Adult themes and nasty aliens are commonly explored in Ridley Scott's films...

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Seven versions of Blade Runner have been released since 1982, but it is the 2007 The Final Cut version that is considered the most definitive. Ridley Scott had artistic freedom to edit the film how he wanted. In the film, Rick Deckard has to hunt down a group of trouble-making replicants (bio-engineered people). It is often classed as one of the greatest movies ever made.

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As Deckard, Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford has played three of the most iconic cinema characters of the last 40 years.

Alien (1979)

Trailer for the 1979 movie Alien, directed by Ridley Scott.

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Alien was made on an estimated budget of $9-11 million and grossed well over $100 million (some estimates go as high as $200 million)!


Like Blade Runner, Alien is now also considered one of the greatest movies made, certainly in its genre. This tense, dark and at times terrifying sci-fi horror had audiences screaming when it was first released. The world was introduced to Ellen Ripley (perfectly played by Sigourney Weaver), the one human that even xenomorphs might have nightmares about!

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The notorious xenomorph aliens were created by H. R. Giger (1940-2014), a famous Swiss artist.

The Duellists (1977)

Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel star in this dramatic film about two officers in Napoleon's army who violently confront each other in a series of duels. Directed by Ridley Scott.

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The Duellists was Ridley Scott's debut feature film. Before that, he had been working in TV and with commercial advertising.

The Duellists

This film was based in the Napoleonic Era and featured Keith Carradine as Armand d'Hubert and Harvey Keitel as Gabriel Feraud, two men who constantly confront each other in a number of bloody duels. The film was praised for its focus on historical accuracy and the performances of the lead actors.

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The film was produced by renowned British producer, David Puttnam. He also produced Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields.

The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by the rest of his crew. Directed by Ridley Scott.

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Although some artistic license is used in the film (such as the powerful Martian winds), the film has been praised for its reasonable scientific accuracy.

The Martian

Proof that Ridley Scott can direct a fantastic science-fiction film without needing xenomorphs or replicants! A stranded astronaut has to learn to survive the hostile environment of Mars. The film had an impressive ensemble cast, including Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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The Martian was a box office success; it grossed over $630 million worldwide!

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Trailer for Thelma & Louise. Directed by Ridley Scott.

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This famous road trip with a difference featured Susan Sarandon as Louise and Geena Davis as Thelma.

Thelma & Louise

One of the ultimate road trip films! Two women decide to take greater control of their lives and leave a trail of mayhem and pandemonium behind them. Directed with energy and vigor by Ridley Scott, the film features great performances from the two leading ladies and a dramatic ending that has become part of cinematic folklore.

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Callie Khouri wrote the screenplay for Thelma & Louise, and it won her an Oscar for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

More great Scott movies

Matchstick Men, Gladiator, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down, Someone to Watch over Me and anything with a xenomorph in it!

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Scott is involved with Blade Runner 2049 but only as a producer. It is directed by Denis Villeneuve (the man behind Arrival and Sicario).
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