Martin Scorsese is a master of intense crime stories, but he's also dabbled in comedy and romance. How would you rank his greatest?
In one of his most quintessential films, Scorsese dramatizes the rise and fall of real-life Brooklyn mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta).
2 Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro traverses the underbelly of New York City as a tortured cabbie. He also immortalizes the quotation, "You talkin' to me?"
3 The Departed
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon play a bit of cat and mouse in the pic that finally earned Scorsese a directing Oscar.
4 Raging Bull
In this pugilist drama, Robert De Niro plays a violent but prizewinning boxer who throws too many punches outside the ring.
Scorsese takes the mob narrative to Sin City, where Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci turn on the hustle at the casinos.
6 Gangs of New York
Daniel Day-Lewis gives a memorable performance as nineteenth-century villain Bill the Butcher, hater of all immigrants.
7 Cape Fear
A convicted rapist (Robert De Niro) terrorizes the family of the lawyer (Nick Nolte) who put him in prison. Scorsese's remake of a classic!
8 The Aviator
Leonardo DiCaprio fills Howard Hughes's shoes in this sweeping biopic about the eccentric director and aviator.
9 Mean Streets
In the film that launched Scorsese's career, Harvey Keitel is torn between his wiseguy aspirations and his nice-guy upbringing.
10 The Color of Money
Paul Newman and Tom Cruise co-star in this tale about a retired pool hustler who takes a protege under his wing.
11 The Last Waltz
Cited as one of the greatest concert documentaries of all time, this pic follows Canadian rockers The Band as they prepare to retire.
12 The King of Comedy
An overly ambitious comedian (Robert De Niro) kidnaps a talk-show host (Jerry Lewis). The ransom? A shot at television fame.
13 The Last Temptation of Christ
Willem Dafoe, with the help of Barbara Hershey, depicts the life of Jesus Christ in one of Scorsese's most controversial films.
14 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
In this oldie but goody, Ellen Burstyn stars as the titular widow in an Oscar-winning turn that begot the TV show Alice.
15 After Hours
This cultishly adored 1985 oddity follows a Soho man (Griffin Dunne) as he gets into trouble over the course of one night in New York.
16 The Age of Innocence
Scorsese takes a break from mobsters and sociopaths in this period drama about a forbidden romance.
17 Bringing Out the Dead
A burned-out paramedic (Nicolas Cage) slowly loses his mind over the course of several graveyard shifts.
18 Shine a Light
Critics loved Scorsese's intimate fanboy-ish chronicle of the Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour, which the director shadowed in 2006.
Melissa Mathison wrote this biopic about the life of the Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama that was hailed for its ambition if not for its execution.
20 New York, New York
It was a box-office dud, but this musical drama starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli was certainly a novel departure for Scorsese.