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The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott

Updated September 24, 2019 2.8k votes 503 voters 17.1k views27 items

List of all movies directed by Ridley Scott ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Ridley Scott are listed here and include movie posters and Ridley Scott movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Ridley Scott as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Ridley Scott movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Ridley Scott film is can be factored into this list.

From Ridley Scott's studio films to Ridley Scott's independent films, this Ridley Scott filmography keeps tabs on all Ridley Scott movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

Examples of movies on this list: Gladiator, Alien and many more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Ridley Scott direct?” or “who is Ridley Scott?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Ridley Scott?” and “what's a good selection of good Ridley Scott movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Ridley Scott films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Ridley Scott works.

All Ridley Scott director credits are included. This list of every movie that Ridley Scott has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Ridley Scott movie is and which actors starred in the Ridley Scott film.

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    Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... more

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    Alien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the... more

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    Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley... more

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    Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Black Hawk Down

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an... more
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    American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

    American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based... more

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    Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon

    Released1991

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley... more

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    Kingdom of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Released2005

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and... more
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    The Martian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    The Martian

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain

    Released2015

    Directed byRidley Scott

    The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by... more
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    The Duellists is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    The Duellists

    Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

    Released1977

    Directed byRidley Scott

    The Duellists is a 1977 historical drama film and the directorial debut of Ridley Scott. It... more

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    Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

    Released2012

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and... more

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    A Good Year is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    A Good Year

    Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard

    Released2006

    Directed byRidley Scott

    A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed... more
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    Matchstick Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Matchstick Men

    Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell

    Released2003

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric... more

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    Black Rain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Black Rain

    Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia

    Released1989

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Black Rain is a 1989 American action thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Michael... more
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    Body of Lies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Body of Lies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe

    Released2008

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle... more

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    Legend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Legend

    Tom Cruise, Tim Curry

    Released1985

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring... more

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    White Squall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    White Squall

    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe

    Released1996

    Directed byRidley Scott

    White Squall is a 1996 American drama feature film, directed by Ridley Scott.

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    G.I. Jane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    G.I. Jane

    Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1997

    Directed byRidley Scott

    G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo... more
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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Hannibal

    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of... more
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    Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Robin Hood

    Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe

    Released2010

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Robin Hood is a 2010 action film written by Brian Helgeland and directed by Ridley Scott.... more

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    Someone to Watch Over Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Someone to Watch Over Me

    Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers

    Released1987

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Someone to Watch Over Me is a 1987 romance crime thriller film starring Tom Berenger and Mimi... more
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    1984 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    1984

    David Graham, Anya Major

    Released1984

    Directed byRidley Scott

    "1984" is an American television commercial which introduced the Apple Macintosh personal... more
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    All the Invisible Children is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    All the Invisible Children

    Kelly Macdonald, David Thewlis

    Released2005

    Directed byEmir Kusturica, John Woo, Ridley Scott, Mehdi Charef, Jordan Scott

    All the Invisible Children is a 2005 anthology film on the theme of childhood and... more
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    All the Money in the World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    All the Money in the World

    Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Boy and Bicycle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    Boy and Bicycle

    Tony Scott

    Released1997

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Boy and Bicycle is the first film made by Ridley Scott. The black and white short was made on... more
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    The Counselor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
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    The Counselor

    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt

    Released2013

    Directed byRidley Scott

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