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, Teri Garr, Cheech Marin

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    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Harvey Keitel

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

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    Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman

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    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

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    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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

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    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Scorsese

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    Charles Scorsese, Catherine Scorsese

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    Sonam Phuntsok, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Tenzin Topjar

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Clarence Clemons

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    Kirsten Dunst, Woody Allen, Nick Nolte

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci

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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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    Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

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    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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  25. 15
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    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Lewis

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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

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    ranked low on reranks Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Merissa Mathes

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