The Twin Geekscast 55: Ranking Scorsese

From the evolved college film that started it all to his most recent gangster opus, Martin Scorsese has proven himself to be one of the most important and influential directors of our times. A leading member of the 70s New Hollywood movement, Scorsese’s films have paved the way and stood the test of time. Even now, some 50 years after making his first film, he’s still churning out grand works that show no loss of luster from the illustrious director, outshining all of his New Hollywood contemporaries. We’ve covered Scorsese’s work some before, including and a previous podcast on Goodfellas (1990), and a raving review of his most recent release, The Irishman (2019). Today, we’re taking on all 25 of his theatrical feature films, and ranking them according to the collective opinion of all our writers and contributors. Everyone has an underrated favorite and a greatest of all time, and we’ve done our best to represent them accordingly here. From the excess of Wall Street to the life of Jesus Christ himself, we’re weighing them all, so buckle up and dive in with us as we rank every feature film from Martin Scorsese.

0:00: Bro, Calvin, and David introduce the list
6:05: 25. New York New York (1977)
11:53: 24. Boxcar Bertha (1972)
17:15: 23. Bringing out the Dead (1999)
23:00: 22. Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)
27:24: 21. Cape Fear (1991)
32:12: 20. Hugo (2011)
38:17: 19. The Departed (2006)
47:30: 18. Silence (2016)
51:55: 17. Kundun (1997)
55:07: 16. Gangs of New York (2002)
57:58: 15. The Color of Money (1986)
1:02:03: 14. After Hours (1985)
1:04:58 13. Casino (1995)
1:08:38: 12. Mean Streets (1973)
1:13:25: 11. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
1:17:22: 10. Shutter Island (2010)
1:20:50: 9. The Age of Innocence (1993)
1:25:02: 8. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
1:28:35: 7. The King of Comedy (1982)
1:31:55: 6. The Aviator (2004)
1:34:39: 5. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
1:39:02: 4. The Irishman (2019)
1:43:55: 3. Goodfellas (1990)
1:46:49: 2. Taxi Driver (1976)
1:52:00: 1. Raging Bull (1980)

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