies is an action-thriller film that portrays the tensions and drama between the agent, his supervisor and their Jordanian intelligence counterparts. Russel Crowe plays the CIA agent's boss whose unclear directives have the agent doubting his motives to catch the terrorist.

Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar Isaac, Michael Stuhlbarg, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
16. A Good Year (2006)
8
4
A Good Year
PG-13
8
4

Max Skinner, a trader from London inherits his Uncle Henry’s vineyard estate in Southern France. Soon his cousin, Christie, a previously unknown illegitimate daughter of Henry, arrives as the true owner of the estate. As Max starts falling in love with local café owner, Fanny Chenal, he must figure out what he wants from life. 

Starring:
Abbie Cornish, Marion Cotillard, Archie Panjabi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Freddie Highmore
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
17. The Vatican (2013)
6
3
The Vatican
6
3
Starring:
Sebastian Koch, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyle Chandler, Bruno Ganz, Ewen Bremner, Anna Friel
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
18. Hannibal (2001)
11
5
Hannibal
R
11
5

The iconic horror thriller is a sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. The movie sees child molester Mason Verger, also cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal’s only surviving victim, forming an elaborate plan to seek revenge by using Clarice Starling. Hannibal has a weakness for her. He almost succeeds but is ultimately killed. 

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Giancarlo Giannini, Ray Liotta, Gary Oldman, Frankie Faison
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
19. All the Money in the World (2017)
7
4
All the Money in the World
R
7
4

All the Money in the World is a crime thriller film, which tells the story of a young boy John Paul Getty III who gets kidnapped. The kidnappers demand $ 17 million from his billionaire grandfather, but the latter refuses. The boy’s devoted mother tries to convince him to pay the ransom to save the boy.  

Starring:
Christopher Plummer, Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Marco Leonardi, Michelle Williams
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
20. Thunder Perfect Mind (2010)
6
3
Thunder Perfect Mind
6
3
Starring:
Daria Werbowy
Directed By:
Ridley Scott, Jordan Scott
21. Robin Hood (2010)
10
5
Robin Hood
PG-13
10
5

Robin Longstride, a skilled archer travels to Nottingham from the crusades. He falls in love with Lady Marion and creates a band of warriors to combat corruption in Nottingham. But he soon finds himself in a war against the French. His valor wins the war but the corrupt King John of England declares him an outlaw. 

Starring:
Kevin Durand, Max von Sydow, Cate Blanchett, Danny Huston, Russell Crowe, Oscar Isaac, William Hurt
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
22. House of Gucci (2021)
7
4
House of Gucci
A
7
4

House of Gucci is a crime drama film which revolves around the story of Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider with humble origins, who marries into the Gucci family after charming their son Maurizio Gucci. Soon, their romance turns into a fight for control of the famliy business. 

Starring:
Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons
23. Black Rain (1989)
7
3
Black Rain
R
7
3

Nick and his partner Charlie, work as policemen in New York. They are tasked with tracking down a Japanese gangster named Sato. They manage to arrest him, but must now escort him as he is extradited to Japan. 

Starring:
Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw, Ken Takakura, Yûsaku Matsuda
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
24. White Squall (1996)
6
3
White Squall
PG-13
6
3

Captain Christopher Sheldon goes on a sailing voyage with a few teen boys. When they encounter a white squall, the boys learn discipline and how to trust each other, while also trying to survive.   

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Jeremy Sisto, Scott Wolf, John Savage, Caroline Goodall
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
25. Alien: Covenant (2017)
10
5
Alien: Covenant
R
10
5

The second installment in the Alien prequel franchise follows the colonization ship Covenant on its way to Origae-6. When a human transmission from a nearby planet reaches them, they land on it to investigate. However, the journey soon becomes a battle for survival as they are attacked by Facehugger aliens and Xenomorphs. 

Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, James Franco, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
26. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
6
3
1492: Conquest of Paradise
PG-13
6
3

This film revolves around the journey of Christopher Columbus, who was determined to find a sea route to India. He set sail with three ships, after convincing the Queen to finance his expedition. Eventually, he discovers North America, and upon his return, he is appointed governor of the new territory.  

Starring:
Frank Langella, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Gérard Depardieu, Ángela Molina
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
27. Legend (1985)
6
4
Legend
PG
6
4

So as to cast the world into eternal night, Lord of Darkness has sent his goblins to kill the unicorns that live in the forest and guard the light. Meanwhile, impulsive Princess Lili has come to the forest to visit her lover Jack O'Greene and while frolicking, they unwittingly guide the goblins to the unicorns’ lair. Will the evil lord succeed in his plan? 

