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List of Tony Scott Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. True Romance (1993)
20
2
True Romance
R
20
2

The film is about an Elvis-fan Clarence Worley, who falls for and marries a call-girl, Alabama. While trying to retrieve her belongings, Clarence gets into a scuffle with Alabama's pimp, Drexl, and kills him. He mistakenly picks up a suitcase of cocaine in place of Alabama’s clothes. They decide to sell it in Hollywood, but are pursued by the mafia and the police. 

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama, Crime
2. Man on Fire (2004)
22
2
Man on Fire
R
22
2

A burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy finds a new objective in life when he is hired by an industrialist Samuel Ramos to protect his daughter, Pita. A reluctant and uninterested Creasy soon forms a bond with the little girl. So when she is kidnapped, he is enraged and seeks to kill everyone involved in the heinous act.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
3. Enemy of the State (1998)
19
2
Enemy of the State
R
19
2

A videotape of the political assassination of a Congressman by corrupt NSA official, Reynolds, is passed on to an unsuspecting lawyer Robert Dean. Soon Dean is targeted by Reynolds’ men and is framed in another murder. As Dean’s life falls apart, he seeks help of ex-intelligence operator Brill to get to the bottom of this case. 

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Mystery, Crime
4. Life in a Day (2011)
12
3
Life in a Day
PG-13
12
3

Life in a Day is a documentary film which has been shot by different people from nearly every country in the world, to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July 2010.

As:
Producer
Director:
Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Loressa Clisby
Genres:
Drama, Documentary
Star Cast:
Cindy Baer, Hiroaki Aikawa, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym, Cristina Bocchialini
6. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
13
2
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R
13
2

Adapted from 1983 novel by Ron Hansen, this epic crime drama film, has won multiple awards for its cinematography. It tells the story of how outlaw, Jesse James is assassinated by his jealous recruits Charley and Robert Ford. However, their plan backfires as they neither receive the prize money the governor had promised nor fame for killing Jesse!   

As:
Producer
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Western, Crime, History
7. Crimson Tide (1995)
16
2
Crimson Tide
R
16
2

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
9. One of the Missing (1969)
11
2
One of the Missing
11
2

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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Short, War
Star Cast:
Ridley Scott, Stephen Edwards
10. Hostage (2002)
11
2
Hostage
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Crime, Thriller, Short
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Maury Chaykin, Kathryn Morris, Gerry Becker, Darius McCrary
12. Top Gun (1986)
16
2
Top Gun
PG
16
2

Reckless and impulsive ace pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell is accepted into the Naval Fighter Weapons School, where he alienates other elite students with his attitude. As he competes for the TOPGUN Trophy with his calm rival Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky, he is also vying for the attention of the beautiful astrophysicist and civilian instructor Charlotte Blackwood.

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama, Action, Romance
13. Spy Game (2001)
12
2
Spy Game
R
12
2

CIA asset Tom Bishop is captured by People's Liberation Army of China, and is about to be executed. His former mentor Nathan Muir, on his last day before retirement, decides to rescue his protégé, when he realizes the CIA intends on doing nothing. 

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman
14. Deja Vu (2006)
14
3
Deja Vu
PG-13
14
3

Deja Vu is an action-thriller that centers around an A.T.F. agent who uses an experimental technology, which can take you back in time, to discover the identity of the culprit responsible for bombing a ferry in New Orleans. Denzel Washington stars as the brilliant agent who becomes obsessed with a particular clue to find the bomber before he strikes again.

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi
15. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
13
3
The Last Boy Scout
R
13
3

A former secret service agent, Joe Hallenbeck works as a private detective and is supposed to protect a female witness, Cory. She also happens to be the girlfriend of Jimmy Dix, a quarterback who got thrown out of the team for gambling. When Cory gets murdered, the two men join hands to uncover the real culprit and enter the world of corrupt politician and the devious football team owner.

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Damon Wayans, Kim Coates, James Gandolfini, Noble Willingham, Chelsea Field
16. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
10
2
Welcome to the Rileys
R
10
2

Welcome to the Rileys is a 2010 drama film which revolves around Doug and Lois, whose marriage is going through a difficult phase as the two start drifting apart from each other. However, things take an interesting turn after Doug meets a 16 year old stripper during his business trip.

