Every Martin Scorsese Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. This week we are thankful for a brand-new Martin Scorsese movie, The Irishman, which is now available for streaming on Netflix. The film, a kind of career summation for Scorsese, examines decades in the life of Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hitman for the mob who becomes closely affiliated with Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) at the height of his power as the leader of the Teamsters.
The Irishman is three and a half hours of pure Scorsese, full of all of his favorite themes — guilt, sin, faith — filtered through the perspective of a man nearing the end of his career. As part of giving thanks to Marty this year, and because The Irishman really does feel like the conclusion of an epic artistic statement spread across decades of work, today felt like the best time to look back at this great filmmaker’s career and rank all of his movies.
Keep in mind the list that follows is just of his fiction features; it seemed weird and hard to compare, say, The Last Waltz to something like The Wolf of Wall Street. And there are enough Scorsese documentaries, particularly when you factor in the shorts and films he’s made for television, that they really deserve their own list. We’ll get to that another time; for now, here is every Martin Scorsese fiction film, ranked from worst to best:
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