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The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott  

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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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Ridley Scott has had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including Brad Pitt and Christian Bale. If you're a fan of Ridley Scott's movies, you might also like movies by Ron Howard and Clint Eastwood.

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Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set ...more

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#77 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing Making ‘Alien’ Was Even More Horrific Than The Final Productlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more

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#97 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #138 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing Every Warning Sci-Fi Writer Philip K. Dick Gave Us About Technology That Is Coming True

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Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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#17 of 382 The Best War Movies Everfeaturing Gladiator Might Be One of The Most Historically Inaccurate Movies Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles published in ...more

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#122 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #15 of 382 The Best War Movies Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road ...more

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Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him gone, and must ...more

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#496 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #57 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #371 of 601 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba
American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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#33 of 719 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #168 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #7 of 26 The Greatest African American Biopics

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Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton
Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan ...more

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#83 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #91 of 601 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #355 of 547 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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The Duellists Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Pete Postlethwaite
The Duellists is a 1977 historical drama film and the directorial debut of Ridley Scott. It won the Best Debut Film award at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. The basis of the screenplay is the ...more
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Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more

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#238 of 769 The Best Horror Movies of All Time #1,456 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Whole Alien Franchise, Ranked

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Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins
Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence ...more

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#402 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #45 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #572 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong
Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a ...more

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#493 of 601 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #6 of 13 The Most Accurate Movies About Espionage #13 of 75 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives

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Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara
Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and ...more

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#239 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #950 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #311 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Bruce McGill
Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric Garcia's 2002 novel of the same name, the film stars Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Lohman.

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#234 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #412 of 547 The Greatest Movies for Guys #42 of 49 Great Quirky Movies for Grown-Ups

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Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Luis Guzmán
Black Rain is a 1989 American action thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw and Yusaku Matsuda. The story centers on two ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong
Robin Hood is a 2010 action film written by Brian Helgeland and directed by Ridley Scott. Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett will open the 2010 ...more

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#244 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #543 of 601 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #17 of 32 Blockbusters With No Cultural Impact Whatsoever, Ranked

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Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel
G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring ...more

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#157 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #205 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #1,242 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Jerry Orbach
Someone to Watch Over Me is a 1987 romance crime thriller film starring Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers and directed by Ridley Scott. The film's soundtrack includes the George and Ira Gershwin song ...more
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1984 David Graham, Anya Major
"1984" is an American television commercial which introduced the Apple Macintosh personal computer. It was conceived by Steve Hayden, Brent Thomas and Lee Clow at Chiat\Day, produced ...more
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Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Gérard Depardieu
1492: Conquest of Paradise is an epic 1992 European adventure/drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Roselyne Bosch, which tells the fictionalized story of the discovery of the New ...more

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#191 of 207 The Best Adventure Movies #90 of 211 The Best Historical Drama Movies of All Time, Ranked #141 of 188 The Best Medieval Movies

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Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish
A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom ...more
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Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Željko Ivanek
White Squall is a 1996 American drama feature film, directed by Ridley Scott.

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All the Money in the Wor... 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 is a 2017 crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based upon historical events, the film centers on the kidnapping of the grandson of industrialist J. Paul Getty ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz
The Counselor is a 2013 British-American crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy. It stars Michael Fassbender as the eponymous Counselor—who gets in over his ...more

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Kelly Macdonald, David Thewlis, Andre Royo
All the Invisible Children is a 2005 anthology film on the theme of childhood and exploitation. It is a collection of seven short films, each focused on a different child. The film has a total ...more