Director's Cut - RR's Top 5 Ridley Scott films

Director’s Cut: Most people do not think of the director when choosing a film, but once you realise how many great films Ridley Scott has directed. It might be worth looking at some of his other films. Also, what are some other directors you might consider? 

With all the attention All the Money in The World received in 2017 and the releases of Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049 (Producer), it is incredible to see this 80-year-old man continue to create. Proving his value to the industry with his biggest box-office hit with The Martian, the team thought it would be worth having a look at the career of this prolific director.

Ridley Scott has had a fantastic career as an Award-winning Academy director of motion pictures. In his expansive career, he has been known to be a risk taker. It can be said that he has made classic films that have set a new standard for cinema. Many of these films have paid off, but some have failed, but in the end, his wins outpace his bombs. 

Toward the beginning of the original Blade Runner commentary, Ridley Scott says, "It is a director's job to dictate what you want." He also states that a director "needs to be as user-friendly as possible, knowing how to lead people down a path to understand the world you're going into."

He may not get always get things right, but the majority of the time he nails it. 

(Warning: Not all films are suitable for family viewing, discernment should be considered) 

RRs top five Ridley Scott films

1. Blade Runner
2. Black Hawk Down
3. Matchstick Men 
(Sam Rockwell factor, not well known, but worth a look)
4. Gladiator
5. Alien 
(Even if you are not a horror fan, this movie set the standard for the genre of sci-fi horror)

Honorable Mentions: American Gangster & The Martian

What are your thoughts on this list? 
Do you have a favourite Ridley Scott film? 
What director's would you like us to rank next? 

Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews