4. A Good Year (2006)
Director: Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott directed the following genre knockouts: Alien, Blade Runner, and Black Hawk Down. And the first time Scott teamed up with Russell Crowe, the formidable duo created Gladiator, one of the ultimate “man’s man” films that captures both the director’s grittiness and star’s hulking presence brilliantly.
So why, in the name of all that’s butch, did Scott and Crowe decide to make a sappy and woefully vanilla romantic comedy like A Good Year? Seemingly unconcerned with matters such as a compelling story or conflicts worth caring about, A Good Year serves no purpose other than pointing out the breathtaking scenery found in the Provence region of France. Basically, it’s a live-action, $35 million-budgeted postcard.