The Best Martin Scorsese Movies Films

The Best Martin Scorsese Movies

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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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List Criteria: Movies directed by Martin Scorsese

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    Who's That Knocking at My Door

    1967 More
    34
  2. 30
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    1972 More
    35
  3. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mean Streets

    1973 More
    72
  4. 17
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    1974 More
    59
  5. 27
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    1974 More
    42
  6. 2
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    1976 More
    95
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    New York, New York

    1977 More
    48
  8. 29
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    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    1978 More
    38
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    1978 More
    62
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    Raging Bull

    1980 More
    89
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    often listed
    The King of Comedy

    1983 More
    68
  12. 16
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    1985 More
    59
  13. 14
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    The Color of Money

    1986 More
    65
  14. 12
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    The Last Temptation of Christ

    1988 More
    68
  15. 28
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    New York Stories

    1989 More
    39
  16. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    100
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    1991 More
    73
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    niche appeal
    The Age of Innocence

    1993 More
    50
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    Casino

    1995 More
    88
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    niche appeal
    Kundun

    1997 More
    44
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    Bringing Out the Dead

    1999 More
    49
  22. 19
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    My Voyage to Italy

    1999 More
    52
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    2002 More
    84
  24. 9
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    2004 More
    71
  25. 23
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    niche appeal
    No Direction Home

    2005 More
    48
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    2006 More
    87
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    Shine a Light

    2008 More
    44
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    Shutter Island

    2010 More
    71
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    2011 More
    66
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    2011 More
    45
  31. 18
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    2013 More
    55
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