Top films of Martin Scorsese by LMdC

The living director I probably respect the most and the one that directed my all-time favorite movie, Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese's top film list is not an easy thing to do. With more than forty films, shorts, documentaries, concert films features, the career of this great director of 69 years old isn't even slowing down. With a film presently in theaters, Hugo, Scorsese's first 3D experience, and a biopic about Sinatra announced and another project titled Silence, the man sure wants to work. He could have only made films until the early 1980's and his place amongst the greats of the media would have been casted forever in stone.
After many problems in the 1970's and 1980's Scorsese directed his Last Temptation of Christ a controversial film that represented this tormented catholic's preoccupations. Even if I only saw more than the half of his filmography I think I've seen the major works of this amazing director. Here are the top films of Martin Scorsese by me:

1. Taxi Driver (1976)
2. Raging Bull (1980)
3. Goodfellas (1990)
4. The King of Comedy (1983)
5. Mean Streets (1973)
6. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
7. New York, New York (1977)
8. After Hours (1985)
9. Casino (1995)
10. The Departed (2006)
11. Shutter Island (2010)
12. The Last Waltz (1978)
13. The Key to Reserva (short) (2007)
14. I Call First (1967)
15. New York Stories (segment Life Lessons) (1989)
16. Gangs of New York (2002)
17. Shine A Light (2008)
18. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
19. The Age of Innocence (1993)
20. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
21. The Aviator (2004)
22. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
23. The Color of Money (1986)
24. Boxcar Bertha (1972)
25. Cape Fear (1991)

I still need to see: Vesuvius VI (short) (1959) What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? (short) (1963) The Big Shave (short) (1967) Street Scenes (1970) Italianamerican (1974) American Boy: A Profile: Steven Prince (1978) Mirror, Mirror (Amazing stories) (1986) Bad (video short) (1987) Made in Milan (1990) A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) Kundun (1997) Il mio viaggio in Italia (1999) The Neighborhood (short) (2001) Feel Like Going Home (2003) The Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty (2004) No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) A Letter to Elia (2010) Boardwalk Empire (2010) Public Speaking (2010) George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) Hugo (2011)


  1. You've seen more Scorcese movies than I have. That's a pretty good list. I wouldn't have had Goodfellas as high (I'm in the minority on this) and I wouldn't have had The Aviator as low. I'm looking forward to seeing Hugo. I tried one theater, but they were only showing it in 3D, so I watched something else instead.

    1. I know that some people didn't like Goodfellas, I still think it is one of Scorsese's most interesting gangster film. Visually amazing the only negative point is Ray Liotta's performance.
      For The Aviator, it is DiCaprio's presence that doesn't really did it for me. I liked the script but I thought it was too thin and traditional to fully understand and draw Howard Hugues' strange but fascinating life.
      Hugo looks like a loveletter to Cinema and I wasn't interested at all but it seems like a delight for cinephiles!


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