This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
With 11 nominations and five wins for Hugo at the 2012 Oscars, Martin Scorsese remains one of the most influential directors in Hollywood. But what influenced him? Here’s an A-Z list of the films that mattered to Scorsese (in other words, the films you need to see to be the film expert you think you are).
Martin Scorsese lists his guilty pleasures in an article for Film Comment, along with an additional "100 random pleasures" divided into 50 guilty and 50 unguilty pleasures.
1-30 are the guilty pleasures described in detail in the main body of the article.
31-80 are the guilty pleasures in the random pleasures list, which he describes by saying: "On the whole, these films are not good. They’re guilty. But there are things in them that make you like them, that make them worthwhile."
81-130 are the unguilty pleasures in the random pleasures list, which he describes as "films that I love, even though something spoils them."
Published in the May/June 1998 edition of Film Comment.
These Westerns come from several sources:
- A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)
- Martin Scorsese's talks about the films he loves in the 500 Issue of Les Cahiers du Cinéma.
- Mes Plaisirs Cinéphiles, by Martin Scorsese a small book published by les Cahiers du cinéma that includes the films mentioned in the 500 issue as well as some additional titles.
- City Secrets Movies: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Cinema's Hidden Gems: A City Secrets Book. Edited by Robert Kahn (With 6 unsung Westerns picked by Martin Scorsese)
- In Altman on Altman, Altman says that one of Martin Scorsese's favorite films is McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
- Martin Scorsese's Guilty pleasures in Film Comment
- Martin Scorsese: Underrated American Film List
One of the most acclaimed directors of our time, Academy Award nominee Martin Scorsese, directs and narrates this remarkable in-depth look at the careers of great Italian filmmakers and their profound influence on him. With My Voyage To Italy, Scorsese takes the viewer on a fascinating journey highlighting the classics of Italian cinema, from the neorealism of postwar Italy through its transition into opulent period drama and surrealist fantasy. Illuminated by insightful movie clips and his own impassioned commentary, Scorsese's deeply personal observations offer not only an absorbing lesson in the history of Italian film, but its direct connection to the best in contemporary filmmaking as well.
A screening series of restored classic Polish films touring the U.S. and Canada, opening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York in February 2014.
Organized and curated by Martin Scorsese, one of the most recognized and respected filmmakers in the world, the series is the largest presentation of restored Polish cinema to date.