Guy Ritchie

Guy Stuart Ritchie (born 10 September 1968) is an English film director, producer, writer, and businessman. Ritchie left school at age 15 and worked entry-level jobs in the film industry before going on to direct television commercials. In 1995, he directed a short film, The Hard Case, followed by the crime comedy, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), his feature-length directorial debut. He soon gained recognition with his second film, Snatch (2000), which also found critical and commercial success. Following Snatch, Ritchie directed Swept Away (2002), a critically panned box-office bomb starring Madonna, to whom Ritchie was married between 2000 and 2008. He went on to direct Revolver (2005) and RocknRolla (2008), which were less successful and received mixed audience reviews. In 2009 and 2011, he directed two box-office hits, Sherlock Holmes and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, respectively. The former was nominated for Academy Awards in Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. His other directed motion pictures are The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015), which is a remake of a 1960 spy series, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and the live-action adaptation of Disney's Aladdin (2019). Aladdin earned more than $1 billion worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing films in 2019, and the 34th highest-grossing film of all-time during its theatrical run. In 2020, he returned to crime comedy with The Gentlemen (2019), which was mostly well ...

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Jared Harris  •  Noomi Rapace

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Jared Harris  •  Noomi Rapace

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (2005)

A documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund  •  Dago Gonzales
CAST:  Madonna  •  Stuart Price  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Michael Moore

A documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund  •  Dago Gonzales
CAST:  Madonna  •  Stuart Price  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Michael Moore

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

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A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Nick Moran  •  Jason Statham

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Nick Moran  •  Jason Statham

Snatch (2000)

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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Brad Pitt  •  Stephen Graham  •  Vinnie Jones

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Brad Pitt  •  Stephen Graham  •  Vinnie Jones

Swept Away (2002)

Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Madonna  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Adriano Giannini  •  Elizabeth Banks

Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Madonna  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Adriano Giannini  •  Elizabeth Banks

Revolver (2005)

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Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André Benjamin

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André Benjamin

Star (2001)

The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Beattie  •  Toru Tanaka Jr.  •  D-Teflon

The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Beattie  •  Toru Tanaka Jr.  •  D-Teflon

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Charlie Hunnam  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Jude Law  •  Djimon Hounsou

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword Excalibur from the stone, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Charlie Hunnam  •  Astrid Bergès-Frisbey  •  Jude Law  •  Djimon Hounsou

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Armie Hammer  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Elizabeth Debicki

At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are forced to put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Henry Cavill  •  Armie Hammer  •  Alicia Vikander  •  Elizabeth Debicki

The Guv'nor (2016)

A feature documentary about the life of Lenny McLean, as seen through the eyes of his only son, Jamie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Van Carter
CAST:  Lenny McLean  •  Martin Askew  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Jason Flemyng

A feature documentary about the life of Lenny McLean, as seen through the eyes of his only son, Jamie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Van Carter
CAST:  Lenny McLean  •  Martin Askew  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Jason Flemyng

RockNRolla (2008)

When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and Johnny Quid, a druggie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Gerard Butler

When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and Johnny Quid, a druggie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Mark Strong  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Toby Kebbell  •  Gerard Butler

Making 'Snatch' (2001)

The making of Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Herring  •  Janet Knipe
CAST:  Guy Ritchie  •  Jason Statham  •  Tim Maurice-Jones  •  Matthew Vaughn

The making of Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Herring  •  Janet Knipe
CAST:  Guy Ritchie  •  Jason Statham  •  Tim Maurice-Jones  •  Matthew Vaughn

Aladdin (2019)

A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Mena Massoud  •  Naomi Scott  •  Will Smith  •  Marwan Kenzari

A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Mena Massoud  •  Naomi Scott  •  Will Smith  •  Marwan Kenzari

The Gentlemen (2019)

American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Colin Farrell  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Michelle Dockery

American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Colin Farrell  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Michelle Dockery

The Hard Case (1995)

A short film about a player and a gambler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Benedick Bates  •  Wale Ojo  •  Alan Boyle  •  Huggy Leaver

A short film about a player and a gambler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Benedick Bates  •  Wale Ojo  •  Alan Boyle  •  Huggy Leaver

Wrath of Man (2021)

A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Alex Ferns  •  Holt McCallany  •  Eddie Marsan

A cold and mysterious new security guard for a Los Angeles cash truck company surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Alex Ferns  •  Holt McCallany  •  Eddie Marsan

Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented (2010)

Making of featurette for Sherlock Holmes (2009).  (more)

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CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Guy Ritchie

Making of featurette for Sherlock Holmes (2009).  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Perfect Chemistry (2012)

The ever-budding relationship between Holmes and Watson, as well as the bonding duo who portray them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Oreck
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Guy Ritchie

The ever-budding relationship between Holmes and Watson, as well as the bonding duo who portray them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Oreck
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Guy Ritchie

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (2022)

Five Eyes, the international intelligence agency, recruits MI6 agent Orson Fortune to prevent the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Cary Elwes  •  Hugh Grant

Five Eyes, the international intelligence agency, recruits MI6 agent Orson Fortune to prevent the sale of a deadly new weapons technology that threatens to disrupt the world order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Cary Elwes  •  Hugh Grant
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