Starring:
Tim Curry, Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, David Bennent, Alice Playten
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
28. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
5
3
Someone to Watch Over Me
R
5
3

A romantic thriller about passion in the midst of terror. A detective assigned to protect a socialite in her apartment runs into a dilemma: he has to choose between his family and the new woman in his life.

Starring:
Tom Berenger, Lorraine Bracco, Mimi Rogers, Jerry Orbach, John Rubinstein
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
29. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
7
5
Exodus: Gods and Kings
PG-13
7
5

Ramesses is the real son of the Pharaoh of Egypt, Seti while Moses is his adopted son. When Seti dies, Ramesses becomes the new Pharaoh and learn of Moses Hebrew origin. Moses is banished but, on God’s will soon becomes the leader of Jews and takes up a difficult task of leading six-hundred-thousand of them across the Red Sea.

Starring:
Indira Varma, Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn, Ben Kingsley, Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
30. G.I. Jane (1997)
6
4
G.I. Jane
R
6
4

This 1997 action drama film revolves around a woman, who with the help of a female US Senator, succeeds in getting enrolled for training in the US Navy Special Warfare Group. However, due to being physically more feminine compared to the other candidates, everyone expects her to fail. 

Starring:
Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe, Daniel von Bargen
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
31. Boy and Bicycle (1965)
4
3
Boy and Bicycle
4
3

A teenage boy skips classes to go on an adventurous ride on his bicycle around the English town of Hartlepool in the north-eastern county of Cleveland. He smokes and broods as he wanders through the deserted roads and beaches, and passes on commentary about adults until rain forces him into a shack looking for shelter.

Starring:
Tony Scott
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
33. The Counselor (2013)
5
4
The Counselor
R
5
4

A greedy Texas lawyer, desirous of more money to lead a lavish lifestyle with his girlfriend, gets involved in a perilous drug-smuggling deal. Despite warnings, he is confident that he knows all the angles of the game and will succeed. However, when the deal goes horribly wrong, The Counselor and his wife-to-be are in grave danger.

Starring:
John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer, Bruno Ganz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Michael Fassbender
Directed By:
Ridley Scott

Movies (Actor)

1. The Real Robin Hood (2010)
11
5
The Real Robin Hood
11
5
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Lockhart Ogilvie, Dominic Kinnaird
Directed By:
M. David Melvin

Animation Movies

The Polar Bears (2012)
11
4
The Polar Bears
11
4
Starring:
Carlos Alazraqui, Megyn Price, Jonathan Adams, Armie Hammer, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed By:
John Stevenson, David Scott

Special Appearance/Cameo

One of the Missing (1969)
10
5
One of the Missing
10
5

This war short film tells the story of a soldier fighting in the American Civil War. He is sent on a task to scout the positions of the enemy, but he soon finds himself trapped inside a huge pile of rubble.

Role:
Unionist officer (uncredited)
Starring:
Stephen Edwards
Directed By:

