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Phil’s Top 5… Ridley Scott Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: To celebrate (hopefully) the release of Alien Covenant I present my top 5 Ridley Scott films.


Close but no cigar: Legend, Black Rain, Thelma & Louise


5 – The Martian
After years of sub-par films, Scott returns with this tense, funny and expertly directed film.

4 – Gladiator
Russell Crowe’s defining role, an epic sword and sandals blood spurting classic. 


3 – Blade Runner
Blade Runner is much loved and with a sequel incoming, it’s time to revisit this real one off.


2 – Black Hawk Down
Raw, brutal and unrelenting – Black Hawk Down is one of the best modern war films.


1 – Alien
A classic genre defining film, Alien is simply one of the best horror science fiction films ever made and still today holds up well.




About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years and now writes and edits for his own site Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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