Martin Scorsese’s Greatest Movies Of All Time: The Irishman Is Next

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In his more than 50-year-long career span, Martin Scorsese has amassed a directorial filmography containing an amazing number of super-hit iconic movies

Written By Abhilasha Agarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Along with being an actor and historian, Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest Hollywood directors of all time. In his more than 50-year-long career span, Martin has collected an amazing number of super-hit iconic movies in his box. Scorsese is known to address themes such as Italian-American identity, Roman-Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, faith, modern crime, and gang conflict. His next film is The Irishman is said to be inspired from real life and is set to release in October 2019.

Martin Scorsese’s Greatest Movies of All Time: The Irish Man to Release in 2019

Some iconic movies by Martin Scorsese

1.      Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull is an American biographical sports drama film which is one of the most remarkable works of Martin Scorsese. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian-American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic behaviour destroy his relationship with his wife and family. The film received mixed initial reviews but eventually went on to garner high critical reputation. The film won the Best Actor for DeNiro (his second Oscar) and Best Editing Award. Raging Bull became the first film to be selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in its first year of eligibility.

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2.      The Departed (2006)

It is the 2006 American crime film that is the remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Internal Affairs. The plot of the film deals with an undercover cop and a mole in the police who attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. The Departed was a critical and commercial success. The film won several awards including four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

3.      Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver is an amazing psychological thriller drama directed by Martin Scorsese. Set in a decaying and morally bankrupt New York City following the Vietnam War, the film tells the story of a lonely war veteran working as a taxi driver. As the film proceeds, the driver descends into insanity as he plots to assassinate both the presidential candidate (Harris) for whom the woman he is infatuated with (Shepherd) works, and the pimp (Keitel) of an underaged prostitute (Foster) he befriends. The film was a great commercial success and won several Academy Awards. The film generated controversy at the time of its release due to the depiction of extreme violence and casting of a 12-year-old Foster in the role of a child prostitute.   

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