As:
Producer
Director:
Jake Scott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Ally Sheedy, James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, Joe Chrest
17. Unstoppable (2010)
14
2
Unstoppable
PG-13
14
2

Based on true events, a massive locomotive carrying highly toxic and flammable phenol becomes unstoppable when it becomes unmanned due to human carelessness. A major disaster is waiting to happen unless veteran engineer Frank Barnes and young conductor Will Colson who are pursuing the running train on another engine manage to catch it and stop it.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Denzel Washington, Kevin Dunn, Ethan Suplee
18. The Grey (2011)
10
2
The Grey
R
10
2

Based on Ian MacKenzie Jeffer’s short story Ghost Walker, the movie takes the viewer on an adventure where a group of oil-men who have survived a plane crash, try to stay alive, while battling a pack of killer wolves and an extreme cold habitat.  

As:
Producer
Director:
Joe Carnahan
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Joe Anderson, Dallas Roberts
19. Out of the Furnace (2013)
11
2
Out of the Furnace
R
11
2

As he resumes working at a steel mill after release from jail, Russell Baze finds his brother Rodney, an Iraq war veteran who incurred a huge debt gambling, missing following an illegal bare-knuckle prizefight with sociopathic drug dealer Harlan DeGroat. When the police refuse to go after the culprit, he takes it upon himself to attain justice.

As:
Producer
Director:
Scott Cooper
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
20. Stoker (2013)
10
2
Stoker
R
10
2

India Stoker’s world comes tumbling down when her loving father Richard passes away in a car accident on her 18th birthday. Things get even more complicated when her previously unknown uncle Charlie comes to take care of the family. Sinister motives and revelations about Charlie will change India Stoker forever. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Chan-wook Park
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Alden Ehrenreich, Dermot Mulroney, David Alford, Matthew Goode, Peg Allen
21. Tristan + Isolde (2006)
10
2
Tristan + Isolde
PG-13
10
2

A valiant British warrior named Tristen, falls in love with Isolde, daughter of a feuding Irish lord. However, due to circumstances their relationship meets an unfortunate end. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Kevin Reynolds
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Cavill, James Franco, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong
22. The East (2013)
10
2
The East
PG-13
10
2

An undercover agent of an elite private intelligence firm is assigned to infiltrate an underground environmentalist organization, known for covertly attacking the environment polluting corporate houses. But once there, her priorities begin to change and she begins to sympathize with the groups cause without endorsing their anarchism.     

As:
Producer
Director:
Zal Batmanglij
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jason Ritter, Ellen Page, Billy Magnussen, Julia Ormond, Alexander Skarsgård
23. Loving Memory (1971)
10
2
Loving Memory
10
2

Two siblings, a brother and a sister, kill a young cyclist accidentally. However, instead of reporting the accident to the authorities, the woman takes the corpse home with them. She dresses the corpse with the clothes of her second brother, who was killed during the World War II, and tries to engage in conversation with it. Although her brother tries to bury the corpse, she insists on keeping it with them.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosamund Greenwood, Roy Evans, David Pugh
24. Cracks (2009)
11
2
Cracks
R
11
2

The headmistress of an elite boarding school becomes obsessed with one of the new girls. This leads to jealousy among some of the other girls.

As:
Producer
Director:
Jordan Scott
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Green, Imogen Poots, María Valverde, Juno Temple, Ellie Nunn
25. The A-Team (2010)
10
4
The A-Team
PG-13
10
4

Four Iraq War veterans, who together form The A Team, are falsely accused of a crime and sent to separate military prison. Six months later, led by Hannibal Smith, they escape the prison and set out to catch the real culprit, clear their name and restore their pride. However Lt. Sosa is close behind to arrest the team.

As:
Producer
Director:
Joe Carnahan
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Crime
26. Clay Pigeons (1998)
11
2
Clay Pigeons
R
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
David Dobkin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix, Janeane Garofalo, Gregory Sporleder, Georgina Cates, Vince Vieluf
27. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
13
4
Beverly Hills Cop II
R
13
4

Detective Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills after learning about an assassination attempt on Police Captain Andrew Bogomil. He also makes a connection between the attack and a series of high-end-store robberies known as the Alphabet Crimes, and assists Detective Billy Rosewood and Sergeant John Taggart in tracking down an illegal arms dealer and his beautiful hitwoman.

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Eddie Murphy, Brigitte Nielsen, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Rock, Ronny Cox, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow
28. In Her Shoes (2005)
10
2
In Her Shoes
TV-14
10
2

The only thing common between sisters Rose and Maggie Feller is their shoe-size. Responsible, hard-working attorney Rose throws out reckless, wild, party-girl Maggie when Rose finds her boyfriend Jim in bed with Maggie. Learning about their grandmother Ella Hirsch both sisters didn’t know existed, Maggie moves to Ella’s place in Miami. When both sisters meet there, will they revive their family bond?

As:
Producer
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Candice Azzara, Anson Mount
29. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
10
2
The Taking of Pelham 123
R
10
2

Passengers of a New York subway train are pulled into a nightmare when Dennis Ryder Ford and his associates hijack their train. Ryder demands a ransom and will only talk to Walter Garber, a dispatcher being investigated on bribery charges. Garber must negotiate, find a way to save the people, and stop Ryder. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Robert Vataj
30. Boy and Bicycle (1965)
9
2
Boy and Bicycle
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Boy
Director:
Genres:
Short, Drama
31. Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
9
2
Before I Go to Sleep
R
9
2

Christine Lucas wakes up every day with no memory because of anterograde amnesia and can’t retain new memories. Every morning she has to get reacquainted with her husband Ben. As Christine starts keeping a video diary at the advice of her doctor she uncovers horrifying truths about her past and starts to doubt everyone around her. 

As:
Producer
Director:
Rowan Joffe
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Ben Crompton, Anne-Marie Duff
32. Cyrus (2010)
9
2
Cyrus
R
9
2

Soon after his ex-wife tells John about getting re-married, he meets and falls in love with Molly, the woman of his dreams. The new couple's honeymoon phase comes to a crashing end when John finds out about Molly's son Cyrus who is not too happy about sharing his mother

As:
Producer
Director:
Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, John C. Reilly, Matt Walsh
33. Where the Money Is (2000)
9
2
Where the Money Is
PG-13
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Marek Kanievska
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Pitoniak, Linda Fiorentino, Susan Barnes
34. Revenge (1990)
10
2
Revenge
R
10
2

Jay Cochran is a newly retired US Navy pilot who goes to Mexico to spend some time with his Friend Tibey, a successful and powerful but corrupt businessman. He also meets Tibey’s beautiful wife, Miryea, who is unhappy with her married life. Without thinking of the consequences, Jay begins having an affair with Miryea.

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Action, Drama, Romance, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kevin Costner, John Leguizamo, Miguel Ferrer, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Tomas Milian, Joaquín Martínez
35. Get Santa (2014)
9
2
Get Santa
PG
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Christopher Smith
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Warwick Davis, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Joanna Scanlan, Rafe Spall
36. Domino (2005)
9
2
Domino
R
9
2

Loosely based the life of Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, the film depicts how the former model becomes a bounty hunter and finds employment with a bail bondsman who also runs an armored car business,. Complications arise when her boss sets up a $10 million robbery to meet the medical expense of his mistress’s granddaughter.   

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama, Action, Thriller
37. Days of Thunder (1990)
11
2
Days of Thunder
PG-13
11
2

Racer Cole Trickle wants to join the Indianapolis 500; but does not have a suitable car. Meanwhile, he is hired to race for Tim Daland’s team in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and develops rivalry with Rowdy Burns, which culminates into an accident during Firecracker 400. Later, howeve,r they develop close friendship and Rowdy offers Cole his car to race the Daytona 500 against Russ Wheeler.

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Sport, Action, Drama
38. The Fan (1996)
9
3
The Fan
R
9
3

Gil Renard, a salesman of hunting knives and passionate fan of baseball star Bobby Rayburn, is happy when Rayburn joins his city’s team, San Francisco Giants. When Renard loses his job and consequently his family, he becomes even more obsessed with Rayburn. As Rayburn’s game performance declines, a restless Renard decides to help him, but ends up taking things to the extreme. 

