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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    Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Merissa Mathes

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Martin Scorsese, David Carradine, Barbara Hershey

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Harvey Keitel

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    Charles Scorsese, Catherine Scorsese

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    Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Clarence Clemons

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Lewis

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    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr, Cheech Marin

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    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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  14. 12
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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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  15. 29
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    Kirsten Dunst, Woody Allen, Nick Nolte

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    the people's #1 & most listed Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

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    Sonam Phuntsok, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tenzin Topjar

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    Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman

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    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Michael Gross

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Scorsese

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    ranked low on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill

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