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Ridley Scott’s top 10 movies from best to worst according to IMDb and where to watch them online

Ridley Scott is one of the most influential British directors and among his best movies we have: Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien, or The Last Duel among his works.

Ridley Scott’s top 10 movies from best to worst according to IMDb and where to watch them online

Ridley Scott is one of a kind. Very few directors can match what he has achieved with his films. On the one hand, for his ability to create different spaces and worlds with a perfection worthy of admiration. On the other hand, for his ability to create different spaces and worlds with a perfection worthy of admiration, with a definition of characters down to the millimeter that reflect each and every one of the emotions and feelings that everyone can experience in his or her life: Love, revenge, fear, anger or fear...

This ability can only be proven by immersing yourself in his films. Of proven quality and popularity, Scott is also known for being an all-rounder. That is, for his wide range and so many different genres that his productions have enjoyed throughout his career. From Science Fiction, Historical, Mafia... you name it.

We have compiled a list of what we consider to be the best Ridley Scott films, knowing that there are many others that deserve equal mention, along with the platforms where you can watch them today:

  1. Gladiator
  2. Alien
  3. Blade Runner
  4. The Martian
  5. American Gangster
  6. Black Hawk Down
  7. Thelma & Louise
  8. The Last Duel
  9. Matchstick Men
  10. Kingdom of Heaven
  11. Body of Lies


  • Platform: Netflix, Paramount Plus
  • Year: 2000
  • Length: 2h 35m
  • IMDB Score: 8.5

Gladiator was released on May 5, 2000. It was a success with both the critics and the public. In fact, there are many voices that have recognized that, in one way or another, it has contributed to the revival of epic cinema. The production, led by actor Russell Crowe, received numerous nominations and awards, including five Academy Awards.


  • Platform: fuboTV, Hulu
  • Year: 1979
  • Length: 1h 57m
  • IMDB Score: 8.5

Shot in just 14 weeks due to its low initial budget, the film went on to gross $105 million worldwide, including $80 million in the U.S., and received numerous international awards and accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and two BAFTA Awards for Best Production Design and Best Sound.

Blade Runner

  • Platform: Not available on streaming
  • Year: 1982
  • Length: 1h 57m
  • IMDB Score: 8.1

Blade Runner was released in the U.S. and Canada on June 25, 1982, and although the North American box office was significant with $6.15 million on the first weekend, it gradually fell below the director’s initial expectations. The competition with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial had a big influence.

The Martian

  • Platform: fuboTV
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 2h 24m
  • IMDB Score: 8.0

It grossed $55 million in its opening weekend in the United States. The film received generally very good reviews and was nominated for 7 Oscars, winning two Globe Awards for Best Comedy or Musical and Best Actor for Matt Damon.

American Gangster

  • Platform: Max
  • Year: 2007
  • Length: 2h 37m
  • IMDB Score: 7.8

A production with a budget of almost 100 million dollars. In addition to Ridley Scott, Steven Zaillian (you may know him from Schindler’s List) wrote the screenplay and Brian Grazer (you may know him from another great movie like A Beautiful Mind) worked on the production. The cast includes Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Winner of 2 Academy Awards, 3 Globe Awards and 5 BAFTA Awards.

Black Hawk Down

  • Platform: Paramount Plus
  • Year: 2001
  • Length: 2h 24m
  • IMDB Score: 7.7

A soundtrack composed by the great Hans Zimmer. Nominated for 4 Oscars and winner of 2 of them. The film, which was released worldwide in the first quarter of 2002 (in the U.S. in September 2001), is based on the book of the same name by Mark Bowden, which recounts the real-life events that took place during a U.S. peacekeeping mission under UN mandate.

Thelma & Louise

  • Platform: Paramount Plus, AMC+
  • Year: 1991
  • Length: 2h 10m
  • IMDB Score: 7.6

A production with feminism and reinvention as its backdrop. It received 5 Oscar nominations, of which it finally won 1 for Best Original Screenplay. In anecdotes related to the video game world, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess features a character named Thelma and her cat Louise. And in Grand Theft Auto V, a chance encounter in the countryside references the final scene of the movie.

The Last Duel

  • Platform: fuboTV
  • Year 2021
  • Length: 2h 32m
  • Puntuación IMDb: 7.4

After Alien Covenant, Ridley Scott returns to historical dramas with The Last Duel, which is set in 14th century France and tells the story of the duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends who become rivals after Le Gris’ wife claims he was raped by Jean. The movie features great actors like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, who we recently saw in Free Guy.

Matchstick Men

  • Platform: Criterion Channel
  • Year: 2003
  • Length: 1hora y 56m
  • IMDB Score: 7.3

The movie is based on the novel Matchstick Men by Eric Garcia. Nicolas Cage bought the rights to the book before it was published in order to make the movie. At the box office, the film grossed 65 million dollars, considering that it started with a budget of 62 million euros. Did you know that the character of Frank Mercer was named after Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mercer?

Kingdom of Heaven

  • Platform: Starz
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 2h 24m
  • IMDB Score: 7.2

This story, which took us back to the Crusades of the 12th century, starred Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, and Edward Norton in a role that was mysterious until its release on video. As always, a movie with a lot of detail, although the version we saw in theaters was not to the liking of its director, who considers the director’s cut as the definitive version.

Body of Lies

  • Platform: Max
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 2h 8m
  • IMDB Score: 7.1

We leave you with two anecdotes that you may not know. The first is that the explosion of a key scene is not a digital effect, but was completely real. Of course, in a controlled and safe way by means of a pyrotechnic explosion. One of the actors, Leonardo DiCaprio, started wearing brown contact lenses and dyed his hair black for the role.