There is always something special about Martin Scorsese movies. You can immediately tell that a lot of passion has gone behind the films. Coming from a household where he had seen his mother acting in films and theatres, it was not difficult for Martin Charles Scorsese to get inspired by cinemas since childhood and hence, he started watching influential films since when he began understanding. He still recalls how films like ‘Bicycle Thieves’ and ‘Paisan’ and directors like Satyajit Ray and Ingmar Bergman had inspired him in his early days. Growing up in a devout Catholic environment, he initially desired to be a priest. But this is the first time the world would later thank him for not choosing that and instead he enrolled himself in NYU’s film school.
A major impact on Hollywood at present, Scorsese ushered in the concepts of modern crime, gang conflicts and Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption in the films profusely and correctly. Believing in his long term partner in cinemas, Robert de Niro, was never a wrong decision for him. Blockbusters came every year, ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Raging Bull’ to name a few, and they made de Niro into a more methodical actor.
Directors with such talent come rare and Martin Scorsese is such a person. Procuring every high profile award including an Oscar, a Palme d’Or, a Cannes Best Director, a Grammy, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Emmys, Scorsese is now just looking up for more and more quality. So, here is the list of top Martin Scorsese movies selected from his vast filmography. You can watch some of these Martin Scorsese movies online on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. Ater Hours (1985)
Dealing with black comedy and film noir had been a habit of Scorsese since his debut. Making a film by combining satire and comedy and endearing it to the audience is not an easy task, which Scorsese did in ‘After Hours’. With an ensemble cast of then-famous actors including Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette and Linda Fiorentino, the film shows us the story of a professor who meets a literature enthusiast, Marcy, in a Manhattan cafe. At night, the professor boards a cab to reach Marcy’s downtown apartment and things go in disarray when he $20 bill flies out the window and he is subjected to a series of awkward, life-threatening situations with a colorful cast of characters when he is unable to pay the driver. Though the film did not make a huge success during its time, it was praised later and has become a cult classic since.