Guy Ritchie: Ranking His Movies From Worst To Best

The geezer who went to Hollywood.

Though nowadays mere utterance of his name seems to inspire cries of "He used to be married to Madonna!", Guy Ritchie also happens to be a very successful movie director - one who has risen from the small independent film scene to the upper levels of Hollywood. Begrudgingly or not, you have to admit that the bloke has done bloody well. Ritchie got his big break with the innovative geezer thriller Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, a film which reignited the public's interest in British gangster movies due to its cheeky chappie characters - one of whom was played by a then-not-so-famous Jason Statham (he still didn't have hair) - whose taste for drugs, booze, violence and the word "c*nt," coupled with Richie's unique and stylish way with the camera, left a real mark. In recent years, however, Ritchie has inexplicably carved out a place in Hollywood as a filmmaker capable of delivering super-stylish blockbusters rendered with hyper-kinetic fight scenes, flashy visual cues, and characters who like to quip. These films are less violent and a whole lot more universal than his earlier pictures, and there's a sense that Ritchie has compromised some of his personal tastes for the opportunity to work in La La Land (with pay-checks to match). But did he really get neutered? We've decided to rank his pictures from worst to best to try and find out.


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.