Director Filmography Rankings, Movie Ranking

Ranking All Of Director Ridley Scott’s Movies

Ridley Scott Filmography Movie Ranking

“What are Ridley Scott’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Scott’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Ridley Scott and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page. We will update the article if/when a new movie by Ridley Scott is released. Although it probably won’t be immediate so the scores on each site have time to settle and aren’t overly influenced by the early, usually much more opinionated, users.

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The Top Film’s Of Ridley Scott



27 ) The Counselor

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 23
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 27
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 20
  • Metacritic User Score: 19
  • IMDB User Review Score: 27
  • Letterboxd User Score: 26

A rich and successful lawyer named Counselor is about to get married to his fiancée but soon meets up with the middle-man known as Westray who tells him his drug trafficking plan has taken a horrible twist and now he must protect himself and his soon bride-to-be lover as the truth of the drug business uncovers and targets become chosen.

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26 ) Exodus: Gods and Kings

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 24
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 26
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 19
  • Metacritic User Score: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 27

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

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25 ) Boy and Bicycle

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 26
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 24
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world…

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24 ) 1492: Conquest of Paradise

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 21
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

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23 ) Someone to Watch Over Me

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 25
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 24
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza. Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world.

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22 ) G.I. Jane

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 12
  • Metacritic User Score: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 25
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

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21 ) Robin Hood

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 18
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 19
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 17
  • Letterboxd User Score: 24

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man’s sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert’s identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town’s sheriff and King John’s henchman, Godfrey.

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20 ) Black Rain

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 17
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 16
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way.

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18 Tie ) Legend

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 23
  • Metacritic User Score: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Set in a timeless mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, this fantastic story follows a mystical forest dweller, chosen by fate, to undertake a heroic quest. He must save the beautiful Princess Lily and defeat the demonic Lord of Darkness, or the world will be plunged into a never-ending ice age.

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18 Tie ) All the Invisible Children

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 26
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 18
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 24
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Seven short films – each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.

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17 ) A Good Year

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 25
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 21
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle’s vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.

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16 ) Alien: Covenant

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 18
  • IMDB User Review Score: 20
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship ‘Covenant’ discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ‘synthetic’, David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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15 ) White Squall

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 17
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 18
  • Letterboxd User Score: 18

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

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14 ) Hannibal

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 14
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he’s discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

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13 ) Body of Lies

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 14
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

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12 ) Prometheus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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11 ) Kingdom of Heaven

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

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10 ) The Duellists

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 24
  • Metacritic User Score: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

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9 ) All the Money in the World

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 11

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

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8 ) Matchstick Men

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 13
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist’s teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

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7 ) Black Hawk Down

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

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6 ) American Gangster

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 5
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

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5 ) Thelma & Louise

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 2
  • Metacritic User Score: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of their friendship and surprising aspects of their personalities and self-strengths in the trying times.

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4 ) Gladiator

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 8
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus’ devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

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3 ) The Martian

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

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2 ) Blade Runner

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

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1 ) Alien

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

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Ridley Scott’s Best Movies



Ridley Scott Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User MC Critic MC User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Alien 1 1 3 2 1 1 1
Blade Runner 4 2 1 4 3 2 2
The Martian 3 2 4 7 4 4 3
Gladiator 9 5 8 2 1 3 4
Thelma & Louise 5 8 2 5 9 4 5
American Gangster 7 5 5 9 5 6 6
Black Hawk Down 9 4 6 7 6 6 7
Matchstick Men 6 9 13 1 10 9 8
All the Money in the World 8 12 7 15 12 11 9
The Duellists 2 7 24 22 8 6 10
Kingdom of Heaven 20 11 11 6 11 11 11
Prometheus 12 13 9 13 14 13 12
Body of Lies 15 16 14 11 12 14 13
Hannibal 20 16 14 10 16 14 14
White Squall 14 14 17 12 18 18 15
Alien: Covenant 13 20 9 18 20 18 16
A Good Year 25 14 21 13 14 18 17
Legend 19 10 23 20 20 14 18
All the Invisible Children 26 18 24 22 7 9 18
Black Rain 17 21 16 22 18 14 20
Robin Hood 18 19 17 16 17 24 21
G.I. Jane 16 22 12 17 25 24 22
Someone to Watch Over Me 9 25 24 22 23 22 23
1492: Conquest of Paradise 22 24 21 22 20 22 24
Boy and Bicycle 26 23 24 22 25 18 25
Exodus: Gods and Kings 24 26 19 21 24 27 26
The Counselor 23 27 20 19 27 26 27

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