The Best Martin Scorsese Movies Films
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The Best Martin Scorsese Movies

List Criteria: Movies directed by Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese is most closely associated with gangster and crime films, particularly the 1990 classic Goodfellas and the Vegas-set Casino. He has had a remarkably diverse career, including raucous comedies (The King of Comedy), documentary films (Shine a Light), period dramas (Gangs of New York), psychological thrillers (Shutter Island), and the hit kid's film Hugo. Throughout his illustrious career, Scorsese has been honored with numerous awards, including Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, the Palme D'Or, and the Oscar for The Departed.

Scorsese is known for his use of such amazing, award winning actors as Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Leonardo DiCaprio. He has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and is frequently listed as one of the greatest directors of all time, in the ranks of such legends as Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock.

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    1972 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mean Streets

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    70
  3. 17
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    1974 More
    54
  4. 27
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    1974 More
    33
  5. 2
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    1976 More
    94
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    1977 More
    42
  7. 15
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    1978 More
    57
  8. 3
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    1980 More
    90
  9. 11
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    1983 More
    64
  10. 16
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    1985 More
    54
  11. 14
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    1986 More
    60
  12. 12
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    1988 More
    64
  13. 28
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    1989 More
    31
  14. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Goodfellas

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    100
  15. 8
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    1991 More
    70
  16. 20
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    1993 More
    42
  17. 4
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    1995 More
    86
  18. 23
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    1997 More
    35
  19. 21
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    1999 More
    40
  20. 26
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    1999 More
    33
  21. 6
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    2002 More
    82
  22. 10
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    2004 More
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  23. 22
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    2005 More
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  24. 5
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  25. 24
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    2008 More
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  27. 13
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  29. 18
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    47
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