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Since I didn't see a thread focused on ranking his films, I took the liberty of starting one myself. Here's, so far, my ranking of what I've seen:


(Need to rewatch Kingdom of Heaven, and give Gladiator a proper consecutive viewing)


1) Thelma and Louise
2) Black Hawk Down
3) Alien
4) American Gangster
5) Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
6) The Martian


(I know BR is considered his masterpiece, but it's not my favorite. I do love it though.)

(Edit: also need to rewatch Robin Hood)



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Interesting to see that you ranked Thelma and Louise #1. I love that movie myself.

My rankings of Ridley's films that I've seen.

Blade Runner (theatrical cut)
Thelma & Louise
Alien

Gladiator
The Martian
Black Hawk Down
Kingdom of Heaven

Prometheus
Robin Hood
Blade Runner (the final cut)

Movies in blue rule!
Movies in green are mediocre.
Movies in red are crap (IMO, ha)



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Still a few missing and quite a few of these could do with a rewatch, but as it stands...

1. Blade Runner
2. Alien
3. Alien: Covenant
4. Thelma and Louise
5. Prometheus
6. Gladiator
7. Black Hawk Down
8. Black Rain
9. The Martian
10. All the Money in the World
11. Body of Lies
12. Hannibal
13. Kingdom of Heaven
14. Legend
15. Exodus: Gods and Kings
16. The Counselor
17. Robin Hood
18. American Gangster
19. G.I. Jane
20. White Squall
21. Someone to Watch Over Me
22. 1492: Conquest of Paradise
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@Iroquois: which BR cut is your favorite, if any?



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Gonna be boring and say Final Cut (and the even more boring ranking of the cuts would go Director, Workprint, Theatrical - unless there are any I've missed?)



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Still need to see some very important films by him but:
  1. Blade Runner
  2. Alien
  3. Gladiator
  4. Prometheus
  5. Hannibal
  6. Alien: Covenent
  7. The Martian
  8. Black Hawk Down
  9. Body of Lies
  10. Robin Hood

Between 2nd and 3rd spot there are infinite miles of quality.



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I think nothing beats gladiator in his filmography in terms of cinematic experience. Even knowing what the movie is, everytime rewatch it after 5 yrs or so, right from the first frame that movie is built like an EPIC. The shot composition and the scale of that movie feels so huge and ridley seemed so confident in his direction.



Interesting to see that you ranked Thelma and Louise #1. I love that movie myself.

My rankings of Ridley's films that I've seen.

Blade Runner (theatrical cut)
Thelma & Louise
Alien

Gladiator
The Martian
Black Hawk Down
Kingdom of Heaven

Prometheus
Robin Hood
Blade Runner (the final cut)

Movies in blue rule!
Movies in green are mediocre.
Movies in red are crap (IMO, ha)
.... I haven’t seen Blade Runner but damn you really hate the final cut!



.... I haven’t seen Blade Runner but damn you really hate the final cut!
I do, but only in relation to my strong preference to the original theatrical cut. If the Final Cut was the only cut then it would've been on top of my list.



1. Alien
2. Gladiator
3. Blade Runner
4. The Martian
5. Kingdom of Heaven
6. Prometheus
7. Legend
8. American Gangster
9. All the Money in the World
10. Black Rain
11. Matchstick Men
12. Thelma and Louise
13. Black Hawk Down
14. Alien: Covenant
15. Robin Hood
16. Body of Lies
17. Hannibal
18. Exodus: Gods and Kings
19. G.I. Jane
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I've only seen 4 of his movies, but here goes.
  1. Blade Runner
  2. All the Money in the World
  3. Alien
  4. The Martian
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1. Blade Runner
2. Alien
3. The Martian
4. Thelma & Louise
5. White Squall
6. The Duellists
7. Black Hawk Down
8. American Gangster
9. Black Rain
10. Gladiator
11. G.I. Jane
12. Matchstick Men
13. Kingdom of Heaven
14. Prometheus
15. Legend
16. Someone to Watch Over Me
17. All the Money in the World
18. Hannibal
19. Body of Lies
20. Exodus: Gods & Kings
21. The Counselor
22. Alien: Covenant
23. A Good Year
24. Robin Hood
25. 1492: Conquest of Paradise

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Only seen six Ridley Scott films so...

1) Alien
2) Thelma and Louise
3) Blade Runner
4) The Martian
5) Gladiator
6) All the Money in the World
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