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Martin Scorsese's Top 85 Must-See Films

A list of 85 important films as chosen by director Martin Scorsese during an interview with Fast Company magazine. In December of 2011, a lengthy discussion between Scorsese and reporter Rick Tetzeli of Fast Company touched on a number of topics relating to Scorsese's long career in filmmaking, and particularly his Oscar-nominated 2011 release "Hugo." Over the course of the discussion, Scorsese frequently brought up examples of classic movies that he thinks all students of filmmaking should watch to better understand the medium. This list collects all those referenced movies in one place, as a basic guide to Martin Scorsese's favorite or most essential pieces of film art. Vote for your favorite Martin Scorsese film of all time here.

The list includes a number of well-known films from famous directors. Billy Wilder's satirical "Ace in the Hole," Visconti's epic "The Leopard" (which Scorsese calls one of the best movies ever made), John Ford's groundbreaking Western "Stagecoach" and Sam Fuller's edgy "Shock Corridor." The list also includes a number of films that are relatively underappreciated, many of which Scorsese has previously drawn attention to in interviews and documentary films. These include the John Garfield noir "Force of Evil," Powell and Pressburger's "A Matter of Life and Death" and the often-overlooked Vincent Minnelli melodrama "Some Came Running" with Frank Sinatra in a non-musical role.
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    #20 on the original list Orson Welles

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    #24 on the original list Francis Ford Coppola

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    #367 on the original list John Schlesinger

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    #214 on the original list Carol Reed

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    #1146 on the original list J. Lee Thompson

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    #420 on the original list Frank Capra

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    #671 on the original list Frank Capra

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    #1249 on the original list Robert Rossen

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    #549 on the original list Orson Welles

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    #366 on the original list Alfred Hitchcock

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    #1480 on the original list Charles Vidor

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    #233 on the original list Spike Lee

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    #386 on the original list Francis Ford Coppola

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    #449 on the original list John Ford

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    #1395 on the original list Frank Capra

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    #1225 on the original list Vincente Minnelli

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    #1008 on the original list John Ford

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    #902 on the original list Robert Altman

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    #1355 on the original list Oliver Stone

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    #1683 on the original list Robert Altman

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    #2087 on the original list André De Toth

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    #1210 on the original list Don Chaffey

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    #711 on the original list Robert Altman, Fred Williamson

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    #2342 on the original list John Irvin

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    #1192 on the original list Alan J. Pakula

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    #1620 on the original list Alexander Mackendrick

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    #1037 on the original list Robert Altman

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    #984 on the original list Preston Sturges

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    #1867 on the original list Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

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    #1352 on the original list Orson Welles

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    new! & #2168 on the original list David O. Selznick, William Dieterle, Josef von Sternberg

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    #1360 on the original list Robert Aldrich

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    #2350 on the original list Vincente Minnelli

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    #1945 on the original list Vincente Minnelli

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    #2265 on the original list Luchino Visconti

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    #1780 on the original list Billy Wilder

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    Orson Welles

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    #1875 on the original list Samuel Fuller

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    John Cassavetes

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    #2252 on the original list Michael Powell

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    Samuel Fuller

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    #392 on the original list Frank Capra

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    #1854 on the original list Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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    Orson Welles

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    #2326 on the original list Jacques Tourneur

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    #834 on the original list Roberto Rossellini

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