Power Rankings: Ridley Scott Movies

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie-related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

You may have noticed we have been celebrating 1982’s Blade Runner this month at SAW. So, to keep that going, we decided to take a look at the man behind the camera and rank some of our favorite Ridley Scott films and a commercial…

Ridley Scott exploded on to the scene with his 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece Alien and would continue to churn out movies every few years (sometimes year after year) with many being well-loved by critics and audiences alike. He is an acclaimed director that has been nominated for the Academy Award as best director three times for Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down but failed to bring home the statue.

He has been a mainstay in cinema for over 40 years and is still going strong behind the camera. We have ranked our top 5 favorite films of his and Alien was his only film to appear on every list. Do you think that is his best film? Please vote in our poll and give us your favorite movies of Ridley Scott down in the comments.

Vincent Kane:

  1. Alien (1979)
  2. Gladiator (2000)
  3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
  4. Black Rain (1989)
  5. Legend (1985)

Billy Dhalgren:

  1. Blade Runner (1982)
  2. Alien (1979)
  3. Black Rain (1989)
  4. Gladiator (2000)
  5. Black Hawk Down (2001)

King Alvarez:

  1. Alien (1979)
  2. Blade Runner (1982)
  3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
  4. The Martian (2015)
  5. Matchstick Men (2003)

Marmaduke Karlston:

  1. All the Money in the World (2017)
  2. The Martian (2015)
  3. Alien (1979)
  4. Blade Runner (1982)
  5. Robin Hood (2010)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. Alien (1979)
  2. The Martian (2015)
  3. Matchstick Men (2003)
  4. Gladiator (2000)
  5. Apple Mac 1984 commercial

Joe Newman:

  1. Blade Runner (1982)
  2. Alien (1979)
  3. The Martian (2015)
  4. Matchstick Men (2003)
  5. Prometheus (2012)

Mark Naff:

  1. Matchstick Men (2003)
  2. American Gangster (2007)
  3. White Squall (1996)
  4. Alien (1979)
  5. The Martian (2015)

Lee McCutcheon:

  1. Alien (1979)
  2. Blade Runner (1982)
  3. Gladiator (2000)
  4. American Gangster (2007)
  5. Thelma and Lousie (1991)

Mitch Roush:

  1. Matchstick Men (2003)
  2. Blade Runner (1982)
  3. Gladiator (2000)
  4. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  5. Alien (1979)

 

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