TV Shows

Taboo
50
10
Taboo
TV-MA
50
10
Starring:
Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Pryce, Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Edward Hogg
Directed By:
Anders Engström, Kristoffer Nyholm
The Good Wife
32
6
The Good Wife
TV-14
32
6
Starring:
Corey Stoll, Victor Garber, Jennifer Carpenter, Jerry Stiller, Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Tambor, Parker Posey
Directed By:
Rosemary Rodriguez, Michael Zinberg, Brooke Kennedy, James Whitmore Jr., Félix Enríquez Alcalá
The Good Fight
17
3
The Good Fight
17
3
Starring:
Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Matthew Perry, Christine Baranski, Bebe Neuwirth, Kevin Pollak, Rob Reiner
Directed By:
Jim McKay
The Informer
9
2
The Informer
9
2
Starring:
Bob Monkhouse, Heather Sears, Ian Hendry, Jean Marsh, Neil Hallett, Redmond Bailey
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
The Pillars of the Earth
17
4
The Pillars of the Earth
TV-MA
17
4
Starring:
Ian McShane, Eddie Redmayne, Donald Sutherland, Alison Pill, Sam Claflin, Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell
Directed By:
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
BrainDead
11
3
BrainDead
TV-14
11
3
Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Moore, Tony Shalhoub, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit
Half Hour Story
8
2
Half Hour Story
8
2
Starring:
Glenda Jackson, Christopher Timothy, John Osborne, Bob Monkhouse, Angela Baddeley, George Cole, Annette Crosbie
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
The Man in the High Castle
38
10
The Man in the High Castle
TV-MA
38
10
Starring:
DJ Qualls, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tzi Ma, Callum Keith Rennie, Rupert Evans
The Terror
21
6
The Terror
TV-14
21
6
Starring:
Jared Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis
Prophets of Science Fiction
8
2
Prophets of Science Fiction
8
2
Role:
Himself (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Starring:
David Brin, Jonathan Adams, Michio Kaku, Kim Stanley Robinson
Apple Mac: 1984 (1984)
8
2
Apple Mac: 1984
8
2
Starring:
David Graham, Anya Major
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
The Company
9
3
The Company
9
3
Starring:
Michael Keaton, Alfred Molina, Raoul Bova, Alessandro Nivola, Chris O'Donnell, Rory Cochrane
Directed By:
Mikael Salomon
Thirty-Minute Theatre
7
2
Thirty-Minute Theatre
7
2
Starring:
Diane Cilento, Marianne Faithfull, Jack Wild, Alec Guinness, Miriam Margolyes, Joss Ackland, Shelley Winters
Directed By:
Mogul
7
2
Mogul
7
2
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Judi Dench, Joss Ackland, Geoffrey Keen, Robert Hardy, Catherine Schell
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
10
3
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
10
3
Starring:
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Phylicia Rashad, Kat Foster, Moises Arias, Bar Paly
Directed By:
Peter Atencio
Mercy Street
8
3
Mercy Street
8
3
Starring:
Gary Cole, Daniel Sharman, AnnaSophia Robb, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Norbert Leo Butz, Suzanne Bertish
Directed By:
Laura Innes, Stephen Cragg, Roxann Dawson, Alex Zakrzewski, Jeremy Webb
Klondike
8
3
Klondike
8
3
Starring:
Tim Roth, Abbie Cornish, Sam Shepard, Richard Madden, Ian Hart, Marton Csokas
Directed By:
Simon Cellan Jones
The Passage
10
5
The Passage
TV-14
10
5
Starring:
Henry Ian Cusick, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie
Directed By:
Jason Ensler, Allison Liddi-Brown, Jessica Lowrey
Roxy Music: Avalon (1982)
7
3
Roxy Music: Avalon
7
3
Starring:
Sophie Ward, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Roxy Music
Directed By:
Ridley Scott, Howard Guard
The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023 (2012)
7
3
The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023
7
3
Starring:
Guy Pearce
Directed By:
Luke Scott
Z Cars
6
3
Z Cars
6
3
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Anna Karina, Robert Powell, Glenda Jackson, John Rhys-Davies, Jack Wild, John Hurt
Directed By:
Adam Adamant Lives!
6
3
Adam Adamant Lives!
6
3
Starring:
Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May, Peter Ducrow, Derek Ware
Directed By:
Ridley Scott
Numb3rs
17
8
Numb3rs
17
8
Starring:
Alanna Ubach, Neil Patrick Harris, Dianna Agron, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jon Bernthal, Jay Baruchel, Missi Pyle
Directed By:
World Without End
8
4
World Without End
8
4
Starring:
Miranda Richardson, Tom Cullen, Charlotte Riley, Sarah Gadon, Ben Chaplin, Indira Varma, Cynthia Nixon
Directed By:
Michael Caton-Jones
AFP: American Fighter Pilot
6
3
AFP: American Fighter Pilot
6
3
Starring:
Chris Penn, Todd Giggy, Mike Love, Marcus Gregory, Regina Pope
Alien: Covenant - Phobos (2017)
6
3
Alien: Covenant - Phobos
6
3
Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston
Directed By:
Toby Dye
The Hunger
5
3
The Hunger
TV-MA
5
3
Starring:
Anthony Michael Hall, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Beals, Margot Kidder, Eric Roberts, Giovanni Ribisi, Lena Headey
Directed By:
The Andromeda Strain
8
5
The Andromeda Strain
8
5
Starring:
Viola Davis, Andre Braugher, Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder, Michal Suchánek
Directed By:
Mikael Salomon
Labyrinth
5
4
Labyrinth
5
4
Starring:
Katie McGrath, Jessica Brown Findlay, John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Tony Curran, Vanessa Kirby
Directed By:
Christopher Smith
Coma
5
3
Coma
TV-14
5
3
Starring:
James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, Joe Morton, Steven Pasquale, Lauren Ambrose
Directed By:
Mikael Salomon
Halo: Nightfall
5
4
Halo: Nightfall
5
4
Starring:
Steven Waddington, Mike Colter, Siennah Buck, Christian Contreras, Alex Bhat
Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights
4
3
Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights
M
4
3
Starring:
Stacy Keibler, Justine Ezarik, Mike Rufail, Ryan Wyatt, Christina Hansen
Special Look
1
2
Special Look
1
2
Role:
Himself (3 episodes, 2013-2017)
Starring:
Rose Byrne, George Lopez, Anthony Mackie, Kellan Lutz, Danny Trejo, Michael Fassbender
Directed By:
Brian Katkin, Noel Davis Poyner

Ridley Scott Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Gettysburg Outstanding Nonfiction Special 2011
The Gathering Storm Outstanding Made for Television Movie 2002