As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Action, Thriller
39. Tell Tale (2009)
8
2
Tell Tale
R
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael Cuesta
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lena Headey, Michael K. Williams, Michael Kenneth Williams, Brian Cox, Josh Lucas, Jamie Harrold
40. Big Time (2001)
10
2
Big Time
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Sean McHugh, Jerry Heiss, Peter Toumasis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bridget Butler, Vene L. Arcoraci, Kim Kopf, C.C. Costigan, Eric Geller
41. Cityscrapes: Los Angeles (1994)
9
2
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Becker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Reilly, David Packer, Daphne Zuniga, Leslie Hope
42. The King of Ads (1991)
9
2
The King of Ads
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Patrice Leconte, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Bob Giraldi
Genres:
Documentary
43. Agent Orange (2004)
8
2
Agent Orange
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Jessica Stam, Christopher Carley, Troy A. Cephers

TV Movie(s)

3. Into the Storm (2009)
10
2
Into the Storm
TV-PG
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Genres:
Drama, History, War, Biography
Star Cast:
Len Cariou, Brendan Gleeson, Jack Shepherd, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough
4. Killing Lincoln (2013)
10
2
Killing Lincoln
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Adrian Moat
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Billy Campbell, Geraldine Hughes, Regen Wilson, Jesse Johnson
5. Nomads (2010)
11
2
Nomads
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Ken Sanzel
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Scott Porter, Warren Kole, Luke Ford, Michaela McManus, Gabriella Wright
6. The Real Robin Hood (2010)
10
2
The Real Robin Hood
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
M. David Melvin
Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Lockhart Ogilvie, Dominic Kinnaird
7. Gettysburg (2011)
10
2
Gettysburg
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Adrian Moat
Genres:
History, War, Documentary
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, George Wunderlich, Peter Carmichael, Garry E. Adelman, Steven Knott
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special
8. The Last Debate (2000)
9
2
The Last Debate
R
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Garner, Donna Murphy, Peter Gallagher, Marco Sanchez, Audra McDonald
9. Number One (1985)
9
2
Number One
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Les Blair
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Mel Smith, Phil Daniels, P.H. Moriarty
10. Angelo nero (1998)
8
2
Angelo nero
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Roberto Rocco
Star Cast:
Ben Gazzara, Hanna Schygulla, Maria Schneider, Massimo Ranieri
11. Law Dogs (2007)
8
2
Law Dogs
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Adam Bernstein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katheryn Winnick, Janeane Garofalo, Rachael Carpani, Lizette Carrion, Josh Cooke
12. Orpheus (2006)
8
1
Orpheus
8
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick J. Adams, Fairuza Balk, Eion Bailey, Mary Black, Nicholas D'Agosto

Animation(s)

The Polar Bears (2012)
The Polar Bears
As:
Producer
Director:
John Stevenson, David Scott
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Carlos Alazraqui, Megyn Price, Jonathan Adams, Armie Hammer, Lin-Manuel Miranda

TV Shows and Videos

George Michael: One More Try (1988)
George Michael: One More Try
As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
George Michael
The Company (2007)
The Company
As:
Producer
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Keaton, Alfred Molina, Alessandro Nivola, Chris O'Donnell, Rory Cochrane
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
As:
Director
Director:
David Fincher, Tony Scott, Vaughan Arnell, Anthea Benton
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Kate Beckinsale, Tyra Banks, George Michael, Nadja Auermann, Scott Benoit
AFP: American Fighter Pilot (2002)
AFP: American Fighter Pilot
As:
Producer
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Chris Penn, Todd Giggy, Mike Love, Marcus Gregory, Regina Pope
Nouvelles de Henry James (1974)
Nouvelles de Henry James
As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Suzanne Flon, Tom Baker, Rufus, Catherine Samie, Edith Clever
Kenny Loggins: Danger Zone (1986)
Kenny Loggins: Danger Zone
As:
Director
Director:
Tony Scott
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Kelly McGillis, Kenny Loggins
The Andromeda Strain (2008)
The Andromeda Strain
As:
Producer
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Andre Braugher, Benjamin Bratt, Viola Davis, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder, Michal Suchánek
Coma (2012)
Coma
TV-14
As:
Producer
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods, Geena Davis, Joe Morton, Steven Pasquale, Lauren Ambrose
Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights (2011)
Call of Duty ELITE: Friday Night Fights
M
As:
Producer
Genres:
Game-Show
Star Cast:
Stacy Keibler, Justine Ezarik, Mike Rufail, Ryan Wyatt, Christina Hansen

Tony Scott Awards

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