The Best Martin Scorsese Movies Films

The Best Martin Scorsese Movies

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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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    Goodfellas

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Taxi Driver


    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Raging Bull


    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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    The Departed


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Casino


    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Gangs of New York


    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

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    Shutter Island


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Mean Streets


    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    Cape Fear


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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    The King of Comedy


    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

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    The Aviator


    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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    The Last Temptation of Christ


    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Hugo


    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

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    The Color of Money


    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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    The Last Waltz


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    After Hours


    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr, Catherine O'Hara

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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore


    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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    The Age of Innocence


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

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    New York, New York


    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Mary Kay Place

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    Bringing Out the Dead


    Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah, John Goodman

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    No Direction Home


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    George Harrison: Living in the Material World
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    Kundun


    Sonam Phuntsok, Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong

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    Shine a Light


    Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Michael Gross

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    My Voyage to Italy


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    Italianamerican


    Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorsese

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    American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince
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    New York Stories


    Kirsten Dunst, Woody Allen, Nick Nolte

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    Boxcar Bertha


    Martin Scorsese, David Carradine, Barbara Hershey

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    Public Speaking


    Fran Lebowitz

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    Who's That Knocking at My Door


    Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Merissa Mathes

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    The Big Shave


    Peter Bernuth

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