Around 120 critics, including myself, participated in a new poll voting on Ridley Scott’s best films ahead of the opening of his new “Napoleon” feature later this month.

The results are now up on World of Reel with 1979’s “Alien” topping the last with 90 votes, edging out 1982’s “Blade Runner” with 84 votes in second place.

Both were well ahead of third-place getter “Thelma and Louise” at 65, followed by “The Martian” with 44 and “Gladiator” with 40 in fourth and fifth respectively.

Rounding out the top ten were “Black Hawk Down” (27), “The Duellists” (24), “The Last Duel” (17), “The Counselor” (16), and a tie for tenth place between”American Gangster” and “Matchstick Men” (12).

Director’s cuts could not be specified which probably explains why “Kingdom of Heaven” was down in twelfth with 10 votes. That film’s director’s cut remains high on numerous Scott favorite lists whereas the theatrical often sits towards the bottom.

2010’s “Robin Hood” was the only film across Scott’s entire filmography that didn’t score a single mention. Others like “Exodus,” “Body of Lies,” “White Squall” and “A Good Year” ranked just one.

Source: World of Reel

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