Guy Ritchie is one of the most successful film directors and screenwriters of our time. In 2000 he was recognized as the best British director. He received this title from the famous English magazine Empire. But the main reward for Richie was the worldwide recognition and love of the audience.
Guy Ritchie’s style is recognizable. He had many imitators, but any attempt to repeat his success only led to the fact that the viewer said “it’s like Guy Ritchie.” Almost all of his films have high ratings. If the work of this outstanding gentleman has passed you by, or you want to revisit his best films, then here you will find something very interesting. We have compiled the top 5 most rated and beloved by the public of Richie’s creations.
Biography of Guy Ritchie and the most interesting details of his life at this link.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Guy Ritchie’s second film. It was he who brought him fame. This film is still considered a classic of British black comedy. When you watch it, you plunge headlong into the criminal world of London in the late 90s.
The film tells about four friends-adventurers who finally decided to raise some serious money. But they never got easy money at the card table. What’s more, they now only have a week to return half a million pounds to serious people. How will young and promising guys cope with the problems that have fallen on their heads?
By the way, it was in this film that the then little-known Jason Statham first showed himself seriously.
This is one of the best thrillers in the history of cinema. It is filled with Richie’s quality black humor. We’re back in crime britain again. Leave beautiful views to tourists – here the life of the streets comes to the fore. How about the cast? Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Benicio del Toro. Obviously, this movie can’t be bad.
The non-linear plot is built around the ill-fated diamond, which was supposed to be safely transported from England to the United States. But not everything is so simple. A gem attracts trouble like a magnet.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Brilliant detective Baker Street requires no introduction. Not all adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories can be considered successful. But Holmes Guy Ritchie clearly does not graze from behind. Robert Downey Jr is great as a detective. And Jude Law got, perhaps, the most charismatic Dr. Watson.
The film is a new story about Holmes. Catchphrases, plot twists and riddles were taken from a dozen different works. The main antagonist of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson was the mysterious Lord Blackwood, whom Conan Doyle himself never wrote about.
A thriller from the same universe as “cards” and “jackpot” – the crime of modern London under the sauce of excellent humor. Filmed and sounded very high quality (it is felt that the director is not a novice in his field, and technology does not stand still). Tom Hardy and Gerard Butler played at the highest level, so the girls will also like this crime story.
Friends in illegal dealings were indebted to the boss of the London mafia, whose adopted son is a well-known musician in narrow circles. A series of coincidences, stupidities and crimes famously twist the plot. There is a musical underground, and “strong male friendship”, and a Russian oligarch who bought a London football club.
Agents of U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Adventure movie about super agents. The film is a little out of the general style of Guy Ritchie, but the director’s handwriting is quite recognizable. He was able to bring something new to the already filmed theme of spies and global conspiracies.
We are watching the U.N.C.L.E. with villains from T.H.R.U.S.H. To defeat the universal evil, an incredible alliance had to be concluded. CIA officer Mr. Solo and KGB agent Comrade Kuryakin will act shoulder to shoulder during the joint mission.
The choice of the best film is only a matter of taste, and the ratings are not always objective. Write in the comments about your favorite movie directed by Richie. Perhaps you even think that Aladdin in 2019 surpassed all his previous works.
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