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MARTIN SCORSESE FLICKS RANKED


Perhaps the greatest living director. It's been awesome binging his movies these last few weeks. We're only ranking his feature films and excluding his incredible music docs and collaborations. Let's rock!





25. Boxcar Bertha 1972

Kind of a Bonnie and Clyde story with the SMOKIN HOT Barbara Hershey. It's not really all that bad but it's universally considered Scorsese's anti-masterpiece.





24. Who's That Knocking at my Door 1967

Scorseses feature film debut as well as Harvey Keitel's acting debut. Let's just say they had some growing up to do as artists. We're all lucky they did.





23. New York New York 1977

The song is iconic. The movie is kind of confusing and a bit of a let down. It's weird that this is the flick that followed Taxi Driver as it lacked the magic and thoughtfulness as it's predecessor.





22. The Color of Money 1986

The sequel to the classic and much better The Hustler starring Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman. It's kind of a fun 80's flick and made really well, but the fact that they cheapened it using 9 ball as the main game in place of straight pool is embarrassing. Aaannndd speaking of embarrassing...Tom Cruise. I hate Tom Cruise in this film. And the ending sucks.





21. The Age of Innocence 1993

Scorsese's version of a period piece chick flick. Everything about this film is beautiful and artistically genius. But, god it was boring with a boring story with boring characters.





20. After Hours 1985

Maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I reviewed this flick in the 80's flicks series and gave it 2 Madonnas  👰👰. Many people fucking LOVE this movie, but...I guess I just wasn't in the mood.






19. Kundun 1997

The story of the 14th Dalai Lama. Slow and mildly interesting. It actually got Scorsese banned from China. I'm glad I watched it, but won't watch it again.





18. Bringing Out the Dead 1999

This flick stressed me the fuck out. It was kind of in the same vein as After Hours being a dark comedy and all, but this was much better. And Nicholas Cage was awesome.





17. The Last Temptation of Christ 1988

Being 1000% anti-religion, this didn't play for me the way it was intended. The imagery was intense and Peter Gabriel's soundtrack is one of my all time favorites. But the story itself just doesn't sit well with me.





16. Silence 2016

Another story about the craziness of Christianity. At least this one had the intrigue of suspense. And there some BRUTAL scenes of torture. It's basically about how the Chinese hated christians. Scorsese doesn't fuck around when it comes to messing with China.





15. The King of Comedy 1982

Joker is one of my all time favorite movies. It drew heavily from The King of Comedy (as well as Taxi Driver)...It's interesting seeing Robert De Niro play such a fragile character.





14. Cape Fear 1991

Scorsese's remake Horror flick. This movie fucked me UP when I was a teenager. It's truly scary and pretty creepy (not in the best way...De Niro kissing the young Juliette Lewis). I love the Simpsons version of this with Sideshow Bob.





13. Shutter Island 2010

We're staying creepy here. This psychological thriller fucked me up as an ADULT. Leonardo DiCaprio finally enters this ranking. He's great in all of Scorsese's movies.






12. Hugo 2011

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this flick. It's clever, funny, beautiful, and heartfelt. A Scorsese film you can watch with your kids. Sasha Baron Cohen rules.









11. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1974

This is an overlooked and underrated Scorsese treasure. Intensely well acted with killer characters, especially the Alfred Letter as Alice's preteen son. The comedic dialogue approaches Woody Allen's early films and the feminine driven story is unique for Scorsese. Kris Kristofferson is an asshole in this film.






10. Mean Streets 1973

Finally! Our 1st gangster flick in this ranking. It's a little messy, but it feels like you're a part of every scene and everything just seems so real. I thought I was actually an entry level gangster after watching this.





9. The Aviator 2004

I'm a sucker for biopics. This flick shows what a bizarre bad ass Howard Hughes was. Cate Blanchett was killer in this.






8. The Departed

As annoying as Mark Wahlberg was, this flick kicked ass. I can feel the tension even as I write this. It's too bad Jack Nicholson isn't in more Scorsese movies.






7. Gangs of New York 2002

I gave this flick 5 Lady Liberties 🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽 when I reviewed it in the New York Flicks series. Daniel Day Lewis is painfully great in his menacing role. One of the all time great villains.





6. Casino 1995

One of Scorsese's most rewatchable films. Sharon Stone is so gorgeous in this that she's waaayyy out of my league for Celebrity Girlfriend. This is kind of like Goodfellas goes to Las Vegas.





5. The Irishman 2019

Based on the controversial book"I Heard You Paint Houses" about the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. A classic cast of Scorsese actors (De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and new comer Al Pacino). I've probably watched it 10 times and have read the book twice.





4. Raging Bull 1980

Many people's #1 Scorsese flick, It's masterful on may levels but not my #1 as most of the characters are so unlikeable. That being said, all you have to do is watch the opening sequence to experience some of the finest filmmaking ever made. An arsty fartsy masterpiece.





3. Taxi Driver 1976

One of my favorite movies when I was a teenager. "Someday a real rain will come" is one of my favorite lines of all time.





2. The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

Maybe the only chick to rival Sharon Stone is Margot Robbie in this flick. Another great biopic that is raunchy and entertaining. Brutally honest and so wild that it almost feels like an action movie.







1. Goodfellas 1990

One of the top 5 greatest films of all time. Incredible characters with great dialogue, incredible well told story, There are so many iconic moments in this flick that everyones favorite is different. My favorite is the introduction of all the gangsters in the restaurant...Jimmy 2 Times "I'll go get the papers get the papers". I love how it's narrated like many of other Scorsese flicks. I ❤️ Goodfellas. And I ❤️ you.


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