Martin Scorsese is one of the most celebrated directors of all time. Whether be it his classics from the 1970s and 1980s or the cult movies that he has made in this millennium, Scorsese's works is appreciated by audiences across ages and gender. With his latest, The Irishman, releasing on Netflix worldwide this November 27, everyone is sure to be in for a treat as the director relives his mob drama genre. Before that, here is a quick look back at the top Martin Scorsese movies ranked from best to worst.
While Martin Scorsese has directed successful movies, Goodfellas remains the highlight of his career. It propelled him into legend status as it perfectly covered the story of Henry Hill and his relationship with the Italian-American crime mobs.
2. Taxi Driver
Probably Scorsese's first hit, which brought him into the limelight, Taxi Driver stars a sociopath Robert De Niro who travels across New York, sinking deep into depression. He attempts to take action once and for all.
3. The King of Comedy
Yet another of his classic movies, The King of Comedy is one of the most cited works of Martin Scorsese. It shows the story of an unsuccessful comic who stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the recent cult movies by Scorsese. Based on the real life story of Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street shows the man's rise to a wealthy stock broker as his high-functioning lifestyle continues.
5. Shutter Island
One of the best Leonardo-Scorsese movies of all time, Shutter Island is a classic thriller that keeps you hooked till the end. Based in 1954, it explores the story of a murderer gone missing in a hospital for the criminally insane.
6. Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz as they return to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against the protagonist's father.
7. The Departed
The Departed, once again starring DiCaprio, is a superhit from Scorsese's bandwagon. It revolves around the story of an undercover cop and a mole in the police who try and identify each other while taking on an Irish gang in South Boston.
8. Raging Bull
One of Martin Scorsese's original classics, Raging Bull tells us the story of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper bring him to the top in the ring and destroy him outside of it.
9. The Aviator
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Hugo is the only "kids" movie by Martin Scorsese. Set in 1931 Paris, it explores the life of an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station. This mystery drama is a tale of his late father and an automation.