Does any other movie more perfectly encapsulate Hollywood in the 1980s? It's fast, it's loud, it's kind of dumb and kind of cheesy... and absolutely perfect for what it is.
A film which begins with an interesting premise and then hands it over to two excellent actors - Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington - and lets them run with it.
Although Scott is no Francis Ford Coppola, Enemy of the State is a film that nicely pairs with Coppola's The Conversation. In many ways Gene Hackman's character here feels like an extension of his character from The Conversation, albeit it one living in a world where surveillance is even more intrusive and destructive.
Vampires. Catherine Deneuve. David Bowie. Susan Sarandon... need I say more?
True Romance (scripted by Quentin Tarantino and, arguably, more of a "Tarantino film" than a "Scott film") is, hands down, the best film in Scott's filmography. Adeptly mixing humor and violence, it's one of the most dynamic films of the 1990s.