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The Best Movies Directed by Martin Scorsese

Updated October 15, 2019 3.9k votes 496 voters 19.0k views

Here is a list of all movies directed by Martin Scorsese, ranked from best to worst by fans' votes. If you think the greatest Martin Scorsese movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion can be factored into the rankings.

From his studio films to his independent films, this Martin Scorsese filmography features movies like Goodfellas and Raging Bull, and keeps tabs on all Martin Scorsese movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Martin Scorsese direct?” or “who is Martin Scorsese?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Martin Scorsese?” and “what's a good selection of good Martin Scorsese movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Martin Scorsese's films, then this list is a great starting point.

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  • Taxi Driver1
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation...  more

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  • Raging Bull3
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    Raging Bull

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1980

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by...  more

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  • Casino4
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the...  more

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  • The Departed5
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of...  more

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street6
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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin...  more

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  • The King of Comedy7
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    The King of Comedy

    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis

    Released1982

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The King of Comedy is an American black comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis....  more

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  • The Aviator8
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    The Aviator

    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2004

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by...  more

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  • Shutter Island9
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The...  more

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  • Cape Fear10
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    Cape Fear

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a...  more

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  • Gangs of New York11
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    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th...  more

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  • Mean Streets12
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    Mean Streets

    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

    Released1973

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Mean Streets is a 1973 film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik...  more
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  • Hugo13
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin...  more

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  • The Color of Money14
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    The Color of Money

    Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by...  more

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  • Silence15
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    Silence

    Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver

    Released2016

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the 1966...  more

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  • After Hours16
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    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr

    Released1985

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by...  more

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  • The Age of Innocence17
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    The Age of Innocence

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder

    Released1993

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the...  more

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  • The Last Temptation of Christ18
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    The Last Temptation of Christ

    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Bringing Out the Dead19
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    Bringing Out the Dead

    Nicolas Cage, Queen Latifah

    Released1999

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore20
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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1974

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin...  more
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  • The Last Waltz21
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    The Last Waltz

    Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters

    Released1978

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian rock group the Band, held on American...  more

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  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World22
    George Harrison: Living in the Material World is a 2011 documentary film directed by Martin...  more
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  • No Direction Home23
    No Direction Home is a documentary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan,...  more

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  • Who's That Knocking at My Door24
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    Who's That Knocking at My Door

    Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

    Released1967

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Who's That Knocking at My Door, originally titled I Call First, is a 1967 drama film, which...  more
  • New York, New York25
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    New York, New York

    Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli

    Released1977

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    New York, New York is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a...  more

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