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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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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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Blade Runner 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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Gladiator 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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Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American crime drama film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who ...more

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Black Hawk Down 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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Kingdom of Heaven 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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American Gangster 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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Prometheus 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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The Martian 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 dead, and must ...more

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Legend 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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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins Hannibal is a 2001 American crime 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 ...more

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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

The Best Movies Produced by Ridley Scott

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Matchstick Men 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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Body of Lies 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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Black Rain 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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Robin Hood 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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Someone to Watch Over Me 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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1492 Conquest of Paradise 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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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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G.I. Jane 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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White Squall Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Željko Ivanek White Squall is a 1996 American drama feature film, directed by Ridley Scott.

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A Good Year 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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Boy and Bicycle Tony Scott Boy and Bicycle is the first film made by Ridley Scott. The black and white short was made on 16mm film while Scott was a photography student at the Royal College of Art in London in 1962. ...more

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All the Invisible Children 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

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All the Money in the World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Ridley Scott
Guero Padilla added All the Money in the World Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg 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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The Counselor 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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Exodus: Gods and Kings Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley Exodus: Gods and Kings is a 2014 biblically-inspired epic fantasy film directed by Ridley Scott. It was written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian. The film stars ...more

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Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. As the title suggests, it features ...more