#23. Blade Runner (1982)


The Ladd Company

– Director: Ridley Scott

– Stacker score: 91.2

– Metascore: 84

– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 117 minutes

Ridley Scott’s arthouse answer to “Star Wars” follows a Blade Runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) as he tracks down four rogue replicants. Replicants are genetically engineered humans created for hard labor on distant colonies, whose four-year life spans come built in to their DNA. Against a backdrop of eye-popping visuals and lush music, Deckard hunts down the replicants one by one, grappling with some philosophical conundrums along the way.