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  • Alien
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Black Hawk Down
  • The Counselor
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ridley scott : best to worst

27 films

"Art's like a shark. If it stops swimming, it drowns. So I like to put myself in places of insecurity.…

  • The Kingdom of the Fairies
  • The King of Comedy
  • Dragon Inn
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

my personal canon

50 films

top 50, not ranked.

subject to change at my arbitrary whims

  • The King of Comedy
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Casino
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Departed

martin scorsese : best to worst

23 films

"The cinema began with a passionate, physical relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it,…

  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Ball of Fire
  • Rio Bravo
  • Twentieth Century
  • Bringing Up Baby

howard hawks : best to worst

33 films

“The type of woman who I’ve used on the screen has been a rather straightforward, honest person. It isn’t the…

  • Miami Vice
  • Heat
  • Public Enemies
  • Blackhat
  • The Last of the Mohicans

michael mann : best to worst

14 films

“It’s quite fascinating because prison’s a laboratory. It’s all compressed and when you compress the human spirit, the psyche, the…

  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Escape from L.A.
  • Escape from New York

john carpenter : best to worst

21 films

“In terms of the ultimate reward, listen, man, when I was a kid, when I was 8 years old, I…

  • Snatch
  • Revolver
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

guy ritchie : best to worst

13 films

"You cannot have a story that has any validity, or that the audience can empathize with, until there is a…

  • Domino
  • Man on Fire
  • Crimson Tide
  • Top Gun
  • The Last Boy Scout

tony scott : best to worst

18 films

"I always get criticized for style over content, unlike Ridley’s films like Alien or Blade Runner or Gladiator that go…

  • Aliens
  • True Lies
  • The Terminator
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Abyss

james cameron : best to worst

12 films

“I look for things that haven’t been done. I like finding that gap between everything that hasn’t been done and…

  • Romancing in Thin Air
  • Exiled
  • Throw Down
  • Drug War
  • The Mission

johnnie to : best to worst

47 films

"In fact, I prefer not to have a very concrete script before I start to shoot a movie. The reason…

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
  • April Story
  • Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Love Letter
  • The Case of Hana & Alice

shunji iwai : best to worst

11 films

"One of my philosophies is that I make my films not for the audience as a whole, but for each…

  • Furious 7
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • F9
  • Fast Five
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

fast & furious : best to worst

10 films

literally a d&d campaign