Martin Scorsese Movies Ranked: we choose our 10 favorites

In this ranking of Martin Scorsese’s movies, we try to choose ten favorites from his incredible filmography.

Martin Scorsese is considered by many to be the greatest living director, and here at JoBlo, we’re inclined to agree. For over fifty years, Scorsese has regularly churned out masterpieces at a genuinely dizzying rate. Has he ever made a legitimately bad film? Even his failures, like 1976’s New York New York, are worth watching and occasionally brilliant. So-called lesser efforts like After Hours are actually quite brilliant upon re-examination, but the question remains – what are Martin Scorsese’s best films?

Truth be told, this is an impossible question to answer. When you’re working on the level of Scorsese, it’s hard to quantify what his best work is, as so many of his films are brilliant that a case could be made for everything from Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Last Temptation of Christ, Silence and beyond. Thus, we here at JoBlo are doing something a little different by presenting our ten favorite Scorsese movies. To note, Killers of the Flower Moon is not included – not because it doesn’t qualify (you can read our rave review here), but rather because Scorsese’s movies, in our opinion, need to be viewed multiple times to see how they fit in the canon.

You can watch our favourite Martin Scorsese movies via the video embedded above, but make sure to let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree with our occasionally controversial picks.

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