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Is there really a need to introduce Ridley Scott. The British-American director is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. After House of Gucci in 2021, he returns to the cinema on November 22 for the biopic dedicated to Napoleon with Joaquin Phoenix.
A few days before the release of this feature film, we thought it was a good time to look back on his career in 5 essential films. The choice was clearly not easy, and you will find at the end of the article a list of complementary feature films which are also worth the detour.
In this very striking science fiction film, Ridley Scott takes us on the journey of the commercial spaceship Nostromo. As they attempt to return to Earth, the passengers are forced to make a stopover on a deserted and mysterious planet.
They then encounter an unknown and dangerous life form which suffocates its victims in the face. This is the start of trouble for the crew, and we let you (re)discover this great classic of the seventh art.
Three years after Alien, Ridley Scott continues his momentum with a new masterpiece of science fiction cinema. The feature film tells the story of Rick Deckard, a man tasked with tracking down and eliminating androids that closely resemble humans, called replicants.
Our hero, played by Harrison Ford, will make astonishing discoveries that will push him to his limits with many heartbreaking choices.
Ridley Scott offers us here a beautiful and extraordinary escape. Thelma and Louise, who both lead very monotonous lives, go on a weekend together for a road trip on the roads of Arkansas.
Everything is going well until a visit to a saloon where the story takes a new, unexpected turn. It's the start of trouble and a shift that will change their lives.
In this epic, the filmmaker tells us the story of Commodus, the son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, played by Joaquin Phoenix. The latter eventually seizes power following a coup d'état, and he orders the arrest and execution of the loyal Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe).
He narrowly escapes death and becomes a gladiator. The opportunity for him to rebuild himself and prepare his revenge. Gladiator is available for streaming on Netflix and will have a sequel which will also be directed by Ridley Scott.
In this spy thriller, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is recruited by the CIA to find a terrorist in Jordan. The former journalist can count on Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the head of the Jordanian intelligence services to carry out his mission.
But quickly, he wonders: can he really trust these two men or is he being manipulated?
Of course, Ridley Scott's filmography is so rich that we would have could also cite Hannibal, American Gangster, or even Black Hawk Down.