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Ranking All Of Director Tony Scott’s Movies

“What are Tony 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 Tony Scott and looked at their 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.

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The Top Film’s Of Tony Scott



16 ) The Fan (1996)

The Fan (1996)

Review Website Ranks:

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

When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory… not even murder.



15 ) Domino (2005)

Domino (2005)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turns away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.



14 ) Revenge (1990)

Revenge (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he’s not quite sure what he’s going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he once flew to Alaska for a hunting trip. Arriving at the Mendez mansion in Mexico, he is immediately surprised by the beauty and youth of Mendez’s wife, Miryea.



13 ) Days of Thunder (1990)

Days of Thunder (1990)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries– and his fear.



12 ) The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 9
  • Metacritic User Score: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.



11 ) The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger (1983)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

Miriam and John are an elegant couple with a dark secret: they are vampires. Feeding on human blood, Miriam has lived for over 2000 years. She gave her lover the gift of eternal life and together they hunt. But John begins aging rapidly, he seeks the help of Dr. Sarah Roberts. Miriam is immediately drawn to Sarah, desiring her as her next immortal companion…



10 ) Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 6
  • Metacritic User Score: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Axel heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel’s investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons kingpin—and the chase is on.



9 ) Déjà Vu (2006)

Déjà Vu (2006)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 11
  • Metacritic User Score: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 9

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.



8 ) Unstoppable (2010)

Unstoppable (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

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

A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.



7 ) Spy Game (2001)

Spy Game (2001)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 10
  • Metacritic User Score: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.



6 ) The Last Boy Scout (1991)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 3
  • Metacritic User Score: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going on between a crooked politician and the owner of a pro football team.



5 ) Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun (1986)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 4
  • Metacritic User Score: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

For Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete’s dreams of becoming an ace pilot.



4 ) Enemy of the State (1998)

Enemy of the State (1998)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 7
  • Metacritic User Score: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive’s assassins.



3 ) Crimson Tide (1995)

Crimson Tide (1995)

Review Website Ranks:

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

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.



2 ) Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • Metacritc Critic Score: 1
  • Metacritic User Score: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she’s kidnapped he’s consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.



1 ) True Romance (1993)

True Romance (1993)

Review Website Ranks:

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

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.



Tony Scott’s Best Movies



Tony Scott Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserMC CriticMC UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
True Romance (1993) 1 1 2 2 1 1 1
Man on Fire (2004) 12 2 1 1 2 3 2
Crimson Tide (1995) 2 3 8 5 3 2 3
Enemy of the State (1998) 4 5 7 3 3 6 4
Top Gun (1986) 7 3 4 6 8 6 5
The Last Boy Scout (1991) 10 9 3 4 7 4 6
Spy Game (2001) 5 6 10 7 5 8 7
Unstoppable (2010) 3 8 5 8 9 9 8
Déjà Vu (2006) 6 7 11 11 5 9 9
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) 10 12 6 9 11 9 10
The Hunger (1983) 9 10 11 15 10 4 11
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) 8 15 9 10 12 14 12
Days of Thunder (1990) 12 11 11 12 14 13 13
Revenge (1990) 14 14 11 15 13 12 14
Domino (2005) 16 13 11 13 14 15 15
The Fan (1996) 15 16 11 14 16 15 16

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